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Higher Education

Prospectus 2014 University Level & Professional Courses


Welcome Let me introduce you to the Higher Education prospectus for Wakefield College. We have almost 40 university level courses, across a range of subjects, which are accredited in conjunction with Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Huddersfield. We are currently excited to be developing a new relationship with Teesside University and we have a long history of working with Pearson Edexcel. Here at College we think of ourselves as an alternative Higher Education provider; one that puts you, the learner, at the heart of everything we do. This prospectus gives you all the information you need in order to make one of the most significant decisions of your life. Embarking on undergraduate study locally, instead of travelling further afield, is a choice which an increasing number of students are recognising as both attractive and practical. We ensure that delivery meets our core values of Employability, Excellence and Affordability and we offer outstanding resources, such as our new-build projects and industry-standard facilities, which will enhance your real world learning experience.

Come and visit us to find out about Higher Education choices, talk to staff and students and get a feel for what we have on offer - we are sure you will be impressed. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Sam Wright Principal

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You will find that many of our courses are designed in conjunction with employers, reaffirming our commitment to place current industry skills at the forefront of delivery. At the same time, we are keen to support students in achieving their academic potential by ensuring that contact time with tutors is maximised. As a result of this combination, we have a proud history of achievement, with results improving year-on-year and alumni progressing to a broad range of destinations from postgraduate study to work within blue chip companies.


Contents Welcome�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 003 Why choose Wakefield College?������������������������������������������������������������������������ 006 Guide to qualifications��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 008 The City - a changing landscape ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 011 Money Matters������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 014 National Scholarship Programme���������������������������������������������������������������������� 018 Graduation Ceremony������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 020 Mechanics’ Theatre ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 022 Student Support Services�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 114 Equality & Diversity�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 118 Campus information���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 121

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 027

Business, Management & Professional Studies .Business & Management

HNC Business ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 030 HND Business��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 032 Foundation Degree Logistics and Supply Chain Management������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 033 Foundation Degree Management & Business Enterprise�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 035 Foundation Degree Marketing Management��������������������������������������� 036 BA (Hons) Business & Management����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 039 Professional Qualifications Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) ������������������������������ 040 Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Certificate in Marketing �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 041 Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma in Marketing �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 042 Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 043

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Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma, Certificate or Award in Management and Leadership ���� 044 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma, Certificate or Award in Strategic Management and Leadership������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 045

How to Apply For all full-time Higher Education courses please apply through UCAS. If you are interested in applying for a part-time HE/Professional course please contact Course Information on 01924 789111 to request an application form. For Access to HE courses please contact Course Information on 01924 789111 for an Access application form.

Work-Based Courses City & Guilds Diploma or Award in Learning and Development������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 046 City & Guilds Qualifications in Quality Assurance������������������������� 047 City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������049 Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) NVQ Diploma in Management��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 050


Construction, Civil Engineering & Building Services

Sport & Health

HNC Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering Pathway)���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 055

Foundation Degree Sports Science���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 099

HND Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering Pathway)���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 057

BSc (Hons) Health Related Exercise & Fitness������������������������������������������� 102

HNC Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering Pathway)����������������������������������������������������������� 054

HNC Construction & the Built Environment (Construction Pathway)�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 058 HND Construction & the Built Environment (Construction Pathway)�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 059 Higher Apprenticeship in Construction and Management������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 061

Early Years

Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning & Development���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 064

Engineering

HNC Mechanical Engineering������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 070 Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Leadership����������������������� 071

BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching����������������������������������� 098 Foundation Degree Health Related Exercise & Fitness���� 100 HNC/HND Diploma Public Services����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 103

Teacher Training

Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 106 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector����� 108 Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning), Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning)������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 110 BA/BA (Hons) in Education and Professional Development ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 111 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 112 Diploma in Teaching English: ESOL �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 113

Health & Social Care

Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care������������������������������� 074

Information Communication Technology

Foundation Degree Computing����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 078

Media & Design

Foundation Degree Commercial Photography����������������������������������� 082 Foundation Degree Web Design�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 085

Performing Arts & Music

HND Diploma Performing Arts (Performance) Dance����� 089 HND Diploma Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 090 HND Diploma Music (Popular Music)����������������������������������������������������������������������� 093

Most of the photographs within this prospectus have been taken by Duncan Lomax, student on the Foundation Degree Commercial Photography and owner of Ravage Productions - www.ravageproductions.co.uk

Information was correct at the time of going to press. Visit the College website www.wakefield.ac.uk for the latest on course information or call 01924 789111.

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HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering������������������������������������������������������������������� 068

Foundation Degree Sports Performance Coaching ���������������� 096


Why choose Wakefield College?

Our three core values of Employability, Excellence and Affordability combine to make Wakefield College your first choice for Higher Education. Employability

By focusing on Employability, we ensure that our students leave College fully equipped to enter the world of work and succeed in their chosen fields. How do we achieve this focus? By ensuring that our courses are kept up to date and relevant to the skills and knowledge employers really want. Over the years we have built strong links with employers which enable us to tailor our courses to their requirements and allow us to offer our students work placement or project work opportunities which make valuable additions to any CV. We also ensure that our Higher Education programmes are focused on you and your personal and professional development goals. All our staff, whether academic or support staff, are dedicated to supporting you in your development of the personal and practical skills you need to start your chosen career, or, if you’re already working, to

fulfil your potential and progress within your organisation.

Excellence

Our core value of Excellence is endorsed by the results of National Student Surveys and reviews by the Quality

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Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

We pride ourselves on the high quality of our teaching, provided by dedicated professionals who are passionate about their subjects and about teaching. In most cases, our staff are not only professional teachers but also have years of experience in commerce or industry, experience which they are happy to share with their students. Time spent with these tutors is extremely valuable, so we ensure that on all our courses there is as much student-tutor contact time as possible, generally much more than you would have at many universities.

Our facilities also demonstrate our commitment to Excellence. Wakefield College has undergone a transformation in recent years, providing our students with a modern learning environment and first-class facilities. Whether you are based at our renovated and transformed Wakefield City Campus, our purpose-built Castleford Campus, our Thornes Park Campus or our new performing arts centre at the Waterton Building, you will find all the specialist facilities you need to help you succeed.

Affordability

We believe money matters should not stand in the way of educational and career progression. With lower tuition fees than most universities and a local cost of living that won’t break the bank, you may find gaining a Higher Education at Wakefield College surprisingly affordable! Moreover, because many of our Higher Education courses are validated by major regional universities like Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Huddersfield, you will receive a recognised and respected qualification, but finish your programme with substantially less debt.


“You’re treated like an adult here, and the focus is on you as an individual, rather than as part of a collective, and I think that’s brilliant.”


Guide to Qualifications This is our complete Jargon Buster! Access courses

One year pre-degree course designed to help adults who have been out of education for some time re-engage with learning and progress onto higher level pathways.

APL

Accreditation of Prior Learning. Skills and competencies gained in the workplace can be accredited as an alternative to formal qualifications. Generally for mature students who wish to enter Higher Education, but lack the formal entry qualifications.

Vocationally orientated, usually full-time and studied over two years. Can lead to progression to the second (or sometimes third) year of an honours degree.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Usually studied part-time over two years. Progression is to the second year of an honours degree or top-up to an HND.

Professional, Vocational and Technical Qualifications

Refer to Bachelor degrees in various areas: Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Education (BAEd); Bachelor of Engineering (BEng); and Bachelor of Science (BSc).

(AAT, City & Guilds, ILM, CIM etc.) usually studied parttime, alongside work and designed for a specific field of work; often by professional bodies. Undertaken to assist in professional development, they can lead on to further study.

Conditional Offer

Top-Up Degree

BA, BAEd, BEng, BSc

An offer made by the College Admissions team which is dependent on a certain target being reached.

Entry Requirements

The results, evidence or level of performance necessary to gain a place on a given course.

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Higher National Diploma (HND)

Higher Education qualifications that combine academic study with work-based learning and are designed to equip you for a particular area of work. Usually studied full-time over two years, although part-time foundation degrees do exist. Can lead to an honours degree with a further year’s study.

Available to those who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation Degree and wish to ‘top up’ to a full honours degree. Can be studied either part or full-time.

Tuition Fees

The amount to be paid each year in order to study your chosen course. Fees vary depending on choice of institution. There are a number of ways in which you can fund your Higher Education study, depending on your personal circumstances. See Money Matters on pages 014-017.


“I have to say my overall experience at the College has been fantastic; the facilities are great and the support I received from the library was outstanding.�

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Sculpture - Jaume Plensa, Speigel, 2010 , Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Wakefield Cathedral Interior


The City –

a changing landscape Things are changing here in Wakefield, with a host of modern developments adding to the already rich and diverse heritage to be found across the District. A colourful history has shaped the ‘Merrie City’, which offers a combination of heritage, countryside, entertainment, culture, shopping and sport. There are many leisure opportunities to enjoy, from leading museums and galleries such as the internationally-acclaimed Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the world-class Hepworth Gallery, to water sports at Pugneys and even skiing and snowboarding at the Xscape complex. If you are a fan of the great outdoors, you could explore the manor houses, country parks and castles, or venture out on the many cycle paths and bridleways that traverse the District and surrounding areas.

Showcasing our local culinary legacy, annual festivals celebrate the dishes created by rhubarb and liquorice; two flavours that are synonymous with the city. If eating out is your thing, you can choose from a wide variety of menus and prices at eateries across the District, including Wakefield College’s own awardwinning Gaskell’s training restaurant. The District is famous for its sporting traditions and offers opportunities to witness the rivalry between the local rugby league teams or sample water sports, golf, racing, athletics, fishing, and football.

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Wakefield’s nightlife has a reputation for live entertainment, from theatre to unique musical events, but whilst the city itself is alive until the early hours with pubs, clubs and bars, there are also numerous country pubs and restaurants which offer quieter evenings out.

Shopping opportunities abound in Wakefield, from designer bargains at Junction 32, to The Ridings and new Trinity Walk development in the city centre, which offer high-street stores and independent retailers.


`The promotion of equality and diversity is outstanding. The College is highly socially inclusive and makes all efforts to remove barriers to learning.’ - Ofsted 2010


Money Matters The facts Funding overview

Full-time funding

A degree is great for your job prospects and also increases your earning potential. So, going to university or studying in higher education is an investment in your future from which you will reap the rewards throughout your lifetime.

There are two main costs new full-time students need to consider: tuition fees and living costs.

But the student finance system can be complex. At Wakefield College we will help you understand the facts before you invest in your future. We believe that pricing people out of Higher Education would devalue our institution and prohibit a number of people from continuing their education. This is why Affordability is one of our three core values. From September 2012, the UK Government changed the way Higher Education in England is funded. This means that public sector universities and colleges can charge new full-time students up to £9,000 per year in tuition fees.

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We have set our fees at the lowest level we are able to charge whilst still being able to offer our high quality provision. We are competitively priced in comparison to our local university counterparts, which will ensure that Wakefield College students will have significantly less to pay back once they are in work and earning. A number of grants, loans and bursaries are available, depending upon your mode of study and personal circumstances. An overview of student finance follows, but more information is available through our website: www.wakefield.ac.uk/he

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If you are studying on your first Higher Education course, you can get a Government loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. These tuition fee loans will cover your course costs and are paid by the Government direct to the institution that you attend. This is no ordinary loan – it’s not like repaying your credit card or bank loans. Here’s what you need to know* • You don’t have to pay back your tuition fee loan and your living cost loan until you are earning over £21,000 a year. • You repay your loans at a rate of 9% of your income over £21,000. So if your salary is £25,000 a year, you pay 9% of £4,000, which is £6.92 a week. • If your job pays below £21,000, or if you stop working completely, you stop repaying your loan until you are working again and earning over £21,000. • Your monthly repayments will be deducted from your wage in a similar way to tax and National Insurance. • If it is not repaid within 30 years it is written off. You can also receive assistance with your living expenses. There are Maintenance Loans available and, depending on your household income, you could qualify for a nonrepayable Maintenance Grant. Extra financial help may be available if you have a disability or children or adults who are dependants.


Part-time funding New part-time students can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £6,750 depending upon the proportion of a full-time course studied. To qualify you must be studying for your first Higher Education qualification and complete a minimum of 25% (and maximum of 75%) of the equivalent full-time course workload per year. The repayment structure is different to that of full-time students: • You will start making repayments in the April four years after the start of your course, or the April after you leave the course, whichever comes first. • No repayments will have to be made until you are earning over £21,000. • Your monthly repayments will be deducted from your wage in a similar way to tax and National Insurance. Existing part-time students with a household income under £28,066 who have previously received the fee and course grants will continue to receive a fee grant and course grant instead of a tuition fee loan. Unfortunately, new part-time students cannot get a grant for their living costs. Extra financial help will be available to disabled students studying on a part-time basis through Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). For further information on all aspects of student finance, both full and part-time, as well as how to apply for it, go to: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance


“I don’t think you’re missing out on anything coming to study HE at an FE college. You’ve got smaller class sizes, lower fees and a more personal approach to your learning. Personally, I think I’ll achieve more and get more out of it than going to university.”


