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University-level Courses Guide


Contents

Welcome 1 A Great Place to Study

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Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM

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Employability and Enterprise

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The University of Plymouth

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The City of Plymouth

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Making the Most of Your Free Time

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Costs and Funding

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Encouragement and Support

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International Students

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Higher Apprenticeships

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Foundation and Bachelor’s Degrees

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Higher National Certificates and Diplomas 52 Entry Requirements

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How to Apply

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UCAS Tariff Points System

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A-Z Course Index

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If you would find it easier to read this guide in larger type or a different format, please call 01752 305300 or e-mail info@cityplym.ac.uk. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that this guide is correct at the time of going to press, due to circumstances beyond the College’s reasonable control, changes may occur to course content, prices, courses offered and/or the services and facilities. Award and assessment requirements may change and we would advise students to check these prior to enrolment. The College cannot guarantee that completion dates and result notification for courses, which require internal and/or external verification, will always coincide with end dates as quoted in this guide. All courses are offered subject to the College’s Terms and Conditions.


We run regular information events where you will be able to find out about the wide range of universitylevel courses available at the College, including Bachelor’s Degrees, Foundation Degrees and Higher National Certificates/Diplomas. Visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/events for dates/times.

Thank you for taking the time to read our University-level Courses Guide. We are justifiably proud to offer a diverse range of highquality professional and technical university-level courses, many delivered in partnership with the University of Plymouth. Most of our Foundation Degrees give progression on to further study at the University, which will enable the achievement of an Honours Degree from start to finish within three years. We offer a comparable, rather than identical, experience to studying at university. What differentiates us is that we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive environment, where lecture and tutorial groups are kept small to ensure that you get the most from your learning experience and are able to get to know your lecturers and fellow students. We are also extremely proud to have recently been awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Gold award for our high standard of teaching.

Welcome

To make sure that you achieve the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for, all of our university-level courses have been developed in conjunction with employers, and many of our courses will see you working with industry professionals on work-based projects. City College has made a real commitment to ensuring that our students leave us prepared to make the most of every opportunity that presents itself and to be able to make a contribution from day one to their community and workplace. To support our students in achieving this, we offer access to a wide range of activities to help you gain and develop the key employability and enterprise skills and attributes employers are looking for. Our proximity to, and partnership with, the University of Plymouth enables you to benefit from both College and University facilities and services. Be part of it - come and study at City College for a quality university-level qualification.

Phil Davies Principal and Chief Executive

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A Great Place to Study Choosing the right course in the right place is an important decision. It is likely to have a huge effect on the rest of your life.

You may have decided to consider City College for any one of a number of reasons - to get a better education, to have a college experience or to improve your career prospects. Whatever your motivation, we want to make sure that you have chosen the best fit for you and the education, student life and environment you are looking for.

Our location

In the following pages you’ll find lots of information to help you decide to be part of it with City College.

Fantastic facilities

Based at Kings Road in Devonport, City College is within easy reach of the city centre and the University of Plymouth. There are regular free bus links between the College, the train station, the city centre, and the University.

Friendly and welcoming - our approach Don’t want to get lost in the crowd? Our small class sizes and friendly, approachable style mean that you’ll soon get to know everyone on your course, feeling settled and comfortable very quickly. Our students are from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and nationalities and we welcome each student as an individual. Our enthusiastic and hardworking lecturers are experts in their field and have chosen to work at the College because of its close-knit, all-inclusive approach. Our personalised learning style gives you greater contact time with your lecturers. You’ll get to know them personally and they’ll take time to assess your abilities, interests and educational options so they can work with you to help you achieve your very best.

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Get a hands-on experience that matches the real working environment! Build your future with a realistic on-site construction experience, expand your technical knowledge in our fully equipped engineering workshops and explore our new Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) - see page 4 for more information. Feeling creative? Shine on stage or get technical behind the scenes in our new theatre and performance spaces. Lights, camera, action discover our purpose-built recording studios, animation room and TV studio. Energy levels running high? Flex your muscles, both mentally and physically, in our contemporary sports therapy clinic, strength and conditioning suite, sports lab and College gym or consider joining one of the many sports clubs in the City.

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Need a break? Enjoy a warm drink with friends in our Costa coffee shop or treat yourself to something sweet from our Friary Mill outlet. The Refectory offers hot and cold meals and snacks throughout the day or you can sample the culinary creations of our hospitality and catering students in our commercial eatery, PL1 Restaurant and Deli. Pamper yourself with our on-site commercial salons, Creative Solutions and Stars Hair and Day Spa, which offer professional treatments at great prices from our hair and beauty students. There’s also a dedicated Higher Education Centre, featuring lecture theatres, a computer suite, study room and student common room, which are for the exclusive use of our higher education students.

Get qualified at your own pace 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 promotion, or join the course you want in your own time and at your own pace. There are also a range of flexible opportunities available through university short courses and Certificate of Professional Development Awards.

Entry to access a better education If you don’t have any formal qualifications or significant work experience and you want to begin a new career, then our Access to Higher Education courses can help you get started. For details visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/accesstoHE.

Study while living at home Need to save money, supporting a family or working? Then our affordable fees and accessible higher education study mean that you can opt to live at home. Alternatively, if you would like assistance with finding somewhere to live, see page 17 for details on student accommodation.

Study and work abroad

Don’t want to get lost in the crowd? Our small class sizes and friendly, approachable style mean that you’ll soon get to know everyone on your course.

The Erasmus+ programme provides opportunities for College students to study, train, work and volunteer abroad. From sports coaching in Romania and skiing in Finland to boatbuilding in Estonia and culinary experiences in Italy, we have links all over Europe to help our students find fully or partially funded placements to boost their CVs. Visit cityplym.ac.uk/student-life/opportunities-to-travel for more information.

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Funded by:

Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM Be part of it and gain unique access to our new ÂŁ13million Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). From engineering the perfect stage set-up to improving athletic performance, STEM subjects influence almost every job you can think of. The Centre was developed with the input of over 200 employers and gives City College students the opportunity to work together across traditional subject boundaries, getting you the transferable skills which will give you the edge in a competitive job market.

Never stop discovering The Centre features fully furnished science laboratories, as well as multiple computer workshops where students learn the intricacies of hardware and software programming. The technical side of media can be explored in the new digital TV studio - complete with infinity curve wall - four editing suites, an animation studio and a live recording studio. In addition to maths teaching spaces, there are also analytical laboratories and dedicated spaces for electronics testing. College students can get to grips with 3D printing technology in the rapid prototyping room and the sports science laboratory enables our expert lecturing team to train future sporting heroes using the latest equipment for sport performance enhancement and analysis.

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72% 830K 182K

72% OF BUSINESSES RELY ON PEOPLE WITH STEM SKILLS

830,000 UK JOBS IN STEM TO BE FILLED BY 2020

182,000 ENGINEERS NEEDED EACH YEAR IN THE UK UNTIL 2022

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230,000 UK CONSTRUCTION WORKERS NEEDED BY 2022

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1.2MILLION DIGITAL WORKERS NEEDED BY 2022

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Employability and Enterprise

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Our professional and technical courses are designed to give you the skills and qualifications that employers are looking for - so whatever career path you decide to follow, you can be sure that you will leave College with the essential skills needed out there in the real world of work.

We involve local employers in the design of our courses, ensuring that what you learn at College is relevant when you enter the workplace. You’ll also have access to valuable work placements and experiences to boost your knowledge, your CV and your confidence - giving you the skills that employers are looking for! Our fantastic links with local employers give you the opportunity to hear from experts in your chosen field, who will share their own experiences and guide you on your journey. We’ll also support you to gain internships - experience that is vital in helping you get industry knowledge and being able to showcase your skills to some of the region’s largest employers.

We involve local employers in the design of our courses, ensuring that what you learn at College is relevant when you enter the workplace.

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The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation.

The University of Plymouth The University is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation.

With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a top 50* research university with clusters of world class research across a wide range of disciplines including marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. Twice a winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the University continues to grow in stature and reputation. It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence, and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With 21,000 students, and a further 17,000 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 100,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, it has a growing global presence. City College works in partnership with the University to widen participation in higher education and deliver first-class degrees and higher education awards to the communities it serves. For more information, please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/ partnerships/academic-partnerships. * Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014

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City College works in partnership with the University to widen participation in higher education and deliver first-class degrees and higher education awards to the communities it serves.

City College’s Foundation Degrees usually have at least one built-in progression route to an Honours Degree (one year courses available at the University or, in some cases, another institution). Please note: there is a progression application deadline and places may be subject to availability. As a City College student studying on a partnership course, you can access online University services, use its library, electronic resources and learning support materials through its web-based student portal (including information and support from its Careers & Employability Service), and receive vacancies via its job website. You are also entitled to become a member of its Students’ Union (USPU) and can access sports clubs, societies, the advice service, the NUS Extra student discount card, volunteering opportunities, student representation and University sports facilities.

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VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE

The City of Plymouth Located in the heart of the South West, Plymouth enjoys a spectacular setting that looks out over a large natural harbour, with Dartmoor National Park only a short drive away. An historic city of international proportions, Plymouth has been at the forefront of global maritime exploration for many hundreds of years. Its vibrant waterfront is where a spirited maritime heritage meets a lively cultural scene. You are joining us at an exciting time, as the City gears up to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing to America in 2020.

Plymouth is surrounded by panoramic countryside

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CULTURAL DESTINATION

Theatre Royal Plymouth is one of the best regional theatres in the country with a varied programme of drama, opera, ballet and musicals. Plymouth Pavilions houses a 4,000 capacity arena hosting music concerts, comedians and major sporting events.

