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Contents
                                                                                                                                  02         Principal’s Welcome
                                                                                                                                  04         Student Union President’s Welcome

                         Open Days
                                                                                                                                  06         Why Study at Harrow College
                                                                                                                                  08         Campuses
                                                                                                                                  10         Supporting our Students Through 2020
                                                                                                                                  12         Student Life at Harrow College
                                                                                                                                  14         Supporting you to Succeed
                                                                                                                                  18         Choosing the Right Course
         If you want to find out more about Harrow College, its courses, facilities
              and support for our students, please check out our open days.
                                                                                                                                  20         Art, Design & Architecture
                                www.harrow.ac.uk/opendays                                                                         24         Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing
                                                                                                                                  28         Business and Accounting
                                                                                                                                  32         Childcare and Health & Social Care
                                                                                                                                  36         Computing & IT
                                                                                                                                  40         Construction, Electrical Installation & Plumbing
                                                                                                                                  46         English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
                                                                                                                                  52         Foundation Learning (Skills for Life)
                                                                                                                                  56         Foundation Learning (Specialist Provision)
                                                                                                                                  60         Media & Film
                                                                                                                                  64         Science
                                                                                                                                  70         Sport & Fitness
                                                                                                                                  74         Access to Higher Education
                                                                                                                                  78         Higher Education

                                                                                                                                  82         Apprenticeships
                                                                                                                                  86         Fees and Financial Support
                                                                                                                                  88         How to Apply

Harrow College issues this information as a general guide to its policies and facilities and reserves the right to modify
or alter, without prior notice, any of the contents herein or otherwise advertised. The College regularly reviews its
offer and therefore courses, qualifications, facilities and fees may be subject to change.
Please contact Student Services on 020 8909 6000 or visit our website for the latest information.                           On 1 August 2017 Uxbridge College and Harrow College merged to become HCUC. The colleges are part of the same
                                                                                                                            organisation and work together to provide the best opportunities for our students. Although we are part of the same
We endeavour to provide the prospectus in alternative formats. If you require an alternative format please contact us       organisation, the colleges keep their individual names. We are known as Harrow College and our students study on one
on 020 8909 6000. The information in this prospectus was correct at time of publication - December 2020.                    of our two campuses - Harrow on the Hill or Harrow Weald.
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Welcome and thank you for taking time to find out a little bit more about
                                                                          Harrow College. Over the last year we have been working in new ways and
                                                                          our students and staff have been brilliant in responding and continuing with
                                                                          their learning during what has been a very difficult time for many.
                                                                          We are committed to delivering the highest standard of education for our
                                                                          students and it is this dedication from our staff, combined with the effort
                                                                          made by our students, that makes us the number 1 college in London for
                                                                          16-18 achievement* for the second year running.

                                                                          With that in mind, we are determined to continue raising the bar so our
                                                                          students can compete for the best career opportunities and further study
                                                                          to progress into their chosen careers. Our expert staff are here to help you
                                                                          to make decisions about what is right for your development and find the
                                                                          course that offers the best prospect of success in the future so you can
                                                                          achieve your potential. Teachers help you to develop good professional
                                                                          standards on your course and we have specialist support staff to help with
                                                                          additional learning or any assistance you may need outside the classroom.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Principal's Welcome
                                                                          Our facilities are also important in enabling our students to learn with the

Principal's
                                                                          right skills and equipment to prepare them for their future careers. We have
                                                                          redeveloped our Harrow Weald Campus over the last three years and now
                                                                          have new or updated centres for construction, health and social care, art &
                                                                          design and students with learning difficulties and disabilities. In addition,
                                                                          having updated our science laboratories and created the Enterprise Centre

Welcome
                                                                          for our business students, our Harrow on the Hill Campus has been further
                                                                          transformed over the last couple of years, with the creation of a new
                                                                          entrance and reception area, a new refectory and recreational space plus
                                                                          updated spaces for IT, media and ESOL which were ready for September
                                                                          2020.

                                                                          I hope this gives you an insight into how studying at Harrow College can
" We're confident you'll be able to find a course that                    help you to plan and prepare for your future and how we will support you
                                                                          on your journey. Please get in touch with us if you need any further help or
  matches your goals - from both a personal and a career perspective.     advice about your options.
  We look forward to seeing you at Harrow College soon."
                                                                          At Harrow College, your future is our priority.

                                                                          Pat Carvalho
                                                                          Principal, Harrow College and Deputy CEO, HCUC

                                                                        *Harrow College is part of HCUC – a merger between Harrow College and Uxbridge College. HCUC is the number 1 college in London for 16-18 year old
                                                                        achievement, confirmed by the Department for Education’s (DfE) most recent achievement data for 2018/19, published March 2020.

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My experience at Harrow College is that it is a place where friends become
                                                                                   family and a place where you can express yourself in an environment where
                                                                                   you can learn. You can achieve more here and everybody is everybody’s
                                                                                   friend. We learn from each other and encourage each other and we will
                                                                                   succeed together. The ultimate goal is that all students of Harrow College
                                                                                   succeed.

                                                                                   I am studying science at Harrow College. The teachers make learning easy
                                                                                   and they create an atmosphere for students to ask questions and to learn.
                                                                                   There are numerous facilities to accommodate students and to promote
                                                                                   learning. I particularly like the science labs at College as they give me a
                                                                                   glimpse of how university will look which motivates me to study harder.

                                                                                   I wanted to become Student Union President because I wanted to be part
                                                                                   of a team that supports students in education. I wanted to give back by
                                                                                   helping to encourage and empower my fellow students to give them a sense
                                                                                   of belonging, that they can reach out to teachers, tutors and even their

                                                                                                                                                                       Student Union President
                                                                                   peers to support them, meet new people and build lifetime friends.

Student Union
                                                                                   I want to help inform and show students that there are opportunities within
                                                                                   their reach and that Harrow College can help them achieve anything they
                                                                                   might dream of. I wanted to make a difference and be a voice for students
                                                                                   whose voices are not heard. Hopefully students of Harrow College will be
                                                                                   the leaders of tomorrow and be a positive example to others.

President                                                                          Bessie Aban-Owusu
                                                                                   Harrow College Student Union President 2020-21

What does the Student Union do?                                                                        Students can join the Student Council and
    •   Liaise with managers to help improve College services.                                         the Student Union which are both run by students,
    •   Support students and campaign on issues important to them.
                                                                                                       for students. They meet with staff to discuss
    •   Give student representatives an opportunity to voice their ideas.
                                                                                                       important topics and share students’ views,
    •   Sit on a range of College committees and chair Student Council meetings.
    •   Support staff with open days, fairs and other College events.
                                                                                                       plus they also organise fun activities & events.
    •   Organise student social events, get involved in fundraising and more!

