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Key Dates & Open Evenings

Open Evenings and Events OCTober

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2011

13

OCTober

2011

20

OCTober

skillsXchange Open Evening

September - October

Thornes Park Campus Open Evening

October

Thursday 13 October 2011 6pm - 8pm skillsXchange

June

Festival of Music, Dance & Theatre

2012

June 2012 Various times and dates Thornes Park Campus

June

Summer Arts Show

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Courses for Young People Prospectus 2012/13

Thursday 6 October 2011 6pm - 8pm Wakefield Campus

2011

TBA

September

You can send in your application form now. Once we receive it you will be sent details of your interview within two weeks. An application form is included at the back of this prospectus.

Thursday 20 October 2011 6pm - 8pm Thornes Park Campus

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Wakefield Campus Open Evening

Key Dates

June 2012 Various dates Thornes Park Campus

Find out about Wakefield College and the options open to you when we visit your school for the launch of our Prospectus of Courses for Young People.

Visit the Wakefield College Open Evenings to find out more about courses and facilities. Wakefield Campus - Thursday 6 October skillsXchange - Thursday 13 October Thornes Park - Thursday 20 October

November

Look for us at the Leeds Careers On Show exhibition at the Royal Armouries - 22 - 23 November 2011.

December

Have you sent in your application form? Still not sure which course to choose? Why not call us on 01924 789789 and arrange a visit?

February

Come and visit our stand at your school’s careers convention.

March

Please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications received by May 1st will be given priority for an interview date.

April

Still looking for information about our courses? Contact our Course Information Service on 01924 789111 for more details.

May

Revision time.

June/July

Pre-induction event. Your opportunity to speak to subject tutors, meet other prospective students and experience a taste of College life. Wakefield College will also be exhibiting at the Higher Education UCAS Fairs in Sheffield and Leeds.

August

Enrolling now. A level and GCSE results released. If you need help or advice about your next step, visit our guidance events.

September

Enrolling now. Induction week marks the start of your College experience. Visit the College website for further details www.wakefield.ac.uk/events


Courses

Key Events and Open Evenings���������������������������������������� 2

A Levels and Applied A Levels����������������������������������������� 26

Welcome���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4

Advanced and Level 3 Diplomas ������������������������������������ 38

Ofsted���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5

Apprenticeships ����������������������������������������������������������������� 56

Wakefield College at a Glance������������������������������������������ 6

GCSE Re-sit Programme��������������������������������������������������� 59

Our Campuses������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8

Vocational Courses ����������������������������������������������������������� 60

Boost Your Employability���������������������������������������������������� 9

Animal Care ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 62

Careers and Educational Guidance������������������������������� 10

Business & Management ����������������������������������������������� 64

Learner Support��������������������������������������������������������������������� 12

Childcare/Early Years��������������������������������������������������������� 66

Safeguarding������������������������������������������������������������������������ 14

Construction & Civil Engineering��������������������������������� 70

Wakefield College Students’ Union ������������������������������� 15

Engineering��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 78

Equality and Diversity�������������������������������������������������������� 16

Hair & Beauty������������������������������������������������������������������������ 82

Helping You Study - Library Plus������������������������������������ 18

Health & Social Care��������������������������������������������������������� 88

Qualifications����������������������������������������������������������������������� 20

Hospitality & Catering ����������������������������������������������������� 90

Wakefield Sixth Form College ���������������������������������������� 22

Information Communication Technology����������������� 94

Local College, Global Reach�������������������������������������������� 150

Media, Art & Design���������������������������������������������������������� 98

How to Apply���������������������������������������������������������������������� 152

Motor Vehicle��������������������������������������������������������������������� 104

Application Form �������������������������������������������������������������� 153

Music������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 108

How to Find Us ������������������������������������������������������������������ 155

Performing Arts������������������������������������������������������������������� 112

Course Information

Need advice or guidance about what courses are available? Contact the Course Information team on 01924 789111 courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk

Contents

Contents

Student Guidance

Need advice or guidance about your future options? Contact the team on 01924 789301 or 01924 789113 careers@wakefield.ac.uk

Public Services��������������������������������������������������������������������� 116 Science���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 120 Sport�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 122 Travel & Tourism���������������������������������������������������������������� 132 FLEX���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 134

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Welcome

Dear Student At Wakefield College, our learners are at the heart of all we do and we recognise that everyone has different ambitions and needs. We offer a fantastic choice of courses and some of the best training facilities in the region, alongside high quality teaching and superb levels of support. Our ultimate aim is to help you succeed and to achieve your full potential. Whilst a large proportion of our students go on to join some of the country’s biggest universities after they finish their courses at Wakefield College, many choose to complete their university level studies with us because of our excellent results, competitive fees and extensive support. If you would prefer to take a more vocational route of study, you will have access to some of the best college facilities in the country, and we will provide you with a learning experience that is as close to real life as possible so that you are properly prepared for the world of work.

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This prospectus is designed to give you an idea of what the college is all about and to guide you through the decision making processes involved in applying for a place with us. So don’t worry if you haven’t already decided what you want to do - this prospectus will help you explore your options. You can also attend one of our open events, where you will be able to chat to our students and staff and have a look round our campuses. Go on our website and register your details with us and we’ll keep in touch and let you know about all the opportunities available to you in our very special college - www.wakefield.ac.uk I do hope you decide to join us.

Sam Wright Principal

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Everything we do at the College is aimed at helping our students achieve success in their chosen field...


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Inspectors praised the College for its “outstanding approach to working with partners, safeguarding, and equality and diversity” and also rated as “outstanding” our work with partners to develop the curriculum and respond to local needs. Our A level pass rates were described as “Outstanding” and the Inspectors complimented the College for its outstanding support for learners to improve their economic and social well-being and for the highly effective action it takes to prepare learners for employment and progression to higher education. ICT at the College was also assessed and the inspectors rated the area as “outstanding” and awarded the highest possible mark - a Grade One. The promotion of safeguarding was also rated “outstanding” as was our equality and diversity provision with the report stating: “The College is highly socially inclusive and makes all efforts to remove barriers to learning and contributes significantly to local regeneration.” The full inspection report can be viewed on the Ofsted website www.ofsted.gov.uk/.

Ofsted & Wakefield College

Wakefield College is a good College - and that’s not just our opinion, it’s the official opinion of Ofsted. We were rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ in 22 of 23 areas that were assessed in our Ofsted inspection in 2010.

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The largest college in the District...

This means we’re able to offer school-leavers the widest choice of courses in the District, from entry level to level 3 and beyond, with a full range of A Levels and a vast selection of vocational courses from Animal Care to Travel and Tourism. Our student population of almost 15,000 is drawn from a wide range of schools across the region, and we work in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers to ensure that we offer the best possible opportunities for achievement and progression.

...but small enough to care!

Wakefield College isn’t a huge, faceless institution where you’ll get lost in the crowd. We’re proud of the support we offer to our students, and our tutors are helpful and friendly. You can read about the College’s learner support services on pages 12 and 13 and if you’d like to read our 2010 Ofsted Report, which gave us the highest possible grade of Outstanding for the promotion of both safeguarding and equality and diversity, go to www.ofsted.gov.uk.

A College with History...

Wakefield College has been providing first class learning opportunities since 1868, so we have a long history and an enviable reputation to uphold.


Wakefield College at a Glance

...but looking to the future!

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Our skillsXchange Campus opened in 2009 and offers state-of-the-art facilities for anyone looking for first-class training in areas such as hair and beauty, construction, motor vehicle and engineering. Our Wakefield Campus is in the course of redevelopment, without disrupting our students’ study, and will soon bring a modern, vibrant learning environment to the heart of the city. In all areas we are keen to provide industry-standard, up-to-date equipment and facilities which will help our students to achieve their goals and progress into employment or higher education. Our ICT provision for students at all levels was given the highest possible grade in our 2010 Ofsted Report - an Outstanding result!

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Our Campuses Wakefield Campus Situated in Margaret Street in the city centre, this campus is undergoing a major refurbishment but remains fully operational for the study of Business and ICT, Hospitality and Catering, Travel and Tourism, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Animal Care, Humanities and Sciences. This campus also forms the base for Wakefield Sixth Form College, where students work towards A Levels and other advanced level qualifications.

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Other features of the Wakefield Campus include:• Gaskell’s Restaurant; our award-winning training restaurant which is open to the public and operated by Hospitality and Catering students. • Gaskell’s Travel Agency, also open to the public, where Travel and Tourism students handle real travel enquiries and bookings. • Accessibility Centre offering assessment and support for students with disabilities. • Spacious student social lounge and food-court style restaurant.

Thornes Park Campus Thornes Park Campus combines a beautiful parkland setting with a unique range of facilities for the study of Performing Arts and Music, Media, Art and Design, Business and Management, Sport and Public Services. Highlights of the Thornes Park Campus include:-

skillsXchange Opened in February 2009, this attractive modern campus houses up-to-date facilities for the study of Construction, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, and Motor Vehicle. Features of the skillsXchange include:-

• 200 seat theatre plus dedicated dance, drama, recital and rehearsal rooms.

• Industry-standard workshops for the study of construction skills such as brickwork, plumbing, carpentry and joinery and electrical installation.

• Recording studio facilities using the latest software.

• Purpose-built facilities for students on engineering and motor vehicle/cycle courses.

• State-of-the-art multimedia suites with the latest software, as well as traditional art and design studios.

• Beautifully-appointed professional salons where hair and beauty students train and offer hairdressing services and beauty therapy treatments to members of the public.

• Fully equipped studios for the study of both traditional and digital photography. • Sports hall, gymnasium, fitness testing laboratory, climbing wall, therapy and massage suite and the use of nearby pitches. • Ample parking.


Wakefield College offers a flexible, personalised approach to developing your numeracy; literacy and ICT skills so you can work towards the qualifications you need in order to progress onto further study or into the workplace. These transferable skills open doors to learning, to life and to work. They are a platform on which to build employability skills and the gateway to future well-being and prosperity. They help develop personal skills - like confidence building, self management, and reflective practice. They are a key to success.

Boost Your Employability

In an increasingly competitive labour market, developing the right skills, understanding and personal attributes is important if you are to be successful in your chosen occupation. Wakefield College will design your course and support to ensure you are assisted in developing your literacy, numeracy, ICT and employability skills, maximising your progression opportunities and preparing you for employment.

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Careers & Educational Guidance

Your success is very important to us

There are many ways in which you can measure your success at College and high on the list will be your future career. So receiving timely and appropriate guidance is an important aspect of your education - both before you join College, whilst you are here with us and also once you’ve completed your course and are looking to pastures new. Our Careers Information, Advice and Guidance team is dedicated to ensuring your chosen education path fits your future aspirations, whatever they may be. Our team will offer you impartial guidance before you come to College to help you in your choice of course or career. Once you are at College and studying, they can help you decide on your next step and plan how to manage your future career. The team is a highly experienced group of professionals who are dedicated to helping you get the most from your time at College. They will help you to access our comprehensive range of information on careers and career planning, discuss opportunities for further study, whether university level courses and qualifications might fit your needs, and they also have a wealth of information about the labour market and securing a job.

The Matrix Standard is the government quality Standard for any organisation that supports individuals, enabling them to make informed choices about their future. Wakefield College is proud to have achieved and retained the Matrix Standard for our information, advice and guidance across the whole College.

The service is available to you now. Please call 01924 789113 or 780301 to make an appointment or alternatively email careers@wakefield.ac.uk and we’ll arrange a time that suits you.


Wakefield College is committed to supporting its students to achieve their full potential, both in terms of the qualifications they gain and their future opportunities. To this end, the College has committed to becoming an Investor in Careers and has achieved the intermediate stage of this award. Learners at the College are entitled to: • access to careers learning, information, advice and guidance (CLIAG) which is impartial,student-centred and free from discrimination or bias • CLIAG which is relevant and up-to-date, and which is delivered by well-informed and appropriately qualified, trained and experienced staff • clear information on the roles and availability of staff in order to allow you to access the services they need in a timely manner • have access to a range of structured and supported opportunities to reflect on your own learning and performance and to plan for your career development • opportunities to identify and record their skills, attributes and achievements using Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) • learn how to describe their qualities in an effective and appropriate way to enable them to secure progression opportunities

Careers & Educational Guidance

Entitlement Statement

• have access to a range of opportunities to develop their employability skills • benefit from collaborative links between the College and external partners, especially employers, training providers, Higher Education Institutions and Connexions • information about how the skills and knowledge acquired through their programme of study will be relevant to their career development

• give feedback on the career education, information and guidance which they receive This entitlement is integral to our CLIAG policy which is available on request.

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• know what career development activities, resources and services are available to them, how they will be delivered and how to access them

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Learner Support

Making sure you make the best of your time at College is very important to us and there are lots of ways in which we can help to support you throughout your course. All the services we offer are focussed on helping you to achieve your goals and be successful in whatever you are studying. They are tailored to meet the specific needs you might have and are staffed by professionals who have a wealth of experience.

Careers and Educational Guidance

Our Student Advisers can offer you impartial guidance before you come to College, to help you in your choice of course or career. Once you are enrolled on a course, they can help you to decide on your next step, and to plan and manage your future career. You will also have access to our comprehensive range of information on careers, higher education and the labour market. To make an appointment please call 01924 789113 or 789301.

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Counselling & Welfare Support

Counselling is available for students at all our Campuses on a one-to-one basis. Our counsellors are professionally qualified and work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics and Practice. Welfare Support is available to help and advise on a range of welfare issues including accommodation, childcare, benefits and sexual health. The College also has a drop-in medical centre on-site which is supported by the NHS.

Financial Support

The College provides financial information and confidential advice on what student finance is available in Further and Higher Education. This includes information on the withdrawal of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

and the newly developed schemes to replace it, Discretionary Support Funds, Study Allowance and other learner support that might be available. There may be an allowance towards, for example, travel costs, meals, equipment or childcare costs depending on your circumstances, age and course level. The College’s Financial Support team is based at Wakefield Campus, but appointments are available at Thornes Park and the skillsXchange for students who are based on these campuses. For more information or to arrange an appointment contact us on 01924 789304, 789549 or 789517, or by email to student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk. For more information visit www.direct.gov.uk and put ‘money to learn’ in the search bar at the home page.

Transport

A Scholar’s Metro Pass is available to full-time students aged under 19. This enables you to travel in West Yorkshire for half fare. Application forms are available at College receptions once you have enrolled on your course. Students with disabilities may be eligible for special transport. Contact your Local Education Authority for further details.

Course Information

As well as the details published in this prospectus and in our other guides, the College publishes all current course details on its website. There are also additional features on the site such as more student comments, video footage and further details about the College and other activities you can get involved with whilst studying with us. For information, advice and guidance about our full range of courses please telephone 01924 789111 or email: courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk. You can also speak to an adviser in person at the Thornes Park Campus between 9am and 5pm Mon-Thurs and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Your Personal Tutor

When you have enrolled on your course, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor. You will meet with your Tutor on a regular basis to discuss your progress and sort out any problems or issues you may have. The Tutor is there to help and support you while you’re at College, both in terms of your academic development and your personal development.

The College Chaplaincy

The College has a Chaplaincy that is available to all learners whatever their beliefs, faith or religion. The Chaplaincy works with the Student Union and Student Services to organise events in College that mark special national and cultural occasions. There will also be events that allow learners to take some time out to reflect. Everyone finds life challenging at times, and the Chaplain can offer one-to-one support to help resolve issues around spirituality, life and you. The service is available by appointment across all College campuses.

Learner Agreement

Your time at Wakefield College is a partnership between the College and you and as part of this we will ask you to sign a Learner Agreement. This states, in general terms, what we expect from you during your programme of study and covers punctuality, completion of work, attendance standards and behaviour towards your fellow students and staff.


Refectory Services

We have specialist tutors with expertise in supporting learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, medical conditions, visual impairment, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or who are deaf or hard of hearing, have learning difficulties, mobility difficulties or English as a second language. Support may be in the form of support staff in or out of class, assistive technology or adjustments by your teachers.

Students’ Union

We strongly urge you to disclose any disability or learning difficulty you might have so that we can make reasonable adjustments to support you with your studies whilst you are at College.

The College also recognises its responsibilities under part 4 of the Disability Discrimination Act. If you haven’t been in touch with the Additional Support team, please contact them before you enrol to ensure that adjustments are in place at the start of your course. Minicom - 01924 385349 Voice - 01924 789120

The Student Intranet

As an enrolled student you will have access to the Student Intranet which contains a wealth of useful information including College news, events and details of student services. You will also be notified of your own personal College email account.

All these services are available both on and off the College Campuses, provided you have a suitable internet connection and system configuration.

Our Students’ Union represents your interests both locally and nationally. The Union’s activities range from representing students on the Board of Governors to arranging social functions such as trips to Alton Towers. Getting involved with the Union can be a fulfilling experience, developing skills that will help you in your time at College and beyond. By joining the Students’ Union you can also qualify for cheaper travel and discounts from some High Street shops!

Connexions in College

Personal advisers from the local Connexions Service work with our staff in College to give 14-19 students access to the full range of support that is available to young people across the District. Welfare and careers advice is provided on College premises. There is a Connexions Access point at each Campus.

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To help you get the most from your studies, you will have access to Blackboard, the College’s online learning environment. Blackboard provides secure access to your course material, as well as facilities such as course announcements, discussion groups, assignment submission and records of your grades.

At each of our main Campuses, the College has a refectory service which offers a good selection of hot and cold meals, sandwiches and refreshments. Students are regularly consulted on the range and type of food available, and the College works hard to make sure the service is affordable for you whilst providing healthy and balanced food options.

Learner Support

Additional Support

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a vital component for schools and colleges. Wakefield College’s safeguarding policy ensures that young people and vulnerable adults attending activities in the College do so in a safe and secure environment. In our most recent Ofsted inspection, the College was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for its safeguarding - one of only four Colleges in the country to be rated as Outstanding. The Ofsted Inspectors commented: “all relevant statutory requirements are rigorously applied and closely monitored by appropriate departments. The result of college actions to make learners feel safe is outstanding. College sites are safe, welcoming and well controlled. All learners report they feel safe and recognise the positive approach taken by the college in this area”. The Ofsted inspectors also highlighted; “the college’s approach to safeguarding is outstanding. The college fully complies with all statutory requirements regarding safeguarding”. Key factors in this are: • All employment offers are subject to detailed CRB checks. • No staff start work until all relevant checks are completed and recorded. • ‘List 99’ is performed as well as all risk-assessment requirements. • All staff must pass level 1 basic awareness training. Named responsible staff complete higher level training.

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• College-wide anti-bullying and harassment policy rigorously applied. • Governors receive annual training and all governors accept responsibility for safeguarding. Whilst this is all excellent news for the College, it is also excellent news for students and for their parents and guardians who can rest assured that all who spend time learning with the College will do so in one of the safest College environments in the country.


Students’ Union

students’ union

Wakefield College Students’ Union (WCSU) is the body that represents all students at Wakefield College. As well as representing students on committees, organising student entertainment and campaigns and providing a voice for Wakefield College in the national Students’ Union, WCSU has two student Governor places on the College Board so the union really is at the heart of all decisions the College makes. The Union has organised a number of student discounts at local shops, leisure centres and restaurants and also gets involved with local interest groups to ensure that students have a voice in the city.

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Equality & Diversity

Equality and Diversity - what it means at Wakefield College

At Wakefield College, we aim to ensure that all learners, whatever their background and ability, have the opportunity to benefit from excellent and inspirational educational opportunities.

Celebrating difference

Wakefield College aims to become a fully inclusive organisation, eliminating discrimination, promoting equality and embracing diversity in all that we do. We want to celebrate the rich variety of people who make up the College community, from different cultures and different ethnic backgrounds.

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Together we can eliminate prejudice, celebrate difference and build a truly inclusive College.

College policies

Some may have a disability, others may follow different religions. We may differ in our sexual orientation, languages or belief systems but we are united by an ambition to succeed and fulfil our potential.

At Wakefield College, we have put in place policies, training and procedures to make equality and diversity a reality for the whole College community. These include our Single Equality Scheme which is available on our website at: www.wakefield.ac.uk/corporateinformation.

What is equality?

What other people think of us

Equality is about creating a level playing field to give everyone a fair chance to fulfil their potential and is backed up by specific anti-discrimination legislation. At Wakefield College this means that everyone, whatever their culture, background or identity, has the same right to be treated as equal and to fulfil their potential.

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expectations of students in relation to equality and diversity.

What is diversity?

Diversity recognises that each of us is different and unique and, as a College, we are aiming to meet the needs of individual learners. Different people will have different aspirations, expectations, opportunities, responsibilities and needs. In short, diversity is about valuing difference. At Wakefield College, that means that we aim to make everyone feel welcome, irrespective of background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or race, and give them the support and encouragement they need to succeed. Our Learner Agreement, which all students are expected to sign, details our minimum

Wakefield College was inspected by Ofsted in 2010. Inspectors concluded that the College was outstanding in its approach to equality and diversity, awarding us a grade 1 for this area, the best it’s possible to get. In 2009 and 2010 we were “highly commended” in the Regional Diversity Champions’ Awards and we won the title in 2008. In 2009, we were also shortlisted for a Beacon Award for our practice in equality and diversity. In 2010, the College was awarded the British Dyslexia Association Quality Mark for its courses in Culture, Media and Sport.

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The College is featured on the DisabledGo website, enabling any disabled visitors or College users to plan their visit through detailed descriptions and images of the College’s buildings and facilities.

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Equality Awareness Respect

Are you listening?


Equality and diversity is the responsibility of everyone in the College and we all contribute to the culture in College and to developing an atmosphere of open communication and mutual respect. However, there are more formal ways that students can get involved in ensuring we are an inclusive College. Students participate in the Equality and Diversity Committee which meets three times a year to look at emerging legislation, developments in and out of College, how policies and procedures affect different groups of staff and students and how different groups of students perform on their courses. We also have a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Group, made up of staff and students, which discusses issues of relevance to these groups, particularly with regard to promoting awareness of LGBT issues.

Equality and Diversity

How students can get involved

The Disability Equality Advisory Group is also made up of staff and students but includes representatives from external agencies including the Local Authority. This Group focuses on issues affecting staff and students with disabilities from access to buildings to teaching and learning. The Students’ Union is very active in promoting equality and diversity awareness and runs numerous promotional campaigns including Equality, Awareness, Respect (EAR), and in 2011, it made “Respect” the core theme of its annual student conference. www.wakefield.ac.uk

Students can also join in celebrating festivals and human rights events which contribute to the richness of College and bring us all closer together, for example, Black History Month and Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Helping you study - LibraryPlus

Each Wakefield College campus has its own LibraryPlus with all the resources students need to succeed. Here are a few of their main features:

Not just books Of course, each LibraryPlus is well stocked with books relating to the subject areas taught at the individual campuses, together with magazines and DVDs. Most of these items can be borrowed for one or two weeks - longer, if nobody else is waiting for them. Nowadays, libraries are not just about books, and LibraryPlus has open access computers, a booking system allowing students to book computer time up to seven days in advance, and a full range of e-resources - e-books, full-text newspapers and magazines - excellent for providing up-to-date information for assignments. These e-resources are also available from home via the ACE (Accessing College E-Resources) pages on the student intranet.

A place to learn Got an assignment deadline? LibraryPlus has designated quiet study areas and facilities for scanning, printing and photocopying - everything you need for your research. Opening hours are flexible, reflecting the needs of our students.

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And people to help you LibraryPlus staff are knowledgeable people, always on hand to advise on anything and everything, from what books are available for your course to which e-resources are best to use. They are there to ensure that the centres provide friendly, supportive environments in which to work.


At Wakefield College we listen to our students. This means we have incorporated many of our customers’ recommendations into LibraryPlus , along with the views of the various student committees, to ensure that they are well-equipped, welcoming, and accessible by all. If there’s anything else you need to know about the LibraryPlus you can look at our pages on the student intranet or use the ‘questions’ button to ask us something specific. We actively seek student feedback about our facilities and try to involve you in as many activities as possible.

Helping you study - LibraryPlus

Better by design

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Qualifications

Advanced Level (Level 3) Qualifications

At Wakefield College you can take 3, 4 or 5 AS levels in your first year of study and then complete 3 or 4 A levels in your second year. You can also combine AS & A2 levels with other courses such as Applied A levels and with some Level 3 Diplomas. An AS level is • a single subject course available in a wide variety of subjects which is usually completed in one year • the first part of an A level, usually consisting of 2 units • an academic qualification in its own right that is valued by universities and employers An A2 level is • the second part of an A level, also usually consisting of 2 units. 1 A level = 1 AS + A2 = 4 units

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An A Level is • a single subject course available in a wide variety of subjects which is usually completed in two years • made up of an AS level and an A2 level in the same subject. • designed to prepare you for Higher Education and a range of job opportunities An Applied A Level is • an advanced level qualification consisting of 12 units which is usually completed in two years • a double award (equivalent to 2 A levels) • assessed by a mixture of exams and coursework

A Level 3 Diploma is • designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need for employment or Higher Education • related to areas of work such as Sports Science, Design, Childcare or Beauty Therapy • usually equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels • normally assessed by coursework • often built up of a number of units which are graded for example as pass, merit or distinction An Advanced Diploma is: • equivalent to 3.5 A Levels • related to areas of work such as IT and hospitality • a mixture of class work and hands on experience • assessed by exams, practical assessments and an extended project • designed to prepare you for Higher Education and a range of job opportunities You may be able to take an AS/A level subject as part of an Advanced Diploma An Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): • is awarded up to 70 UCAS points • has strong support from Higher Education Institutions • provides an opportunity to undertake independent research into an area of interest The Extended Project Qualification is an essential part of an Advanced Diploma. At Wakefield College you can also take the qualification alongside other Advanced level qualifications including A levels.

Intermediate (Level 2) Qualifications

A Level 2 Diploma is • built up of a number of units for which you can gain a pass, merit or distinction grade • equivalent to four GCSEs (A*- C) • related to areas of work such as Animal Care or Construction • designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need for employment or to progress onto Advanced level qualifications A Higher Diploma is • a relatively new qualification • equivalent to seven GCSEs (A*- C) • related to areas of work such as IT and hospitality • a mixture of class work and hands on experience • assessed by exams, practical assessments and a project • designed to prepare you for progression to advanced level qualifications A GCSE is • a single subject course, available in a limited number of subjects including English and Mathematics, which is usually completed in one year • often studied alongside other Intermediate or Advanced level qualifications

Level 1 Qualifications

A Foundation Diploma is • a relatively new qualification • equivalent to five GCSEs (D - G) • related to areas of work such as IT and hospitality • a mixture of class work, hands-on experience and work experience • assessed by exams, practical assessments and a project • designed to prepare you for Level 2 programmes and a range of job opportunities


Functional Skills

Functional Skills are • offered in English, Maths and ICT and are available at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 • nationally recognised qualifications • an integral part of your main programme if you are a full-time student • highly valued by employers and higher education institutions Consideration will be given to your prior attainment and future career/progression plans, resulting in an individualised programme of skills development. This could include a combination of functional skills, re-sit GCSE Maths/English and preparation for work qualifications.

Qualifications

FLEX • the College’s Foundation Learning programme • includes all programmes up to and including Level 1 • helps you to progress towards apprenticeships, Level 2 programmes, employment and independent living, depending on your starting point

GCSE Mathematics GCSE Mathematics at grade C is a requirement for many university courses and careers. The course is modular with exams in November, March and June and runs in twice weekly sessions. GCSE English Assessment is by two examinations in May. The course runs in twice weekly sessions.

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Wakefield Sixth Form College

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Emma picked up a double A* in Health and Social Care and a further A in Psychology. “I thought I was going to be sick and was shaking like mad on the morning before I got my results, but once I’d got them I was really excited and couldn’t believe it!” Emma has decided to take a gap year during which she wishes to travel before she enrols on a Psychology degree course at the University of Leeds where she hopes eventually to qualify as a Psychotherapist.

Emma Almond A Levels

Wakefield Sixth Form College provides a distinctive learning environment for the study of AS/A levels and advanced level vocational courses. Our Sixth Form focuses specifically on the needs of advanced level students aged 16 to 19 years, who are aiming to progress into Higher Education or a rewarding career. If you share these ambitions then we hope that you will want to join us.


08/09 100% 100% 100% 75% 100% 100% 92% 100% n/a 100% 100% 100% n/a 100% 100% 92% 100% 100% 100% n/a 100% 92% 100% 100%

09/10 43% 100% 88% 57% 100% 100% 100% 93% 83% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 93% 83% 100% 100% 100% 100% 94% 100% 100%

BTEC National Diplomas Animal Management Applied Science Performing Arts (Acting) Business & Management Children’s Care, Learning & Dev’t (previously Early Years) Construction Electrical/Electronic Engineering Performing Arts (Dance) Fine Art Graphic Design Hospitality (previously Hospitality Supervision) IT Practitioner Mechanical Engineering Media Games Development Music Technology Music Practice Uniformed Public Services Sport and Exercise Sciences Sport Development coaching and Fitness Travel and Tourism

88% n/a 100% 100% 100% n/a 92% 100% 94% 100% 100% 100% 80% n/a 100% 100% 91% 89% 100% 100%

86% n/a 100% 86% 100% n/a 89% 100% 100% 100% n/a 100% 67% n/a 78% 100% 98% 97% 91% 89%

100% 100% 96% 100% 96% n/a 100% 100% 77% 75% 100% 100% 100% 93% 100% 93% 96% 97% 100% 88%

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Applied A Levels Health & Social Care ICT

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We can create a personalised programme of study for you which is chosen from a wide range of study options, and is designed to meet your individual needs and aspirations. We have many years’ experience of successfully delivering advanced level courses for 16 to 19 year olds, and we are extremely proud of the achievements of our students. In recent years, our AS and A level results have gone from strength to strength and we have also celebrated significant rises in the pass rates for our advanced vocational courses. Our performance and capacity to improve was recognised by Ofsted inspectors, during the College’s inspection in 2010. The inspectors reported that our “success rates in AS levels are good and at A level they are outstanding”. We set high standards for our students in our Sixth Form, and we will offer you high levels of personal support to help you achieve success, and challenge you to reach your full potential. We want your time with us to be as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. We believe that the personal and social development of our students is an important part of being at College. For example we have unique partnerships with industry and professional organisations, and our assessments are imaginative, challenging and often offer opportunities to work in a professional context which is linked to industry practices. There is a significant international dimension to our work, which provides tremendous opportunities for some of our students to visit and work overseas as part of their programme of study.

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07/08 n/a 100% 100% 88% 100% 100% 94% 83% n/a 95% 100% 100% 100% 100% 80% 95% 25% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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06/07 n/a 100% n/a 97% 100% 85% 100% 91% n/a 100% 100% 100% n/a 100% 100% 100% 100% 95% 100% n/a 100% 100% 100% 98%

A Levels Accounting Art & Design (Fine Art) Art & Design (Graphic) Art & Design (Photo) Art & Design (Textiles) Biology Business Studies Chemistry Drama/Theatre Studies English Language English Literature Film Studies French Geography Govt & Politics History ICT Law Mathematics Further Mathematics Media Studies Physics Psychology Sociology

We’re proud to be able to offer you a wide range of courses to choose from - the comprehensive mix of advanced level academic and vocational programmes available at Wakefield Sixth Form College is unmatched in the area.

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Student Success Rates


Wakefield Sixth Form College

Our learning community has a rich cultural diversity and whatever your own background, we are confident that you will receive a warm welcome and quickly come to appreciate and enjoy the friendly, safe and stimulating learning environment.

Results

Wakefield Sixth Form College has achieved record breaking examination successes over recent years. We have consistently performed well in comparison with the national averages; testament to the hard work of our students and the dedication of our teaching staff. We set high standards and expect our students to achieve their full potential. We are also determined to improve where we can. Over the past six years our sixth form students have consistently achieved an overall pass rate of over 95% with a high proportion of courses achieving 100% pass rates each year. We’ll continue to seek further improvements, and break more records in the future! Our students say:

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“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the College - it’s been really good and I’ve learned a lot.” “Being an A Level student is brilliant, much better than being at a school sixth form. You get treated like an adult and make new friends. I’ve not regretted it one bit - great teachers, the subjects are ten times better than high school and you get a lot more respect from tutors, too.” “Learning at College is more independent and you have more freedom, it definitely helps you to develop as an individual.” “My time at College has really helped my personal development - I am much more confident than I was when I was at school.” “My time at College has been really good, and has changed me a lot! I adapted easily to the change from school, met lots of new people and made many new friends.”

“The course at Wakefield College has boosted everything for me.” “The people you meet and the overall experience of Wakefield College has been great.” “Initially I had no interest in furthering my studies, but since the course started, I’ve really built up my confidence and have now set my heart on going to the University.”

What you could achieve

The College takes great pride in the achievements of its students and in the summer of 2010, our students continued to meet the high expectations that we have for them. · An A level pass rate of over 95% · 100% pass rate in 16 A level subjects · 27% of A level students gained the highest, A*, A or B grades · A level Art & Design (Fine Art) achieved a 100% pass rate for the 9th year running, Film Studies for the 7th year running, Mathematics and Media Studies for the 6th year running, English Literature, Geography and Psychology for the 5th year running. · An overall pass rate of 95% for National Diplomas, with 12 achieving a 100% pass rate (amongst those who completed the course). · More than 50% of students who completed the National Diploma in Music Technology achieved the highest grade - a triple distinction. Close to half of the students who completed National Diplomas in Performing Arts (Dance) and Animal Management and well over a third of students who completed the National Diplomas in Children’s Care, Learning & Development and Electrical/Electronic Engineering gained a triple distinction. · National Diploma Performing Arts (Dance) and IT Practitioner students who completed their course achieved a 100% pass rate for the 6th year and 4th year running respectively.

We expect all our students to be successful and to have an opportunity to progress from their advanced level programme into Higher Education, either here at Wakefield College, or to study degree courses at universities all over the country.

High expectations and levels of support

We provide our students with all the support they need to achieve their goals. - You will be expected to meet or exceed your target grades, but if you are underperforming we will offer support to help you catch up - You will be expected to attend all timetabled classes. Unexplained absences are followed up and it is normal practice for us to contact parents/ carers where problems persist - We will provide you with a personal tutor who will offer you support and guidance throughout your course. If any problems do arise, your tutor will work with you to resolve them - We will help you to develop the skills you need, for example to prepare you for progression, particularly into Higher Education, and the rapidly changing world of work - We are able to provide confidential advice on student-related financial matters - We have professionally trained counsellors and careers advisors who can provide impartial and confidential support - We have an Additional Support Team who support learners with disabilities or learning difficulties.


