Issuu on Google+

More than a College... Stephenson College

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

YOUR COLLEGE OF CHOICE

Inspiring content designed to deliver the information you need to build on your passion and improve your career. Find out more about our Open Evenings PAGE 5

Full time courses and more PAGES 8 & 9

Apprenticeships a better future PAGE 13


WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL Contents Leading by example Help with finances and learning challenges 5 Open Evenings and Term Dates 6 Working with employers 8 Full time courses 10 Your questions answered 11 College in the news 3 4

Courses 12 13 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34

Higher Education Apprenticeships for all ages Art, Design & Multimedia Computing, Business & Administration Construction, Building Services & Gas Children & Young People Engineering Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies Health & Social Care Motor Vehicle Skills for Employment & Life Travel & Tourism Sport & Uniformed Services

This magazine is also available in large print and Braille on request, please contact Student Services on 01530 836136 ext 220

2

AUGUST–DECEMBER 2011

We at Stephenson College are pleased to provide our course magazine for you containing information relating to the wide variety of high quality training programmes we deliver. Students of Stephenson College benefit from our state of the art facilities and from the support of our expert staff. We recognise the importance of vocational training for each of our students, their employers, the communities we serve and for our economy. We aim to build the aspirations and confidence of each of our students and to support their career progression and personal development. We are proud of Stephenson College. We hope that you will be a part of our future and that we may be a part of yours. Nigel Leigh Principal/Chief Executive

Cancellation of courses Whilst every effort is made to ensure this guide is accurate at the time of publication the college reserves the right to change the course content and fees or cancel courses if deemed appropriate. In such cases students will be refunded in full for any costs incurred. Refunds are not available to students who leave a course of their own accord, although some fees may be returned due to illness, or in exceptional circumstances.

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

â– 

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


LEADING BY EXAMPLE Our aim at Stephenson College is to give you the valuable skills needed to be able to get more out of life and work. Whether that is re-training or becoming more skilled. You are in good hands at Stephenson College, our friendly teaching team are approachable and committed to helping you to succeed. You will learn in fantastic facilities in a safe and secure environment. We can help you to improve your skills to get a better job, study on a higher education programme, or improve your employment opportunities by taking a short course, such as first aid. Perhaps you are an employer looking to add to the skills of your staff to improve company efficiency and competitiveness, if so we can help. At Stephenson College you can progress from entry level right through to university level qualifications. Whatever your aspirations we will help you succeed.

We look forward to hearing from you.

I have thoroughly enjoyed attending Stephenson College and would recommend the experience to anyone. I wasn’t a great fan of school and never dreamt of ever going back. As a consequence, I left early to pursue a career in construction. It’s taken me many years to realise that with my knowledge of the industry I could better myself. Studying for my HNC and the HND conversion in Building

Whatever your goal we will do our best to make you the best

Studies has been very demanding but at the same time rewarding. I currently work for a small construction company, my recent efforts have been recognised and I will soon be taking a more managerial role in the company. I have definitely caught the learning bug and wish to carry on my studying in the near future, possibly through work based qualifications.

Darren Spicer Higher National Diploma in Construction TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

3


HELP IS NEVER TOO FAR AWAY... From money matters to career advice we are here to help. At Stephenson College we pride ourselves on equality for everyone and offer more than just a place to learn; it’s a College you can really feel at home in.

Help with course fees If you are aged 16–18 most full time courses are free. If you are 19 and over you are welcome on any of our full time courses, but there is a course fee, however concessions may apply. Arrangements for flexible payments can be available depending on course fee. You may also be able to get help from the College’s Discretionary Learner Support Fund for travel costs or equipment etc.

Support for additional needs We offer a wide range of help for students who are or have: ■ Autistic Spectrum Disorders ■ Blind/Partially Sighted ■ Deaf/Hearing Impairment ■ Mental Health Issues ■ Mild Learning Difficulties ■ Physical Difficulties ■ Specific Learning Difficulties e.g. Dyslexia If you would like further information about support for additional needs you can visit Student Services or contact Chris Ison (Learning Support Coordinator) on 01530 836136 ext 198.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES The College has Student Liaison Officers and a Student Union who organise a wide range of activities and events at the College. You can join the NUS free, but to get all the benefits of the NUS Discounts you need to purchase the NUS Extra Card. This offers discounts in shops, leisure centres, cinemas and nightclubs, however there is a charge. NUS Cards are available from Student Services or visit www.nus.org.uk

4

AUGUST–DECEMBER 2011

Financial support If coming to college means extra cost to you, we may be able to help. The 16–19 Bursary Fund is a new scheme to help young people facing financial hardship to stay in full-time education. You will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year if you are aged under 19 on 31 August in the academic year in which you start your full-time course and meet one of the following criteria: ■ You are in care ■ You are a care leaver ■ You are in receipt of Income Support ■ You are disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance Other students who need financial support may be able to claim a bursary through our Discretionary Learner Support Fund to help with costs of equipment, books, uniform, food and travel.

Childcare If you are eligible and aged 20+ there is support towards childcare costs. For more information on financial support contact Student Services, for confidential and sympathetic advice and guidance.

FREE TUITION FEES? Yes – if you are 19+ and haven’t got a Full Level 2 qualification and enrol on a Full Level 2 course, your course tuition fee is FREE; all you pay for are assessments, exam fees and materials where necessary. If you are aged 19–24 and do not have a Full Level 3 qualification then tuition is also free and you only pay for assessments, exam fees and materials where necessary. A £498 per year inclusive fee will apply if you are 19+ and already have Full Level 2 or 3 qualifications and are enrolling on a Full Time course.

What is a Full Level 2 qualification? Includes: ■ 5 GCSEs grades C and above ■ A BTEC First Diploma or NVQ equivalent.

What is a Full Level 3 qualification? Includes: ■ 2 A Levels ■ A BTEC National Diploma or Certificate ■ An NVQ 3 or equivalent

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


COME AND SEE US... Come along and visit our great College, talk to staff and students about what life is really like at one of the best colleges around.

OPEN EVENINGS

3.00pm–7.00pm ■ Wednesday 16 November 2011 ■ Wednesday 8 February 2012 ■ Wednesday 16 May 2012 ■ Tuesday 19 June 2012 ■ Tuesday 20 November 2012 If you can’t make it to an Open Evening you are welcome to visit the College at anytime and at your convenience, just get in touch and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.

