Higher Education Prospectus 2020 - Halesowen College

 
Higher Education Prospectus 2020 - Halesowen College
Higher Education Prospectus 2020

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Higher Education Prospectus 2020 - Halesowen College
WELCOME TO
    HALESOWEN COLLEGE
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CONTENTS
WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL                         2-3
UNIVERSITY CENTRE HALESOWEN                        4-5
PARTNERSHIPS, WHO WE WORK WITH                     6-7
QUALITY ASSURED                                    8-9
HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS, EXPLAINED          11
ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING                     13
HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS                           14-15
GRADUATION DAY                                   16-17
SUPPORTING YOU                                   19-33
REASONS TO STUDY AT HALESOWEN COLLEGE               20
STUDENT SUPPORT                                     21
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY                                22
STUDENT UNION                                       23
MONEY MATTERS                                    25-28
LEARNING SUPPORT                                    29
STUDENT HUB                                         31
FACILITIES                                          32
COURSES                                          34-77
  HNC BUSINESS                                    36-37
  HND BUSINESS                                    38-39
  HNC COMPUTING                                   40-41
  HND COMPUTING                                   42-43
  HINC IN CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT    44-45
  HNC ENGINEERING                                 46-47
  HNC IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION                48-49
  HND IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION                50-51
  DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION & TRAINING                 52-53
  FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EARLY YEARS                54-57
  FOUNDATION DEGREE IN LEARNING SUPPORT           58-61
  FOUNDATION DEGREE IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE       62-63
  LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING      64-65
  HNC ANIMAL MANAGEMENT                           66-67
  HND ANIMAL MANAGEMENT                           68-69
  HNC APPLIED SCIENCES                            70-71
  HND APPLIED SCIENCES                            72-73
  HNC SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE                    74-75
  HND SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE                    76-77
HOW TO APPLY                                        78
NOTES                                            79-80
HOW TO FIND HALESOWEN COLLEGE                       81

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WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL
This prospectus provides you with a guide to our university-level
education programmes. Our provision is built upon the College’s core
values of commitment, partnership, standards, learning, respect and
trust.

Halesowen College is an inclusive, supportive and friendly learning
community. We have a key role in the educational, cultural and
economic life of the surrounding area through the delivery of
employer-focused, cost effective high quality Higher Education learning
opportunities within a culture of continuous enhancement.

In association with our long-standing partnership with University
of Worcester, we are committed to increasing participation and
progression routes to Higher Education for the local community.

Halesowen College’s Higher Education provision is registered with the
Office for Students, and the four primary objectives:

All students, from all backgrounds, and with the ability and desire to
undertake higher education:

1.   Are supported to access, succeed in, and progress from, higher
     education.
2.   Receive a high quality academic experience, and their interests are
     protected while they study or in the event of provider, campus or
     course closure.
3.   Are able to progress into employment or further study, and their
     qualifications hold their value over time.
4.   Receive value for money.

I hope you enjoy browsing this prospectus. Should you require any
further guidance, please get in touch with our course teachers who will
be happy to help and advise you.

David Williams

College Principal

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UNIVERSITY CENTRE HALESOWEN
    The vision of the University Centre Halesowen working in partnership with the University
    of Worcester is to provide an educational and cultural hub for those attending Halesowen
    College and the local community.

    THE AIMS ARE TO:                                   WHAT IS ON OFFER?
    •   attract people into the University             The University Centre Halesowen will offer
        Centre who would not normally                  both existing students and members of the
        participate in education within a              public:
        campus setting                                 •   information, advice and guidance to all
    •   provide a visible focus of higher                  regarding higher education aspiration
        education in Halesowen                         •   free, public lectures and events coming
    •   increase progression to higher                     soon!
        education                                      The University Centre Halesowen will
    •   to provide a more visible manifestation        also beable to assist organisations and
        of the existing partnership working            businesses by holding events to meet
        and educational opportunities that             business needs. For more information,
        have been developed by Halesowen               please contact the Head of University
        College and the University of                  Centre.
        Worcester in Halesowen.
    •   host a mixture of public lectures, and
        events running throughout the year.

                                                 EVENTS
                    For more information, contact the Head of University Centre:

                          Email:   juliaedmunds@halesowen.ac.uk
                                         Tel: 0121   602 7781
                                           Write to:
                            Halesowen College, Whittingham Campus
                            Whittingham Road, Halesowen, B63 3NA

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PARTNERSHIPS
    In addition to our Higher National Certificates,
    Diplomas, and Higher Apprenticeships, we
    are proud to be an Associate College of
    the University of Worcester, offering high
    quality Foundation Degrees in Early Years,
    Health & Social Care, and Learning Support,
    as well as the Certificate and Diploma in
    Education & Training. We also work with the
    industry-specific institution, the Association of
    Accounting Technicians for our Level 4 AAT
    Diploma.

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WHO WE WORK WITH
Halesowen College are proud to work closely with other institutions and organisations, and
have designed Higher Education programmes based in areas where there is strong Level 3
provision and good local community and employer relationships, with clear Higher Education
or employment progression routes.

CARE LEAVERS COVENANT                           Examples of ways in which Halesowen
Halesowen College is one of the leading         College support care leavers is to:
members of the Care Leavers Covenant,           •    provide them with opportunities to
and is committed to offering a tailored              enter the world of work, such as
support package to care leavers in order             offering work experience placements,
to ensure they:                                      work shadowing placements,
1.   are better prepared and supported to            internships, traineeships and
     live independently.                             apprenticeships.

2.   have improved access to employment,        •    provide them with additional support,
     education and training.                         such as, one-to-one mentoring or
                                                     pastoral support and guidance on
3.   experience stability in their lives and         various aspects of their lives, financial
     feel safe and secure.                           guidance, career/employment
4.   have improved access to health and              guidance, educational prospects and
     emotional support.                              opportunities.

5.   achieve financial stability.               •    provide them with opportunities
                                                     to broaden their horizons, such as
                                                     concessionary access to sport, leisure
                                                     and cultural activities along with
                                                     discounted retail offers.
     For more information, please               •    encourage involvement in specific
     contact the Director of Learner                 activities and events which inspire
     Services:                                       personal interest and widen
     Mandy Davis                                     employment prospects.
     Director of Learner Services               •    support them with educational and
     mandydavis@halesowen.ac.uk                      training opportunities that will improve
     0121 602 7612                                   their vocational and educational
                                                     profile and open up future employment
                                                     opportunities.

