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HIGHER EDUCATION COURSE GUIDE 202 1 ENTRY - Hugh Baird ...
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      H BAIR D U N IV
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I am delighted you are considering
studying with us here at the Hugh Baird
University Centre and I welcome you
to our 2021 prospectus. Here you will
find information on the higher level
qualifications we offer alongside all you
need to know about what it is like to be a
student at the University Centre.
The Hugh Baird University Centre offers a friendly
and supportive learning environment whilst also
providing you with the tailored support you need to be
successful. We deliver through small class sizes with
varied teaching and assessment methods, that may
include blended learning moving forward. This ensures
our undergraduates receive individual attention. Our
staff are also used to working with people of all ages
and we welcome applications from mature learners.
                                                            Our foundation entry, Foundation Degree and degree
We recognise that in many instances, work and life
                                                            level courses are valued by employers from a variety
experience can be an asset and may qualify mature
                                                            of industries and are designed to prepare students for
learners entry on to our university level courses.
                                                            success in their chosen field, enabling them to leave the
In June 2017, the Hugh Baird University Centre was          Hugh Baird University Centre career ready.
awarded the highest possible Gold rating for its            Applying is easy and we’d love to meet with you to
higher education provision from a newly launched            discuss your options at the University Centre. For
Government scheme (for details see page 3). The             information on how to apply please visit page 10.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) was introduced
                                                            I look forward to welcoming you soon to the Hugh Baird
to provide evidence about the performance of the higher
                                                            University Centre.
education sector in the UK. We believe that this award,
coupled with the growing number of our undergraduates
achieving first class honours, demonstrates our
continued commitment to raising aspirations, increasing
opportunities for all and inspiring students to achieve
their full potential. We offer affordable course fees and
students are also encouraged to apply for the Hugh
Baird University Centre Bursary Gift (for details see
page 8).                                                    Colette Mawdsley
                                                            Dean of Higher Education
                                                            Hugh Baird University Centre

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A S S U R E D
QUALIT Y

“The Hugh Baird University Centre holds a Gold rating for its higher
education provision under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF),
a government scheme which assess excellence in teaching.”
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) was introduced to provide evidence about the performance of the higher
education sector in the UK. Through the issuing of Gold, Silver or Bronze awards, the scheme provides students with a
picture of excellence in higher education teaching and learning. We were delighted to become one of an elite group of
institutions who who achieved Gold.
The independent panel who assessed the Hugh Baird University Centre found:
●   Students achieve consistently outstanding outcomes, with many students progressing to highly
    skilled employment.
●   At its heart, the curriculum design was addressing the skills agenda set out by the Liverpool City Region
    Local Enterprise Partnership.
●   The work undertaken by the Hugh Baird University Centre vastly improves the life chances of students
    living in the Centre’s immediate locality.
●   Exceptional levels of satisfaction in relation to support and assignment feedback.

Note: TEF gold rating awarded June 2017. Award valid up to summer 2021.

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G U I DE
              CONTE NTS
                  Welcome to the Hugh Baird University Centre Course Guide                         Page 2
                  Quality Assured                                                                  Page 3
                  Guide Contents                                                                   Page 4
                  Ever thought of going to Uni?                                                    Page 5
                  Our University Partners                                                          Page 6
                  Money Matters                                                                    Page 8
                  How to apply/Come and talk to us                                                 Page 10
                  Choosing your course                                                             Page 12
                  Entry Requirements                                                               Page 14
                  Career Ready Graduates                                                           Page 16
                  Case Studies - career paths taken by former students                             Page 18
                  Graduate with us                                                                 Page 20
                  Student Services                                                                 Page 22
                  Study Support                                                                    Page 23
                  Access to Higher Education Diplomas                                              Page 24
                  Foundation Degrees with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry                     Page 28
                  Faculty of Engineering, Business and Computing                                   Page 30
                  Management and Leadership                                                        Page 32
                  Business and Management                                                          Page 34
                  Computing                                                                        Page 36
                  Criminolgy                                                                       Page 38
                  Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)                                             Page 40
                  Games Design                                                                     Page 42
                  Policing Studies                                                                 Page 44 - 47
                  Faculty of Creative Industries                                                   Page 48
                  Creative Make Up Design and Practice                                             Page 50
OUR COURSES

                  Digital Imaging and Photography                                                  Page 52
                  Fashion and Textiles                                                             Page 54
                  Foundation Diploma in Art and Design                                             Page 56
                  Graphic Design                                                                   Page 58
                  Interior and Spatial Design                                                      Page 60
                  Moving Image Production                                                          Page 62
                  Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design                                      Page 64

                  Faculty of Health and Education                                                  Page 66
                  Assistant Practitioner in Health and Social Care                                 Page 68
                  Children, Young People and Their Services                                        Page 70
                  Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity                                          Page 72
                  Health and Social Care                                                           Page 74
                  Mental Health and Wellbeing                                                      Page 76
                  Teacher Training                                                                 Page 78

                  Full Honours Top Up Courses                                                      Page 80
                  Courses for Professional Development                                             Page 82
                  The Small Print                                                                  Page 84
                  How to Find Us/Useful Contacts                                                   Page 85

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O U G H  T O F
EVE R TH      N I ?
GOI N G TO  U
Ever thought about going to University or changing your career, but didn’t think University was for you? Here at the
Hugh Baird University Centre we have a variety of courses that will suit everyone, you could choose between studying
to become, a designer, teacher, engineer and much more. The Hugh Baird University Centre will introduce you to
the skills essential for studying your subject at university or progressing into a new job, as well as offering a variety of
facilities to support you during your studies.

Below are 10 reasons why you should study at the Hugh Baird University Centre:

1.       AWARD-WINNING UNIVERSITY LEVEL
         PROVISION
         One of an elite group awarded TEF Gold
                                                                  6.       COURSES APPROVED BY HIGHLY
                                                                           RESPECTED UNIVERSITIES
                                                                           Our courses are approved by the University
         status denoting excellence in higher education                    of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores
         teaching and learning (see page 3 for more                        University or the University of Cumbria.
         details).

