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WELCOME TO STEPHENSON COLLEGE CONTENTS LEADING BY EXAMPLE

COURSES 03

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

WELCOME FROM THE COLLEGE PRINCIPAL 14

STEPHENSON - YOUR COLLEGE OF CHOICE

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ANIMAL & HORSE CARE 18

THE SKILLS SHOW

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HELP IS NEVER FAR AWAY

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

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OPEN EVENINGS

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COMPUTING, BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION 26

TERM TIMES

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FULL-TIME COURSES

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STUDY PROGRAMMES

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APPRENTICESHIPS

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HOW TO APPLY

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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, 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.

CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING TRADES

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ENGINEERING

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HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY THERAPY

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

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MOTOR VEHICLE

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We are proud of Stephenson College.

SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT & LIFE

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We hope that you will be a part of our future and that we may be a part of yours.

SPORT

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UNIFORMED SERVICES 68

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We at Stephenson College are pleased to provide our Full-Time Prospectus for you containing information relating to the wide variety of high quality courses we deliver.

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I’VE ACHIEVED SO MANY THINGS “ I have been attending Stephenson College for two years and have achieved so many things in my learning. Right now I am waiting to get a place at university. All this is because of everyone at Stephenson College.

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE

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

” ESTHER MANYEZA Access to HE

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL

COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS

CANCELLATION OF COURSES

This magazine is also available in large print and Braille on request. Translation services are available via our website. Please contact Student Services on 01530 836136 ext 220.

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 and in a safe, secure environment.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure this prospectus 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.

At Stephenson College you can progress from Entry Level through to University Level qualifications. Whatever your aspirations we will help you succeed.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR COALVILLE AND NOTTINGHAM CAMPUSES? Further information on courses, prices and how to apply is available on our website. Full directional maps for both campuses are also available to download at

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Campus Key Courses available at Coalville Campus

Courses available at Nottingham Campus

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STEPHENSON - YOUR COLLEGE OF CHOICE Just think about it…after deciding what course you want to take you are only an interview away from experiencing one of the most innovative and unique learning experiences available.

Starting at Stephenson College is only the beginning… we will be there to support you every step of the way

“ As a student with us you will learn in modern classrooms, with the most up to date technology available and in workshops that are all industry standard.

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Careers advice and counselling are both available should you need any help. The College has friendly and experienced student councillors who are here to talk over any problems or concerns you may have in strict confidence.

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We’re committed to your future Stephenson College is an Official Sponsor of the Skills Show for the next three years. The Skills Show takes place at the NEC Birmingham 15th - 17th November and is the biggest Skills and Careers event in the UK. Stephenson College is delighted to be an Official Sponsor of the Skills Show as we see this as a great opportunity to highlight and celebrate what further education has to offer and to showcase vocational opportunities for young people.

Our Sports students will be taking part in an ‘Emergency First Aid’ scenario that will be presented on each day of the show. Stephenson College is the East Midlands Hub of the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies and our Building Services students will be helping to construct an ECO house to demonstrate their skills.

Stephenson College is heavily involved in the Skills Show and will be taking part in a range of activities during the event. Our College is represented in the ‘Further Education Feature’ by Hair & Beauty and Painting & Decorating students and staff who will be encouraging visitors to ‘have a go’ at various activities.

Vocational education plays an essential part in the efficiency and competitiveness of our industries and is fundamental to the success of the economy. The Skills Show will promote and reinforce the importance of vocational education to a wide audience on a national stage.

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HELP IS NEVER FAR AWAY From money matters to career advice, we are here to help. We pride ourselves on equality for everyone and offer much more than just a place to learn.

HELP WITH COURSE FEES

THE 16-19 BURSARY FUND

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, although concessions may apply. Arrangements for flexible payments are also available dependent on your course fee.

This is a scheme to help young people facing financial hardship to stay in Full-Time education.

You may also be able to get help from the College’s Discretionary Learner Support Fund for travel costs or equipment etc.

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 independently in receipt of Income Support

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

• 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.

• Mild Learning Difficulties • Physical Difficulties

CHILDCARE

• Specific Learning Difficulties

If you are eligible and aged 20+ there is also support available towards childcare costs. For more information on financial support contact Student Services, (ext 219) for confidential and sympathetic advice and guidance.

e.g. Dyslexia If you would like further information about support for additional needs you can go to Student Services or contact Chris Ison (Learning Support Coordinator) on (01530) 836136 ext 198. If coming to College means extra cost to you, we may be able to help. 06

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If you are under 20 years old you can also apply for help by visiting www.direct.gov.uk followed by searching ‘Care to Learn’.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES The College has a Student Engagement Officer, Student Recreation Officer and Gym Manager who organise a wide range of activities and events at the College.

STUDENT UNION You can join the Student Union (NUS) to benefit from discounts in shops, leisure centres, cinemas and nightclubs, but please note there is a charge. NUS Cards are available from Student Services or by visiting www.nus.org.uk

WHAT IS A FULL LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATION? This could include: • 5 GCSEs grades C and above or • A BTEC First Diploma or NVQ equivalent.

WHAT IS A FULL LEVEL 3 QUALIFICATION? This could include: • 2 A Levels or • A BTEC National Diploma or Certificate or • An NVQ 3 or equivalent

N FEES FREE TUITIO If you are under 25 or unemployed courses could be free of charge depending on your previous qualifications and personal circumstances. To find out if you are eligible please contact Student Services on (01530) 836136 ext 220.


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COME & SEE US... Come along and visit our great College at both Coalville and Nottingham Campus sites. You can talk to staff and students about what life is really like at one of the best Colleges around.

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AUTUMN TERM 2013

AUTUMN TERM 2013

2 September 20 December

2 September 20 December

Half Term

Half Term

21 - 25 October

21 - 25 October

SPRING TERM 2014

SPRING TERM 2014

Open Evenings

6 January - 11 April

6 January - 4 April

Half Term

Half Term

3.00pm - 7.00pm

17 - 21 February

17 - 21 February

SUMMER TERM 2014

SUMMER TERM 2014

28 April – 27 June

22 April – 23 July

Half Term

Half Term

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26 May – 30 May

MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY

MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY

Mon 5 May 2014

Mon 5 May 2014

Coalville Campus Tues 20 Nov 2012 Wed 6 Feb 2013 Tues 12 Mar 2013 Tues 21 May 2013 Wed 20 Nov 2013 Nottingham Campus Wed 30 Jan 2013 Wed 22 May 2013 Wed 28 Aug 2013 Wed 16 Oct 2013

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Full-time Courses The College offers a range of A-Level equivalent courses that are both theoretical and hands-on.

ATTENDING COLLEGE AND WORKING PART-TIME

KEEPING SAFE

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

Keeping safe and being made aware of the issues that affect young people 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 to demonstrate 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.

FREE COURSES FOR 16 - 18 YEAR OLDS All full-time courses at Stephenson College are free if you are aged between 16-18. If you are 19+ the fee is currently £598, but is subject to an annual review.

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TRAVEL? HELP WITH The College heavily subsidises student bus passes for all 16 - 18 year olds. Terms and conditions will apply, for further information please call 01530 836136 ext 220 0115 9557670


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The introduction of Study Programmes Studying at college for 16-19 year olds (16-24 if you have a learning disability) is changing from September 2013. Studying at college for 16-19 year olds (16-24 if you have a learning disability) is changing from September 2013. Courses in colleges across the country are being re-designed to make sure you get the qualifications and skills to help you be successful in the future.

Don’t worry if you’ve missed out on the all important Grade Cs in your English or Maths GCSEs before coming to college. You will be entitled to a learning programme that keeps building up your skills and confidence to make a success of these subjects. The support you get will enable you to take the GCSEs again when you are ready, with the opportunity to get functional skills qualifications as well.

Whether your plans after college are to get a job or to go onto University, you will follow a programme that includes a main qualification along with great personal support and work experience that fits in with your course and career aims.

At Stephenson College we are planning for these changes now. So when you come to talk to us about your options for September 2013, we can discuss exactly what your study programme will look like.

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Higher Education on your doorstep

The College also offers a wide range of University Level Higher Education courses. To find out more, please visit our website or call the Higher Education Advisor on 01530 519020

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APPRENTICESHIPS Apprentices really are the future for employers - just ask Lord Sugar. You’ve seen them on the TV, well now is your chance to become one. 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 £106 per week or £2.65 per hour pro-rata with no student debts!

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 focused 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.

With this great foundation to build on, you will have a wide range of options available to you in the future.

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.

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GREAT PEOPLE “ My time at Stephenson College has been great so far, great college, great people! ” BEN LOVEGROVE Apprentice Cummins UK

GREAT PEOPLE “ My experience as a Business Administration Apprentice with Stephenson College and Nottingham City Council was an extremely enjoyable and successful one. During this time I found the staff very helpful and supportive. I have no doubt that I would not have got my current job if I had not completed my Apprenticeship with Stephenson College.

The following Apprenticeships are available at both Coalville and Nottingham Campus sites Accounting, Animal Care, Brickwork, Business & Administration, Carpentry & Joinery, Child Care, Customer Service, Electrical Installation, Construction (General), Health & Social Care, Horse Care, IT Users, Maintenance Operations, Management, Painting & Decorating, Plumbing, Property Services (Letting of Residential), Property Services (Sale of Residential), Teaching Assistants, Team Leading, Warehousing & Storage.

The following Apprenticeships are only available at the Coalville Campus Beauty, Construction (Contract Operations), Engineering, Fitted Interiors, Hairdressing, Motor Vehicle (various).

WHAT’S NEXT? Call the Apprenticeship Helpline on (01530) 519001.

” JONATHAN MASON Business Administration Apprentice

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THE RIGHT CHOICE AT THE RIGHT TIME Don’t delay, book your place on a course today as they are very popular and fill up fast.

HOW AND WHEN DO I APPLY FOR A PLACE? You can complete the online application form or alternatively contact Student Services on (01530) 835136 ext 220 or email services@stephensoncoll.ac.uk and they will send you a copy.

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HOW WILL I KNOW IF THE COURSE IS FOR ME? 1. After receiving your application we will invite you to an informal interview. Here you will have the chance to find out about your chosen course and the College. 2. Please bring your record of achievement. 3. Following your interview you will receive a letter offering you a place on an appropriate course.

4. Please let us know if you are taking the place. 5. If the offer is conditional it is likely that you will be asked to provide details of your examination results. 6. If you have not received the results you expected, you may need to choose an alternative course. 7. Don’t worry, we are here to help.


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DETERMINATION AND A WILL TO ACHIEVE “

When the NVQ Administration Apprenticeship became available I felt this would be a good way to gain valuable work experience and a recognised qualification. I was well supported with College work and my work placement by the staff at Stephenson College. This enabled me to help others on the NVQ at my work placement. I would recommend the Apprenticeship scheme to anyone.

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Access to Higher Education Are you a mature person wanting to get back into education? Then we are here to help.

Many people miss out the first time around when it comes to getting the qualifications needed for a well-paid and interesting job. If this sounds like you, then our Access and Progression Diploma courses could offer the perfect solution. Successful students go to university with all the skills and experience needed to work towards careers in everything from teaching to journalism to social work. With hard work and commitment, it’s never too late to start again!