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QUALITY ASSURED
    QUALITY ASSURANCE                             SILVER TEF AWARD
    Halesowen College is a registered Higher      Halesowen College has Silver TEF award.
    Education provider, officially recognised     The Teaching Excellence and Student
    by the Office for Students. The Office        Outcomes Framework (TEF) is a national
    for Students’ primary aim is to ensure        exercise, introduced by the government in
    that English Higher Education is delivering   England. It assesses excellence in teaching
    positive outcomes for students – past,        at universities and colleges, and how
    present, and future. They regulate the        well they ensure excellent outcomes for
    Higher Education system in England,           their students in terms of graduate-level
    working in the interests of students and      employment or further study.
    prospective students from all backgrounds,
    including:                                    The TEF encourages excellent teaching.
                                                  The results can help those considering
    •   undergraduates and postgraduates          higher education choose where to apply,
                                                  alongside other sources of information.
    •   students studying full time and part
                                                  There are systems in place to help ensure
        time
                                                  that all UK colleges and universities meet
    •   those based on campus and learning        national quality standards. The TEF looks
        at a distance                             at what they are doing in addition to these
                                                  standards, and participating universities
                                                  and colleges can achieve a gold, silver,
                                                  bronze, or provisional rating.

                                                  The TEF process is managed by the Office
                                                  for Students, and ratings are judged by an
                                                  independent panel of students, academics
                                                  and other experts.

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HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS, EXPLAINED
Whether you are leaving school or have been out of education for some time, Halesowen
College have a range of Higher Education courses at Levels 4 and 5. We also have a
number of progressional agreements with universities in order to ‘top up’ to Level 6.
The Higher Education undergraduate courses Halesowen College offer include:

HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (HNC)                HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP
This qualification is typically a one year       This is a qualification which can lead to a
work related course and the equivalent to a      degree as part of an apprenticeship. These
first year at a university studying a degree     courses are a good fit for students who
programme.                                       want to gain work experience rather than
                                                 studying full-time at university, but would
HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)
                                                 like to achieve the same degree status.
This qualification is typically a one year
work related course, and the equivalent to       Students need to be highly committed, and
the first two years at a university studying a   if you’re considering this option, you may
degree programme.                                want to speak to a member of the College’s
                                                 Admissions Team for further guidance on
With both the HNC and HND, students have
                                                 0121 602 7888.
the option to progress from these courses to
a full Level 6 degree at a university (either
via top-up or by directly entering a degree      For information
in the third, and final year).                   A Bachelor Degree usually takes between
                                                 three or four years to complete. A
FOUNDATION DEGREE (FD)
                                                 student studying this type of degree can
This qualification is usually two-years
in length, and longer if being studied           concentrate on a single subject or combine
part time. The Foundation Degree is              subjects, known as joint honours. Some
the equivalent to the first two years at a       Bachelor Degrees offer a sandwich year
university studying a degree programme.          which involves a work placement year.
This route is a good option for those who        Some Bachelor Degrees offer an
prefer a more vocational style of learning,      integrated masters which involves, typically,
as they often combine both academic              an extra year of study and the student
skills and knowledge with workplace              being awarded a postgraduate Master’s
performance.                                     Degree at the end.
The Foundation Degree can be a standalone
qualification, or students have the option to
progress from these courses to a full Level 6
Bachelor degree at a university (either via
top-up or by directly entering a degree in
the third, and final year).

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ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning

Halesowen College is committed to the principle that learning, wherever it occurs, should be
recognised in an appropriate way within its academic provision. This procedure is to ensure
that an individual’s prior learning achieved through formal and informal training, work
experience or other life experiences is appropriately recognised.

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process that recognises the value of achievements already
gained by a learner, and may be used to meet the requirements of part of a unit or,
exceptionally, a whole unit.

Students with relevant previous study at level 4/5 or extensive experience may be
considered eligible for Accreditation of Prior Learning if they can provide sufficient evidence
to show that the unit learning outcomes have already been achieved by the student.

                                                     For more information, contact the
                                                     Student HUB as follows:
                                                     Email:
                                                     studentservices@halesowen.ac.uk
                                                     Telephone: 0121 602 7688

                                                               STUDENT HUB
                                                              OPENING HOURS

                                                           Monday to Thursday
                                                             08:30 – 17:00
                                                                  Friday
                                                               08:30 – 16.30

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HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS
     Apprenticeships provide an excellent opportunity for you to study, while working and learning
     the skills needed for future success.
     Halesowen College has an impressive reputation for its Apprenticeship provision at higher
     level and offers popular programmes that are grouped into the following clusters:

       BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL                        If you choose an Apprenticeship
       SERVICES                                       programme you will:

       •    Business & Professional Administration    •   spend part of the week in College/
            - Level 4                                     training

       •    Operations & Departmental Manager         •   gain an industry recognised
            – Level 5                                     qualification, which is tailored to suit
                                                          your work environment
       •    Professional Accounting Technician
            - Level 4 - NEW                           •   earn a real wage

                                                      •   have the support of College staff,
                                                          who regularly review your progress
       HEALTH, SCIENCE & ANIMAL CARE                      and help with the completion of your
       •    Healthcare Science Associate - Level 4        portfolio (if required).

       •    Technician Scientist - Level 5            The duration of the Apprenticeship depends
                                                      on the subject studied, the level of the
                                                      programme and your previous experience/
                                                      skills.
       BUILT ENVIRONMENT & DIGITAL
       INDUSTRIES                                     Following successful completion, most
                                                      apprentices stay in employment, with a
       •    Engineering (Electrical/Electronic/
                                                      third receiving a promotion within 12
            General/Mechanical) - Level 4
                                                      months and many more taking increased
       •    IS Business Analyst - Level 4 - NEW       responsibility in their role.

       •    IT, Software, Web & Telecoms
            Professional - Level 4

       •    Network Engineer - Level 4

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To find out more about
     Apprenticeships contact
the College Apprenticeship Team
      on 0121 602 7784
              or email
apprenticeships@halesowen.ac.uk

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GRADUATION DAY
     GRADUATION SUCCESS AT HALESOWEN COLLEGE
     In October students from across a variety of higher level programmes graduated at
     Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens. The awarding of qualifications is in recognition of a
     combination of hard work and commitment.

     The grauates were supported on the day            Graduation Day 2020 is taking place
     by more that 150 friends, relatives and           Tuesday 7 July 2020 and is open to all
     collegues                                         our HNC and HND students studying at
                                                       Halesowen College.
     Guest of Honour, Rob Williams,
                                                       For more information,
     accompanied the Principal and Chief
                                                       contact graduation@halesowen.ac.uk
     Executive of the College, David Williams,
     in presenting students with their certificates
     and declaring them graduates. Rob has
     written for and produced BBC’s The Victim,
     Killing Eve and The Man in the High Castle.

     Following the Guest of Honour’s address
     there was a solo singing performance
     from former Halesowen College student
     Toni Jones. Her beautiful rendition of the
     Phantom of the Opera’s ‘Think of Me’ was
     very fitting.

     Julia Edmunds, Head of University Centre,
     commented:
      “Our students and their guests enjoyed
     their ceremony in the beautiful setting of
     Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens. It was a true
     celebration of their achievements”.

