HIGHER EDUCATION PROSPECTUS 2019/20 - New College Stamford

 
HIGHER EDUCATION PROSPECTUS 2019/20 - New College Stamford
HIGHER EDUCATION PROSPECTUS 2019/20
HIGHER EDUCATION PROSPECTUS 2019/20 - New College Stamford
HELLO AND WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE STAMFORD
CONTENTS

                                                           COURSES
Welcome to University Centre Stamford (UCS)               Access to Higher Education:

Five Great Reasons to Choose UCS                      5   Pre-Access11

Facilities6                                               Business                                 12

Teaching Excellence Framework                         7   Health Professions                       13

Qualifications Explained                              8   Humanities and Social Science            14

Your Student Journey                                  9   Teaching15

                                                           Animal Management                        16

UCS Gradutation Gallery                              32   Art and Design                           18

Fees and Financial Support                           54   Business20

Study Support                                        55   Computing                                22

Careers Support                                      55   Construction and the Built Environment   24

Transport                                            56   Counselling26

Open Days                                            58   Early Childhood (Professional Studies)   28

About Stamford                                       59   Education (Professional Studies)         30

                                                           Games Development                        34
This course guide can be made available electronically,
in large font or as an audio guide. Please contact us on   Graphic Design                           36
01780 484 311 to request this.
                                                           Health and Social Care                   38

                                                           Music40

                                                           Performing Arts:

                                                           Acting                                   42

                                                           Dance                                    44

                                                           Musical Theatre                          46

                                                           Photography48

                                                           Sport­­and Exercise Science              50

                                                           Teaching52

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5 GREAT REASONS TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY CENTRE STAMFORD
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                         5 GREAT REASONS
                         TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY CENTRE STAMFORD

                                                     EXCELLENT TEACHING AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
                                                     According to the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), UCS
                                                     is among the best places to study at University Level in the UK. In 2017,
                                                     we were awarded the TEF Silver award in recognition of the excellent
                                                     teaching and learning opportunities we provide for our students.

                                                                             PAY LESS, GAIN MORE
                                                                             Choosing to study with us can save you tens of thousands
                                                                             of pounds. Our fees are up to £3000 per year less than most
                                                                             universities, but that’s not all. The average UK student spends
                                                                             £26,970 over a three-year period on living expenses*. If you study
                                                                             without moving away then you can avoid this debt.

                                                     SMALL CLASS SIZES
                                                     Our class sizes rarely exceed 15 students, meaning your tutor has more
                                                     time to support you and you have better access to resources. We also
                                                     provide tailored one-to-one academic support and careers advice to
                                                     all of our students meaning you have the best opportunity to succeed
                                                     in your studies and life beyond.

                                                                             TRANSFORMING THE PROGRESS OF YOUR CAREER
                                                                             At UCS we understand that employers are looking for practical,
                                                                             hands-on experience from the graduates they hire. That’s why our
                                                                             courses have employer involvement and work experience, and
                                                                             are delivered by lecturers who have spent time working in the
                                                                             sectors they teach in. This approach has resulted in 89% of our
                                                                             students being in further study or employment within six months
                                                                             of graduating**. You will be supported in CV writing, interview
                                                                             skills and self-promotion techniques to enable you to gain that all
                                                                             important experience required to break into employment.

                                                     SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES
                                                     We provide industry standard facilities to ensure you learn on the
                                                     same equipment you will typically use in your future career. From
                                                     state-of-the-art Apple Mac and PC suites, to free WiFi for all and iPads
                                                     you can borrow, there is everything you need to study for success.

4                        * https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/advice/cost-studying-university-uk • ** DLHE 2016                                      5
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FACILITIES AT UNIVERSITY CENTRE STAMFORD
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                         FACILITIES AT UCS                                                                TEACHING EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK

                                                                                                          EXCELLENTTEACHING&LEARNINGOPPORTUNITIES
                         Whatever course you study at University Centre Stamford you will
                         have access to some superb facilities.

                                                                                                                       In 2017 University Centre Stamford were awarded ‘Silver’ in
                         UCS COMMON ROOM                         THE LIBRARY                                           the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), ranking
                         Whether you want some ‘peace and        The library is open to all students                   us amongst the some of the best places to study at University
                         quiet’ to work, relax and chat with     and provides a wide range of books,                   Level in the UK, including top universities and Russell Group
                         friends or make yourself a brew, our    magazines, DVDs and electronic
                                                                                                                       institutions.
                         newly refurbished UCS Common            resources. There are also computers
                         Room is the place to be!                running the latest software and                       The TEF Silver award recognises the excellent teaching and learning
                                                                 facilities for printing assignments,                  experiences and opportunities we provide for our students.
                         The UCS Common Room provides
                                                                 reports, carrying out research and
                         students with a space separate from                                                           The TEF panel stated that UCS achieves excellent outcomes for all students,
                                                                 much more.
                         the main college environment.                                                                 and is notably above benchmark with regards to assessment and feedback,
                                                                 It is also possible for you to book                   and progression to employment or further study, with most other areas also
                         PARKING                                 meeting rooms for you to work with                    being above benchmark.
                         There are free car parking facilities   peers on group presentations or
                         on-site for students. You can apply     assignments.
                         for a permit when you enrol.                                                                  The Panel reported that there was evidence of:
                                                                 COPY SHOP
                         DINING                                  The Copy Shop can provide you                         • High quality course design and assessment practices which provide scope
                         You will have access to a wide range    with a service to improve the final                     for appropriate levels of stretch, and ensure all students are consistently
                         of hot and cold catering outlets for    look of your work with a variety of                     challenged and ‘job ready’ when they complete their course.
                         you to enjoy during your free time,     options including, comb binding,
                         including Starbucks, the Refectory,                                                           • High levels of support for students from diverse backgrounds through the
                                                                 heat binding and laminating
                         and our professional, student run                                                               Academic Support Coach Scheme, and highly valued individual and small
                                                                 available. There is also a large range
                         restaurant - The Gallery Kitchen.                                                               group sessions.
                                                                 of coloured paper and card, and the
                         INSPIRE HAIR AND BEAUTY                 opportunity to purchase various                       • Appropriate investment in to physical and digital resources to meet the
                                                                 items of stationery.                                    needs of students to further their learning.
                         SALON
                         Open to staff, students, and the                                                              • Good mechanisms for improving the curriculum and delivery, sharing good
                         public, Inspire Hair and Beauty                                                                 practice, and personalising the support for the students to maximise their
                         Salon replicates a real salon                                                                   readiness for employment.
                         offering affordable treatments from
                         highlights to eyelash extensions.                                                             Overall, we believe these findings truly represent the priority we place on
                         Visit www.stamford.ac.uk for our                                                              ensuring every student at University Centre Stamford experience the best
                         price list.                                                                                   learning opportunities possible.

                         DISCOUNT GYM MEMBERSHIP                                                                       The Silver TEF Award will be valid until June 2020.
                         As a student at UCS you’ll receive
                         discounted membership to Stamford
                         Fitness and access classes for
                         just £1!