Wakefield Sixth Form College offers you a learning experience with a difference. - We have around 1100 full-time students in our Sixth Form College, from all types of backgrounds, many different schools and in some cases, different countries - We are large enough to offer many different options, but small enough to provide you with personal attention and an environment in which to make new friends - You can expect to be treated like an adult - We will expect you to work hard, but in an environment where you have more responsibility for your own work and progress - We employ staff who are specialists in their field - many have higher degrees or have worked in industry and can share their knowledge with you - The skills we will provide you with are those you will need for Higher Education or the world of work.

A rich mix

- We will set up a student email account for you, and give you appropriate access to the internet/ student intranet - We will encourage you to take up work experience and appropriate part-time employment to complement your course of study - We will give you access to ICT to support your learning As a student in the Wakefield Sixth Form College you will have a wider choice of study programmes. - You can choose from around 30 different AS/A level subjects. The number of subjects you study takes into account the qualifications you have already achieved, for example GCSEs, to ensure that you have a realistic and sufficiently challenging programme. All our most able A level students take AS Critical Thinking in their first year, and an increasing number of our students are choosing to take the Extended Project Qualification alongside their other Advanced level studies. - You can study for other Advanced level qualifications - a National Diploma or an Applied AS/A level

Our students have access to many activities that enrich their learning experience.

- You can take additional qualifications, such as GCSEs or AS/A levels, whilst studying for an Applied AS/A level or National Diploma.

- Many of our students have the opportunity for work placements

Entry requirements

- We will offer you extra-curricular subject-related activities such as field trips, educational visits, revision conferences, and opportunities to take part in sporting and other optional activities - We will provide you with a secure and stimulating learning environment

The general entry requirement for our Advanced level programmes is a minimum of 5 GCSEs at minimum grade C or equivalent (for A-levels this must be from at least 4 different subjects including English Language). Most subjects/courses have more specific requirements. www.wakefield.ac.uk

- We are proud of our strong links with overseas partners and our students have recently visited China, France, Sweden, Malta, and Spain. Our international students from China, Nigeria and Vietnam, for example, add another dimension to our College community

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“Studying A Levels at College is very challenging and you have to stay on your toes, but it’s been fun and not at all boring. The teachers are one of the best things about Wakefield College - they really take the time to sit down and explain things to you. Also, you have a lot more freedom and the chance to express your own opinion, and as a bonus, there’s no uniform! The College has helped me to develop personally before I would quit very easily but now I am a lot more focused.”

Jodie Wiggins A Levels

Wakefield Sixth Form College offers a wide range of courses to choose from - a comprehensive mix of advanced level academic and vocational programmes which cannot be matched locally.


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Art & Design Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. This course gives you the knowledge and skills to be able to assess the performance of all types of business organisations. How you will learn The learning process will be varied, ranging from lectures to student centred individual and group work. How you will be assessed Assessment is by external examination. Further study Diploma or degree level study in Accounting or Financial Management. Career opportunities Trainee positions with large firms of accountants offering further study through the Association of Accounting Technicians. A huge range of organisations employ accountants or management accountants, so you could work anywhere from a charity or a local authority to a multi-national company.

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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

Art & Design (Photography) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study You will be able to practise the craft of drawing and painting, and to study the history and techniques of painting in depth. You will also work in a variety of other media and have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques that are appropriate for progression to higher level courses.

What you will study This is a mainly digital course exploring photographic techniques and an opportunity to use and develop your existing creativity. Themed project work and the preparation of a workbook illustrating your creative journey are important elements of this course.

How you will learn Through practical working methods.

How you will learn Through practical and written assignments.

How you will be assessed Through externally set assignments, personal investigation and the compilation of a coursework portfolio.

How you will be assessed Through the compilation of a coursework portfolio, personal investigation (including a piece of written work) and externally set assignments.

Further study Progression to university or Wakefield College’s Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Course Structure Classroom: 20%; Practical: 80%

Further study Foundation Degree in Commercial Photography here at Wakefield College or progression to university.

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Career opportunities Freelance photographer, junior/assistant photographer. Course Structure Classroom: 20%; Practical: 80%

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Business Studies

Biology Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study You will develop your investigative and practical skills and study modules in Biology and Disease, the Variety of Living Organisms, Control in Cells and in Organisms, and populations and environments. How you will learn In addition to lectures and class activities, you will carry out practical laboratory work, problem solving and research activities using the internet. How you will be assessed Externally marked exam papers and practical and investigative skills assessments. Further study Higher Education, especially in science subjects.

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Career opportunities Health and clinical professions such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, zoology, marine biology, forensic science.

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Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study Business Studies is the study of decision-making within organisations set against the background of a dynamic economy. You will study four modules: Planning and Financing a Business; Managing a Business; Strategies for Success; The Business Environment and Managing Change. How you will learn Through lectures, individual and group work, site visits and visiting speakers. How you will be assessed By external examinations. Further study More in-depth study of the subjects covered, such as marketing, at diploma or degree level. Career opportunities A range of careers from finance to marketing to management.

Chemistry Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study Foundation Chemistry, Chemistry in Action, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry and Investigative and Practical Skills. How you will learn A variety of learning methods are used including lecturerled discussions, laboratory work, tutorials covering exam technique and individual assignments. How you will be assessed During the two years you will sit four unit examinations (re-sits available) and your practical work will be continually assessed through experiments in class and two written ISAs (investigative skills assignments). Further study An excellent qualification for anyone seeking entry to university to study, for example, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, materials/nanoscience, computer science/informatics. Career opportunities Careers are possible in a variety of related fields: chemical industry, public services, academia and teaching, publishing, technical writing, patent law, intellectual property law, finance and investment analysis; also in unrelated fields such as accountancy, law, sales and marketing, consultancy.


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Wakefield Campus Level 3 1 year OCR

What you will study Critical Thinking is delivered as an extra AS subject in addition to your main choices. The course develops skills in: reading and extracting information from written material, discussion and debate, assessment of evidence, constructing arguments and logical thinking. How you will learn Through discussion, debates, role play, reading and completing written exercises. How you will be assessed By examination. Further study This makes a valuable additional qualification for those wishing to enter Higher Education. The skills of organised thinking and reasoning will be of great help to you in your higher level studies. Career opportunities There are no specific career opportunities associated with this subject, but it gives the learner very valuable transferable skills essential for a career in the professions or at senior management level.

Drama and Theatre Studies Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study This is a practical, creative programme which will develop your acting, design, interpretive, critical, collaborative and communication skills. Working from the point of view of a performer, you will develop skills in interpreting and analysing text and devising theatre. You will study different genres of theatre and live performance as a practical, intellectual and artistic subject. How you will learn By practical workshops, group work, discussion, performance, research and attendance at a range of live theatre events. How you will be assessed Written examinations and assessment of your practical performance. Further study HND Theatre, offered at Wakefield, or degrees in acting, drama, theatre studies or performing arts at other Higher Education establishments. Vocational courses at drama school. As an A Level, this qualification can be used to gain entry into degree programmes not related to performing arts. Career opportunities Actor, performer, playwright, director, community arts worker, teacher, journalist, stage manager, theatre technician, arts administrator.

English Language Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study Have you ever thought about how we use language on a daily basis and how language varies from person to person? Are you interested in the development of the English language? If so, this AS/A Level programme will give you a fascinating insight into the language we tend to take for granted. How you will learn Group and whole class discussions, practising your written skills, working independently on your coursework with oneto-one support from your tutor. How you will be assessed Through exams and coursework. Further study A Level English Language is a recognised qualification for entry into Higher Education, particularly in relation to arts and humanities degrees but also relevant to a number of social sciences and applied sciences courses. It is also especially appropriate for those wishing to teacher-train.

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Critical Thinking

Career opportunities The skills developed by the study of English Language are highly valued by a wide range of employers but they are particularly appropriate to careers in journalism, arts and media, research and teaching.

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English Literature Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study You will study a range of texts from the time of Chaucer to the present day. The texts will include novels, plays and poetry, all of which are studied in depth for their meanings, styles and effects, as well as considering the life and times of each writer. How you will learn Through classroom teaching, private reading, discussion, debate and research. How you will be assessed Through exams and coursework. Further study A Level English Literature is a recognised qualification for entry into Higher Education, particularly in relation to arts and humanities degrees but also relevant to a number of social sciences and applied sciences courses. It is also especially appropriate for those wishing to teacher-train. Career opportunities The skills developed by the study of English Literature are highly valued by a wide range of employers but they are particularly appropriate to careers in journalism, arts and media, research and teaching.

Film Studies Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

French Thornes Park Campus Level 3 2 years WJEC

What you will study There is a real difference between watching a film simply for enjoyment and reading a film to understand its structure, ideas and context. You will study the language and style of film, with specific reference to UK and US productions, and produce your own practical work which develops this understanding. How you will learn Through a stimulating mixture of essays, case studies, assignments, practical work, formal lectures and seminars. How you will be assessed Through coursework, creative projects and written examinations. Further study This A Level, in combination with other subjects, contributes as a qualification to Higher Education courses in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Communication Studies, Media Production, Television Studies, Literature etc. Course Structure Classroom: 80%; Practical: 20%

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Outwood Grange Academy Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study Study AS/A Level French using Outwood Grange Academy’s excellent language resources and build on the skills gained at GCSE. Your study will be based around topics such as Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living, Family and Relationships, Environment, Multicultural Society and Contemporary Social Issues. You will also study cultural topics such as the work of a French writer, architect, musician or artist, or a particular region or period of twentieth century history. How you will learn You will practise speaking, listening, reading and writing and will make full use of the Academy’s excellent language resources including internet facilities in the languages ICT suite. In the second year you will study major topics making full use of all facilities, particularly internet resources for current information. You will also spend 30 minutes with the native speaker on a one to one or small group basis to help with your preparation for the oral exam. How you will be assessed Through oral and written exams. Further study This A Level can open the doors to many academic and vocationally orientated courses in Higher Education. Career opportunities Language skills open up many interesting career opportunities. Traditionally, language specialists have worked as translators, interpreters and teachers, but there are many other fields in which their skills are highly valued. These include business (eg export sales, bilingual PA), journalism, travel and transport (eg tour guide, air cabin crew, freight forwarder), and the civil service.


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Government & Politics Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years OCR

What you will study You will develop an understanding of the interrelationship between the physical and human elements in the environment, plus a range of skills including research methods, problem solving, decision making and report writing. How you will learn Taught modules and student participation in which you will learn through practical sessions, essays and discussion. Most topics are taught using case studies and examples, and essential course information is posted on the Blackboard intranet site which you can access from a remote computer. Fieldwork is also a key element of the course and we have had trips to Wintersett Discovery Centre and the Lake District. How you will be assessed By written examinations. You will also produce a coursework investigation on a topic of your choice. Further study This A Level may be used towards the requirements of most degree courses at university. Apart from Human and Physical Geography courses, this A Level is particularly relevant towards the following university subjects: - Geology - Earth Sciences - Travel and Tourism - Environmental Sciences - Any humanities subjects (Sociology, History, Law)

Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study You will study modern politics of the UK and the USA. A variety of modules deal with political parties, the work of politicians, the role of the media and the workings of Westminster politics and the systems of government of the UK and European Union. In the second year you will study an extensive module on the political system and personalities of the USA, and compare the UK and US systems. How you will learn A dynamic teaching method involving interactive and IT-based resources will be supplemented by visits and visiting speakers. How you will be assessed Through formal examinations in January or June. Further study 90% of our students go on to university to study humanities or social sciences. Career opportunities Law, journalism, media, business, social work, teaching and politics.

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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study You will explore a range of graphic media, techniques and processes in one or more areas of Graphic Communication such as illustration, advertising, packaging, design for print, communication and computer graphics, multimedia, animation, web design, film, television and video. How you will learn The course is based on practical working methods and set project briefs. You will work with a range of materials from traditional analogue media on paper to special digital design software on the computer. How you will be assessed Externally set assignments and assessment of a practical unit with written elements in which you will develop an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished piece of work. Further study Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Foundation Degrees in Commercial Photography or Web Design here at Wakefield College. Career opportunities Graphic designer, illustrator or typographer within advertising, publishing, marketing or any large organisation with its own in-house design team.

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Career opportunities Even if you don’t wish to go on to Higher Education, Geography is a very useful subject as it contains all the skills that employers consider as most important. Geographical information is now used in many businesses and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are an exciting interface between Geography and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Your Geography tutor at Wakefield College will be happy to help you to find out about Geography related jobs and careers.

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Graphic Communication

A Levels and Applied A Levels

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“We did a mix of theoretical and practical workshops in Chemistry. As a mathematician I really enjoyed all the calculating involved in the subject. The College is a nice place to be and my initial impressions were all positive. After College I am hoping to go to Lincoln University to study Mechanical Engineering with a view to working eventually in the Engineering industry.�

Jake Middleton A Level Chemistry


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Wakefield Campus Level 3 Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

If you’re interested in a career in one of the caring professions, this course will give you an understanding of the health, early years (care and education) and social care sectors. It will also develop your research, evaluation and problem-solving skills in a work-related context. What you will study Subjects include communication, public health, social issues and welfare needs, psychology, and investigating disease. How you will learn Through classroom activities - lectures, group work, workshops and independent learning, plus block work placements in care settings. How you will be assessed Through internal assignments and external examinations. Entry requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C to include English plus GCSE Maths at Grade E or above. OR Relevant Level 2 qualification plus Functional Skills English at Level 2 and Functional Skills Maths at Level 1. Satisfactory reference. Further study Diploma in a branch of nursing or midwifery, degree in social sciences, degree or Foundation Degree in health and social care related subjects. Career opportunities Employment within various health and social care professions.

History Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Applied ICT (Double Award) Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study You will develop critical awareness of historical issues and how to communicate your ideas through four units: The Development of Germany 1871-1925; British Society 19591975; International Relations 1945-2004 and an Independent Historical Enquiry. How you will learn By submitting regular assignments, taking part in group work, giving presentations and conducting independent research. How you will be assessed By examinations and coursework. Further study 90% of our students go on to university, many of them studying for a degree in one of the social sciences. About a quarter take a history degree or combined degree including history. Career opportunities Historians develop a wide range of analytical and communication skills which are extremely useful in the modern workplace. Historians often go into the teaching profession, museum work, law, journalism, management, IT and social work or undertake further research.

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Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

The GCE in Applied ICT aims to produce effective discerning ICT users. It develops the knowledge and skills students need to be competent and informed ICT users and practitioners. What you will study You will study six end-user focused units and six practitioner focused units. How you will learn Through both theory and practical sessions using industrystandard software and hardware. How you will be assessed Through assignments, an e-portfolio and external assessment. Entry requirements Four/five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English. OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade. Functional Skills English Level 2. Functional Skills Maths Level 1.

A Levels and Applied A Levels

Health & Social Care (Double Award)

Further study HND, Foundation Degree or degree in a range of disciplines. Those who opt for work-based training are likely to progress to IT User/Practitioner NVQ or vendor-specific qualifications. Career opportunities This course produces competent computer professionals able to work in a variety of roles, including computer games designer, computer games technical support, hardware engineer, computer operator, computer service technician, IT technical sales specialist, network manager, systems analyst, technical support person, telecommunications technician.

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Information & Communication Technology Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study Units include: Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World, Living in the Digital World, The Use of ICT in the Digital World, Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World, plus a coursework unit involving the production of an ICT-related system. How you will learn Through projects aimed at developing your understanding of analysis, design, implementation, testing and evaluation. How you will be assessed Through examinations and coursework. Further study 90% of Wakefield College A Level students go on to university. You will find A Level ICT an invaluable aid in whatever subject you choose to study.

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Career opportunities No matter what career you follow, you will inevitably need to understand and use ICT.

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Mathematics Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the principles of English Law and the structure of major aspects of the English Legal System. You will investigate how Law is made and the role of judges, juries and the legal profession. You will learn about aspects of criminal law, for example offences against the person and the law of homicide. You will also study aspects of civil law including the law of contract. Finally, you will study some of the more philosophical elements of the subject such as the relationship between law, morality and justice. How you will learn Through lectures supported by group work, case studies and presentations. How you will be assessed There are four unit exams: AS: Law making and the Legal System AS: The concept of Liability A2: Criminal Law A2: Property Crime and Concepts of law Further study Law develops valuable skills in analysis, reasoning and evaluation which provide a solid foundation for all kinds of undergraduate study. Career opportunities This course provides a valuable first step for a career in law. Apart from the professions of solicitor and barrister, there is a long list of associated career pathways such as legal executive, paralegal, police or any role within the criminal justice system. A qualification in law is also useful for various careers in the world of business.

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Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years Edexcel

What you will study This course will extend your mathematical skills and knowledge and introduce you to new areas such as calculus. The syllabus is modular and provides combinations of pure mathematics with decision mathematics and statistics. How you will learn Through a mixture of lectures, classes and workshops. How you will be assessed By examination. Further study Degrees in maths, statistics, physics, astronomy, engineering and computer science tend to require Maths A Level. Many others, including medicine, architecture and social sciences, have a certain amount of mathematical or statistical content and your Maths A Level will be of great assistance to you. Career opportunities Maths has wide applications in industry, business, finance, science and technology.


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Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years Edexcel

What you will study This course is designed as an addition to the A Level Mathematics course and introduces new topics such as complex numbers and proof. The syllabus is modular with one pure module and two mechanics modules. How you will learn One class of two hours per week in addition to the full-time programme. How you will be assessed By examination. Further study In addition to A Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics will strengthen applications for further study in Mathematics and Engineering and is increasingly being required by many universities for entrance onto these degrees. Career opportunities Maths has wide applications in industry, business, finance, science and technology.

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Wakefield Campus Level 3 1 year AQA

What you will study This AS Level qualification is designed to give you mathematical skills that are of use in the real world. It is particularly suitable for people who enjoy using IT and would like to learn how to use spreadsheets, graphing packages and graphical calculators. The course fits well with a range of other AS Levels, from Business Studies to Social Sciences, and is an ideal choice as a fourth subject. How you will learn Through lectures, classes and workshops. How you will be assessed Portfolio work and examinations. Further study There is at present no immediate progression to A2 Use of Mathematics but you could go on to study AS Level Mathematics. Otherwise, the course provides a valuable Maths qualification for students wishing to enter HE courses in a range of subjects from ICT and engineering to psychology. Career opportunities Maths has wide application in industry, business, finance, science, technology and many other fields and this qualification can help you towards a future career in any of these areas. The practical nature of the course makes this a valuable qualification from both an employer’s and employee’s point of view.

Media Studies Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

What you will study Understanding the media is recognised as increasingly important in today’s world. This programme includes the study of video, film, newspapers, photographs, music, cinema, radio, television, e-media, news production, advertising and publishing. How you will learn Through a stimulating mixture of essays, case studies, assignments, practical work, formal lectures and seminars. How you will be assessed Through coursework including production pieces, and written examinations. Further study Higher Education courses in media studies, cultural studies, film studies, communication studies, media production, television studies, literature etc.

A Levels and Applied A Levels

Further Mathematics

Career opportunities Journalism, advertising, marketing, public relations. Course Structure Classroom: 80%; Practical: 20%

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Physical Education Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

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Psychology Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years AQA

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Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years Edexcel

What you will study You will develop an understanding of the factors that affect ability and performance, and develop the skills to analyse and improve your own or others’ performance. You will look at social, moral, historical and contemporary factors that affect participation, and learn how to plan, perform and evaluate exercise sessions.

What you will study You will gain a fascinating insight into how the physical world works through units covering the following topics: Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity; Mechanics, Materials and Waves; Fields and Further Mechanics; Nuclear and Thermal Physics. You will also develop your investigative and practical skills.

How you will learn Through lectures, group work, practical sessions and use of the internet.

How you will learn Practical investigations, demonstrations, videos and discussions.

How you will learn Through lectures, group work, practical work, discussion, role play and the use of the internet.

How you will be assessed Written examinations and investigative skills assignments.

How you will be assessed By examination.

Further study A Level Physics is an excellent qualification for anyone seeking entry to a university. It is essential for engineering courses.

Further study A degree in psychology.

How you will be assessed Through exams, coursework and practical performance. Further study Foundation Degrees here at Wakefield College in Health Related Exercise and Fitness or Sports Performance Coaching. Other HE courses in sport, PE or exercise and fitness. Career opportunities Employment in the sport, health and fitness sectors or in teaching and coaching.

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Physics

Course Structure The course is a fairly equal balance between practical performance and classroom theory sessions.

Career opportunities Many physicists work in research and development, engineering and information technology. Other career paths include medicine, astronomy, meteorology, geology, environmental science and teaching.

What you will study This course focuses on how individuals behave, how their behaviour is measured and what factors influence their behaviour. It includes aspects of cognitive, developmental, biological and social psychology and topics such as aggression, eating behaviour and relationships.

Career opportunities Psychology is useful in careers such as counselling, teaching, nursing, management, social work, and the police. There are also specialist careers which can be followed in psychology. For these you will need a degree in psychology and further training.


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Wakefield Campus Level 3 2 years Edexcel

What you will study The study of sociology helps develop a critical awareness of current events in society. The topics you will learn about include the sociology of families and households, education, beliefs in society, crime and deviance, and sociological theory and research methods. How you will learn Through a variety of methods including lectures, discussions, group work, videos, Blackboard (Virtual Learning Environment), essays, practice exam questions and independent study. How you will be assessed By examination. Further study A Level Sociology is a well recognised course for entry into Higher Education, particularly useful for social sciences or social work degrees as well as a wide range of humanities and arts degrees.

“College has been great fun. Wakefield College was a brand new place for me with brand new people and I’ve made better friends than I’ve ever had before. College is really supportive, particularly the tutors. I would like now to go to university to do a degree in English and become a teacher one day.”

Naomi McKay

A Levels - Physics, Sociology and English Literature

A Levels and Applied A Levels

Sociology

Career opportunities A qualification in sociology is particularly relevant to careers in social work, nursing, medicine, the police and the probation service, but also useful in many other areas of work such as journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations, law, teaching and management.

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“My time at College has been really good, and has changed me a lot! I adapted easily to the change from school, met lots of new people and made many new friends. The course is ideal for people who are unsure of what they want to do but are generally interested in the care industry - the course gives you a great career path and the placements, working with both children and adults, give you a flavour of what you can do once you finish. I would like to take a year out after College and do some voluntary work. Eventually I would love to either become a social worker or work with children.�

Adele Richardson Level 3 Health and Social Care

Wakefield Sixth Form College offers a range of courses at Advanced level for those who wish to continue in full-time education but want their studies to take a more vocational pathway. Many of these are BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, industry-relevant qualifications which can lead either into employment or Higher Education. BTEC qualifications are widely recognised by universities, employers and professional bodies alike. In some subjects we also offer the 14-19 Diploma at Advanced level, a new qualification which combines vocational study, project work, work experience, and general learning and thinking skills. The Advanced Level 14-19 Diplomas are equivalent to 3.5 A Levels and therefore provide an alternative progression route to Higher Education.


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Wakefield Campus/Askham Bryan College Level 3 Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

If you’re serious about a career working with animals, this is the course for you. You will carry out practical studies at Askham Bryan College in York, one of the country’s foremost land-based colleges, giving you the unique opportunity to work with their huge collection of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles, and to take advantage of their partnership with Flamingo Land Zoo. What you will study

This is a wide-ranging course with options covering animal handling, nursing, welfare, behaviour, biology, anatomy, physiology and the management of various kinds of animal establishments. How you will learn

Variety is the key word. Formal lectures, presentations, discussions, group work, field trips and practical activities are all involved. A one day per week work placement is an integral part of the course, and you will spend one day per week at Askham Bryan in Year 1 and three days per week in Year 2. How you will be assessed

A range of methods including written assignments, practical and project work. Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A* - C preferably including Science. English and Maths at grade D (if not included in the four GCSEs at grade A* - C). Alternatively, a Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade. Further study

Career opportunities

Supervisory or management positions in a wide range of environments including boarding kennels, zoos, wildlife rescue centres, the veterinary industry, conservation projects, livestock farming, equine industry, environment management and science laboratories. Course structure

Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

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Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3.5 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

Take advantage of the excellent facilities our Wakefield Campus has to offer and use this full-time course to kickstart your career in the exciting world of business.

If you’re interested in pursuing a business career or running your own business, this course will give you a thorough grounding in the skills you’ll need.

What you will study Four core units: · The Business Environment · Business Resources · Introduction to Marketing · Business Communication

What you will study · Business enterprise · Business administration · Finance

Plus eight units covering topics such as finance, human resource management and small business start-up. How you will learn Through formal lessons, case studies, business-related activities, individual research, guest speakers and visits. How you will be assessed Internally assessed assignments. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - C including English or a Level 2 Diploma/GNVQ Intermediate qualification (full) at Merit plus English GCSE at C or above/Level 2 Functional Skills in English (or equivalent). Successful interview and satisfactory reference from your last school or college. You will also need a Level 2 numeracy qualifications but if you do not have this, we can assess you. Further study A range of higher education courses such as HNCs, honours degrees and foundation degrees, such as the HNC Business and the Foundation Degree ‘Management and Business Enterprise’ both offered by Wakefield College. Alternatively there are opportunities for Apprenticeships. Career opportunities A wide range of business careers such as accounting technician, facilities officer, fundraiser, housing officer, insurance claims settler, legal secretary, paralegal or trainee legal executive, customer services officer. Course structure Classroom based.

How you will learn Classroom learning, practical projects, individual review sessions, input from local business people. The Diploma takes a practical, scenario-based approach, using workrelated examples and case studies. How you will be assessed Mainly by internally set and assessed coursework but with some externally assessed assignments and examinations. Entry requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English and Maths OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit plus Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths. Satisfactory reference and interview. Further study University degrees in business, business administration, finance, human resources, marketing or management. Career opportunities Careers in business administration, marketing, human resources, finance and many others. However, you don’t have to opt for a career in this sector. The Diploma teaches a mix of subjects and will give you skills that will be welcomed by colleges, universities and employers, no matter what you choose to do. Course structure Classroom: 40%; Practical: 60%

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Classroom based at Wakefield Campus with placement and practical work at Askham Bryan College.

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Advanced Level Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance

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Progress to an Animal Management Foundation Degree followed by an Honours top-up. Related courses include Zoology, Marine Biology, Animal Welfare and Behaviour.

Level 3 Diploma in Business

Advanced and Level 3 Diplomas

Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management


Advanced and Level 3 Diplomas

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course (possibility of 2 yrs) CACHE

Working with children and young people is one of the most rewarding jobs imaginable. You will develop the skills to help children and young people reach their full potential. Successful completion of this qualification will open the door to many areas of employment in child care or can lead to progression to Higher Education if you wish to pursue a career in teaching, midwifery or nursing. What you will study

Core and mandatory units including: Promote communication; Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or child and young people’s settings; Engage in personal development; Principles for implementing duty of care. You will also study a number of optional units together with Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT. How you will learn

Through a variety of classroom and workshop-based activities, practical sessions, group work, active participation and lectures. How you will be assessed

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Mainly through assignments and portfolios of evidence. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs Grade A* - C including English. GCSE Maths at Grade E or above. OR Cache Certificate at Merit Grade. Functional Skills English at Level 2, Skills assessment at Level 1 or above in numeracy. Further study

Degree or Foundation Degree courses in children’s care. Wakefield College offers a Foundation Degree in Young Children’s Learning and Development which can then be topped up to a BA in Early Years. Career opportunities

The Diploma qualifies you as an Early Years Practitioner with a licence to practise unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity in a variety of settings including nurseries, schools, day nurseries, family centres, private families and hospitals. Course structure

Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery

Location: Wakefield Campus Level: Level 3 - equivalent to 4 A Levels Course Length: Full-time/2 year course Qualification: Edexcel/BTEC

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Do you want to work with children? This course links theory with practice and is the ideal choice whether you wish to go straight into employment or progress to Higher Education.

If you’re serious about a career in the Construction Industry and have some experience in carpentry or joinery, this course will help you to progress by building on the skills and knowledge you have already gained.

What you will study Seven core units concerned with children’s care, learning and development plus a range of specialised units. A professional practice unit helps you to put theory into practice. How you will learn Group work, individual study, simulations, presentations, assignments and research. Practical involvement in a variety of settings such as LEA nurseries, private day nurseries and schools forms an important part of the programme.

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course Construction Skills/City & Guilds

What you will study Units such as Building Methods and Construction Technology, Setting up and Operating a Circular Saw, Producing Setting out Details for Routine Joinery Products, Manufacturing Routine and Complex Joinery Products, Setting up and Using Fixed and Transportable Machinery. How you will learn Through practical tasks, study packages, lectures and tutorials.

How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of assignments, time constrained essays, small tests, work placements and practical work.

How you will be assessed Continuous assessment plus final assessment of a practical piece of work and an external exam.

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs grade A* - C to include English and Maths. A commitment to childcare.

Entry Requirements Level 2 Bench Joinery plus Level 2 literacy and numeracy. If necessary we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy.

Further study Degree or Foundation Degree courses in Childhood Studies. Wakefield College offers a Foundation Degree in Young Children’s Learning which can then be topped up to a BA in Early Years. Specialist qualifications in teaching or nursing. Degree in Primary Teaching or Early Childhood Studies. Career opportunities Successful completion of the full Diploma leads to Qualified Practitioner Status for the 0 - 8 age group and can lead to employment as an early years practitioner in nurseries, private day nurseries, schools or private families. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

Further Study From Level 3 you could progress to Level 4 Site Supervision or a bridging course to the HNC in Construction and Civil Engineering. Career opportunities Apprenticeships within the Construction Industry leading to employment as a qualified bench joiner, then onto supervision, management or technical support roles. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%


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skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course Construction Skills/City & Guilds

If your ambition is to become a qualified site carpenter, this flexible programme will build on your existing skills and get your career off to a good start. What you will study Units such as Building Methods and Construction Technology, Fixing Operations, Erecting Structural Carcassing, Setting up and Operating a Circular Saw, Setting up and Using Fixed and Transportable Machinery. How you will learn Through practical tasks, study packages, lectures and tutorials. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment plus final assessment of a practical piece of work and an external exam. Entry Requirements Level 2 Site Carpentry plus Level 2 literacy and numeracy. If necessary we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. Further study From Level 3 you could progress to Level 4 Site Supervision or a bridging course to the HNC in Construction and Civil Engineering. Career opportunities Apprenticeships within the Construction Industry leading to employment as a qualified site carpenter, then onto supervision, management or technical support roles. Course structure Level 3 - 60% Classroom/40% Practical

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skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Building services engineers deal with the design, fit and maintenance of the essential services and equipment found in new and existing buildings, including water, gas and electricity supplies, lighting, heating and air conditioning, telecommunications, security systems, lifts and escalators. If you want a career which offers both variety and excellent employment prospects, this could be the course for you. What you will study There are two routes, depending on whether you are aiming at a career involved in the management and design of the mechanical or electrical elements of a development. Mandatory units for both options:Health, Safety and Welfare, Sustainable Construction, Mathematics, Science and Materials, Building Services Control Systems, Building Services Science, Project in Construction, Employment Framework, with the assistance of a work placement and Personal and Professional Development. How you will learn Through a combination of formal and informal sessions including practical and resource based learning activities with tutorial back-up, plus a short work placement. How you will be assessed Through assignment work showing how you have applied the knowledge gained. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, Mathematics and a Science subject OR suitable Level 2 qualification accompanied by GCSEs grade A* - C in English and Mathematics.

Career opportunities There are employment opportunities with a wide variety of organisations.

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course Construction Skills/City & Guilds

Our state-of-the-art skillsXchange Campus is the setting for this course, which will give you the skills and knowledge you need for a career in this specialist area of the construction industry. If you already have relevant experience of bricklaying, this course will improve your skills and knowledge and give you a valuable qualification. What you will study All the practical skills required in the construction of brickwork including the construction of solid and cavity walling. Theoretical elements include technical drawing, technology, Health & Safety and site procedures. How you will learn Mostly by carrying out realistic practical projects in the workshops, but also by attending lectures and tutorials and working through study packages. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of your practical tasks and online tests at the end of each unit. Entry requirements Level 2 qualification in bricklaying or suitable industry experience plus Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications. All applicants will be required to attend an interview. If you do not have the relevant literacy and numeracy qualifications, we can assess you. Further study Level 4 Supervision/Site Management. Career opportunities Employment as a specialist bricklayer. With experience you could move into a supervisory position or even run your own business. Course structure Classroom: 33%; Practical: 67%

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Further study BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services).

Level 3 Diploma in Construction (Bricklaying)

Advanced and Level 3 Diplomas

Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)


Advanced and Level 3 Diplomas

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 3 – equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

The Civil Engineering sector is vast, ranging from the construction and design of roads and bridges, the rail network, utilities, coastal and flood defences, to name but a few areas. This course is aimed at individuals looking to be employed within the civil engineering sector in roles associated with design or management and wishing to gain entry to Higher Education. All learners are provided with the opportunity of a short work placement and the option to study AS Level Maths. What you will study Eighteen units including general topics in construction and the built environment plus specialist units in subjects such as graphical detailing, surveying, ICT and CAD, public health engineering and measurement, estimating and tendering processes. How you will learn Through a combination of formal and informal sessions, including practical and resource-based activities and working with employers to study local projects.

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How you will be assessed Through assignment work showing how you have applied the knowledge gained. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, Maths (Higher Course) and a science subject, or other suitable Level 2 (equivalent) qualification. Further study HND Civil Engineering at the University Centre, Wakefield, or HND/degree level courses elsewhere. Learners on this programme are eligible to take advantage of an early application scheme with Leeds Metropolitan University. Career opportunities Employment with a wide range of organisations such as local authorities, building contractors, power companies, environmental agencies and specialist consulting firms. You could also find work overseas with British consulting or contracting firms, working for foreign governments, and oil and mining companies. Course structure Classroom: 80%; Practical: 20%


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skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

These Diplomas are designed to help you gain a wide range of technical skills and knowledge which will prepare you for a career in either electrical/electronic or mechanical engineering.

Do you want to achieve professional status and enter the top level of the beauty industry, perhaps as a salon manager or owner? If so, this programme will give you advanced skills in a wide range of beauty treatments.

What you will study All students study the same subjects in the first year to give them a common engineering background. These include: Communications and Mathematics for Technicians; Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Principles; Health & Safety; Electronic Devices and Circuits; Programmable Controllers; Pneumatics and Hydraulics.

