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Contents Courses

Introduction

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Animal Science and Health

Welcome

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Art and Design

The Warwickshire Experience

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Business, Computing and Events Management

Student Life

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Care and Education

On Campus Services

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Counselling

Support

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Engineering

Experience Better

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Equine

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Hair and Beauty

Face to Face

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Horticulture

Leamington Spa

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Sport

Warwick

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Veterinary Studies

Moreton Morrell

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Rugby

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Henley-in-Arden

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Pershore

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Mature students

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Alumni

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Money matters

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How to apply and find us

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Welcome Hello, so you’ve just picked up our guide or maybe you’ve downloaded it – either way it’s a great first step to gaining a higher education qualification. You’ve probably looked at lots of prospectuses already, but we’re confident you’ll find your perfect course and place of study right here. Warwickshire College is a place for ambitious, talented and determined students. Comprising of six colleges in Warwickshire and Worcestershire (close to beautiful towns and thriving cities) it offers the perfect backdrop to your studies. You won’t be disappointed. In fact our safe and friendly campuses will make you feel right at home and allow you to focus fully on your personal and professional development. We can offer you the chance to be part of an exciting and dynamic community of students coming from all corners of the UK, as well as students from around the globe. It’s exciting to know that we have over 18,000 further and higher education students studying with us every year, students who are excelling in and out of the classroom with nominations and awards relating to their industries and those achieving exceptional pass rates. And of course we’ve been working hard too - expanding our campuses and improving what we can offer you. We’ve invested in our facilities, to make sure you have access the best education around. We think we’ve got it right and we’re excited to share it with you. We’re also a founding member of The Gazelle Colleges Group, which means we’re an entrepreneurial college. We put enterprise at the heart of everything we do and are focused on teaching you the real-world skills you need to move onto your next step – whether it’s getting a job, starting you own business or another course.

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We are proud to say that if you choose to study with Warwickshire College you won’t just get your degree, you’ll form life-long friendships, have meaningful experiences and develop skills that will be of value for the rest of your life. We’ve filled this guide with the info you’ll need to make a good decision about Warwickshire College, but remember it’s only a snapshot so make sure you go online to find out more.

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• Countryside and city setting • F ast track travel to London and Birmingham • Shakespeare’s birthplace • Cool, trendy towns • Sporting home of Rugby •H  eart of the automotive industry •D  oorstep of Birmingham – UK’s 2nd city

Shopping

Enjoy big brands, designer boutiques, independent shops and chic cafes when you need to take a break. There are large modern shopping complexes in Solihull and Coventry and nearby Birmingham boasts The Bullring - one of the largest shopping developments in Europe. While the quaint traditional shops in Stratford and Warwick are a welcome change for every shopper.

Attractions, history and culture

From the internationally recognised birthplace of Shakespeare in Stratford, the magnificent castles in Warwick and Kenilworth to the automotive museum and The Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry – there is plenty of culture and history to discover.

Nightlife

The Warwickshire nightlife scene is popular with students, tourists and residents; and fans of live music, comedy and theatre are well catered for. There are also plenty of trendy bars and clubs to satisfy the party-goer in you. And finally there’s a great selection of top quality restaurants and chilled out places to grab a quick bite to eat. Places to check out: The Assembly, The Sky Dome, The Lazy Cow, The Ricoh Arena, High Pavement, Cineworld, Rugby, No1 Shakespeare St and The NEC.

If you’re looking for more exciting ways to spend your time – check out the Ricoh Arena offering sell out concerts such as Take That, Muse and Coldplay. Catch a game of ice hockey or a film, go to the horseracing at Warwick and Stratford or there’s always national attractions such as Drayton Manor theme park and West Midland’s Safari Park on the doorstep. Spa   ington m a e L rd Royal Stratfo ’s e r a e hakesp

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From Freshers’ Fair to fundraising, club nights to day trips there’s loads going on thanks to your Students’ Union. The SU is made up of a group of elected students whose job is to entertain you, represent you and look out for your rights and needs. They will make sure your experience at college is the best it can be and run an exciting and growing programme of events and activities.

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When you join Warwickshire College you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union giving you access to SU events and other services on campus – including Freshers’ ball and live music nights, wireless internet network, print room, libraries and support centre.

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You could run for election and be part of the official Students’ Union team – it’s a great way to experience everything Warwickshire College has to offer. Find us at www.warwickshire.ac.uk/su

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Zoe Pulling, Student Engagement Officer – “What’s really great about Warwickshire College is that students have a voice, and it’s listened to.” “Student voice is all about empowering you to shape and define what happens at college, making it the best learning experience possible. But it’s not all serious, we’ve got a great Students’ Union that’s keen to get you involved in loads of activities to make your experience here fun and enjoyable.”

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Sporting achievements

• Moreton Morrell have been British Agricultural champions for over six years – taking part in Netball, football, rugby, hockey and clay shooting • Henley-in-Arden sports team represent the college in British College Championships and are recent league winners in basketball

Leisure and fitness classes

We also offer our students a fun range of sports, leisure and fitness classes. Including Pilates, Zumba, circuit training, ballroom dancing, archery, kick boxing and more. Most classes are free of charge to students so why not check them out.

Sporting events

There is a Riding Academy and Club based at Moreton Morrell but open to all students from all centres. Race ways – are you a runner? Race ways are one of the biggest organisers of running events in Warwickshire. There’s discounted entry for our students and events take place on our grounds all year. Athletes’ day – every year we bring our six centres together to compete in track and field. It’s always great fun so come along and get involved. This event normally happens in May. Academy weekend – if you’re a fan of rugby or netball, then this is the weekend for you. Come along for a weekend dedicated to these sports.

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Nightlife

Not only can you enjoy the on-campus bars which run popular events such as Bavarian Beer Party, Back to School, Rave and Live Music Nights, but the towns and cities on your doorstep offer a huge choice of fantastic nightlife. Students can choose from sophisticated wine bars and restaurants, to cheesy and trendy nightclubs, traditional pubs and large professional music venues and theatres. So if you’re looking to watch a Shakespearean tragedy, catch a big name music artist, or just get your friends together for a birthday meal somewhere nice – you can be sure we’ve got it covered here.

Trips, events and more

• Freshers’ Ball – all students are invited to party at this annual ball • Christmas Ball – feeling festive and enjoying the season • Summer Ball – celebrate with your friends at our great end of year event • National days - Bonfire night, Halloween ghost walk and Christmas carol service • Trips – take a trip to world skills fairs, enterprise conferences, paintballing, rock climbing, cinema, sporting events and much more • Fundraising days – includes ‘RAG’, a fun and rewarding week-long event of ‘raising and giving’ • Club nights and BBQs – held regularly at Moreton Morrell and Pershore campuses (students from all campuses attend) • Be a mentor – help new students settle into college life • Student Ambassador – get paid to represent the college. Tasks include marketing promotions, events, campus tours, talking about your college experiences and more

Culture and the arts

At least five theatre performances take place each year at our Rugby campus. Enjoy the show in our brand new theatre, with coffee /bistro bar. Look out for what’s on this year – www.warwickshire.ac.uk/events Pay a visit to one of our many art exhibitions at the Leamington and Rugby campuses shown in our spacious and modern galleries. Plus get your ticket to the popular student fashion shows – a must see!

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Most importantly you will have a lot of time with your tutors, something we’re very proud of. You can meet with them regularly to discuss your learning goals and progress. Your year group will meet for common topics or careers talks and some classes join together occasionally, so you can meet different students and benefit from a wide range of experiences.

Student Services

Student Services are at the heart of our high quality student support system. Our experienced, award winning team can offer impartial and confidential help on a whole range of subjects, including: • exploring your career ideas • advice on getting back into learning and work • advice on funding your learning • job search support You can also use the e-guidance service on our website www.warwickshire.ac.uk/eguidance

Learning Support Centre

We recognise each student as an individual with their own requirements.

We offer:

• sessions with specialist tutors for help with maths and English • help with study, time management, revision and proof-reading • support and assessment from fully qualified dyslexia specialists • laptop loans • online pocket guides We also provide support for dyslexia, disabilities and specialist tutor for deaf students.

Care Leavers

There are many challenges faced by care leavers entering higher education – we want to make the process as easy as possible. Our integration officer is here to help those who have been looked after by their Local Authority, or are in foster or residential care. We provide advice on tuition fees, accommodation and the range of support available to you once you start your course, such as bursaries and study skills. Please tick the box on your UCAS application form to let us know us that you are a care leaver. Didn’t tick the box on the UCAS form or need more information? Call 01926 318195.

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Pitch to our Enterprise Board

As an entrepreneurial college, our focus is on inspiring a new generation of students. We want to equip you with the skills you need to go out there and get the career of your dreams! Or even start your own business. As long as you are studying with us, we’ll be helping you to develop skills that employers are really looking for, skills that will set you up for life - such as creative thinking, resilience, team working, time management and communication skills.

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In fact, all of our degrees offer experience of work from live projects to placements and master classes.

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This is something we’re very proud of and we’ve seen some great success stories along the way!

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The board are a panel of business experts who support the enterprising ideas generated by students, staff and other members of the college. They ensure that the best ideas are worked on quickly and successfully, from first pitch through to testing, piloting and completion.

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>> The board receive, review and approve your projects >> Help develop your ideas and business proposals >> Give feedback, advice, staff skills and mentoring – so you have the best chances of success

Join our Enterprise Society and make your ideas happen.

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>>Business start-ups – pitch for investment to fund your own business >> Event management – bring in the crowds with a spectacular event or showstopping extravaganza >> Develop skills and knowledge – discover the secret to success (find out who you need to talk to and what you need to know) >> Community – be a local hero and do something for your community FOR MORE INFORMATION GO ONLINE OR GIVE US A CALL.


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All of our degrees are vocational and designed to be relevant to industry. In fact, they’re designed in partnership with industry so we know we’re up to date with the latest developments and you know you’re learning from the experts. Most people agree that the best way to learn is to do something first hand and learn from your mistakes, and we are no exception. At Warwickshire College we happily put the emphasis on hands-on learning. Plus you’ll have the full support of our specialist lecturers and industry experts, ensuring you develop great depth of knowledge and confidence in your ability.

We’re well connected

It’s not always what you know it’s who you know. Luckily Warwickshire College is well known for its strong links with industry and this is clear when it comes to our degrees. We are often approached by businesses who put forward live briefs for our students to work on and we have excellent input from industry on a whole range of things from lessons to master classes and placement opportunities.

We also have strong partnerships with leading universities such as Warwick, Birmingham and Coventry who offer some excellent progression routes and also partner some of our courses.

Bigger isn’t always better!

Take our smaller class sizes for example – they allow you to train and study in a more focused environment. You benefit from more one-to-one time with your lecturer or instructor and find it easier to get to know your classmates. So in this case, smaller is definitely better. The smaller class sizes also allow us to tailor your course to suit you. We can pick up on your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes and work around a learning style that’ll suit you and help you get the best grades you can.

Flexibility is key

Our specialist employer areas include engineering, IT, business, leadership and management, social care, early years, computing, horticulture and more.

When it comes down to it we can all be a bit choosey, and when you’re making a decision as important as this, you need to have the right options available to you. That’s why we offer a diverse range of courses from BA (Hons) to Foundation degrees and HNDs. We also offer the opportunity to study part-time and by distance, helping you earn as you learn, further your career and ultimately enhance your future prospects.

Some of the companies we work with include: Alstom Power, Bizzy Tots Day Nursery, Cummins, Jaguar LandRover, Prodrive, Rolls Royce, Telent Communications, Volvo Group UK and Warwickshire County Council.

Warwickshire College has been awarded the highest score of ‘confidence’ by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for academic standards and learning opportunities.

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e k a t t s … u t j i t r ’ o n Do our word f “It is good to see a college giving people the key skills and training to help build a balanced, sustainable economy.

“The hands-on manufacturing experience of the Power Academy and the entrepreneurial skills learnt at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy are providing important foundations for the West Midland’s economy of the future.” Business Secretary, Vince Cable

Tegla Laroupe – marathon champion and now United Nations Ambassador Tegla runs the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation to promote peace through sports, she says “Warwickshire College’s Henley-in-Arden sports college has the potential and responsibility to develop and nurture human talent for the service of the mankind.”

“THE student experience at Warwickshire College is better than many universities across the country. The latest national survey ranked Warwickshire College in the top 25 per cent of institutions nationally for assessment and feedback, academic support and personal development.” The National Student Survey

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Olympic dressage gold medallist Carl Hester MBE “The facilities here are fantastic throughout. As the college has grown it means you can have conditions of this standard you can use throughout the year. The fact, you can have dressage, eventing, BHS, and the facilities are good enough for competition - it’s bringing high standards to the students. They get access to watch top equestrian competition as well. It’s inspiring for them to watch.” 14

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Molly Hendry, aged 20, from Birmingham Alabama “I’ve loved it here, it’s been great. It’s very different to Auburn University, it’s a lot smaller and more personal. I’ve loved how the tutors teach, it’s more intense and you get to discover the information for yourself.”

“The college represents a cluster of excellence and investment. The state-of-theart facilities I have visited – such as the training restaurant and Power Industry Academy make a big difference.”

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“It’s been a lot of fun, the classes are really tough! At home our classes are a lot bigger, here it’s a more intimate setting and you get one-to-one time with your professor – I’ve enjoyed that a lot. It’s just a different culture here, very different to the States.” American horticulture students from Auburn University in Alabama

“I’m amazed at the diversity of work which they have produced. I am excited and heartened by their great designs. The students should be really proud of their work.” Chris Beardshaw, TV presenter

Ruth Amos, Gazelle Entrepreneur and founder of StairSteady. “I recently had the honour of speaking at the Warwickshire College Higher Education Graduation Ceremony. It is so important to recognise achievement and the college did a great job helping the students, along with their friends and family, celebrate such a big day. Their success was the result of the hard work and dedication the students put in to their studies, and it was a pleasure to be part of such an inspirational day.”

Dr Mark Lewney, the Rock Doc “I went to Edinburgh University and Cardiff University and it’s great to see a local college competing with these national institutions really. If you’ve got the resources you can compete at whatever level you need to – it’s good to see.”

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Face to face

We know that choosing where to study your degree or higher education course is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and sometimes nothing quite beats having a chat face to face. That’s why we’ve made sure you’ve got lots of opportunity to visit us.

Open events

Come to our open events and you’ll find friendly advisors and tutors who are keen to help you, answer your questions and tell you everything you need to know about the courses and more. It’s a great chance for you, your family and friends to have a good look around. These are held at all our campuses throughout the year – visit www.warwickshire.ac.uk/events for dates.

Discover our land-based campuses

We run an annual show at Moreton Morrell. Students and staff open the gates to the public and invite in hundreds of visitors to tour the facilities, showcase their talents and demonstrate the skills of the land. It’s always a great day.

Talk and tour

Want to get to know what the campus is like? Book yourself in for a talk and tour. You’ll get the chance to talk to our student crew and ask questions about the college. We can even arrange a bespoke talk and tour for you at a time to suit you if needed.

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Course taster days

We host a selection of days that are subject specific. Currently we run days for Equine, Horticulture, Veterinary Nursing and Animal Management. So if you are looking to get some more in-depth knowledge and have a go at an activity this could be the day for you.

Can’t make it?

Don’t worry we travel to lots of school sixth forms, colleges and UCAS events to help make sure you get the chance to speak to us and find out more. Check our website for details on all our events and find out where we’ll be and when. www.warwickshire.ac.uk/events

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Leamington Spa • Art and design • B  usiness, events and computing • Early years, care and education • Counselling

Leamington is one of our larger centres and has undergone a recent transformation, meaning we now boast some of the best facilities in the region. Your facilities:

• £5.8 million School of Arts building designed with spaces to meet the creative needs of our students • 266 Apple Macs, three fashion studios, media and multimedia environments for making video, film, radio programmes and computer games • Photographic and recording studios • The latest gadgets including Apple TV linked up to iPad technology, interactive whiteboards, 3D television screens, large LCD monitors and more • Lecture theatre • Sports hall and gym • Brand NEW hair and beauty salons • Upgraded library • Halls of residence • Travel service • Nursery

The NEW Leamington Centre... we’re currently redeveloping

The new developments at Leamington give you improved, modern, creative facilities where you can work and think in completely different ways.

