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Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre

the hub of the University Centre at Wakefield College

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Welcome I’m delighted to have the opportunity to introduce you to our higher education prospectus for the University Centre at Wakefield College. Whether you’re considering studying with us for the first time, or you’re one of the growing number of our current or past students looking to study higher education, we hope that this prospectus will give you the information you need to help you to make one of the most significant decisions of your life. We have a well-established and growing range of university-level courses, which in many cases lead to awards from our partner universities. We’re an alternative higher education provider and we put you, the learner, at the heart of everything we do. 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. You could be one of the first students to benefit from our new £7 million Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre, which will become the hub for our University Centre and help us to meet our ambition to provide our higher education students with a high quality experience. The Centre will support our core value of employability, by opening up new opportunities for you to work with employers and each other, and to set up new businesses in a supported environment. We strive for excellence in our teaching, which supports your employability, and to offer outstanding resources which will enhance your real-world learning experience. Many of our courses are designed in conjunction with employers, which reaffirms our commitment to place the high-level skills which industry needs at the forefront of delivery. At the same time, we’re keen to support you in achieving your academic potential in every way. Our class sizes are relatively small and we ensure that contact time with tutors is maximised, with opportunities for individual support. As a result of this combined focus on skills development and support, we have a proud history of achievement, with many results improving year-on-year and alumni progressing to a broad range of destinations, from postgraduate study to work within high-profile companies. You’re warmly invited to come and visit us to find out about higher education choices, talk to our staff and students, and get a feel of what we have on offer, we’re sure you’ll be impressed. I look forward to seeing you soon.

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Contents Welcome����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3 How to apply������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 Start your journey with us������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10 College higher education������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11 Why choose the University Centre at Wakefield College . Employability������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12 Why choose the University Centre at Wakefield College . We know our students������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14 Graduation and student success ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������16 Campus facilities�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18 Take a tour around Wakefield������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20 Accommodation ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������22 Student finance������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������24 Student support�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26 Guide to our qualifications������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������28 Rethinking University Education���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30 Access to Higher Education��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������32 Business & Management������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������34 Childhood Studies�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������36 Construction, Building Services & Civil Engineering���������38 Creative, Digital & Computing���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 40 Engineering���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������42 Hair & Beauty�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������44

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HE Student Engagement Coordinator a.cawtheray@wakefield.ac.uk 01924 789317

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NCOP Outreach Officer j.kaye@wakefield.ac.uk 01924 789317

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HE Administrator n.francis@wakefield.ac.uk 01924 789515

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Disclaimer Information is correct at the time of going to press. The stated amount of time students are required to attend College is subject to change. Full timetables will be issued upon enrolment in September 2018. For some courses, there may be additional costs which might include, for example a DBS check . (formally CRB) or equipment. Visit our College website at www.wakefield.ac.uk or call 01924 789111 for the latest course information.

All guides and prospectuses are available on our website. Alternative formats are available on request, such as large print, Braille, British Sign Language video, audio and CD ROM. Telephone 01924 789155 for details.

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How to apply Joining us is easy. Everything you need to know is on the opposite page.


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Application process with the University Centre at Wakefield College If you’re applying for a full-time course

After you’ve applied

You can apply to the University Centre at Wakefield College though UCAS from September 2017 for courses starting in autumn 2018. Our UCAS Code is W08.

We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application which will then be assessed by our lecturers. Our aim is to check and hopefully confirm that the course is the right one for you and get back to you with our decision quickly. Depending upon the course you have applied for, you may be invited along for an interview, to attend an audition or to showcase your portfolio.

If you’re applying for a part-time course You can apply directly to us at the University Centre at Wakefield College. For more information or an application form, call our HE Admissions Team on 01924 789803.

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Full-time applicants - set up your UCAS profile. Part-time applicants - start thinking about your application!

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Work on your personal statement. This is your chance to tell us all about yourself

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Come see what we’re all about by attending one of our open events

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UCAS deadline January 15th!

February - June 2018

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UCAS Extra opens.

Applied elsewhere through UCAS and not holding any offers? You may be able to apply to the University Centre through Extra for one of our courses.

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Didn’t apply to us earlier? Apply now through Clearing!

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Start your course; full-time students take part in Freshers’ Week activities and enjoy a trip to Pizza Express on us! FT Applies to full-time applications PT Applies to part-time applications

Don’t forget to apply for your Student Finance. See pages 24 -25 or email a.cawtheray@wakefield.ac.uk for more info.


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Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre – the new hub of high-level skills in the Region The new Centre will transform high-level skills training in the District. Not only will it become the new hub of our University Centre at Wakefield College, bringing modern teaching and learning facilities for our students, it will also become a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship allowing enterprising students and local start-up businesses to bring their business ideas to life.

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‘We expect our future growth to come from increasing demand for and investment in areas including engineering, finance & business services, transport & logistics, and creative & digital’ Leeds City Region Skills Plan, 2013-2015

Working in partnership with nationally recognised professional bodies, our Business School at Wakefield College will help train the business leaders of tomorrow. So whether you have a passion for accountancy, management, personnel, procurement, or leadership, our Business School could be your ticket to success.

ASIC Engineering Centre Students will benefit from learning in our excellent new engineering centre. The centre will provide opportunities to study higher-level courses developed with leading industry employers, including Coca-Cola Enterprises and BOSCH. This allows our graduates to learn the necessary skills and knowledge to progress into industry.


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With the creative and digital industries identified as key growth areas locally, our creative and digital industry students will benefit from industry-standard facilities and collaboration with local businesses to nurture the talent of the future and help to fill the regional skills gap.

Nationally, the Creative & Digital industries contribute

6%

of GDP and employ over

2 million people

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Start your journey with us You don’t have to go to university to get a degree! We offer high quality teaching in a supportive learning environment, but with lower fees and closer to home. Whether you want to study higher education to change your career, boost your prospects further after finishing a Level 3 course, or to expand your knowledge with a professional qualification, we’ve got a course for you. Through our teaching, we help to meet the skills needs of local employers, many of which have helped to develop our courses and provided work experience opportunities for our students. We know you’ll have other commitments as well as your course. To help, both our full and part-time courses are structured to offer you the flexibility and support you need to succeed. Studying with us means you’ll receive a great education and excellent prospects for employment and career development.

91%

of students said the teaching on their course is good HE student survey 2016/17


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College higher education Studying a higher education course with a college is becoming increasingly popular.

Did you know?

153,000

people study higher education in a college

241

colleges provide undergraduate and postgraduate level courses, with

86%

of these teaching foundation degrees

One-third

of the English domiciled students aged under 19 who enter higher education through UCAS studied at a

college

colleges deliver 85% of HNCs, 82% of HNDs, and 58% of foundation degrees Source: Association of Colleges - College Key Facts 2016-17

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Why choose the University Centre at Wakefield College?

Employability Studying with us is a great way to gain a recognised higher education qualification that will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to get ahead in your chosen career. It also gives you an excellent academic and practical basis for further study.