What you will study · Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon · Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries · Working in Beauty Related Industries · Provide Body Massage, including Anatomy and Physiology · Provide Facial Electrotherapy Treatments · Provide Body Electrotherapy Treatments · Microdermabrasion (to be confirmed) · Apply Individual Permanent Lashes (to be confirmed) · Intimate Waxing for Female Clients (to be confirmed)

In the second year you will be able to choose between Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. How you will learn Classroom-based theory lessons, practical sessions in the laboratory or workshop and directed assignment work. How you will be assessed Each unit is assessed by assignments and/or tests. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - C including Maths, English and two sciences or an appropriate Level 2 qualification. Other qualifications will be considered on merit, particularly from mature students.

Career opportunities Completion of this course will enable you to apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship. You could also apply for a wide range of highly skilled jobs as a technician engineer in electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering or in the manufacturing industry.

Entry Requirements Beauty Therapy Level 2. Entrance test for internal candidates or interview for external candidates. Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have these, we can assess you. Further study Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Diploma, Aromatherapy, Nail Technology, Thermal Stone Therapy. Career opportunities Senior beauty therapist in settings such as salons, spas, health farms and cruise liners. Salon manager or owner. Course structure Classroom: 32%; Practical: 50%; Work Experience: 18%

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

Challenging and fast-paced, this programme is designed to give the individual a specialist range of treatment knowledge and choice in nail technology. The programme is aimed at those with an industry basic nail qualification who wish to progress to an advanced level. The programme includes a salon placement and a visit to Manchester Central (GMEX) where latest nail techniques can be observed. What you will study · Maintain personal health and well-being · Health & Safety practice · Nail enhancement · Provide manicure service · Provide pedicure service · Client care and communication in beauty related industries · Nail art · Enhance Nails using electric files · Display stock to promote sales · Promotion of products and services How you will learn Skills training and practice, theory and salon placement. How you will be assessed Assessment of your practical work including oral questioning. Written tests and assignments plus portfolio building. Entry Requirements Level 2 in Nail Services/Beauty Therapy or equivalent. If you are an internal candidate you will be required to sit a short entrance test, be recommended by your current course tutor and have an excellent attendance record. External candidates will be required to have an entrance interview. You will also need Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess your current level of literacy and/or numeracy. Career opportunities Nail technician in a salon, spa or health farm, or product trainer. Course Structure Classroom: 32%; Practical: 50%; Work experience: 18%

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How you will be assessed Assessment of your practical skills undertaken in the College salons. Written tests and oral questions. Portfolio building. There may be opportunities for field trips and additional training with external providers, such as spray tanning.

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Further study Full-time study at university to gain an Engineering degree or HND. Those in employment could progress to the Foundation Degree in Engineering Technology, HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering or HNC Mechanical Engineering at Wakefield College.

How you will learn Skills training and practice plus theory lessons and a salon placement.

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Diploma in Make-up Artistry Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

This programme offers an exciting range of additional activities including industry work experience, hopefully visits to make-up artist exhibitions, an annual College competition and possibly external competitions. What you will study · Monitor and Maintain Health & Safety Practice in the Salon. · Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries. · Promote Products and Services to Clients in a Salon. · Instruction on Make-up Application. · Apply Make-up. · Camouflage Make-up. · Design and Apply Face and Body Art. · Fashion and Photographic Make-up. · Media Make-up. · Apply Airbrush Make-up to the Face. How you will learn There is a period of skill training for the practical areas, observation of demonstration followed by an opportunity to practise these skills. Taught theory lessons consist of group discussions, lectures and subject research. How you will be assessed Assessment of your practical work including oral questioning. Written tests and assignments plus portfolio building. Entry Requirements Beauty Therapy Level 2 or Hairdressing Level 2. You will also need Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy. If you do not possess these, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. Excellent references and successful interview. Further study You may wish to progress into other areas within beauty therapy, sports therapy or hairdressing industries, or into Higher Education within similar fields.

AS/A Level Health & Social Care (Double Award) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

If you’re interested in a career in one of the caring professions, this course will give you an understanding of the health, early years (care and education) and social care sectors. It will also develop your research, evaluation and problem-solving skills which will provide you with a firm foundation for further study and training. What you will study You will study 12 units including subjects such as communication, public health, social issues and welfare needs, psychology and investigating disease. How you will learn Classroom based activities such as lectures, group work, workshops and independent learning, plus work placements in care settings. How you will be assessed A mixture of internally assessed assignments and external examinations. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C to include English plus GCSE Maths at Grade E or above OR Relevant Level 2 qualification at pass grade plus Functional Skills English at Level 2 and Functional Skills Maths at Level 1. Satisfactory reference. Further study Diploma or Degrees in nursing or midwifery. Degrees or Foundation Degrees in health and social care related subjects. Degrees in Social Sciences.

Career opportunities This qualification may lead directly into employment as a make-up artist working in health care (camouflage make-up), retail or beauty consultancy, beauty salons, or the fashion, photographic or media sectors.

Career opportunities To enter professions such as nursing, midwifery or social work you would need to continue your studies to degree level. With the AS/A Level you could enter employment as a social work assistant, healthcare assistant in nursing, residential or mental Health care homes, community work with young people in youth clubs or drop-in centres or with adults with special needs, home care or outreach work with children and families.

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Course structure Classroom: 100%; 2 weeks work placement

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 Full-time/1 year course City & Guilds

An advanced course for professional chefs who want to learn, develop and practise skills required for employment and/or career progression in the hospitality and catering sector. What you will study • Supervisory skills within the hospitality sector. • The principles of food safety supervision for catering. • Practical Gastronomy. Advanced skills and techniques in producing the following:• Vegetable and vegetarian dishes. • Meat, poultry and game dishes. • Fish and shellfish dishes. How you will learn You will learn by gradually building up a repertoire of dishes and techniques that you produce in lessons and a restaurant setting. You will also supervise others whilst working within a kitchen. Theory lessons will give you a full understanding of the theory of catering and expand your knowledge for assessments. How you will be assessed Theory assessments will be a combination of short answer questions and written assignments. You will also undertake practical assessments where you can achieve pass, merit or distinction. Entry Requirements Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery, plus Level 2 Functional Skills in Numeracy and Literacy or equivalent. Further study HND or Foundation Degree in Hospitality & Catering Management. Career opportunities Working in top-class restaurants and hotels both in the UK and Europe. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%


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Wakefield Campus Level 3 Full-time/2 year course BTEC/Edexcel

If you are interested in a supervisory or management position in the fast-paced world of the Hospitality Industry, this course is for you. Learn through hands-on experience in the College’s restaurant and catering production unit and may include four weeks work experience in South West France. What you will study Eighteen units relating to Hospitality Supervision including topics such as healthy eating, kitchen organisation and food safety, European, Asian and contemporary cuisine, marketing, team leadership and many more. How you will learn You will learn through a variety of lectures, catering demonstrations, practical workshops, group seminars, presentations, practical tasks, discussion groups, audiovisuals, information technology and college visits. More importantly, you will learn through hands-on experience within the College’s catering production unit, restaurant service area and conference suite. How you will be assessed Written assignments, observations of practical work, personal development journals, power point presentations and assessment of your work placements. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English or Maths or relevant Level 2 qualification with merit grade plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2.

Career opportunities Supervisory or management position in hotels, restaurants, conference centres, public houses with food, the leisure industry, welfare and education catering, outside caterers, specialist catering outlets and visitor attractions. Course structure Classroom: 80%; Practical: 20%

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Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

The GCE in Applied ICT aims to produce effective discerning ICT users. It develops the knowledge and skills students need to be competent and informed ICT users and practitioners. What you will study You will study six end-user focused units and six practitioner focused units. How you will learn Through both theory and practical sessions using industrystandard software and hardware. How you will be assessed Through assignments, an e-portfolio and external assessment. Entry requirements Four/five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English. OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade. Functional Skills English Level 2. Functional Skills Maths Level 1. Further study HND, Foundation Degree or degree in a range of disciplines. Those who opt for work-based training are likely to progress to IT User/Practitioner NVQ or vendor-specific qualifications. Career opportunities This course produces competent computer professionals able to work in a variety of roles, including computer games designer, computer games technical support, hardware engineer, computer operator, computer service technician, IT technical sales specialist, network manager, systems analyst, technical support person, telecommunications technician.

Advanced Level IT Diploma Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3.5 A Levels Full-time/2 year course OCR

This is an exciting new qualification that aims to explore and develop your skills with an emphasis on practical and applied styles of learning. What you will study Topics such as the potential of technology, creating technology solutions, multimedia and digital projects, project management, how organisations work, team working and creative thinking. The extended project gives you to chance to investigate something you’re really interested in, and there will be work experience placements. You will be able to take additional qualifications such as A Levels or BTEC National units. How you will learn Through a lively mix of classroom learning, practical projects and individual review sessions, and input from local business people and industry practitioners. The Diploma takes a practical, scenario-based approach, using work-related examples and case-studies. You’ll also learn how to manage and deliver successful IT projects. How you will be assessed Internally set and assessed coursework, externally assessed assignments and examinations. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at Grade A* - C to include English and Maths. OR Appropriate Level 2 Diploma at Merit plus Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2. Satisfactory reference. Further study University degree in computing, computer networking, information systems, business and information technology, computer games software, multimedia or graphic design. Career opportunities This course could help you begin a career as an IT professional or your skills will be welcomed by colleges, universities and employers, no matter what you choose to do.

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Further study HND, foundation degree or degree in Hospitality Management, International Tourism Management or Event Management.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/two year course Edexcel/BTEC

Interested in working in the IT industry? This course is designed to give you the work-related knowledge and skills valued by employers or a route into Higher Education. What you will study Year 1 Communication and Employability Skills for IT, Computer Systems, Information Systems, Database Design, Spreadsheet Modelling, Event Driven Programming, Communication Technologies, Computer Networks , IT Technical Support. Year 2 Organisational Systems Security, Systems Analysis and Design, IT Systems Troubleshooting & Repair, Object Orientated Programming, Project Planning with IT, Installing and Upgrading Software, Computer Systems Architecture, Network Systems Security, Managing Networks.

Level 3 Diploma in Computer Games Design Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Ever dreamt of being a designer, concept artist, tester, story writer or 3D modeller in the Computer Games industry? Do you aspire to work as part of a dynamic team designing big name games? This course is your chance to take the first steps on the path to being part of this exciting industry. What you will study Practical, artistic and theory units which could include: 3D Modelling, Animation and Environments; Computer Game Engines; Digital Graphics, Computer Game Story Development, Computer Game Design; 2D Animation Production; Web Authoring; Drawing Concept Art for Computer Games; Level 3 Extended Project Qualification.

How you will learn Theory and practical lessons using the latest computer software and hardware.

How you will learn Through hands-on experience in workshop-based sessions. Study visits are important elements of this course. In previous years the international trips offered have included Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and a four day residential to Disneyland Resort Paris, as well as day trips to EuroGamer Expo in London, Royal Armouries in Leeds, and the National Media Museum in Bradford.

How you will be assessed All assessment is through internally assessed coursework.

How you will be assessed Assignments and practical project work for each unit.

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C to include English and Maths OR First/Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade, plus Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and preferably Maths, or a Merit on BTEC Level 2 Diploma along with a Level 2 English qualification. All applicants will be interviewed.

Satisfactory reference from previous educational establishment and interview.

Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

This course is aimed at developing your artistic skills to a very high standard. In year 1 there is a strong emphasis on exploring a wide range of techniques (with drawing as central) and on looking at the work of others. In year 2 you will select a specialist pathway and begin to work more independently, culminating in a final project and show. What you will study This course is made up of 17 units; five core units plus a range of specialist units including painting, printmaking, sculpture, papermaking, ceramics and textiles. In the first year we will visit local and regional art galleries and museums and have a London visit, and in the second year a one week overseas residential. How you will learn You will learn by completing assignments based on realistic workplace situations. The majority of your time will be spent in studio based activities ranging from tutor led workshops to your own exploratory practical work. How you will be assessed Continuous internal assessment with external moderation. Entry Requirements Five GCSE passes at grade A* - C (including English plus either an Art and Design or technical subject), or a merit on a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with equivalent English qualification. Portfolio of visual work, refrence and interview. Further study Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Foundation Degrees in Website Design and Commercial Photography at Wakefield College.

Further study HNC, Foundation Degree or BA/BSc degree in a range of disciplines at Wakefield College or elsewhere.

Further study Foundation Degree in Website Design at Wakefield College. Alternatively we have a Progression Agreement with the University of Huddersfield relating to the University’s range of games and multimedia courses.

Career opportunities Computer service technician, technical and user support, network administration and technical support, systems analysis and design, software development and sales.

Career opportunities Computer games designer, computer games developer, computer games writer, computer animator, digital artist, graphic designer and web designer.

Career opportunities A wide range of roles such as Animator, Art Editor, Exhibition Organiser, Art Therapist, Cartographer, Cartoonist, Ceramic maker, Fashion Designer, Fine Artist, Goldsmith/Silversmith, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Model Maker, Multimedia Designer, Museum/Art Gallery Curator, Photographer, Sculptor.

Course structure Mostly practical, with some contextual and theoretical content.

Course Structure Classroom: 25%; Practical: 75% (includes residential)


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Level 3 Diploma in Photography Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

A stimulating and intensive course that will help you to explore a wide range of creative activities before committing yourself to a single area of study.

Whether you want to progress to Higher Education or go straight into employment, this course will give you the skills you need.

What you will study There are three stages to the programme:

What you will study You will study five core units, then a range of specialist units allowing you to study particular aspects of digital and/or “wet� photography in greater depth.

Exploratory - explore a wide range of media, materials and visual thinking. Pathway - move towards your chosen specialism within the areas of Fine Art, Textiles and Fashion Design, Visual Communications and 3D Design and Crafts. Confirmatory - demonstrate your skills by means of a major project, seminar presentation and an open exhibition. How you will learn Through a range of projects involving investigative, research and communication skills. You will examine historical and contemporary aspects of Art and Design in order to analyse and prepare research information for written and seminar presentations. There is also a culturally enriching one week residential visit to London and Paris. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment throughout the programme. Entry Requirements You must be aged at least 18 and have five GCSE passes at grades A* - C (including English) plus Level 2 in Maths plus A Levels or other Level 3 qualification such as AVCE or National Diploma. Mature students will be considered on experience and a portfolio of work.

Career opportunities Work as a self-employed fine artist, photographer or craftsperson, or as a designer in a variety of specialist areas of study including Graphic Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Costume Design and Jewellery Design.

Entry Requirements Five GCSE passes at grade A* - C (including English plus either an Art or Design or technical subject), or a Level 2/ First Diploma. Applicants should also provide a portfolio of visual work in support of their application. You will also need Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications, but if you do not have these, we can assess you. Further study Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Foundation Degrees in Website Design and Commercial Photography at Wakefield College, or Higher Education level courses elsewhere. Career opportunities Assistant to a photographer or a freelance photographer in your own right. Specialist areas include press photography, social photography, commercial photography, art-based image making. Course structure Classroom: 25%; Practical: 75% (includes residential)

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a graphic designer? Do you have a keen eye for detail, a flair for creativity? Our Level 3 Graphic Design course is your opportunity to take the first steps on the path to an exciting career in design. What you will study You will be based in our dedicated graphic design studio, learning to use industry standard software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign. Topics studied could include Digital Imaging, computers in Art and Design, Design for Advertising, Photography, Packaging Design, Web Design, Typographic and Layout Design. You will also work towards the NCFE Level 2 Creative Crafts Life Drawing qualification. How you will learn The programme is assignment based and practical and you will undertake a range of live client based briefs and competitions. There will be opportunities to submit your work to various design based clients and to take part in study visits, which have previously included Disneyland Paris and Barcelona. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment through projects and assignments. Entry Requirements Five GCSE passes at grade A* - C (including English plus either an Art or Design or technical subject), or a Level 2 Diploma. You should also provide a portfolio of visual work. You will need Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications, but if you do not have these, we can assess you. Further study Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Foundation Degrees in Website Design and Commercial Photography at Wakefield College, or HE level courses elsewhere. Career opportunities Careers in a broad range of areas of Design such as advertising, printing, packaging, publishing, film and TV, corporate branding, product design, spatial design, web design, animation, illustration, or computer graphics. Course structure The course is mostly practical with some contextual and theoretical content.

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How you will be assessed Each unit will be internally assessed and externally moderated. You will also compile a portfolio of evidence showing your progress as a photographer.

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Further study Foundation Degrees or BA (Hons) Degrees in all areas of Art and Design. Foundation Degrees in Commercial Photography or Web Design at Wakefield College.

How you will learn Through classroom-based lectures, by completing practical assignments based on realistic workplace situations and activities and through independent study and exploration.

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Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3.5 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

Ever thought about working in TV, journalism or film? This new and exciting course will give you an insight into how the media operates and how it influences our lives. What you will study You will study video, special effects, digital imaging, media, web design, animation, photography and journalism, learning how to apply these subjects to reallife situations. You will also complete a practical or written project in any subject area of interest to you. How you will learn Through workshop-based sessions that encourage hands on experience of industry standard software and techniques including Adobe Premier, Photoshop, After Effects and Audacity. You will also learn through working on live briefs such as producing match reports, videos and web content for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Trips and visits are also an important element of this course. Trips may include the London Film Festival, a 4-day residential to Disneyland Resort Paris, the EuroGamer Expo in London, Royal Armouries in Leeds, and the National Media Museum in Bradford. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of assignments throughout the course. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A - C, including English, and preferably Maths, or a Merit on BTEC Level 2 Diploma along with a Level 2 English qualification. Satisfactory reference and interview. Further study FdA Web Design or FdA Commercial Photography courses at Wakefield College, or Video, Film, Media, Journalism, Animation, Photography, Web Design and Special Effects Production courses elsewhere. Career opportunities Careers in areas such as television, journalism, film, computer games design, computer games development, animation, web design or photography. Course structure This is a creative design course which is mostly practical, with some artistic, research and theoretical content.

Level 3 Diploma in Music (Performance) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

An exciting and innovative programme combining current industry techniques with academic study. This course allows you to explore popular music performance and industry practices. What you will study You will develop your musicianship and skills through group performances, and contribute to projects using the techniques gained throughout the course. You will also learn how to use music technology and study the history of popular music and the structure of the music business. How you will learn This is a practical, work related course with academic and theoretical exploration threaded throughout. You will learn by experimenting as an individual but also by collaborating on a variety of projects with other music and performing arts students. You will gain experience by performing at local and regional venues and complete realistic, work-based assignments. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, plus Maths at grade D (or equivalent). Alternatively, a Level 2 Diploma in Music or other Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. You will be required to attend an interview and audition. Further study HND Music Performance at Wakefield College, or study at Higher Education level elsewhere. Career opportunities Take up a variety of different roles within the music industry such as performer, session musician, composer, journalist, manager, promoter, songwriter, community arts worker, teacher, entrepreneur. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Would you like to learn more about Music Technology? Do you have an interest in recording bands, live sound and composing music or do you just want to explore the exciting aspects of the music industry? This course allows you to develop your knowledge of music technology software and hardware in the creation, production and manipulation of music. What you will study You will gain an in-depth knowledge of music software and how to utilise it effectively in the creation and presentation of music. You will gain experience through a series of live projects such as creating Music Technology in Performance and Music and Sound for the Moving Image. You will also develop the skills associated with live sound in association with a variety of performances throughout the year. How you will learn This is a practical course with academic work built in. You will experiment as an individual but also work with other music students on various recording and music technology projects. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work and through completing assignments based on realistic industrial activities. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English plus Maths grade D. Audition/interview/portfolio of compositions. Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Music) or other Level 2 qualification. Further study Higher National Diploma in Music (Popular Music) at Wakefield College, or BA Honours in Music Technology/ Production at another Higher Education establishment. Career opportunities You could work for live bands, in a theatre, TV or film studio or a recording studio. There are a variety of roles available such as sound engineer, technician, sound editor, roadie, producer, Foley artist, composer, journalist, manager, promoter or entrepreneur. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%


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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Musical Theatre productions are hugely popular and if this is the world you’d like to enter, our Musical Theatre course is for you. It combines a mixture of practical, vocational and academic study in the three art forms of dance, drama and singing. There will also be many opportunities both to perform and attend live performances in both regional and national venues. What you will study You will develop skills in acting, singing and dancing and learn how to combine and apply them to Musical Theatre. You will learn the principles of the creative process and different performing styles. You will put your skills to work by contributing to performance projects, experimenting and following your own interests. How you will learn This is a practical course offering plenty of opportunities to perform as well as covering the theory behind the practice. The assignments you will complete are based on the sort of challenges you would face if you were working within Musical Theatre. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C or including English, or a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or other Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. Successful interview and group workshop audition. You will also need Level 2 numeracy - if you do not have this, we can assess you.

Career opportunities Work as a musical theatre performer, actor, dancer, performer, playwright, director, community arts worker, teacher, and entrepreneur.

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in dance and study in a vibrant and professional environment. You will have the opportunity to see a wide range of performances as well as working with professionals from the industry and taking part in a residential visit.

This is a lively and challenging course in which the development of performance skills is at the core of daily practice. Features include trips to local and regional theatre and a residential visit to London to see a variety of productions.

What you will study Year 1 - development of technique in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz dance; the principles of the creative and choreographic process and performance styles. You will explore different areas of the performing arts industry and you will be involved in a minimum of two performances.

What you will study You will develop acting, vocal and movement techniques as you learn about the creative process and how to work as part of an ensemble. The course involves active contribution to performance projects in a variety of different performance areas and allows you to experiment as you follow your own interests as an actor.

Year 2 - audition technique and application of dance technique. You will actively contribute to choreographic projects, gain more experience of performing and learn how to start a career in dance. You will be involved in a minimum of two performances and a festival at the end of each year. How you will learn This is a practical dance based course with many opportunities to perform before public audiences and with academic and theory work threaded throughout. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical, reflective and theoretical project-based assignments. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, or a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or other Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. A successful interview and group workshop audition. You will also need Level 2 numeracy - if you do not have this, we can assess you. Further study Progress to the HND Diploma in Dance, offered at Wakefield College. Other HE courses in dance, performing arts, education and the arts. Career opportunities A wide range of performing arts roles such as dancer, choreographer, community arts worker, teacher, entrepreneur or employment in the leisure and tourism industry. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

How you will learn This is a practical course focusing on public performance. Academic and theoretical work is also involved, and the completion of assignments that give you an insight into the demands of a career in the performing arts. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, or a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or other Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. Successful interview and group workshop audition. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have this, we can assess your current level. Further study Progress to the Higher National Diploma in Theatre, offered at Wakefield College. HE courses in theatre, drama, performing arts, musical theatre, education and the arts. Career opportunities You may find work within a wide range of performing arts roles such as actor, performer, playwright, director, community arts worker, teacher, and entrepreneur. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

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Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting)

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Further study HND Diploma in Dance or Theatre, offered at Wakefield College. Other HE courses in musical theatre, acting, dance, performing arts, education and the arts.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

If a scientific career is your ambition, this course will build on your science studies at GCSE level and enable you to specialise in biomedical or forensic science. What you will study Six core units: · · · · · ·

Fundamentals of Science Working in the Science Industry Scientific Investigation Scientific Practical Techniques Perceptions of Science Using Mathematical Tools for Science

Plus a range of options covering topics such as using statistics, human physiology, genetics, medical physics, microbiological techniques, chemistry for science technicians, and more. How you will learn Through a range of activities including laboratory practical work, workplace visits, lectures, group work and discussion.

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How you will be assessed Written and practical assignments, unit tests and oral presentations. Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs grade A* - C including Mathematics, English and a science subject. An additional science is also preferred. Alternatively, a Merit grade or above in a relevant Level 2 Diploma. Further study You will be able to apply for Higher Education Vocational qualifications such as HND Applied Science, BSc Forensic Science, BSc Biomedical Science, BSc Applied Biology, BSc Microbiology, BSc Combined Science. Career opportunities Work in a variety of technical roles including quality control, medical laboratory analysis, materials testing, forensic science analysis, medical photographer, anatomical pathology technician, medical physics technician, soil analysis. Course structure Laboratory based with integrated practical work.


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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Get out and about with this programme appealing to people interested in careers either in the outdoor/ adventurous activity branch of the sport and leisure industry or in the uniformed public services. What you will study All aspects of outdoor and adventurous activities, including planning, use of equipment, risk assessment and reduction, environmental issues, map-reading and navigation. How you will learn By taking part in practical land-based and water-based activities such as walking, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, wind-surfing, camping and expeditions. There will also be class-based learning and practical sessions at College. How you will be assessed Your practical skills will be assessed during the activities and trips, and you will also be assessed on your written assignment work, group work and presentations. Entry Requirements Diploma - four GCSEs at A* - C including English Language or Merit pass in Level 2 Sport. Extended Diploma - five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or a Distinction pass at Level 2 plus suitable tutor reference. You will also need Level 2 numeracy, but if you do not have this, we can assess you. Further study Higher Education in outdoor activity related courses.

Course structure This course is mainly practical in nature, but you will also be involved in classroom-based learning.

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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

Find out what a career in the public services is really like. This course will develop the knowledge and expertise you need to succeed in this challenging, rewarding and exciting sector.

This course is directly linked to our Athlete Development Programme and shows you how to fine-tune all aspects of your performance as a sportsperson.

What you will study Units covering major incidents, health and fitness, law, outdoor activities, leadership, discipline, expedition skills, teamwork and more.

What you will study Training and fitness, fitness testing, nutrition, technical and tactical skills, athlete’s lifestyle, sports coaching, and more. You will also have the chance to gain coaching and officiating awards.

How you will learn Lectures, practicals, residentials - where you will be assessed in challenging situations - self-directed study and research, visits to and presentations from the services, participation in public services training exercises. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of practical and academic projects and assignments. Entry Requirements Diploma - four GCSEs at A* - C including English Language or Merit pass in Level 2 Uniformed Public Services/Sport. Extended Diploma - five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or a Distinction pass at Level 2 plus suitable tutor reference. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have the relevant numeracy qualification, we can assess your current level. A certain level of physical ability is required to cope with the practical nature of some units - guidance regarding this will be given. Further study Previous students have undertaken degrees in law, nursing, public policy, criminology, peace studies, psychology, sociology and many more. Career opportunities The Police, Fire Service, Paramedics, Armed Forces, Coastguard, Prison Service, Customs or other public organisations.

How you will be assessed Written work, presentations, group and individual work. Assessments linked to your performance on the ADP. Entry Requirements Diploma - four GCSEs at A* - C including English Language or Merit pass in Level 2 Sport. Extended Diploma - five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or a Distinction pass in Level 2 Sport plus suitable tutor reference. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have the relevant numeracy qualification, we can assess you. Acceptance on the ADP is through the trials process. Further study Foundation Degree in Sports Performance Coaching, or in Health Related Exercise and Fitness, both at Wakefield College, and subsequent top-up BSc at the College. Other degree courses at HE institutions. Career opportunities Professional or semi-professional sports performer, or work in training and fitness, coaching, PE teaching or sports consultancy. Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

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Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

How you will learn A variety of practical and theory sessions.

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Career opportunities Opportunities in outdoor activity centres, holiday camps and clubs, outdoor education centres, team-building and skills development organisations, local authority and private outdoor parks and centres. Alternatively, progress to a career in the uniformed public services.

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

Advanced and Level 3 Diplomas

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)


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Certificate in Personal Training Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 Full-time/1 year course CYQ

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

An exciting and varied course which covers all the skills and knowledge you need to work as a personal trainer in the fitness industry. On successful completion of this programme you will be qualified to offer one-to-one training, progressive programming, and individualised assessments and nutritional advice.

What makes the difference between top sports performers and the rest? Elite performers need more than their own abilities to succeed, they also draw on the skills of coaches, nutritionists, psychologists and many other sport and exercise scientists. With the London Olympics on the horizon, this area is expanding all the time.

What you will study · Designing and managing personal training programmes · Delivering exercise and physical activity programmes · Anatomy and physiology · Maintaining health, safety and welfare · The benefits of physical activity and healthy eating · Communicating and motivating clients · Nutrition as part of physical activity · Circuit Training · Indoor Cycling · Additional qualifications such as Pool Lifeguard and First Aid.

What you will study Subjects such as exercise physiology, sports massage, fitness testing, sports nutrition and practical sports coaching. There may be the opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as the Community Sports Leader Award, National Pool Lifeguard, CYQ Fitness Instructor qualifications and coaching qualifications. How you will learn Through a mix of practical and theoretical work.

How you will learn Through a variety of practical and theory sessions.

How you will be assessed Written work, presentations, interviews and phase tests. Some work is assessed during residential visits.

How you will be assessed Through coursework, a multiple choice theory paper, practical examination and worksheets.

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs or equivalent at grade A* - C including Maths, English, and at least one from PE, IT or a Science.

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym-based Exercise. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have this, we can assess you.

Further study Foundation Degree in Sports Performance Coaching, or in Health Related Exercise and Fitness, both at Wakefield College, and subsequent top up BSc at the College . Other Degree courses at HE institutions.

Further study Students with a suitable portfolio of qualifications may be able to progress onto the College’s Foundation Degrees in Sports Performance Coaching or Health-related Exercise and Fitness. Career opportunities Progress directly into employment in a gym or fitness centre or as a self-employed personal trainer. Course structure This course is split between classroom-based sessions and practical sessions, both on-site, as well as regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

Career opportunities Careers in teaching, sports physiotherapy, fitness instruction, sports coaching. Sports psychology, nutrition, technology and performance analysis are also possibilities with further training and experience. Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Are you interested in sports development at grass-roots level or coaching the elite performer? Do you want to dive into the world of work as soon as possible, or continue your studies to become an expert in a particular field? Either way, this course is for you. What you will study The Diploma consists of 12 units and the Extended Diploma of 18, including sports massage and therapy, sports injuries, training and fitness, nutrition and weight management, principles of coaching, sports psychology and Health & Safety. Additional qualifications include Community Sports Leaders Award, National Pool Lifeguard, Coaching qualifications and CYQ Fitness Instructor qualifications. How you will learn Through a variety of practical and theory sessions. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment and assignment work. Some additional qualifications involve a portfolio and/or an exam. Entry Requirements Diploma - four GCSEs at A* - C including English Language or Merit pass in Level 2 Sport. Extended Diploma - five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or a Distinction pass in Level 2 Sport plus suitable tutor reference. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have the relevant numeracy qualification, we can assess you. Further study Foundation Degree in Sports Performance Coaching, or Health Related Exercise and Fitness then top up BSc at Wakefield College. Other Degree courses at HE institutions. Career opportunities Employment in the Sport and Recreation industry including: coaching/teaching/training, professional sport and performance, health promotion and community/sport development officer. Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.


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Wakefield Campus Level 3 Full-time/2 year course OCR

Wakefield College’s Travel and Tourism courses are wellestablished, delivered by staff possessing many years’ experience in the industry. The College also has its own bonded travel agency, Gaskell’s Travel, which will help you to learn about this part of the industry. What you will study Core Units: The Travel and Tourism Industry; Travel Locations Worldwide; Marketing Travel and Tourism; Customer Service and Selling Skills in Travel and Tourism. Optional Units relating to specialist topics. There is also the chance to take NCFE qualifications in Airline Cabin Crew and Resort Representatives or AS Levels. How you will learn Lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and independent student research using the latest travel industry manuals. Guest speakers, visits, case studies and work placements. In your second year you will organise a residential study visit, possibly overseas.

Advanced and Level 3 Diplomas

Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism

How you will be assessed Through assignments involving market research, case studies and investigations. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English or Maths. English at A* - C is preferred, in which case you will need Maths at grade D. Maths at grade A* - C is also acceptable but you will then need English at grade D. OR Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit, plus GCSEs in Maths or English at grade A* - C as above. Satisfactory head teacher’s report.

Career opportunities Travel agent, hotel receptionist, tour manager, tourist guide, conference and banqueting assistant, visitor services assistant in museums, theme parks and stately homes. There may be minimum age requirements for overseas representatives or air cabin crew.

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Course structure Classroom: 80%; Practical: 20%

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Further study A degree in Tourism Management.


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Apprenticeships are nationally designed training programmes for people aged 16 or above who have left full-time education or are already in employment. They offer young people the opportunity to learn on the job with an employer, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money at the same time.


What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships have been developed in response to business needs, employers, learning providers and regulatory bodies were consulted to ensure that the Apprenticeship frameworks meet the needs of all business’s and learners. Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship frameworks continue to be developed by standard setting bodies - the National Training Organisations or Sector Skills Councils, who also set the content of the Diploma. Apprenticeships now cover a wide range of skill areas beyond those areas traditionally considered for apprenticeships. The range now spreads from office environments to technical areas and workshops.

What levels are there and how long does it take?

There are three levels of Apprenticeship: Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4. Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships generally last between 12-24 months. On successful completion of both levels, level 4 is available for higher progression.

How do I become an Apprentice?

If you want to become a successful Apprentice or Advanced Apprentice you will need to show that you have the ability to complete the full framework (see ‘What do I have to study for my Apprenticeship?’). Normal entry to Apprenticeship is via GCSEs with grades A* to D with, ideally, English and Maths being two of those subjects. There is also a skills assessment to ensure that the Apprentice’s literacy and numeracy abilities are at the correct level. Entry to Advanced Apprenticeship is gained with five GCSEs at A* to C ideally with English and Maths being two of those subjects or via progression from a Level 2 Apprenticeship. You will be interviewed and you will also be assessed for general ability in your chosen area of study. To undertake an Apprenticeship, you will also need an employer. The College can sometimes help with this as employers often let us know about vacancies that they have. Alternatively, look for job adverts for vacancies, or let local companies know that you would like to take up an Apprenticeship if this is something that they might consider.

What do I get paid?

Because Apprentices are in full-time employment, they receive a guaranteed basic wage. Like all types of work, the wage that you can earn as an Apprentice will vary. A typical average is £95-£130 per week, although it does vary depending on the size of employer and the skill area in which you are training.

Does it cost me anything?

If you are 16-18 the cost of your training and assessment is covered by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). 19+ learners will incur a fee dependent on their chosen vocational programme.

What do I have to study for my Apprenticeship?

The Apprenticeship framework is a standard set of qualifications agreed with the relevant employers’ representatives and consists of three areas: A Vocational Qualification This is at Level 2 for Apprenticeship and Level 3 for Advanced Apprenticeship. The VQ is a qualification comprising occupational standards that the relevant industry believes are a requirement that someone who is sufficiently skilled to do a particular job should meet. Functional Skills The subject and level depends upon the Apprenticeship Framework. Most include maths or English, but you may also need to do Information Technology. Technical Diploma This covers the underpinning knowledge and understanding relevant to the particular VQ being studied. It is the taught element and is delivered at College. The Technical Certificate is accredited by City and Guilds, BTEC, etc. www.wakefield.ac.uk

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What form does the training take?

