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for International Students 2014/15 English Language Courses // Summer School // Higher Education // Foundation Programmes // A Levels // Higher National Diploma // Foundation Degrees // Bachelor (Honours) Degrees // Diplomas and Vocational Courses // IELTS Testing // Corporate Training

Warwickshire College - six centres of excellence in education and training Leamington | Rugby | Moreton Morrell | Pershore | Henley-in-Arden | Warwick


Welcome to Warwickshire College 2

We are one of the largest further education and higher education colleges in the country with close to 20,000 students. Every year we welcome more than 600 international students from more than 40 countries to experience high quality education and training. We specialise in preparing you to progress onto higher education and university courses. We have six main centres, each with their own specialisms and have invested in our facilities for the benefit of our students. We are committed to providing a safe, stimulating and supportive environment in which everyone can enjoy learning. Helping to support international students settle into their life and studies in the UK is important to us and we offer an excellent student support system which includes welfare and pastoral support, help with university applications and accommodation. We look forward to seeing you at Warwickshire College. W: warwickshire.ac.uk/international E: international@warkscol.ac.uk


Inspiring a new generation Warwickshire College is one of the five founding members of Gazelle Global, a group which is working together to create a new type of entrepreneurial college fit for the future. As a member of the Gazelle Colleges Group, we will transform our colleges into places of enterprise to foster and inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs. We will equip our students with the right knowledge, skills and approaches to succeed in a dynamic and challenging global economy. We are helping our students to develop inventiveness, creativity and business confidence, and supporting them by nurturing ambition, innovation and entrepreneurial mindsets. We will make sure our students gain the employability and technical skills needed to give them the best chance to succeed in their future goals.

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Contents About Us 4 Why Warwickshire College? 5 Our Centres 6 Leamington Spa and Warwick 7 Accommodation 8,9 English Language 10 Summer School 11 IELTS 12 Pre-master Programme with Aston University 13 Foundation Courses 14 Art and Design 15 Business and Mathematics 16 Computing and IT 17 Engineering 18 A Levels 19 University Destinations 20 Higher Education: HNC and HND 21 Bachelor (Honours) Degree and Top up Degree 22 Vocational Courses 23 Corporate Training and Short Courses 24 Student Life 25 How to Apply 26 Frequently Asked Questions 27

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About Us Warwickshire College is located in the heart of England close to the cities of Birmingham and Coventry and just a 1 hour train ride from London. We are proud of our excellent reputation for providing high quality education and a great student experience. You don’t have to take our word for it though. The UK government inspection agency (Ofsted) has rated us as ‘Outstanding’ – the highest grade possible, in our last two inspections. Our examination results also speak for themselves with a pass rate of 98.3% across all A Level subjects studied at Leamington. We have an excellent reputation for looking after our students once they arrive and you can be assured that our team of staff will help you to relax into your academic and home environment. We can help you open a UK bank account, register with a doctor, dentist, the police and help you arrange a UK mobile phone contract. In addition to our Grade One ‘Outstanding’ government inspections, Warwickshire College has received many other awards such as Beacon Status, and the Association of Colleges International Charter. Our teaching staff are all very friendly, enthusiastic and highly qualified.

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Why Warwickshire College? Our success rates are among the highest of all further education colleges in the country. We have been recognised with many top awards in national and international competitions. The college is perfectly located in the centre of the UK giving you easy access to busy shopping centres and sporting events, as well as many beautiful and historic towns and countryside locations. Warwickshire College is located close to Birmingham International Airport which can be reached by car or train in half an hour. The college is also ideally located close to the heart of the UK motorway network making travel to airports around the country very easy. Our college centres are located in some of the safest areas in the UK with crime figures below the national average. The famous towns of Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon are nearby. We have links with the UK’s top universities including the University of Warwick, the University of Leeds, Aston University, Birmingham City University and Coventry University. Our Leamington Centre has undergone a major refurbishment that will give all of our students access to a state-of-the-art technologically advanced campus. Our accommodation team will help you to find somewhere to live, either with one of our friendly host families or in our modern on-campus halls of residence. The International Office provides excellent support including airport collection, visa advice, career guidance and help with applying to university. Find out more about Warwickshire College on our website: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/ whywarwickshire

What Our Students Say

Muhammad Ibrahim – English Language “When I arrived in England, I only knew how to say I don’t understand. I was scared - but the staff made me feel welcome and helped me. The teachers made studying easy and I have moved from the beginner class to intermediate already. Leamington is friendly and I feel safe. My host family have made me feel like part of the family and my parents in Libya send presents for them. Soon I’ll be ready to move on to university but I’ll be back to visit my friends at Warwickshire College.”

