LANGLEY COLLEGE COURSE GUIDE 2021/2022 - Full-time, Apprenticeships, Higher Education

 
LANGLEY COLLEGE COURSE GUIDE 2021/2022 - Full-time, Apprenticeships, Higher Education
Full-time | Apprenticeships | Higher Education
COURSE GUIDE 2021/2022
LANGLEY COLLEGE COURSE GUIDE 2021/2022 - Full-time, Apprenticeships, Higher Education
WELCOME
  TO LANGLEY COLLEGE

CONTENTS
Why Choose Langley?                           4         COURSES
University and Careers                        6         Apprenticeships                      20   Health, Caring
Industry Standard Facilities                  8                                                   and Education              58
                                                        Business                             24
A Great College Experience                    10                                                  Learn English (ESOL)          70
Guide to Qualifications                       12        Computing and IT                     30
                                                                                                  Motor Vehicle                 72
Study Programme                               14        Construction                         34
Work Experience                               16                                                  Public Services               78
                                                        Engineering Technology               44
Careers and Support                           18                                                  Sport                         82
Apprenticeships                               20        Foundation Learning                  50
                                                                                                  Travel and Tourism         86
Access to Higher Education                    22        Hairdressing
Higher Education                              23        and Beauty Therapy                   52

Fees and Funding                              90
Getting to Langley College                    91

Qualify for the Working World
                                                                                                  How to Apply
Langley College offers an innovative technical curriculum with superb
facilities, exceptional teaching and learning and outstanding student                             1. Select your course on
experience and outcomes. Here you’ll gain valuable vocational skills                                 the website
and experience to progress to employment or university. Whatever
your ambition is, you can reach your full potential here.                                         2. Create an account and
                                                                                                     complete the online form
You will learn from our specialist teachers        We offer a best in class experience. The
who bring a wealth of experience to                combination of our impressive facilities,      3. Come along to your
your studies as you combine hands-on,              excellent tutors and unrivalled industry          interview
active learning in an environment that             links were all recognised in 2019 by Ofsted
prepares you for a career in industry.             which rated the College as ‘Good’.             4. Enrol once you have
The advantage of studying here in our
industry-standard facilities is you get to         Find your real talent and passion at              your results
apply what you’ve learned practically              Langley College.
while also gaining a strong theoretical                                                           Apply Now for
understanding at the same time.
                                                                       Maxine Wood
                                                                                                  September 2021
                                                                       Principal

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RATED ‘GOOD’ BY OFSTED
NOVEMBER 2019
Ofsted rated Langley, Strode’s and Windsor Colleges as GOOD, they said:

       Learners and apprentices benefit from a
       calm and respectful learning environment.

       Behaviour in lessons and across all college
       centres is very good and learners feel safe.

                                                           We are committed to keeping you safe
       Learners benefit from an extensive academic         and taking care of your future:
       and vocational curriculum offer.

                                                                   Spacious campuses
       A large majority of apprentices who
       complete their programme progress to
       sustained employment.                                       Innovative use of technology
                                                                   to improve your learning

       Teachers sequence and deliver the curriculum
       in a logical and well-planned way.                          Laptop leasing scheme

       Learners benefit from staff who are                         Enhanced hygiene
       industry professionals.

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WHY CHOOSE
       LANGLEY?
       There’s so much opportunity at Langley College you can reach your
       full potential and get a head start on your career.

                                                      Work experience
           1        Ofsted ‘Good’
                    rating (2019)              6      embedded into
                                                      most courses

                    Hands-on active
                                                      Matrix accredited
          2         learning and
                    industry recognised        7      careers advice
                                                      and guidance
                    qualifications

                    State-of-the-art
          3         facilities with industry
                    standard equipment
                                               8      Tailored
                                                      student support

                                                      Active Student
          4         Exceptional teaching
                    from industry experts      9      Union and
                                                      student opportunities

                                                      96% of students feel
          5         Extensive links with
                    local employers            10     fully supported by
                                                      their tutors

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UNIVERSITY AND CAREERS
Our courses are designed to support progression to Further Education and Higher Education,
with many students this year going to a range of universities around the country.

                                             University of
                                             Huddersfield

                                                                             Middlesex
                                                                             University

                                                             University of
                                                             Bedfordshire          St Mary’s
                                                                                   University
                                                        Brunel
                                                       University                            University of
                                                                                             Westminster
                                      University of
                                     Wolverhampton

                                     Coventry
                                     University

                                                                                               London
                                                                                             Metropolitan
                              Buckinghamshire                                                 University
                               New University

                                                                                    University of
                                University                                          West London
                                of Reading

                             Bournemouth     University of     Royal Holloway,       University of
                              University     Portsmouth          University           Chichester
                                                                 of London

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DESTINATION AND PASS RATES 2019/20
              We are proud of our achievement rates, which include:

97.3%         Childcare          97.3%         IT                     100%         Public Services

              Health and
98%           Social Care        95%           Travel and Tourism     100%         Sport

Students have progressed onto the following university courses:
Business                         IT                                   Sport
Management                       Computer Science                     Sports Coaching
Law                              Cyber Security                       Sport and Exercise Psychology
Marketing                        Business Information Systems
                                                                      Travel and Tourism
                                 Engineering and Technology
Childcare                                                             International
                                                                      Tourism Management
Primary Teaching                 Motor Vehicle
                                                                      Aviation and
Social Work                      Motorsport Engineering
                                                                      Airport Management
Psychology                       Aerospace Engineering
                                                                      French and
                                                                      International Business
Health and Social Care           Public Services
                                                                      Law LLB with Criminology
Children’s Nursing               Law
Social Science                   Criminology
Early Childhood                  International Relations
and Primary Education

                                 Hetty Fay
                                 Automotive Apprentice Launches Own Garage
                                 Hetty Fay completed her Level 3 Automotive Apprenticeship at
                                 Langley College in 2020 and has since opened up a specialist Land
                                 Rover workshop, HM Land Rover Ltd, with her partner. Hetty praises
                                 the apprenticeship route and how it has prepared her to run her
                                 own business.
                                 “The value of an apprenticeship is that you learn the technical skills
                                 which you have to know to do the job. But if you want to go it alone
                                 and start your own business then you also need the all-important
                                 business know-how. My apprenticeship gave me both – the technical
                                 skills and qualifications and business knowledge too.”