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AMAZING LEARNING JOURNEY “ The Access course at Stephenson College has been an invaluable experience for me as it has opened the door to a nursing career that seemed so out of reach just a couple of years ago. The tutors have found the perfect balance with their subjects, helping to provide a solid foundation that universities recognise they can build upon. I cannot recommend the college and the Access Team enough. I was dubious about starting as a mature student, but the last year has been an amazing learning journey! ” TRISH QUENBY Access to Nursing and Health

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PROGRESSION DIPLOMA Course Level 2 The course is designed for mature students (over 19 years old) who are returning to education and is intended to build the skills and confidence required to enable you to move onto a range of Level 3 programmes. What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no entry requirements other than an interest in the course and the opportunities that it offers, coupled with a reasonable standard of written English. Students will be interviewed prior to joining the course. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? All students will study the following subjects; Maths, English, IT, Personal Development Studies, Business Studies, Individual Research Project, Sociology and Psychology. How will I learn? Students learn in a number of ways and engage in a wide variety of activities, from traditional class discussions to up-to-the-minute interactive technologies. There are opportunities for individual and group work, and as mature learners Progression Diploma students are encouraged to express and debate their thoughts and opinions on the topics under consideration. Lively guest speakers are regularly invited in to give learners insights into a range of potential careers and opportunities. How will I be assessed? The course is continuously assessed by regular assignments and time constrained tests. You will experience a variety of assessment methods during your time on the course, such as essays, reports, presentations and observed discussions. What materials and equipment will I need? You will need a large lever arch folder for your main portfolio, plus separate folders for each individual subject you are studying. You will also need the usual stationery (pens, pencils, rulers etc) and A4 lined paper/notepads for taking notes. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to? You could progress onto one of the following Level 3 Access courses: • Higher Education • Nursing & Health • Teaching

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Access to Higher Education

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION Course Level 3 The Access to HE course is a QAA approved full-time course designed for mature students (over 19 years old). It is particularly suitable for people who have been out of education for some time and need to develop or rediscover their confidence and academic skills. What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no entry requirements other than an interest in the course and the opportunities that it offers, coupled with a good standard of written English and reading comprehension. Students will be required to attend a group information/selection evening prior to joining the course. Students will be expected to demonstrate substantial experience of life outside of formal education as well as genuine commitment to this very intense course of study. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? All students will study the following subjects; Study Skills, Psychology, Sociology and English Literature. Students with relevant previous qualifications (e.g. a GCSE in English taken within the last 5 years) might be able to transfer these over. How will I learn? Students learn in a number of ways and engage in a wide variety of activities, from traditional class discussions to up-to-the-minute interactive technologies. There are opportunities for individual and group work, and as mature learners Access students are encouraged to express and debate their thoughts and opinions on the topics under consideration. Lively guest speakers are regularly invited in to give learners insights into a range of potential careers and opportunities.

The course is continuously assessed by regular assignments and time constrained tests. You will experience a variety of assessment methods during your time on the course, such as essays, reports, presentations and observed discussions. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need a large lever arch folder for your main portfolio, plus separate folders for each individual subject you are studying. You will also need the usual stationery (pens, pencils, rulers etc) and A4 lined paper/notepads for taking notes. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to? You could progress on o a wide variety of Degree courses, for example: • Social Work • English • Criminology

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Many of our full-time students go onto University.

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Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education

ACCESS TO NURSING & HEALTH

ACCESS TO TEACHING

Course Level 3

Course Level 3

The Access to Nursing and Health course is a QAA approved full-time course designed for mature students (over 19 years old). It is particularly suitable for people who have been out of education for some time and need to develop or rediscover their confidence and academic skills before progressing onto nurse or health training.

The Access to Teaching course is a QAA approved fulltime course designed for mature students (over 19 years old). It is particularly suitable for people who have been out of education for some time and need to develop or rediscover their confidence and academic skills before progressing onto a Teaching Degree.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

What qualifications or experience do I need?

There are no entry requirements other than an interest in the course and the opportunities that it offers, coupled with a good standard of written English and reading comprehension. Students will be required to attend a group information/selection evening prior to joining the course. Students will be expected to demonstrate substantial experience of life outside of formal education as well as genuine commitment to this very intense course of study.

There are no entry requirements other than an interest in the course and the opportunities that it offers, coupled with a good standard of written English and reading comprehension. Students will be required to attend a group information/selection evening prior to joining the course. Students will be expected to demonstrate substantial experience of life outside of formal education as well as genuine commitment to this very intense course of study.

How long is the course?

How long is the course?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

All students study the following subjects: Study Skills, Human Biology, Health Studies and Psychology. Students with relevant previous qualifications (e.g. a GCSE in Maths taken within the last 5 years) might be able to transfer these over.

You will cover a range of subjects that include; Study Skills, Psychology, Sociology and English Literature. Students with relevant previous qualifications (e.g. a GCSE in English taken within the last 5 years) might be able to transfer these over.

How will I learn?

How will I learn?

Students learn in a number of ways and engage in a wide variety of activities, from traditional class discussions to up-to-the-minute interactive technologies. There are opportunities for individual and group work, and as mature learners Access students are encouraged to express and debate their thoughts and opinions on the topics under consideration. Lively guest speakers are regularly invited in to give learners insights into a range of potential careers and opportunities.

Students learn in a number of ways and engage in a wide variety of activities, from traditional class discussions to up-to-the-minute interactive technologies. There are opportunities for individual and group work, and as mature learners Access students are encouraged to express and debate their thoughts and opinions on the topics under consideration. Lively guest speakers are regularly invited in to give learners insights into a range of potential careers and opportunities.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

The course is continuously assessed by regular assignments and time constrained tests. You will experience a variety of assessment methods during your time on the course, such as essays, reports, presentations and observed discussions.

The course is continuously assessed by regular assignments and time constrained tests. You will experience a variety of assessment methods during your time on the course, such as essays, reports, presentations and observed discussions.

What materials & equipment will I need?

What materials & equipment will I need?

You will need a large lever arch folder for your main portfolio, plus separate folders for each individual subject you are studying. You will also need the usual stationery (pens, pencils, rulers etc) and A4 lined paper/notepads for taking notes. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

You will need a large lever arch folder for your main portfolio, plus separate folders for each individual subject you are studying. You will also need the usual stationery (pens, pencils, rulers etc) and A4 notepads for taking notes. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Successful completion of the course will allow you to progress onto a range of training opportunities within the nursing and health professions, including: • Nursing Degree • Midwifery Degree

Successful completion of the course will allow you to progress onto a wide range of teacher training opportunities including: • Primary & Secondary Degrees • Specialist Degrees

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Animal & Horse Care If you enjoy the fun and excitement of animals and want to get more experience working with them, intro come along and find out more about this rewarding body copy area of work.

Working with animals is an increasingly popular career choice. Many people begin working with animals at an early age - they may instinctively have a desire to care for animals and for some, a hobby turns into a fulfilling career.

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DIPLOMA IN (WORK BASED) ANIMAL CARE SUPPORTIVE TUTORS AND LOADS OF OFFSITE ACTIVITIES “ I really enjoy my Animal Care course and I’ve learnt so much. The staff here are very friendly, polite and always make you feel welcome. Being here has helped me to further my education in animal care and steer me in the right direction. “ CERYS OWEN Animal Care Level 2

Course Level 1 This qualification is suitable for school leavers and adults. The animal and horse care industries are varied and offer employment opportunities in many different work places that include; animal sanctuaries, pet shops, boarding kennels, wildlife parks and charitable organisations e.g. the Blue Cross or the RSPCA. Candidates will be required to attend college and a suitable animal care placement e.g. boarding kennels. What qualifications or experience do I need? You will need commitment and a genuine interest in working with animals. You will also attend an interview and take an initial assessment. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; how to provide suitable animal accommodation, movement and handling of small animals, principles of dealing with feedstuffs for small animals, assisting with feeding. In addition to the above you will also be required to complete the following; functional skills (Numeracy, ICT & Literacy) and employment & self development skills. How will I learn? Through workshops, group sessions and tutorials. You will also get practical experience in a work place setting. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed and observed in the workplace and there is a test for each functional skill. What materials & equipment will I need? Equipment requirements will be discussed at your interview. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to? Successful completion of the course will allow you to progress onto : • Animal Care Apprenticeship • Level 2 qualifications

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Animal & Horse Care

DIPLOMA IN (WORK BASED) ANIMAL CARE

DIPLOMA IN (WORK BASED) HORSE CARE

Course Level 2

Course Level 2

The Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care is designed to enable you to learn the basic practical skills in animal care as well as the theoretical knowledge, to help you to pursue a career in the animal care industry.

This qualification has been developed by the equine industry to replace NVQ Level 2 in Horse Care, and has been developed from the Equine National Occupational Standards. This course is primarily for candidates aged 16 plus, also candidates over the age of 19, who may be looking to retrain at this level, or to improve entry into employment.

What qualifications or experience do I need? You will need 2 GCSEs at Grade D, GCSE English is desirable , or the Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care.

What qualifications or experience do I need? Entry requirements are four GCSEs at grade D or above, plus Grade C or above English Language or a Level 1 qualification.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

Course Length

What will I learn?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks, includes practical experience at the College equestrian facility.

The course offers an opportunity to learn through practical tasks and developing skills through handling and maintaining a variety of animals. Work experience will also be necessary.

What will I learn?

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; animal health and welfare, animal feeding, animal accommodation, animal behaviour, control and restraining animals, dog grooming, health and safety. There is also a choice of optional topics and the course will also include First Aid. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will you be assessed? Methods of observation will include; direct observation, professional discussion, oral questioning, written assignments, reflective accounts, witness evidence and projects. Industry related work experience will also take place in a variety of settings. What materials & equipment will I need? Equipment requirements will be discussed at your interview. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; cleaning and maintaining stables, providing feed and water to horses, carrying out routine care and monitoring the health and well being of horses, restraining horses using specified methods, monitoring and maintaining health and safety, maintaining and developing personal performance, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others. In addition you will complete one of the following pathways to gain the full qualification; horse care, breeding, or horse care with riding. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? Practical and theoretical sessions, both in the College and in the College’s horse care centre at Bestwood Park Nottingham. It is also hoped that you will undertake voluntary work in equestrian establishments to help further your knowledge. How will I be assessed? Assessment will be in the form of written assignments, practical assessments and knowledge and understanding questions. This will allow the candidate to demonstrate their skills and apply their knowledge through a range of work activities and tasks related to the care of horses. What materials & equipment will I need? Clothing would be general horse wear that learners on the course should have anyway, i.e. hat, gloves, boots, general stationary for work, no specific books, all information can be found on line and in Level 2 course books. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Successful completion of the course will allow you to progress onto : • Level 3 Diploma • Apprenticeship • Multiple Level 2 qualifications

Successful completion of the course will allow you to progress onto : • Level 3 course, or possibly secure employment as a groom in a variety of job roles in an equestrian establishment.

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Children & Young People Children are the future... so lead the way If you can relate well with children and can offer passion, enthusiasm and commitment, then a career in Early Years and Childcare would give you a sense of real satisfaction and achievement. With more nursery, childcare places and out-of-school clubs being made available each year, it’s never been a better time to work in Early Years and Childcare. Do you think you’ve got what it takes to enter into a career in this challenging yet rewarding area?

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Children & Young People CONTINUING MY EDUCATION “ Stephenson College is a great place to study. It has support in all areas of the college and my tutor helped me thoroughly throughout the course. As part of my course I attended a work experience at a local nursery. Now that I have completed my course, I have gained employment with them. I am now enhancing my education by taking the Foundation Degree here at the College.