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96%

of our students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating DLHE survey 2014/15

87%

of students said the course is helping them develop their employability skills HE Student survey 2016/17

Ruby Glover FdA Web Design “I chose this course as it combines my strengths and interests, and thanks to the study environment and the organisation of the course here, making the decision to change my career and return to study was easy. The course really stood out to me due to the amount of contact time with the tutors, the small class sizes, and the schedule, which made it easier for me to juggle working full-time while continuing my studies. During the course, my tutor put me in contact with a small digital agency called 6B Digital, and I was offered a job. The skills I learned on the course made sure I’d be a valuable employee as a website designer and front-end developer. The project management skills I gained from the commercial work on the course have allowed me to take on more responsibilities, from designing websites when I first started working here, to managing full projects and products as I do now, in just two years.�

FDA Web Design

(Now FDA Creative & Digital Industries)

100% Employability 4 years running


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Why choose the University Centre at Wakefield College?

We know our students Small groups mean that your tutor will get to know the real you. We treat you like an individual and tailor our support to meet your needs.

93%

of students said they can get on well with and talk to their lecturers HE Student Survey 2016/17

> lower fees than most universities > courses that are recognised higher education qualifications > smaller class sizes than most universities > bursaries and scholarships are available (see page 24 -25 for full details) > easily accessible from Wakefield and the surrounding area > keep your job and work around your study


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Graduation & student success

Course complete and exams passed? Then it’s time to celebrate and acknowledge all of your hard work! Recognising your achievements is extremely important to us and we take great pride in the success of each and every one of our students. Our Graduation Ceremony is one of the highlights of the year. It gives you the opportunity to celebrate your well-deserved success with your families, tutors, and fellow students. You’ll process from the Wakefield City Campus, led by the Mayor of the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District, College staff, and Governors, to Wakefield Cathedral where the ceremony is held. Entering this impressive building as a graduand, you’ll be presented with a certificate by the guest speaker and leave as a graduate. Former students have said how much they enjoyed the day and how good it felt to be able to celebrate their achievements with their families.


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“The University Centre has got me where I need to be as I’m now studying for my third year of a performing arts practice top up, which I hope to follow with a PGCE. I really liked my course and it’s given me the confidence to go and achieve my ambition as a teacher of performing arts." Abigale Hirst HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre


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Campus facilities We’re constantly investing in the best facilities including dedicated learning areas just for you so that you’ve got access to everything you need.

Sports at Lightwaves The centre has been redeveloped to house specialised equipment and facilities. It includes a gym, sports hall, fitness testing lab, and therapy and massage suite.

Dedicated higher education facilities Our new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre offers industry-standard equipment and facilities. It’s been designed to suit your requirements and includes a lecture theatre, study rooms, IT rooms and other specialist facilities for creative and digital, engineering and business subjects.

91%

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Libraries and resources Our libraries are excellent places to study, and have quiet and group study zones with computers, books, ebooks, journals, magazines, and DVDs to support you in your studies. You’ll also have access to information from home via our online learning environment Moodle, so you can work wherever suits you best.

Starbucks We’ve got a Starbucks café at Wakefield City Campus, so you can grab yourself a coffee to go, or meet with friends and relax between lessons.

Performing Arts at The Waterton Building Just a five-minute walk from our Wakefield City Campus is our brilliant performing arts centre. It has a 160-seat theatre, fully-equipped dance and drama studios, spacious rehearsal rooms, and specialist rooms and facilities such as a backstage workshop for production, design, and construction.

Music at the School of Popular Music This hub is buzzing with creativity and has a lively atmosphere. Boasting excellent recording studio facilities, rehearsal rooms, a library, classrooms, study areas and a social zone, it’s the place to be if you want to make music.

Game Development studios Courses are taught in studios which mirror realistic workplace environments so that transitioning to employment is seamless.

New Engineering Centre within the ASIC building Engineering students will benefit from industry-standard facilities to help develop their knowledge and skills.


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Take a tour around Wakefield Things to do in and around the City

Wakefield is a bustling city with a great mix of culture, arts, and beautiful countryside, making it a great place to live, work and study. It’s easy to reach by car, bus, or train.


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Countryside explorers Fans of the great outdoors will be kept busy with the famous Yorkshire Dales and Peak District right on our doorstep! The rolling hills provide stunning scenery that appeals to photographers and ramblers alike. Music lovers Wakefield’s very own Long Division and Clarence Park festivals bring local bands and big names together in venues across the city. The Hop and Warehouse 23 are popular venues in the heart of town. Sports fans There are great opportunities for you to get stuck into golf, racing, athletics, fishing, football and more, along with chances to experience the electric atmosphere at local rugby matches. Culture vultures Fans of culture and the arts aren’t left out, with the internationally acclaimed Yorkshire Sculpture Park where you can take a walk through stunning countryside and admire the exhibits, the world-class Hepworth Gallery in town, and the annual Wakefield Lit Fest, which celebrates reading and writing. Shoppers You won’t be short of opportunities to splash your cash, with designer bargains at Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village a short hop away, and great high street stores in Trinity Wakefield.

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Thrill-seekers Delta Force Paintballing is sure to set your pulse racing. Extreme sports fans can get stuck into skiing, surfing, and snowboarding at Xscape, and water sports including canoeing, sailing, and windsurfing at Pugneys Country Park. Day-trippers The city of Leeds is a short journey away, as is historic York where you can explore the York Minster, and the East Coast is perfect if you fancy a trip to the seaside. Party animals Enjoy a night out in Wakey with bars, pubs, and clubs to keep you dancing into the early hours. Popular bars include The Hop and Warehouse 23. Entertainment enthusiasts The local area is buzzing with activities and entertainment to keep your free time fun-packed! Unity Works and Theatre Royal Wakefield are exciting venues that host theatre, dance, film screenings, music, comedy and spoken word events. Plus there are two great cinemas. Foodies Whether it’s Italian, American or Mexican from the Latino Quarter there are loads of places to grab some food. Why not try Grill Pit with Jock’s Cavern downstairs, Wakefield Beer Exchange for craft ale, or Hogarths – a Victorian style gin palace? Plus there’s the annual Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb in February.

Wakefield is wonderfully placed in the heart of the Leeds City Region, which is nestled in Yorkshire, and is the biggest, and most say friendliest, county in the UK.


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Accommodation Unlike universities, most colleges don’t have their own student accommodation. We've partnered with estate agents Linley and Simpson, who specialise in offering students cost-effective and centrally located housing whilst they’re studying with us. To find out more visit: www.linleyandsimpson.co.uk/students Liberty Living The city of Leeds is only a 15-minute train journey from Wakefield City Campus and here you can also find private student accommodation from Liberty Living which is situated near to the city centre and the bus and train stations with routes to Wakefield. www.libertyliving.co.uk

Unipol To make sure you find accommodation that best fits you at the right price and in the right place, the student housing charity Unipol has advice on what to look out for. www.unipol.org.uk/home

The College accepts no responsibility for accommodation issues which remain the responsibility of the leasee and the landlord/lettings agent involved.


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above the national average for assessment feedback, organisation & management and personal development National Student Survey 2015

Patrycja Stefaniak FdA Public Service Management “I chose to study at the University Centre because it’s local and close to home, and because of this it reduces my travel and accommodation costs. The University Centre provides an outstanding academic and practical base for further study. They have good facilities including an excellent library and I find it to be a great environment to study in. Wakefield College also offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support students and the staff are always helpful and very supportive. Through my course I’ve been on visits to police stations, high courts, museums, the British Army, and the NHS. These opportunities have allowed me to build my skills and confidence, make new friends, and be more active in events which relate to my future career. I’ve also had the chance to gain work experience with the police service and work alongside senior police officers.”

