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FULL-TIME COURSE GUIDE 2021/22
TECHNICAL, PROFESSIONAL & VOCATIONAL COURSES

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HIGHBURY COLLEGE - FULL-TIME COURSE GUIDE 2021/22 - TECHNICAL, PROFESSIONAL & VOCATIONAL COURSES
HIGHBURY COLLEGE - FULL-TIME COURSE GUIDE 2021/22 - TECHNICAL, PROFESSIONAL & VOCATIONAL COURSES
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                                                                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                        Why Choose Highbury College?....................................3

           TO
                                                        Outstanding Facilities............................................................................ 4
                                                        College Life................................................................................................................... 5
                                                        Study Programme........................................................................................... 6
                                                        Work Experience............................................................................................. 7
                                                        Beyond Highbury............................................................................................ 8

         APPLY
                                                        Enrichment.................................................................................................................... 9
                                                        WorldSkills................................................................................................................10
                                                        Creative Showcase.................................................................................11
                                                        Helpful Highbury........................................................................................13
                                                        Fees & Financial Support..........................................................15
                                                        Qualifications......................................................................................................17
                                                        Choosing the Right Level..........................................................19
                                                        Apprenticeships............................................................................................21

                ONLINE
                                                        Access to Higher Education................................................23
                                                        Higher Education........................................................................................25
                                                        Highbury International...................................................................27

          VISIT HIGHBURY.AC.UK                          Art & Design.........................................................................................................31
                                                        Automotive.............................................................................................................35
                                                        Bricklaying.................................................................................................................37
                                                        Built Environment.....................................................................................39

          IN PERSON
                                                        Business..........................................................................................................................43
                                                        Carpentry & Joinery.............................................................................47
                                                        Catering...........................................................................................................................49
                                                        Childcare & Early Years..................................................................51
  YOU CAN DROP IN AND APPLY AT                          Computing & IT..............................................................................................53
       HIGHBURY CAMPUS.                                 Digital Media........................................................................................................59
                                                        Electrical........................................................................................................................61
  Highbury Campus, Tudor Crescent, Portsmouth PO6 2SA
                                                        Engineering (inc. Marine)...........................................................63
                                                        English Language Skills (ESOL).....................................67
                                                        Fashion..............................................................................................................................69

              BY POST
                                                        Floristry...........................................................................................................................71
                                                        Foundation Pathways.......................................................................73
                                                        Foundation Prospects......................................................................77
                                                        Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy..................................79
SEND THE POSTAL APPLICATION FORM                        Health & Social Care...........................................................................83
    TO OUR FREEPOST ADDRESS:                            Journalism..................................................................................................................87
                                                        Painting & Decorating.....................................................................89
           Highbury College (Advice Centre),
        FREEPOST (PT332), Portsmouth PO6 2BR            Plastering.....................................................................................................................91
                                                        Plumbing.......................................................................................................................93
                                                        Prince's Trust........................................................................................................95
                                                        Public Services.................................................................................................97

  FIND OUT MORE
                                                        Sport................................................................................................................................. 101
                                                        Travel & Tourism..................................................................................... 105
                                                        Wall & Floor Tiling.............................................................................. 107

 GIVE US A CALL ON 023 9238 3131                        Before You Apply.................................................................................. 109

 OR EMAIL INFO@HIGHBURY.AC.UK                           How to Apply................................................................................................ 111
                                                        Application Form.................................................................................. 112
                                                        How to Find Us......................................................................................... 114
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WHY
WHY CHOOSE HIGHBURY COLLEGE?

                                   CHOOSE

                                   COLLEGE?
                                   PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF                                               QUALIFICATIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
                                   TECHNOLOGY                                                              As you’ll see from this course guide, there are a great many
                                                                                                           opportunities open to you at Highbury College, so whatever you’re
                                   Highbury College’s award-winning use of technology encourages
                                                                                                           looking for, you’re sure to find the right course for you.
                                   all of our students to be at the cutting edge of innovations.

                                   STUDENT LIFE                                                            WORLDSKILLS
                                                                                                           By choosing to study here, you’ll have plenty of opportunities
                                   Studying at Highbury is a great way to make new friends, gain
                                                                                                           to test your abilities through regional and national competitions.
                                   confidence and have fun! You’ll also have the opportunity to
                                                                                                           Highbury has an outstanding history of student success at
                                   join the National Students’ Union enabling you to access great
                                                                                                           competitions and the College is proud to be a UK partner to the
                                   discounts on a wide range of services from railcards to retail. Plus,
                                                                                                           prestigious WorldSkills competition. WorldSkills aims to inspire
                                   there are lots of extra activities and sports teams to get involved
                                                                                                           world-class excellence and introduce young people to a variety
                                   with! (See page 9.)
                                                                                                           of skilled careers. Both apprentices and students can compete in
                                                                                                           order to showcase their amazing talents. Find out more about some
                                                                                                           of our students’ fantastic achievements on page 10.

                                   SUPPORT YOU CAN COUNT ON
                                   Our specialist support team and tutors are here to help you achieve
                                   your goals.

                                   You will have a personal tutor to guide you through your course,
                                   but it doesn’t stop there. Our support team provides expert help,
                                   when it comes to applying for university/apprenticeships, talking
                                   through your progression options, money worries or extra support
                                   for your studies.

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OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

                                                                                                                                                         OUTSTANDING FACILITIES
 ON OUR COURSES, YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM OUR AMAZING LEARNING FACILITIES, WHICH INCLUDE:

 AUTOMOTIVE & ENGINEERING                                                  HAIR & BEAUTY
 Our facilities include modern motor vehicle and motorcycle                Our contemporary Eden Salons is open to the public and includes
 workshops, the latest diagnostic equipment, engineering workshops,        facilities for the very latest in hair, beauty and holistic treatments,
 electronic laboratories and a dedicated centre for marine                 including haircut and colour, reflexology, facials, manicures, gel
 engineering courses.                                                      polish, massage and spray tanning.

 COMPUTING & IT                                                            HEALTH, CARE & EARLY YEARS
 Our state-of-the-art computing suites give you access to Cisco            Our learning environments are specifically designed to simulate
 Academy computer network training rooms, Alienware games                  realistic work environments and include a nursery, residential care
 design suites, specialist software and hardware, plus the latest          environment and mini A&E room.
 Apple Macs.