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INDUSTRY
STANDARD FACILITIES

A £30 million investment has transformed Langley College into a
state-of-the-art, industry specific learning environment, fully equipped
with all the very latest in equipment and technology.
Just a short walk from the Langley train station the
college includes:
                                                                           Genovation Hub
• Specialist workshops
                                                                           Technology is at the heart of all
• Genovation Hub
                                                                           our courses at Langley.
• Hair and Beauty salons
• Autotronics and computing facilities                                     We encourage creativity and innovation
• £5 million sports centre and gym                                         across all programmes, and have a
                                                                           specialist Genovation Hub which provides
• Engineering workshops with CNC machine centre
                                                                           a vibrant learning space for creative
• A simulated hospital environment                                         thinking, research, team work and
• Learning Resource Centre with the latest PCs and tablets                 project development.
• A dedicated Higher Education Centre
• Modern lecture theatre
• The Hub refectory and Costa coffee bar

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Learn from Industry-
                   Experienced Tutors
At Langley we are committed to and completely
focused on your career development.
Our industry-trained lecturers, bring a wealth of experience
and knowledge to their teaching allowing you to develop
highly relevant skills and knowledge. We’ll also give you tailored
support to help you reach your full potential.

                   Progress to University
                   or Employment
We will prepare you for the future ensuring you
gain the skills and knowledge employers and
universities want.
Our courses are designed to support progression to
Further Education and Higher Education, employment and
independence. All full-time students receive training and support
to develop work skills, which can include work experience,
team working, volunteering, planning and running an enterprise
activity, CV writing and target setting.

                   Be Industry
                   Connected

We are proud to have a number of impressive
industry specialists as our partners.
We work with a number of household names and leading
brands including Wella who works in partnership with our
Hair and Beauty salons, and Reading Football Club is partner
to our Sports department. We also work with Bucks New
University, the University of West London, the University
of Reading and University of the Arts London on our
Higher Education programmes.

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A GREAT
COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
There’s more to college than classes. Get the full college experience
by making the most of everything on offer at Langley and bring your
learning to life.

Supporting Your Learning                                            Resources to Help You Succeed
We recognise that our students come from                            The study space at Langley caters for all your needs.
different backgrounds and have different abilities
                                                                    Our Learning Resource Centre provides the perfect environment
and experiences.                                                    for both personal study in a private space or a quiet place for
                                                                    collaborative work. The centre is fully equipped with all the online
Some will manage their studies without too much difficulty,
                                                                    and offline resources you need, as well as banks of PCs with all
others may need a bit of extra help along the way. Our Learning
                                                                    the latest software at your disposal. You can also ‘check out’ a
Support team is on hand to help those who have specific learning
                                                                    Microsoft Surface Pro whenever you need to work wherever you
requirements such as literacy and numeracy skills and provide
                                                                    like on campus.
expert support with dyslexia and dyspraxia. They can also
support you with time management, revision skills, essay writing,
assistive technology and access arrangements.

Ensuring You Stay Safe
It is important to us that everyone feels safe while                          Learning technology is
at college.
                                                                              embedded into each
Our Safeguarding team are here to help students make good
decisions and can offer a range of advice from digital safety,                course and learners
radicalisation, neglect, to homelessness, mental health and
personal safety.                                                              are helped to develop
                                                                              independent learning skills.

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PARTICIPATE
                                                                     You’ll find lots of extra activities and social
                                                                     events to enjoy which have been designed
                                                                     to enrich your college experience.

                                                                               JOIN IN
                                                                     Our Student Union offers many
                                                                     opportunities to get involved. You could
                                                                     become a student rep or simply enjoy the
                                                                     many Student Union activities on offer.
                                                                     Get involved, speak up and tell us what
                                                                     you think! Play your part and make a
                                                                     difference to college life.

                                                                               GET ACTIVE
                                                                     Get fit and stay healthy with our Sports
Make the Most of Your                                                Academy. There are lots of sporting
                                                                     activities on offer as well as training to
Time at College                                                      an elite level in your chosen sport.
Langley’s bright modern building has a positive,
vibrant atmosphere with lots to keep you busy and
engaged inside and outside the classroom.                                      RELAX
It is a place where you can enjoy learning, build your confidence,
make new friends and prepare for your future career. From sports     In our modern refectory and Costa
and field trips to work experience and masterclasses by industry     coffee bars.
experts, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop the skills
you need for work and life.

Turn Up – Tune In –
Get Ahead
College life is definitely different to
school – it’s a more adult environment
preparing you for the next steps in life.
We expect you to have a very good attendance on your
course. It’s the only way you will learn and succeed. Our
lessons are really interesting too – you get to join in and
get hands-on straight away. So, give college your best
shot and show us what you are made of!

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YOUR GUIDE
TO QUALIFICATIONS

BTEC Qualifications                                              NVQs
BTECs and similar vocational qualifications each                 (National Vocational Qualifications)
focus on a particular type of work.                              NVQs are work-related qualifications
These are more practical courses, which prepare you for          concentrating on practical skills for industry.
employment or Higher Education. BTECs are assessed through
                                                                 You can train in your chosen career and get a recognised
coursework and up to 25% external assessment. Entry grades
                                                                 qualification in subjects like construction, exercise and fitness
vary according to the level of the course.
                                                                 or hairdressing. There are three levels, so entry requirements
DIPLOMA LEVEL 1                                                  vary according to the level you choose:

These are one-year courses, equivalent to gaining four GCSEs     LEVEL 1 – FOUNDATION
at grade 3. You would usually progress onto Level 2.
                                                                 Foundation skills teaching you the basics you need to progress
DIPLOMA LEVEL 2                                                  to the next level.

These are one-year courses, approximately equivalent to          LEVEL 2 – INTERMEDIATE
gaining four or five GCSEs at grade 9–4 (or grade C or above).
                                                                 These are considered craft level meaning you can usually go
These provide the skills you need for employment and you can
                                                                 into industry at this level. Equivalent to GCSEs at grade 9–4
usually join your chosen industry at this point.
                                                                 (or grade C or above).
DIPLOMA LEVEL 3
                                                                 LEVEL 3 – ADVANCED
Usually taken over two years, the Diploma is equivalent to two
                                                                 These are advanced technician level courses and are
A Levels, and the Extended Diploma to three A Levels. You are
                                                                 equivalent to two A Levels.
mostly assessed through assignments and a portfolio of work
as well as teamwork. Many students progress to university and
find their specialist knowledge gives them a head start.

