Higher Education Prospectus 2021 - Halesowen College

 
Higher Education Prospectus 2021 - Halesowen College
Higher Education Prospectus
           2021
Higher Education Prospectus 2021 - Halesowen College
Higher Education Prospectus 2021 - Halesowen College
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
HE STUDENT VOICE                                       23
MONEY MATTERS                                       25-28
LEARNING SUPPORT                                       29
STUDENT HUB                                            31
FACILITIES                                             32
COURSES                                             34-77
  HNC CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION                      36-37
  HND CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION                      38-39
  FOUNDATION DEGREE IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE          40-41
  LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING         42-43
  HNC BUSINESS                                       44-45
  HND BUSINESS                                       46-47
  HNC ANIMAL MANAGEMENT                              48-49
  HNC APPLIED SCIENCES                               50-51
  HNC SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE                       52-53
  HND ANIMAL MANAGEMENT                              54-55
  HND APPLIED SCIENCES                               56-57
  HND SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE                       58-59
  DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION & TRAINING                    60-61
  FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EARLY YEARS FULL TIME         62-63
  FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EARLY YEARS PART TIME         64-65
  FOUNDATION DEGREE IN LEARNING SUPPORT FULL TIME    66-67
  FOUNDATION DEGREE IN LEARNING SUPPORT PART TIME    68-69
  HNC COMPUTING                                      70-71
  HNC CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT           72-73
  HNC ENGINEERING                                    74-75
  HND COMPUTING                                      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 the 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.

We have four primary objectives; that 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.

Joanne Williams

Interim 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 be able 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 Partnerships:

                          Email:   juliaedmunds@halesowen.ac.uk
                                         Tel: 0121   602 7781
                                            Write to:
                        University Centre Halesowen, Halesowen College,
                           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 Diploma in Education & Training. We also
                         work with the industry-specific institution, the
                         Association of Accounting Technicians.

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WHO WE WORK WITH
Halesowen College is proud to work closely with other institutions and organisations, and has
designed Higher Education programmes in areas where there is a 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 supports 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
                                                      employment prospects.
     Mandy Davis                                  •   support them with educational
     mandydavis@halesowen.ac.uk                       and training opportunities that
     0121 602 7612                                    will improve 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,
    •   students studying full time and part        alongside other sources of information.
        time                                        There are systems in place to help ensure
                                                    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 has 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      degree as part of an apprenticeship. These
a first year at 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 university studying a    those considering this option, may want
degree programme.                               to speak to a member of the College’s
                                                Admissions Team for further guidance.
With both the HNC and HND, students have
the option to progress to a full Level 6
degree at a university (either via top-up or    For information
by directly entering a degree in the third,     A Bachelor Degree usually takes between
and final year).                                three or four years to complete. A
                                                student studying this type of degree can
FOUNDATION DEGREE (FD)
                                                concentrate on a single subject or combine
This qualification is usually two years in
length. The Foundation Degree is the            subjects, known as joint honours. Some
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   If you would like more information you can
progress from these courses to a full Level 6   contact us using live chat on our website.
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
                                                     Alternatively you can contact us
                                                     using live chat on our website.

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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:

                                                      If you choose an Apprenticeship
       BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL                        programme you will:
       SERVICES
                                                      •   spend part of the week in College/
       •    Accounting/Tax Professional
                                                          training
            - Level 4
                                                      •   gain an industry recognised
                                                          qualification, which is tailored to suit
                                                          your work environment
       HEALTH, SCIENCES & EDUCATION
                                                      •   earn a real wage
       •    Healthcare Science Associate - Level 4
                                                      •   have the support of College staff,
       •    Technician Scientist - Level 5
                                                          who regularly review your progress
                                                          and help with the completion of your
                                                          portfolio (if required).

                                                      The duration of the Apprenticeship
                                                      depends on the subject studied, the level
                                                      of the programme and your previous
                                                      experience/skills.

                                                      Following successful completion, most
                                                      apprentices stay in employment, with a
                                                      third receiving a promotion within 12
                                                      months and many more taking increased
                                                      responsibility in their role.

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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

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SUPPORTING YOU
   REASONS TO STUDY AT HALESOWEN COLLEGE                  20
   STUDENT SUPPORT                                        21
   EQUALITY & DIVERSITY                                   22
   HE STUDENT VOICE                                       23
   MONEY MATTERS                                      25-28
   •   ONLINE RESOURCES
   •   OUR HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA FEES
   •   PAYMENT METHODS
   •   AVAILABLE SUPPORT
   •   TUITION FEE LOANS
   •   MAINTENANCE LOANS
   •   DEPENDANTS 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
   •   ELLIOTT’S
   FACILITIES AT OTHER CAMPUSES                           32
   •   SHENSTONE HOUSE MUNCH
   •   COOMBS WOOD SHOP

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     QUALITY                   EXCELLENT
                               FACILITIES
     TEACHING                  AND WELCOMING
                               C A M P U S
     Inclusive
     learning environment                     Small
                                              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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Halesowen College takes the safeguarding of        Every member of staff is responsible for
all students and visitors seriously. We believe    safeguarding. Students can speak to their
we not only have a statutory duty to ensure        lecturer, or a member of the safeguarding
that we safeguard and promote the welfare          team directly, if they have concerns for
of children, young people and adults at risk       themselves or for others.
of harm in our care, but also a moral duty.
                                                   Halesowen College is able to support
                                                   students with mental health issues by assisting
                                                   with referral to health providers and external
                                                   agencies, as well as providing 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.

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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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HE STUDENT VOICE
From admission through to completion, Halesowen College wants to know and understand our Higher
Education student voice. There are opportunities for you to represent your course group as a
HE Student Representative. By attending meetings with our Head of Partnerships, you can discuss a
range of college issues such as timetabling or marking and assessment.

STUDENT VOICE MEETINGS
Meet with the Head of Partnerships, and other
HE@HC student representatives three times per year.
All representatives are provided with an agenda, and
minutes for each meeting.

PROVIDE FEEDBACK
Share your course group’s feedback at HE Student Voice
meetings, and via the Head of Partnerships. Halesowen
College wants to engage with students, and continually
improve.

COMMUNICATE WITH PEERS
Share feedback with your course group. This may be
following HE Student Voice meetings regarding things
such as Graduation Day, student surveys and module
evaluations. We want students to remain informed.

                    For more information contact Julia Edmunds: juliaedmunds@halesowen.ac.uk

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

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     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
                                                             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 to
     of each term. You have to pay the loan back.            pay for an Access to HE Diploma, which you
                                                             complete, and then go on to complete a course
     DEPENDANTS GRANTS                                       in Higher Education, the remaining balance of
                                                             your Advanced Learner Loan, including any
     Full time students with families are also eligible
                                                             interest 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 £26,575 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://nationalcareers.service.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
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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, paper forms       depends on your course, if you have studied a
are also available. You can apply online here:       Higher Education course before, your age and
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
income and provide proof of identity.                you change course, or leave a course, and start
                                                     again, or if you are ‘topping up’ a qualification
For courses starting in September, you can           such as 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 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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     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 £26,575 a year, £2,214 a month or         You will get a refund if you have already paid
     £511 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

                    £26,575                               £2,214                                £0
                    £27,000                               £2,250                                £3
                    £29,500                               £2,458                               £21
                    £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
The Student HUB, based at our Whittingham Road Campus, is a one-stop shop for all your student
services queries. The Hub is a new, purpose built centre, where 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

Our Learning Resource Centre is an excellent               The Student HUB can help you with:
place to study, with independent and group
study areas, including computers, books and                   FINANCIAL SUPPORT
journals to support you in your studies.
                                                                    TRANSPORT
Students have access to online resources and
EBooks, onsite or from home, so they can work
                                                               STUDENT SUPPORT
wherever suits them best.                                        CAREERS ADVICE
The Learning Resource Centre staff can help                      STUDENT UNION
you find resources, assist with referencing,
connect to free College WiFi, use the computers
                                                              LEARNING SUPPORT
etc. The computers can be booked up to                             CHAPLAINCY
seven days in advance, which helps students
to manage their study time. A FAQ page is                  COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
available on the Library Resources site which
includes basic information about using the
                                                          LIBRARIES AND RESOURCES
Library Service and several user guides.

                                           Email:                  STUDENT HUB
              library@halesowen.ac.uk                             OPENING HOURS

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

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FACILITIES

     RESTAURANT

                                                                RESERVATIONS
                                                      Email: restaurant@halesowen.ac.uk

     The College’s restaurant offers breakfast,            Telephone: 0121     602 7777
     coffee, freshly baked cakes and pastries,
     lunch, and light bites.                          www.facebook.com/BistroAtB63/

     Halesowen College has 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.

     Elliott’s, our cafeteria in Block 8 of Whittingham Campus, offers a range
     of hot and cold foods, drinks, confectionery, crisps and grocery lines.

     FACILITIES AT OTHER CAMPUSES

     SHENSTONE HOUSE MUNCH
     Munch offers a range of hot and cold food, drinks, confectionery, crisps and snacks.
     There is also a Starbucks Coffee Machine.