THE RIGHT LEVEL FOR YOU To help you understand the entry requirements for each course and to help you make the right choice to suit your level please see below. Don’t worry if you don’t meet all the requirements, this is only a guide; our Student Services team are always on hand to help.

Pre & Entry Level A desire to learn

Level 1 – Introductory A desire to learn

Level 2 – Intermediate 5 GCSEs grade D, NVQ Level 1, College Assessment or equivalent

Level 3 – Advanced 4-5 GCSEs grade C or above, BTEC First Diploma, NVQ Level 2 or equivalent industrial experience

Level 4/5 – Higher Education One or more A Levels, AVCE, GNVQ Advanced, National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, Access or relevant industrial experience.

TERM DATES 2011–12 Autumn Term Start Half Term Finish Spring Term Start Half Term Finish Summer Term Start Bank Holiday Half Term Finish

Monday 5 September 2011 Monday 17–Friday 21 October 2011 Friday 23 December 2011 Monday 9 January 2012 Monday 13 February–Friday 17 February 2012 Friday 30 March 2012 Monday 16 April 2012 Monday 7 May 2012 Monday 4 June–Friday 8 June 2012 Friday 29 June 2012

TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

5


Good news for employers...

OUR BUSINESS IS SUPPORTING YOURS

6

AUGUST–DECEMBER 2011

Why we’re the best in the training business... Professional Business Team

Impressive client portfolio

Our professional Business Team are trade specific specialists who understand the individual needs of their particular industry sectors. To ensure we deliver the best possible service that meets with your expectations we will enter into a Service Level Agreement with you and produce an Organisation Needs Analysis on request, to identify both current and future training requirements. To promote consistency, avoid duplication and offer the very best service all client information is recorded on our customer relationship management system.

At Stephenson College we have an excellent reputation for providing training and support to the business community. The College currently works with hundreds of companies nationwide and our clients include: East Midlands Airport, Champney Springs, The Lovell Partnerships, DHL Aviation, Volvo Truck and Bus, Pullman Fleet Services, Nottingham City Homes, East Midlands Trains, North West Leicestershire District Council, Leicestershire County Council, Cummins UK, Brush Electrical Machines, BAM Nuttall, Nottingham City Council, Sanctuary Housing and North Midland Construction.

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


Have you thought about investing in an apprentice? An apprentice gives you the opportunity to train and shape a young person to your own high standards and instil your company ethos from an early age. As a successful employer you will probably have a succession plan; apprenticeships provide a great opportunity to support this.

APPRENTICESHIPS...

...a great investment

Today’s induction event has been a very successful culmination to the recruitment process; it has helped Cummins UK and Stephenson College better understand each other and cemented the relationship for years to come.

Trevor Nodding You’re never too old

Short courses

Apprenticeships are no longer just for young people – are you aware you can take on an apprentice up to the age of 65?

We offer a range of short training courses to support your business, including Health & Safety, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Electrical, Gas & Oil, Hair & Beauty, Motor Vehicle, Renewable Energy, Construction and Engineering.

FREE recruitment service If you want to employ an apprentice we can help – we offer a FREE recruitment service. We will advertise your vacancy and provide an assessment and short listing service so that you are assured of getting the best possible candidates.

University-level programmes We also offer higher education programmes including Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates and Diplomas to support and develop your staff.

Technical Training Manager, Cummins UK

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

7


FULL TIME The College offers a range of A-Level equivalent courses that are both theoretical and hands-on.

Construction ■

Keeping safe Keeping safe and being made aware of the issues that affect young people today is a high priority at the College and we do all we can to promote this to you. The College organises a number of events throughout the year that promote fitness, health, sexual awareness and a special ‘Impact Road Show’ that brings together the Emergency Services demonstrating the consequences of dangerous driving. All College staff are trained to ensure the well being of all students during their time with us. The College also follows the ‘Safer Recruiters Process’ when recruiting new staff.

Entry to Brickwork & Wet Trades Award Brick Construction Diploma Level 1 ■ Brick Construction Diploma Level 2 ■ Brick Construction Diploma Level 3 ■ Entry to Construction Award ■ Maintenance Operations Construction Diploma Level 2 ■ Construction Extended Diploma Level 3 ■ Building Crafts Construction Certificate Level 1 ■ Domestic Natural Gas Installation & Maintenance Certificate Level 2 ■ Painting & Decorating Construction Diploma Level 1 ■ Painting & Decorating Construction Diploma Level 2 ■ Painting & Decorating Construction Diploma level 3 ■ NAPIT Plumbing Certificate Level 1 ■ Plumbing Certificate Level 2 ■ Carpentry & Joinery Construction Diploma Level 1 ■ Carpentry & Joinery Bench Diploma Level 2 ■ Carpentry & Joinery Site Diploma Level 2 ■ Carpentry & Joinery Site Diploma Level 3 ■

Access to Higher Education (September start only) ■

Access Access ■ Access ■ Access ■

Progression Diploma Level 2 to Higher Education Level 3 to Nursing & Health Level 3 to Teaching Level 3

Art & Design

Early Years

Interactive Media Diploma Level 2 ■ Games Development Extended Diploma Level 3 ■ Interactive Media Extended Diploma Level 3

Caring for Children Foundation Certificate Level 1 ■ Childcare & Education Diploma Level 2 ■ Childcare & Education Diploma Level 3

Engineering Business

FREE COURSES FOR 16–18 YEAR OLDS

All full time courses at Stephenson College are free if you are between 16–18. A £498.00 per year inclusive fee will apply if you are over 19.

8

AUGUST–DECEMBER 2011

Business Diploma Level 2 ■ Business Extended Diploma Level 3

Computing ■

OCR National in IT Level 1 IT Diploma Level 2 ■ IT User Skills Diploma Level 3 (ITQ) ■ IT Extended Diploma Level 3 ■

Mechanical Engineering Operations Certificate Level 1 ■ Electrical Inspection (Electro Technical) Level 2 Certificate ■ NAPIT Electrical Installation (Electro Technical) Level 2 Certificate ■ Engineering & Technology Certificate Level 2 ■ Engineering & Technical Advanced Diploma Level 3

HELP WITH TRAVEL COSTS

If you are under 19 and enrolled on a full time course eligible students only pay £50 per year for their bus pass. If this causes problems we may be able to help with payment. Please contact Student Services to find out more.

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220 ■ services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


COURSES Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

Studying full time usually means attending College for approximately 16 hours per week, so you could be taking a qualification and working part time.

