DEGREE & UNIVERSITY LEVEL COURSES 2021/2022 - UNIVERSITY CENTRE

 
DEGREE & UNIVERSITY LEVEL COURSES 2021/2022 - UNIVERSITY CENTRE
UNIVERSITY CENTRE

    DEGREE & UNIVERSITY
      LEVEL COURSES
         2021/2022
DEGREE & UNIVERSITY LEVEL COURSES 2021/2022 - UNIVERSITY CENTRE
Welcome
    I am delighted that you are
    considering a Higher Education
    course at Grantham College.
    We have a wide and exciting
    range of courses to choose from,

’   including HNCs, HNDs, NVQs,
    Foundation Degrees, Higher Level                           Steven Peacock
    Apprenticeships and Professional                           Vice Principal - Higher Education
                                                               & Institute of Technology
    programmes of study.

    I hope that you find what you are looking for in our prospectus and that we can be your
    springboard to greater success and fulfillment.

    If you need any help or can’t find what you are looking for, please contact our Student
    Information team who will be pleased to assist you.

    Call 01476 400200 or email enquiry@grantham.ac.uk

    Whatever your age or circumstances, Grantham College is your chance to fulfill your potential.

                                                          Apply online www.grantham.ac.uk
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CONTENTS                                                                                                     VISIT US
WELCOME                                            HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES
Visit Us                                       5   Access to Higher Education                           15            Don’t miss your chance to visit one of our open events and get all
College Calendar                               5   Animal Management                                    16             the information you need to make a decision about your future.
Dedicated University Centre                    6   Applied Sciences (Biology)                           18
                                                   Arts Practice                                        20
Institute of Technology                        7
                                                                                                                                            Come and visit us on:
Why Grantham College University Centre?        8   Business & Management                                22
Work-Ready for the 21st Century                9   Computing & Systems Development                      24                     Tuesday 22 September 2020        • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Facilities & Support                          10   Professional Studies (Early Childhood)               26                     Thursday 19 November 2020        • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Finance & Funding                             12   Professional Studies (Education)                     28
                                                                                                                                   Tuesday 26 January 2021      • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Qualifications Guide                          13   Engineering - Electrical & Electronic                30
Which Higher Education course is for me?      13   Engineering - Manufacturing                          32                           Thursday 22 April 2021     • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Higher Apprenticeships                        14   Engineering - Mechanical                             34
                                                   Fashion & Textiles                                   36
                                                                                                                      If you are unable to attend any of the above events, please contact us on
HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS                             Film & Digital Media Production                      38         01476 400200 or email enquiry@grantham.ac.uk to arrange an alternative visit.
                                                   Graphic Design                                       40
AAT Accounting/Taxation Technician            56
                                                   Health & Social Care Practitioner                    42
Automation & Control Engineering Technician   57
                                                   Performing Arts - Acting                             44

                                                                                                             COLLEGE CALENDAR
Data Analyst                                  58
                                                   Photography                                          46
Engineering Manufacturing Technician          59
                                                   Public Services                                      48
Software Developer                            60
                                                   Special Educational Needs and Disabilities           50
                                                                                                             HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21
PROFESSIONAL COURSES                               Sport & Exercise Science: Coaching Science           52
                                                                                                             Autumn Term: Monday 21 September to Friday 11 December 2020
                                                   Sport & Exercise Science: Football Scholarship       54
AAT Accounting                                61                                                             Spring Term: Monday 4 January to Wednesday 31 March 2021
                                                   Table Tennis Academy                                 67
Counselling                                   62                                                             Summer Term: Monday 19 April to Wednesday 16 June 2021
CIPD Human Resource Management                63              This course guide can be viewed
                                                           electronically at www.grantham.ac.uk
ILM Level 4 in Leadership & Management        64
                                              65            Every effort has been made to ensure
ILM Level 5 in Leadership & Management
                                                          information is correct at time of print but
Training, Assessing & Quality Assurance       66           could be subject to change at any time.
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    DEDICATED UNIVERSITY CENTRE                                      INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
                                                                     Grantham College & University Centre is to receive a £2.6m investment to expand facilities and equipment for
    Grantham College launches its                                    Higher Education and Skills in Engineering and Digital as part of their successful Institute of Technology bid.
    University Centre
                                                                     Grantham College is part of a collaboration of Lincolnshire Further Education Colleges and the University of
    Grantham College is proud to announce the expansion of its       Lincoln working together to create an Institute of Technology focussed on delivering higher level technical
    Higher Education (HE) provision by investing in a new            education with a clear route to high skilled employment. The overall investment from the Department for
    University Centre. The Centre is located in the College’s        Education (DfE) for the Lincolnshire IoT Group is likely to be approximately £15m.
    historic Elsham House. The bespoke Centre sees a
    transformation of the building, designed to serve the needs      Principal and Chief Executive Paul Deane explains “I am delighted with the success of this bid and would like
    of the College’s university level students and further enhance   to congratulate everyone involved for their hard work. The Lincolnshire IoT will be a landmark commitment,
    the student experience.                                          creating a step change in the productivity of Lincolnshire - involving approaching £37m of investment. The £15m
                                                                     of resources from the DfE as capital funding will be complemented by £21m of investment through its partners. I
    The development of the University Centre provides better         would like to thank local employers for their tremendous support for this bid, they understand that this investment
                                                                     will be critical in supporting us to help fill their skills gaps and drive improvements in productivity in the future.”
    facilities and a dedicated space for Higher Education
                                                                     Vice Principal for HE and Institute of Technology Dr Steven Peacock says “Grantham College will use the funding
    students. Among its facilities, the University Centre houses a
                                                                     to refurbish Stonebridge House creating a facility that blends the historic character of this beautiful building with
    student common room, broadcast studio and Mac suites.            the modern high tech facilities required to support the creation of the engineers and digital experts of the future.”

    As part of its Higher Education provision, the College offers    For more information about Grantham College’s Institute of Technology, please email Dr Steven Peacock
    some of its degree level qualifications in partnership with      at speacock@grantham.ac.uk.
    Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU). Jonathan Batty, Director
    of Marketing, Recruitment and Communications at BGU,
    praised the positive impact that the new centre is having:
    “It has been a pleasure working with the team at Grantham
    College to make places in Higher Education accessible to
    those who wouldn’t traditionally attend university. Widening
    participation is a core value of the University and we are
    excited to see provision offered through our partnership
    expand with this new centre.”
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    WHY GRANTHAM COLLEGE                                                                                                      WORK-READY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
    UNIVERSITY CENTRE?                                                                                                        We place employability at the heart of everything we do and make sure
                                                                                                                              that real-world experience is available throughout your time at Grantham
    University Centre Grantham College offers quality Degree and University Level courses right on your doorstep.             College. Over the year and for every subject studied, you will be able to go
    taught in state of the art facilities.                                                                                    on industry trips to companies working in your chosen field, go along to
                                                                                                                              masterclasses led by leading figures for top employers and engage in lots
    Grantham College is a great place to be a student. From bars, coffee shops and restaurants to a cinema and parks;         of community activities.
    there’s always plenty to do when you’re not studying. We’re also located a short journey away from London,
    Lincoln and Nottingham.                                                                                                   Other ways in which we ensure you are work-ready include:
                                                                                                                              • Careers Week
    There’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ HE student at Grantham College. From 18 year olds to adults returning to             • Masterclasses and industry visits
    education later in life, we have a range of courses and flexible study options to suit everyone. When you join the        • Work experience and placements
    Grantham College University Centre you will mix with young people, employed people studying part-time and                 • Work-related learning
    parents fitting in a degree around family life. Our University Centre isn’t ‘typical’ either. When you join college you   • Employability in the curriculum (industry case studies; CV writing;
    will be part of a close-knit group of students, benefitting from small class sizes and more dedicated one-to-one             budgeting; interview preparation)
    time with tutors.                                                                                                         • Meet the Alumni events