MARITIME HISTORY • Sir Francis Drake sailed into battle against the Spanish Armada in 1588 from Plymouth. • In 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from here to America. • Birthplace of explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, better known as ‘Scott of the Antarctic’.

For further information on Plymouth visit www.visitplymouth.co.uk.

SPORTING HAVEN

Three professional sports teams Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club and the Plymouth Raiders Basketball Team - all have links to the College. The Plymouth Life Centre features a leisure pool with flumes, ten-lane swimming pool and diving pool, a climbing zone with aerial assault course, a multi-use sports hall and dance and martial arts areas.

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Making the Most of Your Free Time Being a student is not just about hard work and learning, it’s about getting involved, enjoying yourself and making new friends! Your first few months at the College can be as confusing as they are exciting, learning to balance getting good grades with a great social life. Our Student Liaison team will introduce you to the fun side of College life. They use your suggestions and feedback to create a programme of activities for all students. As a College student, you have automatic membership to our Students’ Union (SU) - an independent, student-led organisation which makes sure that your voice is listened to and that the College is doing everything it can to give you the best possible experience.

So, what do you get? • A Student Centre (recreational common room) and a higher education common room. • Access to a wide range of recreational activities that are tailored to suit your interests, including kayaking, rock climbing and sailing. • Access to the College gym and dedicated gym instructors. • Membership of the College’s SU. • Student discounts - with your NUS Extra card, bag a bargain at the cinema and in hundreds of high street or online shops. Cards are available at a cost of £12 - get yours early to gain a full year’s worth of discounts! If you’d like more information about the Student Liaison team, including the SU, e-mail studentliaison@cityplym.ac.uk.

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Students on courses approved by the University of Plymouth have automatic membership to their Students’ Union, UPSU, and can enjoy full access to UPSU’s facilities and services. There are over 160 sporting clubs and 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. See www.upsu.com for details of all clubs and societies on offer. As a student on a University of Plymouth accredited course, you are more than welcome to pop into the UPSU at any time to see what’s on offer. UPSU hosts an array of live acts from comedians and hypnotists, to live bands and DJs and weekly promotions include bar quizzes, karaoke, bar bingo and film nights. For more information call 01752 588388 or visit www.upsu.com.

Student representation Every university-level 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 experience and to present these views to College staff. Our representatives provide an essential link between the student body, the College and the University of Plymouth.

Learning to balance getting good grades with a great social life. Our Student Liaison team will introduce you to the fun side of College life.

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Costs and Funding

When choosing your university-level course you will need to consider paying for it (tuition fees) and covering your living costs.

Tuition fees

Part-time students 2018/19

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the costs of your course fees. Your eligibility for a Tuition Fee Loan will depend on certain criteria. You must have been living in the UK for at least three years prior to starting your course. If you have already completed a university-level course it is recommended that you contact Student Finance England to determine your eligibility. More information can be found at www.gov.uk/ studentfinance.

The level of fee will depend on the intensity of your course:

Full-time students 2018/19 • Fees for a full-time Foundation Degree, Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma in 2018/19 will be £6,950 per year. • Fees for a one year, full-time top-up Bachelor’s Degree in 2018/19 will be £7,950.

• part-time top-up Bachelor’s Degree over two years - £3,975 per year • part-time Foundation Degree over two years (intensive) - £4,150 per year • part-time Foundation Degree over three years £3,500 per year • part-time Higher National Certificate over two years - £3,500 for the first year and £1,750 for the second year (with the option of taking 40 additional short course credits for an additional fee of £1,750). Students studying for a part-time Foundation Degree starting in 2018/19 may apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees. For up-to-date fee information on all courses offered in this guide, please visit our website. Other financial support may be available depending on individual circumstances. For the latest, personalised information please contact our Student Funding team on 01752 305381 or e-mail studentfunding@cityplym.ac.uk. Please note that if you are progressing to study at the University of Plymouth after successfully completing a course at the College, the University tuition fees will be different from your College fees. Please check with the University for fees for the course you are interested in.

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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 of the following: • a student loan to cover your tuition fees, called the ‘Tuition Fee Loan’ • a student loan to help with your accommodation and other living costs, called the ‘Maintenance Loan’. Please note that for full-time Foundation Degrees starting in 2018/19 you must apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of £6,950. For further information visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

Are you an international student? International non-EU students should contact our International Office on +44 1752 305857 or e-mail international@cityplym.ac.uk for further information.

Are you a student from Europe?

Depending on Scheme your personal circumstances College Meal you may be eligible for support with The College runs a FREE breakfast club for all students tuition fees, disabled student allowances, during term time. Students who meet eligibility criteria maintenance loans and childcare grants. are entitled to free college meals. To find Contact our Student Funding team on out more call 01752 01752305381. 305381 for more information.

You may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan and help with living costs from Student Finance England if you’re from an EU country. For further information visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance. EU nationals and residents are advised to contact the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills EU team for details of financial support via their website ec.europa.eu/education/study-ineurope/planning-studies/scholarships-costs_ en or the UK Council for International Affairs at www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Feesand-Money/England-fee-status. For more information on studying at City College Plymouth as an international student, please visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/help-advice/ international-students.

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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 which will affect your ability to learn, our caring, experienced team can provide you with individual support to help you cope during this time, should you need it.

Personal tutors You will be allocated a personal tutor who will give you support and guidance on your course. They will help you settle into the College, discuss your progress and/or any difficulties, and help you find the best way to deal with them.

Equality and diversity We believe that fair treatment, mutual respect, trust and openness are the rights of all. We welcome students from all backgrounds. We 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. We promote fundamental values linked to democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual tolerance and respect. The College believes that all forms of prejudice and unfair discrimination are unacceptable and are committed to creating a safe environment for all students and staff. We want everyone to feel valued at our College.

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Learning support service If you have, or think you might have, a learning difficulty or disability of any kind, then we can help support you with access to a range of specialist support and additional resources. For further details e-mail learningsupport@cityplym.ac.uk. Students wishing to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) should visit www.dsa-qag.org.uk to locate DSA-QAG registered assessment centres which can carry out your needs assessment.

Learning resources services To support your studies there is a well-equipped library. Here you will find everything you need, including books, magazines and DVDs. Thousands of resources such as e-books, e-journals, databases and curriculum-related TV and radio recordings are available 24/7 on the College’s online resource system.

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Study space is available for silent, quiet and group work both with and without PCs, both in the library and learning centre. Wi-fi access is available throughout the library, so you can bring your own device to College. You can also borrow a College laptop when you’re on-site from one of our self-service lockers. Printing, including colour, is also available. The Print Room 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 are studying a University of Plymouth course, you can also access its library services. We’ll give you training and support in using the University’s e-resources and provide advice on borrowing material with your University student card.

Travelling to College The College has a free bus (service 36) that runs between the College and the city centre, via the railway station which is accessible to all students. For more information visit www.stagecoachbus.com. For further travel information, please contact our Student Funding team on 01752 305110.

Here to help! You can be sure that when you speak to us we will give you the best impartial information, advice and guidance. We have achieved 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 advise you on: • planning your next step • student funding and financial support • travel passes and the College bus

Our Careers team can help you make appropriate choices now and throughout your time at the College. You can use the service in a number of ways, including individual guidance interviews with a qualified Careers Advisor and access to careers information resources. We also hold dropin careers sessions and employability workshops throughout the year.

Childcare As a parent, you may find that juggling family life with study can be tricky. We will support you so you can enjoy and succeed in your studies, whilst being a responsible parent to your child. Curious Kittens is the College’s on-site nursery and kids’ club. For further details or to request an application form, please call 01752 305060.

Finding somewhere to live Looking for accommodation while studying at the College? There are a number of private providers of modern, affordable student accommodation within the city. Unite has several properties in Plymouth within two miles of the College, with en-suite single study bedrooms arranged in flats, sharing a kitchen with other students. To find out more call 0800 783 4213 or visit www.unite-students.com. Alternatively, you could consider Clever Student Lets who offer halls of residence and houses within the city centre, with en-suite single study bedrooms in high quality properties. E-mail accommodation@cleverstudentlets. com, call 01752 500511 or take a look at their website www.cleverstudentlets.com for more information.

• funding for childcare and local childcare providers.

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International Students 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. City College warmly welcomes those joining us from outside the UK. 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. For our non-EU international students, we have a dedicated International Office to answer all your queries. They 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.

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The College has been awarded the Charter for Excellence in International Education and Training by the Association of Colleges. The Charter recognises the high quality of our provision and support for international students and our commitment to developing all our students as global citizens. To prepare you for studying in the UK, we also run foundation courses with entry in January. These courses specifically help you prepare for entry into university education. For detailed information and advice on any aspect of living and studying in Plymouth, please call +44 1752 305857, e-mail international@cityplym.ac.uk or visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/help-advice/ international-students.

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Higher Apprenticeships The working world is changing - join the higher education revolution! Businesses want employees with practical experience as well as qualifications, and an Apprenticeship gives you a work-based route into careers that have traditionally been reserved for graduates.

• If you are already in work, a Higher Apprenticeship is an opportunity to progress your career. • A clear pathway to give you a higher earning capacity - completing a Higher Apprenticeship could increase your lifetime earnings by £150,000. • Higher Apprenticeships are funded by the Government leaving you with no debt via a student loan.

Our professional and technical Higher Apprenticeships are the perfect way to blend higher education learning with real-life work experience. An Apprenticeship is a practical, recognised training programme supported by an employer and the College.