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Student finance

Student finance can consist of grants, loans, bursaries and/or allowances, and is intended to help you with tuition fees and living costs, or maintenance, which are the main types of cost you’ll have while you’re studying. Full-time students

EU students

You’ll normally have to pay your tuition fees as well as your living costs while you’re studying. You can apply for loans to help with these costs.

Lots of students from overseas choose to study in the UK. If you’re an EU national, or the family member of an EU national, and are studying at a university or college in England you might be able to get student finance to help pay for your tuition fees. If you’re from outside the EU you won’t normally be able to get student finance from us.

Tuition Fee Loan Tuition fees are the amount your university or college charges each year to attend your course. This is paid direct to your institution in three instalments throughout the academic year. The information on this page is for students thinking about starting a course in the 2017/18 academic year (from 1 August 2017).

Maintenance Loan This helps with your living costs and is paid to you in three instalments throughout the academic year. The figures shown below are maximum loan amounts for each academic year. Living with parents: up to £7,097 Not living with parents: up to £8,430

Additional financial support There is additional support in the form of grants and allowances that you do not have to pay back*. Childcare Grant (CCG): CCG is help with childcare costs if you’ve got a dependent child under the age of 15 at the beginning of the academic year, or under 17, if they have special educational needs. You have to be using registered, approved childcare. Parents’ Learning Allowance (PLA) is help with courserelated costs if you have children who depend on you. You can apply for PLA even if you choose not to apply for a Childcare Grant (CCG). Adult Dependants’ Grant (ADG): helps with the additional costs that you may have if you’re financially responsible for another adult. *These grants are usually paid in three instalments, one at the start of each term. It’s paid directly into your bank account at the same time as your other student finance payments.

Disabled Students’ Allowance: this provides help towards the additional costs that you might face as a result of a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition, or specific learning difficulty

Part-time students If your course starts in academic year 2017/18, you can apply for: • a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £6,935 (or £4,625 for privately-funded courses), and •Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

To get a Tuition Fee Loan you must: • be an EU national, or the family member of an EU national • have lived in the EEA or Switzerland for three years or more before the start of your course, and • be studying on a course that qualifies for student finance

Repayments You might not be thinking about how you’ll repay your student loan right now, but it’s really important to understand exactly what’s involved for when the time comes to repay. When you finish your course you need to repay any loans you’ve borrowed – but not until your income is over the current repayment threshold of £21,000 a year, £1,750 a month or £404 a week. If you’re a full-time student you’ll be due to start repaying your loan the April after you finish or leave your course. If you’re studying part-time, you’ll be due to start repaying the April four years after the start of your course or the April after you finish or leave your course, whichever comes first.

How much? The amount you repay each month is based on your income, not what you borrow. You’ll repay 9% of any income you earn over the current repayment threshold of £21,000 a year, £1,750 a month or £404 a week. If your income changes, either rising or falling, your repayment amounts will change to reflect this. If you stop working, your repayments will stop until you start working again and your income is over the threshold. For more information on the support available and how to apply go to: www.gov.uk/student-finance Disclaimer: All information regarding fees was correct at the time of going to press but is subject to change. Please check with us for the latest information. Government policy regarding entitlement to reduced fees and tax or benefit rules is also subject to change. Students are required to assess their personal circumstances and check fee information is current before enrolling on a course with us. Students must pay fees by the due date or they may not receive their award from the examination board. For further information contact our Student Financial Support Team on 01924 789304 or at: student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk


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Support from The University Centre at Wakefield College Higher education bursaries and scholarships We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us.

Bursaries and Scholarships The University Centre at Wakefield College has a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course: Financial Support Bursary: £500 for those with a household income of £25,000 or less Care Leaver Bursary: £1,500 for those who have been in local authority care Care Giver’s Bursary: £1,000 for a carer of a family member with long-term ill-health or disability

Achievement Scholarships: £500* (*pro rata) for students who have achieved ABB (or equivalent) at Advanced Level. We will also consider other qualification grades on their merits and/or in relation to any extenuating circumstances that may have resulted in lower grades. For information and application details please email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk or contact the Higher Education Student Engagement Team on: 01924 789317

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Student support Supporting your success

Our priority is putting you at the heart of everything we do. We have a long history of providing first-rate support so that you get the most out of your studies. Safeguarding

Students’ Union

Our safeguarding policy 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.

Your Students’ Union is there to support and represent you and is a big part of College life. The Union organises events, trips, volunteering opportunities and societies, to make sure you get the most out of College. It’s student-led and elections are held annually for student officers to form the Students’ Union Executive committee. Getting involved with the Union can be a fulfilling experience, and allows you to develop useful skills, increase your self-confidence and will look great on your CV.

Counselling support Sometimes it’s good to talk, and our counselling service is staffed by professionals who are on-hand if problems arise. The service offers non-judgemental one-to-one support and a safe place to talk in private and get things in perspective. You won’t be given advice, but instead will be helped to find your own solutions.

Additional Learning Support service The service supports students with many kinds of issues, including disabilities, medical conditions, and English as a second language. The service has helped many students to achieve their potential by ensuring they have the right kind of support to meet their needs.

Library services Studying with us means you’ll benefit from brilliant learning facilities in our libraries including Library Discover - a research portal offering 24/7 access to full-text books and journals, plays and theatre productions, allowing you to choose when and how you want to study.

Careers and educational guidance If you’re not sure which course to choose, our careers advisers can help. Once you’ve started your course with us, you can make an appointment with our specialist higher education careers adviser who’ll help you to decide on your next step, whether that’s further study, training, or employment. We’ve got all kinds of careers information on education and the job market both online and in our libraries, and you’ll have access to computer-aided guidance too.

Prayer facilities A dedicated prayer room is available on the second floor of our library in the Harrison Building offering you a quiet space to pray, reflect and contemplate.

Student Engagement Team We value our students and pride ourselves on having a holistic approach to student engagement. If you need any assistance outside of your academic studies, for example applying for bursaries, careers advice, or need help and are not sure where to access the right support, the HE Engagement Team are here to help. We’ll also encourage and support you to put your views forward and take part fully in student life. This could be through student and staff consultation committees, becoming part of course planning groups, taking up a position at the Students’ Union, representing the University Centre as a student ambassador in schools, colleges and events, and much, much more.

Academic Support We want you to succeed and get as much as possible out of your time with us, so we provide a number of academic support services to help you throughout your studies, including study skills support.

Prevent The Prevent Duty is a key part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The strategy aims to respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and those who promote it, prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, and work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation. We’re fully compliant with our duties under Prevent.


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Emily Rose FdA Management and Business Enterprise “Studying here has given me opportunities that wouldn’t have been possible if I’d gone to a bigger university. It’s meant I’ve been able to keep my part-time job and has helped me to manage my time better. The tutors are always really supportive here too, which is something you might not get at a more traditional university. The facilities at the University Centre are of a very high standard. The library has everything I need and some materials are available online to access anywhere. My course is giving me all the skills and knowledge that I need to prepare for when I finish. I really enjoy the accounting module because I’ve always had an interest in it, and it’s something I’m thinking about continuing with when I graduate as I want to set up my own business.”