                         The gym, based at Borderville Sports                                                          MADELINE ATKINS
                         Centre is open mornings, evenings                                                             Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
                         and weekends and can be used by
                         students to improve and maintain                                                              “To hold any TEF Award, universities and colleges must have already cleared a
                         their fitness.                                                                                 high bar. The TEF measures excellence over and above this bar.”
                         To view our classes and book online
                         visit bordervillesportscentre.co.uk

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YOUR STUDENT JOURNEY
    QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED                                                                                                   YOUR STUDENT JOURNEY
    HNCS                                                           Completion of a Foundation Degree will enable you to
    HNCs are a Level 4 qualification and take just one year        develop your career in the work place. You may choose
    to complete full-time. After studying the HNC you              to continue your studies at Bachelor’s Degree level. This   START NOW
    can ‘top-up’ to a HND qualification in just one year, or       might be through a ‘top-up’ programme, or by direct
    progress to employment and kick start your career.             entry to University at Level 6.
                                                                                                                                                                  RESEARCH our courses.            VISIT University Centre
    HNDS                                                           HOW DO I ‘TOP-UP’ MY QUALIFICATION?
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stamford on an Open
    HNDs are work-related courses that focus on ‘learning          Typically, students graduating with a Foundation Degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Evening or another time
    by doing’ and are designed to give you specific skills         or HND can go on to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree with
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to suit you.
    for employment. A HND (Higher National Diploma) is             one further year of academic study at University (longer
    a Level 5 qualification and typically takes two years to       if part-time).
    complete. It is considered equivalent to the first and         Some Universities might allow you to transfer your
    second years of a Bachelor’s Degree and many use it as         accumulated credits, enabling you to enter into a full
    a stepping-stone to complete a full degree.                    degree programme, directly at Level 6.
    Once you have completed your HND you can go straight           In certain subjects, for example, Professional Studies,
    in to employment or you could apply for the final year         standalone ‘top-up’ courses offer you an opportunity to      APPLY for your ­­Student          PREPARE for your interview.       APPLY direct to the
    ‘top-up’ full degree at University. Acceptance on to these     earn the extra credits you need at Level 6, to convert       Finance, Tuition Fee Loan and     Not quite ‘The Apprentice’        University Centre Stamford
    courses is at the discretion of the institution offering the   your Foundation Degree into a Bachelor’s Degree.             Maintenance Loan Support          but an opportunity for us         or through UCAS (UCAS
    top-up.                                                                                                                     between January 2019 and          to find out more about you­,      deadline: Jan 20­19).
                                                                   Entry to either of these progression routes is at the
    FOUNDATION DEGREES                                                                                                          July 2019.                        and for you to find out more
                                                                   discretion of the receiving University, and dependent
    Foundation Degrees are vocational alternatives to                                                                                                             about us.
                                                                   upon availability in the subject area.
    traditional degrees. Like HNDs, these are also considered
    equivalent to the first and second years of a Bachelor’s
    Degree but offer a more work-related alternative, with
    the aim to develop you for a specific work sector. This
    Level 5 qualification is often favoured by students who
    want to work and study at the same time, with modules
    designed with industry demands in mind.                                                                                     ACCEPT YOUR OFFER!                RESULTS...                       HELLO!
                                                                                                                                If you’ve been offered a place    If you’re awaiting exam          Enrolment for all new
                                                                                                                                it’s time to celebrate and        results, we will confirm your    students is August 2019.
                                                                                                                                accept your offer from us         place in August 2019.
                                                                                                                                before June 2019.

                                                                                                                                GRADUATE!                         WORK HARD, PLAY HARD!            ARRIVAL AND INDUCTION
                                                                                                                                All the hard work pays off.       Put 100% in to your course,      We will develop an induction
                                                                                                                                You get a qualification to be     and reap the rewards.            timetable so you can find all
                                                                                                                                proud of and get to wear a                                         the support and services for
                                                                                                                                fancy cap and gown too.                                            you to settle in to UCS life.

                                                                                                                                                                                   YOUR FUTURE!
                                                                                                                                                                                   The possibilities are endless!

                                                                                                                                GOOD LUCK!
                                                                                                                                As UCS alumni you are always
                                                                                                                                welcome back to get careers
                                                                                                                                advice, or you may even like to
                                                                                                                                share your experiences with our
                                                                                                                                new students.

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
                                                                                                                         PRE-ACCESS
                                                                                             INTRODUCTION TO
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        WWW.STAMFORD.AC.UK

                                                                                                                         This Pre-Access course is designed to provide mature students
       ACCESS TO HIGHER                                                                        Level 2                   with the chance to achieve the Level 2 qualifications they need
       EDUCATION: YOUR                                                                                                   to progress to the Access to Higher Education Diploma or other
                                                                                               Course code
       STEPPING STONES                                                                         PREACAP                   Level 3 courses. You will study units such as a careers module,
       TO UNIVERSITY                                                                                                     which will enable you to explore different career opportunities and
                                                                                               Duration
                                                                                               1 year                    different subject pathways including health, business, teaching and
                                                                                                                         social sciences (subject to demand). You’ll also undertake GCSE
       GET TO UNIVERSITY                                                                       Contact time (per week)
                                                                                                                         Functional Skills maths and English to aid your progression
       IN JUST ONE YEAR!                                                                       Monday - Wednesday
                                                                                                                         to university.
       The Access to Higher                                                                    9.30 - 14.00
       Education Diploma is a                                                                  Validated by
       qualification which prepares                                                            AIM Awards
       people without traditional
                                                                                               Fees (per year)           Entry Requirements:                      Methods of Assessment:
       qualifications for study
                                                                                               £724                      No formal qualifications are required    You will need to complete a portfolio
       at university.
                                                                                                                         however you must be able to              of assignments, which are externally
       Choose from various                                                                                               demonstrate life experience and the      moderated by Aim Awards. You
       pathways including:                                                                                               commitment to progress your career.      will also undertake exams for your
                                                                                                                                                                  GCSE subjects and a combination of
       • Business                                                                                                        Course Content:
                                                                                                                                                                  tests, coursework and presentations
                                                                                                                         Business and Law
       • Health Professions                                                                                                                                       for the AIM Certificate. You will
                                                                                                                         •	
                                                                                                                           Law
                                                                                                                                                                  also undertake practicals in science
       • Humanities and Social                                                                                           • Business                               modules.
         Sciences
                                                                                                                         • Study Skills
                                                                                                                                                                  Progression Routes:
       • Teaching                                                                                                        • Careers and Tutorial                   Successful completion of this
                                                                                                                                                                  course will provide you with the
                                                                                                                         Health Professions
                                                                                                                                                                  qualifications required to enrol on to
                                                                                                                         • Human Respiratory and Cardiac
                                                                                                                                                                  a Level 3 Access to Higher Education
                                                                                                                           Systems
                                                                                                                                                                  course at University Centre Stamford,
                                                                                                                         • Introduction to Sociology              including Access to Business, Health
       Access to Higher Education                                                                                        • Study Skills                           Professions, Humanities and Social
       students entered degree                                                                                           • Careers and Tutorial                   Sciences, and Teaching.
       courses in England and
                                                                                                                         Core Subjects                            Trips and Events:
       Wales*
                                                                                                                         • GCSE or Functional Skills maths        To support your progression, you
                                                                                                                           and/or English                         will have the opportunity to attend
                                                                                                                                                                  various careers events at local
                                                                                                                         • GCSE Human biology if you wish
                                                                                                                                                                  universities.
                                                                                                                           to progress on to the Access to
                                                                                                                           Higher Education Diploma (Health       Facilities and Support:
        of Access to Higher                                                                                                Professions) pathway.                  You will have access to various
        Education students are                                                                                                                                    study facilities including a recently
                                                                                                                         How will you Learn?
        accepted by their local                                                                                                                                   refurbished Library where you’ll
                                                                                                                         You will learn through a variety
        universities                                                                                                                                              have access to books, journals and
                                                                                                                         of methods including theory and
                                                                                                                                                                  computers. You will also have tutorial
                                                                                                                         practice, portfolio development and
                                                                                                                                                                  and study support throughout
                                                                                                                         assignments, individual presentations
                                                                                                                                                                  your course to assist you with
                                                                                                                         and group work. You will develop the
                                                                                                                                                                  your studies.
                                                                                                                         skills you need for higher level study
                                                                                                                         and you will develop practical science
                                                                                                                         skills within the health pathway. You
                                                                                                                         will be required to complete work
                                                                                                                         outside of class time.