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GCSEs and Functional Skills                                       Higher Education
If you don’t already have a Level 2 qualification                 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION (LEVEL 3)
(GCSEs) in English and Maths then you can re-sit                  If you are returning to education after a long break or don’t
these here at Langley.                                            have the relevant qualifications to start a Higher Education
                                                                  course right away, our Access to HE courses are designed to
If you need some more preparation, you can study a Functional     update your skills and prepare you for study at a higher level
Skills course first. Don’t worry – we have a team of specialist   in just one year.
teachers who will support you to pass these subjects.
                                                                  HIGHER EDUCATION (LEVELS 4, 5 AND 6)
                                                                  Get a university level qualification, here on
                                                                  your doorstep.

Qualifications Explained                                          Offered with much lower fees than a university, you
                                                                  can progress from all levels right through to a Level 4/5
                                                                  qualification which include Higher National Certificates
 BTEC Level                  Equivalent to
                                                                  (HNCs), Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), Foundation
 Level 2                     Approximately GCSE grade 4           Degrees and Higher Apprenticeships.
 Award/Certificate           or above
 Level 3
                             One A Level
 Extended Certificate
 Level 3
                             One A Level
 Subsidiary Diploma
 Level 3 Diploma             Two A Levels
 Level 3
                             Three A Levels
 Extended Diploma

UCAS Points
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are equivalent to A Levels
and will give you valuable UCAS tariff points for
university entry.

 BTEC                            BTEC              UCAS
                   BTEC
 Extended                        Subsidiary        tariff
                   Diploma
 Diploma                         Diploma           points
 D*D*D*                                               168
 D*D*D                                                160
 D*DD                                                 152
 DDD                                                  144
 DDM                                                  128
 DMM                  D*D*                            112
                      D*D                             104                            Apprenticeships
 MMM                    DD                            96
                                                                                     Find out more about the
 MMP                  DM                              80
                                                                                     apprenticeships we offer
 MPP                  MM                              64
                                                                                     on page 20.
                                           D*         56
 PPP                    MP              D             48
                        PP              M             32
                                           P          16

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YOUR
STUDY PROGRAMME

If you are between 16 and 18 years old, you will join a
Study Programme at Langley College. The programme
                                                               Main Qualification
will combine classroom study for your main course,             This will be the course you choose
English and Maths, personal study, work experience             to study with us e.g. Public Services
and other activities to enrich your learning.                  Extended Diploma Level 3.

                                                                                          Main
                                                                                       Qualification

                                                                     Work
                                                                  Placement/
                                                                                                                   English
                                                                 Employability
                                                                     Skills
                                                                                      STUDY
                                                                                    PROGRAMME

                                                                              Core
                                                                                                          Maths
                                                                             Studies

English and Maths                                                 Preparing You for
To prepare you for employment or further study                    the Workplace
it is critical that you develop your English and
                                                                  Developing your employability skills with us is
Maths to at least grade 4 GCSE. This now forms
                                                                  key to helping you achieve your university and
a mandatory part of the Study Programme.
                                                                  career dreams.
If you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 in English and
                                                                  At Langley College we have a range of employability skills
Maths then you will study these as part of your programme.
                                                                  events and activities which run throughout the academic
• If you have achieved a grade 3 in English and/or Maths you      year. These include careers fairs, employer presentations,
  will join the GCSE programme.                                   work experience, work simulation, CV writing workshops and
• If you achieved grade 2 or below, you will be enrolled on       interview practise. These will all complement the employability
  Functional Skills Level 1.                                      skills that you will develop within your chosen course.

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Work Experience                                           Enriching Your
We build work experience into every course                College Experience
and study programme at the College to
                                                          As part of your study programme we will give
give you the opportunity to gain valuable
                                                          you the opportunity to enrich your college
practical skills in the workplace.
                                                          experience by getting involved in a variety
You will undertake work experience in a real work         of exciting activities and events.
environment relevant to the subject you are studying:
                                                          These can include learning new skills, helping
• While working in the College public facing facilities   other people within the community or local areas,
  (i.e. salon/restaurant/gym)                             joining volunteering projects and attending a range
• While undertaking voluntary work within the industry    of workshops.
• While working on live projects                          All students have a voice here at Langley with the
                                                          opportunity to have your say on how things are run.
                                                          There are a number of ways you can get involved
                                                          including our thriving Student Union, as an
                                                          Ambassador or Tutor Rep.

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PUTTING YOUR SKILLS
INTO PRACTICE
Embedding work experience into each of our                  This work experience will enable you to apply the
courses is what gives Langley College students the          theoretical and practical lessons in a real working
edge so when you leave here you will have:                  context. Working and learning alongside industry
                                                            professionals will deepen your learning and skills
• Industry recognised qualifications
                                                            and further prepare you for employment.
• Technical skills and know-how
• Practical work experience with leading employers

      WORK EXPERIENCE IN ACTION

     Andrew Strutton
     Pinewood Studios
     Andrew Strutton, a Painting and Decorating student,
     got a placement working with Trixie Productions at
     Pinewood Studios where he assisted the set painter
     and decorator with set maintenance. He impressed his
     employers who said:

     “Andrew mucked in straight from the off
     and didn’t shy away from anything. He’s
     a very fast learner and would be a great
     addition to the team if the opportunity
     ever arose. He is very willing and a
     delight to work with!”

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WORK EXPERIENCE IN ACTION

Burooj Salih
PC Medical
Support Services
Following the completion of her first aid training,
Public Services student Burooj spent time with PC
Medical Support Services, an event medical cover
specialist. This was a hands-on experience for Burooj
who helped and treated patients with minor injuries.
She was also involved in the care of those with major
injuries, ensuring their safety while transported to the
nearest A&E.

Burooj has enjoyed a number of work experience
placements including a ‘ride along’ with the
Police Service.

                                                            WORK EXPERIENCE IN ACTION

                                                           Sorina Neacsu
                                                           HQ Aviation
                                                           Level 2 Engineering student Sorina spent her placement
                                                           at HQ Aviation, a helicopter pilot training, flying club and
                                                           helicopter maintenance company.

                                                           Sorina impressed the helicopter specialists who said:

                                                           “Sorina is a very enthusiastic individual,
                                                           willing to learn and put herself forward for
                                                           any jobs she is able to do. She put all her
                                                           effort into every task and applied the skills
                                                           she has learnt on her course.”
                                                           Work experience is a great way in with employers.
                                                           In Sorina’s case HQ Aviation said:

                                                           “She is always welcome back here for more
                                                           experience if she wishes.”