Redevelopment will be completed Summer 2014.

Take a look at our virtual fly-through!

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Halls of residence

Disbery halls has 92 bedrooms with excellent facilities.

Facilities in each bedroom:

• Ensuite shower room with shower, washbasin and toilet • Single bed and bedside cabinet • Desk with shelving unit and drawers, chair and wardrobe • 24 hr internet access • TV aerial point Each flat has eight study bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, oven, set of hobs, cupboard space and a dining area. There is a communal lounge, with widescreen TV and a self-service laundry. The blocks have lift access (for disabled use).

The £12 million redevelopment:

• Exciting state-of-the-art facilities that will allow you to ‘learn by doing,’ with technology integrated into the building • Improved wi-fi throughout the site allowing you and your tutors to learn and gain access to a centre-wide mobile environment • ‘Learning zones’ on each floor – flexible, open-plan spaces • Incubator units for entrepreneurial students along with multi-functional ‘pod’ areas allowing you to develop your own business ideas and learn the key skills that you need in a safe, supportive environment

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On-site facilities include a laundry, bar with large screen televisions and pool table, student common room, shop, sports hall and refectory.

Avon Hall (catered)

Arden Hall (catered)

Reserved for male students under 18, the 40 wellproportioned study bedrooms are fully equipped with: • Single bed and bedside cabinet • Desk with shelving unit and drawers, chair – washbasin and wardrobe • 24 hr internet access (included in cost)

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• Animal science and behaviour • Equine • Veterinary nursing Moreton Morrell campus covers 750 acres of countryside and is home to many of our land-based degree students. Your facilities:

• 750 acres of countryside • A working commercial farm over 230 hectares • Large dairy herd, pedigree beef herd and sheep flock • Stabling for over 100 horses • An indoor school and covered outdoor school • Large outdoor riding arena and horse walker • Purpose-built farriery teaching unit • Traditional brick-built forge and fully equipped farriery

• NEW equine therapy and rehabilitation centre • Water treadmill • Equine spa • Wildlife habitats including woodlands, wetlands and grasslands • Centre for veterinary nursing, as well as a large animal welfare centre • Library • Halls of residence • Intercampus transport

Jubilee Hall (self-catered)

Feldon Hall (catered)

Reserved for over 18 students - Jubilee is divided into flats of seven to ten study bedrooms. Each flat has a fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, kettle and cupboard space. The 52 bedrooms are equipped with: • Ensuite shower room with shower, washbasin and toilet • Single bed and bedside cabinet • Desk with shelving unit and drawers, chair and wardrobe • 24 hr internet access (included in cost) • TV aerial point

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Reserved for students over 18, the bedrooms are separated into flats. Each flat has a small kitchen equipped with refrigerator, microwave and kettle. Each room has: • Ensuite shower room with shower, washbasin and toilet • Single bed and bedside cabinet • Desk with shelving unit and drawers, chair and wardrobe • 24 hr internet access (included in cost) • TV aerial point For more information on fees, accommodation viewings and facilities visit www.warwickshire.ac.uk/accommodation

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• Superb engineering facilities, including the cutting edge Power Industry Academy • First class laboratory and practical engineering workshops • Advanced machining centre and robotic facilities • IT facilities with industry standard software and design suites • Four hairdressing and beauty salons offering a full range of treatments • 150-seat theatre • Outdoor, all-weather sports pitches, four-court sports hall and multi-gym • Nursery • Conferencing and business facilities

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• Sport • Hair and Beauty Management • Spa Management

Set in 27 acres of beautiful grounds, Henley-in-Arden specialises in sport and hair and beauty and has a fully operational commercial day spa and fantastic sport and leisure facilities.

Your facilities:

• Professional hair and beauty salons and state-of-the-art equipment • A commercial luxury day spa with an extensive range of facilities including sauna, steam and aromatherapy rooms, relaxation suite, foot spas and spa pool www.henleyspa.co.uk • Sports science laboratory • £2m sports hall, with a four surface sports pavilion • Fully equipped gym • Fitness training suite • Free weights room • Floodlit full-size all-weather Astroturf pitch and outdoor pitches

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• Arboriculture • Horticulture • Animal Science and Management • Veterinary nursing Pershore is a national centre for horticulture and has some of the best facilities in the UK. Your facilities:

• Soil and plant science laboratories • Landscape design studios • Organic and specialist plant units • Fruit unit with commercial juice • Landscaped ornamental grounds and an arboretum • Commercial orchards and nature reserve • Landscape workshops - hard landscaping, estate skills, CAD drawing studio • Commercial plant nursery - field, container and production units • Modern controlled glasshouses • Organic plot with propagation facilities, polyethene tunnels and outdoor cropping areas • Horticultural machinery and equipment • Tropical plant unit • 12 hectares of conservation area • Extensive and landscaped gardens home to several national plant collections • Commercial plant centre open to the public • Specialist animal unit • Large and small animal enclosures • Exotic species including chinchilla, degus and sugar gliders • Livestock including rare breed sheep and pigs, goats, llama, alpaca, Dexter cattle, donkeys and ponies

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• Dog training arenas and grooming parlours • Veterinary teaching facilities and laboratories • Purpose-built library There is free on-site parking and the town of Pershore is within walking distance.

Halls of residence

Accommodation is available for students, providing a first-class living environment.

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Our new accommodation can sleep up to 97 students on campus, separated into apartments of nine bedrooms. Students have a choice of catered or self-catered packages. Each study bedroom includes: • Ensuite shower room with shower, washbasin and toilet • Single bed and bedside cabinet • Desk with shelving unit and drawers • Chair and wardrobe • 24 hr internet access • TV aerial point

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UCAS code: W25 Course Code: 093D Location: P Time: 2 yrs UCAS Points: 80 min / P/T option? NO / Placement? NO

HND Animal Management Our HND in Animal Management provides a solid introduction to the practices of animal management. This is the course for you if you are passionate about animals and are looking for a rewarding career in the animal management sector. The course is also suitable for you if you are an animal carer and wish to gain a formal qualification. The HND in Animal Management provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in a variety of settings, from welfare organisations and teaching to retail and research.

What will you study?

Typical modules would include: • Animal Health & Welfare • Animal Nutrition

• Animal Husbandry & Management • Business Environment • Animal Behaviour

Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation.

Entry requirements:

Normally applicants will be expected to have at least 80 UCAS points. This may be derived from: • BTEC/ C&G Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management or a related subject; or one six-unit A Level; or • Kitemarked Access to HE

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• Animal welfare officers • RSPCA and other welfare organisations • Animal keepers • Education in animal management • Animal retail

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: 0931 / Location: P / Time: 2 yr / UCAS Points: 80 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? NO

HNC Animal Management Our HNC in Animal Management provides a solid introduction to the practices of animal management. This is the course for you if you are passionate about animals and are looking for a rewarding career in the animal management sector. The course is also suitable for you if you are an animal carer and wish to gain a formal qualification. The HNC in Animal Management provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in a variety of settings, from welfare organisations and teaching to retail and research.

A minimum of 40 UCAS points must be from a six or twelve unit award. Applicants will also need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, Science and Mathematics.

What will you study?

Typical modules would include: • Animal Health & Welfare • Animal Nutrition • Animal Husbandry & Management

Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation.

Entry requirements:

Normally applicants will be expected to have at least 80 UCAS points. This may be derived from:

• BTEC/ C&G Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management or a related subject; or • one six unit A Levels; or • Kitemarked Access to HE A minimum of 40 UCAS points must be from a six or twelve unit award. Applicants will also need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, Science and Mathematics.

Your future

• Animal welfare officers • RSPCA and other welfare organisations • Animal keepers • Education in animal management • Animal retail

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BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Training Animal behaviour is an extremely popular and rapidly growing sector within the animal industry. Careers in animal behaviour include; companion animal training, behaviour therapy, research, animal welfare science or zoo keeping). Our BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Training provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin work in one of the most diverse and rewarding sectors of the animal industry. This course will develop your knowledge and skills in animal behaviour and ethology, whilst exploring the ethics and key legislation necessary for anyone working with animals. Alongside the core content, this degree also provides opportunities for you to study specialist options that will give your course a unique flavour and enhance your awareness of specific areas of interest.

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: D306 / Location: MM / Time: 3 yrs / 4 yrs with placement / UCAS Points: 220 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

What will you study?

Typical modules would include: Year 1 • Principles of Animal Ethology • Animal Anatomy & Physiology • Applied Animal Management • The Animal Industry Year 2 • Animal Health & Disease • Habitat & Environmental Enrichment • Applied Animal Behaviour, Ethics & Welfare • Behavioural Research Year 3 • Veterinary Science • Advanced Animal Welfare Behaviour • Welfare & Behaviour of Captive and Domesticated Animals • Dissertation

Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, laboratory practical investigations, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation.

Your future:

• Animal trainer • Companion animal behaviour therapist • Behavioural researcher • Animal welfare scientists and officers • Zoo keeper

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: D300 / Location: MM / Time: 3 yrs / 4 yrs with placement / UCAS Points: 220 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

BSc (Hons) Animal Science The animal sciences are a diverse and exciting range of disciplines, underpinning many sectors of the animal industry. This is the course for you if you want a career in science and have ambitions to work with animals (whether your interest be in companion animals, livestock, exotic species or wildlife). Our BSc (Hons) in Animal Science provides you with the skills and knowledge you need for a range of exciting career options. Our course is structured to ensure that you are able to flavour your studies to reflect your interests, and improve your employability in specialist sectors. You might choose, for example, to add a distinctive health & welfare science

flavour to your studies. Perhaps you would rather focus on wildlife and conservation or zoo biology. Whatever your animal career ambitions, our course can be tailored to meet your needs.

What will you study?

Typical modules would include: Year 1 • Principles of Animal Science • Animal Anatomy & Physiology • Laboratory Diagnostics • Animal Ecology & Wildlife Year 2 • Animal Behavioural Science • Animal Health & Disease • Animal Reproductive Biology

Year 3 • Veterinary Science • Applied Breeding & Nutrition • Contemporary Issues in Animal Science • Dissertation

Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, laboratory practical investigations, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation.

Your future:

• Animal welfare scientists and officers •V  eterinary diagnostics laboratory technicians • RSPCA and other welfare organisations • Zoo biology • Wildlife conservation

CASE STUDY Andy Walker Course: BSc (Hons) Animal Science and Health. Andy studied a Level 3 qualification in Animal Management at Warwickshire College and loved it so much he decided to move on to a degree. He said: “I love the way that you’re not just a number, the lecturers and staff know you and what you’re capable of and I received all the support I could have asked for.”

“I also joined the SU team – and a real highlight was being involved with student parliament and planning the social side of student life. It really has been amazing. I can now look back on it for the rest of my life and say that this was where it all started. The dream came true all because of my degree.”

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: D320 / Location: MM / Time: 2 yrs UCAS Points: 160 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

FdSc Animal Science The animal sciences are a diverse and exciting range of disciplines, underpinning many sectors of the animal industry. This is the course for you if you want a career in science and have ambitions to work with animals, (whether your interest be in companion animals, livestock, exotic species or wildlife). Our FdSc in Animal Science provides you with the skills and knowledge you need for a range of exciting career options whilst gaining experience in the workplace during a compulsory placement. Our course is structured to ensure that you are able to flavour your studies to reflect your interests, and improve your employability in specialist sectors. You might choose, for example, to add a distinctive health & welfare science flavour to your studies.

Perhaps you would rather focus on wildlife and conservation or zoo biology. If you should later decide that you wish to complete your studies to Honours degree level, we offer opportunities for successful FdSc graduates to top-up to our full BSc (Hons) in Animal Science.

What will you study?

Typical modules would include: Year 1 • Principles of Animal Science • Animal Anatomy & Physiology • Laboratory Diagnostics • Animal Ecology & Wildlife Year 2 • Animal Behavioural Science • Animal Health & Disease • Animal Reproductive Biology • Work Related Project

BSc (Hons) Animal Science & Health (top-up) If you have completed a Foundation degree or HND in Animal Science or Management (or a related discipline) and would like to top-up to a full Honours degree, then our top-up BSc (Hons) in Animal Science & Health could be just the course you are looking for. You would complete your studies over a one year period, whilst conducting a research dissertation on a subject of interest to you. The year would equip you well for a range of career choices from animal welfare, the companion animal industry, education or animal conservation. You would learn a wide range of specialist knowledge and skills and be given opportunities to participate in real-world projects.

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Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, laboratory practical investigations, reports and essays, presentations, work related project.

Entry requirements: 160 UCAS points

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• Animal welfare scientists and officers •V  eterinary diagnostics laboratory technicians • RSPCA and other welfare organisations • Zoo biology • Wildlife conservation

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UCAS code: D327 / Course Code: W25 / Location: MM / Time: 1 yr / UCAS Points: N/A / P/T option? YES / Placemen? NO

What will you study?

The modules available for study would include: • Welfare & Behaviour of Captive and Domesticated Animals • Companion Animal Behaviour and Therapy • Applied Breeding & Nutrition • Research Methods • Wildlife Conservation • Dissertation

Entry requirements: Qualification at level 5

Your future

• Animal welfare scientists and officers •V  eterinary diagnostics laboratory technicians • RSPCA and other welfare organisations • Zoo biology • Wildlife conservation

Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, laboratory practical investigations, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation.

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FdSc Animal Management The animal industry is comprised of a diverse and exciting range of sectors, from companion animals and training, to sectors as diverse and exciting as animal welfare, zoo management or wildlife conservation. This is the course for you if you are passionate about animals and are looking for a rewarding animal based career. Our FdSc in Animal Management provides you with the skills and knowledge you need for a range of exciting career options whilst gaining experience in the workplace during a compulsory placement. Our course is structured to ensure that you are able to flavour your studies to reflect your interests, and improve your employability in specialist sectors. You might choose, for example, to add a distinctive companion animal flavour to your studies. Perhaps you would

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: D329 / Location: MM / Time: 2 yrs or 3 yrs with placement / UCAS Points: 160 min / P/T Option? YES / Placement? YES rather focus on animal welfare. Maybe your future lies in managing animal collections or in wildlife conservation. Whatever your animal management ambitions, our course can be tailored to meet your needs. If you should later decide that you wish to complete your studies to Honours degree level, we offer opportunities for successful FdSc graduates to top-up to our full BSc (Hons) in Animal Management.

• Animal Health & Disease • Habitat and Environmental Enrichment • Animal Training & Psychology • Work Related Project

What will you study?

160 UCAS points

Typical modules would include: Year 1 • The Animal Industry • Applied Animal Management • Animal Anatomy & Physiology • Wildlife and Habitat Management Year 2 • Animal Behavioural Science

Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation.

Entry requirements: Your future

• Animal welfare officers • RSPCA and other welfare organisations • Animal collection managers • Education in animal management • Animal trainers • Wildlife conservation managers

FEATURE Fantastic Facilities Our practical teaching facilities are constantly evolving, ensuring they are up-to-date and representative of industry environments, including:

• fully equipped science laboratories • large and small animal enclosures • demonstration and lecture rooms • tropical rooms • practical veterinary teaching suites • dedicated Veterinary Nursing suite including operating theatre, radiography room, preparation room, reception area, laboratory and hospital room • kennels and cattery units • dog training arenas • grooming parlours As well as all these dedicated resources, our students also get access to the college estate, commercial farm and equine facilities.

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STAFF PROFILE Richard Pearce Dr Richard Pearce lectures in Animal Science and Veterinary Nursing at Warwickshire College. Richard is an animal ecologist, specialising in conservation biology. Studying environmental science to masters level, he then completed his doctoral research on ecosystem ecology, focusing on the role of animal species in the transfer of pollutants from human activity. Richard has participated in field expeditions to Africa and has presented his research on the international conference scene. He is a member of the British Arachnological Society and specialises in spider ecology, with an abiding passion for biodiversity of all kinds. Richard says, “Our courses provide theoretical underpinning

alongside the opportunity to gain practical experience on projects in the ‘real world’, supported by strong industry links. We have fantastic facilities, and a really passionate team of expert tutors who, with small class sizes and lots of contact time, can provide the personal touch that our students really value.”

