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WELCOMESTOCKPORT

Whatever your ambition and passion, Stockport College is here to help you succeed. Every year, thousands of students join us on courses that are designed to help them achieve their career aspirations.

Our aim at Stockport College is two-fold - to provide an inclusive educational offer across a whole range of courses and levels, and to provide a career focused curriculum that meets local skills needs and enables you to further your employment prospects. In short, we are here to ensure you develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours required for success in life and work.

Come and visit on one of our open days, where you will have the opportunity to speak to our colleagues, meet current students and have a look around our facilities. We will make your experience an incredibly welcome one, and we will provide you with all the information you need in order to make those all-important decisions on the next steps in your education and career journey.

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STOCKPORT COLLEGE PROSPECTUS 2023 6 | 8 10 GOOD NEWS STORIES STUDENT FOCUS 11 12 PARTNERSHIP WITH DEBUT STUDIOS PARTNERSHIP WITH STOCKPORT COUNTY FC 18 20 WHY CHOOSE US? SUPPORTING YOU 14 16 WANT TO BECOME THE BEST OF THE BEST? WE ARE THE TRAFFORD COLLEGE GROUP 21 22 OUR COLLEGE COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES 23 24 LEADING TO YOUR FUTURE £23M CAMPUS REDEVELOPMENT 26 28 CAREERS NOT COURSES WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP? 30 32 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GETTING TO COLLEGE 34 36 STOCKPORT CAMPUS WHAT SHOULD I STUDY? CONTENTS PROSPECTUS 2023/24
STOCKPORT.AC.UK | 7 90 APPLICANT JOURNEY 86 88 ESOL & PROGRESSION CURRICULUM GCSE FULL-TIME PROGRAMME ACCOUNTING & FINANCE (ACCOUNTING) 79 ACCOUNTING & FINANCE (FINANCE) 79 BUILDING SERVICES (ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING) 80 BUILDING SERVICES (DESIGN & SURVEYING) 80 CRAFT & DESIGN (TEXTILES & FASHION MAKER) 81 CREATIVE DESIGN (MEDIA, BROADCAST & PRODUCTION) 81 EDUCATION & CHILDCARE (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR) 82 ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING (ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING & CONTROL) 82 HAIR, BEAUTY & AESTHETICS (BEAUTY THERAPIST) 83 HEALTH (ADULT NURSING) 83 HEALTH (THERAPY OCCUPATIONS) 84 HEALTH & SCIENCE (LABORATORY SCIENCE) 84 LEGAL SERVICES (LEGAL SERVICES ASSISTANT) 85 BEAUTY THERAPY 40 BUSINESS 44 CREATIVE ART & DESIGN 46 CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA 50 COMPUTING 52 CONSTRUCTION & THE TRADES 54 EDUCATION & CHILDCARE 60 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION 62 ENGINEERING 64 HAIRDRESSING & MEDIA MAKEUP 66 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 70 MOTOR VEHICLE 72 PLUMBING 74 SCIENCE 76 COURSES AT STOCKPORT COLLEGE VOCATIONAL T LEVELS 38

GOODSTORIES NEWS

Whatever your interest or passion we have the support and facilities available to match your ambition. Whether it’s designing wall murals for the town centre, posing questions to town centre officials or putting yourself centre stage on the world stage, we’re here to help you unlock your potential!

Spotted the mural at Stockport Exchange?

Our Level 4 Design & Illustration students, worked on the new mural from concept to execution.

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Toby's dedication to his course at the college led him to secure a brilliant apprenticeship opportunity with the reputable construction engineering company EXYTE Hargreaves.

Stockport’s Level 2 Apprentice Carpenters had a brilliant experience recently at Skills Build held in Bolton!

We are always happy to see the students involved in offsite workshops!

Huge congratulations to our students over at Debut Studios who were chosen to open the Women’s Euros at Old Trafford!

Our students recently had the brilliant opportunity to present to Stockport Council’s Children and Families Scrutiny Committee.

Students were able to speak on topics they’re passionate about!

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STUDENTFOCUS

LUCY EARLAM HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3

Lucy is currently a Level 3 Health and Social Care student. She chose to study at the college after receiving positive recommendations from friends and family members, despite the college being out of her immediate catchment area. During her time at Stockport, Lucy has flourished, not only in the classroom after receiving multiple A*’s in coursework, but also during her multiple placements and volunteer work. In her first year, she took the initiative to secure a placement opportunity at Stepping Hill Hospital, as she was keen to expand her real-life experience of the subject area.

Since then, Lucy has successfully progressed onto Level 3, in which she is required to complete 175 hours of placement time. She is now working at Borough Care Retirement Home twice a week. During her time at Stockport College, Lucy has received excellent support from staff members, notably her learner support contact, Zoe Robinson, who helped her during periods of increased academic pressure.

Upon completion of her Health and Social Care course, Lucy aspires to study Midwifery at university.

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PERFORMING ARTS PARTNERSHIP WITH DEBUT STUDIOS

Stockport College work in partnership with Debut Studios, offering the highest standard of training by their professional tutors, and the widest selection of dance and acting classes. Along with an extensive enrichment & work experience programme students enrolling on this course are putting themselves a step ahead of the rest. Students embark on exciting vocational 2-year course graduating with academic qualifications and a cap and gown showcase. The high-quality training equips students with the skills to progress onto stage schools across the country or straight into the performing arts industry. All training is delivered at the Debut Studios in Stockport. Debut Studios offer the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) and the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting).

Debut Studios ensure students are pushed to the best of their abilities and can take part in theatre shows and experience industry work in both TV & Radio as well as taking part

in professional Performing Arts Workshops. Debut students have appeared on TV and film, and West End Shows and Cruise’s.

CONTACT FOR INITIAL ENQUIRIES:

Tel: 0161 429 6419 Web: www.debutstudios.uk Email: sixthform@debutstudios.uk

ADMISSIONS PROCESS:

Download and complete the application form found on our website and return to: Email: sixthform@debutstudios.uk or by post Debut Studios, Wood Street, Stockport, SK3 0AB. Applicants will then be invited to an informal interview at Debut Studios followed by an open day (see website for details of all open days) at the Studios for all applicants, during which, applicants will take part in dance & acting classes where assessments will be made on their suitability for their chosen course. Successful applicants will then receive an official offer by email following this.

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LEVEL 3

Playing Pathway

The “traditional” Playing pathway. Students enrol onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grades at 4 or above including at least maths or English

PROGRESSION: Opportunities to develop playing career (highly qualified coaches/ state of the art facilities)

LEVEL 3

Sport Traineeship Pathway

A new & unique Traineeship programme pathway. This is where rather than the emphasis being on playing ability, students focus on an area within sport that they would like to pursue. There are 4 areas and all will involve slightly different units & work experience. The 4 areas include:

• Sports Rehabilitation Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, Fitness & Personal Training

• Sports Coaching Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development

• Performance Analysis Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development

• Strength & Conditioning Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, Fitness & Personal Training

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grades at 4 or above including at least maths or English

PROGRESSION: Opportunities to develop experience in sport-related careers (alongside coaching, medical staff/ first team). Successful students move on to University or work in coaching roles, community sport projects, health promotion, fitness instructing and sports rehab jobs. Classes are delivered at Stockport Sports Village.

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WE’VE RECENTLY PARTNERED WITH STOCKPORT COUNTY’S NEW FOOTBALL ACADEMY TO OFFER EXCITING NEW PATHWAYS:
stockportcounty.com/academy Michael.raynes@stockportcounty.com Lucy.connell@stockportcounty.com

THE BEST? BEST OF WANT TO BECOME THE

In September 2020, Stockport College as part of The Trafford College Group, became one of the first colleges in the UK to become a WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence. The Centre of Excellence, which is organised in partnership with education and skills charity NCFE, has been established to mainstream world-class standards in skills development in the UK.