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PREPARING YOU FOR
UNIVERSITY AND EMPLOYMENT

You are not just studying while you are at college
you are preparing yourself for your future career.
                                                     Personal Tutors
                                                     Every full-time student has a personal tutor who
We offer a range of support services including:      will play a central role in supporting your studies
• Matrix accredited careers advice and guidance      and college experience.
  from our qualified team of careers advisers.       They will hold group tutorials which are Core Studies, and
                                                     one‑to‑one meetings with you to keep in touch and provide
• Help with applying for university, an internship   support, as well as monitoring and reporting on your progress.

  or employment.
                                                     Supporting Your Learning
• Careers library, research tools and resources in
                                                     Our Learning Support team aims to help you
  our learning centres.
                                                     succeed in your main courses, improve your literacy
                                                     and numeracy skills and build confidence.
• Work experience opportunities.
                                                     The team also can provide you with expert support with dyslexia
                                                     and dyspraxia, improve your time management and revision skills,
• Volunteering opportunities.                        provide essay writing support, assistive technology and organise
                                                     exam access arrangements.
• Focused workshops to support and develop
                                                     We have the Matrix Standard, the quality mark for advice,
  understanding, such as CV skills and job clubs.    guidance and support. In our most recent Oftsed inspection
                                                     (November 2019) we were praised for the strength of our
                                                     careers guidance with the inspectors noting that students “value
                                                     and gain confidence from the high levels of support and care
                                                     from staff.”

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Careers Zone                                                   Student Services
We have careers advisers available throughout                  The Student Services office is the centre for support
the year to help you with your career options.                 and guidance on all aspects of college life.
Our advisers can provide you with:                             The team offers a wide range of free impartial advice on courses
                                                               and careers, but also welfare and personal issues too. They have a
• Access to information on job vacancies                       range of resources, knowledge and information, and can also put
• Help writing and updating your CV                            you in touch with other organisations for more specialist advice.
• Job search skills
• Support with completing applications
• Interview practice                                                        FINANCIAL SUPPORT
• Advice on psychometric testing
• Help using online job search tools                           Get help and advice about funding and bursaries.
• Support and advice for applying for
  Higher Education courses
All students have free access to Unifrog, software which                    HEALTH AND WELLBEING
allows you to search for live apprenticeship vacancies. You
will also have access to free online courses on a wide range
of topics often created by top universities or employers.
                                                               We offer a range of services to help you stay healthy
                                                               and look after your physical and mental wellbeing.

                                                                            COUNSELLING

                                                               We offer an anonymous online support service
                                                               called togetherall, which provides 24/7 peer and
                                                               professional support with trained counsellors.

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APPRENTICESHIPS
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, which combine classes
at the College with practical skills learnt in the workplace. Apprenticeships
usually take between one and four years to complete depending on the level
of apprenticeship, your ability and the industry sector.

Top 10 Reasons to Study                               Who Can Do
an Apprenticeship                                     an Apprenticeship?
                                                      Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age
  1    Earn money while you learn                     of 16 and there is no upper age limit.
                                                      Different apprenticeships have different entry requirements. You
 2     Gain real workplace skills                     will be given an initial assessment to find the best route into your
       and experience                                 chosen apprenticeship.

                                                      You will need to be employed or have an employer who is ready

 3     Achieve a nationally                           to take you on as an apprentice. In many cases, we can help you
                                                      find a suitable employer.
       recognised qualification
                                                      What Levels Are There?
 4     Expand your knowledge
                                                      Apprenticeships are available at various levels
                                                      as follows:
 5     Fit study around employment
                                                      INTERMEDIATE:
                                                      These are Level 2 qualifications and are equivalent to GCSEs.
 6     Improve your Maths, English
       and ICT skills                                 ADVANCED:
                                                      These are Level 3 qualifications and are equivalent to A Levels.

 7     Strengthen your CV                             HIGHER:
                                                      These are Level 4 and 5 qualifications and are the equivalent to
                                                      an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree (first two years of a degree).
 8     Get a head start on your career
       or get ahead in a business                     DEGREE:
                                                      These are Level 6 and 7 and are the equivalent to a Bachelor’s or
                                                      Master’s degree.
 9     No debt
                                                      Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional
                                                      qualification, such as an NVQ and in some cases a relevant
10     No fees                                        knowledge-based qualification (e.g. BTEC).

                                                      APPRENTICESHIPS ALSO INCLUDE:
                                                      Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT).

                                                      GOOD                                 RATING BY
                                                                                           OFSTED (2019)

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APPRENTICESHIPS
We provide a wide range of apprenticeships to
match with our skills, expertise and facilities:

Business and Accounting
• Customer Service Level 2
• Accountancy Level 2
• Business Administration Level 3
• Team Leading Level 3

Computing
• Digital Marketing Level 3
• IT Infrastructure Technician Level 3
• Junior Content Producer Level 3
• Networking Engineering Level 4

Construction
• Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpentry) Level 2 and 3
• Carpentry and Joinery (Architectural Bench Joiner)
  Level 2 and 3
• Installation/Maintenance Electrician Level 3
                                                                    Apprentices benefit from
• Gas Engineer Operative Level 3
                                                                    highly individualised
• Domestic Heating Level 3                                          learning programmes.
• Painting and Decorating Level 2
                                                                    Ofsted, 2019
• Property Maintenance Level 2

Engineering
                                                               Unifrog
• Engineering Operative Level 2
• Engineering Fitter Level 3                                   Students have free access to Unifrog, an
                                                               online portal for destinations, allowing
                                                               students to explore and apply for live
Hair and Beauty                                                apprenticeship vacancies.

                                                                                                 ??
• Beauty Level 2
• Hairdressing Level 2 and 3

Motor Vehicle
                                                                                                              ?
• Autocare Technician Level 2                                       For more information
• Service and Maintenance Technician (Heavy Vehicle) Level 3
• Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Level 3        Call 01753 443855 or email
                                                                    business.services@windsor-forest.ac.uk

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STAY NEAR – GO FAR
Access to HE & Higher Education

Go further at Langley! Getting an advanced
                                                                    With lower fees, smaller class sizes, a closer
level qualification provides increased choice and
                                                                    relationship with your tutors and industry relevant
opportunity, increased career opportunities, higher
                                                                    qualifications, studying with us is a wise choice.
earnings and more confidence.