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Why Study at                                                                                                                                                                           T Levels are brand new Level 3 qualifications
                                                                                                                                                                                          designed for 16-19 year olds, with a mixture

   Harrow College?                                                                                                                                                                        of classroom learning and work placement.
                                                                                                                                                    They have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses
                                                                                                                                                    so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students
                                                                                        Getting you Career Ready                                    for work. Find out more at www.harrow.ac.uk/tlevels
                                 It’s Official
                                                                                             We start thinking about future
                                                                                             employment from the start of
                                                                                          term! You can look forward to work                               Location, Location,
                                                                                          experience opportunities, meeting
                                                                                         employers, employability workshops                                     Location                                   We’re Successful
                                                                                        and lots more! Our focus is to help you                                                                           Our students have gone on to
                                                                                         become work ready and prepare you                             It’s easy to get to us! Our Harrow on
                                                                                                                                                         the Hill campus is just a 4 minute              secure university places at top
                                                                                                 for your future career.                                                                                institutions including University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Why Study at Harrow College?
                                                                                                                                                            walk from Harrow on the Hill
                                                                                                                                                         underground station and Harrow                of Oxford and other Russell Group
            We are proud to be the Number 1 college in                                                                                                  bus station, and our Harrow Weald               universities. Many progress onto
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the next level of their course, into
            London for 16-18 year-old achievement* for
                     the second year running!                                                     Quality Facilities                                     campus is supported by excellent
                                                                                                                                                                                                         an apprenticeship or into work.
                                                                                                                                                                      bus links.
                                                                                          Our campuses at Harrow on the Hill                                                                            In 2019, one of our students was
                                                                                          and Harrow Weald have undergone                                                                                crowned Britain’s best student!
         Supporting you to Achieve                                                        huge updates with refurbished and
                                                                                        brand new facilities. We have invested
     Our students are at the heart of everything                                          heavily over the last couple of years
    we do. Our Learning Support Team provides                                            to provide classrooms and industry-                                                                                Perfect Partners
     additional support for students who might                                            standard spaces featuring the latest
     need extra help with their studies and our                                          technology, so our students can gain                                                                           We partner with experts to help
     Student Support and Safeguarding Teams                                              high-quality education and training.                                                                          our students excel. Students work
    provide help and advice on financial, welfare                                       Don’t just take our word for it, come to                                                                        closely with Working Knowledge
                and personal issues.                                                       an open day and see for yourself!                           University-Level Courses                          who are specialists in creating
                                                                                                                                                             Stay Local!                                  opportunities and links with
                                                                                                                                                                                                        employers and Work Experience
                                                                                                                                                       Our HNC and HND higher education                  Partners - a specialist company
                                                                                                                                                         courses enable you to study for a                  who help students secure
                                                     We’re proud of our welcoming student environment.                                                university-level qualification right here           work experience. Our sports
                                                                                                                                                       at Harrow College, usually resulting             students work with Queens Park
                                                     Did you know that almost 100 nationalities are                                                       in a cost saving on tuition fees,             Rangers Football Club for expert
                                                                                                                                                       accommodation and more! Plus, an                  training and sports knowledge
                                                     represented by our students?                                                                      HND qualification can fast track you                       development.
                                                                                                                                                        onto a degree course at university.

*Harrow College is part of HCUC – a merger between Harrow College and Uxbridge College. HCUC is the number 1 college in London for 16-18 year old
achievement, confirmed by the Department for Education’s (DfE) most recent achievement data for 2018/19, published March 2020.

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College Campuses
                           Campuses
 Harrow on the Hill Campus                                                                             Harrow Weald Campus
We have made extensive updates to our campus, with a brand new reception to welcome you,              This campus features lots of new facilities with specialist purpose-built spaces including a
new sports facilities and high tech IT classrooms as well as a new canteen area and social space      health & social care building with domestic care facilities and a nutrition suite, a construction
which is open from breakfast through to lunch.                                                        centre with workshops for plumbing, electrical engineering and multiskills plus art & design
                                                                                                      workshops, for a range of disciplines, and an exhibition space.
As well as specialist facilities for your course including science labs, a media suite, computer
rooms, salons and well-equipped classrooms we also have a recently refurbished library &              Other recently added facilities include a canteen and social space to relax with friends plus a
learning resources centre, a laptop and tablet hire service for class use, silent study spaces plus   library and learning resources centre including a silent study area and a laptop and tablet hire
free Wi-Fi!                                                                                           service for class use.

We are located only a short walk from Harrow town centre which has two shopping centres, a            Our dedicated centre with specialist facilities for students with special educational needs
cinema, restaurants and many high street shops.                                                       are also located here. The campus has good transport links with multiple bus routes within
                                                                                                      walking distance.
This campus offers excellent transport links. Harrow bus station and Harrow on the Hill station
(Metropolitan tube line and Chiltern line) are only a four minute walk away.

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Business as Usual
                                                                                We did our best to ensure that the lockdown did not affect our students’ education, so we
                                                                                moved lessons online and provided our usual student support remotely, so students could
                                                                                still get the help they needed to succeed.

                                                                                As the first lockdown eased, some students were allowed in with full safety measures in
                                                                                place, to fulfil the practical aspects of their courses and we successfully got them through
                                                                                their assignments. While restrictions and lockdown proved to be difficult, it also kindled a
                                                                                positive community spirit in many and our staff and students got involved in helping others.

                                                                                Since September 2020 we have been fully operational with covid-secure measures in place,
                                                                                as per the government’s guidelines for schools and colleges. This includes compulsory face
                                                                                masks, sanitisers around the College, student bubbles, one-way systems around the
                                                                                campuses and temperature checks at reception. For more details of the measures in place
                                                                                to ensure the safety of our students and staff, please visit our website.

Supporting

                                                                                                                                                                                            Supporting our Students Through 2020
                                                                                We Keep Going
                                                                                We follow guidelines from the Department for Education (DfE) and the government to
                                                                                ensure that we continue to provide a seamless education for our students. As we remain
                                                                                on campus we are maintaining and reviewing our security and covid-secure measures with

our Students
                                                                                protocols in place. Should we ever need to move fully online again, we are ready for remote
                                                                                delivery of classes and support to ensure our students’ education is not compromised.

Through 2020
                                                                                   Harrow College is extremely proud of our Science department who, during the start of
                                                                                   lockdown 2020, banded together to donate PPE safety goggles to staff on the front line at
                                                                                   Northwick Park Hospital.

                                                                                   Science student Aaron Burke, a member of the Harrow College Student Union, came up with
                                                                                   an innovative way of raising much needed funds for the NHS by live streaming a 13hr gaming
                                                                                   marathon with his friends during last year’s lockdown. Together they raised £100.

 A Year of Change! 2020 changed the world and set the tone for a new               Mihai Marian, a part time ESOL student continued to volunteer at the Romanian Culture and
                                                                                   Charity Together foodbank in Edgware throughout the course of lockdown 2020, to ensure
 normal. As students are our topmost priority, like all schools and colleges,      local people in the community were not left hungry and vulnerable.

 we adapted to new ways of working.
                                                                                   Harrow College’s very own Principal Pat Carvalho dropped off supplies of anti-bacterial gel and
                                                                                   soap to local care homes around the borough, on behalf of the College!