Anh Phung Le – A Levels Anh studied A Levels at Warwickshire College, before going on to read economics at University College, London. “I came to study in England because it has a great reputation for education. A friend recommended the college because of the quality of the teaching – Leamington is a nice town and a great place to study. As well as my studying, I have learned a lot of new skills. I have more independence and I live with a host family so my English has improved. I have enjoyed learning about a different culture and celebrating Christmas and Easter. The international department organise trips which mean you get to see the whole country and make the most of your time here.”

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Our Centres We have six centres, each specialising in different academic areas:

Leamington Academic areas:

> A Levels > Art and Design > Business > Computing and IT > Event Management

Rugby > Hair and Beauty > International Foundation > Travel and Tourism > Pre-Masters

Moreton Morrell Academic areas:

> Agriculture > Agricultural Engineering > Animal Welfare > Construction > Countryside and Environment

> Fashion > Hair and Beauty > Spa Management

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> A Levels > Art and Design > Computing and IT > Construction > Engineering

> Hair and Beauty > Performing Arts > Travel and Tourism

Pershore > Equine Studies > Floristry > Horticulture > Veterinary Nursing

Henley-in-Arden Academic areas:

Academic areas:

Academic areas: > Animal Welfare > Arboriculture > Countryside > Equine Studies > Floristry

> Food and Drink > Horticulture and Garden Design > Motor Vehicle > Veterinary Nursing

Trident, Warwick > Sport and Fitness > Textiles > Theatrical and Media Make-up

Academic areas: > Engineering > Motor Vehicle and Motorsport

> Vehicle Repair > International Foundation

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Leamington Spa Leamington Spa is a fashionable town with Georgian and Victorian architecture, tree-lined avenues and beautiful gardens. It has a good reputation for shopping and eating with lots of speciality shops and restaurants. The popular House of Fraser department store, which sells top high street brands, is on The Parade which runs through the town centre and forms part of a lively shopping experience. The Royal Pump Rooms have a museum and art gallery. The spa galleries are on the site of the exotic former Turkish Bath, which dates from 1863. Visit www.royal-leamington-spa.co.uk for things to see and do in Leamington.

Warwick Warwick is a beautiful medieval town famous for its rich history and fantastic castle. With specialist shopping and numerous events happening throughout the year, including concerts and festivals, Warwick is a wonderful place to visit.

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Accommodation We have an experienced and friendly accommodation team who will discuss your needs with you so you can find the perfect place to live. The college provides four types of accommodation: In halls you can prepare your own meals or have your meals at the college restaurant. Halls are popular, so try to book early. Halls of residence accommodation is available at the Leamington, Pershore and Moreton Morrell centres. You can view the rooms at our Leamington halls of residence here: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/Files/bedroom.swf www.warwickshire.ac.uk/Files/kitchen.swf

Halls of Residence

Leamington

Pershore

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Self-catering

£105*

£95

£95

Half board with meals in term time, Monday - Friday.

£139*

£129

£129

Living with a local family. This is a great way to help improve your English outside of your classes and will help you to learn more about British culture. This includes breakfast and evening meals each day.

Homestay

£125 per week*

This is the same as regular homestay but you will cook for yourself. Bills are included but not the telephone bill.

Homestay Self-Catering

£90 per week*

These houses are owned by private landlords. There is a minimum contract of six months. We can provide a list of local landlords for you.

Student Shared Houses * Accommodation fees may be subject to change

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Homestay Living with a host family gives you the opportunity to experience the British ‘way of life’ and improve your English. You can choose to live with a host family who will either cook your evening meal and provide breakfast (usually self-service) or provide facilities for you to cook your own meals. Many of our hosts have pets which are treated as part of the family. Although this may seem strange to you this is part of British culture.