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Guide to our qualifications Levels and qualifications explained ACHIEVE THESE

Level 3

STUDY THESE

Level 4

Level 5

PROGRESS TO THESE

Level 6

Level 7

BTEC A Levels Access to HE Certificate of Higher Education Foundation Degree (FdA, FdSc) Higher Apprenticeship Higher National Certificate (HNC) Higher National Diploma (HND) Honours Degree (BA, BSc) Top-up Postgraduate


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Access to HE

Higher apprenticeship

If you’re aged 19 or over and have been out of education for some time, this course will help you to re-engage with learning. The course is one-year long and will allow you to progress to study at higher education level.

Developed in consultation with leading industry employers to meet their future skills needs, these courses are endorsed by professional industry bodies. Higher apprenticeships are a practical alternative to gaining a degree-level education, and can also be used as a route into a full honours degree.

HNCs (Higher National Certificates) and HNDs (Higher National Diplomas) Awarded by Edexcel, these are vocationally focussed qualifications that can lead straight on to a career or act as a stepping stone to a higher qualification.

Foundation degrees These are qualifications which combine academic study with work-based learning. They’re designed in partnership with employers and are validated and awarded by universities. A full-time foundation degree is usually two years long, and is slightly different to a traditional three-year honours degree, as it has an emphasis on subjects which are directly relevant to specific sectors. Learning time is usually split between the workplace and the classroom. As well as meeting skills shortages, foundation degrees are designed to make higher education more accessible. After completing a foundation degree you can progress to a top-up course and achieve a full honours degree. This usually involves a year of full-time study.

Honours degrees (BA, BSc) Also known as first degrees or undergraduate degrees. Honours degrees can be gained in different areas, including Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and Bachelor of Law (LLB). They can be awarded with Honours or without (a Pass or Ordinary degree) and can involve the study of a single subject or a combination of subjects.

Postgraduate study Study normally undertaken after achieving an undergraduate degree, this can lead to qualifications such as MA (Master of Arts), MSc (Master of Science), and research degrees such as MPhil (Master of Philosophy) or PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).

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Rethinking University Education Higher Education opportunities for everyone. We are on a mission to rethink university education in Wakefield and want to see more local people gain a nationally recognised qualification to help boost their career opportunities and aspirations. Maybe you’re currently in a job and want to do something new and different but have family commitments or can’t afford to give up work. Many of our courses can offer you a practical and flexible option if you need to fit study around your existing work/life situation.

> many of our full-time courses are delivered over two days a week allowing learners to keep their part-time job whilst studying at the same > our students can also benefit from lower fees compared to many universities, smaller class sizes and excellent employment prospects after graduating. The most recent figures show that 96% of our learners are in either employment or further study six months after graduating > improved career progression and earnings potential > flexible entry requirements > gaining a nationally recognised qualification whilst still working > opportunities to study alongside people from similar industries and backgrounds


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Charlotte Wallis HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Dance

“I first came here to study a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance, and chose to continue my study with an HND. I’m now in the second year of my course and I hope to further my knowledge by studying the BA (Hons) Performance Industries course. After I’ve graduated, I want to get a job as a dancer on a cruise ship. The best thing about my course is that I get to study a wide range of styles and I have freedom to explore what I want within individual projects. I decided to continue my study here at Wakefield rather than going to university because I really like the relaxed atmosphere and the tutors are really supportive and are interested in what you do!”

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Access to Higher Education Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Access to Higher Education Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 qualifications recognised by UK universities that act as a stepping stone for students over 19 to progress to university-level study. Students can then go on to careers in nursing, social work, teaching and other professional occupations such as those in the arts, music, science, and computer technology.

>o  ver 20,000 Access to Higher Education students go on to apply for university courses each year > 40,000 people study Access to Higher Education courses every year, and you can join them!


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Art & Design Pathway

Healthcare Professions Pathway

The course aims to develop and enhance fundamental artistic skills in drawing, painting, and colour theory and to assist you in developing personalised projects from initial concepts, through to research, development and outcomes within a preferred specialist pathway, e.g. fine art, fashion, textiles, illustration, graphics etc.

This course offers exciting opportunities for a range of degrees and subsequent careers in the health sector such as nursing, midwifery or other NHS related degree courses. Our students often find that health education and social care degrees offer the best opportunity to work in the community, and on successful completion of this course, you can automatically progress on to the Foundation degree in Health and Wellbeing with the University Centre at Wakefield College.

Business Management Pathway The business pathway is the ideal introduction to the core subject areas studied in business. Successful completion of the programme will enable you to automatically progress to the Foundation Degree in Management and Business Enterprise or Foundation in Marketing Management offered at Wakefield College, and provides a good grounding to a career in either the private or public sector. Students also go onto HE Law programmes at other universities.

Humanities & Social Sciences Pathways If you are interested in becoming a social worker, primary teacher, psychologist or other professional with a degree qualification, this could be the course for you. It is a one-year course designed for adults who may not have had the opportunity to do A Levels nor study for a degree qualification.

Computing Pathway

Law & Criminology Pathway

This programme is designed for those who want to work and/or study computing/IT at a higher level but do not have the required entry qualifications and/ or underpinning knowledge of computer science technology/programming/networking. So, if you have been away from studying for some time and wish to start your career in the field of IT, this course is for you.

This course is specifically designed for those wishing to pursue an interest in law and/or criminology. Students will gain a firm understanding in areas including the English legal system, murder and manslaughter laws, property law, criminology and sociology.

Creative & Digital Industries Pathway Creative & Digital is the fastest growing industry sector in the UK, creating twice as many jobs as any other – 15,000 new jobs are anticipated in the Leeds City Region alone in the coming years. Its subject disciplines are diverse – game design and development, web design and development, graphic design, photography – but all share the creative use of technology to produce a wide range of digital products. The course is designed for students who are over 19 and want to develop their creative and digital skills in preparation for applying to a Higher Education course – ideally one of University Centre at Wakefield College’s own – and then want to pursue a career in one of these exiting and popular fields.

Music Technology Pathway Designed for students who want to develop their skills, techniques and overall understanding of studio production, digital composition, MIDI sequencing and live sound engineering. This course will give you all the experience needed to prepare you for a career within the music industry.

Science & Engineering Pathway Different combinations of units are available for students wishing to progress in biological sciences, physical sciences and engineering. Students are guided on the most appropriate units to take, as well as being supported with their applications to HE and for relevant work experience. The College has close links with regional universities which welcome students from the Access to HE course.

Please visit wakefield.ac.uk/access-to-he for full course details and entry requirements. To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Business & Management Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Business & Management Business and Management embraces a vast range of industries and commercial enterprises. Our aim is to give you the skills which are attractive to employers and the knowledge which will help to advance your career or provide a platform for more advanced study.

Zoe York FdA Management & Business Enterprise “Studying my degree with the University Centre at Wakefield College allows me the flexibility I need as a mature student. The study hours fit well with my childcare needs. The modules I have studied have given me the knowledge and skills needed to set up my own business and the tutor support has been invaluable.�


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BA (Hons) Business & Management MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (3 years), Part-time (4 years 6 months)

September

Wakefield City Campus

VALIDATED BY:

University of Hull (subject to validation)

This course prepares you for the working world by covering a range of topics that are common to business. The course is assignmentbased and covers a variety of topics commonly encountered by the business professional. Small class sizes and a high level of tutor support help ease you through this degree course.