Money Matters Other types of funding Financial Support for courses that do not qualify for support from Student Finance England If you are aged 19-23 at 31/08/2014 please contact Financial Support as you may be able to apply for help towards your tuition fees through the College’s remission policy. If you are aged 24+ as at 31/08/2014 you may be able to apply for the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan for your tuition fees. Courses eligible for the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan can be identified by the following symbol:

Access to Learning Fund (ALF) Students in financial hardship who need extra help to stay in Higher Education, could get help from the Access to Learning Fund. The amount you can get is decided by the Student Finance Team at the College. Most awards are grants that don’t have to be paid back, although some are loans that do have to be paid back. Money can be paid in a lump sum or in instalments. Money from the Access to Learning Fund won’t usually be counted as income when working out your entitlement to benefits or tax credits, unless it’s for day-to-day living costs. For more information on eligibility go to: www.gov.uk/access-to-learning-fund

This is a non-means-tested and non-repayable funding source which is intended to help meet the extra costs incurred as a direct result of a disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty whilst undertaking Higher Education study. The Local Authority is responsible for assessing who is eligible for DSA. To find out more please go to: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

Care Leavers Young people up to the age of 25 who have been in Local Authority care are entitled to additional support in the form of a bursary and additional funds from their Local Authority. As recipients of the Buttle UK Quality Mark for supporting Care Leavers who wish to enter Higher Education, Wakefield College has a commitment to assisting you in your studies. For more information please go to: www.buttleuk.org or telephone 01924 789317.

Other Financial Assistance ■

Childcare Grant: to help parents in Higher Education.

■ Parents’ Learning Allowance. ■ Adult Dependants’ Grant: help if there is an adult who

depends on you financially.

■ Child Tax Credits and Financial Support for students

on benefits: part-time students and certain groups of full-time students are sometimes eligible.

Remember, you can only begin making a claim for financial support for your studies once you have made your application through UCAS. Apply as soon as possible so that you know what you are entitled to, well ahead of starting your course.

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For more information go to: www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/how-to-claim

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)


National Scholarship Programme

As a student entering Higher Education, you may be eligible for a National Scholarship award. The National Scholarship Programme is an initiative aimed at lowincome students and funded jointly by the Government and by universities and colleges. To be considered for a scholarship your residual household income must be below £25,000; although not all those with incomes below this level will receive a National Scholarship award. For more information about eligibility for the National Scholarship Programme and other institutional support that might be available to you, please visit our website at: www.wakefield.ac.uk/HigherEducation/fees-andfinance/national-scholarship-programme.asp which also explains how you may apply and how you would then be assessed for a scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria To be considered for the NSP scholarship you must: • be a Home (England) or EU student • have a household income of less than £25,000 and be in receipt of the full Student Finance Maintenance Grant • have received and accepted an offer of a place on a Higher Education course at Wakefield College, as your first choice (not an insurance choice). This must be your first HE course and not a top-up degree qualification. Please be aware that the Government has awarded the College a limited number of scholarships as part of the National Scholarship Programme, so meeting the eligibility criteria and applying does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. Wakefield College will also set additional criteria to make sure the scholarship funding reaches those who need it the most.

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For more information, please contact the Financial Support Team at Wakefield College on 01924 789283/517, or Andrew Cawtheray, HE Widening Participation Advisor, on 01924 789317.


Graduation Ceremony at Wakefield College

Each year we mark the achievements of our Higher Education students at our Graduation Ceremony, which gives graduates the opportunity to celebrate their well-deserved success in the company of their families, tutors and fellow students. Now one of the highlights of the College calendar, the Graduation Ceremony is a formal event, held in full academic dress. Wakefield Cathedral provides a prestigious venue for the ceremony. Headed by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Wakefield Metropolitan District, College staff, governors, guests and graduands process from the City Campus and are seated in the Cathedral’s beautifully restored nave where the guest speaker presents all graduands with a certificate.

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Wakefield College’s degrees are validated by Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Huddersfield, and we are currently in the process of developing a new relationship with Teesside University. Our students are also able to attend the awarding university’s graduation ceremony, if they wish.


“I was blown away by the graduation ceremony and how professional and nice it was. It made me feel proud and my parents were incredibly proud too. They didn’t fully understand all the hard work I’d put in over the two years of the course until that final day. It was about everything we’d done over the two years, so it was a brilliant way to finish and show everyone that we were qualified to build websites. It was brilliant!”

Emily Young

 Foundation Degree Web Design graduate Front End Developer, HMA Digital


“This is a beautiful listed building which is part of the city’s heritage. Throughout its history it has been used as a place of entertainment and education - now it will continue in both roles as a vibrant Performing Arts venue in the heart of Wakefield.” Marie Dalton Programme Manager, Performing Arts

mechanics’ theatre

As from September 2013, Performing Arts will move to its new home in the heart of Wakefield’s Civic Quarter. The building on Wood Street, which was the City Museum from 1955 to 2012, now houses professional standard dance and drama studios, classrooms and a superb new professional theatre. Thanks to a £1m refurbishment which has breathed new life into this grand old building, students will now benefit from industry-standard facilities in a city centre location.


Access to Higher Education

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Access to Higher Education Diplomas are developed in conjunction with universities and are designed to provide the foundation knowledge and study skills you need if you have been out of education for a while but are looking to re-engage and undertake higher level study. We offer highly successful and nationally recognised courses which prepare adults for study at university, supporting them through the application process and with work placement opportunities which bolster their applications.

I can’t fault it. If it wasn’t for this course, tutors and everyone involved, I wouldn’t be going to university - no way! Six months ago I was on a building site but now I’m getting ready to go off to university, and it’s all because of Wakefield College.” Joseph Shaw Access to HE Nursing and Midwifery


“I was working as a photographer but after a few years I reached a point where I felt I was going nowhere, so I took some time out to re-assess my life and decide what I really wanted to do and nursing was my career of choice. The tutors on the Access course have been very supportive. I’ve really enjoyed it - it’s been a great experience.”

Scott Higgins Access to HE Nursing and Midwifery


Humanities, Science, Nursing/Midwifery and Business • • • •

Wakefield City Campus Level 3 Full-time: 1 year (daytime) Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• Humanities Pathway – GCSE English Language at grade A*-C

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education

Science Pathway – GCSE Maths at grade A*-C and Functional Skills English at Level 2 Nursing/Midwifery Pathway – GCSE English Language and Maths at grade A*-C. Applicants must also be able to show that they have paid or voluntary experience in a caring role or healthcare setting Business Pathway – GCSE English Language and Maths at grade A*-C • Evidence of maturity, determination and organisational skills

How you will learn and be assessed

You will study compulsory and optional units from one of the four Access pathways:

Teaching will include a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, discussions and practical work, plus other directed and private study.

Humanities: Study Skills and four units from English Language; English Literature; History; Counselling; Psychology; Sociology and Biology. You may have the option to take GCSE Maths if required for progression, subject to your having already achieved a Level 2 numeracy qualification. Science: Study Skills and four units from Biology; Chemistry; Human Biology; Maths and Physics; Psychology; and English Language. You may have the option to take GCSE English Language if required for progression, subject to your having already achieved Level 2 Functional Skills English. Nursing/Midwifery: Study Skills; Psycho-Social aspects of Health; Biology; and Human Biology are compulsory units. One optional choice from Counselling, Sociology, Psychology and Chemistry. You may have the option to take GCSE Science if required for progression. Business: Study Skills and Business Communications; Finance; Awareness of Managing People; and two options chosen from Psychology, Sociology and Maths.

Assessment will be ongoing through course assignments and examinations, with each Level 3 unit being graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What next? The majority of students choose to progress onto degree-level study at a variety of Higher Education establishments. Access to Higher Education is the first step on the route to many careers, depending on your chosen pathway: Humanities: Teaching; Social Work; Law; Youth Work; Counselling. Science: Radiography; Physiotherapy; Environmental Science; Dietetics; Forensic Science. Nursing and Midwifery: Adult Nursing; Paediatric Nursing; Mental Health Nursing; Midwifery. Business: A range of private and public sector business related careers.

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What you will study


Management, Business & Professional Studies

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Management, Business and Professional Studies embraces a vast range of industries and commercial enterprises and our aim is to give students the skills which are attractive to employers and the knowledge which will provide a platform for more advanced study. Wakefield College offers a well-established portfolio of university level courses in this area, listed under three headings; Business & Management, Professional Qualifications, and Work-Based courses. Our courses are excellent value for money and students benefit from first-rate facilities and staff who possess both practical business experience and teaching expertise. For those wishing to combine study with employment, we offer part-time study options, and even in our full-time courses we try to ensure that contact time with tutors is compressed into two full days per week, leaving ample time for private study, work and domestic commitments.

The course has definitely impacted on my work. Since starting the CIPS I’ve improved a lot; my general knowledge of purchasing and purchasing methods has increased and my manager has noticed. It’s a course that gives you many benefits.� Seb Allen Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Foundation Diploma


Business, Management & Professional Studies

Business & Management

HNC Business • • • • •

Wakefield City Campus Level 4 18 months/2 years Part-time: 2 evenings per week Apply direct to College

•A  n A Level, GNVQ Level 3 or equivalent Level 3 qualification including Access to HE Business pathway • Employment in a business environment • Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy •A  pplications from mature students with no formal qualifications are welcomed

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

The HNC gives you an introduction to a wide variety of business topics, such as human resources, marketing, accounts and law. Learning is consolidated through students sharing their experiences and reflecting on practice within their organisations.

Teaching will take a variety of formats including lectures, classroom presentation, research tasks, group work, exhibitions, workshops, tutorials and self-directed activities.

You will study modules surrounding: Marketing; Finance, Business Environment; Organisations and Behaviour; Law; Managing Professional Development; Project Management and Personnel.

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Entry Requirements

Assessment will be through the completion of coursework and assignments.

What next? The HNC can be topped up to an HND and then to a BA (Hons) Business and Management (pathway available at Wakefield College). You may also wish to study towards a relevant professional qualification. Careers in industry, commerce, the private sector or selfemployment can all be enhanced by this qualification.


“The support from my tutors has been great and the continuous assessment is an advantage compared to an exam-based course. The broad range of skills you can get from this course puts you in a strong position to progress; it’s great and I have recommended this course to a colleague in my office. It’s difficult to put into words how much I have learnt! I would tell anyone who has the chance to study Higher Eduaction to grab it and keep learning. I wouldn’t have been able to progress without it. It’s opened up a whole new field of opportunities that didn’t exist 18 months ago!”

Aimee Willett HNC Business


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Business & Management

HND Business • • • • •

Wakefield City Campus Level 5 12/18 months Part-time: 2 evenings per week Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•H  igher National Certificate in a business-related area with a good profile of attainment • Employment in a business environment • Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

The part-time HND programme offers the opportunity for those who have completed the HNC Business to further their knowledge of business areas including strategy, human resources, marketing and law.

Teaching will take a variety of formats including lectures, classroom presentations, research tasks, group work, exhibitions, workshops, tutorials and self-directed activities.

You will study modules across topics such as Business Strategy, Law, Decision Making, Research Project, Employability Skills, Personnel and Marketing.

Assessment will be through the completion of coursework and assignments.

What next? The top-up pathway to a BA (Hons) Business & Management, by completing a further 12 months full-time, is available at Wakefield College. You may also progress to study towards relevant professional qualifications. Careers in industry, commerce, the public sector or self-employment can all be enhanced by this qualification.


Business & Management

An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University

• Wakefield City Campus • Level 4/5 • 3 years • Part-time: 1 day/evening per week • Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•G  CE/VCE Advanced Level and New Nationals. One 6-unit qualification at Advanced level, plus 3 other subjects at GCSE grade C or above • Access to HE Business Pathway •N  ational Certificate/Diploma or suitable bridging course in a relevant qualification • Applicants under 21: GCSE English Language and Maths

Business, Management & Professional Studies

Foundation Degree Logistics and Supply Chain Management

•A  pplications welcomed from mature students, who can demonstrate appropriate experience

How you will learn and be assessed

This is the ideal course for people interested in starting or progressing with a career in logistics, supply chain and management.

Teaching will take a variety of formats including lectures, classroom presentations, case studies, workshops, practical exercises and tutorials.