Family Profile Norman and Sam Ritossa have been hosting students from Warwickshire College for several years. We’ve made so many lifelong friends with memories that are priceless and we’ve learned so much about different cultures

Disbery Halls of Residence

Students over 18 can choose a catered or self-catered package at the start of the year (under 18s must be catered). A food allowance is available for the catered option and can be spent in the college refectory. Each flat includes eight en-suite bedrooms and has its own fully-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, freezer, oven, set of hobs, cupboard space and a dining area. These facilities can be used by self-catering and catered students. Internet is provided free of charge. There is a communal lounge, with widescreen TV and self-service laundry. The blocks have lift access (mainly for disabled use).

Frequently Asked Questions How far will I be from college? Disbery halls of residence is located at our Leamington centre and is just a two minute walk from the main college building. If you are staying with a host family we will place you as close as possible to the college - many of our hosts are within walking distance of the college. You will be no more than a 20 minute bus journey away. W: warwickshire.ac.uk/international E: international@warkscol.ac.uk

Will I have internet access? If you are living at Disbery Hall each room has internet access included in the price. The majority of our host families also have the internet available for students although you may wish to specify this on your application if it is important to you. You can find many other frequently asked questions about accommodation on our website www.warwickshire.ac.uk/accommodation/FAQ 9


English Language Warwickshire College English Language School is accredited by both the British Council and English UK, our Rugby Centre is also a registered IELTS test centre. Our teaching staff are highly qualified and have years of experience working with international students. There are two different types of English programmes on offer:

General English - 15 hours per week The general English programme is aimed at students who wish to develop grammatical accuracy, vocabulary, pronunciation, written work, conversation skills, listening and reading comprehension. You may want to improve your English to help your career, get more out of travelling in English speaking countries or just for fun!

Fee: £5,940 per year / £165 per week

Academic English - 22 hours per week The academic English programme is aimed at students who want to progress to an academic course, either at Warwickshire College, or a Bachelor, Masters or PhD programme at university. In addition to the General English classes this intensive language programme will develop your academic study skills as well as your language skills, and will ensure that you are prepared for your IELTS examination.

Fee: £8,820 per year / £245 per week

Levels: We currently offer English classes at four levels (pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced). Students are given a short test to make sure they are placed in the class that is at the right level. We can also provide tailor made programmes for groups of students to study at any level from beginner to advanced. For up to date information on the levels of classes currently being offered please visit on our website: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/international A sample timetable can be found on our website: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/international/English If you need to take your IELTS test you can sit this with us at our Rugby Centre. Test dates and fees can be found on our website: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/ international/ielts We also offer the full suite of University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. Class Size: The maximum class size is 23 students Our average class size is 12-15 students Minimum Age: The minimum age to study English at Warwickshire College is 16.

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Summer School The Warwickshire College School of English offers the opportunity for students to join us over the summer to study general English, IELTS exam preparation, academic study skills and British culture during July and August. You will have the opportunity to enjoy weekly excursions around the UK to places of interest and join in with activities in college. You can join the Summer School for any time from 2 – 9 weeks, so if you are looking to improve your English before going to study your main course or are just looking for a summer holiday with a difference, this is the perfect opportunity. Recent Summer School excursions have been to London, Bournemouth, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. For more information on this year’s Summer School visit our website: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/summerschool Course fees are:

£220 - 2o hours per week £300 - 25 hours per week (including academic study skills) If you wish to join the weekly excursion there will be a charge of £10 - £25 per trip depending on the destination.

“the people are kind, I’d love to come back”

“it’s good to meet different people and cultures”

“the teachers are really friendly” “I’ve improved my English skills and my IELTS results” How to apply: To apply for this course, please submit a completed application form along with evidence of your English language ability to international@warkscol.ac.uk See page 26 for more about how to apply. W: warwickshire.ac.uk/international E: international@warkscol.ac.uk

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IELTS The IELTS Examination is one of the most popular language tests in the world. Not only is it an essential qualification for joining any University in the UK, but it is also increasingly recognised around the world as an accurate evaluation of language skills. Warwickshire College is one of the largest IELTS test centres in central England and both Academic and General Training tests are available.

those who need to find out more about the structure of the test, the four different modules, the band scores and how to achieve the best possible results.

