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HIGHER EDUCATION
     AND ADULT COURSES
     GUIDE 2018

DEGREES
HIGHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL COURSES
APPRENTICESHIPS

                         AN ACCRE D I TE D COLLE GE OF
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WELCOME                                                            WE WORK WITH:

A QUALIFICATION WITH US
COULD BE THE START OF AN
EXCITING NEW CAREER, OR
THE CHANCE TO IMPROVE THE
ONE YOU ALREADY HAVE.

HIGHER EDUCATION
A Degree from University Centre Farnborough will
enable you to progress to a career with greater
confidence in your skills and knowledge or continue
studying on another course. Our Degrees are awarded
by the prestigious University of Surrey, ranked 10th in
the Guardian University Guide 2018.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES
Our Professional Courses offer industry-standard
qualifications that reflect the needs of a modern
organisation. These courses appeal to those working
in a professional environment where up-to-date
knowledge and training can help progression into new
positions, increase your network and develop you to
reach your full potential in the workplace.

APPRENTICESHIPS
A wide range of Apprenticeships are available to
launch your new career, or take your current position
further. A large number of our students complete their
programmes after working with their current employer
to find a work-based route into a new qualification.

ACCESS FOR ALL
We value the work and life experiences that students
from all backgrounds bring to our courses. This is why
we offer places based not only on formal qualifications,
but also on individual merit and the ability to develop.

View full course information and student stories at
www.farn-ct.ac.uk
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4   PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME

              A QUALIFICATION
    “         GAINED WITH US
              REPRESENTS A
              REAL INVESTMENT
              IN YOUR FUTURE.
                                ”
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PRINCIPAL’S                                                 CONTENTS
WELCOME                                                     CLASSROOM CULTURE                             6
                                                            WHO WE WORK WITH                              8
                                                            FEES AND FUNDING                             10
WELCOME TO OUR UNIVERSITY                                   ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA           12
CENTRE AND PART TIME                                        APPRENTICESHIPS                              14
                                                            STUDENT SUPPORT                              16
COURSE PROSPECTUS.
                                                            BOOKWORMS NURSERY                            16

I am delighted you are considering studying with us and     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                           17
hope you are excited to explore all of the opportunities    ACCOUNTING                                   22
that come with a new qualification and skill set.           BUSINESS                                     20

A qualification gained with us represents a real            COMPUTING AND IT                             26
investment in your future! What you will therefore          CONSTRUCTION                                 30
discover in this guide is that our programmes are           COUNSELLING                                  32
focused on strengthening your career prospects.
Whether that career begins straight after a course          CRIMINOLOGY JOINT HONOURS                    54
with us, or after progression to another course, our        EARLY YEARS                                  34
qualifications are developed with industry experienced      EDUCATION & TEACHER TRAINING                 38
lecturers to ensure you are well equipped with the
skills you need to go far and achieve your goals.           ENGINEERING                                  42
                                                            ENGLISH LITERATURE JOINT HONOURS             54
We are dedicated to providing excellent learning            ESOL                                         56
environments and courses, which have a strong record
for helping students reach their goals - as you will        FILM PRODUCTION                              58
see throughout this guide. By working with partner          FLORISTY                                     45
organisations, including the University of Surrey,          GCSEs                                        57
University of Greenwich and professional bodies, we
are able to offer a wide range of qualifications that can   GRAPHIC DESIGN                               46
help you at different stages in your career – whether       HAIR & BEAUTY                                48
you are just starting out or expanding existing skills.
                                                            HOSPITALITY & CATERING                       50

Students tell us they choose to study with us because       HEALTHCARE                                   52
of our commitment to providing high quality teaching.       HUMAN RESOURCES                              23
This includes our classroom-based learning which
                                                            LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT                    24
allows for a more independent and personalised
experience than that of a large university.                 MARKETING                                    23
                                                            MEDIA PRODUCTION                             58
I hope very much that you will choose to study one of
                                                            PHOTOGRAPHY                                  62
our courses, and I look forward to welcoming you to
your new institution and celebrating your achievements      PSYCHOLOGY JOINT HONOURS                     54
on graduation.                                              SOCIOLOGY JOINT HONOURS                      54
                                                            SPORT SCIENCE                                64
VIRGINIA BARRETT
PRINCIPAL                                                   HOW TO APPLY                                 68
                                                            OTHER INFO & HOW TO FIND US                  69
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6   CLASSROOM CULTURE

          CLASSROOM
          CULTURE
          Because we don’t use lecture theatres
          as teaching spaces, your classes here
          will feel more personal and with plenty
          of opportunities to ask questions,
          receive feedback and get to know your
          lecturers and classmates. Specialist      UNIVERSITY CENTRE
          facilities are used for certain courses   BUILDING
          and all students have access to the
          new University Centre building - home
          to our library, Starbucks and small
          teaching spaces.

     MEDIA STUDIOS
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                         DESIGN STUDIOS

                         AEROSPACE AND
                         AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY

THE GALLERY RESTAURANT

                         GYM
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8   WHO WE WORK WITH

    WHO WE
    WORK WITH
    WE ARE PROUD TO WORK IN
    PARTNERSHIP WITH A RANGE
    OF CAREFULLY SELECTED
    INSTITUTIONS TO OFFER YOU
    HIGH QUALITY TEACHING AND
    QUALIFICATIONS.

    Our degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey,
    a top-tier university ranked 5th in the UK in The Times
    Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey 2017 and
    10th in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

    The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading
    professional, scientific and technological universities
    with a world-class research profile and a reputation
    for excellence in teaching and research. In 2017,
    the University was awarded ‘Gold’ in the Teaching
    Excellence Framework, showing that the University’s
    consistently outstanding teaching is of the highest
    quality in the UK.

    Pioneering research and innovation at the University of
    Surrey is solving global challenges and improving the
    world we live in. The University has a strong reputation
    in the areas of health, medicine, space, environment
    and mobile communications.
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The University of Greenwich is one of the most
respected universities in London and Kent, with a
tradition in education which dates back more than
125 years. With campuses that are among the most
celebrated in the world, they are the academic home
to a diverse and talented community of nearly 37,000
students. Almost a quarter are postgraduate and a
significant number study overseas.

While they proudly serve our local communities, the
university has an increasingly international outlook,
sitting at the centre of a network of prestigious partners
and clients. Research is thriving, with much of their work
world-leading. They believe in making a difference to
people’s lives and in finding solutions to local and global
problems. With a wide range of degree programmes, they
are also proud of their reputation for teaching innovation
and excellence. Many of the staff are recognised for
academic achievements and contributions to society.

Our HNC and HND qualifications are awarded by
Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body. Higher
National qualifications are widely recognised by
industry and higher education authorities around
the world as the principal technical professional
qualification at Levels 4 and 5.

Developed in conjunction with employers, students,
and professional bodies, BTEC Higher Nationals
offer students real experience, opportunities and
comprehensive qualifications that will benefit their
chosen career.