Access to Higher Education
If you don’t have the relevant qualifications to go
to university or are returning to study, you can get
the qualifications you need in just one year on an
Access to Higher Education course.
We offer a number of different Access Pathways:
• Nursing and                      • Social Work and Mental
  Healthcare Professions             Health Professions
• Science                          • Social Sciences
                                     and Education
Access courses are designed to update your skills and provide
you with the qualification you need to gain a place on a degree
level programme at university.

University Destinations
Students this year have received university offers from:
                                                                     OUTSTANDING
• King’s College London            • Brunel University London        RESULTS
• Reading University               • University of West London
• Royal Holloway                   • Bucks New University            Our results are well above the national
  University of London                                               average so you are guaranteed a quality
Students have gone onto study                                        learning experience.
courses including:
• Adult/Paediatric/                • Psychology
                                                                           100%           Social Science and Education
                                                                                          (29% above the national average)
  Mental Health Nursing            • Sociology
• Midwifery                        • Criminology
• Paramedic Science
• Social Work
                                   • Counselling
                                   • Primary Teaching
                                                                           86%            Social Work and Mental
                                                                                          Health Professions
                                                                                          (15% above the national average)
Funding Your Studies
For Access to HE courses, you can apply for an Advanced
Learner Loan to help you pay for course fees if you are aged 19
and over. Repayments only start once you have completed the
                                                                           83%            Nursing and Health Professions
                                                                                          (12% above the national average)
course and are earning more than £26,575 per year. What is
more, if you complete a Higher Education course this loan will be
completely written off. Visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan       THE AWARDING BODY RATED THE
for more information.
                                                                     COURSE TEAM AS ‘EXEMPLARY’
                                                                     IN ALL CATEGORIES.

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Higher Education                        Higher Education       Excellence Guaranteed
Courses at Langley                      Courses at Windsor     The College has fully met the UK standards
                                                               for its HE provision as awarded by the
We offer an exciting range of           We also have Higher    Higher Education Quality Assurance
higher level courses including          Education courses at   Agency in its review of the college in 2015.
HNCs, HNDs and Foundation               Windsor College:
Degrees in the following subjects:
                                        • Art and Design
• Business (Fd, HND)                    • Creative Media
• Children’s Development                • Performing Arts
  and Learning (Fd)
• Working with Children
  and Young People (Fd)                                        Funding Your Studies
• Working in Integrated Services for                           Courses are covered by a Student Tuition
  Children and Young People (BA Hons)                          Fee Loan awarded by the Student Loans
                                                               Company, visit www.slc.co.uk/england to
                                                               find out more. You only start to repay your
                                                               loan once you are earning over £26,575
                                                               per annum.

University Partners

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BUSINESS
Get the skills, experience and qualifications to climb the corporate ladder
and succeed in business. Learn about the various aspects of business from
planning to finances, administration to marketing. Our industry expert tutors,
work experience and unrivalled employer links will give you an invaluable
insight into the business world.

Your Learning Environment
         Top technology

         Industry speakers

         Work experience

         Industry experienced tutors
                                                    The business centre of London.
         Strong industry links

Did You Know?                    IN 2019, 5.9 MILLION
                                                  PRIVATE SECTOR BUSINESSES
                                 THERE WERE       IN THE UK, UP 69% SINCE 2000.

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REBECCA
  SALISBURY

       I chose to study at Langley
       College as I’d heard that the
       Business teachers were really
       good. I’d definitely recommend
       the course as the teachers are
       very helpful and always happy
       to explain things.
       Level 3 Extended Diploma
       in Business

 The Business Programme                                        What Next?

 Level 1                                                       Level 2
  Foundation Learning to prepare you for higher level study.

 Level 2                                                       Level 3
  More detailed skills and work experience.                    Or Employment

 Level 3                                                       University, FdA/HND, Higher
  Advanced skills and work experience.                         Apprenticeship, Employment

                                                               Top up at University, Higher
  Foundation Degree/HND                                        Apprenticeship, Employment

Jobs and Careers
• Business Administration           • Human Resources          • Estates
• Finance and Accounting            • Sales and Marketing      • Management
• General Management

       Apply online
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BUSINESS
BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1                          •   ONE YEAR
 FF1CBUS2L0

Course overview                                                       How will I be assessed?
You will develop the skills, attributes and behaviour needed          You will be assessed by your tutors by demonstrating the skills
to progress to further study and employment. You will learn           developed in the practical sessions.
through classroom theory as well as putting these into practice
through technical sessions.                                           Entry requirements
                                                                      You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2 or above.
What will I learn?
The course covers a number of units including:
• Business
• Multimedia
It will also include English and Maths to GCSE level
and tutorials.

BUSINESS
BTEC FIRST EXTENDED CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2                                        •   ONE YEAR
 FF2BBUS6L0

Course overview                                                       How will I be assessed?
A BTEC First in Business will help you to take the first steps into   Progress is measured through both exams and ongoing
the business world. Your course will mix business theory with         assessment allowing you to keep track of your performance
practical application and you will study a range of mandatory         on an ongoing basis.
and optional units.
                                                                      Entry requirements
What will I learn?                                                    You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above
You will learn business enterprise, selling and promoting a           including English and Maths or achievement of Business Level 1.
brand as well as financial awareness. In addition to this you will
have the opportunity to do one week’s work experience in the
business world.

                                                                       • Accountancy Level 2
                                                                       • Customer Service Level 2

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BUSINESS
BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3                                         •   TWO YEARS
 FF3NBUS3L1

Course overview                                                            How will I be assessed?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three                   You will undertake units based on real-life work and studies.
A Levels and will prepare you to enter employment or to                    Progress is measured through ongoing assessment throughout
progress to higher education.                                              your course allowing you to keep track of your own
                                                                           performance on an ongoing basis.
What will I learn?
The course offers an insight into all aspects of business. You will
                                                                           Entry requirements
study four mandatory units and 14 specialist units. Mandatory              You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above
units cover the fundamentals of business including:                        including English Language and Maths or a BTEC Extended
                                                                           Certificate Level 2 – Merit; and grade 4 or above in English
• The Business Environment
                                                                           Language and Maths.
• Business Resources
• Introduction to Marketing
• Business Communication
The course will link theory with practical application making
maximum use of your own experiences.                                        • Business Administration Level 3
                                                                            • Team Leading Level 3

         Apply online
         windsor-forest.ac.uk                                                                                   COURSE GUIDE 2021/2022 I 27
HIGHER EDUCATION