The exam tests reading, writing, speaking and listening. We have regular IELTS test dates throughout the year and our IELTS test centre in Rugby is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm every weekday for enquiries and registration.

Visit our website to find details on test dates and information on how to apply for a test: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/IELTS

Fee: ÂŁ145 per test*

At Leamington Spa we offer IELTS Preparation Classes to assist our students in gaining the maximum possible score. These classes enable students to become familiar with the examination format and procedures. Regular simulations of the examination take place, and advice is always available as to the best time to take the exam to gain the score you need. We offer IELTS orientation sessions for people taking the General Training module. This module is suitable for those joining a training programme (at below degree level) or doing work experience in English speaking countries and for those wishing to emigrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. Our 2 hour orientation sessions are designed for

* Fee may be subject to change

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Pre-master Programme with Aston University Duration: 1 year

Start date: September

Cost: ÂŁ10,250

Content: Warwickshire College and Aston University have worked closely to develop a one-year Pre-master Programme for students wishing to study MSc programmes at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The intensive programme provides a timetable of English language, Academic English & Study Skills and an engineering project that will develop skills in research, project management, team work, presentation preparing you for the demands of postgraduate study. Modules include:

Entry requirements:

> Academic English

> IELTS 5.5 or an equivalent UKBA recognised SELT

> Academic Writing

(with no component less than 5.5) > A good bachelor degree in a relevant subject

> Study Skills > Engineering Project Progression routes: On successful completion of the programme and having obtained the required IELTS score students can progress to the following MSc programmes at Aston University School of Engineering and Applied Science: > MSc Engineering Management

> MSc IT Project Management > MSc Mechanical Engineering > MSc Product Design Enterprise/Innovation > MSc Software Engineering > MSc Telecommunications Technology

> MSc Industrial Enterprise Management > MSc Supply Chain management

How to apply: To apply for this course, please submit a completed application form along with evidence of your English language ability to international@warkscol.ac.uk See page 26 for more about how to apply. W: warwickshire.ac.uk/international E: international@warkscol.ac.uk

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Foundation Courses You can study the International Foundation Programme (IFP) in Art & Design, Business & Maths, Engineering and Information Technology. You can progress to a variety of different universities depending on the grades you gain in the foundation. Universities offering progression include: > Aston University > University of Brighton > Cardiff University > Coventry University > Kings College London > University of Leeds

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> University of Leicester > The University of Nottingham > Royal Holloway, University of London > Swansea University > University of Surrey > University of the West of England

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Art and Design Duration: 1 year

Start date: September

Cost: ÂŁ10,250

Course hours: 28

Content: The IFP Art and Design allows students the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and portfolio of work necessary to gain a place at a top UK university. Academic English and IELTS preparation classes take place alongside the art content to ensure students achieve the language requirements needed to study a Bachelor’s degree. A programme of study skills forms the final part of the IFP delivering the skills students will need to succeed in independent research, essay writing, group work and presentations. Warwickshire College allows imaginative and innovative students the opportunity to develop their own individual style in a stimulating and open environment. Offering a wide range of modules, the IFP Art and Design will give you a chance to learn about the different forms of art available at university, building your portfolio of work as you go. From fine art and sculpture to photography, graphic design and architecture, the IFP will help you develop as an artist and designer with a broad range of skills before you progress to your chosen degree programme. Modules include: > Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design

> Visual Recording in Art and Design

> Contextual Influences in Art and Design

> Computers in Art and Design

> Developing and Realising Fine Art ideas

> Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design

> Painting in Fine Art > Sculpture > Photographic Media, Techniques and Technology

> Communication through Art and Design > Academic English > IELTS Preparation

> Graphic Image Making

> Academic Study Skills

Entry requirements:

Progression routes:

> Students must be 17 years or over at the start of the course

Universities offering progression include:

> IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent UKBA recognised language test (with no component less than 4.0)

> Royal Holloway, University of London

> Coventry University

> Successful completion of High School with good grades (contact the International Office for specific details for your country)

How to apply: To apply for this course, please submit a completed application form along with evidence of your English language ability to international@warkscol.ac.uk See page 26 for more about how to apply. W: warwickshire.ac.uk/international E: international@warkscol.ac.uk