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SUPPORTING YOU
REASONS TO STUDY AT HALESOWEN COLLEGE                  20
STUDENT SUPPORT                                        21
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY                                   22
STUDENT UNION                                          23
MONEY MATTERS                                      25-28
•   ONLINE RESOURCES
•   OUR HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA FEES
•   PAYMENT METHODS
•   AVAILABLE SUPPORT
•   TUITION FEE LOANS
•   MAINTENANCE LOANS
•   DEPENDENTS GRANTS
•   DISABLED STUDENTS’ ALLOWANCE
•   ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS
•   APPLYING FOR STUDENT FINANCE
•   ELIGIBILITY FOR STUDENT FINANCE
•   REPAYMENTS
•   COURSE CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
LEARNING SUPPORT                                       29
STUDENT HUB                                            31
•   LIBRARIES AND RESOURCES
FACILITIES                                             32
•   RESTAURANT
•   STARBUCKS
•   MUNCH
FACILITIES AT OTHER CAMPUSES                           32
•   SHENSTONE HOUSE MUNCH
•   COOMBSWOOD SHOP

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REASONS TO STUDY AT HALESOWEN COLLEGE

     QUALITY E X C E L L E N T
                     FA C I L I T I E S
     T E A C H I N G AND WELCOMING
                             C A M P U S
     Inclusive
     learning environment S m a l l
                                            class
         Local and close to home            sizes
     Outstanding      TEF SILVER AWARD
                        FOR DELIVERING HIGH
     academic             QUALITY TEACHING,
                     LEARNING AND OUTCOMES
     support
     f   r   o   m   Fle xibilit y
                     study to fit around your busy life
     ex p e r t
     t u t o r s     Affordable fees
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STUDENT SUPPORT

Halesowen College takes the safeguarding of       Every member of staff is responsible for
all students and visitors seriously. We believe   safeguarding students and students can
we not only have a statutory duty to ensure       speak to their lecturer, or a member of the
that we safeguard and promote the welfare         safeguarding team directly if they have
of children, young people and adults at risk      concerns for themselves or for others.
of harm in our care, but also a moral duty.
                                                  Halesowen College are able to support
                                                  students with mental health issues through
                                                  assisting with referral to health providers
                                                  and external agencies and the details of
                                                  appropriate information sources.

                                                  Some of the areas in which support can be
                                                  offered include: personal safety, mental well-
                                                  being, homelessness, bullying and harassment,
                                                  hate crime, issues around extremism, forced
                                                  marriage and domestic violence.

                                                     THE STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM:
                                                     Lynn Pass
                                                     Haroon Bashir
 STUDENT SUPPORT OPENING HOURS
                                                     Sue Crowley
          Monday to Thursday
                                                     Lee Clulow-Smart
            08:30 – 21:00
                                                     Jennifer Morrison
               Friday
                                                     Caroline Walker
            08:30 – 17:00

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EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
     The College aims to actively promote equality of opportunity and challenge discriminatory attitudes.
     Equality and diversity affects everyone as we all work in diverse teams with people of different
     genders, ethnic origins, sexual orientation, ability, beliefs, values, and working styles.

     It is important to understand what we mean             As Leaders in Diversity, we hold a wide range
     by equality and diversity, how it impacts on           of activities during the course of the year for
     everyday life, and the reasons for and benefits        students and staff to attend and participate.
     of promoting it. We are committed to creating          Activities and celebrations have included
     an inclusive College, where people are treated         LGBT+ Carnival Day, Midnight football during
     with dignity and respect and where we                  Ramadan, Mental Health awareness, eliminating
     anticipate and respond positively to different         racial hatred and improving health and
     needs and circumstances so that everyone can           wellbeing.
     achieve their potential.

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STUDENT UNION
The Students’ Union is a symbol of the partnership between students and staff that is such a distinctive
feature of the College. The Students’ Union represent every student at the College and we are proud
to be the voice of the student body. We aim to live the values of Halesowen College to ensure the best
quality education for all students and the local community.

All students over the age of 16 are encouraged         As a member of the Students’ Union you have
to become members of the Students’ Union,              the ability to join and establish a variety of
where they can take part in social, fundraising        student groups, societies, and associations.
and volunteering activities. They can even             Whether you want to meet new people, continue
qualify for some amazing offers and discounts          a hobby or skill, learn something new or just get
with an NUS card.                                      involved with student life, there is a group for
                                                       you.
Once you have enrolled as a student you
automatically become a member of the                   A Freshers Fair takes place during your first few
College’s Students’ Union, which is affiliated         weeks of College, offering a fun introduction
to the National Union of Students (NUS). The           to your academic year. For all the latest
Students’ Union is a symbol of the partnership         information on what’s on in and around the
between students and staff and is a distinctive        College, or if you need help and advice come
feature of the College.                                and visit us. We are happy to help and the door
                                                       is always open!
Members have the opportunity to get involved
at all levels of the work of the Students’ Union.
The education sector is facing ongoing changes
and the Union will continue to stand firm for your
views and values.

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MONEY MATTERS
It is important that our courses offer excellent         PAYMENT METHODS
teaching, facilities and student experience at           We offer a variety of payment methods. You
an affordable cost to our students. Our fee              can pay the course fees in full at enrolment or
structure is straightforward and offers excellent        by instalments or by student loan or by company
value for money.                                         invoice.

ONLINE RESOURCES                                         If you choose to pay by instalments these are
19+ Loans – Information about 19+ Advanced               collected on the first working day of the month
Learner Loans can be found here:                         by Direct Debit. You will be required to pay a
https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan                 minimum of 20% or £100 (whichever is higher)
                                                         on the day of enrolment. There will usually be 5
HE Loans – Information about HE Student Loans            Direct Debit collections in addition to the initial
can be found here:                                       deposit.
https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
                                                         Your employer may pay course fees on your
Money Advice Service - Free impartial money              behalf. We require a letter of authority from
advice from The Money Advice Service at                  the company confirming the fees that they will
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en                 be paying or a purchase order. The company
                                                         will then be invoiced for the fees (payable in 30
National Careers Service - Provides information,         days). Any fees not confirmed to be paid by the
advice, and guidance to help students make               employer need to be paid by yourself.
decisions on learning, training, and work
opportunities.                                           If you opt to pay your fees by student loan,
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/            please be aware that you are still responsible
                                                         for the fees and will be required to pay
                                                         them even if the loan is not approved or you
OUR HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE                          withdraw from the course as the SLC will only
AND DIPLOMA FEES                                         pay whilst you are in attendance.
Qualification        Full time          Part time
                     (per year)         (per year)       AVAILABLE SUPPORT
HNC                   £4,880            £2,440           Student Finance can consist of grants, loans,
                                                         and/or allowances, and is intended to help you
HND*                  £4,880            £2,440           with tuition fees and living costs which are the
                                                         main types of cost you will have while you are
*Students need to have achieved the Level 4 HNC          studying.
 or similar Level 4 qualification to progress onto HND