2.       DEDICATED UNIVERSITY CENTRE
         WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES
         We’ve invested millions in our campus and
                                                                  7.       EXPERIENCED LECTURERS
                                                                           Our lecturers have notable industry links, up-to-
                                                                           date subject knowledge and extensive teaching
         are continually improving the facilities and                      experience.
         resources for undergraduates.

3.       EMPLOYABILITY FOCUS
         Employability skills are a strong feature of
         our degree programmes and many offer the
                                                                  8.       ENTRY LEVEL OPTIONS
                                                                           For those not quite ready for a Foundation
                                                                           Degree, many of our courses offer an Optional
         chance to work with employers on live briefs.                     Integrated Foundation Entry route. We also
                                                                           have a range of Access to Higher Education
                                                                           courses (see pages 24-27 for more details).

4.       FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE
         We offer a friendly and supportive learning
         environment, helping all of our students to
                                                                  9.       AFFORDABLE
                                                                           Our competitive fees and local campus help
                                                                           keep costs down and enable you to avoid
         achieve their full potential.                                     running up unnecessary debt.

5.       STUDY, WORK, LIVE
         With part time and full time (up to 3 days a
         week) options, you can fit your study around
                                                                  10.          £500 BURSARY GIFT
                                                                               New full time Foundation Degree students
                                                                               may be offered the Hugh Baird University
         work and family life.                                                 Centre bursary gift to help with their studies
                                                                               (see page 8 for more details).

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I V E R S I T Y
OU R U N
PA R T N E R S
Working in Partnership
We work very closely with our Higher Education partners – the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Liverpool
John Moores University (LJMU) and the University of Cumbria. All of our degree courses are approved by one of these
universities so, whilst you’ll benefit from the top class teaching and facilities provided at the Hugh Baird University
Centre, you will also be a member of the partner university’s community and will enjoy access to a range of their
facilities and learning resources as well as membership of the Students’ Union.

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)                       Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) aims to           Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is one of the
create the perfect blend of knowledge and practical            largest, most dynamic and forward thinking universities
experience to equip its graduates with the confidence          in the UK. As a modern, civic university, LJMU is integral
and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work         to the life of the city and global in their approach, forging
and, as one of their partner institutions, the Hugh Baird      international partnerships to facilitate world leading
University Centre shares this aim. UCLan has evolved           research and collaboration.
over the years to become a world-class institution
                                                               As an institution they are unashamedly ambitious – for
and The Centre for World University Rankings 2018-
                                                               their students, staff and the wider global community.
19 (CWUR) has placed UCLan in the top 3.7% of
                                                               They were one of the highest climbers nationally in the
universities worldwide. This follows its inclusion in the QS
                                                               2014 Research Excellence Framework, which assesses
World University Rankings, one of the most widely read
                                                               the quality of research in the UK, and are on an upward
and trusted university rankings, of which UCLan was
                                                               trajectory in the major UK league tables. Student
the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status.
                                                               satisfaction scores increase year on year, helping to
Through the QS Stars Development Roadmap, the
                                                               build on their solid reputation for providing students with
University currently holds the maximum five star rating
                                                               the highest quality teaching and a learning experience
for their teaching.
                                                               informed by relevant, credible and
UCLan promotes entrepreneurship amongst its                    world-leading research.
students and graduates, providing expert support to
                                                               They have an open and enthusiastic academic
enable people to set up and run their own successful
                                                               community where diversity is valued; endeavour is
businesses. The University is ranked as the leading UK
                                                               supported and achievement is celebrated.
university for start-up businesses that it incubates which
are still active after three years of trading, according to    Their pioneering work in improving graduate
the latest Higher Education Business and Community             prospects, their innovative approach to cultural
Interaction Survey (HEBCIS).                                   partnerships and their evolving student-focused
                                                               campus are setting benchmarks for the essence of
Through UCLan’s £200 million Campus Masterplan,
                                                               university life in the 21st century.
the University is creating an inviting, world-class
campus that seamlessly integrates with the rest of
the city and is compatible with UCLan’s status as one
of the UK’s largest universities.

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NEW
  UNIVERSITY
   PARTNER
      FOR
     2020

University of Cumbria
The University of Cumbria is fully committed to delivering
exceptional and professional higher-level learning
to meet the demands of an ever evolving workforce
and emerging markets. They do this by expanding
opportunities, deepening connections to industries,
while equipping all students with the ability to thrive
wherever in the world they choose to live. Campuses
are located in Carlisle, Lancaster, Ambleside; the only
UK university within a National Park and UNESCO
World Heritage Site, and London. Being based at these
key historical locations throughout Cumbria and North
Lancashire allows the university to understand, work
with, and benefit from a large network of institutions and
communities.
With a proud history offering arts, business, law,
policing, science, conservation, sport, health, social
care, rehab and teacher training programmes to people
nationwide, the institution ranked 1st in the UK for the
quality of its education according to the Times Higher
Education Impact Rankings 2020. It enriches people
by providing a safe and supportive environment, as
well as innovative academic opportunities, such as
providing degree apprenticeships, CPD and foundation
courses through further education partners, making the
impossible possible for more students. Whoever you
want to be, whatever you want to achieve, we’ve got you.

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M O N EY
MAT TE RS
We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. Investing
in your future doesn’t need to be a financial burden.

The Hugh Baird University Centre                            Loan Repayments
Bursary Gift                                                You must pay back Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance
All new full time Foundation Degree students will be        Loans. You pay interest on these. (You don’t have to pay
allocated a HBUC Bursary Gift of up to £500. This will      back other student finance, e.g. bursaries.)
be paid in two parts, the first in Year 1 on successful     ●   Your repayments are linked to your income and
completion of the year and the second in Year 2 on              you only make repayments when your income is over
successful completion of the course. Students will be           a specified amount.
able to apply electronically once enrolled onto their
                                                            ●   Part time students sometimes start making
course.
                                                                repayments while they’re still studying.
We continually review our Bursary Gift and Terms
                                                            For all of the most up-to-date information about Loan
and Conditions. For the most up-to-date information
                                                            Repayments, including the amount you will need to
and to view Terms and Conditions, visit the Financial
                                                            earn before repayments are made, visit:
Support pages on our website at:
                                                            www.gov.uk/student-finance or speak to our Student
www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
                                                            Finance Team on 0151 353 4444.