    In 2016, Grantham College was awarded the prestigious QAA quality mark for                                                To help support you in getting the qualifications and the career you want:
    University level courses.                                                                                                 We take pride in offering a caring, safe and professional environment which
    QAA is similar to Ofsted in that they review the quality of teaching, learning and                                        will help to develop confidence and allow you to realise your full potential.
    outcomes for students across four key areas, all of which met the standard at
    Grantham.                                                                                                                 We have invested in a HE Academic Skills Support Tutor to give all of our
                                                                                                                              HE students help in making the transition from Further Education or
    The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of                                                  A Levels to Higher Education, as well as guidance in essay writing, research
    degree-awarding bodies and/or other awarding organisations;                                                               methods, exam preparation, time management and presentation skills.
    • The quality of student learning opportunities
    • The quality of the information about learning opportunities                                                             We listen to your input via student surveys, student focus groups, social
    • The enhancement of student learning opportunities                                                                       forums and the Student Union.
    • Having QAA approval means that the courses being offered at Grantham College
       are of the same standard as those being delivered in larger Universities.                                              We will make sure that you are aware of all the latest progression
                                                                                                                              opportunities into employment and/or further study.
    In 2018, Grantham College received a TEF silver award for Higher Education
    teaching excellence.                                                                                                      We provide a comprehensive, personal pastoral support package for all
    The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) recognises                                                   students including a counselling service, support in mental health and well-
    excellent teaching in UK higher education providers. The Office for Students website                                      being and a full student support network. We ensure that our teaching staff
    confirms that a provider of Higher Education only receives this award if it is delivering                                 have relevant professional experience in their subject area and are up-to-
    high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. The provider will                                          date with what employers are looking for in their work forces.
    consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
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     FACILITIES & SUPPORT                                                                                                       CAREERS & HIGHER EDUCATION ADVICE
                                                                                                                                While at college all students have access to a flexible
                                                                                                                                                                                                    FOOD & DRINK
                                                                                                                                                                                                    A wide selection of meals are available from the Refectory
                                                                                                                                programme of Careers Education and Guidance to help                 at very competitive prices. Snacks are available from vending
                                                                                                                                develop skills and knowledge to make choices and feel               machines throughout the College.
                                                                                                                                prepared to enter the working environment which includes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students, staff and the general public are also welcome to
                                                                                                                                •   Weekly Employability sessions covering topics on
     Our facilities are here to help you enjoy life beyond the    CAR PARKING                                                                                                                       dine in the College’s Apple Tree Restaurant which is open
     classroom. At Grantham College we are pleased to provide     Limited student parking is available for blue badge holders       CVs, job applications, apprenticeships, interview skills,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    to the public for lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays at midday
     not only high-quality education, but support and guidance    only before 4.30pm. After 4.30pm, car parking spaces              volunteering, work experience and Higher Education              – 1pm. In addition, the restaurant can be booked for private
     for everyone who studies here. Your well-being and success   are available and provided free of charge to students and     •   Useful resources on the VLE in the Careers area and in          functions, celebrations, meetings, fundraisers or training
     are important to us – experienced, professional staff are    visitors. These are allocated on a first-come, first-served       the college library                                             events. Located on the top floor of the main building, it also
     always available to you. We have listed some of the most
                                                                  basis. Additional parking can be found at the public car      •   Support with UCAS applications                                  offers an outstanding view of Grantham! Booking is essential
     important facilities and services in this section and our
                                                                  park situated in Welham Street, close to the main campus.     •   Opportunity to discuss progression and future plans with        and can be made by visiting the restaurant in person or by
     friendly Student Information team are always happy to help
     with any other questions you may have.                       Secured bicycle storage is available for students on the          tutors                                                          telephoning 01476 400227.
                                                                  main campus.                                                  •   Visits to institutions & employers and guest speakers
     ACCOMMODATION                                                                                                                  coming in to college                                            SUPPORT
     Accommodation is available on campus in Sedgwick Hall        WI-FI                                                                                                                             Grantham College is committed to the principles of
                                                                                                                                •   Careers fair – held at the college biannually
     and Sedgwick Mews.                                           Free Wi-Fi is available throughout key locations in the                                                                           inclusive learning and the learning support service is
                                                                                                                                •   Work experience - see page 10 for more details
                                                                  College.                                                                                                                          designed to enable you to reach your full potential. The
     A total of 67 places are available in halls. All rooms are                                                                                                                                     level of learning support provided depends on your
                                                                  GYM FACILITIES                                                In addition to this you can access impartial careers
     furnished with their own en-suite facilities but there are                                                                                                                                     individual needs and may include mobility assistance,
                                                                  Free access to our on-site gym during certain hours.          information and guidance via:                                       dyslexia assessment and support, large screen monitors and
     shared bathrooms in Sedgwick Mews.
                                                                                                                                •    An independent Careers Adviser by appointment at               learning support assistance in class.
     Rent is payable at the start of each term.                   A variety of machines and weights are available.                   college – contact the Student Information team on
                                                                                                                                     01476 400251                                                   COUNSELLING, MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING
     For further details about accommodation contact              Contact our Activity Development Officer Lynsey Coy for       •    The National Careers Service website where you can             If there are any personal problems, difficulties or concerns
     Sarah High, Student Services Manager on                      opening times on lcoy@grantham.ac.uk or 01476 404336.              access free impartial professional advice on careers, skills   that you wish to discuss with us, you can access our
     01476 400200 or email shigh@grantham.ac.uk.                                                                                     and the job market via https://nationalcareersservice.         confidential service.
                                                                                                                                     direct.gov.uk/
     THE COLLEGE LIBRARY                                                                                                                                                                            If you have mental health difficulties, the Mental Health and
     The library holds over 30,000 books and has a wide range                                                                                                                                       Well-being Adviser can meet you prior to commencing
                                                                                                                                The College has a Matrix Quality Award for Advice and
     of journals, magazines, DVDs and an online catalogue                                                                                                                                           your course, or at any point during your time at college, to
                                                                                                                                Guidance.
     system for research and book reservations. You can also                                                                                                                                        discuss the support available to help you with your studies.
     access the Internet via computer workstations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Appointments can be made by contacting Lorna Hollands
     E-books and online databases are available for use and                                                                                                                                         on counselling@grantham.ac.uk or via the Student
     can be accessed on campus and from anywhere you have                                                                                                                                           Information desk.
     Internet access.