BSc (Hons) Animal Management The animal industry is comprised of a diverse range of sectors, from companion animals and training to sectors as exciting as animal welfare, zoo management or wildlife conservation. Our BSc (Hons) in Animal Management provides you with the skills and knowledge you need for a range of exciting career options in the animal industry. Our course is structured to ensure that you are able to flavour your studies to reflect your interests, and improve your employability in specialist sectors. You might choose to focus on animal welfare, managing animal collections or wildlife conservation. Whatever your animal management ambitions, our course can be tailored to meet your needs.

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: D328 / Location: MM / Time: 3 yrs / 4 yrs with placement / UCAS Points: 220 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

What will you study?

Typical modules would include: Year 1 • The Animal Industry • Applied Animal Management • Animal Anatomy & Physiology • Animal Ecology & Wildlife Year 2 • Animal Behavioural Science • Animal Health & Disease • Habitat and Environmental Enrichment • Animal Training & Psychology • Biodiversity and Evolution Year 3 • Advanced Animal Training • Applied Breeding & Nutrition • Developing Your Own Business • Dissertation

Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation

Your future:

• Animal welfare officers • RSPCA and other welfare organisations • Animal collection managers • Education in animal management • Animal trainers • Wildlife conservation managers

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N G I S E D D N ART A COURSE LOCATION KEY: L – Leamington Spa, MM –Moreton Morrell, R – Rugby, W – Trident Centre (Warwick), P – Pershore, H – Henley-in-Arden

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DipHE/BA (Hons) Fine Art This course provides the skills to become an artist in the 21st century and studies the significant contribution of contemporary art in shaping modern culture. You will work across the full range of contemporary fine art media and engage with the West Midlands creative community. You will be supported by expert academic and technical staff, who work with you individually in your development as an artist. Experiment across the range of Fine Art media which includes painting, drawing, installation, curation, sculpture, performance, photography, film, video, sound and print. You can choose a way of working and media to best suit your own practice. On successful completion of the DipHE Fine Art at Warwickshire School of Arts, students can progress to the final year of BA (Hons) Fine Art at Birmingham City University.

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: W100 / Location: L&B* / Time: 2 yrs DipHE / 3 yrs BA (Hons) / UCAS Points: 280 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

What will you study?

Year 1: DipHE • Practice & Context • Methods & Materials • Establishing Practice • Art and Exhibition • Themes and Concepts in Art Year 2: DipHE • Developing Practice • Extending Practice • Art Theory and Writing • Art and Audience Year 3: BA (Hons) • Practice & Professional Presentation • Practice Led Dissertation • Professional Portfolio

Assessment:

100% coursework. Presentation of practical work and an associated Research Journal.

Your future:

Graduates have gone on to: • E stablish themselves as artists in their own right •W  ork in a range of directly related areas - curators, teachers, gallerists, animators, musicians, community artists and film-makers •D  evelop a ‘portfolio lifestyle’, undertaking part-time employment to facilitate their personal artistic development •U  se the skills and experience as a gateway into the creative industries, including journalism, media, photography, web design, interiors, garden design and education • Progress to postgraduate study *Birmingham City University

CASE STUDY Karen Gazey Course: BA (Hons)/DipHE Fine Art

“The course was absolutely brilliant. We were given time and space to research, reflect and develop our own artistic identity whilst also developing a sound understanding of the art world and professional practice. The college has fantastic facilities and the student to lecturer ratio is extremely good. Of course, we had timetabled discussions with our tutors, but they also made themselves available to engage in lots of impromptu discussions.” “This has been a very fulfilling personal journey that has opened up all sorts of possibilities. I would definitely recommend Warwickshire College to anyone who loves art and wants to explore their own artistic journey.” Karen has shown her work at 11 exhibitions and selected to exhibit at ‘New Art West Midlands 2013’, a prestigious exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which showcases the best new art by emerging West Midlands graduates.

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: I630 / Location: L / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 180 min / P/T option? NO / Placement? NO

FdA Games Art This Foundation degree in Games Art is validated by the University of Gloucestershire and written in collaboration with 7 local games studios to ensure content is up to date and industry relevant. The course has been developed for artistic, creative and imaginative individuals looking for an opportunity to showcase their talents and become a part of a diverse and rapidly growing industry. This is a specialist games art course, delivered via lectures, group and individual tutorials, seminars, practical workshops and live projects devised in partnership with local industries. Students will have access to a fully equipped modern studio, industry standard hardware and software and one-to-one support throughout all assignments. At completion of the Foundation degree, students have the opportunity to progress to university to top-up to an Honours degree.

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The course offers students the opportunity to work on industry set briefs and develop skills in traditional media; painting, sculpture, life drawing and digital media; 3d modelling, texturing, animation and digital painting. Professional practice elements include visiting artists from games companies, field trips and placement opportunities with local studios.

What will you study?

Year 1 • Art Process and Techniques 1 • Concept Art • Principles of Modelling • History of Games • Environment Production for Games • Principles of Animation Year 2 • Art Process and Techniques 2 • Games Art • Games Design

• Character Production for Games • Advanced Animation Techniques • Games Engines

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Assessment:

Essays, lectures, group and individual tutorials, seminars, practical workshops and live projects devised in partnership with local industries.

Entry requirements:

180 UCAS points plus a strong portfolio of artwork. All applications will be subject to an interview and portfolio review. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis with a supporting portfolio.

Your future:

• 3D Animator • 3D Modeller • Concept Artist

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: 016W / Location: L / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 160 min / P/T option? NO / Placement? YES

HND Digital Film and Video Nominated by RTS (Royal Television Society) for an award in the Student Film category. This two-year course introduces and guides students in the craft and technical expertise of filmmaking. With experienced lecturers and substantial support from professional industry workers, established practices in filmmaking are put into practice to produce short films, work for TV and videos. The course invites individuals who want to tell stories about the world we live in to share their vision with us. The digital era has opened up many opportunities for this and this course harnesses this very idea. If you have a passion for visual storytelling and want a career in the film or television industries then this could well be the course for you.

The course is 2/3 practical and 1/3 theoretical. This ratio works well to allow students to be adequately equipped with the skills to enter the industry, yet also allows for completing students to top-up to a BA Honours via an established progression route.

What will you study? Year 1

• Technical craft training • Production techniques • Post-production techniques • Film movements • Critical writing • Textual analysis • Contexts and cinema • Film theory 1

Year 2

• Technical craft practice • Motion graphics • Industry practice • Film production • Critical and creative writing • Screenwriting • Film theory 2

Assessment:

Essays, case studies, pre-production materials and production logs, simulations and productions.

Your future:

Employment: film industries, television industries, other media companies, lecturer Entrepreneurial: production company setup, other media company set-up, filmmaker, digital artist.

FEATURE Students up for top award A short film by students from Warwickshire College was nominated for a prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) Award. The film – Aeternum Vale – described as a romance set in a dystopian future – was made by four students Richard Davis, Miro Pavlovic, Dane Camille and Tom Osborn, on the college’s HND Digital Film and Video course as their final major project. The film took five months to complete, with the students working on every element - generating ideas, research, script-writing, auditions, casting, filming and editing. Upon hearing the film had been shortlisted, Richard said,

“Getting a nomination for something as prestigious as the RTS is a big deal, so I’m really excited for myself and the group to get the recognition for all the hard work we put in.”

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Richard has also had success with some of his other work. Nominated in the 2013 Newport International Film Festival with his film ‘BUCK’, and the Celluloid Screams Competition 2013 with his film ‘Happy Birthday’.

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CASE STUDY Clair Walton Course: DipHE in Fine Art Clair was inspired to study a DipHE in Fine Art at Warwickshire College and last year was selected for ‘New Art West Midlands 2013’, an award exhibition profiling the best, critically-engaged work by recent graduates in the West Midlands’ university art schools.

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Clair believes that Warwickshire College inspired her to explore life as an artist. She says:

“Every tutor I met at the College has been wonderful; they really care about art and their students. The quality of the course was excellent; we were a small group of students given space to develop. The piece that won me a place at New Art West Midlands 2013 was developed for my second year piece at the college, so it really has provided a platform for my artistic endeavours.” Clair now runs her own business as a professional conservator advising high profile clients on conservation treatments and preventative measures on a wide range of archival material from the twelfth century to the present day. She also gained a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Birmingham City University and is now studying part-time for a MA in Fine Art.

BA (Hons) Visual Communication This course is designed for students who wish to turn their enthusiasm for Art & Design into a creative career by developing their existing skills and discovering new and exciting approaches to the study of Visual Communication. The course covers a wide range of subject areas, which is proving to be one of its greatest attractions to prospective undergraduates. There is an emphasis on putting together the most impressive portfolio of work possible, as this is of great importance when seeking work in the creative industries. Through a variety of both open and closed briefs, a range of intellectual and technological skills can be learned within a solid course

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structure. We aim to provide content that is interesting, contemporary, challenging and enjoyable.

What will you study? Year 1

• Design & Composition • Photography • Illustration

Year 2

• Motion Graphics • Synthesis of Image & Sound • Professional Practice

Assessment:

assignment briefs, presentations, projects, simulations and professional practice Entry requirements: 160 UCAS points and portfolio of work

Your future:

• Designer, Illustrator, Photographer • Teacher/Lecturer • Promotions, Publicity, Advertising • Freelance/Self-Employed

Year 3

• Web Publishing •Research Project / Dissertation •Final Major Project

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FdA Business and Management Gaining real world experience of business is essential to enhance your career prospects. This degree not offers students the opportunity to develop business knowledge and skills but also gain real work experience alongside their learning. This enhances the learning in the classroom and allows students to achieve a degree in less time. The course is validated in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire. We have consulted with employers to ensure that this course meets their business needs skills requirements. Students will develop high level academic and business skills, enabling them to critically analyse, evaluate and research issues affecting business and management. This course is designed for full-time students and includes mandatory work placement.

What will you study?

Year 1 • Academic and Professional Development • Introduction to Business Activities and Resources • Principles of Business • Business Environment • Principles of Accounting • Principles of Management • Exploring Customer Service • Developing Professional Practice Year 2 • Business Accounting • Professional Competence • Principles of Marketing • International Business • Human Resource Management • Investigating Technology in Business • Work Related Project

Assessment:

Assessment methods are diverse and include business reports, problem based assignments, work-based projects, role-plays, and timed assessments and individual exercises. There are no examinations on this course.

Your future:

This course will provide students with access to employment in business and management within many different sectors of industry. Successful FdA graduates can progress to BA (Hons) Business, Strategy and Management top-up degree at Warwickshire College.

CASE STUDY Jamie McKinnon Course: BA (Hons) Business Strategy and Management Jamie McKinnon gained a first in his BA (Hons) Business, Strategy and Management which he studied for part-time while working as a buyer at Aston Martin. He says “I

have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Warwickshire College. There is no easy road to getting a degree, and studying parttime requires exceptional commitment when juggling other aspects in your life, but the college provides a friendly and open learning environment.”

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FdA Business and Enterprise This exciting new full-time Foundation degree in Business and Enterprise has been designed for those who would like to start their own venture but also those who wish to develop the skills and attributes to drive enterprise within an existing organisation. The course is validated in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire This course is for full-time students and includes an essential work placement. This will take the form of work within a business relevant to the student’s interests along with mentoring for a potential business venture. This course is also underpinned by core business modules, such as Marketing, Human Resources and Accounting so also offers an insight into business overall.

What will you study?

What will you study?

Year 1: • Academic and Professional Development • Demonstrating Professional Practice • Introduction to Business Operations and Activities • Principles of Business • Exploring Customer Service

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Assessment methods are diverse and include business reports, problem based assignments, work-based projects, role-plays, and timed assessments and individual exercises. There are no examinations on this course.

Your future:

This course will provide students with access to jobs in business and management, within many different sectors of industry. Successful FdA graduates can top-up to a BA (Hons) Business, Strategy and Management at Warwickshire College.

Level 5 • Business Accounting • Human Resource Management • Principles of Marketing • Investigating Technology in Business • Work-based Project • Marketing Intelligence • Professional Competence

FdA Administration and Business Support This qualification is for those already employed in business administration and who are wishing to update their skills and knowledge. The programme content has been designed in collaboration with local employers to meet their knowledge and skills requirements, fully integrating work-based learning with academic study. Students can gain a degree in part-time hours using their employment.

Assessment:

Level 4: • Business Enterprise Start-Up • Web Enterprise • Entrepreneurial Characteristics • Academic and Professional Development • Principles of Business • Introduction to Business Activities and Operations • Business Functions • Exploring Customer Service

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Location: L / Time: 2 yrs / P/T only / Placement? NO Apply direct to the college • Administration and Quality Procedures • Meetings, Conferences and Events • Effective Communication Using IT Year 2 • Business Accounting • Human Resource Management • Principles of Marketing • Work-Based Project • Contemporary Issues in Administration • Investigating Technology in Business • Professional Competence

Minimum qualifications:

Full level 3. The programme is designed for those working within business administration and with two years’ fulltime work experience in the sector.

Your future:

•A  ccess to jobs in business and administration. • P rogress to BA (Hons) Business, Strategy and Management degree.

Assessment:

Assessment methods are diverse and include essays, problem based assignments, work-based projects, timed assessments and individual exercises. There are no examinations.

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FdA Business and Accounting This exciting new Foundation degree offers students the chance to study a degree and gain a professional accounting qualification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This course also offers invaluable work experience of at least 10 weeks. The programme has been designed with local employers to meet their knowledge and skills requirements. and fully integrates work-based learning with academic study. Students will develop a high level of business and accounting expertise whilst learning how to research, analyse, and synthesise information in order to identify and solve problems. This course is validated by the University of Gloucestershire.

FdA Events Management Event management is an exciting industry and provides the opportunity to work with a wide variety of events corporate conferencing, sporting, leisure or international events. This degree offers students the chance to gain essential industry knowledge, enhancing the learning experience by allowing students to relate their classroom taught knowledge to the real world and improve their CV. Students will develop a high level of event and management expertise. Students will learn how to locate, organise, analyse and synthesise information in order to identify and solve problems. The course is validated in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: N400 / Location: L / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 120 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

What will you study?

Level 4 modules: • Academic and Professional Development • Developing Professional Practice • Introduction to Business Operations and Activities • Exploring Customer Service • Principles of Business • Principles of Accounting • Costing for Performance • The Enterprising Accountant Level 5 modules: • Business Accounting • Human Resource Management • Principles of Marketing • Investigating Technology in Business • Work-Based Project • Professional Competence • Financial Operations

Assessment:

Essays, assignments, work-based projects, individual exercises, experimental work and work-based assignments.

Your future

•A  ccess to jobs in business or accounting •T  op-up to an Honours degree in Business, Strategy and Management at Warwickshire College. Professional accounting qualifications

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: N820 / Location: L / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 120 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

What will you study?

Level 4 • Academic and Professional Development • Developing Professional Practice • Principles of Events Management • Principles of Business • Introduction to Business Operations and Activities • Meetings Incentives Conferencing and Events • Exploring Customer Service • Event Appraisal Level 5 • Business Accounting • Human Resource Management • Principles of Marketing • Work-Based Project • Project Management for Events • Evolving Sectors in the Event Industry • Professional Competence

Assessment:

Assessment methods are diverse and include essays, problem based assignments, work-based projects, individual exercises, experimental work and timed assessments. There no exams on this course.

Your future:

This course will provide students with access to employment in events management working for hotels, local councils, art councils, charities and specialist events management companies. Successful FdA graduates can progress to the College’s BA (Hons) Business and Event Management, entering directly into level 6: Honours level.