OUR PROFESSIONAL COURSES ARE
PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH:
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10   FEES AND FUNDING

     FEES AND
     FUNDING                                                  A £2000 CASH
                                                              BURSARY IS
                                                              AVAILABLE TO
                                                              MANY ELIGIBLE
     TUITION FEES ARE PAYABLE
                                                              STUDENTS AT
     FOR OUR COURSES.                                         UNIVERSITY CENTRE
     There are many ways to pay for the costs of a course,    FARNBOROUGH.
     and the government offers loans that make education
     accessible to those who thought it was out of reach.
                                                              More information can be found at
     With broader career options, a choice of graduate
                                                              www.farn-ct.ac.uk/he.
     training programmes and the opportunity to earn
     more, the costs of studying can be an investment worth
                                                              Remember, our Fast-track Degrees
     making.                                                  offer a faster, more affordable route
                                                              to a degree by saving one year’s
                                                              worth of fees.
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DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION                                    STUDENT FINANCE
There are no upfront fees to be paid when taking                This government loan is for students starting their first
advantage of a Government Loan, and repayments only             Degree or Higher Education course:
start once you’re earning over £21,000.
                                                                  Helps pay tuition fees and living costs
ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION                                        Extra money might be available if you’re on a low
DIPLOMAS                                                          income, disabled or have children

The government’s Advanced Learner Loan could cover                No upper age limit
the costs of the Diploma. The remaining balance on
                                                                  You don’t start repaying until you earn more than
this loan will be written off, once you go on to complete
                                                                  £21,000 per year
an eligible Higher Education course.
                                                                  Apply online
PROFESSIONAL AND ADULT LEARNER
COURSES                                                         LOAN REPAYMENTS
Fees vary from course to course and can be found on our         With a government loan, repayments are relative to
website, along with any assessment or registration costs.       your income and only payable when you graduate and
The government’s Advanced Learner Loan could cover              earn over £21,000 per year.
your costs, and there are lots of ways to receive free or
discounted fees, for example if you are in receipt of certain   YOUR INCOME PER YEAR              MONTHLY REPAYMENTS
benefits. Call us on 01252 405555 to discuss your options.      £21,000 and under                 £0
                                                                £25,000                           £30
APPRENTICESHIPS
                                                                £30,000                           £67
As an Apprentice you will receive a salary from your
                                                                Subject to inflation and changes from the government
employer which varies depending on the company and
                                                                Source: www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan/what-you-pay
level of Apprenticeship. Remember – Higher Level
Apprenticeships give you access to university-level
qualifications without tuitions fees!                           USEFUL LINKS
                                                                How to apply for Student Finance
                                                                www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance
                             Y N
                        UD                                      Student Finance Calculator

                            £
                                  O
                   ST

                                                                www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator
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                                                                Advanced Learner Loan Overview
                                                                www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/overview
                   PA

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                        Y            E
                            L AT
                                                                LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION
    For students aged 19+, an Advanced Learner                  ABOUT FUNDING?
    Loan can open doors to many courses:
                                                                Telephone 01252 405555
       Eligibility doesn’t depend on your income                Email info@farn-ct.ac.uk
       There are no credit checks                               www.farn-ct.ac.uk/funding
       You don’t start repaying until you earn more
       than £21,000 per year                                    MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE
       Financial help with childcare and other costs            It’s important to consider your own circumstances
       can be applied for through Bursary Fund                  and look into all options before choosing to take
                                                                out a loan. Visit the Money Advice Service at www.
       Apply online
                                                                moneyadviceservice.org.uk for impartial advice.

                                                                The information given on this page was correct in June
     Advanced Learner Loan
                                                                2017 and is subject to change in subsequent years.
12   ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA

             NOT BEEN TO COLLEGE?                               After your Diploma, further qualifications and training
                                                                could lead to a range of careers:
             DISCOVER ANOTHER ROUTE
             INTO UNIVERSITY-LEVEL                              ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS
             COURSES:
                                                                  Midwifery

             ACCESS
                                                                  Nursing
                                                                  Occupational Therapy

             TO HIGHER                                          ART, DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY
                                                                  Graphic Design

             EDUCATION                                            Photography
                                                                  Professional Artistry

             DIPLOMA                                            CONSTRUCTION
                                                                  Construction Management

                                                                ENGINEERING SCIENCE
                                                                  Aeronautical Engineering
     If you missed out on a formal qualification at college,
     an Access to Higher Education Diploma can provide            Mechanical Engineering
     you with a route to university-level courses (Higher         Electrical & Electronics Engineering
     Education) faster than you might think.                      Manufacturing Engineering

       Course lasts just one year full-time; or two years
       part-time                                                HUMANITIES
                                                                  The Arts
       Hundreds of former students have gone on to university     Journalism
                                                                  Teaching
       Improves your confidence, refreshes your skills and
       unlocks new ones
                                                                LAW
       No upfront tuition fees with an Advanced Learner Loan      Human Resources
                                                                  Local Government
                                                                  Police Force

                                                                SCIENCE
                                                                  Biomedical Science
               ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS ARE
             WRITTEN OFF WHEN YOU COMPLETE AN                     Nutrition and Dietetics
             ELIGIBLE HIGHER EDUCATION COURSE                     Physiotherapy

     WANT MORE EXPERIENCE OF                                    SOCIAL SCIENCES
     STUDYING FIRST?                                              Criminology
                                                                  Psychology
     Our two-day per week Pre-Access course will bring
     your Maths, English and study skills up to speed.            Social work
     Visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/access to find out more.
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EMMA

I STUDIED: ACCESS TO HIGHER
EDUCATION

I’M NOW: APPLYING TO STUDY
ENGLISH AT CAMBRIDGE

My friend is at university studying Nursing

                                                   “
now, after doing the Access to Allied Health
Professions course, and recommended                    I THINK PEOPLE
it to me. I was unhappy in an office job,
and wanted to do something about it, so I
                                                       ARE PUT OFF BY
applied for the Access course here. It’s been
amazing - all the teachers are incredible, I
                                                       ACCESS COURSES
can’t give them enough praise. They’re all             BECAUSE THEY
really helpful, and always reply to any emails
we send really quickly.                                THINK OF WHAT
As a mature student, it’s a happy                      SCHOOL WAS
environment here where no-one’s
segregated based on their age or
                                                       LIKE, BUT THIS
background, and it’s just a great place to             IS COMPLETELY

                                                                                     ”
study. The course prepares you for what it’ll
be like at university, on a small scale. I don’t       DIFFERENT.
think many people know about Access - it’s
like A Levels but better - there aren’t many
exams, and a lot of us haven’t done anything
like this for years, so we do get help with
our work.
14   APPRENTICESHIPS

     EARN WHILE
     YOU LEARN
     WITH AN
     APPRENTICESHIP
                       APPRENTICESHIPS ARE REAL JOBS THAT FOLLOW A TRAINING
                         FRAMEWORK, SO YOU EARN WHILE YOU LEARN, AND FINISH
                           WITH A VALUABLE TRAINING EXPERIENCE.