CERTIFICATE IN INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE & CHILDREN’S SETTINGS Course Level 1 This qualification will provide you with a good insight into a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people. What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no formal entry requirements. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; communication, health and safety, human growth and development. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? You will learn by using a range of methods, practical activities, visits to health, social care and children’s settings. How will I be assessed? By written assignments and case studies. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to buy a fleece and polo shirt for your work placement, available from the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

” REBECCA BOON Childcare and Education CACHE Level 3

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Where could this course lead to? On completion of this course you could progress on to: • Level 2 Certificate in Children’s Workforce Development • Possible employment

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Children & Young People

CHILDCARE & EDUCATION DIPLOMA

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE CERTIFICATE

Course Level 2

Course Level 2

This course is designed for those wishing to gain the skills and qualification needed to work with children in day nurseries, schools or playgroups.

This course is designed for school leavers or adults who are working in children’s and/or young people’s settings for a minimum of 15 hours per week. You will be required to work with children within the age range 0-19yrs.

What qualifications or experience do I need? Entry requirements are four GCSEs at grade D or above, or a Level 1 Early Years Qualification at merit or distinction level and a tutor reference indicating that you have the correct attributes to work with children.

What qualifications or experience do I need? 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English. It is recommended that you should be working in an early years setting, in a paid or voluntary capacity. You must also have a current CRB check.

How long is the course?

How long is the course?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks. This includes practical experience in a childcare setting. You will attend college for 3 days a week and a childcare setting for 2 days a week.

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn?

You will cover a range of subject areas that include: • Communication in children’s and young people’s settings • Personal development in children’s and young people’s settings • Equality and inclusions in young people’s settings • Child and young person development • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people • Maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people • Supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour • Contributing to children and young people’s health and safety • Understanding partnership working in services for children and young people • Paediatric emergency first aid • Managing paediatric illness and injury You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; working with children, the developing child, safe, healthy & nurturing environments for children, children and play, communication and professional skills, the child care practitioner in the workplace (practical unit). You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? You will be taught using a range of methods including; interactive on-line exercises, practical activities and traditional taught lessons. The workplace supervisor and college staff will support your training in the work placement.

What will I learn?

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be in the form of written assignments, assessment in the workplace and a multiple choice paper. What materials & equipment will I need? Uniform - ordered from college. An acceptable Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check - forms available at Student Support Services. Please discuss this with staff if you have any concerns. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

How will I learn? By using a range of methods, including tutorials, group work and projects. You will be encouraged to develop the skills and knowledge to work independently where possible. Practical activities play a central role within the course. Time spent in placement is vital to the learning approach, where candidates learn from experience. How will I be assessed? By direct observation of practice in the workplace, professional discussion/questions and written assignments set externally, reflective accounts, work products and witness evidence. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to buy a fleece and polo shirt for your work placement, available from the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to?

Successful completion of the course will give you a recognised qualification for working with children in day nurseries and schools, or in private homes as Nannies. If you achieve the required grades and receive excellent reports from your work placement you can progress to a Level 3 full-time course.

On completion of this course you could progress on to: • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification.

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CHILDCARE & EDUCATION DIPLOMA Course Level 3 This course will prepare you for working with children by providing the underpinning knowledge and practical experience. The qualification is well recognised and respected in the work place. What qualifications or experience do I need? 5 GCSEs at C or above including English Language or a Level 2 Diploma in Childcare & Education with a merit grade and functional skills Level 2 in English. You must also have a current CRB check. How long is the course? 2 years full-time. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; child development, health and safety, assessing and planning for children’s learning, children’s health, current initiatives in education and care. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? Taught sessions using a variety of teaching strategies and developing independent learning skills. You will also gain experience in a childcare setting. How will I be assessed? Written assignments, a case study, question papers and independent study tasks. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to buy a fleece and polo shirt for your work placement, available from the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to? Employment in a variety of childcare settings, including nurseries, schools, out of school clubs or hospitals. Alternatively you could study at Degree Level in a related subject, e.g. teaching, nursing or social work.

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Computing, Business & Administration

OCR NATIONAL IN IT HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE “ This course has helped me to decide what I want to do in the future. It has helped me understand the different areas needed to run a successful business, which I intend to do. I would recommend this course to anyone. � ARRAN ASHMOLE Business National Diploma

Course Level 1 This course will help you to develop the ability to identify and provide the basic technical support required by end users and identify a variety of hardware and software components including creating basic automated procedures. What qualifications or experience do I need? No entry requirements required. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will use a variety of software packages including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software. You will learn to communicate effectively using e-mail and internet efficiently to find information. You will develop an understanding and knowledge relating to the planning and creation of a multimedia website using Dreamweaver. You will cover a range of subject areas that include; ICT skills for Business, website page creation and digital imaging. You will also plan and produce computer graphics and develop your knowledge of creating and designing computer graphics, ICT hardware, software and support. You will also learn functional skills which are English and Maths as required. How will I learn? The course will be taught using a range of approaches including practical work, case studies, group work and individual tutorials as well as individual assignments.

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Where could this course lead to? OCR National Award in ICT Level 1 offers direct progression on to BTEC First Diplomas in ICT, Business or Multimedia. On completion of a BTEC First students can progress to a National Diploma. The National Award also prepares students for employment in their chosen career.

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IT DIPLOMA

IT EXTENDED DIPLOMA

Course Level 2

Course Level 3

The BTEC Firsts in IT have been developed to provide full-time learners with the IT skills needed to enter employment or to progress onto further education.

The BTEC Extended Diploma for IT Level 3 is suitable for students aged 16 upwards. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in employment in the ICT and computing industries, or for entry to a Higher National or undergraduate degree programme in Computing.

What qualifications or experience do I need? 4 GCSEs at Level D - G, plus you will need to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

5 GCSEs Level C or above, BTEC Level 2 First at Merit or above, ideally in IT but Firsts from other areas will be considered - all applicants will be interviewed prior to an offer being made.

What will I learn?

How long is the course?

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; working in IT, communication in IT, computer systems, website development, customising software, computer graphics, using ICT to present information. In addition you will also learn functional skills in English and Maths.

2 years full-time.

How long is the course?

What will I learn?

Assessment takes place through reports, observations, practical tasks and creation of videos.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; communication and employability skills for IT, computer systems, information systems, software design and development, database design, event driven programming, maintaining computer systems, IT trouble shooting, installing software, IT project, organisational system security, object oriented development, games programming, website production and management, human computer interaction, control systems using IT, e-commerce, digital graphics and computers and networking. In addition you will also learn functional skills in English and Maths.

What materials & equipment will I need?

How will I learn?

It is useful for learners to have a computer to use at home; all other equipment will be provided. A contribution towards the cost of trips will be required from time to time. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Hands-on practical sessions, lectures, discussions, off-site visits, IT resources and independent study.

How will I learn? Learning takes place in a practical way which is as far as possible 'hands on'. How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through completion of practical activities e.g. building of websites, building computer systems, coding own programs, building of advanced database systems and also through written work and observations. There are no exams. What materials & equipment will I need? Learners will have access to all resources at the College; computers, software and written resources - both on-line and books are available in the sections library. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to?

You could enter employment or continue onto the Extended Diploma Level 3 in IT.

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Computing, Business & Administration

COMPUTING & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT HND

BUSINESS DIPLOMA

Course Level 5

Course Level 2

The course is designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate. It offers a strong emphasis on practical programming skills and web development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding of computer systems. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the computing sector and national recognition by employers.

This course will give you a taste of the skills you will need if you wish to enter the world of Business. The First Diploma will give you an overview of business areas that include finance, marketing, customer services, business organisations and a range of others. Successful completion of this course will prepare you for the next level of study, the National Diploma in Business (Level 3).

What qualifications or experience do I need?

All potential students will be interviewed but this course is aimed at students with GCSEs grades D-G.

You will need a Level 3 qualification and be aged 18 or above. You will also be expected to complete at least 8 hours of work at home.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

How long is the course? 2 years full-time. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; business skills for e-commerce, computer systems, employability and professional development, project design implementation & evaluation, java programming, website design, database design concepts, object oriented programming, event driven programming solutions, data analysis and design, data structures and algorithms, web applications development, digital image creation and development, computer games design & development, distributed software applications, programming in NET. How will I learn? You will learn by completing a variety of practical tasks, challenges and question papers. Working in teams also forms an important part of your learning. How will I be assessed? All assessments will be in the form of practical tasks and written reports. You will also be required to keep a diary of your progress.

What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; people in organisations, personal finance, working in business teams, business organisations, customer relations, financial forecasting, business purposes, business online, promoting and branding in retail business, business enterprise. In addition you will also learn functional skills in English, Maths and ICT. How will I learn? You will learn through a variety of different methods including presentations, lectures, visits and guest speakers. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed through methods such as assignments, presentations and practical methods. There are no exams. What materials & equipment will I need? You will only need general stationary including, paper, folders and pens. There are recommended course text books and you will learn about these when you start at college. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

What materials & equipment will I need? Software, books and equipment will be supplied by the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

On completion of this course you could progress on to: • BSC in Computing or other computing related university options.

On completion of this course you could progress on to: • National Diploma in Business • Various Level 3 Business courses

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BUSINESS EXTENDED DIPLOMA

FOUNDATION DEGREE IN BUSINESS

Course Level 3

Course Level 4

If you have aspirations of being your own boss, managing a department or managing a whole business, then this is the course for you. This BTEC National Diploma teaches you a wide variety of business skills and prepares you for entry to higher education or a variety of business roles such as marketing, human resources or management. Successful completion of this course will prepare you for a variety of business related careers.

Designed to provide a general business qualification encompassing skills and knowledge required in an increasingly changing environment, and to enhance professional practice to improve employment prospects and raise standards within the business sector.

What qualifications or experience do I need? Ideally you will have 5 GCSEs grades A*-C, including Maths or English, or also a First Diploma in Business at Merit Level or above. Applicants will be considered with alternative First Diplomas. Mature students (19+) with relevant work experience will also be considered.

What qualifications or experience do I need? Applicants should have studied to a Level 3 standard, or have achieved a minimum of 240 UCAS points or merit profile, Maths and English at Grade C or above (or equivalent). All applicants will be interviewed. If you are a mature learner we are happy to discuss entry requirements on an individual basis taking into account prior learning and experience.

How long is the course?

How long is the course?

2 years full-time.

2 years full-time.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; the business environment, marketing, accounting, law, recruitment and selection. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; the fundamentals of marketing for business, the international business environment, law for business, people in organisations, finance for business, research methods for business, strategic thinking and planning for business, a work based project, ethical and environmental management for business, management of the human resource, advertising and promotion in business, career management in business.

How will I learn? You will learn through a variety of methods including discussions, lectures, IT work, research, visits, guest speakers, practical role plays and presentations. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed through the completion of assignments. There are no exams.

How will I learn? College attendance with sessions divided between lectures, seminars and workshops. Home study will also be required for all modules. How will I be assessed?

What materials & equipment will I need? You will need general stationery including folders, paper, and pens. You will learn about recommended course textbooks when you start. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Assessment is a continuous process throughout the programme, requiring completed work as assignments, reports, case studies, exams, on-line tests, role play and practical simulations. All will be based on real life working environments and simulations. What materials & equipment will I need? Although the College endeavours to keep an up-to-date, well-stocked library, students may need to purchase specialised text books. All students will be given access to Nottingham Trent University library and electronic resources in addition to Stephenson College's. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Following this course you could move onto Higher Education either at university or within Stephenson College. You may also consider seeking employment or a Business Apprenticeship.