• Finish your Higher Apprenticeship with fantastic job prospects. You will already have built up a great relationship with your employer, have a couple of years’ industry experience under your belt and a range of skills that employers need.

City College offers a range of Higher Apprenticeships in:

How to become an apprentice

• business and management • construction • digital industries and IT • manufacturing and engineering • performing arts, broadcast and media.

Why choose a Higher Apprenticeship?

Whether you already have an employer lined up or need to find one as part of your Apprenticeship, you can speak to the College’s Work-based Learning team by calling 01752 305300 or e-mailing info@cityplym.ac.uk. Some Higher Apprenticeships do have entry requirements, so please contact the College for information if you have any queries.

• Achieve a graduate-level qualification whilst learning and earning in a real business. • Develop professional, job-specific skills, accreditation and membership relevant to your chosen career.

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Foundation and Bachelor’s Degrees

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Foundation Degrees are two-year courses (when studied fulltime) which are 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 can offer you the opportunity to combine academic study with the skills and attributes needed in the workplace. We also offer several, one year, ‘top-up’ Bachelor’s Degree courses in selected subjects.

Why choose a university-level course with City College Plymouth? Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. If you are progressing to the University of Plymouth please check the course fees with the University as these will be different to the fees you pay at City College.

Flexibility Many of our Foundation Degree courses are offered on a part-time basis, which can provide greater flexibility and the opportunity to carry on with work whilst you study. Where the course is considered of relevance for their business, some employers will fund your course fees and provide time for study. Several of our part-time Foundation Degrees are offered on an intensive two year basis, while others are over three years. Improved career prospects When you complete one of our courses and graduate with an award from the University of Plymouth, you will have the appropriate training and skills needed for success in industry and business. Employers lead in the design and development of our degrees to ensure they meet current employment needs. The formalisation of your knowledge and skills into a qualification could open the doors to a higher level position in your field. The start of a journey Most Foundation Degrees have articulated progression routes to achieving a full Honours Degree. These are often one year ‘top-up’ courses available at the University of Plymouth or, in some cases, another university or partner college. We also offer Bachelor’s Degrees in some subjects for those who wish to top up their qualification to a full degree. Cost Studying full-time for a Foundation Degree at the College will cost you £6,950 per year from September 2018 and a top-up Bachelor’s Degree just £7,950, so studying locally may financially be an alternative option compared to studying at a university. Smaller group sizes We offer our degrees to smaller groups of students than most universities, enabling you to get to know your lecturer and fellow students, and benefit from more contact time on your course. Our Foundation Degrees require the completion of 240 credits of study - 120 at level 4 and 120 at level 5.

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Accounting and Finance Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE N401

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Two years

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£6,950

£4,150

Knowledge of accounting and finance is an essential and useful business skill, both for those wishing to merely understand their functionality and those wishing to progress to a higher, professional status. On this Foundation Degree you will have the opportunity to learn 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 these issues and how they sit within the workings of the stock market and the legal constraints of the professional accounting system.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following: • 32 UCAS tariff points • four GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • fundamentals of management and financial decision making • professional accounting • the economic environment of business • legal aspects of business • personal development • financial accounting • research methods • management accounting for decision making • financial planning and policy.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree at the University of Plymouth • the second year of other business related degrees at the University of Plymouth • the second or final year of business degree programmes at a range of universities • a wide range of careers in business, management, personnel, marketing, finance, accounting and public administration.

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Business Management Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE N210

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Two years

Course code

UF2524

UX2524

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£4,150

This Foundation Degree is designed to help you become a qualified, employment-ready graduate who can play a leading role in a wide range of business-related careers. The range of subjects covered has a clear emphasis on developing your knowledge and management skills relevant to the world of work - as well as making practical links between theory and the demands of modern day management.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following: • 32 UCAS tariff points • four GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • economic environment for business • business finance • organisational behaviour • marketing • managing knowledge and information • project management • managing people • e-business for management decision making • operations management.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through individual reports, presentations, group work and tests.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Business, BSc (Hons) Management Practice, BA (Hons) Human Resource Management or BA (Hons) International Management degrees at the University of Plymouth • the one year BA (Hons) International Trade and Operations Management top-up degree at the University of Plymouth • the final year of a range of other business related degrees at the University of Plymouth and other universities.

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Childhood Studies

(subject to approval)

Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE A123

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Three years

Course code

UF6308

UX6309

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

This Foundation Degree is for reflective practitioners working with children within the early years and primary school age range. It will develop knowledge and awareness relating to a range of topics which underpin good practice, regardless of the age of the children. A supervisory or managerial position is not essential to undertake this course, however you will need to be able to set workplace policies and procedures and have opportunities to implement change in a childcare setting. Therefore, setting support is crucial to the successful completion of this course.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a level 3 diploma in a relevant subject • four GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • personal and professional development • international contexts of childhood and families • discrimination and inclusion • understanding diversity and adversity • learning environments • theoretical perspectives of development and learning • safeguarding • working in partnership • health and wellbeing • government strategies and policies • reflective practice/leadership and management.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through essays, case studies, reports and research.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree at the University of Plymouth • the final year of BA (Hons) Education Studies degree at the University of Plymouth (subject to approval) • enhanced employment opportunities and pathways into children’s social work/ teacher training.

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Rachel James Childhood Studies

Before joining City College, Rachel was working in a nursery where she completed an Apprenticeship. Wishing to move up the ranks, she enrolled on a Foundation Degree to improve her knowledge and gain the skills to go further. “I chose to study at the College as my passion has always been in childcare and education. I attended one day a week, which meant I could continue doing what I love - working with children. “I enjoyed developing and improving my knowledge of early years. The Foundation Degree offered a depth of understanding that I could put into practice at work. This helped me to climb up the ranks and I am now a senior practitioner at the nursery. “I enjoyed the College atmosphere; it was very fun and positive. I am also grateful for my lecturers’ drive and passion - they gave me courage and confidence in my own abilities. They helped me to see there are so many opportunities ahead of me and that I could go on to achieve so much more than I ever thought possible. “I am currently topping up my degree at university to achieve my full BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies. Once I have finished, I plan to go on and gain my Early Years Professional Status.”

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Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree top-up, BSc (Hons) (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE 195F

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

Two years

Course code

Please contact the College for details

Fees (per year)

£7,950

£3,975

This Bachelor’s Degree is a top-up course for those who have already completed an appropriate level 5 qualification in the civil engineering sector and are looking to further their studies. The course has been designed to enhance your existing knowledge and understanding of leadership, enterprise, structural engineering, professional development and project management. Thanks to the College’s close links with businesses in the industry, you’ll also have the opportunity to work with local and national employers within the civil engineering sector.

What do I need to get on the course? Progression is approved for those who have already completed the FdSc Civil Engineering Foundation Degree at City College or the FdSc Civil and Coastal Engineering Foundation Degree at South Devon College.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • leadership and enterprise • work-based project management • professional development in the contemporary sector • structural engineering • individual project.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, exams, practical work and research projects.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • level 7 study with other training providers • accreditation with recognised professional bodies.

Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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Civil Engineering Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE H204

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Three years

Course code

UF4194

UX4194

What does the course involve?

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

The course may include the following subjects:

Civil Engineers help to create the structures and systems that sustain society. They are responsible for designing, building and maintaining everything from bridges to power stations. Successful completion of this course may lead to membership of professional bodies such as the Institution of Civil Engineers. You’ll study through a mix of lectures, scientific experiments and practical work-based training, to gain specialist knowledge in a wide range of areas. This course is rooted in realworld practice, where you will interpret civil engineering problems, design and construct solutions and put them to the test.

• construction and civil engineering management • engineering mathematics • structural analysis and design • materials • ICT and design • civil engineering construction • strength of materials • site surveying • geotechnics • hydraulics.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations and examinations.

What next? What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following: • 56 UCAS tariff points • a level 3 qualification in maths • four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English, maths and combined science or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering top-up degree at the College • the second or final year of civil engineering degrees at a range of universities • a wide range of careers within the engineering industry.

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Community and Public Services Management Bachelor’s Degree top-up, BSc (Hons) (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE L490

FULL-TIME Duration

One year

Course code

UF6058

Fees (per year)

£7,950

This Bachelor’s Degree is for those who are interested in a career as a manager or leader in the helping professions and who want to make a difference in society. It has been designed and is delivered by community and public service experienced academics with excellent sector links. Upon successful completion, you will fully understand the complexity of delivering services in the helping professions and will have developed the appropriate skills and knowledge for a successful career across the public, commercial, voluntary and charitable sectors.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a level 5 qualification in a relevant subject. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • ethical decision making • understanding addiction and compulsive behaviour • management and leadership for change in the community and public services • community and public services delivery and evaluation • community and public services research project • cohesion and conflict.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is 100% coursework-based, which will include essays, reports, web pages, information booklets, presentations, discussions and briefings.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to a wide range of careers within the public, community, voluntary and charitable sectors, including policing, emergency services, armed forces, probation and rehabilitation services, youth work, social work, witness and victim support.

