ADULT COURSE GUIDE 2020/2021 - ENROLLING NOW! - Preston's College

 
ADULT COURSE GUIDE 2020/2021 - ENROLLING NOW! - Preston's College
ADULT COURSE GUIDE
    2020/2021

    ENROLLING NOW!
ADULT COURSE GUIDE 2020/2021 - ENROLLING NOW! - Preston's College
ADULT COURSE GUIDE 2020/2021 - ENROLLING NOW! - Preston's College
OFFERING THE MOST FOR ADULT
LEARNERS!
Gareth said goodbye to the 9 to                              With an ambition to run his own Sports Massage
                                                             business, upon graduating from the Level 4 qualification,
5 and has never looked back.                                 Gareth continued to work part-time, whilst establishing
                                                             himself as a reputable Sports Massage therapist and
After spending 20 years in data analysis, undertaking a      in that time Thrive Sports Massage was born. Through
long, daily commute and longing for a more practical         advertising on social media, local advertising and
career, a sports massage session provided keen runner        positive client feedback and referrals, Gareth quickly
Gareth with the drive to go from client to therapist, with   built a flourishing business that rapidly became too big
the help of Preston’s College.                               to be part-time. Taking the plunge to quit his paid
                                                             employment completely in August 2018, Gareth is now
Starting employment in 1991 after successfully               living his dream as the owner of a highly successful
completing a range of traditional A-Levels, Gareth           Sports Massage business with a client base of over 420!
began working in data analysis and over time climbed
the ranks to a highly successful career. However, a love     Commenting he said:
of running, a longing to move away from a desk job and
a long commute into Manchester provided the catalyst         “Clients come from all backgrounds and include keen
he needed to think about a career change.                    athletes who undertake regular sessions to those
                                                             looking for one or two sessions to help a particular
Having spent time as a sports massage client, Gareth         problem or injury.”
had a natural curiosity about the subject and after
speaking to others about the role realised that it was his   Continuing, he added:
ambition to switch the desk for a more practical role.
                                                             “When treating a client for the first time, I refer to the
Beginning to research his options, Gareth found Level 3      initial client assessment form created as part of my
Sports Massage courses, the minimum level of                 course at Preston’s College and use all of the theory
qualification needed to practice, at a range of              and practical experience learnt daily. Moreover, I always
colleges local to his home near Bolton. After initial        have the words of tutor Dave in my mind and ‘treat what
enquires, Gareth attended an Adult Advice Event at           I see’, a mantra that is vital for success in this industry.”
Preston’s College and was impressed with the facilities
and tutor knowledge, coupled with the highly                 Gareth’s advice to anyone else considering the Sports
competitive course fee and condensed timetable, which        Massage courses at Preston’s College is to ‘go for it!’ with
would allow him to complete the course in 13 weeks.          the content of the courses studied and achievement of
                                                             the two qualifications allowing him to pursue his dream.
Enrolling in September 2016, after 35 years away from
the classroom, Gareth was initially nervous about being      Commenting he said:
the oldest in the class and having not studied in a
college setting for many years. However, upon                “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Preston’s College and
meeting tutor Dave and the rest of his class, Gareth’s       am still in contact with my tutor, Dave. He was so
fears quickly disappeared as he immersed himself in          supportive not only during my time on the two courses
both the practical and theory based sessions provided        but during the early stages of setting up my business
by the course, whilst also continuing to work in data        and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the qualifications
analysis on a part-time basis.                               at Preston’s College to anyone. I have never looked back.
                                                             My only regret is not doing it sooner! I am now doing
Studying in a small group of no more than 16, Gareth         a job that I love and when you love what you do, you
embraced a new found love for learning a subject he          aren’t really working at all!”
was passionate about as he studied a variety of
modules from Anatomy and Physiology to Massage
Techniques; theory which complemented the highly
practical elements of the course.                                                        TO EN
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We offer a wide range of courses here

A WARM WELCOME TO                                                         at Preston’s College including:

PRESTON’S COLLEGE!                                                        Automotive          12

                                                                          Barbering,
Preston’s College is a technical college, rated ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted.         Beauty and
We take great pride in supporting both the local community and            Hairdressing        14
all of our learners to achieve the outcomes and qualification they
need, alongside the skills, knowledge and experience that                 Business 		         18
employers and universities seek. Whether you are looking to
kick start a new career, learn a new skill, or advance an already         Childcare, Teaching
established job role with additional qualifications, our wide range       and Assessing       22
of evening and part-time courses ensures that there is something
for everyone.                                                             Construction        26

We welcome all learners and truly believe, as many of our                 Counselling         28
learners demonstrate, that it is never too late to learn! We have
a huge range of courses available, from nationally recognised             Creative Crafts
English, Maths and IT qualifications, to sector specialist provision      (Short Courses)     30
in an array of industries, and a wide range of short courses including
cake baking and creative arts.                                            Engineering         34

Our sector specialist staff and industry-standard facilities make the     English		           48
college an exciting and enjoyable place to be. On site you will find
our purpose built i-STEM Centre with an advanced manufacturing            ESOL and TESOL      46
workshop, multi-functional science laboratories and 3D printing. Our
construction learning facility offers a real work environment to help     Fitness 		          40
you gain the skills you need for the workplace, as well as higher level
qualifications. We have purpose built barbering and beauty salons,        Health and
professional dance and recording studios and a dedicated Higher           Safety 		           36
Education Zone.
                                                                          Health and
Our tutors are sector specialists who share their knowledge and           Social Care         38
experience of working in industry with those they teach. Fully aware
of the commitments adult learners make, often studying around             ICT and Digital     20
employment and other commitments, our e-learning solutions, allow
you to access teaching materials 24/7 from home to ensure you get         Maths		             48
the most out of your time with us.
                                                                          Performance
There are a variety of ways to fund your                                  and Visual Arts     42
chosen course. Depending upon your
individual circumstances and the course                                   Science 		          44
you wish to study, you may find that you
are able to study for free, even if you are
in full-time employment. As well as course
fee funding, we also offer access to loans
and bursaries, ensuring you get the very
best out of your time with us.

We have built a fantastic reputation for
providing confident, skilled adults across
a range of sectors, allowing you to
progress and excel in your chosen
careers.

Enrolling now for a September start, we
look forward to supporting you on your
learning journey.