As a result, our students go on to gain the skills and confidence that enable them to showcase their talents in national and international competitions. Competing against the very best students from other colleges across the UK and the World is an experience that makes our students stand out from the crowd when it comes to progressing onto university or into the world of work.

Last year, The Trafford College Group entered the most students in the United Kingdom to take part in WorldSkills competitions and this is part of our commitment to making you career ready.

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TRAFFORD COLLEGE WE ARE THE GROUP

We are The Trafford College Group. We were formed by the union of Trafford College and Stockport College in 2018, and in 2020 we were joined by The Cheadle College and Marple Sixth Form College to support the learning and ambitions of people and organisations across the two boroughs of Stockport and Trafford.

We have nearly 13,500 learners across our five campuses in Stockport and Trafford.

Trafford College

TRAFFORD COLLEGE

With a campus in both Altrincham and Stretford, and nearly 200 courses available, offering everything from A Levels to T Levels and vocational qualifications, as well as apprenticeships and adult education, Trafford College is one of the biggest education providers in the borough.

At Trafford College, we have a course for everyone, so whatever your ambitions are, we will be able to help.

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The Cheadle College

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Sixth Form College Offering more than just an education, Marple Sixth Form College has an extensive enrichment programme as well as opportunities for work experience and being involved with charity events. Our excellent results are evidence of our supportive and nurturing environment, helping you achieve your ambitions.
Specialising in vocational courses, Stockport College is the perfect choice if you prefer practical courses which provide you with real-world experience and skills. Studying at Stockport College will give you the knowledge and confidence to enter employment or go to university after you leave college. MARPLE SIXTH FORM COLLEGE THE CHEADLE COLLEGE NEW BUILD OPENING IN 2024 NEW BUILD OPENING SPRING TERM STOCKPORT COLLEGE
We have excellent results in both A Level and vocational courses making The Cheadle College a great option, whatever you are hoping to study. We treat every student as an individual and our exceptional support staff will make sure you have everything you need to succeed. We have recently received approval for a £27m campus redevelopment, planned to open at the end of 2024. Marple
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end of year survey for The Trafford College Group 2022 (August 2022)

OF STUDENTS ENJOYED THEIR COURSE *

50% High Grades A* - B

SUPPORTING YOU

We have a range of support options available. Whatever you need help with, we’re here for you.

LEARNER SUPPORT

We offer a wide range of personalised support to ensure you can fully access the college and your course. We will help you to find the strategies that work for you during your time with us and in your future career.

We have a range of financial support packages that you may be able to access depending on your circumstances. If you’re a student aged 16-18 then you do not pay any tuition, registration or exam fees, but you may be required to purchase courserelated resources during your studies.

CAREERS PROGRAMME

We provide you with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to make positive career choices. The Careers Programme is tailored to the needs of individual students and provides a range of activities prior to enrolment, on programme and as part of your progression at the end of their course.

ENGLISH & MATHS SUPPORT

English and Maths are the heart of our curriculum offer. We want to make sure that everyone can participate successfully, achieving your goals and maximising your potential, which is why we have an inclusive approach and setting. We’ll work in partnership with you, your parents/carers, and teaching and support teams to remove any barriers to learning.

FUNDING & FINANCE SUPPORT
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PARTNERSHIP

Stockport College is proud to partner with our local community organisations. We have an established Community Partnership to help support our students’ challenges, and also to work with us to deliver opportunities.

We partner with a range of organisations, and they provide a valuable insight into how we can be a central part of the thriving community of Stockport. Some of the experiences with our partners include tutorial delivery, bespoke workshops, cultural opportunities and development of confidence and resilience, which we believe will support you in your future life choices and career options.

Working closely with our communities has meant we have been able to enhance our students’ learning journey and enrich their student experience.

To find out more and to see the full range of our partner organisations check out our website.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE KITCHEN

We are well aware, as an organisation, of the challenges our students and their families face each day.

In responding to that we have developed a co-operative in partnership with our community partners, to help remove the everyday barriers to a successful student experience.

We are proud to be able to offer a “just ask” service, which our students can access discreetly from their student SharePoint, where they can request everyday items which may have created a barrier to their focus on education. Items include, food staples, personal hygiene products, hot meal vouchers and any other essentials.

This cooperative way of working means our students can access the support they need and in addition, have the opportunity to support their community by volunteering.

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OUR COLLEGE COMMUNITY

ENRICHMENTOPPORTUNITIES

We provide a personal, professional development programme that is engaging and challenging for all our students. You will be given the chance to learn a variety of new and interesting skills, which will aid you when applying for jobs or places at university.

We truly believe that an excellent study programme along with enrichment is your key to future success. College is also about building friendships and creating memories that will last a lifetime. From local and international trips to sports clubs and student societies, our enrichment offer gives you the chance to get the most out of your time with us. Here are some of the clubs and societies that students have asked for in the past so if you’ve got something you’d like to see put on just give the Student Experience Team a shout during your induction with us.

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LEADING TO YOUR FUTURE

Equalities Council

EQUALITIES COUNCIL

We value the ideas and opinions of all our students. In our Equalities Council, you’ll have a platform to express your views on local and national issues, and even take ideas to local government to be presented to Stockport Council government officials. You can engage with the British Youth Council and respond to the Make your Mark campaign. Engagement with political literacy and democracy supports our college values and British values.

On top of all that is the opportunity to volunteer and support our local community with our trusted community partners. Interested? Then get involved, build your critical thinking and presentation skills, make links with your local community, and support your career development and work-ready skills.

GREEN COLLEGE ASSEMBLY

Green College Assembly

The Green College Assembly is here to make your ideas and suggestions about creating a greener, safer world a reality for our college and local communities. It only takes two minutes to change the world, to show how small changes in our lives can make a huge difference. Through the Green College Assembly, we lead young people’s discussions through the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on the environmental issues you are passionate about.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading youth engagement award. You can take part in volunteering, physical and skilled activities as well as an expedition that will transform your life. The award can be done alongside your study programme with just a small amount of weekly input and big rewards.

In a recent survey of universities and employers, the Duke of Edinburgh Award ranked highest in a list of extracurricular activities that they would like to see on someone’s personal statement or C.V.!

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£23m CAMPUS REDEVELOPMENT

Over the coming months we’re looking forward to the final stage of campus redevelopment being completed. This will take our investment into new facilities and services at the college to over £23m in the last couple of years.

Just last year we opened our new Art & Design centre at the same time as completing a complete refurbishment of the Vernon building. This £7m investment adds to the already impressive facilities that can be found in our construction and engineering buildings.

The last piece in the jigsaw will be a showpiece building that serves as the main entrance to the campus from the A6. From the artist impression on the right, you can get a sense of our main entrance which will feature a triple height reception area and where you will be greeted by our friendly reception staff.

The building will also house a brand-new café and learning services area on the ground floor as well as a range of subject areas and classrooms including our Hair & Beauty department which will also be open to the public on an appointment basis.

Come and see how the campus is shaping up by visiting us at one of our open events in November, March and June. Details of times and dates can be found on page 2 of this prospectus.

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Our ambition is to provide our students with an educational environment that can support and inspire them in their studies and to provide a platform for their success in the future. As a college group we are enormously proud to have had the ability to invest in buildings and facilities at Stockport College over the last few years in recognition of its importance, value and contribution to the town.

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CAREERS NOT COURSES

We are committed to helping you to achieve your ambitions, whatever they might be, and have a range of ways to support you with your next steps:

CV Writing & Cover Letter Guidance

Experienced Career Advisors

Mock Interviews and Interview Preparation

WORK EXPERIENCE

Every course will also have a programme of guest speakers from industry who will visit your classes to share with you their professional experiences and what is important in making yourself a success.