Hair & Beauty VRQ Foundation Diploma Level 1 ■ Beauty Therapy VRQ Diploma Level 2 ■ Beauty Therapy VRQ Diploma Level 3 ■ Complementary & Alternative Therapy Diploma Level 3 ■ Hairdressing NVQ Diploma Level 2 ■ Hairdressing (Womens) VRQ Diploma Level 2 ■ Hairdressing (Womens) VRQ Diploma Level 3

Health & Social Care ■

Health & Social Care Diploma Level 2 Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 ■ Health & Social Care Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 ■

Motor Vehicle ■

Entry to Motor Vehicle Award Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Award Level 1 ■ Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Award Level 1 ■ Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Certificate Level 2 ■ Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 Diploma ■ Motor Vehicle First Diploma Level 2 ■ Motor Vehicle National Diploma Level 3 ■

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

Skills for Work & Life ■

Diploma in Personal Progression Entry Level 1 ■ Employability & Personal & Social Development Skills Entry Level – Level 2

Sport ■

Sport Sport ■ Sport ■ Sport ■

& Active Leisure Diploma Level 1 Diploma Level 2 Extended Diploma Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Level 3

Travel & Tourism ■ ■

Travel & Tourism Diploma Level 2 Travel & Tourism Extended Diploma Level 3

Uniform Services ■

Uniform Services Uniform Services Diploma Level 3 ■ Uniform Services ■ Uniform Services Diploma Level 3 ■

Diploma Level 2 Extended Diploma Level 3 Subsidiary

TEXT COURSEINFO 88020 ■ FREEPOST LE6547

9


QUESTIONS&ANSWERS

What is life at Stephenson College really like? It’s great, it’s far more than a College and it’s a valuable experience. The College offers students a dynamic and stimulating learning environment. As a student you will meet new people, make new friends and become more independent. You will be allocated a personal tutor at the start of your programme, who will help you settle in and provide general guidance and encouragement through regular tutorial reviews.

Where will my daughter/son go if they have any concerns? We have a team of friendly and approachable Student Advisers, Counsellors and Student Liaison Officers available to help them with any problems.

What if I have chosen the wrong course? All students are encouraged to complete an ‘early days’ survey; this ensures you are on the right course. You can also speak to a student adviser who will help. It is important to us that all students are happy on their course.

How will I know if my daughter/ son is attending College? The course tutor monitors student attendance and will (if the student is under 18) call you if there are any college related problems.

10

AUGUST–DECEMBER 2011

Will I be kept informed of my daughter’s/son’s progress?

What other activities are available at the College?

If your daughter or son is under 18 and taking a full-time course you will receive a progress report and will also be invited to attend a parent consultation evening. Should you have any concerns you are welcome to make an appointment at any time.

There are many activities organised for students throughout the year. We also organise sports events and off-site visits. These help the students develop their social skills, much sought after by universities and employers.

Does the College help with travel arrangements?

Are there facilities to buy a snack or meal?

We may be able to help with travel costs if a student is aged between 16–18 and taking a full-time course.

We have a modern, well-equipped Bistro and Restaurant that offer a selection of value for money meals and snacks. There are also vending machines providing snacks and drinks.

Does my daughter/son need to be in College when they do not have a lesson?

What are apprenticeships?

Students are expected to supplement class time with individual study or group work.

How do I let my tutor know I’ll not be in today? You can phone or text to let us know if you are not attending College. Contact details will be given to you once you have enrolled. You will also receive a letter prior to enrolment containing this information.

Apprenticeships are a popular alternative for many school leavers and offer employment based qualifications, which allows you to ‘earn while you learn’. Trainees not only study NVQs but also gain accreditation for Functional Skills. The College has a dedicated team of advisers for apprenticeships who can provide more information, please call on (01530) 519001.

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


COLLEGE IN THE NEWS Careers Education Quality Award Rosemary Beard, Chief Executive of Connexions Leicestershire presented students and staff with the Career Mark Award. The Career Mark Award is awarded in recognition of the College delivering quality Careers Education and Guidance. To achieve the award the College had to meet a set of rigorous standards, including a complex portfolio of evidence and a one day assessment day. During the assessment day, held in March 2011 an assessor came and spoke to small focus groups of students from across the College to find out what their experiences have been with regards to careers education and guidance.

College hosts prestigious skills competitions Stephenson College recently hosted a number of national skills competitions the outcome of which would determine who would represent Team UK in the WorldSkills Finals. This competition is the skills equivalent to the Olympic Games and takes place in London from 5–8 October 2011. This event will be the world’s largest, international skills competition with young people from across the globe competing to be the best of the best in their chosen skill. The competition welcomes a thousand competitors from fifty countries competing in forty five skill areas over four exciting days of competition. Hundreds of visitors attended the College event and saw young people competing in a wide range of vocational areas that included; Welding, Wall & Floor Tiling, Plumbing & Heating, Electrical Installation, Bricklaying, Stonemasonry, Painting & Decorating, Cabinet Making, Joinery & Carpentry, Hairdressing, Plastering & Dry Wall Systems and Caring. Luke Welstead, a 19 year old bricklayer from Loughborough and former apprentice at Stephenson College, was one of the bricklayers competing for a place in Team UK. Luke, already Bricklayer of the Year and national champion, produced some excellent work but unfortunately, on this occasion, was not successful. However everyone at Stephenson College is very proud of Luke and what he has achieved, he is a very talented and inspirational young man.

Pictured above are Alicia Moyles, Careers Education Advisor – (Connexions), Jane Hart, Personal Advisor – (Connexions), students who were involved in the focus groups Rosemary Beard, Chief Executive – (Connexions), Nigel Leigh – (College Principal), Lucy Moore and Lynette Parker.

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

11


Enrol now and save £££s

UNIVERSITY LEVEL COURSES on your doorstep To find out more please contact the Higher Education Advisor on 01530 836136 ext 228.

EVENING CLASSES Why not come straight from work? Do you want to enhance your skills, get better qualified or learn a new trade? Well now’s your chance. Evening classes offer something for everyone. Courses usually start between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, are reasonably priced and you can get something to eat if you’re coming straight from work. Evening classes include accounting, appliance testing, beauty therapy, hairdressing, higher education, literacy and numeracy, portable welding, PTLLS and many more.