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Community and Public Services Management (Healthcare) Bachelor’s Degree top-up, BSc (Hons) (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE L491

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

Two years

Course code

UF6058

UX6058

Fees (per year)

£7,950

£3,975

This Bachelor’s Degree is a top-up course focused on community healthcare service management and is relevant to anyone interested in a career as a manager or leader in the healthcare professions. The course emphasises the importance of putting theory into practice and is designed and delivered by community and public service experienced academics with excellent sector links. This ensures that graduates fully understand the complexity of delivering services in the healthcare professions and have the appropriate skills and knowledge for a successful career within the health related public, commercial, voluntary and charitable sectors.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • community and public services delivery and evaluation • ethical decision making • understanding addictive and compulsive behaviour • management and leadership for change • understanding mental health and mental illness • community and healthcare research project.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is 100% coursework-based, which will include essays, reports, web pages, information booklets, presentations, discussions and briefings.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • accreditation with recognised professional bodies • a wide range of careers within the public, community, voluntary and charitable sectors, including policing, emergency services, armed forces, probation and rehabilitation services, youth work, social work, witness and victim support.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a level 5 qualification in a relevant subject. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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Construction Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE K221

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Three years

Course code

UF4192

UX4192

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

The construction industry is of considerable economic and strategic importance across the UK. The construction process is complex, starting with design and planning through to production, to ongoing maintenance and refurbishment. This course is designed for those who are already working in, or aspire to work in, the construction industry in a range of roles. You’ll study a variety of topics though a mix of lectures, practical work and fieldwork.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English, maths and combined science or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Unless you already have a qualification equivalent to a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or higher, it is recommended that you enrol on the HNC (see page 60). On satisfactory completion of the HNC, you will be eligible to transfer on to the final year of the Foundation Degree.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • materials • domestic construction • construction and civil engineering management • site surveying • environmental building science • construction contractual procedures • building pathology and construction refurbishment practice • structures for construction • energy use in buildings • lean construction.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Construction Management and the Environment at the University of Plymouth • membership of professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Building • employment as a site manager, quantity surveyor, architectural technician or building surveyor.

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Tom Weston Construction

Tom left school knowing he wanted a career in construction and took up a carpentry Apprenticeship with Dave Hill Construction. On completing his programme, Tom wanted to continue his studies to go further in the industry. “After completing my Apprenticeship, I went to see a Careers Advisor at City College to find out where I could go next, and was pointed toward the Construction Foundation Degree. “The classes are small so you get more oneon-one time with the lecturers and can utilise their expertise and understanding of the industry. The Foundation Degree gives you a wide breadth of knowledge and explores all possible avenues in construction. I left with a good idea of all the career options, which meant I could easily choose what I wanted to specialise in. “I am now completing my top-up year at university to achieve my full Honours Degree. After I graduate, I’m hoping to travel and then come back and build some experience in different areas of carpentry before looking to become a construction manager within a large company. “This Foundation Degree has given me the building blocks to start crafting my future.”

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Creative Theatre Practice Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE 45X9 FULL-TIME Duration

Two years

Course code

UF5797

Fees (per year)

£6,950

This Foundation Degree will enable you to develop the skills essential for working in today’s diverse performing arts industry. Our industry-standard theatre and rehearsal studios will support your development, leading to exceptional theatre making and performance. You’ll become a member of our ensemble performance company, ‘Brazen Angels’, developing performance work for a broad range of clients and situations. This course has been designed to operate as closely as possible to real world projects and processes, so you’ll be engaged in public performance work throughout the year. There are also opportunities to work with other performance groups and organisations across the City.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • creative process in production • object theatre • core techniques (voice) • core techniques (body) • broadcast performance • creative actor • creative research project • applied production technology • creative professional • creative ensemble.

How will I be assessed? There are no formal exams.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance degree at the University of Plymouth • a range of careers within the performing arts industry.

• 48 UCAS tariff points • five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (C or above), to include English and maths • an Independent Safeguarding Agency/Disclosure and Barring Service check. Acceptance on this course is by audition only. Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered. 32

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE H602

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Three years

Course code

UF2790

UX2790

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

This Foundation Degree 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. You’ll study a wide range of industryrelevant subjects through a mix of lectures, practical work and research activities. As an engineer, you will work at the cutting-edge of technology, transforming today’s ideas into tomorrow’s reality.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • engineering mathematics • engineering science • digital and analogue devices and circuits • project design and business management • electrical and electronic principles • microprocessor systems and high-level programming • electrical power • further analogue electronics • further digital electronics • applications of power electronics • industrial control systems and mechatronics.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the second year of the BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at the University of Plymouth (progression to the final year of this degree is subject to approval by the Institute of Engineering and Technology) • employment as an electrical or electronic engineer.

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Forensic Science Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE F411

FULL-TIME Duration

Two years

Course code

UF3372

Fees (per year)

£6,950

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 Foundation Degree provides knowledge and skills covering the major scientific disciplines involved in the investigation of crime. You will study in the College’s specialist forensic science laboratories using modern forensic equipment. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with practising forensic experts from a range of organisations, including Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, crime scene investigators and forensic practitioners.

What do I need to get on the course?

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • forensic psychology • chemical/physical forensic science • professional practice • inorganic and physical chemistry • organic chemistry and biochemistry • numerical methods • biological forensic science • analytical chemistry • research skills • the English legal system and criminal justice.

How will I be assessed? 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 a number of in-class tests associated with some modules.

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

What next?

• 48 UCAS tariff points • four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (C or above), to include English, maths and double science • a full A Level science subject or a BTEC National Diploma in Science or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

• the second year of the BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree at the University of Plymouth • the first, second or third year of Honours Degrees in a related subject at a range of universities • a wide range of careers such as a crime scene investigator, laboratory forensic scientist and other scientific support service roles.

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Jonathon Brooks

Forensic Science

Jonathon is currently studying a PhD at Leicester University, undertaking research into developing the training of police cadaver dogs. “I always knew I wanted to study forensic science but I had no idea what area I wanted to delve into. I thought a Foundation Degree would help me to make a decision as to what I wanted to specialise in before heading off to university. “The College offered me the option to explore all avenues and aspects of forensic science. The modules on the course were very broad and offered many stimulating topics to study. This allowed me to discover what I found particularly interesting. “The passion of the lecturers was without a doubt a key memory for me. They are very dedicated to the students and always helped those that struggled with any aspect of the course. Studying at the College just strengthened the knowledge that I wanted a career in this field. “After graduating from the College, I went on to do a BSc in Forensic Science. I excelled in the analytical aspects of the course and ended up researching the volatile organic compounds from decomposing mammalian remains, which became the topic of my dissertation. Having done so well in the project and other modules, I was able to apply for a PhD position at Leicester University, skipping the normal route of a master’s degree.

“The passion of the lecturers was without a doubt a key memory for me. They are very dedicated to the students and always helped those that struggled with any aspect of the course.”

“My PhD is in collaboration with Leicester and Nottingham police, and I work with international research groups in Australia. I’m hoping to revolutionise the training of police cadaver dogs to further develop the science of forensics.”

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Game Design and Production Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE I620

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Three years

Course code

UF5078

UX5078

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

Inspired by The International Game Developers Association Curriculum Framework, informed by student feedback and in response to industry requirements, this Foundation Degree offers a holistic approach to the design and production of electronic games. The course emulates the production and design process applied in the games industry whilst teaching the academic skills essential to success. It enables access to a wide skill set within games development, encompassing both science and art.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • conceptual game design • programming concepts • human computer interaction • programming for games • game narrative and contextual play • 2D and 3D art for computer games • game engines • game semiotics • game platforms • sound and animation • game production • promotion and enterprise.

How will I be assessed? What do I need to get on the course?

Assessment will be through both coursework and formal exams.

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

What next?

• 48 UCAS tariff points • International Baccalaureate at 26 points or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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Health and Social Care Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE 6B21

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Three years

Course code

UF5032

UX5032

What does the course involve?

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

The course may include the following subjects:

Aimed at passionate and caring individuals seeking to raise the overall quality of care standards by improving their own professional practice, this Foundation Degree will focus on the complex issues underpinning health and social care. Renewed emphasis is placed on raising the awareness of dementia and mental health, with dedicated opportunities for you to pursue research in the field alongside your own professional practice. The course is designed to meet the needs of those employed in base-line caring roles and volunteers who are seeking to improve their own knowledge and understanding.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • four GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience (minimum of six hours per week). Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

• communication and interpersonal skills • health and social care • professional practice portfolio • safeguarding • equality and diversity • study skills for research • improving the lives of people with long term conditions • psychological perspectives • leadership and management • sociology for health and social care • evaluating professional practice.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of practical assessments, in-class tests, coursework, reflective practice, presentations and seminars.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the one year BSc (Hons) Sociology top-up degree at the University of Plymouth (subject to approval) • employment in the public or private sector as a health and social care worker.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE N229

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

What does the course involve?

Duration

Two years

Three years

The course may include the following subjects:

Course code

UF2450

UX2450

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

• marketing • leadership and team development skills • international travel and tourism • culinary arts and gastronomy • costing, finance and business performance • events management • licensed trade management • research and personal development skills • managing in the hospitality industry • managing people.

If you love the hospitality, tourism and food industry, then this Foundation Degree has been developed for you. You will learn about the diversity of the hospitality and tourism industry, the development of events and festivals and to, ultimately, become a successful manager or business owner in the sector. The inclusion of specialist subjects will provide you with more opportunities in the workplace, as well as reflecting on the economic importance of these topics for your future success, giving you the confidence and guidance to travel and work wherever you choose.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following: • 32 UCAS tariff points • four GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered. 38

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What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management, the BSc (Hons) Tourism Management or the BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management degrees at the University of Plymouth • top-up degrees at a range of universities or colleges • a wide range of careers within the hospitality industry to management level.

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Marine Engineering Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE J602

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Three years

Course code

UF2794

UX2794

What does the course involve?