 We have also highlighted how our students and staff have helped to make           2020 was a time of uncertainty for many students as lessons transitioned from in person to
                                                                                   virtual. Despite the sudden adjustment to classroom learning our GCSE students were
a difference during the pandemic through donations and charity work.               unphased, achieving an overall 95% pass rate!

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Student Life at                                                                           Your first few weeks at College are an exciting time! Start your year

  Harrow College                                                                            with the Freshers’ Fair and get to know your new environment, meet new
                                                                                            friends, check out the facilities and services available to you and find out
                                                                                            more about college life.
                 Get Involved
     Enrich your college experience by getting
      involved in activities and events outside
        of the classroom. We have a range of
    opportunities available so you can make the
                 most of student life.
                                                                                                                                               Keeping it Social
                                                                                                                                          Take time out when you are not in
                                                            Stay in the Loop                                                              lessons and lectures to relax with
                                                                                                                                          friends on campus in the canteen
                Have your Say                               Download our app for 24/7              Volunteer Yourself                              and social areas.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Student Life
                                                           access to timetables, targets,
      Your opinions matter to us. We encourage            news and more whilst you are            Want to try something new?                You can also get involved with
         you to share your views and put your            on the move! You can also find        Get involved in volunteering! Learn         the Student Council to help plan
     thoughts forward to help shape college life         lots of resources linked to your     new skills, meet new people, help the          student activities and events.
     in and out of the classroom. Sign up to be a         course on the Virtual Learning      community and add to your personal
     tutor rep and represent others in your class              Environment (VLE).              development with a volunteer post.
        or get involved in student governance.                                                  What’s more it looks good on your
                                                                                                 CV and can help with your UCAS
                                                                                                          application too!

                                                                                                                                      Get More for your Money
                                                                                                                                      Make the most of being a student and
                                                                                                                                      become a member of the National Union
                                      Take part in the free sports activities                                                         of Students (NUS). You can apply for a
                                                                                                                                      TOTUM card entitling you to online and
                                      offered across both campuses. These include                                                     offline discounts and offers from loads of
                                                                                                                                      retailers. See nus.org.uk for full details.
                                      basketball, football, table tennis and more!

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Supporting you
to Succeed                                                                                                                                         English & Maths
                                                                                                                                                  All students study English and maths, at
                                                                                                                                                  an appropriate level, as part of their study
                                                                                                                                                  programme. This is at either functional skills
                                                                                                                                                  or at GCSE level.

                                                                                                                                                  Studying English will help you to improve
                                                                                                                                                  your analytical skills and help you to
                                                                                                                                                  understand how the English language
                                                                                                                                                  works in communication. You will be able
                                                                                                                                                  to express yourself and your ideas with
                                                                                                                                                  confidence and these skills will support you
                                                                                                                                                  in all walks of life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supporting you to Succeed
                                                                                                                                                  Maths is integral to many different fields
                                                                                                                                                  of study and employment, so this versatile
                                                                                                                                                  qualification is an asset for your future
                                                                                                                                                  career. Learning is made fun by our expert
                                                                                                                                                  teaching team and students can look
                                                                                                                                                  forward to fun competitions taking place
                                                                                                                                                  both inside and outside of the College.

 Study Programmes for Students aged 16-19
Your chosen qualification forms the major part of your study programme and alongside this, you
have the opportunity to:

• Get involved in work-related activities, work experience and volunteering, helping you to
  develop key employability skills relevant to your future.
                                                                                                        Careers Guidance & Information
• Improve your English and/or maths. If you don’t already have a grade 4 (grade C) at GCSE you         You can call on our professional and friendly Careers & Employability Advisers for
  will work towards that. The number of students that achieve GCSE grades 9-4 (A*- C) in English       impartial and confidential careers guidance at any time and they are available at both
  and maths at Harrow College is regularly well above the national average.                            of our campuses. They will help you to plan your future and explore course options
                                                                                                       and progression routes at the College plus provide advice on career paths, university
• Take part in enrichment activities that enable you to explore personal, social and ethical issues,   applications, apprenticeships and employment.
  which contribute to life and the wider society.
                                                                                                       You will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events such as speed
• Participate in weekly tutorials to help you realise your full potential, receive academic and        networking, higher education fairs, mock interviews, workshops and interactive
  pastoral support and work towards career opportunities.                                              masterclasses led by employment and education professionals.

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Employer Engagement with Working Knowledge
Working Knowledge is a social enterprise with many years of experience supporting full-time
students through employer engagement. They lead a student development programme linking
up students with business volunteers and employees from a number of leading organisations.
This brings real live industry experience and knowledge into the college environment by way of
assessments and presentations.

Companies that have recently visited the college either on site or online include Allied, BBC,
Camelot, Sky, Cancer Research UK, Westminster City Council, Imperial College, Royal Air Force and
many more.

 Communication with Parents
We work in partnership with parents in order to achieve successful outcomes for our students.
Personal tutors are the point of contact for any queries and parents are invited to contact the
College with any enquiries or to discuss any concerns.

Studying at college is a stepping stone between school and university or employment and
                                                                                                         Additional Learning Support
students are expected to behave maturely and follow the Code of Conduct. If the College has any
concerns about behaviour, effort, work ethic, productivity, attendance or punctuality, these areas
are followed up with parents if students are under 18.                                                   and Communication Support Unit
                                                                                                        At Harrow College we aim to provide our students with the support they need to achieve their
                                                                                                        potential and opportunities to help them succeed. We welcome students with special education
                                                                                                        needs, learning difficulties and disabilities and work with students to enable them to fully
 Student Support                                                                                        participate in college life and progress in their pathway to independence and employment.

                                                                                                        Alongside the Additional Learning Support Team our Communication Support Unit provides
Each student has a personal tutor who monitors their attendance, provides pastoral care and             support for students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing.
advises them on the next steps for their future progression. Lecturers work with students to ensure
that they achieve their full potential and regularly review their progress against target grades with   Harrow College is a Centre of Excellence for the Hearing Impaired - the only one in North West
action plans agreed where needed.                                                                       London. We have strong links with schools and local authorities to ensure a smooth transition to
                                                                                                        further education and achievement of Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) outcomes. Our
Students regularly interact with employers in work-related activities and through work experience       experienced and well-reputed staff offer a range of support, advice and guidance to aid students'
and get feedback to develop their employability skills and the key attributes sought by employers       success on their chosen course.
and universities.
                                                                                                        If you have an EHCP, a learning difficulty, disability or medical condition, please indicate this on
Student safety and welfare is important to us. We have a Student Services Team that help ensure         your application so that we can arrange a support assessment at the time of your visit/interview.
the wellbeing of all students and support with any safeguarding, financial or personal issues they      We will assess and identify your needs and let you know about the help we can provide.
may have whilst at college.