If you enrol on a higher education course now you can take advantage of the subsidised rate for the duration of your course. To bring you the very best in higher education courses Stephenson College works in partnership with the following leading universities: Nottingham Trent, Bradford and Derby to offer you a range of university level courses including Foundation Degrees. Foundation Degrees are available in Business, Children’s & Young People’s Services, Construction Management and Dementia Studies Higher National Certificates are offered in Automotive Engineering, Building Studies, Civil Engineering,

Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Higher National Diplomas are offered in Automotive Engineering, Building Studies, Computing (Software Development), Electrical Engineering, Interactive Media and Mechanical Engineering. If teacher training is where your future lies then why not consider, Preparing to Teach (PTLLS), Professional Diploma in Education & Teaching (DTLLS) or Professional Graduate Diploma in Education & Teaching (GDTLLS)?

You could even join our gym and work out before you start your class!

12

AUGUST–DECEMBER 2011

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


THE APPRENTICESHIPS WE OFFER INCLUDE:

My experience as a Business Administration Apprentice with Stephenson College and Nottingham City Council was an extremely enjoyable and successful one. The idea of improving my knowledge and skills, work experience and earning money at the same time is what first attracted me to apply for the apprenticeship. During my time at Stephenson College I found the staff very helpful and supportive, which ultimately helped me finish my NVQ Level 2 in just over 6 months. Unfortunately at the end of my apprenticeship I did not manage to secure a permanent position within the City Council due to the current economic climate, but I have no doubt that I would not have got my current job if I had not completed my apprenticeship with Stephenson College. Jonathan Mason

Business Administration Apprentice

Accounting Animal Care ■ Beauty ■ Brickwork ■ Business & Administration ■ Carpentry & Joinery ■ Child Care ■ Customer Service ■ Electrical Installation ■ Engineering ■ Fitted Interiors ■ Construction (General) ■ Construction (Contract Operations) ■ Hairdressing ■ Health & Social Care ■ Horse Care ■ IT Users ■ Maintenance Operations ■ Management ■ Motor Parts ■ Motor Vehicle ■ Painting & Decorating ■ Plumbing ■ Property Services (Letting of Residential) ■ Property Services (Sale of Residential) ■ Teaching Assistants ■ Team Leading ■ Warehousing & Storage ■ Welding ■

?

Want to know more? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

YOU’RE HIRED – APPRENTICESHIPS for all ages Apprentices really are the future for employers... unsure? Just ask Lord Sugar. You’ve seen them on the TV, well now is your chance to become one. TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

OK, so why become an apprentice?

How do I become an apprentice?

You will be working in an area you enjoy and get paid, receiving a minimum of £100 per week or £2.50 per hour pro-rata with no student debts! With this great foundation to build on, you will have a wide range of options available to you in the future.

You must be 16 or over, living in England and not in full time education. There are flexible entry requirements as apprenticeships are not just based on academic achievement but are much more practical based. If you are not employed we will match your details against any vacancies we have on file while you also apply for jobs.

How long is an apprenticeship? Apprenticeships take at least 16 months and Advanced Apprenticeships at least two years depending on your ability and your employers’ requirements.

FREEPOST LE6547

13


CREATE, DESIGN AND SHAPE THE FUTURE Designers shape the world, what it looks like, how it works, online, offline, virtual or real. It includes games design, graphic design, web and interactive design, digital imagemaking, animation and illustration.

Creative Media, Art & Design The creative media, art & design industry is where energy, creativity, technical know-how and talent combine. You will be paid to think creatively. There is also a great sense of satisfaction and achievement in seeing your ideas come to life in the finished product.

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

14

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

“

Working in an environment where digital and media technologies sit alongside traditional methods and skills, this is your opportunity to shape the future. The design industry is growing and there are loads of career opportunities, but to be successful you need up-to-date knowledge of the industry and the right skills to do the job. You will use Apple Mac and PC based design packages and expand your creativity to give you every opportunity for career success. Few careers can claim to be as creative and varied as creative media, art & design or offer such a wide range of work.

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

â– 

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


CREATIVE MEDIA, ART & DESIGN Entry Requirements Foundation: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn. Level 2: GCSEs (D) must include Art & Design related subjects. Level 3: 5 GCSEs (C+) dependant on course, must include Art & Design related subject, ICT and/or Media. Level 4/5: (280 UCAS points) Graphics/Art related National Diploma or A Levels.

Our

FIVE

point

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Stephenson

check system will help you decide if this course is for you:

College. I have learnt lots of new skills and have had

1

the chance to experience how to work in all of the

Do you have a passion for creativity?

different areas of interactive media. This course has

2 Have you the willingness to learn?

taught me the skills required to get a place on the De

3 Do you enjoy sketching?

Montfort University Game Art course, which has been skillset accredited and is a very difficult course to get on to. The teachers were very helpful and I was able

4 Are you self motivated? 5 Do you have a good imagination and an open mind?

to get help from them in lessons and after hours. There were even a few occasions where the teachers would stay late to help me out with an issue.

Daniel Peacock Interactive Media HND PS Daniel will be studying for a Game Art BA (Hons) at DMU in September TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

Full-time Courses ■ ■

Interactive Media Diploma Level 2 Interactive Media Extended Diploma Level 3 Games Development Extended Diploma Level 3 15


BE THE BUSINESS Whether you want to be a scientist, develop the latest mobile application, or just know what it really means when someone says “the computer made a mistake”, studying computing will provide you with valuable knowledge.

Computing, Business & Administration Every organisation, large or small, needs effective business and administration to support the business to become successful. Roles in this type of career range from managers, who undertake future planning and are responsible for the running of the organisation, through to assistant-level staff, who undertake routine office duties. You may also be interested in a career in Accounting or Personnel or a more customer focused job that brings you into contact with the public.

Do you fit the bill? You will need to be a team player, with good communication and organisational skills, a problem solver with good customer service skills. As a supervisor or manager you will also need leadership and decision making skills. Computing skills are almost always required. There are many business related courses on offer at Stephenson College including accounting, administration, business and personnel.

Entry Requirements Foundation Level: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn. Level 2: 4 GCSEs (D). Level 3: 5 GCSEs (C+) must include Maths or English. Level 4: Completion of Level 3 in relevant subject area. Level 5/6: Selection by interview.