                               Look out for our Apprenticeships throughout this guide and search for vacancies at
                                   WWW.FARN-CT.AC.UK/MYAPPRENTICESHIP
                                      Once you’ve found something to apply for, contact our team on
                                           01252 407299
                                              to find out how to get your new career off to a running start!

                                                     KEY FACTS
                                                              Apprenticeships take between one and four years
                                                                to complete

                                                                      Anyone over the age of 16 can apply

                                                                           They start throughout the year

                                                                                You can study up to degree-level

                                                                                     You’ll achieve a nationally-
                                                                                       recognised qualification
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                        DAMIEN

                        I WENT TO: THE WAVELL
                        SCHOOL

“
    SO FAR, I’VE        I’M STUDYING: HIGHER
                        APPRENTICESHIP IN BUSINESS
    WORKED              & PROFESSIONAL

    ON A LOT OF         I’LL BE LOOKING TO CONTINUE
    ENJOYABLE           MY CAREER WITH PHILIPS

    PROJECTS,
    MET A LOAD OF       I didn’t want to go to university so I started
                        looking for Business apprenticeships. I put
    GOOD PEOPLE,        my CV on the college website, and they gave
                        me a call to tell me about Philips.
    AND LEARNT SO
    MUCH.
                    ”
                        So far, I’ve worked on a lot of enjoyable
                        projects, met a load of good people, and
                        learnt so much - It’s definitely worth it.
                        When I finish my apprenticeship, I’d like to
                        stay on with Philips.
16   STUDENT SUPPORT, BOOKWORMS NURSERY & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

     STUDENT                                                    BOOKWORMS
     SUPPORT                                                    NURSERY
                                                                Our fun and friendly
     DURING YOUR TIME AS A                                      on-site nursery is very
                                                                popular and has helped
     STUDENT WE AIM TO HELP                                     many students balance
     YOU WITH ANY PROBLEMS YOU                                  their childcare and
                                                                study needs.
     ENCOUNTER AND MAKE SURE
                                                                Our aim is to provide
     YOU KNOW WHAT SUPPORT IS                                   a broad and balanced
                                                                curriculum for children
     AVAILABLE TO YOU.                                          aged three months and
                                                                older, meeting the individual needs of your child
                                                                through our fully qualified and enthusiastic staff.
     CAREERS ADVICE
     Our Careers Team is available for careers information,     The Nursery includes a:
     advice and guidance. You can access one-to-
     one interviews, drop-in sessions and a wealth of             Baby unit
     information to make sure you have the right skills and
     knowledge for your chosen profession.                        Toddler room

     ACADEMIC SUPPORT                                             Pre-school room
     Our Skills Development Centre can help you to study
     in the best way for your needs. The team can help you        Outdoor play area
     improve on skills like organisation, assignment writing,
     essays, report writing and Mathematics.
                                                                For more information or to arrange a visit, email
                                                                bookworms@farn-ct.ac.uk or call 01252 407080.
     DISABILITY SUPPORT
     We will take all reasonable steps to ensure barriers       www.farn-ct.ac.uk/bookworms
     between students and academic achievements are
     removed, and that all students feel included.

     If you have any questions about support with
     disabilities or learning difficulties, please contact us
     via email at elizabeth.wilson@farn-ct.ac.uk or call
     01252 407344.

     HEALTH AND WELLBEING
     A free, confidential counselling service is available
     on-site to help you with personal or emotional issues
     of all kinds, and our Student Health Advisor can provide
     general help to all students.
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ENTRY                                                  RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
                                                       AND EXPERIENCE

REQUIREMENTS
                                                       If you have gained higher education qualifications
                                                       or experience elsewhere, we are happy to consider
                                                       applications for entry to the later stages of a course.

                                                       PROFESSIONAL AND
FOR DEGREES AND HIGHER                                 PART TIME
EDUCATION
                                                       Entry Requirements for Professional and Part-time
                                                       Courses vary from programme to programme, search
Higher Education is an option for all. Our typical
                                                       for your course at www.farn-ct.ac.uk for full details or
entry requirements are measured in terms of the
                                                       call us on 01252 405555.
UCAS Tariff, which is based on grades from post-16
qualifications, but we welcome students from all
backgrounds to apply as we value the work and life
experiences students bring to our courses.

Examples of students’ backgrounds could include:

  A Levels

  Access to Higher Education Diploma

  International Baccalaureate

  Level 3 BTEC/OCR Diploma

  Professional or specialist qualifications

  Relevant work experience as a mature applicant

TYPICAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  Bachelor’s Honours Degrees:
  72 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

  Bachelor’s Fast-track Joint Honours Degrees:
  72 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

  Foundation Degrees:
  48 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

  Top-up Degrees:
  Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification

  HNC & HNDs:
  48 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)
18   NEW FACILITIES

     MULTI-MILLION
     POUND
     INVESTMENT
     IN FACILITIES
     Following the completion of our new University Centre
     Farnborough building, we are continuing to develop our
     facilities to provide our University Centre students with
     even greater access to bright, dynamic working spaces.

     We are currently redeveloping our Westminster
     Building, which will host modern teaching spaces,
     group study areas and break out spaces.

     UNIVERSITY CENTRE BUILDING
     Our latest building opened in 2016, featuring a new         WESTMINSTER BUILDING
     library, Starbucks coffee shop, seminar rooms and
                                                                 ARTISTS IMPRESSION
     internet-cafe style seating areas.
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                                     OUR COURSES
                                     ACCOUNTING                                            22
                                     BUSINESS                                              20
                                     COMPUTING AND IT                                      26
                                     CONSTRUCTION                                          30
                                     COUNSELLING                                           32
                                     CRIMINOLOGY JOINT HONOURS                             54
                                     EARLY YEARS                                           34
                                     EDUCATION & TEACHER TRAINING                          38
                                     ENGINEERING                                           42
                                     ENGLISH LITERATURE JOINT HONOURS                      54
                                     ESOL                                                  56
                                     FILM PRODUCTION                                       58
                                     FLORISTY                                              45
WANT TO APPLY?
                                     GCSES                                                 57
                                     GRAPHIC DESIGN                                        46
Visit our website to make your
application online at www.farn-ct.   HAIR & BEAUTY                                         48
ac.uk. You can also apply for our
Degrees via www.ucas.com.            HOSPITALITY & CATERING                                50
                                     HEALTHCARE                                            52
                                     HUMAN RESOURCES                                       23
                                     LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT                             24

                  ?                  MARKETING                                             23
                                     MEDIA PRODUCTION                                      58
ANY QUESTIONS?                       PHOTOGRAPHY                                           62
                                     PSYCHOLOGY JOINT HONOURS                              54
We are happy to help you with any
                                     SOCIOLOGY JOINT HONOURS                               54
questions you have. Please contact
our Admissions Office on             SPORT SCIENCE                                         64
01252 407028 or by emailing
admissions@farn-ct.ac.uk.
                                     For our latest courses, full entry requirements and
                                     information visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk
20   BUSINESS

     BUSINESS

     DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION

     Opportunities for Management careers
                                                                  COURSES AVAILABLE
     exist in the private, public and voluntary
     sectors. You could explore industries                        BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
     such as construction, fashion, grocery,                      3 years full-time
     health, retail, utilities and more,                          Awarded by the University of Surrey
     all of which employ managers who
                                                                  BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (TOP-UP)
     understand systems, operational issues                       1 year full-time
     and efficiency.                                              Awarded by the University of Surrey

     Our Degrees equip you with the expertise to understand
     the changing world of Business by looking at
     marketing, human resources, organisational behaviour,
     accounting, entrepreneurship and more.