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

The course may include the following subjects:

As a marine engineer you will need to be responsible, safety conscious and a good team worker. We’ll teach you these crucial skills as well as giving you an understanding of design concepts and engineering principles, along with the managerial techniques required to be employed in this lucrative industry. Through a blend of lectures, scientific experiments and work-based training, you’ll study everything from naval architecture to fluids, and gain specialist knowledge in topics from thermodynamics to ship propulsion.

• management techniques in marine engineering • engineering mathematics • engineering science • engineering design • engineering materials • CAD (computer-aided design) • naval architecture • advanced CAD and FEA (finite element analysis) • composite materials for the marine environment • engine technology and marine propulsion systems.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What do I need to get on the course?

What next?

We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and science, and one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC National Award in a related subject • an Advanced Apprenticeship • a level 3 qualification in mathematics • a level 3 qualification in a related subject • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the second year of the BEng (Hons) Marine Technology degree at the University of Plymouth, if you have achieved 60% overall and 60% in maths • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Marine and Composite Technology degree at the University of Plymouth • employment in the industry.

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Dean Avery

Marine Engineering

After leaving school with grade Cs in maths, English and science, Dean decided to go down the Apprenticeship route. He felt the prospect of earning while learning seemed too good to pass up. After completing his studies, Dean took seven years out to seek other opportunities but, in 2013, decided he wanted to return to education. “Having been away from a learning environment for so long it was nice to go back as a mature student and go into a field I knew I had an interest in. As I grew older, I realised the importance of a good education and thought the Foundation Degree in Marine Engineering would be a good place to start. “The College environment was completely different to school. The people around you want to learn and I felt there was more of a variety of teaching methods, with the course catering to all learning types. The lecturers had a good knowledge of the industry and were accessible wherever and whenever you needed them.

“The College environment was completely different to school. The people around you want to learn.”

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“I have now gone on to university to complete my final year and gain my full Honours Degree in Mechanical Design and Manufacture. I am set to graduate next year with a first class degree.”

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Mechanical Design and Manufacture Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE H711

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

What does the course involve?

Duration

Two years

Three years

The course may include the following subjects:

Course code

UF2797

UX2797

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

• engineering mathematics, science and materials • CAD (computer-aided design) • application of pneumatics and hydraulics • advanced CAD and FEA (finite element analysis) • fluid mechanics and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) • engineering design • industrial control systems and mechatronics.

Engineers who design, analyse, test, produce and use all types of mechanical systems need to take a strong scientific and analytical approach to their work. Our Foundation Degree will train you to a very high standard in these methods and give you a range of other vital competencies such as report writing, time management and budgeting.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and science, a level 3 qualification in maths, and one of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points, to include a science or maths-based subject • a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in a related subject • an NVQ level 3 (in a science or maths-based subject) • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture degree at the University of Plymouth • level 5 of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Plymouth • level 6 of the BEng (Hons) top-up degree (in development and subject to approval) in the field of mechanical design and manufacture engineering at the University of Plymouth •a wide range of careers in the engineering industry. You could also consider moving into the aerospace sector or applying to the armed forces.

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Mechanical Engineering Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE 39M8

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Three years

Course code

UF4933

UX4934

What does the course involve?

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

The course may include the following subjects:

This Foundation Degree will enable you to develop the necessary technical knowledge and skills required for gaining entry into the exciting mechanical engineering sector. The course has been designed to provide you with a wide breadth of knowledge in order to prepare you for the multi-disciplined elements of working in this industry.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and science, and one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject • an Advanced Apprenticeship • a level 3 qualification in mathematics • a level 3 qualification in a related subject • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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• engineering mathematics • engineering science • engineering materials • CAD (computer-aided design) • applications of pneumatics and hydraulics • advanced CAD and FEA (finite element analysis) • thermodynamics and fluids • engineering design • engine technology and auxiliary systems • management techniques in mechanical engineering.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture degree at the University of Plymouth • the second year of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Plymouth • level 6 of the BEng (Hons) top-up degree (in development and subject to approval) in the field of mechanical design and manufacture engineering at the University of Plymouth • employment in the industry.

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Naval Architecture Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE 6B15

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

Two years

Three years

Course code

UF4931

UX4932

What does the course involve?

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500

The course may include the following subjects:

With a Foundation Degree in Naval Architecture, you will develop the necessary technical knowledge and skills required to enter the exciting world of ship and vessel design. The course has been designed to provide you with a wide breadth of knowledge in order to prepare you for the multi-disciplined elements of working in this industry. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course in your future career.

• engineering mathematics • engineering science • engineering materials • CAD (computer-aided design) • naval architecture • advanced CAD and FEA (finite element analysis) • fluid mechanics and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) • composite materials and the marine environment • engine technology and marine propulsion systems • naval architecture and regulatory framework • management techniques in naval architecture.

How will I be assessed? What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and science, and one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject • an Advanced Apprenticeship • a level 3 qualification in mathematics • a level 3 qualification in a related subject • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the third year of the BSc (Hons) Marine and Composites Technology degree at the University of Plymouth • the second year of the BEng (Hons) Marine Technology degree at the University of Plymouth, if you have achieved 60% overall and 60% in maths • employment in the industry.

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Public Services Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE L990

FULL-TIME Duration

Two years

Course code

UF2443

Fees (per year)

£6,950

Do you have a passion for, and a commitment to, public service and its improvement? This Foundation Degree aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the wide and varied social, political and economic environments that public services operate within. These include the processes and procedures of the criminal justice system and the role of theory in interpreting these relationships within international, national and regional settings. You will broaden your knowledge and fine tune your skills to strive for a top career in the public sector.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • introduction to criminal justice • citizen focus and service user perspectives • applied psychology • academic and professional practice • the public policy process • introduction to English criminal law • contemporary public service issues • managing people in the public sector • criminology.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be on a continuous basis through a range of assessment criteria including presentations, essays and in-class tasks.

What do I need to get on the course?

What next?

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

On successful completion you may be able to progress to:

• 32 UCAS tariff points • four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

• the one year BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management and Interoperability degree at Cornwall College (Bicton) • the one year BSc (Hons) Public Services (Policing Studies) top-up degree at the University of Plymouth • employment at all levels in one of the public services, particularly with the police force, but also with local government, youth services, prisons, the fire service and the armed forces.

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Richard Littlejohn Public Services Richard worked as Lead Administration Officer for the Substance Misuse Service, working in HM Prison Exeter and has passed the recruitment test to become a prison officer. “When I left school, I went straight into fulltime work at a butchers but I knew that wasn’t what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I have always wanted to have a career that was worthwhile and knew working in rehabilitation and the Prison Service would be a career that I would enjoy and benefit from working in. “I knew I needed to get better qualifications to go into this line of work, so I decided on a Foundation Degree in Public Services at the College. The course was flexible so you could get a real insight into the different public services and focus on the areas that interested you. I also got the support I needed to re-sit my English GCSE and I went from a grade D to a B. These skills are fundamental when looking to work for the Prison Service. “The College helped me get to where I am today and the teaching staff always had time for me and the other students on the course. The content and the structure of the course really suited me, and I knew when I was studying at the College that this would help me get to where I want to be in my career.”

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“The College helped me get to where I am today and the teaching staff always had time for me and the other students on the course.”

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Software Development Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE G602

FULL-TIME Duration

Two years

Course code

UF3366

Fees (per year)

£6,950

Software development plays a vital role in the IT sector. If you want to thrive in this industry you need to be very detail-orientated, be able to combine your logical thinking with the ability to focus for long periods. On our Foundation Degree, we will help you perfect your mastery of these skills and develop your ability to analyse, program and project manage software solutions. You’ll develop a working knowledge of the C++ language, XHTML, PHP, SQL and object-orientated programming in order to solve problems in the software development field.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths, and one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC National Award in a related subject • an Advanced Apprenticeship • an NVQ level 3 in a related subject or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered. 46

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What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • software development • computer systems • mathematics for computing • computer networks • project management • database development • web application development • mobile application development • object orientation programming • human/computer interaction • systems analysis.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Computing degree at the University of Plymouth • a wide range of careers in the ICT industry.

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Steve Levenson

Software Development After completing a level 2 qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Steve went out into the world of work. Fourteen years later, he decided on a change of career path so looked into studying a course in computing. “I felt like it was time for a change. I have always been interested in computing, so after chatting with the lecturers, I enrolled on the Foundation Degree in Software Development. “I had been out of education for a long period of time and I was unsure whether I would cope with university-level study. The College offered the perfect stepping-stone with the Foundation Degree. It is also a completely different environment from school - it is a community; a family. Everyone was so welcoming and I always felt included. “The smaller classes allow for more one-toone time with the lecturers so you can learn from their depth and breadth of knowledge. I was reassured that this was the best pathway for me and they were right! I went on to complete my final year at the University of Plymouth. “I am now studying for a PGCE teaching qualification and am currently on placement at City College. It’s great to return and give something back to the place that has springboarded my career.”

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“It is also a completely different environment from school - it is a community; a family.”

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Sports Rehabilitation with Strength and Conditioning or Sports Therapy Bachelor’s Degree top-up, BSc (Hons) (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE 7L33

FULL-TIME Duration

One year

Course code

UF5762 (Sports Therapy) UF5881 (Strength and Conditioning)

Fees (per year)

£7,950

This Bachelor’s Degree is a one year top-up progression route for those who have already completed a Foundation Degree in either Strength and Conditioning or Sports Therapy. Whilst you will continue to specialise in your chosen field, you will also study a module in the opposing field in combination with modules focused on rehabilitation, interdisciplinary practice, employability and personal research. You will build on your specialisation, but also broaden your knowledge in the fields of sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, sports therapy and general athletic care.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a level 4 or 5 qualification in Sports Therapy or Strength and Conditioning or a relevant subject. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • interdisciplinary practice and wider professional issues • employability and reflective practice. Strength and Conditioning pathway includes: • advanced strength, conditioning and rehabilitation • sports therapy for strength and conditioning coaches. Sports Therapy pathway includes: • advanced sports therapy and rehabilitation • strength and conditioning for sports therapists.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, exams, practical work and research projects.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • level 7 study with other training providers • accreditation with recognised professional bodies.