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Business and Mathematics Duration: 1 year

Start date: September/January

Cost: ÂŁ10,250

Content: The IFP Business and Mathematics allows students the opportunity to gain the academic knowledge necessary to gain a place at a top UK university. Academic English and IELTS preparation classes take place alongside the business content to ensure students achieve the language requirements needed to study a Bachelor’s degree. A programme of study skills forms the final part of the IFP delivering the skills students will need to succeed in independent research, essay writing, group work and presentations. Warwickshire College has a high level of student satisfaction and success on its Business and Mathematics programmes. The IFP Business and Mathematics offers students a broad range of study enabling development of key aspects in this subject area and allowing progression on to a wide range of degree programmes. Modules include:

> Accounting

> Management

> Business Resources

> Creative Product Promotion

> Recruitment and Selection

> Internet Marketing

> Marketing

> Mathematics

> Developing Teams

> Academic English

> Communications

> IELTS Preparation

> Business Environment

> Academic Study Skills

Entry requirements:

Progression routes:

> Students must be 17 years or over at the start of the course

Universities offering progression include:

> IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent UKBA recognised language test (with no component less than 4.0)

> Cardiff University

> Successful completion of High School with good grades (contact the International Office for specific details for your country)

> Aston University > Coventry University > Royal Holloway, University of London > University of Surrey

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Computing and IT Duration: 1 year

Start date: September/January

Cost: ÂŁ10,250

Content: The IFP Computing & IT allows students the opportunity to gain the academic knowledge necessary to successfully gain a place at a top UK university. Academic English and IELTS preparation classes take place alongside the academic content to ensure students achieve the language requirements of Bachelor Degree study. A programme of study skills forms the final part of the IFP delivering the skills students will need to succeed in independent research, essay writing, group work and presentations. The International Foundation Programme enables students to develop a broad understanding of key IT principles including IT and Computer Systems, E-commerce and the use of the Web as well as Digital skills. A variety of assessment methods are used but most work is through assignments where you complete real work tasks to meet deadlines as you would in the real world but within a supportive college environment. The programme provides both a broad foundation of Computing & IT education and a firm basis for specialisms in your chosen degree subject. Modules include: > Developing Computer Games > Computer Animation > Digital Graphics > Website Production > Computer Systems > Information Systems

> Communication and Employability Skills for IT > Impact of ICT on Business systems > Academic English > IELTS Preparation > Academic Study Skills

> E-Commerce Entry requirements:

Progression routes:

> Students must be 17 years or over at the start of the course

Universities offering progression include:

> IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent UKBA recognised language test (with no component less than 4.0)

> University of Brighton

> Successful completion of High School with good grades (contact the International Office for specific details for your country)

> Aston University > Coventry University > University of Nottingham

How to apply: To apply for this course, please submit a completed application form along with evidence of your English language ability to international@warkscol.ac.uk See page 26 for more about how to apply. W: warwickshire.ac.uk/international E: international@warkscol.ac.uk

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Engineering Duration: 1 year

Start date: September

Cost: ÂŁ10,250

Content: The IFP Engineering allows students the opportunity to gain the academic knowledge necessary to gain a place at a top UK university. Academic English and IELTS preparation classes take place alongside the engineering content to ensure students achieve the language requirements needed to study a Bachelor degree. A programme of study skills forms the final part of the IFP delivering the skills students will need to succeed in independent research, essay writing, group work and presentations. Warwickshire College works with giants of the engineering world such as Rolls Royce and Jaguar Land Rover, offering industrial-standard facilities and expertise. The IFP Engineering covers all the fundamental engineering principles you will need to be able to progress to a wide range of degree programmes including civil, chemical, electrical, electronic, environmental, mechanical, manufacturing and petroleum engineering. There is a large practical element to the course ensuring students are able to apply the knowledge they have gained in class.