     The library also lends laptops to use both on and off
     campus.
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     FINANCE & FUNDING                                                                                                                                      QUALIFICATIONS GUIDE
     The different costs and finance options can seem like a minefield,       The loan is paid directly in your bank account and doesn’t have to            Don’t get confused by the numbers! We’ll help you understand what different qualification levels mean!
     but there are lots of funding opportunities available to help support    be paid back until you have finished your HE course and are earning
     your journey.                                                            more than £25,000 a year.                                                     All UK qualifications are assigned to a specific level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), based on the standards
                                                                                                                                                            of knowledge and skills you learn when you complete them. They start at ‘entry-level’ and are then numbered from 1 to 6.
     The majority of these courses require tuition fees to be paid, but       ADDITIONAL SUPPORT                                                            The box below shows the different types of Higher Education qualifications offered by the College and how the qualifications
     there’s lots of help to make sure you can afford your education          You could be eligible for more financial support if you have a                compare against each other.
     and enjoy your time at Grantham College without worrying about           disability or learning difficulty or if you have adults or children who
     money. This includes advice about loans for both the cost of the         are dependent on you.                                                         Our handy table below will help you compare different qualifications and levels to understand the right choice for you.
     course and for living costs.
                                                                              DISABLED STUDENTS’ ALLOWANCE (DSA)                                             LEVEL 4                                       LEVEL 5                                       LEVEL 6
     TUITION FEES & FINANCIAL SUPPORT                                         Local Education Authorities (LEAs) can award DSAs to part-time and             •    Higher National Certificate (HNC)        •    Foundation Degree                        •   Degree (final year)
     All students studying a Higher Education or Professional course are
                                                                              full-time undergraduate students who can show that they have a                 •    NVQ 4                                    •    Higher National Diploma (HND)
     required to pay tuition fees.
                                                                              disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty that       •    Higher Apprenticeships                   •    NVQ 5
                                                                              affects their ability to study. The DSA helps pay for any extra costs                                                        •    Higher Apprenticeships
                                                                              as a direct result of your learning disability or learning difficulty. The
     Tuition fees do not always have to be paid up front for some
                                                                              allowance can help with the cost of a non-medical personal helper,
     Professional and HE courses. All UK and EU students are eligible to
                                                                              items of specialist equipment, travel and other course-related costs.
     take out a student loan to cover the whole tuition course fee over
     the duration of their course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       WHICH COURSE IS FOR ME?
                                                                              If you have any questions or concerns about finance and funding,
                                                                              then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Student Finance                                                         With a HNC or HND, you may be able            A Foundation Degree is broadly
     The Government’s Student Loans Company ‘Student Finance                                                                                               There are many different pathways at
                                                                              Officer, Jo Bowman on 01476 400281 or our Student Information                University and Professional level – don’t       to enter the second or third year of a        equivalent to the first two years of
     England’ facilitates the allocation and repayment of loans to HE level
                                                                              team on 01476 400200 for the latest fee information.                         just take the traditional route; decide         Bachelor’s degree and ‘top up’ your           a Bachelor’s degree (many of our
     course students in the UK. There are a number of financial packages
     available that could help you pay for the costs of studying.                                                                                          which is best for you!                          qualification. Or you can use this higher     Foundation Degree graduates opt to
                                                                              OFS - STUDENT FINANCE FUNDING                                                                                                level of qualification to showcase your       continue their studies and apply for one
                                                                              For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England,        HNC/HND                                         skills and expertise in your chosen           of the progression route courses to gain
     WHAT LOANS ARE AVAILABLE?                                                                                                                             Both HNC and HND are focused on                 career and secure a great job.                a full honors degree).
     TUITION FEE LOAN                                                         they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered
                                                                                                                                                           helping you get a head start in a specific
     To cover your tuition fees, you may be able to get a dedicated           with the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS is the new independent
                                                                                                                                                           industry, with all the relevant skills you’ll   Don’t worry if you’re confused by             If you want to enhance your career
     Tuition Fee Loan that will cover the entire cost of your course.         regulator for higher education in England and all higher education                                                           the different choices for HE and              whilst continuing in employment, a
                                                                                                                                                           need for the sector.
     Your fees are paid directly from Student Finance England so please       providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be                                                             Professional qualifications. The variety      Foundation Degree is perfect, as it allows
     ensure that you apply for them on time.                                  eligible for student support in the 20-21 academic year. Grantham            A HNC is a vocationally based                   of options mean that you can decide on        you flexibility of study and is designed
                                                                              College is an approved provider with OfS registration.                       qualification. That means you’ll be             a path of study that suits your individual    with employers’ and Higher Education
     MAINTENANCE LOAN                                                                                                                                      studying for a career in a specific area,       circumstances.                                Institutes (HEIs) needs in mind.
     To help with living costs, you could also get a Maintenance Loan         Visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.                     with practical work-related training and
                                                                                                                                                           education and a focus on preparing you          FOUNDATION DEGREE                             Please see overleaf for more
     that will give you peace of mind affording accommodation, food
                                                                                                                                                           for a real-world job. Studying full-time, a     A foundation degree is a great place          information on Higher Apprenticeships.
     and travel expenses. The amount you can get will depend on                                                                                            HNC course usually takes a year, or you         to begin if you’re getting back into
     where you live and study, with the maximum amount (based on                                                                                           can do it on a part-time basis over two         education and eager to lay the                You don’t have to decide on your own!
                                                                              To submit the required details for tuition fee loans, maintenance
     study outside London, living on your own) of £9,203 available in                                                                                      years.                                          groundwork – either for work-related          Our expert Advice and Guidance team
                                                                                 loans and any available grants, you’ll need to apply online:
     a single year. If you are studying overseas as part of a UK course,                                                                                                                                   skills or as a stepping stone to a full       are on hand to speak with you about
     maintenance loan support is still available up to £10,539 for 2020/21.
                                                                                www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance                                After completing a HNC, you could               university degree. It will help you further   your career goals and find the right
                                                                                                                                                           convert your qualification to a HND with        develop your career if you’re already         option for you.
                                                                                                                                                           one year’s further study on the HND             in a job, or provide you with work-
                                                                                                                                                           programme.                                      related learning options with relevant
                                                                                                                                                                                                           employers if this is a new career path.
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     Higher Apprenticeships                                                                                                 Access to Higher Education
                                                                                                                            Feel like you’ve missed your chance                              LEVEL: 3
                                                                                                                                                                                             COURSE CODE: FGA25040
                                                         HOW TO GAIN AN APPRENTICESHIP
                                                         Apprenticeships should not be considered an easy option,           to progress to university?                                       DURATION: 1 Year
                                                         there is competition to gain one. You will need the following:
                                                                                                                            If you need a flexible and confidence-enhancing
                                                         • The right qualifications and job opportunity                                                                                      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
                                                         • An employer that is willing to take you on – although we
                                                                                                                            course to give you the qualifications and skills for
                                                                                                                                                                                             Applicants will be assessed at interview to ensure that Access
     Apprenticeships are a great                           may be able to offer help with this in some instances            progression to Higher Education locally or nationally,
                                                                                                                                                                                             to HE is the most appropriate course. Prospective students
                                                                                                                            then our highly successful Access course is for you.
     way to get on the career                            • A willingness to learn and succeed, and a flair for the area
                                                           that you are applying for
                                                                                                                                                                                             should have GCSE maths grade C/4 and English Language
                                                                                                                                                                                             grade C/4. If you have only one of these entry requirements,
     ladder, so you can start earning                    • A Level 3 qualification or A Levels would be expected            There are three routes to choose from: Science,
                                                                                                                                                                                             there may be the opportunity to study GCSE maths or English
     while you train and gain your                                                                                          Healthcare, or English & Social Science. Each
                                                         KEY BENEFITS:                                                                                                                       Language alongside your Access course, but not both.
                                                                                                                            route opens the door to a wide range of rewarding
     independence quicker.                               •  Higher Apprenticeships offer employees career                   degree subjects and careers such as: media studies,              COURSE DETAILS:
                                                            progression - our Level 3 Apprentices progress onto
                                                                                                                            teaching, nursing, midwifery, social work, psychology,           The course enrols twice in every academic year (in
     The job market, as you will have heard or              supervisor roles by doing Higher Apprenticeships
                                                                                                                            criminology, paramedic science, veterinary nursing,              September and late January) and all classes are timetabled
     experienced, is tough these days. More people       •  Higher Apprentices train with the company to gain
                                                            knowledge, skills and behaviours to do the job                  history, business and many others.                               between the hours of 9.30am - 3.00pm, three days a week,
     are competing for fewer job vacancies, making
     it more important than ever to make yourself        •  A Higher Apprentice will be spending 20% of their working                                                                        with no classes during the school holidays. The options
     stand out from the crowd. So what are employers        week studying towards a specific Apprenticeship Standard                                                                         available are:
                                                            which could include gaining a Level 4 qualification, for                                                                         •    Science - This includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics
     looking for? Qualifications, definitely, but when                                                                                                Sophie decided to work after leaving
                                                            example an HNC
     you’re competing against other well-qualified                                                                                                    school as she did not have the              plus IT and Study Skills.
     candidates you’ll want to give yourself the edge,                                                                                                necessary qualifications to go to      •    Health Care - This includes Biology, Sociology and
                                                         HELP WITH FINANCE
     and a Higher Apprenticeship could help.                                                                                                          university. She has now decided to          Psychology, plus IT and Study Skills.
                                                         There are no tuition fees or student loans – Apprenticeships are
                                                                                                                                                      widen her career options by pursuing   •    English & Social Science - This includes English
                                                         paid for from the company levy or an employer contribution if       SUCCESS STORY
     The Higher Apprenticeship benefits students by                                                                                                   her interest in English language and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Language, Creative Writing and Literature, Sociology and
                                                         the company does not pay the government levy.                       Sophie Magilton          linguistics.
     equipping them with great qualifications. Higher                                                                                                                                             Psychology, plus IT and Study Skills.
     Apprentices study for work-based learning                                                                              “The Access course has been a brilliant experience and a great
                                                         For further information please contact our Apprenticeship
     qualifications like a Level 4 NVQ. In some                                                                             opportunity to get back in to education.”                        Students may be able to study GCSE maths or English
                                                         Advisors on AppAdvisors@grantham.ac.uk
     instances you can work towards an academic                                                                                                                                              Language or Science alongside their Access course. However,
     qualification like a Foundation Degree. Some of                                                                        Sophie has recently received five University offers to study
                                                                                                                                                                                             we strongly recommend English is achieved before the start
     our most established and respected companies                                                                           Linguistics at York, Birmingham, Warwick, Manchester and
                                                                                                                            Sheffield.                                                       of the Access course.
     offer these types of courses.
                                                            To find out what Higher Apprenticeships                         As it turns out the Access course has been a great success       If you are applying for Science, you must have GCSE maths
                                                            we offer here at Grantham College, give                         in the Magilton family. Sophie’s sister Lauren studied on the    already. If you are applying for Humanities & Social Science,
             You can search and find                           us a call on 01476 400200, email                             Access course in 2011. She then went to Cambridge University
                                                                                                                                                                                             you must already have GCSE English.
                                                                                                                            to study English Literature and has subsequently gained a
               more information at:                         us at enquiry@grantham.ac.uk or visit                           degree from Cambridge and MA from Oxford. Sophie’s mum
                                                                                                                                                                                             PROGRESSION:
           www.apprenticeships.gov.uk                                www.grantham.ac.uk                                     saw how successful Lauren had been from studying the Access
                                                                                                                                                                                             If you successfully complete this QAA Access course you
                                                                                                                            course and decided to enrol on the Access (Healthcare) course
                                                                                                                            in 2016 and is studying Speech and Language at Sheffield         will be awarded a diploma by CAVA (www.cava.ac.uk). This
                                                                                                                            University.                                                      diploma will allow you to progress on to a degree or a higher
                                                                                                                                                                                             level course in a wide range of areas.
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                                                             Level
                                                             HNC Level 4