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Dayle Hallam Strength, Conditioning and Sports Coaching Dayle enrolled at the College knowing what path he wanted his career to take and felt the Foundation Degree in Strength Conditioning and Sports Coaching was the first step. After completing his studies, Dayle went on to open several gyms including a CrossFit facility in Mallorca - Block HQ - and is now at university topping up his degree to obtain full honours. “I decided to study the Foundation Degree because the training was perfectly in line with what I wanted to do in the future. I felt the programme would give me all the right skills to get ahead in the industry. “The lecturers are what really made my time at the College memorable. I felt that help was always there when you needed it and the lecturers wanted to give us the best possible start to our careers. I am incredibly grateful as, without their guidance, I don’t think I’d have completed the two years. “After completing the programme, I moved to Phuket in Thailand and opened my own facility specialising in weight loss and conditioning. My training spring-boarded me straight into the career I wanted and enabled me to work with everyone from everyday clientele to world-class athletes. “I currently own three gyms and a restaurant in Thailand, and am the co-founder of another facility in Mallorca. I have trained PGA Tour Players, UFC Fighters, NHL Players and CrossFitters, and last year I was able to set up a partnership with City College to give work experience opportunities to sport students.”

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“I felt that help was always there when you needed it and the lecturers wanted to give us the best possible start to our careers.”

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Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE C604 FULL-TIME Duration

Two years

Course code

UF2691

Fees (per year)

£6,950

Accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO), this Foundation Degree helps you develop the skills and knowledge to confidently succeed in all areas of injury management and athlete care. You will gain extensive knowledge of injury pathophysiology; clinical and pitch-side assessment and management; human anatomy; functional movement screening; injury prevention models; rehabilitation programme design; and fundamentals of performance strength and conditioning. You will practise your skills in our supervised student-led sports injury clinic.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English, maths and a science-based subject or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • anatomy of human movement • sports massage and manual therapy • pathophysiology of sports injuries • clinical assessment of sports injuries • treatment and management of sports injuries • strength and conditioning and injury prevention • applied manual therapy and injury management • injury rehabilitation and reconditioning • sports nutrition • emergency trauma and pitch-side management.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of practical assessments, in-class tests, coursework (essays and reports), presentations and seminars.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the one year BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation, Conditioning and Therapy Foundation Degree at the College • the one year BSc (Hons) Health and Fitness topup degree at the University of Plymouth • the final or second year of related degrees at a range of universities • a 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 the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE C609

What does the course involve? FULL-TIME Duration

Two years

Course code

UF3593

Fees (per year)

£6,950

Have you got what it takes to train athletes for elite performance? This Foundation Degree will give you the opportunity to develop the practical skills underpinning science-related sports topics, such as physiology, biomechanics and human movement. You will also develop practical skills in athletic testing and monitoring. Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to assist in strength and conditioning training sessions with a wide range of professional athletes.

The course may include the following subjects: • strength and conditioning fundamentals • introductory sports therapy • anatomy and exercise physiology • theory and practice of coaching • testing and monitoring athletes • strength and conditioning clinic • advanced exercise sciences • biomechanics of sport • sports rehabilitation. You will also have the opportunity to work abroad with European partners and to train professional athletes.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, including practicals, examinations and end of module tests.

What do I need to get on the course?

What next?

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the one year BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation, Conditioning and Therapy degree at the College • the one year BSc (Hons) Health and Fitness topup degree at the University of Plymouth • the second or final year of health and fitness degrees at a range of universities • a wide range of careers in health, fitness and sports therapy industries.

• 48 UCAS tariff points • four GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths or alternatively: • equivalent qualifications • relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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Higher National Certificates and Diplomas

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If you have completed an A Level or other advanced level course such as an 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 (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs). These qualifications are vocational in nature, as they prepare you for careers in specific areas of industry. Many of our HNCs and HNDs have progression to the second year or, in some instances, the third year of a Foundation Degree.

Higher National Certificates/Diplomas are attractive because: • they are vocational and directly relevant to your work • they will give you the key transferable skills needed when you look for work in your chosen field • if you go on to study a Foundation Degree with us, you will already be familiar with the College, its lecturers and College life!

Our HNCs require the completion of 120 credits and our HNDs require 240 credits. For a selection of the HNCs we deliver within technology and engineering, there is an option of studying an additional 40 credits to provide automatic topup to the final years of a relevant Foundation Degree.

To find out more about this option and the associated costs, please contact us on 01752 305786 or e-mail he@cityplym.ac.uk.

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Applied Biology Higher National Certificate (awarded by Pearson) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

Two years

What does the course involve?

Course code

UF9010

UX9010

The course may include the following subjects:

£6,950

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

• cell biology • laboratory techniques for applied biologists • chemistry for applied biologists • analysis of scientific data • physiology of cellular systems in animals • biochemistry of macromolecules and metabolic pathways • environmental monitoring and analysis.

Fees (per year)

Giving a sound knowledge and understanding of a range of biological processes for research and experimentation, this HNC has a high practical content to improve your confidence and ability in laboratory skills. This includes developing skills in microscope techniques, environmental sampling and analysis, and microbiological techniques. With the wide range of analytical instrumentation available at the College, you will also become confident using scientific instruments and will develop the skills required for working in a modern laboratory in the field of biological and environmental science.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through assignments and practical assessments for each unit.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • further study and training in a related subject • a wide range of careers in the biological industries.

• GCSEs in maths, English and science at grades 9-4 (A-C) • two A Levels at grades A-E • a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science • a Level 3 Access to Higher Education in Science • another level 3 qualification in a related subject. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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Applied Chemistry Higher National Certificate (awarded by Pearson) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

Two years

What does the course involve?

Course code

UF9008

UX2524

The course may include the following subjects:

£6,950

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

• organic chemistry • inorganic chemistry • physical chemistry • chemical laboratory techniques • analysis of scientific data and information • environmental monitoring and analysis • biochemistry of macromolecules and metabolic pathways.

Fees (per year)

This HNC has been designed to cover a wide variety of chemical concepts and processes to give you a broad range of career and progression choices upon completion. It contains a high practical content to improve your confidence and ability in practical laboratory skills, including organic synthesis, purification and analysis. You’ll undertake a programme of practical work to prepare you for a career in the field of chemistry, with a strong focus on theoretical concepts, interpretation of data and scientific research techniques.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through assignments and practical assessments for each unit.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • further study and training in a related subject • a variety of careers in a wide range of chemical industries.

• GCSEs in maths, English and science at grades 9-4 (A-C) • two A Levels at grades A-E • a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science • a Level 3 Access to Higher Education in Science • another level 3 qualification in a related subject. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered. To find out what’s happening at City College, download our app, like us on facebook.com/cityplym and follow us on twitter.com/cityplym.

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Biological Science for Industry Higher National Certificate (awarded by Pearson) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

Two years

Course code

UF9009

UX9009

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

Whether you wish to further an existing career in biological science or lay the foundation for further study, this HNC can help you get there. It will give you knowledge and understanding of a range of biological processes, with an emphasis on biology in the workplace, and will improve your confidence and ability in practical laboratory skills. In addition to the scientific knowledge and techniques you’ll develop, you’ll also learn how to organise and present your ideas and research to a variety of audiences in the workplace.

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • cell biology • laboratory techniques for applied biologists • chemistry for applied biologists • analysis of scientific data and information • physiology of cellular systems in animals • work-based investigation • environmental monitoring and analysis.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through assignments and practical tests for each unit.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to:

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:

• further study and training in a related subject • a variety of careers in a wide range of biological industries.

• GCSEs in maths, English and science at grades 9-4 (A-C) • two A Levels at grades A-E • a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science •a  Level 3 Access to Higher Education in Science • another level 3 qualification in a related subject.

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Chemical Science for Industry Higher National Certificate (awarded by Pearson) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

One year

Course code

UF9007

UX9009

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

This HNC covers a wide variety of chemical concepts, with an emphasis on chemistry in the workplace. It has a high practical content to improve your confidence and ability in practical laboratory skills and will also help you develop key skills in areas like organic synthesis, purification and analysis. With the wide range of analytical instrumentation available, you will also become confident using a variety of tools and techniques for chemical research and experimentation. This course has a strong focus on work-based skills and is ideally suited to those already working, or aspiring to work, in the chemical industries.

• a Level 3 Access to Higher Education in Science • another level 3 qualification in a related subject. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • organic chemistry • inorganic chemistry • physical chemistry • chemical laboratory techniques • analysis of scientific data and information • work-based investigation • biochemistry of macromolecules and metabolic pathways.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through assignments and practical tests for each unit.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to:

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have one or more the following:

• further study and training in a related subject • a variety of careers in a wide range of chemical industries.

• GCSEs in maths, English and science at grades 9-4 (A-C) • two A Levels at grades A-E • a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science To find out what’s happening at City College, download our app, like us on facebook.com/cityplym and follow us on twitter.com/cityplym.

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Civil Engineering Higher National Certificate (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE P3R2

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

Two years

Course code

UF4193

UX4193

What does the course involve?