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Choosing the                                                                            Level 3 Courses - Advanced Level

right course.                                                                                I already have...

                                                                                         • Five or more GCSEs at
                                                                                           grade 9-4 (grade A*- C)
                                                                                                                                Courses Available

                                                                                                                             • AS / A-Levels
                                                                                                                             • Level 3 vocational
                                                                                                                                                                         Progression

                                                                                                                                                                 • Undergraduate Degree
                                                                                                                                                                 • Level 4+ course -
                                                                                         • Level 2 vocational                  qualifications from                 HNC / HND
Use this guide to help you choose the right course.                                        qualification from                  awarding bodies such              • Higher Apprenticeship
                                                                                           awarding bodies such as:            as: AAT, BTEC, C&G,               • Employment
Remember, our Careers Team are available should you require any assistance.                AAT, BTEC, C&G, EAL,                NCFE / CACHE, EAL, UAL,
                                                                                           NCFE / CACHE, OCR, UAL,             VTCT
                                                                                           VTCT                              • T Levels
                                                                                         • Intermediate                      • Access to HE (19+ years)
                                                                                           Apprenticeship                    • Professional Courses
 Level 1 Courses - Introductory Level                                                                                        • Advanced Apprenticeship

     I already have...          Courses Available                 Progression
                                                                                        Level 4+ Courses - Advanced Level
 • No formal qualifications   • Entry Level /               • Level 2 course
 • GCSEs at grade 3-1           Foundation Level 1          • Intermediate
   (grade D - G)                vocational qualifications     Apprenticeship                 I already have...                  Courses Available                        Progression
                                from awarding bodies
                                such as: BTEC, C&G, EAL,                                 • One or more A-Level               • BTEC Level 4 HNC/                 • Undergraduate Degree
                                NCFE / CACHE, UAL, VTCT                                  • Level 3 vocational                  Level 5 HND                       • Degree Apprenticeship
                              • Traineeship                                                qualification from                • Professional Courses              • Employment
                              • ESOL                                                       awarding bodies such              • Higher Apprenticeship
                                                                                           as: AAT, BTEC, C&G, EAL,
                                                                                           NCFE / CACHE, UAL, VTCT
                                                                                         • T Level
 Level 2 Courses - Intermediate Level                                                    • Access Course
                                                                                         • Advanced Apprenticeship

     I already have...          Courses Available                 Progression

 • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or   • GCSEs (science package)     • Level 3 course -         Overseas Qualifications
   above (grade D)            • Level 2 vocational            vocational or A-Levels
 • Level 1 vocational           qualifications from                                    Harrow College accepts and welcomes qualifications from overseas. We use UK NARIC to assess the
                                                            • T Levels                 equivalency of overseas qualifications and to assess whether the qualification is accredited in the country
   qualification from           awarding bodies such        • Employment               from which you obtained it. We require overseas qualifications to be submitted in their original form.
   awarding bodies such         as: AAT, BTEC, C&G, EAL,    • Advanced                 Where a translation of an overseas qualification or award certificate is submitted, we will not take it as
   as: BTEC, C&G, EAL,          NCFE / CACHE, OCR, UAL,       Apprenticeship           a direct translation of the academic level of that award. Applicants may need to sit an entry test for the
   NCFE / CACHE, UAL, VTCT      VTCT                                                   purposes of academic assessment. Please note that English Language qualifications from overseas may
                              • Intermediate                                           be taught as a second or foreign language. We will always use UK NARIC or, where appropriate, CEFR
                                Apprenticeship                                         benchmarks to assess the equivalency of overseas English Language qualifications. For students who
                                                                                       are applying via the student route we will require them to sit UKVI approved SELT, e.g. IELTS Academic or
                                                                                       Pearson Academic Test of English (PTE).

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Did you
                                                                                                                                         Know?
                                                                                                                           The art & design students take part in live briefs
                                                                                                                           and projects plus they hold an annual end of year
                                                                                                                           art exhibition showcasing their work to friends,
                                                                                                                           family, guests from the creative industry and the
                                                                                                                           local community.

                                                                                                                                                                                       Art, Design & Architecture
Art, Design &
                                                                                                                  Student
                                                                                                                  Speak

Architecture
                                                                                                     “I really enjoy my course at
                                                                                                      Harrow College. We get to
                                                                                                      experiment with various ideas
                                                                                                      backed by extensive research!

                                                                                                     The teachers are very
                                                                                                     supportive and the facilities are
Explore your creativity and experiment with new materials, tools and techniques on our inspiring     excellent. I plan to go on to uni
and creative art & design courses. Courses are based at our dedicated centre for the creative arts   in the future and my course has
located on the Harrow Weald Campus, which is home to a host of specialist workshop facilities for    helped me gain the necessary
2D, architecture, interior and product design, multimedia, drawing, painting, fashion, ceramics,     skills.”
graphic design and computer graphics.

We’ll inspire your creative work with current practice in art & design as well as developing your    Selina Khatri
practical production skills. Our courses can help you progress onto the next academic level of       UAL Level 3
study and set you on your way to progress with a career in the creative industry.                    Extended Diploma in Architecture

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UAL Diploma in Art & Design                      UAL Diploma in Art & Design                                                                          UAL Applied Diploma /
 and Media                                       Qualification Level → Level 2
                                                                                                                                                       Extended Diploma in
Qualification Level → Level 1                    Duration → 1 year
                                                                                                                                                       Art & Design
Duration → 1 year                                Location → Harrow Weald Campus                                                                       Qualification Level → Level 3

Location → Harrow Weald Campus                   Entry Requirements                                                                                   Duration → 1-2 years
                                                 4 x GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above
Entry Requirements                               including art, a relevant Level 1                                                                    Location → Harrow Weald Campus
Evidence of an artistic ability, which will be   qualification at merit or above. Artistic ability
assessed at the interview.                       will be assessed at the interview.                                                                   Entry Requirements
                                                                                                                                                      4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) or a
Course Information                               Course Information                                                                                   Level 2 art and design qualification at merit
This course is for students who are inspired     Continue developing your creative ability in a                                                       or above. Evidence of your artistic ability will
by and have some experience of art and           range of disciplines including 2D & 3D design,                                                       be assessed at interview.
design. It introduces you to the techniques      drawing and painting, graphic design,
used in the subject and allows you to            printmaking, ceramics and plasterwork. You          UAL Applied Diploma /                            Course Information
explore your creativity within a structure       will develop research skills and learn about                                                         If you want to experience different art
that provides a sound base of skills and         artists and art movements to inform your
                                                                                                     Extended Diploma in                              disciplines this course is for you. You will
knowledge.                                       work. You will also work to improve English                                                          study painting, photography plus develop
                                                 and maths skills if required.
                                                                                                     Architecture, Interior Design                    ideas for 2D, 3D and time-based live projects
                                                                                                                                                      learning through practical and critical
                                                                                                     & Product Design                                 activities. You will further develop skills in
                                                                                                                                                      both traditional and digital media, including
                                                                                                     Qualification Level → Level 3                    InDesign, Photoshop software and iPad apps,
                                                                                                                                                      experiment with 3D ceramics, construction,
                                                                                                     Duration → 1-2 years                             and printmaking.