On-the-job training is provided by the employer. In the workplace you will practise the skills demonstrated by the employer or taught by College. You will have to prepare a portfolio of evidence to show that you have practised those skills to satisfy the criteria for your NVQ. The portfolio is assessed at frequent intervals by an assessor appointed by the College. Off-the-job training is provided by the College. This could be at any one of the Campuses Wakefield, Thornes Park or the skillsXchange depending on the skill area in which you will study. The College also manages all of the paperwork and visits the apprentice at work at regular intervals to assess their progress.

How many days attendance at College are required?

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This depends on your programme of study, but generally one day per week.

What support will the College provide?

Every Apprentice has an ‘individual training plan’ and will receive support and guidance from a programme area tutor who is there to help whilst the Apprentice is at College. They will also be assigned a Work Based Learning Co-ordinator (WBLC) who will guide them through an induction and initial assessment process, draw up an agreement between the Apprentice, the employer and College, and visit the Apprentice and the employer on a regular basis throughout the training period.

What programmes are available?

Accounts, Brickwork, Business Administration, Carpentry and Joinery, Catering and Hospitality, Customer Service, Childcare, Electrical Installation, Engineering, Hairdressing, Health & Social Care Information Technology, Logistics, Management, Motor Vehicle, Plumbing and Sport & Fitness. It is a possibility that training programmes may vary. Please contact the Work Based Learning Unit for current status 01924 789469.

What more can I do when I’ve completed my Apprenticeship?

The Advanced Apprenticeship is accepted by many colleges and universities as entry to higher level courses, such as HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees. Many are offered on a parttime basis so you can continue to study while still working for your employer. Foundation Degrees were specifically designed in collaboration with employers for those from a work-based background. Since they were launched in 2001, the number of Foundation Degrees have increased significantly and you can study for many of them at local colleges including Wakefield. If you want to know what is available in West Yorkshire, have a look at a website that was set up to help you www.apprentice-forward.org.uk.

What should I do now?

Contact the College’s Work Based Learning Unit on 01924 789469 to request an application form. Once we receive your completed form we will acknowledge receipt and, at an appropriate time, arrangements will be made for you to attend the initial assessment and interview.


Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year Various

These programmes have been designed to help you progress onto Advanced Level courses e.g. AS/A Levels or BTEC National Diplomas if you have not yet achieved five GCSEs at grade A*- C. They offer you the opportunity to resit some subjects you studied at school and also study some which will be new to you. You will have a personal tutor to guide you in your choice of subjects and in the choices of further study after the course. What you will study You will take pre-GCSE or GCSE English and Mathematics unless you have already achieved a GCSE grade C or higher in the subject. You will also study NOCN Certificate for Progression, and the Level 2 Award in Digital Applications. You will also have the opportunity to take two or three GCSE subjects depending on your prior achievements and ability. How you will learn There will be a mixture of lectures, discussions, practical laboratory work and individual study. Resources for further study will be available in the Virtual Learning Environment ‘Blackboard’. How you will be assessed All GCSEs will be assessed by public examination in May/ June. There will be a coursework component in most courses. Entry requirements You must produce evidence that you have achieved at least four grade Ds at GCSE as well as at least grade E in Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications).

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The College offers several GCSE subjects, which can be studied by full-time students alongside other programmes of study, or on a part-time basis. For further details about the study of these GCSE subjects phone Course Information on 01924 789111 for a course information leaflet, or visit the College website www.wakefield.ac.uk.

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Further study Having completed the course successfully, you will be eligible to apply to Advanced Level courses at the College or at other institutions which require five or more GCSEs at grade C.

GCSE Re-sit and Progression Course

GCSE Re-sit and Progression Course


Vocational Courses

“My time at College has been really good. I like the timetable and the independence compared with school. I like the structure of the course and the fact that there are no exams, just coursework. We studied subjects like HR and accounting, and got involved in a mentoring project at ASDA head office in Leeds where we learned about the different departments there, which was interesting. The people you meet and the overall experience of Wakefield College has been great.

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Jordan Claybrough BTEC Business Level 3

Courses to cater for all levels, abilities and ambitions. Vocational programmes of study lead to job-related qualifications, and with dozens to choose from, Wakefield College has something for everyone.


Business & Management Level 2 Diploma in Business������������������������������������������������������� 65 Level 3 Diploma in Business������������������������������������������������������� 65 Advanced Level Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance��������������������������������� 65 Childcare/Early Years Level 1 Childcare Programme��������������������������������������������������� 67 Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce ����������������������������������������������� 67 Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce�������������������������������������������������������� 68 Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning & Development���������������������������������������������������������� 68 Construction & Civil Engineering Construction���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 71 Construction Diploma (Bricklaying)��������������������������������������� 71 Construction (Carpentry and Joinery)������������������������������������ 71 BTEC Level 1 Construction (Plumbing) ��������������������������������� 72 Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 72

Level 1 Diploma in Plastering����������������������������������������������������� 72

Level 1 Certificate in Access to Building Services Engineering (City & Guilds 2000)������������������������������������������� 73 BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction (QCF)��������������������� 73

Level 2 Diploma in Basic Plumbing and Heating������������� 73 Level 2/3 Diploma in Bench Joinery��������������������������������������� 74 Level 2/3 Diploma in Site Carpentry��������������������������������������� 74

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)����������������������������������������������� 74

Level 2/3 Diploma in Construction (Bricklaying) ������������� 76

Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation����������������������������� 76

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)��������������������������������������������� 77 Engineering Performing Engineering Operations������������������������������������� 79

Hospitality & Catering Introduction to the Hospitality Industry����������������������������� 91 Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery and Level 1 Certificate in Professional Food and Drink Service������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 91 Level 2 Diploma (NVQ) in Professional Cookery and Food and Beverage Service� 92 Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery������� 93 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Hospitality����������������������������� 93 ICT Digital Applications for IT Users ��������������������������������������������� 95 Information Technology������������������������������������������������������������� 95 Level 2 Diploma in IT��������������������������������������������������������������������� 95 AS/A Level in Applied ICT (Double Award) ������������������������ 96 Advanced Level IT Diploma������������������������������������������������������ 96 Extended Diploma in IT�������������������������������������������������������������� 96 Media, Art & Design Expressive and Creative Arts���������������������������������������������������� 99 Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design�������������������������������������������� 99 Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media���������������������������������������� 99 Level 3 Diploma in Computer Games Design���������������� 100 Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design������������������������������������������ 100 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design���������������������������� 100 Level 3 Diploma in Photography������������������������������������������� 103 Level 3 Diploma in Graphic Design��������������������������������������� 103 Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media��������������������������������������� 103

Music Level 2 Diploma in Music (Popular Music) ���������������������� 109 Level 3 Diploma in Music (Peformance)������������������������������ 110 Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology����������������������������������� 111 Performing Arts Expressive and Creative Arts���������������������������������������������������� 113 Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance)������ 113 Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting)�������������������� 113 Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)�114 Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)�������������������� 114 Public Services Level 1 Diploma in Public Services������������������������������������������ 117 Level 2 Diploma in Public Services ���������������������������������������� 117 Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)������������������������������������������������������ 118 Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services�������������������������������������������������������� 118 Science Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science)���������������������������������������� 121 Sport Level 1 Diploma in Sport ������������������������������������������������������������ 123 NVQ in Instructing Exercise and Fitness���������������������������� 123 OCR Level 2 National Certificate in Sport �������������������������� 123 Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) ����������������������������������������������������������������� 124 Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)����������������������������������������������� 124 Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training������������������������������� 124 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences������� 126 Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)������������������������������� 126 Athlete Development Programme ������������������������������������� 128 Rugby League Development Centre����������������������������������� 129 Football Development Centre����������������������������������������������� 130 Women’s Football Development Centre �������������������������� 131 Travel and Tourism Level 2 Certificate in Travel and Tourism���������������������������� 133 Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism�������������������������������� 133

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Level 2 Diploma in Engineering���������������������������������������������� 80 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Mechanical Engineering�������������������������������� 80

Health & Social Care Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Health & Social Care�������������������������������������������������������������� 89 Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care���������������������������� 89 AS/A Level Health & Social Care (Double Award)������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 89

Motor Vehicle Motorcycle Studies ����������������������������������������������������������������������105 Motor Vehicle Body Repair������������������������������������������������������� 105 Light Vehicle Service and Repair������������������������������������������� 105 Level 2 Diploma in Motorcycle Service and Repair������ 106 Level 2 Diploma in General Vehicle Fitting Operations�� 106 Level 2 Diploma in Body Repair�������������������������������������������� 106

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Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating��������������������� 76

Hair & Beauty Beauty Therapy������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 83 Hairdressing������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 83 Combined Hair and Beauty������������������������������������������������������� 83 Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques����������� 84 Level 2 Diploma in Combined Hair and Beauty��������������� 84 Level 2 Diploma in Nail Treatments��������������������������������������� 84 Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing�������������������������������������������������������������� 86 Level 2 NVQ in Women’s Hairdressing�������������������������������� 86 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments���������������������������� 86 Diploma in Nail Technology ����������������������������������������������������� 87 Diploma in Make-up Artistry ��������������������������������������������������� 87 Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing������������������������� 87

Vocational Courses

Animal Care Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care����������������������������������������������� 63 Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management��������������������������� 63


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“The Animal Care course is really good fun. Everybody is really friendly and we work in teams and no-one leaves you out. We have been to some great places like the Tropical Butterfly World in Rotherham where we carried out observations linked to our assignments. You get hands-on experience on the course, like biological cell research and animal handling. The course has taught me a lot. After I finish College I would like to work for the RSPCA as an Inspector.”

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Terri Moizer Animal Care

Always close to the nation’s heart, animals are important to our society, both as pets and as livestock. Wakefield College has a long history of teaching Animal Care and is highly regarded in the field. We offer specialist facilities, including a permanent collection of exotic and mammalian species, and staff who are experts in a variety of fields. Our partnership with Askham Bryan College in York enables our students to have access to additional animal species and facilities and to undertake aspects of practical learning in an agricultural environment.


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Thornes Park Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Always wanted to work with animals? Get to grips with the basics of animal care and look forward to a fulfilling career. There’s more to this course than classroom work. You’ll be learning by doing handling the animals in the College’s collection of small mammals and exotic species, undertaking work experience placements and going on visits to events such as Crufts.

What you will study

Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus/Askham Bryan College Level 3 Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

If you’re serious about a career working with animals, this is the course for you. You will carry out practical studies at Askham Bryan College in York, one of the country’s foremost land-based colleges, giving you the unique opportunity to work with their huge collection of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles, and to take advantage of their partnership with Flamingo Land Zoo.

Animal Accommodation, Animal Behaviour and Handling, Animal Health and Welfare, Animal Feeding, Animal Biology and work experience. You will also learn about careers in the animal care industry by going on trips to places such as the Tropical Butterfly House and the Wildlife and Falconry Centre, and by listening to guest speakers from the RSPCA and Dogs Trust.

What you will study

How you will learn Classroom activities plus hands-on experience of animal handling, lab work and work experience in animal care settings.

Variety is the key word. Formal lectures, presentations, discussions, group work, field trips and practical activities are all involved. A one day per week work placement is an integral part of the course, and you will spend one day per week at Askham Bryan in Year 1 and three days per week in Year 2.

How you will be assessed Continuous assessment through practical skills tests, written assignments and oral presentations. Your performance during work experience will also be assessed. Entry requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D including English plus Maths at grade G. Alternatively, Merit from an appropriate Level 1 course plus Functional Skills English Level 1 and Maths Entry 3. A commitment to animal care. Further study With a Merit grade you can go on to take the Diploma in Animal Management run by Wakefield College in partnership with Askham Bryan College in York.

How you will be assessed

A range of methods including written assignments, practical and project work. Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A* - C preferably including Science. English and Maths at grade D (if not included in the four GCSEs at grade A* - C). Alternatively, a Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade. Further study

Progress to an Animal Management Foundation Degree followed by an Honours top-up. Related courses include Zoology, Marine Biology, Animal Welfare and Behaviour. Career opportunities

Supervisory or management positions in a wide range of environments including boarding kennels, zoos, wildlife rescue centres, the veterinary industry, conservation projects, livestock farming, equine industry, environment management and science laboratories. Course structure

Classroom based at Wakefield Campus with placement and practical work at Askham Bryan College.

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Course structure Classroom based with day/week placement and integrated animal handling and care.

How you will learn

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Career opportunities Kennel assistant, animal nursing assistant, animal groomer, pet shop assistant and zookeeper are just some possibilities. You could work in boarding establishments, veterinary practices, charities, wildlife sanctuaries, grooming parlours, pet shops, zoos and wildlife parks.

This is a wide-ranging course with options covering animal handling, nursing, welfare, behaviour, biology, anatomy, physiology and the management of various kinds of animal establishments.

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Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care


Business & Management

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“I always wanted to be in business and be my own boss and I’ve been looking for the right course to help me realise my ambition. The course at Wakefield College has boosted everything for me. Initially I wasn’t really good on my Maths but on the course we had to do financial forecasting, inflows, outflows and budgeting, which helped a lot. Learning about the eight different business criteria has shown me the world of business. Next year I am going on to the Level 3 Business course to boost my knowledge, and hopefully after that I will be opening my own business. I want to be my own boss. As Lord Sugar has said, ‘No-one becomes rich working for somebody else!’”

Andy Wilson BTEC Business Level 2

Practical application is the key to Business Studies at Wakefield College, and students gain a package of valuable business, office and information technology skills which is attractive to employers. Our Business & Management students benefit from excellent facilities, including access to the Wakefield Campus’ stateof the-art library and multiple IT suites, and teaching by extremely knowledgeable tutors. Students are encouraged to take part in various European initiatives, giving them the opportunity to experience business situations in an international context.


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Wakefield Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Level 3 Diploma in Business Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Advanced Level Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3.5 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

Take your first steps towards a successful career in business with this full-time course taught by dedicated professional tutors in an exciting, vibrant, well-equipped centre.

Take advantage of the excellent facilities our Wakefield Campus has to offer and use this full-time course to kickstart your career in the exciting world of business.

If you’re interested in pursuing a business career or running your own business, this course will give you a thorough grounding in the skills you’ll need.

What you will study Four compulsory units: · Business Purposes · Business Organisations · Financial Forecasting for Business · People in Organisations

What you will study Four core units: · The Business Environment · Business Resources · Introduction to Marketing · Business Communication

What you will study · Business enterprise · Business administration · Finance

Four specialist units:- Business Enterprise, Promoting and Branding in Retail Business, Business Online, Visual Merchandising and Display Techniques for Retail Business How you will learn Through projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and activities. Learning methods will include classroom presentations, group work, research tasks, exhibitions and occasional visits and guest speakers. How you will be assessed Internally assessed assignments. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D to include English, plus Maths at Grade E or above. OR GNVQ Foundation at Merit plus Functional Skills Level 1 English and Functional Skills Entry Level 3 Maths. Satisfactory reference. Further study BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Business. If you are in employment, NVQ in Business and Administration or other related vocational courses.

Course structure Classroom based.

How you will learn Through formal lessons, case studies, business-related activities, individual research, guest speakers and visits. How you will be assessed Internally assessed assignments. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - C including English or a Level 2 Diploma/GNVQ Intermediate qualification (full) at Merit plus English GCSE at C or above/Level 2 Functional Skills in English (or equivalent). Successful interview and satisfactory reference from your last school or college. You will also need a Level 2 numeracy qualifications but if you do not have this, we can assess you. Further study A range of higher education courses such as HNCs, honours degrees and foundation degrees, such as the HNC Business and the Foundation Degree Management and Business Enterprise both offered by Wakefield College. Alternatively there are opportunities for Apprenticeships. Career opportunities A wide range of business careers such as accounting technician, facilities officer, fundraiser, housing officer, insurance claims settler, legal secretary, paralegal or trainee legal executive, customer services officer. Course structure Classroom based.

How you will be assessed Mainly by internally set and assessed coursework but with some externally assessed assignments and examinations. Entry requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English and Maths OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit plus Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths. Satisfactory reference and interview. Further study University degrees in business, business administration, finance, human resources, marketing or management. Career opportunities Careers in business administration, marketing, human resources, finance and many others. However, you don’t have to opt for a career in this sector. The Diploma teaches a mix of subjects and will give you skills that will be welcomed by colleges, universities and employers, no matter what you choose to do. Course structure Classroom: 40%; Practical: 60%

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Career opportunities Employment at a junior level as an administrative assistant, investment administrator, receptionist, customer service assistant, sales representative, personnel assistant or telesales operator.

Plus eight units covering topics such as finance, human resource management and small business start-up.

How you will learn Classroom learning, practical projects, individual review sessions, input from local business people. The Diploma takes a practical, scenario-based approach, using workrelated examples and case studies.

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Childcare/Early Years

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“My time at Wakefield College has been really good. The course has been great, with four different work placements giving us experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds and age ranges. We got to plan activities and found out how to communicate effectively with different groups of people. My time at College has really helped my personal development - I am much more confident than I was when I was at school. If Childcare is the area you are interested in then the course at Wakefield College is great as it has the right balance of theory, practical work and work placements. My future plans are to go to university and eventually become a primary school teacher.”

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Leah Fernie BTEC Level 3 Childcare

Caring for children is a vital cog in the country’s economy, with many families relying on the childcare industry to help them balance their work and family responsibilities. The number of openings for qualified people in the childcare sector is increasing both locally and nationally, so wherever you choose to live, you’ll be sure to find employment opportunities. Wakefield College’s childcare courses have been developed by experienced professionals in the field and will equip you with everything you need to enjoy a rewarding career working with children. Our courses include a substantial amount of work placement experience in various types of childcare provision, helping you to choose a progression route into the area of childcare which interests you most.


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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/Flexible duration To be confirmed

If your ambition is to work with children and young people, this course will act as a stepping stone on the way to a fulfilling career. The course provides a new and flexible approach to learning, with various start dates throughout the year. So don’t worry if September has already passed - there will still be the opportunity to join the course and achieve a qualification. What you will study You will learn how to value children as individuals, to support a child’s learning through everyday experiences and how to keep children safe. You will cover topics on healthy eating, encouraging children to be physically active, learning through play, communication skills and language development. You will also develop your own personal skills to enable you to progress into work or further study at Level 2. How you will learn Through classroom-based activities and independent learning. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of assignments. Entry Requirements Three GCSE grades E - G to include English and Maths. OR Entry 3 in literacy and numeracy. Consideration will be given regarding minimum requirements for any students with extenuating circumstances. Further study Level 2, with the necessary number of credits and Functional Skills qualifications.

Course structure Classroom: 100%

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skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course CACHE

Working in Early Years settings is one of the most rewarding jobs you can imagine. In this full-time course you will have the opportunity to work with other Early Years professionals and listen to guest speakers. What you will study · Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings. · Introduction to Equality and Inclusion. · Introduction to Personal Development. · Child and Young Person Development. · Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety. · Support Positive Behaviour. · Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People. · Paediatric Emergency First Aid. · Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury. · Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People. How you will learn Lectures, group work and workshops, independent learning and work experience placements. How you will be assessed Through a log book and work-based projects. Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade A* - C, plus two GCSEs at grade A* - D (including English Language) plus Maths at grade E. Satisfactory reference. OR BTEC Level 1 Childcare at Pass grade plus Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths. Further study Students passing the Certificate and Functional Skills English Level 2 or GCSE English grade C and achieving 35 credits may progress to CACHE Level 3 Diploma. Career opportunities Supervised role as an assistant in a variety of childcare settings. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

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Career opportunities This course can lead to higher level studies which will open the door to a wide range of careers in childcare including playwork, childminding, teaching and nursing.

Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

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Level 1 Childcare Programme

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Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course (possibility of 2 yrs) CACHE

Working with children and young people is one of the most rewarding jobs imaginable. You will develop the skills to help children and young people reach their full potential. Successful completion of this qualification will open the door to many areas of employment in child care or can lead to progression to Higher Education if you wish to pursue a career in teaching, midwifery or nursing. What you will study

Core and mandatory units including: Promote communication; Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or child and young people’s settings; Engage in personal development; Principles for implementing duty of care. You will also study a number of optional units together with Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT.

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Location: Wakefield Campus Level: Level 3 Course Length: Full-time/2 year course Qualification: Edexcel/BTEC

Do you want to work with children? This course links theory with practice and is the ideal choice whether you wish to go straight into employment or progress to Higher Education. What you will study Seven core units concerned with children’s care, learning and development plus a range of specialised units. A professional practice unit helps you to put theory into practice. How you will learn Group work, individual study, simulations, presentations, assignments and research. Practical involvement in a variety of settings such as LEA nurseries, private day nurseries and schools forms an important part of the programme.

How you will learn

How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of assignments, time constrained essays, small tests, work placements and practical work.

How you will be assessed

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs grade A* - C to include English and Maths. A commitment to childcare.

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs Grade A* - C including English. GCSE Maths at Grade E or above. OR Cache Certificate at Merit Grade. Functional Skills English at Level 2, Skills assessment at Level 1 or above in numeracy.

Further study Degree or Foundation Degree courses in Childhood Studies. Wakefield College offers a Foundation Degree in Young Children’s Learning which can then be topped up to a BA in Early Years. Specialist qualifications in teaching or nursing. Degree in Primary Teaching or Early Childhood Studies.

Further study

Career opportunities Successful completion of the full Diploma leads to Qualified Practitioner Status for the 0 - 8 age group and can lead to employment as an early years practitioner in nurseries, private day nurseries, schools or private families.

Career opportunities

Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

Through a variety of classroom and workshop-based activities, practical sessions, group work, active participation and lectures. Mainly through assignments and portfolios of evidence.

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Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Degree or Foundation Degree courses in children’s care. Wakefield College offers a Foundation Degree in Young Children’s Learning and Development which can then be topped up to a BA in Early Years. The Diploma qualifies you as an Early Years Practitioner with a licence to practise unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity in a variety of settings including nurseries, schools, day nurseries, family centres, private families and hospitals. Course structure

Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%


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Construction & Civil Engineering

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“I did benchwork during my course and looked at all kinds of techniques to make wood joints. I’ve also learnt how to build frames. I knew a little bit about joinery before I came here, but this course has helped me. I’m doing the next level next year. It’s a good course, really enjoyable and I’d recommend it. The teachers are good - really supportive. I want to be a joiner when I leave College it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I enjoy doing it. If I was leaving school now, I’d definitely come here again.”

Gary Pape Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery

Construction is one of the UK’s major industries, and a key industry in the Wakefield area. It is also a sector containing many different skills and opportunities. Traditional skills and disciplines such as carpentry, joinery and plumbing remain central to the industry, but technology has become important too, and our construction students can be found using computers as often as hammers or trowels. Our workshops are purpose-built and full of the modern equipment you would expect of our state-of-the-art skillsXchange Campus, and our teaching staff are on hand to give you the benefit of their years of experience and practical know-how. With excellent facilities and first-class lecturers, Wakefield College is the number one choice for all construction courses.


Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year divided into 3 blocks Edexcel/BTEC

Construction Diploma (Bricklaying) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Construction Skills/City & Guilds

Construction Diploma (Carpentry & Joinery) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Construction Skills/City & Guilds

If you are interested in a career in Construction, this course will give you a firm foundation in both the theory and practice of some trades that form part of the Construction Sector.

Work in our purpose-built Construction Centre using up-todate equipment, tools and materials to gain the skills and knowledge you need to start building a career in brickwork.

If you’re interested in a career in carpentry and joinery this practical course taught by specialists in our well-equipped workshops will provide a firm foundation for future success.

What you will study Block 1 · Producing a Timber Product · Developing Bricklaying Skills Block 2 · Health & Safety and Welfare in Construction · Working as a Team to Move and Handle Resources · Developing Carpentry Skills · Home Improvement Skills Block 3 · Starting Work in Construction · Developing Joinery Skills · Preparation for Interview · Producing a Product · Developing Construction Drawing Skills · Interview Skills

What you will study All the practical skills required in the construction of brickwork including basic blocklaying and bricklaying skills, and basic cavity walling. Theoretical elements including technical drawing, technology, Health & Safety and site procedures.

What you will study Practical and theoretical units in carpentry and joinery related subjects such as Health and Safety, hand tools, powered hand tools, basic woodworking joints, access equipment, building workplace relationships and organising and planning work.

How you will learn Mostly by carrying out realistic practical projects in the workshops, but also by attending lectures and tutorials and working through study packages.

How you will learn Through practical projects, working through associated study packages and attending lectures and tutorials.

How you will learn Practical, hands-on activities and by observing demonstrations, practising your skills and classroom-based theory lessons. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment by theory assignments and practical tasks.

Further study Progression to a range of Level 1 or 2 courses. Career opportunities This course is intended to provide a foundation for further study or training prior to entering the world of work. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

Entry Requirements Successful interview. You must be working towards Entry 3 level literacy and numeracy qualifications. Further study NVQ Level 1 (subject to employment), or Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Career opportunities This qualification will enable you to apply for an apprenticeship within the construction industry. Course structure Classroom: 33%; Practical: 67%

How you will be assessed Assessment is continuous by completing practical tasks and written tests. Each of the six units has an end test; there is a GOLA exam which covers the whole course and a synoptic end test for the practical work. Entry Requirements Successful interview. You will also be required to complete the College’s initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to a minimum of Entry 3. Further study This course leads directly into the Diploma Level 2 in either Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery. Career opportunities This qualification will develop your basic skills and knowledge and is the first step on the way to a career in the construction industry. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

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Entry Requirements Entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy. If you don’t have the relevant qualifications, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. Successful interview.

How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of your practical tasks and online tests at the end of each unit.

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BTEC Level 1 Construction (Plumbing) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 term Edexcel

There are lots of opportunities for qualified plumbers and if this is the career for you this course will give you a good grounding in both theory and practice. What you will study You will study four units: · · · ·

Health & Safety and Welfare in Construction. Working in Construction. Developing Plumbing Skills. Preparation for Interviews.

How you will learn By carrying out practical tasks in the workshop and by classroom activities including lectures and resource-based learning. How you will be assessed All practical activities will be assessed in the College workshop. Theory will be assessed by continuous assessment. Entry Requirements Successful interview. You will also be required to complete the College’s initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to a minimum of Entry 3. Further study Progression to a Level 2 Plumbing course. Career opportunities Entry level employment in the plumbing industry or apprenticeship. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year CSkills

Painters and decorators are always in demand, and if this is the career for you, this course will get you started. The course covers all aspects of painting and decorating, from working safely to ordering and applying materials. What you will study You will gain the knowledge and the skills to: · · · · · · · ·

Follow associated safe working practices Communicate in this environment General Building methods and construction Erect and dismantle access equipment Prepare surfaces for decoration Apply paint using brush and roller Apply foundation and plain paper Produce a specialist decorative finish

How you will learn By a mixture of classroom work (making use of interactive resources), site visits and workshop experience. How you will be assessed A number of both practical and online assessments will be completed throughout the duration of the course. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will be required to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills at the required standard (Entry 3) and complete a satisfactory interview. Further study You can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. Career opportunities This course could help you to gain an apprenticeship in painting and decorating, working with building or painting contractors, local authorities or the NHS. With experience, you could aim to progress to supervisory roles or specialise in particular techniques such as restoration work. Alternatively, your ambition may be to set up your own business as a painter and decorator. Course structure Classroom: 40%; Practical: 60%

Level 1 Diploma in Plastering Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year CSkills

This course will introduce the basic knowledge and skills for plastering. What you will study The course has six main areas of study: · · · · · ·

General safety in the workplace Moving and Handling Resources in the workplace Position and secure plasterwork Prepare and mix plaster materials Prepare background surfaces Produce plasterwork

How you will learn A mixture of classroom and workshop based activities. How you will be assessed Assessment is continuous through the year. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements. Acceptance on the course is subject to suitable references, successful interview, and Entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy. Further study Progression is available to the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering. Career opportunities This course could help you to gain an apprenticeship in Plastering. Course structure Classroom: 40%; Practical: 60%


Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year City & Guilds

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction (QCF) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

If you want a career which offers variety and where every day will be different, Building Services Engineering could be for you. This course has been designed to introduce you to four main areas of Building Services; electrical installation, plumbing and heating installation, refrigeration and air conditioning.

Are you interested in the construction industry but not sure exactly which role would suit you best? If so, this could be the course for you. It aims to provide a general introduction to the construction technician sector and an overview of the different opportunities available within the industry.

What you will study · General introduction to building services. · Safe working practices in building services engineering. · Environmental protection measures in building services engineering. · Scientific principles in building services engineering. · Fundamentals of refrigeration and air conditioning operations. · Fundamentals of electrical installation operations. · Fundamentals of heating and ventilation operations. · Fundamentals of plumbing operations.

What you will study Twelve units:-

How you will learn Tutor-led sessions in the classroom, making use of interactive resources; site visits and workshop experience.

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How you will be assessed A number of both practical and online assessments will be completed throughout the duration of the course.

How you will learn A mixture of classroom and resource-based learning activities and workshop based practical sessions.

Entry Requirements You will be required to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills at Entry Level 3 and complete a satisfactory interview. Further study Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to one of the following:-

Career opportunities This could be your first step on the road to becoming a Building Services engineer, or could help you to gain a post as an apprentice electrician or an apprentice plumber. Course structure Classroom: 40%; Practical: 60%

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skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year plus 2 terms City & Guilds

Plumbers are always in demand. If you’re interested in a career in plumbing but don’t yet have a job in the industry, this hands-on course will give you the practical skills you need. What you will study Theory units such as Key Plumbing Principles, Hot and Cold Water Systems and Central Heating Systems. These will be closely related to practical tasks such as the fitting of a complete bathroom suite and the installation of a tank and cylinder undertaken in the College workshop areas that simulate real life working environments. How you will learn By a mixture of practical activities in the workshop and theory classes involving lectures, discussions and resourcebased learning. How you will be assessed All practical activities will be assessed in the College workshop. Theory multi-choice papers throughout the year and an online test at the end of the course. There will be a work-based assessment in the latter half of the course.

How you will be assessed Through assignments completed throughout the year that will show how you applied the knowledge gained.

Entry Requirements Completion of the Level 1 Plumbing Certificate is the preferred route plus Level 1 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant qualifications in literacy and numeracy, we can assess your current levels.

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D including English, Maths and a science subject, or equivalent Level 1/2 qualification.

Further study If you obtain a full-time position in the plumbing industry you will be able to progress to Level 3.

Further study Level 3 Diploma in Construction or Civil Engineering at Wakefield College.

Career opportunities This qualification will demonstrate your skills and commitment to potential employers and help you to break into a career in plumbing.

Career opportunities This course will help you to decide in which sector of the construction industry your future career will lie. Course structure Classroom: 70% / Practical: 30%

Course structure Classroom: 45%; Practical: 45%; Industry Placement: 10%

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· Level 2 Diploma in Access to Building Services Engineering · Level 2 Certificate in Electrical Installation · Level 2 Certificate in Plumbing and Heating

The Structure of the Construction Industry Exploring Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction Sustainability of the Construction Industry The use of Science and Mathematics in Construction Construction Processes Construction Methods Graphical Detailing Exploring Carpentry and Joinery Exploring Trowel Occupations Exploring Plastering and Trowel Occupations Exploring Painting and Decorating Exploring Building Services

Level 2 Diploma in Basic Plumbing and Heating

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Level 1 Certificate in Access to Building Services Engineering (City & Guilds 2000)

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Level 2/3 Diploma in Bench Joinery Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 and Level 3 Full-time/1 year per level Construction Skills/City & Guilds

If you’re serious about a career in the Construction Industry and have some experience in carpentry or joinery, these courses will help you to progress by building on the skills and knowledge you have already gained. What you will study Units such as Building Methods and Construction Technology, Setting up and Operating a Circular Saw, Producing Setting out Details for Routine Joinery Products, Manufacturing Routine and Complex Joinery Products, Setting up and Using Fixed and Transportable Machinery. How you will learn Through practical tasks, study packages, lectures and tutorials. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment plus final assessment of a practical piece of work and an external exam. Entry Requirements Level 2 - Level 1 Bench Joinery plus Level 1 literacy and numeracy. Level 3 - Level 2 Bench Joinery plus Level 2 literacy and numeracy. If necessary we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. Further Study From Level 3 you could progress to Level 4 Site Supervision or a bridging course to the HNC in Construction and Civil Engineering. Career opportunities Apprenticeships within the Construction Industry leading to employment as a qualified bench joiner, then onto supervision, management or technical support roles. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

Level 2/3 Diploma in Site Carpentry Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 and Level 3 Full-time/1 year per level Construction Skills/City & Guilds

If your ambition is to become a qualified site carpenter, these flexible programmes will build on your existing skills and get your career off to a good start. What you will study Units such as Building Methods and Construction Technology, Fixing Operations, Erecting Structural Carcassing, Setting up and Operating a Circular Saw, Setting up and Using Fixed and Transportable Machinery. How you will learn Through practical tasks, study packages, lectures and tutorials. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment plus final assessment of a practical piece of work and an external exam. Entry Requirements Level 2 - Level 1 Site Carpentry plus Level 1 literacy and numeracy. Level 3 - Level 2 Site Carpentry plus Level 2 literacy and numeracy. If necessary we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. Further study From Level 3 you could progress to Level 4 Site Supervision or a bridging course to the HNC in Construction and Civil Engineering. Career opportunities Apprenticeships within the Construction Industry leading to employment as a qualified site carpenter, then onto supervision, management or technical support roles. Course structure Level 2 - 50% Classroom/50% Practical Level 3 - 60% Classroom/40% Practical

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Building services engineers deal with the design, fit and maintenance of the essential services and equipment found in new and existing buildings, including water, gas and electricity supplies, lighting, heating and air conditioning, telecommunications, security systems, lifts and escalators. If you want a career which offers both variety and excellent employment prospects, this could be the course for you. What you will study There are two routes, depending on whether you are aiming at a career involved in the management and design of the mechanical or electrical elements of a development. Mandatory units for both options:Health, Safety and Welfare, Sustainable Construction, Mathematics, Science and Materials, Building Services Control Systems, Building Services Science, Project in Construction, Employment Framework, with the assistance of a work placement and Personal and Professional Development. How you will learn Through a combination of formal and informal sessions including practical and resource based learning activities with tutorial back-up, plus a short work placement. How you will be assessed Through assignment work showing how you have applied the knowledge gained. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, Mathematics and a Science subject OR suitable Level 2 qualification accompanied by GCSEs grade A* - C in English and Mathematics. Further study BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services). Career opportunities There are employment opportunities with a wide variety of organisations. Course structure Classroom: 60% Practical: 20%; Self-study: 10%; Work placement: 10%


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Level 2/3 Diploma in Construction (Bricklaying) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 and Level 3 Full-time/1 year course Construction Skills/City & Guilds

Our state-of-the-art skillsXchange Campus is the setting for this course, which will give you the skills and knowledge you need for a career in this specialist area of the construction industry. If you already have relevant experience of bricklaying, this course will improve your skills and knowledge and give you a valuable qualification. What you will study All the practical skills required in the construction of brickwork including the construction of solid and cavity walling. Theoretical elements include technical drawing, technology, Health & Safety and site procedures. How you will learn Mostly by carrying out realistic practical projects in the workshops, but also by attending lectures and tutorials and working through study packages. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of your practical tasks and online tests at the end of each unit. Entry requirements Level 2 - Foundation level skills in practical and theoretical aspects of bricklaying and Level 1 qualifications in literacy and numeracy. Level 3 - Level 2 qualification in bricklaying or suitable industry experience plus Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications. All applicants will be required to sit a selection test and attend an interview. If you do not have the relevant literacy and numeracy qualifications, we can assess you. Further study Level 4 Supervision/Site Management. Career opportunities Employment as a specialist bricklayer. With experience you could move into a supervisory position or even run your own business. Course structure Classroom: 33%; Practical: 67%

Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course City & Guilds

Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course CSkills

Are you interested in a career in the electrical installation industry? If so, this programme delivered by specialists in the field will get you started.