10   * http://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/AboutUs/Publications/Documents/Access-Info-web-2017.pdf                                                                                                                     11
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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                                               ACCESS TO HEALTH
                                           ACCESS TO BUSINESS
     ACCESS TO                                                                                                               ACCESS TO
     HIGHER EDUCATION                                                                                                        HIGHER EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                                               PROFESSIONS
                                           This one year intensive course is intended for adults with an                                                       This one year intensive course is for adults with an interest in
           Level 3                         interest in attending university to study Business Studies,                         Level 3                         attending university to study Nursing, Midwifery or other health
           Course code                     Management, Marketing, Accountancy or other business related                                                        professions. It is specifically designed for those without formal
                                                                                                                               Course code
           ACBUS1F                         degrees. It is specifically designed for those without formal Level                 ACHEAAP                         Level 3, BTEC or A Level qualifications to acquire the knowledge
                                           3, BTEC or A Level qualifications to acquire the knowledge and                                                      and skills needed to apply to university.
           Duration                                                                                                            Duration
           1 year                          skills needed to apply to university. The course will develop your                  1 year
                                           knowledge, interest and skills of the contemporary business arena
           Contact time (per week)                                                                                             Contact time (per week)
           Monday - Thursday
                                           globally and nationally.                                                                                            Entry Requirements:                     How will you Learn?
                                                                                                                               Monday - Thursday
           9.30 - 14.30                                                                                                                                        GCSE maths and English at grades        You will learn through a variety
                                                                                                                               9.30 - 14.30
           Plus one half day per week if                                                                                                                       C/4 or above as this is a requirement   of methods including theory and
                                                                                                                               Plus one half day per week if
           you require GCSE English                                                                                                                            of university study.                    practice, practical science activities,
                                           Entry Requirements:                      strategies. The course will develop        you require GCSE English
           or maths.                                                                                                                                                                                   portfolio development, assignments,
                                           GCSE maths and English at grades         effective organisational and time          or maths.                       You may be able to undertake one of
                                                                                                                                                                                                       individual presentations and group
           Validated by                    C/4 or above as this is a requirement    management skills in order to                                              these qualifications whilst studying
                                                                                                                               Validated by                                                            work. The course will develop
           AIM Awards                      of university study.                     complete the assessments outside of                                        the Access to Higher Education
                                                                                                                               AIM Awards                                                              effective organisational and time
                                                                                    class time to meet your deadlines.                                         course at the discretion of your
                                           You may be able to undertake one of                                                                                                                         management skills in order to
           Fees (per year)                                                                                                     Fees (per year)                 course co-ordinator.
                                           these qualifications whilst studying     Methods of Assessment:                                                                                             complete the assessments outside of
           £3,000                                                                                                              £3,000
                                           the Access to Higher Education           You will be taught by lecturers                                            Course Content:                         class time to meet your deadlines.
                                           course at the discretion of your         experienced in both their subject and                                      You will study units in:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Methods of Assessment:
                                           course co-ordinator.                     in teaching adults.                                                                                                You will be taught by lecturers
                                                                                                                                                               Human Biology
                                           Course Content:                          Assessment will be ongoing using a                                         • Human Cell Biology                    experienced in both their subject and
                                           You will study units in:                 variety of methods including written,                                                                              in teaching adults.
                                                                                                                                                               • Biological Communication Systems
                                                                                    oral and under exam conditions, in                                                                                 Assessment will be ongoing using a
                                           • Organisational Structures                                                                                         • Genetics
                                                                                    order to prepare you for your future                                                                               variety of methods including written,
                                           • Marketing Tools                        university experience.                                                     • Human Physiology
                                                                                                                                                                                                       oral, and under exam conditions, in
                                           • Business and the Economy                                                                                          • Human Respiratory and Cardiac         order to prepare you for your future
                                                                                    Progression Routes:
                                                                                                                                                                 Systems                               university experience.
                                           • External Influences in Business        You will be encouraged to apply to
                                                                                    chosen universities by early January                                       • Infectious Diseases
                                           • Motivational Management and                                                                                                                               Progression Routes:
                                             Leadership                             and upon successful completion of                                          • Reproduction                          You will be encouraged to apply
                                                                                    the course, particularly at merit or                                       • Skeleton and Muscles                  to universities by early January
                                           • Ethics in Business
                                                                                    distinction level, you should be able                                                                              and upon successful completion of
                                           • Human Resources                        to attend university to study in your                                      Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the course, particularly at merit or
                                           • An Introduction to Financial           chosen field.                                                              • Abnormal Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                       distinction level, you should be able
                                             Accounting                                                                                                        • Treatment and Therapies               to attend university to study in your
                                                                                    Trips and Events:
                                           • Introduction to Business               To support your progression, you                                           • Understanding stress                  chosen field.
                                           • IT Skills for Business                 will have the opportunity to attend                                        Health Studies                          Trips and Events:
                                           • Actus Rea and Mens Rea                 various careers events at local                                            • Ethics and Inequalities in Health     To support your progression, you
                                                                                    universities.                                                                                                      will have the opportunity to attend
                                           • Employment Law                                                                                                    • Understanding Mental Health
                                                                                    Facilities and Support:                                                                                            various careers events at local
                                           Study Skills                                                                                                        Study Skills                            universities.
                                                                                    You will have access to various
                                           • 	English for Academic Study                                                                                      • Maths in a Health and Care Context
                                                                                    study facilities including a recently                                                                              Facilities and Support:
                                           • Career Progression Skills              refurbished Library where you’ll                                           • English for Academic Study            You will have access to various
                                           • Producing a Written Assignment         have access to books, journals and                                         • Research and Referencing              study facilities including a recently
                                                                                    computers. You will also have tutorial                                                                             refurbished Library where you’ll
                                           How will you Learn?                                                                                                 • Progression Skills
                                                                                    and study support throughout                                                                                       have access to books, journals and
                                           You will learn through a variety         your course to assist you with                                                                                     computers. You will also have tutorial
                                           of methods including theory and          your studies.                                                                                                      and study support throughout
                                           practice, portfolio development and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       your course to assist you with
                                           assignments, individual presentations,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       your studies.
                                           group work and the investigation
                                           of businesses and their current

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
                                       ACCESS TO HUMANITIES
                                                                                                                                                          ACCESS TO TEACHING
     ACCESS TO                                                                                                          ACCESS TO
     HIGHER EDUCATION
                                       AND SOCIAL SCIENCES                                                              HIGHER EDUCATION