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BA (Hons) Business, Strategy and Management (top-up) Effective strategic management in today’s business world is imperative to stay at the cutting edge. This exciting one year top offers students the opportunity to study business from this important perspective We have consulted with employers so that this course meets todays needs of business. Students will develop high level academic and business work skills, enabling them to critically analyse, evaluate and research current and emerging issues affecting business strategy and management. The course is validated in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: NN21 / Location: L / Time: 1 yr F/T or 1 yr P/T / UCAS Points: N/A / P/T option? YES / Placement? NO

What will you study?

Your future:

Assessment:

Alternatively you could progress to post-graduate qualifications.

Honours modules include: • Corporate Strategy • Contemporary Issues in Business • Managing Performance • Entrepreneurship • Leadership and Change • Research Methods • Dissertation Assessment methods are diverse and include reports, presentations, seminars, debates, role plays, problem based assignments and written reports.

BA (Hons) Business and Event Management (top-up)

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: N8FO / Location: L / Time: 1 yr / UCAS Points: N/A / P/T option? NO / Placement? NO

This exciting new one year top-up degree in Business and Event Management has been designed in collaboration with local employers to meet their knowledge and skills requirements. This course is for fulltime students to allow them to progress from a relevant Foundation degree or HND to achieve a full degree. Normally progression is from a Foundation degree in Event Management.

What will you study?

The course is validated in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire Students will develop high level academic and event management skills, enabling them to critically analyse, evaluate and research issues affecting business strategy and management.

Assessment:

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You can consider employment opportunities in any environment that utilises business and management skills. This course will provide students with access to jobs in computing and management within many different sectors of industry.

Honours degree modules include: • Sustainable Event Management • Event Concept and Design • Strategic Marketing and Communication for Events • Managing Performance • Entrepreneurship • Research Methods • Dissertation Assessment methods are diverse and include essays, problem based assignments, work-based projects, individual exercises experimental work and work-based assignments. There are no examinations.

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You can consider employment opportunities in any environment that utilises computing and management skills. This course will provide students with access to jobs in computing and management within many different sectors of industry. Alternatively you could progress to post-graduate qualifications.

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BA (Hons) Business and Management This exciting new Honours degree offers the students the opportunity to gain real world experience of business and management and a full Honours degree in three years. Work experience is conducted alongside your studies enhancing the learning experience to allow you to relate your teaching to the real work plus improve your CV. Students will develop high level academic and work skills, enabling them to critically analyse, evaluate and research current and emerging issues affecting business strategy and management.

What will you study?

Year 1 modules include: • Academic and Professional Development

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: N100 / Location: L / Time: 3 yrs F/T / UCAS Points: 160 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES • Introduction to Business Activities and Resources • Principles of Business • Business Environment • Principles of Accounting • Principles of Management • Exploring Customer Service Year 2 modules include: • Business Accounting • Principles of Marketing • International Business • Human Resource Management • Investigating Technology in Business Year 3 modules include: • Corporate Strategy • Contemporary Issues in Business • Managing Performance • Entrepreneurship • Leadership and Change • Research Methods • Dissertation

FdSc Computing Management This Foundation degree in Computing Management offers students the opportunity to gain high-level technical computing skills but also offers invaluable work placement. This allows students to relate teaching in the classroom to the real world enhancing the learning experience and improve their CV. The course is validated in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire. The course has been designed in collaboration with local employers to meet their knowledge and skills requirements. This course is designed for full-time students and includes an essential work placement . Students will develop a high level of academic and work skills, enabling them to learn how to locate, organise, analyse, and synthesise

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Assessment:

Assessment methods are diverse and include essays, problem based assignments, work-based projects, timed assessments and individual exercises. There are no examinations.

Your future:

You can consider employment opportunities in any environment that utilises business and management skills. This course will provide students with access to jobs in computing and management within many different sectors of industry. Alternatively you could progress to post-graduate qualifications.

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information in order to identify and solve problems.

What will you study?

Level 4 modules • Academic and Professional Development • Developing Professional Practice • Managing Resources • Customer Service for End User Support • Website Design • Systems Analysis and Database Design • Fundamentals of Programming Level 5 modules • Investigating IT Security in Business • Work-Based Project • Website Management • Object-Oriented Software Development using JAVA

• Human Computer Interaction • Networking Technology • Professional Competence

Assessment:

Assessment methods are diverse and include essays, problem based assignments, work-based projects, timed assessments and individual exercises. There are no examinations.

Your future:

This course will provide students with access to careers in computing within many different sectors of industry. Successful FdSc graduates can top-up to a BSc (Hons) Computing Strategy and Management at Warwickshire College.

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BSc (Hons) Computing Strategy and Management (top-up) Businesses require a strategic approach to computing in order to fully utilise high level technical knowledge. This was the feedback from our employer consultation. Therefore, we designed this top-up degree to consider computing issues from a strategic perspective, develop management skills and update students’ knowledge of contemporary computing issues. Students will develop high level academic and computing skills, enabling them to critically analyse, evaluate and research issues affecting computing strategy and management. The course is validated in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: I900 / Location: L / Time: 1 yr / UCAS Points: N/A / P/T option? YES / Placement? NO

What will you study?

Modules may comprise: • Strategic Project Management • Contemporary Issues in Computing Management • Information Strategy for Business Success • Managing Performance • Entrepreneurship • Research Methods • Dissertation

Assessment:

Assessment methods are diverse and include reports, presentations, seminars, debates, role plays, problem based assignments and written reports. There are no examinations on this course.

Entry requirements:

Minimum qualifications: A full level 5 qualification with a merit profile in a relevant discipline and you must have a merit profile.

Your future:

You can consider employment opportunities in any environment that utilises computing and management skills. This course will provide students with access to jobs in computing and management within many different sectors of industry. Alternatively you could progress to post-graduate qualifications.

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STAFF PROFILE Ed Shuker Ed lectures on the new Foundation degree in Computing Management. He says, “The

college provides a supportive and friendly learning environment which encourages students to achieve their potential. Enterprise pays a key part in the college ethos encouraging students to develop not only their academic skills but also their core skills making them more prepared for the workplace. “I find it very rewarding to see the students enjoying what they are doing and actively taking responsibility for their own learning.”

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FdA Early Years This course supports the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and introduces students to the Early Years Professional Status. Students will be employed within an early years setting and the course is delivered as a day release over one afternoon and evening per week. The course relies heavily on work-based learning and students apply and practice theory in the workplace and use their workplace experience in a range of assessment tasks. This course is validated by Coventry University.

What will you study?

Some of the modules you will study are: • Child Development (0-16) • Learning Development and the Early Years Foundation Stage • Physical and Creative Development

• Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy • Communication, Language and Literacy • Knowledge and Understanding of the World • Children’s Rights and Equality of Opportunity • Multi-Agency Working in Early Years • Children’s Health and Well-Being • Personal, Social and Emotional Development • Safeguarding Children • Management in Early Years • Effective Senior Practitioner

Assessment:

100% coursework with focus on workplace assessment. Evidence is generated in the workplace.

Minimum qualifications:

• Two years post qualifying experience

BA (Hons) Early Years Care and Education (top-up) This top-up programme has been developed to provide progression from a level 5 programme involved in the study of Early Years Care and Education. The course develops students’ subject knowledge, understanding and judgment and considers relationships between different aspects of the field of study to examine it in a broader perspective. The course develops personal effectiveness and the employability of students in line with Government policy to up skill the workforce involved within the Early Years sector.

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• Work in an appropriate setting with children aged 0-5 or have access to this age range to carry out assessment tasks. • Full Level 3 qualification in Early Years or Children’s Care, Learning and Development. • Qualified Teaching Assistants who have experience of work with children 0-5 years and meet the requirements for assessments are welcome to apply.

Your future:

• Allows those employed within the child-care sector to take on extra responsibilities and/or gain promotion. • Progression to BA (Hons) Early Years Care and Education top-up at Warwickshire College. • Progression to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is also available for anyone wanting to obtain qualified teacher status.

Location: L / Time: 1 yr / P/T option? YES / Placement? NO Apply direct to the college The course is delivered as a day release over one afternoon and evening per week requiring minimal release from work and there is a great deal of support for students who are new to study at this level.

Assessment:

This course is validated by Coventry University.

Minimum qualifications:

What will you study?

Some of the modules you will study are: • Dissertation • Global Childhood • Effective Contemporary Practice • The Diverse Child • Social Policy and Childhood

Much of the assessment evidence is generated within the workplace and is relevant to the student’s current job role. There are no exams associated with this course. Level 5 HND or FdA Early Years or similar programme. Applicants are encouraged to contact the college to check entry requirements.

Your future:

Further progression to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is also available for anyone wanting to obtain qualified teacher status.

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HND Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families

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This Edexcel BTEC course is designed for those who are working within the early years sector and is a part-time course with work-based learning.

• Early Years Research & Project • Understanding Children’s Behaviour • Child Protection • Professional Practice

What will you study?

Optional units include:

Students study nine core units and a choice of seven optional units.

Core units:

• Continuing Development • Communicating, Values & Leadership in an early years environment • Theories of Development: Birth to three • Early Years Curriculum: Play & Learning • Theories of Development: Three Plus

• Promoting Language Development • Promoting Numeracy Skills • Promoting Knowledge & Understanding of the World • Working with Families • Developing Play in the Early Years • Managing the Early Years Curriculum

Your future:

Progression to BA (Hons) Early Years Care and Education top-up course enables students to complete their Honours studies with just one further year of study.

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Further progression to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is available for those wishing to pursue a career in education.

Assessment:

100% coursework based on theory and personal practice.

CASE STUDY Nadia Matwijiwskyj Course: HND Advanced Practice in Work, Children and Families A qualified nurse already, Nadia decided that her future lay in teaching clinical skills. The HND in working with families and children was a perfect fit to help her achieve that ambition.

“Warwickshire College really convenient for me as it’s local and I can continue to do shifts as an A&E nurse, but I’ve also done work placements at a nursery and primary school to really enhance my skills. I’m now doing the top-up in BA in Early Years and Education so I can make my ambition a reality.”

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FdA Social Care and Community Studies The course is intended for students who are currently working in either a paid or voluntary capacity within the care sector and who wish to study to Foundation degree level, and perhaps beyond, in order to enhance their employment prospects, access promotion opportunities or move into a different work sphere. The mode of delivery is such that minimal release from the workplace is required and there is a great deal of support for students who are new to study at this level. Much of the assessment evidence is generated within the workplace and is relevant to the student’s current job role. This course is validated by Coventry University.

What will you study?

There are 10 modules of study giving 240 credits over two years.

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: L540 / Location: L / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 80 / P/T option? YES / Placement? NO

These include:

Minimum qualifications:

• Current Issues in Social Care and Community Welfare • Social and Developmental Psychology • Working Within the Voluntary Sector • Social Policy, Equality and Legislation • Communication • Personal and Professional Development • Community Research Project • Social Theory and Practice Principles • Professional Focus: Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults • Professional Focus: Disability and Mental Health

Assessment:

Full level 3 Students must hold level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care or appropriate subjects e.g. psychology or sociology and have at least one year’s experience within a work setting that provides health care, social care, community care or similar support services within the state, private or voluntary sector.

Your future:

The course relies heavily on work-based learning. Students apply and practise theory in the workplace and use their workplace experience in a range of assessment tasks.

Successful completion of the Foundation degree allows entry to the final year of the BA (Hons) Applied Community and Social Studies degree at Coventry University. Further studies allied to the care sector such as social care or counselling may also be available.

STAFF PROFILE Anne Stevens Anne is Technical Academy Manager for Health, Social Care, Early Years and Counselling. Anne says “I

have previously worked in private day care, as a primary school teacher, and an Ofsted Inspector, which allows me to bring a wealth of experience to my role and to my teaching.” “I use a wide range of teaching techniques to keep my students focused and engaged in my subject.” “In the Care area we constantly keep close links with the industry to ensure that our knowledge and courses are current and vibrant.”

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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training This Level 5 qualification is a course for teachers in the post-compulsory learning sector, which includes FE colleges, adult and community learning environments, charity and voluntary sector organisations, offender learning as well as work-based learning providers.

What will you study?

Year 1 • Inclusive learning • Developing effective teaching and learning • Identifying and supporting individual student needs • Learning about learning • Assessment Year 2 • Political and economic perspectives • Action Research • Curriculum design • Models of reflective practice

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Assessment

Essays, presentations, 8 observed teaching sessions and a professional development portfolio

Entry Requirements

The Level 5 Diploma is an in-service qualification. Candidates are required to be in a teaching role when they join the course. This teaching must be in a ‘full’ teacher role involving teaching and assessing a variety of learners across more than one level. 100 hours of teaching practice are required.

Please note for successful progression through the Diploma and successful completion, students must hold NQF level 2 qualifications in English by the end of year 1 and NQF level 2 qualifications in Maths by the end of the course..

Your future

Students may seek to obtain a full-time teaching position, in post compulsory education or training. Successful students may progress to the University of Warwick’s Foundation degree.

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FdSc Counselling (Person Centred) Counselling as a profession has been rising in profile for the past 20 years in the UK and is now an accepted and expected part of health services.

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: B941 / Location: L / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 80 min / P/T option? NO / Placement? YES

This course is validated by the University of Worcester.

• Personal and Professional Development • Comparative Theoretical Modalities • Human Growth and Development • Social, Political and Cultural Context of Counselling • Introduction to Counselling Ethics and the Law relating to Counselling • Independent Work-Based Learning Year 2 modules include: • Introduction to Counselling Research • Personal and Professional Development • Developing the Skills of Counselling (Person Centred) • Counselling for Loss and Grief • Independent Work-Based Learning • Counselling Children & Young People

What will you study?

Assessment:

Government initiatives, both to increase availability of counselling as a treatment (Increasing Availability of Psychological Therapies) and also to increase public safety for those accessing counselling intervention (Regulation of Counselling & Psychotherapy), have propelled counselling into public awareness and increased its attractiveness as a profession.

Year 1 modules include: • Modalities in Counselling (Person Centred)

Seminar papers, tests, reports, presentations and examinations (including practical examinations)

Entry requirements:

Interview to assess candidates’ personal readiness for undertaking a course such as this: self-awareness, insight into motives for taking the course and robustness to meet the emotional demands of the course. Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (or equivalent) is required and a minimum 80 UCAS points.

Your future:

• This course is an ideal stepping-stone into a career in counselling in various contexts such as NHS, educational institutions in all three sectors of education, municipal authorities, Employee Assistance Programmes, charitable agencies and members of the public via independent practitioners • Progression to Honours level study.

CASE STUDY Rachel Streeting Course: BA (Hons) Counselling Rachel is a firefighter with 21 years experience and part of the service’s Trauma Support Team Rachel said: “I have experienced counselling myself and understand

the positive impact and empowerment that counselling sessions can bring to a person. I originally wanted to undertake the course to ensure I can offer my colleagues the very best chance of dealing with the stresses that are part and parcel of our job. The completion of the college’s courses has also now enabled me to also work with West Leicestershire Mind as a volunteer counsellor. “The college’s degree course was excellent and the tutors are fantastic; really helpful and approachable. The facilities are good and there is extra tuition on offer to support anyone who needs it.”

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FdSc Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural) Over the past 20 years the counselling profession has been rising in profile and is now an accepted and expected part of health services.

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: B940 / Location: L / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 80 / P/T option? NO / Placement? YES

This course is validated by the University of Worcester.

• Human Growth and Development • Social, Political and Cultural Context of Counselling • Introduction to Counselling Ethics and the Law relating to Counselling • Independent Work-Based Learning Year 2 modules include: • Introduction to Counselling Research • Personal and Professional Development • Developing the Skills of Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural) • Counselling for Loss and Grief • Independent Work-Based Learning • Counselling Children & Young People

What will you study?

Assessment:

Government initiatives, both to increase availability of counselling as a treatment and also to increase public safety for those accessing counselling intervention, have propelled counselling into public awareness and increased its attractiveness as a profession.

Year 1 modules include: • Modalities in Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural) • Personal and Professional Development • Comparative Theoretical Modalities

Seminar papers, tests, reports, presentations and examinations (including practical examinations)

Validated by the University of Gloucestershire, this course is intended for students who are aiming to work in either a paid or voluntary capacity within the counselling sector and who wish to study to honours level, and perhaps beyond, in order to enhance their employment prospects, access promotion opportunities or move into a different work sphere.