This course is designed to prepare you for entry into employment as a painter and decorator and to enhance the skills you developed at Level 1.

What you will study Four modules: · Working Effectively and Safely in the Electrotechnical Environment · Principles of Electrotechnology · Application of Health & Safety and Electrical Principles · Installation (Buildings and Structures)

What you will study You will gain the knowledge and the skills to:-

How you will learn Formal and informal classroom based activities, private study and IT based learning. About a third of your time will be spent receiving expert tuition in the workshops gaining essential practical skills. How you will be assessed Assignments and multiple-choice online tests. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D including English, Mathematics and preferably Science. Successful interview. Further study Level 3 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology or NVQ Level 3. Alternatively, BTEC Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services). Career opportunities Advanced Apprenticeship within an electrical contracting firm, looking forward to a career as a qualified electrician, electrical engineer or electrical engineering technician. Course structure Classroom: 65%; Practical: 25%

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Follow associated safe working practices Communicate in this environment General Building methods and construction Erect and dismantle access equipment Prepare surfaces for decoration Apply paint using brush and roller Apply foundation and plain paper to walls and ceilings Produce a specialist decorative finish Use spray equipment

How you will learn By a mixture of classroom work (making use of interactive resources), site visits and workshop experience. How you will be assessed A number of both practical and online assessments will be completed throughout the duration of the course. Entry Requirements Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating, or equivalent qualification, or suitable experience in this area. You will also be required to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills at the required standard (Level 1) and complete a satisfactory interview. Further study You can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Painting & Decorating. Career opportunities This course could help you to gain an apprenticeship in painting and decorating, working with building or painting contractors, local authorities or the NHS. With experience, you could aim to progress to supervisory roles or specialise in particular techniques such as restoration work. Alternatively, your ambition may be to set up your own business as a domestic painter and decorator or working for building companies on a sub-contract basis. Course structure Classroom: 40%; Practical: 60%


Kieran Young Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course CSkills

The Civil Engineering sector is vast, ranging from the construction and design of roads and bridges, the rail network, utilities, coastal and flood defences, to name but a few areas. This course is aimed at individuals looking to be employed within the civil engineering sector in roles associated with design or management and wishing to gain entry to Higher Education to study civil engineering related courses. What you will study Eighteen units including general topics in construction and the built environment plus specialist units in subjects such as graphical detailing, surveying, ICT and CAD, public health engineering and measurement, estimating and tendering processes. How you will learn Through a combination of formal and informal sessions, including practical and resource-based activities and working with employers to study local projects. How you will be assessed Through assignment work showing how you have applied the knowledge gained. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, Maths (Higher Course) and a science subject, or other suitable Level 2 (equivalent) qualification.

Career opportunities Civil engineers are employed by a wide range of organisations such as local authorities, building contractors, power companies, environmental agencies and specialist consulting firms.

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Further study HND Civil Engineering at Wakefield College, or HND/ degree level courses elsewhere. You may be able to take advantage of an early application scheme with Leeds Metropolitan University.

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“I came here from an Early College Transfer when I was in school and have loved it ever since. The course looks at things such as building joints and frames. It’s a really good course, especially for anyone who wants to learn the basics of Carpentry and Joinery after leaving school. We build frames and as you progress through the levels you get to build things such as dog kennels and toolboxes. It’s also given me good transferrable skills. My advice to anyone thinking of coming to College is to do it - I’ve got a lot out of it. It’s different from school - you can do much more here than at school and the teachers are really good. It’s a good place to be.”


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The teaching on the course is really good. It’s clear that the tutors know their subjects well, and we get on well with them and can talk to them. All the College staff are friendly & helpful and our tutor has given us some good advice about our future careers.

Group Feedback Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering level 3

Being an engineer used to conjure up images of people in overalls, an industrial manufacturing setting and working with technical machinery such as lathes. Whilst this is still true for some aspects of the industry, there is a huge range of opportunities covered by engineering that extends well beyond the traditional areas. Wakefield College is at the forefront of delivering up-to-date engineering courses for today’s world, and our students benefit from the purpose-built skillsXchange campus with its superbly equipped workshops and specialist rooms for the teaching of IT and CAD/CAM, as well as Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Maintenance, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Plant Engineering and Fabrication/Welding.


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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course EAL

Thinking about a career in engineering? This highly flexible, practically-based course could be your first step. What you will study Three mandatory units: · Working Safely in an Engineering Environment · Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering · Using and Communicating Technical Information Additional units: · Making Components using Hand Tools and Fitting Techniques · Engineering Machining · Fabrication of Thick Plate · Fabrication of Sheet Metal How you will learn Practical, hands-on activities and portfolio building. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment in theory and practice. Entry Requirements A keen interest in engineering plus Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant literacy/numeracy qualifications, we can assess you. Successful Interview. Further study Performing Engineering Operations Level 2. Career opportunities This course is a first step towards a range of careers in engineering.

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skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course EAL

Get to grips with a wide range of engineering skills within the mechanical, maintenance, electrical, fabrication and welding disciplines. What you will study A range of units including fitting, machining, wiring and testing electrical circuits, maintaining electrical equipment, welding, sheet metal, gas cutting and thick plate fabrication. How you will learn This is a practical course with some classroom based sessions to cover the theory behind the practice. How you will be assessed By questionnaires, assignments, phase tasks, observation and final assessment for practical tasks covered. Entry Requirements GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade A* - D or Performing Engineering Operations Level 1. Further study Level 3 Diploma in either Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Career opportunities A wide range of opportunities within mechanical, electrical, maintenance or design engineering - building services engineer, domestic appliances service technician, materials engineer, production engineer, sheet metal worker, welder, electrician. Course structure Classroom: 20%; Practical: 80%

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Course structure Classroom: 20%; Practical: 80%

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Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

There is a shortage of qualified engineers in Britain today. This course could be your first step on the way to Chartered Engineer status and a rewarding career. What you will study · Work Safely and Effectively in Engineering · Engineering Marking Out · Operation and Maintenance of Mechanical Systems and Components · Fabrication Techniques and Sheet Metal Work · Interpreting and Using Engineering Information · Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering · Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering · Mathematics for Engineering Technicians · Electronic Circuit Construction How you will learn Classroom-based theory lessons, practical sessions in the laboratory or workshop and directed assignment work.

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How you will be assessed Internally assessed assignments. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D including Maths, English and Science or a foundation qualification. Headteacher’s report and interest/aptitude for engineering assessed by interview and skills assessment. Further study Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, available at Wakefield College. Career opportunities With this qualification you may be able to enter employment as a junior technician, or apply for an apprenticeship and further your studies while you work. Course structure Classroom: 70%; Practical: 30%

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Mechanical Engineering Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

These Diplomas are designed to help you gain a wide range of technical skills and knowledge which will prepare you for a career in either electrical/electronic or mechanical engineering. What you will study All students study the same subjects in the first year to give them a common engineering background. These include: Communications and Mathematics for Technicians; Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Principles; Health & Safety; Electronic Devices and Circuits; Programmable Controllers; Pneumatics and Hydraulics. In the second year you will be able to choose between Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. How you will learn Classroom-based theory lessons, practical sessions in the laboratory or workshop and directed assignment work. How you will be assessed Each unit is assessed by assignments and/or tests. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - C including Maths, English and two sciences or an appropriate Level 2 qualification. Other qualifications will be considered on merit, particularly from mature students. Further study Full-time study at university to gain an Engineering degree or HND. Those in employment could progress to the Foundation Degree in Engineering Technology, HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering or HNC Mechanical Engineering at Wakefield College. Career opportunities Completion of this course will enable you to apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship. You could also apply for a wide range of highly skilled jobs as a technician engineer in electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering or in the manufacturing industry. Course structure Classroom: 80%; Practical: 20%


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“As part of the course we work with the public, which was nerve-wracking at first but after a bit you get used to talking to them and making conversation and it becomes easier. It’s completely different to anything I’d do at school. The tutors are really easy to get along with, and treat you like an adult. The facilities here are brilliant. It’s just like working in a professional salon, and that’s good experience for when you eventually get a job in a real salon. I’d say to anyone thinking of coming on this course to give it a go.”

Jemma McClymont Hairdressing Level 2

We all like to look our best, and this is reflected in the growth of the hair and beauty industries in the UK. For people with creative and technical skills and excellent qualifications, hairdressing, nail technology and beauty therapy offer solid career possibilities within existing salons or achievable opportunities for self employment. Wakefield College has established itself as a first-class training provider for hairdressing and beauty therapy, with a reputation for developing and supporting learners to a high standard. Students work at our beautifully appointed professional salon, “Elements”, taking advantage of its superb facilities and the chance to provide hair and beauty techniques to paying members of the public.


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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

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Combined Hair & Beauty skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

Are you are a motivated individual with a keen interest in beauty therapy? This course could be your first step towards a rewarding career.

If you are a motivated individual with a keen interest in hairdressing, this course could be your first step towards a rewarding career.

Are you a motivated individual with a keen interest in both hairdressing and beauty therapy? This course could be your first step towards a rewarding career in either field.

What you will study Introduction to the hair and beauty sector, personal and social development, presenting a professional image in a salon, creating an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector, Health & Safety, basic manicures and pedicures, basic skin care and make-up, basic nail art, salon reception duties, creating retail displays, head massage, themed face painting, the art of photographic make-up.

What you will study · Introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector · How to be professional · Shampooing and conditioning hair · Styling men and women’s hair · Colour hair using temporary colour · Art of dressing hair · Health & Safety · Reception duties

What you will study Introduction to the hair and beauty sector, personal and social development, presenting a professional image in a salon, create an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector. Health and safety, basic manicures and pedicures, basic skin care and make- up, provide basic nail art, salon reception duties and creating retail displays head massage, themed face painting, the art of photographic make-up and head massage, shampoo and conditioning hair, hair plaiting and styling women’s hair.

How you will learn By observing demonstrations, practising your skills and learning the theory behind the practice. You will spend at least three days in College, with one day study leave to research and prepare for projects and assignments. How you will be assessed Practical assessment through observation of skills and oral questioning. Theoretical assessment through assignments, project and written tests. You will have the opportunity to build up your qualifications throughout the year. Entry Requirements Entry Level 3 communication, literacy and numeracy. If you do not have the relevant qualifications, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. Successful interview and positive school report required.

Career opportunities Assistant beauty therapist or trainee in a beauty salon.

How you will be assessed Continuous assessment by theory assignments, written tests, practical work, oral questions and portfolio building. You will have the opportunity to build up your qualifications throughout the year. Entry Requirements High Entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy. If you don’t have the relevant qualifications, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. A successful interview and positive school report will be required. Further study This course will support you in progressing to a Level 2 course such as the Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing. Career opportunities Salon trainee or assistant. Course structure Classroom: 55%; Practical: 45%

How you will learn By observing demonstrations, practising your skills and learning the theory behind the practice. You will spend at least three days in College with one day study leave to research and produce documentation for projects and assignments. How you will be assessed Practical assessment through observation of skills and oral questioning. Theoretical assessment through assignments, project and written tests. You will have the opportunity to build up your qualifications throughout the year. Entry Requirements Entry level 3 communication, literacy and numeracy. If you do not have the relevant qualifications we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. Successful interview and positive school report required. Further study Progression is to a Level 2 course such as the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques or the Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing. Career opportunities Assistant beauty therapist or a trainee within a hair or beauty salon.

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Further study Progression is to a Level 2 course such as the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques or Nail Services.

How you will learn Practical assignments in the College’s hairdressing salons and classroom-based theory work.

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Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

This programme offers an exciting range of additional activities including industrial work placements, visits to Manchester Central (GMEX) and Donnington Park Exhibition Centre and an annual College competition. External companies deliver specialist training in College and you will have the chance to gain manufacturers’ certificates. What better way to start your career! What you will study Health & Safety, reception, make-up, facials, waxing, manicure and pedicure, eye treatments, client care, contributing to the effective running of the business, create an image. Some units are subject to change. How you will learn A variety of teaching and learning methods such as observing demonstrations, using online resources and hands-on experience of using beauty therapy techniques.

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How you will be assessed Assessment of your practical skills undertaken in the College salons. Written tests, assignments and oral questions. Portfolio building. Entry Requirements Level 1 Beauty Therapy or minimum four GCSEs grade A* - D including English. Functional Skills Maths Level 1 or equivalent. Excellent school report plus references demonstrating attitude, enthusiasm and commitment. Interview including research task. Further study Level 3 Beauty Therapy, Level 3 Nail Technology, Massage Therapies Therapies. Career opportunities Employment as a Beauty Therapist at a junior level in a salon, spa, hotel, cruise liner, theatre or television studio. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 50%; Work Experience: 20%

Level 2 Diploma in Combined Hair and Beauty Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/2 year course VTCT

Level 2 Diploma in Nail Treatments Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/22 weeks VTCT

Do you have a keen interest in both Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy? If so, this course will give you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to start you on a successful career.

Learn how to use your creativity and skill to improve the appearance of clients’ nails. This programme will give you a comprehensive grounding in nail services which will help you to start a career in this expanding area.

What you will study Year 1 - Apply make-up, Health & Safety, provide eyelash and brow treatments, provide facial skin care, remove hair using waxing techniques, salon reception duties, client care and communication in beauty-related industries, provide manicure treatments, provide pedicure treatments, apply skin tanning techniques, provide eye lash perming, provide nail art, contribute to the effective running of the business, display stock to promote sales in a salon. In Term 3 only shampooing, conditioning and blow drying techniques.

Subject to certain conditions, this course and the Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology can be studied simultaneously.

Year 2 - Hairdressing techniques such as cutting, shampooing, styling, perming and colouring. How you will learn A mixture of theory classes and practical work in the College salons. Salon placement for one day per week. How you will be assessed Assessment of your practical work, written tests, oral questions, assignments and portfolio building. Entry Requirements English at grade A* - C plus excellent school report or Level 1 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy. Level 1 numeracy qualification - if you do not have this we can assess you. All candidates will be interviewed and expected to show serious commitment to the course and good self-motivation. Excellent references. Further study Level 3 in Hairdressing, Level 3 in Beauty Therapy, Nail Technology or Nail Services, Level 2 Barbering, holistic therapies, Indian head massage. Career opportunities Work as a hairdresser or beauty therapist in a salon, spa, health farm, cruise liner, theatre, film/TV studio or in your own business. Teacher or product trainer. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 48%; Work Experience: 22%

What you will study · Client care and communication · Provide manicure treatment · Provide pedicure treatment · Health & Safety practice · Provide and maintain nail enhancements How you will learn Skills training and practice, theory lessons and a salon placement. How you will be assessed Assessment of your practical work including oral questioning. Written tests and assignments plus portfolio building. Entry Requirements Level 1 Beauty Therapy or equivalent (subject to interview and tutor report), or a minimum of four GCSEs grade A* - D including English. Minimum Level 1 or equivalent Number Skills. Excellent school report plus references demonstrating attitude, enthusiasm and commitment. Written task and formal interview. Further study Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology. Career opportunities Junior nail technician. Course Structure Classroom: 32%; Practical: 50%; Work experience: 18%


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“I never really knew what I wanted to do but I always enjoyed beauty, more as a hobby than anything. Now I can put my hobbies into practice. From day one the tutors were really nice and easy to get on with. There are times when you need to get your head down and get things done, and the responsibility is much more on you than it is at school. Elements is run as a commercial salon so you can’t be messing around. You have to make sure that everyone’s needs are met. ”

Robyn-Laura Harrison Beauty Specialist Techniques Level 2

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Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

Level 2 NVQ in Women’s Hairdressing Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

Gain a recognised professional qualification while developing the practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a stylist in the hairdressing industry. You will also have the opportunity to visit major exhibitions and shows featuring top stylists and leading manufacturers.

Gain a recognised professional qualification while developing the practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a stylist in the hairdressing industry. You will also have the opportunity to visit major exhibitions and shows featuring top stylists and leading manufacturers.

What you will study Topics include: advising clients, shampooing and conditioning hair and scalp, styling hair, drying and setting, cutting, colouring, reception duties, developing team work, Health & Safety.

What you will study Topics include: advising clients, shampooing and conditioning hair and scalp, styling hair, drying and setting, cutting, colouring, reception duties, developing team work, Health & Safety.

How you will learn Theory lessons plus practical work in both the College salons and at your work placement which you will attend for one day per week.

How you will learn Theory lessons plus practical work in both the College salons and at your work placement which you will attend for one day per week.

How you will be assessed Continuous assessment by written tests, assignments and projects, portfolio building and practical work.

How you will be assessed Continuous assessment by written tests, assignments and projects, portfolio building and practical work.

Entry Requirements Level 1 literacy and numeracy. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess your current level of literacy/numeracy. Enthusiasm and commitment are essential and will be assessed at interview. Positive school report.

Entry Requirements Level 1 literacy and numeracy. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess your current level of literacy/numeracy. Enthusiasm and commitment are essential and will be assessed at interview. Positive reference. Level 1 hairdressing qualification. Successful interview and hairdressing skills check.

Further study Students who successfully achieve the Level 2 Diploma can progress to Level 3, subject to successful interview and hairdressing skills check. Career opportunities Junior stylist in a hair salon Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 50%; Work Experience: 20%

Further study Students who successfully achieve the Level 2 NVQ can progress to Level 3. Career opportunities Stylist in a hairdressing salon, spa, hotel; self-employed hairdresser or salon owner. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 50%; Work Experience: 20%

Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

Do you want to achieve professional status and enter the top level of the beauty industry, perhaps as a salon manager or owner? If so, this programme will give you advanced skills in a wide range of beauty treatments. What you will study · Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon · Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries · Working in Beauty Related Industries · Provide Body Massage, including Anatomy and Physiology · Provide Facial Electrotherapy Treatments · Provide Body Electrotherapy Treatments · Microdermabrasion (to be confirmed) · Apply Individual Permanent Lashes (to be confirmed) · Intimate Waxing for Female Clients (to be confirmed) How you will learn Skills training and practice plus theory lessons and a salon placement. How you will be assessed Assessment of your practical skills undertaken in the College salons. Written tests and oral questions. Portfolio building. There may be opportunities for field trips and additional training with external providers, such as spray tanning. Entry Requirements Beauty Therapy Level 2. Entrance test for internal candidates or interview for external candidates. Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have these, we can assess you. Further study Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Diploma, Aromatherapy, Nail Technology, Thermal Stone Therapy. Career opportunities Senior beauty therapist in settings such as salons, spas, health farms and cruise liners. Salon manager or owner. Course structure Classroom: 32%; Practical: 50%; Work Experience: 18%


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skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

Challenging and fast-paced, this programme is designed to give the individual a specialist range of treatment knowledge and choice in nail technology. The programme is aimed at those with an industry basic nail qualification who wish to progress to an advanced level. The programme includes a salon placement and a visit to Manchester Central (GMEX) where latest nail techniques can be observed. What you will study · Maintain personal health and well-being · Health & Safety practice · Nail enhancement · Provide manicure service · Provide pedicure service · Client care and communication in beauty related industries · Nail art · Enhance Nails using electric files · Display stock to promote sales · Promotion of products and services

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skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

This programme offers an exciting range of additional activities including industry work experience, hopefully visits to make-up artist exhibitions, an annual College competition and possibly external competitions. What you will study · Monitor and Maintain Health & Safety Practice in the Salon. · Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries. · Promote Products and Services to Clients in a Salon. · Instruction on Make-up Application. · Apply Make-up. · Camouflage Make-up. · Design and Apply Face and Body Art. · Fashion and Photographic Make-up. · Media Make-up. · Apply Airbrush Make-up to the Face.

How you will learn Skills training and practice, theory and salon placement.

How you will learn There is a period of skill training for the practical areas, observation of demonstration followed by an opportunity to practise these skills. Taught theory lessons consist of group discussions, lectures and subject research.

How you will be assessed Assessment of your practical work including oral questioning. Written tests and assignments plus portfolio building.

How you will be assessed Assessment of your practical work including oral questioning. Written tests and assignments plus portfolio building.

Entry Requirements Level 2 in Nail Services/Beauty Therapy or equivalent. If you are an internal candidate you will be required to sit a short entrance test, be recommended by your current course tutor and have an excellent attendance record. External candidates will be required to have an entrance interview.

Career opportunities Nail technician in a salon, spa or health farm, or product trainer.

Career opportunities This qualification may lead directly into employment as a make-up artist working in health care (camouflage make-up), retail or beauty consultancy, beauty salons, or the fashion, photographic or media sectors. Course Structure Practical: 70%; Classroom (Theory): 30%

skillsXchange Level 3 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

Gain a recognised professional qualification while developing the practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a stylist in the hairdressing industry. You will also have the opportunity to visit major exhibitions and shows featuring top stylists and leading manufacturers. What you will study. · Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon · Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues · Colour hair to create a variety of looks · Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks · Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques · Promote and sell products and services to clients · Hair colour correction · Bridal hairstyling How you will learn Theory lessons plus practical work in both the College salons and at your work placement which you will attend for one day per week. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment by written tests, assignments and projects, portfolio building and practical work. Entry Requirements Level 2 hairdressing qualification. Level 2 literacy and numeracy. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess your current level of literacy/ numeracy. Enthusiasm and commitment are essential and will be assessed at interview. Positive reference. Successful interview and hairdressing skills check. Further study Students who successfully achieve the Level 2 Diploma can progress to Level 3 diploma in make up artistry. Career opportunities Stylist in a hairdressing salon, spa, hotel, television studio or cruise ship; self-employed hairdresser or salon owner. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 50%; Work Experience: 20%

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Course Structure Classroom: 32%; Practical: 50%; Work experience: 18%

Further study You may wish to progress into other areas within beauty therapy, sports therapy or hairdressing industries, or into Higher Education within similar fields.

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You will also need Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess your current level of literacy and/or numeracy.

Entry Requirements Beauty Therapy Level 2 or Hairdressing Level 2. You will also need Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy. If you do not possess these, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. Excellent references and successful interview.

Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

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“The course has been really good, well beyond my expectations. We have been working together in groups on projects that have helped develop our communication and teamwork skills. The placements we were involved in have also been great. Life at College is so easy, everyone is really friendly. I’m hoping to go to university to study Nursing.”

Jade Stabler Level 3 Health and Social Care

Working in the care sector will put you at the heart of your community. Wakefield College’s Health and Social Care courses are designed to give you the skills you’ll need whether your aim is to work in a specialised facility such as a nursing home or within a home-based service. The College has a long history of teaching in the sector and has developed a range of courses at different levels preparing students for careers in all the care sectors. Depending on your level of qualification and age, you may progress straight into employment in care homes, housing, community or health settings, or with further study or training you may go into careers such as social work, residential care management, housing and the probation service. Our health courses can also prepare you for careers in nursing and health and social care related occupations.


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Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/flexible duration Edexcel/BTEC

Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

A suite of Level 1 qualifications designed to give you a broad overview of Health and Social Care, an idea of what it’s like to work in this sector and a look at the different areas within it. There are various different start dates and you can gain an Award in as little as six weeks and a Diploma in one year.

On this course you will learn a wide variety of skills needed for working in health and social care environments, things like communications skills, health and safety and equality and diversity. The course is designed to help you gain employment in health and social care or progress to further study.

What you will study If you complete the full year you will study the following units: · Health and Social Care Needs · Creative and Leisure Activities for Adults in Health and Social Care · Managing your Health at Work · Promoting Healthy Eating in Care · Creative Activities for Children · Health and Social Care Group Project · Communication with Adults and Children in Health and Social Care · Personal Care in Health and Social Care · Learning Experiences for Children and Young People

What you will study The topics covered include: · Communication Skills · Equality and Diversity · Health and Social Care Needs · Safe Environments · Human Growth and Development · The impact of Diet on Health

How you will learn You will be involved in a variety of activities, including workbooks, poster work, research and practical activities. How you will be assessed By completing workbooks or assignments.

Career opportunities This course is intended to provide a foundation for further study or training prior to entering the world of work. Course structure Classroom: 100%

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D including English plus GCSE Maths at grade G. OR A Full Level 1 Foundation Learning Programme. A Satisfactory reference. Functional Skills Maths at Entry 3 or above. Functional Skills English Level 1. Further study AS/A Level Health and Social Care or a Diploma in Early Years. Career opportunities This qualification might enable you to gain employment as an assistant in a supervised position in Health and Social Care, but further study would widen your options. Course structure Classroom: 100%

Wakefield Campus Level 3 Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

If you’re interested in a career in one of the caring professions, this course will give you an understanding of the health, early years (care and education) and social care sectors. It will also develop your research, evaluation and problem-solving skills which will provide you with a firm foundation for further study and training. What you will study You will study 12 units including subjects such as communication, public health, social issues and welfare needs, psychology and investigating disease. How you will learn Classroom based activities such as lectures, group work, workshops and independent learning, plus work placements in care settings. How you will be assessed A mixture of internally assessed assignments and external examinations. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C to include English plus GCSE Maths at Grade E or above OR Relevant Level 2 qualification at pass grade plus Functional Skills English at Level 2 and Functional Skills Maths at Level 1. Satisfactory reference. Further study Diploma or Degrees in nursing or midwifery. Degrees or Foundation Degrees in health and social care related subjects. Degrees in Social Sciences. Career opportunities To enter professions such as nursing, midwifery or social work you would need to continue your studies to degree level. With the AS/A Level you could enter employment as a social work assistant, healthcare assistant in nursing, residential or mental care homes, community work with young people in youth clubs or drop-in centres or with adults with special needs, home care or outreach work with children and families. Course structure Classroom: 100%; 2 weeks work placement

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Further study With the correct credits and Functional Skills you can progress to a Level 2 qualification such as the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

How you will be assessed You will complete internally assessed assignments for each unit of learning. These could include writing essays, producing posters or leaflets and writing reports.

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Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grades E - G including English and Maths or Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have these, we can assess you. You will also need a satisfactory reference. Consideration will be given regarding minimum requirements for any student with extenuating circumstances.

How you will learn There will be a structured programme of formal teaching and individual or group research which will enable you to complete set assignments.

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Hospitality & Catering

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“College has been really good, and the experience of working in a real restaurant has helped a great deal. Working in the kitchens plating up food and then serving customers has been a good learning curve for me. I also got involved in a three week work placement at the Hilton Hotel in Malta, which was fantastic. One day I hope to become a chef myself in a restaurant or hotel.�

Marie Speak NVQ Level 3 Professional Cookery

There is a world-wide shortage of skilled staff within the Hospitality and Catering industry. Our courses offer you the chance of a rewarding and exciting career that could see you working at a famous restaurant or establishing your own business in the UK or anywhere in the world. Teaching is not confined to the classroom. You will use Gaskell’s, our Award Winning Restaurant (Wakefield Civic Society 2011 Best Restaurant Award) and bar, four additional industry standard training kitchens, a conference suite, a state-of-the-art TV style demonstration theatre, and a dedicated a computer suite, amongst other facilities. Hospitality and Catering students also have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of international activities such as work placements in France, Sweden and Malta.


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Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/2 semesters City & Guilds

The Hospitality and Catering industry offers a large selection of career paths in professional cookery, food service, bar service and hotel work. This practically based programme will provide you with the basic skills you need, whether you wish to obtain employment or progress to the next level of study What you will study Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Customer Service, Food Service, Drink Service, Basic Food Preparation, Food Safety, Personal and Social Development, Functional Skills. How you will learn By carrying out practical activities in our training facilities and by classroom based activities including lectures and resource based learning. How you will be assessed Each unit is assessed by a separate assignment and/or set tests. Entry Requirements Entry Level 3 in literacy and numeracy. If you do not possess these, we can assess you. Consideration will be given regarding entry requirements for students with extenuating circumstances. Further study Level 2 in Professional Cookery and Food Service. Career opportunities This programme can lead on to more advanced qualifications which will open the door to a wide range of careers in the Hospitality industry. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

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Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/1 year course City & Guilds

An introductory course for people wishing to pursue a career in Hospitality and Catering and who want to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in this sector. What you will study A variety of units relating to food preparation and cookery plus units on food, beverage and bar service skills. How you will learn You will learn by gradually building up a repertoire of dishes, skills and techniques, which you will develop in lessons and in a restaurant setting. How you will be assessed Theory assessments will be a combination of short answer questions and written assignments. You will also undertake timed practical assessments where you can achieve pass, merit or distinction. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D, including English. You will also need an Entry Level 3 numeracy qualification, but if you do not have this, we can assess you. Alternatively, successful completion of Wakefield College’s FLEX (Foundation Learning) Hospitality programme, plus Functional Skills in numeracy and literacy.

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Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery and Level 1 Certificate in Professional Food and Drink Service

Further study Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery. Career opportunities Working in hospitality establishments both in the UK and Europe.

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Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery with Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course City & Guilds

This vocationally related qualification has been designed to meet the needs of students who work or want to work as a professional chef and front of house specialist in the catering and hospitality industry What you will study A variety of units relating to Professional Cookery. You will also study Food and Beverage units to achieve a Certificate in Food and Beverage Service. How you will learn You will learn by gradually building up a repertoire of dishes, skills and techniques, which you will develop in lessons and in a restaurant setting. Theory lessons will give you a full understanding of the theory of catering and expand your knowledge for assessments. How you will be assessed Theory assessments will be a combination of short answer questions and written assignments. You will also undertake timed practical assessments where you can achieve pass, merit or distinction. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - C including English and Maths. Alternatively, successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma and level 1 Functional Skills Numeracy and literacy. Further study Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery. Career opportunities Working in hospitality establishments both in the UK and Europe. Course structure Classroom: 70%; Practical: 30% On successfully completing this course you may have the opportunity to be selected to participate in one of our European work placements in France, Malta or Sweden.


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Wakefield Campus Level 3 Full-time/1 year course City & Guilds

An advanced course for professional chefs who want to learn, develop and practise skills required for employment and/or career progression in the hospitality and catering sector. What you will study • Supervisory skills within the hospitality sector. • The principles of food safety supervision for catering. • Practical Gastronomy. Advanced skills and techniques in producing the following:• Vegetable and vegetarian dishes. • Meat, poultry and game dishes. • Fish and shellfish dishes. How you will learn You will learn by gradually building up a repertoire of dishes and techniques that you produce in lessons and a restaurant setting. You will also supervise others whilst working within a kitchen. Theory lessons will give you a full understanding of the theory of catering and expand your knowledge for assessments. How you will be assessed Theory assessments will be a combination of short answer questions and written assignments. You will also undertake practical assessments where you can achieve pass, merit or distinction.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Hospitality Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 Full-time/2 year course BTEC/Edexcel

If you are interested in a supervisory or management position in the fast-paced world of the Hospitality Industry, this course is for you. Learn through hands-on experience in the College’s restaurant and catering production unit and may include four weeks work experience in South West France. What you will study Eighteen units relating to Hospitality Supervision including topics such as healthy eating, kitchen organisation and food safety, European, Asian and contemporary cuisine, marketing, team leadership and many more. How you will learn You will learn through a variety of lectures, catering demonstrations, practical workshops, group seminars, presentations, practical tasks, discussion groups, audiovisuals, information technology and college visits. More importantly, you will learn through hands-on experience within the College’s catering production unit, restaurant service area and conference suite. How you will be assessed Written assignments, observations of practical work, personal development journals, power point presentations and assessment of your work placements. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English or Maths or relevant Level 2 qualification with merit grade plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2.

Further study HND or Foundation Degree in Hospitality & Catering Management.

Further study HND, foundation degree or degree in Hospitality Management, International Tourism Management or Event Management.

Career opportunities Working in top-class restaurants and hotels both in the UK and Europe.

Career opportunities Supervisory or management position in hotels, restaurants, conference centres, public houses with food, the leisure industry, welfare and education catering, outside caterers, specialist catering outlets and visitor attractions.

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Entry Requirements Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery, plus Level 2 Functional Skills in Numeracy and Literacy or equivalent.

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ICT

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“This is a fairly new course and it’s been fantastic, very beneficial. We’ve learned about all sorts of things, including databases, programming and networking all the subjects you need to know about to get a job in the industry. The best thing about the course is definitely getting to work with new technologies like software programming such as Visual Basic, Java and Action Script. You see a lot of the things we learn at College being discussed in news articles, and you think, ‘In a couple of years that will be me talking about it!’ I have applied to Sheffield Hallam University to study Computer Games programming.”

Bradley Vaile Advanced Diploma in IT

In the 21st century, ICT is a common feature in all our lives, and studying ICT at Wakefield College will prepare you for a number of exciting opportunities in areas such as the computing sector, information technology and business. Based at our Margaret Street Campus, facilities include our state-of-the-art library and multiple IT suites which use industry standard hardware and software. Our computing students gain valuable employability skills which can lead to employment opportunities throughout the world. Computing students are also encouraged to take part in the College’s international initiatives, which may involve visiting other countries and collaborating with overseas students.