     COOMBS WOOD 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
 CREATIVE                                          36-39
 HNC CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION                     36-37
 HND CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION                     38-39

 HEALTH & CARE                                     40-43
 FOUNDATION DEGREE IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE         40-41
 LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING        42-43

 MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTANCY                          44-47
 HNC BUSINESS                                      44-45
 HND BUSINESS                                      46-47

 SCIENCES                                          48-59
 HNC ANIMAL MANAGEMENT                             48-49
 HNC APPLIED SCIENCES                              50-51
 HNC SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE                      52-53
 HND ANIMAL MANAGEMENT                             54-55
 HND APPLIED SCIENCES                              56-57
 HND SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE                      58-59

 TEACHING                                          60-69
 DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION & TRAINING                   60-61
 FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EARLY YEARS FULL TIME        62-63
 FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EARLY YEARS PART TIME        64-65
 FOUNDATION DEGREE IN LEARNING SUPPORT FULL TIME   66-67
 FOUNDATION DEGREE IN LEARNING SUPPORT PART TIME   68-69

 TECHNOLOGY                                        70-77
 HNC COMPUTING                                     70-71
 HNC CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT          72-73
 HNC ENGINEERING                                   74-75
 HND COMPUTING                                     76-77

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Course location                 HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
CREATIVE - HNC CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

                                           Halesowen College               CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
                                           Whittingham Campus
                                                                           120 credits
                                           and Coombs Wood Campus

                                           Course duration                 About the programme
                                           Full Time – One Year            Available to study full time over one year or part time over two years, this programme is aimed at those wanting to
                                           Part Time – Two Years           work in the creative media sector in industries as varied as film, TV or advertising.

                                           How to apply                    The course provides students with underpinning knowledge of creative media techniques and
                                           Full-time students should       theoretical frameworks .
                                           apply via UCAS Apply, using
                                           the UCAS code: C415             There is an emphasis on the development of skills, research skills, teamwork and practical skills such as editing,
                                           Applicants can visit the HNC    camera work, sound design and directing.
                                           Creative Media Production
                                           page of the College’s
                                           website for guidance on how     The course prepares students to progress to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production.
                                           to do this
                                                                           The course includes opportunities for students to undertake work experience in the creative media sector, and build
                                                                           upon understanding of the techniques used in film and video editing.
                                           Part-time applicants should
                                           apply via the ‘Apply’ link
                                           on the Halesowen College
                                           website

                                           Fees                            What next?
                                           The programme’s fee is
                                                                           This course is for those who are currently employed in the sector and want to deepen their understanding in
                                           £4880
                                                                           order to improve practice and knowledge.

                                           Additional costs to consider
                                                                           Following successful completion of this qualification you can progress to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in
                                           may include purchasing
                                                                           Creative Media Production.
                                           resources relating to reading
                                           research

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                            CREATIVE - HNC CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
                                                                                                                          Applicants should have:
                                                                                                                          •     a Level 3 Creative Media
Modules                                 Delivery                                Assessment                                      Production qualification,
                                                                                                                                or similar
•     Individual project                Full time students attend College       Students engage in a range of
                                        two days per week and participate       learning and assessment styles and        •     GCSE English and Maths
•     Creative Media Industry
                                        in a range of activities, including     are encouraged to become effective              graded C/4 or above
•     Professional Practice
                                        lectures, workshops, seminars,          and independent in researching            •     48 UCAS Tariff points
•     Film Practice
                                        tutorials, group work, presentations,   and presenting work. Work based
•     Film Studies                      and practical activities.               assignments will enable students to
                                                                                                                          Mature learners may
•     Editing for Film and Television                                           engage with their own practice and
                                                                                                                          present a more varied
•     Single Camera Techniques for                                              to share knowledge and expertise
                                        Students are encouraged to use a                                                  profile of achievement that
      Television                                                                with others through activities such as
                                        range of resources, including books                                               is likely to include extensive
                                                                                group work and presentations.
•     Television Studio Production      and journals from the Learning                                                    work experience and/or
                                        Resource Centre on campus, as well                                                achievement of a range of
Each module has a credit value
                                        as online learning materials.           Example modes of assessments              professional qualifications in
of 15.
                                                                                includes written assignments,             their work sector.
                                                                                presentations, case studies, reflective
                                                                                portfolio entries, reflective journals,
                                                                                seminars, independent studies,
                                                                                self-evaluation/needs analysis,
                                                                                evaluations, literature critiques.

    “Valuable practical and production skills, together
    with a developed understanding of media, television
    and film theories and approaches, helps to inform
    students’ creative decisions”.
                             Course Leader – Scott Martin

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Course location                HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
CREATIVE - HND CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

                                           Halesowen College              CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
                                           Whittingham Campus
                                                                          240 credits
                                           and Coombs Wood Campus

                                           Course duration                About the programme
                                           Full Time – One Year           Available to study full time over one year or part time over two years, this programme is aimed at those wanting to
                                           Part Time – Two Years          work in the creative media sector in industries as varied as film, TV or advertising.

                                           How to apply                   The course provides students with underpinning knowledge of creative media techniques and theoretical frameworks.
                                           Full time students should
                                           apply via UCAS using           There is an emphasis on the development of research skills, teamwork and practical skills such as editing, camera
                                           the UCAS code C412.            work, sound design and directing, and provides opportunities for students to conduct work experience in the creative
                                           Applicants can visit the HND   media sector.
                                           Creative Media Production
                                           page of the College’s          The Level 5 Diploma builds upon the understanding of the techniques used in film and video editing, and will
                                           website for guidance on how    prepare students who may wish to progress to Level 6 ‘Top Up’ degree opportunities.
                                           to do this

                                           Part-time applicants should
                                           apply via the ‘Apply’ link
                                           on the Halesowen College
                                           website

                                           Fees                           What next?
                                           The programme’s fee is         This course is for those who are currently employed in the sector and want to deepen their understanding in
                                           £4880                          order to improve practice and knowledge.

                                           Additional costs to            Successful completion of this qualification can allow you to progress to a full honours degree in Creative Media
                                           consider may include           or a related subject.
                                           purchasing resources
                                           relating to reading
                                           research

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                        CREATIVE - HND CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
                                                                                                                       It is anticipated applicants
                                                                                                                       applying to this programme
                                                                                                                       have achieved the Level 4
Compulsory modules                   Delivery                                Assessment                                HNC (also available to study
Level 4                              Full time students attend college       Students engage in a range of             at Halesowen College).
•    Individual Project              two days per week and participate       learning and assessment styles and
     (15 credits)                    in a range of activities, including     are encouraged to become effective        •     HNC Creative Media
•    Creative Media Industry         lectures, workshops, seminars,          and independent in researching                  Production, or similar
     (15 credits)
                                     tutorials, group work, presentations,   and presenting work. Work based
•    Professional Practice                                                                                                   Level 4 qualification
                                     and practical activities.               assignments will enable students to
     (15 credits)                                                                                                      •     GCSE English and
•    Film Practices (15 credits)                                             engage with their own practice and
                                                                                                                             Maths graded C/4
•    Film Studies (15 credits)       Students are encouraged to use a        to share knowledge and expertise
                                                                                                                             or above
•    Editing for Film & Television   range of resources, including books     with others through activities such as
                                     and journals from the Learning                                                    •     48 UCAS Tariff points
     (15 credits)                                                            group work and presentations.
•    Single Camera Techniques for    Resource Centre on campus, as well
     Television (15 credits)         as online learning materials.           Example modes of assessments              Mature learners may
•    Television Studio Production                                                                                      present a more varied
                                                                             include written assignments,
     (15 credits)                                                                                                      profile of achievement that
                                                                             presentations, case studies, reflective
Level 5                                                                      portfolio entries, reflective journals,   is likely to include extensive
•    Collaborative Project                                                                                             work experience and/or
                                                                             seminars, independent studies,
     (15 credits)                                                                                                      achievement of a range of
                                                                             self-evaluation/needs analysis,
•    Personal Professional
                                                                             evaluations, literature critiques.        professional qualifications in
     Development (15 credits)
                                                                                                                       their work sector.
•    Advanced Film Production
     Studies (30 credits)

Optional modules
•    Drama (15 credits)
•    Multi-camera Production
     (15 credits)
•    Marketing & Promotion
     (15 credits)
•    Scriptwriting for Film &
     Television (15 credits)
•    Project Management
     (15 credits)
•    Documentary (15 credits)
•    Film Criticism (15 credits)
•    Narrative (15 credits)
•    Advanced Editing for Film and
     Television (15 credits)
•    Podcast Production
     (15 credits)

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FOUNDATION DEGREE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
HEALTH & CARE - FOUNDATION DEGREE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

                                                              Course location                 240 credits.
                                                              Halesowen College               This course is currently being revalidated to ensure it offers you the best possible course content. Updated
                                                              Whittingham Campus              information about the course that you will study in September 2021 will be available on our website soon.