Modules include: > Mathematics and Further Mathematics

> Mechanical Measurement and Inspection

> Mechanical Principles

> Mechanical Systems

> Electrical and Electronic Principles

> Academic English

> Engineering Design

> IELTS Preparation

> Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

> Academic Study Skills

> Engineering Drawing Entry requirements:

Progression routes:

> Students must be 17 years or over at the start of the course (with no component less than 4.0)

Universities offering progression include:

> IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent UKBA recognised language test

> Coventry University

> Successful completion of High School with good grades (contact the International Office for specific details for your country)

> Aston University > University of Leeds > University of Leicester > University of Nottingham > University of the West of England

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A Levels A-levels provide entry to all UK universities and are recognised by many universities overseas as entry criteria. We offer a wide range of subjects and last year’s results at Leamington showed a 98.3% pass rate. Students study four subjects in the first year (known as AS Levels) then specialise in three of these in the second year (known as A2). Subjects available: > Accounting

> Mathematics

> Applied Law*

> Further Mathematics

> Biology

> Media Studies

> Business Studies

> Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies

> Chemistry

> Physics

> Economics

> Psychology

> English (Language and Literature)

> Sociology

> Film Studies

*BTEC National Level 3, Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma. The qualification is equal to either an AS or a full A level.

> History > ICT*

Entry requirements You will need to have 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths or an equivalent qualification, plus a minimum of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent or IELTS 5.5 needed for social science subjects (with no component less than 4.0). Course fee includes academic English classes, tutorials and IELTS preparation.

Course hours: 24 per week

Course fee: ÂŁ10,250 per year* *Correct at the time of printing may be subject to change.

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University Destinations Warwickshire College is proud of the achievements of our students, many of whom have gone on to study at some of the top universities in the UK. Have a look to see where some of our students have gone:

> University of Oxford > University of Warwick > Durham University > University of St. Andrews > Imperial College London > Bristol University > Loughborough University > University of Birmingham > University of Southampton > Aston University > University of Aberdeen > University College London > University of Leeds > University of Kent > University of Reading > University of Liverpool > King’s College London > Keele University > Swansea University > Aberystwyth University > Brunel University > Bath Spa University > Oxford Brookes University > Nottingham Trent University > Coventry University > University of the West of England

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Higher Education: HNC and HND HND programmes are two year full time programmes that offer a high level of academic tuition and practical skills at degree level. On successful completion entry to year 2 or 3 of a bachelor degree is often available. HNC Subjects available: > Animal Management > Engineering

HND Subjects available: > Advanced practice in work with Children and families > Animal Management > Digital film and Video > Electrical & Electronic Engineering > Engineering > Horticulture (Amenity horticulture and landscape design/organic and sustainable horticulture/ horticultural crop production) > Mechanical Engineering > Visual communication

Entry requirements: > Have completed relevant post-school studies > Have achieved good grades in your high school/ college examinations > Minimum IELTS 5.5 or an equivalent UKBA recognised SELT (with no component less than 4.5)

Course fee: ÂŁ9,250 per year How to apply: To apply for this course, please submit a completed application form along with evidence of your English language ability to international@warkscol.ac.uk See page 26 for more about how to apply. W: warwickshire.ac.uk/international E: international@warkscol.ac.uk

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Bachelor (Honours) Degree and Top up Degree Bachelor (honours) degrees are the traditional Higher Education option. We offer study in a wide range of subjects from the traditional courses, such as Business Administration, to the specialist such as Equine Science and Horticulture. Courses are 3 years in duration or 4 years including a sandwich year spent on placement. We also offer a one year top up option for students who already hold a qualification equivalent to the first two year of bachelors study which allows you to gain an honours degree in just one year. Three years (honours) degree subjects available:

One year top up (honours) degree subjects available:

> Animal Science and Health > Business Administration > Equine & Human Sports Science > Equine Business Management* > Equine Science* > Equine Studies* > Equitation Performance Coaching > Fine Art > Horticulture > Veterinary Nursing

> Animal Welfare > Arboriculture & Tree management > Business & Event Management > Business, Strategy & Management > Computing, Strategy & Management > Counselling > Early Years Care & Education > Horseracing Industry > Veterinary Nursing with Business Management

Course fee for 3 years: ÂŁ9,250 per year

Course fee for 1 year top up: ÂŁ10,250

Entry requirements: To join one of these programmes you must: > Hold suitable academic qualifications > B2 Level English and above (IELTS 5.5 and above in all the components)