We offer volunteering opportunities for you to gain new experiences, develop teamwork and communication skills, support your community, and build your CV. We also support an annual charity which is chosen by staff and students at the college where you can be involved in fundraising activities and build your skills.

All full-time students will have a minimum entitlement of 36 hours of work-related learning per year, and for many of our students this is far greater.

This may include:

Work experience

Guest speakers

Employer-led projects

Trips and visits to the workplace

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WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?

An apprenticeship is a real job where the student, who is called an apprentice, learns specific skills and understanding, gains experience and gets paid.

An apprentice is an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, the successful apprentice will have the right skills and knowledge needed for their chosen career. It can take between one and six years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which programme is chosen, what level it is and the apprentice’s previous experience.

Each apprenticeship has a defined contents and structure which is referred to as the ‘standard’. The ‘standard’ ensures that all apprenticeships offered by different providers have the same outcome.

WHAT SUBJECT CAN I STUDY?

The Trafford College Group offers over 50 standards. An apprentice will have training provided by expert staff, as well as being mentored and supported by their employer. The employer and the college will work together to ensure that the training package meets the needs of both the employer and the apprentice. In turn, this will support the apprentice to become occupationally competent in their chosen career.

HOW DO I FIND A VACANCY?

Apprentice vacancies are often advertised like a normal job and are updated regularly. Check out our website to see our current apprenticeship vacancies.

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ENTRYREQUIREMENTS

We offer a wide range of courses from Entry Level through to University Level, which means that there is a course available for you at an appropriate level. We are committed to ensuring that no matter what your qualifications, you can still progress and achieve your career goals at Stockport College.

Entry requirements are a guide to which level of course will be right for you. In order to be accepted on your chosen course, you must meet the minimum requirements for that level of study.

No formal entry requirement or qualifications are required to enrol on an Entry/Level 1 course, however, we expect all of our students to demonstrate a willingness to learn and work and the behaviours and attitudes that will support their progression and success.

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and/or maths.

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths. Potentially science for some cases/some specific courses.

The entry requirements for certain courses may vary slightly from what is listed on these pages. Please see the individual course details within the course pages of this prospectus.

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GETTING TO COLLEGE

Here at Stockport College we’re well connected, which is one of the many reasons why our students travel from across Greater Manchester and Cheshire to study with us. There are lots of cheap and easy ways for you to get to our campus. Find out more below.

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SCHOLARS PERMIT

If you are 16-19 and in full time education, you may qualify for a Scholars Permit, which allows you to pay the concessionary fare for bus journeys, or reduced fares on train and tram journeys between your home and college. You can get an application form from Customer Services at college, any Greater Manchester Travelshop, or by visiting tfgm.com

SEASON TICKETS

Train, Metrolink and bus operators also offer discounted weekly, monthly, termly and annual season tickets for students. These tickets can be used for multiple journeys at any time and are valid anywhere in Greater Manchester, not just between home and college. These tickets can be purchased online from the relevant transport operator or at your local Paypoint outlet. Visit paypoint.co.uk for locations.

SYSTEM ONE TRAVELCARD

System One Travelcards can be used on virtually all public transport services in Greater Manchester, regardless of which company runs them. If you are aged 16-26 and in full time education, you will need to get a System One student membership card to buy student bus passes. These Travelcards can be purchased online at systemonetravelcards.co.uk or at your local paypoint outlet. Visit paypoint.co.uk for locations.

the Greater Manchester area can use an Our Pass which gives them free unlimited travel on all buses in the Greater Manchester area.

To apply for an Our Pass visit ourpass.co.uk

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STOCKPORTCAMPUS

At Stockport College we provide further education opportunities through vocational and technical courses as well as adult education, apprenticeships, T Levels and higher education provision through the University Centre Stockport. Our Campus is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and a pioneering learning environment to help our students learn and develop in the career of their choice.

With state of the art Construction, Art & Design and Engineering facilities, there’s no wonder more and more students are choosing to study at Stockport.

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UNIVERSITY CENTRE

We offer a range of degree courses in a wide variety of subjects at our specialist University Centre.

BEAUTY SALONS

Hairdressing, beauty and spa treatments are provided by our students five days a week as part of their study programme.

DEDICATED LIBRARY SERVICES

We have dedicated learning resource centres with expert library professionals on hand to help. Students have access to over 17,000 books and journals, and thousands of eBooks.

SPECIALIST CREATIVE ARTS BUILDING

Our dedicated creative arts building is kitted out with the latest creative technologies.

HAIR STUDIO

Gain professional experience working in one of our on-site salons, learning a huge variety of skills including styling, blow drying, setting, colouring and cutting hair.

WORLD-CLASS CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES

Learn in a hands-on practical environment, developing the skills you need in your chosen trade area, whilst underpinning the technology with learning in the classroom.

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STUDY?

We have a variety of different study routes available and it’s difficult to know which one would suit you best. Take a look at the information to get an idea of how the routes are different and which one you might prefer. You can also chat to one of our School Liaison Officers who are out visiting schools or our Careers Team at one of our Open Events if you have any questions about the right route for you.

VOCATIONALCOURSES

Vocational courses help you to develop real-world, knowledge, experience and skills. These courses are a great choice if you already have an idea of your future career and will give you a head start when applying to university or looking for employment after you finish with us. Vocational courses may have some examined elements but are mostly assessed by coursework.

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APPRENTICESHIPS

Looking to start work now? Then an apprenticeship could be for you. You’ll learn on the job and pick up a recognised industry standard apprenticeship qualification. You will earn a salary and spend 20% of your apprenticeship completing necessary training and courses to support you in your role.

T LEVELS

T Levels are a relatively new qualification and are a high level, technical alternative to A Levels. Like A Levels, they are studied over two years, but they combine the careerfocused elements of vocational courses with the theory and study of A Levels. A key feature of T levels is their extended industry placement where you will spend at least 45 days with a local employer, relevant to your chosen area of study.

Find out more about what’s involved in studying a T Level at stockport.ac.uk/t-levels

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BEAUTYTHERAPIES VOCATIONAL

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Our beauty and nails courses have been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work within the beauty industry, including the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience in one of our on-site professional salons. You’ll learn a huge range of treatments and techniques using the latest equipment to ensure you’re a cut above the rest when you graduate and start your career.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 1

Hair & Beauty Skills

If you are keen to learn the basics of hair and beauty, then our course will give you the confidence to develop a range of skills that will help you with your career aims. The course includes techniques and knowledge, which will prepare you to progress to the next level of the sector you choose to move on too. All the units in this qualification directly prepare you for further study in the hair and beauty sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 1 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: You will complete a portfolio to show the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 1 Certificate

LEVEL 2

Beauty Therapy Specialist Techniques

Join the ever-growing beauty industry and develop the skills to succeed in a career that is satisfying and enjoyable. If you feel you want to make others feel relaxed; pampered and cared for then this is the course for you.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and Maths. Successful interview with a Beauty or Nail Expert

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 VRQ Diploma

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LEVEL 2

Nail Services

If you are considering a career in the nail industry, it is essential to have the correct training. This ensures that your clients receive good service using appropriate health and safety procedures. This course offers you the skills required to work as a Nail Technician to Level 2 Standard. You will receive training in manicure, pedicure, nail art, nails and artificial structures. In addition, you will learn about working in the industry, business practices, monitoring and maintaining stock levels.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 NVQ Diploma

LEVEL 3

Beauty Therapy Treatments

The global beauty and cosmetic market is forecast to rise with the growing demand of conscious cosmetology and noninvasive skin and body care treatments. The beauty industry caters for a wide variety of clientele who seek luxurious treatments that work. Our excellent industry connections will provide placements and visits. Our dedicated team of specialist tutors will introduce you to the comprehensive range of technology to perform advanced anti-aging skin care treatments and advanced body treatments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and/or maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 NVQ Diploma