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Entry requirements:

Interview to assess candidates’ personal readiness for undertaking a course such as this: self-awareness, insight into motives for taking the course and robustness to meet the emotional demands of the course. Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (or equivalent) is required and a minimum 80 UCAS points.

Your future:

• This course is an ideal stepping-stone into a career in counselling in various contexts such as NHS, educational institutions in all three sectors of education, municipal authorities, Employee Assistance Programmes, charitable agencies and members of the public via independent practitioners • Progression to Honours level study.

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: C843 / Location: L / Time: 1 yr / UCAS Points: N/A / P/T option? NO / Placement? NO

BA (Hons) Counselling (top-up) This course is designed as a one year topup to Honours degree from a Foundation degree or appropriate similar qualification in Counselling.

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What will you study?

There are 7 modules of study over one year. These are likely to comprise: • Counselling in Context • Client Groups in Counselling • Evaluation in Counselling • Counselling Theory • Counselling Research • The Counselling Professional • Dissertation

Assessment:

A range of formative and summative assessments include essays, presentations, reports and a major dissertation project.

Minimum qualifications:

Level 5 Students must hold a Foundation degree in Counselling or appropriate similar qualification and have at least one year’s experience within a work setting that provides counselling services within the state or voluntary sector.

Your future:

The BA (Hons) Counselling is intended to lead to paid or voluntary work in the counselling sector. Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Counselling may enable entry to study courses at higher levels at the University of Gloucestershire or elsewhere.

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are her nationals ig h d n a s e s are re g ntly, graduate s that our de e n u a q e se m n s o ie C n r. a fields. re caree ng comp anufacturing t to your futu ith engineeri n m w a s d v k n le n a li re e l v se a ti ri o lo autom Our strong, c ted, with up-to-date mate as are in the re a st li ta ia c n e e ri sp ers. Our industry-o er by employ ft a t h g u so ly high Location: W / Time: 2 yrs / P/T option? P/T only Placement? NO / Apply direct to the college

FdEng Engineering Our part-time Foundation degrees in Engineering enable specialism in one of the following areas: • Automotive Engineering • Communications Engineering • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • Manufacture and Maintenance Engineering • Mechanical Engineering Each of the courses, awarded by Coventry University, has been designed in close conjunction with industry to ensure the curriculum is appropriate and meets the needs of employers. Additionally, the College works continuously with industry representatives to ensure our courses remain up to date and relevant. We deliver our Foundation degrees on a part-time or day-release basis reducing the time students need to be away from

the workplace. Second year projects are designed in consultation with employers so companies as well as students benefit from project outcomes.

What will you study?

Regardless of the pathway all Foundation degree students study: • Foundation Maths and Science • Materials and Manufacture 1 • Mathematics for Engineers • 3D Computer Aided Drafting • Effective Communication in Engineering • Personal & Professional Development Example specialist modules include: • Electrical and Electronic Principles • Thermofluid Mechanics • Communications and Signal Processing • Automotive Engineering Technology • Engineering Project Management • Electronic Devices and Applications

• Digital Electronics and Microprocessors • Product Improvement

Assessment:

Reports, tests, problem based assignments and presentations. There are no formal examinations.

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have a relevant level 3 qualification and be in employment in a relevant engineering sector for the duration of the course.

Your future:

Successful completion of the Foundation degree often leads to promotion or increased workplace responsibilities. Graduates may also progress to Honours degrees with advanced standing (e.g. entry at stage 3); leading to further promotion or subsequent postgraduate study.  

CASE STUDY James Goodwin Course: HNC in General Engineering

“As I’d studied for my BTEC in Engineering at Warwickshire College in Rugby. It was great to come back to familiar surroundings to do my HNC. My employers at Innolas UK put me forward to do the course on day-release so I’m really happy to have had that support. I’m now hoping to specialise in the design & project engineering sector.” James said

James, 21, from Rugby studied for his HNC while working as a trainee engineer at Innolus UK

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HNC Engineering Our part-time Higher National Certificates are available in the following areas: • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • General Engineering These Edexcel BTEC courses are well known and respected throughout the sector. The College has consulted with local companies to ensure the right mix of units to meet industry needs. Typically, the HNC is delivered over two years on a dayrelease basis. There are also opportunities for block-delivery and/or fast-track study of the full HNC in one year. The College welcomes discussion with employers to meet training needs.

HND General Engineering This full-time Edexcel BTEC course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in Engineering. The broad curriculum will provide students with a firm grounding in engineering principles and techniques. Additional to learning theory, students will have opportunities to develop and practise valuable engineering skills to enhance their employability. HNDs are well known and respected throughout the sector and the College has consulted with local companies to ensure the right mix of units to meet industry needs.

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What will you study?

• Analytical Methods for Engineers • Engineering Science • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Example specialist units include: • Manufacturing Process • Mechanical Principles • Electrical & Electronic Principles • Advanced Computer-Aided Design Techniques • Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering • Business Management Techniques for Engineers

Assessment:

Reports, tests, problem based assignments and presentations. There are no formal examinations.

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have a relevant level 3 qualification and be in employment in a relevant engineering sector for the duration of the course.

Your future:

Successful completion of the HNC often leads to promotion or increased responsibilities. Graduates may also progress to the relevant HND course.  

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: OO7H / Location: R / Time: 2 yrs / P/T option? YES / Placement? NO / Apply direct to college

What will you study?

• Analytical Methods for Engineers • Engineering Science • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation • Mechanical Principles • Electrical & Electronic Principles Example specialist units include: • Manufacturing Process • Advanced Computer-Aided Design Techniques • Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering • Business Management Techniques for Engineers

Assessment:

Reports, tests, problem based assignments and presentations. There are no formal examinations.

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have a relevant level 3 vocational qualification in Engineering or at least one A Level in Maths or Science.

Your future:

Successful completion of the HND leads to a variety of roles within the Engineering sector. Graduates may also progress to an Honours degree course with advanced standing.

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BSc (Hons) Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Equine therapy and rehabilitation is a rapidly growing area. It is recognised by the industry as paramount in order to promote horse health and performance. If you are passionate about the therapy aspects of equine performance then this is the course for you. This innovative programme will provide excellent therapeutic vocational skills as well as sound academic and specialist knowledge in order to promote equine performance within all fields of the equine industry. The course, validated by Coventry University, offers both technical expertise and practical competence in the therapy and rehabilitation of horses. Students will make full use of our state-of-the-art equine

therapy and rehabilitation centre and gain first hand practical experience. In order to complement their degree, students may also undertake a certificate and diploma in Equine Massage to become a recognised equine practitioner.

What will you study?

Year 1 • Professional & Academic Development • Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology • Equine Law • Principles of Equine Science • Applied Equine Management • Principles of Equine Therapy Year 2 • Research Design & Analysis • Equine Exercise Physiology • Equine Health & Disease

• Applied Equine Biomechanics • Preventative Screening & Rehabilitation • Equine Therapy for Performance Year 3 - optional work placement (FT Only) Final Year • Dissertation • Sports Injury & Rehabilitation • Veterinary Science • Alternative Therapy in Veterinary Medicine • Equine Therapy in Practice

Assessment:

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals

Your future:

Conditioning Coach, Nutrition Consultant, Performance Analyst, Exercise Physiologist

CASE STUDY Rebecca Pell Course: (BA Hons) Equine Business Management Rebecca says: “I’d been to look around and liked how it was presented

and how friendly it seemed compared to other colleges and universities. The facilities were also a lot more modern. I really enjoyed my course and I got on really well with my lecturers. I was given the freedom to learn and find my own path, but always knew there was support in place if I needed it. “The friends I made and the trips you could get involved with were a real highlight, as well as the industrial placement year – which as far as I’m concerned was the most important part. The experience I gained ensured I was a strong candidate for the first job I got after graduating.”

Rebecca went on to work at Warwick Castle and completed a graduate fast-track management programme with them. She later moved to Palmer Hargreaves as an account executive working on a variety of accounts. She is now at Account Director level and working on agricultural industry accounts more closely related to her degree.

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: D323 / Location: MM / Time: 3 yrs F/T or 4 yrs with placement / 6 yrs part-time / UCAS Points: 220 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES F/T only

BSc (Hons) Equine Science From exciting new developments in equine microbiology, nutrition and reproduction through to advances in biotechnology; if you aspire to a career in equine science, research or clinical practice, this is the course for you. Offering a rich and varied syllabus that explores equine science from both clinical and welfare perspectives, students will develop real world professional skills and knowledge essential for work in a clinical or scientific context. Modules are focused on equine systems and specially designed to deliver competence in transferable skills relating to a wide range of biological and animal science career paths. This course is validated by Coventry University.

What will you study?

Year 1 • Professional and Academic Development • Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology • Equine Industry • Principles of Equine Science • Equine & Human Nutrition • Applied Equine Management Year 2 • Research Design & Analysis • Equine Exercise Physiology • Equine Reproduction & Management • Equine Behaviour, Ethics & Welfare • Equine Health & Disease • Applied Equine Biomechanics Year 3 (FT Only) • Optional Placement Year Year 3 - optional work placement (FT Only)

Final Year

• Science Dissertation

If you’re passionate about all aspects of exercise and sporting performance including sports nutrition, peak performance, exercise physiology, gait analysis and sports injury, health, therapy and rehabilitation, then this is the course for you. The course, validated by Coventry University, considers exercise and sports science and the more specialist demands and requirements of horse and rider sports performance. You’ll get an introduction to equine and human sport science with a firm foundation in mammalian locomotion and biology.

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• Sports Injury & Rehabilitation • Veterinary Science • Contemporary Issues in Equine Science Optional modules are: Elite Athletic Performance, Alternative Therapy in Veterinary Medicine or Advanced Equine Nutrition.

Assessment:

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Your future:

• Equine nutritionist • Rehabilitation centre manager • Veterinary researcher • Alternative therapist • Microbiologist • Laboratory Scientist • College lecturer

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: DC36 / Location: MM / Time: 3 yrs F/T or 4 yrs with placement / 6 yrs part-time / UCAS Points: 220 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES F/T only

BSc (Hons) Equine and Human Sports Science Lottery funding for sport in the UK, combined with the additional interest in sport following the Olympics, has led to an increasing need for graduates with skills in all sporting performance including equestrian sporting disciplines.

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Further modules encompass research techniques, horse and rider performance, metabolism, nutrition and human exercise physiology and Honours modules cover critical analysis research and opinions and synthesise the application of this within real world examples, in fields such as exercise physiology, horse and rider science issues and professional training methods.

What will you study?

Year 1 • Professional and Academic Development • Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology • Equine & Human Nutrition • Fitness & Performance Testing • Principles of Sports Science • Applied Equine Management Year 2 • Research Design & Analysis • Equine Exercise Physiology • Human Sports Performance

• Equine Health & Disease • Exercise & Sports Psychology • Applied Equine Biomechanics Year 3 - optional work placement (FT Only) Final Year • Dissertation • Veterinary Science • Sports Injury and Rehabilitation • Human Health & Performance • Elite Athletic Performance

Assessment:

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Your future:

Nutritionist, Strength & conditioning coach, Biomechanist/gait analyst, Exercise physiologist, Sports injury rehabilitator, Clinical psychologist, Researcher.

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BSc (Hons) Equine Performance Coaching

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: DX41 / Location: MM / Time: 3 yrs F/T / 4 yrs with placement / 6 yrs part-time / UCAS Points: 220 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES F/T only

Lottery funding and the launch of the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) has led to the role of equestrian coach being revolutionised. Today’s coach now plays a vital role in the development of equestrian sporting performance. Coaching is no longer seen as purely teaching, but has progressed to provide a more holistic approach.

One of the defining features of this programme is that students choose their equitation modules throughout the course and the British Horse Society/ UKCC syllabus has been fully embedded into them. All Equitation modules have been approved by the BHS. The course is validated by Coventry University.

Key knowledge areas such as sports psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, fitness and new technology are vital to the coach in order to enable horse and rider partnerships to fulfil their potential. If you’re passionate about sports coaching and developing specialist knowledge in equestrian training then this is the course for you.

Year 1 • Professional & Academic Development • Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology • Equine & Human Nutrition • Fitness & Performance Testing • Equitation Theory, Practice & Equine Management • Principles of Sports Coaching & Training Year 2 • Research Design & Analysis • Equine Exercise Physiology

What will you study?

BSc (Hons) Horseracing Industry (top-up) This top-up degree programme is a progression route if you have completed our FdSc Horseracing Industry and want to achieve a degree level qualification. Combined with the knowledge from the Foundation degree, you will be equipped for a career in the horseracing industry and will have a thorough understanding of the racehorse as an animal and of horseracing as a complex and significant business sector. You will be able to critically apply acquired knowledge and skills to science based problems in a range of horseracing

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• Exercise & Sports Psychology • Equine Health & Disease • Equitation Teaching & Practice • Specialist Sports Coaching Year 3 - optional work placement (FT Only) Final Year • Dissertation • Sports Injury & Rehabilitation • Contemporary Issues in Equine Science Optional modules are: Advanced Equitation, Advanced Coaching & Psychology or Elite Athletic Performance.

Assessment:

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Your future:

Equitation coach, Sports psychologist, Human sports coach.

Location: Distance Learning/ Time – 2 yrs / P/T option? Yes / Placement? NO / Apply direct to college industry and wider equine scenarios. You will also be familiar with the wider scientific influences which impinge on the range of equine science related activities and the context in which they operate in the horseracing industry.

What will you study?

Level 6 • Dissertation • Sports Injury & Rehabilitation • Management Consultancy Project • Contemporary Issues in Horseracing • Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility

Entry requirements:

FdSc Horseracing Industry

Assessment:

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Your future:

• Work on a racing yard • Racecourse management •W  ork within one of racing’s governing bodies

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: DN31 / Location: MM / Time: 3 yrs F/T or 4 yrs with placement / 6 yrs part-time / UCAS Points: 220 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES F/T only

BA (Hons) Equine Business Management This course, validated by Coventry University, is designed for students who are keen to apply theory and practice in a business environment whilst specialising in the equine industry. Students will learn how different organisations operate from initial startup, strategy development, finance to management styles – providing them with strongly developed management skills. Business and management skills will be developed in an equine-focused environment, allowing students with a passion for horses to maintain focus and complete their degree programme successfully. If you are passionate about business and the equine industry then this is the course for you.

What will you study?

Year 1 • Professional and Academic Development • Principles of Business Enterprise • Equine Law • Applied Equine Management • Equine Industry • Equine Event Management Year 2 • Research Design & Analysis • Equine Strategic Marketing • Managing Equine Enterprises • Financial Planning & Management • Enterprise Development • Human Resource Management Year 3 - optional work placement (FT Only) Final Year • Business Dissertation • Strategic Business Management • Management Consultancy Project

The combination of applied modules gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills and abilities and therefore your career opportunities within the equine and graduate market. One of the defining features of this programme is that students will be able to choose equitation modules throughout the course and the British Horse Society/ UKCC syllabus has been fully embedded into them. All Equitation modules have been approved by the BHS. You will study core modules which have to be studied but will also be given the opportunity to choose an option module each year from a set-list. The course is validated by Coventry University.

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• Leadership, Innovation & Technology • Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility

Assessment:

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Your future:

• Yard management/ownership • Equine journalist • Rehabilitation centre manager • Equine lecturer • Equine marketer • Equine transport manager

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: D322 / Location: MM / Time: 3 yrs F/T or 4 yrs with placement / 6 yrs part-time / UCAS Points: 220 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES F/T only

BA (Hons) Equine Studies This degree has been very popular with students who prefer applied science to pure science. If you aspire to study a full range of subjects that’ll give you broad equine skills then this is the course for you. It is a perfect combination of science, business and specialist equine modules.

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What will you study?

Year 1 • Professional & Academic Development • Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology • Equine Industry • Principles of Business Enterprise • Equine & Human Nutrition Optional modules are: Equitation Theory, Practice & Equine Management, Equine Event Management or Applied Equine Management. Year 2 • Research Design & Analysis • Managing Equine Enterprises • Equine Exercise Physiology • Enterprise Development • Equine Health & Disease Optional modules are: Equitation Teaching & Practice, Equine Behaviour, Ethics & Welfare or Equine Reproduction & Management.

