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Yeovil College

Yeovil

University Centre

College

Yeovil College

University Centre Pocket Guide


IT’S YOUR FUTURE Think differently about your future with Yeovil College University Centre; unlock your potential and fulfil your dreams.

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“Don’t stay in the safe seats just because they are comfortable.” - Candida Smith, YCUC Graduate 2016

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“We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity of university-level education and we are proud to be able to offer you a high-quality experience from our modern facilities at your local College, right here in Yeovil. That belief drives and inspires our teaching, our staff, our students and the businesses we work with. We see it as our obligation to the community, not only to the current generation, but to future learners, and that passion has been commended by the QAA in their Higher Education Review in Spring 2016.� - John Evans, Principal, Yeovil College

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WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP Yeovil College University Centre works with three top institutions and many professional bodies to bring you a range of excellent, industry-recognised qualifications. We work collaboratively as a community to the benefit of our students, ensuring that you have local access to a wide range of high-quality courses, excellent teaching and support services.

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WHY CHOOSE US? If exemplary teaching, outstanding pass rates and a first-class student experience are important to you, then look no further; Yeovil College University Centre will deliver.

Choice

Pick from a huge range of Foundation and Undergraduate Degree courses, Higher Nationals, and professional qualifications.

Range

Choose from our wide range of programmes from Art and Design, Business, Computing, English and History, Engineering, and Health & Social Care.

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Dedicated Space Our facilities are centred around helping you achieve success. You have your own space at the University Centre, including a study area, lounge and a range of computer suites.


First-Class Facilities In your down-time try out the other great facilities on campus. We have a fantastic restaurant, gym, beauty salon, hair salon, Students’ Union and sports clubs.

Stay Local We’re based in the heart of Yeovil, which means great transport links, on-site car parking and good access.

We also have a huge range of facilities to make your life easier - Free Wi-Fi, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Learning Resource Centre, e-journals and 24/7 access to IT facilities.

Quality

We are the Best in the West following our recent HE Review carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

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THINK DIFFERENTLY Becoming a university student at Yeovil College University Centre can be a positively life-changing experience. It’s not just about gaining the qualification; it’s about gaining knowledge, choice and freedom. As the largest provider of higher education in South Somerset, Yeovil College University Centre is the perfect place to begin your learning journey into a higher way of thinking. •

We’re local. Why spend money and waste precious time travelling further afield?

We’re accredited. You’re guaranteed to experience great teaching and a positive learning experience.

Partnerships. At the University Centre we work with partners including Bournemouth University, the University of the West of England and the University of Gloucestershire to offer quality education in the heart of Yeovil.

Save money. With competitive course costs and flexible payment schemes.

Business networks. We have brilliant relationships with both business and Industry experts.

Range. We have a large range of higher education courses; we have something for everyone.

Smaller class sizes. With more one-to-one time with tutors and classes at times designed to suit you, you’ll get the very best out of your learning experience. 11.


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BEST IN THE WEST The official Higher Education review conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in 2016 identified Yeovil College’s University Centre as an excellent Higher Education provider; we are the Best in the West. The report also highlighted the far-reaching opportunities for students to develop their employability skills thanks to the strong and productive links with local and regional employers. The reviewers passed the Centre on every single element of the provision and highlighted elements of great practice, such as the relevance of the curriculum delivery and the extensive support for professional development of teaching staff, so you can be absolutely certain that you are getting a great educational experience.

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MONEY MATTERS We understand that financial considerations are an important part of the university application decision-making process and we are here to offer support, advice and guidance. You need to think about both tuition fees as well as living costs. UK students can apply for a tuition fee and cost of living support, whilst EU students are able to request additional support with tuition fees. A huge benefit of studying within our dedicated University Centre right here in Yeovil is that we are local, and therefore in most cases additional living costs may not be a concern. To further help you, we are able to spread the cost of study and can allow you to pay in instalments. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance

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BUSINESS NETWORKS At Yeovil College we are proud to be an integral part of the community and the economy, which is why we invest heavily in building sound business partnerships. We have excellent relationships with a wide range of local employers who help by shaping and tailoring the courses we run. We are partnered with in excess of over 800 businesses; here are just a few:

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SPECIALIST FACILITIES When designing our facilities and resources, our learners are put at the centre of the decision-making process, and it is clear that our University Centre has got it all: • • • • •

E-library 100 seat Lecture Theatre Learning Resource Centre 24/7 access to College IT facilities Virtual Learning Environment – to provide one-stop support for University Centre students • Extensively equipped computer lab, including a specialist Mac Suite, 3D printing and robotics • Advanced Engineering Centre, complete with specialist testing and production equipment which reflects industry standards and new innovations

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HEART OF THE COMMUNITY, MIND OF A CITY Yeovil College University Centre is close to the centre of this busy South Somerset town, just a short walk from the shopping centre. There is a good mix of the leading high street names and independent retailers, as well as regular street markets. Yeovil is large enough to have lots of restaurants, two theatres, cinema multiplex, and bowling, but small enough so as not to be overwhelming; the population is in the region of 40,000. All in all, Yeovil College University Centre is well positioned for learners to make the most of being in the town, with excellent partnerships with local employers and regional universities to help you with the next step, whether that’s into employment or education and training.