                                       This one year intensive course is intended for adults with an                                                      This one year intensive course is intended for adults with an
       Level 3                         interest in attending university to study English, Geography,                      Level 3                         interest in attending university to study Education or other
                                       Psychology or Sociology. It is specifically designed for those                     Course code                     teaching qualifications. It is specifically designed for those without
       Course code
       ACHSSAP                         without formal Level 3, BTEC or A Level qualifications to acquire                  ACTEAAP                         formal Level 3, BTEC or A Level qualifications to acquire the
                                       the knowledge and skills needed to apply to university.                            Duration                        knowledge and skills needed to apply to university.
       Duration
       1 year                                                                                                             1 year

       Contact time (per week)                                                                                            Contact time (per week)
                                                                                                                          Monday - Wednesday              Entry Requirements:                     Methods of Assessment:
       Monday - Thursday               Entry Requirements:                     How will you Learn?
                                                                                                                          9.30 - 14.30                    GCSE maths and English at grades        You will be taught by lecturers
       9.30 - 14.30                    GCSE maths and English at grades        You will learn through a variety
                                                                                                                          Plus one half day per week if   C/4 or above as this is a requirement   experienced in both their subject and
       Plus one half day per week if   C/4 or above as this is a requirement   of methods including theory and
                                                                                                                          you require GCSE English        of university study.                    in teaching adults.
       you require GCSE English        of university study.                    practice, portfolio development and
       or maths.                                                               assignments, individual presentations      or maths.                       You may be able to undertake one of     Assessment will be ongoing using a
                                       You may be able to undertake one of
                                                                               and group work. The course will            Validated by                    these qualifications whilst studying    variety of methods including written,
       Validated by                    these qualifications whilst studying
                                                                               develop effective organisational and       AIM Awards                      the Access to Higher Education          oral and under exam conditions, in
       AIM Awards                      the Access to Higher Education
                                                                               time management skills in order to                                         course at the discretion of your        order to prepare you for your future
                                       course at the discretion of your                                                   Fees (per year)
       Fees (per year)                                                         complete the assessments outside of                                        course co-ordinator.                    university experience.
                                       course co-ordinator.                                                               £3,000
       £3,000                                                                  class time to meet your deadlines.
                                                                                                                                                          Course Content:                         Progression Routes:
                                       Course Content:
                                                                               Methods of Assessment:                                                     You will study units in:                You will be encouraged to apply to
                                       You will study units in:
                                                                               You will be taught by lecturers                                                                                    chosen universities by early January
                                                                                                                                                          • English
                                       English                                 experienced in both their subject and                                                                              and upon successful completion of
                                       • Introduction to Literature            in teaching adults.                                                        • History                               the course, particularly at merit or
                                                                                                                                                          • Sociology                             distinction level, you should be able
                                       • Appreciation of a Novel               Assessment will be ongoing using a
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to attend university to study in your
                                       • Appreciation of a Shakespeare Play    variety of methods including written,                                      • Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                  chosen field.
                                                                               oral and under exam conditions, in                                         • Planning a Teaching Session in a
                                       Psychology                              order to prepare you for your future                                                                               Trips and Events:
                                                                                                                                                            School
                                       • Abnormal Psychology                   university experience.                                                                                             To support your progression, you
                                                                                                                                                          • School Placement (practical)
                                       • Treatment and Therapies                                                                                                                                  will have the opportunity to attend
                                                                               Progression Routes:                                                        • The School in a Wider Context
                                       • Understanding Stress                                                                                                                                     various careers events at local
                                                                               You will be encouraged to apply to
                                                                                                                                                          • The Teaching Experience               universities.
                                       Geography                               chosen universities by early January
                                                                               and upon successful completion of                                          • Early Years                           Facilities and Support:
                                       • Introduction to Ecology
                                                                               the course, particularly at merit or                                       • Language Aquisition: The              You will have access to various
                                       • Plate Tectonics
                                                                               distinction level, you should be able                                        Development of Literacy               study facilities including a recently
                                       • Rocks and the Rock Cycle              to attend university to study in your                                                                              refurbished Library where you’ll
                                                                                                                                                          Study Skills
                                       • Environmental Pollution               chosen field.                                                                                                      have access to books, journals and
                                                                                                                                                          • English for Academic Study
                                                                                                                                                                                                  computers. You will also have tutorial
                                       Sociology                               Trips and Events:                                                          • Research and Referencing              and study support throughout
                                       • Sociological Theory                   To support your progression, you
                                                                                                                                                          • Producing a Written Assignment        your course to assist you with
                                                                               will have the opportunity to attend
                                       • Sociology of the Family                                                                                                                                  your studies.
                                                                               various careers events at local                                            How will you Learn?
                                       • Sociology of Education Research       universities.                                                              You will learn through a variety
                                         Methods in Sociology
                                                                                                                                                          of methods including theory and
                                                                               Facilities and Support:
                                       Study Skills                                                                                                       practice, portfolio development and
                                                                               You will have access to various
                                       • Career Progression Skills                                                                                        assignments, individual presentations
                                                                               study facilities including a recently
                                                                                                                                                          and group work. The course will
                                       • Research and Referencing              refurbished Library where you’ll
                                                                                                                                                          develop effective organisational and
                                       • Producing a Written Assignment        have access to books, journals and
                                                                                                                                                          time management skills in order to
                                                                               computers. You will also have tutorial
                                                                                                                                                          complete the assessments outside of
                                                                               and study support throughout
                                                                                                                                                          class time to meet your deadlines.
                                                                               your course to assist you with
                                                                               your studies.

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
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                                      HNC/HND                         ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
                                      The Animal Management sector is evolving and expanding constantly and therefore requires an
     Level 4/5
                                      adaptable and knowledgeable workforce to meet these changes. This course will provide you with a
     Course code                      solid in-depth introduction to animal welfare and management, to meet employer demands in such a
     HCANMAP
                                      competitive industry.
     Centre UCAS code
     N33

     UCAS course code
     D328                             Entry Requirements:                     An in-depth, independent research            Work-based Learning and
                                      • 96 UCAS points typically from         project will also form a large part of       Employability Development:
     Duration
                                        A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in      your second year of study in which           You will be required to complete
     HNC full-time: 1 year
                                        Animal Studies, although students     you will need to investigate, analyse        at least 80 hours work experience
     HNC part-time: 2 years
                                        from other subject specialisms are    and report on a set theme relating to        where you will learn essential
     HND full-time: 2 years             encouraged to apply                   animal behaviour and welfare.                industry skills to strengthen your
     HND part-time: 4 years                                                                                                employability. UCS also has links with
                                      • Mature students who may not           Methods of Assessment:
                                                                                                                           local vets, kennels, pet shops, animal
     Contact time (per week)            have formal qualifications are        A range of assessment methods
                                                                                                                           shelters and zoos to support your
     Full-time: 2 days                  encouraged to apply for an            will be used including reports,
                                                                                                                           progression in to employment.
     Part-time: 1 day                   interview where you will be           presentations, practical
                                        considered on your experience,        demonstrations, essays, academic             Facilities and Support:
     Validated by                       enthusiasm and commitment             posters, journal articles, laboratory        You will have access to a range of
     Pearson Edexcel                                                          practicals, and research projects.           species housed in the on-site Animal
                                      Course Content:
     Fees (per year)                                                                                                       Studies Unit and develop necessary
                                      Year 1                                  Progression Routes:
     Full-time: £6,500                                                                                                     skills in animal management and
                                                                              Upon successful completion of
     Part-time: £3,250                C   Animal Health and Welfare                                                        husbandry. The Animal Studies Unit
                                                                              this course you could apply for
                                                                                                                           has recently undergone significant
     Other costs (per year)           C   Business and the Business           the final year ‘top-up’ full degree
                                                                                                                           development to provide facilities
     Uniform: £40                         Environment                         e.g. Bachelor’s Degree in Animal
                                                                                                                           which exceed current animal welfare
                                                                              Management, Animal Biology or
     Trips and Visits: £50            C   Managing a Successful Project                                                    standards and now includes a
                                                                              Animal Behaviour.
                                                                                                                           range of small mammals, reptiles,
     Optional residential:            S   Animal Behaviour in Society         Acceptance on to these courses is            amphibians, fish and invertebrates,
     £2,200 approx (South Africa)                                             at the discretion of the institution         as well as a bespoke nocturnal
                                      S   Animal Husbandry
                                                                              offering the top-up (for more                room, grooming facilities and a large
                                      S   Animal Anatomy and Physiology       information please see page 8).              outside area housing rabbits, guinea
                                                                                                                           pigs, ferrets, birds, marmosets
                                      O Animal Nutrition                      Former students are now employed             and meerkats.
                                                                              in the animal care industry in
     ALEXA HOWARD-                    O Management of Exotic Species
                                                                              a number of roles including,                 The centre also works closely with
     CHALMERS                         Year 2                                  Wildlife Rehabilitators, Canine              a local farm which houses a range
                                                                              Hydrotherapists, Animal Technicians,         of livestock including sheep, cattle,
     “Returning to education as       C   Biological Principles                                                            goats, horses, pigs and poultry,
                                                                              Aviculturists, Kennels and Cattery
      a mature student was a          C   Research Project                    Workers, Zoo Keepers and                     providing a number of invaluable
      daunting prospect however it                                            Conservationalists.                          practical and research opportunities.
      was without a doubt the best    S   Anthrozoology                                                                    Additionally, the unit also benefits
      thing I ever did! The support                                           Trips and Events:                            from a large practical classroom
                                      S   Evolution and Adaptations           You will have the opportunity to be
      from the lecturers and the                                                                                           which is used for demonstrations,
      passion they have for animal    O Animal Breeding and Genetics          involved in regular trips to wildlife        laboratory practicals, animal
      care and welfare was truly                                              parks, zoos, animal shelters, natural        health assessments and animal
                                      O Wildlife Conservation                 history museums and an opportunity
      inspirational.”                                                                                                      training tutorials.
                                      O Work Experience
                                                                              to train with Safari Guides in South
                                                                              Africa (subject to costs). Throughout        You will also have access to an
                                      How will you Learn?                     the course you will meet industry            Academic Support Tutor to assist
                                      You will learn through lectures,        specialists including Reptile                you with your studies and careers
                                      seminars, practical demonstrations,     Specialists, Zoo Keepers, Boarding           advisors to help you with your
                                      independent research, visits, field     Establishment Owners, Ecologists             future employment.
                                      work and through work-related           and Vets.
                                      experiences on the programme.

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ART AND DESIGN
                                                                        ART AND DESIGN
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                                        The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design has an enviable reputation for excellence with high rates
     Level 3                            of progression and many students being accepted onto high-calibre degree courses at prominent
     Course code                        universities to study a range of specialist subjects. Run through the University of the Arts, London,
     DPFDAAP                            this course follows the Bauhaus Model to develop your contextual and practical skills through
     Duration                           experimental and experiential learning. This course is enriched with a variety of project visits,
     1 year                             including a five day residential in a European city as well as input from a wide variety of professionals
     Contact time (per week)
                                        to ensure you are aware of the demands of the Art and Design industry.
     5 days

     Validated by
     University of the Arts London                                                                                          Trips and Events:
                                        Entry Requirements:                       How will you Learn?
     Fees (per year)                    • One arts-based A Level or a             You will be set a series of projects      Typically you will have the
     This course is free for students     vocationally relevant qualification     in conjunction with short and often       opportunity to take part in three day
     aged 18 on entry                     such as an Extended Diploma and         group assignments which investigate       trips per year. Venues vary and in
                                          5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above          the development of ideas and              the past have included the V and A,
     £5,421 for students 19+              including English                       concepts, that run parallel to a series   Tate Modern London and Liverpool,
     Students aged 19-23 may be                                                   of practical workshops in a range of      The National Portrait Gallery and the
                                        • Merit grade at Level 2 Diploma or
     entitled to fee remission if                                                 media and contextual exploration.         Imperial War Museum. You will also
                                          equivalent
     they haven’t achieved a Level                                                This includes, painting, printmaking,     have the opportunity to join a one
     3 qualification                    • You will be required to provide a       life-drawing, textiles, spatial design,   week residential trip in a European
                                          portfolio at interview                  sculpture/3D, photography, film,          City such as Paris.
     Other costs (per year)                                                       graphic design, and illustration.
     A studio fee £160 will cover       Course Content:                                                                     Competitions:
     the cost of resources and          The Foundation Diploma is split in to     Through media, you will explore           Competitions are open to students
     day trips                          three parts:                              alternative and innovative ways in        each year and you will be encouraged
                                                                                  which your project topic can be           to enter. Previous students have won
                                        •   Learning Skills and Context           interpreted, drawing on multiple          or have been runners up in a variety
                                        •   Development and Progression           disciplines.                              of competitions covering areas such
                                                                                                                            as fine art, design and publishing.
                                        •   Proposal and Realisation              Methods of Assessment:
                                                                                  A range of assessment methods             Work-based Learning and
                                        Which includes the following units:       will be used including tutorial,          Employability Development:
                                                                                  presentations, academic essays and        You will end your course by
                                        C   Art and Design Research
                                                                                  work-based projects. A stunning           completing a progression unit, which
                                            Methods
                                                                                  portfolio of work will be generated       explores careers and offers UCAS
                                        C   Art and Design Ideas                  throughout the year, which will           advice. This will expose you to a
                                            Development                           showcase your wide range of skills        variety of progression possibilities.
                                                                                  and can be used to present to             In addition, we have close links with
                                        C   Art and Design Materials Methods
                                                                                  university admissions or potential        professional practitioners who can
                                        C   Art and Design Evaluation and         employers. Much emphasis is set           help you advertise, organise and
                                            Reflection                            on critiques, presentations and           curate your own exhibitions.
                                                                                  improving your ability to discuss your
                                        C   Integrated Art and Design,                                                      Facilities and Support:
                                                                                  progress and concepts.
                                            Research, Ideas and Methods                                                     You will have access to PC and Mac
                                                                                  Progression Routes:                       facilities, as well as a well resourced
                                        C   Preparation for Progression in Art    You will gain 80 UCAS points for          base room which includes ceramics,
                                            and Design                            a pass, 96 for a merit and 112 for        printmaking, 3D drawing and painting
                                        C   Art and Design Project Proposal       a distinction. This course is the         equipment. You will be provided with
                                            and Realisation                       preferred qualification for most art      your own cubical to decorate with
                                                                                  based courses at university and will      your creative ideas.
                                                                                  enable you to further develop your
                                                                                                                            Alongside all of this you’ll also have
                                                                                  portfolio for progression to further
                                                                                                                            weekly timetabled periods in the
                                                                                  study or employment.
                                                                                                                            photographic studios which includes
                                                                                                                            traditional dark room facilities.