                                                             Course code

     HNC Animal                                              HFC40004

                                                             Duration                      Entry Requirements:                                 How Will You Learn?                                 Experience of Staff Delivering the Course:

     Management
                                                             HNC 1 Year                    For students who have recently been in              You will learn in a variety of ways: through        All staff teaching on the course have relevant
                                                                                           education, the entry profile is likely to include   class-room based lessons, workshop                  teaching qualifications, experience of
                                                                                           one of the following:                               activities, and independent study. The              teaching at higher levels and professional
                                                             Contact time (per week)       •    A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Animal         course requires a high level of commitment          expertise within their area of specialism.
                                                             10 hours
     Subject to Validation
                                                                                                Care                                           and flexibility. You will be encouraged
                                                                                           •    A GCE Advanced Level profile that              to experience a wide range of roles and             Future Careers:
                                                             Expected self study hours          demonstrates strong performance                responsibilities. As well as creating a portfolio   •   Animal Keeper
                                                             (per week)                         in a relevant subject or adequate              of work using traditional materials and a           •   Animal Controls Officer
                                                                                                performance in more than one GCE               range of digital technologies, you will also        •   Animal Health Officer
     The HNC in Animal Management provides a good            20-25 hours
                                                                                                subject                                        develop important life-skills such as time-         •   Animal Trainer
     foundation for those students who have a real           Validated by
                                                                                           •    Other related Level 3 qualifications           management and effective team-work.                 •   Wildlife Technician
                                                                                           •    An Access to Higher Education Diploma
     passion for working with animals, aiming to prepare     Pearson                            awarded by an approved further                 Methods of Assessment:
     students for supervisory level jobs within the animal                                      education institution                          Assessment will be carried out for each
                                                                                           •    Related work experience
     care sector or to support educational progression       Fees (per year)
                                                                                           •    An international equivalent of the above
                                                                                                                                               unit studied through a variety of methods
                                                                                                                                               including practical assessments, written
     within the subject.                                     £6995
                                                                                                                                               assessments, research projects and
                                                                                           HNC Units:                                          presentation work.
                                                             Other costs (per year)
     This HNC course is also well suited for those           You will need to purchase
                                                                                           C Animal Health & Welfare
                                                                                                                                               Progression Routes:
                                                                                           C Business and the Business Environment
     who currently work in the industry and would            overalls and wellies to use   C Managing a Successful Project
                                                                                                                                               On successful completion of this course
     like to further develop their skills, knowledge and     on the unit for practical
                                                                                           S Animal Behaviour in Society
                                                                                                                                               there is the opportunity to progress to
                                                                                                                                               university to complete your degree e.g.
     understanding to enable them to progress within         lessons.
                                                                                           S Animal Husbandry                                  Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Behaviour and
     the sector.                                                                           S Animal Anatomy & Physiology                       Welfare, Animal Management, Applied Animal
                                                                                           S Animal Nursing                                    Science, Equine Business Management
                                                                                                                                               or Equine Management or directly into
                                                                                           S   Management of Exotic Animal Species
     Subjects covered include animal husbandry, animal                                                                                         employment in an associated profession.

     health and welfare, business environment and
     a research project. Teaching occurs both in the
     classroom and in onsite animal care centre and is
                                                                                                                            Course Content Key
     supported through planned fieldwork and trips.
                                                                                                                             C Core Modules
                                                                                                                             S Specialist Modules

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                                                    Level 4

                                                    Course code
                                                    HFC85011

     HNC Applied                                    Duration
                                                    1 year                              Entry Requirements:                                 How Will You Learn?                             Future Careers:

     Sciences (Biology)
                                                                                        You need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from           You will learn through a variety of methods     •   Biotechnologist
                                                                                        a Level 3 Diploma programme, a minimum of           including lectures, practical lab sessions,     •   Higher Education Lecturer
                                                    Contact time (per week)             2 A Levels or an Access to Higher Education         online resources and individual and group       •   Microbiologist
                                                    10 hours                            programme and GCSE grades A*–C/9-4 in               activities.                                     •   Nature Conservation Officer
                                                                                        English and maths.                                                                                  •   Pharmacologist
                                                    Expected self study hours                                                               Method of Assessment:                           •   Physician Associate
                                                                                        Mature students with related work experience        A range of assessment methods will be           •   Research Scientist
     The Higher National Certificate in Applied     (per week)
                                                                                        are encouraged to apply and will be                 used including written assignments and
                                                    10 hours
     Science offers students a broad introduction                                       considered at interview on their experience,        lab reports.
                                                                                        enthusiasm and commitment.
     in scientific skills allowing for the          Validated by                                                                            Progression Routes:
     acquisition of knowledge and experience        BTEC Pearson                        You may also want to consider an Access to          This qualification provides a solid
     in occupationally relevant subjects. The                                           HE qualification, which will give you the key       grounding in Applied Sciences which
                                                                                        functional skills, which are essential for Higher   can lead onto continuation of studies at
     course effectively builds the underpinning     Fees (per year)
                                                                                        Education study (see page 15).                      University to study Life Sciences, Biological
                                                    £6995
     core and specialist skills which prepare for                                                                                           Sciences, Biochemistry, Medicinal
                                                                                                                                            Chemistry, Pharmacology, or Forensic
     further progression to higher level courses    Other costs (per year)              Course Content:
                                                                                                                                            Science or entering employment.
     or employment.                                 All specialist and protective
                                                                                        C   Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques
                                                                                        C   Scientific Data Handling Approaches &           Experience of Staff Delivering the
                                                    equipment provided.
                                                                                            Techniques                                      Course:
     Students will develop key aspects of Applied                                       C   Regulation & Quality in Applied Science         All staff teaching on the course have
                                                    Some travel costs will be
     Sciences through core and specialist units.                                        C   Cell Biology
                                                                                                                                            relevant teaching qualifications,
                                                    required for external visits (all                                                       experience of teaching at higher levels
                                                                                        C   Fundamentals of Chemistry
                                                    of which are optional).                                                                 and professional expertise within their area
                                                                                        C   Anatomy and Physiology                          of specialism.
                                                                                        S   Fundamentals of Biochemistry
                                                                                        S   Personal & Professional Development for
                                                                                            Scientists

