PROSPECTUS 2018/19 Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium - University Foundation Degrees and Extended Degrees - West Herts College

 
PROSPECTUS 2018/19 Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium - University Foundation Degrees and Extended Degrees - West Herts College
PROSPECTUS 2018/19
  Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium

  University Foundation Degrees
  and Extended Degrees

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PROSPECTUS 2018/19 Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium - University Foundation Degrees and Extended Degrees - West Herts College
Your future. Your choice!
Welcome to the Hertfordshire Higher Education
Consortium and a great way to study for a
University of Hertfordshire qualification at your
local college. Whatever you want to achieve and
                                                            “     A work experience
                                                            opportunity during my first
                                                            year led to a full time job. I’m
wherever you’re starting from, we’re here to help,
with an exciting range of courses designed to               now studio manager for a
boost your career prospects.                                London based portrait and
                                                                                              “
We’re a family of four colleges across Hertfordshire:       beauty photographer.
• Hertford Regional College
                                                            Lucy Brown, Foundation Degree Photography
• North Hertfordshire College
• Oaklands College
• West Herts College

                                                        We work in partnership with the University of
                                                        Hertfordshire to bring you excellent teaching and
                                                        learning, outstanding facilities and great support,
                                                        right on your doorstep. Best of all, whichever college
                                                        you study at, you could graduate with a University of
                                                        Hertfordshire Degree.

                                                        Giving you the skills you need
                                                        We’ve worked with employers across the region
                                                        to shape degrees that give you exactly the skills
                                                        you – and they – need. So, whether you’re just
                                                        starting your career, climbing the ladder or changing
                                                        direction, you’ll gain the skills you need to achieve
                                                        your ambitions.

                                                        If there’s one thing being a Consortium student
                                                        gives you, it’s choice. Choose your goals, choose
                                                        your subject, choose your qualification and choose
                                                        a bright, prosperous future. Some of our courses
                                                        are available at a number of colleges, while others
                                                        are unique to just one. Each course description
                                                        in this prospectus tells you where the course is
                                                        available. If you’ve got any questions or need
                                                        some advice just get in touch. You can also visit
                                                        our websites or pop along to an open day. Happy
                                                        reading and best of luck with your future.

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Contents

The experience...                           The courses...

Welcome                                 2   Business Management       20
The best place for me                   4
The best place for business             5
                                            Computing Technologies    24
Our colleges                            6
The University of Hertfordshire        10
Your kind of courses                   11   Creative Enterprise       27
Your student experience                13
Outstanding learning resources         14
                                            Education                 34
Supporting you every step of the way   15
Entry requirements                     16
Fees and funding                       18   Engineering and Science   35
How to apply                           19
Get in touch                           42
                                            Sport and Leisure         38
Terms and conditions                   43
Open days                              44
College locations                      46   Animal Management         40

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The best place for me

Whatever’s best for you...

Across all of our four colleges you’ll find great
courses, high-quality teaching and fantastic facilities,
not to mention a friendly student community and
staff who’ll support you all the way.
                                                               “      It was a real advantage
                                                               to be able to study at a
                                                               college close to home but
Whatever your starting point…                                  still be a university student –
Our students are from all walks of life, with all sorts        I’d never have been able to
of experience and qualifications.                                              “
                                                               afford a university qualification
Our courses will suit you if:                                  otherwise.
• You’ve just done your A levels or BTEC National
  and you’d like to continue your studies without              Foundation Degree graduate.
  having to move away from home.
• If it’s been years since you finished your
  education and you missed out the first time round.       Whatever you need…
• Your employer wants to help you boost your skills.       We offer a range of full and part-time study options,
• You’d like to build on your experience with a            so you can balance learning with work or family
  higher level qualification.                              commitments. Classes are small, so you’ll receive
                                                           plenty of support and your personal tutor will make
Wherever you’re starting from, we’ve got a course          sure you get all the advice you need on everything
that will take you where you want to go.                   from coursework to careers. And if you have
                                                           any additional needs and disabilities or special
Whatever your goals…                                       requirements, let us know, so we can support you
• Training for a particular career?                        throughout your learning.
• Working your way towards a promotion?
• Looking for a completely new direction?                  Wherever you live…
                                                           With colleges across the region, and strong
Whatever brings you to us, we’ll help you achieve          transport links, you can live at home while you learn,
your goals. Our stimulating mix of specialist              saving money and making life easier.
technical, commercial and creative courses make it
easier to build a great education into a busy life and
lay firm foundations for a rewarding career.

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The best place for business

Develop your people and boost your business

If you’re an employer, the Hertfordshire Higher
Education Consortium offers you a cost-effective
way to improve performance. Our industry-focused
courses help your people develop the skills they
need to make your organisation stronger.

If you’re a business looking for new recruits…
Every course available through the Consortium has
been designed with employment in mind. We work
closely with companies and organisations locally to
find out what they need from their staff, where the
local skill gaps are and what could help them be
more competitive. These insights are built into what
we teach so you can be confident our graduates are
ready for the world of work and will apply their skills
immediately.

If you’re training your team…
Finding the right training for your employees not only
helps develop valued staff into new roles but is also
great for retention. We can help you identify the best
courses for your individual employees or even whole
teams, and advise on balancing their learning with
time at work.

We can help you choose a programme to suit
the needs of your organisation, like our excellent
Foundation Degrees. Respected qualifications
that work hard for you, they’re both academically
rigorous and highly workplace focused.

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Our colleges...

Our colleges...
Hertford Regional College

Hertford Regional College
Hertford Regional College has two campuses:

Ware Campus
London Road, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9JF
Broxbourne Campus
Turnford, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 6AE
tel +44 (0)1992 411411
fax +44 (0)1992 411650
info@hrc.ac.uk                                          They’re also close to vibrant and historic towns
www.hrc.ac.uk                                           such as Hertford, Ware, Cheshunt and Waltham
                                                        Cross. We are within 25 miles of London and the
Major redevelopments at both campuses means             Broxbourne Campus is a few miles from junction 25
you can enjoy fantastic new facilities, including:      of the M25.
£10.5 million investment in our Ware campus.
Opened in autumn 2015, this will support the            Professional, independent careers advice is available
College in responding to the needs identified for the   at both campuses, and we maintain excellent
Business and Creative and Digital sector by:            partnerships with local employers and industry.
• Creating high-quality flexible studio and workshop
  facilities for business-focused creative arts         We offer higher education courses in many areas,
  courses.                                              including:
• Developing stronger links with employers through      • Business Management
  sharing of e-learning and physical facilities which   • Fine Art
  reflect the modern workplace.                         • Design
• Creating a gallery space for learners and others      • Visual Merchandising
  to display their work.                                • Music, Media and Performing Arts
• Business and computer suites throughout,              • Early Years
  including Apple Mac suites.                           • Engineering
• WiFi throughout both campuses.
• 140-seater Michael Morpurgo performance               We also offer a number of Higher National Certificate
  theatre.                                              and Diploma courses and Higher Apprenticeships
• Gym, sports hall and fitness testing centre.          to expand the range of higher-level qualifications
• Hairdressing and beauty salons.                       available to our learners. If you’re returning to study
• Motor vehicle and engineering workshop                and don’t have the formal entry qualifications, don’t
  equipped to main-dealer standards.                    worry, we offer a number of Access courses to help
• Training restaurant.                                  you.
• Children, Care & Health Building which replicates
  three practical classrooms, nursery suite, care       In its most recent QAA inspection, the college
  suite and garden area, and benefits from being        obtained an excellent outcome for all its Higher
  next door to a real, working children’s centre.       Education programmes, with all aspects meeting
                                                        UK expectations.
The campuses are six miles apart on the A10 and
are easily accessible by road, bus and rail.            You can read the full QAA report at:
                                                        www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports

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Our colleges...

Our colleges...
North Hertfordshire College

North Hertfordshire College has three main
campuses:
Stevenage Campus
Monkswood Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LA
Engineering & Construction Campus
1-3 Fulton Close, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AF
Hitchin Campus
Cambridge Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 0JD
tel +44 (0)1462 424242
enquiries@nhc.ac.uk                                    Our Hitchin Campus offers an exciting, modern
www.nhc.ac.uk                                          and lively study environment, with state-of-the-art
                                                       facilities, including sports facilities.
North Hertfordshire College (NHC) has an
ambition to provide exceptional opportunities          Our Stevenage Campus provides a modern, bright
for all its students, communities, employers and       and airy venue at which you can study a range
stakeholders.                                          of programmes. It houses highly equipped labs,
                                                       including the latest gas chromatography equipment.
NHC, which has more than 30 years’ experience in       Our Engineering & Construction Campus at Fulton
Higher Education, offers a mixture of franchised and   Close, Stevenage, offers excellent engineering,
directly funded courses which include Extended and     motor vehicle and construction facilities.
Foundation Degrees and Higher Apprenticeships.
                                                       We offer a range of higher education courses
To support employment and career aspirations,          including:
NHC has played a major role in the local economy       • Business Management
by offering Higher Education (HE) opportunities for    • Computing Technologies
students and local employers who wish to develop       • Early Years
their workforce. Students come from a range of         • Science
diverse backgrounds and learn through a variety of
delivery pedagogies and modes of study.                We also have close links with industry and
                                                       commerce, making our courses relevant to
In its most recent QAA inspection, NHC obtained        employers’ needs. See the college website for more
an excellent outcome for all its Higher Education      details.
programmes, with all aspects meeting UK
expectations. You can read the full QAA report at:     Throughout your time with us you’ll be encouraged
www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports                      to develop to your full potential, both as an individual
                                                       and in your chosen area of study. On all courses,
All campuses have excellent road and rail links        you’ll be supported to achieve your career goal by
with the University of Hertfordshire and the rest of   a caring and experienced tutorial and pastoral care
the county. Each campus is just a 30 minute train      team and have access to a great range of cultural,
journey from London King’s Cross and close to the      recreational and support facilities.
A1(M).

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Our colleges...

Our colleges...
Oaklands College

St Albans Campus
Hatfield Road, St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 0JA
Welwyn Garden City Campus
The Campus, Welwyn Garden City
AL8 6AH
tel +44 (0)1727 737000
fax +44 (0)1727 737341
info@oaklands.ac.uk                                       • Marketing
www.oaklands.ac.uk                                        • Media Production
                                                          • Sports
Oaklands College offers a flexible learning
environment where students can gain the                   If you want to build on existing qualifications or your
qualifications and skills they need to succeed in their   experience at work, we also offer different routes to
chosen career. The College achieved a successful          a Higher National Certificate or Diploma and Higher
Higher Education Quality Review in March 2017.            Apprenticeships.

Our Higher Education courses have been developed          We have particular specialisms in Art and Design,
to meet the needs of local students. Most courses         Music and Performing Arts – these programmes
can be studied either full or part-time, meaning          are offered on a full-time basis. We also offer part-
studying can fit around the lives of our students,        time, day release provision in Civil Engineering,
who may be juggling other commitments, like work          Construction, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical
or family life.                                           and Electronic Engineering.

We work closely with employers to make sure we            If you haven’t got the grades you need to go straight
are equipping students with the skills they need to       to university, we offer an Extended Degree in
flourish in the workplace and stand out from the          Engineering. Once you successfully complete this
crowd.                                                    initial year, you’ll be able to move on to study for an
                                                          Honours Degree at the University of Hertfordshire.
Studying with us means you’ll benefit from our
outstanding facilities, with a fully supportive           If you want to study at university but don’t have the
system of tutorial and personal care. You’ll receive      qualifications you need, we also offer Access courses
excellent teaching delivered by a dedicated and           with the following pathways: Health and Social Care/
experienced team from a wide range of professional        Social Work, Nursing, Midwifery and Science. These
backgrounds.                                              bridge the gap between existing qualifications and
                                                          those you need to study at degree level.
We offer a range of Foundation Degrees in the
following subjects:
• Accounting
• Animal Management
• Business Management
• Early Years (part-time route only)
• Event Management
• Law

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Our colleges...

Our colleges...
West Herts College

Watford Campus
Hempstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 3EZ
tel +44 (0)1923 812345
fax (0)1923 812556
admissions@westherts.ac.uk
www.westherts.ac.uk

At West Herts College, higher education is all about
creative thinking and applying academic expertise to
real life situations. The college was commended by         Our highly qualified staff have a wealth of teaching,
QAA (2014) for enhancing higher education student          commercial and professional experience, they
learning opportunities. You can read the full QAA          work hard to make sure your college experience is
report at: www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports               exciting and rewarding, allowing you to achieve your
                                                           full potential in the widest sense.

In 2017 Higher Education at West Herts College             You’ll enjoy the benefits of a personal tutor and
was awarded TEF Gold as part of the Teaching               a variety of support services, helping you make
Excellence Framework. This is the highest possible         the most of your time with us. Our close links with
rating for colleges and universities. In particular, the   employers and industry shape our teaching and
assessment of West Herts College praised the high          provide a head start for you as you enter your
proportion of students that continue their studies at      chosen profession.
a higher level and progress to skilled employment as
a result of a strong focus on employability through        We have a long-standing, well-respected portfolio
highly personalised learning.                              of higher education courses with a wide range of
                                                           Foundation degrees in vocational areas, such as:
We offer high-quality, specialist teaching and a           • Business Management
comprehensive network of local employers looking           • Computing Technologies
to help you get your first job or the skills you need to   • Sports
progress at university. Our campus in Watford offers       • Early Years
state-of-the-art, industry-standard facilities to give     • Creative Arts including: Media Production,
you the practical skills you need to succeed in your          Graphic Design, and Photography
chosen career.
                                                           We also offer the Extended Degree in Science. After
These include:                                             successful completion of an initial year at college,
• A dedicated Higher Education Centre for HE               you will be able to progress on to an honours
  learners                                                 programme at the University of Hertfordshire.
• 120-seat performance theatre
• Specialist photographic studios and darkroom             In addition, West Herts College offers a number of
• Art and design workshops                                 Higher National Diplomas including: Public Services,
• On-site gym and fitness studio                           Travel and Tourism Management, Performing Arts,
• Mac and IT suites                                        Health and Social Care, Hospitality and Event
• Industry standard media, music and TV studios            Management and Music. We also offer Teacher
• WiFi with laptops and computers across the               Training, a range of Professional and Higher
  College                                                  Apprenticeship courses: visit www.westherts.ac.uk
• Specialist science labs                                  for more information.

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Introducing the university

Introducing the
University of Hertfordshire

University Admissions Service
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 9AB
tel +44 (0)1707 284800
Fax: +44 (0)1707 284870
ask@herts.ac.uk
www.herts.ac.uk

                                                              “
As a Consortium student, you’ll have access to the
campuses’ facilities and resources – and of course                  Taking a Foundation
you’ll have the option of progressing to the University
itself once you successfully complete your course.            Degree really opened the door
                                                              for me into higher education.
The University of Hertfordshire is a lively, diverse
community of over 27,100 students from all over               It seemed the natural choice
the world, united by their ambition, creativity and           to go on to the University
entrepreneurial spirit.
                                                              of Hertfordshire and get my
                                                                                          “
We are proud to be recognised not only for our                Honours degree.
excellent teaching and research, but also for making
employability the focus of everything we do. As a             Foundation Degree graduate
result, students enjoy a creative, entrepreneurial
environment, enhanced by close links with
business and the professions, which create exciting       We’re based on two campuses in Hatfield each
placement opportunities for our students.                 equipped with first-class student facilities, including
                                                          state-of-the-art, 24/7 Learning Resources Centres
Offering a flexible approach to learning, the             and an extensive sports centre. There’s also the
University offers undergraduate and postgraduate          Forum, one of the county’s top entertainment
degrees and research opportunities in a wide range        venues. It’s home to an impressive 1,500-capacity
of subjects, from Art, Design and Humanities to           auditorium, a stylish bar, restaurant and a coffee bar
Business, Health, Engineering and Computing.              with free WiFi.

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Your kind of courses

Your kind of courses

Whatever you’d like to study, at whatever level,        During your course, you’ll develop a range of
we’ve got lots of exciting courses that lead to         practical skills alongside your subject knowledge,
nationally recognised qualifications.                   such as teamwork, communication, problem
                                                        solving, maths and IT and Graduate Attributes
Foundation Degrees                                      such as: social responsibility; respect for others;
You can have the best of both worlds.                   intellectual depth, breadth and adaptability; learning
                                                        and research skills; professionalism; and
A Foundation Degree is a nationally recognised          employability – essential for work and future study.
qualification, which is typically studied over two
years full-time; with part-time routes available on     Some courses are offered part-time so you can
specific pathways or on day release from your           fit them around your other commitments. We’ve
employer. They’re qualifications in their own right.    developed our Foundation Degrees by working
On completion of which, you may be able to              closely with local industry, employers and
progress to a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) degree by         professional bodies, including: Hertfordshire Sports
studying for one or two more years at the University    Village, Greenwich Leisure Limited and Cisco. That
of Hertfordshire.                                       means our courses take account of the needs
                                                        of the job market, opening up real employment
If you’re unsure whether working or studying will       opportunities. Employers can also send their staff
be better for your career prospects, Foundation         on our Foundation Degrees to help them develop
Degrees are ideal. They’re highly career-focused        their skills.
and developed in consultation with employers
helping you earn while you learn, offered locally,
combining study with large elements of work-based
learning, (a key aspect of Foundation Degrees), to
prepare you for a range of occupations.

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Your kind of courses

                                                                   You’ll spend an initial year at one of our colleges,
            CPD                            Honours
         Professional     Postgraduate      Degree                 gaining Graduate Attributes and interpersonal skills
         qualification      Degrees
                                             Yr 3                  such as communication, IT, literacy and numeracy,
                                             Yr 2
         Foundation Degrees                                        as well as studying modules relevant to your planned
                                             Yr 1
                                           Extended                degree. When you pass your initial year, you will
                                            Degree       HND       continue on a relevant degree course at the University
                                             Yr 0
                                                                   of Hertfordshire. Some courses require students to
                           Advanced        Advanced
                                                                   meet a particular tariff and/or attend an interview.
 Level BTEC3      NVQ3                                   A-level
   3                     Apprenticeship     Diploma
                                                                   You can study a variety of Honours degrees.
 Level BTEC2                              Intermediate
   2
                  NVQ2   Apprenticeship     Diploma      GCSE      There’s a great range of degrees to choose from,
                                                                   including:
 Level                      Young         Foundation      pre-
   1
                  NVQ1   Apprenticeship    Diploma       GCSE      • Aerospace and Automotive Engineering
                                                                   • Business
                                                                   • Biology (including Biochemistry, Biotechnology,
Extended Degrees                                                      Human Physiology, Microbiology, Molecular
If you want to study for a degree but your A level or                 Biology and Pharmacology)
BTEC grades aren’t high enough for you to be able                  • Dietetics
to enter an Honours Degree directly, an Extended                   • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Degree could be just what you are looking for.                     • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
                                                                   • Environmental Management
                                                                   • Geography
                                                                   • Maths
                                                                   • Pharmaceutical Science
                                                                   • Psychology
                                                                   • Physics and Astrophysics
                                                                   • Physiotherapy
                                                                   • Radiography, and Diagnostic Radiography
                                                                   • Sports Studies
                                                                   Extended Degree students often graduate with
                                                                   excellent degrees, leading to successful careers or
                                                                   postgraduate study.

                                                                   Awarding bodies
                                                                   All our Foundation and Extended Degrees are
                                                                   validated and awarded by the University of
                                                                   Hertfordshire.

                                                                   Guaranteed quality
                                                                   The courses and facilities at our colleges – and at the
                                                                   University – are of a very high standard. We’ve been
                                                                   independently assessed by the Quality Assurance
                                                                   Agency (QAA), so you can rely on the quality of
                                                                   everything we offer. To read the QAA’s reports, visit
                                                                   www.qaa.ac.uk /reviews-and-reports

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Your Student Experience

An exciting and rewarding student experience

Student life’s not all study, study, study… It’s also
a great time to make new friends, try new activities,      Facilities include:
discover new interests and have some fun.                  • 110-station health-and-fitness centre with the
                                                             latest equipment.
It’s all happening at The Student Centre                   • 25m, 8-lane indoor pool, built to national short-
Whilst you’ll find lots of entertainment and plenty          course competition standards.
of events at every college, you can also join all          • 12-court sports hall with sprung wooden floor
sorts of societies at The Student Centre at the              for badminton, basketball, netball, volleyball and
University of Hertfordshire. Whether you are into            indoor football.
rock climbing, pokemon, or volunteering there              • 12m high climbing wall.
are over 100 different societies to get involved           • 4-net purpose-built indoor cricket hall. 3 grass
with in the Hertfordshire Students’ Union. As a              football pitches and a rugby pitch.
Consortium student – and therefore a University of         • 2 floodlit third generation artificial pitches for
Hertfordshire student – you’ll also be able to use the       football and rugby.
University Students’ Union’s at its state-of-the-art       • A floodlit sand-dressed artificial turf pitch for
entertainment complex, The Forum.                            hockey.
Find out more at www.forumhertfordshire.co.uk              • 2 hard courts for tennis, netball or 5-a-side
                                                             football.
Welcome to NUS                                             • 2 squash courts.
When you become a student, you’ll get an NUS               • A physiotherapy and sports injury clinic.
(National Union of Students) card. The NUS looks
after the interests of students across the country,        At Hertford Regional College, the Broxbourne
and membership also gives you great perks such as          Campus has a full-sized sports hall for basketball,
discounts in high street stores and cheaper cinema         football, badminton, netball and aerobics, plus a fully
tickets.                                                   equipped gym with cardio and resistance training
                                                           machines. There’s also easy access to Wodson
All sorts of sports                                        Park Sports Complex from the Ware Campus.
As a Consortium student you can join any of our
sports clubs and make use of our amazing sport             The Hitchin Sports Complex at North Hertfordshire
and fitness facilities. There’s everything from football   College has a multipurpose sports hall, squash
to archery, whether you’re a complete beginner or a        court, fitness suite and floodlit all-weather pitch.
budding pro.                                               Plus, you can use some facilities at Stevenage
                                                           Fit4Less during the day for a discounted rate.
You’ll find the Hertfordshire Sports Village
(www.hertssportsvillage.co.uk) on the University’s         West Herts College’s ‘street’ has a fully equipped
de Havilland Campus. It’s got some of the best             gym that students can use and a health and beauty
university sports facilities in the country and it’s       spa open to the public. It’s next door to Watford
open to everyone. It comes highly recommended              Leisure Centre where you can use modern facilities
too – Saracens Rugby Club, Arsenal Ladies FC,              at a discounted rate.
Badminton England and England Netball all train
at the Sports Village. It was even included in the         Oaklands College St Albans Campus has a large
London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide.                 multisports hall, gym and new floodlit artificial
                                                           pitches.

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Outstanding learning resources

Outstanding learning resources

Whichever college you’re at, you’ll have a whole
range of high-quality facilities at your fingertips,
helping you get the most out of your studies and
achieve your goals.
                                                           “    Both the college and the
                                                           University supported me
                                                           throughout my course with
At your college…                                           outstanding learning resources
                                                                                                        “
You’ll find all the resources you need for your            and dedicated teaching staff.
course, like technology workshops, laboratories, IT
suites, photographic studios and dark rooms, art           Julie Foster, Extended Degree graduate.
and craft rooms, and dance and drama studios.
You’ll also have great library and computing
facilities, including:                                 At the University...
• Open-access computer workstations.                   Hertfordshire is one of the best universities in the UK
• A full range of software plus internet access.       for using networked electronic systems to support
• A powerful online library and resources 		           learning.
   management system, so you can access books,
   journals and electronic resources at all four       Our state-of-the-art Learning Resources Centres
   colleges and the University.                        (LRC) are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a
• Access to online databases and journals.             week during term time. There are 1,600 study places
• Expert staff to help you find everything you need.   and 800 computer workstations in the College Lane
• Support and facilities for presenting your           Campus LRC and 1,000 study places with computer
   coursework.                                         workstations in the de Havilland Campus LRC.

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Supporting you every step of the way

Supporting you every step of the way

As a student you’ll be treated as a mature individual
responsible for your own learning, but you’ll also be
part of a very supportive community, where help
and advice are always at hand…

Personal tutors
Whichever college you choose, you’ll have a
personal tutor who’ll help you settle in, explain
what’s expected of you, monitor your progress and
help you get the support you need to achieve your
goals.

Careers advice
When it comes to making decisions about your
future, you’ll be able to talk to experienced staff on
your campus and at the University, as well as using
library and computer resources.

Counselling and welfare
If you need to talk, we’re here to listen. If you’re
worried about studies, finances, relationships
or other personal matters, you can meet with
our experienced counsellors or welfare officers in
complete confidence.

Accommodation                                            Disabled students
If you live nearby, you’ve got the huge benefit of       We’re committed to making sure disabled students
having high-quality courses right on your doorstep,      get the most out of student life, and each college
so you can save money by living at home. But, if         has a dedicated team responsible for supporting
you’re new to the area or want a place of your own,      you with all types of additional learning support
each college can give you information and advice         needs. Talk to us as soon as possible so we can
on finding local accommodation. The colleges             meet any special requirements you might have. If
don’t have halls of residence, but you can apply for     you’re a UK student, we strongly recommend you
accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire.        find out if you’re eligible for the Disabled Students’
                                                         Allowance.
Childcare
Some of the colleges can help you arrange childcare      For more information, visit www.skill.org.uk and
or even contribute to the cost. Talk to your college     go.herts.ac.uk/equality
as early as possible to explore the options and book
your child’s place.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

All students need to have 48 UCAS points, including               GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or
one GCE A Level or equivalent. For IB – 48 points                 above (Grade C or above if taken prior to 2015)*.
with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or                      See the University of Hertfordshire website:
above (with the remaining points to come from a                   go.herts.ac.uk/entryrequirements for complete
combination of HL, SL and Core).                                  details.
  UCAS Tariff
     GCE/VCE Qualifications                      BTEC Qualifications (QCF)                       Diploma in Foundation      Tariff
                                        (Suite of Qualifications known as Nationals)            Studies (Art & Design and   Points
                                                                                                  Art, Design & Media)
 GCE AS/      GCE       GCE/     Extended     Diploma    90 Credit   Subsidiary   Certificate
 AS VCE      A level/   AVCE     Diploma                 Diploma      Diploma
             AVCE       Double
             Award      Award
                                 D*D*D*                                                                                      168

                                  D*D*D                                                                                      160

                                  D*DD                                                                                       152

                                  DDD                                                                                        144

                                  DDM                                                                                        128

                        A*A*      DMM          D*D*                                                    Distinction           112

                         A*A                   D*D                                                                           104

                         AA       MMM           DD                                                        Merit              96

                         AB                                                                                                  88

                                                           D*D*                                                              84

                         BB       MMP           DM                                                        Pass               80

                                                            D*D                                                              78

                         BC                                 DD                                                               72

                         CC       MPP          MM                                                                            64

                                                            DM                                                               60

               A*        CD                                             D*                                                   56

                A        DD       PPP           MP          MM           D                                                   48

                B        DE                                                                                                  40

                                                            MP                                                               36

               C         EE                     PP                       M                                                   32

                                                                                       D*                                    28

               D                                            PP                         D                                     24

     A                                                                                                                       20

     B          E                                                        P             M                                     16

     C                                                                                                                       12

     D                                                                                                                       10

                                                                                       P                                      8

     E                                                                                                                        6

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

How does the UCAS tariff work?                            If you’ve already studied at college or university, or
When prospective students come to us, they have           you’ve got equivalent work experience, we may be
a huge variety of existing qualifications. The tariff     able to award you credit for what you’ve done. As
system establishes equivalences between different         a result, you may be exempt from some elements
qualifications, allowing us to make fair comparisons      of your course. Please talk to the University or your
between applicants.                                       preferred college.

How do I work out my points total?                        Minor changes
Find all of your qualifications in the table opposite     This prospectus was printed in 2017. The published
and add up your points scores. We count all               tariff was correct at the time of printing, however
qualifications within the tariff towards your points      tariffs may be subject to minor changes for some
total. Remember you must have passed a full Level         courses. For the latest information, visit
3 programme – we can’t just count points from your        go.herts.ac.uk/consortium
AS levels! If you can’t see yours in the table, there’s
a more extensive list at www.ucas.com

Just remember you can’t double count the same
or similar qualifications. For example, you can’t
count points for both an A level and an AS level (or a
Scottish Advanced Higher and a Higher) in the same
subject.

What if my qualification isn’t in the tariff?
The tariff makes it easy to see whether you’ve got
the right qualifications to join one of our courses.
It also allows us to keep our entry requirements
flexible, so we can welcome people from all sorts of
educational backgrounds.

Returning to education?
Lots of our students are returning to study after a
break and we’re very supportive of that decision.
We welcome applicants who might have finished
secondary school some years ago and have since
gained life and work experiences relevant to their
course.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

Tuition fees                                               Living-cost loans
As a full-time UK or EU student at one of the              As well as the loan to cover your tuition fees, full-
Consortium colleges, you don’t have to pay fees            time UK undergraduates are eligible for a loan to
upfront. Instead, you’ll be able to apply for a tuition    support living costs. The amount you can borrow
fee loan, which you’ll only start paying back once         depends on your circumstances and whether you
you’ve finished your studies and are earning at least      are living away from home. For more information
£21,000* a year. To find out more, visit                   visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
                                                           Other forms of financial support
For the 2018-19 academic year, the fee for each            If you need any more advice or information on
full-time Foundation Degree at a Consortium college        funding, you can talk to the University student
is £6,165 a year. The fee for a one-year full-time         services team at your chosen college or the
Extended Degree is £6,165. For more information            University, in complete confidence. They’ll be able
about fees, including for part-time students visit         to tell you about any additional sources of support
go.herts.ac.uk/fees                                        you may be eligible for. If you think you might need
                                                           a student loan to help with your tuition fees or living
If you choose to progress to an honours degree at          costs, make sure you apply to Student Finance
the University of Hertfordshire, after your Foundation     England well ahead of the start of your course.
degree, your fees for that year will be in line with the   Check out www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance for
current University fee for your course.                    all the information.

                                                           *All figures correct at time of publication

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How to apply

How to apply

Once you’ve decided on the course for you, it’s time
to apply. We’re here to make it as easy as possible,
so if you need any help, just talk to your preferred
college.
                                                              “     I am really glad I chose to
                                                              study at Foundation Degree
                                                              level. I feel better equipped
Through UCAS...                                               with a sound understanding
If you’d like to start a full-time Foundation Degree          of what the Visual
or Extended Degree, you’ll need to apply through
UCAS.                                                         Merchandising industry is
                                                              about and feel confident to
Visit www.ucas.com, click on ‘apply’ and follow
the instructions. If you haven’t got internet access at       progress on to study a BA
                                                                                                 “
home, school or college, your local library or Online         (Hons) within this field.
Centre may be able to help. You can contact UCAS
on 0371 468 0468.                                             Visual Merchandising Foundation Degree
                                                              graduate.
Applications are normally made between 1
September and 15 January, including applications
to art and design courses. Applications can also be       Part-time Foundation Degree applications
made right up to 30 June, however some courses            If you would like to study with us part-time, please
may close after the 15 January deadline.                  get in touch with your preferred college. Applications
                                                          must be made on the standard university application
Use the UCAS code and institution code listed             form for part-time courses at go.herts.ac.uk/apply
for your chosen course (given in each course
description). When the course is offered at more          Contacting the University
than one college, make sure you also put the              +44 (0) 1707 284800
campus code for your preferred college on your            Lines are open (UK time)
application form:                                         07:00 - 22:00 Mondays to Friday
                                                          09:00 - 16:00 Saturday and Sunday
Hertford Regional College: Campus Code H
North Hertfordshire College: Campus Code N                Equal opportunities
Oaklands College: Campus Code O                           The University of Hertfordshire and all Consortium
West Herts College: Campus Code W                         colleges are committed to equal opportunities. Your
                                                          chosen college can give you more information on its
Contacting UCAS                                           policies.
UCAS
Rosehill
New Barn Lane
Cheltenham
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GL52 3LZ
www.ucas.ac.uk
+44 (0)371 468 0468

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Business Management

             Foundation Degree
             Business Management

This Foundation degree will give you an excellent           What are the entry requirements?
grounding in Business Management with                       48 points, including one GCE A Level or
an emphasis on personal development and                     equivalent
employability. The course features a range of               IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at
modules covering the core business functions,               grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to
introducing marketing, human resources,                     come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).
finance, business organisations and a work-based            GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or
learning project with a local employer. All business        above (Grade C or above if taken prior to 2015).
students study a common year before choosing
                                                            Study route
to continue on a business course or going on to
                                                            Full-time 2 years
specialise in their second year.
                                                            Part-time 2 years over 3 semesters per year
Which modules will I study?                                 Institution code: H36
First year
                                                            UCAS Code: N101
• Accounting for Managers
• Business Law                                              Location
• Developing the Business Professional                      • Hertford Regional College (Campus code: H)
• Economics for Business                                    • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
• Introduction to Human Resource Management                 • Oaklands College (Campus code: O)
• Methods and Systems for Business Decisions                • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
• Principles of Marketing
                                                            Validated by
• Introduction to Research Methods
                                                            The University of Hertfordshire
Second year                                                 Over the following pages, we’ve outlined the
• Enterprise                                                subjects in which you can specialise in for your
• Exploring Business Ethics                                 second year, and which colleges run each
• Global Business                                           pathway.
• Work Based Learning Project – pathway specific
• Plus modules from your specialism
                                                        Why should I study here?
Students choosing the general FdA Business              You will develop your existing knowledge to a
Management are advised to take one module from          higher level in a supportive environment with
each pathway - Accounting, Human Resources              highly experienced staff and excellent employer
Management and Marketing.                               relationships. Your increased ability to think critically
                                                        and reflect on your practice will enable you to further
                                                        your career or continued study.
What will the course be like?
You will study work-based learning modules in year
                                                        Where will it take me?
one culminating in a work-based learning project
                                                        Your Foundation Degree is a standalone
negotiated and agreed with an employer in year
                                                        qualification that allows you to progress to a BA
two. You will have the opportunity to attend lectures
                                                        (Hons) degree at the University, start your own
by guest speakers from industry, relevant to your
                                                        business or start a career within general business
vocational habitus.
                                                        management, finance, accounting, marketing,
                                                        human resource management, law, tourism or event
                                                        management.

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Business Management

Foundation Degree
Business Management with Accounting

This pathway is designed to develop your                      UCAS code: N1N3
understanding of the role and use of accounting
within business and business decision making. You             Institution code: H36
will cover accounting techniques and explore how
to prepare financial statements for different types of        Location
business enterprise. Additionally, it will develop your       • Hertford Regional College (Campus code: H)
understanding of the role of business in society and          • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
develop knowledge of the main functional areas;               • Oaklands college (WGC campus)
marketing and human resources.                                • West Herts College (Campus code: W)

You will gain a specialist knowledge of the main
theories and practices of how organisations are           Which modules will I study?
financed, the allocation and management of                Modules include all those listed on page 20 plus:
financial resources within companies and the role of      • Analysing Financial Information
accounting as a guiding mechanism for managerial          • Financial Management
decision-making.                                          • Management Accounting for Business Decisions

Foundation Degree
Business Management with Event Management

On this pathway you will develop an understanding             UCAS code: N104
of how to manage events within different areas,
such as sports, tourism, arts and theatre. You will           Institution code: H36
examine the importance of incorporating health,
safety and security issues into event planning                Location
and design as well as identifying potential risks             • Hertford Regional College (Campus code: H)
and proposed solutions. You will also look at the             • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
importance of event management within society and             • Oaklands College (Campus code: O)
analyse the political, economic and environmental             • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
costs and benefits of events.