                                                                                                     Location → Harrow Weald Campus

                                                                                                     Entry Requirements
                                                                                                     4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) or a
                                                                                                     Level 2 qualification at merit or above.
                                                                                                     Evidence of your artistic ability will be
                                                                                                     assessed at interview.                             For full course details and progression
                                                                                                                                                       routes view our course details online at
                                                                                                     Course Information                                       www.harrow.ac.uk/courses
                                                                                                     This course prepares you for a relevant
                                                                                                     degree and helps you develop a successful
                                                                                                     portfolio for university applications. Prepare
                                                                                                     for a career in architecture, product design,
                                                                                                     interior design or 3D design, and learn model            APPRENTICESHIPS
                                                                                                     making using cad programs and CADCAM               also available in this area. See page 82
                                                                                                     equipment. During your study we aim to
                                                                                                     provide work experience opportunities with
                                                                                                     architects and employers.

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Did you
                                                                                                                                               Know?
                                                                                                                                Harrow College has its own hair and beauty
                                                                                                                                salon called Image, where students acquire their
                                                                                                                                new skills and knowledge. The salon also offers a
                                                                                                                                variety of hair and beauty services available to
                                                                                                                                the public. To book an appointment call on

Beauty
                                                                                                                                020 8909 6559.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing
Therapy &
                                                                                                                       Student
                                                                                                                       Speak

Hairdressing
                                                                                                          "The teachers at Harrow College
                                                                                                           are both professional and
                                                                                                           supportive, especially during
                                                                                                           lockdown. Although my course
                                                                                                           is mostly practical, the teachers
                                                                                                           quickly adapted to new ways of
                                                                                                           delivering our lessons and put a
Our students benefit from learning in a fast-paced environment with real clients at our on-site salon,      lot of effort in to ensure that we
Image. With our courses, you can achieve the qualifications and skills to work in a salon, or set up one    were able to complete every
of your own. You’ll get involved in lots of practical activities and assessments.                          single practical, especially
                                                                                                           when going into college was
The beauty treatments and hairdressing services you provide will be supervised by qualified lecturers       difficult."
and you’ll be taught by industry professionals who keep up to date with all the latest trends and
techniques. Additionally, you will participate in recognised industry competitions aimed to motivate       Zahra Limbada
you and build your confidence.                                                                              Level 3
                                                                                                           Beauty Therapy

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Diploma in an Introduction to                     Diploma in Beauty Therapy                      Diploma in Women's                                Diploma in Women's
 the Hair & Beauty Sector                         Qualification Level → Level 2                   Hairdressing                                      Hairdressing
Qualification Level → Level 1                     Duration → 1 year                              Qualification Level → Level 2                     Qualification Level → Level 3

Duration → 1 year                                 Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus           Duration → 1 year                                 Duration → 1 year

Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus              Entry Requirements                             Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus              Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus
                                                  4 GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above
Entry Requirements                                preferably including both English & maths or   Entry Requirements                                Entry Requirements
Evidence of Entry Level 3 in numeracy             a relevant Level 1 qualification.              4 GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above                NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or equivalent
and literacy, which will be assessed at the                                                      preferably including both English & maths or      qualification or 3 years' salon experience. A
interview.                                        Course Information                             a relevant Level 1 qualification.                 Profile Assessment test in maths and English
                                                  You will study basic facials, eye care                                                           to at least Level 1 plus a writing and practical
Course Information                                treatments, make-up, manicure and              Course Information                                test is also required.
This course is for anyone with an interest        pedicure, waxing, health and safety,           This course is designed to develop practical
in a career in the expanding hair & beauty        promotion of products and services and         skills and associated science and theory          Course Information
therapy industry. Learn how to present a          related anatomy and physiology. You may        for client consultations, shampoo and             You will study health and safety, promotion
professional salon image, learn skills in basic   also study English and maths to help improve   conditioning, basic cutting, styling and          of products and services to clients,
manicure, skin care, the art of photographic      your employability opportunities.              colouring, as well as health and safety and       consultation, advanced cutting techniques,
make-up, face painting, nail art and                                                             customer care.                                    creative hairdressing skills, how to style and
shampooing & styling hair.                                                                                                                         dress hair plus colour and colour correction
                                                                                                                                                   of hair. You may also study English and
                                                                                                                                                   maths alongside this qualification to help
                                                                                                  Diploma in Beauty Therapy                        improve your employability opportunities.

                                                                                                 Qualification Level → Level 3

                                                                                                 Duration → 1 year

                                                                                                 Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus

                                                                                                 Entry Requirements                                  For full course details and progression
                                                                                                 4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including        routes view our course details online at
                                                                                                 English or maths, or a Level 2 qualification at           www.harrow.ac.uk/courses
                                                                                                 merit / pass with GCSE English or maths at
                                                                                                 grade 9-4 (grade A*- C).

                                                                                                 Course Information
                                                                                                 You will study body massage, in depth
                                                                                                 relevant anatomy and physiology, electrolysis,            APPRENTICESHIPS
                                                                                                 advanced facial and body electrical treatments,     also available in this area. See page 82
                                                                                                 hot stone massage, financial effectiveness of
                                                                                                 a business and Indian head massage. You may
                                                                                                 also study English and maths alongside this
                                                                                                 qualification.

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Did you
                                                                                                                                           Know?
                                                                                                                            Our business students make excellent progress
                                                                                                                            when they complete their studies at Harrow
                                                                                                                            College, with many going on to study a wide range
                                                                                                                            of subjects at university including finance &
                                                                                                                            accounting, business management, international
                                                                                                                            business, law and criminology.

                                                                                                                                                                                       Business & Accounting
Business &
                                                                                                                   Student
                                                                                                                   Speak

Accounting
                                                                                                       “My experience of studying
                                                                                                        at Harrow College has been
                                                                                                        amazing, right from the
                                                                                                        teachers, the teaching methods,
                                                                                                        learning environment, the
                                                                                                        facilities and more.
Hone your business skills and enhance your career options with one of our business courses.            I plan to do an apprenticeship in
You will explore real-life business case studies and work on live briefs as well as attend talks and   the future."
seminars by high profile industry professionals.

Your course will increase your employability in the world of commerce and, if you’d like to start
your own business, we encourage creative entrepreneurial thinking too!
                                                                                                       Oliver Ben Finn
Students benefit from being based in the state-of-the art Enterprise Centre at Harrow on the Hill      Level 3
Campus whilst learning from tutors that have industry experience and can share their knowledge         BTEC Extended Diploma in Business
to bring the world of work into the classroom.