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MONEY MATTERS
     TUITION FEE LOANS                                      ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS
     The College sets your tuition fee, and the loan is     If you are planning to study a Further Education
     paid directly to us by Student Finance. You have       course at Level 3 to 6 you may qualify for an
     to pay this loan back.                                 Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you
                                                            to pay the fees charged by approved colleges
     MAINTENANCE LOANS                                      and training organisations in England.
     Full time students, depending on your
     circumstances may also be eligible to apply for        Most learners aged 19 and over, will qualify
     maintenance loans to contribute towards living         for these loans from the UK government. Eligible
     costs. How much you get depends on where you           courses include A levels, Access to HE Diplomas
     live while studying, your household income and         and other Vocational Qualifications.
     your course intensity. The loan is paid directly
     into your bank account two weeks after the start       If you are using an Advanced Learner Loan
     of each term. You have to pay the loan back.           to pay for an Access to HE Diploma which you
                                                            complete and then go on to complete a course in
     DEPENDENTS GRANTS                                      Higher Education, the remaining balance of your
                                                            Advanced Learner Loan, including any interest
     Full time students with families are also eligible
                                                            on it, will be written off.
     to apply for government grants for the
     following; Adult Dependants’ Grant, Childcare
                                                            It is easy to apply, your household income is not
     Grant and Parents’ Learning Allowance. These
                                                            taken into account and there is no credit check.
     grants do not have to be paid back and are
                                                            You will not have to pay anything back until your
     on top of your other Student Finance. For more
                                                            income is over £25,725 a year.
     information, see
     www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help
                                                            Before taking out any loan, you should consider all
                                                            of your options. If you want advice on managing
     DISABLED STUDENTS’ ALLOWANCE
                                                            your finances, visit the Money Advice Service at
     You can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances
                                                            https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en
     (DSAs) to cover some of the extra costs you have
                                                            for free and impartial advice.
     because of a mental health problem, long term
     illness or any other disability. You can get the
                                                            For information and advice on learning,
     allowances on top of your other Student Finance.
                                                            careers and funding options, visit
     You will not need to repay DSAs. If you are a
                                                            https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
     part time student your ‘course intensity’ can affect
     how much you get. For more information go to
                                                            You can apply for an Advanced Learner
     www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas
                                                            Loan online at GOV.UK
                                                            https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

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MONEY MATTERS
APPLYING FOR STUDENT FINANCE                        ELIGIBILITY FOR STUDENT FINANCE
Most full time and part time students can apply     Whether you qualify for Student Finance
online to Student Finance England but paper         depends on your course, if you have studied a
forms are also available. You can apply online      Higher Education course before, your age and
here: https://logon.slc.co.uk/cas/login             your residency status.

You will need to set up a Student Finance           Your funding may be limited if you have studied
account online, then complete a loan application,   at Higher Education before even if it was self-
you may also need to include your household         funded. Your funding may also be limited if you
income and provide proof of identity.               change course or leave a course and start again
                                                    or if you are ‘topping up’ a qualification such as
For courses starting in September you can           a HND to an Honours Degree.
usually apply online from May onwards. After
you have been offered a place, we will advise       There is no upper age limit for tuition fee loans
you when you can start applying for a loan.         but if you are aged 60 or over, you may get
                                                    limited funding for maintenance loans.

                                                    If you are a UK national or have settled status
                                                    (no restrictions on how long you can stay),
                                                    normally live in England and you have been
                                                    living in the UK for the 3 years before starting
                                                    your course you will usually be eligible to apply.

                                                    See
                                                    www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies
                                                    for further information on eligibility.

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MONEY MATTERS
     REPAYMENTS                                             You will be charged interest on your loan from
     If you are a full time student, you will be due        the day the SLC makes the first payment to
     to start repaying your loan the April after you        you or to the College until it has been repaid
     finish or leave your course.                           in full or cancelled. Interest is calculated daily
                                                            and applied to your balance each month. The
     If you are a part time student, you will be due        interest rate is based on RPI and will vary
     to start repaying your loan the April after you        depending on your circumstances.
     finish or leave your course, or the April four
     years after the start of your course (even if you      You can find more information on how
     are still studying), whichever comes first.            repayment works by visiting
                                                            www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan
     You will only start making repayments if your
     income is over the repayment threshold, which          COURSE CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
     is currently £25,725 a year, £2,143 a month or         You will get a refund if you have already paid
     £494 a week in the UK. You will repay 9% of            for a course; which we have had to cancel or
     your income over this repayment threshold.             which we agree with you is not suitable after
                                                            initial assessment/interview and cannot offer
     If your income falls below the repayment
                                                            you an alternative.
     threshold, your repayments will stop and only
     restart when your income is over the threshold         You will not get a refund if you withdraw before
     again.                                                 the end of a course. The full costs of tuition
                                                            will remain payable and this is a condition of
     You can also make additional voluntary
                                                            enrolment.
     repayments to the SLC at any time.
                                                            We reserve the right to re-arrange course dates,
                                                            times and venues.

                                                  Monthly income before Tax              Approximate
         Income each year before Tax                                                   monthly repayment

                   £25,725                                £2,143                                £0
                    £27,000                               £2,250                                £9
                   £29,500                                £2,458                               £28
                    £31,000                               £2,583                               £39
                    £33,000                               £2,750                               £54

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LEARNING SUPPORT

         Halesowen College provides high quality
         support to students with both learning
         difficulties and disabilities.
         The College provides a wide range of
         support which is tailored to individual needs.
         If you have any queries or requests, please
         do not hesitate to contact the Head of SEND
         (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities),
         or a member of the Learning Support Team
         based upstairs in the HUB

           Email:
           learningsupport@halesowen.ac.uk
           Telephone: 0121 602 7777
           Extension 7537 or 7535

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STUDENT HUB
Your first step with any queries relating to becoming a student at Halesowen College is via the Student
HUB which is based at Whittingham Road Campus. This is a one-stop shop for all your student services
queries. The hub is based in a new purpose built centre you can drop-in with a query or undertake
independent study in a modern and relaxed environment.

Alternatively you can telephone or email   studentservices@halesowen.ac.uk
Telephone:   0121 602 7688

      The Student HUB can help you with:               Our Learning Resource Centre is an excellent
                                                       place to study, with independent and group
          FINANCIAL SUPPORT                            study areas, including computers, books and
                                                       journals to support you in your studies.
                TRANSPORT
                                                       Students have access to online resources and
           STUDENT SUPPORT                             EBooks onsite or from home so they can work
             CAREERS ADVICE                            wherever suits them best.

             STUDENT UNION                             The Learning Resource Centre staff help students
                                                       find resources, assist with referencing, connect
          LEARNING SUPPORT                             to free College WiFi, use the computers etc.
               CHAPLAINCY                              The computers can be booked up to seven days
                                                       in advance, which helps students to manage
      COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE                             their study time. A FAQ page is available on
                                                       the Library Resources site which includes basic
     LIBRARIES AND RESOURCES                           information about using the Library Service and
                                                       several user guides.
               STUDENT HUB                                                                        Email:
              OPENING HOURS                                           library@halesowen.ac.uk

           Monday to Thursday
             08:30 – 17:00
                  Friday
               08:30 – 16.30

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FACILITIES

     RESTAURANT
                                                     Email: restaurant@halesowen.ac.uk
                                                     Telephone: 0121 602 7777
                                                            Restaurant opening hours:
                                                               Monday to Thursday
     The College’s restaurant offers breakfast,                   08:00 – 16:00
     coffee, freshly baked cakes and pastries,                Friday 08:30 – 16:30
     lunch, and light bites.                           The restaurant will also be open each
                                                       Wednesday evening with seatings at
                                                                18.45 and 19.15.

