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       Channelside Campus, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PJ. t.01229 825017
       Rating Lane Campus, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9LE. t. 01229 828377
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TO SUCCESS - Furness College
Thank you for taking an interest in Furness College.
    When you discover the perfect course for the next stage of
          your journey, there are a few ways to apply:
              APPLY ONLINE AT

              CALL Furness College: 01229 825017
             or Barrow Sixth Form College: 01229 828377

    Drop in to our campuses for specialist advice and to apply
         Channelside Campus: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PJ
         Barrow Sixth Form Campus: Rating Lane, Cumbria, LA13 9LE

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Get used to
    more often
                                                                  to success
    By choosing Furness College, you’re
    choosing inspirational industry
    connections, state-of-the-art campuses,
    world-class facilities and the largest
    range of courses in Cumbria that lead to
                                               Whether you are looking to learn new skills,    There has been significant investment
    genuine career opportunities.              progress on to a degree or thinking of a        recently across both of our fantastic
                                               career change, we are delighted that you are    campuses at Channelside and Rating Lane
    Read on to find out more about why the     considering studying at Furness College.        so the quality of the learning environment
    unique features of the College will make                                                   can match our excellent teaching. In its
                                               Here, excellent teaching and support and
    the next stage of your journey the most                                                    leafy setting at Rating Lane, the Sixth Form
                                               outstanding links with our many employer
    exciting yet.                              partners come as standard.
                                                                                               has a university feel and a solid reputation
                                                                                               for academic excellence. Our experience
                                               Following our merger with Barrow Sixth          shows that whatever your GCSE grades, you
                                               Form College, we now offer the largest          will go on to achieve better A Level results
                                               choice of courses in Cumbria ranging from       with us. Our Channelside campus provides
                                               professional and technical courses, such        outstanding technical and vocational
                                               as BTECs and apprenticeships, through to a      facilities, recognised as state-of-the-art by
                                               range of more than 20 A Level subjects and      the employers with whom we work.
                                               various higher education courses.
                                                                                               Outside of the classrooms and workshops,
                                               We are one of the first colleges in the         we also offer a range of extra curricular
                                               country to hold chartered status recognising    opportunities including trips, sports, clubs,
                                               us as a leading national performer for          guest speakers, work experience and
                                               further education, and our higher education     volunteering opportunities to get involved
                                               is graded as the best in the county with a      in community life. If you are interested in
                                               silver award under the national Teaching        future leadership roles, you could become a
                                               Excellence Framework. In the 2017 ‘Golden       student representative or student governor.
                                               Apple Awards’, we were judged to be the best
                                                                                               We hope that you will visit us soon at one
                                               further education provider in Cumbria, and
                                                                                               of our open evenings and taster days where
                                               our Advanced Manufacturing and Technology
                                                                                               you can talk to staff and students and have
                                               Centre was listed as ‘People’s Choice -
                                                                                               a look around our superb facilities - and that
                                               Building of the Decade for Cumbria and the
                                                                                               you say yes to beginning the next step of
                                               Isle of Man’ by the BBC’s North-West Tonight.
                                                                                               your journey with us.
                                                                                               I look forward to meeting you.
                                                                                               Andrew Wren
                                                                                               Principal and Chief Executive

                                                                                                      CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

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Say       to
    world-class                                         Our Channelside campus is the perfect
                                                        place to study Professional/Technical
                                                        qualifications and apprenticeships.

                                                        With excellent links to industry and award-winning teaching
                                                        staff, the campus has had £47million invested into it over
                                                        the past few years.

                                                        Some 98% of our students go on to further education or
                                                        secure employment after their courses.

                                                        The campus is located next to the picturesque Walney
                                                        Channel. Alongside state-of-the-art workshops, a specialist
                                                        welding facility and hair and beauty training salon, it also
                                                        has a fitness suite, sports hall and 3G pitches.

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Our Rating Lane campus has a university
                                                  feel and the learning environment is an ideal
                                                  stepping stone from school to university, a
                                                  Higher Apprenticeship or employment.

    Say                              to
                                                  The Sixth Form has a long tradition of academic excellence
                                                  and has been rated in the top tier nationally for academic
                                                  achievement. Our tutors are specialists at post-16 teaching
                                                  and treat students as individuals. Development in a Sixth
                                                  Form environment ensures our students are better prepared

                                                  for life beyond college.

                                                  Students have a choice of over 20 A Levels plus Cambridge
                                                  Technical Qualifications and BTECs, ensuring they can
                                                  combine the right subjects to get to their dream career.


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Why say                                                    to us?                                       Learning
                                                                                                                                                                             Furness College
                                                                                                                                                                               was named

                                                                                                               Zones                                                       BEST FURTHER
     Following the integration of Barrow Sixth Form College and Furness                                      to suit every type of student

                                                                                  Find out
     College, we are now able to draw on our extensive combined                                              with a well-equipped library                                   PROVIDER IN
     knowledge and expertise in a range of fields.                                                           for quiet study. Specialist                                      CUMBRIA
     This spans A Levels, Cambridge Technicals and Apprenticeships as
     well as full and part time professional/technical courses, with our            why                      Sixth Form campus
                                                                                                             where, research shows,
                                                                                                             students are better
                                                                                                                                                                             2017 - 2018
     advanced facilities and extensive courses ranking amongst the best             we’re the right                                                                        in the Golden Apple
     in the country. This is in addition to an elevated percentage of our                                    prepared for university                                     Awards, which recognise
                                                                                    College for your
     students who either go onto Higher Education or employment after                                        life than a school                                          excellence in education
     completing their course with us.                                                                        Sixth Form.                                                 and learning in Cumbria

                                                    LARGEST PROVIDER OF
                                                    EDUCATION AND SKILLS
                                                     TRAINING IN CUMBRIA                                    100                          %
                                                                                                                                                                      RECOGNISED BY THE NATIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                     SKILLS ACADEMY FOR NUCLEAR
                                                                                                             OF STUDENTS FROM AREAS OF
             in the Advanced                       with the widest range of course choices following         DISADVANTAGE STUDYING A                                    (NSAN) AS A HIGH QUALITY
            Manufacturing and                         the merger with Barrow Sixth Form College.             LEVEL 3 TECHNICAL PROGRAMME                                PROVIDER FOR DELIVERING
            Technology Centre                                                                                SUCCESSFUL COMPLETED THEIR
                                                                                                                                                                     EXCELLENCE IN SKILLS TRAINING
                                                                                                             STUDY PROGRAMME

                                                                                                       %                                         Excellent links
                                                                                                                                              with industry and
                                                                                                                                                                           We have a developed
                                                                                                                                                                            curriculum to meet

                                                                                                                                                a go-to provider           local area needs and
                                                                                   OF STUDENTS WHO                                           for apprenticeship           work closely with local
                                                                                   SUCCESSFULLY                                              training. Providing          employers to provide
                                                                                   COMPLETED THEIR                                              the opportunity
                                                                                   COURSES CONTINUE                                               to study a mix
                                                                                                                                                                        OUTSTANDING TRAINING
                                                                                   THEIR LEARNING OR                                            of professional/           IN ENGINEERING
                                                                                   GAIN EMPLOYMENT.                                           technical courses
        in our Channelside campus                                                                                                             under the merged               which has been
          with high-tech facilities                                                                                                             College blended           recognised nationally.
                                                                                                                                                  learning offer.

             Top in
            Cumbria                                 CHARTERED STATUS
                                                                                                                CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE                            AWARDED FAIR TRAIN’S
         for the quality of teaching             Recognised as leading                                                                                           WORK EXPERIENCE
          in Higher Education with               national performer in
                                                 the further education                                          STATE-OF-THE-ART
                                                                                                                                                                 QUALITY STANDARD
          the Teaching Excellence
              Framework (TEF)                    sector after becoming                                      WORKSHOPS AT THE SIXTH                               for a second time in recognition
                Silver Award.                    one of the first                                                                                              of best practice in delivering work
                                                 Further Education                                         FORM CAMPUS TAKING YOU UP
                                                                                                                                                               experience programmes including
                                                 Colleges to achieve                                       TO AN HND IN ART AND DESIGN                            work placements, internships,
                                                 chartered status.                                                                                             traineeships and apprenticeships.

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Furness College is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 only College in Cumbria
                                                                                                                                                                                                to be awarded Fair Train’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Work Experience Gold
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Quality Standard, which
                                                                                                                                                                                               recognises the high quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of our work experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                placements and support.

     Achieving Excellence                                                                                              Your Next Steps
     Honours Programme - