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Adult course guide


Contents

Visit our website for more in-depth course information www.suffolk.ac.uk

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Tuition fees

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Advanced learner loans

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19+ DLSF bursary & loan bursary

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I want to study alongside my child

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Short courses

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I want to start up my own business

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I want to go to university

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I want to work from home

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University destinations

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Access to HE diplomas

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I want to work and learn

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I want to learn for fun

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Help with childcare

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ESOL

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Fees & Fee Remission COURSE FEES If you are aged 19 or over and studying a full-time level 1 or level 2 course, tuition fees are subject to funding allocation set by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and are set at £1500 + exam costs for 2018/19. Costs for full-time level 3 courses and above will be considerably more, often running into several thousand pounds, but you can take out a loan for these courses - you can find more information about this on page 8. If your fee is more than £600, you can pay by instalments. You pay 1/3 up front at enrolment and sign a Direct Debit mandate for the remainder. You then pay the remainder over 5 months commencing 31 October (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb) in equal instalments.

SUPPORT FOR THE COURSE FEES Depending on your circumstances and the course you’d like to study, there may be funding available to help you. You may be eligible for free tuition on many of our courses if you fit the following criteria: if you are unemployed receiving JSA or ESA (Work Activity Group), Housing Benefit, Income Support or Council Tax Exemption; or you are 19-23 years old and the course is your first full Level 2/3 qualification. Proof of fee remission must be produced before starting any course An overview of the fee remission available is included in the next few pages.

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ENTRY LEVEL / LEVEL 1 19 -23

No fee chargeable if needed for progression for a first full level 2 qualification (Not for English, Maths or ESOL courses) Receiving Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) including those receiving National Insurance Credits Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work-related activity group (WRAG) Receiving Universal Credit (contact student support for more information) - Unemployed and want to become employed and are in receipt of one of the following benefits: Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Total Tax Credits^ Employed for up to 16 hours per week and earn less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week, or £330 per month and want to progress into more sustainable employment. Unemployed and earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, based on the social mobility commission’s low wage threshold of £8.07 Otherwise full fee due

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Receiving Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) including those receiving National Insurance Credits Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work-related activity group (WRAG) Receiving Universal Credit (contact student support for more information) - Unemployed and want to become employed and are in receipt of one of the following benefits: Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Total Tax Credits^ Employed for up to 16 hours per week and earn less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week, or £330 per month and want to progress into more sustainable employment. Unemployed and earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, based on the social mobility commission’s low wage threshold of £8.07 Otherwise full fee due

* Remission is subject to eligible qualification ^ Total Tax Credits includes working tax credit and child tax credit and where the household income is less than £16,190 per annum

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LEVEL 2 19 -23

No fee chargeable if first full level 2 qualification Receiving Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) including those receiving National Insurance Credits Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work-related activity group (WRAG) Receiving Universal Credit (contact student support for more information) - Unemployed and want to become employed and are in receipt of one of the following benefits: Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Total Tax Credits^ Employed for up to 16 hours per week and earn less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week, or £330 per month and want to progress into more sustainable employment. Maths / English if not already got A*-C at GCSE Unemployed and earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, based on the social mobility commission’s low wage threshold of £8.07 Otherwise full fee due

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Receiving Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) including those receiving National Insurance Credits Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work-related activity group (WRAG) Receiving Universal Credit (contact student support for more information) - Unemployed and want to become employed and are in receipt of one of the following benefits: Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Total Tax Credits^ Employed for up to 16 hours per week and earn less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week, or £330 per month and want to progress into more sustainable employment. Maths / English if not already got A*-C at GCSE Unemployed and earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary, based on the social mobility commission’s low wage threshold of £8.07 Otherwise full fee due

* Remission is subject to eligible qualification ^ Total Tax Credits includes working tax credit and child tax credit and where the household income is less than £16,190 per annum

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LEVEL 3 19 -23

No fee chargeable for first full level 3 qualification* Otherwise full fee due Advanced Learner Loan available on some courses (contact Student Support for more information)

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Full fee due Advanced Learner Loan available on some courses (contact Student Support for more information)

* Remission is subject to eligible qualification ^ Total Tax Credits includes working tax credit and child tax credit and where the household income is less than ÂŁ16,190 per annum

FULL COST (PART TIME) & LEISURE LEARNING 19 -23

Full fee due Advanced Learner Loan is eligible for some part-time courses that are Level 3 and above (contact Student Support for more information)

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Full fee due Advanced Learner Loan is eligible for some part-time courses that are Level 3 and above (contact Student Support for more information)

* Remission is subject to eligible qualification ^ Total Tax Credits includes working tax credit and child tax credit and where the household income is less than ÂŁ16,190 per annum

For more information on fee remission visit www.suffolk.ac.uk/tuitionfees

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Level Level 1

Entry criteria 3 GCSEs at E grade including GCSE English Language at a Grade E or Entry Level FS Maths and English Pass a skills-based test where appropriate For “hands-on” practical courses please get in touch as relevant work / life experience may allow entry.

Level 2

4 GCSEs at D grade including GCSE English Language or Level 1 English FS Some courses will require GCSEs at D grade in GCSE English Language, Maths and Science Or Achieved a Level 1 study programme including Level 1 FS English and Maths FS at the level studied For “hands-on” practical courses please get in touch as relevant work / life experience may allow entry.

Level 3 & Access to HE

5 GCSEs at A*- C grade including GCSE English Language Some courses will also require GCSE Maths and Science A*-C Or Achieved a Level 2 course with Merit grade or above; GCSE English at a C grade and a Pass in Maths at the level studied For “hands-on” practical courses please get in touch as relevant work / life experience may allow entry.

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Aged 19 or over and thinking about future education?

You may qualify for a Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the tuition fees charged by Suffolk New College. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at level 3 and above, will qualify for these new loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.

DO I QUALIFY? To qualify you must be:

• Aged 19 or over on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age-limit) • Living in the UK on the first day of your course and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this

• Studying with a college or training organisation in England approved for public funding

• Enrolling on an eligible course at level 3 and above which includes: Access to HE Diplomas, other Diplomas and Certificates.

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APPLYING IS EASY You’ll be able to apply online or download an application form at gov.uk/advancedlearningloans. You can get further details on how to apply from our Student Support Team on 01473 382738.

MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE It’s important you consider your own circumstances and look into all options for paying for your coursebefore choosing to take out a loan. You can get impartial money advice from the Money Advice Service at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

HOW MUCH CAN I GET? The amount you can get depends on your course, the tuition fees charged by Suffolk New College and maximum amounts set by the Government. The minimum loan amount is £300. You can take out a loan for the maximum amount to cover your fee or you can pay all or part of the tuition fee yourself.

COURSE TUITION FEES The fee for your course will be set by Suffolk New College. They’ll confirm the cost before you enrol.

AT ENROLMENT If you haven’t got your loan fully approved, you will have to pay a third of your fee for your course, however this will be refunded to you as soon as you get your loan fully approved.

HOW’S THE LOAN PAID? Student Finance England (SFE) will pay your agreed loan to Suffolk New College once we have confirmed your attendance on the course.

YOU CAN APPLY MORE THAN ONCE Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll be eligible to apply for more Advanced Learner Loans (up to a total of four loans) to help you progress in your studies.

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WITHDRAWALS If you withdraw from your course of study you still have to pay Suffolk New College. For more information please see the tuition fee policy online at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees.

REPAYMENT Repaying your Advanced Learner Loan is straight forward.

• Your monthly repayments will be based on your income, not what you borrowed • You’ll only start making repayments when your income is more than £404 per week, £1,750 per month or £21,000 per year

• You’ll only pay back 9% of any income above £21,000 a year, see the table below for examples of what you’ll repay:

INCOME EACH YEAR BEFORE TAX

MONTHLY SALARY

MONTHLY REPAYMENT

Up to £21,000

£1,750

£0

£22,000

£1,833

£7

£25,000

£2,083

£30

£30,000

£2,500

£67

£35,000

£2,917

£105

£40,000

£3,333

£142

• If you’re self-employed you’ll be responsible for making student loan repayments as part of your annual self-assessment tax return

• If you’re employed, you don’t need to do anything. Your employer will take your repayment directly off your salary as they do with tax and national insurance contributions

• If you stop working, your repayments will stop and only start again when your income is more than £21,000 a year

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• You’ll be due to start repaying your loan in the April after you leave or finish your course - whichever comes first. If you leave or finish your course before April, you won’t start making repayments until after this date

• Any loan remaining 30 years after you’re due to start making repayments will be wiped.

INTEREST Interest on your loan will be based on inflation (Retail Price Index (RPI). The table below shows how interest is calculated:

INTEREST RATE While you’re studying and until the April after you finish or leave your course

Retail Price Index (RPI) plus 3%

If you finish or leave your course before April

RPI plus 3% until the April after you leave your course then RPI

From April

Interest will be based on your income. • £21,000 or less – RPI • £21,001 to £41,000 – RPI plus up to 3%, depending on income • £41,001 and over – RPI plus 3%

FIND OUT MORE For more information and advice on learning, career and funding options

• Visit nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advancedlearningloans • For more information and to apply, visit gov.uk/advancedlearningloans • Contact Student Support at Suffolk New College on 01473 382738 or email support@suffolk.ac.uk

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19+ DLSF BURSARY & LOAN BURSARY

If you are aged 19 or over at the start of term* then you may be able to get a bursary from the College to help towards:

• Cost of trips and materials • Childcare costs to an Ofsted registered provider • A cash payment to help with travel and other costs Limits and eligibility criteria apply to each scheme. The funds are limited, so it is important that you apply as soon as possible. * Ages are stated as at 31 August in the year in which the course starts (1st year for 2-year courses), excludes those students aged 19-25 with an EHC plan.

I want to study alongside my child Do you find it a challenge to help your children with their homework? Join a fun, informal and supportive group that will help you improve your own skills as well as enabling you to support your young person with their homework.

ENGLISH & MATHS

SHORT COURSES

Functional Skills Maths Functional Skills English

GCSE Maths / GCSE English

U Part time

Also available at “On The Coast” Leiston, Felixstowe Library, Woodbridge Library

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U Part time

GCSE Biology

U Part time


Short courses HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY THERAPY Level 2 Award in Nail Art

U Part time 8 weeks

Level 2 Award in Nail Technology

U Part time 15 weeks

Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair

U Part time 10 weeks

Level 2 Award in Cutting Men’s Hair

U Part time 15 weeks BUSINESS

Level 3 CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice

U Part time 12 weeks

Level 3 CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Practice (nest certificate within this)

U Part time 35 weeks

Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

U Part time 35 weeks

BTEC Award in Principles of Business Management

U Part time 14 weeks

BTEC award in Social Networking For Business

U Part time 14 weeks

BOOKKEEPING Level 1 Bookkeeping (AAT)

U Part time 8 weeks

Level 2 Bookkeeping (AAT)

U Part time 12 weeks

Level 2 AAT Foundation certificate in Accounting

U Part time 35 weeks

Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

U Part time 35 weeks

Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

U Part time 8 weeks CATERING & HOSPITALITY Award for skills for Employment in the Hospitality Industry

U Part time 14 weeks

Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production & Cooking)

U Part time 28 weeks ENGINEERING

Level 1 in Introduction to Welding Skills

U Part time 1 week Level 1 Award in Engineering Technologies

U Part time 1 week

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I want to start up my own business Are you looking to change careers or start your own business? These hands-on “practical� qualifications aim to give you the knowledge and skills required to go straight into your industry. Because these courses follow a practical pathway into industry you will need to start at level 2 and complete in order to progress to level 3.

ART & DESIGN

BUILDING SERVICES

Level 2 Award in Printmaking

CSKILLS Awards Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery

U Part Time 1 Year

Level 2 Award in Photography

U Part Time 1 Year

Level 2 Award in Fashion Business

U Part Time 1 Year

AUTOMOTIVE IMI Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle)

U 1 Year IMI Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Paint)

U 1 Year

U 1 Year CSKILLS Awards Level 3 Site Carpentry (Must complete level 2 first)

U 1 Year EAL Level 2 Electrical Installation

U 1 Year EAL Level 3 Electrical Installation (Must complete level 2 first)

U 1 Year CSKILLS Awards Level 2 Painting & Decorating

U 1 Year CSKILLS Awards Level 3 Painting & Decorating (Must complete level 2 first)

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 3 Plumbing

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U 1 Year see website for entry requirements


From life as a PA to plumbing... how a leaking toilet changed my life! “I called Eden, a friend of mine who has his own plumbing business in Bristol, and he talked me through what I needed to do. I then bought the part I needed for £18 and fixed the toilet... problem solved!” “I was so proud that I’d fixed the toilet myself and that’s when the idea of becoming a plumber started.”

After getting a quote to fix a toilet and being shocked by the price, a high powered Personal Assistant decided to fix the lavatory problem herself and she is now training to become a qualified plumber. 48-year-old Elaine Yellen worked as a secretary and personal assistant in Australia, London and Suffolk for the majority of her working career. But in the summer of 2017, the Ipswich resident was left frustrated by her inability to find a plumber to solve a simple house problem. This incident has seen her flush away one career in order to pull the chain on a new pathway. Here she takes up the story: “We had a problem with our toilet so I started asking around for a plumber but initially couldn’t find one as they were all too busy. I think a lot of people can relate to this issue as finding a plumber at the moment can be quite tricky. Eventually though, I got a quote that was around £100 + VAT. I thought that’s a fair bit of money so that’s when I decided to see if I could fix the problem myself.”

Was it a eureka moment? “No not really. I was speaking to friends about it and told them I was thinking about becoming a plumber. I liked the idea of becoming my own boss and not making money for others anymore. Also I knew that the elderly may feel more comfortable with a female plumber and men would be happier if a woman was at home with their wife. Some friends laughed and rolled their eyes but others thought it was a fantastic idea, it was at that point that I thought - right - I’m going to do this.” So what did you do next? “I looked around for available courses and I wanted to do it properly. I could have studied on a fast track option but decided to do the level two diploma in plumbing at Suffolk New College in Ipswich, as this course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers (CIPHE). Going back into education was lovely - I wasn’t daunted at all - I knew that most people would be younger than me but this didn’t matter. The course is great and the students, lecturers and technicians have all been very encouraging. I have now started doing jobs for my friends. I will take photos of their specific plumbing problems and show my tutors, who will then talk me through the potential issues step by step. The sense of achievement when I fix the problem is fantastic.”

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CATERING & HOSPITALITY

CHILDCARE

City & Guilds Level 2 Patisserie

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education & Care

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 3 Patisserie

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 2 Professional Chefs

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 3 Professional Chefs

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 2 Food & Beverage Service

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 3 Hospitality

U 1 Year

U 1 Year NCFE CACHE Level 3 Childcare and Education (Early Years Education)

U 2 Years

ENGINEERING EAL Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations

U 1 Year EAL Level 2 Fabrication & Welding Engineering Technology

U 1 Year see website for entry requirements

CONSTRUCTION CSKILLS Awards Level 2 Bricklaying

U 1 Year CSKILLS Awards Level 2 Bricklaying (Must complete level 2 first)

U 1 Year see website for entry requirements

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Check out our leisure learning courses on page 24


HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY THERAPY City & Guilds Level 2 Hairdressing

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 3 Hairdressing

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 2 Make Up Artistry

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 2 Beauty Therapy

U 1 Year City & Guilds Level 3 Beauty & Spa

U 1 Year Level 2 Barbering

U 1 Year Level 3 Barbering

U 1 Year

ACCOUNTING AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

U Part Time 35 Weeks AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

U 1 Year AAT Level 4 Diploma In Accounting

U Part Time 35 Weeks PERSONAL TRAINING YMCA Level 2 Health, Fitness & Exercise Instruction

U

1 Year

YMCA Level 3 Personal Training & Instruction (Must complete level 2 first)

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1 Year

L3 Media Make Up

U 1 Year

Check out our short courses on page 13

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I want to go to university As well as our full-time (2-year) Level 3 courses we also offer “Access to Higher Education” courses to our adult learners. These single-year courses act as a bridge to higher education and are offered in Computing & Electronics, Science and Social Science.

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION CAVA HE Access Computing & Electronics

U 1 Year CAVA HE Access Science

U 1 Year CAVA HE Access Social Science

U 1 Year CAVA HE Art & Design

U 1 Year HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Pearson Btec Level 3 Health & Social Care

U 2 Years Pearson Btec Level 3 Health & Social Care (Health Sciences)

U 2 Years INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Pearson Btec Level 3 Computing

U 2 Years U = DURATION 18

Pearson Btec HNC Computing

u Apply via www.uos.ac.uk

U 1 Year CREATIVE ARTS UAL Level 3 Creative Media Production

U 2 Years UAL Level 3 Creative Media Production (Games Design)

U 2 Years UAL Level 3 Music Performance & Production (Performance)

U 2 Years UAL Level 3 Music Performance & Production (Production)

U 2 Years UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

U 2 Years BUSINESS Btec Level 3 Business

U 2 Years


ELECTRONICS BTEC Level 3 Engineering (Electronics)

U 2 Years SCIENCE BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation

U 2 Years HIGHER EDUCATION AT SUFFOLK NEW COLLEGE For more information about these courses please visit www.uos.ac.uk

FdA Fashion Communication and Promotion

U 2 Years FdSc Civil Engineering

U 3 Years Part time BSc (hons) Civil Engineering (Progression Route)

U 2 Years Part time Certificate in Education / Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

U 1 Year Full time U 2 Years Part time

I want to work from home Our part-time courses in Childcare give you the ability to either study from home or the skills and knowledge to setup your own business working from home.

CHILDCARE CACHE Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner (online / distance learning)

U Part time

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare

U Part time

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UNIVERSITY DESTINATIONS 2017

239 students from Suffolk New College progressed to the following Universities

Academy of Contemporary Music Anglia Ruskin University Arts University Bournemouth Bournemouth University British and Irish Modern Music Institute Bath Spa University Buckinghamshire University Canterbury Christ Church University Cardiff Metropolitan City, University of London Colchester Institute Coventry University De Montfort University Easton and Otley College Falmouth University Goldsmiths, University of London Hereford College of Arts King's College London Leeds College of Art

Liverpool Hope University London South Bank University Manchester Metropolitan University Middlesex University London Northumbria University Norwich University of the Arts Nottingham Trent University Oxford Brookes University Plymouth University Ravensbourne University Roehampton University Royal Holloway, University of London Sheffield Hallam University Southampton Solent University St Mary's University Teesside University University College London University of Brighton University of East Anglia

University of East London University of Essex University of Greenwich University of Hertfordshire University of Huddersfield University of Leeds University of Lincoln University of Northampton University of Nottingham University of Portsmouth University of Reading University of Salford University of Sheffield University of Southampton University of Suffolk University of the Arts London University of the West of England University of Westminster University of York


ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMAS If you’re undertaking an Access to HE Diploma and then go to complete an HE qualification, the outstanding balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. To qualify for this write off you must have fully completed both courses. You do not need to take out a loan for the HE course. However, it must be eligible for funding by Student Finance England. The HE course does not have to relate to the Access to HE course you complete.

Did You Know? Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you don’t have to repay it! More about Advanced Learner Loans on page 8

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The belief that I was a low-ability student was reinforced early on at school. I left school with two GCSEs and started working as a hairdresser. “My heart wasn’t in hairdressing so I went to work in a pub and before I had a chance to figure out a career, I became pregnant. I was 19. A couple of years later I became a single parent. I carried on working in bars and restaurants and nine years after the birth of my son, I gave birth to my first daughter becoming a single parent for the second time. “As a single mum I worked hard but I just never seemed to have enough money to be able to escape the benefit system and enjoy the life that I wanted for my children. “I found myself on the verge of turning 40. I was on my own with four children and I was back where I started - but there was no way I was going to stay there. “So I did some research and started the Access to Higher Education course at Suffolk New College. After 25 years away from a classroom setting. I had my personal tutor Steve and my English tutor Alison. They both just had this unwavering belief in me. It was like the reverse of high school. Just one person believing in you can be so powerful and now I had a whole group. It really has the ability to change your life. “I left Suffolk New College with distinctions and applied for a place on the Bachelor of Art with Honours Social Work degree at the University of Suffolk and was accepted. “I was so driven and passionate about doing the degree. Doubt still plagued me but not once did I think about giving up. And again it was people’s belief in me that kept me motivated.