> s mall class sizes and excellent support > tutors with relevant industrial and commercial experience > apply theory to practice within your own business organisation > flexible entry requirements and delivery

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111

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Childhood Studies Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Childhood Studies It’s a challenging and exciting time to be working with children and young people, with new opportunities opening up for practitioners. To take advantage of these opportunities you’ll need broader and higher levels of knowledge and skills than ever before, and our early years provision aims to give you that.

Asiya Hussain FdA Young Children’s Learning & Development and BA (Hons) Early Years (Top up)

“I first studied here on the foundation degree, which was really interesting, especially the module which dealt with strategies to prevent and support types of behaviour, which I found really useful and enjoyable. I decided to continue my studies here on the BA top-up course, and so far the modules have been enjoyable, particularly health & well-being and pedagogy. The pedagogy module was really helpful as I learnt about the different teaching styles and have been able to discuss these with the teacher in school whilst on placement. I’m enjoying my time here and I’ve learned a lot. The tutors here are very supportive and are always available to help. In September, I hope to begin the PGCE at the University of Huddersfield and I’m really looking forward to it. After this I want to go on to work as a teacher of early years.”


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FdA Young Children’s Learning & Development MODE OF STUDY:

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LOCATION:

Full-time (2 years), Part-time (3 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

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VALIDATED BY:

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LOCATION:

Full-time (1 year), Part-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

Leeds Beckett University

This course combines study and practical work experience to equip you with a combination of technical abilities, academic knowledge, and transferable skills that are highly desirable to employers. You’ll undertake a placement where you’ll be able to put your learning in the classroom into practice and boost your employability.

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University of Huddersfield

The course has been developed in partnership with employers to ensure the current government reforms in education are met. The reforms focus on early childhood development and the importance of high quality early years provision to provide the foundations to prepare young children and babies for the best start in life. The program will also ensure you are fully prepared for a successful career and allows students who currently hold a foundation degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND) to complete further study to top up their qualifications and obtain a full honours degree. You will build on what you have already learnt from previous study and will gain knowledge to support you in your career.

> s mall class sizes and excellent support > opportunity to undertake a work placement and gain real life practice working with children and families > innovative assessment methods allow you to become more autonomous in your learning

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Construction, Building Services & Civil Engineering Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Construction, Building Services & Civil Engineering Construction, building services, and civil engineering industries are vital for the UK economy. They involve different skills and can lead to a whole host of technical, professional, and management career pathways. Whatever your particular interests, our courses will prepare you for a bright future in this sector.

Thomas Harper HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

“University Centre at Wakefield College has helped me tremendously at the start of my professional career. The tutors are very helpful and have lots of experience in the industry. The civil engineering pathway is challenging, but because of the way the course is structured and the help provided by the tutors, it’s manageable!”


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HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering Pathway) MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (2 years)

September, January

Castleford Campus

Building services engineers manage and design the installation of services within different kinds of developments. This course is nationally-recognised and is approved by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). It is a specialist vocational programme tailored to meet the requirements of industry and provides you with a grounding in the key concepts and practical skills of the sector. The course links with industry and you’ll learn through a combination of practical, resource-based activities and work-based learning. Guest speakers and site visits for learners will form an integral part of the course. Tutorial backup relates both to the subject matter and individual mentoring.

HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering Pathway) MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (2 years)

September, January

Castleford Campus

This BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. The design of the programme allows it to be studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. The delivery of the programme consists of a number of core units; mandatory units and also optional specialist units. The four mandatory core units to be studied are an individual project (externally-set), construction technology, science & materials, construction practice & management. The three mandatory specialist units are construction information, mathematics for construction and principles of structural design. In addition one optional unit will be selected.

HNC Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment (Construction Pathway) MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (2 years)

September, January

Castleford Campus

This course is a specialist vocational programme that links to the requirements of industry and professional bodies, and is available as 8 or 10 units of study. It has national recognition by employers which allows you direct progression to employment. The course offers a flexible approach to learning and aims to develop your skills and knowledge and help you to gain entry into the professional institutions associated with the sector. If you choose to study option one or two, you’ll complete the 10-unit qualification, which will allow you to progress to the Level 5 HND after completing this course.

>p  urpose-built facilities > highly qualified teaching team with a wealth of industry experience > small group sizes > flexible delivery using Moodle and ILT

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111

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Creative, Digital & Computing Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Full-time courses

Creative, Digital & Computing Our creative and digital courses offer exciting opportunities whether you’re interested in game design, creative and digital industries, photography or computing. Our courses open up numerous career pathways and our strong links with local organisations enable us to offer an extensive programme of live client projects which will look great on your CV.

Tom Smith Operation Director, Statement “There was always a focus on employability on the course – on having relevant skills – whereas a lot of courses don’t. We were encouraged to learn independently, which is important in the industry, getting good guidance but not having it all done for you is key. I think that’s why FdA Web Design has good employability rates – its students are really motivated. The course was quite flexible, so I could work part-time and study too. By the time I left the course, I felt prepared for the working environment. Do it! It’s an exciting industry to get into. If you’re excited and passionate about it, then go for it. You’ll need to put the effort in, but it’s worth it.”


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FdA Creative & Digital Industries

VALIDATED BY:

MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

VALIDATED BY:

MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

September

Wakefield City Campus

University of Hull (subject to validation)

This course has an unparalleled reputation for creating employable graduates for the creative & digital industries. It has a 100% employability record in the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education [DLHE] Survey 4 years running, and is therefore acknowledged as one of the best web design, digital marketing and development courses in the UK. We have excellent links with local creative & digital professionals, and work closely with them to ensure a high degree of industrial relevance to the programme.

FdA Indie Games Full-time (2 years)

University of Hull (subject to validation)

FdA Indie Games has been designed to allow you to build video games from initial inception all the way through to published content giving you valuable experience in a large variety of methods and techniques that will allow you to fully realise your creative ideas and launch them on a variety of platforms utilising industry standard techniques and technologies.

HNC/HND Computing & Systems Development MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (1-2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

The course is designed to develop both the technical and academic aptitudes that students need for a career in Computing - specifically building the skills and understanding required to progress into a software and systems development role. Based in our state-of-the-art new facilities and using industry-level technologies, students studying the HND in Computing will develop the technical, theoretical and personal skills needed to analyse, design, develop and support modern IT systems.

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Full-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

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This course is specifically designed for those wishing to develop their own photographic practice. The course encompasses creative and technical elements and students will experience location photography, studio photography to digital photography and image manipulation using a range of digital software. The aim of the course is to prepare students for a career as a photographer.

> local courses with national reputations > new industry-standard facilities including a Mac suite > outstanding employability record for graduates > live projects with local companies

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Engineering Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Engineering Our courses in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering have been recognised as setting the standard across the region for many years. These courses provide students with the knowledge to progress towards Chartered status and a rewarding career. The structure of these programmes enables highlevel qualifications to be achieved through one day per week attendance in College.

Victoria Bowering HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering “I decided to do the HNC Diploma to increase my knowledge of the industry I work in. I work for Craven Fawcett, part of Group Rhodes, one of Europe’s largest original equipment manufacturers in its field. I’m a Business Development Executive and recognised that this course would be beneficial to my role and give me a better understanding of the industry, which would in turn help me to provide a better service to our clients and increase potential business opportunities. My employer has been extremely supportive and flexible whilst I’ve been studying and the support I’ve had from my tutors and the University Centre has been very important and really helped me.”