     STUDYING AT FARNBOROUGH
     Our small classroom-based lectures allow you to
     develop with individual support from lecturers, while the                        Already have an HND or
     critical and analytical skills you learn are highly valued                   Foundation Degree? Top-up to
     by employers and transferable to a range of industries.                       a full Honours Degree with a
                                                                  TO P-UP!                 one year course
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    ZOE

    I’M STUDYING: BA (HONS)
    BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    I’M NOW: GOING IN TO MY
    SECOND YEAR

    I come from a business background and
    chose to study it at degree level because I’d
    like to set up my own company, and want to
    learn how to do that properly.

    Studying at University Centre Farnborough
    isn’t about partying, it’s about learning – it’s
    a close knit course where education is the
    priority. The lecturers all have time for one-
    to-ones if you need them. The classes are
    smaller and the people are more serious,
    and study hard. I have two young children
    who go to school locally, so it’s also nice to
    be able to do the school run in the morning
    and then head off to study.

“
    I like that we get to do
    our degree but don’t have
    to travel away from my

                                                       ”
    children’s schools.

    It was amazing getting my first few
    high marks, and every time I do it’s an
    indescribable feeling.

    The eBooks and resources here are very                     VISIT US                FIND OUT
    good too. You get to have access to books                 Open Events are            MORE
    and materials for the course which would                held throughout the      View full course
    be so expensive otherwise, and you get to                year – visit www.       details and apply
    access the University of Surrey’s library as           farn-ct.ac.uk/events          online at
    well, if you need it.                                    to plan your visit.    www.farn-ct.ac.uk/he
22   BUSINESS

     PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

     Our Professional Business Courses are taught by staff who are highly qualified, industry-
     experienced, flexible in their teaching approach, and aware of the needs of students.

     ACCOUNTING

     We offer accounting qualifications from professional
     bodies AAT and CIMA, taught part time at the College.
     These qualifications will enhance both your career
                                                                Most accounting qualifications train people for private
     prospects and performance within your current role.
                                                                practice, working on external audit and tax issues.
     Apprenticeships also provide a great way to begin a
                                                                CIMA prepares you for a career in business. It teaches
     career in accounting and offer the chance to learn
                                                                skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making
     amongst experienced colleagues.
                                                                key decisions.
                                                                www.cimaglobal.com

                                                                COURSES AVAILABLE
     The AAT Accounting Qualification will start you on the
                                                                CIMA CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTING
     path to a successful accounting and finance career.
                                                                FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
     Recognised by leading employers in the UK and around
                                                                FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
     the world, this is the perfect qualification whether you
     are starting out, already working in finance, or looking   FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS
     to gain the skills to change career.                       FUNDAMENTALS OF ETHICS, CORPORATE
     www.aat.org.uk                                             GOVERNANCE AND BUSINESS LAW

     COURSES AVAILABLE                                          CIMA DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING -
                                                                OPERATIONAL LEVEL
     LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTORY AWARD IN ACCOUNTING –                 ORGANISATIONAL MANAGEMENT
     AAT ACCESS                                                 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
                                                                FINANCIAL REPORTING AND TAXATION
     LEVEL 2 FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING

     LEVEL 3 ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

     LEVEL 4 AAT DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

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MARKETING                                                  HUMAN RESOURCES

The CIM Professional Marketing programme aims to           Our CIPD courses focus on the management and
provide the marketer with the knowledge, skills and        development of people. CIPD is the professional body
understanding to be able to work and progress their        for HR and people development, with membership
career in the business workplace. The CIM’s marketing      that provides you with support during your studies and
qualifications – along with extensive membership           opportunities to grow and develop via a network of people
benefits – are designed to support you, develop your       focused on HR. Its 140,000 members worldwide includes
knowledge, and increase your network. The course           those working in HR, learning and development, people
has two start dates in the year, so you can start sooner   management and consulting across private businesses
than you might think!                                      and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors.
www.cim.co.uk                                              www.cipd.co.uk

COURSES AVAILABLE                                          COURSES AVAILABLE
The Certificate in Professional Marketing is achieved      LEVEL 3 FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN HR PRACTICE
through success in three modules:
                                                           LEVEL 5 INTERMEDIATE DIPLOMA IN HR MANAGEMENT
MARKETING
                                                           LEVEL 7 ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN HR MANAGEMENT
INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS
                                                           LEVEL 7 ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HR MANAGEMENT

Plus a choice of:

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, or

DIGITAL MARKETING

A CIM Award is achieved through success in one
module.

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     SHORT COURSES

     ILM courses provide you with ideal training if you work in
     Management but have no formal training, or are looking
     to move up to the next level of management. These short
     courses take place over 15 or 30 weeks. Awards are one       APPRENTICESHIPS AND
     day study in college plus work from home.
                                                                  WORK-BASED COURSES:

                                                                  LEVEL 2 (INTERMEDIATE)

                                                                  ACCOUNTING APPRENTICESHIP
     ILM LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP AND
     MANAGEMENT                                                   BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION APPRENTICESHIP

     ILM LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP AND                    CUSTOMER SERVICE PRACTITIONER
     MANAGEMENT                                                   APPRENTICESHIP

     ILM LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP AND                        DIGITAL MARKETING APPRENTICESHIP
     MANAGEMENT
                                                                  FINANCIAL SERVICES CUSTOMER ADVISOR
     ILM LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP AND                    APPRENTICESHIP
     MANAGEMENT
                                                                  INVESTMENT OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR
                                                                  APPRENTICESHIP
     1 DAY COURSES
                                                                  MARKETING APPRENTICESHIP
     ILM LEVEL 3 AWARD IN LEADERSHIP AND
     MANAGEMENT (MANAGING TEAMS)                                  LEVEL 3 (ADVANCED)

     ILM LEVEL 3 AWARD IN LEADERSHIP AND                          ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT APPRENTICESHIP
     MANAGEMENT (RECRUITMENT)
                                                                  BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION APPRENTICESHIP
     ILM LEVEL 3 AWARD IN LEADERSHIP AND
     MANAGEMENT (PROBLEM SOLVING)                                 DIGITAL MARKETING APPRENTICESHIP

     ILM LEVEL 5 AWARD IN LEADERSHIP AND                          FINANCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR
     MANAGEMENT (PROJECT MANAGEMENT)                              APPRENTICESHIP

     ILM LEVEL 5 AWARD IN LEADERSHIP AND                          MARKETING APPRENTICESHIP
     MANAGEMENT (BUDGETS AND FINANCE)
                                                                  LABORATORY TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP
     ILM LEVEL 5 AWARD IN LEADERSHIP AND
     MANAGEMENT (PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT)                          PARALEGAL APPRENTICESHIP

                                                                  LEVEL 4 (HIGHER)

                                                                  BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
                                                                  APPRENTICESHIP

                                                                  HR MANAGEMENT APPRENTICESHIP
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    NIC

    I STUDIED: LEVEL 7 POST
    GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HR
    MANAGEMENT/ HE
    DEVELOPMENT

    I’M NOW: WORKING IN HR
    FOR DXC.TECHNOLOGY

    The HR course at Farnborough Technology
    helped me to prioritise: in HR you’re pulled
    from pillar to post on a daily basis so
    working full time and doing the diploma
    really impacted how I am today – I’m more
    focussed, and straight to the point. I did find
    balancing work and study initially difficult,
    as there was no one around to cover my
    workload whilst I was at college, but my
    company supported me and allowed me to
    have the afternoon off once a week for me
    to attend classes. The tutors were all great:
    because of the break between University and
    this course, I wondered how much I could
    review and ask questions but the tutors were
    on hand for anything I needed to ask.

“
    The course showed me what I
    wanted to go into from a work
    perspective and the avenues I

                                                         ”
    was keen to explore.

    For example, I was really interested in one
    of the legal modules, but I wouldn’t have
    explored it previously. It showed me how I
    could expand, develop and push myself. It
    was a great experience, and I was promoted
    from an administration role to the HR Service
    Delivery Partner role whilst I was still studying.
    That was so encouraging as all my hard work
    began to pay off, and I got to see what I was
    studying happen within the workplace.
26   COMPUTING AND IT

     COMPUTING AND IT

     DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION

     Careers in IT suit those who love to
                                                                 COURSES AVAILABLE
     work with technology, enjoy updating
     their knowledge and want broad career                       HNC COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
     options.                                                    1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
                                                                 Awarded by Pearson
     We offer high-quality facilities and access to the latest
     software, with Apprenticeships at Intermediate and          HND COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
     Advanced Level, a BSc Degree, and our Higher National       2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
     Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in      Awarded by Pearson
     Computing and Systems Development.
                                                                 BSC (HONS) COMPUTING (TOP-UP)
     STUDYING AT FARNBOROUGH                                     1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
                                                                 Awarded by the University of Surrey
     Our HNC and HND courses are industry-recognised
     qualifications that prepare you for employment in the
     IT and Computing industry. You can also progress to a
     Professional Development Qualification or qualifications
     offered by Cisco. As a successful HND student you
     will have the opportunity to continue studying and
     gain a degree validated by the University of Surrey by
     completing a one-year Honours Degree Top-up.

                                                                    FIND OUT                     VISIT US
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                               Already have an HND or
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                           Foundation Degree? Top-up to
                                                                      online at             farn-ct.ac.uk/events
                            a full Honours Degree with a
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    CHARLIE

    I STUDIED: BSC (HONS)
    COMPUTING

    I’M NOW: A SOLUTIONS
    ENGINEER AT CENTURYLINK

    My BSc in Computing gave me a great
    foundation of knowledge which enabled
    me to jump straight into a networking
    environment. My tutors at Farnborough
    provided me with a solid understanding
    of concepts such Virtualisation and Cloud
    services to Networking, which are required
    by my current job!

“
    The tutors had a fantastic
    breadth of knowledge and put
    a real emphasis on individual
    education to make sure
    everyone was reaching their

                                                     ”
    potential.

    I found staying in education challenging, but
    I always remembered that in order for me to
    have the rewarding career I was after, I had
    to persevere. Luckily, there’s a great culture
    at Farnborough – not only does it give you a
    range of opportunities and new experiences,
    but it encourages interaction outside of your
    groups and it’s a great place to meet new
    people and build confidence.
28   COMPUTING AND IT

     PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

     Our Apprenticeships give you a range of levels to progress through, providing you with the
     opportunity to learn from professionals in the workplace while earning a salary. Our short
     courses range from introductory courses that teach practical skills for use at home or in
     the workplace, to our CISCO courses that can help kickstart a career.

                                                       CISCO COURSES

     APPRENTICESHIPS AND
     WORK-BASED COURSES:
                                                       CISCO CCNA INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS
     LEVEL 3 (ADVANCED)                                (ROUTING AND SWITCHING)

                                                       CISCO CCNA ESSENTIALS (ROUTING AND SWITCHING)
     INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP
                                                       CISCO CCNA SCALING NETWORKS (ROUTING AND
     LEVEL 4 (HIGHER)                                  SWITCHING)

     NETWORK ENGINEER APPRENTICESHIP

                                                       SHORT COURSES
                                                       These three-week courses take place over one
                                                       evening per week and offer useful, easily understood,
                                                       information you can benefit from straight away. There
                                                       are start dates throughout the year, simply search for
                                                       the course at www.farn-ct.ac.uk to book a place.

                                                       HOW TO MAKE A SPREADSHEET WORK FOR YOU
                                                       One evening per week for three weeks

                                                       HOW TO BUILD A SIMPLE BUT PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE
                                                       One evening per week for three weeks

                                                       MAKING THE MOST OF CREATIVE APPS (QUIK)
                                                       One evening per week for three weeks

           FIND OUT           CONTACT US               MAKING THE MOST OF CREATIVE APPS (PHOTOART)
             MORE            Our team is here to
                                                       One evening per week for three weeks

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30   CONSTRUCTION

                                                                                              WANT MORE
                                                                                              EXPERIENCE
                                                                                              OF STUDYING

     CONSTRUCTION                                                                                FIRST?
                                                                                               See our Access to
                                                                                               Higher Education
                                                                                               Diplomas on p12,
                                                                                                now available in
                                                                                                 Construction

     DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION

     Develop your career in Construction
                                                                 COURSES AVAILABLE
     Management.

     The Higher National Certificate in Construction and         HNC IN CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT
     the Built Environment has been developed to focus           ENVIRONMENT (CONSTRUCTION)
     on equipping you with the knowledge, understanding          1 year full-time (2 days per week) or 2 years
     and skills needed to succeed in employment in the           part-time (1 day per week)
     Construction industry.                                      Awarded by Pearson

     If you are currently employed in a related field, the HNC   HND IN CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT
     provides an opportunity to upgrade knowledge and            ENVIRONMENT (CONSTRUCTION – MANAGEMENT)
     skills whilst combining work and study.                     2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
                                                                 Awarded by Pearson
     After successfully completing the course, you may
     go onto a wide and varied range of Construction
     career pathways or continue to study towards the
     Higher National Diploma (HND) and on to a Degree in
     Construction Management at another institution.