                                                                           CATERING
 CONSTRUCTION
                                                                           Our facilities include professional international and pastry
 We have specialist workshops for each discipline, from brickwork          training kitchens.
 to wall & floor tiling, as well as facilities to learn about the latest
 environmental technologies.

 CREATIVE & MEDIA
 Our facilities include a high-definition TV studio with green screen
 and autocue, art and design studios, digital recording studio with
 the latest software, radio suite, Mac and PC-enabled classrooms for
 games design, graphics and music technology. We also have a 160-
 seat performance theatre and a dance studio.

                                                                           SCIENCE
                                                                           Our science laboratories are among the most up to date in
                                                                           the area, enabling our students to learn about biological systems,
                                                                           forensic science, genetics, microbiology, physiology and
                                                                           medical physics.

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COLLEGE LIFE

                   AS WELL AS GAINING VALUABLE QUALIFICATIONS, STUDYING AT
                   HIGHBURY IS ABOUT DEVELOPING NEW INTERESTS, MAKING NEW
                   FRIENDS AND HAVING FUN.
                   There’s always something going on at Highbury and plenty of activities and opportunities
                   for you to socialise and meet up with your friends, either between classes or in your free time.

                   GET SOCIAL                                                                LIBRARY SERVICE
                   THE DECK // Based at Highbury Campus, the Deck is a great                 Our library service offers a variety of resources and equipment,
                   place to meet your friends, relax, chat or study at one of the many       including computers, online materials, books, magazines and
                   computers available. You can play table tennis, table football or         newspapers. There are also group study areas, quiet areas, and
                   pool. Here you’ll also find the NUS desk, with lots of information        wireless technology if you want to use your own laptop.
                   about the many great deals and activities on offer.
                                                                                             Students with learning difficulties and disabilities are able to access
                   NH SOCIAL SPACE // Available at the Northarbour Centre, this is a         supportive technology. In addition, e-books and resources are
                   great chill-out space which includes pool tables.                         available through the Virtual Library, which can be accessed from
                                                                                             any College computer or from home via the internet.
                   ARUNDEL SOCIAL SPACES // There are two social spaces
                   available at the Highbury Arundel Centre, which include table
                   tennis and chill-out areas.

                                                                                             SPORT AND FITNESS
                                                                                             The Sports Centre at Highbury Campus has a wide range of
                   STUDENTS’ UNION                                                           facilities, including a sports hall, gym and fitness classes. Sports on
                   As a member of the Students’ Union you will benefit from its many         offer include badminton, mini-tennis and 5-a-side football, as well
                   services and social activities, including sports, trips, cinema nights,   as Zumba, roller skating and martial arts. Discounted membership is
                   barbecues, clubs and societies and much more. You’ll also be able         available to new students during the first four weeks of term.
                   to find out about the many discounts in stores and leisure outlets
                   that you’ll be entitled to as a member.

                                                                                             NURSERY
                   FOOD & DRINK                                                              The Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Honeypot Nursery, based at Highbury
                                                                                             Campus offers care for babies and children up to four years of age.
                   Refectories at Highbury Campus and Highbury Northarbour Centre            Call 023 9238 3131 for more information.
                   offer a good range of refreshments and healthy eating options.

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STUDY

                                                                                                                 STUDY PROGRAMME
 AT HIGHBURY COLLEGE, WE PROVIDE MORE THAN JUST YOUR CHOSEN QUALIFICATION. ALL STUDENTS
 ARE ENROLLED ON A SPECIALISED STUDY PROGRAMME, WHICH IS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC
 EDUCATIONAL NEEDS.

  VOCATIONAL                                                   ENRICHMENT
  QUALIFICATION
                                                              To ensure you get the most out of your
                                                              time at Highbury, we offer a range of
 Your study programme includes the
                                                              activities and initiatives for you to get
 vocational qualification you are studying
                                                              involved in. These activities are known as
 towards in your chosen subject, e.g.
                                                              ‘enrichment’ and they provide excellent
 City & Guilds or BTEC Level 2 or Level 3
                                                              opportunities to make new friends, learn
 Certificates and Diplomas.
                                                              new skills, help others, improve your health
                                                              and wellbeing and boost your CV. (See
                                                              page 9.)
  MATHS AND ENGLISH
 Maths and English skills are important
 to employers and may also be a key
                                                               PROGRESSION
 requirement if you want to progress on                        SUPPORT
 to other courses after college. Achieving
 grade 9–4 (A*–C) in both subjects at GCSE                    If you have any questions about your

                                                    STUDENT
 is highly recommended and often leads to                     career or the qualifications you need,
 higher earnings in the future.                               Highbury’s expert careers team offer
                                                              impartial and confidential advice about
 However, if you do not achieve these                         your options for university, further
 grades, you will work towards them                           education, training and employment or an
 alongside your core qualification.                           apprenticeship.
 Highbury’s #AllAboutME team offer
 comprehensive exam and study support,
 giving you the very best chance to
 succeed.                                                      EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
                                                              Employability skills are embedded into
                                                              your study programme at every level. The
  WORK EXPERIENCE                                             College will help make you work ready and
                                                              ensure you become employable in your
 Vocationally relevant and high-quality work                  chosen career.
 placements are an integral part of your
 study programme and allow you to develop
 many of the skills needed to thrive in the
 modern workplace.                                             ATTENDANCE
 Students at every level are given the                        Attendance is very important and we
 opportunity to complete a minimum of                         expect excellent attendance from all of our
 30 hours of work experience during their                     students. To ensure you gain the best from
 course, with some Level 2/3 students                         your studies we expect 100% attendance
 undertaking 45-day industry placements.                      at all times for all aspects of your study
                                                              programme, including maths and English.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

                      WORK
                      VOCATIONALLY RELEVANT AND HIGH-QUALITY WORK PLACEMENTS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF ALL
                      OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES AND ALLOW STUDENTS TO DEVELOP MANY OF THE SKILLS NEEDED TO
                      THRIVE IN THE MODERN WORKPLACE.
                      Our unrivalled links with employers, both local and national, enable us to offer students placements in a wide range of industries and
                      environments. Students at every level are given the opportunity to complete a minimum of 30 hours of work experience during their
                      course, with some Level 2/3 students undertaking 45-day industry placements.

                      30-HOUR WORK EXPERIENCE                                                  45-DAY INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS
                      We aim to provide all study programme students with at least 30          Students combine their 45-day placements with their studies to
                      hours of work placement and many courses exceed this during the          put into practice many of the skills taught in the classroom. The
                      year. Our broad range of courses means we offer work experience          placements not only develop your employability skills but build your
                      in almost every sector and industry, from marine engineering to          confidence and look great on your university application or CV.
                      marketing.