     Dr Lis Smith
     Principal and Chief Executive Officer
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WHY                                                                   Sally – Level 1 Bricklaying

      PRESTON’S                                                            40 years old Sally decided to
                                                                           pursue her dream of learning

      COLLEGE?
                                                                            the skills needed to one day
                                                                                set up her own ‘female
                                                                              building crew’, joining the
                                                                               Level 1 Bricklaying course
                                                                             in September 2019. Already
                                                                                making the decision to
      Preston’s College really do offer the most for adult                    progress onto Level 2 this
CONTENTS
      learners, with recent success stories highlighting                   September, Sally’s only regret
                                                                             is not doing it sooner! Read
      how courses, tutors and bespoke facilities have
                                                                                     her full story at:
      supported individuals to achieve success.                                  bit.ly/SallyBricklaying

      Here are just a few highlights:

                                            Ben – Level 2 Vehicle            Danny – Level 1 and Level 2
                                           Inspection and Level 3                   Plastering
                                            Automotive in Auto
                                                Electronics                  From Apprentice of the year
                                                                            to multi-skilled builder, Joiner
                                         Having worked for national          Danny takes a step closer to
                                         organisation, The AA, since            achieving his dream of
                                          he was 17 years old, adult           becoming a multi-skilled
                                        evening classes at Preston’s             builder with Preston’s
                                          College have helped Ben              College, undertaking the
                                         to secure his dream role –          Level 1 and Level 2 Plastering
                                        driving his own patrol vehicle        courses. Already looking to
                                           and helping customers              the future, Danny plans to
                                        across the North West. Read            progress onto the Level 1
                                         his full story at: bit.ly/BenAA         Plumbing course this
                                                                            September. Read his full story
                                                                               at: bit.ly/DannyPlastering

                                         Ruby – Level 2 and Level 3        Robert – FdSc and BSc (Hons)
                                               Hairdressing                         Counselling

                                             Ruby has gone from               With voluntary experience
                                           social work graduate to              at a range of national
                                        professional hairdresser with          organisations, including
                                        the help of Preston’s College,     Samaritans and mental health
                                              after the birth of her       charity, Mind, Robert completed
                                          daughter left Ruby seeking       the FdSc in Counselling in 2019.
                                            a more creative career.          With the support of teaching
                                         Through work experience on              staff, hard work and
                                        the course, Ruby has secured           outstanding placement
                                        a long-term salon placement          reviews, not only has Robert
                                        for one day a week and looks           progressed onto the BSc
                                         forward to becoming a fully        (Hons) Top-up degree but he
                                            qualified Level 3 Stylist.     has secured paid employment
                                             Read her full story at:       as a Bank Counsellor within the
                                            bit.ly/RubyHairdressing           NHS. Read his full story at:
                                                                                    bit.ly/RobertHE

                                         Nicola – Access to Higher           Jonathan – Level 1 Painting
                                            Education: Science                    and Decorating

                                         Nicola joined the Access to            Having spent 36 years
                                          Higher Education: Science               working as a Dental
                                         course at Preston’s College         Technician, early retirement
                                        in September 2019. Choosing            provided the opportunity
                                           to return to education, to         for Jonathan to pursue his
                                        advance her own career and              passion for DIY, joining
                                          be an inspiring role model           Preston’s College Level 1
                                          to her two children, Nicola          Painting and Decorating
                                          has since secured a place         course. The course has taken
                                            on a MChem degree at              Jonathan from amateur to
                                              University of Central         someone with a real skill, in a
                                              Lancashire (UCLan).           trade he is passionate about.
                                            Read her full story here:            Read his full story at:
                                              bit.ly/Nicolascience                 bit.ly/JonPainting
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SUPPORT AND FACILITIES
AT PRESTON’S COLLEGE
As a learner at Preston’s College you will be supported throughout
your learning by a highly experienced team of tutors and support
staff. The tutors teaching you will have industry experience
and are dedicated to making you the most employable
you can be. If you need any help with your course, the
teaching staff will be your first point of contact.
They will be able to support you with
assignments, coursework and any
queries or questions you may have
about the programme.
                                                                              HIGHER
                                                                              EDUCATION
Your tutors will also be able to
advise you on progression
opportunities here at Preston’s
College, for when you successfully
complete your course.                                                         CENTRE
                                                                              All adults studying on a Higher
                                                                              Education course with us here
                                                                              at Preston’s College will have
                                                                              access to our dedicated Higher
                                                                              Education Centre; a purpose
                                                                              built facility housing the Higher
                                                                              Education classrooms and
                                                                              study spaces.

     QUALIFIED CAREERS
     ADVISERS
     If you require more in-depth careers advice, our
     expert advisers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and
     able to provide comprehensive, independent careers
     advice and guidance. Their aim is to empower you
     to make your own career and learning choices by
     providing you with the information, advice and
     guidance you need to make an informed decision
     about your next steps.

                                      STUDENT SERVICES
                                      Our Student Services team are available to support all of our adult
                                      learners through the provision of a wealth of information on a variety
                                      of topics, including financial support, welfare advice, benefits advice,
                                      counselling and mental health support, safeguarding and bursary
                                      information. The Student Services team are accessible to all learners
                                      and once you are on campus, can be found in the Earnshaw Building.

                                      If you would like to speak to a member of the Student Services team
                                      prior to starting your course, you can contact them by telephone or
                                      email. Call: 01772 225656 or email: studentservices@preston.ac.uk

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SEND TEAM                      (SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY SUPPORT)

Preston’s College adopts an inclusive approach to learning, offering high quality teaching to all, which
takes into account individual requirements. Reasonable adjustments are embedded within the classroom,
to ensure that those learners with an identified need can fully access the curriculum and the associated
assessment processes.

It is recognised that some learners may also need additional support and this will be provided by the
Curriculum and Learner Support Team. The focus of support is to remove barriers to learning and
develop strategies. Naturally, support needs differ from individual to individual but may include the
provision of exam access arrangements, assistive technology, learning support coaches/assistants
and communication support workers.

To talk through your potential support needs with a member of the team please call: 01772 225328 or email:
transition@preston.ac.uk

                                                                 FACILITIES
                                                                 At Preston’s College, we have a range of
                                                                 outstanding facilities across all of our courses,
                                                                 including an industry standard Construction
                                                                 Centre, 100 seater theatre and a purpose built
                                                                 i-STEM Centre – home to an array of course
                                                                 specific facilities, including engineering
                                                                 workshops, subsonic wind tunnels and fully
                                                                 equipped science laboratories.

                                                                 The wider campus also has the added benefit
                                                                 of an on-site fitness centre, barbering and
                                                                 beauty salons, all of which are available to
                                                                 learners, at heavily discounted prices!

        LEARNING ZONE
        Our learning zone team are always on hand to help
        you access the resources, services and support
        needed to develop your own independent study and
        research skills. Offering a huge range of workshops,
        supporting you in developing Harvard referencing,
        assignment writing and critical analysis, the Learning
        Zone is situated near the main reception. The
        Learning Zone also has group and individual study
        rooms for those working on group activities and
        presentations, alongside areas reserved exclusively
        for those adults studying on Higher Education
        courses with us.

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FUNDING YOUR COURSE
Funding your education could be far easier than you think! Do you work? Do you think free
courses are unavailable to you because you are employed? Think again!

LOW WAGE ENTITLEMENT
If you are employed and earning an annual gross salary of £17,004 or less you may be eligible to
study a variety of Level 1 and full Level 2 courses for FREE! This is based on your own income, so your
partner’s income doesn’t count towards this figure.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT PACKAGES
Depending upon your individual circumstances, our specialist team of advisers can help you to
access a wide range of funding to pay for the cost of tuition, equipment, kit, travel expenses and
even childcare.