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I want to work and learn

With apprenticeships rising in popularity, now is the time for you to secure one from a diverse range of industries which will stand you in good stead for your future career. Gone are the days where your qualifications alone will be enough for you to secure your dream job, instead many employers are seeking candidates with the practical skills to supplement strong academic qualifications. Getting a taste of working life now will increase your employment opportunities by making you even more of an asset to a potential employer. What’s more you’ll also get paid so you’re able to make the most of your free time! At Suffolk New College we can provide you with educational support to supplement your apprenticeship and may be able to help you find the perfect learn-on-the-job role. Examples of apprenticeships we offer include: l NEW

for 2018 Apprenticeship Degree in Civil Engineering

l Business Administration l Childcare l Customer Service l Electrical Installation l Engineering Manufacture l IT Specialist l Plumbing & Heating

l Professional Cookery l Bricklaying l Carpentry & Joinery l Vehicle Maintenance and Repair l Painting & Decorating l Hairdressing l Beauty Therapy l Hospitality l Health & Social Care

Get in touch with our friendly apprenticeships team for help and advice apprenticeships@suffolk.ac.uk | 01473 382464

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I want to learn for fun We offer a new and exciting Leisure Learning programme which has, due to high demand, been reintroduced for 2018. Further details can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk or by emailing leisurelearning@suffolk.ac.uk If you do not have access to the web, please call us on 01473 382425. Courses available in: Hair & Beauty, Art & Design, Foreign Languages, DIY, British Sign Language, Creative Writing, Writing for Pleasure or Profit, Supporting you through the British Citizenship test and more

www.suffolk.ac.uk/leisurelearning Belinda Twinn from Ipswich grew up on a farm when she was younger but now she works for a charity called HEADWAY. She said, “In terms of my everyday life, I am a registered manager for a brain injury charity in Suffolk. I look after clients who need home care. I manage 47 staff and every day is busy. With this (welding), it’s just you and your cubicle. You concentrate on the work and there is a sense of achievement - I find it relaxing.” “I’m doing this with my friend who is a hospital director. Our jobs are very demanding and very rewarding so we both need something that will take our minds away from the constant rolling to do list. “We both love it. When you are in your teens and twenties you don’t always appreciate everything that is out there for you. So to have this opportunity is amazing.”

Alan Cracknell - Tutor

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Ian Robinson is a teacher at St Albans High School. The computer scientist was initially going to do a plumbing course but then his passion for the TV show Robot Wars drew his eye to fabrication and welding. He said, “I feel I’ve made lots of progress and the dynamic of the group is good. You have people doing this as a refresher, some are doing it as an artistic thing but I am more of a hobbyist. The facilities at Suffolk New College are brilliant. I’d recommend these courses to anyone. I’d love to go on Robot Wars and use the skills I’m learning - watch this space.” Managers and teachers aside, Alex Green is a retired airline pilot from Long Melford. He is also on the course and said, “The last time I was in education was in 1990. I tried to self-teach but that didn’t go too well. I found out about the course at the Suffolk Show this year. I got chatting to the tutor (Alan) and he said they would be enrolling on courses - so I signed up as soon as I could. Its early days but it’s been brilliant. You learn from your classmates and that really eggs you on. “In terms of what’s next - I’ve been asking whether they will be doing another course next year and I’d definitely be interested. The main thing that brought me to this is car restoration and my wife is an artist. She works in textiles and paint so I’m going to try and build her something that she can use in the future. 28 year old Alicia Burbin from Ipswich supports young people in her day to day job. Yet she has always been keen on fabrication and welding. She said, “I wanted to do it for a lot of years and this is my year. “I’ve always enjoyed mechanics and I must say I think I’m doing alright - I really love it - Alan (our tutor) is such a brilliant teacher - we are lucky to have him. “I’m a massive believer in education - it’s such a good thing to have a hobby. It gets you out of the house and you learn something new.”