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HNC Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

This course is designed to equip working engineers with the necessary academic skills to progress in their careers. It is a broad-based program of study but addresses fundamental areas which span many disciplines in modern engineering including aerospace, energy, industrial manufacturing, design, mechatronics and food processing.

HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

This course is designed to equip working engineers with the necessary academic skills to progress in their careers. The course comprises 4 units of study per year in subjects including engineering design, maths, science, project and mechanical principles.

> professional teaching staff who also have extensive light and heavy engineering experience > learning activities which are linked to industry examples > new purpose built facilities in the new ÂŁ7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111

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Hair & Beauty Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Hair & Beauty The UK is home to more than 30,000 hair salons that employ more than 245,000 people with a combined turnover of ÂŁ6.2 billion. With the beauty industry set to continue growing, our new salon management course aims to equip the next generation of managers with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to successfully run their own salons.

Beth Kirkaldy

Diploma in Salon Management “I am currently studying the Salon Management course at Wakefield College. The course it a lot more hard work than I expected,however the tutor Eleasha gives great support and encouragement. The other girls on this course all get on really well and we support one another. Before this course I always dreamt of having my own salon but never knew how. Now I feel like I have confidence and ability to make this happen. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that has the same dream.�


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Diploma in Salon Management MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (1 year)

September

Castleford Campus

This programme is designed for those holding a Level 3 qualification and wanting to progress to a salon management or ownership position. It would be advantageous to be in a salon management position whilst completing the programme of study, but not essential as placement opportunities in college can be undertaken to fulfil this required element of the programme of study.

> purpose built modern facilities at our Castleford Campus > work with experienced tutors who have a wealth of industry experience > our in-house Elements Hair & Beauty Salon allows you to work with real clients and develop your customer service skills

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111

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Health & Well-being Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Health & Well-being A career in the care sector will put you at the heart of the community, working in a range of settings including health, social care, and childcare. Our higher education provision aims to give you all the skills you need to succeed, whichever area of social care you pursue.

Vienna Dooler FdSc Health & Well-being “I chose Wakefield College because of its reputation and ease of location. I initially started as an A Level student and chose to stay on and complete a degree as I thoroughly enjoyed the support from tutors, personalised learning approach and lower fees. The College hasn’t disappointed and has enabled me to progress as a professional working towards becoming a mental health nurse. The staff helped me find a placement which has allowed me to put some of theory from the course into practice. My advice to anyone considering the University Centre at Wakefield College would be to go for it. The supportive college and its staff will equip any learner to achieve their goals.�


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FdSc Health & Well-being

VALIDATED BY:

MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (1 year)

September

Wakefield City Campus

Leeds Beckett

This course combines study and practical work experience to equip you with a combination of technical abilities, academic knowledge, and transferable skills that are highly desirable to employers. You’ll undertake a placement where you’ll be able to put your learning in the classroom into practice and boost your employability. Many practitioners will already have a range of rich and varied experiences of working with in the sector. This course will help you become more aware of developmental approaches to learning and to reflect on your own practice, which will extend your professional competence and effectiveness in supporting individual care needs.

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University of Hull (subject to validation)

This is a level 6 top up course in Health and Well-being and is designed to allow learners who hold a foundation degree in a relevant subject to top up to a full honours degree. The course covers the following topics: Substance misuse in Health and Well-being; Inequalities in health; Project Management in Health and Well-being; Strategic Management and an independent study project (dissertation).

> range of theoretical workrelated study to enhance your understanding > allows you to share experiences with people from a variety of health and social care backgrounds > based at the new £7m Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre – the new hub of the University Centre at Wakefield College

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Hospitality Management Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Hospitality Management Graduates with a background in hospitality management are highly employable and can apply their skills in a number of disciplines including events, hotels, conference management, sales and business development. Graduates from this area can also pursue a career in a number of industries including the tourism and leisure sector, the entertainment sector and in facilities management and food service management.


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HNC Diploma in Hospitality Management MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (HNC 1 Year)

September

Wakefield City Campus

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(subject to approval)

The HNC Diploma in Hospitality Management has been developed to focus on providing education and training for a range of management careers in hospitality, licensed retail, food and beverage or leisure and tourism sectors. Graduates from this course could pursue a career as a food and beverage manager, front of house manager or events manager. Students on the course will gain the ability to make an immediate contribution to employment in the hospitality management industry through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.

> providing opportunities for fulltime learners to gain a nationallyrecognised, vocationally-specific qualification to enter employment in hospitality management > experienced staff with a wealth of knowledge > new purpose built facilities in the ÂŁ7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Performing Arts & Music Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Performing Arts & Music All of our performing arts and music courses are taught by practising industry professionals and have been designed to help you build a portfolio of skills which will enable you to succeed in a highly competitive world.

Jessica Whiting HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre

“Studying at the University Centre gave me a real insight into how the industry works. I had the opportunity to see a variety of performances both locally and nationally, which helped me to learn about different theatre companies and how they perform. The structure of the course and the guidance I received during my time as a student was excellent. Every unit was planned to provide the best experience of what the industry is really like and there were plenty of one-to-one support sessions with tutors. I now run my own company called Love 2 Act which teaches drama workshops to primary school children in and around Wakefield. The varied units on the course have prepared me for this as they taught me how to direct, manage behaviour and progress, and how to plan each of my sessions effectively. Without this course and the support from the tutors leading it, I wouldn’t be doing what I am today!”


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> industry-standard facilities at our centre for performing arts in the Waterton Building, which includes The Mechanics’ Theatre, a 160-seat venue created to professional specifications > up-to-date specialist facilities at the School of Popular Music > industry-led workshops with professional practitioners > live and industry-linked performances and projects

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Performing Arts & Music Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

BA (Hons) Performance Industries (Top up) MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (1 years)

September

Thornes Park Campus Wakefield City Campus, Waterton Building

VALIDATED BY:

University of Hull (subject to validation)

The course builds on your skills, knowledge, and experience of performing arts, popular music performance, music technology, or dance. The course combines work-based learning with academic study, developing your existing skills, knowledge of the industry, and the history of performing arts or popular music. It’s ideal if you wish to enhance your general and creative skills using performing arts or popular music as a platform. Your learning will be enhanced by links with the Theatre Royal Wakefield, working professionals, a range of industrial visits, workshops and an annual residential trip.

HND Diploma in Music (Popular Music) MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (2 years)

September

Thornes Park Campus (TBC)

This course has been designed for people who have an interest in popular music and have reached a good standard as a musician. The course provides you with the opportunity to develop current skills, an in-depth knowledge of the industry and the history of popular music. The programme is designed to provide you with a wide experience of performance styles and techniques, and to give you plenty of opportunities to produce and take part in work for the wider community.

HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Dance MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus, Waterton Building

This course is designed to reflect current industry trends and allows learners to study a variety of dance techniques. The course focuses on a wide range of techniques with subjects in jazz dance, classical ballet, tap dance, commercial dance and contemporary dance. Your study will provide you with the opportunity to apply your experience in the studios to a diverse range of performance spaces such as community-based contexts, choreographic projects, and professional theatres. Through practical classes you’ll develop a wide range of dance performance techniques drawn from the work of world renowned choreographers and dance theorists.

HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Musical Theatre MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus, Waterton Building

The course is designed to give those who wish to pursue a career in Musical Theatre the best possible start. Skill development in singing, dance, acting & musicality is at the core of everything you will do. In addition, you will also learn to become a ‘thinking and analytical’ performer with a breadth of knowledge relating to both the performing arts industry and related contextual studies. You will see the latest productions, perform in shows and work alongside industry professionals in order to gain a perspective of industry practice and to keep abreast of what’s happening in your particular field of study.

HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus, Waterton Building

Professional development is at the heart of this course and you will have the opportunity to develop as a dramatic theatre artist in a truly creative and collaborative way. This course will provide you with the opportunity to apply your experience in the studios and in a diverse range of performance arenas. In year one you will develop performance and theatre skills in a supported forum. In year two you will develop industry practices further, building on your previous experiences and exploring your own lines of enquiry to help develop you as a performing arts practitioner. Through engagement with industry professionals you will experience and gain first-hand knowledge and understanding to enhance your studies.


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> F  dA Independent Game Development An award of Leeds Beckett University > F  dA Web Design An award of Leeds Beckett University

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111

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Public Services Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Public Services The public services offer a variety of rewarding careers. We’ve developed direct links and partnerships with a wide range of public service organisations, enabling us to ensure that your course combines the benefits of academic study with real life experience.

Cameron Lindley FdA Public Service Management “I chose to study here as I completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services at the College and it was natural for my next step to be a course at the University Centre. Continuing my study here has meant that I’m taught by the same fantastic tutors who brought out the best in me when I studied at College level. The tutors all have experience in their respective backgrounds too, so it’s not simply theory, we learn from someone who’s been there and done it! I’m currently a special constable and in the future I want to advance my policing career and join the regulars, so it’s really important that what I learn is put into the context of real-world situations. I wouldn’t be working for the police without the help of my tutors as they’ve provided advice, discussed my options, and helped me to make the right decisions for my future career.”


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FdA Public Service Management

VALIDATED BY:

MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (2 years), Part-time (3 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time, Part-time

September

Wakefield City Campus

University of Hull (subject to validation)

The programme offers an academically and vocationally focused curriculum which develops a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, processes and practices of working within the Public Services. This provides a challenging, employability led curriculum, that uses work based knowledge and real life scenarios, allowing development of a range of transferable skills, abilities and competencies necessary for a successful career in the public sector. Employability is a key theme of the programme and the team are currently working closely with a number of public services for students to undertake voluntary work to complement their academic programme.

BA (Hons) Public Services Management MODE OF STUDY:

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University of Hull (subject to validation)

The programme offers an academically and vocationally focused curriculum which develops a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, processes and practices of working within the public services. This provides a challenging, employability led curriculum, that uses work based knowledge and real life scenarios, allowing development of a range of transferable skills, abilities and competencies necessary for a successful career in the public sector. The programme has been designed to include core modules, which cover key generic public service management material following consultation with key stakeholders, professional partners and current/past students. In addition to core modules the programme has two distinct pathways of study. One pathway focusing on careers towards criminal justice sectors including, but not limited to, the Police Service, Youth Justice, Trading Standards and Prison Service. The second pathway focuses on management careers within the broader public sector such as, but not limited to, the Local Authority, Housing, NHS. This allows progression from Foundation Degrees/HNDs within a related discipline.

> t eaching staff with industry experience and extensive professional knowledge > varied and interesting learning experience including work placements, visiting speakers, and visits to public service institutions > smaller class sizes and more tutor contact time than most universities

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Sport Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Sport The demands of the sport sector are forever changing and expanding. We continually develop our courses to ensure they meet those demands, combining academic study with work-based learning and experience.

Mark Applegarth BSc Applied Sports Performance “I’m a mature student, so this course was ideal as it allowed me to juggle study and my jobs as Head Coach of the College rugby league team and semi-professional Rugby League player. The delivery of the modules was excellent and I received brilliant support from staff. I know I wouldn’t have had as much support if I’d studied at a traditional university due to the sheer volume of students. After I completed the course, I decided to stay on in my role as Head Coach as I wanted to establish a pathway for our students to go on and play professional rugby league by furthering our partnership with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. I’d highly recommend the course to anybody who’s looking to continue their studies. I can’t speak highly enough of the staff and their specialist knowledge. Anybody who has aspirations of studying a degree program should seriously consider attending the University Centre at Wakefield College.”


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>p  artnerships with local sport, fitness and health organisations provide career-boosting technical and professional expertise > excellent sports facilities, including a fully equipped sports laboratory > staff with a wealth of industry experience in different fields

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Sport Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

FdSc Applied Sports Performance MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (2 years), Part-time (3 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

VALIDATED BY:

Whether you’re a community coach wanting to develop your abilities or an aspiring coach to elite athletes, this course will put your knowledge into practice and ensure you help people participating in sport achieve their full potential. This may involve supporting professional sportspeople, sports teams, community teams, or school groups and working closely with them to improve their individual and group performance. The programme includes sport science and coaching modules to ensure you have a sound understanding of the theory that underpins physical exercise. Coaches must be aware of their ethical and legal obligations to their clients.

BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Performance (Top up) MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (1 year)

September

Wakefield City Campus

MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

September

Wakefield City Campus

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (1 year)

September

Wakefield City Campus

University of Hull (subject to validation)

VALIDATED BY:

University of Hull (subject to validation)

Understanding the role of physical activity and exercise medicine on population health and well-being will be at the heart of this new course. On this programme, you gain the technical and professional skills needed to gain a career in areas such as personal training, health promotion and exercise referral. Your studies focus on:- exercise physiology, psychology, nutrition, programming and prescription, research methods and coaching.

Bsc (Hons) Physical Activity with Exercise Prescription (Top up) MODE OF STUDY:

VALIDATED BY:

This course allows students who currently hold a foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Sports Performance or related discipline to complete further study to top up their qualification and obtain a full honours degree. The course combines work-based learning with academic study and focuses on meeting the knowledge and skills shortages of the industry. This course has excellent links with local sporting organisations and schools, so you can expect to develop the skills which employers really value.

FdSc Physical Activity with Exercise Prescription Full-time (2 years), Part-time (3 years)

University of Hull (subject to validation)

VALIDATED BY:

University of Hull (subject to validation)

This course allows students who currently hold a foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) to complete further study to top up their qualification and obtain a full honours degree. The course combines learning experiences which develop a range of sector-relevant academic, vocational, technical, and employability skills. The programme has excellent links with the local health authority, schools, and fitness industry employers, which ensure that you’ll develop skills that are really valued by employers.


Higher Education Prospectus 2018

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111

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Science Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Science Biologists are at the forefront of the scientific study of life and the mechanisms that govern the functioning of living matter. Modern advances are helping scientists more clearly understand processes in fields such as medicine, industry and agriculture.


Higher Education Prospectus 2018

HNC Applied Biology

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(subject to approval)

MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (1 year)

September

Wakefield City Campus

If you are interested in a career in health or in the science industries, the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Applied Biology will allow you to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and personal qualities required to work in a biologically-based field, and will equip you to progress to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in applied biology or a related area. The HNC course leads to a stand-alone Level 4 qualification. However, successful learners may be offered the opportunity to engage in a further year of study in order to achieve the Level 5 Higher National Diploma (TBC).