The Foundation Degree will develop your existing knowledge of the industry, providing you with academic theory that can be applied to a management setting within logistics and supply chain management.

Assessment will be in the form of assignments, verbal presentations and case studies.

Modules studied include: Employability for Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Work in Context; Business Environment; Organisation and Behaviour; Marketing; Business Law; Accounting for Business; Human Resource Management; Storage and Distribution and Operations Management.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BA (Hons) Business and Management, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider. There is a wide range of career options, including management, within related industries.

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“I previously studied at another university with 300/350 people in lectures. It was a huge campus, very daunting, and you had to make appointments to see your tutors. Here it’s in two buildings and you get to know your fellow students and your tutors really well. Your tutors are more accessible, and they do their best to tailor their classes to suit your needs, helping you to find ways to learn that are right for you.”

Katherine Kear

Foundation Degree Management & Business Enterprise


Business & Management

An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University

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Wakefield City Campus Level 4/5 Full-time: (daytime), 2 years (apply via UCAS) UCAS Code: NNC2 Part-time: (daytime), 3 years (apply direct to College)

Entry Requirements

• 1 20 UCAS tariff points acquired through a range of Level 3 backgrounds • L evel 3 background which could include Access to HE Business pathway • Level 2 English Language and Maths •A  pplications welcomed from mature students with appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

How you will learn and be assessed

Providing you with a practical understanding of a broad range of subjects in Management and Business Enterprise, the emphasis of this course is on giving you academic knowledge in an applied context.

Teaching will take a variety of formats including lectures, classroom presentations, IT based material, workshops, research tasks, group work, visits, guest speakers and work placement.

Modules offered include: Employability for Management and Business Enterprise; Work in Context for Management and Business Enterprise; Business Environment; Organisations and Behaviour; Accounting for Business; Business Law; Human Resource Management; Innovation and Enterprise and Project Management.

Assessment will be in the form of assignments, verbal presentations, group projects and case studies.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BA (Hons) Business and Management, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider. A wide range of career options exists within business and related sectors.

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Business, Management & Professional Studies

Foundation Degree Management & Business Enterprise


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Business, Management & Professional Studies

Business & Management

Foundation Degree Marketing Management An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)

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Wakefield City Campus Level 4/5 Full-time: (daytime), 2 years (apply via UCAS) UCAS Code: NNC2 Part-time: (daytime), 3 years (apply direct to College)

Entry Requirements

• 120 UCAS tariff points acquired through a range of • Level 3 backgrounds • L evel 3 background which could include Access to HE Business pathway • Level 2 English Language and Maths •A  pplications welcomed from mature students with appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Emphasising the acquisition of academic knowledge in an applied context, this course covers a wide range of topics relating to both Marketing and Management.

You will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, classroom presentation, IT based material, workshops, research tasks, group work, visits, guest speakers and work placement.

Modules studied include: Employability for Marketing Management; Work in Context for Marketing Management; Business Environment; Organisation and Behaviour; Business Law; Accounting for Business; Human Resource Management; Stakeholder Marketing; Marketing Information and Research and Digital Marketing. The course also offers the opportunity to complete Chartered Institute of Marketing modules alongside the Foundation Degree.

Assessment methods include assignments, verbal presentations, group projects and case studies. Students studying the marketing modules on this Foundation Degree will be taught content which will allow them to take the CIM assessment for the relevant module, if they want to achieve the CIM qualfiaction.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BA (Hons) Business and Management, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider. The course can lead to a wide range of business career opportunities in private enterprise and the public sector.


“One of the things I noticed was the small class sizes, which meant we got more one-on-one engagement time with the tutors, which was a massive bonus. From an academic perspective doing the course has introduced me to new methods of working and has definitely fulfilled its purpose, and because of the gradings I’ve got I can walk on to most Masters or PhD courses.�

Haydn Fields

BA (Hons) Business & Management


Business & Management

Awarding university to be confirmed

Entry Requirements

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

This is a top-up pathway for those who have an HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent level qualification to gain a BA (Hons) Business and Management degree.

Teaching will take a variety of formats including lectures, classroom presentations, research tasks, group work, workshops, tutorials and self-directed activities.

Combining skill development with academic study, the course includes modules in: Strategic Management, Strategic Business Operations and Strategic Human Resource Management, with a choice of elective modules in Innovation and Change Management, Fundamentals of International Trade, Managing Information Systems and Strategic Marketing. You will also undertake Personal and Professional Development and a work-based learning and a personal project. Small group sizes coupled with focused contact time with tutors have contributed to the 100% graduation rate to date.

• Level 2 English Language and Maths • F oundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a Business related area

Assessment is continuous throughout the course, predominantly in the form of assignments.

What next? Careers in industry, commerce and the public sector can all be enhanced by this qualification. The BA provides the opportunity to progress onto a Masters degree or other relevant high level professional qualifications.

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• Wakefield City Campus • Full-time over 12 months: 2 days per week (apply via UCAS) • UCAS Code: NN12

Business, Management & Professional Studies

BA (Hons) Business & Management


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Professional Qualifications

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) • Wakefield City Campus • Level 4 • Part-time over 1 year: 1 day per week (day release) or 2 evenings per week • Daytime attendance required at 5 - 7 sessions of computer-based examinations • Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Recognised as a major qualification for technician level accounting staff, this qualification is accredited within the regulatory credit framework and is a suite of competence based qualifications at Levels 2, 3 and 4 in the qualifications framework (QCF).

Learning will take place both in the classroom and in the workplace.

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At Level 4 you will study financial statements, budgeting, financial performance, internal control and accounting systems, and two units from credit management and control, personal tax, business tax, external auditing. All units are based around the work of the working accountant and include an understanding of book-keeping and the ability to prepare financial statements to publication level, tax returns to conform to HMRC requirements and various internal management reports. Students who are members of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) will normally get exam exemptions from the Chartered Accounting bodies.

• Accounting Level 3

• Appropriate literacy and numeracy levels

There will be computer based assessments and projects, as well as the submission of work-based evidence supported by a testimonial from a line manager.

What next? Upon achieving Levels 3 and 4 students may apply for membership of the Association (AAT). Students may progress to further accounting qualifications with one of the Chartered bodies.


Professional Qualifications

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Wakefield City Campus Level 4 2 years Part-time: 1 evening per week Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•M  inimum of 2 A Levels; general degree; CIM Introductory Certificate in Marketing Level 2 or 3; NVQ or SVQ Level 3; International Baccalaureate (equivalent to NQF Level 3 or above) • Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

How you will learn and be assessed

The CIM Certificate provides a useful introduction to marketing covering a broad range of disciplines ideal if you are in a junior position or are looking to enhance your credentials.

Learning will take many formats including formal lectures, group discussions and presentations, case studies, practical exercises and further reading.

To develop your practice, skills and knowledge, modules cover a broad range of topics including Essentials of Marketing, Assessing the Marketing Environment, Marketing Information and Research and Stakeholder Marketing.

Assessment will be in the form of assignments and/or examinations.

What next? This qualification will confirm your commitment to marketing and willingness to develop your skills. It provides the foundation for progression to the Professional Diploma in Marketing (pathway available at Wakefield College).

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Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Certificate in Marketing


Business, Management & Professional Studies

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma in Marketing • • • • •

Wakefield City Campus Level 6 2 years Part-time: 1 evening per week Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•C  IM Certificate in Marketing or Marketing Practice; a Marketing or Business degree where at least one third of the credits are in Marketing: Edexcel (BTEC) HNC/HND in any subject, NVQ or SVQ Level 3 Marketing, NVQ or SVQ Level 4 in any subject, other appropriate qualifications approved by CIM required, or • 3 years’ relevant marketing management experience

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• Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

The Professional Diploma is designed to further develop marketing knowledge and skills for those who either hold the CIM Professional Certificate or a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, or a Business degree with a significant Marketing content.

You will learn through interactive sessions which will include formal lectures, presentations, group work, IT based material and the discussion of current Marketing practice through case studies and self-directed study.

You will learn how to write and execute a marketing plan, as well as develop operational skills and competencies through units in the Marketing Planning Process, Delivering Customer Value through Marketing, Project Management in Marketing and Managing Marketing.

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and assignments.

What next? This course will further your career in marketing management as well as provide the opportunity for further study toward the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.


Professional Qualifications

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Wakefield City Campus Flexible duration - modular Part-time: 1 afternoon and/or evening per week Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•T  hose aged under 21 will need 2 subjects at GCE Advanced Level plus 3 additional GCSE subjects at Grade C or above • NVQ/SVQ at Level 3, or GNVQ at Advanced Level •B  TEC National Certificate/Diploma or 5 subject passes in the SCOTVEC National Certificate

Business, Management & Professional Studies

Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Diploma, Advanced Diploma & Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

• CIPS Certificates at appropriate levels • Equivalent qualifications for mature students

How you will learn and be assessed

The award of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) membership is the hallmark of the professionally qualified in this sector. It is increasingly being demanded by employers as a key to appointment and promotion. Holders of the Professional Diploma are entitled to full CIPS membership and to use the letters MCIPS after their name.

Teaching will take a variety of formats including formal lectures, individual and group presentations, workshops, research tasks, guest speakers and exhibitions.

To achieve this, students need to complete, either by examination or approved exemption, the Diploma, Advanced and Professional Diplomas.

What next?

Diploma compulsory units: • Contexts of Procurement & Supply • Business Needs in Procurement & Supply • Sourcing in Procurement & Supply • Negotiating and Contracting in Procurement & Supply • Managing Contracts and Relationships in Procurement & Supply. Advanced Diploma compulsory units: • Management in Procurement & Supply • Managing Risks in Supply Chains • Improving the Competitiveness of Supply Chains. Professional Diploma compulsory units: • Leadership in Procurement & Supply • Strategic Supply Chain Management • Corporate and Business Strategy. Plus optional units.

Examinations for the different modules take place in November, March and May.

The Professional Diploma facilitates progression to Level 7 courses such as CIPS Executive Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management.

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Professional Qualifications *

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma, Certificate or Award in Management and Leadership • Wakefield City Campus • Level 5 • 7 weeks (Award), 14 weeks (Certificate*) or 1 year (Diploma) • Part-time: 1 afternoon or evening per week (Award and Certificate), or 1 afternoon and evening per week, plus a 2 day extended learning experience (Diploma) • Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course develops the skills needed by aspiring managers and leaders and is designed to develop your management competencies whatever your industry or organisation type.

The programme is delivered using a range of techniques including lectures, group work, case studies and technology.

The Level 5 Diploma covers a wide range of topics, including: Personal Development; Information; Performance; Finance; Marketing; Quality; Project Management and Recruitment and Selection. For the Diploma you will need to achieve 62 credits. For the Certificate, you must achieve 13 credits (two units), and for the Award, 6 credits (one unit).

• Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy •A  background that will enable you to benefit from the programme as an aspiring/practising Middle Manager

There are no formal examinations. Assessment is through a programme of assignments and a workbased project.

What next? The Diploma facilitates progression to Level 7 courses such as the Award, Certificate or Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (pathway available at Wakefield College). CMI accreditation will support career enhancement across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

* 24+ Advanced Learning Loan only applies to the Certificate in Management and Leadership


Professional Qualifications

• Wakefield City Campus • Level 7 • 7 weeks (Award), 14 weeks (Certificate) or 1 year (Diploma) • Part-time: 1 afternoon or evening per week (Award and Certificate), or 1 afternoon and evening per week, plus a 2 day extended learning experience (Diploma) • Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•A  degree, or a Level 5 management qualification and appropriate managerial experience • M  ature students who have significant managerial experience, but lack the formal qualifications, will complete a pre-entry assessment • Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

How you will learn and be assessed

Recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this qualification requires managers, and aspiring managers, to build on their strategic management and leadership skills and to focus on the requirements of implementing their organisation’s strategy.

The programme is based upon classroom learning including lectures, learner research, group activities, formal presentations, case studies and reflective practice. Work-based application is evidenced through a series of module assignments.

The Level 7 Diploma covers a wide range of topics, including:

Assessment will be through the completion of assignments.

• Personal Development as a Strategic Manager • Strategic Information Management • Organisational Direction • Organisational Change • Financial Management • Human Resource Planning • Strategic Marketing • Strategic Performance Management • Conducting a Strategic Management Project. For the Diploma you will need to achieve 66 credits. For the Certificate you must achieve 13 credits (a minimum of two units), and for the Award, 6 credits (one unit).

What next? The Level 7 Diploma offers the opportunity for progression to the second year of the MBA at the University of Huddersfield.