                      “The placement has given me the experience I
                       need in the workplace whereas in college we
                       concentrate more on the theory. The company has
                       been welcoming and they treat us like employees,
                       which is nice.”
                      KIRSTY FERRAND
                      LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING // COMPLETED A 45-DAY INDUSTRY
                      PLACEMENT WITH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTANCY FIRM MITIE

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BEYOND HIGHBURY
 AT HIGHBURY, WE AIM TO ENSURE THAT YOU NOT ONLY LEARN ABOUT YOUR CHOSEN SUBJECT, SKILL
 OR TRADE BUT ALSO DEVELOP THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS YOU NEED TO PROGRESS TO WORK OR MOVE ON
 TO FURTHER STUDIES OR TRAINING.

 CAREERS ADVICE                                                         HOW WILL I DEVELOP MY
 If you have any questions about your career or the qualifications      EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS?
 you need, Highbury’s expert careers team offer impartial and
                                                                        At Highbury, you learn by doing and will develop employability
 confidential advice about your options for university, further
                                                                        skills as part of your course. Activities could include live projects
 education, training and employment or an apprenticeship.
                                                                        commissioned by employers, competitions, group work to build
 The team can help you choose a career and apply for university and     your team skills, work shadowing, industry visits and guest lectures.
 college courses. Students from all sites can access careers advice.    All full-time courses also include work placements and work-related
 To book an appointment, please call 023 9238 3131 or email             learning giving you relevant work experience as you learn. You
 careers@highbury.ac.uk. Evening appointments can also be               could also work towards an employability skills qualification.
 arranged on request.

                                                                        HIGHBURY EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
 EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS                                                   Achieving your qualifications is only the start of your journey.
 Once you’re on your course we’ll help you develop valuable             That’s why Highbury College has its very own Employment Service
 employability skills. These are the skills you need to do any job      and a team of dedicated recruitment specialists on hand to help
 well and realise your potential in the workplace. Alongside job-       you get that job or apprenticeship!
 specific skills and knowledge, employers tell us they’re looking for
                                                                        Highbury Employment Service's friendly and experienced staff
 applicants with a wide range of other skills such as clear thinking
                                                                        have expert knowledge of today’s job market and can help you
 and problem solving, being good communicators, team working,
                                                                        understand what employers are looking for. They can help you
 using numbers effectively and getting the most from IT.
                                                                        apply for apprenticeships, look for part-time work alongside your
                                                                        studies and apply for full-time jobs once you finish.

                                                                        We also have guides and information on volunteering and
                                                                        work experience. Members of the Highbury Employment Service
                                                                        are based at Highbury Campus, Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm and
                                                                        Fri 9am-4.30pm. We can also book appointments to see students
                                                                        at other campuses.

                                                                        Email: employmentservices@highbury.ac.uk to find out more.

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ENRICHMENT

                 WE WANT YOU TO ENJOY EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE AT COLLEGE AND FEEL PREPARED TO MOVE ON
                 TO WORK OR FURTHER STUDY AT THE END OF YOUR COURSE.

                 Whether your interest is in sports, volunteering or charity work,
                 we have the right activity for you. Each year our students go on
                                                                                       ACTIVITIES AT HIGHBURY
                 exciting trips and study visits in the UK and abroad, enter and win
                                                                                        SPORTS, INCLUDING BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, BADMINTON
                 national competitions and take part in work experience.                AND TABLE TENNIS
                 Taking part in college life shows employers and universities that
                                                                                        COLLEGE EVENTS, INCLUDING FRESHERS’ FAIR, DIVERSITY
                 you have a wide range of interests, as well as enthusiasm and good
                                                                                        WEEK, E-SAFETY WEEK AND MANY MORE…
                 communication skills.
                                                                                        HAIRDRESSING AND MAKE-UP COMPETITIONS

                                                                                        CREATIVE ACADEMY SHOWCASE

                                                                                        STUDENTS’ UNION

                                                                                        JAMM RADIO

                                                                                        WORK EXPERIENCE

                                                                                        VOLUNTARY AND CHARITY WORK

                                                                                        TRIPS IN THE UK AND ABROAD

                                                                                        STUDENT REPRESENTATION

                                                                                        WORLDSKILLS

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WORLDSKILLS
 AT HIGHBURY, WE ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO GET FULLY INVOLVED WITH COMPETITIONS,
 BOTH AS A VALUABLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND TO SHOWCASE THEIR SKILLS.

 Every year, our students take part in WorldSkills UK, a global            In 2019 five students were selected to take part in the national
 ‘skills Olympics’, entering regional and national competition             finals including computing students Jack Day and Kai Oliver, plus
 heats in a wide range of vocational areas, including construction,        Kevin Stubbs, Dean Roberts and Danny Walker who competed in
 hairdressing and beauty therapy, health and social care, automotive,      the Inclusive Skills Horticulture Finals.
 engineering and computing.
                                                                           They were cheered on by more than 60 other Highbury students
                                                                           who travelled from the College to watch the competition and
                                                                           explored the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers
                                                                           event. Students also had the chance to meet employers, watch
                                                                           demonstrations and try new skills for themselves.

                                                                           Jack took home gold in the Web Design competition while Kevin
                                                                           scooped silver and Dean bronze in the Horticulture Finals.

                                                                           Following the UK Finals, Jack and 2018 winner Lewis Newton
                                                                           were selected for to join Squad UK in the lead up to WorldSkills
                                                                           Shanghai in 2021. Along with students and apprentices from across
                                                                           the nation, the duo will spend 18 months training in the WorldSkills
                                                                           UK Talent Programme before facing a selection test to become part
                                                                           of Team UK at WorldSkills Shanghai 2021.
 Taking part in WorldSkills UK competitions provides a great
 opportunity for students to raise their confidence and enhance
 their employability skills. It is the perfect motivational platform for
 students to fine-tune their skills, test them against others and
 receive up-to-date careers advice.

“The finals were challenging, and I’d done quite
 a lot of preparation for the competition. I was
 really happy to have won and proud to be
 crowned the best.”
JACK DAY
LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN IT (SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT), WINNER OF THE
WORLDSKILLS UK WEB DESIGN FINALS AND CURRENT LEAD DEVELOPER
AT DIGITAL DINOS

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CREATIVE
CREATIVE SHOWCASE

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CREATIVE SHOWCASE
 OUR ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA OF ALL THINGS CREATIVE.