                                                              Course duration
                                                              Full Time: Two Years            About the programme
                                                                                              The Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care is for those who are currently employed in the sector and want to
                                                                                              deepen their understanding in order to improve practice and knowledge.

                                                              How to apply                    Students can complete the one year, Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education programme, or stay with us for two years to
                                                                                              complete the Level 5 Foundation Degree.
                                                              Applicants should apply
                                                              via UCAS Apply, using the       The Certificate in Higher Education course has become a recognised route into careers within the NHS, independent
                                                              appropriate UCAS code:          and third sector organisations, including Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy,
                                                                                              Paramedics, Midwifery, Psychology and Social Work, for students who did not meet the initial entry criteria. Progression
                                                              Health and Social Care Cert     onto such professional programmes is subject to successful application and therefore not guaranteed.
                                                              HE (one year): L513
                                                                                              Students who undertake the two year Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care may choose to complete a top-up
                                                              Health and Social Care FdSc     Degree.
                                                              (two years): L511
                                                                                              200 hours of work placement per year is required each academic year. A total of 400 hours is required in order to
                                                              Applicants can visit the FdSc   complete and achieve the Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care.
                                                              Health & Social Care page
                                                              of the College’s website for    Students must ensure they attend classes each week for the full day and familiarise themselves with the attendance
                                                                                              policy.
                                                              guidance on how to do this
                                                                                              If students are in paid employment, be sure the employer will support attendance to classes each week, and avoid
                                                              If you have any questions,      shifts which could affect ability to study (such as night shifts).
                                                              please contact the Admissions
                                                              office on 01905 855111 or       The benefits of studying the Foundation Degree include:
                                                                                              • Development of academic writing skills, research skills, reflective practice and evidence-based practice
                                                              admissions@worc.ac.uk           • Smaller group sizes, with greater one to one support
                                                                                              • Work based learning module to support professional development, linking theory to practice
                                                                                              • Bridging the leap from L3 to L4 study and an opportunity to achieve a university qualification that supports
                                                                                                  your application to another degree
                                                                                              • Study a higher education course locally with only one day a week at College
                                                                                              • Support in completing your application for a degree at the University of Worcester, without going through UCAS
                                                                                              • Help in developing personal statements and UCAS applications that improve your chances of being offered a
                                                                                                  place onto your degree of choice
                                                                                              • Progressional opportunities available, including the chance to apply to study a Top Up Degree such as Applied
                                                                                                  Health & Social Care. This could lead to professional training at Masters level, or employment that requires an
                                                                                                  undergraduate degree

                                                              Fees
                                                                                              What next?
                                                              Please refer to the             Successful completion of this qualification could lead to progression to a full honours top-up degree in a variety
                                                              University of Worcester
                                                                                              of related subjects, including Health Studies and Nursing.
                                                              programme page for
                                                              course fee information
                                                              www.worcester.ac.uk/
                                                                                                 “Health & Social Care is the biggest employment sector
                                                              courses/health-and-social-
                                                              care-fdsc#costs
                                                                                                 in Europe and for many students this Foundation Degree
                                                                                                 is a springboard to a top-up degree and a fulfilling career,
                                                                                                 particularly in nursing or social work”.
                                                                                                                               Course Leader – Kim Samuda

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                             HEALTH & CARE - FOUNDATION DEGREE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
                                     This programme is validated, and quality assured by the University of
                                     Worcester and delivered at Halesowen College as a partner of the University.        Applicants should have:

                                                                                                                         •     English grades C/4 or
Compulsory modules                       Upon successful completion of both      Delivery of teaching will be through          above required
This course is currently being           First Year and Second Year modules,     a variety of methods to support         •     Maths grade C/4 or
reworked to ensure it offers you         along with 400 hours of placement       all students, such as team working            above desirable
the best possible course content.        experience, students will achieve the   activities, group presentations,        •     Science C/4 or above
                                         Foundation Degree in Health and         lectures, discussion threads on               (if wanting to go onto a
The module information below is
                                                                                                                               clinical degree such as
provided as an example of possible       Social Care.                            boards and class discussions/
                                                                                                                               nursing it is desirable)
course content only. The modules                                                 debates.
that will be available for study in      Delivery                                                                        UCAS Tariff: A minimum of 32
September 2021 are expected to           Full time students will be required     Assessment                              points at A Level which must
cover broadly similar topics to those    to attend college one full day each     Students will be assessed in terms of   include at least one 6-unit
listed below. Full details will be       week, and the remaining time will       knowledge and competency through:       award. Other acceptable
available on our website soon.           be placement experience/practice                                                qualifications include AVCE,
                                                                                 •    Individual and group
Year 1                                   through current employment.                                                     BTEC, Pre-2002 qualifications
                                                                                      presentations
•   Ethical Practice                                                                                                     (e.g. GNVQ, BTEC ND etc.),
                                         If students are currently employed      •    Essays
•   Communication                                                                                                        NVQ Level 3, European
                                         in a suitable role, they can use this   •    Conference
•   Understanding and promoting                                                                                          Baccalaureate (65%),
                                         to achieve their hours providing        •    Examination
    health and well-being across the                                                                                     Foundation Year/Access course
                                         the workplace has a CQC (Care           •    Reports
    life course                                                                                                          pass
                                         Quality Commission) rating of good      •    Literature review
•   Health and Social Care:              or outstanding.                         •    Work based learning meetings       An Enhanced Disclosure &
    legislation, policy and best
                                                                                                                         Barring Service check is
    practice                             If unsure about whether your
                                                                                                                         required for this course, plus an
•   Health and Social Care:              workplace will be approved,
                                                                                                                         occupational health check.
    personal and professional            please contact the Course Leader
    development in the work place        at Halesowen College or the
                                                                                                                         Please note: some learners
Year 2                                   Work Based Learning Team at the
                                                                                                                         could gain direct entry onto
                                         University of Worcester.
•   Applied research and evidence                                                                                        Year 2 of their Nursing
    based practice                                                                                                       Degree, should they successfully
                                         Students can access support during
•   Team working and                     one to one sessions with the Module                                             complete their Foundation
    empowerment                          Leader as well as through the                                                   Degree, as well as 650 hours
•   Health and Social Care:              University of Worcester Library,                                                of work placement over two
    individual project in the work       Writer in Residence, and at                                                     years, 250 of which must be
    place                                Halesowen College.                                                              alongside a Registered Nurse
•   Applied Human Biology and                                                                                            and on passing a Medical
    managing health conditions           Online resources will be available                                              Maths exam where you must
•   Reviewing academic literature in     through the University of Worcester                                             score at least 80%
    Health and Social care               Virtual Learning Environment: Black
                                         Board.

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Course location                         LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA
HEALTH & CARE - LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING

                                                             Halesowen College
                                                             Whittingham Campus                      IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING
                                                                                                     120 credits
                                                             Course duration
                                                             Part Time: Two Years                    About the programme
                                                             How to apply                            Available to study part time over two years, the Pearson Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling is an appropriate
                                                             Part-time applicants should             qualification for a wide variety of professionals, from teachers to nurses, and managers. It is also ideal for those
                                                             apply via the ‘Apply’ link              considering a career change or simply wanting to become more self-aware.
                                                             on the Halesowen College
                                                             website.                                The aim of the course is to provide students with professional training in counselling, which will enable them to
                                                             Applicants are also asked               gain both a sound theoretical framework, and the practitioner skills required to work safely and effectively as a
                                                             to submit a piece of written
                                                                                                     counsellor. This can be useful for:
                                                             work of 1000 words,
                                                             detailing why they wish to be           •    Entering employment
                                                             considered for an interview,            •    Continuing existing employment
                                                             and provide evidence of all             •    Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
                                                             entry requirements
                                                                                                     •    Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
                                                                                                     •    Progressing to university to complete a ‘top-up’ degree

                                                             Fees
                                                             The programme’s fee is
                                                             £4298
                                                             Additional Costs students will incur:
                                                             • Edexcel registration fee (which
                                                               will need to be paid during the
                                                               programme’s first term of study,
                                                               if not already paid along with
                                                               the course fee)
                                                             • BACP membership (mandatory            What next?
                                                               before students are allowed to
                                                               go into placements)                   Successful completion of the course can lead to individual accreditation by the British Association for Counselling
                                                             • Weekly personal therapy
                                                               (which will continue to the end       & Psychotherapy.
                                                               of 100 placement hours)
                                                               Please note that this could cost
                                                               anything up to £40 (or above)
                                                               per hour                              Progressional opportunities
                                                             • Individual supervision (if
                                                               not provided by a qualified           Application for Individual Accreditation with BACP in accordance with meeting all BACP’s criteria for
                                                               Counselling Supervisor at
                                                               placement)                            accreditation.
                                                               Please note that this could cost
                                                               anything up to £45 (or above)         Higher Education Route (university)
                                                               per hour and you must have 1.5
                                                               hours per calendar month in line      Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling
                                                               with BACP requirements                Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
                                                             • Personal Indemnity Insurance
                                                             • Books (if not able to access
                                                               from the College Library)
                                                             • DBS (old CRB) checks if
                                                               required by placement (this              “If you are ready to be challenged on your own thoughts and feelings,
                                                               cannot be done through the               and to engage in personal therapy to examine why you do what you
                                                               college procedure for DBS
                                                               checks)                                  do, and grow and change as a result of therapy – this is an ideal course
                                                             • Unit(s) fee if assessments are
                                                               not passed by the second                 for you”.
                                                               submission attempt
                                                                                                                                                          Course Leader – Sue Harvey