Which modules will I study?
Modules include all those listed on page 20 plus:
• Event Planning, Design and Community
  Engagement
• Exploring the Event Industry
• Risk Management and Security for Events

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Business Management

             Foundation Degree
             Business Management with Human Resource
             Management
This pathway is designed to provide you with a             UCAS code: N1N6
basis for entering a career in human resource
management, training or industrial relations, or           Institution code: H36
in other employment related fields. Additionally,
you will develop your understanding of the role of         Location
business in society and develop knowledge of the           • Hertford Regional College (Campus code: H)
main functional areas; accounting and marketing.           • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
                                                           • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
You will develop an understanding of HR policies
and practices. You will study the disciplines
underlying human resource management and their         Which modules will I study?
application. You will also take a broader view of      Modules include all those listed on page 20 plus:
issues and trends in employment. You will also be      • Organisational Psychology
able to work on a work-based learning project,         • Performance Management and Reward
giving you hands-on experience.                        • Resourcing and Talent Management

             Foundation Degree
             Business Management with Law

This pathway is designed to give you the skills,           UCAS code: N1MC
knowledge and expertise necessary to enter a
career in law. Additionally, it will develop your          Institution code: H36
understanding of the role of business in society and
develop knowledge of the main functional areas;            Location
accounting, marketing and human resources.                 • Oaklands College (WGC campus)
                                                           • North Hertfordshire College (Stevenage
You will acquire knowledge of UK and European                campus)
laws by examining and demonstrating principles of          • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
contract and commercial law, and applying them to
business scenarios. You will identify, interpret and
explain standard clauses in business contracts.

Which modules will I study?
Modules include all those listed on page 20 plus:
• Contract and Commercial Law (double module)
• English and European Legal Systems and
  Procedures

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Business Management

Foundation Degree
Business Management with Marketing

You will study the principles of marketing and               UCAS code: N1N5
marketing communications as well as developing
a strategic awareness of how marketers develop               Location
products and services to build a superior value              • Hertford Regional College (Campus code: H)
proposition. You will also examine how decisions are         • Oaklands College (WGC campus)
made and how they impact the organisation. You will          • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
also be able to work on a work based learning project,       • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
giving you hands-on experience.

Additionally, you will develop your understanding of     Which modules will I study?
the role of business in society and develop knowledge    Modules include all those listed on page 20 plus:
of the main functional areas; accounting and human       • Marketing Communications
resources.                                               • Marketing Planning
                                                         • Product Innovation

Foundation Degree
Business Management with Tourism

On this pathway, you will study tourism and                  UCAS code: N103
consumer buyer behaviour together with their
implications for segmenting and targeting.                   Institution code: H36
Additionally, you will examine factors influencing
the nature and spatial distribution of tourism               Location
development as well as impacts on the environment.           • Hertford Regional College (Campus code: H)
Passenger transportation providers for tourism will          • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
also be reviewed. You will also be able to work on           • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
a work-based learning project, giving you hands-on
experience.
                                                         Which modules will I study?
This programme is designed to provide you with a         Modules include all those listed on page 20 plus:
basis for entering a career in tourism. Additionally,    • Destination Marketing Research
you will develop your understanding of the role of       • Tourism and Development
business in society and develop knowledge of the         • Tourism Passenger Transport
main functional areas; marketing, accounting and
human resources.

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Computing Technologies

             Foundation Degree
             Computing Technologies

This Foundation degree gives you an excellent              What are the entry requirements?
grounding in computing, offering a good insight            48 points, including one GCE A Level or
into different programming techniques and an               equivalent
understanding of databases and networks in a               IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject
business environment. You will gain knowledge              at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points
of general computing techniques in your first year         to come from a combination of HL, SL and
before going on to specialise in your chosen area in       Core). GCSE Maths and English Language at
your second year.                                          grade 4 or above (Grade C or above if taken
                                                           prior to 2015).
Which modules will I study?
                                                           Study route
First year
                                                           Full-time 2 years
• Developing the Computing Professional
• Topics in Computer systems                               Location
• Systems Analysis                                         • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
• Programming Concepts                                     • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
• Designing for the User Experience
                                                           Validated by
• Applied Programming
                                                           The University of Hertfordshire
• Networking Fundamentals
• Project Management
                                                           Over the following pages, we have outlined the
                                                           subjects in which you can choose to specialise
Second year
                                                           in for your second year.
• Work-Based Learning Project in
  Internet System Development,
  Software Application or
  Advanced Networking                                  Why should I study here?
• Software Development 1                               This qualification will prepare you for the world
• Web Programming (HTML, CSS)                          of work. Your work-based learning module will
• Advanced Networking 1                                give you invaluable experience and develop your
• Data Analysis and Design                             understanding of how computing technologies
• Internet Technologies                                impact an organisation.
• Web Development & Programming
• Software Development 2                               Where will it take me?
• Advanced Networking 2                                Your Foundation degree is a standalone
• Mobile Design and Development                        qualification. From here, you may want to progress
• Object Orientated Programming                        your studies and take a BSc (Hons) in Computer
• Computing in Business                                Science at the University of Hertfordshire or move
                                                       straight into employment in your specialist area –
What will the course be like?                          some examples of potential career paths are listed
When you’ve completed your first year, you will        under the various specialisms on the next pages.
have the opportunity to specialise in Web Based
Technologies, networks or software development
in your second year. You’ll also be developing your
professional and employability skills.

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Computing Technologies

Foundation Degree
Computing Technologies (Web Based Technologies)

You will gain a basic understanding of the issues     UCAS code: I150
that arise when working with digital multimedia
on this pathway, as well as studying the historical   Institution code: H36
development of games, educational products
and e-commerce. You’ll also learn how to plan a       Location
multimedia project as well as studying aspects of     • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
creating and packaging an entertainment product       • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
for market.