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LEVEL 3

Nail Services

This qualification will help confirm your competence as a nail technician. You will be expected to work in a real working environment on real clients, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector. You will gain advanced specialist training in nail techniques ranging from artificial structures (gel, acrylic and fibreglass, maintenance and repair, manual and electric filing) to nail art services (design and creation) embedding, 3D to competition work, whilst following health and safety and salon procedures to ensure client satisfaction.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and/or maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 NVQ Diploma

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In this broad sector, we design our lessons as a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions, using both online and traditional methods to give you access to every angle of the business world. We provide you with both digital and work-based skills that will see you operate at industry standard straight after college. We offer an endless list of career paths, so lead by example and study Business at Stockport College.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

Business

You will learn about enterprise in the business world, finance, and how to plan and run a small business. You will partake in sessions around planning, promotion and the principles of marketing, which are essential if you want a business to be successful.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including maths and English language

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: A portfolio of work which includes written and practical assignments, presentations, observations and special projects. You will also have units which are externally assessed

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Certificate

LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3

Business

The course will involve you working as an individual and as part of a team. You will be involved in a number of projects where you can make use of Business terminology, business and financial skills as well as leadership. This course involves practical application of research and analysis all concerning today’s business organisations and how they operate.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English language and/or maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: One or two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: There is continual assessment for some of the units by vocational assignments leading to external quality assessment called National Standard Sampling. Other units are assessed by a nationally set exam

TYPE OF COURSE: BTEC Level 3 Diploma (one year) & Extended Diploma (two years) ALSO AVAILABLE (SEE PAGE 79)

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In a subject area that covers an incredible range of topics and disciplines – from animation and photography to directing videos and designing video games – you’ll never be stuck for choice in a future career. There’s also never been a better time to choose a creative career path. The UK’s creative industries contribute over £100 billion of value to the UK economy. Even more importantly, more than two million people work in creative industries and that number is growing. These courses take place within our new Art & Design Centre which opened in 2021 as part of a £23m campus redevelopment project.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 1

Art, Design & Media

With a range of units written to inspire and support your journey into art, design and media, this course introduces you to the skills needed to succeed. In media, you’ll learn about how to use equipment to film and edit video products. You’ll also learn about further training and employment in the relevant industries.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No formal entry requirements are needed however we expect you to demonstrate a willingness to learn and the behaviours and attitudes to help you progress

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: Mainly practical, alongside research projects based on companies and organisations within the Art and Media Industries

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 1 Award Diploma

LEVEL 2

Art, Design, Graphics & Photography

With more emphasis on art and design history, art experimentation and how to train and work in the industry, this course will help you start your creative journey. This course will help you to develop a range of different artistic skills, which will help you decide which direction you would like to consider as a future career.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: Internally Moderated Assessments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Award/Diploma

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LEVEL 3 LEVEL 3

Art, Design, Graphics & Photography Art & Design Foundation

Our UAL approved course is aimed at Artists, designers and photographers, who want to develop their skills in a creative environment, experimenting with a broad range of traditional and digital techniques across your chosen pathway. Pathways include Painting and Printmaking (2D), Sculpture and 3D design, Time-Based Media, Photography, Animation, Photoshop, Graphics and Textiles/Fashion.

This course is delivered through a programme of activities and workshops, including: Fine Art drawing and painting, 3D design and sculpture, Textiles, Visual communication, Digital art, Photography and print-making. These pathways are underpinned by core studies in life drawing and visual studies

To support the delivery of theoretical and contextual studies, this course also includes a programme of external visits, guest speakers and a European residential visit. On completion of the course you may also consider further study on one of our Higher Education Courses.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and/or maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full time

ASSESSMENT: Internally assessed and internally moderated alongside alongside internally assessed and externally moderated units

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 Diploma

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and/or maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full time

ASSESSMENT: Final major project and exhibition of work

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma

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DIGITAL MEDIA

In a subject area that covers an incredible range of topics and disciplines – from animation and photography to directing videos and designing video games – you’ll never be stuck for choice in a future career. With 45,000 people working in the creative hub of MediaCityUK and jobs in broadcasting predicted to rise by 10% in just a couple of years, there are plenty of employment opportunities in the region.

Whether you’re designing, developing, producing, directing, filming, or editing –or anything in between – we’ve got a huge range of courses to help you nurture your talents, focus on specialist subjects, and get a broad insight into the entire industry. So why not come and show us just how creative you are by studying Creative Digital Media at Stockport College.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3

Creative Media Skills

On this course you are able to study a range of different digital media areas, such as Video production, Animation, Games Design and Sound production. This course is often chosen by students progressing from Level 1, or who haven’t achieved the grades for level 3 and/or are re-sitting English and Maths at GCSE, or perhaps are unsure of the subject area and would like to experience the different media disciplines before focusing on a 2 year Level 3 programme.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: A range of assignments throughout the academic year, that will culminate in a final major project

TYPE OF COURSE: BTEC First Certificate

Creative Media Practice

This course provides the opportunity to develop a wide range of industry-aligned, digital production skills through one of two available pathways:

PATHWAY 1: Filmmaking and Digital Marketing with Animation

This pathway focuses on Production Management, Technical Skills Development - Lens (Camerawork), Digital Video Editing (Post-production), Factual (Documentary) and Fictional Filmmaking Techniques, Animation & Promotion (Advertising, Marketing, Campaigning).

PATHWAY 2: Games and Digital

with Animation

Design

This route specialises in Digital Design, 3D and VR environments, Animation & Games Design.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and/or maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time ASSESSMENT: Internally assessed and project based

TYPE OF COURSE: BTEC Foundation Diploma (Year 1) + Extended Diploma (Year 2)

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We are in a fast-paced digital revolution, which is showing no signs of slowing now that computing and information technology are the basis of modern society. Computing jobs are estimated to grow rapidly over the next decade and recent events have demonstrated that, even for industries where computing is not their primary focus, a technologically aware workforce is essential for the continuation of businesses. We are now in the fourth industrial revolution, creating a new world filled with artificial intelligence, big data and robotics. Want in? You should. Gain hands-on practical experience learning a range of skills, including how to design and build a computer network, how to design and create a website, 3D CAD, how computer systems work, and how to protect computers and data by deploying the latest cyber security technologies.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3

Digital & IT Skills

Studying this course you will learn a develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. You will learn about the ways computing hardware and software are used in business by exploring different subject areas within computing. During the course, you will develop skills a range of subject areas including: Website Design, Databases, Microsoft Office Applications, Communication and Presentation Skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: Practical assessments in the form of internally assessed assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

IT (Cloud Computing & Mobile App Development)

You will learn about the ways computing hardware and software are used in business by exploring different subject areas within computing that include: Information Technology Systems, Programming & App Development, Website Design & Development, Cyber Security, Networking & Cloud Storage, IT Technical Support. You will also learn about the business use of Social Media & Marketing, also how project management is used in the planning and delivery of IT services.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and/or maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time ASSESSMENT: Practical assessments in the form of internally assessed assignments as well as externally assessed tasks and written examinations

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Our excellent construction trade facilities are some of the best in the North West, having previously hosted ‘WorldSkills’ competitions. Here you will learn in a hands-on practical environment, developing the skills you need in your chosen trade area, whilst underpinning the technology with learning in the classroom. Build the foundations to a great career by studying Construction Trades at Stockport College.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

BRICKWORK, CARPENTRY & JOINERY, CONSTRUCTION

LEVEL 1 LEVEL 1

Bricklaying Carpentry & Joinery

You will learn how to use the tools of the trade, how to work safely and make sure others are safe at the same time. This initial course will help you to learn about these skills as well as the principles of building, block laying and how to do it. You will also learn about cavity walls and how to build them, learn the theory of mortar making and an introduction to drawing specifications, alongside understanding the day to day skills of a bricklayer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical assessments, knowledge based assessments for each unit and all the units have a multiple choice end test exam