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BTEC Introductory Certificate                   OCR Cambridge Technical                                                                        BTEC Foundation Diploma /
 in Business                                     Diploma in Business                                                                            Extended Diploma in Business
Qualification Level → Level 1                   Qualification Level → Level 2                                                                   Qualification Level → Level 3

Duration → 1 year                               Duration → 1 year                                                                               Duration → 1-2 years

Location → Harrow Weald Campus                  Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus                                                            Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus

Entry Requirements                              Entry Requirements                                                                              Entry Requirements
Entry Level 3 in numeracy and literacy, which   4 x GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above,                                                           5 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including
will be assessed at the interview.              preferably including both English & maths, or                                                   English & maths or a relevant Level 2
                                                a relevant Level 1 qualification.                                                               qualification at merit or above. Students
Course Information                                                                                                                              who have 4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C)
Ideal for students interested in developing     Course Information                                                                              including English & maths should apply and
their skills in business, retail or             The impact of businesses is far reaching.                                                       will be interviewed.
administration. Learn about working in the      They provide goods and services, create
business industry and customer service plus     jobs and growth in the economy, as well as
                                                                                                 BTEC Extended Certificate /                    Course Information
identify your own skills and how you can        creating new opportunities through skills                                                       An advanced course, equivalent to three
apply these in the workplace.                   development and innovation. This course
                                                                                                 Diploma in Enterprise and                      A-Levels, with a particular focus on law.
                                                encapsulates these attributes through a wide
                                                range of units enabling students to focus
                                                                                                 Entrepreneurship                               You will have formal lectures, workshops
                                                                                                                                                and guest speakers to enhance your
                                                on specific areas including finance, human                                                      understanding of the business world and
                                                resources and marketing.                        Qualification Level → Level 3                   the legal context under which it operates.
                                                                                                                                                You will develop skills in numeracy, literacy
                                                                                                Duration → 1-2 years                            and communication, including speaking and
                                                                                                                                                listening, and will have opportunities for
                                                                                                Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus            employer engagement and work experience.

                                                                                                Entry Requirements
                                                                                                4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including
                                                                                                English or maths, or a Level 2 qualification
                                                                                                at merit / pass with GCSE English or maths at
                                                                                                grade 9-4 (grade A*- C).

                                                                                                Course Information                                For full course details and progression
                                                                                                An advanced course, equivalent to two            routes view our course details online at
                                                                                                A-Levels, with a particular focus on the                www.harrow.ac.uk/courses
                                                                                                business environment and enterprise. You
                                                                                                will have formal lectures, workshops and
                                                                                                guest speakers and you will develop skills
                                                                                                in numeracy, literacy and communication,
                                                                                                including speaking and listening skills.               APPRENTICESHIPS
                                                                                                As part of your course, you will have             also available in this area. See page 82
                                                                                                opportunities for employer engagement and
                                                                                                work experience.

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Did you
                                                                                                                                         Know?
                                                                                                                            Our specialist health & social care building called ‘
                                                                                                                            'Seacole' features fantastic facilities including a
                                                                                                                            domestic care suite, nutrition suite, hospital training
                                                                                                                            suite, hygiene training room and IT facilities to
                                                                                                                            support learning and development.

Childcare,

                                                                                                                                                                                         Childcare, Health & Social Care
Health &
                                                                                                                  Student
                                                                                                                  Speak

Social Care
                                                                                                     “I really enjoy studying at
                                                                                                      Harrow College. Being a
                                                                                                      visually impaired student
                                                                                                      myself, I appreciate
                                                                                                      the level of dedication and
                                                                                                      support I receive from the staff.
These courses will equip you with the skills you need for this rewarding career pathway and are
delivered by industry experts with a wealth of knowledge and skills. You will learn the importance   In the future I aspire to help
of professional practice, health and wellbeing and how to meet the needs of the individuals you      other visually impaired children
are caring for. You will be taught and assessed in creative ways including demonstrations, written   too.”
assignments, live briefs and presentations.

You will develop your employability skills through valuable work placements which will be
supported by the added insight of guest speakers and workshops. Classes are taught in our            Alexandra Mihaila
state-of-the-art facility for health & social care which opened in late 2017, based at the Harrow    Level 3
Weald Campus.                                                                                        Health & Social Care

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NCFE / CACHE Certificate in                      NCFE / CACHE Diploma in Early                  Course Information                               BTEC National Foundation
                                                                                                 This qualification develops the knowledge
 Introduction to Health, Social                   Years Practitioner                             and skills needed when working with adults,      Diploma / National Diploma in
                                                                                                 young people or children in health and
 Care and Children's and Young                   Qualification Level → Level 2                   social care environments. Topics include         Health & Social Care
                                                                                                 supporting healthy living, human lifespan
 People's Settings                               Duration → 1 year                               development, effective communication,           Qualification Level → Level 3
                                                                                                 safeguarding and nutrition. Progression
Qualification Level → Level 1                    Location → Harrow Weald Campus                  pathways include studying health and social     Duration → 1-2 years
                                                                                                 care at Level 3 or working as a healthcare
Duration → 1 year                                Entry Requirements                              assistant.                                      Location → Harrow Weald Campus
                                                 3 x GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above
Location → Harrow Weald Campus                   preferably including both English & maths                                                       Entry Requirements
                                                 or a relevant Level 1 qualification. Students                                                   5 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including
Entry Requirements                               require an enhanced DBS check.                                                                  English or a relevant Level 2 qualification
Entry Level 3 in numeracy and literacy, which
                                                                                                                                                 at merit or above. Students with 4 x GCSEs
will be assessed at the interview. Students      Course Information                               BTEC National Extended                         grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including English &
require a DBS check.                             You will have a keen interest in working with                                                   maths should apply and will be interviewed.
                                                 children or young people. You might have         Certificate / National Foundation              Students require an enhanced DBS check.
Course Information                               some experience already and want to have
You will attend a programme of study at          a recognised qualification in order to gain      Diploma in Health & Social Care                Course Information
college for approximately 3-4 days a week        employment or progress to further study.                                                        This course is suitable for those who wish to
that will include health & social care and       Units of study include communication,           Qualification Level → Level 3                   progress to higher education or employment.
childcare plus English and maths. This course    equality and inclusion, safeguarding,                                                           Units of study include communication,
will help you develop practical experience       supporting positive behaviour, support at       Duration → 1-2 years                            equality, diversity and rights in health and
of working with children and adults, as well     meal times and more.                                                                            social care, development through the life
as provide the underpinning knowledge                                                            Location → Harrow Weald Campus                  stages, anatomy and physiology, sociological
needed for a career in health, social care and
                                                                                                                                                 and psychological perspectives, infection
childcare.
                                                                                                 Entry Requirements                              prevention and control and research
                                                                                                 4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including     methodology in health and social care.
                                                                                                 English or a relevant Level 2 qualification
                                                  BTEC Extended Certificate in                   at merit or above. Students require an
                                                                                                 enhanced DBS check.
                                                  Health & Social Care
                                                                                                 Course Information
                                                 Qualification Level → Level 2                   This course is suitable for those who wish to
                                                                                                 progress to higher education or employment.
                                                                                                                                                      For full course details and progression
                                                 Duration → 1 year                               Units include developing effective
                                                                                                                                                     routes view our course details online at
                                                                                                 communication, equality, diversity and
                                                                                                                                                            www.harrow.ac.uk/courses
                                                 Location → Harrow Weald Campus                  rights in health and social care, anatomy and
                                                                                                 physiology, sociological and psychological
                                                 Entry Requirements                              perspectives, infection prevention and
                                                 3 x GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above            control and development through the life
                                                 preferably including both English & maths       stages.                                                    APPRENTICESHIPS
                                                 or a relevant Level 1 qualification. Students                                                         also available in this area. See page 82
                                                 require an enhanced DBS check.