Our advisers will work with you to determine all available funding, as rules and guidance can be
complex and entitlement varies from person to person, as it is based upon individual
circumstances.

ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS
If you are aged over 19 and wish to study a Level 3 course, you could apply for an Advanced Learner
Loan to cover the cost of the course tuition fees. Loans are available on a wide range of courses and
you won’t have to pay anything back until you are earning over £26,575 a year.

INSTALMENTS
If your chosen course costs £150 or more, you can choose to pay in instalments by direct debit. To
pay by instalments, your payments must be a minimum of £25 per month and there must be at
least three direct debt payments and a maximum of twelve. Your first payment will be made when
you enrol, with further payments made on the first day of the month.

OTHER OPTIONS
If you wish, you can pay by cash*, card or personal cheque. If your employer is paying your fees,
we can organise for them to receive an invoice. When you come to enrol, please bring evidence
with you that your employer has agreed to pay.

*You can pay up to £500 in cash, anything over £500 can be paid in cash but you must bring
photographic ID and proof of residence (e.g. a utility bill).

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LEARNER LIFE
    AT PRESTON’S
    COLLEGE
    Learner life at Preston’s College
    extends well beyond your course.

    As well as developing the right skills
    and knowledge for success in your
    chosen career, we will support in
    ensuring you get the most out of
    your time with us. This could be
    through valuable work experience
    opportunities or participation in a
    range of enrichment activities, such
    as The Student Council or Learner
    Voice groups.

    You may also have the opportunity to
    participate in a range of course related
    trips and visits, opportunities to work on
    live briefs and projects for employers
    and receive real industry insight from
    a range of engaging guest speakers.

    Additionally, all learners at Preston’s
    College have access to a range of
    leisure facilities, including a heavily
    discounted Starbucks coffee shop
    and a fully functioning gym, squash
    courts and sports centre, should you
    wish to join.

    If you are looking for a completely
    new look for less, why not book into
    the on-site hair, beauty and barbering
    salons, where learners on hair,
    barbering and beauty courses offer
    a variety of treatments, under the
    careful supervision of highly
    experienced tutors.

    In addition to on-site benefits, as
    a learner you will be able to register
    with UniDays and Student Beans,
    providing full access to the very
    latest free and exclusive student
    discounts and deals!

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HOW TO ENROL
Browse through our guide and when you find a course
that you like, it couldn’t be easier to enrol with us!
There is no need to wait until summer, we are accepting
applications and enrolling right now for September 2020,
so be quick, as there are limited places available on each
course!

           Apply to us by visiting:
           https://www.preston.ac.uk/online-application/

                       Undertake an interview/assessment

                                Receive funding advice and apply for a
                                bursary (if applicable)

                                       Speak to the SEND team (if applicable)

                                                                    ENROL!

You will receive an offer of a place after stage 2, however,
we cannot hold places, your place is only secured
once you complete the five step enrolment process above.

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ENROL
     EARLY
     TO AVOI
     DISAPPO     D
            INTMENT
                   !

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AUTOMOTIVE
TECHNOLOGIES
Housed in the impressive i-STEM centre, the
Automotive Technologies department at
Preston’s College provides learners with access
to purpose built workshops, an array of live
vehicles and immediate access to highly
experienced, industry experts, allowing all to
put newly taught theory and skills into practice
on live, demonstration cars.

For those looking to start out, we offer both
Introductory Awards and Level 1 Diplomas,
with progression right up to specialist industry
benchmark courses at Level 3. Taught by highly
experienced tutors, many of whom have
previously worked as Chief Mechanics in a
range of industries, including the British Touring
Cars Championships, you will develop the skills
and knowledge needed to confidently carry
out repairs to vehicles, undertaking routine
maintenance, including work on engines, tyres,
brakes, steering suspensions and electrical
and transmission systems.

For those already working in the sector, looking
to upskill with additional skills and knowledge,
we are able to offer valuable CPD courses, such
as the ONLY qualification allowing you to legally
carry out MOT’s – the highly respected MOT Level
2 Award (New Testers for classes 4 & 7).

With strong employment opportunities in the
Automotive sector in Lancashire, 3% above the
national average , there has never been a better
time to drive your career forward!

Don’t forget, there are a range of funding options
available to you, meaning Level 1 and Level 2
courses could be free!

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Course Title                                                   Start          End           Day/s        Time/s
                                                               Month          Month

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Operation - Level 2 Award            Jan 2021       Feb 2021      Mon          6.00pm - 9.00pm

Motorcycle Maintenance-Non accredited                          Sept 2020      Nov 2020      Mon          6.00pm - 9.00pm

MOT New Testers - Level 2                                      Sept 2020      Dec 2020      Thurs        6.00pm - 9.00pm

MOT New Testers - Level 2                                      Jan 2021       Mar 2021      Thurs        6.00pm - 9.00pm

Vehicle Maintenance - Level 1 Diploma                          Sept 2020      Jun 2021      Tues         6.00pm - 9.00pm

Vehicle Systems Maintenance an Introduction - Level 1          TBC            TBC           Thurs        6.00pm - 9.00pm
Award

Vehicle Inspection - Level 2 Diploma                           Sept 2021      Jun 2021      Wed          6.00pm - 9.00pm

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 3 Diploma               Sept 2020      Dec 2021      Mon          6.00pm - 9.00pm

Vehicle-Auto and Mobile Electrical Principles - Level 3        Sept 2020      Dec 2021      Mon          6.00pm - 9.00pm
Diploma

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BARBERING,
BEAUTY AND
HAIRDRESSING
From opening your own salon, to working in film
and TV, or gaining employment aboard some
of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships, the
wealth of opportunities in the barbering, beauty
and hairdressing sectors are vast and hugely
varied.

Housed in purpose built salons, the Barbering,
Beauty and Hairdressing department at Preston’s
College provides learners with access to live
clients, real salon environments and industry
experienced tutors, who have spent years
perfecting their trades.

For those looking to start out, we offer both
Introductory Diplomas and Level 2 Certificates,
with progression right up to specialist courses at
Level 3 and treatment specific CPD sessions.

For those already working in the sector, looking
to upskill with additional skills and knowledge,
we are able to offer valuable CPD courses,
including Advanced Hairdressing qualifications
and treatment specific courses in nails, lashes
and the ever popular, spray tanning.

With over 9,790 hairdressers and barbers
employed in Lancashire and an extra 2,267 salons
appearing on the high street since 2012 (414 in
the last 12 months) there has never been a better
time to pursue your ambitions, or add to an
already established skills set.