BUSINESS
FOUNDATION DEGREE                         •   TWO YEARS
 HE5RBUS1L1

Course overview                                                Modules – Year 2

This Foundation Degree (FdA) is a flexible Higher Education    • Service Marketing
Business Programme validated by Bucks New University and       • Managing Operations and Projects
designed with working people in mind. It has been designed     • Information Systems
to enhance your employment and career opportunities, build     • Human Resources and Reward
business and life skills and combines academic rigour and
                                                               • Small Business Management
workplace experience.
                                                               • Work Based Learning Project
Foundation Degrees are aimed at those who are working (or
self-employed), have possibly not studied for some years and   There is a guaranteed progression route to complete a full
are now keen to earn a degree qualification for their CV to    degree with Bucks New University. This could then lead you
enhance career prospects and professional development.         to study Year 3 of a Business Honours Degree and then,
                                                               potentially, Masters/MBA Level study.
What will I learn?
                                                               How will I be assessed?
Modules – Year 1
                                                               Your work will be assessed through presentations, essays, case
• Understanding the Business Environment                       studies, reports, group and individual projects.
• Role of Marketing
• Leading and Managing an Organisation                         Entry requirements
• Financial Management                                         You should be over 19 and have achieved grade 4 or above in
• Personal Development                                         GCSE Maths and English. You will be invited in for a discussion
• Understanding Change                                         with the FdA Course Tutor and asked to complete a short
                                                               diagnostic assessment.

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BUSINESS
HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)                                          •   TWO YEARS
 DF5VBUS1L1

Course overview                                                            Year 2 (subject to change)

This course will help you develop as a professional, self‑reflecting       • Research Project
individual, able to meet the demands of employers in the business          • Organisational Behaviour
sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.                           • Business Strategy
                                                                           • Human Resources – Value and Contribution
What will I learn?                                                           to Organisational Success
You will cover the following modules over the                              • International Marketing
two year programme:                                                        • Brand Management
Year 1                                                                     • Planning for Growth

• Business and the Business Environment
                                                                           How will I be assessed?
• Marketing Essentials
• Human Resource Management                                                You will be assessed through a range of methods including
                                                                           in‑class tests, exams, creation of financial and planning
• Management and Operations
                                                                           documents, work‑based projects, academic posters, displays,
• Management Accounting                                                    leaflets, recordings of interviews/role plays, working logbooks,
• Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set unit)                reflective journals, presentations with assessor questioning.
• Innovation and Commercialisation
• Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management                           Entry requirements
                                                                           You will need GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4
                                                                           and above (A*–C) plus business or related subjects at A Level
                                                                           or BTEC, however a lower entry point may be considered with
                                                                           good references, or an Access course. Students with overseas
                                                                           qualifications are also welcome.

          Apply online
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COMPUTING AND IT
Computing is undoubtedly one of the most forward thinking and fast paced
industries in the world and IT is a key industry in the UK’s fast-growing
digital sector offering. With a computing or IT qualification there are many
attractive career opportunities.

Your Learning Environment
         Advanced technology

         Top spec hardware and
         networking labs

         Industry expert tutors

         Industry speakers
                                                     Virtual Reality (VR) lesson with Pixar
         Work experience
                                                     co-founder Loren Carpenter.

                                  IN 2019 THERE WAS A RECORD
Did You Know?                     £10.1 BILLION INVESTMENT INTO
                                  UK TECH COMPANIES.

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EHTESHAM
  AKHTAR

       There are brilliant IT facilities at
       Langley. You have access to
       loads of software which you
       can use inside and outside
       of lessons such as Animate,
       Photoshop and Brackets.
       Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

 The Computing and IT Programme                                What Next?

 Level 1                                                       Level 2
  Foundation Learning to prepare you for higher level study.

 Level 2                                                       Level 3
  More detailed skills and work experience.                    Or Employment

 Level 3                                                       University, FdA/HND, Higher
  Advanced skills and work experience.                         Apprenticeship, Employment

Jobs and Careers
• Computer Game Designer                • Web Developer        • IT Helpdesk Support
• IT Technician                         • Programmer           • Systems Designer
• Software Engineer                     • Systems Analyst

       Apply online
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1                         •   ONE YEAR
 FF1CICT3L0

Course overview                                                      How will I be assessed?
You will develop the skills, attributes and behaviour needed         You will be assessed by your tutors by demonstrating the skills
to progress to further study and employment. You will learn          developed in the practical sessions.
through classroom theory as well as putting this into practice
through technical sessions.                                          Entry requirements
                                                                     You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2 or above.
What will I learn?
The course itself is made up of four mandatory core units and
six sector specific units covering:
• ICT
• Multimedia
It will also include English and Maths to GCSE level
and tutorials.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BTEC EXTENDED CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2                                •    ONE YEAR
 FF2BICT2L0

Course overview                                                      How will I be assessed?
You will learn a range of skills in Information Technology to        You will complete two online tests for the Online World
prepare you for a career in the industry using the extensive         and Technology Systems units and assignment work for
facilities at the College.                                           all other units.

What will I learn?                                                   Entry requirements
You will cover a number of modules including:                        You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or
                                                                     above including English and Maths or achievement of
• The Online World Technology Systems and Digital Portfolios
                                                                     Information Technology Level 1.
• Creating Digital Animation
• Creating Digital Graphics
• Creating Digital Audio/Video
• Database Development
• Computer Networks
• Installing and Maintaining Personal Computers and Hardware

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA LEVEL 3                                          •   TWO YEARS
 FF3NICT2L1

Course overview                                                             How will I be assessed?
If you want a future career in IT or computing then this course             You will be assessed through assignments and practical tasks.
is an excellent starting point. It covers a wide range of topics for
students who have a specific career pathway that they wish                  Entry requirements
to follow, as well as providing for those who are not sure which
specialism they wish to pursue.                                             You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
                                                                            and Maths or a BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 – Merit and
What will I learn?                                                          a grade 4 or above in English and Maths.

You will study seven mandatory units:
• Information technology systems – Creating systems to
  manage information
• Using social media in business
                                                                             • Digital Marketing Level 3
• Programming – IT project management – Cyber security
  and incident management                                                    • IT Infrastructure Technician Level 3
• IT service delivery                                                        • Junior Content Producer Level 3
                                                                             • Network Engineering Level 4
These are combined with further optional units.

          Apply online
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CONSTRUCTION
The construction industry employs 3 million people throughout the UK. It
offers a vast range of job opportunities for those with the right technical
skills and qualifications.