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

16

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

Part-time Courses (usually 36 weeks) ■

AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2

AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 & 4 CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice IT Users Award Level 1,2 & 3 IT Users Certificate Level 1 & 2

■ ■

Full-time Courses ■ ■ ■

■ ■ ■

OCR National in IT Level 1 Business Diploma Level 2 Business Extended Diploma Level 3 IT Diploma Level 2 IT User Skills Diploma Level 3 (ITQ) IT Extended Diploma Level 3

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


Not having had much practical work experience, when the NVQ Administration Apprenticeship became available to me I felt that this would be a good way for me to gain both valuable work experience and a recognised qualification. I was well supported in both my College work and work placement by the staff at Stephenson College, not only with

COMPUTING, BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION

Determination and a will to achieve

the practical but also my well-being, this enabled me to help others on the NVQ with me at my work placement. I would recommend the apprenticeship scheme to anyone, regardless of experience; all you need is motivation and a will to achieve.

Natalie Lafond Administration Level 2

Our

FIVE

Apprenticeships ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Administration Accounting Level 2 IT Users Level 2 Customer Service Level 2 SASE Property Services - Letting of Residential Level 2 Property Services - Sale of Residential Level 2 Advanced Apprenticeship Administration Advanced Apprenticeship IT Users Advanced Accounting Level 3 Advanced Apprentice Customer Service Level 3 (SASE)

Please see page 13 for more details

Higher Education ■ ■ ■

Computing & Systems Development HNC & HND Computing HNC-HND Conversion Foundation Degree in Business

Short courses (less than 18 weeks)

point

check system will help you decide if this course is for you: 1

Are you fascinated with how technology is changing our lives?

2 Have you the willingness to learn? 3 Are you self motivated and well organised? 4 Do you have a good imagination and an open mind? 5 Do you thrive in a challenging and everchanging environment?

Computer Accounts Level 2 & 3 TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

17


GRAND DESIGNS Construction, Building Services & Gas Are you technically minded and good with your hands? Would you like to develop a trade skill giving you a satisfying and rewarding job in the construction industry?

Building the future Areas within the East Midlands are seeing substantial investment taking place, creating opportunities and stimulating a demand for skilled and qualified people. If you have an interest in problem solving, you are creative and have good communication skills then you may want to consider a career in construction management or civil engineering.

?

Want to know more? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

Full-time Courses ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Entry Requirements Level 1: Selection by interview and commitment and willingness to learn Level 2: Need to complete a Level 1 or GCSEs (D) Level 3: Need to complete a Level 2 in a similar vocational area Level 4: Need to complete a Level 3 in a similar vocational area

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Access to Building Services Level 1 & 2 Entry to Construction Award Entry to Brickwork & Wet Trades Award Building Crafts Construction Certificate Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery Construction Diploma Level 1 NAPIT Plumbing Certificate Level 1 Brick Construction Diploma Level 1 & 2 Domestic Natural Gas Installation Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Bench Diploma Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Site Diploma Level 2 Maintenance Operations Construction Diploma Level 2 NAPIT Electrical Installations Level 2 Certificate Plumbing Certificate Level 2 Plumbing Certificate Level 3 Brick Construction Diploma Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery Site Diploma Level 3 Construction Extended Diploma Level 3 Painting & Decorating Construction Diploma Level 1, 2 & 3

R

Part-time (usually 3 ■ ■ ■

■ ■

Building Cr Building Cr Building Cr Fittings Le Building Cr Constructio

The College offers a wide range of Gas (Commercial and Domestic) and Oil tr competitive rates. For more information please call 01530 278626 or visit ww 18

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING SERVICES & GAS

Apprenticeships ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Decorative Occupations Fitted Interiors General Construction Maintenance Operations Plumbing Trowel Occupations Wood Occupations Advanced Apprenticeship Plumbing Advanced Apprenticeship Trowel Occupations Advanced Apprenticeship Wood Occupations

Higher Education ■ ■ ■ ■

Building Studies HNC Construction HNC-HND Conversion Civil Engineering HNC Foundation Degree in Construction Management

Short Courses (less than 18 weeks) Renewables ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Air Source Heat Pumps Biomass Heat Pumps Air & Ground Legionella Disinfection Legionella Risk Assessment Photovoltaic Awareness Photovoltaic Level 3 Rain & Gray Water Harvesting Renewables Awareness Solar-Domestic Hot Water Underfloor Heating

Short courses (Donington Park Centre) ■

eplace pic

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

e Courses 36 weeks)

■ ■ ■

rafts Construction Level 1 rafts Finishing Level 1 rafts Fixtures & vel 1 rafts Materials Level 1 on Diploma Level 3

■ ■ ■ ■

raining courses at very ww.train4gas.co.uk TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

■ ■ ■

A09a Forward Tipping Dumper Practical Test 58A Excavator 360° below 10 Tonne Tracked A59a Excavator 360° - above 10 Tonne Tracked A31 Ride-on-Roller Practical Test A17c Telescopic Handler - all except Slew A09a Forward Tipping Dumper (Resit) A58a Excavator 360 - 10 tonnes (Resit) A31 Ride-on-Roller (Resit) A17c Telescopic Handler - (Resit) A59a Excavator 360 over 10 tonnes Initial Assessment Construction Plant A31 Ride-on-Roller (Training Only) A31 Initial Assessment Ride on Roller A09 Initial Assessment Forward Tipping A58a Initial Assessment Excavator 360 <10 tonnes A17 Initial Assessment Telescopic Handler A56 Initial Assessment Construction Plant A59a Initial Assessment Construction Plant

FREEPOST LE6547

Our

FOUR

point

check system will help you decide if this course is for you: 1

Do you want a job that gives you satisfaction and provides excellent career prospects?

2 Do you like working with your hands? 3 Do you want to work outdoors? 4 Are you practically minded and good at problem solving?

19


CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE Early Years and Children’s Care Are you ready to join a dynamic and vitally important sector that needs high quality staff at all levels? A career in early years is rewarding, enjoyable and profoundly important. Most people who work in the sector love their jobs and look forward to going to work every day. Not only do you get to enjoy playing and having fun with children but you are also helping them to develop and learn. Children will use some of the skills they learn with you, such as how to get on with other children, for the rest of their lives. There are many different roles in the early years sector with opportunities for everyone to start a career, whether you want to work full or part time and in a range of roles. If you are interested in management, you could end up being your own boss, running your own nursery, with responsibility for staff, budgets and building effective relationships with parents. As you progress your early years career you could aspire to become an early years professional, combining both high level practitioner skills and leadership in a variety of settings.

?