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Vocational Courses Vocational courses give you the chance to use the knowledge gained in the classroom in a practical environment whether it be in the workshop or in the art studio. As well as making the course interactive and exciting this will give you the combination of knowledge and skills that employers and universities are looking for. Vocational courses run at different levels from Certificate, Diploma level and Extended Diploma. Name: Manami Yamada Nationality: Japanese Programme: English/Complimentary Therapies

> Agriculture > Animal Welfare > Arts, Design and Media > Business > Complimentary Therapies > Computer Studies > Countryside > Engineering > Equine > Floristry > Forensic Science > Hair & Beauty > Horticulture > Management > Music & Performance > Sport & Public Services > Teacher Training > Veterinary Nursing

STUDENT PROFILE

Subject areas available:

Course fee: £7,750 Entry requirements: Entry requirements will vary depending on the level of programme you choose. However, you will need: > A minimum of IELTS 5.0 (with no component less than 4.0) > High school qualifications.

Why did you apply to Warwickshire College? I used an agent called SI-UK. I was looking for a complimentary therapies course but wanted to study English first and my agent suggested I study at Warwickshire College as you offered both. I started studying English in April 2012 and finished my Complimentary Therapies course June 2013. Tell me about your experience at Warwickshire College? First I studied English language for 4 months and met lots of people from different countries which was a really good experience, then I moved on to the complimentary therapies course and I met lots of British students. So first I got to learn about lots of different cultures and then I got to learn more about British culture. I am still in touch with lots of friends and have been to Oman and Spain to visit them. What have you enjoyed most about your time in the UK? I have enjoyed making friends but also have enjoyed the practical classes on my course, working with proper clients from outside of the college and being able to practice consultations and treatments with lots of different people which has given me the confidence to be a complimentary therapist. What will you do now you have finished your course? I am now looking for work as a complimentary therapist and I don’t mind where as I have met lots of people and I love learning about cultures so if it’s in Japan, England or somewhere else it doesn’t matter. I am using the college Student Services to help me build a good CV and help give me advice on finding a job.

How to apply: To apply for this course, please submit a completed application form along with evidence of your English language ability to international@warkscol.ac.uk See page 26 for more about how to apply. W: warwickshire.ac.uk/international E: international@warkscol.ac.uk

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Corporate Training and Short Courses Warwickshire College can design bespoke training programmes for your company in a wide range of subject areas making a unique programme to meet the specific needs of you and your staff. Warwickshire College is accredited by over 20 professional awarding bodies and has been recognised for the excellent work we do with employers such as Jaguar Landrover and Rolls Royce. Courses can be delivered in your country or at one of our six centres. Training can focus on one particular area such as teacher training or can provide a variety of subjects such as leadership and management, art, beauty therapy, travel and tourism, construction, IT and engineering. If necessary we can include English language before or during the course to support the training. Training is available in the following areas: > Agriculture > Business and Management > Engineering > Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies

> Horticulture > Logistics > Teacher Training (accredited by University of Warwick)

Recent training programmes have been developed for clients in China and Saudi Arabia in the areas of Teacher Training, Effective Management and IT. Contact the international office to discuss your training and consultancy needs.

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National Beacon Status We are one of the country’s leading Beacon Status colleges on employer engagement activity. 24

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Student Life

Students’ Union Each centre has its own Students’ Union (SU) run by the students, for the students. The SUs offer a range of activities including socials, charity weeks and sports events. There are plenty of opportunities to be involved and meet people. Why not represent your fellow students on one of the SU committees? Find out more at www.warwickshire.ac.uk/SU Student Council The Student Council is a forum that allows students to get involved in the way the college is run and suggest changes for the better. Meetings are held at each centre once a month and are regularly attended by a member of the College Leadership Team. Why not become a course representative and get involved? The skills and knowledge gained will help you throughout your course, with university applications and career beyond. Sport There is a range of sports on offer at the college, from horse eventing and football to ping-pong and trampolining – and everything in between! Many of our enthusiastic coaches have competed at international level, so you will be in good hands. Competitions range from British Universities and Colleges leagues (BUCS) to inter-centre challenges. Whatever your level you can always find an opportunity to take part.