Tuition Fee Loans                                           Additional Financial Support
You don’t need to pay your fees up front. Tuition fee       Some students may be entitled to financial support,
loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid    such as Adult Dependants’ Grant, Disabled Students’
direct to the university/college by Student Finance         Allowances, Childcare Grant and Parents’ Learning
England. These are repayable and are available to all       Allowance. Again, eligibility for these will be based on
eligible students regardless of household income. See       your individual circumstances.
Loan Repayments section on this page for more details.

Maintenance Loans                                           Remember:
                                                            Tuition fees are usually paid initially by the Government
Maintenance loans are repayable and are used for
                                                            through Tuition Fee Loans, so you don’t need a pot of
day-to-day living costs, such as food, rent and travel.
                                                            money up front. Plus, you only have to repay the loan
They are usually paid in three instalments, directly into
                                                            once you are employed and earning enough. We also
your bank account. (For full time students only.)
                                                            offer a number of financial support options aimed at
See Loan Repayments section on this page for
                                                            helping those in financial hardship or from low income
more details.
                                                            households. For more details speak to our Student
                                                            Finance Team on 0151 353 4444.

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The Hugh Baird University Centre Moving On Scholarship
To support students who will be progressing on to one of our BA/BSc (Top Up) Hons Degrees, after successful
completion of their Foundation Degree, we will allocate a limited number of scholarship awards.
For more information, including full eligibility criteria, visit the Financial Support pages on our website at:
www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre or call 0151 353 4444.

Student Breakfast
Every student at the Hugh Baird University Centre is entitled to a free breakfast of either porridge or toast, with orange
juice, in any of the Campus Refectories or Cafes between 8am and 8.45am.

Don’t forget...
You’ll need to make your finance arrangements as soon as you’ve applied for a place.
For more information on loans, grants or additional support, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance or, if you would
like to speak to us about financial support options, contact our Student Finance Team on
0151 353 4444.

WHAT OU R AY:
STU DE NTS S
Andrea Perrot
FdA Digital Imaging and Photography
“I came to the Hugh Baird University Centre as a mature
student looking to gain a better work life balance after
a seventeen year career as a Software Licensing
Consultant. Although I’m still able to fit my freelance
work in alongside my studies, the change in my
financial situation meant that the Hugh Baird University
Centre Bursary Gift was a big help. It enabled me to
attend both of the educational trips offered in the first
year. This made a huge difference to my university
experience.”

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TO A P P LY
 HOW         TA US!
                L K TO
 COM E A N D

 We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the application
 process, from selecting the right course to applying for financial support.

 Follow the steps below and, if you have questions or need help at any stage, call our
 Student Services Team on 0151 353 4444.

 1.    Choose your Hugh Baird University Centre course and apply online at
       www.hughbaird.ac.uk/apply/university
       With so many courses to choose from, deciding on the right one can be daunting. If you’re not sure about
       your options, or need more information before making your decision, contact us first. We offer a range of
       information, advice and guidance that will help you to make the best and most informed choice possible.
       Book an appointment to speak to one of the Student Services Team:
       Call 0151 353 4444 or Email:careers@hughbaird.ac.uk

 2.    You will be invited in for an informal chat with a member of the University Centre team.
       At this meeting, you will discuss your previous qualifications and your past experience. Our team will assess
       your suitability for the course and will provide you with information on your next steps.

 3.    Attend one of our Get Ready for Uni Days in 2021.
       These days are a great opportunity for you to meet your tutors, find out more about the University Centre’s
       facilities and get to know others who will be on your course in September 2021. You will also be able to ask
       any questions you might have.

 4.    Enrol with us.
       During August 2021, we will write to you inviting you to come to the University Centre to complete your
       enrolment with us.

 5.    Start with us in September 2021.
       We will let you know when your first day is via letter and our website. We understand that this day can be a
       daunting prospect so we make the day really relaxed and informal. We want you to feel part of the Hugh Baird
       University Centre as soon as possible.

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“ The application process
  to join the University
  Centre was really
  straightforward. The tutors
  and the Student Services
  Team were really helpful
  and knowledgeable. They
  supported me all the way.                    ”
  Tina Blease
  PGCE Graduate
  Currently:
  Lecturer in Health
  and Social Care
  For the full story visit:
  www.hughbaird.ac.uk/case-studies

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C H O O S I N G
         C  O U R S E
 YOU R
 We want to help you make an informed choice so that you are able to decide on a course
 that you will enjoy, as well as achieve a qualification and relevant experience for your chosen
 career path.

 The Hugh Baird University Centre offers a growing range of degree level courses, all validated and approved by either
 the University of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University or the University of Cumbria. Take a look at the
 types of qualifications below, as well as the courses listed in this guide. Then, come and talk to us. We have a team of
 people dedicated to helping you decide on the route that’s right for you. See page 10 for details on how to apply.

 Foundation Degree (FdA/FdSc/FdEng)                               Not quite ready for the
 A Foundation Degree is a degree level course, which              Foundation Degree?...
 combines academic study with work place learning
                                                                  Foundation Degree with
 and is a qualification in its own right. It is equivalent to
                                                                  Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
 the first two years of a full honours degree and may be
 studied on a full or part time basis, with the full time route   If you’re not quite ready for the Foundation Degree or
 taking two years and the part time route often completed         don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start
 over three years.                                                just yet, a Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated
                                                                  Foundation Entry gives you an extra year of tuition
 Due to the combination of academic study and relevant
                                                                  (two years if studying part time) at the beginning of the
 work-based learning, successful students graduate
                                                                  Foundation Degree programme. This option allows you
 with the practical skills and relevant knowledge sought
                                                                  more time to prepare for study at Foundation Degree
 by employers. On completion of a Foundation Degree,
                                                                  level, whilst enjoying a full university experience from
 students can progress into employment or apply to Top
                                                                  day one. It can also be ideal for anyone who chose
 up their qualification to a full honours award (BA/BSc/
                                                                  subjects at BTEC or A-level that aren’t appropriate for
 BEng) with one year of further study (or two years if
                                                                  the Foundation Degree they are interested in.
 studying part time).
                                                                  Foundation Degrees that include an Optional Integrated
 The Hugh Baird University Centre Foundation Degrees
                                                                  Foundation Entry route are clearly marked throughout
 are delivered on campus at Hugh Baird College, for the
                                                                  this guide. For more information about our Foundation
 most part in the dedicated University Centre building*,
                                                                  Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
 and are approved and validated by the University of
                                                                  programmes, see pages 26 and 27 or visit:
 Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University
                                                                  www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre.
 and the University of Cumbria.
 See page 26 onwards for the Foundation Degrees we                Access to Higher Education
 offer, or visit: www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre           Access to Higher Education courses are designed to
                                                                  prepare mature learners (19+) for a range of studies
                                                                  at university level. They are a stand-alone qualification
                                                                  and are intended to provide you with the maths, English,