     STUDYING AT FARNBOROUGH
     Our supportive environment for learning will give
     you the best opportunity to succeed by providing you
     with individual attention whilst studying. Assessment
     is entirely through coursework, which will include             FIND OUT                      VISIT US
     written and practical assignments and unsupervised
     e-learning.
                                                                      MORE                      Open Events are
                                                                  View full course            held throughout the
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PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

These Apprenticeships make use of our purpose-built Construction facilities at Aldershot
College, in which students are offered a high-quality facility to learn and practice.

APPRENTICESHIPS AND
WORK-BASED COURSES:

LEVEL 2 (INTERMEDIATE)

BRICKWORK APPRENTICESHIP

CARPENTRY (SITE CARPENTRY) APPRENTICESHIP

DOMESTIC HEATING APPRENTICESHIP

PLUMBING APPRENTICESHIP

CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS APPRENTICESHIP

INTERIOR SYSTEMS – DRYLINING APPRENTICESHIP

MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 3 (ADVANCED)

CARPENTRY (SITE CARPENTRY) APPRENTICESHIP

INSTALLATION ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICESHIP

PLUMBING APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4 (HIGHER)

CONSTRUCTION SITE SUPERVISION APPRENTICESHIP

                                                                          CONTACT US
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                                               COLLEGE
32   COUNSELLING

     COUNSELLING

     PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

     Counselling is not only a very rewarding
                                                                 COURSES AVAILABLE
     career choice; it is life-changing and can
     positively enhance your way of living.                      INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING SKILLS

     Through our courses you will hone your communication        LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING
     skills, learn to build trust and help people relax.         SKILLS
     These skills are useful in a range of settings if you are
     considering a career in Counselling. They can also          LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING
     enhance your listening and helping skills for use in        STUDIES
     everyday life.
                                                                 LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC
     STUDYING AT FARNBOROUGH                                     COUNSELLING

     Your learning will take place in a small classroom
     with a supportive atmosphere, providing you with high
     contact time and a superb environment to develop
     your professional skills. Lessons are scheduled so you
     can usually choose from morning or evening classes,
     with many students continuing to work during the day
     and study in the evening. We also offer an introductory
     course to help you explore whether Counselling is a
     subject you would like to take further.

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    LAUREN

    I STUDIED: DIPLOMA IN
    THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING

    I’M NOW: VOLUNTEERING AS
    A COUNSELLOR

    My course gave me the qualification I
    needed to become a counsellor. I work
    for a university as a short-term student
    counsellor, and for a youth counselling
    service where I offer long-term counselling.
    I do this alongside my ‘day job’ as senior
    editor for a lymphatic cancer charity,
    although I’m hoping to switch the balance
    one day to do more counselling.

“
    My course helped me to stand
    back from things, to become
    more self-aware, and to

                                                      ”
    approach life more calmly.

    The lecturers were excellent and I enjoyed a
    real variety of teaching methods. I appreciated
    the small class sizes with people of various
    ages, backgrounds and experiences, and
    the balance of structured learning and self
    study – it was really nice to take a break from
    work in the week and come in to learn! On
    a personal level, I’ve learnt to let go more                      CONTACT US
    and to put less pressure on myself, while                        Our team is here to
    professionally, I use supervision to reflect                     help you. Telephone
    and to develop my counselling. I could go on                        01252 405555
    to further study if I wanted to, but with my                          for advice.
    qualification it isn’t vital.
34   EARLY YEARS

     EARLY YEARS

     DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION

     A Degree in Early Years is an excellent
                                                                   COURSES AVAILABLE
     foundation for working with children
     in many sectors including health                              FDA EARLY YEARS: CARE AND EDUCATION
     authorities, local authorities, charities,                    2 years full-time
     state and independent schools, and                            Awarded by the University of Surrey
     nurseries.
                                                                   BA (HONS) EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES (TOP-UP)
                                                                   1 year full time
     Our Degrees offer you the potential to gain employment,
                                                                   Awarded by the University of Surrey
     promotion within the sector or to progress onto
     graduate professions such as Initial Teacher Training
                                                                   FDA EARLY YEARS: EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
     for Early Years Teachers or Primary Education training.
                                                                   (WORK-BASED)
                                                                   2 years with part-time attendance
     STUDYING AT FARNBOROUGH                                       Awarded by the University of Surrey
     Our Degrees offer two routes to make the most of
     your circumstances; for full-time students we offer           BA (HONS) EARLY YEARS EDUCATION AND
     class-based study programmes with work placements             PRACTICE (TOP-UP) (WORK-BASED)
     once a week, or if you already work in the relevant           1 year with part-time attendance
     setting, there is the opportunity to study part time whilst   Awarded by the University of Surrey
     continuing in your job. Our lecturers have worked in
     a variety of Early Years setting and provide up to date,
     relevant lectures.
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    GEORGIE

    I STUDIED: BA (HONS) EARLY
    CHILDHOOD STUDIES

    I’M NOW: WORKING FOR
    HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

    Georgie first started with a Level 2 course and
    progressed all the way to her Level 6 degree
    course.

    Every day of my job is different, and I get to
    make a positive difference to children and
    their families who need additional support.
    Studying at Farnborough gave me the
    knowledge, confidence and practical skills
    I needed for the workplace which many
    courses don’t offer.

    Farnborough is a great place to study.
    For me, it was local so I didn’t have to
    worry about moving out and doing my
    own washing!

“
    It’s such a friendly place, where

                                                      ”
    everyone can help each other.

    The small class sizes were an added bonus,
    because I preferred that to learning in big              FIND OUT                 VISIT US
    lectures, and the tutors were always around                MORE                  Open Events are
    for support and guidance. It felt like a                                       held throughout the
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    community, and it didn’t feel like a school! It                                 year – visit www.
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36   EARLY YEARS

     PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

     These courses will give you experience of working with young children, and helping
     them to develop socially, physically and psychologically. You could be based in a nursery,
     residential care home, crèche, or another setting where your role will support and
     encourage children.