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 1 Diploma

LEVEL 1

Construction Skills

This qualification provides the ideal introduction to the construction industry and covers essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, wall and floor tiling, electrical and plumbing.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Maths and English GCSE at grade 2 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical assessments, knowledge based assessments for each unit and all the units have a multiple choice end test exam

TYPE OF COURSE: City & Guilds Diploma

This stepping stone into the carpentry and joinery industry gives you the basic hand and craft skills you will need to progress in your career. Understanding the principles of construction, health and safety, types of building construction and industry operation will help you improve communication with other trades. Learning about measurements, deadlines, standards and working conditions through role play and practice, all essential for you to enter the construction industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical assessments, knowledge based assessments for each unit and all the units have a multiple choice end test exam

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 1 Diploma

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BRICKWORK, CARPENTRY & JOINERY, CONSTRUCTION

LEVEL 2 LEVEL 2

Bricklaying Site Carpentry

This course is designed to better your understanding of the principles of building construction, how to produce thin joint masonry and building solid walls as well as isolated and attached pillars. You will develop good health and safety practices, learn how to interpret technical drawings, set out masonry structures and construct cavity walls to form masonry structures - all whilst learning to work with other trades. You will learn, develop and practise a variety of skills to enable you to build, repair and maintain brickwork.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Maths and English GCSE at grade 3 plus completion of a trade diploma Level 1

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical assignments and online multiple-choice tests for each unit

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

You will install a variety of joinery products including doors, windows and straight flight stairs. We have simulated rigs in our onsite workshops which replicate site work in industry. Our facilities provide you with the opportunity to practice current building techniques before attempting formal assessments including ground/ upper floors, pitched/flat roofs and kitchen installation. This course is for anyone that wants to work as a site carpenter in the construction sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Maths and English GCSE at grade 3 plus completion of a Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical assignments and online multiple-choice tests for each unit

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

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LEVEL 3 LEVEL 3

Brickwork Site Carpentry

This course is designed to cover the full range of topics and tasks to meet industry standards. All practical activities are carried out within our state of the art workshops with theory work being a mix of classroom and assignment activities. The course consists of units which assess the competence of a candidate over a wide range of activities. There will be a high emphasis on Health and Safety and correct working methods.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Maths and English GCSE at grade 4 plus completion of Level 2 Trade Diploma

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical assignments and online multiple choice tests for each unit

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 Diploma

Throughout this course, you will be learning advanced craft techniques including traditional roofing, advanced staircase fitment, site management, site planning, specification and details. Maths and Geometry are a key requirement of this level as you will be calculating roofing geometry, areas and use of space on site. You will also learn about budgets, advising clients and insulation and conductive properties whilst using fixed and transportable saws, band saws and planes.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Maths and English GCSE at grade 4 plus completion of Level 2 Site Carpentry Diploma

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical assignments and online multiple choice tests for each unit

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 Diploma

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PLASTERING, PAINTING & DECORATING

LEVEL 1 LEVEL 1

Painting & Decorating Plastering

Designed for those who are looking to gain specialist skills in painting and decorating, this course will enable you to acquire skills in decorating whilst seeking employment as a painter and decorator. You will learn the importance of preparing surfaces for decoration, brush and roller painting, how to apply standard papers to walls, decorative techniques and how to apply paint. You can look forward to hands-on work experience as well as a visit to the National Painting & Decorating Show.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSE’s at grade 2 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: Practical modules, theory units, online exams and assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 1 Diploma

On this introduction to plastering, you will learn the basics of tool manipulation, how to prepare walls and surfaces and the correct way to apply plaster onto walls and surfaces. You will complete Health and Safety training as required by the industry, whilst improving your own communication with other tradespeople. By the end of the course, you will also have gained skills in a range of bathroom and finishing techniques.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSE’s at grade 2 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: Practical modules, theory units, online exams and assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 1 Diploma

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LEVEL 2 LEVEL 2

Painting & Decorating Plastering

You will learn the importance of preparing surfaces for decoration, brush and roller painting, how to apply standard papers to ceilings and walls, decorative techniques and how to apply paint. You can look forward to hands-on work experience as well as a visit to the National Painting & Decorating Show. Your study programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the Level 3 Painting and Decorating course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Maths and English at grade 3 and completion of the Level 1 Painting & Decorating Diploma

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical modules, theory units, online exams and assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

This intermediate level course is aimed at anyone wishing to gain a recognised qualification in plastering, ready for joining the industry. The course is designed to give you in-depth knowledge and practical experience in specialist plastering techniques and skills. This course is for anyone that wants to work as a plasterer in the construction industry. It will allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in plastering.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Maths and English at grade 3 and completion of the Level 1 Plastering Diploma

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical modules, theory units, online exams and assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

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There’s nothing more important than being responsible for a child’s wellbeing and development. This subject area opens the door to an industry that is caring, supportive, fun and stimulating. Our range of courses will provide you with the skills needed to work with babies and young children through a combination of both theory and practical sessions. Whether your next step is university, an apprenticeship or straight into employment, studying Education & Childcare at Stockport College will make sure you have a bright future.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

T LEVEL

Education & Childcare (Early Years Educator)

During the 2-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of education and childcare occupations, including:

→ understanding the education and childcare sector from ages 0 to 19

→ child development

→ how to support children and young people’s education

→ safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing

→ understanding and managing behaviour

→ observing and assessing children and young people

→ equality and diversity

→ special educational needs and disability

→ English as an additional language

→ working with parents, carers and wider families

→ working with agencies and services that support children, families and carers

Education & Childcare

During the 1-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of education and childcare occupations, including: safeguarding, child development, equality and diversity, supporting care routines, planning and delivering activities and promoting play.

INCLUDES 1 per week working with an employer on an industry placement as well as qualifications such as Level 1 ICT & Mental Health.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs grade 3 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time, learners will achieve their license to practice upon completion

ASSESSMENT: A mix of examinations, project, controlled assessment and coursework

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2

→ reflective practice and other forms of professional development

INCLUDES 2 DAYS PER WEEK working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments, learners will achieve their license to practice upon completion

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Awared with UCAS points

CAREER OPTIONS: Higher Education, Early Years Practitioner, Teaching Assistant, Learning Mentor, Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant, Playworker

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Do you want a career working with the latest technology? Under the guidance of our industry-experienced staff, you will study in our dedicated workshops, gaining the practical skills and valuable knowledge of the electro-technical industry that you need to have a successful career in the sector. Spark your journey into life by studying Electrical Installation at Stockport College. A career in Electrical Installation is now opening doors to travel, working at festivals and stadiums, and helping the new robotics industry move forward.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 1

Electrical Installation (7202)

This course is designed to cover the full range of topics and tasks to meet industry standards. All practical activities are carried out within our state of the art workshops with theory work being a mix of classroom and assignment activities. The course consists of units which assess the competence of a candidate over a wide range of activities. There will be a high emphasis on Health and Safety and correct working methods.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: English, maths and science GCSE at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Practical assessments, knowledge based assessments for each unit and all the units have a multiple choice end test exam

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 1 Diploma

LEVEL 2

Electrical Installation

This course is built on the successful completion of the following units: Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering, Principles of Electrical Science, Electrical Installations Technology, Installation of wiring systems and enclosures, Understand how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: English and maths at level 4 and completion of level 1 Electrical Installation diploma

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Online multiple choice, written and practical assessments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Certificate

LEVEL 3

Electrical Installation

This course aims to give learners the basic underpinning knowledge and practical skills required for progression into the electrotechnical industry. The Level 3 course is built on the successful completion of the following units: Health & Safety in Building Services Engineering, Principles of Electrical Science, Electrical Installations: Fault Diagnosis & Rectification, Electrical Installations: Inspection, Testing & Commissioning, Electrical Systems Design, Career Awareness in Building Services Engineering.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: English & maths at grade 4 and completion of level 2 Electical Installation diploma

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Online multiple choice, written and practical assessments plus synoptic test

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 Diploma

ALSO AVAILABLE (SEE PAGE 80)

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Offering Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical, our Engineering courses have never been better. Courses are delivered in a practical hands-on setting where you will gain the technical know-how along with important lessons in health and safety, communications, science and maths. Start designing your career path by studying Engineering at Stockport College.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 2

Pathway to Engineering Apprenticeship

This pre-apprenticeship course provides a good foundation for your future career in engineering, whichever pathway you may wish to follow. It fits directly into an engineering technician apprenticeship and can lead you into many exciting careers in the engineering industry. You will get the opportunity to study the practical side of a wide range of engineering disciplines, such as fitting, turning, welding, CAD and CNC machining.