Your Learning Environment
         Specialist workshops for
         each trade

         Work experience

         Industry experienced tutors                 Working in the College’s
                                                     specialist workshops.
         Industry speakers and visits

Did You Know?
                                    THE AVERAGE SALARY IN
                                    THE UK CONSTRUCTION
                                                                  £43,946
                                    INDUSTRY IS                   ANNUALLY

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AHMED
   MASOOD

        I chose Langley College as it was
        recommended to me. The facilities
        are good and the teachers are
        really helpful and easy to get
        along with which is important
        to successful learning.
        Level 3 Diploma in
        Electrical Installation

 The Construction Programme                                       What Next?

  Level 1                                                         Level 2
  You will try a range of trades and get foundation skills for    Or an Apprenticeship
  progression to Level 2.

  Level 2                                                         Level 3
  You will specialise in a specific trade and get the technical   Or Employment/Apprenticeship
  skills for employment.

  Level 3                                                         HND, University, Higher
  Advanced skills and work experience to prepare you for site     Apprenticeship, Employment
  work or advanced study.

Jobs and Careers
• Skilled Tradesperson                • Construction Manager      • Quantity Surveyor
  (Bricklayer/Plasterer/              • Builders Merchant Sales   • Civil Engineer
  Plumber etc.)                       • Building Control          • Contracts Manager
• Site Foreman

       Apply online
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CONSTRUCTION

CONSTRUCTION (MULTI-TRADES)
BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 1                            •   ONE YEAR
 FF1CCON1L0

Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
This course will cover a range of foundation level skills in            You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence built up
the construction industry and can lead to employment in                 in both practical workshop sessions and theory lessons.
the construction industry or a Level 2 qualification in a
specific trade.                                                         Entry requirements
                                                                        You will need three GCSEs at grade 2 or above.
What will I learn?
You will be introduced to a broad range of trades including:
• Painting and decorating
• Carpentry and joinery
• Electrical
• Plastering
• Plumbing and brickwork
You will also work on your Functional Skills in Maths, English and
                                                                         • Property Maintenance Level 2
IT to improve your skills, ready for the next level of study or work.

CONSTRUCTION (MULTI-TRADES)
BTEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2                            •   ONE YEAR
 FF2CCON1L0

Course overview                                                         How will I be assessed?
This course will provide you with the practical skills as well as       You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence built up in
the knowledge and understanding of construction to allow                both practical workshop sessions and theory lessons.
you to pursue a career in this industry. You will learn the basics
of how buildings are constructed and how to recognise the               Entry requirements
common defects in different parts of a building. You will be able
to treat and repair these defects to industry standards.                Completion of a Level 1 qualification along with satisfactory
                                                                        attendance and a good reference from your course tutor.
                                                                        Alternatively, a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above.
What will I learn?
You will learn a broad range of trades including erecting and
dismantling access equipment and working platforms and how
to carry out:
• Masonry repairs                   • Plumbing repairs
• Painting and                      • Wood repairs
  decorating repairs                • Tiling repairs
• Plastering repairs                • Roofing repairs

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CARPENTRY AND JOINERY
DIPLOMA LEVEL 1                     •    ONE YEAR
 FF1CDRY2L0

Course overview                                                       How will I be assessed?
If you would like to become a Joiner in the world of                  The course has practical assessment, phase test and on-line
construction but don’t yet have the skills, our carpentry and         exams at the end of each unit.
joinery course will show you the way and help you carve a
career in construction.                                               Entry requirements
                                                                      You’ll need three GCSE’s at grade 2. Alternatively, you should
What will I learn?                                                    have completed the BTEC Level 1 in Construction. You need to
This course provides you with the basic knowledge,                    be physically fit due to the nature of the course and have the
understanding and skills to become qualified within carpentry         ability to demonstrate some level of practical skill.
and joinery.
The course covers a range of units including:
• Health, safety and welfare
• Construction technology
• Producing woodworking joints
• Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
• Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools

CARPENTRY AND JOINERY
DIPLOMA LEVEL 2                      •   ONE YEAR
 FF2CDRYCL0

Course overview                                                       How will I be assessed?
This one year course will increase your site skills in carpentry.     The course requires the completion of practical and theory
If you are successful in this course you can progress onto            tasks, and unit end tests followed by an online exam and
the Diploma Level 3 or enter the carpentry profession at an           practical phase test.
Intermediate level.
                                                                      Entry requirements
What I will learn?                                                    Completion of the Level 1 Diploma along with a good
This one year course will give you good skills in carrying out site   reference from your course tutor and good attendance
carpentry tasks and covers a wide range of units including:           records. Alternatively, a minimum or four GCSEs at grade 3
                                                                      or above or achievement of the Level 1 Diploma.
• Health, safety and welfare in construction
• Principles of building, construction, information
  and communication
• Flooring and roofing
• Frames, partitions and stairs                                        • Carpentry and Joinery – Site Carpentry Level 2 and 3
• Operating carpentry machinery                                        • Carpentry and Joinery – Architectural Bench Joiner
• Safe use of power tools                                                Level 2 and 3

          Apply online
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ELECTRICAL

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
DIPLOMA LEVEL 1                    •   ONE YEAR
 FF1CELE1L0

Course overview                                                 How will I be assessed?
This course is designed to cover the full range of topics and   You will be assessed through direct observation and externally
tasks as laid down by the City and Guilds in response to        set theory exams.
industry requirements. It can lead to a Level 2 Diploma
in Electrical Installation or Level 3 Apprenticeship            Entry requirements
in Electro‑technical.
                                                                You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above
                                                                including English and Maths.
What will I learn?
The course covers the following areas:
• Structure of the construction industry
• Fundamental safe working practices
• Environmental and sustainability measures in
  domestic dwellings
• Site preparation or working in the construction industry
• Electrical installation wiring and terminations
• Fabrication techniques for electrical installations
• Electrical science and technology

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
DIPLOMA LEVEL 2                      •   ONE YEAR
 FF2CELE2L0

Course overview                                                     How will I be assessed?
This course covers various areas in electro-technical technology.   You will be assessed by a series of online multiple-choice tests
It can lead to further study or NVQ Diploma Level 2 if you gain     and workshop practical assignments.
employment as an apprentice.
                                                                    Entry requirements
What will I learn?                                                  You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
You will cover the following elements:                              and Maths.
• Principles of electrical science
• Electrical installations technology
• Health and safety within the building services industry

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
DIPLOMA LEVEL 3                      •   ONE YEAR
 FF3TELE1L0

Course overview                                                     How will I be assessed?
This course covers various areas in electro-technical technology    You will be assessed by a series of online multiple-choice tests
and can lead to further study or employment as an apprentice.       and workshop practical assignments.