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Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma, Certificate or Award in Strategic Management and Leadership


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Work-Based Courses *

City & Guilds Diploma or Award in Learning and Development • • • •

Entry Requirements

Wakefield City Campus/Workplace Level 4 4 – 8 months Part-time: individual attendance and support programmes agreed at induction • College attendance and workplace observation required • Apply direct to College

• Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

For the Diploma, you will study the Principles, Theories and Practices of Learning and Development (six credits) as well as a unit in which you reflect on and improve your own Practice in Learning and Development (six credits).

You will receive individual coaching and support that will enable you to put together a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence in Learning and Development Practice.

You will then make up the remaining 33 credits from a wide choice of units which reflect all aspects of the role, for example: Identify the Learning Needs of Organisations; Plan and Prepare Specific Learning and Development Opportunities; Engage with Employers to Facilitate Workforce Development; Work Productively with Colleagues and Stakeholders. For the Award, you will study the Principles, Theories and Practices of Learning and Development, and gain a further six credits from a range of optional units.

•E  mployment in an appropriate job role to collect a portfolio of evidence

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including professional discussion, verbal questions and answers, and observation of you working with your learners by your tutor.

What next? The Award can be topped up to achieve the full Diploma which is an ideal qualification for advanced practitioners wishing to move into training management roles.

* 24+ Advanced Learning Loan only applies to the Award in Learning and Development


Work-Based Courses

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Wakefield City Campus/Workplace 4 - 8 months per qualification Part-time: work-based Apply direct to College

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Entry Requirements

•P  ractitioners need to be working with assessors in a centre or organisation which will allow them to demonstrate practical competencies

How you will learn and be assessed

This suite of qualifications replaces the previous V1 internal verifier award. They reflect the quality assurance of assessment processes and practice of qualifications within Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and provide practitioners with recognition, through qualification, of excellence in quality assurance practice.

You will receive individual coaching and support that will enable you to put together a portfolio of evidence to prove your competence in internal quality assurance practice.

The Level 4 qualifications for Quality Assurance consist of three separate qualifications: • Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice. • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice. • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including professional discussion, verbal questions and answers, as well as an observation by your tutor of you working with your learners.

What next? These are essential qualifications for anyone conducting internal quality assurance of assessment processes and practice, or wishing to quality assure vocational qualifications accredited within the QCF framework, and who does not hold the D34 or V1 (with proof of currency).

* 24+ Advanced Learning Loan only applies to the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

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City & Guilds Level 4 Qualifications in Quality Assurance


“I am a Health and Safety Manager so I decided to do the course to gain a better understanding of the subject area, increase my knowledge and be more competent in my role as well as gaining a formal qualification. I have definitely developed professionally; the organisation I work for is values-driven and the course helps me to meet those values.�

Tony Lees

NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice


Work-Based Courses

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Work-based Level 5 Part-time: 12 – 18 months Assessor contact every 4 – 6 weeks Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• Employment in an appropriate role • Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

How you will learn and be assessed

Providing an alternative to the NEBOSH Diploma, the NVQ Level 5 Diploma is designed for Health & Safety, and Safety and Environmental professionals who wish to demonstrate competence at a particular level.

Your NVQ assessor will work with you to plan and assess your practical work in the workplace.

You will study ten units including promoting a positive Health & Safety culture, developing and implementing Health & Safety policy and communication systems, risk assessment, monitoring systems, emergency response systems, review systems and keeping pace with changes in Health & Safety practice.

You will submit a portfolio of work-based evidence, which will include reports of events, witness testimonies and other relevant documentation.

What next? Recognised by IOSH as the basis for Graduate Membership, the NVQ provides the foundations for those working towards Chartered Membership. You may also wish to progress to higher or degree level Health & Safety qualifications.

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City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice


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Work-Based Courses

Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) NVQ Diploma in Management • • • • •

Work-based Level 5 Part-time: 12 – 18 months Assessor contact every 4 – 6 weeks Apply direct to College

• Employment in a managerial role • Initial assessment by NVQ assessor to determine suitability • Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

This course has been developed for managers who have responsibility for allocating work, resource management, controlling limited financial budgets and contributing to wider activities such as change programmes.

Your NVQ assessor will work with you to plan and assess your practical work in the workplace.

You will study four mandatory units covering the development and implementation of operational plans, working productively with stakeholders, providing leadership and direction, and planning change.

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Entry Requirements

Depending upon individual and organisational needs there is a range of optional units to choose from in order to complete the qualification.

You will submit a portfolio of work-based evidence, which will include reports of events, witness testimonies and other relevant documentation.

What next? The qualification will provide career enhancement opportunities through demonstrating your willingness to develop. There is the option to progress to further higher level ILM qualifications.


Construction, Civil Engineering & Building Services

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Construction, Civil Engineering and Building Services Engineering are three of the most important and diverse industries in the UK, with a wide skills base and numerous employment opportunities. Our courses prepare students for a range of technical, professional and management careers with course content which is directly related to the occupation and/or the path they wish to pursue. Our facilities are firstclass, and our teaching staff have many years’ experience in the sector and a wealth of know-how which they are happy to pass on to their students.

As a father of two young children, juggling a full-time job with studying and family life can be really hard work. I work away a lot and can be away for up to seven weeks at a time so it can be hard when it comes to assignments but the tutors are very flexible and understand this.� Daniel Wilders HNC Civil Engineering


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HNC Diploma Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering Pathway) • • • • •

Castleford Campus Level 4 Part-time: 1 day per week over 2 years Start dates available September and February Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• L evel 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds in Plumbing or Electrical Installation, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services pathway) •T  hose with substantial professional experience in the sector will also be considered

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

This course provides a specialist vocational programme linked to both the requirements of industry and of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as progression for those who have achieved a Level 3 qualification. It is ideal for people working within a management or design capacity, or those hoping to move into this area of work.

Through a combination of formal and informal sessions including practical, resource-based learning activities with tutorial back-up, together with work-based learning.

Mandatory units: • Design Principles and Application • Health, Safety and Welfare • Application of Building Services Engineering • Group Project. In addition you will study: • Applied Mathematics • Project Management for Building Services Engineering. You will also have the option to select two units from: • Employability Skills • Personal and Professional Development • Use of ICT • Work-based Learning and Assessment.

Guest speakers and site visits will be an integral feature in order to connect with industry partners. Continual assessment throughout the academic year incorporating both assignment-based work (70%) and presentation work (30%).

What next? A key progression route from this course is to an HND or to the second or third year of a degree/honours degree in Construction and the Built Environment. The course also provides a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by CIBSE. Career opportunities are available in a wide variety of organisations: multi-national companies, local authorities, the NHS, and educational institutions to small partnerships specialising in particular aspects of Building Services.


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Castleford Campus Level 4 Part-time: 1 day per week over 2 years Start dates available September and February Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• Level 3 qualification in Civil Engineering •T  hose with substantial professional experience in the sector will also be considered

How you will learn and be assessed

This course is intended for civil engineering technicians who wish to broaden their scope and further develop their expertise. You will complete ten units in total, consisting of the eight core units forming the HNC plus additional units which provide study at Level 4 in Health & Safety and Management in order to meet industry and progression requirements. Units of study include:

Teaching will be a combination of formal and informal sessions that will include practical, resourcebased learning, tutorials, theory and concept study, as well as work-based learning.

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Design Principles and Application Science and Materials Applied Mathematics Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics Civil Engineering Technology Structural Analysis and Design Site Surveying Processes Managing Principles and Application Health, Safety and Welfare.

You will also undertake a group project and, working with the Institution of Civil Engineers, have the opportunity to attain Technician Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (TMICE).

Assessment will be continuous, and administered through presentations, practical exercises and written assignments.

What next? A key progression route from this course is to an HND in Civil Engineering (available at Wakefield College) or to the second or third year of a degree/honours degree in Civil Engineering. Careers cover a broad spectrum at home and abroad, with employers including: local authorities, building contractors, power companies, environmental agencies and specialist consulting firms. If you progress to Chartered status you may specialise, move into senior project management or work as a consultant.

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What you will study

Construction, Civil Engineering & Building Services

HNC Diploma Construction & the Built Environment


“The HNC/HND in Civil Engineering are now recognised by institutions throughout the industry, including the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). They run scholarships for different levels of tuition and with the encouragement of my tutor I applied and won an award. It felt good to receive recognition for my work and I also think that it helped me get my new job. I was awarded the full scholarship and they also offered me the chance to become an ambassador of ICE which involves attending events, public speaking, promoting the engineering industry, talking in schools and basically helping to recruit the next generation of engineers.�

Gareth Hanson HND Civil Engineering


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Castleford Campus Level 5 Part-time: 1 day per week over 1 year Start dates available September and February Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• Level 4 qualification in Civil Engineering or equivalent •T  hose with substantial professional experience in the Construction sector will also be considered

How you will learn and be assessed

Offering the opportunity for those who have completed the HNC to progress onto Level 5 study, this course provides a vocational programme which links into professional body requirements and qualifications offered by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Teaching will be a combination of formal and informal sessions that will include practical, resourcebased learning, tutorials, theory and concept study, as well as work-based learning. You will also be expected to undertake individual learning during the research project.

It offers a strong sector-related emphasis on practical skills, and develops the requisite knowledge and understanding needed for progression.

Assessment will be continuous and administered through presentations, practical exercises and written assignments.

The study programme involves both work based learning, a research project and four units:

What next?

• Measurement, tendering and estimating • Applied mathematics • Contractual procedures • Law and contract.

A key progression route is onto full-time study for a Civil Engineering Bachelor’s degree. The course is designed to provide a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by ICE. Students come from a range of backgrounds, including local authorities, building contractors, power companies, environmental agencies and specialist consulting firms.

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What you will study

Construction, Civil Engineering & Building Services

HND Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering Pathway)


Construction, Civil Engineering & Building Services

HNC Diploma Construction & the Built Environment (Construction Pathway) • • • • •

Castleford Campus Level 4 Part-time: 1 day per week over 2 years Start dates available September and February Apply direct to College

• Level 3 qualification in Construction •T  hose with substantial professional experience in the sector will also be considered

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

A flexible programme designed to develop the skills and knowledge that will help you to gain entry into the professional institutions associated with the sector.

Teaching will be a combination of formal and informal sessions that will include practical, resource-based learning, tutorials, theory and concept study, as well as work-based learning.

You will complete six core units and a minimum of two specialist units:

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Entry Requirements

• Design Principles and Application • Science and Materials • Applied Mathematics • Management Principles and Application • Group Project • Health, Safety and Welfare • Construction and Maintenance of Buildings • Environmental Impact of Construction • Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings • Site Surveying Procedures.

Assessment will be continuous and administered through presentations (20%), practical exercises (10%) and written assignments (70%).

What next? This qualification provides a step on the way to achieving professional status, giving you access to the professional associations connected to the industry. A key progression route from this course is to an HND in Construction (available at Wakefield College) or to the second or third year of a degree/honours degree in Construction in the fields of management, quantity surveying, building surveying and architecture.


(Construction Pathway) • • • • •

Castleford Campus Level 5 Part-time: 1 day per week over 1 year Start dates available September and February Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• Level 4 qualification in Construction or equivalent •T  hose with substantial professional experience in the Construction sector will also be considered

How you will learn and be assessed

The course is designed to provide a specialist vocational programme that links to professional body requirements and a progression route to qualifications offered by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Teaching will be a combination of formal and informal sessions that will include practical, resourcebased learning, tutorials, theory and concept study, as well as work-based learning.

You will undertake units in: • Design Principles and Application • Science and Materials • Applied Mathematics • Health, Safety and Welfare • Group Project • Construction and Maintenance • Environmental Impact of Construction • Surveying Processes • Measurement Estimating and Tendering • Management Principles and Application • Contractual Procedures • Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings • Project Management • Employability • Personal and Professional Development • Research Project.

Assessment will be continuous and administered through presentations, practical exercises and written assignments.

What next? A key progression route from this course is full-time study at degree level. The course is designed to provide those who have decided to forge a career in Construction and the Built Environment with a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by professional associations connected with the sector.

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What you will study

Construction, Civil Engineering & Building Services

HND Construction & the Built Environment


“This course has made me a lot more confident. At the beginning of the course you have to do quite a lot of presentations which I didn’t enjoy at all, but it’s got much easier to stand up in front of people and present now. I’ve learnt a lot of new skills that I’m taking into the workplace and putting into practice which is great. After this course, I’d like to go to university to do the Construction Management Degree so I can progress even further in my career. If you’re willing to put the effort in it’s definitely worth it!”

Daniella Wilson

HNC Construction & the B  uilt Environment (Construction Pathway)


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Castleford Campus/work-based Level 5 Part-time: 1 day per week over 2 years Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•E  mployment at supervisory or technician level in the construction and the built environment sectors • Prior experience and/or appropriate qualifications

How you will learn and be assessed

This work-based programme allows students to study for an HND in Construction, Building Services Engineering or Civil Engineering while working within the industry. The core units cover the following mandatory areas:

You will learn by working on assignments in the workplace relating to each unit of study.