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Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel

A unique suite of qualifications promoting the creative use of digital applications through an approach which will inspire and challenge you to demonstrate what you know and what you can do in real-life situations. These are modern qualifications which will equip you with the skills you need to live, learn and earn in the 21st century. What you will study DiDA enables you to make the leap from passive consumers to active producers of quality digital content. The qualifications will develop your ability to organise yourself and your work and encourage you to reflect critically on your own and others’ use of ICT. There are four qualifications in the DiDA suite:Unit 1 Using ICT Unit 2 Multimedia Unit 3 Graphics Unit 4 Enterprise How you will learn Through the use of a variety of software packages. How you will be assessed By submission of e-portfolios and paper-based assignments for each unit. Entry Requirements You will need Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy via online tests and a piece of written work.

Career opportunities A wide range of opportunities in many industries. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

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Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/1 year course OCR

Are you interested in joining a fast-growing and dynamic sector with excellent job prospects? The new Diploma in Information Technology gives you the chance to learn in different settings and explore technology and the role it plays in organisations and in society as a whole. What you will study Three main themes: Business - how organisations work and the role of technology; People - how to work well with other people; Technology - how to create technology solutions. You will take Functional Skills at Level 1 in English, Maths and ICT, complete a project and take part in work experience. You will be able to take additional qualifications such as GCSEs or AiDA while you study for the Diploma. How you will learn Through a lively mix of classroom learning, practical projects, individual review sessions and input from local business people and industry practitioners. The Diploma takes a practical, scenario-based approach, using work-related examples and case-studies. How you will be assessed Mainly through internally set and assessed coursework, plus one short answer and multiple-choice question paper. Entry Requirements Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have these, we can assess your current levels. Further study Progression to a range of Level 2 courses, including but not limited to further courses in IT. Career opportunities Almost all organisations use IT systems. This qualification will enable you to enter employment at a junior level in a wide range of roles. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

Level 2 Diploma in IT Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Gain a broad foundation of knowledge and practical skills in Information Technology that will prepare you for further study or employment. What you will study: · Communicating in the IT Industry · Working in the IT Industry · Computer Systems Four of the following five specialist units: · · · · ·

Database Systems Website Development Computer Graphics Spreadsheet Modelling Multimedia

How you will learn Theory and practical lessons using the latest computer software and hardware. How you will be assessed Internally assessed portfolio of work. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D including either English, Maths or Science plus a minimum of grade D in English OR relevant Level 1 qualification at Merit level, plus Functional Skills English and Maths at Entry Level 3 and a satisfactory reference. Further study With a Merit or above and EITHER GCSE English or Maths Grade C or equivalent, you could progress to the GCE in Applied ICT (equivalent to two A Levels). Alternatively with a Merit or above and BOTH GCSE English or Maths Grade C or equivalent, you could progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (equivalent to three A Levels). Career opportunities Supervised role as a computer service technician, DTP operator, IT technical sales specialist or technical support person, but further training will widen your employment options. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

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Further study BTEC Level 2 Diploma in ICT or other Level 2 programmes

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AS/A Level in Applied ICT (Double Award) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

The GCE in Applied ICT aims to produce effective discerning ICT users. It develops the knowledge and skills students need to be competent and informed ICT users and practitioners. What you will study You will study six end-user focused units and six practitioner focused units. How you will learn Through both theory and practical sessions using industrystandard software and hardware. How you will be assessed Through assignments, an e-portfolio and external assessment. Entry requirements Four/five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English. OR

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Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade. Functional Skills English Level 2. Functional Skills Maths Level 1. Further study HND, Foundation Degree or degree in a range of disciplines. Those who opt for work-based training are likely to progress to IT User/Practitioner NVQ or vendor-specific qualifications. Career opportunities This course produces competent computer professionals able to work in a variety of roles, including computer games designer, computer games technical support, hardware engineer, computer operator, computer service technician, IT technical sales specialist, network manager, systems analyst, technical support person, telecommunications technician.

Advanced Level IT Diploma Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3.5 A Levels Full-time/2 year course OCR

Extended Diploma in IT Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/two year course Edexcel/BTEC

This is an exciting new qualification that aims to explore and develop your skills with an emphasis on practical and applied styles of learning.

Interested in working in the IT industry? This course is designed to give you the work-related knowledge and skills valued by employers or a route into Higher Education.

What you will study Topics such as the potential of technology, creating technology solutions, multimedia and digital projects, project management, how organisations work, team working and creative thinking. The extended project gives you to chance to investigate something you’re really interested in, and there will be work experience placements. You will be able to take additional qualifications such as A Levels or BTEC National units.

What you will study Year 1 Communication and Employability Skills for IT, Computer Systems, Information Systems, Database Design, Spreadsheet Modelling, Event Driven Programming, Communication Technologies, Computer Networks , IT Technical Support.

How you will learn Through a lively mix of classroom learning, practical projects and individual review sessions, and input from local business people and industry practitioners. The Diploma takes a practical, scenario-based approach, using work-related examples and case-studies. You’ll also learn how to manage and deliver successful IT projects. How you will be assessed Internally set and assessed coursework, externally assessed assignments and examinations. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at Grade A* - C to include English and Maths. OR Appropriate Level 2 Diploma at Merit plus Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2. Satisfactory reference. Further study University degree in computing, computer networking, information systems, business and information technology, computer games software, multimedia or graphic design. Career opportunities This course could help you begin a career as an IT professional or your skills will be welcomed by colleges, universities and employers, no matter what you choose to do. Course structure Practical activities which involve designing and developing software systems and working with hardware. This is supported with the necessary background theory.

Year 2 Organisational Systems Security, Systems Analysis and Design, IT Systems Troubleshooting & Repair, Object Orientated Programming, Project Planning with IT, Installing and Upgrading Software, Computer Systems Architecture, Network Systems Security, Managing Networks. How you will learn Theory and practical lessons using the latest computer software and hardware. How you will be assessed All assessment is through internally assessed coursework. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C to include English and Maths OR First/Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade, plus Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. Satisfactory reference from previous educational establishment and interview. Further study HNC, Foundation Degree or BA/BSc degree in a range of disciplines at Wakefield College or elsewhere. Career opportunities Computer service technician, technical and user support, network administration and technical support, systems analysis and design, software development and sales.


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Media, Art & Design

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“Wakefield College is a lot more relaxed than other colleges. The teachers are friendly and they treat you nicely. There are more options than just A Levels. I’m studying on a Diploma, specialising in a subject I really want to do rather than having to choose subjects I might not need. The transport links are good and the College is really welcoming. There’s also Music and Theatre at this Campus – there’s more of the same sort of people here, I fit in well. Most of my school friends went elsewhere but it’s easy to make new friends as you’re all into the same things.

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There are different options within Art & Design and you learn new skills all the time.”

Paige Lyons Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design

Offering varied career paths, Media, Art & Design stretches from journalism, film, TV and photography, through fashion, art, illustration, and textiles, to computer games design, animation, web design, graphic design and special effects. The Department is based at the Thornes Park Campus with its specialist workshop facilities, well resourced teaching areas and industry standard software and hardware. The tutors have extensive industry experience and have developed strong links with local organisations such as Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Team 17, The Art House, The Hepworth and Westgate Studios, enabling students to undertake live projects and exhibit their work regularly throughout the year.


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Thornes Park Campus Level 1 Full-time/Up to 1 year course Edexcel

A practical course providing an opportunity to explore and study a variety of different areas within performing arts, dance and art and design. Throughout the year there will be various visits to art galleries, theatres and other places of interest relating to your studies. What you will study Topics may include: Self assessment, Career Progression, Explore Acting Skills, Explore Design skills for the performing Arts, Developing Skills in Performing Arts, Explore Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting and Printing in Art and Design and Explore Dancing Skills. How you will learn Workshops and practical sessions are the core of this course, enabling you to work in our specialist studios and theatres. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theory-based project work in performing arts and art and design. Entry Requirements At least one of: · · · · ·

GCSEs at grades D to G including English Entry Certificate in Skills for Working Life, Life Skills, Foundation Learning or other Entry Level qualifications Entry 3 numeracy qualification. If you do not have this, we can assess your level of numeracy Related interests and experiences Commitment and enthusiasm

Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

This course has two pathways - Art or Design. Explore a range of materials and media and learn how to develop your own ideas and visual language. Project-related trips locally and to London are part of the course. What you will study You will learn how to meet a client’s requirements by using a variety of materials and techniques, developing your ideas through experimentation and looking at the work of others. How you will learn Through a series of assignments and workshops, working in our specialist studios and using a variety of 2D and 3D media. How you will be assessed Continuous internal assessment throughout the programme. Entry Requirements At least one of the following: · · · · · ·

Introductory Diploma BTEC GNVQ Foundation Certificate (Merit) in a related subject Equivalent of four GCSEs at grade A* - D (including English and preferably an Art, Media or Design-related subject), plus a Level 1 numeracy qualification. We can assess your numeracy level if you do not have the relevant qualification. Relevant work experience Other related Level 1 or 2 qualifications Portfolio interview

Further study Level 3 courses in Art & Design, Computer Games Design, Photography, Graphic Design or Media offered by Wakefield College. Mature students may progress to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Career opportunities As the course is designed to give you an insight into the industry, you would normally progress to a higher level course which would enable you to find work in a wide range of areas related to Performing Arts or Art and Design.

Career opportunities Initial employment at junior level in such areas as web design, graphic design or interior design.

Thornes Park Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Gain knowledge and technical skills in Television, Film, Computer Games Design, Photography, Animation, Web Design, and Journalism. What you will study You will gain a solid foundation in media principles and technologies through the study of units on research, media audiences, photography, communication, digital graphics, writing and computer games testing. How you will learn Through workshop-style sessions that encourage industry standard techniques. All students will also work towards a BTEC Level 1 Award in Video. Trips and visits are also an important element of this course. International trips may include Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and a four day residential to Disneyland Resort, Paris. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of assignments throughout the course. Entry Requirements At least one of the following: · · · · · ·

Introductory Diploma BTEC GNVQ Foundation Certificate (Merit profile) in a related subject Four GCSEs at grade A* - D including English and preferably an art, IT, media or design-related subject, or equivalent, plus a Level 1 numeracy qualification. If you do not have the relevant numeracy qualification, we can assess your current level. Related work experience Other related Level 1 or 2 qualifications Portfolio interview

Further study With a Merit grade, progress to the Level 3 Creative Media course, Level 3 Computer Games Design course, Level 3 Photography, or Level 3 Graphics at Wakefield College. Career opportunities Further study at Level 3 could lead to employment or higher education in areas such as television, journalism, film, computer games design, computer games development, animation, web design or photography.

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Course structure Classroom: 20%; Practical: 80% Please state on your application form whether you are interested in the Art or the Design pathway.

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Further study On successful completion of the course you will be able to move on to a Level 2 course in a related subject such as Performing Arts, Dance or Art and Design. Alternatively you may choose another Level 2 course in a different sector.

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Level 3 Diploma in Computer Games Design Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Ever dreamt of being a designer, concept artist, tester, story writer or 3D modeller in the Computer Games industry? Do you aspire to work as part of a dynamic team designing big name games? This course is your chance to take the first steps on the path to being part of this exciting industry. What you will study Practical, artistic and theory units which could include: 3D Modelling, Animation and Environments; Computer Game Engines; Digital Graphics, Computer Game Story Development, Computer Game Design; 2D Animation Production; Web Authoring; Drawing Concept Art for Computer Games; Level 3 Extended Project Qualification. How you will learn Through hands-on experience in workshop-based sessions. Study visits are important elements of this course. In previous years the international trips offered have included Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and a four day residential to Disneyland Resort Paris, as well as day trips to EuroGamer Expo in London, Royal Armouries in Leeds, and the National Media Museum in Bradford.

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How you will be assessed Assignments and practical project work for each unit. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and preferably Maths, or a Merit on BTEC Level 2 Diploma along with a Level 2 English qualification. All applicants will be interviewed. Further study Foundation Degree in Website Design at Wakefield College. Alternatively we have a Progression Agreement with the University of Huddersfield relating to the University’s range of games and multimedia courses.

Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

This course is aimed at developing your artistic skills to a very high standard. In year 1 there is a strong emphasis on exploring a wide range of techniques (with drawing as central) and on looking at the work of others. In year 2 you will select a specialist pathway and begin to work more independently, culminating in a final project and show. What you will study This course is made up of 17 units, five core units plus a range of specialist units including painting, printmaking, sculpture, papermaking, ceramics and textiles. In the first year we will visit local and regional art galleries and museums and have a London visit, and in the second year a one week overseas residential. How you will learn You will learn by completing assignments based on realistic workplace situations. The majority of your time will be spent in studio based activities ranging from tutor led workshops to your own exploratory practical work. How you will be assessed Continuous internal assessment with external moderation. Entry Requirements Five GCSE passes at grade A* - C (including English plus either an Art and Design or technical subject), or a merit on a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with equivalent English qualification. Portfolio of visual work, reference and interview. Further study Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Foundation Degrees in Website Design and Commercial Photography at Wakefield College.

Career opportunities Computer games designer, computer games developer, computer games writer, computer animator, digital artist, graphic designer and web designer.

Career opportunities A wide range of roles such as Animator, Art Editor, Exhibition Organiser, Art Therapist, Cartographer, Cartoonist, Ceramic Maker, Fashion Designer, Fine Artist, Goldsmith/Silversmith, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Model Maker, Multimedia Designer, Museum/Art Gallery Curator, Photographer, Sculptor.

Course structure Mostly practical, with some contextual and theoretical content.

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Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel

A stimulating and intensive course that will help you to explore a wide range of creative activities before committing yourself to a single area of study. What you will study There are three stages to the programme: Exploratory - explore a wide range of media, materials and visual thinking. Pathway - move towards your chosen specialism within the areas of Fine Art, Textiles and Fashion Design, Visual Communications and 3D Design and Crafts. Confirmatory - demonstrate your skills by means of a major project, seminar presentation and an open exhibition. How you will learn Through a range of projects involving investigative, research and communication skills. You will examine historical and contemporary aspects of Art and Design in order to analyse and prepare research information for written and seminar presentations. There is also a culturally enriching one week residential visit to London and Paris. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment throughout the programme. Entry Requirements You must be aged at least 18 and have five GCSE passes at grades A* - C (including English) plus Level 2 in Maths plus A Levels or other Level 3 qualification such as AVCE or National Diploma. Mature students will be considered on experience and a portfolio of work. Further study Foundation Degrees or BA (Hons) Degrees in all areas of Art and Design. Foundation Degrees in Commercial Photography or Web Design at Wakefield College. Career opportunities Work as a self-employed fine artist, photographer or craftsperson, or as a designer in a variety of specialist areas of study including Graphic Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Costume Design and Jewellery Design. Course structure Theoretical Practice: 20%; Practical: 80%


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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Whether you want to progress to Higher Education or go straight into employment, this course will give you the skills you need. What you will study You will study five core units, then a range of specialist units allowing you to study particular aspects of digital and/or “wet� photography in greater depth. How you will learn Through classroom-based lectures, by completing practical assignments based on realistic workplace situations and activities and through independent study and exploration. How you will be assessed Each unit will be internally assessed and externally moderated. You will also compile a portfolio of evidence showing your progress as a photographer. Entry Requirements Five GCSE passes at grade A* - C (including English plus either an Art or Design or technical subject), or a Level 2/ First Diploma. Applicants should also provide a portfolio of visual work in support of their application. You will also need Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications, but if you do not have these, we can assess you. Further study Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Foundation Degrees in Website Design and Commercial Photography at Wakefield College, or Higher Education level courses elsewhere.

Course structure Classroom: 25%; Practical: 75% (includes residential)

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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a graphic designer? Do you have a keen eye for detail, a flair for creativity? Our Level 3 Graphic Design course is your opportunity to take the first steps on the path to an exciting career in design. What you will study You will be based in our dedicated graphic design studio, learning to use industry standard software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign. Topics studied could include Digital Imaging, computers in Art and Design, Design for Advertising, Photography, Packaging Design, Web Design, Typographic and Layout Design. You will also work towards the NCFE Level 2 Creative Crafts Life Drawing qualification. How you will learn The programme is assignment based and practical and you will undertake a range of live client based briefs and competitions. There will be opportunities to submit your work to various design based clients and to take part in study visits, which have previously included Disneyland Paris and Barcelona. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment through projects and assignments. Entry Requirements Five GCSE passes at grade A* - C (including English plus either an Art or Design or technical subject), or a Level 2 Diploma. You should also provide a portfolio of visual work. You will need Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications, but if you do not have these, we can assess you. Further study Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Foundation Degrees in Website Design and Commercial Photography at Wakefield College, or HE level courses elsewhere. Career opportunities Careers in a broad range of areas of Design such as advertising, printing, packaging, publishing, film and TV, corporate branding, product design, spatial design, web design, animation, illustration, or computer graphics.

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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3.5 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

Ever thought about working in TV, journalism or film? This new and exciting course will give you an insight into how the media operates and how it influences our lives. What you will study You will study video, special effects, digital imaging, media, web design, animation, photography and journalism, learning how to apply these subjects to reallife situations. You will also complete a practical or written project in any subject area of interest to you. How you will learn Through workshop-based sessions that encourage hands on experience of industry standard software and techniques including Adobe Premier, Photoshop, After Effects and Audacity. You will also learn through working on live briefs such as producing match reports, videos and web content for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Trips and visits are also an important element of this course. Trips may include the London Film Festival, a 4-day residential to Disneyland Resort Paris, the EuroGamer Expo in London, Royal Armouries in Leeds, and the National Media Museum in Bradford. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of assignments throughout the course. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades A - C, including English, and preferably Maths, or a Merit on BTEC Level 2 Diploma along with a Level 2 English qualification. Satisfactory reference and interview. Further study FdA Web Design or FdA Commercial Photography courses at Wakefield College, or Video, Film, Media, Journalism, Animation, Photography, Web Design and Special Effects Production courses elsewhere. Career opportunities Careers in areas such as television, journalism, film, computer games design, computer games development, animation, web design or photography. Course structure This is a creative design course which is mostly practical, with some artistic, research and theoretical content.

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Career opportunities Assistant to a photographer or a freelance photographer in your own right. Specialist areas include press photography, social photography, commercial photography, art-based image making.

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“I really enjoy the course. You’re treated like an adult here and it’s very different from school. I enjoy working on cars and there’s both the theory and practical sides of the course which is good. You work on lots of types of vehicles, including cars and motorbikes. You also work through a portfolio which is more theory based. The facilities are like working in a real garage. Even though I have a 30 mile trip to get here, it’s worth it as you learn so much on the course. My message to anyone thinking of coming here is to definitely do it. It’s a good College and you’ll learn a lot.”

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Motor Vehicle Body Repair Shauna Amy Midgey

If you’re enthusiastic about cars and motorcycles, a Motor Vehicle course at Wakefield College could help you to turn your passion into a job. In superb, purpose-built, fully-equipped Motor Vehicle workshops at our skillsXchange, Motor Vehicle students study towards qualifications in Motor Vehicle Engineering/ Motorcycle Engineering and Body Repair and Refinishing. You’ll be working on real cars and bikes, getting your hands dirty and learning the skills needed for a career in the motor vehicle sector. Our tutors have a wealth of experience, from working in vehicle maintenance and repair to race teams and specialised vehicle support. One thing you’ll all have in common is a passion for all things automotive, which makes for a hugely energetic and rewarding learning environment.


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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/36 week course ABC

Work on the College’s stock of motorcycles, including scooters, off-road bikes, touring bikes and sports bikes, and gain an introduction to both the practical and theoretical aspects of motorcycle maintenance and repair. What you will study All aspects of motorcycle technology, with industry standards applied throughout. Subjects are broken down into easy-tomanage areas of study such as Health & Safety, correct use of tools and equipment, basic servicing, and preparation for riding and use. How you will learn Practical work in the motor vehicle workshops and classroom based theory lessons. The course is divided into three qualifications (Award, Certificate and Diploma), each qualification being delivered over a 12 week period. Provided your performance is satisfactory, you may progress through the qualifications to complete the Diploma at the end of 36 weeks. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of practical workshop tasks and compilation of a portfolio of evidence of tasks completed, plus oral and written tests. Entry Requirements Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have these, we can assess your current level of literacy and/ or numeracy. You will also need enthusiasm and a genuine interest in the subject, demonstrated at the interview.

Career opportunities With the appropriate experience and qualifications, various roles within the motorcycle industry. This is an industry which is constantly evolving and where technology is moving fast, so you will need to be ready to continue learning throughout your working life.

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/36 week course ABC

Are you aiming at a career in the Motor Vehicle Industry? This course will provide you with a solid foundation for further study. What you will study The course covers all the basic vehicle systems and technologies you will need in starting a career within the Motor Industry. These include Health & Safety, Engineering, Vehicle Inspection, Body Repair, Paint Refinishing, Valeting, Customer Care, Steering and Suspension, Battery and Lighting and Motorcycle Maintenance. How you will learn In the College’s fully-equipped motor vehicle workshops and in the classroom. The course is divided into three qualifications (Award, Certificate and Diploma), each qualification being delivered over a 12 week period. Provided your performance is satisfactory, you will progress through the qualifications to complete the Diploma at the end of 36 weeks. How you will be assessed By continuous assessment within the workshops and oral/ written testing. Entry Requirements Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess you. You will also need a genuine interest in the subject and lots of enthusiasm, demonstrated at interview. Further study On completion of the ABC Level 1 course you could progress to a variety of vocationally relevant qualifications at Wakefield College such as the City & Guilds 4101 Certificate Level 2. Career opportunities With the appropriate experience and qualifications, various roles within the motor vehicle industry. This is an industry which is constantly evolving and where technology is moving fast, so you will need to be ready to continue learning throughout your working life. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/36 week course ABC

If you are interested in a career as a motor mechanic, this course will give you a firm foundation in both the theory and practice of motor vehicle repair and related fields. You will work in our well-equipped motor vehicle workshops in our stunning new campus, the skillsXchange. What you will study You will study Health & Safety as a mandatory unit, then gradually build up knowledge and practical expertise relating to engine liquid cooling and engine lubrication; steering and suspension; braking systems; vehicle inspection, wheels and tyres; valeting; battery and lighting systems. How you will learn In the College’s fully-equipped motor vehicle workshops and in the classroom. The course is divided into three qualifications (Award, Certificate and Diploma), each qualification being delivered over a 12 week period. Provided your performance is satisfactory, you will progress through the qualifications to complete the Diploma at the end of 36 weeks. How you will be assessed By continuous assessment within the workshops and oral/ written testing. Entry Requirements Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess you. You will also need a genuine interest in the subject and lots of enthusiasm, demonstrated at interview. Further study On completion of the ABC Level 1 course you could progress to a variety of vocationally relevant qualifications at Wakefield College such as the City & Guilds 4101 Certificate Level 2. Career opportunities With the appropriate experience and qualifications, various roles within the motor vehicle industry. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

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Further study On completion of the ABC Level 1 course you could progress to a variety of vocationally relevant qualifications at Wakefield College such as the City & Guilds 4101 Certificate Level 2.

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Level 2 Diploma in Motorcycle Service and Repair Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course City & Guilds

This practical course is taught by specialists in our wellequipped motor vehicle workshops. If you have a Level 1 or equivalent qualification or previous experience with motorcycles and a strong desire to develop your skills, this is the course for you. What you will study · Health & Safety · Workplace Housekeeping · Maintain Positive Working Relationships · Remove and Replace Engine Units and Components · Remove and Replace Auxiliary Electrical Units and Components · Remove and Replace Motorcycle Body Panels How you will learn By completing practical tasks in the motorcycle workshops and theory lessons in the classroom.

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How you will be assessed Your practical tasks will be assessed in the workshop; you will compile a portfolio of evidence and complete formal end-of-unit examinations. Entry Requirements Level 1 or equivalent motorcycle qualification or previous experience of working with motorcycles. Level 1 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not possess these, we can assess you. A high level of commitment and a genuine interest in the subject to be demonstrated at interview. Further study Level 3 Motorcycle Service & Repair Certificate. Career opportunities This course will assist you to gain employment in the motorcycle industry, at which point you may be able to progress to NVQs or an apprenticeship. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

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skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course City & Guilds

Are you interested in a career as a fast-fit technician, repairing and replacing vehicle components such as tyres, exhausts, batteries and other parts often while the customer waits? If so, this course will give you a good grounding in both theory and practice and equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in this fast-paced environment. What you will study · Health & Safety · Maintain Positive Working Relationships · Workplace Housekeeping · Inspect, Remove and Replace High Performance Light Vehicle Tyres · Light Vehicle Front Wheel Alignment · Inspect and Replace Light Vehicle Suspension · Inspect and Replace Light Vehicle Braking Systems and Components How you will learn By attending theoretical and practical sessions in our classrooms and state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshops. How you will be assessed Ongoing practical assessments conducted in the College’s mechanical workshops. Entry Requirements Level 1 vehicle fitting/maintenance or equivalent, or suitable previous practical experience. You will also need Level 1 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not possess these, we can assess you. Further study General Vehicle Fitting Operations Level 3. Career opportunities This course will help you to find employment as a fast-fit technician or general motor vehicle fitter at improver level. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

Level 2 Diploma in Body Repair Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course City & Guilds

If you hold a Level 1 qualification in body repair (or equivalent) or have relevant industrial experience, this course will help you to take the next step towards your chosen career. What you will study · Health & Safety · Workplace Housekeeping · Maintain Positive Working Relationships · Remove and Replace Body Panels · Repair Body Panels · Refinishing How you will learn Practical sessions in the motor vehicle workshops and theory lessons in the classroom. How you will be assessed By completing practical tasks in the workshop, compiling a portfolio of evidence and by formal end-of-unit examinations. Entry Requirements Level 1 or equivalent body repair qualification or previous industry experience. Level 1 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not possess these, we can assess your current level of literacy and/or numeracy. A high level of commitment and a genuine interest in the subject to be demonstrated at interview. Further study Level 3 Automotive Body and Paint. Career opportunities This course will assist you to find employment in the motor vehicle industry, at which point you may be able to progress to NVQs or an apprenticeship. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%


Emily Dickinson Body Repair

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“The course is enjoyable. The tutors are nice and friendly. We’re treated like grown-ups at College. I’ve made some really good friends here. College students’ attitudes are different to school kids’people come here because they want to. I want to work in this type of industry when I’m qualified.”

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Music

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“It’s awesome on stage, we just let go of everything and go crazy! The tutors are really cool and there are genuinely good musicians at the College. We would definitely recommend the College. If you want to learn the ins and outs of music, come here, it really is the best thing. Playing on stage at the annual Upload Festival is also great experience - it’s like playing a smaller version of the Isle of Wight Festival! The atmosphere is good - we’re all supportive of each other. Performing on a stage like this does help towards being a performer. The tutors here are good and they help you to develop your skills. You also get to explore a variety of genres, but if you want to specialise they’re on hand to advise on how to improve.”

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Siren Scenario A band within School of Popular Music

The School of Popular Music has a rich mix of students and musical interests, and Wakefield College has a strong history of developing rounded music professionals who are very successful in their chosen fields.

Career opportunities in the music industry extend well beyond those of a performer. If you don’t see yourself on a stage you may well be organising the sound that emanates from it, mixing it for public consumption or producing it in a studio. Whatever your enthusiasm, it will be nurtured, recorded, mixed and prepared for broadcast or performance by you and your fellow students with the guidance of a group of tutors who are dedicated to enabling you to fulfil your potential.


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Thornes Park Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

A course designed for those who wish to study popular music in a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere and gain a real understanding of how work in the music industry evolves from the initial idea to the final performance. What you will study You will develop your music performance skills and your knowledge of music technology software, practical recording techniques and your understanding of the music industry. You will explore different styles of music, work actively as part of a group and be encouraged to give and take ideas in the creation of music productions.

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Level 2 Diploma in Music (Popular Music)

How you will learn This is a practical performance course with some theory work threaded throughout. You will develop through completing assignments and projects based on activities you might expect to carry out if you were employed in the popular music business. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at Grade A* - D including English, plus Maths at grade E, plus a reasonable degree of musical ability on your chosen instrument. Interview and audition. Further study Level 3 qualifications in Music Performance or Music Technology with further progression to the HND Music Performance (Popular Music), all here at Wakefield College.

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Career opportunities There are many roles within the music industry including performer, session musician, composer, journalist, manager, promoter, songwriter, community arts worker, teacher, or entrepreneur.


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Level 3 Diploma in Music (Performance) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

An exciting and innovative programme combining current industry techniques with academic study. This course allows you to explore popular music performance and industry practices. What you will study You will develop your musicianship and skills through group performances, and contribute to projects using the techniques gained throughout the course. You will also learn how to use music technology and study the history of popular music and the structure of the music business. How you will learn This is a practical, work related course with academic and theoretical exploration threaded throughout. You will learn by experimenting as an individual but also by collaborating on a variety of projects with other music and performing arts students. You will gain experience by performing at local and regional venues and complete realistic, work-based assignments.

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How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, plus Maths at grade D (or equivalent). Alternatively, a Level 2 Diploma in Music or other Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. You will be required to attend an interview and audition. Further study HND Diploma in Music Performance at Wakefield College, or study at Higher Education level elsewhere. Career opportunities Take up a variety of different roles within the music industry such as performer, session musician, composer, journalist, manager, promoter, songwriter, community arts worker, teacher, entrepreneur. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%


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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Would you like to learn more about Music Technology? Do you have an interest in recording bands, live sound and composing music or do you just want to explore the exciting aspects of the music industry? This course allows you to develop your knowledge of music technology software and hardware in the creation, production and manipulation of music. What you will study You will gain an in-depth knowledge of music software and how to utilise it effectively in the creation and presentation of music. You will gain experience through a series of live projects such as creating Music Technology in Performance and Music and Sound for the Moving Image. You will also develop the skills associated with live sound in association with a variety of performances throughout the year.

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Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology

How you will learn This is a practical course with academic work built in. You will experiment as an individual but also work with other music students on various recording and music technology projects. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work and through completing assignments based on realistic industrial activities. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English plus Maths grade D. Audition/interview/portfolio of compositions. Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Music) or other Level 2 qualification.

Career opportunities You could work for live bands, in a theatre, TV or film studio or a recording studio. There are a variety of roles available such as sound engineer, technician, sound editor, roadie, producer, Foley artist, composer, journalist, manager, promoter or entrepreneur.

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Further study HND Diploma in Music (Popular Music) at Wakefield College, or BA Honours in Music Technology/Production at another Higher Education establishment.


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I really enjoyed the two years I spent at Wakefield College. One of the highlights was a two-day trip to London to attend the dance festival “Move It”. We also visited the Pineapple Studios and were able to attend classes with dancers from all over the country and try out new styles of dance. Coursework isn’t just in the form of written essays – it can be a presentation or a group discussion, and this is good preparation for university. Also, the tutors all have experience of the industry and can help you decide what you want to do in the future and how to work in the professional world.

Rhiannon Davison BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)

Performing is often thought of as a calling rather than a career, but even “born performers” need to develop their talents. Whether your passion is for acting, dance, or musical theatre, performance is about communication with the audience, however big or small. Whatever your chosen field, a Performing Arts course at Wakefield College will give you the skills you need to succeed, whether your ambition is to be a performer or to enter the fields of production, choreography, teaching or community arts leading.


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Thornes Park Campus Level 1 Full-time/up to 1 year course Edexcel

Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

A practical course providing an opportunity to explore and study a variety of different areas within performing arts, dance and art and design. Throughout the year there will be various visits to art galleries, theatres and other places of interest relating to your studies.

This course is designed to give you a real flavour of how work in the performing arts evolves from the initial idea to the final performance! It is a springboard to following a career in acting, dance or musical theatre. You will also see a wide range of professional performances.

This is a lively and challenging course in which the development of performance skills is at the core of daily practice. Features include trips to local and regional theatre and a residential visit to London to see a variety of productions.

What you will study Topics may include: Self assessment, Career Progression, Explore Acting Skills, Explore Design skills for the performing Arts, Developing Skills in Performing Arts, Explore Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting and Printing in Art and Design and Explore Dancing Skills.

What you will study You will develop performance skills in singing, dancing and acting, learning how to develop characterisations through the use of movement and vocal techniques. You will explore different performance mediums, such as musical theatre and devised work, and learn how the performing arts industry works.

How you will learn Workshops and practical sessions are the core of this course, enabling you to work in our specialist studios and theatres.

How you will learn This is a practical performance course with some theory work threaded throughout. Your assignments will be based on realistic industrial activities and you will have the opportunity to perform your work before public audiences.

What you will study You will develop acting, vocal and movement techniques as you learn about the creative process and how to work as part of an ensemble. The course involves active contribution to performance projects in a variety of different performance areas and allows you to experiment as you follow your own interests as an actor.

How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical based project work in performing arts and art and design. Entry Requirements At least one of: · GCSEs at grades D to G including English · Entry Certificate in Skills for Working Life, Life Skills, Foundation Learning or other Entry Level qualifications · Entry 3 numeracy qualification. If you do not have this, we can assess your level of numeracy · Related interests and experiences · Commitment and enthusiasm

Career opportunities As the course is designed to give you an insight to the industry you would normally progress onto a higher level course which would enable you to find work in a wide range of areas related to performing arts or art and design.

Further study Level 3 qualifications in Acting, Dance or Musical Theatre offered at Wakefield College. Career opportunities Progression onto a higher level course will enable you to find work within a wide range of performing arts roles such as actor, dancer, choreographer, performer, playwright, director, community arts worker, teacher, and entrepreneur. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, or a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or other Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. Successful interview and group workshop audition. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have this, we can assess your current level. Further study Progress to the HND Diploma in Theatre, offered at Wakefield College. HE courses in theatre, drama, performing arts, musical theatre, education and the arts. Career opportunities You may find work within a wide range of performing arts roles such as actor, performer, playwright, director, community arts worker, teacher, and entrepreneur. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

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Entry Requirements Four GCSEs grade A* - D (including English) plus grade E in Maths, or equivalent, plus a successful interview and a group workshop audition. Commitment and enthusiasm for the performing arts are essential.

How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work.

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Further study On successful completion of the course you will be able to move on to a Level 2 course in a related subject such as Performing Arts, Dance or Art and Design. Alternatively you may choose another Level 2 course in a different sector.

How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical based project work.

How you will learn This is a practical course focusing on public performance. Academic and theoretical work is also involved, and the completion of assignments that give you an insight into the demands of a career in the performing arts.