 £500 bursary
                                                                  study skills and confidence to enable you to enter
               available.
                                                                  degree level study with either the Hugh Baird University
      See page 8 for details.
                                                                  Centre or another higher education provider.
                                                                  See pages 24 and 25 for more information on our
                                                                  Access to Higher Education courses or visit:
                                                                  www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre.

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Honours Top Up Degree (BA/BSc/BEng)                         Courses for Professional Development
Honours Top up degrees are equivalent to the final year     Courses for Professional Development are ideal for those
of a full honours degree and may be studied on a full or    wishing to develop their careers in certain professions,
part time basis, with the full time route taking one year   e.g. health/mental health, marketing, business,
and the part time route often completed over two years.     management or accountancy. Often offered on a part
Our Top up degrees are approved by the University           time basis or as short courses, they are a flexible way of
of Central Lancashire and are usually delivered in the      enhancing your career development.
dedicated University Centre building at Hugh Baird
                                                            For full details of the Courses for Professional
College*. Students who successfully complete an
                                                            Development we offer, see pages 82 and 83 or visit:
Honours Top up degree with us will graduate with a full
                                                            www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) Degree.
See page 80 for a full list of the Honours Top up
                                                            FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ART AND DESIGN
courses we offer or visit:
www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre.                      (LEVEL 3)
                                                            This course offers an ideal practical route into the area
                                                            of art and design and will prepare you for university
Future course development areas                             level study and employment within this creative field. It
                                                            is suitable for a range of students with differing creative
We are constantly reviewing and updating our courses.
                                                            skills and interests and aims to challenge you to hone
For the most up-to-date course list including any new
                                                            your artistic and design talents and direct you towards
courses please visit:
                                                            the most appropriate career path.
www.hughbaird.ac.uk/newdevelopments

.

* Some of our degree programmes are delivered in subject specialist areas of the Hugh Baird College campus rather
than the main University Centre. The location of your course will be discussed at your interview.

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E NTRY        E N T S
 R EQU I R E M
 In general, applicants to our undergraduate courses are normally expected to have
 completed a level 3 qualification (i.e. A-levels, BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent) as well
 as a minimum of 3 GCSEs or equivalent including maths and English at grade 9-4 (grade A*-C
 in the previous grading system). However, for applicants who do not meet the standard entry
 requirements, Optional Integrated Foundation Entry routes and Access to Higher Education
 courses are available and usually require lower level academic qualifications (see pages 24
 to 27 for more details, visit the relevant course pages on our website or speak to our Student
 Services Team on 0151 353 4444). Relevant work/life experience may also be taken into
 consideration on an individual basis, so don’t be put off if you don’t meet the stated criteria.

 Some courses have subject-specific requirements too
                                                              Foundation Degrees
 (always check the relevant course page on our website
 for full details). Acceptance to any course will always be   The minimum number of UCAS points for entry onto our
 subject to a successful interview.                           Foundation Degrees may be made up from any of the
                                                              following:
 Our entry criteria usually specify the number of UCAS
 tariff points required. You will see throughout this guide   ●   A-level pass
 that we are asking you to refer to the relevant course       ●   BTEC Level 3 qualification
 page on our website to find out full entry requirements
                                                              ●   Access to Higher Education qualification in a related
 for each course. This is to ensure that you are viewing
                                                                  subject
 the most up-to-date information.
 If you are not familiar with the UCAS tariff, you should
 visit www.ucas.com which lists qualifications and the
                                                              Top Up Degrees
 points associated with them.                                 The entry requirements for our Top up degrees include
                                                              a Foundation Degree/HND or equivalent in a related
                                                              subject. Some students may be required to complete a
                                                              bridging module.

                                                              Teacher Training
                                                              As well as specific academic requirements listed on
                                                              the relevant course pages of our website for all teacher
                                                              training courses, applicants must also have the potential
                                                              to complete a minimum number of teaching hours across
                                                              the full term of their programme. The teaching hours may
                                                              be on a voluntary basis and, depending on the course
                                                              of study, may need to be related to a specific subject.
                                                              Applicants will normally be expected to find their own
                                                              placement, although the The Hugh Baird University
                                                              Centre will endeavour to offer support if this is proving
                                                              difficult.

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Courses for Professional Development                           Care Leavers
The entry criteria for this group of courses are often         For care leavers, applying to do a higher education
based around work experience and level of employment.          course can throw up issues and obstacles, but there is
                                                               plenty of help and support available during and after
For full details of entry requirements, always check
                                                               the application process at the Hugh Baird University
the course pages at:
                                                               Centre. We want to ensure students feel welcomed
www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
                                                               and supported during the application process and
                                                               throughout their student journey. If you are a care leaver
Additional Selection Criteria                                  and feel you would like to apply for one of our courses,
Meeting the minimum entry requirements for a course            please get in touch.
does not necessarily guarantee a place. When
assessing an application, we take into account your            Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
grades, predicted grades, reference and Personal
                                                               Please note, to gain access to some courses you will
Statement. From your Personal Statement and interview,
                                                               need to go through a Disclosure and Barring Service
we consider your motivation and commitment to
                                                               (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or
succeed and any relevant experience you may have.
                                                               cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the
We may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work. For
                                                               course. Your acceptance onto the course will depend on
some courses, students will be required to find a work
                                                               the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion
placement prior to enrolment.
                                                               of the University Centre and your placement provider.
                                                               If you would like to discuss this issue in confidence,
Mature Students
                                                               please contact one of our Student Services Team on
It is never too late to return to study and we welcome         0151 353 4444.
applications from mature students (aged 21 years or
above). Even if you do not have the standard entry
requirements, you may have gained knowledge and
                                                               Personal Statements
skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore,   Your personal statement is an integral part of your
we would consider your application on an individual            application and is considered alongside all of the other
basis. We would take into account your experience              selection criteria. It’s your chance to stand out from the
and we may ask you to discuss this in more detail at           crowd.
interview.
                                                               If you’re not sure where to start or would like help
                                                               with your personal statement, speak to our Careers
                                                               Team or visit the UCAS website at www.ucas.ac.uk