The Foundation Degree is awarded through Nottingham Trent University who have established Bachelor programmes as progression opportunities in Business. Career opportunities and progression include middle management and management training programmes within leading companies.

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Construction & Building Trades 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?

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ACCESS TO BUILDING SERVICES A 5 STAR COLLEGE “ I’m thoroughly enjoying my Carpentry & Joinery course at Stephenson College, my confidence has grown and I’ve made lots of friends. My tutor is very helpful and I’m learning new skills all of the time. I plan to progress onto a Level 2 course and possibly into an Apprenticeship very soon. Life at college is great, Stephenson College is a 5 Star College!

Course Level 1 This course is ideal if you want to work in building services but are unsure of which particular option you would like to follow. What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no formal entry requirements; you will be required to take a Literacy, Numeracy and occupational test. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; fundamental safe working practices, environmental protection measures, scientific principles, building services engineering, electrical installation, heating & ventilation, plumbing operations How will I learn? Learning will consist of practical and theoretical assignments, taking place in both workshop and the classroom. How will I be assessed? Your tutor will assess both your practical and theoretical work on an ongoing basis. You will also produce a small portfolio. What materials & equipment will I need? All practical equipment will be provided by the College. You will need pens, pencils and drawing equipment. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

” JAMIE BLOCKLEY Level 1 Diploma Carpentry & Joinery

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Where could this course lead to? On completion of this course you could progress on to: • Level 2 Access to Building Services • Level 2 Plumbing • Level 2 Electrical Installation

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ACCESS TO BUILDING SERVICES DIPLOMA

PLUMBING CERTIFICATE

Course Level 2

Course Level 2

This course is ideal if you want to work in building services but are unsure of which particular option you would like to follow.

This Technical Certificate provides the skills and knowledge to underpin the NVQ Level 2 qualification. What qualifications or experience do I need?

What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no formal entry requirements; you will be required to take a Literacy, Numeracy and occupational test.

You will have to attend an interview and take an aptitude test. You will also need a good level of communication and numeracy skills.

How long is the course?

How long is the course?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; fundamental safe working practices, environmental protection measures, scientific principles, building services engineering, electrical installation, heating & ventilation, plumbing operations.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health and safety, plumbing principles, common plumbing processes, cold water systems, hot water systems, above ground sanitation systems, central heating systems (pipe work), electricity, sheet lead weatherings, environmental awareness, effective working relationships. You will also cover communication and numeracy.

How will I learn? Learning will consist of practical and theoretical assignments, taking place in both workshop and the classroom.

How will I learn?

How will I be assessed?

Our Individual Learning Plans help you to learn in a way that best suits your needs. You will agree a plan with your tutor, which will include the setting of individual tasks, periodic reviews and tutorials.

Your tutor will assess both your practical and theoretical work on an ongoing basis. You will also produce a small portfolio.

How will I be assessed? What materials & equipment will I need? All practical equipment will be provided by the College. You will need pens, pencils and drawing equipment. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

You will be assessed by the completion of exams in each of the subject areas and a final exam at the end of the course. You will also be assessed by completing a range of practical tasks on an individual basis. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to buy basic plumbing tools and the Plumbing 2nd Edition published by Heinemann. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to?

On completion of this course you could progress on to: • Level 2 Electrical Installation (trade specific) • Level 2 Plumbing (trade specific)

On completion of the Technical Certificate you need to gain employment with a plumber to enable you to work towards gaining Plumbing NVQ Level 2. Once the qualifications achieved you can progress onto the Plumbing Technical Certificate Level 3.

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Construction & Building Trades

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION (ELECTRO-TECHNICAL TECHNOLOGY) DIPLOMA

BUILDING CRAFTS CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE

Course Level 2 & 3

Course Level 1

Intended for students interested in a career in electrical installation, this course includes theory and practice and is designed as a starting point for those seeking to become trained electricians. The course covers the electrical industries, science for electricians, health and safety (including accident prevention), wiring, circuits, cabling, inspecting and testing, and customer service skills.

This course is an introduction to basic construction crafts. It covers basic woodwork, brick/plastering, tiling and the health & safety issues associated with these occupations.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

What qualifications or experience do I need?

You must have a good general level of education including GCSE English and Maths (at least grade D) and preferably a GCSE in a science or technical subject. You should have an interest in electrical installations and be motivated to improve your English, mathematics and IT in order to succeed. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy and numeracy. You will have an initial assessment at the College. You will need to complete an application form and attend an interview, which will give you the opportunity to ask detailed questions about the course.

There are no formal entry requirements, but a genuine interest in construction or DIY would be beneficial.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; working effectively and safely in the electro-technical environment, principles of electro-technology, application of health and safety, electrical principles, installation, buildings & structures, (occupational unit).

This course consists of 3 units covering the topics above. On the completion of all 3 units you will have achieved the full qualification. The course can be studied on either a full or part-time basis.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; basic woodwork, brick/plastering, tiling and the health & safety issues associated with these occupations. How will I learn? Learning will consist of practical and theoretical assignments, taking place in both the workshop and classroom. How will I be assessed? Your tutor will assess both your practical and theoretical work on an ongoing basis. You will also produce a small portfolio.

How will I learn?

What materials & equipment will I need?

The course is part teaching and part practical workshop training, with all the latest ILT equipment.

All equipment will be supplied by the College; steel toe cap boots, pencils, pens, a ruler, calculator and drawing equipment will need to be supplied by you. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

How will I be assessed? Assessment is by online multiple choice theory tests and a practical assignment. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to buy overalls and safety footwear. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

To gain the full Electrician Certificate you will need the Level 2 and Level 3 Technical Certificates or an NVQ Level 3. You will need to gain employment with an electrical contractor to achieve full electrician status.

On completion of this course you could progress onto a Level 2 Construction course : • Brickwork • Carpentry • Joinery • General Construction

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BRICK CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA

BRICK CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA

Course Level 1

Course Level 2

This course will give you a basic understanding of brickwork and the construction industry. Practical sessions will start with basic brickwork leading to an end practical test involving solid brick and cavity walls. Health and Safety will also play an important role in the qualification.

The Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 is designed to prepare students for work in their particular occupational area. This technical certificate will give you all of the technical knowledge you will need that is recognised by the building trades industry.

The course consists of seven units. These are split into two parts knowledge and skill. At the end of each unit there will be a test and a final exam to prove your general understanding of the course.

What qualifications or experience do I need? You will have successfully completed the Diploma in Bricklaying at Level 1. You will need to attend an interview and undertake diagnostic testing to ensure your basic skills are at the appropriate level for this course.

What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no formal entry requirements, but and a basic understanding of Maths and English and a genuine interest in construction or DIY would be beneficial.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn?

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; carrying out safe working practices, information, quantities and communication, building methods and construction technology, basic block and brick laying skills, basic brick cavity walling, setting out and building basic masonry structures (up to damp course level). How will I learn? You will learn by demonstration, classroom delivery and assignments. You will be guided through the course by your trainer and following a scheme of work plan. How will I be assessed? Assessment of your practical skills will be assessed by your trainer throughout the course, with a final assessment and practical end test. Knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a unit end test and a final knowledge exam. What materials & equipment will I need? All equipment will be supplied by the College; steel toe cap boots, pencils, pens, a ruler, calculator and drawing equipment will need to be supplied by you. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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You will cover a range of subject areas that include; brickwork tasks of a non-complex nature, quantities and communication with others, building methods and technology, interpreting working drawings, building joint masonry and masonry cladding, building solid-walling, isolated and attached piers and build cavity walling. How will I learn? Your individual learning plan will help you learn in a way that bests suits your needs. You will agree a work programme with your tutor, which will include the setting of individually assessed tasks, periodic reviews and tutorials. How will I be assessed? Assessments are carried out on an individual basis. All assessments contribute towards course units which will build for certification. Assessment includes some external tests, individual work programmes with periodic reviews, tutorials, individually assessed tasks and functional skills. What materials & equipment will I need? All equipment will be supplied by the College; steel toe cap boots, pencils, pens, a ruler, calculator and drawing equipment will need to be supplied by you. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

On completion of this course you could progress onto a Level 2 Construction course : • Brick Diploma • Employment within the construction industry

On completion of this course you could progress to: • Apprentice Bricklayer • Employment within the construction industry

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CARPENTRY & JOINERY CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA

CARPENTRY & JOINERY (BENCH) DIPLOMA

Course Level 1

Course Level 2

This course will give you an insight into carpentry and joinery and a basic understanding of the construction industry. Health and safety will form a large part of the qualification and you will require a basic understanding of Maths and English.

The Bench Joinery Diploma Level 2 is designed to prepare you to work within a carpentry workshop manufacturing all types of wood products e.g. stairs, doors and window frames. What qualifications or experience do I need?

What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no formal entry requirements, but a genuine interest in construction or DIY would be beneficial.

You are required to have successfully completed the Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery at Level 1. You will need to attend an interview and undertake diagnostic testing to ensure your basic skills are at the appropriate level for this course.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; safe working practices, information, quantities and communicating with others, building methods and construction technology, producing basic woodworking joints, learning how to maintain and use hand tools, learning how to operate, prepare and use portable power tools. How will I learn? You will learn through demonstration by your trainer in the practical area. Your knowledge will be gained through classroom delivery by your trainer and assignment work, both in the classroom and on PCs. You will be guided through the course by your trainer following a scheme of work plan. How will I be assessed? Practical skills will be assessed by your trainer throughout the course, with a final assessment and practical end test. Knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a unit end test and a final knowledge exam. Practical sessions will start with basic woodwork leading to an end practical test involving the making of a traditional window.

What will I learn? You will perform carpentry tasks of a non-complex nature including; quantities, communication with others, interpreting working drawings, construction technology, setting-up and operating a circular saw, produce setting-out details for routine joinery products, marking-out from setting-out details for routine joinery products and manufacturing routine joinery products. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? Your individual learning plan will help you learn in a way that best suits your needs. You will agree a work programme with your tutor, which will include the setting of individually assessed tasks, periodic reviews and tutorials. How will I be assessed? Progressive assessments of all course elements are carried out on an individual basis. All assessments contribute towards course units, which will build for certification. There is also an external touch screen test.

What materials & equipment will I need? All equipment will be supplied by the College; steel toe cap boots, pencils, pens, a ruler, calculator and drawing equipment will need to be supplied by you. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

What materials & equipment will I need? All equipment will be supplied by the College; steel toe cap boots, pencils, pens, a ruler, calculator and drawing equipment will need to be supplied by you. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

On completion of this course you could progress to: • Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 2 • Possible employment within the construction industry

On completion of this course you could progress to: • Apprentice Bench Carpenter • Employment within the construction industry

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CARPENTRY & JOINERY (SITE) DIPLOMA

CARPENTRY & JOINERY (SITE/BENCH) DIPLOMA

Course Level 2

Course Level 3

The Site Joinery Diploma Level 2 is designed to prepare students for work on construction sites installing carpentry components e.g. roofs, stairs and joists.

The Carpentry Diploma at Level 3 follows on from Level 2. This course gives you planning and organising skills for future employment opportunities in management within the Construction industry. In addition you will cover modern methods of construction and new technologies e.g. solar and timber framed construction.

What qualifications or experience do I need? You are required to have successfully completed the Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery at Level 1. You will need to attend an interview and undertake diagnostic testing to ensure your basic skills are at the appropriate level for this course.

What qualifications or experience do I need? You must have achieved a Carpentry Diploma at Level 2 and have a good standard of Maths and English.