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BUSINESS
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                                      HNC/HND                          BUSINESS
                                      This course provides you with a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required
     Level 4/5
                                      in the business sector and is recognised nationally by employers. Our aim is to provide you with
     Course code                      knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of administrative and management positions in
     HDBUSAP
                                      business to allow you to successfully progress in the future.
     Centre UCAS code
     N33

     UCAS course code
                                      Entry Requirements:                      How will you Learn?                            Work-based Learning and
     ON12
                                      • 96 UCAS points typically from          You will learn through a combination           Employability Development:
     Duration                           A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in       of independent and group activities            You will visit external providers
     HNC full-time: 1 year              Business, although students from       including lectures, seminars, trips,           and meet with potential employers
     HNC part-time: 2 years             other subject specialisms are          visits and work-related experiences.           at expositions and will be actively
                                        encouraged to apply                                                                   encouraged to be employed during
     HND full-time: 2 years                                                    Methods of Assessment:
                                                                                                                              their course provision. There is
     HND part-time: 3-4 years         • Mature students who may not            A range of assessment methods
                                                                                                                              an extensive tutorial pathway to
                                        have formal qualifications are         will be used including reports,
     Contact time (per week)                                                                                                  improve employability and
                                        encouraged to apply for an             presentations, essays, examinations
     Full-time: 2 days                                                                                                        career options.
                                        interview where you will be            and research projects. Team work in
     Part-time: 1 day                                                                                                         Facilities and Support:
                                        considered on your experience,         assessments is also encouraged.
     Validated by                       enthusiasm and commitment                                                             You will be taught in a dedicated
                                                                               Progression Routes:
     Pearson Edexcel                                                                                                          classroom and have access to various
                                      Course Content:                          The HND is a specialist vocational
                                                                                                                              study facilities including a recently
     Fees (per year)                  Year 1                                   programme with a strong work-
                                                                                                                              refurbished Library where you’ll have
     Full-time: £6,500                                                         related emphasis. You could gain
                                      C   Business and the Business                                                           access to books, journals, computers
     Part-time: £3,250                                                         employment in the following
                                          Environment                                                                         and e-resources. Free WiFi is
                                                                               disciplines: finance and accounts, HR
     Other costs (per year)                                                                                                   available to all students.
                                      C   Marketing Essentials                 management, marketing and digital
     Some travel costs will be                                                 marketing, sales and promotion,                You will also have access to an
     required for external visits.    C   Human Resource Management            operations management, logistics               Academic Support Tutor to assist
     This will typically be around                                             and event management.                          you with your studies and careers
                                      C   Management and Operations
     £100                                                                                                                     advisors to help you with your
                                      C   Management Accounting                Successful completion of this
                                                                                                                              future employment.
                                                                               course will provide you with the
                                      C   Managing a Successful Business       qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to a
                                          Project                              full Bachelor’s Degree at university in
                                                                               just one year. Acceptance on to these
     VICTORIA                         O Entrepreneurship and Small
                                                                               courses is at the discretion of the
                                          Business Management
     BARNES                                                                    institution offering the top-up (for
                                      O Financial Accounting with AAT          more information please see page 8).
     “I studied the HND through an        Level 2 Bookkeeping
      apprenticeship with Cummins                                              Trips and Events:
      Technology Ltd. Thanks to       Year 2                                   You will have the opportunity to
      the high calibre teaching and                                            take part in a range of trips including
                                      C   Research Project
      flexible learning options I                                              using local businesses as case studies
      am now able to springboard      C   Organisational Behaviour             for assignments and Business Expos
      to higher positions in the                                               to network with professionals. We
                                      S   Operations and Project               also invite guest speakers to work
      company and ‘top-up’ my
                                          Management                           with you to enhance your learning
      degree at university.”
                                      O Planning for Growth                    experience. Please note that trips
                                                                               may differ year-on-year.
                                      O Business Strategy

                                      O International Marketing

                                      O Pitching and Negotiating Skills

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COMPUTING
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                                       HNC/HND                         COMPUTING
                                       This course will develop your professional and self-reflection skills to meet the demands of employers
     Level 4/5                         in the computing sector, and allow you to adapt to a constantly changing world. You will gain a
     Course code                       nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in computing and
     HDCOMAP                           systems development, whilst ensuring you are prepared for the workplace.
     Centre UCAS code
     N33

     UCAS course code
     I190                              Entry Requirements:                     How will you Learn?                         Work-based Learning and
                                       • 96 UCAS points typically from         You will learn through a combination        Employability Development:
     Duration
                                         A Levels or Level 3 Diploma in        of independent and group activities         You will undertake live assignments
     HNC full-time: 1 year
                                         Computing or IT, although students    including lectures, seminars, practical     for real clients. There is an extensive
     HNC part-time: 2 years
                                         from other subject specialisms are    workshops, and demonstrations,              tutorial pathway to improve
     HND full-time: 2 years              encouraged to apply                   tutorials, trips, visits and work-related   employability and career options.
     HND part-time: 4 years                                                    experiences.
                                       • Mature students who may not                                                       You will also have the opportunity to
     Contact time (per week)             have formal qualifications are        Methods of Assessment:                      meet guest speakers from industry
     Full-time: 2 days                   encouraged to apply for an            A range of assessment methods               including consultants within the field
     Part-time: 1 day                    interview where you will be           will be used including reports,             of web design, database and security.
                                         considered on your experience,        presentations, and research projects.       Please note that guest speakers may
     Validated by                        enthusiasm and commitment                                                         differ year-on-year. You will also
     Pearson Edexcel                                                           Progression Routes:
                                                                                                                           complete one weeks work experience
                                       Course Content:                         Successful completion of this
     Fees (per year)                                                                                                       in the second year.
                                       Year 1                                  course will provide you with the
     Full-time: £6,500                                                         qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to a    Facilities and Support:
     Part-time: £3,250                 C   Programming
                                                                               full Bachelor’s Degree at university in     You will be taught in a dedicated
     Other costs (per year)            C   Networking                          just one year. Acceptance on to these       IT suite with high specification
     Some travel costs will be                                                 courses is at the discretion of the         computers running the latest industry
                                       C   Professional Practice               institution offering the top-up (for        standard software including Adobe
     required for external visits.
     This is typically around £100     C   Database Design                     more information please see page 8).        Creative Cloud. You will also have
                                                                                                                           access to high-speed internet on
                                       C   Security                            The HND is a specialist vocational
                                                                                                                           these systems. Free Wi-Fi is available
                                                                               programme with a strong work-
                                                                                                                           to all students.
                                       C   Managing a Successful Computer      related emphasis. You could gain
                                           Project                             employment in the computing                 Throughout your course you will use
                                                                               industry in roles such as a Systems         the Google Suite for Education for
     DAVID WATTS                       S   Software Development Life
                                                                               Analyst, Data Designer, Database            lesson resources, assignments and
                                           Cycles
                                                                               Administrator, IT Project Manager, IT       group collaboration.
     “Because of the diverse range
                                       S   Web Design and Development          Support Technician or Web Designer.
      of topics studied on the                                                                                             You will also have access to an
      HND, I was able to develop       Year 2                                  Trips and Events:                           Academic Support Tutor to assist
      a set of skills that built the                                           You will have the opportunity to            you with your studies and careers
      foundations of my career. I      C   Computing Research Project
                                                                               take part in a range of trips such as       advisors to help you with your
      now work as a Web Analyst        C   Business Intelligence               exploring the history of computing          future employment.
      for a popular TV company                                                 at Bletchley Park and gaming events
      and am responsible for the       S   Application Development             such as the popular EGX. Please note
      analytics of three £multi-                                               that trips may differ year-on-year.
                                       S   Application Program Interfaces
      million websites.”
                                       S   User Experience & Interface
                                           Design
                                       S   Architecture
                                       S   Emerging Technologies