                                                                                        The HNC will be awarded on successful
                                                                                        completion of 120 credits.
                                                                                                                                                    Course Content Key
                                                                                                                                                      C Core Modules
                                                                                                                                                      S Specialist Modules

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                                                                Level
                                                                HNC Level 4
                                                                HND Level 5

     HNC/HND
                                                                                                      Entry Requirements:                                HNC Units:                                         Method of Assessment:
                                                                Course codes                          Typically one of the below:                        C   Professional Development                       Assessment is through coursework,
                                                                HNC: HFC05001                         •    A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Art &         C   Contextual Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                            such as practical projects, visual and oral
                                                                HND: HFC05013                              Design                                                                                           presentations and written assignments.
                                                                                                                                                         C

     Arts Practice
                                                                                                                                                             Individual Project
                                                                                                      •    An A Level profile that demonstrates
                                                                                                                                                         C   Techniques & Processes
                                                                                                           strong performance in a relevant subject                                                         Progression Routes:
                                                                Duration                                                                                 S   Media Practices
                                                                                                           or adequate performance in more than                                                             On completion of this course there is
                                                                HNC 1 Year                                 one A Level subject. This profile is likely   S   Material Practices                             the opportunity to progress to university
                                                                HNC & HND 2 Years                          to be supported by GCSE grades at A*-                                                            to complete your degree or directly into
                                                                                                           C/9-4 (or equivalent)
     The aim of this course is to give you an overview into                                           •    Other related Level 3 qualifications
                                                                                                                                                         HND Units:                                         employment in the creative industries.
                                                                Contact time (per week)
     a range of new and traditional art and craft production    10 hours                              •    An Access to Higher Education Diploma         C   Professional Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Experience of Staff Delivering the Course:
                                                                                                                                                         C   Applied Practice Collaborative Project
     processes. Through using an interdisciplinary approach                                                awarded by an approved further                                                                   All staff teaching on the course have relevant
                                                                                                           education institution                         S   Advanced Arts Practice Studies                 teaching qualifications, experience of
     you will explore a range of creative industries allowing   Expected self study hours             •    A BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art &                                                               teaching at higher levels and professional
     you to either specialise or work across a variety of       (per week)                                 Design                                        The HNC will be awarded on successful              expertise within their area of specialism.
                                                                20-25 hours                           •    An international equivalent of the above      completion of 120 credits and the HND on
     media. The practical element of this course will enable                                          •    You will also need to have passed a level     achieving 240 credits.                             Work-based Learning and Employability
     you to build a range of technical skills and teach you     Validated by
                                                                                                           2 qualification in English. This could be
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Development:
                                                                                                           GCSE English at grade C/4 or above, or
     how to explore creative solutions through practical        Pearson                                    Level 2 Key Skills or Functional Skills in    HNC/HND Optional Units:                            By participating in live projects and external
     exploration and the concepts behind a piece of work.                                                  Literacy                                      The remaining 75 credits will be delivered         competitions you will gain valuable
                                                                                                                                                                                                            experience of ‘real life’ vocational contexts;
                                                                Fees (per year)                       •    If you are an adult learner with different    through optional units and may change
                                                                                                                                                                                                            this will be further enhanced by guest
                                                                £6995                                      or no qualifications then your prior          dependent on students’ interests, employer
     The process of idea development will underpin all                                                     knowledge and experience will be taken
                                                                                                                                                                                                            speakers and educational trips which will be
                                                                                                                                                         engagement opportunities or competitions.          used to inspire and promote a broad cultural
     aspects of the course. You will be shown a range of        Other costs (per year)
                                                                                                           into account at application and interview
                                                                                                                                                         O   Material Selection & Specification             understanding along with essential links to the
                                                                                                           stage. Existing skills or experience are
     research methodologies, how to apply the research          Course resources: £100-£200                important as this is not a course for         O   Conceptual Practice                            creative industries.
     gathered, collaborative problem-solving, using             Trips and visits: £620 - this              complete beginners                            O   Advanced Life Drawing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trips and Visits:
     feedback constructively and critical analysis to           includes an overseas trip, a                                                             O   Printmaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                            You will undertake trips within the UK, visit
     produce refined outcomes to the projects set.              residential trip and UK visits (all                                                      O   Digital Animation                              exhibitions and have the opportunity to
                                                                of which are optional).                                                                                                                     take part in overseas trips to support your
                                                                                                                                                         How Will You Learn?                                development.
     Contextual understanding and professional practice                                                                                                  Teaching and learning may vary throughout
                                                                                                                                                         the course including individual studio practice,
     will reinforce all aspects of the course.                                                                                                           one to one and group tutorials, workshops,
                                                                                                                                                         seminars, group critiques, reviews and                            Course Content Key
                                                                                                                                                         presentations of work, lectures and study trips.                    C Core Modules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             S Specialist Modules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             O Optional Modules*

                                                                                                                                                         *Optional units dependent on staff specialisms

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                                                            Level
                                                            HNC Level 4
                                                            HND Level 5

     HNC/HND Business                                       Course codes
                                                            HNC: HFC35001
                                                            HND: HFC35022
                                                                                             Entry Requirements:
                                                                                             A minimum of 48 UCAS points from a Level
                                                                                             3 programme. You will also require grade
                                                                                                                                             O
                                                                                                                                             O
                                                                                                                                                 Business IT Systems
                                                                                                                                                 Business Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                            Progression Routes:
                                                                                                                                                                                            On completion of this course there is
                                                                                                                                                                                            the opportunity to progress to university