• Management of the Environmental Impact of Work Activities • Maintenance of Health, Safety and Welfare Systems in Construction and the Built Environment • Developing Working Relationships in Construction and the Built Environment • Compliance with Legal, Regulatory, Ethical and Social Requirements • Environmental Factors and Sustainability in Construction and the Built Environment. You will also select additional units according to the pathway of your choice.

To achieve each unit you must gather evidence which shows that you have met the required standard in the assessment criteria. This evidence can be in a variety of different forms and may include direct observation, oral and written questioning, products of your work, personal statements and/or reflective accounts, professional discussion, assignments, projects, case studies, and witness statements relating to your performance.

What next? Further study could be at degree level or professional qualifications. Career opportunities exist in a variety of areas, including: • A  rchitectural technology health and safety management • Building services engineering project management • Building surveying quantity surveying • Civil engineering site management • Contracts management site engineering • Environment management structural engineering.

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What you will study

Construction, Civil Engineering & Building Services

Higher Apprenticeship in Construction and Management


Early Years

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The past few years have been both a challenging and exciting time to be working with children and young people. With new roles, responsibilities and opportunities opening up for Early Years practitioners, there is a need for broader and higher levels of knowledge and skills across the sector. To meet this need, our Early Years Higher Education provision offers flexible modes of delivery, recognition of work-based learning, part-time study routes and broadbased academic learning which will help the sector retain talented and experienced practitioners whilst providing them with higher level qualifications and progression routes that will add value to the sector.

I did the Level 3 in Childcare at Wakefield College then got a job as a teaching assistant and stayed on to do the Foundation Degree which I hope to top up to a full degree. In the long term, I want to be a teacher. I know it isn’t the quickest route, but this way I’ll have more qualifications and experience behind me when I do qualify, and I’ll also finish my education with less debt.” Samantha Flavell Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning & Development


Early Years

Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning & Development

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An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University

• Castleford Campus • Level 4/5 • Full-time: 2 years, 2 days per week in College and 2 days in placement (apply via UCAS) • UCAS Code: X300 • Part-time: 1 day per week for 3 years (apply direct to College)

Entry Requirements

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

You will study a range of theoretical and work-related components which will enhance your understanding of working with children in early years and primary education. Modules cover such elements as child development, safeguarding children, leadership and management, play-based learning and primary education. You will have the opportunity to choose a topic for a research project which will contribute to your knowledge of a specific area.

Learning will involve a range of methods such as lectures, group work, workshops and case studies.

Modules include: Child Development Theory and Practice, Current Issues in Early Years, Safeguarding Children, Play-Based Learning, Understanding Children’s Behaviour, Children and Society, Holistic Development in Early Childhood, Primary Education Policy and Practice, Leadership and Management in Early Years Care and Education, Employability and Work in Context.

• Relevant Level 3 qualification •O  ther qualifications may be considered, depending on experience •M  inimum employment or work placement of 12 hours per week over 2 days, depending on prior experience

Modules are mainly assessed by means of assignments and some include portfolios, presentations or reports. Your competence in the workplace or placement will also be assessed.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BA (Hons) Childhood in the Early Years, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider. The Foundation Degree enhances careers within Primary teaching, management within an Early Years setting, Early Years teacher, Child Development Officer, and others.


“The placements I undertook through Wakefield College have helped me to get a job, and I have been able to use everything I learned in class at my workplace. Eventually I’ll probably go on to do the BA (Hons) or further degrees to become a primary school teacher.”

Zeta Livsey

Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning & Development


Engineering

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Engineering at Wakefield College extends way beyond the traditional areas, and our courses have been recognised as setting the standards across the region for a number of years. Electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering form the basis of the Higher Education courses on offer, providing the first steps on the journey to achieving Chartered status and a rewarding career with skills that are transferable the world over. Higher Education courses are delivered at the purpose-built Castleford Campus, with facilities that have been specifically designed to accommodate our engineering courses including well-equipped workshops and outstanding teaching spaces catering for all aspects of provision.

I had been working for two years but decided that I wanted to do something different. After looking at what the local colleges had to offer, I decided to opt for the National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Wakefield College. The course was day release over two years which was great, my career has really progressed and I’m thoroughly enjoying it� Jody Cox HNC Mechanical Engineering


Engineering

HNC Electrical/ Electronic Engineering • • • • •

Castleford Campus Level 4 2 years Part-time (daytime), 1 day per week Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•N  ational Certificate/ Diploma, or relevant Level 3 qualification •A  pplications are welcomed from those with relevant industry experience, or mature students via Accreditation of Prior Learning or Experience • Interview

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

This is a vocationally-focused qualification which will give you the key concepts and practical competencies which are required by Technical Engineers involved in the design, control, installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic equipment and processes.

Practical work carried out in industry-standard workshops will be underpinned by classroom-based theory and learning, lectures, laboratory work and the use of relevant computer packages. You will undertake individual projects and group tasks which will allow you to develop both your knowledge and skills.

Over two years you will study a number of modules, which could include Mathematics, Electrical Principles, Utilisation of Electrical Energy, Electronics, Engineering Science, Digital Electronics, PLCs, Project.

Assessment will take the form of coursework, assignments and phase-tests throughout your period of study.

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What next? The HNC opens the door to progression to an HND, Foundation Degree and eventually a full Engineering Degree. The qualification enhances career progression and develops the knowledge which underpins supervisory roles within the Engineering industry.


“As a mature student I was worried about returning to a learning environment and starting from scratch but was assured the tutors would provide the support I needed. I quickly got back into the swing of learning and after completing the Level 3, I then went on to do the HNC.�

Jon Jamieson HNC Electrical Engineering


Engineering

HNC Mechanical Engineering • • • • •

Castleford Campus Level 4 2 years Part-time (daytime), 1 day per week Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•N  ational Certificate/Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering preferred •A  pplicants with relevant industry experience, vocational qualifications or other Level 3 qualifications will be considered • Interview

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

This is a vocationally-focused qualification which will give you the key concepts and practical competencies which are required by Technical Engineers within the design and manufacturing industries.

Practical work carried out in industry-standard workshops will be underpinned by classroom-based theory and learning. You will undertake individual projects and group tasks which will allow you to develop both your knowledge and skills.

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Over the two years you will study a number of modules, including: Mathematics; Engineering Science; Project work; CAD; Computer Aided Manufacture; Mechanical Principles; and Hydraulics/ Pneumatics.

Assessment will take the form of coursework, assignments and phase-tests throughout your period of study.

What next? The HNC opens the door to progression to an HND, Foundation Degree, or an Engineering Degree. The qualification enhances career development and provides supplementary knowledge to underpin supervisory roles within the Engineering industry.


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Work-based and course-based Level 4 2 years Part-time Apply direct to College

Engineering

Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Leadership Entry Requirements

•N  VQ Level 3 or equivalent in an appropriate discipline •B  TEC Level 3 or equivalent Diploma/Technical Certificate •S  tudents must be working full-time within the Mechanical/Manufacturing or Electrical/ Electronic Engineering industry. • Interview

How you will learn and be assessed

This course is designed for those working in the engineering sector who aspire to managerial roles. The course consists of mandatory units on Complying with Statutory Regulations and Safety Requirements, Planning and Managing a Project and Solving Engineering Problems, and optional units chosen from an extensive list.

Learning and assessment will be carried out through assignments produced at your workplace.

You will also attend College to complete an HNC in either Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering on a one day per week basis. Functional skills are also studied as part of the Higher Apprenticeship Framework.

What next? This course will help you to move into a management role within the engineering sector or to progress to an HND or Foundation Degree in an appropriate discipline.

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Health & Social Care

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Britain is renowned the world over for its welfare state, founded on our natural instinct to care for those in our society who need it. In the modern age this has never been more relevant or more important. A career in the care sector will put you at the heart of your community, working in a range of settings such as health, social care, childcare and early years. Our Higher Education courses are designed to give you the broad range of skills needed to cope with every eventuality, whichever area of social care you pursue.

I chose Wakefield College because of its reputation, which is excellent, and the supportive framework that was there. The course helped me implement some changes within my workplace and encouraged me to analyse myself and develop my own leadership styles. The course has, therefore, proved beneficial for both the care home I manage and my own personal development.� Sara Fieldhouse Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care


Health & Social Care

Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care

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• Work-based • Level 5 • Flexible delivery planned around your requirements • Regular meetings with your Assessor either in your workplace or at College • Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•E  mployment in a supervisory role within the Health and Social Care sector • Appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Enabling you to build on your managerial and care competencies, or gain recognition for existing skills, the Diploma allows you to follow one of six pathways, depending upon your background within Health and Social Care. These include Children and Young People’s Residential Management, Children and Young People’s Management, Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice, Adults’ Residential Management, Adults’ Management, and Adults’ Advanced Practice.

The award is based on work-based performance. Your assessor will work with you to plan and assess your practical skills in the workplace. The bulk of your learning will therefore be in the workplace, but training and support will be provided at College to ensure that you are meeting the required standard.

Core units of study are shared by all pathways:

You are likely to be an assistant or deputy manager involved in running a facility providing services for vulnerable children, adults or both. The Diploma could take your career in a new direction within adult or children’s care services. It will confirm that you have the necessary competence to run a care centre or nursing home, and is also relevant to a wide range of other health and social care settings.

• Using and developing systems that promote communication • Promoting professional development • Championing equality, diversity and inclusion • Developing health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings • Working in partnership in health and social care, and children and young people’s settings.

You will be assessed through observation in the workplace and the production of an evidence portfolio.

What next?

Further study may include Foundation Degrees and other Higher Education courses.


Information Communication Technology

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At Wakefield College we offer both “hard” skills in computing and other vital transferable skills which will get you that first professional job. We consult with employers to ensure that the technical content of our courses is up to date and we offer plenty of hands-on experience, using our own network facility on which you can configure your own virtual client and server installations. Awareness of the market in mobile OS software is also encouraged through development of mobile device applications. We are members of the Microsoft Academic Alliance, and have begun embedding some Microsoft MTA qualifications within the course to add value to your education.

My tutors are very helpful; I get plenty of time with them and they are really supportive. I’ve just passed the Microsoft MTA Window Server Fundamentals Microsoft exam which is separate to my degree but really good to have, and I also did well in my last semester in programming.” Krystal Marchant Foundation Degree Computing


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Foundation Degree Computing An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University

• • • •

Wakefield City Campus Level 5 Full-time: 2 years UCAS Code: G400

Entry Requirements

•G  CSE English Language and Maths grade A*-C, plus • 160 UCAS points from Level 3 qualifications • Offers based on successful interview

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Designed in consultation with those in the IT industry, this course focuses on developing vocational skills in relation to the world of computing, whilst also providing the academic theory which underpins it.

Teaching will take a variety of formats including formal lectures, individual and group presentations, workshops, research tasks and live briefs, IT-based material and design, visits, and work-related activities.

Students are able to pursue skills and knowledge relevant to their interests and to question, challenge and improve competencies in an environment which prepares them for the specific needs and demands of the workplace.

You will be assessed predominantly through assignments and practical examinations, but also through participation in group projects, case studies and verbal presentations.

They will develop skills in: marketing and promotion, presentation, analysis and evaluation, researching, career development and job search. Taught modules may include: • Introduction to Programming • Hardware and Operating Systems • Database Design Concepts • Networking Concepts • Advanced Programming Techniques • Web and Multimedia Technologies • Systems Analysis • Project Management.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BSc (Hons) Computing, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider. There are many career opportunities for computing graduates, with more emerging as technology develops. IT specific careers include: web design; business applications development; mobile applications development; programming; systems analysis and technical support.


“I came to do the HE course because I attended Wakefield College to do both AS Level ICT and a BTEC Level 3 ICT course and I gained a lot of knowledge from the tutors. Doing the HE course with these tutors has expanded my knowledge and, thanks to the presentations and group discussions, my confidence and communication skills have improved. It’s all good preparation for working life.”

Adam Sweeney

Foundation Degree Computing


Media & Design

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Offering the chance to pursue varied career paths, Wakefield College’s Media & Design Department is an exciting place to study, with disciplines including TV and film, photography, computer games design, web animation, web design, graphic design and visual effects. The department has a strong reputation for excellent results. We have enthusiastic staff with extensive industry experience, a number of specialist workshop facilities, well-resourced teaching areas and industry-standard software and hardware. In addition, excellent professional connections and strong links with local organisations mean that in many disciplines students are able to undertake live briefs as part of their course and are able to exhibit their work regularly throughout the year.