 Happening all on one amazing evening, the Creative Showcase celebrates the fantastic work that our art, design, fashion, floristry and
 digital media students create as part of their qualification. During the evening visitors can enjoy an exhibition of student artwork, fashion
 shows, a JAMM radio show, cinema showreels and floristry displays.

 The event is open to all, so if you’re thinking about starting a creative course come along to see what you could achieve with Highbury
 College. Visit highbury.ac.uk for event details or call 023 9238 3131 for more information.

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HELPFUL HIGHBURY

                        HIGHBURY’S MISSION IS ‘TO ENABLE ALL OUR STUDENTS TO SUCCEED’. OUR SPECIALIST STAFF WILL
                        SUPPORT YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR TIME AT COLLEGE SO THAT YOU CAN DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND
                        QUALIFICATIONS YOU NEED TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STAGE OF YOUR LIFE.

                        INFORMATION AND ADVICE                                                       LEARNING SUPPORT
                        The Admissions Team are available to offer information, advice and           Our Learning Support team will assess your needs and talk to you
                        guidance. You can talk in confidence about your course options and           about how they can help you get the most from college. Specialist
                        they will help you through the admissions process.                           support and equipment for students with identified needs includes:

                                                                                                       assessment by specialist staff to discuss support needs
                                                                                                       tailored support packages for students with an EHCP - ELSA,
                                                                                                       speech and language difficulties, dyslexia
                        DISABILITY SUPPORT                                                             Assistive equipment and technologies
                        We welcome applications from students with disabilities,                       British Sign Language communicators
                        learning difficulties, mental health conditions or medical conditions.
                                                                                                       in class support
                        Our Disability Equality Scheme sets out our commitment to
                        equality of opportunity and widening participation.                           	access to the Study Centre for extra support for maths and
                                                                                                        English (sessions can be booked at a time convenient to you).
                        In order to help you plan and prepare for college life, we have a
                        range of services and equipment which can be made available to                 family workshops and support groups.
                        you. We encourage you to talk to us about your support needs so
                        we can discuss appropriate reasonable adjustments to help you
                        achieve on your course. You don’t have to let us know about your
                        disability, but if you don’t, this may affect our ability to offer you the
                        support you need. A confidential interview will be arranged with
                                                                                                     SPECIAL EXAM ARRANGEMENTS
                        a specialist member of staff to discuss your support needs once              Please let us know when completing your application if you have
                        we’ve received your application.                                             additional learning requirements. If you forget to add this to your
                                                                                                     application, then please let us know as soon as possible so we can
                                                                                                     ensure you get the right help from the start. An informal interview
                                                                                                     will be arranged with a specialist member of staff to discuss
                                                                                                     individual support needs.

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HELPFUL HIGHBURY
 TUTORIAL SUPPORT                                                       MENTORING
 All full-time students are assigned a tutor. Your tutor will support   Mentors provide one-to-one support for students who may be
 you throughout your time at Highbury, meeting regularly to talk        experiencing difficulties and are at risk of not completing their
 about your progress and attendance. You will also have a class         programme. Problems might include personal/social issues
 tutorial session most weeks, covering subjects like planning your      or illness.
 career, managing money, health and fitness, personal development
 and study skills.

                                                                        WELFARE SUPPORT
 STUDY CENTRE                                                           Students experiencing problems while at college or who need
                                                                        impartial and confidential advice about issues that are worrying
 Need an extra hand with your college work? The Study Centre            them can speak to a member of the Welfare Team –
 provides a great place to work on your college projects, a member      call 023 9238 3131.
 of the support team is always on hand to help you with your
 projects.

 Located on the ground floor of Highbury Campus, the Study Centre
 is open every day from 9am-4pm. All students are welcome to drop
 in at any time and we look forward to seeing you!
                                                                        FINANCIAL SUPPORT
                                                                        We don’t want you to worry about money while you’re at college
                                                                        - you’re here to learn and have fun. There are a number of ways
                                                                        in which you can get help to cover the cost of coming to college,
                                                                        including a Bursary Fund. For more information about financial
                                                                        support, see page 15 or call 023 9238 3131 and ask to speak to a
                                                                        member of the Student Finance and Welfare team.

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FEES & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

                                A RANGE OF FINANCIAL HELP IS AVAILABLE DEPENDING ON YOUR PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES TO
                                SUPPORT YOU WITH YOUR STUDIES AT HIGHBURY COLLEGE.

                                FEE GUIDANCE                                                             FINANCIAL SUPPORT – LEARNER
                                If you’re under 19 on the 31st August in the year in which you start     SUPPORT FUNDS
                                your full-time course you will not be charged tuition, examination
                                                                                                         There are a number of ways in which you can get financial
                                or registration fees for the majority of courses. You need to have
                                                                                                         assistance to help with the cost of learning materials, travel,
                                been a resident in the EU for three years.
                                                                                                         equipment and childcare costs. For an application form, please call
                                Some courses charge a resource fee to cover the cost of                  023 9232 8954, email student.finance@highbury.ac.uk or drop in
                                equipment, materials, services and trips. Specialist equipment, such     to the Advice Centre at Highbury Campus.
                                as a uniform or protective clothing, may need to be purchased
                                before you start your course. If this is the case, you’ll be informed    LEARNER SUPPORT FUND FOR 16+ YEAR OLDS ON LEVEL 1
                                at your interview. If you’re aged 19-23 and want to study for your       OR 2 COURSES
                                first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification you may also be exempt       Students with household incomes below £31,000 may be eligible
                                from paying tuition, examination and registration fees.                  for help with college-related costs. The money is normally used for
                                                                                                         students who need help with kit/uniform, travel and childcare.
                                If you’re aged 19+ and studying at Level 3 or above, you’ll be
                                required to pay your fees (unless you are eligible for fee remission),
                                but there are excellent services available to you to allow flexible      BURSARY FUND (STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL FINANCIAL
                                payment arrangements. Please also see the following section on           NEEDS)
                                Advanced Learner Loans.                                                  You could be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 if you are 16-18
                                                                                                         and studying for over 12 hours a week and are in care, or recently
                                Please note that if you withdraw from your course you remain liable      left care, or are independently receiving Income Support/Universal
                                for the entire fees.                                                     Credit, or are in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and
                                To find out more about fees and other fee waivers that may be            Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment.
                                available, please contact our Admissions Team on 023 9238 3131           Please complete an application form for financial support, available
                                or email info@highbury.ac.uk.                                            from the Student Finance team, if you wish to apply for a bursary.