How long is the course? How long is the course?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will perform carpentry tasks of a non-complex nature, quantities, communication, first and second fixing operations, erecting structural carcassing, operating a circular saw. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required.

What will I learn? You will be working on complex practical projects and your theory work will include; assignments looking at the planning of projects, selecting and pricing materials, organising and costing labour, Health and Safety and Building Regulations. How will I learn?

How will I learn? Your individual learning plan will help you learn in a way that best suits your needs. You will agree a work programme with your tutor, which will include the setting of individually assessed tasks, periodic reviews and tutorials.

Practical demonstrations will be given in the workshop project areas in complex carpentry. You will also work from plans and drawings which will be supplied. Theory sessions will be classroom delivery with explanation of assignments. The information you require to complete assignments will be available in college from books and computers.

How will I be assessed? Progressive assessments of all course elements are carried out on an individual basis. All assessments contribute towards course units, which will build for certification. There is also an external touch screen test. What materials & equipment will I need? All equipment will be supplied by the College; steel toe cap boots, pencils, pens, a ruler, calculator and drawing equipment will need to be supplied by you. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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How will I be assessed? Assessment of practical work will be ongoing in college. The final assessment will be a practical exam. This will be assessed by your trainer. All theory assessment is carried out throughout the course with each unit having an end test to prove understanding. There is also a final exam.

What materials & equipment will I need? All equipment for practical projects in college will be supplied by the College, other than safety boots. For theory work you will need a pen, pencil, ruler, calculator and drawing equipment. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

On completion of this course you could progress to: • Apprentice Site Joiner • Employment within the construction industry

On completion of this course you could progress to: • Higher National Certificate • Foundation Degree

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CONSTRUCTION EXTENDED DIPLOMA

PAINTING & DECORATING CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA

Course Level 3

Course Level 1

The BTEC National Award and Certificate in Construction will introduce you to the subject knowledge required for a range of technical and professional occupations within construction.

This course will give you an insight into painting & decorating and a basic understanding of the construction industry. Health and safety will form a large part of the qualification and you will require a basic understanding of Maths and English.

The BTEC National Extended Diploma is a practical work related course. As a student you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace scenarios. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop the skills you need to start a career in construction.

What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no formal entry requirements but you will need to attend an interview and undertake both diagnostic testing and the CITB Aptitude Test. This ensures your basic skills are at the appropriate level for this course.

What qualifications or experience do I need? You will normally need to have at least one of the following; BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in Construction, an Intermediate GNVQ in Construction, at least 4 GCSEs at A-C to include English, Mathematics and Science, an appropriate knowledge and/or experience gained at work or from other related qualifications. How long is the course? 2 years full-time. What will I learn? You will cover a ranger of subject areas that include; health, safety & welfare, building technology, construction science and materials, building surveying, planning, organisation & control of resources, building regulations and control, construction technology and design (an employer related project), construction and the environment, graphical detailing, mathematics in construction and surveying processes.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; performing simple painting & decorating tasks, safe working practices, quantities and communicating with others, building methods and construction technology, basic painting & decorating skills. You will erect/dismantle access equipment and working platforms, prepare surfaces for decorating, apply paint systems by brush/roller, apply foundation and plain papers, and produce specialist decorative finishes. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? Your individual learning plan will help you learn in a way that best suits your needs. You will agree a work programme with your tutor, which will include the setting of individually assessed tasks, periodic reviews and tutorials.

How will I learn? An exciting, varied and challenging approach to learning is adopted throughout the course, including directed research linked to projects, practical skill based sessions, seminars, lectures and tutorials.

You will be assessed at the end of each unit, which will build for certification. There is also a college practical test and an external test.

How will I be assessed?

What materials & equipment will I need?

A variety of means of assessment are used including written assignments, seminars and presentations.

All equipment for practical sessions will be supplied be the College, other than safety boots which you will need to bring into practical sessions. A pen, pencil, ruler, calculator and drawing equipment will be needed for theory lessons. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

What materials & equipment will I need? Note taking equipment and a Scientific Calculator, all other resources will be provided by the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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How will I be assessed?

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

On completion of this course you could progress to: • Technical or professional positions in construction • Degree Level programme

On completion of this course you could progress to: • Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 • Apprentice Painter • Employment within the construction industry

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PAINTING & DECORATING CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA

PAINTING & DECORATING CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA

Course Level 2

Course Level 3

The Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 is designed to prepare you to work within a construction site and private domestic environments. This technical qualification covers a range of techniques e.g. applying emulsion and gloss by brush and roller, spraying and rag rolling.

This skills gained on this course will provide you with the planning and organisational skills for future employment in a management role within the Construction industry. In addition you will cover modern methods of construction.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

You are required to have successfully completed the Diploma in Painting & Decorating at Level 2. You will need to attend an interview and undertake diagnostic testing to ensure your basic skills are at the appropriate level for this course.

You are required to have successfully completed the Diploma in Painting & Decorating at Level 1. You will need to attend an interview and undertake diagnostic testing to ensure your basic skills are at the appropriate level for this course. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; performing painting & decorating tasks of a non-complex nature, quantities and communicating with others, building methods and technology, preparing surfaces for decorating, applying paint systems by roller, applying standard papers to walls and ceilings, producing specialist decorative finishes, applying water-borne paint systems, spray equipment, erecting/dismantling access equipment and working platforms. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? Your individual learning plan will help you learn in a way that best suits your needs. You will agree a work programme with your tutor, which will include the setting of individually assessed tasks, periodic reviews and tutorials. How will I be assessed? Progressive assessments of all course elements are carried out on an individual basis. All assessments contribute towards course units, which will build for certification. Assessment includes an external test.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; quantities and communicating with others, building methods and construction technology, applying paint systems by brush and roller, applying hangings to walls and ceilings, producing specialist decorative finishes, carrying out specialist architectural feature work, applying water-borne paint systems using airless systems, preparing surfaces for decoration. You will also study functional skills that include; Communication and Application of Number How will I learn? Your individual learning plan will help you learn in a way that bests suits your needs. You will agree a work programme with your tutor, which will include the setting of individually assessed tasks, periodic reviews and tutorials. How will I be assessed? Progressive assessments of all course elements are carried out on an individual basis. All assessments contribute towards course units which will build for certification. Assessment includes an external test. The Diploma Level 3 has seven units and a onephase test. What materials & equipment will I need?

What materials & equipment will I need? Bib & Brace/overalls and safety boots. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Bib & brace or overalls and safety boots. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

On completion of this course you could progress to: • Apprenticeship in Maintenance Operations

On completion of this course you could progress to: • Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating • Employment within the construction industry

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Engineering Do you like solving technical problems? Are you good at science and Maths?

Do you have a questioning mind about the world around you or like to find creative solutions to challenging problems? If so a career in engineering could be for you. Do you like fixing and making things? What about electronic, electrical or mechanical applications? At Stephenson College we can help you get the right engineering qualifications to achieve your ambitions and build a great future.

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Engineering MY HARD WORK HAS BEEN RECOGNISED

MECHANICAL ENG OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE

Course Level 1

Taking my welding course at Stephenson College has been a great experience for me. The welding and IT facilities are good and my tutor has been great, supporting me every step of the way. I’d like to thank the College and especially Richard Adams my tutor. The College also found me a job and I am now taking an Advanced Apprenticeship.

I have made excellent progress on my course and my hard work has been recognised as I now represent the College and my employer in Skills Competitions.

This course offers a great opportunity for anyone interested in a career in engineering or the motor trade. Offering many practical and hands-on activities with little theory involved. What qualifications or experience do I need? No formal qualifications are required. You will need to attend an interview and take initial assessment. Personal qualities such as self-motivation, a genuine interest and commitment to study are essential. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health & safety, machining, welding, motor cycle maintenance, bench fitting techniques and electrical wiring. You will also learn functional skills which include; English, Maths and ICT, personal, social and development skills (for employability). How will I learn? You will learn in modern and well equipped workshops and classrooms, using industry standard equipment and high quality products. You will also have access to the latest online learning materials. How will I be assessed?

JAMES LEADER Level 3 Engineering Maintenance

You will be assessed by practical and written work. There are no formal exams to take. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need protective boots and overalls. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to? On completion of this course you could progress to: • Level 2 Engineering/Motor Vehicle • Apprenticeships

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Engineering

ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY ADVANCED DIPLOMA

Course Level 2

Course Level 3

Ideal opportunity for anyone interested a career in engineering. This course offers a broad range of engineering related, practical hands-on activities. There is also some theory involved.

The Advanced Diploma focuses on performance using practical skills, knowledge and understanding and is an ideal pathway to a range of careers within engineering. What qualifications or experience do I need?

What qualifications or experience do I need? GCSEs at grade D - E (including Maths). Mature students (over 21) with relevant work experience need no formal entry requirements but you will have to attend an interview and initial assessment.

4 GCSEs at grade A-C (including Maths and Science), or an Intermediate Certificate in Engineering & Technology or other Level 2 equivalents. Mature students (over 21) with relevant work experience need no formal entry requirements but you will have to attend an interview and initial assessment.

How long is the course?

How long is the course?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; the engineering environment, engineering techniques and principles, welding and fabrication, fitting and assembly, machining techniques and technology (turning and milling) and electrical wiring. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health and safety, computer aided design, programmable logic controls, welding, electrical principles, mathematics and science, organisational efficiency and improvement. You will also learn functional skills. How will I learn?

How will I learn?

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You will learn in modern and well equipped workshops and classrooms, using industry standard equipment and high quality products. You will also have access to the latest online learning materials.

You will learn in state-of-the-art facilities, industry standard workshops and have access to the latest online learning materials delivered using Smartboards. A balance between a theoretical and hands-on approach ensures that a broad skill base is covered.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

The programme is assessed by practical and theoretical assignments.

The programme is internally and externally assessed by achievement of practical assignments and multi-choice testing.

What materials & equipment will I need?

What materials & equipment will I need?

You will need protective boots and overalls. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

You will need protective boots and overalls. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

The course could lead to employment or progression to: • Level 3 Engineering and Technology • Apprenticeships

The course could lead to employment or progression to: • Higher Education • Advanced Apprenticeships

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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Customer Care skills and creativity will take you a long way in this exciting and dynamic industry.

Are you looking for a practical career that requires personality and creative flair? Have you got a talent for making other people look and feel great? Do you want to work in a hair salon or health spa, a hotel or even on a cruise ship? At Stephenson College we offer the courses to give you a great start in this dynamic and fast-paced industry.

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I’VE DEVELOPED MY CREATIVE SKILLS “ I started the Level 1 Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy course to help give me a better understanding of these industries. I have thoroughly enjoyed every part of the course. I now have more confidence in myself and have been able to show my creative skills. This qualification has given me the skills, knowledge and confidence to go onto the Level 2 Hairdressing Diploma in September. ”

HAIR & BEAUTY VRQ FOUNDATION DIPLOMA Course Level 1 The Hair and Beauty Diploma at Level 1 is ideal if you want to work in the hair and beauty sector. It allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in this exciting and interesting industry. What qualifications or experience do I need? You will need to attend a course information session before enrolment onto this course. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; introduction to the hair and beauty sector, presenting a professional image in a salon, shampoo and conditioning, colour in the hair and beauty sector, skin care, styling women’s hair, plaiting and twisting hair, applying basic make-up, providing manicure treatments, colour hair using temporary colour, create a hair and beauty image, follow health and safety in the salon, working with others. You will also learn functional skills which are English, ICT and Maths as required. How will I learn? You will learn practical hair and beauty skills in our state-of-the-art salons and treatment rooms following a structured delivery using both demonstration and practice. Theory will be delivered using online resources, group work, one-to-one supervision and fun-led interactive activities. How will I be assessed? Practical assessments take place in the salons and treatment rooms. Theory will be assessed by producing assignments; pass, merit and distinction grades are obtainable. What materials & equipment will I need?