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CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
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                                                                     BUILT ENVIRONMENT
     Level 4
                                     Advance your career and move to higher level management roles with this part-time course. This
     Course code
                                     course is designed for those working in the construction industry or wanting to progress to the sector
     HCCONAP
                                     and respond to the increasing demand for higher level professionals in the construction industry.
     Centre UCAS code                The HNC in Construction and the Built Environment offers multiple pathways including construction,
     N33
                                     building services engineering or surveying. This course will allow you to progress to job roles such as
     UCAS course code                a Site Manager, Surveyor or a Quantity Surveyor. Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4) opportunities may
     K330                            also be available.
     Duration
     Part-time: 2 years

     Contact time (per week)         Entry Requirements:                     Specialist and optional units are             Progression Routes:
     Part-time: 1 day                You will preferably hold a Level 3      dependent upon the pathway you                This qualification is a step to help
     Validated by                    construction qualification, although    choose:                                       you gain a higher level, professional
     Pearson Edexcel                 mature learners with appropriate                                                      status within the construction
                                                                             S   Legal and Statutory
                                     experience and/or professional                                                        industry and gives you access to the
     Fees (per year)                                                             Responsibilities in Construction
                                     qualifications are also encouraged to                                                 professional associations connected
     Part-time: £3,250               apply.                                  S   Measurement and Estimating                with the sector.
     Other costs (per year)          Entry can be dependent on a             S   Financial Management                      Trips and Events:
     Some travel costs will be       variety of academic and skills-based        and Business Practices in                 You will have the opportunity to visit
     required for external visits.   experience, and is evaluated on an          Construction                              the Construction Trade Fair at the
     This will typically be around   individual basis.                                                                     NEC Arena in Birmingham, as well as
     £150                                                                    S   Construction Information                  other trade based events.
                                     Course Content:                             (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
                                                                                                                           Facilities and Support:
                                     C   Individual Project                  S   Principles of Structural Design           You will have access to various
                                     C   Construction Technology             S   Mathematics for Construction              study facilities including a recently
                                                                                                                           refurbished Library where you’ll
                                     C   Science and Materials               S   Principles of Heating System              have access to books, journals
                                                                                 Design and Installation                   and computers. Our £3.5 million
                                     C   Construction Practice and
                                         Management                                                                        Construction Skills Centre is
                                                                             S   Principles of Ventilation and Air
                                                                                                                           equipped with industry standard
                                                                                 Condition Design and Installation
                                                                                                                           equipment to ensure you are
                                                                             O Tender and Procurement                      prepared to excel in the industry.
                                                                             How will you Learn?                           You will also have access to an
                                                                             You will undertake practical                  Academic Support Tutor to assist
                                                                             workshops, one-to-one tutorials,              you with your studies and Careers
                                                                             seminars, lectures and explore                Advisors to help you with your future
                                                                             research strategies to support your           employment.
                                                                             professional development.

                                                                             Methods of Assessment:
                                                                             Assessment will be ongoing through
                                                                             assignments and projects. Some
                                                                             end of module and in-course
                                                                             examinations will also be taken.

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COUNSELLING
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                                     PROFESSIONAL
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                                                                      COUNSELLING
     Level 5
                                     Achieving this qualification enables you to practice as a Counsellor. This course provides you with a
     Course code
     D5THCAP
                                     thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the counselling sector and is
                                     recognised nationally by employers. Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and
     Duration
                                     skills in a range of counselling specialisms to allow you to successfully progress in the future.
     2 years

     Contact time (per week)
     1 day
                                     Entry Requirements:                      Methods of Assessment:                     Work-based Learning and
     Validated by                    • Diploma in Counselling Skills and                                                 Employability Development:
     Pearson Edexcel                                                          A range of assessment methods
                                       Theory Level 3                                                                    The Professional Diploma in
                                                                              will be used including reports,
     Fees (per year)                                                                                                     Therapeutic Counselling is a specialist
                                     • The ability to secure 100 hours of     presentations, essays, and research
     £2,500                                                                                                              vocational programme with a strong
                                       counselling practice                   projects. Teamwork in assessment
                                                                                                                         work-related emphasis. You will be
                                                                              is also encouraged at this level of
                                     Course Content:                                                                     on placement during the course and
                                                                              learning.
                                                                                                                         you will need to gain 100 hours of
                                     C   Person-centred Approaches to                                                    counselling practice.
                                                                              Progression Routes:
                                         Counselling
                                                                              This course qualifies you at
     CASPER VAN                      C   Counselling Skills, Development      practitioner level as a Counsellor.
                                                                                                                         Facilities and Support:
                                                                                                                         You will have access to various
     DONGEN                              and Practice                         You could gain employment in
                                                                                                                         study facilities including a recently
                                                                              the counselling field or related
     “The course offers both a       C   Comparative Theories and                                                        refurbished Library where you’ll
                                                                              psychological professions.
      solid theoretic background         Approaches in Counselling                                                       have access to books, journals and
      and a constant flow of great                                            Successful completion of this              computers. You will also have study
                                     C   Continual Personal Development       course will provide you with the           support throughout your course to
      material that is practically
                                         in Counselling                       qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to a   assist you with your studies.
      applicable to counselling
      work. The teaching is really   C   Human Development in Relation        full Bachelor’s Degree at university in
                                                                                                                         You will also have access to an
      second to none and I always        to Counselling                       just one year.
                                                                                                                         Academic Support Tutor to assist
      looked forward to my college                                                                                       you with your studies and careers
                                     C   Client work in Therapeutic           Acceptance on to these courses is
      day. Now I have completed                                                                                          advisors to help you with your future
                                         Counselling                          at the discretion of the institution
      my Level 5, I feel equipped                                                                                        employment.
                                                                              offering the top-up (for more
      to start and build my own      C   Counselling for Loss and Grief       information please see page 8).
      private practice.”
                                     C   Counselling Clients who have         Trips and Events:
                                         Experienced Abuse                    This course is enriched with a
                                                                              variety of trips and visits from guest
                                     How will you Learn?
                                                                              speakers who have experience in
                                     You will learn through a combination
                                                                              counselling professions or related
                                     of independent and group activities
                                                                              fields, to develop your knowledge of
                                     including lectures, seminars, trips,
                                                                              different career opportunities.
                                     visits and work-related experiences.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD
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                                                                           EARLY CHILDHOOD
     Level 5                             If you currently work in an early years setting with children aged between 0 and 8 years old, the
     Course code                         Early Childhood pathway of our Professional Studies Foundation Degree is for you. This could be in a
     FNECHAP                             private or maintained nursery, as a Child-minder or Nanny, in a Children’s Centre or a variety of other
     Centre UCAS code                    settings with young children.
     N33