Upon satisfactory completion of the course you will have an opportunity to apply for a paid level 3 engineering apprenticeship with one of the many local companies we have links with. We have an excellent track record of placing student from this course into jobs.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including maths and English

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Three Skills based assessments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 NVQ

LEVEL 3

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

This course will teach you a range of modern design and manufacturing technologies in an Engineering context. You will also cover theory on business and manufacturing planning technologies, giving you a unique overview of how the modern manufacturing and design industry operates.

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress and complete a second year to acheive the Extended Diploma.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Assignment based assessment

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 Certificate

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During the course you’ll gain professional experience working in one of our on-site salons, learning a huge variety of skills including styling, blow drying, setting, colouring and cutting hair, with techniques becoming more advanced as you progress on the course. Help others look their best by studying Hairdressing & Media Makeup at Stockport College.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 2

Women’s Hairdressing

Our Level 2 programme is designed to prepare you for working on clients. It will allow you to gain confidence and skills in becoming a junior stylist within a Hair Salon. It will enable you to develop your hair skills, techniques and knowledge, which will prepare you to progress to the next year of Hairdressing.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: A completed portfolio, assignments and a final practical test

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Certificate

LEVEL 2

Hair & Media Make-Up

You will learn everything you need to know regarding health and safety, client care, customer service skills and a range of practical elements. You will take a deep dive into typical makeup looks to include: day, evening and a range of special occasion looks i.e. bridal, alongside the corresponding hairstyles.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: A completed portfolio, assignments and a final practical test

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

LEVEL 2

Women’s Hairdressing

Ladies hairdressing is an ever growing industry and having a recognised qualification can open doors to employment and opportunity in the industry. Our professional team will give you the training you need in shampoo and conditioning, cutting, colouring and client consultation.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: A completed portfolio, assignments and a final practical test

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

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LEVEL 3

Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair & Make-Up

This one year course is aimed at those who want to be introduced to a range of skills in theatrical and special effects hair and make-up. If you haven’t studied media make-up before and are new to the industry, this qualification will give you skills in specialised aspects of industry practice. This course is a practical application of skills and will gain you an A level equivalent qualification, suitable for employment in junior positions within the industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and maths and completion of Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make up

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: A completed portfolio, assignments and a final practical test

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 VRQ Diploma

LEVEL 3

Women’s Hairdressing

By training in our professional salon and working on real clients, you will gain a range of hairdressing skills and techniques to support you in your career. Specialising in styling and dressing hair, consultation, colour and cutting techniques to an advanced level, you will be ready to work in the industry with confidence.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and maths and completion of Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: A completed portfolio, assignments and a final practical test

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 VRQ Diploma

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SOCIAL CARE HEALTH &

With us, you will learn about personal care, communicating effectively, healthy living and teamwork, along with creative activities. Our variety of courses and expert lecturers will ensure that you excel in your studies and discover the best career path for you. Care about your future? Then study Health & Social Care at Stockport College.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 2

Health & Social Care

The level 2 transition pathway in Health offers an exciting and challenging progression pathway onto Health T levels and Level 3 qualifications. This qualification provides an insight into the health and social care sector and couples academic learning with practical application to prepare you for progression into your chosen career pathway.

LEVEL 3

Health & Social Care

This qualification broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence and progression for working within the sector or continuing your studies. You will also complete placements and develop your understanding of health and safety, the lifespan of individuals and psychological/ sociological perspectives, preparing you to work in the Health or Social care sectors.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full time (4 days college and 1 day placement)

ASSESSMENT: Assignments, exams and a placement based project

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level transition level 2

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English and/or maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: Assignments throughout the academic year, as well as 2 exams (anatomy and physiology) and a synoptic, and you will also complete a meaningful work placement in relevant industry

TYPE OF COURSE: NCFE Technical Diploma Level 3

ALSO AVAILABLE (SEE PAGE 83-84)

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Working with our highly experienced, qualified tutors in our state-of-the-art industry standard workshops you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to progress onto a career in the Motor Vehicle Industry. Throughout the course of your programme, you will learn about Motor Vehicle systems such as brakes, suspension, engine, and electrical systems.

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LEVEL 2 LEVEL 1

Light Vehicle Maintenance

This course is a great introduction to the automotive industry. You will develop a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to enable you to progress on to the next level of study. This course focuses on the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required by an automotive light vehicle repair technician. You will have the opportunity to gain experience about the automotive industry, undertake a work placement and meet with professionals currently working within the motor vehicle sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above including maths and English

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Module packs, one online examination, workshop practical assessments and e-portfolio submission

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 1 Diploma

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Progression route for level 1 students and for anyone with prior knowledge or practical skills but no formal automotive qualifications. Through this course you will gain knowledge of how vehicle systems such as steering, suspension, brakes, engines and transmissions work, how to remove and replace components and how to conduct routine maintenance operations.

During the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience about the automotive industry, undertake a work placement and meet with professionals currently working within the sector, whilst at the same time gaining an industry recognised level 2 qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including maths and English

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Portfolio of evidence and internally & externally assessed assessments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

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With big projects across England, including the UK government’s plans of building 300,000 houses a year, there is an increased demand for people with plumbing qualifications. Across the UK there is a shortage of plumbers and this is good news if you want to take up the trade as not only will you be able to find employment, but you will also have good long term job security, either employed by a firm or by becoming your own boss.

Becoming a plumber can be a lucrative career choice. In the UK the average daily rate for a plumber is between £150 and £200, which could work out to you earning £1,000 a week. This is an industry that is seeing wages increase as well due to demand, as plumbers are now charging higher rates and earning more money.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 1

Plumbing

This introduction to plumbing gives you the basic skills and knowledge required to work as a trainee plumber. You will learn the importance of working safely, how water is affected by gravity and cold/heat and pressure. It will guide you on site preparation, knowing the different grades of copper, which tools to use and what they are called. You will also learn about hot and cold water, drainage, rainwater and renewable energies.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: English, maths and science GCSE at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: A combination of practical and theory examinations

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 1 Diploma

LEVEL 3

Plumbing Studies

This will make up the underpinning knowledge for the trainee plumber. Obtaining this qualification allows anyone entering the plumbing profession who is not currently employed in a plumbing capacity to seek employment within the sector. Learning is through classroom based and practical workshop activities. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: English and maths at level 4 and completion of level 2 Plumbing diploma

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: Online multiple choice, written and practical assessments plus synoptic test

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 Diploma

LEVEL 2

Plumbing

This specialised course will further develop skills in the effects of gravity on water and cold/heat and pressure. This course is equally helpful to those who are new to plumbing or already working in this industry. In addition, to further the development of your Health and Safety skills, you will focus on Cold, Hot and Central Heating systems before choosing whether to progress into Gas or Renewable pathways at a higher level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: English and maths at level 4 and completion of level 1 Plumbing diploma

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time ASSESSMENT: Practical modules, theory units, online exams and assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

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Studying science with us will allow you to explore, experiment and invent using our specialist science labs. You will investigate a broad range of scientific disciplines giving you a comprehensive background in all scientific areas, making it as easy as possible for you to decide what you would like to specialise in after college. Evolve your education into a career by studying Science & Pharmacy at Stockport College.