RACHEL LYONS Hair & Beauty Level 1

You will need to buy both a uniform for practical sessions and a hair and beauty kit. Details and order forms are available at the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to? On completion of the Level 1 Diploma, you will be asked to choose either: • VRQ 2 Diploma Hairdressing • VRQ 2 Diploma Beauty Therapy

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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

BEAUTY THERAPY VRQ DIPLOMA

BEAUTY THERAPY NVQ DIPLOMA

Course Level 2

Course Level 2

Beauty therapy is a really exciting and rewarding profession. Qualified therapists have opportunities to advise and treat clients within a wide range of treatments.

The Beauty Therapy NVQ is for anyone who is serious about a career in this exciting industry. The course will develop your career in Beauty Therapy.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

What qualifications or experience do I need?

You will need to attend a course information session before enrolment onto this course.

You will need to attend a course information session before enrolment onto this course.

How long is the course?

How long is the course?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; working in the beauty therapy industry, health & safety, client care and communication, promoting and selling, reception duties, facial and skincare, manicure, pedicure, waxing, make-up, eye treatments and image creation. You will also learn functional skills which are English, ICT or Maths as required.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health & safety, promoting products and services, effective working, facials, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, waxing, manicures, pedicures, reception duties and make-up. You will also learn functional skills which are English, ICT or Maths as required. How will I learn?

How will I learn? You will be taught with a variety of approaches to meet your individual learning style; including demonstrations, practical experience, directed learning, self study and external tests. Our excellent learning facilities will support and promote your learning.

You will learn in modern, well equipped facilities and state-of-theart beauty treatment rooms, using industry standard equipment and high quality products. Access to the latest online learning materials will be available, delivered using Smartboards and plasma screen TVs. The course will be taught using a variety of approaches these include; practical work, directed learning on computers independent study and tutorials.

How will I be assessed? Practical skills will be assessed through observation of performance. Theoretical knowledge and understanding will be assessed using self study tasks and external assessments.

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How will I be assessed? You will complete practical assessments, assignments and online tests.

What materials & equipment will I need?

What materials & equipment will I need?

You will need to purchase equipment and a uniform from a college recommended supplier. Order forms are available at the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

You will need to purchase equipment and a uniform from a college recommended supplier; order forms are available at the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Employment in a variety of jobs in the UK or overseas, e.g. salons and spas and even cruise ships. Other options include; training, teaching for beauty therapy companies and colleges. You will need a Level 3 qualification to further your career in beauty therapy: • Beauty Therapy Level 3

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Beauty Therapy NVQ/VRQ Level 3 • Apprenticeships in Beauty Therapy

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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

CREATIVE HAIR & BEAUTY VRQ DIPLOMA

BEAUTY THERAPY VRQ DIPLOMA

(HAIR & MEDIA MAKE-UP) Course Level 2

Course Level 3

Do you have the drive, vision and a passion for creative hair and make-up? Have you got the flair and imagination to create an image for theatrical or editorial shoots? If the answer is yes then you will love this new and exciting Hair and Media Make-up course. It is guaranteed to inspire, motivate and provide you with a recognised qualification to enter the fashion world. You will learn the basics and then move onto more complicated creations of bespoke hair pieces and outrageous make-up and body art for stage and photographic work.

Beauty therapy is an extremely exciting business and there are many different opportunities. Most progressive salons will expect their staff to attain a Level 3 qualification. This course is designed to build on your passion for the beauty therapy industry and is aimed at committed therapists who are interested in developing their skills. What qualifications or experience will I need?

You will need to attend a course information session before enrolment onto this course.

You should have the NVQ or VRQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy. Selection will be made on the basis of an interview and initial assessment. Personal qualities such as self-motivation and a genuine interest and commitment to study are essential. You will need to attend a college advice session before enrolment onto this course.

How long is the course?

How long is the course?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will cover a range of subject areas that include: How to apply make-up, eye lash and brow treatments, create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector, learn the art of photographic make-up, body art design, skin tanning techniques, colouring and dressing hair, make and style a hair addition, working in beauty related industries, health and safety, client care and communication. You will also learn functional skills which are English, ICT or Maths as required.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health and safety, client care and communication, working in the beauty related industries, promoting and selling products and services, technological developments within beauty, body massage, aromatherapy, body electrotherapy treatments, facial electrotherapy treatments, micro-dermabrasion, and indian head massage. You will also learn functional skills which are English, ICT or Maths as required.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

How will I learn? How will I learn? You will have dedicated sessions for practical experience which will then lead onto assessment. You will have weekly theory sessions which will underpin all practical units and time for tutorials to track your progress and set targets to keep you motivated. How will I be assessed? You will complete practical assessments, assignments and online tests. What materials & equipment will I need?

You will learn in modern, well equipped facilities and state-of-theart beauty treatment rooms, using industry standard equipment and high quality products. Access to the latest online learning materials will be available, delivered using Smartboards and plasma screen TVs. The course will be taught using a variety of approaches that include; practical work, directed learning on computers, independent study and tutorials. How will I be assessed? You will complete practical assessments, assignments and online tests.

There is a kit which contains all hair and beauty related materials/equipment to support you through your course. Help with costs is available, please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

What materials & equipment will I need?

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 3 Hair and Media Make-up • Working on film sets • Working in theatre • Photographic work

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 • Beauty/Spa Level 4 • Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy

You will need to purchase equipment and a uniform from a college recommended supplier; order forms are available at the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Employment opportunities; as a therapist, senior therapist, freelance therapist and employment on cruise ships.

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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

BEAUTY THERAPY NVQ DIPLOMA

HAIRDRESSING VRQ DIPLOMA

(MASSAGE)

(WOMENS)

Course Level 3

Course Level 2

The Beauty Therapy NVQ is for anyone who is serious about a career in this exciting industry. The course will give you the necessary skills and experience to develop your career in Beauty Therapy.

Want to launch your career as a hairdresser? Whether you need to learn haircutting basics or gain specialist skills to move up the ladder, this qualification is for you. You can cover everything from shampooing and conditioning to styling and dressing.

What qualifications or experience will I need? You should have the VRQ or Level 2 in Beauty Therapy. Selection will be made on the basis of an interview and initial assessment. Personal qualities such as self motivation and a genuine interest and commitment to study are essential. You will need to attend a college advice session before enrolment onto this course.

What qualifications or experience do I need? Selection will be made on the basis of an interview. You will also need to attend a course information session and complete a pre-course assignment. How long is the course?

How long is the course?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health & safety, promoting products and services, body massage, Indian head massage, pre-blended aromatherapy massage, stone therapy and electrical face treatments. You will also learn functional skills which are English, ICT or Maths as required.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; working in the hair industry, health and safety, client consultation, shampoo and conditioning, promoting products and services, dressing hair, creating an image based on a theme, colouring hair, perming, scalp massage, plaiting and twisting hair. You will also learn functional skills which are English, ICT or Maths as required.

How will I learn? You will learn in modern, well equipped facilities and state-of-theart beauty treatments rooms, using industry standard equipment and high quality products. Access to the latest online learning materials will be available, delivered using Smartboards and plasma screen TVs. The course will be taught using a variety of approaches that include; practical work, directed learning on computers independent study and tutorials.

How will I learn? You will learn in a modern, well equipped environment and stateof-the-art treatment rooms, using industry standard equipment and high quality products. Access to the latest online learning materials will be available, delivered using Smartboards and plasma screen TVs. The course will be taught using a variety of approaches that include; practical work, directed learning on computers, independent study and tutorials.

How will I be assessed? You will complete practical assessments, assignments and online tests.

How will I be assessed? You will complete practical assessments, assignments and online tests.

What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to purchase equipment and a uniform from a college recommended supplier; order forms are available at the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to purchase a kit and uniform from a college recommended supplier. Order forms are available from the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3 • Beauty Spa Level 4

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing This qualification can also open doors to a wide variety of roles including a salon assistant or stylist.

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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

HAIRDRESSING NVQ DIPLOMA

HAIRDRESSING VRQ DIPLOMA

Course Level 2

Course Level 3

The Hairdressing NVQ is for anyone who is serious about a career in this exciting industry. The course will give you the necessary skills and experience to develop your career in a hairdressing salon.

The Hairdressing VRQ Diploma Level 3 is for anyone who is serious about continuing their career in this exciting industry. This course will help increase your knowledge and skills, developing them to a Level 3 standard. The VRQ Level 3 is excellent preparation for NVQ Level 3.

(WOMENS)

What qualifications or experience do I need? Hair VRQ Diploma Level 2. Selection will be made on the basis of an interview and initial assessment. Personal qualities such as self-motivation, a genuine interest and commitment to study are essential.

What qualifications or experience do I need? You will have achieved the Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and you will be invited to attend an interview and take an initial assessment. Personal qualities such as self- motivation, a genuine interest and commitment to study are also essential.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health and safety, giving clients a positive impression, advising and consulting with clients, shampoo and conditioning, colour hair, style and finish hair, set and dress hair, cut hair, perming, promoting additional services or products and reception duties. You will also learn functional skills which are English, ICT and Maths as required. How will I learn? You will learn in a modern, well equipped environment; state-ofthe-art hairdressing salons, using industry standard equipment and high quality products. Access to the latest online learning materials will be available, delivered using Smartboards and plasma screen TVs. The course will be taught using a variety of approaches that include; practical work, directed learning on computers, independent study and tutorials. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed by practical assessments and online tests. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to purchase a kit and uniform from a college recommended supplier. Order forms are available from college. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; monitoring & maintaining health and safety in the salon, consultation support for colleagues on hair services, cutting women’s hair to create a variety of looks, style and dress hair using a variety of techniques, colour hair to create a variety of looks, human resources management, perm hair to create a variety of looks, bridal hair, creating hairdressing design skills. You will also learn functional skills which are English, ICT and Maths as required. How will I learn? You will learn in a modern well equipped environment, with state of the art hairdressing salons, using industry standard equipment and high quality products. You will have access to the latest online learning materials, delivered using smart boards and plasma screen TVs. The course will be taught using a variety of approaches including practical work, direct learning on computers, specialist speakers, independent study and one to one tutorials. How will I be assessed? Continual assessment will take place for practical skills. There will be the option of assignments or an online test at the end of each unit. What materials & equipment will I need? NEW LEARNERS: You will need a new uniform and equipment from a college recommended supplier. EXISTING LEARNERS: May wish to purchase top-up kits. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 3 VRQ in Hairdressing • Advanced Apprenticeship

You could progress to the NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Barbering. On completion of the NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing, teaching and management are also options. Your career choices could also include; senior stylist, colour technician, freelance hairdresser, cruise line or theatre work.

This qualification can open doors to a wide variety of roles within a salon.

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Health & Social Care A career where every day is different and job satisfaction is guaranteed.

Are you kind, considerate and compassionate? Helping people to cope with their lives is very gratifying and provides an invaluable service for them. Our objective is not only to equip you with skills and knowledge, but to give you the understanding and experience that you need to develop a worthwhile career in this field. With courses ranging from Level 1 to Level 4 we can help you every step of the way.