Year 3 - optional work placement (FT Only) Final Year • Dissertation • Sports Injury & Rehabilitation • Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility • Contemporary Issues in Equine Science Optional modules are: Advanced Equitation, Advanced Equine Nutrition, Alternative Therapy in Veterinary Medicine or Strategic Business Management.

Assessment:

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Your future

• Yard management/ownership • Equine journalist • Equine marketer • Rehabilitation centre manager • Equine transport manager

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FdSc Equine Science Offering a rich and varied syllabus that explores equine science from both performance, clinical and welfare perspectives, students will develop real world professional skills and knowledge essential for work in an equine science context. Modules are focused on equine systems and specially designed to deliver competence in transferrable skills with relevance to a wide range of biological and animal science career paths. The delivery of this course is offered both full time and by distance learning. First level modules provide a solid foundation of equine science to include anatomy and physiology, equine nutrition and equine management. At second level you will study core modules

and also get to choose an option module from a set-list. Students will be required to undertake a period of work placement to provide you with extremely valuable vocational skills and extensive work experience. This course is validated by Coventry University.

What will you study?

Year 1 • Professional and Academic Development • Equine Physiology • Equine Industrial Perspectives • Principles of Equine Science • Equine Nutrition • Applied Equine Management Year 2 • Research Design & Analysis • Work Related Project

• Equine Health & Disease • Equine Exercise Physiology Optional Level 5 modules: Applied Equine Biomechanics or Equine Reproduction & Management

Assessment:

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Your future:

• Equine nutritionist • Rehabilitation centre management • Veterinary researcher • Alternative therapist • Microbiologist • Laboratory scientist • College lecturer

CASE STUDY Russell Guire Course: BSc (Hons) in Equine and Sports Science Russell has set up his own business, Centaur Biomechanics which uses specialist software to analyse the gait of horses, and designs exercises to minimise the risk of injury. Russell also set up Centaur Training and Livery, a purpose built training facility for horses and riders and, in 2011, launched a third business, Position Perfect, providing a range of products designed to improve rider’s position and performance.

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FdSc Equitation Coaching

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: DC46 / Location: MM & Distance Learning / Time: 2 yrs F/T or 3 yrs with placement / 4 yrs distance learning / UCAS Points: 180 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

The coaching of equestrian athletes is now a much more structured vocation and the role of the coach has become much more than just being an equine instructor.

UKCC syllabus has been fully embedded into them. All Equitation modules have been approved by the BHS. The course is validated by Coventry University.

Knowledge of areas such as sports psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, fitness and new technology is vital to coach horse and rider partnerships to fulfil their potential. This course is suited to students who are keen to study coaching to Foundation degree level, with an interest in riding performance.

First level modules provide you with an introduction to equitation coaching with a firm foundation of performance physiology and coaching principles. Intermediate modules will further enhance teaching and coaching skills, performance, psychology, injury and nutrition.

The course offer study of a range of equine related modules and the opportunity to further develop your equitation skills.

Students will be required to undertake work placement to provide valuable vocational skills and extensive work experience.

Run in collaboration with the British Racing School (BRS), this degree will equip you with a wide range of skills that are much sought after in today’s highly competitive job market. This programme of study is delivered by distance learning only.

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Year 1 • Professional & Academic Development • Equine Physiology • Equine Industrial Perspectives • E quitation Theory, Practice and Equine Management • Principles of Sports Coaching & Training • Fitness & Performance Testing Level 5 (Year 2) • Research Design & Analysis • Equine Nutrition & Training • Work Related Project • Equitation Teaching & Practice Optional Level 5 modules: Specialist Sports Coaching or Exercise & Sports Psychology Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Location: Distance learning / Time: 4 yrs / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES. Apply direct to college

FdSc Horseracing Industry

If you are employed within the horseracing sector and aspire to reach your full potential, this unique and innovative course is the perfect stepping stone to the career of your dreams.

What will you study?

Assessment:

One of the defining features of this programme is that you will be able to choose equitation modules throughout the course and the British Horse Society/

Horseracing is one of Britain’s most prestigious sports with over 90,000 runners competing in 9,000 races. There are over 15,000 horses in training and over 18,000 registered individual owners, with thousands more involved in partnerships and ownership clubs. The economic impact of racing is at least £3.7billion a year. Racing provides 20,000 direct full time jobs and supports a further 70,000 indirect full-time jobs.

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This course, validated by Coventry University, is the only one of its kind. The team at Warwickshire College works extremely closely with the staff at the BRS to ensure the programme delivers the required knowledge and skills for the racing industry.

Years 3 & 4 • Research Design & Analysis • Work Related Project • Staff Management * • Business Management for Horseracing * • Equine Reproduction & Management

Students will study via a variety of different methods; primarily distance learning and some attendance at seminar schools both at the College and Racing School. Students will be required to undertake a period of work placement to provide valuable vocational skills and extensive work experience.

Assessment:

What will you study?

Years 1 & 2 • Professional & Academic Development • Horseracing Industry Foundation * • Equine Physiology • Principles of Training Racehorses * • Applied Equine Management • Equine Nutrition

*denotes modules with attendance at the BRS.

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Your future:

• Work on a racing yard • Racecourse management •W  ork within one of racing’s governing bodies

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FdA Equine Management This course, validated by Coventry University, provides you with a perfect combination of management and practical modules.

your degree programme to match your own educational and career aspirations, whilst still studying modules considered of core relevance to the degree title.

The course will support those wishing to advance their knowledge and expertise in the equine industry whilst using real life case studies and industry practice to prepare you for a career in the industry. The delivery of this course is offered both full time and by distance learning.

Work-based learning is a defining feature of all our Foundation degrees and students will be required to undertake a period of work placement to provide you with extremely valuable vocational skills and extensive work experience.

Course modules are at two levels. First level modules provide a solid foundation of equine and related knowledge in the areas of management, horse anatomy and the equine industry. Intermediate modules cover equine behaviour and training and management. You will be expected to study core modules which have to be studied but are also given the opportunity to choose an option module from a set-list. This flexible approach will allow you to tailor

Upon successful completion of the FdA Equine Management students may progress on to a top up Honours degree at the college. The top-up programme will also be delivered either full time or distance learning.

Year 1 • Professional and Academic Development • Equine Physiology • Equine Industry Perspectives • Principles of Business Enterprise • Equine Nutrition Optional level 4 modules: Equine Event Management or Applied Equine Management Year 2 • Research Design & Analysis • Work Related Project • Managing Equine Enterprises • Equine Health & Disease Optional level 5 modules: Equine Exercise

Your future

• Yard management • Racing industry management • Insurance, charity or governing body management

What will you study?

FEATURE Train with the best... Warwickshire College is a UK leader in the development and delivery of equine courses, with exceptional equine facilities at Moreton Morrell. The Horse Unit is approved by the British Horse Society (BHS) as a ‘Where to Train’ centre up to Instructor level and hosts BHS examinations at the college. It is a live business which gives you the opportunity to benefit from hands-on experience with commercial activities. We have : • Highly-qualified, vocationally competent and supportive staff

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FdA Equine Business Management

Location: MM & Distance Learning / Time: 2 yrs F/T or 3 yrs with placement / 4 yrs distance learning / UCAS Points: 180 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES. Apply direct to the college

The equine industry is an exciting, diverse and competitive business environment. The range of career paths available to you on completion of the Equine Business Management course are quite literally endless. Equine Business Management is perfect for you if you desire to work in a management position, to use your unique skills and knowledge as an industry consultant or to chart new waters as the founder and director of your own enterprise. The delivery of this course is offered both full time and by distance learning.

enterprise, event management and law. At second level you will study core modules and are also given the opportunity to choose an option module from a set-list. This flexible approach will allow you to tailor your degree.

Students will study a range of business related modules providing you with the skills and attributes to be successful in the equine business sector. First level modules provide a solid foundation of equine business management to include business

Year 1 • Professional & Academic Development • Equine Industrial Perspectives • Principles of Business Enterprise • Equine Law • Applied Equine Management • Equine Event Management

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Students will also be required to undertake a period of work placement to gain valuable vocational skills and extensive work experience. This course is validated by Coventry University.

What will you study?

Year 2 • Research Design & Analysis • Managing Equine Enterprises • Financial Planning & Management • Work Related Project Optional Level 5 modules: • Enterprise Development • Human Resource Management

Assessment:

Each module varies and may include coursework or examination, case studies, reports, presentations and practicals.

Your future:

• Yard management/ownership • Equine Journalist • Rehabilitation Centre manager • Equine lecturer • Equine Marketeer • Equine transport manager

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FdA Beauty Therapies Management In the last ten years, the Beauty Therapy profession has changed and expanded radically. The industry is a significant sector of the UK economy with an estimated turnover of £5 billion. This exciting profession continues to grow with ever increasing opportunities for small and owner managed businesses. This course provides a solid foundation to pursue a career within beauty therapy; managing salons and working in fitness clubs, hotels, health spas or the leisure industry. Students will be required to complete work placement in our Award winning Spa Academy on a rota outside of class attendance days. This course is validated and awarded by the University of Gloucestershire.

What will you study?

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: NB23 / Location: H / Time: 2 yrs / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

Year 1 • Academic & Professional Development • Exploring Customer Service • Principles of Business • Introduction to Business Operations and Activities • Leisure Operations • Anatomy and Physiology • Aesthetic Electrotherapy • Thermal Therapies Year 2 • Business Accounting • Human Resource Management • Principles of Marketing • Professional Competence • Work Based Project • Laser & Intense Pulsed Light Therapies • Aesthetic Enhancements

Assessment:

Essays, case studies, presentations, practical assessments and professional projects.

Entry requirements:

Level 3 Beauty Therapy, Level 3 Spa Therapy or Level 3 Holistic Therapy Qualification or equivalent.

Your future:

• Spa Assistant Manager • Beauty Assistant Manager • Creative Supervisor •A  ny Management positions as the business modules taught are industry generic

CASE STUDY Nicole Stanley Course: Foundation degree in Hairdressing Management Having worked in the industry for several years, Nicole knew that she loved hairdressing but needed more to motivate her, so she started a course at Warwickshire College. Nicole is now in the final year of her Foundation degree. Each week she works for three days in the salon and invests three days on her degree studies. She says: “In the first year of the course, it was hard work as I was getting back into learning and there was a lot of content and accompanying assignments. This year, it is still demanding but I have settled into a routine and can pace myself much better.

“I have found the course excellent and the tutors are so supportive; if you have a problem, all you need to do is ask. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who has a passion for their job and wants to take their career further.”

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FdA Spa Management The spa industry is a growth area that spans local, national and international organisations with a diverse range of styles such as spas in large multi-national hotel complexes, boutique hotels and bespoke spa facilities. This course is designed to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the hospitality and tourism industry, equipping them to meet the challenges of one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy. Employability is a key component of the course. We have a wide range of links with industry, local and national and we work hard to ensure that these are reflected in the course in visits, guest speakers, work placements and any other opportunities to ensure the real world is brought into sessions. Students will be required to undertake 200hrs work placement in our awardwinning Spa Academy. Rota and dates will be published at the start of the course.

This course is validated and awarded by the University of Gloucestershire.

What will you study?

Year 1 • Academic & Professional Development • Exploring Customer Service • Principles of Business • Introduction to Business Operations and Activities • Leisure Operations • Anatomy and Physiology • Aesthetic Electrotherapy • Thermal Therapies • Health & Nutrition • Spa Therapies Year 2 • Business Accounting • Human Resource Management • Principles of Marketing • Professional Competence • Work Based Project • Advanced massage

The course has been designed to meet the growing demand for hair professionals capable of leadership and management, and as such involves application of leadership and management skills to hair styling for photography, contemporary colouring, and hairdressing management. A minimum of 200 hours of work experience per year must be completed in our Academy. Rotas and schedules will be published for all students at the start of the course.

Level 3 Hairdressing qualification or equivalent experience of their specialist area.

Entry requirements:

Level 3 Beauty Therapy, Level 3 Spa Therapy or Level 3 Holistic Therapy Qualification or equivalent.

Your future:

• Spa Assistant Manager • Beauty Assistant Manager • Creative Supervisor •A  ny management positions as the business modules taught are generic within service sector industries

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: N291 / Location: H / Time: 2 yrs / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

FdA Hairdressing Management If you are looking to develop your leadership and management skills within the hairdressing sector then this course is for you. It is designed to cover a broad range of modules, which will equip you for employment in leadership and management roles.

Assessment:

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Year 1 • Academic & Professional Development • Principles Of Business • Exploring Customer Service • Introduction to Business Operations and Activities • Fundamental Trichology • Colour & Cutting Design • Leisure Operations Year 2 • Business Accounting • Human Resource Management • Principles of Marketing • Professional Competence • Work Based Project • Historical Hairdressing and Emerging Trends • Image Maker

Assessment:

Essays, case studies, presentations, practical assessments and professional projects.

Entry requirements:

Level 3 Hairdressing qualification or equivalent experience of their specialist area.

Your future:

• Spa Assistant Manager • Assistant Manager • Creative Supervisor •A  ny Management positions as the business modules taught are generic within service sector industries

This course is validated and awarded by the University of Gloucestershire.

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HND Horticulture

optional modules in Amenity Horticulture and Landscape Design – Organic and Sustainable Horticulture or Horticultural Crop Production

Study fascinating horticultural disciplines including landscape design, pest biology, garden history, crop mechanisation, landscape management and crop production. The course accommodates the needs of both the experienced horticulturist and those new to the discipline. You will be introduced to the scientific, technological and managerial principles upon which modern horticulture is founded. Then you will develop your knowledge of the horticultural industry and focus your studies through the choice of modules. This course is validated by the University of Worcester and is taught at Pershore College using its excellent resources.

What will you study?

Year 1 Core Modules • Professional and Academic Development • Mechanisation and Finance • Plant Use and Knowledge 1

UCAS code: W80 / Course Code: 014D / Location: P / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 160 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? NO

• Plant Propagation • Introduction to Garden Design • Hardy Nursery Stock and Nursery Management • Plant and Weed Biology • Soils and Plant Nutrition Year 2 Core modules • Applied Horticultural Science (Pests and Diseases) • Business Environment and Marketing • Research and Statistics • Plant Growth, Development and Ecology Optional modules • Advanced Garden Design and Graphics • Landscape Contract and Project Management • Historical and Contemporary Influences in Garden Design • Plant Use and Knowledge 2 • Crop Production Mechanisation • Outdoor Edible Crop Production • Protected Cropping

• Sustainable Horticulture and Water Management • Crop Production Mechanisation • Organic Crop Production (double module) • Sustainable Horticulture and Water Management Optional modules will only run if chosen by sufficient students to give a good learning experience.

Assessment

Practical projects, plant tests, presentations, design projects, assignments, research projects, laboratory reports and exams.

Your future

Garden management, garden design and construction, garden centre/retail, amenity horticulture, commercial crop management, botanical gardens, the horticultural media and commercial sales etc.

FEATURE UK Horticulture Industry is growing Horticulture is a diverse field with many great job opportunities available. A survey of horticultural businesses conducted by the RHS has demonstrated that more than 70% of them cannot fill skilled vacancies and nearly 20% are forced to recruit overseas. Defra has also said that 60,000 new jobs will be created in the UK’s horticulture and agriculture industries over the next 10 years. Coupled with our impressive employability statistics - within six months of leaving us, all of our 2013 horticulture graduates were employed or undertaking further study - it’s clear there has never been a better time to study horticulture at a college with the best facilities in the UK.

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optional modules in Amenity Horticulture and Landscape Design – Organic and Sustainable Horticulture or Horticultural Crop Production

Horticulture is a highly rewarding industry and this course offers fascinating opportunities for the study of disciplines ranging from landscape design to pest biology, garden history to crop mechanisation or landscape management to food production. You will be introduced to the scientific, technological and managerial principles upon which modern horticulture is founded. You will then continue to examine horticultural issues and focus your studies through the choice of specialist modules. This course is validated by the University of Worcester, but taught mostly at Pershore College, using its excellent practical facilities.