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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

LEVEL 2

Applied Science

At this level, you will gain a better understanding of the Principles of Science, by looking at Chemistry and our earth, Biology and the environment and how to apply physical science. Further study of the universe and health applications in life science, will equip you with the knowledge you need to complete assignments and assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above

LENGTH OF COURSE: One year full-time

ASSESSMENT: Written and practical assignments, presentations, observations and special projects

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 2 Diploma

LEVEL 3

Applied Science

This Top Up qualification will enhance your pre-existing knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, by focusing and assessing your skills and further developing your confidence in a range of scientific principles. Provides specialist work-related qualifications and allows progression onto University Degree courses or within industry. This Level 3 is equivalent to 3 A levels.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and/or maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: Written and practical assignments, presentations, observations and special projects

TYPE OF COURSE: Level 3 Extended Diploma ALSO AVAILABLE (SEE PAGE 84)

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T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. Equivalent in size to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

Each T Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days. Students get valuable experience in the workplace; employers get early sight of the new talent in their industry.

T Level students spend 80% of the course in their learning environment, gaining the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action.

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Early Years Educator LEGAL SERVICES Specialism: Legal Services Assistant
DESIGN Specialism: Textiles & Fashion Maker ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING Specialism: Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing & Control HAIR, BEAUTY & AESTHETICS Specialism: Beauty Therapist HEALTH Specialism: Adult Nursing Specialism: Therapy Occupations HEALTH & SCIENCE Specialism: Laboratory Science FROM SEPTEMBER 2023, WE WILL BE OFFERING T LEVEL ROUTES AND SPECIALISMS IN:
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WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?

T LEVEL

Accounting & Finance (Accounting)

During the 2-year programme, you will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of Accounting occupations, including:

→ fundamentals of financial accounting - an understanding of elementary financial principles, concepts and practices and how this content links to relevant accounting, bookkeeping, and business mathematics requirements

→ professionalism and ethics - an understanding of professional conduct and responsibilities in the workplace and ethical dilemmas for the individual, organisation and professional

→ data driven innovation and analytics and design thinking - an awareness of key requirements of a data governance framework and understand the main contemporary visualisation tools and when they are best used to support decision making

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Finance Officer, Accounting Technician, Payroll Administrator, Payroll Manager

T LEVEL

Accounting & Finance (Finance)

On this programme, you will develop the knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a successful career in Finance, including:

→ the business environment - a general understanding of business models, tax laws, fundamental business principles and drivers for change

→ fundamentals of financial accounting – an understanding of elementary financial principles, concepts and practices and how this content links to relevant accounting, bookkeeping, and business mathematics requirements

→ professionalism and ethics - an understanding of professional conduct and responsibilities in the workplace and ethical dilemmas for the individual, organisation and professional

→ data driven innovation and analytics and design thinking - an awareness of key requirements of a data governance framework and understand the main contemporary visualisation tools and when they are best used to support decision making

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Financial Services Customer Adviser, Bank Manager, Mortgage Adviser, Credit Controller, Credit Manager, Pensions Administrator

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T LEVEL

Building Services (Electricial Engineering)

Our Building Services Engineering for Construction T Level will see you develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

→ health and safety

→ the science behind building design, surveying and planning

→ making accurate and appropriate measurements

→ construction methods

→ building regulations and standards

→ data management and information standards in construction

→ relationship management and customer service

→ how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction

→ digital engineering techniques

→ mathematical techniques to solve construction problems

→ construction design principles and processes

→ the construction industry and its role in the economy

→ sustainability and the environmental impact of construction

→ business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

You will also learn about topics specific to building services engineering, including:

→ building technology principles

→ building services engineering systems

→ maintenance principles

→ tools, equipment and materials

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English, maths and science

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Engineering Construction Craftworker, Engineering Construction Technician, Engineering Maintenance Technician, Security Systems Installer, Heating And Ventilation Engineer, Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Installer, Building Services Engineer, Smart Meter Installer, Domestic Appliance Service Engineer, Electrical Engineering Technician, Gas Service Technician, Electrician, Plumber, Pipe Fitter

T LEVEL

Building Services (Design & Surveying)

Our Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction T Level will see you develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

→ health and safety

→ the science behind building design, surveying and planning

→ making accurate and appropriate measurements

→ construction methods

→ building regulations and standards

→ data management and information standards in construction

→ relationship management and customer service

→ how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction

→ digital engineering techniques

→ mathematical techniques to solve construction problems

→ construction design principles and processes

→ the construction industry and its role in the economy

→ sustainability and the environmental impact of construction

→ business, commerce and corporate social responsibility

You will also learn about topics specific to design, surveying and planning, including:

→ project management

→ budgeting and resource allocation

→ procurement

→ risk management

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English, maths and science

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Civil Engineering Technician, Technical Surveyor, Building Technician, Building Control Officer, Town Planning Assistant, Geospatial Technician

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T LEVEL

Craft

& Design

(Textiles & Fashion Maker)

Studying this specialism you will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of Textile & Fashion occupations, including:

→ the creative economy

→ the individual in the creative industries

→ cultural context and vocabulary

→ audience and consumer needs

→ legal and regulatory requirements

→ professional standards and conduct in the workplace

→ equality, diversity and inclusion requirements

→ research skills

→ project methodology and administration

→ continued professional development

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Jewellery Designer-Maker, Furniture Maker, Furniture Designer, Furniture Restorer, Dressmaker, Tailor, Wardrobe Assistant, Fashion Design Assistant

T LEVEL Creative Design (Media, Broadcast & Production)

If you are looking for a career in media & broadcast production this specialism will help you to develop core knowledge across the following:

→ the creative economy

→ the individual in the creative industries

→ cultural context and vocabulary

→ audience and consumer needs

→ legal and regulatory requirements

→ professional standards and conduct in the workplace

→ equality, diversity and inclusion requirements

→ research skills

→ project methodology and administration

→ continued professional development

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Studio Sound Engineer, Audio Visual Technician, Live Sound Engineer, TV or Film Sound Technician, Stagehand, Lighting Technician, TV or Film Production Assistant, Radio Broadcast Assistant, TV or Film Assistant Director, TV or Film Director, TV or Film Producer, Media Researcher, Video Editor, Broadcast Engineer, TV or Film Camera Operator

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T LEVEL

Education & Childcare (Early Years Educator)

During the 2-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of education and childcare occupations, including:

→ understanding the education and childcare sector from ages 0 to 19

→ child development

→ how to support children and young people’s education

→ safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing

→ understanding and managing behaviour

→ observing and assessing children and young people

→ equality and diversity

→ special educational needs and disability

→ English as an additional language

→ working with parents, carers and wider families

→ working with agencies and services that support children, families and carers

→ reflective practice and other forms of professional development

INCLUDES 2 DAYS PER WEEK working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments, learners will achieve their license to practice upon completion

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Awared with UCAS points

CAREER OPTIONS: Higher Education, Early Years Practitioner, Teaching Assistant, Learning Mentor, Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant, Playworker

T LEVEL Engineering & Manufacturing (Processing & Control)

On this programme, you will develop the knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a successful career in Engineering & Manufacturing, including:

→ working within the Engineering and Manufacturing Sectors – an understanding of how materials, conditions and context influence design processes and products

→ essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing – a knowledge and understanding of mathematics including standard matrices and determinants and standard trigonometry

→ materials and their properties – understanding material processing techniques and their effects on materials and material quality, the condition of materials, how these are managed, and materials testing methods and techniques

→ business, commercial and financial awareness - basic commercial principles including commercial priorities and markets, customers/clients/partners and resource allocation

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 5 or above including English, maths and science

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Electronics Engineering Technician, Aerospace Engineering Technician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Boat Builder, Materials Technician, Engineering Construction Craftworker, Blacksmith, Welder, Materials Technician, Non Destructive Testing Technician.