     UCAS course code
     L521                                Entry Requirements:                       How will you Learn?                      routes, which allow you to continue
                                         Typically one of the below:               This work-focussed Foundation            to work and study, are available at
     Duration
                                                                                   Degree is a combination of practice-     Bishop Grosseteste University.
     2 years                             • Level 3 Diploma
                                                                                   based learning and campus-based
                                                                                                                            Acceptance on to these courses is
     Contact time (per week)             • Level 3 NVQ                             sessions, which run once a week so
                                                                                                                            at the discretion of the institution
     1 day                                                                         that you are still able to continue
                                         • Access to Higher Education                                                       offering the top-up (for more
                                                                                   in employment throughout the
     Validated by                          Programmes                                                                       information please see page 8).
                                                                                   duration of the course. It is designed
     Bishop Grosseteste University
                                         • Equivalent Level 3 subject/             to improve your personal and             Work-based Learning and
     Fees (per year)                       vocational qualifications               professional communication skills        Employability Development:
     £6,500                                                                        and will increase your knowledge and     Our Professional Studies Foundation
                                         Plus a work requirement of:               understanding of how children learn      Degree courses are designed to be
                                                                                   by developing new ways of working        studied without you having to leave
                                         • Typically, a minimum of one year’s
                                                                                   and challenging existing assumptions.    work – in fact, they work alongside
                                           experience in practice, of at least
                                           two days a week in a relevant                                                    your career.
                                                                                   You will learn though lectures,
                                           role, plus ongoing practice of 12       seminars and workshops, alongside        Facilities and Support:
                                           hours per week in a relevant role       visiting speakers from the sector        You will have access to various
                                           throughout the duration of              which will provide opportunities         study facilities including a recently
                                           the course                              for you to discuss, question and         refurbished Library where you’ll
                                                                                   challenge.                               have access to books, journals and
                                         • Written support from your
                                           workplace                                                                        computers.
                                                                                   Methods of Assessment:
                                                                                   A variety of assessment methods          You will also have access to an
     GEMMA                               • A successful interview and
                                                                                   are used including presentations,        Academic Support Tutor to assist
                                           written task
     SCULLION                                                                      written assignments such as essays       you with your studies and careers
                                         Course Content:                           and reports and portfolios of work-      advisors to help you with your
     “The Foundation Degree              Year 1                                    focussed learning. All assessments       future employment.
      opened up so many career                                                     enable you to relate theory to
      paths for me! I gained             C   Tools for Learning
                                                                                   practice.
      fantastic experience from          C   The Individual in Society
      lecturers and peers and new                                                  Progression Routes:
      skills I never knew I possessed.   C   Philosophies, Policy and Provision    Many of our Foundation Degree
      I now work as an unqualified                                                 graduates take on higher level roles,
                                         C   Collaborative Practice                specialising in areas such as family
      Teacher whilst studying my
      final year ‘top-up’ to progress    Year 2                                    liaison, special educational needs,
      to Qualified Teacher Status                                                  managing settings in early years,
                                         C   Supporting Learning in Early          mentoring or roles in the wider
      (QTS).”
                                             Years                                 community and with local authorities.
                                         C   Inclusion                             Successful completion of this
                                         C   Rights of the Child in Early Years    course will provide you with the
                                             Practice                              qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to
                                                                                   a full Bachelor’s Degree at university
                                         C   Practitioner Research                 in just one year. Tailored progression

                                         * This qualification is awarded by Bishop Grosseteste University and is delivered by University Centre Stamford.

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EDUCATION
       APPLY NOW AT                    FOUNDATION                        PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
     WWW.STAMFORD.AC.UK                DEGREE
                                                                         EDUCATION
     Level 5                           If you are working and supporting children in primary, secondary and special schools, or with
     Course code
                                       learners in further education colleges, the Education pathway of our Professional Studies Foundation
     FNEDUAP                           Degree is designed for you. Many of our students on the education pathway are employed as
                                       Teaching Assistants in schools, working alongside a qualified teacher. They support formal learning
     Centre UCAS code
     N33                               opportunities for children and young people, and may often take whole classes for sessions or work
                                       with children who have a particular need.
     UCAS course code
     L522

     Duration
                                       Entry Requirements:                       How will you Learn?                      in just one year. Tailored progression
     2 years
                                       Typically one of the below:               This work-focussed Foundation            routes, which allow you to continue
     Contact time (per week)                                                     Degree is a combination of practice-     to work and study, are available at
                                       • Level 3 Diploma
     1 day                                                                       based learning and campus-based          Bishop Grosseteste University.
                                       • Level 3 NVQ                             sessions, which run once a week
     Validated by                                                                                                         Acceptance on to these courses is
                                                                                 so that you are able to continue
     Bishop Grosseteste University     • Access to Higher Education                                                       at the discretion of the institution
                                                                                 in employment throughout the
                                         Programmes                                                                       offering the top-up (for more
     Fees (per year)                                                             duration of the course. It is designed
                                                                                                                          information please see page 8).
     £6,500                            • Equivalent Level 3 subject/             to improve your personal and
                                         vocational qualifications               professional communication skills,       Work-based Learning and
                                                                                 and will increase your knowledge         Employability Development:
                                       Plus a work requirement of:               and understanding of how children        Our Professional Studies Foundation
                                                                                 and young people learn and mature,       Degree courses are designed to be
                                       • Typically, a minimum of one year’s
                                                                                 by developing new ways of working        studied without you having to leave
                                         experience in practice, of at least
                                                                                 and challenging existing assumptions.    work – in fact, they work alongside
                                         two days a week, in a relevant
                                                                                 You will learn though lectures,          your career.
                                         role, plus ongoing practice of
                                                                                 seminars and workshops, alongside
                                         minimum 12 hours/week minimum,                                                   Facilities and Support:
                                                                                 visiting speakers from the sector
                                         in a relevant role, throughout the                                               You will have access to various
                                                                                 which will provide opportunities
                                         duration of the course                                                           study facilities including a recently
                                                                                 for you to discuss, question and
                                       • Written support from the                challenge.                               refurbished Library where you’ll
                                                                                                                          have access to books, journals and
     HANNAH                              applicant’s workplace
                                                                                 Methods of Assessment:                   computers.
     KAVANAGH                          • A successful interview, and written     A variety of assessment methods
                                         task                                    are used including presentations,        You will also have access to an
     “The course is interesting and                                              written assignments such as essays       Academic Support Tutor to assist
      fast paced with tutors who       Course Content:                                                                    you with your studies and careers
                                                                                 and reports, and portfolios of work-
      are passionate about their       Year 1                                                                             advisors to help you with your
                                                                                 focussed learning. All assessments
      subjects. The Foundation                                                   enable you to relate theory to           future employment.
                                       C   Tools for Learning
      Degree provides transferable                                               practice.
      skills throughout each module,   C   The Individual in Society
      alongside lots of information                                              Progression Routes:
                                       C   Philosophies, Policy and Provision    This Foundation Degree qualification
      about progression to
      university.”                     C   Collaborative Practice                is often seen as a step towards
                                                                                 becoming a teacher, progressing in
                                       Year 2                                    your role as a Teaching Assistant
                                       C   Supporting Learning                   and extending your opportunities
                                                                                 to become more senior within
                                       C   Inclusion                             this sector.
                                       C   Assessment and Learning               Successful completion of this
                                                                                 course will provide you with the
                                       C   Practitioner Research
                                                                                 qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to
                                                                                 a full Bachelor’s Degree at university

                                       * This qualification is awarded by Bishop Grosseteste University and is delivered by University Centre Stamford.

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