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ACHIEVING HIGH GRADES “ I loved doing the first diploma in Health and Social Care. My tutor helped me achieve the highest grades I could and was there for me and supported me through the whole year. ”

CERTIFICATE IN INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE & CHILDREN’S SETTINGS Course Level 1 This qualification will provide you with a good insight into a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people. What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no formal entry requirements. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; communication, health and safety, human growth and development. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? You will learn by using a range of methods, practical activities, visits to health, social care and children’s settings.

HEIDI BEMROSE Health and Social Care First Diploma

How will I be assessed? By written assignments and case studies. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to buy a fleece and polo shirt for your work placement, available from the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to? On completion of this course you could progress on to: • Level 2 Certificate in Children’s Workforce Development • Possible employment

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE DIPLOMA Course Level 2 As the aging population increases, careers in health and social care are a growing opportunity. This course will introduce you to the knowledge and understanding that will prepare you for the practical demands of this diverse workplace. This qualification is a module based delivery and covers a range of activities that include; written assignment production, projects and practical activities. There is also an opportunity to be involved in the World Skills competition for Caring. What qualifications or experience do I need? Ideally you will have 4-5 GCSEs grades D-G, or an Introductory Diploma at a Merit Level or above. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; communication, health and safety, diet and nutrition, lifespan development, individual needs, creative and therapeutic activities, equality and diversity and health & social care services. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? You will learn from demonstrations, group work, practical activities and individual research activities. How will I be assessed? All units are assessed through projects or coursework which includes developing posters, leaflets and written work. There are no exams. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need normal stationery for taking notes and producing coursework, including pens and paper. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to? Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma • Apprenticeships • Employment in the Health and Social Care sector

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Health & Social Care

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE DIPLOMA

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE EXTENDED DIPLOMA

Course Level 3

Course Level 3

As the aging population increases, careers in health and social care are a growing opportunity. This course will introduce you to the knowledge and understanding that will prepare you for the practical demands of this diverse workplace.

As the aging population increases, careers in health and social care are a growing opportunity. This course will introduce you to the knowledge and understanding that will prepare you for the practical demands of this diverse workplace.

This qualification is a module based delivery and covers a range of activities that include; written assignment production, projects and practical activities. There is also an opportunity to be involved in the World Skills competition for Caring.

This qualification is a module based delivery and covers a range of activities that include; written assignment production, projects and practical activities. There is also an opportunity to be involved in the World Skills competition for Caring.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

What qualifications or experience do I need?

Entry requirements are 4 GCSE grade C or above, First Diploma Health and Social Care Level 2 merit or above.

Ideally you will have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, or a First Diploma at Merit Level or above.

How long is the course?

How long is the course?

1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

2 years full-time.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; effective communication, equality, diversity & rights, health and safety, lifespan development, public health and anatomy & physiology. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; communication, health and safety, diet and nutrition, lifespan development, care planning, complimentary therapies, equality and diversity, health and social care services, health education, public health, environmental health, anatomy and physiology, physiological disorders, psychology and sociology and personal & professional development. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required.

How will I learn? You will learn through a variety of methods including taught sessions, independent research and some practical. How will I be assessed? Assessment is ongoing through unit-based assignments both written and presentation work. What materials & equipment will I need? There is no requirement for any equipment.

How will I learn? You will learn through demonstrations, group work, practical activities and individual research activities. How will I be assessed? All units are assessed through projects or coursework which includes developing posters, leaflets and written work. There are no exams. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need normal stationery for taking notes and producing coursework. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Extended Diploma Health & Social Care Level 3 • Apprenticeships • Employment in the Health & Social Care sector

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Degrees in Nursing and Social Work or related professions • Apprenticeships • Employment

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Motor Vehicle Do you love cars, trucks and engines?

Do you dream of working with engines, are interested in performance bikes, cars or HGVs? Would you love a career as a motor mechanic or technician? Well, if you enrol on a motor vehicle course at Stephenson College you will learn in some of the best equipped workshops in the UK and be taught by experienced, qualified and friendly tutors who will help you achieve your goals.

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A REWARDING CHOICE “ I undertook my National BTEC Level 3 at Stephenson College and I was also awarded the Jim Keyden Award as a Volvo Apprentice. I then had 2 years break due to work commitments before starting the HNC. I am now enrolled on the HND and want to further my career in the future. � ROSS HARRISON Motor Vehicle Engineering HNC


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Motor Vehicle

ENTRY TO MOTOR VEHICLE DIPLOMA

MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

Entry Level

Course Level 1

This is a mainly hands-on course, with minimal writing and an element of fun involved. The course offers an ideal introduction to the world of motor vehicles and is a great stepping stone to help you progress onto higher level courses.

This course is ideal for both school leavers and adults who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor cycles and the various roles that are available in the motor retail industry. What qualifications or experience do I need?

What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no qualifications required. You will be asked to attend an interview and show a willingness and commitment to learn.

You will need to demonstrate a high level of commitment and aptitude in both your practical tasks and classroom theory. In addition you will also work to improving your employability skills.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; engines, braking systems, suspension, steering and transmissions. How will I learn? This is mainly a practical course with a fun element, but there are some formal classroom lessons.

How will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health & safety, tools and equipment, motor cycle construction, engine systems and operation, cooling systems, steering suspension and more. You will also cover Maths, English, ICT and personal self-development to improve your employability and life skills. How will I learn?

How will I be assessed? Multiple methods by question and answer with minimal writing.

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will use a variety of teaching methods in both classroom and workshop situations to help you achieve your goals.

What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to supply your own overalls and safety boots which can be purchased through the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

How will I be assessed? There are set practical tasks to complete and on-line tests to pass. You will mainly demonstrate your knowledge and understanding by completing paperwork associated with the subject you have been studying which is assessed by your tutors. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to supply your own overalls and safety boots which can be purchased through the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 1 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 2 Diploma • Apprenticeships

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Motor Vehicle

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

MOTOR VEHICLE DIPLOMA

Course Level 1

Course Level 2

This is an ideal course if you want to get a foot on the ladder for an exciting career in light vehicle maintenance and repair.

The First Diploma is a technical course and will prepare you to either enter a career in the motor industry or progress to the National Diploma and then onto higher education. The course involves understanding why and how motor vehicle systems operate. You will strip down cars and their components to fully understand and carry out fault diagnosis.

What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no formal entry requirements you will however need to demonstrate a high level of commitment to both your practical tasks and classroom theory. In addition you will also work to improving your employability skills and demonstrate appropriate standards of behaviour whilst attending college. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What qualifications or experience do I need? Ideally you need to have completed a Motor Vehicle qualification at Level 1, or be qualified to GCSE grade C/D in Maths, English and Science. You also need a keen interest in entering the motor vehicle industry together with commitment and determination. You will also have to attend an interview and take an initial assessment.

What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health & safety, braking systems, steering and suspension, engine operation, vehicle construction, routine maintenance. You will also learn functional skills to improve your Maths English & IT and employability skills. How will I learn? Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will use a variety of teaching methods in both classroom and workshop situations to help you achieve your goals. You will be taught in our modern well equipped workshops, as well as having some theory sessions in our comfortable classrooms. You will also carry out set practical skills in the workshop. Our teaching style adapts to the needs of our students, so you are bound to learn and find it interesting.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health & safety and customer care, vehicle electrics and electronic principles, engineering principles, engine operating principles, steering, suspension and brake systems, routine vehicle maintenance, wheels and tyres, vehicle exhaust systems. How will I learn? You will learn in state-of-the-art workshops fully fitted to the highest industrial standards and hi-tech classrooms with Smartboards and interactive diagnostic equipment. You will take part in practical and theoretical sessions to give you a thorough understanding of the systems involved.

How will I be assessed? Mainly by completing set observed tasks in the workshop, and completing the supporting paperwork with the correct information. There are some formal on-line multiple choice type tests too. There is some portfolio work, and functional skills are assessed by formal exam. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to supply your own overalls and safety boots which can be purchased through the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

How will I be assessed? The course is subject to continual assessment by assignments, unit assessments and practical tasks. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to supply your own overalls and safety boots which can be purchased through the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to? Where could this course lead to? Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 2 Diploma • Apprenticeships

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Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • National Diploma - Certificate (Vehicle Repair & Technology) The course will also help you to progress to employment or other work-based training in motor vehicle dealerships at Service Technician Level.


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Motor Vehicle

VEHICLE FITTING PRINCIPLES DIPLOMA

MOTOR VEHICLE EXTENDED DIPLOMA

Course Level 2

Course Level 3

This course is aimed at anyone wanting to continue to develop onto the Level 2 (possibly from Level 1) but could also be starting at this level with appropriate experience. This is a very practical course and is based around working and learning in the motor vehicle industry.

The National Diploma is a quality course which will adequately prepare you to enter a career in motor vehicle industry. The course involves attending College three days a week for two years and one week work experience each year.

The course involves understanding why and how motor vehicle systems operate. You will strip down cars and their components to fully understand and carry out fault diagnosis. What qualifications or experience do I need? You will usually already hold a Level 1 qualification in light motor vehicle engineering, and have GCSE grades equivalent to C in Maths and English. However, entry is by interview and will be based on your previous experience, school qualifications, knowledge and enthusiasm. Direct entry without a Level 1 qualification is possible if you have the right attitude and experience. Course Length 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; health & safety, job roles, tools & equipment, brakes, suspension, vehicle maintenance, batteries & charging, wheels & tyres. You will also learn employability and functional skills in Maths, English and ICT in a level appropriate to you.

What qualifications or experience do I need? Four GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths), a Level 2 qualification e.g. BTEC First Diploma or Level 1 - 3 in literacy and numeracy. You will also be invited to attend an interview and take an initial assessment. How long is the course? 2 years full-time. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; essential working practices, customer care, vehicle systems, vehicle layout, steering, suspension and braking systems, vehicle electronics principles, fault diagnosis and rectification, a project and sciences and mathematics. The course also includes the following specialist units; engine technology, vehicle electrical systems, instrumentation, petrol injection, electronic ignition, engine management systems, diesel fuel injection systems, light vehicle transmission systems, steering, braking and suspension, mathematics and science for technicians. You will also cover functional skills. How will I learn?

You will be taught in a classroom for some of the theory and have demonstrations and practice in our well equipped workshops. You will also work on your own.

You will learn in state-of-the-art workshops and access resources backed up with a well-equipped learning zone. Sessions will include workshop lectures, discussions, directed study, group work and simulations. You will also work on your own and as part of a team.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by observation of you carrying out set practical tasks and completing supporting paperwork. There are also exams.

Your knowledge is assessed by practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, and by assessment scripts set by the College. Functional skills will be assessed by the building of a portfolio and an on-line external test.

How will I learn?

What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to supply your own overalls and safety boots which can be purchased through the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to supply your own overalls and safety boots which can be purchased through the College. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 3 Qualifications • Apprenticeships in Retail Repair • Employment within motor vehicle industry

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Higher National Certificate/Diploma • Employment in the motor vehicle industry • Apprenticeships

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Skills for Employment & Life

ENJOY STEPHENSON COLLEGE.

These programmes are for young people who may have a range of mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

“ I enjoy meeting new people and this course has given me that chance.

ENJOY LIFE.

” “ I enjoy doing new things and visiting places in the community and meeting people who work there. ”

Suitable for 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 their employability skills.

“ I enjoy coming to college, each day is different. I am much more confident and feel ready to find work. ”

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Skills for Employment & Life

INDEPENDENT LIVING

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS, PERSONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Entry Level 1, 2 & 3

Entry Level 2 & 3 & Level 1 & 2

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, and those who may find it difficult to cope with some social situations.