What will you study?

Year 1 Core modules • Professional and Academic Development • Mechanisation and Finance • Plant Use and Knowledge 1 • Plant Propagation • Introduction to Garden Design • Hardy Nursery Stock and Nursery Management • Plant and Weed Biology • Soils and Plant Nutrition Year 2 Core modules • Applied Horticultural Science (Pests and Diseases) • Business Environment and Marketing • Research and Statistics • Plant Growth, Development and Ecology Optional modules • Advanced Garden Design and Graphics • Landscape Contract and Project Management • Historical and Contemporary Influences in Garden Design • Plant Use and Knowledge 2 • Crop Production Mechanisation • Outdoor Edible Crop Production • Protected Cropping

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• Sustainable Horticulture and Water Management • Organic Crop Production (double module) Year 3 Core modules • Independent Study (double module) • Integrative Assignments • Business and Personnel Management • Plant Strategies and Environmental Issues Optional modules • Advanced Landscape Design, Graphics and Visualisation • Landscape Planning • Crop Protection • Plant Breeding and Gene Technology • Post-harvest Management • The Organic Future • Habitat Creation and Management

Assessment

If you are interested in a career in Horticultural Crop Production you may choose to study: • Crop Protection • Plant Breeding and Gene Technology • Habitat Creation and Management

The College welcomes applications from individuals with relevant work experience who do not have full formal academic qualifications. Accreditation of Prior Learning will be considered.

If you are interested in a career in Amenity Horticulture and Landscape Design you may choose to study: • Advanced Landscape Design, Graphics and Visualisation • Landscape Planning • Habitat Creation and Management

Successful students typically gain employment in garden management, garden design and construction, garden centre management/retail, amenity horticulture, commercial crop management, horticultural research, the horticultural media and commercial sales etc. Some previous students have taken up internships at botanical gardens and several students have gone on to Masters and PhDs.

If you are interested in a career in Organic and Sustainable Horticulture you may choose to study: • Post-harvest Management • The Organic Future • Habitat Creation and Management

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A combination of: practical projects; plant identification tests; pest, disease and weed identification tests; class presentations; design projects; written assignments; individual research projects; laboratory reports; exams.

Entry requirements:

Normally, applicants will be expected to have 4 GCSEs (grade C or above) including English and Maths and at least 160 UCAS points, from qualifications such as: • t wo A levels at grade A to D (one at grade C); or •B  TEC National Diploma/BTEC or C&G Diploma or Extended Diploma; or • Access to Higher Education.

Your future

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FdSc Arboriculture This course, validated by the University of Worcester, and accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, is ideal for those who wish to further their arboriculture experience and knowledge. The course is designed to enable graduates to be ‘work ready’ and includes ten weeks of work placement within the arboriculture sector (unless already employed in an appropriate role). As part of the course, you will have the chance to gain practical arboriculture skills, delivered by staff with substantial experience in amenity arboriculture The course is taught at Pershore College, utilising the excellent facilities and extensive tree collection.

What will you study?

Year 1 modules: • Mechanisation & Finance • Horticultural Science • Hardy Nursery Stock & Nursery Management • Academic Development & Work-Based Learning • Plant Use and Establishment • Arboricultural Principles • Tree Hazard Analysis • Tree Work Skills Year 2 modules: • Work-Based Learning in the Horticultural Sector • Applied Horticultural Science (Pests & Diseases) • Business Environment and Marketing • Research & Statistics

• Arboriculture Industry & the Global Market • Tree & Woodland Management • Trees, Planning and the Law

Assessment:

50% course assignments linked to real life scenarios and 50% exams.

Your future:

•A  rboriculture consultancy •W  oodland management • L ocal government tree officer/forestry officer • E ducation, training and self-employment. • P rogress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Arboriculture and Tree Management degree at Pershore College, also validated by the University of Worcester.

CASE STUDY Olivia Renshaw Course: BSc Horticulture As part of her course, Olivia spent a year working at Tatton Park, a National Trust property, where she secured a permanent job after finishing the course. She has also worked in three botanic gardens at Birmingham, Cambridge and Kew and holds an MSc in The Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants. Olivia now works on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, as the Assistant Conservation Officer. She says “The BSc (Hons) in Horticulture at Pershore College covered a wide range of subjects and the tutors made it such a great course and gave me the enthusiasm to continue with my career in horticulture and now conservation.”

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BSc (Hons) Arboriculture and Tree Management (top-up) This course, validated by the University of Worcester, and accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, is ideal for those who wish to further their arboriculture experience and knowledge. Course modules develop the principles of community forestry, arboricultural management and silviculture, preparing graduates for a career in arboricultural consultancy, tree management or further study. All modules are delivered by staff with substantial experience in amenity arboriculture and the course is taught at Pershore College, utilising the excellent horticultural facilities and extensive tree collection.

UCAS code: W80 / Course Code: D501 / Location: P / Time: 1 yr / UCAS Points: N/A / P/T option? NO / Placement? NO

A major part of this top-up course are the Independent Study and Integrative Assignments that allow students to focus on topics of their choice and develop a deeper understanding of selected aspects of arboriculture.

What will you study?

BSc top-up modules include • Habitat Creation & Management • Arboricultural Technology • Silviculture • Business & Personnel Management • Independent Study • The Urban Forest

Pershore Diploma in Garden Design Pershore College is a great place to study. You will be taught by experienced, enthusiastic staff on a campus with an outstanding collection of plants. We use innovative and traditional approaches to learning in a supportive and friendly environment. This course is ideal for those seeking a career in garden design. The course is designed to develop horticulture and design skills of those who are aspiring to be self-employed garden designers or work in design and build businesses. The course is taught by horticultural and design experts, using the excellent facilities at Pershore College in Worcestershire. No previous garden design experience is necessary, just a passion to learn and create.

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Assessment:

50% course assignments linked to real life scenarios; 50% exams.

Entry requirements:

Level 5 arboriculture or tree management qualification.

Your future:

• Arboriculture consultancy • Woodland management • L ocal government tree officer/forestry officer • Education, training and self-employment • Progress to an MSc programme

Location: P / Time: 2 yrs/ P/T option? YES / Placement? NO Apply direct to college

What will you study?

Year 1 • Introduction to Garden Design • Surveying and Design • Plant Use and Knowledge • Horticultural Science Year 2 • Garden Design, Principles & Practice • Landscape Levelling and Construction • Plant Use and Design • Establishing and Managing a Small Business

Assessment:

Coursework and exams. Coursework develops design skills and plant knowledge, practical projects, case studies, garden designs and your portfolio.

Entry requirements:

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to study at a higher education level One or Two ‘A’ levels or Level 3 qualification would be acceptable for entry.

Student Loans and Bursaries:

Students on Pershore Diploma courses are not eligible to apply for student loans to cover fees. There are, however, a number of bursaries available to students studying at Pershore College. Substantial bursaries have been awarded to previous students to allow them to study on this course.

Your future:

Career opportunities in garden design either on a self-employed basis or working for someone else.

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Pershore Diploma in Organic Horticulture This Pershore Diploma course is designed to be studied part-time and is ideal for those interested in a career change. This course suits those with a real interest in horticulture and who want to study at Higher Education level. Using our organically certified facilities, students develop a sound knowledge of organic principles and standards. This is a broad-based course aimed at those who aspire to grow edible crops organically or manage organic gardens.

Location: P / Time: 2 yrs / P/T option? YES / Placement? NO Apply direct to college

What will you study?

Year 1 • Principles of Organic Horticulture • Plant Propagation • Horticultural Science • Plant Use and Knowledge Year 2 • Introduction to Organic Crop Production • Organic Pest & Disease Management • Mechanisation & Finance • Garden Management & Maintenance

Assessment:

Coursework and written exams. Coursework includes hands-on practical projects, trials, case studies, fact sheets and oral presentations. Student projects are actively involved in our organically-certified production enterprise.

Entry requirements:

Students must demonstrate an ability to study at a higher education level. One or Two ‘A’ levels or a Level 3 qualification.

Student Loans and Bursaries:

Students on Pershore Diploma courses are not eligible to apply for student loans to cover fees. There are, however, a number of bursaries available to students studying at Pershore College. Substantial bursaries have been awarded to previous students to allow them to study on this course.

Your future:

Organic growers, gardens and nurseries. Past students have also worked in educational roles and for charities and started their own businesses.

FEATURE Sophie’s superfood success Sophie Sidaway’s unique business idea will see the production of the first commercial crop of Juneberries in the UK. Sophie, a HNC student at Pershore College, put forward her proposal for growing the novel fruit crop to the College’s Enterprise Board. The Board gave full support with a grant to purchase and import the initial plant stock from Canada and by making land at Pershore available for establishing the initial crop. Juneberries taste delicious, resembling dark cherry or raisin, with a hint of almond in the tiny, soft seed. They also have high nutritional qualities similar to established ‘superfoods’ such as blueberries with high levels of protein, calcium, iron, and antioxidants. Sophie said, “it was great to benefit from the college’s Enterprise

Grant designed to help business start-ups, and to be offered a half-acre plot for 5 years, as well as access to equipment and expertise was a dream come true!”

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Course: BSc Horticulture Joseph Atkin was a salesman when he decided to change his career by studying for a horticulture degree at Pershore College. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) and now has the top job at one of the most historic and beautiful gardens in Wales Aberglasney House and Gardens.

“I would highly recommend the degree at College; the content was excellent, as was the advice and guidance I received from the tutors. One of the most memorable parts of the course was travelling on a scholarship to China to go plant hunting in the wild. Since then, I’ve been on nine different trips all over the world to discover rare species in their own habitat.”

Pershore Diploma in Professional Gardening Pershore College is a great place to study. You will be taught by experienced, enthusiastic staff on a campus with an outstanding collection of plants. We use innovative and traditional approaches to learning in a supportive and friendly environment. This Pershore Diploma course is ideal for people with a keen interest in horticulture and who want a professional level qualification. It covers a broad range of subjects and would suit those wishing to develop a career in estate gardening or those interested in starting their own garden maintenance business. The course is taught and assessed at a higher education level, making it suitable for those who want to develop a deeper understanding of professional horticulture.

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Location: P / Time: 2 yrs / P/T option? YES / Placement? NO Apply direct to college

What will you study?

Year 1 • Plant Use and Knowledge • Plant Propagation • Horticultural Science • Introduction to Garden Design Year 2 • Plant Use and Design • Mechanisation & Finance • The Production Garden • Garden Management & Maintenance

Assessment:

Coursework and written exams. Coursework includes practical projects, trials, case studies, garden designs and oral presentations.

Entry requirements:

Students must demonstrate an ability to study at a higher education level. One or Two ‘A’ levels or a Level 3 qualification.

Student Loans and Bursaries:

Students on Pershore Diploma courses are not eligible to apply for student loans to cover fees. There are, however, a number of bursaries available to students studying at Pershore College. Substantial bursaries have been awarded to previous students to allow them to study on this course.

Your future:

Employment in gardens and nurseries Many successful students also go on to start or further develop their own businesses.

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FdSc Applied Sports Coaching

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: 52C7 / Location: H / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 180 min / P/T option? NO / Placement? YES

Are you eager to develop your coaching skills? Do you want to examine how sports performance can be improved through the application of science? If so, then this course is for you.

Throughout the course you will gain valuable work experience that will build a number of transferable skills to ensure that you are fully equipped for the world of work.

Assessment:

The course focusses on the application of science to field of coaching, enabling coaching practices to be improved. From grass-roots through to elite level, you will be educated on how performance can be enhanced by the application and in-depth understanding of areas such as nutrition, mechanics and analysis.

What will you study?

• Sports Coaching & Training • Teaching • Human Sports Performance

You will gain hands on, practical experience of coaching within the community and with a range of groups. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside local groups test, assess and analyse fitness and performance.

Essays, case studies, presentations, practical assessments, discussions and professional projects.

Your future:

Year 1 • Anatomy & Physiology • Fitness and Performance Testing • Nutrition • Principles of Sports Coaching & Training • Performance Analysis • Professional and Academic Development Year 2 • Human Sports Performance • Work-Based Project • Exercise and Sports Psychology • Sports Biomechanics • Specialist Sports Coaching • Research Design and Analysis

CASE STUDY Hayley Reynolds Courses: Foundation degree in Sport and Fitness Management and BA Honours in Business and Strategy (top-up) Hayley said: “The content of both the Foundation and the

Honours degree were excellent. I suffered a sports injury and so didn’t pursue the sports element, but there was sufficient managerial content to satisfy most employers in other fields. My generic business and strategy BA Honours then both widened and deepened my knowledge.

“I have always appreciated the culture at Warwickshire College because they really want their students to achieve. The tutors were knowledgeable, personable and always ready to give help when it was needed. All this means I would definitely recommend the college to others.”

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FdSc Sports Development and Coaching

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: 5C2C / Location: H / Time: 2 yrs / UCAS Points: 180 min / P/T option? NO / Placement? YES

Are you a keen sports person who wants to work in the growing industry of Sports Development & Coaching? This course will equip you to work within the Sport & Leisure Industry to promote to others the value of sport.

Throughout the course you will gain valuable work experience that will build a number of transferable skills to ensure that you are fully equipped for the world of work.

You will explore a range of different sports and how gain an in-depth insight in to how to promote sport and develop provision to a range of groups. You will gain hands on, practical experience of coaching within the community and with a range of groups. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside local groups to build the provision of sport.

Year 1 • Principles and Practice of Sport Development • Anatomy & Physiology • Fitness and Performance Testing • Principles of Sports Coaching & Training • Performance Analysis • Professional and Academic Development

What will you study?

BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching Do you have a passion for coaching? Are you a keen sports person who wants to become a great coach? If so, then this course will provide you with a valuable insight into the areas of Sports Coaching and Human Performance. The course will develop your theoretical knowledge of performance and fitness, as well as providing you with practical coaching and teaching skills that will enable you to develop as a confident and adaptable coach. You will gain crucial practical experience and have the opportunity to coach and teach a range of age groups, abilities and sportspeople. The course will ensure that, on completion, you will be well-equipped to coach and teach within a diverse environment.

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Year 2 • Human Sports Performance • Work-Based Project • Exercise and Sports Psychology • PE Teaching & Practice • Specialist Sports Coaching • Research Design and Analysis

Assessment:

Essays, case studies, presentations, practical assessments, discussions and professional projects.

Your future:

• Sports Coaching & Training • Teaching • Sport Development

UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: 56C3 / Location: H / Time: 3 yrs / UCAS Points: 220 min / P/T option? NO / Placement? NO

What will you study?

Year 1 • Anatomy & Physiology • Fitness and Performance Testing • Nutrition • Principles of Sports Coaching & Training • Performance Analysis • Professional and Academic Development Year 2 • Human Sports Performance • Exercise and Sports Psychology • Sports Biomechanics • PE Teaching & Practice • Specialist Sports Coaching • Research Design and Analysis

Year 3 • Sports Injury and Rehabilitation • Human Health & Performance • Elite Athletic Performance • Advanced Coaching & Psychology • Dissertation

Assessment:

Essays, case studies, presentations, practical assessments, discussions and professional projects.

Your future:

• Sports Coaching & Training • Teaching • Human Performance and Analysis • FdSc Sports Development and Coaching

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: D310 / Location: MM / Time: 4 yrs / UCAS Points: 160 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Veterinary nursing is one of the most rewarding careers in the animal industry. This RCVS approved course validated by Coventry University, provides you with specialist training and support from our dedicated team of experienced and qualified veterinary nurses. You would attend lectures and would complete a placement with a registered training practice, giving you a breadth and depth of practical experience and underpinning theory. On completion of the course you will be able to register as a qualified veterinary nurse and embark on an exciting new career in the veterinary industry. Our BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing includes the opportunity for you to experience the BVNA congress as a delegate and includes visits to flagship practices so that you can observe best practice first hand.

What will you study?