     Halesowen College have a Starbucks on Whittingham Campus, so
     you can grab yourself a coffee to go, or meet with friends and relax
     between lessons.

     Starbucks Café located in Block 11 offers a full range of drinks,
     as well as a range of cakes and desserts.

     Munch, our cafeteria in Block 8 of Whittingham Campus offers a range
     of hot and cold foods, drinks, confectionary, crisps and grocery lines.

     FACILITIES AT OTHER CAMPUSES

     SHENSTONE HOUSE MUNCH
     Munch offer a range of hot food, cold food, drinks, confectionery, crisps and snacks.
     There is also a Starbucks Coffee Machine operational 8.00 – 17.00 Monday to Thursday and
     8.00 – 15.00 on Friday
     COOMBSWOOD SHOP
     A small shop provides a limited range of, cold food, drinks, confectionery, crisps and grocery
     lines (prepacked muffins, flapjacks etc.).

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COURSES
MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTANCY                       36-39
HNC BUSINESS                                   36-37
HND BUSINESS                                   38-39

TECHNOLOGY                                     40-47
HNC COMPUTING                                  40-41
HND COMPUTING                                  42-43
HINC IN CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT   44-45
HNC ENGINEERING                                46-47

CREATIVE                                       48-51
HNC IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION               48-49
HND IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION               50-51

TEACHING                                       52-61
DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION & TRAINING                52-53
FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EARLY YEARS               54-57
FOUNDATION DEGREE IN LEARNING SUPPORT          58-61

HEALTH & CARE                                  62-65
FOUNDATION DEGREE IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE      62-63
LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING     64-65

SCIENCES                                       66-77
HNC ANIMAL MANAGEMENT                          66-67
HND ANIMAL MANAGEMENT                          68-69
HNC APPLIED SCIENCES                           70-71
HND APPLIED SCIENCES                           72-73
HNC SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE                   74-75
HND SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE                   76-77

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Course location                HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE BUSINESS
MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTANCY - HNC BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

                                                     Halesowen College              MANAGEMENT 120 credits
                                                     Whittingham Campus

                                                     Course duration                Why study this course?
                                                     Full Time: One Year
                                                                                    This qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in
                                                     Part Time: Two Years           current and future employment. It will enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether arising from a change in
                                                                                    your own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in business
                                                     How to apply                   practices and the business environment.
                                                     Full-time students should
                                                     apply via UCAS Apply, using    The HNC qualification may lead on to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) award.
                                                     the UCAS code: B408

                                                     Part-time applicants should
                                                     apply via the ‘Apply’ link
                                                     on the Halesowen College
                                                     website.
                                                                                    What next?
                                                     If your qualification(s) are   Following successful completion of this qualification you can progress to a Higher National Diploma in Business.
                                                     not listed, please contact
                                                     Halesowen College’s
                                                                                    Progressional agreements
                                                     Admissions Team for further
                                                     guidance                       You can progress onto the Higher National Diploma in Business which is an additional seven units or you may
                                                                                    wish to work towards professional membership or study for professional body examinations such as CIMA and
                                                     on 0121 602 7888.
                                                                                    CIPD.

                                                     Fees
                                                     Full Time: £4880
                                                     Part Time: £2440 (per annum)

                                                                                       “By concentrating on changes in business practices
                                                                                       and the business environment, whilst analysing
                                                                                       business processes, our students are equipped with
                                                                                       the knowledge, skills and understanding for success in
                                                                                       current and future employment”.
                                                                                                             Course Leader – Reena Moulavi

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                    MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTANCY - HNC BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                   48 UCAS points
                                                                                                                   GCSE grades A* to C (4 or
                                                                                                                   higher) in English Language
Compulsory modules                                                                                                 and Maths
                                    Delivery                                 Assessment
                                                                                                                   A BTEC Level 3 Extended
Level 4 (15 credits each)           Full Time and Part Time available        The course is assessed through
                                                                                                                   Diploma qualification – PPP
•    Unit 1 Business and the        for 2020 entry:                          100% coursework. This consists of
                                                                                                                   Or:
     Business Environment                                                    management reports; presentations;
                                    Students attend College two                                                    Two or more A Levels (at
•    Unit 2 Marketing Essentials                                             board papers and numeric analysis.
                                    days a week and participate in                                                 least one of which should be
•    Unit 3 Human Resources
                                    a range of activities, including         Managing a Successful Business        in an essay based subject)
•    Unit 4 Management and          lectures, workshops, group work,                                               Or:
                                                                             Project is a Pearson set assessment
     Operations                     presentations and practical activities   which is marked internally.           Access to Higher Education
•    Unit 5 Management              Students are provided with pastoral                                            Certificate
     Accounting                     support from the course leader
•    Unit 6 Managing a Successful   who writes references for jobs and                                             Mature learners may
     Business Project               further education                                                              present a more varied
                                    Students are encouraged to use a                                               profile of achievement that
Optional modules                    range of resources, including books                                            is likely to include extensive
                                    and journals from the Learning                                                 work experience and/or
Level 4 (15 credits each)
                                    Resource Centre on Campus, as well                                             achievement of a range of
•    Unit 7 Business Law                                                                                           professional qualifications in
                                    as online material
•    Unit 8 Innovation and                                                                                         their work sector.
     Commercialisation

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Course location                HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA BUSINESS
MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTANCY - HND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

                                                     Halesowen College              240 credits
                                                     Whittingham Campus

                                                     Course duration                Why study this course?
                                                     Full Time: One Year
                                                                                    This qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in
                                                     Part Time: Two Years           current and future employment. It will enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether arising from a change in
                                                                                    your own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in business
                                                     How to apply                   practices and the business environment.
                                                     Full-time students should
                                                     apply via UCAS Apply, using    The HND qualification follows on from successful completion of the level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business and
                                                     the UCAS code: B401            builds and extends upon business knowledge.

                                                     Part-time applicants should
                                                     apply via the ‘Apply’ link
                                                     on the Halesowen College
                                                     website.
                                                                                    What next?
                                                     If your qualification(s) are
                                                                                    Successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma can be a step towards Chartered Manager status.
                                                     not listed, please contact
                                                     Halesowen College’s
                                                     Admissions Team for further    Progressional agreements
                                                     guidance                       A progressional agreement is in place with the University of Worcester regarding topping up to Level 6.
                                                     on 0121 602 7888.              Please contact Admissions for more information.