For full details of entry requirements for your chosen course, please see the relevant course page on our
website at: www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre

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E E R  R E A DY
 CAR           S
 GR A D U AT E

 How is employability embedded into                          Our work-based learning models
 our courses?                                                To ensure the day-to-day focus on employability
 We understand the importance of making sure we are          remains strong, we involve employers in delivery and
 helping prepare our undergraduates for the world of         assessment in many ways. On some courses, there are
 work. We ensure that employability skills are embedded      key sessions throughout the academic year delivered
 into all of our programmes and we have strong links         by industry experts. For other courses, we have set up a
 with both local and national employers. This means          series of workplace mentors, who act as a link between
 that students take part in live briefs, are visited by      employers and the University Centre, helping to ensure
 guest lecturers and industry experts and go on visits       delivery of the required knowledge and skills.
 to employers’ premises. Many of our alumni return to        Our academic focus on employability is backed by an
 the Hugh Baird University Centre as guest speakers,         equally strong emphasis on the practical and pastoral
 passing on their experience and advice to the next          aspects of life at the University Centre. Every one of our
 generation. All of this contributes to both our full time   full time undergraduates has timetabled tutorial sessions.
 and part time students leaving the Hugh Baird University    The content of these includes practical advice in support
 Centre career ready.                                        of writing CVs, careers guidance and advice on applying
                                                             for jobs. Our course tutors also supply job references,
                                                             which are targeted firmly upon the skills that are most
 Valued by Employers                                         valued by industry.
 Our degree level qualifications are valued by employers
 and we work with many different industries to ensure that
 our programmes have that vocational edge. The courses
 are work-related, and are aimed at those who prefer
 to take a vocational route and build up the skills and
 knowledge to progress and succeed in the competitive
 jobs market.
 We work closely alongside experts from within the
 profession or the industry concerned. That way,
 undergraduates can be sure that the course is
 academically strong and meets the needs of employers.
 .

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“ I am currently
  self-employed, with my
  own business Lola Starr,
  which was my final major
  project at the Hugh Baird
  University Centre. It was
  so rewarding to bring
  the brand to life once I
  graduated.          ”
  Kate Hill
  Visual Merchandising
  and Promotional
  Design Graduate
  Currently:
  Founder and
  Creative Director
  of Lola Starr
  For the full story visit:
  www.hughbaird.ac.uk/case-studies

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OU R A L U M   N   I         STU DE NTS
                 Y F O R M E R
           KE N B
                HS TA
  CAR E E R PAT

  From the moment they graduate our former students take the skills and experience they
  learned at the Hugh Baird University Centre and apply this in the world of work. We pride
  ourselves on our graduates leaving the University Centre career ready with all the skills and
  confidence they need to gain employment within their chosen field.

“I returned to education
 nearly 20 years after
 doing my GCSEs, and
 I graduated with a first
 class honours Degree.                   ”
 Catherine Coburn
 Business Management Graduate
 Currently: PA to a Property Developer

                                               “ Observing other teaching
                                                   professionals during
                                                   the course enriched
                                                   my learning experience
                                                   and helped develop my
                                                   teaching greatly.            ”
                                                   Rafal Glowacki
                                                   PGCE Graduate
                                                   Currently: Enterprise Tutor at
                                                   Liverpool Progressive School

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“ Studying at the University
  Centre helped to broaden
  my knowledge of the
  Make-up industry. The
  skills I developed helped
  me to gain work on
  photoshoots and also
  enabled me to expand on
  the services I can offer in
  my hair salon.    ”
  Andrew Manion
  Creative Make Up Design and
  Practice Graduate
  Currently: Director of AJM
  Hairdressing LTD

                                            “ The Hugh Baird University
                                                Centre made me more
                                                confident in meeting new
                                                people which is crucial
                                                for my career goal of
                                                becoming a midwife.          ”
                                                Sarah McNabb
                                                Health and Social Care Graduate
                                                Currently: Student Midwife
                                                at a leading North West University

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G R A D U AT E
 WITH U S
 The Graduation Ceremony is a time for celebration and is the highlight of the Hugh Baird
 University Centre’s year. The ceremony marks the culmination of our graduate’s hard work
 and dedication. It is an opportunity for students to reflect on their time at the University
 Centre and celebrate with friends, family and staff. The ceremony features guest speakers,
 speeches from teaching staff and the presentation of awards and achievements to
 graduates.

 All final year and completing students will be invited to the Graduation Ceremony. Graduates
 who have studied a degree approved by the University of Central Lancashire are also eligible
 to attend the accrediting University’s Graduation Ceremony.

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STU DE NT
 S E RV I C E S
 Our Campus offers a friendly, safe and supportive environment where undergraduates
 are encouraged to express themselves, look after their mental, emotional and physical
 wellbeing, and take an active part in their community.

 Our friendly and experienced Student Services Team can provide support and information on
 many areas such as:
 ● Course information                  ● Admissions support                 ● Safeguarding
 ● Health and wellbeing                ● Careers advice                     ● Financial support information

 Health and Wellbeing                                          Counselling Service
 Health and Wellbeing services are delivered by a              Our Counsellors are available to help you overcome any
 number of external agencies who work in partnership           problems you may be dealing with, providing a listening
 with our Health and Wellbeing Coordinator. We can             ear and, if necessary, referring you to other specialist
 provide access to a broad range of drop-in services and       support agencies. They’ll provide person centred
 programmes covering anything from smoking cessation           therapeutic interventions, support, encouragement and
 and sexual health to volunteering opportunities.              guidance for all students.