Facilities for Students…

Warwickshire College has gyms at our Leamington Spa, Henley-in-Arden and Rugby centres that offer a range of cardio, free weights and resistance equipment.

The Gym

> No membership contract > Free personal training programme > Free ½ hour programme updates > Free gym challenges > Free nutritional advice > Fitness testing (additional charge) > Motivator sessions (additional charge)

The Travel Centre

The Travel Centre at the Leamington centre is part of the Global Travel Group and offers a wide variety of holiday and travel services to destinations all over the world, including annual holidays, weekend breaks and theatre bookings. Discounts are offered throughout the year and students can expect to receive a minimum of 5% off their holiday.

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How to Apply You can download and complete our application form online and send it to us via email along with your transcripts. The form can be downloaded from the ‘How to Apply’ page of our website: www.warwickshire.ac.uk/international/apply Please email your applications to: international@warkscol.ac.uk

What happens next? Once we have received your application we will send you an acknowledgement via email. We will then assess your application and make you a conditional offer based on the information provided. The offer may just be conditional on payment of your academic fee, exam results for qualifications you are currently taking or meeting the English language requirement for your chosen programme of study. Once you have met all of your conditions we will issue you with your visa letter/CAS. You can now apply for your visa. When you have been granted your visa you must let us know your travel arrangements so we can make sure we are ready to welcome you to Warwickshire College. If you are studying with us for a full academic year you will be eligible for a free airport collection, please contact us to arrange this.

Need help? If you need help with your application or have any questions please contact the International Office: Email: international@warkscol.ac.uk Phone: +44 1926 884 263 26

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Frequently Asked Questions How do I get a student visa? To gain a student visa to study in the UK under the points based system (PBS) you need to earn 40 points. You can gain 30 points by meeting the academic entry requirements for your chosen course of study and by being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number. To gain the other 10 points you will need to show the British Embassy that you are able to cover the full cost of your course and your living expenses for the time spent in the UK. For further details please visit www.ukvisas.gov.uk Can I work while I am studying in the UK? If you have a full student visa, you are permitted to work 10 hours per week during term time and up to 40 hours per week during the vacation period. While working can be a great way to learn more about life in the UK and improve your language skills, this must not be at the expense of your studies. Students on Student Visitor Visas are not able to work during their time in the UK. How do I open a bank account, register with a doctor or buy a mobile phone? You will need a letter from the college in order to do these. You can request these during your induction or by visiting the International Office. It is important that you register with a local doctor when you arrive (as a full-time student this won’t cost you any money). How do I register with the police? Registration with the police will take place during your college induction. If you are not able to register then we can help you to book an appointment at the local police station.

Can I travel in Europe during my studies? If you have a full student visa, you can apply for a visa to any European country that is part of the Shengen agreement. There are 25 countries in the Shengen agreement and you will have to contact the embassy of each country you wish to visit to arrange a visa. How do I get to Warwickshire College? Warwickshire College is located in the heart of the UK close to a network of motorways and train stations. The closest airport to the college is Birmingham International Airport which is less than 20 miles away and there are train stations in Leamington Spa and Rugby. If you are studying for more than six months with us you will be able to use our airport collection service. The forms to arrange this collection will be sent to you when you have received your CAS and unconditional offer to study at Warwickshire College. What should I carry in my hand luggage? We recommend you carry the following in your hand luggage: > Passport (with your student visa if required) > Letter from Warwickshire College confirming your admission > Evidence of financial support > Address of your accommodation while studying at Warwickshire College, if known > Money - we suggest bringing about £200 in UK sterling in a mixture of cash and travellers’ cheques for your immediate needs. We do not recommend carrying large amounts of cash with you.

International Office Services Our international students use the International Office as a base for advice and practical matters. The help and advice we give covers issues like: > Immigration > Visa extensions > Employment

>U  niversity applications >P  ersonal/family concerns >A  cademic difficulties

We are proud of the help and support we offer to our students from overseas. Our service is friendly, professional and confidential. We will make sure the time you spend with us is as enjoyable and productive as possible. See the back of this guide for contact details.

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Henley-in-Arden Stratford Road Henley-in-Arden Warwickshire B95 6AB

Trident, Warwick Poseidon Way Warwick Warwickshire CV34 6SW

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