     APPRENTICESHIPS AND
     WORK-BASED COURSES:
     LEVEL 2 (INTERMEDIATE)

     CERTIFICATE IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S
     WORKFORCE

     CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE
     APPRENTICESHIP

     LEVEL 3 (ADVANCED)

     DIPLOMA IN CHILDREN’S LEARNING AND
     DEVELOPMENT (EARLY YEARS)

     CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE
     (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR PATHWAY)
     APPRENTICESHIP

     CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE
     (RESIDENTIAL PATHWAY)

         CONTACT US              FIND OUT
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            YOUR ROUTE INTO TEACHING EARLY YEARS

                                                  FOUNDATION DEGREE
Find out more about these routes at:

https://getintoteaching.
education.gov.uk
                                                      TOP-UP DEGREE

                                                                           SCHOOLS                          SCHOOL
    EARLY YEARS                         PGCE WITH
                                                                            DIRECT                      CENTRED INITIAL
  INITIAL TEACHER                       QUALIFIED
                                                                         EARLY YEARS                       TEACHER
      TRAINING                           TEACHER
                                                                         AND PRIMARY                       TRAINING
      (FULL-TIME OR                       STATUS
                                                                         (GRADUATE ENTRY                 EARLY YEARS
        PART-TIME)                            (QTS)                          WITH QTS)                         (WITH QTS)

*You will need a degree and at least a GCSE C grade (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science to train as an Early Years Teacher.
38   EDUCATION AND TEACHER TRAINING

     EDUCATION AND
     TEACHER TRAINING

     DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION

     DEGREE IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING
                                                                 COURSES AVAILABLE
     SUPPORT
     By studying our Education and Learning Support              FDA LEARNING SUPPORT
     Degree, you will develop skills that will prepare you for   2 years with part-time attendance
     a range of careers working with children and young          Awarded by the University of Surrey
     people in the private and public sectors. You could work
     for a local authority, independent schools or colleges,     BA (HONS) EDUCATION (LEARNING SUPPORT)
     museums, and many others.                                   (TOP-UP)
                                                                 1 year part-time attendance
     PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN                                 Awarded by the University of Surrey
     EDUCATION (PGCE)
                                                                 PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION
     If you are new to teaching in the Further Education and     (LIFELONG LEARNING)
     Skills sector or have some prior experience and want to     2 years with part-time attendance
     develop your teaching skills to become fully qualified,     Awarded by the University of Greenwich
     you can study towards a Lifelong Learning course.
     These courses will teach you the knowledge and skills       PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN
     needed for effective practice and help you to gain up-to-   EDUCATION (LIFELONG LEARNING)
     date knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment         2 years with part-time attendance
     strategies.                                                 Awarded by the University of Greenwich

     STUDYING AT FARNBOROUGH
     Our courses are designed to complement your work and
     provide support when needed. You could progress to
     our postgraduate programme and obtain your teaching
     qualification to gain pedagogical knowledge and skills
     that could lead to career progression and roles with
     greater responsibility within the Education sector.
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    VICKY

    I’M STUDYING: BA (HONS)
    EDUCATION

    I’M NOW: COMPLETING MY
    TEACHER TRAINING

    I have been a Primary School Teaching
    assistant for many years with a long-held
    dream of becoming a teacher. When I
    discovered the BA (Hons) in Education at
    Farnborough could be completed alongside
    my full-time job, I decided to go for it! My
    son is a student here and my husband
    completed a diploma in Business here
    too – as a family we are big advocates of
    Farnborough and I wouldn’t have gone
    anywhere else!

“
    The course has been fantastic,
    with my lecturers and my
    employers working together –
    my tutor observed me teaching
    and the links between college
    and work have really aided my

                                                     ”
    professional practice.

    Although being a mature student may seem
    daunting, I have never felt uncomfortable
    being at Farnborough. The campus offers
    a richly diverse culture with students of all
    ages and backgrounds and this creates an
    accepting, exciting and comfortable place
    to study.

    I have already convinced another Teaching
    Assistant to sign up for the course. Three
    years sounds like a long time but it flies by.          FIND OUT                 VISIT US
    You are so well supported by the excellent                MORE                  Open Events are
    staff and make strong friendships with other
                                                          View full course        held throughout the
    students, as well as having access to great
                                                          details and apply        year – visit www.
    course materials and facilities. My advice?
                                                              online at          farn-ct.ac.uk/events
    Just do it!
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     PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

     We offer a range of teacher training and teaching assistant courses, leading to nationally
     recognised and approved qualifications.

     COLLEGE BASED COURSES

     LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN SUPPORTING TEACHING &
     LEARNING IN SCHOOLS

     LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN SUPPORTING TEACHING &      APPRENTICESHIPS AND
     LEARNING IN SCHOOLS                               WORK-BASED COURSES:
     LEVEL 3 AWARD IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING           LEVEL 3 (ADVANCED)

                                                       AWARD IN ASSESSING COMPETENCE IN THE WORK
                                                       ENVIRONMENT

                                                       AWARD IN ASSESSING VOCATIONALLY RELATED
                                                       ACHIEVEMENT

                                                       CERTIFICATE IN ASSESSING VOCATIONALLY RELATED
                                                       ACHIEVEMENT

                                                       SUPPORTING LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS
                                                       APPRENTICESHIP

                                                       LEVEL 4 (HIGHER)

                                                       AWARD IN THE INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE OF
                                                       ASSESSMENT PROCESSES AND PRACTICE

                                                       CERTIFICATE IN THE INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE
                                                       OF ASSESSMENT PROCESSES AND PRACTICE

         CONTACT US
        Our team is here to
        help you. Telephone
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42   ENGINEERING

     ENGINEERING

     DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION

     Studying within our Engineering
                                                                    COURSES AVAILABLE
     department will prepare you for a range
     of careers in the Automotive, Aerospace,                       BENG AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (TOP-UP)
     Manufacturing, Electrical and Electronic                       1 year full-time
     industries, and many more.                                     Awarded by the University of Surrey

                                                                    HNC AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING*
     Our qualifications have a strong vocational focus which
                                                                    1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
     allows you to get hands-on experience in our Aerospace
     and Automotive Academy, a state-of-the-art facility in         HND AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING*
     which you can learn practical skills such as welding,          2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
     milling, CAD and CNC. Once you have gained your
     qualification, you could go straight in to the workplace,      HNC ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)*
     or on to further study with our Top-up degree or at a          1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
     postgraduate level.
                                                                    HND ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)*
     STUDYING AT FARNBOROUGH                                        2 years full-time or 4 years part-time

     Our programmes are taught by experienced lecturers             HNC ENGINEERING (MANUFACTURING)*
     who come from a range of engineering disciplines. You’ll       1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
     learn in a modern facility, and will have the opportunity
     to work on a placement to expand your skills, help             HND ENGINEERING (MANUFACTURING)*
     clarify your career goals, and discover how organisations      2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
     operate. Your lectures will include lab work, use of the
     machine shop, lectures, seminars, and group work.              HNC ENGINEERING
                                                                    (ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC)*
                                                                    1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

                               Already have an HND or               HND ENGINEERING
                           Foundation Degree? Top-up to             (ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC)*
                            a full Honours Degree with a            2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
      TOP- U P !                    one year course

                                                                 *Awarded by Pearson
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    TOM

    I STUDIED: BENG (HONS)
    AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

    I’M NOW: A 3D ENGINEER

    The course here at Farnborough gave me
    a good understanding of design practices,
    structural design, how products are put
    together, project management, and team
    building! All of which helps me in my job on
    a day-to-day basis – I work with 3D scanners
    to reverse engineer parts into Computer
    Aided Design (CAD) software.