 Retention and Progression                                     Support for Care Leavers
 The Retention and Progression Coordinators offer              The Hugh Baird University Centre is proud to hold the
 careers support whilst you are at the University Centre,      Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark demonstrating that
 helping to ensure you realise your full potential. The team   we will ‘go the extra mile’ to support care leavers with
 are available to:                                             both academic and pastoral needs. Having first been
 ●                                                             awarded the quality mark in 2010, our most recent
     Offer careers and course advice
                                                               reassessment for the award in 2014 saw us judged
 ●   Help with UCAS applications                               as ‘exemplary’. In practice, this means that those who
 ●   Work with you on getting your CV up-to-date and 		        have been in the care of the Local Authority are able to
     ready for employers                                       access specialist tailored support during their time at the
                                                               University Centre.
 ●   Discuss any personal or social problems or worries
     that are affecting you or your studies                    For more information, see the About Us section on
                                                               our website.
 ●   Help with applying to Student Finance England and
     tracking your application

 Safeguarding
 We have a team of experienced Safeguarding Officers,
 who are available to speak to anytime during time at the
 University Centre. They will support and help you if you
 are dealing with any issues that could place you at risk
 or harm.

 For more information about any of the services we offer, contact Student Services on
 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk

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STU DY
SU PPORT
Support for Higher Education Students                          Student Engagement Officers (SEO)
At the beginning of your course, you’ll complete an            We have a number of SEOs that support students within
induction assessment to see if you require any further         the Directorate of HE in terms of academic support
support with your written work. If you do, an additional       workshops, pastoral support and career readiness. The
workshop may be provided to help you. Study skills             SEOs work with students within small groups as well as
resources will also be available for students on the virtual   on a one to one basis in order to ensure that students
learning environment and study skills sessions may be          progress through their course and have the support to
organised within your tutorial hour.                           do so.
If you are worried about your literacy or numeracy
skills, or would like to discuss any support needs,            Disability Assistance and Facilities
speak to the course tutor when you are invited to
                                                               The Hugh Baird University Centre is committed to the
interview or contact the DSA/SEN Coordinator on
                                                               fair and equal treatment of disabled people. We are
0151 353 4444, ext 5920 or
                                                               working hard with staff and students to promote equal
matt.wilson@hughbaird.ac.uk.
                                                               opportunities for people who have disabilities and we
                                                               want everyone who studies and works within the Hugh
Disability Support                                             Baird University Centre to feel included in all of our
                                                               services. We can help if you have a physical disability
Whilst studying at the Hugh Baird University Centre you
                                                               and/or a visual or hearing impairment. Our trained
may be entitled to some extra support through Disabled
                                                               staff offer friendly support and advice and the loan of
Student Allowance (DSA) in the form of:
                                                               specialist equipment.
●   Specialist equipment*
                                                               For a copy of our Disability Statement please visit
●   Non-medical helper allowance                               www.hughbaird.ac.uk or call 0151 353 4444.
●   Travel allowance*
Evidence of your disability is needed before individual        Committed to Equality and Diversity
adjustments can be made and the evidence required              We have a long standing commitment to promoting
depends on your disability. You may be eligible for            equality of opportunity and valuing diversity amongst our
disability support if you have a:                              students and the communities within which we operate.
●   Physical disability/disability affecting mobility          We want you to feel supported while you’re with us at the
                                                               Hugh Baird University Centre.
●   Mental health condition
                                                               To view our Equality and Diversity Statement and
●   Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) e.g. dyslexia/
                                                               policy, please visit www.hughbaird.ac.uk
    dyspraxia
●   Autistic Spectrum Condition
*You may be required to provide a contribution towards         If you have any concerns or would like to
these costs.                                                   discuss any disability support needs before
For further information, visit:                                applying for your course, please contact the
www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas
                                                               DSA/SEN Coordinator:
                                                               0151 353 4444, ext. 5920
                                                               or email matt.wilson@hughbaird.ac.uk

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AC  C E S S TO
                U C AT I O N
 H IG H E R E D
 D I P LO M A S
Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas are a well-established set of qualifications
designed for those who do not have the UCAS points required for a university level course
but who do have life experience and a willingness to learn. Approved by Access Validating
Agency, Ascentis, they will provide you with the foundations you need for progressing to
study at university level. They will build confidence and develop skills in maths, English,
Information and Communications Technology, research and study skills. At the same time,
their employability focus will prepare you for working in a professional environment or
returning to the world of work.

Course areas that may be available for 2021 include:

 Nursing/Midwifery                                           Social Care
 This course is your first step to a career in nursing,      An excellent stepping stone for those pursuing a
 midwifery or as an associate practitioner in fields such    potential career in social care or social work fields, such
 as: sexual health, public health and health promotion.      as: family support work, social work, social sciences,
                                                             nursery, primary or special school teaching, youth
                                                             services, residential and day care.
 Allied Health Professionals
 This course is your first step to a career in allied
 healthcare, working in diverse areas such as: clinical
                                                             Social SCIENCE
 therapy settings, surgical settings, paramedic science      This course provides a taste of criminology, psychology
 and community practice.                                     and sociology. Providing the first step towards a career
                                                             in fields such as: policing, probation services, youth
                                                             work, welfare rights, vulnerable groups, psychiatry and
 Education Professions
                                                             forensic psychology.
 This course covers educational theories which are
 underpinned by psychology and sociology. Units will
 focus on education studies but will also cover English,
 maths and science.

 Future course development areas for Access to Higher Education
 We are constantly reviewing and updating our courses. For the most up-to-date course list inlcuding any new courses,
 check the Access to Higher Education section at: www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre

 Courses approved by:

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Entry Requirements                                           If you don’t feel quite ready for the Access
In order to qualify for any of the Access to Higher
                                                             to Higher Education courses, or you’re not
Education Diploma courses, applicants will need to be        sure which route is right for you, we’re here
aged 19+ and have the following qualifications:              to help.
●   GCSEs in mathematics and English at grade 9-4		          Contact our Student Services Team
    (grade A*-C in the previous grading system) or 		        on 0151 353 4444 or careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.
    Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English.          Alternatively, why not come along to one of our open
●   Work experience in the relevant sector or a Level 2 		   events (see website and the back page of this guide
    Pre Access qualification.                                for details of our next event).