     & Management
                                                                                                                                             O   Developing Individuals, Teams &
                                                                                             C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths or                                                      to complete your degree or directly into
                                                                                             a Level 2 equivalent. You will be required to       Organisations
                                                            Duration                                                                                                                        employment in an associated profession.
                                                                                             attend an interview prior to acceptance where   O   Human Resources
                                                            HNC 1 Year
                                                                                             you will be expected to provide a reference.    O   Contribution to Organisational Success     Experience of Staff Delivering the Course:
                                                            HNC & HND 2 Years                                                                                                               All staff teaching on the course have relevant
                                                                                                                                             O   Consumer Behaviour & Insight
                                                                                                                                             O   Customer Value Management                  teaching qualifications, experience of
                                                                                             HNC Units:
                                                            Contact time (per week)                                                                                                         teaching at higher levels and professional
     The HNC/HND Business & Management course               10 hours                         C Business & the Business Environment           O   Sales Management
                                                                                                                                                                                            expertise within their area of specialism.
     is for people who would like a highly regarded                                          C Marketing Essentials                          O   Entrepreneurship & Small Business
                                                                                             C Human Resource Management                         Management                                 Future Careers:
     business qualification that focuses on practical       Expected self study hours
                                                                                                                                             O                                              •   Marketing Officer
                                                                                             C Management & Operations                           Planning for Growth
     skills and knowledge. It will help improve your        (per week)
                                                                                             C Management Accounting                         O   Pitching & Negotiation Skills              •   Accountant
     job prospects within many different types of           Minimum 8 hours                                                                                                                 •   Entrepreneur
                                                                                             C   Managing a Successful Business Project
                                                                                                                                                                                            •   HR Officer
     organisations in addition to providing a platform      Validated by
                                                                                             O Business Law
                                                                                                                                             The HNC will be awarded on successful
                                                                                                                                             completion of 120 credits and the HND on       •   Administrator
     for further study.                                     Pearson
                                                                                             O Innovation & Commercialisation
                                                                                                                                             achieving 240 credits.                         •   Financial Controller
                                                                                             O Entrepreneurship & Small Business                                                            •   Human Resources Director
                                                                                                 Management                                                                                 •   Marketing Director
                                                                                                                                             How Will You Learn?
     The units for this programme have been selected        Fees (per year)
                                                                                             O Financial Accounting                          You will learn through a combination of
                                                                                                                                                                                            •   Business Analyst
     to offer you the best opportunities for progression,   £6995                                                                                                                           •   Business Development Manager
                                                                                                                                             independent and group activities including
                                                                                                                                                                                            •   Social Media Manager
     both academically and professionally.                  Other costs (per year)
                                                                                             HND Units:                                      lectures, practical classes, work experience
                                                                                                                                                                                            •   Personnel
                                                                                             C   Research Project                            and educational visits.
                                                                                                                                                                                            •   Law
                                                            Trips & Visits: £100 (optional   C   Organisational Behaviour
                                                            costs).                                                                          Methods of Assessment:
                                                                                             O   Business Law
                                                                                                                                             Assessment will be carried out for each
                                                                                             O   Innovation & Commercialisation              unit studied through a variety of methods
                                                                                             O   Entrepreneurship & Small Business           including written assignments, research
                                                                                             O   Management                                  projects, presentations and, on occasions,
                                                                                             O   Financial Accounting                        an exam.

                                                                                             O   Taxation
                                                                                             O   Statistics for Management
                                                                                             O   Business Strategy

                                                                                                                                                        Course Content Key
                                                                                                                                                          C Core Modules
                                                                                                                                                          O Optional Modules*
                                                                                                                                                                                            *Optional units dependent on staff specialisms

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                                                                 Level
                                                                 HNC Level 4
                                                                 HND Level 5

     HNC/HND Computing                                           Course codes
                                                                 HNC: HFC70001
                                                                 HND: HFC70022
                                                                                                Entry Requirements:                        O   3D Computer Modelling & Animation             Experience of Staff Delivering the Course:

     & Systems Development
                                                                                                Typically one of the below:                O   Computer Games Design & Development           All staff teaching on the course have relevant
                                                                                                •    BTEC Extended Diploma – Merit Grade                                                     teaching qualifications, experience of
                                                                                                                                           O   Distributed Software Applications
                                                                 Duration                            (MMM)                                                                                   teaching at higher levels and professional
                                                                                                                                           O   Network Security
                                                                 HNC 1 Year                     •    BTEC Diploma – DM Grade                                                                 expertise within their area of specialism.
                                                                                                •    3 A Levels A-C including ICT or       O   IT Virtualisation
                                                                 HNC & HND 2 Years
                                                                                                     computing                                                                               Future Careers:
                                                                 Apprenticeship 2 Years
      On the HNC Computing course you will develop a wide                                       •    Relevant industry work experience     The HNC will be awarded on successful
                                                                                                                                                                                             •   Web Developer
                                                                                                •    GCSEs in English and maths A*-C/9-4   completion of 120 credits and the HND on
      range of computing and personal skills which are highly    Contact time (per week)                                                   achieving 240 credits.
                                                                                                                                                                                             •
                                                                                                                                                                                             •
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Software Developer
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Technician
      relevant to working in this exciting and ever changing     10 hours                       HNC Units:                                                                                   •   System Analyst
                                                                                                                                           How Will You Learn?
      industry. This includes Programming, Networking and                                       C   Programming
                                                                                                                                           You will learn through a combination of
                                                                                                                                                                                             •   Games Developer
                                                                 Expected self study hours                                                                                                   •   Web Designer
      Security, which are all current growth areas.                                             C   Networking                             online blended learning, lectures and practical   •   Information System Manager
                                                                 (per week)                     C   Professional Practice                  classes.                                          •   Database Administrator
                                                                 25 hours                       C   Database Design & Development                                                            •   IT Consultant
      You can then choose to specialise with a HND                                              C   Security                               Method of Assessment:
      streamed to your particular interests. Pathways            Validated by                   C   Managing a Successful Computing        You will be assessed through a mixture
      include Computing, Computing Games Development,            Pearson                            Project
                                                                                                                                           of written assignments, time-constrained
                                                                                                                                           assessments and a portfolio of practical work.
      Computing Security, Computing Intelligent Systems and                                     O   Computer Systems Architecture
                                                                 Fees (per year)
      Computing Applications Development.                        £6995 (Fees will differ for
                                                                                                O   Website Design & Development           Progression Routes:
                                                                                                                                           This course will prepare you for a career in a
                                                                 Apprenticeships)               HND Units:                                 Computing related field. The Edexcel BTEC
      If you’re looking for a career change, this is a popular                                  C   Project Design Implementation &        HNC/HND qualifications are nationally and

      way of gaining the necessary qualification.                Other costs                        Evaluation
                                                                                                                                           internationally recognised by employers
                                                                 Some travel costs will be                                                 and professional bodies and are highly
                                                                                                O   Data Analysis & Design                 regarded in the computing and IT industry,
                                                                 required for external visits   O   Data Structures & Algorithms           therefore offering the opportunity for gainful
                                                                 (optional costs).
     Higher Level Apprenticeships routes available.                                             O   Web Applications Development           employment. Successful completion of
                                                                                                                                           this course could provide you with the
     See page 58 & 60 for course details.                                                       O   Digital Image Creation & Development
                                                                                                                                           qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to a full
     Students can complete a Higher                                                                                                        Bachelor’s Degree at university.
     Level Apprenticeship (HLA) in
     Advanced Computing where the
     student will study the HNC or HND
     course as well as completing a                                                                       Course Content Key
     EAL Level 4 Extended Diploma in                                                                           C Core Modules
     Computing within the workplace.                                                                           O Optional Modules*
                                                                                                                                           *Optional units dependent on staff specialisms

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                                                                       Level 5

                                                                       Course code
                                                                       HGA10091

     Foundation Degree                                                 Duration
                                                                       2 years                         Entry Requirements:                               Year 2                                               Progression Routes:

     Professional Studies
                                                                                                       Typically one of the below:                       C   Supporting Learning in Early Years               Many of our Foundation Degree graduates
                                                                                                       •    Level 3 Diploma                                                                                   take on higher level roles, specialising in
                                                                       Contact time (per week)                                                           C   Inclusion
                                                                                                       •    Level 3 NVQ                                                                                       areas such as managing settings in early
                                                                       1 day                           •    Access to Higher Education Programmes
                                                                                                                                                         C   Rights of the Child in Early Years Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                              years, family liaison, special educational