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T LEVEL

Hair, Beauty & Aesthetics (Beauty Therapist)

Studying this specialism you will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of Hair & Beauty occupations, including:

→ business context, including how the sector operates

→ Health and Safety regulations

→ safe working practices

→ an understanding of the client journey

→ client consultation

→ sales and marketing

→ business practices

→ self-development

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

T LEVEL

Health (Adult Nursing)

During the 2-year programme, students will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of Nursing occupations, including:

→ A general understanding of Health

→ Working within the Health sector

→ Health, safety and environmental regulations

→ Managing information and data

→ Principles of good scientific and clinical practice

→ Core science concepts.

You will also learn about topics specific to science:

→ Understanding the Healthcare sector

→ Providing person-centred care

→ Health and wellbeing

→ Further science knowledge

→ Health and safety in the Healthcare sector

→ Infection prevention and control

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Beauty Therapist

→ Managing personal information

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Ambulance Care Assistant, Emergency Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Palliative Care Assistant, Dental Nurse

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T LEVEL

Health (Therapy Occupations)

You will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of Therapy occupations, including:

→ working within the health and science sector

→ health, safety and environmental regulations

→ managing information and data

→ principles of good scientific and clinical practice

→ core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

You will also learn about topics specific to health, including:

→ understanding the healthcare sector

→ providing person-centred care

→ supporting health and wellbeing

→ further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders

→ infection prevention and control

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

T LEVEL

Health & Science (Laboratory Science)

Similar to the supporting therapy specialism, on this programme you will gain the skills needed for a range of Laboratory Science occupations, including:

→ working within the health and science sector

→ health, safety and environmental regulations

→ managing information and data

→ principles of good scientific and clinical practice

→ core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

You will also learn about topics specific to science:

→ understanding the science sector

→ further science knowledge, including cell cycle and cellular respiration, enzyme and protein structure, pathogens, classification of biological materials, kinetic changes and relevant analytical techniques

→ scientific methodology

→ experimental equipment and techniques

→ ethics of science

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Ambulance Care Assistant, Emergency Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Palliative Care Assistant, Dental Nurse

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: A mix of an external examination, a substantial employer set project and synoptic assessment through vigorous practical assignments

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Food Manufacturing Inspector, Laboratory Technician, Metrologist

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T LEVEL

Legal Services (Legal Services Assistant)

This programme, designed with employers (PS, Bank House Chambers, Brown Jacobson LLP and Council for Licensed Conveyancers) to give young people the skills that the Legal profession needs, including:

→ the business environment

→ careers within the legal professions

→ regulation

→ professionalism and ethics/equality, diversity and inclusion

→ security and risk

→ professional services

→ fundamentals of law

→ data driven innovation/analytics and design thinking

→ research skills

→ project/change management and administration

→ fundamentals of law

→ the legal services sector

INCLUDES 9 WEEKS minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and maths

LENGTH OF COURSE: Two years full-time

ASSESSMENT: Externally set in the form of 2 written exam papers at the end of the course (synoptic in nature). Successful completion of an employer led project and demonstration of specialist technical Legal skills/ knowledge will also form part of the assessment to achieve this course.

TYPE OF COURSE: T Level (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

CAREER OPTIONS: Paralegal, Legal Secretary

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ESOL

If English is your second language and you would like to improve your ability as well as learning some other important skills alongside it, we can help.

Our ESOL courses for young people provide a nationally-recognised qualification. Alongside your English lessons, you will also study maths, and employability and study skills.

PROGRESSION CURRICULUM

Our Progression Curriculum teachers are dynamic and committed, delivering pathways to independence and employability.

Staff are SEND specialists, having worked with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. There is a team ethos of collaboration and commitment to continuous improvement. We are committed to the academic and pastoral support of our learners so you can fulfil your potential and progress into further pathways for adulthood.

Progression Curriculum has an excellent record of progress and achievement through delivery of high-quality qualifications, vocational pathways, and enrichment. We are an integral part of the wider college community; fully integrated in all college life and activities.

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PROGRESSION CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

ENTRY 2&3

Progression Curriculum Further Study

Designed to re-engage students in learning, with a clear focus on personal, social, emotional and skaills for independence.

ENTRY 3 & LEVEL 1

Progression Curriculum Pathways

Broad based vocational pathways allow learners to experience different sectors, alongside improving maths and English skills. Part of the course is delivered in industry standard facilities by specialist teachers. Based at our Altrincham, Stockport and Stretford campus.

At our Stockport site learners explore different sectors alongside work experience within a chosen occupation.

ENTRY 3

First Steps in Care Services

This qualification is intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the health and social care sector. The First Steps in Care Services will equip learners with basic knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. Our qualification is designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in health and social care or other related sectors.

LEVEL 1

Progression Certificate to Care

This qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s sector. It includes the roles within the sector to include principles and values, health and safety and working with others. The qualification is aimed at learners who wish to develop knowledge and understanding of the care sector and are considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children or young people.

LEVEL 1

Progression Curriculum Supported

Internship

In partnership with Pure Innovations offers learners a pre-employment programme. A unique opportunity for learners with learning disabilities or difficulties to enhance their employment skills in a real working environment. Based at Trafford General Hospital and Stepping Hill Hospital.

STUDY PROGRAMMES:

• Are individualised and have a person centred approach supporting each learner to identify and explore realistic career options.

• Provide effective career guidance that ensures all learners, whatever their needs, backgrounds and ambitions, know the options that are available, supporting them to maximise their individual potential.

• Include opportunities to develop essential transferable and social skills

• Encourage independence and support learners to self-advocate and make informed decisions

• Provide access to job tasters, work experience, social enterprise, mentoring and inspirational guest speakers.

INCLUSIVE OFFER INCLUDES:

• Independent Advice and Guidance from our curriculum / inclusion team

• Diverse range of courses from Entry Level 1 to Level 1 supporting an appropriate starting point within the department

• Contribute to the initial, baseline and continuing assessment of learners and their progress including transition

• Additional support needs bespoke to the individual requirements

• Provide pastoral support for learners with a wide range of learning difficulties, disabilities, emotional behavioural issues and other more complex needs.

• 1-1 support and group support as identified.

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WHAT

COURSES

ARE AVAILABLE?

Our GCSE programme is a one-year exam-based package. You will be expected to study the core elements of English, maths, chemistry and sociology.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The general programme is most suitable for students who have narrowly missed their GCSE 4/5 grades in some subjects and need these to progress. Students who have not had the opportunity to take their GCSE qualifications for a range of reasons, including ESOL learners, will be able to take an aptitude assessment and have an interview to assess their suitability for this programme.

The GCSE full-time programme requires a mixture of GCSE grades at 3 and 4, or a successful assessment and interview.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

Once you have completed this course you will be able to move on to one of our further education courses with the potential to progress to university afterwards.

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APPLICANTJOURNEY

5 SIMPLE STEPS TO SUCCESS

Once you’ve decided on your course follow the step by step guide below to apply:

Apply online from your phone, computer or tablet. Simply visit stockport.ac.uk/apply and complete the online form. Alternatively you can complete a paper version of the form which is available to download online or pick one up from the College’s main receptions.

We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application and, either invite you in to discuss your course choice further or where possible make you an immediate offer.

Where we require further information to ensure you’re offered the right course, you’ll be invited in to meet us at an Information and Offer Event to discuss your application further. If you’ve already had an offer you are also welcome to attend so we can answer any questions you might have.

Your offer will be confirmed. (Conditions may apply).

We’ll give you an appointment time to come and enrol once you’ve received your exam results.

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