                                                     Fees
                                                     Full Time: £4880
                                                     Part Time: £2440 (per annum)

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                    MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTANCY - HND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                   It’s anticipated students have
                                                                                                                   achieved the Level 4 HNC
                                                                                                                   Business, or similar Level 4
                                                                                                                   qualification
Compulsory modules                   Delivery                                 Assessment
 Level 4 (15 credits each)
                                     Full Time and Part Time available        The course is assessed through
•     Unit 1 Business and the                                                                                      48 UCAS point
                                     for 2020 entry:                          100% coursework. This consists of
      Business Environment                                                                                         GCSE grades A* to C in
                                                                              management reports; presentations;
•     Unit 2 Marketing Essentials                                                                                  English Language and Maths.
                                     Students attend College two              board papers and numeric analysis.
•     Unit 3 Human Resources                                                                                       and either:
                                     days a week and participate in
•     Unit 4 Management and
                                     a range of activities, including                                              a BTEC Level 3 Extended
      Operations
                                     lectures, workshops, group work,                                              Diploma qualification – PPP
•     Unit 5 Management
                                     presentations and practical activities                                        Or:
      Accounting
                                     Students are provided with pastoral                                           Two or more A Levels (at
•     Unit 6 Managing a Successful
                                     support from the course leader                                                least one of which should be
      Business Project
                                     who writes references for jobs and                                            in an essay based subject)
Level 5                              further education.                                                            Or:
•     Unit 11 Research project (30                                                                                 Access to Higher Education
      credits)                                                                                                     Certificate
                                     Students are encouraged to use a
•     Unit 12 Organisational
                                     range of resources, including books
      behaviour (15 credits)                                                                                       Mature learners may
                                     and journals from the Learning
•     Unit 16 Operations and                                                                                       present a more varied
                                     Resource Centre on Campus, as well
      project management                                                                                           profile of achievement that
                                     as online material
      SPECIALIST (15 credits)                                                                                      is likely to include extensive
•     Unit 17 Understanding and                                                                                    work experience and/or
      leading change SPECIALIST                                                                                    achievement of a range of
      (15 credits)                                                                                                 professional qualifications in
•     Unit 18 Global Business                                                                                      their work sector.
      Environment (15 credits)

Optional modules
Level 4 (15 credits each)
•     Unit 7 Business Law
•     Unit 8 Innovation and
      Commercialisation

Level 5 (15 credits each)
•     Unit 32 Business Strategy
•     Unit 37 Consumer Behaviour

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Course location
TECHNOLOGY - HNC IN COMPUTING

                                Halesowen College              HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING
                                Whittingham Campus             120 credits
                                and Coombswood Campus

                                Course duration                Why study this course?
                                Full Time: One Year
                                                               The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Computing is a Level 4 vocational qualification. Successful
                                Part Time: Two Years           completion can help your career and academic development in several ways:

                                How to apply
                                                               Entering employment
                                Full-time students should
                                                               Continuing existing employment
                                apply via UCAS Apply, using
                                                               Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
                                the UCAS code: B410
                                                               Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
                                Part-time applicants should
                                                               Progressing to university
                                apply via the ‘Apply’ link
                                on the Halesowen College       A BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is equivalent to the 1st year of a full university degree. However, BTECs
                                website.                       focus on learning by doing and that means you will put what you learn into practice right away.

                                If your qualification(s) are
                                not listed, please contact     You will work on a series of assignments set in real-life scenarios throughout the course, which will help you develop
                                Halesowen College’s            the practical knowledge and skills employers and universities are looking for.
                                Admissions Team for further
                                guidance
                                on 0121 602 7888.              What next?
                                Fees                           Following successful completion of this qualification you can progress to a Higher National Diploma in
                                Full Time: £4880               Computing at Halesowen College.
                                Part Time: £2440 (per annum)

                                Course code
                                Full Time: B40010
                                Part Time: B70027A                “With student-focused classes and an enthusiastic
                                                                  teaching team who excel at one-to-one support, we
                                                                  can ensure that students of all abilities get the most
                                                                  from the course”.
                                                                                           Course Leader – Len Johnson

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                        TECHNOLOGY - HNC IN COMPUTING
                                                                                                                       48 UCAS points

                                                                                                                       A Level 3 vocational
Compulsory modules                    Delivery                                Assessment                               qualification in a relevant
(15 credits each)                                                                                                      subject at grade PPP or
                                      Full Time and Part Time available       There are no exams. You will
•     Unit 1 – Programming                                                                                             above, or 1 A Level with one
                                      for 2020 entry:                         engage in a range of learning
•    Unit 2 – Networking                                                                                               in a related area
                                                                              and assessment styles and be
                                      You will attend College two days
•    Unit 3 – Professional Practice                                           encouraged to become effective
                                      per week (FT) or one day per week                                                This profile should be
•    Unit 4 – Database Design &                                               and independent in researching and
                                      (PT) where you will participate                                                  supported by GCSE grades
     Development                                                              presenting individual and group
                                      in a range of activities, including                                              A* to C (9 – 4) in Maths and
•    Unit 5 – Security                                                        work.
                                      lectures, workshops, seminars,                                                   English Language.
•    Unit 6 – Managing a              tutorials, group work, presentations,
     Successful Computing Project     and practical activities.               Work-based assignments are
                                                                              encouraged. Apprentices and others       Mature learners may
                                      A range of resources are available      in employment are encouraged to          present a more varied
Optional modules
                                      including books and journals from       engage with their own practice and       profile of achievement that
(15 credits each)
                                      the Learning Resource Centre on         to share knowledge and expertise         is likely to include extensive
•     Unit 8 – Computer Systems
                                      Campus, as well as online learning      with others through activities such as   work experience and/or
      Architecture*
                                      materials posted on the college         group work and presentations.            achievement of a range of
•    Unit 10 – Website Design &                                                                                        professional qualifications in
                                      virtual learning environment and a
     Development*                                                                                                      their work sector.
                                      range of open source software.
*optional units are subject to                                                Example modes of assessments
change.                                                                       include: written assignments,
                                                                              presentations, case studies,
                                                                              reflective portfolio entries,
                                                                              problem based learning, reflective
                                                                              journals, seminars, independent
                                                                              studies, workplace investigations,
                                                                              self-evaluation/needs analysis,
                                                                              evaluations, literature critiques.