What will I learn?                                                  Entry requirements
You will cover a number of elements including:                      You will need to have successfully completed the Level 2
                                                                    and have four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including
• Principals of electrical science
                                                                    English and Maths.
• Electrical installations technology
• Health and safety within the building services industry

                                                                     • Installation/Maintenance Electrician Level 3

         Apply online
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PAINTING AND DECORATING

PAINTING AND DECORATING
DIPLOMA LEVEL 1                   •    ONE YEAR
 FF1CPAI1L0

Course overview                                                     How will I be assessed?
This one year foundation course will give you a good                You will be required to complete practical and theory tasks, unit
grounding in painting and decorating skills. Following successful   end tests followed by an online exam and practical phase test.
completion of Diploma Level 1 and a reference from your course
tutor, you can progress to the Diploma Level 2. If you can secure   Entry requirements
a job as a painter, you could gain an NVQ Level 2.
                                                                    You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 2 or above.

What will I learn?
Topics covered include:
• Basic preparation
• Water and oil based painting by brush and roller
• Basic paper hanging
• Basic decorative techniques
  (broken colour work, graining, marbling and stencilling)

PAINTING AND DECORATING
DIPLOMA LEVEL 2                    •   ONE YEAR
 FF2CPAI5L0

Course overview                                                     How will I be assessed?
This one year course will provide you with all round painting       You will be required to complete practical and theory tasks, unit
and decorating skills which could lead to a career in painting      end tests followed by an online exam and a practical phase test.
and decorating at an intermediate level. If you successfully
complete this course you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma.       Entry requirements
                                                                    You will need four GCSEs grade 3 or above or the successful
What will I learn?                                                  completion of the Level 1 Diploma.
You will cover a number of areas including:
• Advanced preparation techniques
• Water and oil based painting by brush and roller
• Advanced paper hanging
• HVLP spraying and decorative techniques
  (broken colour work, graining, marbling, murals
  and advanced stencilling)

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PAINTING AND DECORATING
DIPLOMA LEVEL 3                     •   ONE YEAR
 FF3CPAI3L0

Course overview                                                     How will I be assessed?
This one year course will teach you the complex painting            You will be assessed through practical units, phase tests and
and decorating skills ready for use on site, and an insight into    online exams for each unit.
supervisory situations. This course could lead to employment
in the construction industry at an advanced level including         Entry requirements
the possibility of a supervisory role, or further study towards a
degree in construction.                                             You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 4 or above in
                                                                    Maths and English and successful completion of the Diploma
                                                                    Level 2 as this gives you the skills required to achieve the
What will I learn?                                                  Level 3.
You will cover a wide range of topics including:
• Advanced preparation techniques
• High quality water and oil based painting by brush and roller
• Advanced wall coverings
• Gilding
• Coving and artexing
• Airless spray painting and decorative techniques
  (broken colour work, graining, marbling, murals and                • Painting and Decorating Level 2
  advanced stencilling)

         Apply online
         windsor-forest.ac.uk                                                                            COURSE GUIDE 2021/2022 I 41
PLUMBING

PLUMBING
DIPLOMA LEVEL 1                     •    ONE YEAR
 FF1CGHP2L0

Course overview                                                  How will I be assessed?
This qualification focuses on fundamental plumbing practical     You are continually assessed through practical assignments
skills and knowledge. Successful completion of the course will   and course work.
give you an understanding of the core skills and knowledge
required by a plumber working within the industry. You could     Entry requirements
move on to the Level 2 Diploma or NVQ if employed in
the industry.                                                    You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including
                                                                 English and Maths.

What will I learn?
You will learn a wide range of skills including:
• Measuring
• Cutting
• Bending and jointing of pipework including
  copper, plastic and steel

PLUMBING
DIPLOMA LEVEL 2                      •   ONE YEAR
 FF2CGHP7L0

Course overview                                                  You will learn the skills to install plumbing and heating
                                                                 appliances ranging from baths, sinks, toilets, radiators,
There is great local demand for skilled plumbers and the work    circulating pumps and controls.
varies from becoming a domestic plumber to working for a local
authority or large construction company. If you are looking
for a career change or to improve your prospects our Level 2
                                                                 How will I be assessed?
Plumbing Diploma (accredited by EAL) can provide you with        You are continually assessed through practical assignments
the essential knowledge you need to start your career as         and internal exams.
a plumber.
                                                                 Entry requirements
What will I learn?                                               You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above
You will study a wide range of skills to enable you to be        including English and Maths.
effective in the industry. These include:
• Measuring
• Cutting
• Bending and jointing of pipe work
• How to use materials such as copper, plastics and mild steel

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PLUMBING
DIPLOMA LEVEL 3                     •   ONE YEAR
 FF3CGHP3L0

Course overview                                                     • How will I be assessed?
This course is aimed at learners who have completed their           You are continually assessed through practical assignments and
Level 2 Plumbing Diploma and want to progress to the next           online internal exams.
level. This course is accredited by BPEC and is recognised within
the industry so you can enter straight into employment, become
self-employed, move on to an apprenticeship or progress to the
                                                                    Entry requirements
Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation.                                 You will need to have successfully completed the Plumbing
                                                                    Diploma Level 2 and also have four GCSEs at grade 4 or above
What will I learn?                                                  including English and Maths.

You will learn a wide range of skills sought after within the
industry including:
• Installation of gravity fed systems
• Unvented systems and bathroom suitesThroughout this
  course you will be working with various types of materials         • Domestic Heating Level 3
  and pipework to expand your knowledge within the
                                                                     • Gas Engineer Operative Level 3
  plumbing sector.

         Apply online
         windsor-forest.ac.uk                                                                           COURSE GUIDE 2021/2022 I 43
ENGINEERING
TECHNOLOGY
The UK has an advanced engineering industry with new technologies set
to transform productivity. We’ll introduce you to all aspects of engineering
including design, hydraulics, welding, product design and electronics
using the latest industry-standard technology.

Your Learning Environment
         Specialist workshops

         Latest technology and equipment

         High specification equipment

         Work experience
                                                     High specification equipment
         Industry experienced tutors                 and specialist workshops.

         Industry speakers and visits

Did You Know?
                                 THE AVERAGE GRADUATE
                                 STARTING SALARY IN               £25,000
                                 ENGINEERING IS                   PER YEAR

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