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STUDENT SUPPORT We know you’re going to have a fantastic experience with us, but we understand that it can be both an exciting and daunting time.

At Yeovil College’s University Centre, you are our number one priority, so we have set up some support services just for you:

LEARNING SUPPORT

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DISABILITY SUPPORT

COUNSELLING SERVICE


PEER TO PEER MENTORING

CHILDCARE

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

DEDICATED HE LIAISON OFFICER

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING SUPPORT

FAITH ADVISOR

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HIGHER LEVEL AND DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS We work with more than 800 local and national employers to deliver the very best on-the-job training. Our employer partners tell us what skills and knowledge they require from their apprentices and we are able to incorporate these requirements into our courses. You can achieve graduate and postgraduate level qualifications while learning and earning in a real business.

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What is a Higher Level Apprenticeship? A Higher Apprenticeship is our top level apprenticeship programme involving learners working towards work-based learning qualifications at Level 4 and above with current, up-to-date content relevant to the sector. How will it benefit me? • You will still be earning a full-time salary whilst you study • Your employer is likely to cover the cost of any fees for you • You will still be paid when attending scheduled taught sessions. • It is common that apprentices are offered a permanent job or a promotion at the end of the programme. Higher Apprenticeships are available in: Higher Apprenticeship courses are available to support many career choices. The range of higher apprenticeship opportunities will grow with Universities diversifying for those looking for an alternative to traditional full-time on-campus study. Contact us and we can recommend the best option for you. You can study a Higher Level Apprenticeship at: • Level 4 and 5 – equivalent to a Higher National Certificate or Diploma (HNC/D) • Level 6 – equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree • Level 7 – equivalent to a Master’s Degree Progression: Higher Apprenticeships may include a HNC, HND or a foundation degree, and you could progress to a full honours degree with the support of your employer. You may also progress to new job roles, such as Management or Technical Specialists. Find out more: If you are interested in Higher Apprenticeships you should contact the Employer Engagement team at Yeovil College: apprenticeships@yeovil.ac.uk or 01935 845392

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HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES ART, DESIGN, MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

FdA Fine Art

Full-time or Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

37UF

FdA Graphic Design

Full-time or Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

3Y4C

FdA Media

Full-time or Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

3Z9G

FdA Photography

Full-time or Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

09V4

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

BTEC Strategic Management & Leadership Level 7 Extended Diploma

Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

N/A

BA (Hons) Business Management Strategy top-up Level 6 Degree

Full-time or Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

845T

HND Business (Marketing)

Full-time or Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

3F2L

HND Business

Full-time or Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

2Y1V

BTEC Management & Leadership Level 5 Diploma

Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

N/A

Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

FdA Childhood Studies, Care & Education

Full-time or Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

51LK

CHILDHOOD STUDIES AND EDUCATION

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Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

Education & Training Level 5 Diploma

Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

N/A

Education & Training Level 4 Certificate

Part-time

City & Guilds

N/A

Using Technology in Learning Level 4

Part-time

City & Guilds

N/A

Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process & Practice

Part-time

City & Guilds

N/A

Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

HNC Construction & the Built Environment

Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

N/A

Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

HND Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical Pathway)

Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

N/A

HND Aeronautical Engineering (Avionic Pathway)

Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

N/A

HNC/D Aeronautical Engineering

Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

N/A

HNC/D Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Full-time or Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

H610

HNC/D Mechanical Engineering

Full-time or Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

H300

Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

HND Automotive Diagnostics and Management Principles

Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

N/A

CONSTRUCTION

ENGINEERING

MOTOR VEHICLE

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ENGLISH & HISTORY Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

BA (Hons) English with History

Full-time or Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

QV31

BA (Hons) History with English

Full-time or Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

1V3Q

Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

HNC/D Health & Social Care

Full-time or Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

L510

Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

FdSc Computing

Full-time or Part-time

Bournemouth University

G420

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals Level 4

Full-time or Part-time

City & Guilds

Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

HND Biology for Industrial Applications

Full-time or Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

204R

Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

UCAS code

FdA Sport & Coaching Fitness

Full-time or Part-time

University of Gloucestershire

0P2L

HNC/D Public Services

Full-time or Part-time

Pearson Edexcel

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

COMPUTING

SCIENCE

SPORT & PUBLIC SERVICES

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ACCOUNTANCY, MARKETING & LAW Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