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MEET RUB
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Course Title                                                        Start          End             Day/s          Time/s
                                                                    Month          Month

BARBERING

Barbering - Level 2 Diploma                                         Sept 2020      Jun 2021        Thurs &        9.15am - 4.20pm
                                                                                                   Fri

Barbering - Level 2 Certificate                                     Sept 2020      Mar 2021        Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Barbering - Level 2 Certificate                                     Jan 2021       Jun 2021        Tues           6.00pm - 9.00pm

HAIRDRESSING

Introduction to Hair & Beauty Skills - Level 1 Diploma              Sept 2020      Jun 2021        Fri            9.15am - 4.20pm

Introduction to Hair & Beauty Skills - Level 1 Certificate          Jan 2021       Jun 2021        Mon            9.15am - 4.20pm

Hairdressing - Level 2 Diploma                                      Sept 2020      Jun 2021        Mon &          9.15am - 4.20pm
                                                                                                   Thurs

Hairdressing - Level 3 Diploma                                      Sept 2020      Jun 2021        Mon &          9.15am - 4.20pm
                                                                                                   Tues

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Course Title                                                      Start           End             Day/s          Time/s
                                                                  Month           Month

BEAUTY THERAPIES

Introduction to Hair & Beauty Skills - Level 1 Diploma            Sept 2020       Jun 2021        Fri            9.15am - 4.20pm

Introduction to Hair & Beauty Skills - Level 1 Certificate        Jan 2021        Jun 2021        Mon            9.15am - 4.20pm

Beauty Services - Level 2 Diploma                                 Sept 2020       Jun 2021        Mon &          1.10pm - 4.20pm
                                                                                                  Wed &          9.15am - 12.25pm
                                                                                                  Thurs &        9.15am - 4.20pm
                                                                                                  Fri            9.15am - 12.25pm

Beauty Therapy (Spa Studies) - Level 3 Diploma                    Sept 2020       Jun 2021        Tues &         9.15am - 4.20pm
                                                                                                  Thurs

Beauty - Lash and Brow Treatments                                 Mar 2021        Mar 2021        Thurs          6.00pm - 9.00pm

Beauty - Semi Permanent Lashes                                    May 2021        May 2021        Thurs          6.00pm - 9.00pm

Beauty - Spray Tanning Treatments                                 Apr 2021        Apr 2021        Thurs          6.00pm - 9.00pm

Manicure and Pedicure - Level 2 Certificate                       Sept 2020       Jan 2021        Wed            6:00pm - 9:00pm

Manicure and Pedicure - Level 2 Certificate                       Feb 2021        Jun 2021        Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Nail Technology - Level 2 Certificate                             Sept 2020       Jan 2021        Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Nail Technology - Level 2 Certificate                             Feb 2021        Jun 2021        Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Nail Technology - Level 3 Diploma                                 Sept 2020       Jun 2021        Tues &         1.10pm - 4.20pm
                                                                                                  Thurs &        9.15am - 4.20pm
                                                                                                  Fri            1.10pm - 4.20pm

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BARBERING
MASTERCLASS
As part of their studies, this year’s Level 2
Barbering learners received a special
masterclass from world-renowned, acclaimed
barber, Sid Sottung, of Sid Sottung Academy.

Providing all of our learners with expert
masterclasses, intimate demonstrates and
valuable insight into the profession, as well as
sharing personal stories of how he rose to the
top, Sid’s visit is just one example of how learning
at Preston’s College extends well beyond the
traditional classroom environment, as we
support all of our learners in becoming the
most employable.

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BUSINESS
Whether you are looking to start your own
business or develop valuable transferable
skills and knowledge, a versatile business
qualification can help to kick start a variety of
careers, or progress an already established one.

Offering a range of courses, from AAT
accredited Accounting qualifications to
nationally recognised, ILM accredited Leadership
and Management programmes, Preston’s
College are also able to offer bespoke Digital
Design courses for those looking to develop
skills using the Photoshop interface and the
internationally recognised European Computer
Driving Licence (ECDL).

Our Management and Accounting courses
provide opportunities to acquire key skills for
business, exploring everything from accounting
and project management to immersive
leadership, strategy and branding, whilst ECDL
courses provide additional opportunities to
develop word processing skills, PowerPoint
presentations and spreadsheet formulation.

Over 280,900 people were employed in
Management, Professional and Associate
Professional jobs in Lancashire from October
2018-September 2019 , so whether you are
looking to take your first steps into a profession
or progress into a Senior Management position,
join us, to begin your journey. Plus, if you live in
Lancashire, see page 51 for information on how
some of our courses may be free of charge,
regardless of your salary!

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Course Title                                                   Start       End        Day/s      Time/s
                                                                Month       Month

 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

 Leadership and Management Level 2 Certificate                  Sept 2020   Nov 2020   Tues       9.15am - 4.15pm

 Leadership and Management Level 2 Certificate                  Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Tues       9.15am - 4.15pm

 Leadership and Management Level 3 Certificate                  Sept 2020   Feb 2021   Tues       6.00pm - 9.00pm

 Leadership and Management Level 3 Certificate                  Mar 2021    Jul 2021   Tues       6.00pm - 9.00pm

 Leadership and Management Level 5 Certificate                  Oct 2020    Mar 2021   Wed        6.00pm - 9.00pm

 Leadership and Management Level 5 Certificate                  Apr 2021    Jul 2021   Wed        6.00pm - 9.00pm

 ACCOUNTING

 Access to Higher Education - Business - Level 3 Diploma        Sept 2020   Jun 2021   TBC        TBC

 AAT- Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2            Aug 2020    Jul 2020   Distance   Distance Learning
 Certificate (Distance Learning)                                                       Learning

 AAT- Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2            Sept 2020   Jun 2021   Tues or    9.15am - 4.15pm
 Certificate                                                                           Wed &      or
                                                                                       Thurs      6.00pm - 9.00pm

 AAT - Foundation Award in Accounting Software - Level          Apr 2021    Jun 2021   TBC        TBC
 2 Award

 AAT - Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3                 Sept 2020   Jun 2021   Mon or     9.15am - 4.15pm
 Diploma                                                                               Tues &     or
                                                                                       Wed        6.00pm - 9.00pm

 AAT - Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3                 Aug 2020    Jul 2021   Distance   Distance Learning
 Diploma (Distance Learning)                                                           Learning

 AAT - Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4             Sept 2020   Dec 2021   Mon or     9.15am - 4.15pm
 Diploma                                                                               Tues &     or
                                                                                       Wed        6.00pm - 9.00pm

 Bookkeeping - Level 1 Award                                    Sept 2020   Dec 2020   Tues or    6.00pm - 9.00pm
                                                                                       Thurs      or
                                                                                                  9.15am - 12.30pm

 Bookkeeping - Level 1 Award                                    Apr 2021    Jul 2021   TBC        TBC

 Bookkeeping - Level 2 Enhanced Certificate                     Jan 2021    Jul 2021   Wed        9.15am - 12.30pm
                                                                                                  or
                                                                                                  6.00pm - 9.00pm

 Bookkeeping - Level 3 Enhanced Certificate                     Sept 2020   Mar 2021   Mon or     9.15am - 4.15pm
                                                                                       Tues &     or
                                                                                       Wed        6.00pm - 9.00pm

 Computerised Bookkeeping - Level 1 Award                       Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Tues or    6.00pm - 9.00pm
                                                                                       Thurs      or
                                                                                                  9.15am - 12.30pm

Entry Level to Level 2 ECDL qualifications have various start dates throughout the year, including options to study
on-line for ECDL Level 2, but all require an assessment prior to enrolment, to determine the right level of study for
each applicant.