Duration                                                     Advanced Learning Loans
Up to 14 hours per week for one academic year.
                                                             You may be eligible for a loan to cover the cost of your
                                                             tuition fees.
Next Steps                                                   For further information see:
On successful completion of an Access to Higher              www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans
Education Diploma, you will be offered a guaranteed
interview for a relevant Foundation Degree course at the
Hugh Baird University Centre. You may wish to progress       Important Information
onto a related degree programme at the Hugh Baird
                                                             The topics on offer within each course are subject
University Centre or another higher education institution.
                                                             to change and may be tailored towards the needs of
                                                             students for that academic year.
How to Apply
To apply for any of the Access to Higher Education
courses, visit www.hughbaird.ac.uk/apply/university or
request an application form from our Careers Team on
0151 353 4444.

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O   N    D   E   G   R   E  E S
 F O U N DAT I         F O U N DAT IO N E NTRY
            EG R ATE D      AL INT
     WITH OPTION

 You will see throughout this guide that we offer an Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
 route with many of our Foundation Degrees. These programmes are approved by the
 University of Central Lancashire and Liverpool John Moores University and are designed
 for those who want to study for a Foundation Degree, but don’t have the necessary formal
 qualifications to start just yet.
 They are an ideal option if:
 ● You’re struggling to get the grades you need to enter the Foundation Degree course.
 ● Your chosen subjects at BTEC or A-level aren’t appropriate for the Foundation Degree you
      would like to do.
 ● You’ve been out of education for a while and want a bit more time to settle in and build up
      your knowledge of a subject.

 Taking the Optional Integrated Foundation Entry route means you will get that additional year of tuition (two
 years if studying part time) and more time to prepare for study at Foundation Degree level. The cost of the
 Optional Integrated Foundation Entry year is £6000.

 Our Foundation Degrees with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry are
 currently available in the following subjects:

 ● Business and Management
 ● Children, Young People and their Services
 ● Computing
 ● Creative Make Up Design and Practice 1
 ● Digital Imaging and Photography 1
 ● Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)
 ● Fashion and Textiles 1
 ● Graphic Design 1
 ● Health and Social Care 1
 ● Interior and Spatial Design 1
 ● Mental Health and Wellbeing 1
 ● Moving Image Production 1
 ● Policing Studies
 ● Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design 1
 1
  The foundation entry element of some of our foundation degrees is generic so may be delivered in classes made up
 of students from other related programmes.

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Entry Requirements                                          Mature Students
You will need to be aged 18+ and usually have at least      We recognise that some students may not meet the
five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*- C in the previous grading      standard entry requirements but may have gained
system), including maths and English, AND either a          knowledge and skills from relevant work or life
BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 within a relevant          experience and, therefore, we would consider your
subject OR A-levels or International Baccalaureate.         application on an individual basis, taking into account
                                                            more than just your qualifications.
Please note that entry requirements may vary for each
subject so it is important to check the relevant course
page on our website for full details.
                                                            Important Information
Duration                                                    We regularly review and develop our course range so
                                                            keep checking our website for more details.
Taking the Optional Foundation Entry route usually
adds a year on to your Foundation Degree (two years
if studying part time). This means it will take you three
years in total to achieve your Foundation Degree if
studying full time (or up to five years if you choose to
study part time). Studying full time often only means
attending the University Centre for up to three days
per week.

For full information on Optional Integrated
Foundation Entry routes, including course
content and costs, visit:
www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre

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OU R
COU  R S E S

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FACULTY OF
ENGINEERING, BUSINESS
AND COMPUTING
●   Management and Leadership
●   Business and Management
●   Computing
                                                FACULTY OF
●   Criminology
●   Engineering                                 HEALTH and EDUCATION
    (Advanced Manufacturing)
                                                ●   Assistant Practitioner in Health
●   Games Design                                    and Social Care
●   Policing Studies                            ●   Children, Young People and
                                                    their Services
FACULTY OF                                      ●   Health, Nutrition and
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES                                 Physical Activity
                                                ●   Health and Social Care
●   Creative Make Up Design
    and Practice                                ●   Mental Health and Wellbeing

●   Digital Imaging and Photography             ●   Teacher Training

●   Fashion and Textiles
●   Foundation Diploma in
    Art and Design
●   Graphic Design
●   Interior and Spatial Design
●   Moving Image Production
●   Visual Merchandising
    and Promotional Design

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FACU LT Y OF
            E R  I N G ,
 E NG I N E          N D
 B USI N E  S S    A
 COM P    U T I N  G
COURSES
● Management and Leadership
● Business and Management
● Computing
● Criminology
● Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)
● Games Design
● Policing Studies

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“ The course helped me
                           by teaching me various
                           methods and techniques of
                           problem solving and coding
                           that can be applied to my
                           job role.      ”
                           Darren Curran
                           Computing Graduate
                           Currently:
                           Software Developer
                           at Amber House
                           For the full story visit:
                           www.hughbaird.ac.uk/case-studies

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G E M E N T
MANA          R S H I P
AN D LE A D E

                 NEW IMAGE
                 REQUIRED
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
AWARD, CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS                                          Your Career Starts Here
This group of courses will allow managers and              Students who successfully complete all three levels may
aspiring managers to develop their core management         have the opportunity to complete an Extended Diploma
knowledge, skills and competencies through a series of     in Management and Leadership prior to applying for
study sessions leading to a group of assignments that      Chartered Membership of the Institute and/or a higher
focus on their own workplace and experience.               level management qualification.

Award:                                                     Course Key Facts
Strengthen and develop your knowledge of management
                                                           Entry Requirements:
practice by focusing on specific management areas that
                                                           For information on entry requirements and course costs,
are applicable to your job.
                                                           speak to the Management and Leadership course leader
CERTIFICATE:                                               on 0151 353 4444 or visit the course page at
                                                           www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
Gain a broader knowledge of management skills while
focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to   Duration:
you and your workplace.                                    Two evenings per week or one full day per week for
                                                           one year.
DIPLOMA:                                                   How to apply:
For middle managers and those aspiring to senior           For details of how to apply, see page 10.
management who want to develop their key skills.
A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the
benchmark qualification for full CMI membership.