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FEES & FINANCIAL SUPPORT
 ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS                                                FURTHER EDUCATION FREE MEALS
 If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help
                                                                       Students or parents in receipt of certain benefits may be eligible for
 with the costs of a college or training course. The course must be
                                                                       free breakfast or lunch at college. The qualifying benefits are:
 at Level 3 or above (such as Access). You pay back your loan (plus
 interest) when you finish your course and earn more than £26,575        Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
 a year. Your repayments will stop if your income drops below
                                                                         Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
 £26,575 a year. You can also apply for an Advanced Learner Loan
 Bursary to help pay for some of the costs of coming to college, for     Support under part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
 example travel and childcare.                                           The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
 For more information, please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit             Child Tax Credit (provided there is no entitlement to Working
 www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loans.                                      Tax Credit and annual gross income is no more than £16,190, as
                                                                         assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
 CARE TO LEARN (C2L)                                                     Universal Credit - Universal Credit will have an income threshold
 If you’re under 20 and have one or more children, Care to Learn         (a maximum net earned income of £7,400).
 can help with up to £160 per week for the cost of your childcare      Students aged between 19 and 25 in receipt of one of the
 while you’re learning.                                                qualifying benefits who are subject to a Learning Difficulty
 For more information, please contact Care to Learn on                 Assessment (LDA) or Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) may
 0800 121 8989 or go to www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn.                 also be eligible for free meals.

 LOCAL AUTHORITY TRAVEL ASSISTANCE
 If you’re a Hampshire resident under the age of 19, in receipt of
 benefits and are living more than three miles from the College, you   REFUND POLICY
 may be able to receive assistance with your travel. Portsmouth
 residents should contact Portsmouth City Council on                   Subject to management discretion, refunds are normally only made
 023 9284 1345 for the eligibility criteria. Other Hampshire           if a student does not attend or withdraws because of exceptional
 residents should contact Hampshire County Council on (019) 6284       circumstances, such as a certified prolonged illness. Requests
 6924.                                                                 should be made to the College Accountant and evidence of
                                                                       entitlement may be requested.

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QUALIFICATIONS

                      WHATEVER YOUR LEVEL OF ABILITY OR EXPERIENCE, WE HAVE A COURSE FOR YOU. WE OFFER
                      UNIVERSITY-LEVEL HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATES, DIPLOMAS, ACCESS COURSES, A WIDE CHOICE
                      OF APPRENTICESHIPS, GCSES AND NVQS.

                      HNC/HND DIPLOMAS                                                     ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
                      HNCs and HNDs are work-related qualifications. Study is usually      This is a Level 3 programme designed for students aged 19+.
                      full or part-time over one or two years. An HNC is equivalent to     It combines academic subjects with study skills support to prepare
                      the first year of a degree, an HND to the second year of a degree.   you for higher education.
                      On completion of an HND you could top-up to an Honours Degree
                      at university.

                                                                                           APPRENTICESHIPS
                      BTEC QUALIFICATIONS                                                  An apprenticeship is a real job with training and leads to a
                                                                                           recognised qualification related to the job you do. They take
                      BTECs are work-related qualifications and allow you to               between one and four years to complete, depending on the level
                      demonstrate your knowledge and skills through practical work.        of apprenticeship and the job sector you’re in. Apprenticeships are
                      They offer ideal progression opportunities to the next level in      available from Level 2 through to Level 5.
                      your chosen vocational field and are recognised by employers and
                      universities as an alternative to studying A Levels.                 You will need an employer to support you through the
                                                                                           apprenticeship. If you have not secured an employer within the
                      BTEC courses provide you with a foundation in your chosen            field in which you wish to undertake the apprenticeship, then the
                      vocational subject. BTEC Level 2 courses can be taken as an          College can help you with this.
                      extended Certificate (equivalent to two GCSEs) or more usually as
                      a Diploma (equivalent to four GCSEs). Level 3 BTECs take between     If you do not have an employer, we recommend that you apply
                      one and two years to complete. The Level 3 BTEC is available as a    for the full-time course. Our Employment Services team can then
                      90-credit Diploma, a Diploma and an Extended Diploma.                help you find the right employer, allowing you to transfer onto the
                                                                                           apprenticeship during the course.

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QUALIFICATIONS
 PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS                                              ESOL
 Professional Diplomas are work-related qualifications that focus on      With English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) we offer a
 the practical skills needed for work. These qualifications are offered   range of courses for people looking to develop their English skills to
 from Entry Level to Level 4 and above, and give you experience           deal more confidently with employers, colleges or universities and
 of working in a commercial setting. Students completing a Level 2        express views and opinions more fluently.
 or Level 3 Professional Diploma normally progress to work or
 an apprenticeship.

                                                                          NVQS
 FUNCTIONAL SKILLS/GCSES                                                  The College offers a broad range of National Vocational
                                                                          Qualifications for people who want practical training to gain a
 If you have previously achieved a 4/D grade, you’ll have the             particular skill, progress into the world of work or advance their
 opportunity to re-sit maths and/or English to improve your grade as      career. NVQs provide evidence of a person’s competence in a job
 part of a broader programme. If your maths and/or English are below      and prove that they can work to the standards set by industry.
 a 4/D grade, you’ll study an appropriate level of Functional Skills.
 A full diagnostic assessment will determine the level and programme
 of study required.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT LEVEL

                                ENTRY LEVEL                                                          LEVEL 2

                                WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?                                              WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
                                 For people with no formal qualifications                             An ideal route to a career

                                 Take the first steps in your chosen vocational area                  Gain qualifications that prepare you for study at a higher level, an
                                                                                                      apprenticeship or employment
                                 Improve your maths and English.
                                                                                                      Improve your maths and English.
                                WHAT WILL I NEED?
                                                                                                     WHAT WILL I NEED?
                                 Interest and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.
                                                                                                      4 GCSEs at 9-3 (A*-D) including maths and English
                                WHAT DOES IT USUALLY LEAD TO?                                         Or a Level 1 qualification at merit grade or with
                                 You could move on to a Level 1 vocational course.                    tutor recommendation
                                                                                                      Maths and English (at least at Level 1)
                                                                                                      For some technical subjects you will need to start at Level 1.