An assessment will be arranged when you apply online at: www.preston.ac.uk/online-application/

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ICT COURSES
ICT qualifications not only open doors to a range of new careers and course opportunities, but are becoming
increasingly essential skills for everyday life. From sending emails and creating spreadsheets, to editing and
perfecting photographs, there is much more to IT than basic laptop work.

Preston’s College offer a variety of qualifications for all levels of ICT ability. Our ECDL courses are ideal for the
absolute beginner, perhaps looking to learn for personal use or to enter the business profession, whilst those
with vast Adobe knowledge will benefit from our evening study, digital design programmes. These courses
explore selection techniques, layers, masking and blending modes, using Photoshop.

Our digital design courses, which house the suite of Photoshop qualifications and our CAD/CAM provision can be
enrolled upon by visiting our website and submitting an application.

Entry Level to Level 2 ECDL qualifications require an assessment prior to enrolment, to determine the right level of
study for each applicant.

An assessment will be arranged when you apply online at: www.preston.ac.uk/online-application/

 Course Title                                                      Start       End          Day/s       Time/s
                                                                   Month       Month

 ICT

 Computer Aided Design (CAD) - Level 2 Award                       Sept 2020   Jun 2021     TBC         TBC

 Computer Aided Design (CAD) - Level 3 Award                       Oct 2020    Jul 2021     TBC         TBC

 CAD/CAM – Fusion 360 Manufacturing - Level 3 Award                Sept 2020   Oct 2020     TBC         TBC

 CAD/CAM – Fusion 360 & 3 Axis Milling - Level 3 Award             Nov 2020    Dec 2020     TBC         TBC

 Digital Design - Level 2 Award                                    Sept 2020   Feb 2021     Various     Various

 Digital Skills - Entry Level                                      Various     Various      Various     Various

 ECDL - Level 1 Certificate                                        Various     Various      Various     Various

 ECDL - Level 2 Certificate                                        Various     Various      Various     Various

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CHILDCARE,
TEACHING AND
ASSESSING
Preston’s College offers a variety of courses
for those hoping to pursue a career in
Childcare, Early Years and Teaching. With
a diverse range of roles and career
opportunities, flexible prospects present
themselves in schools, where supporting
teaching and learning qualifications provide
the opportunity to work as in-class support,
typically working on a term-time only basis.

Those looking to work with some of the youngest
members of society will find that caring for
children and children and young people’s
workforce qualifications provide the skills,
knowledge and confidence needed to begin
work in nursery or local childcare settings, whilst
our flexible Education and Teaching Level 3 Award
offers an opportunity to gain a taster for life as a
teacher in alternative settings.

Regardless of your chosen programme, you can
expect to be taught through practical workshops,
specialist speakers and classroom activities that
go hand-in-hand with teaching support and
teaching practice.

With over 58,000 people employed in
education in Lancashire, a figure above the
national average, whether you are looking for
a term-time only support position, or wish to
teach the next generation within your subject
specialism, Preston’s College can support you
in achieving your career goals.

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Course Title                                                    Start         End            Day/s         Time/s
                                                                Month         Month

CHILDCARE AND EARLY YEARS

Caring for Children - Level 1 Certificate                       Sept 2020     Jun 2021       Fri           10.55am - 2.40pm

Caring for Children - Level 1 Award                             Jan 2021      Jun 2021       Fri           10.55am - 2.40pm

Children & Young Peoples Workforce - Level 2 Certificate        Sept 2020     Jun 2021       Mon           9.15am - 2.40pm

Early Years Practitioner - Level 3 Diploma                      Sept 2020     Dec 2021       Tues          9.15am - 2.40pm

Access to Children and Young Peoples Services                   Sept 2020     Jun 2021       TBC           TBC
- Level 3 Diploma

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 2           Oct 2020      Jun 2021       Mon           9.15am - 2.40pm
Certificate

Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools - Level 2           Jan 2021      Dec 2021       Mon           9.15am - 2.40pm
Certificate

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3           Sept 2020     Jun 2021       Tues          9.15am - 2.40pm
Diploma

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MEET SUM
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Course Title                                             Start        End            Day/s         Time/s
                                                         Month        Month

TEACHING AND ASSESSING

TAQA - Understand the Principles and Practices of        Nov 2020     May 2021       Mon           9.30am - 4.00pm
Assessment - Level 3 (Unit 301)

TAQA - Understand the Principles and Practices of        Feb 2021     Aug 2021       Mon           9.30am - 4.00pm
Assessment - Level 3 (Unit 301)

TAQA - Understand the Principles and Practices of        May 2021     Nov 2021       Mon           9.30am - 4.00pm
Assessment – Level 3 (Unit 301)

TAQA - Assess Occupational Competence in the Work        Nov 2020     May 2021       Mon           9.30am - 4.00pm
environment-Level 3 (Unit 302)

TAQA - Assess Occupational Competence in the Work        Feb 2021     Aug 2021       Mon           9.30am - 4.00pm
environment-Level 3 (Unit 302)

TAQA - Assess Occupational Competence in the Work        May 2021     Nov 2021       Mon           9.30am - 4.00pm
environment-Level 3 (Unit 302)

TAQA - Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and           Nov 2020     May 2021       Mon           9.30am - 4.00pm
Understanding - Level 3 (Unit 303)

TAQA - Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and           Feb 2021     Aug 2021       Mon           9.30am - 4.00pm
Understanding - Level 3 (Unit 303)

TAQA - Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and           May 2021     Nov 2021       Mon           9.30am - 4.00pm
Understanding - Level 3 (Unit 303)

Education and Teaching - Level 3 Award                   Sept 2020    Dec 2020       Thurs         5.00pm - 9.00pm

Education and Teaching - Level 3 Award                   Apr 2021     Jul 2021       Thurs         5.00pm - 9.00pm

Certificate of Education - Level 4                       Sept 2020    Jun 2022       Wed           5.30pm - 9.00pm

Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Level 6         Sept 2020    Jun 2022       Wed           5.30pm - 9.00pm

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MEET ZAC
     Zac has more than a decade of experience in
     construction after studying an apprenticeship
     at Preston’s College. Wanting to share his
     extensive technical skills, he completed his
     Certificate in Education and now teaches the
     next generation of aspiring bricklayers.

     “I was nervous about the course as I wasn’t the
     most academic but I had every confidence in my
     technical knowledge and experience and wanted
     to share my expertise with the next generation.
     My tutor provided full support throughout my
     studies, giving me confidence in myself and my
     ability to deliver lessons. Good teachers make a
     lasting impact on the lives of their learners, which
     is why I came back to study at Preston’s College,
     as I had a fantastic experience as a school leaver.
     I am now in the final year of my second degree
     with Preston’s College, awarded by The University
     of Derby. I am hoping to top up, with a BA (Hons)
     degree next year and then progress onto a
     Master’s Degree in Education.”

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CONSTRUCTION
  The construction industry is essential for our local economy
  and has been identified as a priority sector for Lancashire.
  Currently, there is a huge skills shortage with the industry
  being placed in the top five sectors requiring employees,
  due to sector growth from 2018 - 2028. This high demand
  for skilled people is also reflected in the generous starting
  salaries, with university graduates taking home an average
  salary per year of over £29,000 and a Site Manager, an
  average of over £49,000 per year.