The structure of the course prepares you for employment and that was one of the things that sold it to me. Our tutor gives us excellent support and his dedication to the course is second to none. His experience and links with industry and local businesses have made invaluable contributions to the success of the students individually and of the course as a whole.� Oliver Farrell Foundation Degree Web Design


Media & Design

Foundation Degree Commercial Photography An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University

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Wakefield City Campus Level 5 2 years Full-time: 2 consecutive days’ contact time per week • UCAS Code: W641

Entry Requirements

• Minimum 160 UCAS points •E  nglish qualification essential, Maths qualification desirable •O  ffers subject to successful completion of an interview and portfolio demonstration •M  ature students able to show aptitude for the creative, academic and technical demands will also be considered

What you will study

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The Foundation Degree will give you creative drive to produce striking images along with the underpinning commercial understanding that will enable you to succeed in a career as a professional photographer. Personal and professional development is paramount, with the development of business-orientated understanding, through work-related learning, giving you the opportunity to measure your personal abilities against industrial demands. Over two years, you will study a range of topics which will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence you will need to work as a commercial photographer, or to progress onto the third year of a Bachelor’s degree. Modules include a Technical and Practical Investigation, Creating an Experimental Portfolio, Skills for Meeting Client Briefs, Building a Professional Portfolio, Photojournalism and Editorial Photography, Photographic Communication in Context, Understanding Client Briefs and Providing Commercial Solutions to Client Briefs. The Work in Context and Employability in Photography modules are designed to develop different approaches to solving problems across social and cultural divides and apply these in a work context.

How you will learn and be assessed

Learning will take a variety of formats including formal lectures, presentations, practical workshops, and live briefs. You will undertake a large proportion of independent study, and build a portfolio of work. There is continuous assessment using a variety of methods including practical portfolios and presentations.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BA (Hons) Photographic Journalism, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider.


“As a mature student, my original intention was to develop my love of photography alongside my day-to-day job, but the course has motivated me to make the leap into a different career. There was no better vote of confidence in my work than when the College appointed me to take many of the shots in this very prospectus, and I now have my own commercial photography business and am really enjoying working with a growing list of clients ranging from businesses to bands.�

Duncan Lomax Foundation Degree Commercial Photography


“The best thing about the FD Web Design course is the expert tutors that teach you everything about the web from design to print, including digital skills and web design skills. The course also carries a lot of weight in the local community and with local businesses, so it’s not just what you learn on the course, it’s the contacts you make and the people you meet. You’re often encouraged to join local meet-ups and network with people in the industry.”

Emily Young

Foundation Degree Web Design


Media & Design

Foundation Degree Web Design An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University

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Wakefield City Campus Level 5 2 years Full-time: 2 consecutive days contact time per week • UCAS Code: W280

Entry Requirements

• Minimum 200 UCAS points •E  nglish qualification essential, Maths qualification desirable •O  ffers subject to successful completion of an interview and portfolio demonstration •M  ature students able to show aptitude for the creative, academic and technical demands will also be considered

How you will learn and be assessed

Whether you are just starting out, retraining for an exciting new career or wanting to gain qualifications for skills you already possess, the Foundation Degree Web Design prepares you for a career in the digital design industry.

The course is built around a series of practical assignments which encourage you to investigate the tasks and processes of web design. You develop the knowledge to undertake these assignments through a mixture of lecture, workshop, seminar and self-study activities.

Developed in conjunction with recognised professionals, the course is designed to react to industry needs, and equip creative professionals with the tools needed to create an immediate impact in the creative industries. The modules you study will include: Web Preproduction; Typographic Design; Web Development; New Web Technologies; Brand Identity; Design for Print and Commercial Web Projects. By combining creative modules such as Typographic Design with technical modules that study HTML, CSS and PHP, the course provides skills that enhance your employability to work across disciplines. Work-related learning is a core aspect of the Foundation Degree, and we have excellent links with local web design professionals. During the second year you will work on a variety of commercial projects in our web design studio, working with real clients, so there is a high degree of industrial relevance to your studies.

Assessment will be undertaken through practical assignments, presentations and the submission of an online journal.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BA (Hons) Creative Technology, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider.

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What you will study


Performing Arts & Music

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The performing arts and music industries have continued to develop, diversify and thrive through imaginative media, alongside traditional ones, in the digital era. Wakefield College’s Performing Arts & Music courses ensure that you build a portfolio of skills which enable you to succeed within these highly competitive industries. The courses provide ample scope to gain performance experience and there are a number of enrichment opportunities which will allow you to simultaneously expand your skills base and broaden your horizons both as a person and as a practitioner of the arts.

The tutors are really engaging. So far it’s been an intense three months, but not intimidating in the slightest. We’ve got such a brilliant tutor; she tells us when we’re doing well and when we’re not! You’re treated like an adult here, and the focus is on you as an individual, rather than as part of a collective, and I think that’s brilliant.” Thomas Windle HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre


“I’m in my second year of the HND in Dance and it’s fantastic. I’ve learnt so much from it, particularly from participating in workshops with professional companies and performing at the theatre at Wakefield College. Prior to this course, dancing had just been a hobby, but now my plan is to become a choreographer, supporting people in the community who want to get involved with dance. As part of the course I’ve had the chance to lead and build workshops for schools in Wakefield. The reputation and relationships that the College has with local schools really supports the students on this course.” Donna

Ladle

HND Dance


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Waterton Building Level 5 Full-time over 2 years Minimum of 3 days per week plus evening performances • UCAS Code: 055W

Entry Requirements

Performing Arts & Music

HND Diploma Performing Arts (Performance) Dance • 2 40 UCAS points gained through A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject •A  udition consisting of a contemporary technique class including short choreographic tasks and lengthy sequences, a short solo and a written evaluation of the applicant’s own performance •A  pplications from mature students, and those with non-standard qualifications, are welcomed

How you will learn and be assessed

Offering contemporary dance, as well as additional skills in jazz, classical ballet and physical theatre, this course has professional development at its heart. Whether your chosen path is as a dancer, choreographer, or a teacher, the units of study will allow you to develop your technical and performance skills as well as give you a comprehensive knowledge of the industry itself.

You will learn through a wide range of teaching methods: formal lectures; seminars; practical workshops; tutorials and reflective practice.

You will participate in a number of practical classes across a range of disciplines, as well as study the theoretical concepts of dance from its creation through to presentation. An annual residential, workshops with professional companies and visits to shows are part of this vocational course. Combined with your individual study, these will give you a sound footing from which to enter employment.

Assessment will be across a range of disciplines, is continuous and externally verified.

What next? Destinations may include: a performer; community arts worker; choreographer; arts manager or teacher; community dance worker; arts administration or entrepreneur. There is the possibility of progression onto a third year of a degree, top-up course or study for a Certificate of Education.

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Performing Arts & Music

HND Diploma Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre • • • •

Waterton Building Level 5 Full-time over 2 years Minimum of 3 days per week plus evening performances • UCAS Code: 004W

Entry Requirements

• 2 40 UCAS points gained through A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject •A  udition consisting of contemporary and classical theatre monologues (2 minutes each) • Interview • Submission of a theatre critique

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•A  pplications from mature students, and those with non-standard qualifications, are welcomed

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Professional development is fundamental to this course, whichever strand of the Arts you wish to pursue. Studying a wide range of performance techniques that will enable you to become a versatile performer, you will develop an understanding of the relationship between performer, audience and the material being presented.

You will learn through a wide range of teaching methods including formal lectures, seminars, practical workshops, tutorials and reflective practice

The course gives you the opportunity to develop as an original dramatic artist whilst gaining knowledge of the industry and a valuable qualification.

Close links with Wakefield Theatre Royal will give you the opportunity to experience different aspects of the Performing Arts world.

You will learn how to plan and deliver workshops, direct your own performances and develop a strong understanding of how the industry works through a combination of theatrical performance underpinned with conceptual study.

Assessment will be across a range of disciplines, is continuous and externally verified.

What next?

You will also have the opporunity to participate in professional specialists’ workshops to further develop your skills, ranging from Physical Theatre to Stage Combat. Destinations may include a performer, deviser, community arts worker, arts manager, writer, director, teacher, company leader or entrepreneur. There is the possibility of progression onto a third year of a degree, top-up course or study for a Certificate of Education.


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This is my third year at Wakefield College. Before the HND I studied the National Diploma in Musical Theatre, and even though I auditioned for other universities and was offered places, I chose to stay here. The reason was because of the connection we have with the tutors; if you have a problem you can talk to them which is really good.  I also chose this course because it is one of the best ones to help me achieve my goal of becoming a teacher, which is what I want to do in the future. It gives you the skills you need not just to act but also things like doing presentations, looking at scripts, tactics; everything you need in order to do different types of theatre.�

Stephanie Cook

HND Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre


“I now run my own recording studio and rehearsal rooms and work as a live music engineer, earning a living from doing what I love most. Doing this course gave me so many opportunities; the chance to make contacts and network with people and that has been a vital part of my successes to date. The majority of opportunities I’ve had have been made through people I’ve met at college or university. Also, the skills I learnt in performance and song writing have been extremely relevant to my role as a music producer.”

Darren Brookes

Head of Recording, DPS HND Music (Popular Music)


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Thornes Park Campus Level 5 Full-time over 2 years Minimum of 3 days per week plus evening performances • UCAS Code: 113W

Entry Requirements

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Designed for people who have an interest in Popular Music and have reached a good standard as a musician, this course provides students with a wide variety of performance techniques that will enable them to develop existing techniques as well as acquire new skills and competencies.

The course is predominantly performance-led, where you will learn to create and perform music in context, specific styles and for local and national venues. You will be given opportunities to take part in a variety of work in the wider community, using performance as a platform.

Whether you wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of popular music and the history of the industry, or pursue a career as a performer, producer, composer or teacher, this qualification will give you the underpinning knowledge to achieve longevity in your career.

Practical classes will assist you in mastering a range of techniques, but you will also learn through formal lectures, seminars, practical workshops, tutorials and reflective practice.

• 2 40 UCAS points gained through A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject •A  pplications from mature students, and those with non-standard qualifications, are welcomed

Assessment will be across a range of disciplines, is continuous and externally verified.

What next? Destinations include performer/session musician, studio engineer, songwriter, band/tour manager, film and television writer, journalist, teacher, entrepreneur. There is the opportunity to progress onto the third year of a degree course.

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Studying 16 units over two years, you will cover a broad spectrum of topics surrounding Popular Music, including the theoretical, historical and technical aspects of the industry, as well as the creative, practical, and performance elements which provide the foundations of the course.

Performing Arts & Music

HND Diploma Music (Popular Music)


Sport, Exercise & Health

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Wakefield College has a long tradition of academic provision in Sport, Exercise & Health. Through close links with industry, combined with staff experience, we ensure that courses develop to meet market demands, which are ever-changing and expanding. They combine academic study with work-based learning and experience, with many local sport, fitness and health organisations working closely with the College. These industry partnerships help to develop the academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills that are relevant to students’ career development needs. The College boasts excellent sports facilities, including a fully-equipped sports laboratory and teaching environments that offer the opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding of sport, coaching, health and well-being.

“The course has definitely helped prepare me for the real world and given me an understanding of what’s required from an employer’s perspective. The College careers advisors are always there to give you advice and that’s really useful.”  Toni Tankard BSc (Hons) Health Related Exercise & Fitness


Sport, Exercise & Health

Foundation Degree Sports Performance Coaching An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University

• Thornes Park Campus • Level 5 • Full-time (apply via UCAS): 2 years, 2 days per week. • UCAS Code: CX61 • Part-time (apply direct to College): 3 years

Entry Requirements

•M  inimum 160 UCAS Tariff Points from suitable Level 3 qualifications, plus • GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C •C  oaching qualification in chosen sport and current participation in coaching activities desirable

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•M  ature students able to show aptitude and experience will also be considered

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Whether you are looking to embark on a career in coaching or wish to develop your knowledge in your current role, this course will quantify your abilities and give your practice a more scientific foundation. The Foundation Degree in Sports Performance Coaching provides a balanced academic programme which will equip you with the skills and knowledge required for the assessment and enhancement of sports performance.

Learning will take a variety of formats including formal lectures, presentations, practical workshops, live briefs, independent study and work-based tasks.

Exact modules studied will vary from year to year but may include: Psychological Foundations of Sport and Exercise; Measurement and Analysis of Sports Performance; Strength and Conditioning; Nutrition for Sports Performance; Physiological Measurement and the Evaluation of Sports Performance; Employability in Sports Performance Coaching and Work in Context. We provide an in-house opportunity for work experience as you may be heavily involved in Wakefield College’s Athlete Development Programme which is offered to talented sports people who wish to advance their sporting careers whilst in education.