                                LEVEL 1                                                              WHAT DOES IT USUALLY LEAD TO?
                                                                                                      A Level 3 qualification including an apprenticeship
                                WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?                                               In some instances, employment.
                                 A good introduction to a vocational subject
                                 Combine hands-on learning, projects and work-related activities
                                 Improve your maths and English.

                                WHAT WILL I NEED?
                                 4 GCSEs at 9-2 (A*-E) including maths and English
                                 Or an Entry Level qualification with maths and English
                                 (at least at Entry Level 3)
                                 Interest, skill and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

                                WHAT DOES IT USUALLY LEAD TO?
                                 A Level 2 qualification or an apprenticeship.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT LEVEL
 LEVEL 3                                                        LEVEL 4

 WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?                                        WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
  Substantial preparation for employment or an apprenticeship    Extend your skills

  Opportunities for further professional study.                  Enhance your career prospects
                                                                 Opportunities to study with a validating university.
 WHAT WILL I NEED?
  5 GCSEs at 9-4 (A*-C) including maths and English             WHAT WILL I NEED?
  Or a Level 2 qualification at merit grade or above with        A Level 3 qualification with a sufficient pass/merit profile
  tutor recommendation                                           Plus a Level 2 in maths and English
  Maths and English at Level 2.                                  Typical offer for applicants is 80-120 UCAS tariff points.
 WHAT DOES IT USUALLY LEAD TO?                                  WHAT DOES IT USUALLY LEAD TO?
  Further study including HNC/HND, Foundation Degree,
                                                                 Higher-level study, employment or an apprenticeship.
  Honours Degree or an apprenticeship
  Employment.

                                                                LEVEL 5
                                                                WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
                                                                 Extend your skills
                                                                 Enhance your career prospects
                                                                 Opportunities to study with a validating university.

                                                                WHAT WILL I NEED?
                                                                 A Level 3 qualification with a sufficient pass/merit profile
                                                                 Plus a Level 2 in maths and English
                                                                 Typical offer for applicants is 80-120 UCAS tariff points.

                                                                WHAT DOES IT USUALLY LEAD TO?
                                                                 Higher-level study, employment or an apprenticeship.

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AN
APPRENTICESHIPS

                       APPRENTICE
                       WITH HIGHBURY
                       WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?                                                              CAN ANYONE BECOME AN
                       An apprenticeship is a real job with training which allows you to                       APPRENTICE?
                       earn while you learn, plus gain a nationally recognised qualification.
                                                                                                               Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in
                       Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and                         the EU for the last 3 years. There are different entry requirements
                       are available in 1,500 occupations across 170 industries, varying                       depending on the sector and job.
                       from construction through to IT and the creative and digital
                       sectors.

                                                                                                               APPLYING FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP
                                                                                                               Depending on your circumstances, there are three ways to
                       KEY BENEFITS OF DOING AN                                                                get started:
                       APPRENTICESHIP

                                                                                                               1
                                                                                                                      If you already have an employer and you are ready to start
                           You earn a wage                                                                            an apprenticeship, contact our Employment Services team
                                                                                                                      on 023 9238 3131 (option 1) or email
                           You'll receive training in the skills employers want                                       employmentservices@highbury.ac.uk

                                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                      If you do not have an employer, view our list of current
                           There are excellent progression opportunities, whether
                                                                                                                      apprenticeship vacancies and apply online at
                           you are looking to study further or climb the ranks within
                                                                                                                      highbury.ac.uk/appvacancies
                           the workplace

                                                                                                               3
                                                                                                                      If there are no suitable vacancies currently available, you can
                           Apprentices have an increased future earning potential                                     register online, and one of our Employment Services team
                           – you could enjoy marked salary increases when you                                         will let you know when a potential match becomes available.
                           complete your training, and those completing a higher
                           apprenticeship could see increased earnings of an estimated                         We strongly advise that you also apply for a full-time course in
                           £150,000 over a lifetime*                                                           the subject you are interested in. This is to ensure that you have
                                                                                                               secured your place at college. You can start to work towards your
                           Learning is delivered at a pace suited to you with the support                      qualification should an employer not be secured by September.
                           of a mentor                                                                         Once an employer is secured, you will have the opportunity to
                                                                                                               transfer on to the apprenticeship.
                           You'll receive employer benefits including a pension and
                           paid holiday.
                       There are various levels of apprenticeships you could apply for
                       (from Level 2-7) depending on your current skills and qualifications.

                       *University education - Is this the best route into employment? AAT and CEBR Feb 2013
                                                                                                                   FIND OUT MORE
                                                                                                                        023 9238 3131 (option 1)
                                                                                                                        employmentservices@highbury.ac.uk
                                                                                                                        highbury.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

                                                                                                          APPRENTICESHIPS
 WE OFFER APPRENTICESHIPS IN A WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRY SECTORS. HERE IS A SELECTION
 OF PROGRAMMES THAT ARE CURRENTLY ON OFFER AT HIGHBURY COLLEGE:

 AUTOMOTIVE                            CONSTRUCTION                     ENGINEERING
   MOTOR VEHICLE                         BRICKWORK                      MANUFACTURING
                                         BUILT ENVIRONMENT               ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
                                         CARPENTRY & JOINERY             ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE
                                         ELECTRICAL                      MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
 BUSINESS, IT &                          PAINTING & DECORATING           MARINE ENGINEERING
 MANAGEMENT                              PLUMBING & HEATING              MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
   ACCOUNTANCY (AAT) & TAXATION          PLASTERING                      PEO ENGINEERING
   BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION               WALL & FLOOR TILING             WAREHOUSING
   CREDIT CONTROLLER
   CUSTOMER SERVICE
   DIGITAL MARKETING
   HUMAN RESOURCES                     CREATIVE & CULTURAL              SCIENCE
   IT INFRASTRUCTURE & NETWORKING        FLORISTRY                       LAB TECHNICIAN
   NETWORKING ENGINEER                   JOURNALISM                      PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE
   PROJECT MANAGEMENT
   PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR
   TEAM LEADER/SUPERVISOR
                                       TEACHING                         SERVICE INDUSTRIES
                                       & EARLY YEARS                     HAIRDRESSING & BARBERING
                                         CHILDCARE                       HOSPITALITY & CATERING
                                         TEACHING (LEARNING & SKILLS)    PROFESSIONAL COOKERY
                                         COACHING & ASSESSING            WASTE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

“Apprenticeships are a good way of getting
 experience at a young age while being treated like
 an adult at the same time. My apprenticeship has
 kept me out of the classroom, which suits me more.”
 MATT HEALY | LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

                                  TO HIGHER EDUCATION
                                  OUR ACCESS COURSES ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED
                                  FOR STUDENTS AGED 19+ WHO ARE PREPARING FOR
                                  HIGHER EDUCATION.