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                                                               HEALTH & CARE - LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING
                                                                                                                                                        Applicants should have:

                                                                                                                                                        •     English Language grade
                                                                                                                                                              C/4 or above
                          Compulsory modules                       Delivery                                  There will be a range of learning
                          •     Unit 2 Person Centred                                                        and assessment styles, such as             •     Enhanced DBS
                                                                   Part time, two evenings per week.
                                Approaches to Counselling                                                    lecturers, workshops, group work
                                                                                                             as well as independent study and           •     Level 3 Diploma in
                          •     Unit 6 Counselling Skills,         Students are allocated a personal
                                                                                                             students will be encouraged to                   Counselling Skills or Level
Integrative Counselling

                                Development and Practice           tutor who supports with study.                                                             3 Certificate in Counselling
                                                                                                             become reflective practitioners
                          •     Unit 7 Comparative                 Students will meet with their             throughout their studies.                        Theory (online level 3
                                Theories and Approaches in         personal tutor regularly for tutorials                                                     counselling courses not
                                                                                                                                                              accepted)
                                Counselling                                                                  In the programme’s second year,
                          •     Unit 8 Continual Personal          Students will experience lecturers,       students will be expected to
                                                                                                                                                        •     Provide a written
                                Development in Counselling         workshops, group work as well as          complete a counselling placement                 professional reference from
                                                                   engage in independent study               which will enable the College to                 your level 3 course tutor/
                          •     Unit 9 Human Development in
                                                                                                             assess a student’s ability to work               provider
                                Relation to Counselling                                                      ethically and professionally in the
                                                                   Should Saturday workshops be
                          •     Unit 10 Client Work In                                                       Counselling field.                         •     Proof of GCSE or O Level
                                                                   required (either half days or full
                                Therapeutic Counselling                                                                                                       English Language at grade
                                                                   days) over the length of the course       Example modes of assessments                     C/4 or above
                          •     Unit 11 Counselling for Loss       to make up 480 guided learning            include written assignments,
                                and Grief                          hours, they will be mandatory.                                                       •     Provide a written personal
                                                                                                             presentations, case studies,
                          •     Unit 13 Counselling Young                                                    reflective portfolio entries, reflective         reference from someone
                                People                                                                       journals, seminars, independent                  who has known you longer
                                                                                                             studies, counselling placement,                  than 2 years (cannot be a
                          •     Unit 15 Counselling Related
                                                                   Assessment                                self-evaluation/needs analysis,
                                                                                                                                                              family member)
                                Research
                                                                                                             evaluations, and literature critiques.
                          Please note all modules above hold                                                                                            •     Enhanced clear DBS (if you
                          a credit value of 15 each. Some                                                                                                     are unable to provide one
                                                                                                                                                              at the point of applying
                          of the programme’s modules are
                                                                                                                                                              then you need to be aware
                          subject to change.                                                                                                                  that you will need one to
                                                                                                                        STUDENT CASE STUDY                    commence placement and
                                                                                                                                                              should there be anything on
                                                    After studying Level 2 and Level 3 Counselling at Halesowen College, I decided to continue                the DBS then this could result
                                                    onto the Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, where I got to learn about other                     in you not being able to
                                                    people’s experiences and putting theory to practise, learning about other modalities and                  get a placement/obtaining
                                                                                                                                                              BACP membership/
                                                    personal growth and development. I looked forward to my tutor one to ones where I could
                                                                                                                                                              completing the qualification
                                                    just unload and feel supported both academically and personally. I had 2 great placements
                                                    found for me by the course leader. I found this course suitable for me due to evening
                                                    availability and part time, giving me the flexibility around family life.
                              Zarka Ambreen
                                                    I have continued to secure myself a full time permanent job from one of my placements as a
                              Level 5 Diploma
                              in Therapeutic        qualified counsellor within the NHS. The work I do now is really rewarding, knowing you are
                              Counselling           making some kind of difference to people’s lives leaves you with a sense of satisfaction at the
                                                    end of a hectic day.