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including examinations, lab reports, case studies, presentations and reflective logs.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider. Coaching, strength and conditioning, nutritionist, biomechanists, performance analysts are possible career routes; all of which normally require further study.


“College is just as good as going to university; you get the same sort of tutoring and you get a lot more one-to-one individual help. It’s more personal than going into a lecture theatre filled with two hundred people. You get to know a lot of people but you also get to know the tutors and they’re all willing to engage with you. They all know you by name and you can get in touch with them any time and they’ll send your work back within a few days if they can. They want to help you and get to know you and what you’re capable of and push each person individually.”

Steven Carter

Foundation Degree Sports Performance Coaching


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• Thornes Park Campus • Level 6 • Full-time (apply via UCAS): 1 year, 2 days per week • Part-time (apply direct to College): 2 years, 1 day per week

Entry Requirements

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Topics such as: Contemporary Issues in Sports Performance and Coaching; Applied Sports Nutrition for Performance; Long Term Athlete Development and Talent Identification; Research Methods – Mini Project; Athlete Monitoring and Regeneration Methods; Exercise Prescription for both Pre- and Re-habilitation; Professional Development; The Coaching Process: Concepts and Applications.

There will be a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops, practical work in the lab, work placements and guest speakers.

• F oundation Degree in Sports Performance and Coaching with a grade of 55% or above •O  ther Level 5 qualifications in appropriate subjects also considered

A variety of assessment methods will be used including case studies, work-based projects, presentations, written reports, client assessments and exams.

What next? Further study options would be dependent on your preferred career pathway. There are also postgraduate and research opportunities. Potential career opportunities include: strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, other roles within the field of exercise and health, coaching (both elite performers and recreational sportspeople), sport and recreation, and Secondary PE teaching (depending on your qualifications and experience).


An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University (SUBJECT TO VALIDATION)

• Thornes Park Campus • Level 5 • Full-time: (apply via UCAS): 2 years, 2 days per week • Part-time: (apply direct to College): 3 years

Entry Requirements

Sport, Exercise & Health

Foundation Degree Sports Science • 1 60 UCAS Tariff Points from suitable Level 3 qualifications, plus • GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C •M  ature students able to show aptitude and experience will also be considered

How you will learn and be assessed

Topics such as: Employability in Sports Science; Work in Context; Psychology of Sport and Exercise; Psychological Interventions; Biomechanical Analysis of Sports Performance; Nutrition for Sports Performance; Physiological Measurement and Evaluation of Sports Performance and Exercise and Health.

There will be a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops, practical work in the lab, work placements and guest speakers. Methods of assessment may include: case studies; work-based projects; presentations; written reports; client assessments and examinations.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BSc (Hons) Sport Studies, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider. The sports science and exercise market is currently one of the key growth areas in the UK. The Foundation Degree in Sports Science opens up a wide range of career opportunities in areas including sports science support, sports development, health and fitness, coaching, teaching, postgraduate study and research.

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Sport, Exercise & Health

Foundation Degree Health Related Exercise and Fitness An Award of Leeds Metropolitan University

• Thornes Park Campus • Level 5 • Full-time: (apply via UCAS): 2 years, 2 days per week • UCAS Code: CB69 • Part-time: (apply direct to College): 3 years

Entry Requirements

•M  inimum 160 UCAS Tariff Points from suitable Level 3 qualifications, plus • GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C •E  ntry dependent on an interview and a combination of qualifications, experience and motivation •M  ature students able to show aptitude and experience will also be considered

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Whether you are looking to embark on a career in health and fitness or wish to develop your knowledge whilst working within the industry, this course will give you the scientific knowledge and experience to reinforce your existing skills.

Learning will take a variety of formats including taught sessions, practical projects, case studies, self-directed study, workshops and work-based learning as part of local health initiatives.

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Taught modules will develop your personal and professional competencies and, through links to relevant employers, you will gain first-hand experience of your chosen career pathway through work-based placements and learning. Taught modules may include: Exercise Physiology; Physical Activity; Exercise and Health; Applied Exercise Teaching (Gym); Foundations in Nutritional Advice; Applied Management Studies (work-based); Exercise Prescription in Health and Disease; Nutrition in Health and Disease; Evaluation of Fitness in Health and Disease; Nutrition for Sports Performance (elective); Physical Activity and Health and Disease (elective). Successful completion of your first year of study will satisfy the entry requirements of the Register of Exercise Professionals (Level 2), whereas the skills developed over the two years of study will provide the ideal platform to progress on a top-up degree programme.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including; examinations; case studies; reports; assignments and other problem-solving exercises.

What next? As a Foundation Degree graduate you will have many different options. You may decide to go into employment or progress onto a full Honours degree at Leeds Metropolitan University on the BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching, or similar top-up route at another Higher Education provider. A variety of roles in the sports or health-related exercise and fitness industries such as gym instructor or personal trainer. Employment in NHS or other health-related projects is also an option; typically after further study.


“Personally, I’ve achieved a lot. When I enrolled I felt daunted and nervous about whether I was going to make the grades, but I’ve done well and I’m proud of myself. All being well, I can do the top-up to make it a full degree.”

Deborah Ryder

Foundation Degree Health Related & Exercise Fitness


Sport, Exercise & Health

BSc (Hons) Health Related Exercise and Fitness Awarding university to be confirmed

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Thornes Park Campus Level 6 Full-time (apply via UCAS) Part-time (apply direct to College) 1 or more years depending on mode of study UCAS Code: C600

• F oundation Degree in Health Related Exercise and Fitness, or equivalent Level 5 qualification

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Designed as a top-up to a full Honours degree for those who hold a Foundation Degree in Health Related Exercise and Fitness, or equivalent Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject, this course focuses on meeting the knowledge and skills shortages in the Health and Fitness industries.

Learning will be a combination of formal lectures, seminars, directed self-learning, presentations, practical work in the lab, workshops and work placements.

Developing skills that employers value, through local links with the Health Authority, local schools and European partners, you will combine academic study with work-based learning. Taught modules may include:

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Entry Requirements

• Cardiac Rehabilitation • Community Health Development • Lifestyle Management for Special Populations • Exercise Referral • Research in Practice • Personal Project Proposal • Personal Project Review.

Assessment will be continuous, based on written reports, case studies, presentations, reflective logs, client assessments and work-based projects.

What next? Further study options depend upon your preferred career pathway. Those who hold the Foundation Degree in Health Related Exercise and Fitness will be qualified to Level 2 by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), with studying on the BSc programme enabling them to work towards Level 3 accreditation (which will require further study and development to achieve). Career pathways include health promotion, exercise referral, cardiac rehabilitation, personal training and community health projects.


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Thornes Park Campus Level 4 / Level 5 Full time over 2 years (daytime) Apply via UCAS UCAS code L490

Entry Requirements

Sport, Exercise & Health

HNC/HND Diploma Public Services •A  n appropriate Level 3 qualification with a profile of MPP or MM (160 UCAS Points minimum) with C at GCSE English Language and Maths, or equivalent • Evidence of voluntary work would be advantageous • M  ature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector

How you will learn and be assessed

This course is aimed at individuals employed within, or wanting to enter employment in, the public services industry. It develops the crucial range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes which are essential for successful performance in public sector working life.

Lectures, practical work, self–directed study and research, visits to and presentations from the public services. Classroom: 70%; Practical work: 20%; Work placement: 10%

Modules include:

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Emergency Planning and the Public Services Organisations and Behaviour Justice and Punishment Personal Outdoor Skills Fair Treatment in Public Services Personal and Professional Development Technology in the Public Services Managing Stress in Public Services Crime Reduction and Community Safety Public Service Activity Management Work-based Experience Managing Public Sector Finance Government, Decision-making and the Public Services Research Project.

The College places emphasis on practical application of the assessment criteria, providing a realistic scenario for learners to adopt, making maximum use of work-related experience and reflecting typical practice in the sector concerned. Students will undertake presentations, assignments, reports, leaflets and posters as well as other appropriate forms of assessment. The qualification prepares learners for employment in the public services sector, in their chosen specialist area. Achievement of this award can also allow progression to degree level study.

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Teacher Training

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Teaching is a hugely rewarding area in which to work, and Teacher Training courses at Wakefield College offer specific routes to achieving a teaching role in your chosen field and at your chosen level. Some of our programmes are developmental for those who already teach in some capacity, whereas others are designed to offer a start on the road to becoming a fully qualified teacher. As the advert once said, ‘You never forget your favourite teacher’. That could be you - if you choose to undertake one of our teacher training courses at Wakefield College!

This course has given me a valuable qualification, and for me personally, having a degree actually means something. I am now one of the most qualified people amongst my peers. It has given me the opportunity to lecture at universities including Leeds and Kent which has then opened up an even wider arena to me.� Will Clement BA (Hons) in Education & Professional Development


Teacher Training

Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (City & Guilds 6302)

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Wakefield City Campus Level 3, 4 Part-time 7 weeks (daytime), or 13 weeks (evening) Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• Professional reference • Level 3 qualification in desired subject preferred

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Designed to get you started in post-secondary teaching, the Award offers the foundation standard learning to enter the Further Education profession.

Teaching will be a combination of formal taught sessions, resource-based learning, directed selflearning and reflection on the practice of teaching.

Developed for those who have no experience of teaching, the content develops the initial teaching and training needs of lesson preparation, delivery, assessment and evaluation. On successful completion of the course you will achieve twelve credits at Level 3 or 4.

Assessment will be continuous, based on short written assignments as well as the observation of a micro-teach.

What next? As a recognised Introduction to Teaching, this qualification can lead to City & Guilds 7304 and other qualifications, for example the first section of Year 1 PCET.


“I’ve had such a great experience learning at Wakefield College, it’s been fantastic. The tutors made it very easy and helped settle my nerves, and my peers were very helpful too. The course content, the hand-outs and the literature were all geared to helping me learn exactly what I needed to; it was an experience that I would recommend to anybody. Professionally, the difference in the level of teaching and training that I am doing has improved beyond measure. It’s really interesting to look back and see where I started and where I am now, and that’s all down to everything I have learnt from the course.”

Kirsty Emmett

Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector


Teacher Training

Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (City & Guilds 7304) • • • •

Wakefield City Campus Level 3, 4 Part-time: 1 year Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• PTLLS 6302 qualification • Professional reference • Level 3 qualification in desired subject • 3 0 hours logged teaching practice to be evidenced

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

This course is designed for part-time practitioners within the Further Education sector as well as trainers in HM Forces, the Health Service, commerce, industry and public services.

Learning is a combination of formal taught sessions, resource-based learning, directed self-learning and reflection on the practice of teaching.

The Certificate develops existing skills and competencies in the primary aspects of teaching, including: assessment; course design and delivery; evaluation of learning programmes and the theory which surrounds adults as learners.

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On successful completion of the course you will achieve 24 credits at Level 3 or 4.

Assessment will be continuous based on short written assignments and the observation of practical teaching.

What next? Can lead to 7405 (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) or other teaching qualification.


“My role required me to work towards the qualification but I was keen to do it anyway because to fully embrace your job you need to continue to develop professionally and aquire new skills. I’ve really enjoyed my time here, everything has run smoothly, and there’s plenty of support available from all the tutors, they are fantastic. They appreciate that we are in full-time employment and they are very flexible if you need an extension and work with you to accommodate your needs.”

Rebecca Wetherhill

Certificate in Teaching Literacy in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 5


Teacher Training

Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning), Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) An Award of the University of Huddersfield

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Wakefield City Campus Level 5, 6 2 (1 year with APEL) Part-time: 1 afternoon or evening per week Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•Y  ou should be in employment as a teacher or trainer for a minimum of 100 hours (50 hours in any 1 year) at a recognised training organisation/establishment •V  oluntary teaching/training may be acceptable if undertaken on behalf of a charity (registered with the Charities Commission) •C  ert Ed - Level 3 qualification and significant experience in your subject area

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•P  GCE - a first Degree or equivalent, plus relevant work experience and a Level 3 qualification in the subject you teach

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

The Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) are professional qualifications surrounding teaching in further education colleges, adult education, Higher Education, and a wide range of other training and educational settings outside the schools sector.

Practical aspects of the course will assist you in gaining experience that will develop your competencies in the planning of teaching and learning. You will undertake project and academic work, including studying critical reviews, quality assurance and professional issues in formal lectures, tutorials and group work.

Graduates normally work towards a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Those with other appropriate qualifications may work towards a Certificate in Education (Cert.Ed).