This programme offers career options e.g. catering, brickwork, childcare, woodwork, hair & beauty, animal care, office skills, painting & decorating and motor vehicle, as well as life skills and work experience.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

There are no entry requirements, but you will show a keen interest in learning new skills.

There are no entry requirements, but you will show a keen interest in learning new skills. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks, with an option to continue for a further 2 years following discussions with your tutors. What will I learn? You will practice independent living skills during your course and this will include; travelling independently, managing money, cooking and communication skills. You will also be given the opportunity to try different sports, hair & beauty, painting & decorating, building skills and much more. You will also have the opportunity to improve your Maths, English and ICT.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks, with an option to continue for a further year following discussions with your tutors. What will I learn? You will learn and practice skills that will see your confidence grow and help you when applying for a job. You will also learn how to communicate with others and there is the opportunity to take part in a variety of practical sessions that will include; sports, hair & beauty, painting & decorating, building skills and much more. You will also have the opportunity to improve your Maths, English and ICT. How will I learn?

How will I learn? You will learn by taking part in exciting practical sessions, community projects, listening to guest speakers and supported class work.

You will learn by taking part in exciting practical sessions, work experience, community projects, listening to guest speakers and supported class work. What materials & equipment will I need?

What materials & equipment will I need? In the unlikely event of costs being incurred e.g. trips out help is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

In the unlikely event of costs being incurred e.g. trips out help is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • The Skills for Work programme

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 1 or 2 full-time courses

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Sport The interest and involvement in sport and leisure related activities has never been higher, allowing you access to a wide range of career opportunities.

< Former Sports student and GB International runner Gemma Steel.

Can you organise and motivate people? Are you interested in a career in the health & fitness or sports coaching industry? When joining a Sports course at Stephenson College you will learn about the body, health, safety and injury, technical skills, tactics and fitness for sports performance.

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SPORT & ACTIVE LEISURE DIPLOMA CHALLENGING AND ENJOYABLE “ I enjoy coming to college and working in a busy and productive environment. The tutors are supportive and have allowed me to progress to the best of my ability. We take part in lots of off-site activities all of which are challenging and enjoyable. ”

Course Level 1 This qualification is designed for anyone wanting to work in sport and active leisure sector or looking to progress onto the Level 2 Sports course. It offers an invaluable look at the opportunities, resources and work carried out across this exciting and dynamic sector. It will also give you the opportunity to assist at local events gaining valuable experience needed to progress within the sports and active leisure sector. What qualifications or experience do I need? There are no formal qualifications needed. You will attend an interview and take an Initial Assessment. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; taking part in sport, assisting at a sport or leisure event, improving your own fitness, risks & hazards in sport, how the body works, planning your own fitness program and job opportunities in sports & leisure. You will also be given the opportunity to attend an overseas sporting residential, various outdoor activities, including white water rafting, cycling and canoeing. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn?

DEMI CARR Level 3 Sport Extended Diploma

A variety of learning approaches will be used and include; workbased activities, role-play and simulations, independent learning opportunities, knowledge based sessions and a work placement. How will I be assessed? The programme is continually assessed on the basis of assignments and practical activities. What materials & equipment will I need? General sports kit/uniform. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to? Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 2 Sports course • Employment within the Leisure Industry

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Sport

SPORT DIPLOMA

SPORT DIPLOMA

Course Level 2

Course Level 3

This qualification is designed for anyone wanting to work in sport and leisure centres or other recreational facilities. It offers an invaluable look at the opportunities, resources and work carried out across this exciting and dynamic sector.

This qualification is designed for anyone wanting to work in the sport and leisure sector or looking to progress onto higher education. It offers an invaluable look at the opportunities, resources and work carried out across this exciting and dynamic sector and gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in your chosen area.

(90 CREDITS)

What qualifications or experience do I need? You must have four GCSE grades D or above (preferably to include English), or have completed a good Introductory Diploma. You will also attend an interview and take an Initial Assessment.

What qualifications or experience do I need? You must have four GCSE grades C or above (preferably including English), or have completed a very good BTEC First Diploma. You will also attend an interview and take an Initial Assessment.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks.

What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; the body, health, safety & injury, sports industry, practical sport, technical skills & tactical awareness and fitness for sports performance. You will be given the opportunity to attend an overseas sporting residential, various outdoor activities, including white water rafting, cycling and canoeing. Team work is a key area within sport and will enhance your coaching skills; this will be a main theme throughout the course. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required.

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What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; physiology & anatomy, assessing risk in sport, sports development, sports coaching, practical team and individual sports. You will also be given the opportunity to attend an overseas sporting residential and an overseas annual ski trip, various outdoor activities, including white water rafting, cycling and canoeing. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required.

How will I learn?

How will I learn?

A variety of learning approaches will be used and include; workbased activities, role-play and simulations, independent learning opportunities, knowledge based sessions and a work placement.

A variety of learning approaches will be used and include; workbased activities, role-play and simulations, independent learning opportunities, knowledge based sessions and a work placement.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

The programme is continually assessed on the basis of assignments and practical activities.

The programme is continually assessed on the basis of assignments and practical activities.

What materials & equipment will I need?

What materials & equipment will I need?

General sports kit/uniform. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

General sports kit/uniform. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to?

Where could this course lead to?

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Sports Diploma Level 3 • Employment within the Leisure Industry

Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Higher Education • Employment within the Leisure Industry

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SPORT EXTENDED DIPLOMA Course Level 3 This qualification is designed for anyone wanting to work in sport and leisure sector or looking to progress onto higher education. It offers an invaluable look at the opportunities, resources and work carried out across this exciting and dynamic sector and gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in your chosen area. What qualifications or experience do I need? You must have four GCSE grades C or above (preferably including English), or have completed a very good BTEC First Diploma. You will also attend an interview and take an Initial Assessment. How long is the course? 2 years full-time. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; physiology & anatomy, psychology, assessing risk in sport, sports development, sports coaching, practical team and individual sports. You will also be given the opportunity to attend an overseas sporting residential and ski trip, various outdoor activities, including white water rafting, cycling and canoeing. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? A variety of learning approaches will be used and include; workbased activities, role-play and simulations, independent learning opportunities, knowledge based sessions and a work placement. How will I be assessed? The programme is continually assessed on the basis of assignments and practical activities. What materials & equipment will I need? General sports kit/uniform. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

Where could this course lead to? Following completion of this course you can progress on to: â&#x20AC;˘ Higher Education â&#x20AC;˘ Employment within the Leisure Industry

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Uniformed Services Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about respectâ&#x20AC;Ś but you have to learn it!

Are you adventurous, interested in contributing to society and looking to enter an exciting and rewarding career? Then a Uniformed Service course is the answer. These courses are great for anyone interested in joining; the Police, Fire, Prison, Security and Ambulance Services, the Armed Forces, HM Customs & Excise, Community Service Organisations and Emergency Service related organisations.

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THE RESIDENTIAL TRIPS WERE GREAT

Uniform Services

UNIFORM SERVICES DIPLOMA

“ When I first arrived on this course I was extremely shy and hesitant to make friends. However, I believe this course has changed me for the better. I would never be able to go to university without the confidence and experience this course has given me. The residential trips were great as they are a good way to make friends and develop teamwork and leadership skills. Yorkshire was my favourite trip and it was a challenge for everyone. We faced different types of common fears such as heights, small spaces and water but I believe it has developed me as a person.

Course Level 2 The BTEC Level 2 First Diploma is a one year course that includes core and specialist units covering aspects of knowledge, understanding and competency necessary for employment in the Public Services. What qualifications or experience do I need? Four GCSEs at grade D - G or above (including English), a keen interest in joining a Uniformed Service, commitment to contribute to costs of uniform and trips, full participation in all activities and residential trips, motivation and a determination to succeed. How long is the course? 1 year full-time = 36 weeks. What will I learn? You will cover a range of subject areas that include; public service skills, exploring careers in the uniformed public services, improving health and fitness for entry to the uniformed public services, expedition skills in public services, land navigation by map and compass, adventurous activities and teamwork for the public services. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? You will develop skills and practical experience, working with others, communication, planning, researching and evaluating information. You will also experience working with the Uniformed Services. How will I be assessed? Units are continuously assessed by; written report, presentations and practical tests, and are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

” What materials & equipment will I need?

LOUISE SHUTTLEWORTH Uniformed Public Services Level 3

You will need to purchase a uniform at the beginning of term. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to? Following completion of this course you can progress on to: • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Services • Employment in the Police, Fire Service, Army, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Prison Service and the RAF.

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Uniform Services

UNIFORM SERVICES DIPLOMA

UNIFORM SERVICES EXTENDED DIPLOMA

(90 CREDITS) Course Level 3

Course Level 3

The National Diploma in Uniformed Services is ideal if you want a career in the Police, Fire, Prison, Security or Ambulance Services, the Armed Forces, HM Customs & Excise, community service organisations or emergency service related organisations. Progression to higher education is also an option.

This qualification will give you education and training which can help you start a successful career in the uniformed services or progress to a more responsible job if already in employment.

What qualifications or experience do I need? You must have a good First Diploma in Uniformed Services or a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade (A-C), a keen interest in entering one of the uniformed public services, together with commitment, a positive attitude and determination. You will also attend an interview, take an Initial Assessment and be invited to attend a course experience day prior to starting your course.

The BTEC National can also be a route to further study. The course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, interests and career aspirations. The structure of the course allows you to focus on your interests within the sector, such as outdoor and adventurous expeditions, crime and its effects on society or diversity and the public services. Please note that the units studied may vary to meet local or learner needs. What qualifications or experience do I need? BTEC First in Public Services and/or five GCSEs (C or above) and, in addition, the interest and potential to succeed in achieving the qualification.

How long is the course? 2 years full-time.

How long is the course? What will I learn?

2 years full-time.

You will cover a range of subject areas that include; government, policies and the public services, citizenship, understanding discipline and diversity, physical preparation and fitness, war & terrorism, skills for land, crime, planning & management of major incidents, wireless communication and employment skills. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? You will develop skills and practical experience, working with people, communication, planning, researching and evaluating information. How will I be assessed? You will collect work in your portfolio which will be assessed as you progress the course. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to purchase a uniform at the beginning of term. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

What will I learn? You will cover a range of interesting subject areas that include; leadership & teamwork, citizenship, diversity & the public services, understanding discipline, fitness testing & training, physical preparation, health & lifestyle for the public services, crime & its effects on society, employment. You will also learn functional skills which are English, Maths and ICT as required. How will I learn? The underpinning knowledge is delivered using a range of methods, including tutorials, group work and projects. You are encouraged to develop the skills and knowledge which will allow you to work independently where possible. Practical activities will play a central role within the course. You will be required to participate in residential camping & adventurous activities. How will I be assessed? Each unit will be internally assessed using a variety of methods; presentations, assignments & practical observations. What materials & equipment will I need? You will need to purchase a uniform at the beginning of term. Help with costs is available; please contact Student Services (01530) 836136 ext 220 to find out if you are eligible.

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Where could this course lead to?

You could progress to the HNC/HND or Degree in a related field. A National Diploma in Public Services is a good basis for working in any of the Public/Uniformed Services. The course is also an excellent grounding for many other types of employment and it keeps your options open.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services is equivalent to three A Levels, and it is possible for you to progress into Higher Education, as successful Diploma qualifications give UCAS points for university applications.

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