     (Early Childhood)
                                                                                                                                                         C   Practitioner Research
                                                                                                       •    Equivalent Level 3 subject/vocational                                                             needs, mentoring or roles in the wider
                                                                       Validated by                         qualifications                                                                                    community and with local authorities.
                                                                       Bishop Grosseteste University   •    If you are an adult learner with different   How Will You Learn?
                                                                                                            or no qualifications then your prior         This work-focussed Foundation Degree is a            Successful completion of this course will
                                                                                                            knowledge and experience will be taken       combination of practice-based learning and           provide you with the qualifications required
                                                                       Fees (per year)                      into account at application and interview    campus-based sessions, which run once a              to ‘top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Degree
     If you currently work in an early years setting with              £6,500                               stage. Existing skills or experience are     week so that you are still able to continue          at university in just one year. Tailored
     children aged between 0 and 8 years old, the Early                                                     important as this is not a course for        in employment throughout the duration of             progression routes, which allow you to
                                                                                                            complete beginners                           the course. It is designed to improve your           continue to work and study, are available at
     Childhood pathway of our Professional Studies                                                                                                       personal and professional communication              Bishop Grosseteste University.
     Foundation Degree is for you. This could be in a                                                  Plus a work requirement of:                       skills and will increase your knowledge
                                                                                                       •    Typically, a minimum of one year’s           and understanding of how children learn              Acceptance on to these courses is at the
     private or maintained nursery, as a Child-minder                                                       experience in practice, with a minimum       by developing new ways of working and                discretion of the institution offering the
     or Nanny, in a Children’s Centre or a variety of                                                       of two days a week in a relevant role,       challenging existing assumptions.                    top-up.
     other settings with young children.                                                                    either as a employee or as a volunteer
                                                                                                       •    Written support from the applicant’s         You will learn though lectures, seminars and         Work-based Learning and
                                                                                                            workplace                                    workshops.                                           Employability Development:
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Our Professional Studies Foundation
                                                                                                       Course Content:                                   Method of Assessment:                                Degree courses are designed to be studied
                                                                                                       Year 1                                            A variety of assessment methods are used             without you having to leave work - in fact,
                                                                                                       C   Tools for Learning                            including presentations, written assignments         they work alongside your career.
                                                                                                                                                         such as essays and reports and portfolios
                                                                                                       C   The Individual in Society
                                                                                                                                                         of work-focussed learning. All assessments
                                                                                                       C   Philosophies, Policy and Provision            enable you to relate theory to practice.
                                                                                                       C   Collaborative Practice

                                                                                                                                                                                                           All Bishop Grosseteste University Higher
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Education courses which are run by Grantham
                                       This qualification is awarded by Bishop                                                                                                                             College must be applied for through UCAS, not
                                                                                                           Course Content Key                                                                              through Grantham College.
                                       Grosseteste University and is delivered by                           C   Core Modules
                                       University Centre Grantham College.

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                                                                       Level 5

                                                                       Course code
                                                                       HGA10101

     Foundation Degree                                                 Duration
                                                                       2 years

     Professional Studies
                                                                                                       Entry Requirements:                               Year 2                                            Progression Routes:
                                                                                                       Typically one of the below:                       C   Supporting Learning                           This Foundation Degree qualification is
                                                                       Contact time (per week)
                                                                                                       •    Level 3 Diploma                              C                                                 often seen as a step towards becoming
                                                                       1 day                                                                                 Inclusion
                                                                                                       •    Level 3 NVQ                                                                                    a teacher, progressing in your role as a
                                                                                                                                                         C   Assessment and Learning

     (Education)
                                                                                                       •    Access to Higher Education Programmes                                                          Teaching Assistant and extending your
                                                                                                                                                         C   Practitioner Research
                                                                       Validated by                    •    Equivalent Level 3 subject/vocational                                                          opportunities to become more senior
                                                                       Bishop Grosseteste University        qualifications
                                                                                                                                                         How Will You Learn?
                                                                                                                                                                                                           within this sector.
                                                                                                       •    If you are an adult learner with different
                                                                                                                                                         This work-focussed Foundation Degree is a
                                                                                                            or no qualifications then your prior                                                           Successful completion of this course will
                                                                       Fees (per year)                                                                   combination of practice-based learning and
                                                                                                            knowledge and experience will be taken                                                         provide you with the qualifications required
                                                                       £6,500                                                                            campus-based sessions, which run once
     If you are working and supporting children                                                             into account at application and interview
                                                                                                                                                         a week so that you are able to continue in
                                                                                                                                                                                                           to ‘top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Degree
                                                                                                            stage. Existing skills or experience are                                                       at university in just one year. Tailored
     in primary, secondary and special schools, or                                                          important as this is not a course for
                                                                                                                                                         employment throughout the duration of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           progression routes, which allow you to
                                                                                                                                                         the course. It is designed to improve your
     with learners in further education colleges, the                                                       complete beginners
                                                                                                                                                         personal and professional communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                           continue to work and study, are available at
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bishop Grosseteste University.
     Education pathway of our Professional Studies                                                     Plus a work requirement of:
                                                                                                                                                         skills, and will increase your knowledge and
     Foundation Degree is designed for you.                                                            •    Typically, a minimum of one year’s
                                                                                                                                                         understanding of how children and young
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Acceptance on to these courses is at the
                                                                                                                                                         people learn and mature, by developing
                                                                                                            experience in practice, with a minimum                                                         discretion of the institution offering the
                                                                                                                                                         new ways of working and challenging
                                                                                                            of two days a week in a relevant role,                                                         top-up.
     Many of our students on the education pathway                                                          either as a employee or as a volunteer
                                                                                                                                                         existing assumptions.

     are employed as Teaching Assistants in schools,                                                   •    Written support from the applicant’s
                                                                                                                                                         You will learn though lectures, seminars          Work-based Learning and Employability
                                                                                                            workplace
     working alongside a qualified teacher. They                                                                                                         and workshops.                                    Development:
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Our Professional Studies Foundation
     support formal learning opportunities for children                                                Course Content:
                                                                                                                                                         Method of Assessment:                             Degree courses are designed to be studied
     and young people, and may often take whole                                                        Year 1                                            A variety of assessment methods are               without you having to leave work - in fact,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           they work alongside your career.
     classes for sessions or work with children who                                                    C   Tools for Learning                            used including presentations, written
                                                                                                       C   The Individual in Society                     assignments such as essays and reports,
     have a particular need.                                                                           C   Philosophies, Policy and Provision            and portfolios of work-focussed learning.
                                                                                                       C                                                 All assessments enable you to relate theory
                                                                                                           Collaborative Practice
                                                                                                                                                         to practice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       All Bishop Grosseteste University Higher
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Education courses which are run by Grantham
                                      This qualification is awarded by Bishop                                                                                                                          College must be applied for through UCAS, not
                                                                                                            Course Content Key                                                                         through Grantham College.
                                      Grosseteste University and is delivered by
                                                                                                             C   Core Modules
                                      University Centre Grantham College.

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                                                             Level
                                                             HNC Level 4
                                                             HND Level 5

     HNC/HND Engineering                                     Course codes
                                                             HNC: HFC80011
                                                             HND: HFC80051
                                                                                               Entry Requirements:
                                                                                               Typically one of the below:
                                                                                               •    BTEC Level 3 in Engineering or related
                                                                                                                                                The HNC will be awarded on successful
                                                                                                                                                completion of 120 credits and achieved at
                                                                                                                                                least a Pass of 105 credits at Level 4.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Experience of Staff Delivering the Course:
                                                                                                                                                                                                Areas of industrial expertise and staff