“
    The course really does
    prepare you for a job in the

                                                        ”
    working world.

    There were good Engineering facilities
    available, and while I was studying, I felt that
    I had a lot of people to turn to. I have dyslexia
    and the staff were helpful in catering to
    this, and there was always a free computer
    to use when I visited the library, which was
    well-stocked. It’s a bonus that the campus
    is so close to the Royal Aeronautical Society
    library which is based near Farnborough
    Airport and really useful for research.

    One of the highlights of my degree was
    writing my dissertation. I was given a lot of              FIND OUT                 VISIT US
    freedom over what I wanted to write about.                   MORE                  Open Events are
    I chose a subject which was much larger                                          held throughout the
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    was writing about. It also pushed my project                                    farn-ct.ac.uk/events
                                                                 online at
    planning and management skills.                                                   to plan your visit.
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44   ENGINEERING

     PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

     Our Engineering courses help employees enhance their career prospects by gaining
     industry-recognised qualifications. Our facilities provide you with a modern, work
     environment where tutors teach practical skills from their industry experience.

     COLLEGE BASED COURSES

     LEVEL 2 EAL DIPLOMA IN GENERAL ENGINEERING

     LEVEL 2 VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
                                                               APPRENTICESHIPS AND
     LEVEL 3 VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR                    WORK-BASED COURSES:
     LEVEL 3 SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING                 LEVEL 2 (INTERMEDIATE)
     LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING                            ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP

                                                               MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR APPRENTICESHIP

                                                               LEVEL 3 (ADVANCED)

                                                               AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE FITTER/TECHNICIAN
                                                               APPRENTICESHIP

                                                               ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP

                                                               MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR (LIGHT VEHICLE)
                                                               APPRENTICESHIP

                                                               LEVEL 4 (HIGHER)

                                                               ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP

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FLORISTRY

PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

Our Floristry courses are taught at our Floristry Design Studio, a purpose-built facility that
replicates the working environment of professional florists.

Former students have been selected for both national and international WorldSkills competitions, so you’ll be learning from
an experienced and creative team.

                                                                     FLORISTRY FOR FUN WORKSHOPS
   COLLEGE BASED:
                                                                     We have a range of one day courses, suitable for both
                                                                     beginners and those with a range of floristry knowledge,
   LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN FLORISTRY
                                                                     which are designed to teach practical skills with a
                                                                     strong focus on design. Visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk to see
   LEVEL 3 SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN FLORISTRY
                                                                     when the next workshops are taking place.

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                                                                       costs for many courses            View full course
                                                                             can be covered             details and apply
   LEVEL 3 (ADVANCED)
                                                                        by a government loan.               online at
   FLORISTRY APPRENTICESHIP                                              See page 11 for more           www.farn-ct.ac.uk

                                                                       Advanced Learner Loan
46   GRAPHIC DESIGN

     GRAPHIC DESIGN

     DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION

     Graphic Design is the perfect area
                                                               COURSES AVAILABLE
     to study if you are looking to further
     your skills or retrain to go into the                     BA (HONS) GRAPHIC DESIGN
     Commercial Creative industry.                             3 years full-time (2 days per week)
                                                               Awarded by the University of Surrey
     Our course has been tailored to provide you with
     a vocationally relevant qualification in the rapidly      BA (HONS) GRAPHIC DESIGN (TOP-UP)
     expanding world of digital Graphic Design.                1 year full-time
                                                               Awarded by the University of Surrey
     STUDYING AT FARNBOROUGH
     Our team will provide you with the specialist skills
     needed to go on to work in such areas as graphic
     design, publishing and advertising, web design and
     multimedia. Your lecturers have worked in the industry
     and are ready to share their knowledge and experience
     with you, while our suite of Apple Macs, large
     format printer and photography studio replicate the
     professional workplace.

     During the course you will produce an exhibition and
     graduate with an individual portfolio, filled with work
     encouraged by a self-directed approach to your style,
     ready to impress prospective employers.
                                                                  FIND OUT                    VISIT US
                                                                    MORE                     Open Events are
                                Already have an HND or          View full course           held throughout the
                            Foundation Degree? Top-up to        details and apply           year – visit www.
                             a full Honours Degree with a           online at             farn-ct.ac.uk/events
       TOP- U P !                    one year course           www.farn-ct.ac.uk/he         to plan your visit.
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PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

SHORT COURSES                                                HOW TO BUILD A SIMPLE BUT PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE
                                                             One evening per week for three weeks

                                                             INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN
Start learning how to unlock your post-processing, vector-
                                                             One evening per week for three weeks
based illustration and desktop publishing skills with our
new range of short courses.                                  INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP,
                                                             ILLUSTRATOR AND INDESIGN
There are start dates throughout the year, simply search     One evening per week for ten weeks
for the course at www.farn-ct.ac.uk to book a place.
                                                             INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN
                                                             One evening per week for ten weeks

     GEMMA

     I’M STUDYING: BA (HONS)
     GRAPHIC DESIGN

     I’M NOW: A DESIGNER FOR A
     LOCAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
     COMPANY

     I was studying a Foundation Degree locally,
     but decided to take a gap year and applied to
     University Centre Farnborough, and I’m now
     in my third year. There’s a lot more flexibility
     to work while studying and the resources
     are so much better – you have access to
     resources like the Apple Mac computers.

     In the first year you get your portfolio
     together, and in the second year you have
     two weeks’ work experience. I did mine
     with a local graphic design company, and
     after my two weeks were finished they
     approached me about working for them full
     time. A year later, I’m still working there as
     a Designer, and will be continuing to work
     there when I’ve finished my degree.
48   HAIR AND BEAUTY

     HAIR AND BEAUTY

     PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME

     The Hair and Beauty industry is a fast-moving and exciting profession to work in.

     Our courses offer you the opportunity to improve your existing skills or begin a whole new career. You will learn within our
     salon, the Hair and Beauty Academy, which is open to the public, using high-quality, industry-recognised products and
     equipment to provide a realistic working environment.

        COLLEGE BASED:

        LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN BEAUTY SPECIALIST
        TECHNIQUES (INTENSIVE)

        LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN BEAUTY THERAPY                                      APPRENTICESHIPS AND
        TREATMENTS (INTENSIVE)                                                 WORK-BASED COURSES:
        LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN SWEDISH MASSAGE                                 LEVEL 2 (INTERMEDIATE)

        LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN REFLEXOLOGY                                         HAIR PROFESSIONAL – BARBERING
        (*also available as an Apprenticeship for ages 16+)                    APPRENTICESHIP

        LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN BARBERING*                                          HAIR PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP

        LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING (INTENSIVE)*                           LEVEL 3 (ADVANCED)

        LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING*                                       BEAUTY THERAPY APPRENTICESHIP

        LEVEL 3 SHAVING SERVICES BARBERING                                     HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIP

        LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN COLOUR CORRECTION

        LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED HAIR STYLING

        LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN SALON MANAGEMENT
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