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

The course may include the following subjects:

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 HNC is designed for those who are already working in the civil engineering industry in a range of roles, including trainee site engineers or quantity surveyors. Successful completion of this course may lead to membership of professional bodies, such as the Institution of Civil Engineers.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths, English and combined science, and one or more of the following:

• engineering mathematics • construction and civil engineering management • materials • information communication technology and design • civil engineering construction.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments and presentations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the third year of the Civil Engineering Foundation Degree offered at the College (see page 27), following the completion of 40 credits of additional short course study • a wide range of careers within the engineering industry • chartered status and advancement to higher levels within the civil engineering industry.

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Computing and Systems Development Higher National Certificate/Diploma (awarded by Edexcel) START September I UCAS CODE II10 (HNC) or II12 (HND) FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

Two years

Course code

UF9002

UX9001

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

This course provides an in-depth introduction to various aspects of the computing discipline. Whilst all areas are covered, there is an emphasis on computing hardware and networking, with some specialist units on security and computer forensics. It also includes the necessary units on programming which give the fundamentals required for any computing professional. We engage with local employers and work hard to provide up-to-date skills and theoretical underpinning to make our students well rounded and highly employable practitioners.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths, English and combined science, and one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC National Award in a related subject • an Advanced Apprenticeship • an NVQ level 3 in a related subject • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: HNC

HND

• computer systems • programming • web and app development • computer networks • e-commerce • databases.

• internet servers • mathematics • systems analysis • object orientated programming • computer forensics.

The above subjects are supported by a significant amount of project work, in which you will undertake projects relating to your own, or your employer’s interests.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through in-class tests and practical assignments.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the HND (on successful completion of the HNC) • the second or final year of a degree programme at a range of universities • a wide range of careers in the computing industry.

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Construction Higher National Certificate (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE Q93N

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

Two years

Course code

UF4216

UX4216

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

The construction industry is of considerable economic and strategic importance across the UK. This HNC is designed for those who are already working in, or aspire 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 bodies, such as the Chartered Institute of Building.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • domestic construction • environmental building science • materials • information communication technology and design • construction contractual procedures • construction and civil engineering management.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments and presentations

What next? What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, maths and combined science, and one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC Level 3 qualification in a related subject • an Advanced Apprenticeship • an NVQ level 3 qualification in a related subject • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. All level 3 qualifications should include appropriate elements of mathematics and science. Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the final year of the Construction Foundation Degree at the College (see page 30), following the completion of 40 credits of additional short course study  • a wide range of careers within the construction industry, such as architectural technician, trainee quantity surveyor or trainee site manager.

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Creative Media Production Higher National Certificate/Diploma (awarded by Edexcel) START September I UCAS CODE 12W5

FULL-TIME Duration

One year (HNC) Two years (HND)

Course code

UF4523

Fees (per year) £6,950

With a strong focus on hands-on learning and experimentation, this exciting course enables you to fully explore media in a real work environment, working within our innovative learning company creating media products for clients. Encompassing video production, design, web design and journalism, this HNC/D will give you experience in all of these disciplines and let you specialise once you’ve decided which pathway is for you.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate area • an A Level pass in a relevant subject • other related level 3 qualifications or relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • contextual studies for creative media production • practical skills for moving image production • film and video editing • promotional video production • research techniques • practical skills for journalism • new journalism for print • page design and layout for print.

How will I be assessed? There are eight units of study and these will be assessed via coursework, which will include written submissions, presentations and the production of working products.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • a level 5 course at the College or a BA Hons degree at university • a wide range of careers in the creative media industry or opportunities to freelance.

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Creative Theatre Practice Higher National Certificate (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE 12W6

FULL-TIME Duration

One year

Course code

UF5798

Fees (per year)

£6,950

Develop the creative, technical and employability skills essential for working in today’s highly diverse performing arts industry. As a student, you’ll become a member of our ensemble performance company, ‘Brazen Angels’, developing performance work for a broad range of clients and situations. This HNC has been designed to operate as closely as possible to real world projects and processes, so you’ll be engaged in public performance work throughout the year. There are also opportunities to work with other performance groups and organisations across the City, and our students are encouraged to develop contacts with professional companies in the region whilst studying with us.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • creative process in production • object theatre • core techniques (voice) • core techniques (body) • broadcast performance • the creative actor.

How will I be assessed? There are no formal exams.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the Creative Theatre Practice Foundation Degree at the College (see page 30) • a wide range of careers in the performing arts industry.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (C or above), to include English and maths • an Independent Safeguarding Agency/ Disclosure and Barring Service check. Acceptance on this course is by audition only. Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered. 62

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Higher National Certificate (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College PART-TIME Duration

Two years

Course code

UX2791

Fees (per year)

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

This HNC is especially suitable for those in full-time employment in the electrical and electronic engineering industry. It 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.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including science and maths, and one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC National Award in a related subject • an Advanced Apprenticeship • an NVQ level 3 in a related subject • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

If you have not studied maths at level 3, you will be required to attend a bridging unit prior to the start of the course. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • digital and analogue devices and circuits • science and measurement • microprocessor systems and high-level programming • engineering mathematics • engineering science • project design and business management.

Are there any exams? Assessments will be through a mixture of coursework and examinations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the second year of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Degree at the College (see page 33), following the completion of 40 credits of additional short course study • a career within the electrical and electronic industry.

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Live Events Production Higher National Certificate (awarded by Pearson) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

Duration

One year

Two years

Course code

UF9006

UX9006

Fees (per year)

£6,950

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

Can you see yourself designing, managing and coordinating a live event? Whether you want to specialise in music, theatre or corporate events, this exciting HNC will teach you everything you need to know about this vibrant and creative industry. We’ll provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in a thriving industry. The course will focus on the creative craft, technologies and professional practices of live events for a variety of productions. From event design and construction to the application of advanced digital event technologies, you’ll learn the skills you need to enter the events production industry.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • creative arts professional practice • creative arts research skills • applied contemporary performance practice • lighting design for live performance • lighting operation for live performance • performing arts facilities management • performing arts rigging • production skills for performance.

Are there any exams? Assessment will be continuous through projects, ongoing production work, practical assessment and evaluation.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • a top-up degree in a related subject at a range of universities • a career within the live events industry.

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Marine Engineering Higher National Certificate (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College PART-TIME Duration

Two years

Course code

UX2795

Fees (per year)

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

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 does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • engineering mathematics • engineering science • engineering materials • computer-aided design (CAD) techniques • naval architecture • management techniques in marine engineering.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next? What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including science and maths, as well as one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC National Award in a related subject • an Advanced Apprenticeship • an NVQ level 3 in a related subject • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the second year of the Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture Foundation Degrees at the College (see pages 39 and 43), following the completion of 40 credits of additional short course study • the first year of the BEng (Hons) Marine Technology degree at the University of Plymouth, if you have achieved above 60% overall and 60% in maths • the second year of the BSc (Hons) Marine and Composites degree at the University of Plymouth • a wide range of careers within the engineering industry.

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Alistair Ham

Marine Engineering

Wanting to improve his industry knowledge and skills, Alistair enrolled on the Higher National Certificate in Marine Engineering. The course was the next step on his career path and he is looking to progress on to the College’s Foundation Degree. “I wanted to gain a good foundation of knowledge and learn skills relevant to the industry I was working in and this course seemed perfect. “The course is interactive and hands-on, and I feel this way of working is helpful in the long run, especially in a field like marine engineering. “The course offers the chance to network and meet industry professionals. Speaking to employers about what they look for in an employee and learning about the range of job opportunities is really beneficial. It allows you to start forming an idea of what direction you may want your career to go in.

“The course is interactive and hands-on, and I feel this way of working is helpful in the long run, especially in a field like marine engineering.”

“I found the course engaging and I have definitely put what I have learnt into practice. I find myself using technical terms and understanding more and more of the ‘shop talk’ that I hear in the workplace. “I have also gained great life skills. The presentations we had to give were a real confidence boost and the group work really teaches you how to work effectively in a team. “The HNC has given me that crucial stepup into a degree. I’ve enrolled on the Marine Engineering Foundation Degree and hope to start next year.”

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Mechanical Design and Manufacture Higher National Certificate (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College

PART-TIME Duration

Two years

Course code

UX2798

Fees (per year)

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

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 HNC 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? We welcome applications from those who have a level 3 qualification in maths, as well as one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a BTEC National Award in a related subject • an Advanced Apprenticeship • an NVQ level 3 in a related subject • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • engineering mathematics • engineering science • engineering materials • computer-aided design (CAD) techniques • applications of pneumatics and hydraulics • management techniques in design and manufacture.

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 able to progress to: • the second year of the Mechanical Design and Manufacture or Mechanical Engineering Foundation Degrees at the College (see pages 41 and 42), following the completion of 40 credits of additional short course study • the first year of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Plymouth, if you have achieved 60% overall and 60% in maths • the second year of the BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture degree at the University of Plymouth • a wide range of careers in the engineering industry.

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Mechanical Engineering Higher National Certificate (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College

PART-TIME Duration

Two years

What does the course involve?

Course code

UX9012

The course may include the following subjects:

Fees (per year)

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace, and you’ll need a broad range of skills to achieve this. This HNC will teach you to understand the forces and thermal environment that a product, its parts or its subsystems will encounter, as well as how to design for functionality, aesthetics and environment. Our HNC is an industry recognised qualification which could lead to further study or opportunities for promotion in your current workplace. You will also benefit from learning in the College’s excellent engineering facilities, including the new, state-of-the-art Regional Centre of Excellence for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following: • a level 3 qualification in an engineering subject • an A Level at grade C or above in maths or science. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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• applications of pneumatics and hydraulics • management techniques in mechanical engineering • engineering mathematics • engineering science • engineering materials • CAD (computer-aided design).