            Course                                                IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN...
            approved by:
                                                                  We welcome applications from mature students.
                                                                  Turn to page 10 for details.

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B U S I N E S S
              A G E M E N T
AN D MAN
Foundation Degree
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
This Foundation Degree has been designed to develop
                                                              £500 bursary  available.
                                                                   See page 8 for details.
student knowledge and understanding of business as
a whole. It will focus on developing your core study          NOT QUITE READY FOR THE FOUNDATION
skills, general business knowledge and problem solving        DEGREE OR DON’T HAVE THE GRADES?
abilities. In addition, there will be emphasis on improving
mathematical and literacy skills, for progression into        We offer a Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated
employment or on to further study. Core modules will          Foundation Entry in this subject or, alternatively, you may
include; Entrepreneurship, First Line Management,             wish to consider an Access to Higher Education course.
Accounting, Management and Organisational Functions,          For more details, see pages 24-27 or visit the relevant
Marketing Principles for Business and Business and            course page at:
Management Practice.                                          www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
If you choose to take the Optional Integrated Foundation
Entry route, you will prepare for progressing to Year One     Course Key Facts
of the Foundation Degree by studying core modules
including: Entrepreneurship, First Line Management,
                                                              UCAS Code: N103
Accounting, Management and Organisational Functions,
Marketing Principles for Business and Business and            Title of final award:
Management Practice.                                          FdA Business and Management.
                                                              Entry requirements and course fees:
Your Career Starts Here                                       The standard full time tuition fee rates for 2020/21 for
It is expected that, throughout the course, you will have     Home and EU students for this degree are £7,500
the opportunity to visit local businesses to enhance          per year.
understanding of their studies. Guest speakers from           For full entry criteria, work-related learning and course
different areas of business will also conduct workshops       fees information, visit our course pages at
and Q&A sessions. On successful completion of the             www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
course, students will be offered a guaranteed interview
for the BA (Hons) Top up in Business Administration           Duration:
at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they      Foundation Degree: 2 years full time or 3 years part time.
may wish to apply for a relevant Top up year at another       Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation
higher education institution or progress directly into        Entry: 3 years if studying full time. If you choose to study
employment.                                                   part time, the programme may take up to five years.
                                                              Note: studying full time often only means attending your
Top up to Full Honours...                                     course for up to 3 days per week.
We also offer the chance to top up to full                    Location of study:
honours level in this subject area with a                     The majority of our degree programmes are delivered
one year course, BA (Hons) Business                           in the Hugh Baird University Centre building at Hugh
Administration.                                               Baird College, although some are delivered in subject
See page 80 for our full list of top up courses.              specialist areas of the Hugh Baird College campus.
                                                              Location for this course will be discussed at interview.
                                                              How to apply:
       IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN...                        For details of how to apply, visit
       We welcome applications from mature students.          www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
       Turn to page 10 for details.                           or call 0151 353 4444.
                                                              Important information:
                                                              Terms, conditions and disclaimers apply. Please see
    Course approved by:
                                                              www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre-disclaimers for
                                                              full details.

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CO M P U T I N G
Foundation Degree
COMPUTING
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
This Foundation Degree will introduce you to the
                                                               £500 bursary  available.
                                                                    See page 8 for details.
latest innovations in technology and business
systems and explore new developments in mobile                 NOT QUITE READY FOR THE FOUNDATION
applications, programming, systems design and                  DEGREE OR DON’T HAVE THE GRADES?
systems management. It offers a balance between
program development, computing theory and the use              We offer a Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated
of applications to help you respond to the needs of            Foundation Entry in this subject or, alternatively, you may
today’s businesses. Year 1 modules will introduce              wish to consider an Access to Higher Education course.
you to structured programming (C++), networking,               For more details, see pages 24-27 or visit the relevant
computer systems and security, systems analysis and            course page at:
design, interactive applications and practitioner skills. In   www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
Year 2, modules will cover agile development, internet
application development, human computer interaction,
database systems and a work placement.
                                                               Course Key Facts
Those wishing to take the Optional Integrated
                                                               UCAS Code: 2C36
Foundation Entry route, will study modules including:
Introduction to Software Development, Investigating IT,        Title of final award:
problem-solving for Computing, Study Skills – Learning         FdSc Computing.
How to Learn, Study Skills – Developing Academic Skills        Entry requirements and course fees:
and Introduction to Mathematical Methods.
                                                               The standard full time tuition fee rates for 2020/21 for
                                                               Home and EU students for this degree are £8,000
Your Career Starts Here                                        per year.
The course provides an educational foundation for              For full entry criteria, work-related learning and course
a wide range of careers within the computing and               fees information, visit our course pages at
information technology (IT) industries and you will            www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
develop essential skills that are relevant to many other
careers.                                                       Duration:
                                                               Foundation Degree: 2 years full time or 3 years part time.
You will also complete a work placement to gain
professional practice and develop employability skills.        Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation
Future career possibilities include: Web Design, IT            Entry: 3 years if studying full time. If you choose to study
Technician, IT or Mobile Communications, Information           part time, the programme may take up to five years.
or Business Analyst, Software Developer or Database            Note: studying full time often only means attending your
Administrator.                                                 course for up to 3 days per week.
                                                               Location of study:
                                                               The majority of our degree programmes are delivered
      IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN...                          in the Hugh Baird University Centre building at Hugh
      We welcome applications from mature students.            Baird College, although some are delivered in subject
      Turn to page 10 for details.                             specialist areas of the Hugh Baird College campus.
                                                               Location for this course will be discussed at interview.
                                                               How to apply:
                                                               For details of how to apply, visit
                                                               www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre
                                                               or call 0151 353 4444.
                                                               Important information:
                                                               Terms, conditions and disclaimers apply. Please see
    Course approved by:
                                                               www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre-disclaimers for
                                                               full details.

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