                                                                                                                                                             ?
                                  Students from Highbury’s one-year Access to Higher Education courses have progressed
                                  to universities both locally and throughout the country. They include Oxford, Cambridge,             ADVANCED LEARNER
                                  Brighton, Edinburgh, London SOAS, Manchester, Sussex, Warwick, Winchester and York as
                                  well as the nearby universities of Southampton, Chichester and Portsmouth.
                                                                                                                                       LOAN – DID YOU KNOW?
                                                                                                                                       If you take out an Advanced
                                  The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a Level 3 qualification and offers pathways that           Learner Loan to study an Access
                                  could lead to a degree of your choosing in pharmacy, biological and biomedical sciences,             to Higher Education course
                                  nutrition, social work, and health-related degrees.                                                  and go on to complete a higher
                                                                                                                                       education qualification, your
                                                                                                                                       Advanced Learner Loan will be
                                                                                                                                       'written off', making your Access
                                                                                                                                       course free!*
                                  COST                                                                                                 *Terms and conditions apply, for more
                                                                                                                                        information on this policy, please contact
                                  Depending on your circumstance you may be eligible for full fee remission or could                    info@highbury.ac.uk
                                  cover the cost of the course with an Advanced Learner Loan (see pages 15 & 16 for
                                  more information).

                                         FIND OUT MORE                    023 9238 3131                     info@highbury.ac.uk                          highbury.ac.uk

                                  CLASSROOM COURSES
                                     ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES)                         ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (BUSINESS)
                                  This course will prepare you for higher education. You are free        The qualification gives you the relevant academic subject
                                  to study different subject combinations according to the entry         knowledge needed for higher education study and the opportunity
                                  requirements of the university of your choice. This course can lead    to develop study skills to help you to succeed. It is well established
                                  into a wide range of degrees and careers including nursing and         and widely accepted by universities, qualifying for UCAS tariff
                                  midwifery, social work and human sciences. Located at Highbury         points that are comparable to the tariff points for three A Levels.
                                  Campus, classes run three to four days a week, in a combination of     Learners primarily progress to higher education study in areas
                                  mornings, afternoons and evenings.                                     related to business studies. Located at Highbury Campus, classes
                                                                                                         run three to four days a week, in a combination of mornings,
                                     ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (PHARMACY & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE)                afternoons and evenings.
                                  This course is specifically designed for students who require extra
                                  support to prepare for higher education and university. This course
                                  can lead into a wide range of degrees and careers including human
                                  biology, biology, chemistry, further chemistry and physics. Located
                                  at Highbury Campus, classes run three to four days a week, in a
                                  combination of mornings, afternoons and evenings.

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
 ONLINE COURSES
    ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT)                            ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (SOCIAL SCIENCE & HEALTH)
 If you always wanted a career in business, but never got the            Under the broad umbrella of social science, the fundamental focus
 qualifications to get into university, we have the solution for you.    is on human relationships and the way they interact with society.
 During this distance learning course, you will learn applicable         A continuing issue is making certain that each and every
 aspects in the running of a business such as approaches to              community has access to the healthcare they need. If you want
 management, staff structures, macro and microeconomics, as well         to take a further look at today’s health issues and the impact
 as business law, marketing and budget management.                       society and social factors have on healthcare, you can do so
                                                                         with this course.
    ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (EDUCATION)
                                                                            ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (SOCIAL SCIENCE)
 Want to study an education-related subject at undergraduate level
 but not yet sure which area suits you best? Then this Access to         If you’re interested in the human mind, or you want to gain a
 Higher Education Diploma is the ideal course for you. It provides       deeper understanding of the reasoning behind criminal activity,
 a great balance of educational practice alongside theory and            this could be the course for you. Throughout the modules, they will
 childhood studies, making it the perfect programme for students         examine topics such as criminal justice, prison systems, crime and
 who want to gain a valuable insight into the world of education.        deviance and even criminal law.

    ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (HEALTH PROFESSIONALS)                             ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (SOCIAL SCIENCE & HUMANITIES)
 This qualification is one of our most popular courses. This is          This qualification offers a balanced combination of sociological,
 because the healthcare sector offers a diverse range of challenging     historical, political and psychological units and ensures students
 and exciting career paths for students to choose from. The              are prepared for the academic demands of student life. Particularly
 carefully selected modules are full of content that allows students     suitable for students with a critical mind and a keen interest in how
 to understand the basis of the healthcare system and the human          society functions, this course has been designed especially for
 body.                                                                   individuals who want to attend university.

    ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (MIDWIFERY)                                        ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (SOCIAL WORK)
 For anyone dreaming to become a midwife, this qualification is the      Do you want a career that really matters? Are you a good problem
 right choice to gain the insight you need for a midwifery degree.       solver with great people skills? If so, you could make an amazing
 The course not only prepares students for the challenges of             social worker. However, in order to begin practicing in this field,
 academia but also builds the knowledge foundation in everything         you will need to achieve a degree. This course has been designed
 from human reproduction to the skeletal system.                         for people who want to go to university and study social work.

    ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (NURSING)                                          ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA
 This course gives you the opportunity to apply for a degree in             (MEDICINE & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS)
 nursing – preparing you well for academic work and the prospect         The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge that
 of university life. The vast majority of universities and colleges      will get you fully prepared when applying to universities as you
 will accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas as an entry             begin your journey on a medicine or healthcare-related degree.
 requirement, but you are advised to check this with each of the         Once you graduate you will be able to enter a wide range of
 establishments you’re interested in attending.                          careers. These include pharmaceuticals, dentistry, physiotherapy
                                                                         and many more.
    ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (SCIENCE)
 Those who choose to enrol on this course, will study modules in
 chemistry, biology and physics. As they do this, they will build up a
 foundation of knowledge, which will prepare them for the demands
                                                                                                  APPLY ONLINE
 of studying science at university. Given that this pathway delves                                highbury.ac.uk
 into numerous areas of science, it is perfect for those who have not
 decided which area they would like to specialise in for their degree.