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a range of exams, reports, essays, practical tests and presentations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the College (see page 42) • the second year of the BSc Mechanical Design or Manufacture of the BEng Mechanical Engineering degrees at the University of Plymouth • the first year of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Plymouth, if you have achieved above 60% overall and 60% in maths • a wide range of careers in the engineering industry.

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Music Higher National Certificate/Diploma (awarded by Edexcel) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College

PART-TIME Duration

One year (HNC), two years (HND)

Course code

UX9004

Fees (per year)

£6,950

This exciting and innovative course is designed to enable you to extend your skills and knowledge in all aspects of music. It will give you an insight into the artistic process from initial idea through to recording and marketing. You will be able to specialise in an area of interest such as performing, recording, composing and collaborating with other art forms like theatre, film or dance. You’ll also explore other contexts for music such as community music, carnival, music therapy, sonic art or music from around the world. Using your specialism as a starting point, you will devise a product or service and a brand, promote it and explore ways to sell it.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following: • 48 UCAS tariff points • a national, subsidiary or extended diploma in music • two A Levels in a relevant subject, including one in music. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

What does the course involve? The course may include the following subjects: • live performance • recording • music technology • composing • arranging • song-writing • improvising • world music • community music • ensemble.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be via coursework, which will include practical work, written submissions and video/audio assessments.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • further study, such as a Foundation Degree in a related subject at a range of universities and colleges • a range of careers in the music industry.

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Naval Architecture Higher National Certificate (awarded by the University of Plymouth) START September I UCAS CODE A  pply directly to the College

PART-TIME Duration

Two years

What does the course involve?

Course code

UX9011

The course may include the following subjects:

Fees (per year)

£3,500 year one £1,750 year two

Naval architects are responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of seagoing vessels and structures within the marine environment. This course has been designed to develop your skills and knowledge within core subjects related to naval architecture, such as maths, science and materials. Along with these essential topics, you will also study the managerial aspects of the industry to gain a recognised qualification. You will also benefit from learning in the College’s excellent engineering facilities, including the new, stateof-the-art Regional Centre of Excellence for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

What do I need to get on the course? We welcome applications from those who have all of the following: • a level 3 qualification in an engineering subject • an A Level at grade C or above in maths or science. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

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• naval architecture • management techniques in naval architecture • engineering mathematics • engineering science • engineering materials • CAD (computer-aided design).

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through a range of exams, reports, essays, practical tests and presentations.

What next? On successful completion you may be able to progress to: • the Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture Foundation Degrees at the College (see pages 39 and 43) • the second year of the BSc (Hons) Marine and Composites degree at the University of Plymouth • the first year of the BEng (Hons) Marine Technology degree at the University of Plymouth, if you have achieved above 60% overall and 60% in maths • a wide range of careers in the engineering industry.

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Performing Arts (Dance) Higher National Certificate (awarded by Pearson) START September I UCAS CODE 12W7

FULL-TIME Duration

One year

Course code

UF9003

What does the course involve?

Fees (per year)

£6,950

The course may include the following subjects:

This exciting dance programme is designed for those who have a passionate interest in dance and movement and are looking to progress their skills within a professional environment. You’ll study a variety of genres, including contemporary dance, classical ballet and jazz, as well as enhancing your skills by creating and devising performance work. This HNC is perfect for those looking to progress into a career within the dance and performing arts industry.

• classical ballet background and technique • commercial dance • contemporary dance techniques and performance • dance practices in the community • jazz dance technique and performance • creative research skills • creative arts professional practice.

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be via practical assessments and coursework.

What do I need to get on the course?

What next?

We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:

On successful completion you may be able to progress to:

• 48 UCAS tariff points • a National, Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Performing Arts or Dance • two A Levels in a relevant subject. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

• further study with other training institutions or dance schools • a wide range of careers in the performing arts industry.

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Perry Johnson Performing Arts

Before enrolling at City College, Perry was teaching with local dance company, Street Factory Studios, and labouring for a friend’s company fitting windows and conservatories. Wanting to take his passion for dance to the next level, Perry decided to enrol on a level 3 course in dance, before progressing onto the Performing Arts (Dance) HNC. “I actually went to a College Open Day to support my cousin, but I saw that there was a dance programme and decided to find out more. Before I knew it, I was filling out an application form and couldn’t wait to start the course! “The thing I enjoyed most about it was the freedom you had to explore different areas of the industry. There was an importance put on individual development of physical and creative skills, and I was able to build a solid professional portfolio from the range of experience I gained.

“There was an importance put on individual development of physical and creative skills.”

“I feel the HNC helped to make me more employable. The arts is a tough industry to crack but this course gave me the skills, depth of knowledge and confidence to pursue a career in the sector. I know how to promote myself and find work, which is vital in such a competitive trade. “I’m hoping to run my own company one day, where I can share my passion for performing and choreography, and pass on my experiences of the arts industry.”

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New Courses We have a number of new and exciting developments within our university-level provision currently in the planning stages and subject to approval.

FdSc Business Computing (awarded by the University of Plymouth)

FdSc Computing Systems Development (awarded by the University of Plymouth)

HNC Applied Psychology

If you are interested in any of the subjects listed above, please visit www.cityplym.ac.uk or give us a call on 01752 305300.

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Entry Requirements

It might be that some of the skills needed for your chosen course can be assessed at interview or demonstrated through your previous work experience. Factors such as skills, experience, commitment and motivation are taken into account (in addition to previous qualifications) when assessing applications for our university-level provision.

If you don’t have an exact match for the entry requirements listed for a course you are interested in, you could still be part of it!

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) You may be able to claim credits towards your universitylevel course through APL. Credits can be awarded for relevant formal study you have completed previously (APCL), or for learning gained through your experiences in work (APEL). Please note that all APL must be agreed prior to the commencement of your studies and a maximum of 120 credits can be accredited towards a Foundation Degree. If you have previously studied at level 4 or 5 and believe you have transferable credits through either APCL or APEL, please call us on 01752 305786 or e-mail he@cityplym.ac.uk to discuss your options and find out more about the application process. Completion of any of the modules you study as part of our Foundation Degree and HNC/HND qualifications will earn you a certain number of credits which you may then be able to transfer to other higher education qualifications. Please see the course introduction pages within this guide for further details regarding the total number of credits within each qualification, or our website for more information regarding the number of credits within each module.

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UCAS Tariff Points System What is the UCAS tariff? It’s the conversion of further education, level 3 qualifications, such as BTECs, AS and A Levels, VCEs and OCRs etc, into a points system that universities can use to evaluate applications and make offers.

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

Don’t miss the deadlines! 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, it is 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 by visiting www.ucas.com/students/ucas_tariff/.

How to apply Part-time courses If you wish to apply for a part-time universitylevel course, please complete a College application form. Please call the Customer Services team on 01752 305300 who can send you a copy.

Full-time Foundation Degrees and Higher National Certificates/Diplomas If the course you would like to study is full-time, you will need to apply through UCAS - the UK central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education. Applications are made online at www.ucas.com.

UCAS Tel: 0371 468 0 468 (+44 330 3330 230 from outside the UK) E-mail: enquiries@ucas.com Website: www.ucas.com Courses at City College are listed under the institution code C83. The courses you apply for should be entered in section three of your online UCAS application, along with the specific code for each course. If you would like us to help you with your UCAS application, please call 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. Find out what’s happening at City College, download our app, like us on facebook.com/cityplym, follow us on twitter.com/cityplym.

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Course Index Accounting and Finance, Foundation Degree

22

Forensic Science, Foundation Degree

34

Applied Biology, Higher National Certificate

54

36

Applied Chemistry, Higher National Certificate

55

Game Design and Production, Foundation Degree

Biological Science for Industry, Higher National Certificate

56

Health and Social Care, Foundation Degree

37 38

Business Management, Foundation Degree

23

Hospitality and Tourism Management, Foundation Degree

Chemical Science for Industry, Higher National Certificate

57

Live Events Production, Higher National Certificate

64

Childhood Studies, Foundation Degree

24

Marine Engineering, Foundation Degree

39

Civil Engineering, Bachelor’s Degree

26

Civil Engineering, Foundation Degree

27

Civil Engineering, Higher National Certificate

58

Community and Public Services Management, Bachelor’s Degree

28

Community and Public Services Management (Healthcare), Bachelor’s Degree

29

Computing and Systems Development, Higher National Certificate/Diploma

59

Construction, Foundation Degree

30

Construction, Higher National Certificate

60

Creative Media Production Higher National Diploma

61

Creative Theatre Practice, Foundation Degree

32

Creative Theatre Practice, Higher National Certificate

62

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Foundation Degree

33

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Higher National Certificate

63

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Marine Engineering, Higher National Certificate 65 Mechanical Design and Manufacture, Foundation Degree

41

Mechanical Design and Manufacture, Higher National Certificate

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Mechanical Engineering, Foundation Degree

42

Mechanical Engineering, Higher National Certificate

68

Music, Higher National Certificate/Diploma

69

Naval Architecture, Foundation Degree

43

Naval Architecture, Higher National Certificate 70 Performing Arts (Dance), Higher National Certificate

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Public Services, Foundation Degree

44

Software Development, Foundation Degree

46

Sports Rehabilitation with Strength and 48 Conditioning/Sports Therapy, Bachelor’s Degree Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation, Foundation Degree

50

Strength Conditioning and Sports Coaching, Foundation Degree

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