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Course location
TECHNOLOGY - HNC IN COMPUTING

                                Halesowen College              HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN COMPUTING 240 credits
                                Whittingham Campus             (Two pathways available)
                                and Coombswood Campus

                                Course duration                Why study this course?
                                Full Time: One Year
                                                               The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing is a Level 5 vocational qualification. Successful completion
                                Part Time: Two Years           can help your career and academic development in several ways:
                                                               • Entering employment
                                How to apply
                                                               • Continuing existing employment
                                Full-time students should
                                                               • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
                                apply via UCAS Apply, using
                                the appropriate UCAS code      • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
                                as below.                      • Progressing to university to complete a ‘top-up’ degree

                                Part-time applicants should    A BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is equivalent to the second year of a full university degree. However, BTECs
                                apply via the ‘Apply’ link     focus on learning by doing and that means you will put what you learn into practice right away.
                                on the Halesowen College
                                website.
                                                               You will work on a series of assignments set in real-life scenarios throughout the course, which will help you develop
                                                               the practical knowledge and skills employers and universities are looking for.
                                If your qualification(s) are
                                not listed, please contact
                                Halesowen College’s
                                Admissions Team for further
                                guidance
                                on 0121 602 7888.              What next?
                                                               Successful completion of this qualification can allow you to progress to a full honours degree in Computing or a
                                                               related subject.
                                Fees
                                Full Time: £4880
                                Part Time: £2440 (per annum)

                                Course code
                                UCAS codes for varying
                                pathways:
                                HND Computing
                                – B401
                                Application & Development
                                – COM1
                                Network Engineering
                                – COM2

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                          TECHNOLOGY - HNC IN COMPUTING
                                                                                                                         48 UCAS points

                                                                                                                         A Level 3 vocational
Compulsory modules                      For the Network Engineering             Assessment                               qualification in a relevant
Level 5 compulsory modules:             pathway, there are three additional                                              subject at grade PPP or
                                        Level 5 compulsory modules:             There are no exams. You will
Year 1 (Full Time) (15 credits each)                                                                                     above, or 1 A Level with one
                                        (15 credits each)                       engage in a range of learning
•     Unit 1 – Programming                                                                                               in a related area
•     Unit 2 – Networking               •     Unit 15 Transport Network         and assessment styles, and be
                                              Design                            encouraged to become effective
•     Unit 3 – Professional Practice
                                        •     Unit 16 Cloud Computing           and independent in researching and       This profile should be
•     Unit 4 – Database Design &
      Development                       •     Unit 17 Network Security          presenting individual and group          supported by GCSE grades
•     Unit 5 – Security                                                         work.                                    A* to C (9 – 4) in Maths and
•     Unit 6 – Managing a               For the Application Development                                                  English Language.
      Successful Computing Project      pathway, there are three additional
                                        Level 5 compulsory modules:             Work-based assignments are
                                        •     Unit 28 Prototyping               encouraged. Apprentices and others       Mature learners may
Year 2 (Full Time)
                                        •     Unit 29 Application Program       in employment are encouraged to          present a more varied
Unit 13 Computing Research Project
                                              Interfaces                                                                 profile of achievement that
(30 credits)                                                                    engage with their own practice and
                                        •     Unit 30 Application                                                        is likely to include extensive
Unit 14 Business Intelligence (15                                               to share knowledge and expertise
                                              Development
credits)                                                                                                                 work experience and/or
                                                                                with others through activities such as
Specific additional compulsory                                                                                           achievement of a range of
                                                                                group work and presentations.
modules at Level 5 are required         Delivery                                                                         professional qualifications in
for each pathway, together with
                                        Full Time and Part Time available                                                their work sector.
optional modules to make up a                                                   Example modes of assessments
credit attainment of 240.               for 2020 entry.
                                                                                include: written assignments,
Please note that every effort will be                                                                                    Applicants are expected to
made to accommodate individual                                                  presentations, case studies,
                                        Students attend College two days                                                 have previously achieved the
choices of optional modules, but                                                reflective portfolio entries,
the College cannot guarantee            per week (FT) or one day per week                                                HNC in this subject
                                                                                problem based learning, reflective
that every option will always be        (PT) where they will participate
                                                                                journals, seminars, independent
available.                              in a range of activities, including
                                                                                studies, workplace investigations,
                                        lectures, workshops, seminars,
                                                                                self-evaluation/needs analysis,
Optional modules                        tutorials, group work, presentations,
                                                                                evaluations, literature critiques.
Year 1 (Full Time) (15 credits each)    and practical activities.
•    Unit 8 – Computer Systems
     Architecture
•    Unit 10 – Website Design &         Students are encouraged to
     Development                        use a range of resources. These
                                        include books and journals from
Year 2 (Full Time) (15 credits each)    the Learning Resource Centre on
•    Unit 46 Virtual & Augmented        Campus, as well as online learning
     Reality Development
                                        materials posted on the College’s
•    Unit 47 Games Development
                                        virtual learning environment and a
                                        range of open source software.

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Course location               HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION
SCIENCES - HNC IN CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

                                                         Halesowen College             & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (Four pathways available: Construction; Building
                                                         Whittingham Campus            Services Engineering; Civil Engineering; Surveying120 credits )
                                                                                       These qualifications may form the off the job training for an apprenticeship programme

                                                         Course duration               Why study this course?
                                                         Part Time: Two Years
                                                                                       The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and the Built Environment comprises eight modules of study
                                                                                       and offers four different pathways to provide the knowledge required for a wide range of different careers within
                                                                                       the construction industry.
                                                         How to apply
                                                                                       Pathways offered:
                                                         Part-time applicants should
                                                         apply via the ‘Apply’ link    •     Building Services Engineering
                                                         on the Halesowen College      •     Civil Engineering
                                                         website.
                                                                                       •     Construction

                                                                                       •     Surveying

                                                                                       The HNC can be studied as a part time day release course or as part of a range of apprenticeships within the
                                                                                       growing Construction sector.

                                                                                       If you would like to study this programme as part of an apprenticeship, please contact
                                                                                       Halesowen College’s Admissions Team for further guidance on 0121 602 7888.

                                                         Fees
                                                                                       What next?
                                                         Part Time: £2440
                                                                                       Successful completion of the HNC allows learners to progress to the Higher National Diploma (HND) by
                                                                                       studying and achieving a further eight modules of study at a higher level. Learners can also progress to top up
                                                                                       degrees in Construction related subjects.

                                                                                       Learners may also wish to progress to management positions within the Construction industry by studying for a
                                                                                       management qualification.

                                                                                           “These Construction qualifications offer the opportunity
                                                                                           to enter or progress in a career in a fast growing industry
                                                                                           which offers great opportunities here in the West
                                                                                           Midlands.”.
                                                                                                                       Course Leader – Penny Riddle

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                                  SCIENCES - HNC IN CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                                                                 English and Maths GCSE
                                                                                                                                 grades C/4