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Did you
                                                                                                                                         Know?
                                                                                                                        The IT department regularly organises educational
                                                                                                                        trips. Students have visited the head offices of
                                                                                                                        Amazon and Merrill Lynch, as well as Alton Towers
                                                                                                                        and Harry Potter World. Students have also
                                                                                                                        travelled abroad to destinations including Prague,
                                                                                                                        Barcelona and Paris.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Computing & IT
Computing
                                                                                                                  Student
                                                                                                                  Speak

& IT
                                                                                                     "Being at Harrow College has
                                                                                                      definitely been an excellent
                                                                                                      learning opportunity for me.
                                                                                                      I started with ESOL and have now
                                                                                                      progressed onto an ICT course.

The Computing and ICT department is better equipped than ever to prepare you for the                 The teachers are very kind,
technological world in which we live. As well as industry-standard digital & creative software, we   helpful and always ready to
also have strong links to universities and students can progress to higher education in this field   assist. Harrow College provides
right here.                                                                                          a good learning environment."

You’ll start by looking at IT in context and consider its role within business, society and the
wider world. IT is very practical so you’ll spend a lot of time working in our well-equipped IT
work suites. You’ll gain industry insight from expert visiting speakers – recent examples include    Yav Mayiji
representatives from Amazon, IBM and Sky. We offer employability sessions with real employers        Level 2
and work experience placements. Many of our students are even given the opportunity to build up      BTEC Introductory Diploma in IT
a professional portfolio by developing a commercial website.

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Course Information
 BTEC Introductory Diploma in                       BTEC Extended Certificate in                    This course introduces you to the                   BTEC Foundation Diploma /
                                                                                                    fundamentals of computer systems. You will
 IT and Games Design                                Information and Creative                        develop a range of software skills including
                                                                                                                                                        Extended Diploma in IT
                                                                                                    creating spreadsheets, designing websites,
Qualification Level → Level 1                       Technology (Animation, Gaming                   animations. You will also develop practical
                                                                                                                                                       Qualification Level → Level 3

Duration → 1 year                                   & Multimedia)                                   skills in computer hardware and networking.
                                                                                                                                                       Duration → 1-2 years

Location → Harrow Weald Campus                     Qualification Level → Level 2                                                                       Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus
                                                                                                     BTEC Extended Certificate in
Entry Requirements                                 Duration → 1 year                                                                                   Entry Requirements
Evidence of Entry Level 3 in numeracy                                                                Information Technology                            5 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including
and literacy, which will be assessed at the        Location → Harrow Weald Campus                                                                      English & maths or a relevant Level 2
interview.                                                                                          Qualification Level → Level 3                      qualification at distinction. Students with
                                                   Entry Requirements                                                                                  4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 will be interviewed.
Course Information                                 An EHCP, 4 x GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or          Duration → 1-2 years
This is a basic introduction to IT and             above preferably including both English &                                                           Course Information
develops students’ confidence in certain IT        maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification or     Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus               This two-year course carries UCAS points
applications. The units cover activities such      City & Guilds Level 2 diploma with English                                                          and students can progress onto our Level 4
as creating video games, creating a website,       and maths GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above.      Entry Requirements                                 HNC programme. The course includes units
a digital poster, spreadsheets and video &                                                          4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) including        in IT systems, creating systems to manage
audio clips.                                       Course Information                               English or maths, or a Level 2 qualification at    information and using social media in business.
                                                   This is a specialist course for learners with    merit with GCSE English or maths at grade 9-4
                                                   ASD and/or high needs learners to assist         (grade A*- C).

 BTEC Introductory Diploma
                                                   them to progress onto a full Level 3 IT/media/
                                                   gaming course. Students on this course           Course Information                                  T Level in Digital Business
                                                                                                    This course introduces you to solving
 in IT
                                                   must have an Education Health Care Plan.
                                                                                                    problems using logical, analytical thinking
                                                                                                                                                        Services (Occupational Specialism:
                                                   The course has been designed to develop
                                                                                                    and hands on practical work. You will learn
                                                   relevant knowledge, skills and understanding
                                                                                                    how to create websites, animations, games,
                                                                                                                                                        Data Technician)
Qualification Level → Level 2                      and provide an opportunity for students to
                                                   develop their literacy and numeracy skills.      spreadsheets and databases.
                                                                                                                                                       Qualification Level → Level 3
Duration → 1 year
                                                                                                                                                       Duration → 2 years
Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus
                                                    BTEC Diploma in Information
                                                                                                                                                       Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus
Entry Requirements
Evidence of Entry Level 3 in numeracy
                                                    and Creative Technology
                                                                                                                                                       Entry Requirements
and literacy, which will be assessed at the                                                                                                            5 x GCSEs including both English & maths,
                                                   Qualification Level → Level 2
interview.                                                                                                                                             and an interest in working in the IT sector.
                                                   Duration → 1 year                                  For full course details and progression routes   No specific technical skills are required.
Course Information                                                                                           view our course details online at
This is an introductory programme in                                                                            www.harrow.ac.uk/courses               Course Information
                                                   Location → Harrow on the Hill Campus
computing and aims to provide you with                                                                                                                 This two-year course prepares students for
the opportunity to develop a range of skills                                                                                                           work in the IT department of a business,
                                                   Entry Requirements
within the IT sector. The units cover activities                                                                                                       learning practical and theoretical skills.
                                                   4 x GCSEs grade 3 (grade D) or above                         APPRENTICESHIPS
such as creating a website, a digital poster,                                                                                                          You will complete a 315-hour industry
                                                   preferably including both English & maths or          also available in this area. See page 82
spreadsheets and video & audio clips and                                                                                                               placement and be able to apply your
                                                   a relevant Level 1 qualification.
programming.                                                                                                                                           academic skills to a real-world setting.