Typical modules that you will study include: Year 1 • Animal anatomy & physiology • Introductory veterinary nursing • Operation of a veterinary practice Year 2 • Principles & practices of diagnostics • Applied anaesthesia • Applied surgical nursing Year 3 • Advanced veterinary nursing • Professional practice for veterinary nursing • Research methods Year 4 • Companion animal behaviour & therapy • Applied pharmacy and medicines • Dissertation

Assessment:

Written exams, reports, essays, presentations, practicals.

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• Veterinary Nurse • Veterinary Practice Manager • Veterinary Lecturer •R  elated careers in pharmaceutical industry

STAFF PROFILE Victoria Bowes

A qualified Veterinary Nurse with 15 years’ experience in both small animal and emergency practice environments, Victoria Bowes has been a lecturer in Veterinary Nursing at Warwickshire College for the past ten years and is currently course manager. As a practical examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons she also has the pleasure of assessing the next generation of Veterinary Nurses. Victoria says, “Keeping current in the industry is essential for me on

both a personal and professional level so I continue to do locum work at an Out of Hours Emergency Veterinary practice, skills which I can use within lectures to enhance the student experience. “We have a fantastic reputation for the quality of our veterinary nursing courses at Warwickshire College, and as one of only a handful of RCVS Veterinary Nursing accredited centres, our students have the advantage of being fully qualified to practise when they graduate.” 72

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FEATURE Did you know... Our veterinary nursing graduates make a professional declaration during our graduation ceremony as part of their admission to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons:

“In as much as the privilege of membership of The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is about to be conferred upon me, I promise and solemnly declare that I will abide in all due loyalty to The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and will do all in my power to maintain and promote its interests. I promise above all that I will pursue the work of my profession with uprightness of conduct and that my constant endeavour will be to ensure the welfare of animals committed to my care”.

BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing (top-up) If you have completed a Foundation degree or a related course with RCVS recognised veterinary nursing competences and wish to top-up to a full Honours degree, then our BSc (Hons) top-up in Veterinary Nursing is just the course for you. Validated by Coventry University, this offers students the opportunity to build upon their existing knowledge and skills and is ideal for those wishing to pursue a senior management role or move into teaching and/or research. You would complete your studies over a one year period, whilst conducting a research dissertation on a subject of interest to you. You would learn a wide range of specialist knowledge and skills and

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be given opportunities to participate in real-world projects.

What will you study?

The modules available for study typically include: • Companion Animal Behaviour and Therapy • Applied Breeding & Nutrition • Research Methods • Emergency Critical and Intensive Care Nursing • Dissertation

Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, laboratory practical investigations, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation.

Entry requirements:

Relevant qualification at level 5.

Your future

• Veterinary nursing • Practice management • Veterinary research • Education

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FdSc Veterinary Nursing Veterinary nursing is one of the most rewarding careers in the animal industry. This RCVS approved course, validated by Coventry University, provides you with specialist training and support from our dedicated team of experienced and qualified veterinary nurses. You would attend lectures and would complete a placement with a registered training practice, giving you a breadth and depth of practical experience and underpinning theory. On completion of the course you will be able to register as a qualified veterinary nurse and embark on an exciting new career in the veterinary industry. Our FdSc in Veterinary Nursing includes the opportunity for you to experience the BVNA congress as a delegate and includes visits to flagship practices so that you can observe best practice first hand. If you should later decide that you wish to

complete your studies to Honours degree level, we offer opportunities for successful FdSc graduates to top-up to our full BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing.

Assessment:

What will you study?

Students must complete 2100 hours (60 weeks) of work based placement learning in an approved veterinary environment.

Typical modules that you will study include: Year 1 • Animal anatomy & physiology • Introductory veterinary nursing • Operation of a veterinary practice Year 2 • Principles & practices of diagnostics • Applied anaesthesia • Applied surgical nursing Year 3 • Advanced veterinary nursing • Professional practice for veterinary nursing • Reflective practice • Work related project

Written exams, reports, essays, presentations, practicals.

Work Placements:

At Pershore, this will be completed by block release work placements. At Moreton Morrell, this must be undertaken on a minimum 15 hours a week basis during the normal opening hours of the working environment.

Entry requirements: 160 UCAS points

Your future

• Veterinary Nurse • Veterinary Practice Manager • Veterinary Lecturer • Related careers in pharmaceutical industry

CASED STUDY Laura Hough Course: Foundation degree Veterinary Nursing Laura completed the Foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing at Warwickshire College and is now working as a veterinary nurse. She said: “I like the way we do work in the practice as well as

going to college, and doing practical things as well as theory. “It gives you confidence knowing the theory and it means you can demonstrate it at work.” Speaking about the animal care department at the college’s Moreton Morrell centre, she said: “It’s such a nice closely-knit community.

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BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy Veterinary physiotherapy is a rapidly expanding profession within the veterinary sector. Our BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Physiotherapy is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Physiotherapist whilst studying a Level 6 higher education qualification. The college is working with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists, so students will combine academic study and occupational competence. You will learn through lectures, seminars and practice, developing skills in animal manipulation, therapeutic techniques and clinical practice. Your theoretical underpinning will include an education in key elements of relevant animal law and professional practice.

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UCAS code: W25 / Course Code: 56D2 / Location: MM / Time 3 yrs FT or 4 yrs with placement / UCAS Points: 320 min / P/T option? YES / Placement? YES

What will you study?

Typical modules would include: Year 1 • Animal law & professional practice • Dynamics of animal movement • Functional anatomy for physiotherapy • Histology & pathophysiology Year 2 • Neurology & orthopaedics • Veterinary therapeutic techniques • Applied animal management & therapy • Biomechanical assessment & exercise prescription Year 3 • Animal clinical practice • Clinical placement • Specialist equine practice • Advanced physiotherapy & diagnostics • Dissertation

Assessment:

Real life case studies, professional projects, laboratory practical investigations, reports and essays, presentations, research dissertation.

Your future:

• Veterinary physiotherapist • Lecturer in veterinary physiotherapy • Research

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s t n e d u t s e r u t Ma Twelve thousand adults study with us each year.

Being a mature student is a big decision. After all, mature students often have more responsibilities – jobs, children, a business to name a few and that can make it difficult to fit in studying too. But do not be put off – we’re here to support you along every step of your new and exciting journey! Did you know that most of our courses have parttime options and some offer study by distance learning? We even have on-site childcare support if needed. Above all we want you to know that our mature students are greatly valued. We’ve noticed how they positively contribute to our college community, their experience and enthusiasm for learning is unrivalled. And we’ve have had many great success stories like this one…

CASE STUDY SUE WHITEMAN – DipHE/BA (Hons) Fine Art - part-time Did you enjoy your time here and do you feel you got the support you needed to help you through your course?

I had four fantastic years. All the support mechanisms, within the Fine Art department are exemplary. All the Sue Whiteman tutors get to know the students’ individual needs and this is evidenced by the work outcomes. Even through some very difficult personal circumstances, I cannot begin to describe the help, friendship and support I received from staff and my peers. I am certain it was my art course that kept me sane during the whole process.

What were the highlights for you from your time at college?

As a mature student returning to education after many years, it was an exciting learning opportunity. I found the challenges set and the high level of discussion and research exciting. The major highlight was the opportunity to curate an exhibition in Birmingham of my own fellow students work.

Can you give a brief summary of your career so far since leaving the college?

I have recently acquired my own studio space near home and have started to think more commercially about my art, as well as to develop my practice further and delve more deeply into the academic research opportunities.

What advice would you give to someone who was interested in a similar career or was currently studying in your field?

Go for it – whatever your age. It is fantastic to open your mind to new experiences and for me it was the beginning of a totally new life. Make sure you attend every workshop, visit, lecture – you may not feel you are interested at the moment, but you will undoubtedly find in years to come that you need those skills and historical context.

Can you sum up your time with Warwickshire College in one sentence? Thank you for a life changing experience. Entry requirements

Many mature students find that they have different qualifications to those requested in this guide. If this applies to you – don’t panic! We’ll make sure we take into consideration your experience and circumstances too. Plus if you have slightly different qualifications or you earned them many years ago, we’ll take this into account.

Having finished four years of the Diploma with a Distinction, I am having a gap year, (to fully recover from my illness) before continuing my studies on a Birmingham MA course.

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i n m u l A Every single one of our graduates has been an inspiration - whether it was winning an award, getting exceptional grades, representing the college, discovering a subject they love, mastering a skill, overcoming challenges or achieving a personal goal – and we want to make sure that’s not forgotten. We want to celebrate it. That’s why we’ve set up our Alumni Association. You’ve got a friend for life. We want our graduates to get jobs and get the best jobs. We want them to achieve their goals and realise their dreams, which is why as soon as you join us we start developing your skills ready for the real world, setting you up for life. When you leave us we’re there to support you on your continued journey.

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We offer our alumni… • Some part-time courses at a discount to help you extend and enhance your skill set and progress professionally • Discounts on college services like our salons, spa, gyms, dog grooming, juice and plant sales and more • Access to our award-winning student services team who can help you with job application and CV writing skills • One to one career guidance appointments • Networking opportunities at our alumni events and business forums • Online forum to chat to other alumni members – share memories, updates and reconnect with old friends. Find more online at www.alumni.warwickshire.ac.uk

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Did you know that people with a degree earn an average of £12,000 a year more than people without a degree? Our course fees are very competitive and you’ll notice they are much lower than the average university. Plus many students will be eligible for financial support. Since many universities increased their tuition fees to £9,000 in 2012, many young people and families have been worried about the cost of higher education. At Warwickshire College we’re determined to maintain our fees at a sensible level and not raise fees for extra profit. Our business-related courses are the least expensive and have the lowest full-time tuition fee. Subjects such as Computing and Spa Management require higher cost resources and so the fees for these courses are higher. Our highest cost courses – in Engineering and Equine for example – still receive a small amount of government funding so we do not have to charge a higher rate for these courses. No matter what course you choose to study, when it comes to fees you can be sure of one thing - you are getting real value for money. Full-time courses In 2014/15 most first year higher education students will be charged a fee of £6,870 or £5,815 depending on the subject they are studying. You can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your fees.

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This loan will be repaid gradually once you are working and earning over £21,000 a year. Summary: • You don’t have to pay for your course yourself up front • You can get a loan to cover the cost of your tuition • You start to pay it back only when you are earning over £21,000 a year Part-time courses Fees for part-time study are usually based on the full-time fees for a similar course, less £500, divided pro rata. For example, if it costs £6,870 for a full-time Foundation degree consisting of six modules per year, then a student taking three modules per year might then pay one half of £6,370 giving a fee of around £3,185. Part-time students can get tuition fee loans in the same way as full-time students but do not have access to grants for living costs. For more information visit the Student Finance England website www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance. University of Worcester Horticulture courses Our horticulture courses at Pershore have fees set by and paid to the University. Contact us or see individual course details for the correct information for each course. If relevant, check for fees and bursaries at the University of Worcester which differ from those set by Warwickshire College. Pershore Diplomas... have the lowest fees but do not attract fee loans. Contact the college for more information.

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Your funding options explained Government loans and grants Financial support is available from the government through tuition fee loans (for full-time and parttime students) and living cost or maintenance loans and grants (for full-time students only). For more information about government support (including for disabled students and students with dependants) and for the application forms for this support, visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance Tuition Fee Loans • Pay nothing upfront! • You can get a loan to cover the cost of your tuition, which you start to pay back only when you are earning over £21,000 a year Warwickshire College Scholarships Full-time students in receipt of a full Maintenance Grant can apply for a Warwickshire College Scholarship of £2,000 in value as part of the National Scholarship Programme. The college will award Standard Scholarships or Accommodation Scholarships worth: • a £1,250 reduction in 1st year tuition fee or a £1,250 reduction in 1st year on-campus accommodation costs • a cash bursary of £750 Non-Repayable Maintenance Grants • Available to help with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel • If your household income is up to £25,000 you will be entitled to a full grant, of £3,387, which you won’t have to pay back • If your household income is between £25,000 and £42,611 you would be entitled to a grant of between £50 and £3,387, which you won’t have to pay back Maintenance Loans • Available to help with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel • A loan of up to £5,555 will be available if you do not live with your parents • A loan of up to £4,418 will be available if you do live with your parents • You start to pay back only when you are earning over £21,000 a year

Repaying Your Loans • You start to pay back only when you are earning over £21,000 a year • You repay 9% of your income above £21,000. So, for example, if your salary was £25,000, the 9% would apply to £4,000 only, meaning you would repay £30 per month • If your salary falls below £21,000, your repayments stop – for example if you take a career break or are unemployed. Repayments start again only when you earn over £21,000 • Loan repayments will be deducted from your salary, normally through the tax system. • If you have not repaid your loan after 30 years then it is written off Our website has more information on financial support, or find out more in detail and apply at: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance If you are an EU resident, or if you have previously studied at higher education level, you may not be eligible for government support. Check www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance for more details.

You may choose to pay for your course yourself instead of taking out a Tuition Fee Loan. All self-funded students can pay in full at enrolment or in three equal instalments as follows: one third at enrolment; one third on 1 November; and one third on 8 January. A student wishing to extend these terms can apply for a loan. In exceptional circumstances, a self-funded student who withdraws from the course may be able to apply for a partial refund. Full details can be obtained by contacting the finance office. The fee information in this guide does not apply to courses with fees paid to the University of Worcester. Please contact the University of Worcester for more information. Please note that UK and other European nationals need to satisfy certain residency criteria to be eligible for the EU fees in this guide and higher education financial support from the government. Please call the student finance helpline on 0845 602 0583 for more information. Other available government funding includes non-repayable help for students with children and adult dependants, and for students with a disability. Students who do not satisfy these criteria will be charged overseas fees. Please enquire at Student Services for more details. Please note that all information on government funding may be subject to change. Warwickshire College reserves the right to change its fees for 2014/15 as required.

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If you are under 20 years old and have children, Care to Learn can help with the cost of your childcare while you are studying. Childcare support covers: • Childcare costs while you learn, including if you are on placement • Childcare costs for extra private study time • A childcare deposit if one is charged • A childcare registration fee if one is charged • Necessary childcare fees payable in holidays to keep your child’s place • Necessary travel costs to and from your childcare provider • A childcare taster to help the child settle

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Kathryn juggled her job as a Nursery Manager to complete a Foundation degree in Early Years. “Cost is a big factor and being able to study locally, knowing there is all the support I need, is great. You come out well-qualified, without having to travel far from home and I can work to support my studies.”

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How to apply and find us Full-time courses Before you apply visit our website for full course details. To find most of our full-time courses on UCAS, search for institution code W25: Warwickshire College. Our horticulture courses are delivered in partnership with the University of Worcester and can be found on UCAS by searching for institution code W80: University of Worcester. You can find the individual course codes on our website www.warwickshire.ac.uk or just give us a call on 0300 45 600 49. Once you have decided on the course/s you wish to apply for, you can do this through UCAS, which is now a completely online system at www.ucas.com/students/apply

Part-time courses If you want to study part-time or by distance learning (for some courses only) you will need to apply directly to the college. Simply find the course on our website and click ‘enquire now’. Alternatively you can complete a written application form, available on request from the college. Call us on 0300 45 600 49 or download a copy from our website: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/howtoapply

Each application is considered carefully. UCAS tariff point requirements are listed in the course information online. Tariff points can be achieved from many different qualifications (see www.ucas.com for more details).

Students with disabilities or learning difficulties Please tell us as early as possible about any special requirements you may have. Disclosing a disability or learning difficulty will not affect your application, but failing to disclose may mean that the college is unable to provide timely support. Funding may be available for personalised resources such as signers, laptops, specialist software, enlarged handouts and dictaphones.

International students Students from more than 50 countries attend the college each year. International students should follow the normal application procedure. Once you have applied, our International Office will provide details of additional support for international students, such as advice about visas, help when arriving in the UK and developing English language skills for academic study. Call +44(0)1926 884263 or email international@warkscol.ac.uk

Entry requirements The college welcomes applications from students of all ages and those with relevant work experience who do not have full formal academic qualifications.

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