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HELP WITH

It’s not too late to apply FOR ANYONE AGED 20* AND OVER If you have been accepted for a bursary, the College may be able to help with the cost of Childcare from any Ofsted registered provider, whether this be a nursery, childminder or after school club. There are still funds available, so if you haven’t applied for a bursary as yet - apply now! * Ages are stated as at 31 August in the year that the course starts.

FOR ANYONE AGED 20 AND UNDER The Government runs a Care to Learn Scheme for young parents up to the age of 20. If you are eligible, then you will get up to £160 per child, per week towards the cost of childcare whilst you are still learning. For more details please visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn for more info, or call the Care to Learn helpline on 0800 121 8989

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Learn English and maths to move on to a course in brickwork, cars, care, computing, cooking, woodwork and others, or help you get a job. Naucz się angielskiego i matematyki, aby przejść do zajęć z murarstwa, motoryzacji, opieki, informatyki, gotowania, stolarstwa i innych lub ułatwić sobie znalezienie pracy. Aprenda inglês e matemática para avançar para um curso de alvenaria, carros, cuidados, informática, culinária, carpintaria e outros ou ajudá-lo a conseguir um emprego. İnşaat, otomotiv, bilgisayar, bakım (çocuk, yaşlı, hasta bakımı), aşçılık, ahşap işleri ve diğer kurslara katılabilmek yada iş bulmanıza yardımcı olması için İngilizce ve matematik öğrenmek ister misiniz? Mācieties angļu valodu un matemātiku, lai turpinātu ar mūrēšanas, automācības, aprūpes, datorapmācības, kulinārijas, kokapstrādes un citiem kursiem vai arī palīdzētu Jums iegūt darbu. Învață engleză și matematică pentru a lua parte la un curs de constructor, automobile, calculatoare, bucătar, tâmplar sau altele sau pentru a te ajuta să-ți găsești un loc de muncă. Išmok anglų kalbos ir matematikos, kad galėtum toliau mokytis mūrijimo, automobilių, slaugos, kompiuterijos, maisto gamybos, staliaus darbų ir kituose kursuose, arba tam, kad lengviau susirastum darbą.

‫ ﻣﺎﺷﯿﻨەﮐﺎن‬،‫ﻓێﺮی ﺋﯿﻨﮕﻠﯿﺰی و ﺑﯿﺮﮐﺎری ﺑە ﺗﺎ ﺑﺘﻮاﻧﯽ ﺑﭽﯽ ﺑﯚ ﮐﯚرﺳەﮐﺎﻧﯽ ﺗﺮ وەک ﺧﺸﺖ داﻧﺎن‬ (‫ دارﺗﺎﺷﯽ و ﭼەﻧﺪەﻫﺎ ﮐﯚرﺳﯽ ﺗﺮ ﺑﯚ ﯾﺎرﻣەﺗﯽ داﻧﺖ ﻟە‬،‫ ﭼێﺸﺖ ﻟێﻨﺎن‬،‫ ﮐﯚﻣﭙﯿﻮﺗەر‬،‫ ﭼﺎودێﺮی‬،(‫ﺳەﯾﺎرە‬ ‫ﺋﯿﺶ دۆزﯾﻨەوە‬. ‫ واﻟﺴﻴﺎرات‬،‫ﺗﻌﻠﻢ اﻟﻠﻐﺔ اﻻﻧﺠﻠﻴﺰﻳﺔ واﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻴﺎت ﻷﺟﻞ اﻻﻧﺘﻘﺎل إﱃ ﻣﻮﺿﻮﻋﺎت ﻣﺜﻞ أﺷﻐﺎل اﻟﺒﻨﺎء اﻟﻄﻮﺑﻴﺔ‬، ‫ واﳌﺸﻐﻮﻻت اﻟﺨﺸﺒﻴﺔ وﻏريﻫﺎ أو ﳌﺴﺎﻋﺪﺗﻚ ﰲ اﻟﺤﺼﻮل ﻋﲆ وﻇﻴﻔﺔ‬،‫ واﻟﻄﻬﻮ‬،‫ واﻟﻜﻤﺒﻴﻮﺗﺮ‬،‫واﻟﺮﻋﺎﻳﺔ‬.

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