  Right on our doorstep, the Preston, South Ribble and
  Lancashire City Deal is investing more than £434 million,
  creating 20,000 new jobs and building 17,000 new homes
  to improve the county. Construction companies across
  Lancashire continue to seek highly skilled people to fill a
  range of in demand roles.

  For those looking to start out, we offer a selection of Level 1
  Certificates and Diplomas, in everything from Bricklaying to
  Wall and Floor Tiling – ideal for those looking to develop their
  DIY skills further or study the basics of a trade alongside a
  full-time job. These courses are also ideal for those looking
  to take their first steps onto a complete career change.

  For those already working in the sector, the Construction
  department, housed in the purpose built Eric Wright Learning
  Centre, offers Level 2 Certificates and Diplomas, Level 3 and 4
  NVQs and a range of HNC qualifications, alongside our brand
  new Access to Construction; the gateway to an array of
  professional careers within this growing sector for those
  looking to return to education and progress onto degree
  level study.

Course Title                                              Start       End         Day/s          Time/s
                                                          Month       Month

CONSTRUCTION

Access to HE Professional Construction - Level 3          Sept 2020   Jun 2021    Tues           6:00pm - 9:00pm
Diploma

Bricklaying - Level 1 Certificate                         Sept 2020   Feb 2021    Tues           6.00pm - 9.00pm

Bricklaying - Level 1 Certificate                         Feb 2021    Jun 2021    Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Bricklaying - Level 2 Certificate                         Sept 2020   May 2021    Tues           6.00pm - 9.00pm

Carpentry and Joinery - Level 1 Diploma                   Sept 2020   Jun 2021    Tues & Thurs   6.00pm - 9.00pm

Carpentry and Joinery - Level 1 Certificate               Feb 2021    Jun 2021    Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Carpentry and Joinery - Level 2 Diploma                   Sept 2020   Jun 2021    Tues & Thurs   6.00pm - 9.00pm

Construction Multi Skills - Level 1 Certificate           Sept 2020   Feb 2021    Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Construction Multi Skills - Level 1 Certificate           Mar 2021    Jun 2021    Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

CSCS - Construction Health and Safety Level 1             Sept 2020   Sept 2020   Mon - Thurs    9.15am - 2.35pm

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CSCS - Construction Health and Safety Level 1           Oct 2020    Oct 2020   Mon - Thurs    9.15am - 2.35pm

CSCS - Construction Health and Safety Level 1           Nov 2020    Nov 2020   Mon - Thurs    9.15am - 2.35pm

CSCS - Construction Health and Safety Level 1           Feb 2021    Feb 2021   Mon - Thurs    9.15am - 2.35pm

CSCS - Construction Health and Safety Level 1           Mar 2021    Mar 2021   Mon - Thurs    9.15am - 2.35pm

CSCS - Construction Health and Safety Level 1           May 2021    May 2021   Mon - Thurs    9.15am - 2.35pm

CSCS - Construction Health and Safety Level 1           Jun 2021    Jun 2021   Mon - Thurs    9.15am - 2.35pm

CSCS - Construction Health and Safety Level 1           Jul 2021    Jul 2021   Mon - Thurs    9.15am - 2.35pm

Civil Engineering - Higher National Certificate         Jan 2021    Dec 2022   Tues           9.15am - 4.15pm

Construction - Higher National Certificate              Sept 2020   May 2022   Mon            9.15am - 4.15pm

Electrical Installation and Maintenance Competence      Aug 2020    Jul 2021   Various        Various
Assessment - AM2

Electrical Installation and Maintenance - Level 3 NVQ   Aug 2020    Jul 2021   Various        Various

Painting & Decorating - Level 1 Certificate             Sept 2020   Feb 2021   Tues           6.00pm - 9.00pm

Painting & Decorating - Level 1 Certificate             Feb 2021    Jun 2021   Tues           6.00pm - 9.00pm

Painting & Decorating - Level 2 Diploma                 Sept 2020   Jun 2021   Thurs          6.00pm - 9.00pm

Plastering - Level 1 Certificate                        Sept 2020   Feb 2021   Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Plastering - Level 1 Certificate                        Feb 2021    Jul 2021   Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Plastering - Level 2 Diploma                            Sept 2020   Jun 2021   Tues & Thurs   6.00pm - 9.00pm

Plumbing - Level 1 Diploma                              Sept 2020   Feb 2021   Mon & Wed      6.00pm - 9.00pm

Plumbing - Level 1 Diploma                              Sept 2020   Feb 2021   Tues & Thurs   6.00pm - 9.00pm

Plumbing - Level 1 Diploma                              Feb 2021    Jul 2021   Tues & Thurs   6.00pm - 9.00pm

Plumbing - Level 2 Diploma                              Sept 2020   Jun 2021   Tues & Thurs   6.00pm - 9.00pm

Plumbing and Domestic Heating - Level 2 NVQ             Aug 2020    Jul 2021   Various        Various

Work Supervision (Occupational) - Level 3 NVQ           Aug 2020    Jul 2021   Various        Various

Site Supervision - Level 4 NVQ                          Aug 2020    Jul 2021   Various        Various

Operations Management - Level 6 NVQ                     Aug 2020    Jul 2021   Various        Various

Site Management - Level 7 NVQ                           Aug 2020    Jul 2021   Various        Various

Wall and Floor Tiling - Level 1 Certificate             Sept 2020   Feb 2021   Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Wall and Floor Tiling - Level 1 Certificate             Mar 2021    Jun 2021   Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

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COUNSELLING
Counsellors play a crucial role in improving
the health and wellbeing of our society. The
Government is investing an additional £1 billion
in 2020/21 to mental health services , aiming
to ensure that one million more people have
access to high quality care. Working in
confidential settings, counsellors work with a
variety of people across a range of often
challenging and complex issues. Ensuring
practitioners have the self-reflection and
resilience to support people as they work
through these issues is a common thread
throughout all of the counselling courses at
Preston’s College, from Level 2 to BSc (Hons).

Counselling Services can be found in a variety
of settings including schools, universities,
colleges, GP surgeries, hospitals, in the workplace,
addiction agencies, disability support groups and
private practice. Sometimes counsellors will have
dual roles, such as a Nurse, Teacher or Advice
Worker, meaning counselling can often be a
second career for many.

For those looking to change career, you will
begin your studies at Level 2 with opportunities,
upon successful completion, to progress onto
Level 3 and Level 4 studies, whilst those already
employed in the sector, looking to take their
education to a higher level, will find the
Foundation degree and BSc (Hons) Top-Up
degree the ideal opportunity to achieve
qualifications which reflect experience, skill
level and already held sector based knowledge.