Which modules will I study?
• Web Programming
• Web Development and Programming
• Mobile Design and Development

Where will it take me?
When you have finished your Foundation Degree
you will be able to take up employment in a wide
range of roles in the entertainment and multimedia
industries, including animator, game designer,
interactive writer, video producer and web
developer. Alternatively, you may want to progress
your studies and take a BSc (Hons) in Computer
Science at the University of Hertfordshire.

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Computing Technologies

             Foundation Degree
             Computing Technologies (Networks and
             Cyber Security)
If you choose this pathway, you will complete                 UCAS code: I120
modules that give you an in-depth insight into the
nature of computer networks, as well as experience            Institution code: H36
of the practical application of networks and how
they are used within organisations.                           Location
                                                              • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
Which modules will I study?                                   • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
• Routing, Switching and Security
• Further Routing and Switching
• WAN Protocols and Technologies                          Alternatively, you may want to progress your studies
                                                          and take a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science at the
Where will it take me?                                    University of Hertfordshire.
When you have completed this Foundation Degree,
you’ll be able to take up a wide range of roles,
including network technician, network administrator,
wireless specialist and network security engineer.

             Foundation Degree
             Computing Technologies (Software
             Development)
This course will give you a practical grounding in            UCAS code: I310
emerging software development technologies. You
will develop your understanding of these, culminating         Institution code: H36
in a practical project where you will extend your
knowledge by fulfilling a project specification.              Location
                                                              • North Hertfordshire College (Campus code: N)
Which modules will I study?                                   • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
• Software Development 1
• Software Development 2
• Object Orientated Programming                           Potential roles include software developer, software
                                                          engineer, web programmer, systems analyst or
Where will it take me?                                    game developer. Alternatively, you may want to
When you have completed your Foundation Degree            progress your studies and take a BSc (Hons) in
you will be prepared for a career developing,             Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire.
engineering and producing software. This could be
within a software specialist or within any organisation
that develops and maintains in-house software.

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Creative Enterprise

Foundation Degree
Creative Enterprise

This exciting range of Foundation degrees provides           What are the entry requirements?
an excellent grounding in the creative arts and is           48 points, including one GCE A Level or equivalent
perfect for anyone looking to enhance their creative         IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at
and technical skills. It incorporates a range of learning    grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to
focused on developing your understanding and skills          come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).
in the creative industries. You will study the same core     GCSE Maths at and English Language at grade 4
modules regardless of the specialism you choose but          or above (Grade C or above if taken prior to 2015).
your projects, coursework and work-based learning            An interview or presentation of portfolio may be
will generally be themed around and developed to suit        required
your specific area of interest. Three modules will be
entirely specific to your chosen subject.                    Validated by
                                                             The University of Hertfordshire
Which modules will I study?
First Year                                                   Over the following pages, we’ve outlined the areas
• Work-based learning: developing professional               in which you can choose to specialise in during
   practice and employability skills                         your studies. The entry requirements are the same
• Historical and contemporary context                        for all of these courses.
• Creative languages
• Creative problem solving
• Creative vocational practice*

Second Year
• Work-based learning project: professional
   practice
• Contextual studies
• Cultural and ethical debate
• Portfolio development*
• Final major project*
*these modules, accounting for over one third of the
course, will be specific to your chosen subject.

Why should I study here?
You will gain valuable experience through the
presentation of your final year project, be it a
screening or exhibition. It’s the perfect opportunity
to build up your industry contacts as you show off
your skills and showcase your work to distinguished
guests and the local press.

Where will it take me?
Your Foundation degree is a standalone qualification
which will prepare you for a broad range of roles in
the creative industries. If you’d prefer to continue
your studies, you can progress to an appropriate
Honours degree either at the University of
Hertfordshire or at another institution.
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Creative Enterprise

              Foundation Degree
              Fashion and Textiles

This course allows you to explore a variety                 UCAS code: W232
of techniques and skills associated with the
fashion and textile industry including printed and          Institution code: H36
constructed textile techniques, and associated
processes and technologies.                                 Location
                                                            • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
Which modules will I study?
You will study all of the modules outlined on page          Study route
27 with a specific emphasis on fashion and textiles.        Full-time 2 years

What will the course be like?
You will be responding to ‘live’ and vocational briefs,
along with visits to exhibitions, galleries and retailers
as you learn how to target a market and respond to
the needs of the fashion industry. You will develop
a portfolio and your own collections giving you the
opportunity to demonstrate creative and technical
skills.

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Creative Enterprise

Foundation Degree
Fine Art Practice

Encompassing a whole spectrum of artistic                UCAS code: W190
methods, this degree involves the pursuit of visual
languages and imagery that hold particular meaning       Institution code: H36
and significance to the artist.
                                                         Location
Which modules will I study?                              • Hertford Regional College (Campus code: H)
You will study all of the modules outlined on page
27 with a specific emphasis on fine art practice and     Study route
techniques.                                              Full-time 2 years

What will the course be like?
During the course you’ll investigate a number of
aspects including drawing, painting, sculpture,
printmaking, digital applications, film, performance,
textiles and photography. You’ll be encouraged to
develop as an independent practitioner and regularly
exhibit your work.

Foundation Degree
Graphic Design

Ideas are at the heart of this exciting course, with     UCAS code: W216
a strong emphasis on practical experimental work.
Vocational projects will inspire you to provide          Institution code: H36
communication and design solutions in the areas
of publishing, advertising, corporate work, publicity    Location
information and new and emerging media.                  • Hertford Regional College (Campus code: H)
                                                         • West Herts College (Campus code: W)
Which modules will I study?
You will study all of the modules outlined on page       Study route
27 with a specific emphasis on graphic design.           Full-time 2 years

What will the course be like?
You’ll be responding to vocationally-based briefs
in a creative and considered way, evaluating and
analysing your work as you progress. You will be
introduced to the issues of analytical, aesthetic and
theoretical frameworks as used in the industry.

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