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Did you
                                                                                                                                        Know?
                                                                                                                              Harrow College is proud to have achieved
                                                                                                                              the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) quality
                                                                                                                              mark, which recognises high-quality construction
                                                                                                                              skills training provision in London.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Construction, Electrical Installation & Plumbing
Construction,
Electrical                                                                                                         Student
                                                                                                                   Speak

Installation                                                                                        “After I complete my Level 3
                                                                                                     course, I want to start working

& Plumbing
                                                                                                     in the field as soon as possible

                                                                                                    I believe that I am ready and the
                                                                                                    staff here at Harrow College
                                                                                                    have prepared me for this.”
Learn a trade or develop your professional skills at our new purpose-built centre based on the
Harrow Weald Campus, fitted with the very best tools, equipment and industry-standard facilities.

Our fully certified and experienced lecturers will ensure that you gain the qualifications and
practical experience needed to progress in industry using some of the latest construction &
IT equipment.                                                                                       Daniel Grassi
                                                                                                    Level 2
Our courses cover construction skills, electrical and plumbing. You’ll also learn about the         Electrical Installation
construction industry, working safely, personal effectiveness, social responsibility and
financial management.

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Diploma in Construction                           Diploma in Plumbing                                                                                  Diploma in Plumbing
Qualification Level → Level 1                     Qualification Level → Level 1                                                                        Qualification Level → Level 2

Duration → 1 year                                 Duration → 1 year                                                                                    Duration → 1 year

Location → Harrow Weald Campus                    Location → Harrow Weald Campus                                                                       Location → Harrow Weald Campus

Entry Requirements                                Entry Requirements                                                                                   Entry Requirements
Basic literacy and numeracy skills to be          GCSE English and maths at Grade 2 or above                                                           4 x GCSEs grade 4 (grade C) or above
assessed at interview.                            or functional skills maths and English at                                                            preferably including both English & maths.
                                                  Entry 3.
Course Information                                                                                                                                     Course Information
This City & Guilds course is a great choice for   Course Information                                                                                   This course is suited for those with a keen
those students wishing to start a career in, or   This qualification is ideal for those aspiring                                                       interest in plumbing. Topics include safety
train for, the construction sector.               to be a plumber. The course covers a                                                                 in plumbing, key plumbing principles,
You will learn about key construction skills      range of subjects including safe working                                                             common plumbing principles, central
including carpentry repairs, brickwork            practices, environmental protection systems,                                                         heating systems, non-complex electrical
repairs, plumbing repairs, painting and           fundamental plumbing systems and                                                                     systems, sanitation systems, sheet lead
decorating.                                       understanding and demonstrating copper                                                               weathering, environmental awareness and
                                                  tube practical applications. You will also take                                                      working with others. You will also take an
                                                  an English and maths qualification alongside                                                         English and maths qualification alongside
                                                  this programme.                                    Diploma in Electrical                             this programme.

                                                                                                     Installation
                                                                                                    Qualification Level → Level 1

                                                                                                    Duration → 1 year

                                                                                                    Location → Harrow Weald Campus

                                                                                                    Entry Requirements
                                                                                                    Evidence of Entry Level 3 in numeracy and            For full course details and progression
                                                                                                    literacy, which will be assessed at the             routes view our course details online at
                                                                                                    interview.                                                 www.harrow.ac.uk/courses

                                                                                                    Course Information
                                                                                                    A City & Guilds course for students who wish
                                                                                                    to embark on a career within the electrical
                                                                                                    sector. A range of topics are covered such as
                                                                                                    safe working practices, understanding
                                                                                                    environmental protection systems,                         APPRENTICESHIPS
                                                                                                    installation methods, practical craft skills and     also available in this area. See page 82
                                                                                                    electrical science. Functional skills in
                                                                                                    English, maths and IT will form an integral
                                                                                                    part of this programme.

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Diploma in Electrical                           Advanced Technical Diploma in                  Advanced Technical Diploma in
 Installation (Buildings and                     Plumbing                                       Electrical Installation
 Structures)                                    Qualification Level → Level 3
                                                                                                (Buildings and Structures)
Qualification Level → Level 2                   Duration → 1 year                              Qualification Level → Level 3

Duration → 1 year                               Location → Harrow Weald Campus                 Duration → 1 year

Location → Harrow Weald Campus                  Entry Requirements                             Location → Harrow Weald Campus
                                                Satisfactory BPEC assessment, Level 2 in
Entry Requirements                              Plumbing and GCSEs at grades 9-4               Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs grade 4 (grade C) or above              (grade A*- C) in English & maths.              Successful completion of a Level 2
preferably including both English & maths.                                                     qualification in electrotechnical services and
                                                Course Information                             GCSEs at grades 9-4 (grade A*- C) in English &
Course Information                              If you have completed a Level 2 in Plumbing    maths.
A City & Guilds course for those looking for    and wish to progress with your studies, this
a career in electrical installation. Topics     course is ideal. Units include health and      Course Information
include health and safety, principles of        safety in engineering, environmental           This City & Guilds qualification is for those
electrical science, electrical installations    technology systems, plumbing installation,     who want to work as an electrician. Topics
technology, installation of wiring systems      complex water systems, domestic hot water,     include health and safety, principles and
and how to communicate with others within       sanitation and drainage systems, central       requirements of technology systems,
building services engineering. You will also    heating, domestic gas principles and career    principles of electrical science, fault
study functional skills in English and maths.   awareness in building services engineering.    diagnosis and rectification, inspection,
                                                                                               testing and commissioning, electrical
                                                                                               systems design and career awareness in
                                                                                               building engineering.

                                                                                                     For full course details and progression
                                                                                                    routes view our course details online at
                                                                                                           www.harrow.ac.uk/courses

                                                                                                          APPRENTICESHIPS
                                                                                                     also available in this area. See page 82

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Did you
                                                                                                                                            Know?
                                                                                                                              In 2018-19, ESOL students achieved over
                                                                                                                              3,000 qualifications between them with an overall
                                                                                                                              achievement rate of 96% (well above the national
                                                                                                                              average).

English for
Speakers of

                                                                                                                                                                                         ESOL
                                                                                                                        Student
                                                                                                                        Speak

Other                                                                                                   “Harrow College has an
                                                                                                         extremely good ESOL

Languages
                                                                                                         programme. The College offers
                                                                                                         great facilities and progression
                                                                                                         routes.

                                                                                                        I have also made many friends
                                                                                                        in class and together we have
Our ESOL courses will help you to become more confident with your English through speaking,
                                                                                                        learnt important skills like
listening, reading and writing. You’ll also gain a recognised qualification and can move through the
                                                                                                        teamwork. The teachers are
education levels as your skills improve.
                                                                                                        very supportive and helpful.”
Our students do not just learn English and maths but are able to study a wide range of
qualifications to enable them to progress to further study, work and live in the UK.                    Divan Hassan Hama
                                                                                                        Entry Level 3
You can join an ESOL course if you live in the UK. We offer full-time, part-time and evening courses.   ESOL Science
Enrolment takes place throughout the year with new courses being added. Please check our
website for further information.

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