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Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Musical Theatre productions are hugely popular and if this is the world you’d like to enter, our Musical Theatre course is for you. It combines a mixture of practical, vocational and academic study in the three art forms of dance, drama and singing. There will also be many opportunities both to perform and attend live performances in both regional and national venues. What you will study You will develop skills in acting, singing and dancing and learn how to combine and apply them to Musical Theatre. You will learn the principles of the creative process and different performing styles. You will put your skills to work by contributing to performance projects, experimenting and following your own interests.

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How you will learn This is a practical course offering plenty of opportunities to perform as well as covering the theory behind the practice. The assignments you will complete are based on the sort of challenges you would face if you were working within Musical Theatre. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project-based work. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C or including English, or a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or other Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. Successful interview and group workshop audition. You will also need Level 2 numeracy - if you do not have this, we can assess you. Further study HND Diploma in Dance or Theatre, offered at Wakefield College. Other HE courses in musical theatre, acting, dance, performing arts, education and the arts. Career opportunities Work as a musical theatre performer, actor, dancer, performer, playwright, director, community arts worker, teacher, and entrepreneur. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in dance and study in a vibrant and professional environment. You will have the opportunity to see a wide range of performances as well as working with professionals from the industry and taking part in a residential visit. What you will study Year 1 - development of technique in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz dance; the principles of the creative and choreographic process and performance styles. You will explore different areas of the performing arts industry and you will be involved in a minimum of two performances. Year 2 - audition technique and application of dance technique. You will actively contribute to choreographic projects, gain more experience of performing and learn how to start a career in dance. You will be involved in a minimum of two performances and a festival at the end of each year. How you will learn This is a practical dance based course with many opportunities to perform before public audiences and with academic and theory work threaded throughout. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical, reflective and theoretical project-based assignments. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English, or a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or other Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. A successful interview and group workshop audition. You will also need Level 2 numeracy - if you do not have this, we can assess you. Further study Progress to the HND Diploma in Dance, offered at Wakefield College. Other HE courses in dance, performing arts, education and the arts. Career opportunities A wide range of performing arts roles such as dancer, choreographer, community arts worker, teacher, entrepreneur or employment in the leisure and tourism industry. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%


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I really enjoyed my time on the National Diploma course, and came out of classes knowing that I’d learnt something new and understanding my targets for the next session. The facilities at College were good: lots of space and in good condition. We went on a residential to London and took part in classes and other activities, including going to see the musical, “Billy Elliot”. I was given lots of opportunities on the course, from taking part in classes led by external companies and performers to joining a dance company based at Wakefield. My tutors helped me to work out what I needed to do to improve both my written and practical work, and as a result I’m continuing my studies at Wakefield College on the HND course.

Rhys Whittle BTEC National Diploma Performing Arts Dance

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Public Services

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“Wakefield College is the closest College to me that does Public Services. We go on residentials and trips. We learn about fitness and other things like Citizenship. I’m getting better grades here than at school. The day goes quicker as I enjoy coming here. I’d like to get into the Fire Brigade when I finish this course. If not, then the RAF. I’ve done all the interview preparation and everything is now geared towards the application.

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The course has given me a bit more confidence as we have to do presentations and formal speaking. It’s hard to get jobs nowadays so it’s definitely worth coming to College and getting an education.”

Liam Rigby Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

The Uniformed Public Services offer an exciting and hugely varied choice of career opportunities. Whether you’re working for an emergency service such as the Police, Fire Service or Paramedics, or for an armed service such as the Army, Navy, Marines or RAF, you’ll be on the front line and every day will be a new challenge. Gaining entry to employment in the uniformed services isn’t easy, but a Public Services course at Wakefield College can help. We’ll assist you to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need through a wide variety of residentials, visits, events and expeditions, as well as more conventional classes and practical activities. And if you’re not sure which service is right for you, we can help you come to a decision.


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Thornes Park Campus, skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel

Level 2 Diploma in Public Services Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus, skillsXchange Level 2 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Aiming for a career in the Public Services? This course will give you a firm base of the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to progress in this field and is a mix of classroom sessions aimed at increasing academic ability and practical activities used to develop fitness, confidence and teamwork.

You should only consider this course if you like challenges, if you’re a team player, if you’re up for some real interaction with the public services, and if you want to develop knowledge and skills to start out on a pathway to public service employment.

What you will study Subjects include: Outdoor Activities, Map Reading and Navigation, Personal Effectiveness, Well-being and Physical Fitness, Team Working Skills and Employment Opportunities for Public Services.

What you will study All about the public services, the skills and fitness levels you need, law, citizenship, land navigation skills and more.

How you will learn Through class work, team sports/activities and other practicals, visits and outdoor activities.

How you will learn Through lectures, presentations from staff and the uniformed services, visits to public service centres and an outdoor residential during which you will take part in challenging outdoor situations.

How you will be assessed Through a portfolio of work and written or practical assignments.

How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of written and practical projects and assignments.

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D to G or successful completion of a recognised Entry Level course. Other relevant qualifications or experience may be considered. You will also need Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of literacy and numeracy qualification, we can assess you.

Entry Requirements An interest in public services and the ability to work as part of a team. Four GCSE grades A* - D including English Language or other Level 1 course at Merit grade with a good reference. You will also need a Level 1 numeracy qualification but if you do not have this we can assess you.

Further study Level 2 qualifications in Public Services at Wakefield College. Other related Level 2 courses at Wakefield College or other establishments.

Course structure This course is an exciting mix of classroom based sessions as well as practical activities both on site and through regular visits to other facilities, including visits to and from public service organisations. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

Further study BTEC Level 3 qualification in Uniformed Public Services or in Outdoor Adventure. Career opportunities Most of the uniformed public services have minimum age requirements so you will need further experience and training before you can apply. This course is just the first step on your way to a career with public organisations such as the police, fire service, paramedics, armed services and many more. Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

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Career opportunities This course is the first step for those who are interested in developing skills relevant to a career within the Public Services.

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Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Get out and about with this programme appealing to people interested in careers either in the outdoor/ adventurous activity branch of the sport and leisure industry or in the uniformed public services. What you will study All aspects of outdoor and adventurous activities, including planning, use of equipment, risk assessment and reduction, environmental issues, map-reading and navigation. How you will learn By taking part in practical land-based and water-based activities such as walking, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, wind-surfing, camping and expeditions. There will also be class-based learning and practical sessions at College. How you will be assessed Your practical skills will be assessed during the activities and trips, and you will also be assessed on your written assignment work, group work and presentations.

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Entry Requirements Diploma - four GCSEs at A* - C including English Language or Merit pass in Level 2 Sport. Extended Diploma - five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or a Distinction pass at Level 2 plus suitable tutor reference. You will also need Level 2 numeracy, but if you do not have this, we can assess you. Further study Higher Education in outdoor activity related courses. Career opportunities Opportunities in outdoor activity centres, holiday camps and clubs, outdoor education centres, team-building and skills development organisations, local authority and private outdoor parks and centres. Alternatively, progress to a career in the uniformed public services. Course structure This course is practical in nature but you will also be involved in classroom-based learning.

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Find out what a career in the public services is really like. This course will develop the knowledge and expertise you need to succeed in this challenging, rewarding and exciting sector. What you will study Units covering major incidents, health & fitness, law, outdoor activities, leadership, discipline, expedition skills, teamwork and more. How you will learn Lectures, practicals, residentials - where you will be assessed in challenging situations - self-directed study and research, visits to and presentations from the services, participation in public services training exercises. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of practical and academic projects and assignments. Entry Requirements Diploma - four GCSEs at A* - C including English Language or Merit pass in Level 2 Uniformed Public Services/Sport. Extended Diploma - five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or a Distinction pass at Level 2 plus suitable tutor reference. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have the relevant numeracy qualification, we can assess your current level. A certain level of physical ability is required to cope with the practical nature of some units - guidance regarding this will be given. Further study Previous students have undertaken degrees in law, nursing, public policy, criminology, peace studies, psychology, sociology and many more. Career opportunities The Police, Fire Service, Paramedics, Armed Forces, Coastguard, Prison Service, Customs or other public organisations. Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.


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Science

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“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the College - it’s been really good and I’ve learned a lot. You get to meet new friends and the learning is very balanced. The Applied Science course is great as you get to learn about Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Initially I had no interest in furthering my studies, but since the course started, I’ve really built up my confidence and have now set my heart on going to the University of Huddersfield to study Science.”

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Nichole Atkinson Applied Sciences

This practical, work-related course will provide you with an applied science qualification that reflects aspects of employment within various scientific fields, such as forensic science, biomedical science and other related disciplines. If you have enjoyed science at school and wish to pursue a career in science, either directly after the course or via Higher Education, then this course will appeal to you.


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Wakefield Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

If a scientific career is your ambition, this course will build on your science studies at GCSE level and enable you to specialise in biomedical or forensic science. What you will study Six core units: · · · · · ·

Fundamentals of Science Working in the Science Industry Scientific Investigation Scientific Practical Techniques Perceptions of Science Using Mathematical Tools for Science

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science)

Plus a range of options covering topics such as using statistics, human physiology, genetics, medical physics, microbiological techniques, chemistry for science technicians, and more. How you will learn Through a range of activities including laboratory practical work, workplace visits, lectures, group work and discussion. How you will be assessed Written and practical assignments, unit tests and oral presentations. Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs grade A* - C including Mathematics, English and a science subject. An additional science is also preferred. Alternatively, a Merit grade or above in a relevant Level 2 Diploma.

Career opportunities Work in a variety of technical roles including quality control, medical laboratory analysis, materials testing, forensic science analysis, medical photographer, anatomical pathology technician, medical physics technician, soil analysis.

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Further study You will be able to apply for Higher Education Vocational qualifications such as HND Applied Science, BSc Forensic Science, BSc Biomedical Science, BSc Applied Biology, BSc Microbiology, BSc Combined Science.


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“Wakefield College was the best college for the style of learning that I wanted to do. I looked on the internet and Wakefield College kept coming up and I decided that this was the best course for me. College life is a lot more relaxed. You’re in an environment where people want to learn, so it’s a lot easier to learn. There’s nothing to hold you back because everyone is interested in the same thing you’re all going along the same path. Also, the group is small, so we’re all quite close.

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Once I’ve finished this course, I could go onto another course which is at a slightly higher level, but I’ll be qualified to go straight into the industry, which is what I really want to do.

Daniel Lumb CYQ Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness

Sport is about taking part, sometimes winning and sometimes trying to improve your performance. These days it can often be about science too. Wakefield College possesses a bespoke laboratory fully equipped with the latest technologies, equal to most universities. The laboratory is kitted out with a range of high spec equipment enabling students to carry out breath by breath gas analysis, blood analysis, EMG analysis and GPS tracking, and to use force plates, high speed cameras and much more. The lab is used by Health Related Exercise and Fitness students to carry out health assessments of clients in partnership with NHS Wakefield, while Sports Performance Coaching students utilise the lab to analyse the performance of athletes.


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Thornes Park Campus, skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel

Thinking of a career in sport and fitness? The Level 1 Diploma in Sport course gives you a range of skills and knowledge required for progression within the sports industry, providing both practical and academic challenges which will prepare you for employment and further education opportunities. What you will study Subjects include: Well-being and Physical Fitness, Personal Effectiveness, Employment Opportunities for Sport and Leisure, Practical Sport, Sports Coaching, and Healthy Body. How you will learn Through class work, team sports/activities and other practicals, visits and outdoor activities. How you will be assessed Through a portfolio of work and written or practical assignments. Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D to G or successful completion of a recognised Entry Level course. Other relevant qualifications or experience may be considered. You will also need Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of literacy and numeracy qualification, we can assess you. Further study Level 2 qualifications in Sport or Exercise and Fitness at Wakefield College. Other related Level 2 qualifications at Wakefield College or at other establishments.

Course structure This course is an excellent mix of classroom based sessions as well as practical activities both on site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

Thornes Park Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course CYQ

Prepare for a career in exercise and fitness instruction by developing your skills and knowledge whilst you work in the industry. On successful completion you’ll be recognised as a qualified instructor. This course is also ideal for those people wishing to upgrade their skills and qualifications or looking for a career change. What you will study Whilst on the course you will study the anatomy and physiology of the human body, how to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective gym-based exercise programmes, the health benefits of physical activity, the importance of healthy eating and much more. You will also have the opportunity to study a range of relevant additional qualifications such as Pool Lifeguard, First Aid and Nutrition. How you will learn Work placement in an exercise and fitness organisation, theory and practical classes at College. How you will be assessed Coursework, portfolio of evidence (built up whilst on work placement), multiple choice theory paper and practical exam. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs grade A* - D including English or relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit grade, or Level 2 Sports qualification. Experience of the workplace or fitness industry may be considered. You will also need Level 1 numeracy. If you do not have the relevant numeracy qualification, we can assess your current level. Further study Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training and/or employment in the fitness industry. Career opportunities Progress directly into employment in a gym, fitness centre or leisure centre as a health and fitness instructor, pool lifeguard, personal trainer.

Thornes Park Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course OCR

Interested in a career in Sport and Leisure? Then this course could be just what you are looking for. It offers a full, varied programme including an action-packed residential and an opportunity to gain additional, relevant qualifications. What you will study Subjects include: lifestyle and fitness, the body in action, sports leadership, health, safety and prevention of injury, outdoor activities and the sporting environment. Other qualifications studied include: CYQ level 1 Assistant Fitness Instructor, an opportunity to gain the Pool Lifeguard qualification, along with other coaching qualifications. How you will learn Through lectures, practical sports sessions and outdoor activities. How you will be assessed Most of your assessment is based on coursework, but some of the additional qualifications include portfolio work and a multi-choice exam. Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade A* - D including English Language, or a recognised Level 1 qualification at Merit level or better. Other relevant qualifications may be considered. You will also need Level 1 numeracy. If you do not hold the relevant numeracy qualification, we can assess your current level. Further study BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness, Performance and Excellence or Outdoor Adventure) BTEC Level 3 in Sport and Exercise Science, or Cetificate in Personal Training, all here at Wakefield College. Career opportunities Gym/leisure assistant, assistant coaching roles. Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

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Course structure This course is divided into classroom based and practical based sessions, delivered both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

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Career opportunities This course is the first step for those who are interested in developing skills relevant for a career within the sport and fitness sector.

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Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Get out and about with this programme appealing to people interested in careers either in the outdoor/ adventurous activity branch of the sport and leisure industry or in the uniformed public services. What you will study All aspects of outdoor and adventurous activities, including planning, use of equipment, risk assessment and reduction, environmental issues, map-reading and navigation. How you will learn By taking part in practical land-based and water-based activities such as walking, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, wind-surfing, camping and expeditions. There will also be class-based learning and practical sessions at College. How you will be assessed Your practical skills will be assessed during the activities and trips, and you will also be assessed on your written assignment work, group work and presentations.

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Entry Requirements Diploma - four GCSEs at A* - C including English Language or Merit pass in Level 2 Sport or Public Services. Extended Diploma - five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or a Distinction pass at Level 2 plus suitable tutor reference. You will also need Level 2 numeracy, but if you do not have this, we can assess you. Further study Higher Education in outdoor activity-related courses. Career opportunities Opportunities in outdoor activity centres, holiday camps and clubs, outdoor education centres, team-building and skills development organisations, local authority and private outdoor parks and centres. Alternatively, progress to a career in the uniformed public services. Course structure This course is mainly practical in nature, but you will also be involved in classroom-based learning.

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 Full-time/2 year course Edexcel

This course is directly linked to our Athlete Development Programme and shows you how to fine-tune all aspects of your performance as a sportsperson. What you will study Training and fitness, fitness testing, nutrition, technical and tactical skills, athlete’s lifestyle, sports coaching, and more. You will also have the chance to gain coaching and officiating awards. How you will learn A variety of practical and theory sessions. How you will be assessed Written work, presentations, group and individual work. Assessments linked to your performance on the ADP. Entry Requirements Diploma - four GCSEs at A* - C including English Language or Merit pass in Level 2 Sport. Extended Diploma - five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or a Distinction pass in Level 2 Sport plus suitable tutor reference. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have the relevant numeracy qualification, we can assess you. Acceptance on the ADP is through the trials process. Further study Foundation Degree in Sports Performance Coaching, or in Health Related Exercise and Fitness, both at Wakefield College, and subsequent top-up BSc at Wakefield College. Other degree courses at HE institutions. Career opportunities Professional or semi-professional sports performer, or work in training and fitness, coaching, PE teaching or sports consultancy. Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

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Thornes Park Campus Level 3 Full-time/1 year course CYQ

An exciting and varied course which covers all the skills and knowledge you need to work as a personal trainer in the fitness industry. On successful completion of this programme you will be qualified to offer one-to-one training, progressive programming, and individualised assessments and nutritional advice. What you will study · Designing and managing personal training programmes · Delivering exercise and physical activity programmes · Anatomy and physiology · Maintaining health, safety and welfare · The benefits of physical activity and healthy eating · Communicating and motivating clients · Nutrition as part of physical activity · Circuit Training · Indoor Cycling · Additional qualifications such as Pool Lifeguard and First Aid. How you will learn Through a variety of practical and theory sessions. How you will be assessed Through coursework, a multiple choice theory paper, practical examination and worksheets. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym-based Exercise. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have this, we can assess you. Further study Students with a suitable portfolio of qualifications may be able to progress onto the College’s Foundation Degrees in Sports Performance Coaching or Health-related Exercise and Fitness. Career opportunities Progress directly into employment in a gym or fitness centre or as a self-employed personal trainer. Course structure This course is split between classroom-based sessions and practical sessions, both on-site, as well as regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.


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Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

What makes the difference between top sports performers and the rest? Elite performers need more than their own abilities to succeed, they also draw on the skills of coaches, nutritionists, psychologists and many other sport and exercise scientists. With the London Olympics set to leave a lasting legacy, this area is expanding all the time and you could be part of it, starting with a place on this course. What you will study Subjects such as exercise physiology, sports massage, fitness testing, sports nutrition and practical sports coaching. There may be the opportunity to gain additional quaifications such as the Community Sports Leader Award, National Pool Lifeguard, CYQ Fitness Instructor qualifications and coaching qualifications. How you will learn Through a mix of practical and theoretical work.

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How you will be assessed Written work, presentations, interviews and phase tests. Some work is assessed during residential visits. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs or equivalent at grade A* - C including Maths, English, and at least one from PE, IT or a Science. Further study Foundation Degree in Sports Performance Coaching, or in Health Related Exercise and Fitness, Both at Wakefield College, and subsequent top up BSc at the College . Other Degree courses at HE institutions. Career opportunities Careers in teaching, sports physiotherapy, fitness instruction, sports coaching. Sports psychology, nutrition, technology and performance analysis are also possibilities with further training and experience. Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus Level 3 - equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels Full-time/2 year course Edexcel/BTEC

Are you interested in sports development at grass-roots level or coaching the elite performer? Do you want to dive into the world of work as soon as possible, or continue your studies to become an expert in a particular field? Either way, this course is for you. What you will study The Diploma consists of 12 units and the Extended Diploma of 18, including sports massage and therapy, sports injuries, training and fitness, nutrition and weight management, principles of coaching, sports psychology and Health & Safety. Additional qualifications include Community Sports Leaders Award, National Pool Lifeguard, Coaching qualifications and CYQ Fitness Instructor qualifications. How you will learn Through a variety of practical and theory sessions. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment and assignment work. Some additional qualifications involve a portfolio and/or an exam. Entry Requirements Diploma - four GCSEs at A* - C including English Language or Merit pass in Level 2 Sport. Extended Diploma - five GCSEs at A* - C including English Language and at least two other different subjects, or a Distinction pass in Level 2 Sport plus suitable tutor reference. You will also need Level 2 numeracy. If you do not have the relevant numeracy qualification, we can assess you. Further study Foundation Degree in Sports Performance Coaching, or Health Related Exercise and Fitness then top up BSc at Wakefield College. Other Degree courses at HE institutions. Career opportunities Employment in the Sport and Recreation industry including: coaching/teaching/training, professional sport and performance, health promotion and community/sport development officer. Course structure This course is mainly classroom based, but there are also practical sessions both on-site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.


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The London Olympics will showcase the sporting talents of athletes from around the world and the Olympic Flame will burn throughout the Games, representing life and the quest for perfection. The Flame will be extinguished at the closing ceremony, but a legacy of enthusiasm and sporting aspiration here in the UK will remain. Wakefield College’s sports courses offer you the chance to become part of that legacy, whether you wish to improve your abilities as an athlete, coach elite performers or encourage participation in sport at grass roots level.

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For talented sports people

Athlete Development Programme

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A place on Wakefield College’s Athlete Development Programme (ADP) will help you to develop your abilities whilst progressing your studies in Sport or Public Services. Our specialist coaches will work with you on an individual programme designed specifically to improve your sports performance. Your programme will include: - Strength and conditioning - Recovery and recuperation - Nutrition and lifestyle management - Preparation for competition - General fitness and will make use of the College’s top class fitness testing and conditioning facilities. In addition, football and rugby players will also be part of the Football or Rugby League Development Centres and receive coaching and training in preparation for Development Centre fixtures. Every good sportsperson knows that they need to study for an alternative career in case their hopes of becoming a professional athlete do not materialise. So as a student on the ADP you must also be on a relevant Sports or Public Services course, and your place on the ADP will depend on your continued progress on your main course of study. Selection to the ADP depends on successful trials, a suitable reference from your club or coach and on you securing a place on an appropriate course.

Do you have a recognised ability in football, rugby, swimming, athletics, martial arts, or other sport? Do you have the potential to progress to regional, national or elite levels?


Your week will be balanced between your coursework and classes, and RLDC coaching sessions, and there are weekly fixtures on Wednesdays against other RLDC college teams in the north of England. As an athlete on the Athlete Development Programme you will also participate in all the strength, conditioning, recovery, lifestyle and preparatory sessions on that programme. Entry requirements As a player in the RLDC you must be studying a relevant sport or Public Services course. The RLDC is open to boys aged 16 - 19. Selection is through trials during the spring and summer period. You must, of course, meet the entry criteria for your full-time course as well.

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We are the champions! Wakefield College’s Rugby League team triumphed against holders Hopwood Hall to win the College’s Rugby Final 2011.

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You’ll benefit from professional coaching and strength and conditioning training from experienced specialists.

Rugby League Development Centre

In partnership with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

It is a programme open to male players with ability, commitment, good attitude and dedication. It’s a great opportunity to develop your skills and maybe follow the progression route into professional rugby league, possibly into the Wildcats squad itself!


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Football Development Centre

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Do you think you have the ability to make the grade? If so, the Wakefield College Football Development Centre could give you the opportunity to develop as a player whilst studying on a sports or public services course. There is: - Professional coaching during the day. - Fixtures in the English Colleges’ FDC League on Wednesday afternoons. - Opportunity to progress into Wakefield FC’s squads and play in the Evo-Stik league. - Opportunity to be selected for a soccer scholarship scheme in the USA (subject to availability of places). As an athlete on the Athlete Development Programme you will also participate in all the strength, conditioning, recovery, lifestyle and preparatory sessions on that programme. Entry requirements The Football Development Centre is open to boys aged 16 - 19. Selection is through football trials during the spring and summer period. FDC players should be currently playing at a high standard relative to their age. You must of course meet the entry criteria for your fulltime course as well.

Do you want to become a professional or semi-professional footballer with the additional opportunity to gain coaching qualifications?


You will be coached by a dedicated Women’s coach, participate in the Yorkshire Colleges Women’s League, and represent the College at the annual Varsity game. Entry Requirements You must be aged 16 - 19, on the Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence), or the Level 2 Diploma in Sport, the Level 2 Diploma in Public Services or the Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services. You may also be asked for a reference from your club or coach. Selection is made by application and through attendance at a summer training programme. You should be already playing at a competitive level, or possess the basic skills and a commitment to developing your sporting ability.

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Do you want to become a professional or semi-professional footballer with the additional opportunity to gain coaching qualifications?

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Wakefield College Women’s Football Development Centre gives you the opportunity to develop as a player whilst studying on a sports or public services course, but to access the full programme students are advised to apply for Sport (Performance and Excellence). Students undergo high level professional training - three hours of football training per week plus three hours of supervised Strength and Conditioning, video analysis training and injury management programme.

Women’s Football Development Centre

In partnership with Wakefield FC

Women’s football continues to grow in popularity and there are more opportunities for women to pursue a professional or semi-professional career in the game.


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“The course has been brilliant. I have learnt a lot of new things, met new people and been able to plan my own work. I went on a residential and got involved in helping to organise Wakefield’s first ever luxury Travel Show. The Travel Show was a big event for College and for Gaskell’s Travel and I’m glad I got involved. “I am hoping to travel when I finish College, then work on a cruise ship.”

Lauren Daubney Level 2 Travel and Tourism

To travel is high on the list of many people’s ambitions. The Travel and Tourism industry offers exciting, rewarding careers for dynamic individuals with ability, energy and fresh ideas. If this is you, our Travel and Tourism courses will give you the qualifications you need to succeed. Based at the Wakefield Campus, you will gain unique first-hand experience of dealing with real customers, bookings and information by working in Gaskell’s Travel, our own travel agency office within the College. You will also have the chance to gain other professional qualifications to enhance your job prospects, and to undertake local, national and international visits, residentials and work placements.


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Wakefield Campus Level 2 Full-time/1 year course OCR

Many students say that they want to be travel agents, airline cabin crew or overseas representatives, but Travel and Tourism is the world’s largest and fastest growing industry and offers a vast range of other jobs in airports, visitor attractions, leisure centres, coach companies, hotels and more! This course will introduce you to the many different aspects of the Travel and Tourism industry and give you sound skills to help start you on your career. What you will study Core Units: Exploring Travel and Tourism; Dealing with Customers in Travel and Tourism; Investigating Tourist Destinations; Promoting Travel and Tourism. You will also take two Optional Units relating to specialist topics. How you will learn A varied programme of lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and independent student research using the latest travel industry manuals. There will also be guest speakers, visits (sometimes overseas), case studies and work placements. How you will be assessed Internally assessed coursework. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D, including English and Maths, or equivalent, plus a good reference. Further study Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism here at Wakefield College.

Wakefield Campus Level 3 Full-time/2 year course OCR

Wakefield College’s Travel and Tourism courses are wellestablished, delivered by staff possessing many years’ experience in the industry. The College also has its own bonded travel agency, Gaskell’s Travel, which will help you to learn about this part of the industry. What you will study Core Units: The Travel and Tourism Industry; Travel Locations Worldwide; Marketing Travel and Tourism; Customer Service and Selling Skills in Travel and Tourism. Optional Units relating to specialist topics. There is also the chance to take NCFE qualifications in Airline Cabin Crew and Resort Representatives or AS Levels. How you will learn Lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and independent student research using the latest travel industry manuals. Guest speakers, visits, case studies and work placements. In your second year you will organise a residential study visit, possibly overseas. How you will be assessed Through assignments involving market research, case studies and investigations. Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade A* - C including English or Maths. English at A* - C is preferred, in which case you will need Maths at grade D. Maths at grade A* - C is also acceptable but you will then need English at grade D. OR Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit, plus GCSEs in Maths or English at grade A* - C as above. Satisfactory head teacher’s report. Further study A degree in Tourism Management. Career opportunities Travel agent, hotel receptionist, tour manager, tourist guide, conference and banqueting assistant, visitor services assistant in museums, theme parks and stately homes. There may be minimum age requirements for overseas representatives or air cabin crew. Course structure Classroom: 80%; Practical: 20%

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Career opportunities Passenger check-in assistant, tourist information centre assistant, trainee travel agent or a wide variety of other trainee roles in the Travel and Tourism industry.

Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism

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Level 2 Certificate in Travel & Tourism


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Foundation Learning Excellence

FLEX stands for Foundation Learning Excellence. All FLEX programmes are designed to help you to progress to your chosen destination whether this is a Level 2 course at the College, an Apprenticeship, employment with training, supported employment or independent living.


FLEX programmes have a blend of three types of learning to help you to achieve all the skills you’ll need to progress. Your own personal programme might include studying one or more vocational areas, a personal and social development programme, English, maths and IT; it all depends on your planned progression route and the skills and qualifications you have already. In addition, you will benefit from regular tutorial support and enrichment opportunities such as becoming a Student Ambassador or taking part in an overseas placement. One advantage of following a FLEX programme is that your qualifications will build up during the year and you will receive recognition as your skills develop.

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FLEX programmes give you the chance to focus on a particular area of study or to try out an area and see whether it suits you.

We will also make sure that you’re given the appropriate advice and guidance before, during and after your programme so that you can achieve what you set out to achieve and progress to your chosen destination. The length of time a FLEX programme takes will depend on where you want to get to and the skills you already have. Once you have successfully completed a FLEX programme you will be equipped with everything you need to progress to your next level of study. Wakefield College has four different types of FLEX programme: · · · ·

FLEX Vocational FLEX Options FLEX Personal Progress FLEX Partnerships

To apply for any of our FLEX Programmes you need to complete the College Application Form or the Common Application Form (CAP) and indicate the FLEX area you are interested in.

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For example, if you’re interested in Construction at Level 1 in a College environment, FLEX Vocational might be for you so you need to write ‘FLEX Vocational Construction’ in the course title box on our application form.

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Each FLEX programme is designed to suit different individuals; the one you choose will depend on your current qualifications and skills, your chosen destination and your preferences in how and where you like to study.


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FLEX Vocational is for you if you are ready to work towards a Level 1 qualification in a vocational area. If you have decided that you want to study in one particular area and would like to do this in a College environment, then FLEX Vocational is the route you should take. FLEX Vocational is available at all three of our campuses, and, like all our FLEX Programmes, is a blend of vocational qualifications, functional skills and personal and social development. Most people start FLEX Vocational programmes in September, but there are other opportunities to join a programme during the year. FLEX Vocational programmes are designed to give you all the skills you need to move to a Level 2 destination.


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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/Flexible duration To be confirmed

If your ambition is to work with children and young people, this course will act as a stepping stone on the way to a fulfilling career. The course provides a new and flexible approach to learning, with various start dates throughout the year. So don’t worry if September has already passed - there will still be the opportunity to join the course and achieve a qualification. What you will study You will learn how to value children as individuals, to support a child’s learning through everyday experiences and how to keep children safe. You will cover topics on healthy eating, encouraging children to be physically active, learning through play, communication skills and language development. You will also develop your own personal skills to enable you to progress into work or further study at Level 2. How you will learn Through classroom-based activities and independent learning. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of assignments. Entry Requirements Three GCSE grades E - G to include English and Maths. OR Entry 3 in literacy and numeracy. Consideration will be given regarding minimum requirements for any students with extenuating circumstances. Further study Level 2, with the necessary number of credits and Functional Skills qualifications.

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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year divided into 3 blocks Edexcel/BTEC

Construction Diploma (Bricklaying) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Construction Skills/City & Guilds

If you are interested in a career in Construction, this course will give you a firm foundation in both the theory and practice of some trades that form part of the Construction Sector.

Work in our purpose-built Construction Centre using up-todate equipment, tools and materials to gain the skills and knowledge you need to start building a career in brickwork.

What you will study Block 1 · Producing a Timber Product · Developing Bricklaying Skills Block 2 · Health & Safety and Welfare in Construction · Working as a Team to Move and Handle Resources · Developing Carpentry Skills · Home Improvement Skills Block 3 · Starting Work in Construction · Developing Joinery Skills · Preparation for Interview · Producing a Product · Developing Construction Drawing Skills · Interview Skills

What you will study All the practical skills required in the construction of brickwork including basic blocklaying and bricklaying skills, and basic cavity walling. Theoretical elements including technical drawing, technology, Health & Safety and site procedures.

How you will learn Practical, hands-on activities and by observing demonstrations, practising your skills and classroom-based theory lessons. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment by theory assignments and practical tasks. Entry Requirements Entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy. If you don’t have the relevant qualifications, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. Successful interview. Further study Progression to a range of Level 1 or 2 courses. Career opportunities This course is intended to provide a foundation for further study or training prior to entering the world of work. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

How you will learn Mostly by carrying out realistic practical projects in the workshops, but also by attending lectures and tutorials and working through study packages. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of your practical tasks and online tests at the end of each unit. Entry Requirements Selection tests and interview. You must be working towards Entry 3 level literacy and numeracy qualifications. Further study NVQ Level 1 (subject to employment), or Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Career opportunities This qualification will enable you to apply for an apprenticeship within the construction industry. Course structure Classroom: 33%; Practical: 67%

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Career opportunities This course can lead to higher level studies which will open the door to a wide range of careers in childcare including playwork, childminding, teaching and nursing.

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Construction Diploma (Carpentry & Joinery) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Construction Skills/City & Guilds

BTEC Level 1 Construction (Plumbing) Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 term Edexcel

If you’re interested in a career in carpentry and joinery this practical course taught by specialists in our well-equipped workshops will provide a firm foundation for future success.

There are lots of opportunities for qualified plumbers and if this is the career for you this course will give you a good grounding in both theory and practice.

What you will study Practical and theoretical units in carpentry and joinery related subjects such as Health and Safety, hand tools, powered hand tools, basic woodworking joints, access equipment, building workplace relationships and organising and planning work.

What you will study You will study four units:-

How you will learn Through practical projects, working through associated study packages and attending lectures and tutorials.

How you will learn By carrying out practical tasks in the workshop and by classroom activities including lectures and resource-based learning.

How you will be assessed Assessment is continuous by completing practical tasks and written tests. Each of the six units has an end test; there is a GOLA exam which covers the whole course and a synoptic end test for the practical work.

How you will be assessed All practical activities will be assessed in the College workshop. Theory will be assessed by continuous assessment.

Entry Requirements Selection test and interview. You will also be required to complete the College’s initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to a minimum of Entry 3.

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Health & Safety and Welfare in Construction. Working in Construction. Developing Plumbing Skills. Preparation for Interviews.

Entry Requirements Selection test and interview. You will also be required to complete the College’s initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to a minimum of Entry 3. Further study Progression to a Level 2 Plumbing course.

Further study This course leads directly into the Diploma Level 2 in either Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery.

Career opportunities Entry level employment in the plumbing industry or apprenticeship.

Career opportunities This qualification will develop your basic skills and knowledge and is the first step on the way to a career in the construction industry.