     - Electrical & Electronic
                                                                                                    qualification                                                                               specialisms include:
                                                                                               •    A Level Physics and mathematics with        The HND will be awarded on successful           •    Design & CAD Applications Engineer
                                                             Duration
                                                                                                    supporting passes at GCSE A*-C/9-4 in       completion of 120 credits and achieved at       •    Technical Analyst (System Support)
                                                             HNC 1.5 years                          an appropriate science or technology        least a Pass of 105 credits at Level 5.         •    Electronics Technician
                                                             HNC & HND 3 years                      subject                                                                                     •    CNC Programmer/Setter/Operator
                                                             Apprenticeship 4 years            •    Other qualifications & industrial           How Will You Learn?                             •    Operations, Rewinding & Panel
     The HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering course                                           experience will be considered on merit      You will undertake practical workshops,              Manufacturing Supervisor
     will teach you the fundamentals of electronics,         Contact time (per week)                                                            formal lectures and tutorials.
                                                                                               HNC Units*:                                                                                      Future Careers:
     electrical engineering, power engineering and           10 hours
                                                                                               C                                                Related course materials are available on the   •   Aerospace Engineer
                                                                                                   Engineering Design
     mathematics.                                                                              C   Engineering Maths                            College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)    •   Broadcast Engineer
                                                             Expected self study hours                                                          pages.                                          •   Control & Instrumentation Engineer
                                                                                               C   Engineering Science
                                                             (per week)                                                                                                                         •   Design Engineer
     The HNC course is an ideal first step for those who     7.5-9 hours
                                                                                               C   Managing a Professional Engineering          Method of Assessment:                           •   Electrical Engineer
     want to progress in the electronics industry and                                              Project                                      The course will be assessed mainly by           •   Electronics Engineer
                                                                                               C   Electrical & Electronic Principles           individual written assignments. However,        •   Maintenance Engineer
     provides a platform for further study or training. On   Validated by
                                                                                                                                                other assessment methods are used,
                                                                                               O   Automation, Robotics & Programmable
     successful completion of the HNC course you will have   Pearson                                                                            including:
                                                                                                   Logic Controllers (PLCs)
                                                                                                                                                •     Presentations
     the opportunity to progress directly on to the HND                                        O   Digital Principles
                                                             Fees (per year)                                                                    •     Time based assessments
     Electrical and Electronic Engineering course.           £6995 (Fees will differ for
                                                                                               O   Electrical Machines                          •     Weekly record of progression ‘diary’
                                                                                                                                                      (log book) for Managing a Professional
                                                             Apprenticeships)
                                                                                               HND Units*:                                            Engineering Project
                                                                                               C   Research Project
                                                             Other costs (per year)                                                             Progression Routes:
                                                                                               C   Professional Engineering Management
     Higher Level Apprenticeships routes available.          Minimum stationery required:                                                       You can enter a specialist area of employment
                                                                                               C   Further Mathematics
     See page 57 & 59 for course details.                    pens, paper, folder,                                                               in Electrical Engineering or progress onto
                                                                                               S   Industrial Power, Electronics & Storage
                                                             geometry set & calculator                                                          a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) (Hons)
     Students can complete a Higher
                                                                                               S   Industrial Systems                           in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at a
     Level Apprenticeship (HLA) in                           (recommended: Casio FX83
     Advanced Manufacturing where                                                              O   Utilisation of Electrical Power              university.
                                                             or FX85 model).
     the student will study the HNC or
     HND course as well as completing
     an NVQ4 Extended Diploma in                             Due to the varying individual
     Engineering Manufacture within                          nature of ‘Managing a                                                                      Course Content Key
     the workplace.                                          Professional Engineering                                                                    C Core Modules
                                                             Project’, any associated              *HNC/HND unit options are 		                          S Specialist Modules
                                                             physical materials will have to        subject to staff specialisms.
                                                                                                                                                         O Optional Modules
                                                             be sourced by the student.

     ENGINEERING - ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC                                                                                                   www.grantham.ac.uk | 01476 400200 | enquiry@grantham.ac.uk
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                                                              Level
                                                              HNC Level 4
                                                              HND Level 5

     HNC/HND Engineering                                      Course code
                                                              HFC00041
                                                                                                Entry Requirements:
                                                                                                Typically one of the below:
                                                                                                •    BTEC Level 3 in Engineering or related
                                                                                                                                              The HNC will be awarded on successful
                                                                                                                                              completion of 120 credits and achieved at
                                                                                                                                                                                              Experience of Staff Delivering the Course:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Areas of industrial expertise and staff

     - Manufacturing
                                                              Duration                               qualification                            least a Pass of 105 credits at Level 4.         specialisms include:
                                                                                                •    A Level Physics and mathematics with                                                     •    Technical Analyst (system support)
                                                              HNC 1.5 years
                                                                                                     supporting passes at GCSE A*-C/9-4 in    The HND will be awarded on successful           •    Electronics Technician
                                                              HNC & HND 3 years                      an appropriate science or technology     completion of 120 credits and achieved at       •    CNC Programmer/Setter/Operator
                                                              Apprenticeship 4 years                 subject                                  least a Pass of 105 credits at Level 5.         •    Operations, rewinding and panel
                                                                                                •    Other qualifications & industrial                                                             manufacturing supervisor
     Successful engineering application and innovation is     Contact time (per week)                experience will be considered on merit   How Will You Learn?
     dependent numerous aspects such as selection and         10 hours                                                                        You will undertake practical workshops,         Future Careers:
                                                                                                HNC Units*:                                   formal lectures and tutorials.
     use of appropriate materials, production processes &                                                                                                                                     •
                                                                                                                                                                                              •
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Manufacturing Systems Technician
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Manufacturing Systems Engineer
                                                                                                C   Engineering Design
     techniques, organising production systems to optimise    Expected self study hours
                                                                                                C   Engineering Maths
                                                                                                                                              Related course materials are available on the
     the production process materials. This HNC course will   (per week)                                                                      College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
                                                                                                C   Engineering Science
                                                              7.5-9 hours on a day release                                                    pages.
     teach you these principles as well as core engineering   basis
                                                                                                C   Managing a Professional Engineering
     principles.                                                                                    Project                                   Method of Assessment:
                                                                                                S   Production Engineering for Manufacture    The course will be assessed mainly by
                                                              Validated by                                                                    individual written assignments. However,
                                                                                                S   Quality & Process Improvement
     The HNC course is an ideal first step for those who      Pearson
                                                                                                O   Materials, Properties and Testing
                                                                                                                                              other assessment methods are used,
                                                                                                                                              including:
     want to progress in the manufacturing industry and                                         O   Computer Aided Design and Manufacture
                                                              Fees (per year)                                                                 •     Presentations
     provides a platform for further study or training. On    £6995 (Fees will differ for
                                                                                                    (CAD/CAM)                                 •     Time based assessments
     successful completion of the HNC course, you will        Apprenticeships)
                                                                                                                                              •     Weekly record of progression ‘diary’
                                                                                                                                                    (log book) for Managing a Professional
     have the opportunity to progress directly onto the HND                                     HND Units*:                                         Engineering Project
     manufacturing course.                                    Other costs (per year)            C   Research Project
                                                              Minimum stationery required:      C   Professional Engineering Management       Progression Routes:
                                                              pens, paper, folder,                                                            You can enter a specialist area of employment
                                                                                                S   Manufacturing Systems Engineering
                                                                                                                                              in manufacturing or progress into a Bachelor
     Higher Level Apprenticeships routes available.           geometry set & calculator         S   Lean Manufacturing
                                                                                                                                              of Engineering (BEng) (Hons) in Manufacturing
     See page 57 & 59 for course details.                     (recommended: Casio FX83          S   Advanced Manufacturing Technology         at a university.
                                                              or FX85 model).                   O   Virtual Engineering
     Students can complete a Higher
     Level Apprenticeship (HLA) in                                                              O   Further Mathematics
     Advanced Manufacturing where                             Due to the varying individual
     the student will study the HNC or                        nature of ‘Managing a                                                                     Course Content Key
     HND course as well as completing                         Professional Engineering                                                                   C Core Modules
     an NVQ4 Extended Diploma in                              Project’, any associated                                                                   S Specialist Modules
     Engineering Manufacture within                                                                 *HNC/HND unit options are
     the workplace.
                                                              physical materials will have to        subject to staff specialisms.                       O Optional Modules
                                                              be sourced by the student.

     ENGINEERING - MANUFACTURING                                                                                                          www.grantham.ac.uk | 01476 400200 | enquiry@grantham.ac.uk
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