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HIGHER EDUCATION

                        EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                      STUDENT LOANS
                                                                                                                                           MAY BE AVAILABLE

                                                                                                                                             SEE PAGE 15

                        HIGHBURY COLLEGE OFFERS A RANGE OF CAREER-FOCUSED, HIGH-QUALITY, LOCAL AND AFFORDABLE
                        HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES.

                        Options include full-time HNCs and HNDs, Higher                      All our courses have been developed in collaboration with
                        Apprenticeships, part-time professional qualifications, teacher      employers to ensure that you gain the skills you need to succeed.
                        training and an award-winning fast-track journalism diploma          Our qualifications include substantial work placements, providing
                        accredited by the NCTJ.                                              you with many opportunities to develop your employability skills
                                                                                             and career prospects.
                        We work closely with businesses and industry to ensure our
                        courses equip you with the core skills valued by employers.          Our students tell us time and time again how much they value
                                                                                             the smaller class sizes, one-to-one support from their tutors, and
                        Our strong focus on employability and work-related learning,         the informal, supportive learning environment. The Quality
                        and our highly experienced lecturers mean that you will benefit      Assurance Agency (QAA) conducted their most recent review of
                        from high academic standards, excellent teaching and a first-class   our university level provision and Highbury College met
                        learning experience that will help you in your chosen career.        expectations in all four areas.

                    “Completing my HND on top of my apprenticeship
                     is definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done
                     and I couldn’t have imagined progressing my
                     career in any other way.”
                        JOSH GARGUILO
                        HND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
                        WINNER – IET RMS STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD

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HNCS & HNDS                                                              HIGHER PROFESSIONAL

                                                                                                                                                        HIGHER EDUCATION
 Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas         QUALIFICATIONS
 (HNDs) are a mix of full and part-time and are ideal if you are          Professional qualifications are a great way to further your career
 looking to increase your skills and career prospects or looking to       within your chosen industry or retrain in a new area to current
 retrain. Highly valued by employers, they can often lead directly to     industry standards. They are for people of all ages looking to upskill
 employment. The HNC can be ‘topped up’ to a HND, which can               in their chosen profession or move into a new vocation.
 lead to the third year of an honours degree.
                                                                          We offer professional qualifications ranging from Level 3/4 to Level
 HNC and HND courses include:                                             6 in areas including:
    LEVEL 4 HNC IN COMPUTING                                                 ACCOUNTING
    LEVEL 4 HNC IN BUSINESS                                                  BUILT ENVIRONMENT
    LEVEL 4 HNC IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING                         CONSTRUCTION & SITE MANAGEMENT
    LEVEL 4 HNC IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING                                    COMPUTING
    LEVEL 4 HNC IN CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT                      FLORISTRY
    LEVEL 5 HND IN COMPUTING                                                 HUMAN RESOURCES
    LEVEL 5 HND IN BUSINESS                                                  JOURNALISM
    LEVEL 5 HND IN CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT                      TEACHER TRAINING
    LEVEL 5 HND IN GENERAL ENGINEERING
    LEVEL 5 HND IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

 HIGHER LEVEL APPRENTICESHIPS
 Higher Level Apprenticeships have been developed to provide a new route for people to earn and learn across a broad range of industries.
 And at Level 4/5 it’s possible to top-up to a degree in some sectors. You could be looking to change your career or increase your skills – and
 there’s no age limit.

 The programmes we offer include:

    LEVEL 4 ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL)                              LEVEL 4 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    LEVEL 4 IT, SOFTWARE, WEB AND TELECOMS PROFESSIONALS                     LEVEL 4 BUILT ENVIRONMENT
    LEVEL 4 ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN                                            LEVEL 5 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 HOW DO I APPLY?
 HNCS, HNDS AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
                    Complete an online application form. You can do this by visiting highbury.ac.uk, finding the course you are
      ONLINE
                    interested in and clicking the ‘Apply’ button.

                    Contact us to request a paper application form by calling 023 9238 3131 or emailing info@highbury.ac.uk.
      BY POST
                    Once you’ve received the application form, just fill it out and post it back to us free of charge.

 HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS
 Contact us to discuss your higher apprenticeship opportunities. Please email employmentservices@highbury.ac.uk or phone
 us on 023 9238 3131 and ask for the Highbury Employment Services.

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HIGHBURY INTERNATIONAL

                              HIGHBURY COLLEGE HAS BEEN WELCOMING INTERNATIONAL VISITORS FOR OVER 25 YEARS. IN ONE
                              YEAR ALONE OUR STUDENTS CAME FROM 88 COUNTRIES, COVERING SIX OF THE SEVEN CONTINENTS.

                              We offer our international students a wide range of qualifications that are valued all over the world. We are committed to providing all the
                              support you need in every step of your journey with us, from first enquiries to graduation and beyond.

                                                                                                       WHERE TO STAY?
                                                                                                       As an international student, you will have the choice of
                                                                                                       accommodation as shown below:

                                                                                                         staying in our on-site halls of residence, which include en-suite
                                                                                                         bedrooms, communal kitchens, living areas and access to Wi-Fi
                                                                                                         with a carefully selected and vetted host family for full-board
                                                                                                         accommodation, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
                                                                                                         throughout the week. Half-board accommodation can also
                                                                                                         be arranged.
                                                                                                       Staying with a host family will allow you to further practise your
                                                                                                       English and also learn about British culture. If you choose to stay in
                                                                                                       our halls of residence, you will learn to become more independent
                                                                                                       and benefit from opportunities to socialise with other students.

                              WHY HIGHBURY COLLEGE
                              PORTSMOUTH?
                              Highbury College’s English language courses are accredited by the
                              British Council, reflecting the high quality we provide. Our direct
                              entry programme – pre-sessional courses – is accredited by our
                              partner universities and colleges in the UK.

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HIGHBURY INTERNATIONAL
THINGS TO DO?                                                     COURSES INCLUDE:
Our International department has also designed a social              BTEC DIPLOMAS
and cultural calendar allowing you to explore more of the            INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
UK safely with our fully trained members of staff. The social
programme will enable you to meet and make friends with              HNC/HNDs
other international students who are in the same position as
yourself, allowing you to discuss and share experiences with
each other, in a fun and safe environment.

We are committed to the welfare of our international students.
Our staff will be happy to help and support you with any issues
you have during you stay in the UK, whether it be registering
                                                                  ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES
with a local bank or buying a bus pass – we are here to           INCLUDE:
help you!
                                                                     IELTS PREPARATION*
                                                                     INTENSIVE GENERAL ENGLISH*
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