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Course Title                                            Start       End           Day/s               Time/s
                                                        Month       Month

COUNSELLING

Counselling Concepts - Level 2 Award                    Sept 2020   Nov 2020      Thurs               6:00pm - 9:00pm

Counselling Concepts - Level 2 Award                    Jan 2021    Mar 2021      Thurs               6.00pm - 9.00pm

Counselling Concepts - Level 2 Award                    Apr 2021    Jun 2021      Thurs               6.00pm - 9.00pm

Counselling Skills - Level 2 Certificate                Sept 2020   Nov 2020      Thurs & Fri         9.15am - 4.15pm

Counselling Skills - Level 2 Certificate                Jan 2021    Mar 2021      Thurs & Fri         9.15am - 4.15pm

Counselling Skills - Level 2 Certificate                Apr 2021    Jul 2021      Thurs & Fri         9.15am - 4.15pm

Counselling Skills - Level 3 Certificate                Sept 2020   Jun 2021      Tues                6.00pm - 9.00pm

Counselling Skills - Level 3 Certificate                Sept 2020   Jun 2021      Wed                 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Counselling Skills - Level 3 Certificate (Fast-track)   Jan 2021    Jun 2021      Mon                 5.00pm - 9.00pm

Counselling Skills - Level 3 Diploma                    Sept 2020   Jun 2021      Tues & Wed          9.15am - 12.30pm
                                                                                                      9.15am - 4.15pm

Counselling - Level 4 Diploma                           Sept 2020   Jun 2022      Thurs               9.15am - 4.15pm

Counselling - Foundation Degree                         Sept 2020   May 2022      Mon & Tues          9.15am - 4.15pm
                                                                                                      9.15am - 12.30pm

Bsc (Hons) Person Centred Counselling and               Sept 2020   May 2021      Wed & Thurs         1.15pm - 4.15pm
Psychotherapy (Top-up)                                                                                9.15am - 4.15pm

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CREATIVE CRAFTS
(SHORT COURSES)
Whether you are looking for a new venture, a
new hobby or simply wish to meet new people,
our vast range of creative craft courses offer
something for everyone. From drawing for
beginners and painting with watercolours to
dressmaking, cutting and fitting and pottery,
we offer both day time and evening options on
most of our courses, with many learners coming
back to progress onto the next level or onto a
completely different subject to develop further
skills!

With record numbers of people watching The
Great British Bake Off, the UK saw a 25% increase
in the number of independent bakeries in 2018,
with northerns leading the way when it came to
turning their passion for baking into a business,
with the most independently owned bakeries
situated in the North West. Whether you are
looking to develop the basics, or already have the
skills to bake and are now looking to create your
own showstoppers, we have a variety of levels
to suit everyone from the baking beginner to the
seasoned professional.

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Course Title                              Start       End        Day/s   Time/s
                                          Month       Month

CREATIVE CRAFTS (SHORT COURSES)

Cake Baking 1                             Sept 2020   Oct 2020   Wed     6.30pm - 9.00pm

Cake Baking 1                             Jan 2021    Jan 2021   Thurs   6.30pm - 9.00pm

Cake Baking 2                             Oct 2020    Nov 2020   Wed     6.30pm - 9.00pm

Cake Baking 2                             Feb 2021    Feb 2021   Thurs   6.30pm - 9.00pm

Cake Baking 3                             Nov 2020    Nov 2020   Wed     6.30pm - 9.00pm

Cake Baking 3                             Mar 2021    Mar 2021   Thurs   6.30pm - 9.00pm

Cake Decorating 1                         Sept 2020   Dec 2020   Tues    7.00pm - 9.00pm

Cake Decorating 1                         Sept 2020   Dec 2020   Thurs   7.00pm - 9.00pm

Cake Decorating 1                         Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Tues    7.00pm - 9.00pm

Creative Writing - An Introduction        Sept 2020   Nov 2020   Tues    6.00pm - 8.30pm

Creative Writing - An Introduction        Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Tues    6.00pm - 8.30pm

Cutting and Fitting - Dress Design        Sept 2020   Nov 2020   Mon     10.00am - 12.00pm

Cutting and Fitting - Dress Design        Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Mon     10.00am - 12.00pm

Cutting and Fitting - Dress Design        Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Mon     10.00am - 12.00pm

Dressmaking - Sewing Skills               Sept 2020   Dec 2020   Wed     10.00am - 12.00pm

Dressmaking - Sewing Skills               Sept 2020   Dec 2020   Wed     7.00pm - 9.00pm

Dressmaking - Sewing Skills               Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Wed     10.00am - 12.00pm

Dressmaking - Sewing Skills               Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Wed     10.00am - 12.00pm

Drawing for Beginners                     Sept 2020   Dec 2020   Wed     7.00pm - 9.00pm

Drawing for Beginners                     Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Wed     7.00pm - 9.00pm

Drawing for Beginners                     Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Wed     7.00pm - 9.00pm

First Steps to Digital Photography        Sept 2020   Dec 2020   Thurs   7.00pm - 9.00pm

First Steps to Digital Photography        Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Thurs   7.00pm - 9.00pm

First Steps to Digital Photography        Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Thurs   7.00pm - 9.00pm

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History of Art             Sept 2020   Dec 2020   Wed   7.00pm - 9.00pm

History of Art             Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Wed   7.00pm - 9.00pm

History of Art             Apr 2021    May 2021   Wed   7.00pm - 9.00pm

Pottery                    Sept 2020   Nov 2020   Wed   9.30am - 12.30pm

Pottery                    Sept 2020   Nov 2020   Wed   1.00pm - 4.00pm

Pottery                    Sept 2020   Mar 2021   Fri   1.00pm - 4.00pm

Pottery                    Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Wed   1.00pm - 4.00pm

Pottery                    Jan 2020    Mar 2021   Wed   9.30am - 12.30pm

Pottery                    Jan 2021    Jun 2021   Fri   1.00pm - 4.00pm

Pottery                    Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Wed   1.00pm - 4.00pm

Pottery                    Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Wed   9.30am - 12.30pm

Pottery                    Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Fri   1.00pm - 4.00pm

Spanish Beginners          Sept 2020   Mar 2021   Mon   6.30pm - 8.30pm

Spanish for Holiday        Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Wed   6.30pm - 8.30pm

Watercolours               Sept 2020   Dec 2020   Fri   10.00am - 12.00pm

Watercolours               Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Fri   10.00am - 12.00pm

Watercolours               Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Fri   10.00am - 12.00pm

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ENGINEERING
Engineering courses at Preston’s College are
housed in the impressive i-STEM Centre; a
multi-million pound, purpose built facility
offering a dynamic learning environment,
including an advanced manufacturing
workshop and a host of 3D printers, designed to
help you formulate ideas, test briefs and present
findings.

Engineering continues to be a highly sought
after profession, with engineers and technicians
amongst some of the most in-demand positions
in the world.

With 2018 seeing a shortfall of over 170,000
qualified workers for UK science and engineering
roles and estimations that more than 2.65 million
UK engineering jobs need filling by 2024, there
has never been a better time to study with us and
pursue a career in this highly exciting industry.

For those looking to begin their career, the Level 3
Engineering Subsidiary Diploma provides an ideal
introduction to this highly diverse subject.