> s tudents may go on to careers in such fields as biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis, R&D and ecological sciences > optional units offered can be tailored to meet the needs of local employers > unique opportunity to obtain a practical vocational qualification that develops biological and biomedical laboratory skills alongside academic study

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Teacher Training Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Teacher Training Demand for teachers continues to remain high in the UK with the government offering generous financial packages to attract the best graduates to the classroom. We partner with the University of Huddersfield on the teacher training courses and help develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to successfully pursue a teaching career.

Justine Wood BA (Hons) in Education & Professional Development

“I started out on the Level 3 Education & Training course and progressed through to the Certificate in Education. I am now studying on the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development course. The fact that these courses are part-time and run outside of my full-time working hours made it possible for me to achieve them. Furthermore, the support and knowledge gained from the tutors right from the start has been invaluable. The course content has allowed me to progress in my career, and I was able to change jobs to do something I was passionate about through completing these courses. The BA (Hons) Education & Professional Development course widens my knowledge and skills significantly and has the potential to open up further career opportunities.�

> fl  exibility of delivery including evenings to allow you to study alongside your full-time job > dedicated teacher education team with a wealth of experience > excellent retention and achievement rates


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Level 3 Award in Education & Training MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time 7 weeks (daytime), 13 weeks (evening).

September, January

Wakefield City Campus

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introduction to teaching that will give an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training. You will learn how to plan, assess and deliver inclusive teaching sessions as well as how to deliver constructive feedback. This is an ideal first step for anyone considering a career in teaching or training.

Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning), Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) - In-Service Option MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

VALIDATED BY:

University of Huddersfield

The Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) are professional qualifications for people teaching in further education colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings that are outside the school sector. If you are currently teaching young people or adults these courses help you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training, and to explore creatively the professional opportunities open to you.

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (1 year)

Various

Wakefield City Campus

The course equips teachers of literacy with appropriate and relevant knowledge, understanding and personal skills. Over three modules it focuses on social factors and issues relating to language and literacy development and personal factors which affect learning. It also aims to develop your personal language and literacy skills. Modules on the course include literacy and learners, literacy theories and frameworks and literacy, learning and teaching.

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching: ESOL MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (1 year)

Various

Wakefield City Campus

This is a stand alone diploma worth 45 credits which enables teachers to achieve a subject specific teaching qualification in ESOL. The course has three modules worth 15 credits each and candidates are required to complete all of them to gain the certificate. Modules on the course include Esol and the learners, Esol theories and frameworks and ESOL learning and teaching.

BA or BA (Hons) in Education & Professional Development MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Part-time (2 years)

September

Wakefield City Campus

VALIDATED BY:

University of Huddersfield

This course is aimed at the professional development needs of teachers or trainers in Further, Higher, Adult and Secondary Education and those who work in related areas such as health, careers, uniformed services and private training organisations. It uses a blended learning model of delivery to enhance practitioners’ knowledge and skills in three broad areas: critical reflection, policy and practice, and research and academic scholarship.

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111


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Travel & Tourism Courses / University Centre at Wakefield College

Travel & Tourism Since 2010 tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms. Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over ÂŁ257 billion by 2025. This accounts for just under 10% of UK GDP and supporting almost 3.8 million jobs, which is around 11% of the total UK number.


Higher Education Prospectus 2018

HNC/HND Travel & Tourism Management MODE OF STUDY:

START DATE:

LOCATION:

Full-time (1 year)

September

Wakefield City Campus

If you are looking at a career in travel and tourism then this course will help you further develop your knowledge and understanding of the sector and support you in pursuing a career. The completion of the first year of the course will give students a HNC whilst those competing two years will be awarded a HND.

>w  ork with experienced staff > excellent links with the travel and tourism industry > based in our new ÂŁ7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre

Full course details, module information and entry requirements at: wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education To talk about a course or entry qualifications: 01924 789111

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University Centre at Wakefield College

Additional information


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 Equality & diversity We aim to be a fully inclusive organisation, eliminating discrimination whilst promoting equality and embracing diversity in all that we do. We celebrate the rich variety of people who make up our College Community, from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Some may have a disability, others may follow different religions. We may differ in our sexual orientation, languages, or belief systems, but we’re united by an ambition to succeed and fulfil our potential. These principles recognise and support the Equality Duty set out in the 2010 Equality Act, in that we give due regard to the need to: • e  liminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation • a  dvance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it • f oster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it. This applies to all of the protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. How we demonstrate our commitment From the outset, at the induction, staff are clear about our expectations of them in terms of supporting equality and celebrating diversity. This commitment is further underlined in policies, planning, and staff training. We ensure that all policies are analysed to address any negative impact in relation to all 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. We’re firmly committed to equality objectives which will make a real difference in the classroom. Planning in the classroom is expected to maximise opportunities to promote diversity and foster good relationships among all groups of students. Regular training and development initiatives support staff in making this a reality. In keeping with our strategic objectives we aim to: • connect with our area in order to raise aspirations, particularly in deprived areas • continue to play an active part in initiatives across the Wakefield district to eliminate discrimination and promote equality and diversity.

Measuring our progress The effectiveness of these policies is monitored through a comprehensive range of measures, which involves regular collection, reporting, and analysis of staff and learner data on the basis of a range of demographic factors. An annual report on equality and diversity, including monitoring data, is considered by our Board of Governors. Go Higher West Yorkshire The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funded Go Higher West Yorkshire National Collaborative Outreach Programme, comprises 12 Higher Education (HE) providers in West Yorkshire. The 2 year programme supports access to higher education for young people aged 13 to 19 in areas of West Yorkshire where participation in Higher Education is lower than expected based on GCSE results. The programme’s aim is for more young people to progress into HE and make more informed choices at key points during their education. The programme will work closely with young people and their parents/carers to raise attainment and support young people’s progression into HE through a wide range of focused and innovative events and activities from career planning to HE taster days to ‘world of work’ experiences.


Open Events 2017 OCT

17 2017 OCT

Tuesday 17 October Wakefield City Campus & Thornes Park Campus

18 2017

Wednesday 18 October Castleford Campus

NOV

Saturday 18 November All Campuses

18 2017

For more information and additional dates please visit: wakefield.ac.uk/events

Switchboard: 01924 789789 Course Information: 01924 789111 Minicom: 01924 373525 General Enquiries: info@wakefield.ac.uk Course Information: courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk Website: www.wakefield.ac.uk All guides and prospectuses are available on our website. Alternative formats are available on request, such as large print, Braille, British Sign Language video, audio and CD ROM. Telephone 01924 789155 for details. Wakefield City Campus, Margaret Street, Wakefield WF1 2DH Castleford Campus, Thunderhead Ridge, Castleford WF10 4UA Thornes Park Campus, Thornes Park, Wakefield WF2 8QZ Mechanics’ Theatre, Waterton Building, Wood Street, Wakefield WF1 2EW Lightwaves, Lower York Street, Wakefield WF1 3LJ

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Wakefield College Higher Education Prospectus 2018  

This prospectus contains details of our HNC/HND, Foundation Degree, Degree and professional qualification courses, many of which can be stud...

Wakefield College Higher Education Prospectus 2018  

This prospectus contains details of our HNC/HND, Foundation Degree, Degree and professional qualification courses, many of which can be stud...