You will be assessed through assignments and by providing evidence of achievement. Observations of your teaching (four per year) will be conducted by tutors and mentors.

Both qualifications are structured around four 30 credit modules (two in each year) based on different aspects of teachers’ work such as designing learning materials, assessing students, and evaluating learning and teaching.

What next? It is a Government requirement that all those working in the Further Education sector should hold a teaching qualification. The growth of the lifelong learning sector should enhance your career opportunities. Those who complete the Certificate in Education could proceed to the BA or BA (Hons) in Education and Training. Those who complete the PGCE may wish to progress to a Master’s degree.


Teacher Training

BA or BA (Hons) in Education and Professional Development An Award of the University of Huddersfield

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Wakefield City Campus Level 6 Part-time: Blended learning Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

•C  ertificate in Education and/or relevant professional experience to claim credit towards a degree

How you will learn and be assessed

Combining theoretical study with transferable skills, this course is particularly relevant for those wishing to progress from a Certificate in Education to an undergraduate degree in order to enhance their career in education and training and related fields.

The course is delivered using a blended learning approach which has six different elements: an induction day school in Year 1; three day schools in each year; online learning and networking; online and paper based assessment; a teaching and learning festival in each year and online and face-to-face support at the centre you have chosen to study with.

Broadening knowledge of theoretical and policy issues, you will study core modules in: Personal and Professional Reflection and Development; Research and Academic Writing; Current Issues in Post-14 Education; Designing and Delivering Training; and Empirical and Reflective Study Projects. You will also be able to choose from optional modules in Improving Teaching and Learning, Technology, Curriculum Development, Mentoring and Coaching, People and Teams or Inclusive Learning and Skills for Life.

The induction day school, day schools and teaching and learning festivals will be held on Saturdays and are to be based at Northern College, Barnsley. Face-to-face support for each module will be given at Wakefield College. Modules are assessed through a range of assignments, investigative reports and presentations.

What next? As well as potential career progression opportunities, on successful completion you could progress to the MA Professional Development (with specialist routes), MSc Multimedia and e-Learning or the Doctor of Education (EdD).

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Teacher Training

Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy City & Guilds (Subject to change)

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Wakefield City Campus Level 5 Part-time over 1 year Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• A Level 4 Teaching Certificate • Evidence of Level 3 literacy skills • Experience of teaching adult basic skills •C  urrently employed to teach basic adult literacy for a minimum of 50 hours

What you will study

How you will learn and be assessed

Delivered in association with the City & Guilds, this is an integrated continuing professional development (CPD) certificate for literacy teachers.

Learning will be delivered through a variety of teaching methods including taught sessions, group discussions, directed tasks, presentations, self-study, tutorials and workshops.

You will study three modules: Literacy and Learners; Literacy Theories and Frameworks; and Literacy Learning and Teaching which will help you develop your subject specialist knowledge and subject teaching skills.

Assessment will be continuous and based on written reports and a portfolio of evidence, as well as a minimum of four teaching observations.

What next?

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Career progression opportunities within the learning and skills sector.


Teacher Training

Diploma in Teaching English: ESOL City & Guilds (Subject to change)

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Wakefield City Campus Level 5 Part-time over 1 year Apply direct to College

Entry Requirements

• Level 4 Teaching Certificate • Experience of teaching ESOL •C  urrently employed to teach ESOL for a minimum of 50 hours

How you will learn and be assessed

Delivered in association with the City & Guilds, this is an integrated continuing professional development (CPD) certificate for adult ESOL practitioners.

Learning will be delivered through a variety of teaching methods including taught sessions, group discussions, directed tasks, presentations, self-study, tutorials and workshops.

You will study three modules: ESOL Theories and Frameworks; ESOL Learning and Teaching and ESOL and Learners that will help you develop your subject specialist knowledge and subject teaching skills.

Assessment will be continuous and based on written reports and a portfolio of evidence, as well as a minimum of four teaching observations.

What next? Career progression opportunities within the ESOL learning and skills sector.

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Student Support Services

At Wakefield College, we aim to encourage all of our students to work hard and achieve the best possible learning outcomes. We recognise, however, that all students need support, in a number of ways, throughout the course of their studies. Careers and Educational Guidance

Welfare

Our careers advisors 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, our specialist HE careers advisor can help you to decide on your next step, whether it is further study, training or employment, and will help you plan and manage your future career. You will also have access to our careers libraries, containing a comprehensive range of information on education and the job market, as well as computer-aided guidance. If you would like to make an appointment, phone 01924 789113/789301 or email careers@wakefield.ac.uk

The Welfare Service is available to give you support, information and advice on a range of welfare issues (accommodation, childcare, benefits, etc). An initial 30 minute appointment is offered where you can talk about your difficulties and you and your advisor can develop an action plan. You can then go back as many times as you need to review your progress and plan as necessary. Contact us by ringing 01924 789226 (24 hour answering machine).

Our Financial Support advisors can offer you help and guidance with your applications for your loans/grants and the Access to Learning Fund. Please contact us on 01924 789283 or email student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk

Your personal tutor is central to the support and guidance you will receive during your studies. They will work with you to plan and review your personal, professional and academic progress. Regular meetings will enable you and your tutor to get to know each other. This will enhance the support we can offer you relating to personal, academic and welfare issues to ensure your success.

Counselling

The matrix Standard

Financial Support

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Your Personal Tutor

The Counselling Service is provided by professionally qualified counsellors who offer one-to-one support to students. It offers a safe place to talk in private about anything that is bothering you. Counselling can help you to understand and express your feelings. It isn’t advice, and your counsellor will not judge you, but will help you to find your own solutions. If you would like to make an appointment, leave a message on our 24 hour answering machine: 01924 789226, phone or text: 07713 391716, 07713 391717 or email: counselling@wakefield.ac.uk

The matrix Standard is the unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately support individuals in their choice of career. Wakefield College is proud to have achieved and retained the matrix Standard for the information, advice and guidance provided by its Student Services, Libraries and Course Information departments.


“The course has definitely helped prepare me for the real world and given me an understanding of what’s required from an employer’s perspective. The College careers advisors are always there to give you advice and that’s really useful. ”

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“The additional support I received was fantastic; I thought I wouldn’t be able to do the course but I spoke to someone from the additional support team and they made sure that I received all the equipment I needed and had access to the right facilities. They couldn’t have been better.”


Student Support Services Additional Support

About 600 students each year benefit from the support of the Additional Support Team. We have a Co-ordinator and a Study Coach who understand the needs of students with medical conditions, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, autistic spectrum disorders, mental health conditions, ADHD, mobility difficulties, visual impairment, learning difficulties or who are deaf or hard of hearing or have English as a second language. HE students with disabilities will need to apply for DSA. This is a non-means tested grant. We can support you with the DSA application process if you are unsure what it involves. Your DSA funds the support you receive from us during the time you are at College. We can work with you to plan the extra help you need and advise your tutors how to make adjustments for you.

We strongly urge you to disclose any disability or additional support need so we can make any reasonable adjustments necessary. We have a Single Equality Scheme, which outlines the access and support we are able to offer students. If you haven’t been in touch with the Additional Support Team, please contact them before you enrol to ensure that support is in place at the start of your course. Telephone 01924 789860 or email: jm.taylor@wakefield.ac.uk or a.kendall@wakefield.ac.uk

Each of our main Campuses has a well-equipped Library, providing books, journals, multi-media IT facilities and access to the internet. Students can access specialist electronic resources subscribed to by the College both on and off site. These resources range from online journals and newspapers to streamed video and e-books. Students can use our computers, which can be booked up to a week in advance, to produce their assignments. Experienced staff are always on hand to assist.

Restaurant Services

At each of our main Campuses, a restaurant service offers a good selection of hot and cold meals, sandwiches and refreshments.

Safeguarding Children

Our Policy for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults ensures that everyone attending activities in the College does so in a safe and secure environment. It sets out the steps we take to protect vulnerable adults and young people and the procedures we would use to deal with any issues. The Policy is published on the College website and the staff and student intranet.

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Support can be in and/or out of class – we aim to help you be as independent as possible, but we want you to be supported properly so that you succeed at College. It may be that assistive technology is all you require or you may need a support worker helping you in class as well as during breaks. If you need any extra help in exams, like extra time or a reader or scribe, it’s important that you tell your tutor in good time so they can apply for access arrangements for you.

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Equality & Diversity at Wakefield College

Our commitment - the College is committed to the promotion of equality and diversity in all we do. The definition of diversity we seek to promote is in the creation of an environment “…in which individual differences are evident, different means to an end are respected, and the talent and attributes of people from different backgrounds and heritages are fully valued, utilised and developed.” (Greenslade, 1991) How we demonstrate our commitment

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: • Single Equality Scheme • Staff Development and Training • Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Group.

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The Single Equality Scheme sets out the College’s approach to ensuring that all College users are treated fairly and that students have maximum opportunities to succeed. The scheme addresses all nine protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010: sex; race; disability; marriage and civil partnership; sexual orientation; religion or belief; pregnancy and maternity; gender reassignment and age. It also sets out the College’s Equality Objectives, in the form of a detailed plan setting out real actions the College will undertake to address the needs of specific groups and improve outcomes for all. The Single Equality Scheme is available on the College’s website: www.wakefield.ac.uk

Measuring our progress

The effectiveness of the Scheme is monitored through a comprehensive framework of measures, which involves regular collection, reporting and analysis of staff and learner data on the basis of a range of demographic factors. A summary of this is available on the College website. An annual report on equality and diversity, including monitoring data, is considered by the College’s Board of Governors.

Students’ responsibilities

Students, too, have a responsibility to promote and embed equality and diversity. The Equality and Diversity Guide details expectations of staff and students and the Student Agreement, which everyone must sign, details minimum expectations of students in relation to equality and diversity. Students can get actively involved in promoting equality by becoming one of the representatives on the Students’ Union responsible for promoting Equality and Diversity.

Care Leavers

Wakefield College has been awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark for supporting Care Leavers who wish to enter Higher Education. The commitment seeks to facilitate an increase in the number of Care Leavers entering Higher Education, help institutions to identify how best to support Care Leavers, raise awareness of the needs of this group of students, and enable Care Leavers to make the most of their time in Higher Education and to complete their courses successfully. For more information go to www.buttleuk.org.


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Campus

information Wakefield City Campus

Our City Campus has been transformed in recent years by a major refurbishment, and is now equipped with all the facilities and resources you will need to support and enhance your learning. City Campus is the home to Sixth Form at Wakefield College and Student Services. The Campus boasts a three-storey LibraryPlus facility, a triple award winning training restaurant (Gaskell’s), a spacious social lounge, a Starbucks coffee bar and a food court. Located only five minutes from both the City centre and Wakefield Westgate railway station, the recent renovation has developed a campus with a series of student social spaces which are furnished with a variety of seating and learning areas ensuring a safe, secure and enjoyable environment for students.

Thornes Park Campus

Boasting state-of-the-art recording studio facilities, the campus is home to our successful popular music courses. There are extensive on-site facilities for our Sports and Public Service students, including a gymnasium, sports hall, climbing wall, fitness testing laboratory, therapy and massage suite, and numerous pitches on which to develop skills.

Formerly known as the skillsXchange, the Castleford Campus houses state-of-the-art vocational facilities. It includes purpose-built engineering facilities combined with construction skills workshops which have been designed with input from professionals within the industry. As well as Construction and Engineering, Motor Vehicle and Hair and Beauty courses are delivered here and the campus is also home to our Apprenticeships Unit. Located at Glasshoughton just off the M62, five minutes from Glasshoughton station and with excellent public transport links to Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield, the campus provides an outstanding learning environment for students across the District.

Waterton Building

In 2012 the College was delighted to acquire the Grade 2 listed Wakefield Museum building, which was built in 1823, to develop into a Performing Arts Centre. Situated only a little over 300 metres from the Wakefield City Campus, the Waterton Building includes as its centre-piece the 160 seat Mechanics’ Theatre, named in honour of one of the building’s previous functions. The centre also includes drama and dance studios, spacious rehearsal rooms and backstage workshops.

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Combining a beautiful parkland setting with a range of facilities which complement your studies, our Thornes Park Campus is a unique environment in which to learn.

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Our facilities demonstrate our commitment to Excellence. Wakefield College has undergone a transformation in recent years, providing our students with a modern learning environment and first-class facilities.


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 All Wakefield College Guides and Prospectuses are available in text format on the College website. Alternative formats are available on request, such as large print, Braille, British Sign Language video, audio tape and CD Rom. Telephone 01924 789228 for details. Wakefield City Campus, Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2DH Thornes Park Campus, Thornes Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 8QZ Castleford Campus, Thunderhead Ridge, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 4UA


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