Higher level and CPD opportunities are afforded
by a suite of HNC and HND level qualifications,
whilst those looking for bespoke opportunities
will find the CAD, CAM, APM and coded welding
qualifications of particular benefit.

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Course Title                                                Start        End            Day/s          Time/s
                                                            Month        Month

ENGINEERING

Engineering - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma                    Sept 2020    Jun 2021       Thurs &        6.00pm - 9.00pm
                                                                                        Fri            1.00pm - 5.30pm

Aeronautical Engineering - Level 4 Higher National          Sept 2020    Jun 2021       Mon &          9.15am - 4.20pm
Certificate                                                                             Tues

Electrical & Electronic Engineering - Level 4 Higher        Sept 2020    Jun 2022       Thurs          6.00pm - 9.00pm
National Certificate

Engineering Mechanical & Production - Level 4 Higher        Sept 2020    Jun 2022       Thurs          6.00pm - 9.00pm
National Certificate

Engineering Project & Quality Management - Level 4          Sept 2020    Jun 2022       Thurs          6.00pm - 9.00pm
Higher National Certificate

Engineering Project & Quality Management - Level 5          Sept 2020    Jun 2021       Thurs &        6.00pm - 9.00pm
Higher National Diploma                                                                 Fri            1.15pm - 4.20pm

WELDING

Welding - Level 1 Award (MIG,TIG,MMA)                       Sept 2019    Dec 2020       Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Welding - Level 1 Award (MIG,TIG,MMA)                       Jan 2021     Apr 2021       Tues           6.00pm - 9.00pm

Welding - Level 1 Award (MIG,TIG,MMA)                       Jan 2021     Apr 2021       Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Welding - Level 1 Award (MIG,TIG,MMA)                       Apr 2020     Jul 2021       Tues           6.00pm - 9.00pm

Welding - Level 1 Award (MIG,TIG,MMA)                       Apr 2020     Jul 2021       Wed            6.00pm - 9.00pm

Welding Skills - Level 2 Certificate                        Jan 2021     Nov 2021       Thurs          6.00pm - 9.00pm

Coded Welding Test and Certificates                         Aug 2020     Jul 2021       Various        Various

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HEALTH AND
SAFETY COURSES
Housed in the impressive i-STEM Centre, the
Health and Safety offer at Preston’s College is
varied and suited to a range of skills, needs and
job roles. From one day Emergency First Aid
courses to Level 5 NVQ Diplomas that provide
the opportunity to secure Chartered Status
of IOSH, all courses are taught by highly
experienced tutors who have a real passion
for their subject.

With over 581,000 people sustaining an injury
at work in 2018/2019, whether you work in a
designated Health and Safety role, are a
nominated first aider or are simply looking to
equip yourself with the knowledge and skills
needed to deal with emergency situations in
a prompt, safe and effective way, the suite of
qualifications available at Preston’s College will
allow you to do so with confidence.

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Course Title                                        Start       End          Day/s     Time/s
                                                    Month       Month

HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES

NEBOSH - General Certificate                        Sept 2020   Nov 2020     TBC       TBC

NEBOSH - General Certificate                        Jan 2021    Mar 2021     TBC       TBC

Occupational Health and Safety - Level 5 NVQ        Aug 2020    Jul 2021     Various   Various

Emergency First Aid at Work                         Oct 2020    Oct 2020     Mon       10.00am - 4.00pm

Emergency First Aid at Work                         Dec 2020    Dec 2020     Wed       10.00am - 4.00pm

Emergency First Aid at Work                         Feb 2021    Feb 2021     Thurs     10.00am - 4.00pm

Emergency First Aid at Work                         May 2021    May 2021     Wed       10.00am - 4.00pm

Emergency First Aid at Work                         Jul 2021    Jul 2021     Thurs     10.00am - 4.00pm

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HEALTH AND
SOCIAL CARE
COURSES
The Health and Social Care sector is a major
employer in the Lancashire region and is by far
the largest single local employer, employing
almost 100,000 people – a total of almost 15.9%
of the population.

With a variety of roles available, from Health Care
Assistant to Pharmacy professional, those looking
to begin a career will find introductory courses,
such as the Health and Social Care Level 1
Certificate an ideal introduction to careers in the
sector. Those looking for CPD opportunities may
wish to consider bespoke, additional learning
opportunities in Mental Health, Understanding
Behaviour that Challenges and Pharmacy.

Regardless of your chosen programme, you
can expect to be taught through a mixture of
classroom based learning, practical workshops,
specialist speakers and practical tasks, coupled
with industry insight from highly experienced
tutors.

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Course Title                                             Start       End        Day/s     Time/s
                                                         Month       Month

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Health & Social Care - Level 1 Certificate               Sept 2020   Jun 2021   Wed &     9.15am - 12.30pm
                                                                                Fri

Health & Social Care - Level 1 Certificate               Jan 2021    Jun 2021   Wed &     9.15am - 12.30pm
                                                                                Fri

Health & Social Care - Level 1 Award                     Apr 2021    Jun 2021   Wed &     9.15am - 12.30pm
                                                                                Fri

Health & Social Care - CACHE Level 2 Certificate         Sept 2020   Jun 2021   Wed,      9.15am - 4.15pm
                                                                                Thurs &
                                                                                Fri

Health & Social Care - CACHE Level 2 Certificate         Jan 2021    Jun 2021   Wed,      9.15am - 4.15pm
                                                                                Thurs &
                                                                                Fri

Health & Social Care - CACHE Level 3 Certificate         Sept 2020   Jun 2021   Wed,      9.15am - 4.15pm
                                                                                Thurs &
                                                                                Fri

Access to Allied Healthcare Professions - Level 3        Sept 2020   Jun 2021   TBC       9.15am - 4.15pm
Diploma

Access to Allied Healthcare Professions - Level 3        Jan 2021    Dec 2021   TBC       9.15am - 4.15pm
Diploma

Access to Social Science - Level 3 Diploma               Sept 2020   Jun 2021   TBC       9.15am - 4.15pm

Access to Social Science - Level 3 Diploma               Jan 2021    Dec 2021   TBC       9.15am - 4.15pm

Mental Health - Level 2 Certificate                      Mar 2021    Jun 2021   Tues      5.30pm - 8.30pm

Mental Health - Level 2 Certificate                      Apr 2021    Aug 2021   Tues      5.30pm - 8.30pm

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental         Jan 2021    Mar 2021   Thurs     5.30pm - 8.30pm
Health - Level 2 Certificate

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges - Level 2        TBC         TBC        TBC       TBC
Certificate

PHARMACY

Dispensing Technician Checking                           Sept 2020   Oct 2021   Thurs     9.15am - 4.20pm

Dispensing Technician Checking                           Nov 2020    Nov 2021   Thurs     9.15am - 4.20pm

Dispensing Technician Checking                           Mar 2021    Mar 2022   Thurs     9.15am - 4.20pm

Dispensing Technician Checking                           May 2021    Jun 2022   Thurs     9.15am - 4.20pm

Final Accuracy Check Technician Services                 Jan 2021    Jan 2022   Thurs     9.15am - 4.20pm

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