Compulsory modules                           Civil Engineering pathway, one              Delivery                                A related Level 3
(15 credits each)
                                             additional compulsory module:
                                             •     Construction Information (Drawing,    Part Time study mode available          qualification
•      Individual Project                          Detailing, Specification)             Students attend College one day
•      Construction Technology
•      Science & Materials                   Additional two optional modules             per week during term time and
•      Construction Practice and             •     Mathematics for Construction                                                  Mature learners may
                                                                                         participate in a range of activities
       Management                                  (Specialist)                                                                  present a more varied
                                             •     Principles of Structural Design       including lectures, workshops,
Optional modules                                   (Specialist)                          practical activities, tutorials and
                                                                                                                                 profile of achievement that
Construction pathway, two                    •     Surveying, Measuring and Setting                                              is likely to include extensive
                                                   Out                                   presentations.
additional compulsory modules:                                                                                                   work experience and/or
•      Legal and Statutory                   •     Tender & Procurement                  Students are allocated a personal
       Responsibilities in Construction      •     Building Information Modelling                                                achievement of a range of
                                                                                         tutor in order to support them with
•      Construction Information (Drawing;    •     Principles of Refurbishment                                                   professional qualifications in
       Detailing; Specification)             •     Principles of Alternative Energy      information, advice and guidance.
                                             •     Principles of Public Health                                                   their work sector
                                                                                         Personal tutors also help students by
Additional two optional modules                    Engineering
•      Surveying, Measuring and Setting      •     Civil Engineering Technology          supporting them transition to higher
       Out                                   •     Principles of Electrical Design and   education study.                        Any other information
•      Tender & Procurement                        Installation
•      Building Information Modelling        •     Site Supervision and Operations
                                                                                         Students are encouraged to use a        an applicant would
•      Principles of Refurbishment                                                       wide range of resources, including      need to know at this
•      Principles of Alternative Energy      Surveying pathway, one additional
•      Principles of Public Health
                                                                                         books and online journals from          initial stage?
                                             compulsory module:
       Engineering                           •    Legal and Statutory                    the Learning Resource Centre on         Applicants who have been
•      Civil Engineering Technology               Responsibilities in Construction       Campus, as well as incorporate
•      Principles of Electrical Design and                                                                                       out of education for several
       Installation                          Additional two optional modules             online learning materials.              years and/or have not
•      Site Supervision and Operations       •     Measuring and Estimating
                                                                                         Assessment                              studied Maths and Science
                                                   (Specialist)
Building Services Engineering                •     Financial Management and                                                      above GCSE level should
                                                   Business Practices in Construction
                                                                                         You will engage in a range of
pathway, two optional modules                                                                                                    seek advice via Admissions
required:                                          (Specialist)                          learning and assessment activities
                                             •     Surveying, Measuring and Setting                                              regarding preparative study.
•      Mathematics for Construction                                                      and be encouraged to become
       (Specialist)                                Out
•      Principles of Heating Services        •     Tender & Procurement                  effective and independent in
       Design & Installation (Specialist)    •     Building Information Modelling        researching and presenting work.
•      Principles of Ventilation and         •     Principles of Refurbishment
                                             •     Principles of Alternative Energy      Assessment is through practical and
       Air Conditioning Design and
       Installation (Specialist)             •     Principles of Public Health           theoretical assignment activities,
•      Surveying, Measuring and Setting            Engineering
                                             •     Civil Engineering Technology
                                                                                         where there are between two and
       Out
•      Tender & Procurement                  •     Principles of Electrical Design and   four assignments set per module of
•      Building Information Modelling              Installation                          study.
•      Principles of Refurbishment           •     Site Supervision and Operations
•      Principles of Alternative Energy                                                  All assignment work is both assessed
•      Principles of Public Health                                                       and quality assured within College,
       Engineering
                                                                                         as well as being subject to quality
•      Civil Engineering Technology
•      Principles of Electrical Design and                                               assurance sampling by the awarding
       Installation                                                                      body.
•      Site Supervision and Operations

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Course location
TECHNOLOGY - HNC IN ENGINEERING

                                  Halesowen College              HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING 120 credits
                                  Whittingham Campus             Three pathways available; Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering

                                  Course duration                Why study this course?
                                  Full Time: Two Years
                                                                 This course comprises eight modules of study – all at Level 4 and all carrying 15 credits each.
                                  Part Time: Four Years
                                                                 There are four compulsory modules and four optional.

                                  How to apply                   The choice of optional modules will determine the title of the final award.
                                  Full-time students should
                                                                 Every effort will be made to accommodate individual choices of optional modules, however the College cannot
                                  apply via UCAS Apply, using
                                                                 guarantee that every option will be available.
                                  the following, appropriate
                                  UCAS code:

                                  Engineering: H423
                                  Electrical and Electronic
                                  Engineering: HEN1
                                  Mechanical Engineering:
                                  HEN2                           What next?
                                                                 Following successful completion of this qualification you may be able to progress to the second year of a
                                  Part-time applicants should    related degree course.
                                  apply via the ‘Apply’ link
                                  on the Halesowen College
                                  website.

                                  Fees
                                  Full Time: £4880
                                  Part Time: £2440 (per annum)

                                  Course code
                                  Engineering – H423
                                                                    “ No matter what pathway they choose, our students get
                                  Electrical and
                                  Electronic Engineering            a firm foundation for employment opportunities across
                                  – HEN1                            the rapidly expanding Engineering sector”.

                                  Mechanical Engineering                                          Course Leader – Penny Riddle
                                  – HEN2

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                    TECHNOLOGY - HNC IN ENGINEERING
                                                                                                                   English and Maths GCSE
                                                                                                                   grades C/4 or above
                                                                                                                   A related Level 3
Compulsory modules                                                                                                 qualification.
                                     Delivery                               Assessment
All pathways contain the following
                                     Full Time and Part Time available      You will engage in a range of
compulsory modules:                                                                                                Mature learners may
                                     for 2020 entry:                        learning and assessment activities
(15 credits each)                                                                                                  present a more varied
                                                                            and be encouraged to become
•     Engineering Design             Students attend College one day                                               profile of achievement that
                                                                            effective and independent in
•     Engineering Mathematics        per week during term time and                                                 is likely to include extensive
                                                                            researching and presenting work.
•     Engineering Science            participate in a range of activities                                          work experience and/or
•     Managing a Professional        including lectures, workshops,         Assessment is through practical and    achievement of a range of
      Engineering Project            practical activities, tutorials and    theoretical assignment activities,     professional qualifications in
                                     presentations.                         where there are between two and        their work sector.
Optional modules                                                            four assignments set per module of
                                     Students are allocated a personal
For the Electrical and Electronic                                           study.                                 Any other information
                                     tutor to support them in the
Engineering pathway, there is an                                                                                   an applicant would
                                     transition to higher education, they   All assignment work is both assessed
additional compulsory module:                                                                                      need to know at this
                                     also provide advice and guidance.      and quality assured within College,
•     Electrical and Electronic                                                                                    initial stage?
      Principles – 15 credits                                               as well as being subject to quality
                                     Students are encouraged to use a                                              Applicants who have been
                                                                            assurance sampling by the awarding
Plus 3 optional modules              wide range of resources, including                                            out of education for several
                                                                            body.
For the Mechanical Engineering       books and online journals from                                                years and/or have not
pathway, there and two additional    the Learning Resource Centre on                                               studied Maths above GCSE
                                     Campus, as well as online learning                                            level should seek advice
Compulsory modules:                  materials.                                                                    via Admissions regarding a
(15 credits each)                                                                                                  bridging Maths course.
•     Mechanical Principles
•     Fundamentals of
      Thermodynamics and Heat
      Engines

Plus two optional modules
For the General Engineering
pathway, four optional modules
may be chosen.

There are currently 25 optional
modules published covering a wide
range of engineering specialisms.

Options and modules chosen
reflect student interests and work
placement roles.

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