Mastering Metrics Level 6 Award

Part-time

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Driving Innovation Level 6 Award

Part-time

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Digital Marketing Strategy Level 6 Award

Part-time

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Strategic Marketing Level 6 Award

Part-time

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Law and Practice Level 6 Diploma

Part-time

CILEx

Accountancy Level 5/6 Diploma

Part-time

Ass. of Certified Chartered Accountants

Digital Marketing Level 4 Award

Part-time

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Customer Experience Level 4 Award

Part-time

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Integrated Communications Level 4 Award

Part-time

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Marketing Level 4 Certificate

Part-time

Chartered Institute of Marketing

Accounting Level 4 Diploma

Part-time

Association of Accounting Technicians

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION Course title

Mode of Study

Awarding Body

Science

Full-time

Ascentis

Health & Social Care

Full-time

Ascentis

Engineering Science

Full-time

Ascentis

Humanities

Full-time

Ascentis

Social Sciences

Full-time

Ascentis

IT & Business

Full-time

Ascentis

Education

Full-time

Ascentis

Sport

Full-time

Ascentis

BTEC = Business & Technology Education Council FdA = Foundation Degree Arts FdSc = Foundation Degree Science HNC = Higher National Certificate HND = Higher National Diploma UCAS = University and College Admissions System • Applications for Full-time programmes are processed by UCAS • Applications for Access to HE courses should be made directly to Yeovil College Student Customer Services. Complete the online application or for queries email: enrol@yeovil.ac.uk • Applications for Part-time programmes should be made directly to Yeovil College University Centre: university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk 32.


PROGRESSION Level

Progression opportunities and examples of qualifications within each level

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PhD/DPhil Professional Doctorates (credit based), e.g. EdD

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Master’s Degree Postgraduate Diplomas Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

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Bachelor Degrees, e.g. BA, BSc Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Graduate Certificate and Diplomas

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BTEC HNDs (Higher National Diplomas) Foundation Degrees, e.g. FdA, FdSc Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE)

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BTEC HNCs (Higher National Certificates) Certificates of Higher Education (Cert HE) Level 4 National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas BTEC Level 3 Diplomas BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diplomas BTEC Level 3 Certificates GCL Advanced Certificates Level 3 NVQs Advanced Diplomas 33. 37.


ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION If you are aged 19 or over you may be expected to pay full fees, but you will be able to apply for a loan under the Government’s Advanced Learning Loans scheme to cover the cost of these fees. www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/overview But what if you could write off these fees? If you complete one of our Access to Higher Education courses and then go on and complete a degree or other recognised higher education course, you won’t have to repay the remaining loan for the Access to Higher Education course: in effect, the balance of your Access to Higher Education loan will be written off, and you’ll receive the course for free. www.yeovil.ac.uk/TravelFinanceSupport

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• Midwifery Paediatric Nursing • Vet Science • Dentistry • Radiology • Forensics

WHICH WILL LEAD TO CAREERS IN:

General Nursing • Health Care • Social Work • Child Care • Mental Health Nursing • Sociology • Psychology • Police •

History/Heritage • Publishing • Police • Journalism • Leisure & Tourism • Law • HR • Management

• Marketing Management • HR • IT Industry • Accountancy • Law

• Teaching Careers in Sport

and lots of other careers

OUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE OFFERS DEGREES IN:

Engineering • Science • Motor Vehicle •

• Science Engineering

Health & Social Care Childhood Studies

English & History

Accountancy & Marketing • Business • Computing • Professional Studies • Art, Design, Media & Photography •

Any combination

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION:

Health & Social Care • Social Sciences

Humanities

IT & Business

Education • Sport

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CILEX HAS ARRIVED Providing unparalleled access to a flexible career in law, we are delighted to announce that the University Centre have introduced the Level 3 CILEx Professional Diploma in Law and Practice and the Level 6 CILEx Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice. The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives is a professional association which, for over fifty years, has represented more than 20,000 trainee and practising Chartered Legal Executives. Check www.yeovil.ac.uk for details.

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WHAT WILL YOU BECOME? If you would like to find out more information about Yeovil College University Centre or to apply for one of our programmes, visit www.ycuc.ac.uk call 01935 845454 or visit www.ucas.com

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

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www.ycuc.ac.uk Yeovil College University Centre has made every effort to ensure that the details published in this pocket guide were correct at the time of print (May 2017). Sometimes we will introduce new courses during the year.

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