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Course location
MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTANCY - HNC BUSINESS

                                          Halesowen College             HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE BUSINESS
                                          Whittingham Campus
                                                                        120 credits

                                          Course duration               About the programme
                                          Full Time: One Year
                                                                        Available to study full time over one year or part time over two years, this programme is designed to equip students
                                          Part Time: Two Years          with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment. It will enable
                                                                        students to meet changing circumstances, whether in their own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or
                                          How to apply                  management roles, or from general changes in business practices and the business environment.
                                          Full time students should
                                          apply via UCAS using          The HNC qualification may lead onto the Higher National Diploma in Business, which is an additional eight units, or
                                          the UCAS code B408.           applicants may wish to work towards professional membership such as CIMA and CIPD.
                                          Applicants can visit the
                                          HNC Business page of
                                          the College’s website for
                                          guidance on how to do this

                                          Part-time applicants should   What next?
                                          apply via the ‘Apply’ link
                                                                        Following successful completion of this qualification you can progress to a Higher National Diploma in Business.
                                          on the Halesowen College
                                          website
                                                                        Progressional opportunities
                                          Fees                          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
                                          The programme’s fee is
                                                                        CIPD.
                                          £4880

                                                                           “The students on our course are able to develop their
                                                                           knowledge of key business tools and theories as well
                                                                           as being able to analyse businesses using methods
                                                                           used globally. We help our students to develop into
                                                                           strong candidates for work or further study using a
                                                                           range of techniques to develop both their knowledge
                                                                           and practical skills”.
                                                                                                  Course Leader – Skeerat Jagpal

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Entry requirements

                                                                                                                                                  MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTANCY - HNC BUSINESS
                                                                                                                 Applicants should have:
                                                                                                                 •     48 UCAS points
Compulsory modules                   Delivery                              Assessment                            •     GCSE grades A* to C
•   Unit 1 Business and the          Full time students attend college     The course is 100% coursework               (4 or higher) in English
    Business Environment (15         two days a week and participate       assessed. This consists of                  Language and Maths
    credits)                         in a range of activities, including   management reports, presentations,    •     A BTEC Level 3
•   Unit 2 Marketing Essentials      lectures, workshops, group work,      board papers and numerical                  Extended Diploma
    (15 credits)                     presentations and practical           analysis.                                   qualification – PPP

•   Unit 3 Human Resources           activities.                                                                 or
                                                                           Managing a Successful Business        •     Two or more A Levels
    (15 credits)
                                     Students are encouraged to use a      Project is a Pearson set assessment         (at least one of which
•   Unit 4 Management and
                                     range of resources, including books   which is marked internally.                 should be in an essay
    Operations (15 credits)
                                     and journals from the Learning                                                    based subject)
•   Unit 5 Management
                                     Resource Centre on campus, as well                                          or
    Accounting (15 credits)
                                     as online materials.
•   Unit 6 Managing a Successful                                                                                 •     an Access to Higher
    Business Project (15 credits)                                                                                      Education award.

Optional modules                                                                                                 Mature learners may
                                                                                                                 present a more varied
•   Unit 7 Business Law
                                                                                                                 profile of achievement that
    (15 credits)
                                                                                                                 is likely to include extensive
•   Unit 8 Innovation and                                                                                        work experience and/or
    Commercialisation (15 credits)                                                                               achievement of a range of
                                                                                                                 professional qualifications in
                                                                                                                 their work sector.

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Course location
MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTANCY - HND BUSINESS

                                          Halesowen College             HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA BUSINESS
                                          Whittingham Campus
                                                                        240 credits

                                          Course duration               About the programme
                                          Full Time: One Year
                                                                        Available to study full time over one year or part time over two years, this programme is designed to equip
                                          Part Time: Two Years          students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment. It will
                                                                        enable students to meet changing circumstances, whether arising in their own sphere of employment, promotion to
                                          How to apply                  supervisory or management roles, or from general changes in business practices and the business environment.
                                          Full time students should
                                          apply via UCAS using          The HND qualification follows on from successful completion of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business,
                                          the UCAS code B401.           building and extending upon your business knowledge.
                                          Applicants can visit the
                                          HND Business page of
                                          the College’s website for
                                          guidance on how to do this

                                          Part-time applicants should   What next?
                                          apply via the ‘Apply’ link
                                          on the Halesowen College      Successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma can be a step towards Chartered Manager status.
                                          website
                                                                        Progressional agreements
                                          Fees                          A progressional agreement is in place with the University of Worcester regarding topping up to Level 6.
                                                                        Please contact Admissions for more information.
                                          The programme’s fee is
                                          £4880

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