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Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year CSkills

Painters and decorators are always in demand, and if this is the career for you, this course will get you started. The course covers all aspects of painting and decorating, from working safely to ordering and applying materials. What you will study You will gain the knowledge and the skills to: · · · · · · · ·

Follow associated safe working practices Communicate in this environment General Building methods and construction Erect and dismantle access equipment Prepare surfaces for decoration Apply paint using brush and roller Apply foundation and plain paper Produce a specialist decorative finish

How you will learn By a mixture of classroom work (making use of interactive resources), site visits and workshop experience. How you will be assessed A number of both practical and online assessments will be completed throughout the duration of the course. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will be required to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills at the required standard (Entry 3) and complete a satisfactory interview. Further study You can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. Career opportunities This course could help you to gain an apprenticeship in painting and decorating, working with building or painting contractors, local authorities or the NHS. With experience, you could aim to progress to supervisory roles or specialise in particular techniques such as restoration work. Alternatively, your ambition may be to set up your own business as a painter and decorator. Course structure Classroom: 40%; Practical: 60%


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This course will introduce the basic knowledge and skills for plastering. What you will study The course has six main areas of study: · · · · · ·

General safety in the workplace Moving and Handling Resources in the workplace Position and secure plasterwork Prepare and mix plaster materials Prepare background surfaces Produce plasterwork

How you will learn A mixture of classroom and workshop based activities. How you will be assessed Assessment is continuous through the year. Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements. Acceptance on the course is subject to suitable references, successful interview, and Entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy. Further study Progression is available to the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering. Career opportunities This course could help you to gain an apprenticeship in Plastering. Course structure Classroom: 40%; Practical: 60%

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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year City & Guilds

If you want a career which offers variety and where every day will be different, Building Services Engineering could be for you. This course has been designed to introduce you to four main areas of Building Services, electrical installation, plumbing and heating installation, refrigeration and air conditioning. What you will study · General introduction to building services. · Safe working practices in building services engineering. · Environmental protection measures in building services engineering. · Scientific principles in building services engineering. · Fundamentals of refrigeration and air conditioning operations. · Fundamentals of electrical installation operations. · Fundamentals of heating and ventilation operations. · Fundamentals of plumbing operations. How you will learn Tutor-led sessions in the classroom, making use of interactive resources; site visits and workshop experience. How you will be assessed A number of both practical and online assessments will be completed throughout the duration of the course. Entry Requirements You will be required to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills at Entry Level 3, achieve an acceptable standard in the selection test and complete a satisfactory interview.

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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course EAL

Thinking about a career in engineering? This highly flexible, practically-based course could be your first step. What you will study Three mandatory units: · Working Safely in an Engineering Environment · Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering · Using and Communicating Technical Information Additional units: · Making Components using Hand Tools and Fitting Techniques · Engineering Machining · Fabrication of Thick Plate · Fabrication of Sheet Metal How you will learn Practical, hands-on activities and portfolio building. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment in theory and practice. Entry Requirements A keen interest in engineering plus Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant literacy/numeracy qualifications, we can assess you. Interview/selection test. Further study Performing Engineering Operations Level 2. Career opportunities This course is a first step towards a range of careers in engineering.

· Level 2 Diploma in Access to Building Services Engineering · Level 2 Certificate in Electrical Installation · Level 2 Certificate in Plumbing and Heating

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Further study Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to one of the following:-

Career opportunities This could be your first step on the road to becoming a Building Services engineer, or could help you to gain a post as an apprentice electrician or an apprentice plumber.

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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course VTCT

Are you are a motivated individual with a keen interest in beauty therapy? This course could be your first step towards a rewarding career.

If you are a motivated individual with a keen interest in hairdressing, this course could be your first step towards a rewarding career.

Are you a motivated individual with a keen interest in both hairdressing and beauty therapy? This course could be your first step towards a rewarding career in either field.

What you will study Introduction to the hair and beauty sector, personal and social development, presenting a professional image in a salon, creating an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector, Health & Safety, basic manicures and pedicures, basic skin care and make-up, basic nail art, salon reception duties, creating retail displays, head massage, themed face painting, the art of photographic make-up.

What you will study · Introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector · How to be professional · Shampooing and conditioning hair · Styling men and women’s hair · Colour hair using temporary colour · Art of dressing hair · Health & Safety · Reception duties

What you will study Introduction to the hair and beauty sector, personal and social development, presenting a professional image in a salon, create an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector. Health and safety, basic manicures and pedicures, basic skin care and make- up, provide basic nail art, salon reception duties and creating retail displays head massage, themed face painting, the art of photographic make-up and head massage, shampoo and conditioning hair, hair plaiting and styling women’s hair.

How you will learn By observing demonstrations, practising your skills and learning the theory behind the practice. You will spend at least three days in College, with one day study leave to research and prepare for projects and assignments. How you will be assessed Practical assessment through observation of skills and oral questioning. Theoretical assessment through assignments, project and written tests. You will have the opportunity to build up your qualifications throughout the year.

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Entry Requirements Entry Level 3 communication, literacy and numeracy. If you do not have the relevant qualifications, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. You will also be asked to complete a vocational task. Successful interview and positive school report required. Further study Progression is to a Level 2 course such as the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques or Nail Services. Career opportunities Assistant beauty therapist or trainee in a beauty salon. Further information Motivation, enthusiasm and 100% attendance and punctuality are required to enable you to succeed in this indepth and rewarding course.

How you will learn Practical assignments in the College’s hairdressing salons and classroom-based theory work. How you will be assessed Continuous assessment by theory assignments, written tests, practical work, oral questions and portfolio building. You will have the opportunity to build up your qualifications throughout the year. Entry Requirements High Entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy. If you don’t have the relevant qualifications, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. You will be asked to complete a vocational task. A successful interview and positive school report will be required. Further study This course will support you in progressing to a Level 2 course such as the Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing. Career opportunities Salon trainee or assistant. Course structure Classroom: 55%; Practical: 45%

How you will learn By observing demonstrations, practising your skills and learning the theory behind the practice. You will spend at least three days in College with one day study leave to research and produce documentation for projects and assignments. How you will be assessed Practical assessment through observation of skills and oral questioning. Theoretical assessment through assignments, project and written tests. You will have the opportunity to build up your qualifications throughout the year. Entry Requirements Entry level 3 communication, literacy and numeracy. If you do not have the relevant qualifications we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy. You will be asked to complete a vocational task. Successful interview and positive school report required. Further study Progression is to a Level 2 course such as the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques or the Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing. Career opportunities Assistant beauty therapist or a trainee within a hair or beauty salon.


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Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/flexible duration Edexcel/BTEC

A suite of Level 1 qualifications designed to give you a broad overview of Health and Social Care, an idea of what it’s like to work in this sector and a look at the different areas within it. There are various different start dates and you can gain an Award in as little as six weeks and a Diploma in one year. What you will study If you complete the full year you will study the following units: · Health and Social Care Needs · Creative and Leisure Activities for Adults in Health and Social Care · Managing your Health at Work · Promoting Healthy Eating in Care · Creative Activities for Children · Health and Social Care Group Project · Communication with Adults and Children in Health and Social Care · Personal Care in Health and Social Care · Learning Experiences for Children and Young People

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/2 semesters City & Guilds

The Hospitality and Catering industry offers a large selection of career paths in professional cookery, food service, bar service and hotel work. This practically based programme will provide you with the basic skills you need, whether you wish to obtain employment or progress to the next level of study What you will study Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Customer Service, Food Service, Drink Service, Basic Food Preparation, Food Safety, Personal and Social Development, Functional Skills. How you will learn By carrying out practical activities in our training facilities and by classroom based activities including lectures and resource based learning. How you will be assessed Each unit is assessed by a separate assignment and/or set tests.

How you will learn You will be involved in a variety of activities, including workbooks, poster work, research and practical activities.

Entry Requirements Entry Level 3 in literacy and numeracy. If you do not possess these, we can assess you. Consideration will be given regarding entry requirements for students with extenuating circumstances.

How you will be assessed By completing workbooks or assignments.

Further study Level 2 in Professional Cookery and Food Service.

Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grades E - G including English and Maths or Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have these, we can assess you. You will also need a satisfactory reference. Consideration will be given regarding minimum requirements for any student with extenuating circumstances.

Career opportunities This programme can lead on to more advanced qualifications which will open the door to a wide range of careers in the Hospitality industry.

Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/1 year course City & Guilds

An introductory course for people wishing to pursue a career in Hospitality and Catering and who want to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in this sector. What you will study A variety of units relating to food preparation and cookery plus units on food, beverage and bar service skills. How you will learn You will learn by gradually building up a repertoire of dishes, skills and techniques, which you will develop in lessons and in a restaurant setting. How you will be assessed Theory assessments will be a combination of short answer questions and written assignments. You will also undertake timed practical assessments where you can achieve pass, merit or distinction. Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade A* - D, including English. You will also need an Entry Level 3 numeracy qualification, but if you do not have this, we can assess you. Alternatively, successful completion of Wakefield College’s FLEX (Foundation Learning) Hospitality programme, plus Functional Skills in numeracy and literacy. Further study Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery. Career opportunities Working in hospitality establishments both in the UK and Europe.

Career opportunities This course is intended to provide a foundation for further study or training prior to entering the world of work. Course structure Classroom: 100%

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Further study With the correct credits and Functional Skills you can progress to a Level 2 qualification such as the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

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Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery and Level Certificate in Professional Food and Drink Service


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Digital Applications for IT Users Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel

A unique suite of qualifications promoting the creative use of digital applications through an approach which will inspire and challenge you to demonstrate what you know and what you can do in real-life situations. These are modern qualifications which will equip you with the skills you need to live, learn and earn in the 21st century. What you will study DiDA enables you to make the leap from passive consumers to active producers of quality digital content. The qualifications will develop your ability to organise yourself and your work and encourage you to reflect critically on your own and others’ use of ICT. There are four qualifications in the DiDA suite:Unit 1 Using ICT Unit 2 Multimedia Unit 3 Graphics Unit 4 Enterprise

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How you will learn Through the use of a variety of software packages. How you will be assessed By submission of e-portfolios and paper-based assignments for each unit. Entry Requirements You will need Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy via online tests and a piece of written work. Further study BTEC Level 2 Diploma in ICT or other Level 2 programmes Career opportunities A wide range of opportunities in many industries. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

Information Technology Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Wakefield Campus Level 1 Full-time/1 year course OCR

Are you interested in joining a fast-growing and dynamic sector with excellent job prospects? The new Diploma in Information Technology gives you the chance to learn in different settings and explore technology and the role it plays in organisations and in society as a whole. What you will study Three main themes: Business - how organisations work and the role of technology; People - how to work well with other people; Technology - how to create technology solutions. You will take Functional Skills at Level 1 in English, Maths and ICT, complete a project and take part in work experience. You will be able to take additional qualifications such as GCSEs or AiDA while you study for the Diploma. How you will learn Through a lively mix of classroom learning, practical projects, individual review sessions and input from local business people and industry practitioners. The Diploma takes a practical, scenario-based approach, using work-related examples and case-studies. How you will be assessed Mainly through internally set and assessed coursework, plus one short answer and multiple-choice question paper. Entry Requirements Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have these, we can assess your current levels. Further study Progression to a range of Level 2 courses, including but not limited to further courses in IT. Career opportunities Almost all organisations use IT systems. This qualification will enable you to enter employment at a junior level in a wide range of roles. Course structure Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%


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Thornes Park Campus Level 1 Full-time/Up to 1 year course Edexcel

A practical course providing an opportunity to explore and study a variety of different areas within performing arts, dance and art and design. Throughout the year there will be various visits to art galleries, theatres and other places of interest relating to your studies. What you will study Topics may include: Self assessment, Career Progression, Explore Acting Skills, Explore Design skills for the performing Arts, Developing Skills in Performing Arts, Explore Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting and Printing in Art and Design and Explore Dancing Skills. How you will learn Workshops and practical sessions are the core of this course, enabling you to work in our specialist studios and theatres. How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theory-based project work in performing arts and art and design. Entry Requirements At least one of: · · · · ·

GCSEs at grades D to G including English Entry Certificate in Skills for Working Life, Life Skills, Foundation Learning or other Entry Level qualifications Entry 3 numeracy qualification. If you do not have this, we can assess your level of numeracy Related interests and experiences Commitment and enthusiasm

Career opportunities As the course is designed to give you an insight into the industry, you would normally progress to a higher level course which would enable you to find work in a wide range of areas related to Performing Arts or Art and Design.

skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/36 week course ABC

Work on the College’s stock of motorcycles, including scooters, off-road bikes, touring bikes and sports bikes, and gain an introduction to both the practical and theoretical aspects of motorcycle maintenance and repair. What you will study All aspects of motorcycle technology, with industry standards applied throughout. Subjects are broken down into easy-tomanage areas of study such as Health & Safety, correct use of tools and equipment, basic servicing, and preparation for riding and use. How you will learn Practical work in the motor vehicle workshops and classroom based theory lessons. The course is divided into three qualifications (Award, Certificate and Diploma), each qualification being delivered over a 12 week period. Provided your performance is satisfactory, you may progress through the qualifications to complete the Diploma at the end of 36 weeks How you will be assessed Continuous assessment of practical workshop tasks and compilation of a portfolio of evidence of tasks completed, plus oral and written tests. Entry Requirements Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have these, we can assess your current level of literacy and/ or numeracy. You will also need enthusiasm and a genuine interest in the subject, demonstrated at the selection tests and interview. Further study On completion of the ABC Level 1 course you could progress to a variety of vocationally relevant qualifications at Wakefield College such as the City & Guilds 4101 Certificate Level 2. Career opportunities With the appropriate experience and qualifications, various roles within the motorcycle industry. This is an industry which is constantly evolving and where technology is moving fast, so you will need to be ready to continue learning throughout your working life. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

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skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/36 week course ABC

Are you aiming at a career in the Motor Vehicle Industry? This course will provide you with a solid foundation for further study. What you will study The course covers all the basic vehicle systems and technologies you will need in starting a career within the Motor Industry. These include Health & Safety, Engineering, Vehicle Inspection, Body Repair, Paint Refinishing, Valeting, Customer Care, Steering and Suspension, Battery and Lighting and Motorcycle Maintenance. How you will learn In the College’s fully-equipped motor vehicle workshops and in the classroom. The course is divided into three qualifications (Award, Certificate and Diploma), each qualification being delivered over a 12 week period. Provided your performance is satisfactory, you will progress through the qualifications to complete the Diploma at the end of 36 weeks. How you will be assessed By continuous assessment within the workshops and oral/ written testing. Entry Requirements Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess you. You will also need a genuine interest in the subject and lots of enthusiasm, demonstrated at a selection test and interview. Further study On completion of the ABC Level 1 course you could progress to a variety of vocationally relevant qualifications at Wakefield College such as the City & Guilds 4101 Certificate Level 2. Career opportunities With the appropriate experience and qualifications, various roles within the motor vehicle industry. This is an industry which is constantly evolving and where technology is moving fast, so you will need to be ready to continue learning throughout your working life. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

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Further study On successful completion of the course you will be able to move on to a Level 2 course in a related subject such as Performing Arts, Dance or Art and Design. Alternatively you may choose another Level 2 course in a different sector.

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Light Vehicle Service & Repair Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

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Thornes Park Campus Level 1 Full-time/up to 1 year course Edexcel

Level 1 Diploma in Public Services Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus, skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel

If you are interested in a career as a motor mechanic, this course will give you a firm foundation in both the theory and practice of motor vehicle repair and related fields. You will work in our well-equipped motor vehicle workshops in our stunning new campus, the skillsXchange.

A practical course providing an opportunity to explore and study a variety of different areas within performing arts, dance and art and design. Throughout the year there will be various visits to art galleries, theatres and other places of interest relating to your studies.

Aiming for a career in the Public Services? This course will give you a firm base of the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to progress in this field and is a mix of classroom sessions aimed at increasing academic ability and practical activities used to develop fitness, confidence and teamwork.

What you will study You will study Health & Safety as a mandatory unit, then gradually build up knowledge and practical expertise relating to engine liquid cooling and engine lubrication; steering and suspension; braking systems; vehicle inspection, wheels and tyres; valeting; battery and lighting systems.

What you will study Topics may include: Self assessment, Career Progression, Explore Acting Skills, Explore Design skills for the performing Arts, Developing Skills in Performing Arts, Explore Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting and Printing in Art and Design and Explore Dancing Skills.

What you will study Subjects include: Outdoor Activities, Map Reading and Navigation, Personal Effectiveness, Well-being and Physical Fitness, Team Working Skills and Employment Opportunities for Public Services.

How you will learn In the College’s fully-equipped motor vehicle workshops and in the classroom. The course is divided into three qualifications (Award, Certificate and Diploma), each qualification being delivered over a 12 week period. Provided your performance is satisfactory, you will progress through the qualifications to complete the Diploma at the end of 36 weeks.

How you will learn Workshops and practical sessions are the core of this course, enabling you to work in our specialist studios and theatres.

How you will be assessed By continuous assessment within the workshops and oral/ written testing.

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Entry Requirements Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess you. You will also need a genuine interest in the subject and lots of enthusiasm, demonstrated at a selection test and interview. Further study On completion of the ABC Level 1 course you could progress to a variety of vocationally relevant qualifications at Wakefield College such as the City & Guilds 4101 Certificate Level 2. Career opportunities With the appropriate experience and qualifications, various roles within the motor vehicle industry. Course structure Classroom: 50%; Practical: 50%

How you will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical based project work in performing arts and art and design. Entry Requirements At least one of: · GCSEs at grades D to G including English · Entry Certificate in Skills for Working Life, Life Skills, Foundation Learning or other Entry Level qualifications · Entry 3 numeracy qualification. If you do not have this, we can assess your level of numeracy · Related interests and experiences · Commitment and enthusiasm Further study On successful completion of the course you will be able to move on to a Level 2 course in a related subject such as Performing Arts, Dance or Art and Design. Alternatively you may choose another Level 2 course in a different sector. Career opportunities As the course is designed to give you an insight to the industry you would normally progress onto a higher level course which would enable you to find work in a wide range of areas related to performing arts or art and design. Course structure Classroom: 20%; Practical: 80%

How you will learn Through class work, team sports/activities and other practicals, visits and outdoor activities. How you will be assessed Through a portfolio of work and written or practical assignments. Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D to G or successful completion of a recognised Entry Level course. Other relevant qualifications or experience may be considered. You will also need Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of literacy and numeracy qualification, we can assess you. Further study Level 2 qualifications in Public Services at Wakefield College. Other related Level 2 courses at Wakefield College or other establishments. Career opportunities This course is the first step for those who are interested in developing skills relevant to a career within the Public Services. Course structure This course is an exciting mix of classroom based sessions as well as practical activities both on site and through regular visits to other facilities, including visits to and from public service organisations. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.


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Level 1 Diploma in Sport Location: Level: Course Length: Qualification:

Thornes Park Campus, skillsXchange Level 1 Full-time/1 year course Edexcel

Thinking of a career in sport and fitness? The Level 1 Diploma in Sport course gives you a range of skills and knowledge required for progression within the sports industry, providing both practical and academic challenges which will prepare you for employment and further education opportunities. What you will study Subjects include: Well-being and Physical Fitness, Personal Effectiveness, Employment Opportunities for Sport and Leisure, Practical Sport, Sports Coaching, and Healthy Body. How you will learn Through class work, team sports/activities and other practicals, visits and outdoor activities. How you will be assessed Through a portfolio of work and written or practical assignments. Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D to G or successful completion of a recognised Entry Level course. Other relevant qualifications or experience may be considered. You will also need Entry 3 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of literacy and numeracy qualification, we can assess you. Further study Level 2 qualifications in Sport or Exercise and Fitness at Wakefield College. Other related Level 2 qualifications at Wakefield College or at other establishments.

Course structure This course is an excellent mix of classroom based sessions as well as practical activities both on site and through regular visits to other facilities. Many of the classroom sessions also have practical elements to them.

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Career opportunities This course is the first step for those who are interested in developing skills relevant for a career within the sport and fitness sector.

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Our FLEX Options programmes are available at our city centre campus in Margaret Street and at the skillsXchange at Glasshoughton. FLEX Options is designed to give you a taste of studying particular vocational subjects at Entry 2 or Entry 3 level and, at the same time, to improve your maths, English and IT. You will also develop your personal, social and employability skills including Career Exploration, Team Working, and Working to Good Practice Standards. FLEX Options is perfect for you if you aren’t yet sure which vocational area you might like to study full time. There are three entry points to FLEX Options so you can choose when you begin your time at College. The

length of your programme will depend on what you need to achieve to progress to your chosen destination. Vocational areas for FLEX Options are shown below but if you know you’re interested in trying something that’s not on the list, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do to help. Construction, Art & Design, Performing Arts, IT, Travel & Tourism, Health & Social Care, Horticulture, Sport, Business Admin, Animal Care, Motor Vehicle and Hospitality/Catering.


Personal Progress

If you want to develop your independence, your confidence and personal and social skills, FLEX Personal Progress may be the programme for you. You will achieve qualifications at Entry 1 level and will receive a detailed profile of the progress you make during your programme. Designed to be an important step towards supported employment or independent living, FLEX Personal Progress replaces both the Access to Independence and Lifelines programmes. FLEX Personal Progress is based at our Thornes Park campus and you will concentrate on improving your personal and social development and on developing your basic skills. There are three entry points onto FLEX Personal Progress each year and you would usually stay on FLEX Personal Progress for up to three years.

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During this programme you will be involved in active learning through a series of projects which allow you to action plan, and produce evidence for your portfolio. Typical projects include a photography exhibition, a performance, an enterprise craft business and a cafĂŠ.

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Typically, your units of study would include: Healthy Living, Engaging with the World, Relationships, Rights and Responsibilities, Developing Self, Problem Solving, Working with Others, Citizenship and Getting on with Others.


Partnership

Danny Wright Danny joined Wakefield College to do a course in Design but after two months he realised that it was not right for him. He was introduced to Military Preparation by a friend who was already on the course and thought it might be good for him so he joined the group. “MPC pushed me further than I thought I could handle, it’s a huge help to me and I love everything about it. It is like a family and I would do anything for it.”

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Danny has already applied to join the Army and successfully completed the selection process in Edinburgh. He has a job offer with the Royal Artillery.

FLEX Partnership is the programme that replaces e2e provision at the College. Designed to be delivered in conjunction

with a Training Provider, FLEX Partnership enables you to develop your functional skills and to improve your personal and social development whilst focussing on one occupational area. Ideally suited to certain vocations, FLEX Partnership is currently available in Health and Social Care, Child Care, Military Preparation, Construction, and Employability.

Like all FLEX programmes, FLEX Partnership is designed to blend personal and social development and functional skills

within your chosen vocational area, and to enable you to build your qualifications, whilst studying at a Training Provider’s premises, or, if you opt for Military Preparation at the College. FLEX Partnership programmes would normally last for up to 16 weeks and there are various entry points during the year.


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Local College, Global Reach

We know that the world is getting smaller. It’s very likely that you’ll have contact with people from all over the world during your career - and this may well begin here at Wakefield College. Our students come from many different cultural backgrounds and we have students in Wakefield from as far afield as Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Russia, Albania, China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Zambia, Pakistan and Syria. We also have formal agreements with Shenyang University in China and Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam. Once you’ve qualified in whatever field you choose at the College, the nature of 21st century business means that you could have the opportunity to spend time working overseas, either in one of the many European Union countries or perhaps further afield. It’s part of our job to prepare you for a role in the global community which we do in many different ways:

Residential visits

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Residential visits are a key element of many of our courses. Students are able to experience first-hand how the skills they are developing relate to their future careers. Wakefield College aims to provide you with the best international residential study opportunities, to enhance your skills and employability. Hospitality and Catering and Travel and Tourism students each year undertake a transatlantic residential visit. Students have visited Ontario, Canada, where they took time out to see Niagara Falls, New York with all its cultural diversity and also a residential visit to China. Residential visits give you the opportunity to learn more about potential career opportunities abroad, and to experience the many varied cultures of different communities.

Work and volunteer placements in Europe

Residential placements are also available closer to home. The College has a European funded Leonardo project that enables us to provide placements for students to live and work in Europe for 2 to 10 weeks each year. The project funding covers all travel costs and even enables students to receive a generous living allowance whilst on placement. As part of the project this year Animal Management students will have the opportunity to spend a summer at a unique Griffon Vulture conservation centre on the Island of Cres in Croatia. Where they will, with other volunteers from around the world, help to protect and rehabilitate the endangered Eurasian Griffons. Working with Dr Goran Susic, Centre president, and Vesna Radek, Vice President, students will help maintain two feeding groups for the Griffons and have an opportunity to watch over them when feeding and on the cliffs in the ornithological reserve to collect data on behaviour.

Cultural Awareness Day

A Cultural Awareness Day takes place at Wakefield College each year. The event, run by our Student Union, is an opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of cultures and ways of life we have here at the College. It’s a fun day, with songs, music, poems and dances of many and varied origins, and you also get the opportunity to dine at an international buffet. Many families in the Wakefield community host an international student who is spending a period of time here at the College. Students stay on a paid, half board arrangement for between three weeks and a whole academic year. This arrangement benefits the students as they experience real life in the community and make friends both in and away from College. Host families also benefit, beyond being paid, commenting that they discover many different new cultures, and similarly make lifelong friendships.


Wakefield College has commenced work on the first phase of the redevelopment of the Margaret Street Campus with the refurbishment of parts of the existing building that will incorporate a new Learning Resource Centre, student social areas and high standard teaching facilities. The property will be open for business in September 2012 and part of the exciting scheme will be to open Margaret Street through the centre of the campus to provide both student social space and community interaction within the building.

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The artist’s impressions show how the redevelopment will look and indicate the thouroughfare between Margaret Street and the intersection of Bond Street and Bell Street.

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Choosing your course and making an application Browse through the course listings in this prospectus. Talk to your parents, friends and teachers about the course(s) you are interested in.

Need more information? Ring Course Information on 01924 789111 and ask for individual course leaflets.

Alternatively, look at the course information leaflets online at www.wakefield.ac.uk.

Still got questions? Ring or email the course tutor named on the course leaflet.

Still not sure? Complete the application form and tick the box asking for an interview with one of our Careers Advisers.

Alternatively, apply online by logging on to www.justaskwakefield.org.uk, or, if you live outside Wakefield, to your local online prospectus. You will need your login details, available from your school.

Made your choice? Complete the application form at the back of this prospectus and send it to the College at the Freepost address supplied.

As long as you meet, or are likely to meet, the entry requirements, you will be invited for an interview for your first choice course.

Make the most of your interview. This is your chance to ask questions and make sure both the course and the College are right for you. You may have to attend more than one interview if you have indicated more than one course choice.

If your interview is successful, you will receive an offer of a place in writing. This may be conditional on your achieving the necessary entry grades. Alternatively, you may receive a referral to another programme.

You will then receive details of the enrolment sessions at College when you will formally register for your course and get your student card.

Attend an event in June or July which will give you the chance to talk to subject tutors and other prospective students, and get an idea of what College life will be like.

Accept the place by completing and returning the acceptance form which accompanied your offer letter.

Programme induction takes place during the first week of the Autumn Term providing you with a smooth start to your College career.


Application Form for Full-time Courses Your Details (Please complete in block capitals) Surname/Family Name:

Forenames:

Male:

Name of Parent/Carer (if under 18):

Relationship to you:

Female:

Date of Birth:

Parent/Carer Contact Number

Address:

Post Code: Phone Number:

Mobile Number:

Present School/Last Education Establishment:

email Address:

Interests & Hobbies:

Name: Address: Nationality

Country of Domicile (Where you normally live)

If you have ever lived outside the UK please state the date you came back to the UK: Day

Month

Year

Normally there are no fees for those applicants who are under 19 years of age at the start of the course and were born in the UK or an EU country. Students born or who have lived overseas may be subject to different fee arrangements. Your Course Choice: Please check on the course information that your grades or predicted grades meet the entry requirements of the course. If you are unsure check with your teacher or Connexions PA. Initially, you will be invited to College for an interview for your first choice only. It may be necessary for you to attend more than one interview if after your first interview you still wish to be considered for your second/third choice. Please write the course titles in the boxes in order of preference. You can choose up to 3 courses. If you are choosing A levels, write A levels in the choice box and list the subjects you are interested in studying.

1st choice

A level Subjects

2nd choice 3rd choice

If you are not sure which course to choose tick the box for a General Interview with our Careers Adviser

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General Interview required? Please tick If you have chosen a Sport or Public Service course you may be eligible to take part in one of the Sports Development Programmes I am interested in the Development Centre for:

Football/Rugby/Athletes (delete as appropriate) The position I play is: If Athletics which sport?

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We want to make sure that you find the right course for you and so we ask that you complete this form carefully. We encourage students to consider a wide choice before deciding which course to study. Therefore, to give you every opportunity to make the right decision it may be necessary to come to more than one interview. You will be invited to bring your Progress File and careers action plan with you when you come for an interview (if applicable) and you are encouraged to bring your parents/carer with you. Please list the qualifications you have already achieved or are working towards. If you are unsure your teacher or Connexions Adviser may be able to help you complete this section Date taken or to be taken Month Year

Type Level e.g GCSE full NVQ, BTEC First

Subject You should list all GCSE, AS levels etc. separately

Result or expected result (grade)

If you are under 19 we will write to your present/last educational establishment for a report/reference. Do you have a disability, medical condition, learning difficulty, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, mobility difficulties or autistic spectrum disorder, are deaf or hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, have mental health issues or have other support needs that might need additional support or facilities? It is VERY IMPORTANT that you tell us about any possible additional support need so that you have every chance of succeeding at College. This information will help us make reasonable adjustments. The Additional Support Service will contact you to discuss, IN CONFIDENCE, any support you may benefit from. NO (If yes, please attach details.) YES Ethnicity. To enable us to monitor equality of opportunity, please tick appropriate box. White

q 31 English / Welsh / Scottish /

Northern Irish / British

q 32 Irish q 33 Gypsy or Irish Traveller q 34 Any Other White background

Mixed / Multiple ethnic group

q 35 White and Black Caribbean q 36 White and Black African q 37 White and Asian q 38 Any Other Mixed / multiple ethnic background

Asian / Asian British

q 39 Indian q 40 Pakistani q 41 Bangladeshi q 42 Chinese q 43 Any other Asian background

Black / African / Caribbean / Black British

q 44 African q 45 Caribbean q 46 Any other Black / African / Caribbean background

Other

q 47 Arab q 98 Any other ethnic group

q 99 Not known/not provided

The information you have provided is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998. It will be stored on computer and used to process your application and for various administrative purposes. Information may be disclosed to your last educational establishment, Connexions, Local Authority, and, if you are under 18 years of age, to your parents/carer. You have the right to see this information and should contact the College’s Data Protection Officer if you wish to do so. Before your application can be processed the College asks that you sign the following ‘consent to process’ clause.

I agree to Wakefield College processing the personal data contained in this form to progress my application and for various administrative purposes. I confirm that the details I have given are correct. Signature:

Date:

If you are under 18 please include the signature of parent/carer below: Signature:

Date:

Please return to: Admissions Team, Wakefield College, FREEPOST LS5943, Thornes Park Campus, Wakefield WF2 8QZ

The Skills Funding Agency administers the learner registration service(LRS) which will use your information to create a unique learner number (ULN). The College will use your ULN in our systems and will also have access to your participation and achievement information. You can opt-out of sharing your participation and achievement information and details of how to do this can be found at: http://www.learningrecordsservice.org.uk/ documentlibrary/documents/Code+of+Practice+ for+Sharing+of+Personal+Information.htm


Wakefield Campus Margaret Street Wakefield West Yorkshire WF1 2DH

From M1 Northbound Leave the M1 at junction 39 and join the A636 towards Wakefield, turning left at the fourth roundabout. Follow the signs for the city Centre/Westgate Train Station (A642). Continue past Westgate Train Station, turning left onto Mulberry Way. Continue straight ahead at the second set of traffic lights, the Wakefield Campus is on the left. From M1 Southbound Leave the M1 at junction 41 and join the A650 towards Wakefield. Continue over three roundabouts onto the A61 for a short distance before rejoining the A650 for the city centre, the Wakefield Campus is then on the right hand side. By Train Five minute walk from Westgate station.

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From M1 Northbound Leave the M1 at junction 39 and join the A636 towards Wakefield.

From the A1 Leave the A1 at the M62 junction and join the M62 towards the M1 & Leeds. See from M62.

At the second set of traffic lights turn left onto Thornes Road (B6475) and then turn right onto Gill Sike Road.

From the M1 Leave the M1 at junction 42 and join the M62 towards Hull. See from M62.

Turn right onto Horbury Road (A642) and take the first right onto the access drive to the Thornes Park Campus.

From the M62 Leave the M62 at junction 32.

From M1 Southbound Leave the M1 at junction 40 and join the A638 towards Wakefield.

Continue straight ahead at first roundabout (A639).

Turn right onto George-a-Green Road (B6475) and at Horbury Road (A642), turn left towards the city centre. The access drive to the Thornes Park Campus is the second turning on the right. By Train 15 minute walk or short taxi journey from Westgate station.

will be an opportunity to talk to tutors about any developments in the areas you’re interested in at interview. This prospectus was produced in August 2011. Information was correct at the time of going to press, but details may change before courses begin in 2012. Please contact us if you need further advice. Course information: 01924 789111 or visit the College website www.wakefield.ac.uk. Wakefield College Corporation reserves the right to alter or vary the details at any time. While this Prospectus and other College publicity materials offer a guide to our provision, there may, from time to time, be changes

Follow the signs for Outlet Village/Xscape. At the next roundabout take the first left onto Thunderhead Ridge, the skillsXchange is at the end of this road. By Train Five minute walk from Glasshoughton station next to the Xscape complex.

which may alter this. While every care has been taken in compiling this publication, Wakefield College accepts no liability for the accuracy or otherwise of statements appearing in it. The College also reserves the right to withdraw any advertised class for which insufficient numbers of students enrol and to close any class if low numbers attending make it no longer viable. All Wakefield College Prospectuses are available in text format on the College website. Alternative formats are available on request, such as large print and Braille. Phone 01924 789228 for details.

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Over the next few years there are going to be some big changes to vocational and work-related qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These will help you gain skills and qualifications that employers want and support your personal and career development. The biggest change is the introduction of the Qualifications and Credit Framework, or the QCF. As Vocational qualifications change, you will be able to build up your achievements in small steps and gain qualifications as you go. As soon as we have details of changes, we will update our course information. There

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General Telephone: 01924 789789 Course Information: 01924 789111 Minicom: 01924 789270 General Enquiries: info@wakefield.ac.uk Course Information: courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk Website: www.wakefield.ac.uk Wakefield Campus, Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2DH Thornes Park Campus, Thornes Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 8QZ skillsXchange, Thunderhead Ridge, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 4UA All Wakefield College Prospectuses are available in text format on the College website. Alternative formats are available on request. Phone 01924 789228 for details.


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