Want to know more? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk 20

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

Some of the work you might expect to be involved in when working in early years will include: ■ ■ ■

■ ■

Encouraging children to develop social skills and discover more about the world through play. Helping children to develop number and language skills through activities like counting games and storytelling. Feeding, bathing and dressing babies and youngest children, changing nappies and preparing bottles or baby food. Ensuring appropriate health and safety and child protection requirements are met. Working with and supporting parents and other family members to improve their child’s development.

If you have passion, enthusiasm, and enjoy working with very young children then this could be the career for you. STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE Part-time Courses (usually 36 weeks) ■ ■ ■

■ ■

Certificate in Teaching (CTLLS) Train the Trainer Working Together-Supporting Child Literacy Level 1 & 2 Working Together-Supporting Child Numeracy Level 1 & 2 Childcare & Education Diploma Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning Certifcate Level 2 & 3 Specialist Support Teaching & Learning in Schools Diploma Level 3 Children & Young Peoples Workforce Diploma Level 3

Full-time Courses ■

Our

FIVE

Apprenticeships point

check system will help you decide if this course is for you: 1

Entry Requirements Foundation Level: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn. Level 2: 5 GCSEs (D). Level 3: 5 GCSEs (C+) must include Maths and English. Foundation Degree: Relevant Level 3, part time only (must be employed in a childcare setting).

TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

Caring for Children Foundation Certificate Level 1 ■ Childcare & Education ✑ Diploma Level 2 & 3

Are you healthy and energetic?

2 Do you have a kind and caring nature? 3 Are you able to value all people as individuals? 4 Can you communicate well?

■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Animal Care Children’s Care Horse Care Teaching Assistants Level 2 Advanced Apprenticeship Children’s Care Advanced Apprenticeship Teaching Assistants Level 3

Higher Education ■

Children & Young People Foundation Degree

Short Courses (less than 3 days) ■

Food Hygiene

5 Are you well organised?

21


TURNING IDEAS INTO REALITY Engineering Engineers work in a variety of business environments and solve all sorts of complex problems every day. So what kind of a person makes a good engineer? They must be creative and have good problem solving skills. They must have a good understanding of mathematics and science, computers and developing technology. Since almost all engineering projects involve teamwork, team members will need good communication skills and leadership qualities. They must be aware of the environmental impact of their work, as well as the needs and desires of the public. Finally, engineers need a good understanding of business practices, finance, and management. Do you like solving technical problems? Are you good at science and maths? If so you might consider becoming an engineer.

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

22

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

What about becoming an electrical engineer? The world today would not be able to function without electricity, so the demand for electrical engineers is constantly on the rise. Electrical engineers design and develop a wide variety of electrical systems and products; these range from large scale factories down to household goods and appliances. Electrical engineers work with transformers, circuits, electrical parts and wiring to create products that rely on electricity to function. They are often given project specifications from their employers to which they have to work, usually in a team with other engineers and related people. They have many roles within projects, including creators, planners, designers and managers. They are involved with projects from start to finish and oversee every part of the process. As an engineer you might be involved in building prototypes, supervising construction plans, designing and drawing electrical systems, selecting appropriate materials, developing maintenance schedules and identifying and monitoring milestones along the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development. STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

â&#x2013; 

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


ENGINEERING

Achieving this course has not only helped me gain a higher level of qualification which in turn will give me a career enhancement, but

Our

just as important, it has given me more self

FIVE

confidence and being part of a team all with the same goal to move forward in life with a positive outlook. Mathew Pioli Diploma student

point

check system will help you decide if this course is for you: 1

Do you have a passion for engineering?

2 Are you good with your hands? 3 Do you like seeing how things work? 4 Are you willing to learn? 5 Do you have an inquisitive mind?

Entry Requirements Level 1: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn. Level 2: Selection by interview, completion of Level 1 or GCSEs (A - C). Level 3: Selection by interview, completion of Level 2 or GCSEs (A - C). Level 4: A levels or Level 3 vocational qualification. Level 5: Level 3 or 4 qualification or extensive industrial knowledge.

Part-time Courses (usually 36 weeks) ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

■ ■

Electrical Safety Awareness Mechanical Engineering Operations Certifcate Level 1 Electrical Installation (Electro Tech) Level 2 Certificate Electrical Installation (Electro Tech) Level 3 Certificate Engineering & Technical Advanced Diploma Level 3 Fundamental Inspection Testing & Initial Verification Level 3 Peforming Engineering Operations Welding NVQ Diploma Level 2

■ ■ ■ ■

■ ■

FREEPOST LE6547

Electrical Engineering HNC Electrical Engineering HNC-HND Conversion

Short Courses (less than 18 weeks) ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

■ ■

■ ■ ■ ■

TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

Engineering (Maintenance) Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering (Mechanical) Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering (Maintenance) Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering (Electrical)

Higher Education

Electrical Inspection (Electro Technical) Level 2 Certificate NAPIT Electrical Installation (Electro Technical) Level 2 Certificate

Engineering & Technology Certificate Level 2 Engineering & Technical Advanced Diploma Level 3

Apprenticeships

Full-time Courses ■

Abrasive Wheels Regulations Engineering Upskilling - Welding BS4872 Welding Approval Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate Level 2 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Update Level 3 (intensive course) 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Intensive Level 3 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Level 3, 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Resit ATA Diagnostics Level 3 (2 Day) Electrical Inspection, Test & Design Level 3 Electrical Inspection Test (Resit) Level 3 Electrical Inspection Test & Design Level 3 Portable Appliance Testing Level 3 23


BE INSPIRED! Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies Customer care skills and creativity will take you a long way in this exciting and dynamic industry. You could own your own business, work in salons, health clubs, spas, hotels or even on a cruise liner. Thanks to our experienced staff, Stephenson College has a strong tradition of training high-quality Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapy professionals. The College has excellent facilities that support the training needs of hundreds of students every year. The Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapy section works with a number of exclusive clients in Leicester and the surrounding areas. The facilities at Stephenson College are superb. There is a large, well equipped specialist hairdressing salon, two fully equipped beauty treatment rooms and a nail studio. The Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapy facilities are managed on a commercial basis and open to the public.

?

Want to know more? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

24

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

For those specialising in Hairdressing, the practical skills and techniques covered will include; cutting, colouring, perming, styling and dressing short and long hair, team building and reception skills. Beauty Therapy involves a wide range of skills that include; manicure, pedicure, skincare, make-up, body massage and massage with the use of electrical equipment. Complementary Therapy involves body massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and other holistic treatments in addition to completing a number of case studies. All the courses include the study of background theory and business skills. STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

â&#x2013; 

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


Foundation Level: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn. Level 2: Dependant on GCSE and initial assessment results. Level 2: Level 3 or relevant work experience.

Part-time Courses (usually 36 weeks) ■

■ ■

Health & Safety in the Salon Award Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2 & 3 Hairdressing (Womens) Diploma Level 2 & 3 Hairdressing NVQ Diploma Level 2 & 3 Indian Head Massage Award Level 3 Massage Using Pre-Blended Oils Award Level 3

HAIR, BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Entry Requirements

Full-time Courses ■

Hair & Beauty Foundation Diploma Level 1 ■ Hairdressing NVQ Diploma Level 2 ■ Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2 & 3 ■ Hairdressing (Womens) Diploma Level 2 & 3 ■ Complementary & Alternative Therapy Diploma Level 3

Apprenticeships ■ ■

Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapy students achieve good results at Stephenson College with achievement rates above national benchmarks. Students also have the opportunity to undertake work experience and the College has e xcellent links with employers such as Steiner Cruise Lines, Champney Springs Health Resort and Ragdale Hall. This year the College’s Hairdressing Salon was chosen to host a national skills competition; this event determined which young people would represent Team UK in the World Skills Finals to be held in London in October 2011. This is the skills equivalent of the Olympic Games. In addition to the UK competitors there was also a team from China taking part. The event attracted hundreds of visitors to the College and really did place the salon’s facilities at centre stage.

TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

Beauty Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship Beauty Advanced Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Short Courses (less than 18 weeks) ■ ■ ■

■ ■

Auricular Therapy Fake Tanning Massage Advanced Techniques Workshop (1 Day) Cutting Mens Hair Award Level 2 Health & Safety in the Salon Award Level 2

25


A CAREER IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Health & Social Care It is hard work, demanding and challenging. It is also rewarding, satisfying and very worthwhile. The health and social care sector is always looking for people, who are good communicators, compassionate and patient. You will need to have a positive attitude, be keen to learn, have a keen interest in people and be able to keep cool under pressure. There are excellent training opportunities available, leading to recognised qualifications and career progression. This is a career opportunity that will make a real difference to people’s lives. There are many working environments available to suit your preference and circumstances offering a range of opportunities and a real future. ‘A career where every day is different and job satisfaction is guaranteed’.

?

Want to know more? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk 26

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

If all this is you - then a career in health and social care may be just what you’re looking for. There is a huge range of jobs open to you, many offering flexible hours that might suit you better than the conventional nine to five. You could also choose to work part time. However you choose to work you will be doing a job that is varied and worthwhile. There are entry routes available for people of all ages and all levels of experience. Entrants to the workforce include those starting work for the first time, those returning to work after a break and those looking for a change of career. The most important qualities you need are an interest in people and a respect for what makes them special.

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Part-time Courses (usually 36 weeks) ■

Leadership for Health & Social Care Diploma Level 5

Full-time Courses ■

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Access Progression Diploma Level 2 Health & Social Care Diploma Level 2 Access to Higher Education Level 3 Access to Nursing & Health Level 3 Access to Teaching Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma Level 2 Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 Health & Social Care Subsidiary Diploma Level 3

Distance Learning ■

■ ■

Our Entry Requirements Foundation Level: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn. Level 2: Selection by interview, completion of Level 1 or GCSEs. Level 3: Selection by interview, completion of Level 2 or 4 subject appropriate GCSEs. Level 4/5: Selection by interview, completion of Level 3/4, or A Levels.

?

Want to know more? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

FOUR

point

check system will help you decide if this course is for you: 1

Are you compassionate and think you could care?

2 Are you a good listener? 3 Are you prepared to work long hours in challenging environments? 4 Are you a good communicator and work well under pressure?

Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection Dementia Care Award Level 2 Handling Medicines Safely Certificate Level 2 ■ Nutrition & Health Certificate Level 2 ■ Occupational Health & Safety Level 2 ■ Palliative Care Certificate Level 3

Apprenticeships ■ ■

Health & Social Care Level 2 Advanced Apprenticeship Care

Higher Education ■

Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies

Short Courses (up to 3 days) ■

■ ■ ■

Automated External Defibrillation Appointed First Aider First Aid at Work First Aid Refresher 27


DO YOU LOVE CARS, TRUCKS AND ENGINES? Motor Vehicle Are you fascinated with engines, do you like tinkering, doing things with your hands and solving problems. Well you can follow your dream and work within the motor vehicle profession, but first you will need to get qualified, then you could become a vehicle technician and have a secure and stimulating career. You will need to have good communications skills to access technical information from shop manuals or computers. You will have to be able to deal effectively with customers and workmates and write work orders and reports. Many technicians love the day-today challenge of repairing motor vehicles and have good careers, others branch out. They may become service managers or service engineers, race team pit crew members or automotive writers. If you have a flair for business you may eventually want to enter motor vehicle management. Whatever your path, the motor vehicle service and repair industry is broad enough to make your dreams come true.

28

Entry Requirements

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

Level 1: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn. Level 2: Selection by interview, completion of Level 1 or GCSEs A - C. Level 3: Selection by interview, completion of Level 2 or GCSEs A - C. Level 4: A levels or Level 3 vocational qualification. Level 5: Level 3 or 4 qualification or extensive industrial knowledge.

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

â&#x2013; 

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

MOTOR VEHICLE

?

Want to know more?

Full-time Courses ■ ■

■ ■

Entry to Motor Vehicle Award Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Award Level 1 ) Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Award Level 1 Mechanical Engineering Operations Certificate Level 1 Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Certificate Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 Diploma Motor Vehicle First Diploma Level 2 Motor Vehicle National Diploma Level 3

Apprenticeships ■ ■ ■ ■

■ ■

Motor Vehicle Motor Vehicle Parts Warehousing & Storage Advanced Apprenticeship Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship Motor Parts Advanced Apprenticeship Motor Vehicle

Higher Education ■

Our

FIVE

point check system will help you decide if this course is for you: 1

Are you fascinated with how technology is changing our lives?

2 Have you the willingness to learn? 3 Are you self motivated and well organised? 4 Do you have a good imagination and an open mind? 5 Do you thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment?

TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

Automotive Engineering HNC/HND Vehicle Operations HNC

Short Courses (less than 18 weeks) ■ ■

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

ATA Refrigerant Handler IRTEC (Training & Assessment) SOE MIDAS Mini Bus Training Fork Lift Truck Training 1 day Fork Lift Truck Training 3 days Fork Lift Truck Training 5 days Motor Vehicle Driver (CPC) Safe Handling of Refrigerants Level 1 Safe Handling of Refrigerants Level 2

29


NEW DIRECTIONS FOR LIFE AND WORK Skills for Employment & Life These programmes are for young people who may have a range of mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities or those who are unsure about which direction to take for the future and need additional support. During the course students will focus on personal and social development as well as enhancing employability skills.

Skills for Work The Skills for Work programme offers career options e.g. horticulture, catering, brickwork, woodwork, childcare, hair & beauty, art, office skills, painting & decorating and motor vehicle as well as life skills and work experience.

Step Forward (Independent Living Skills) This programme has been designed to meet the needs of people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The range of difficulties may include learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties but with reasonable social skills, to those who may find it difficult to cope with some social situations.

?

Want to know more? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk 30

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

â&#x2013; 

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


Foundation: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn.

Part-time Courses ■ ■ ■

Adult Literacy Entry Level 1,2 & 3 Adult Literacy Level 1, 2 & 3 Adult Numeracy Level 1 & 2

SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT & LIFE

Entry Requirements

Full-time Courses ■

Diploma in Personal Progression Entry Level 1-3 Employability & Personal & Social Development Skills Entry Level Level 2

Our

FIVE

point check system will help you decide if this course is for you: 1

Do you want to become more confident and independent?

2 Would you like to improve your English and Maths? 3 Do you need to learn new skills to get a job? 4 Would you like to experience various learning opportunities? 5 Are you interested in work experience or community involvement?

TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

31


THE WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Travel & Tourism The world at your fingertips If you are looking for a varied and dynamic career that includes travelling and working with people, a career in the Travel & Tourism industry really does offer the world at your fingertips

Travel & Tourism The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the most exciting and vibrant in the world. You could be helping someone find their dream holiday, travelling the world as a cabin crew member, helping people party in sunny locations as a holiday rep, or progressing through the ranks as a top manager. Our courses also equip you with the skills and confidence to pursue a career in many other fields should you discover that travel and tourism isn’t necessarily for you. Our courses are vocational and practical in nature, so when you move into your career you will feel like you are well prepared and comfortable to meet the challenges you will face. There are many different job options you can choose from including; Ground Handling, Cabin Crew, Travel Agency, Tour Guide, Hotel and Restaurant work, Conference and Banqueting and overseas Travel Rep.

?

Want to know more? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

32

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

Professional links We have enthusiastic and experienced teachers who will be able to pass on their experience of the industry. Our department also has excellent links with world class companies that include; Birmingham and East Midlands Airports, bmi baby, Co-operative and Thomson’s Travel Agents, Premier Inns, local Tourist Boards, Snibston Discovery Park and Conkers. Whatever your aims at home, overseas, or in the sky, you will give yourself a flying start with our Travel and Tourism courses. STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


Foundation Level: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn. Level 2: 5 GCSEs D-G Level 3: 5 GCSEs (C and above) must include Maths or English.

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Entry Requirements

Full-time Courses ■ ■

Travel & Tourism Diploma Level 2 Travel & Tourism Extended Diploma Level 3

Our

FIVE

the skills that I gained during

point check system will help you decide if this course is for you:

my course helped me in my

1

I feel that the course helped me when applying for my job and

interview. My tutors were very supportive when I was applying for jobs and I feel that their support was a major factor

when gaining employment.

Emily Gamble Travel & Tourism National Diploma TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

Are you enthusiastic?

2 Could you work in challenging conditions and think on your feet? 3 Are you prepared to work long hours in a variety of climates? 4 Do you think you can sell? 5 Are you hard working and committed?

33


GOING FOR GOLD Sport & Uniformed Services With the 2012 London Olympic Games almost upon us, the interest in careers in sport and leisure has never been higher.

A sporty number Are you interested in working in health and fitness, or the sports coaching or development industries? Then now is the time to decide which the best courses are to prepare you for your future career. Whilst you are a Sport student at Stephenson College you will have the opportunity to represent the College competitively in various sports, take the ‘Step into Sport’ programme and have the option to become First Aid trained.

Looking good in uniform Perhaps you are adventurous, interested in contributing to society and looking to enter an exciting and rewarding career? Then a Uniformed Services course is definitely the answer. These courses are great for anyone interested in joining the Police, Fire, Prison, Security and Ambulance Services, the Armed Forces, HM Revenue and Customs and Community Service Organisations. As a student on this course you will take part in many field trips including visits to the Royal Marines at Lympstone. There will also be an opportunity to represent the college at skills competitions across the UK.

?

Want to know more? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk 34

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220

services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk


SPORT AND UNIFORMED SERVICES

I started my Sport and Leisure course after leaving King Edward VII Community College. I have benefitted from my current qualification by being more confident. I enjoy working as part of a team and have learnt a lot about all the different aspects of sport. I would like to carry on and achieve a higher level qualification.

Brandon Fletcher Sport and Leisure Introductory Diploma

Entry Requirements Foundation: Selection by interview, commitment and willingness to learn. Level 2: 4 GCSEs (D) must include English. Level 3: 5 GCSEs (C+) must include English.

Full-time Courses ■

■ ■ ■ ■ ■

■ ■

Sport & Active Leisure Diploma Level 1 Sport Diploma Level 2 Sport Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 Sport Extended Diploma Level 3 Uniform Services Diploma Level 2 Uniform Services Extended Diploma Level 3 Uniform Services Diploma Level 3 Uniform Services Subsidiary Diploma Level 3

Higher Education ■

Sport Higher National Certificate

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk TEXT COURSEINFO 88020

FREEPOST LE6547

35


Everyone is Equal At Stephenson College we will provide appropriate opportunities for everyone to maximise their potential regardless of background, circumstances, faith, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities and promote a supportive environment free from discrimination.

Get in touch today

STUDENT SERVICES 01530 836136 ext 220 services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk TEXT COURSEINFO 88020 FREEPOST LE6547

?

Want to know more about course information and prices? Visit our website www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk

STEPHENSON COLLEGE Thornborough Road Coalville Leicestershire LE67 3TN 01530 836136 www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk


Stephenson College - Your College of Choice - Aug 2011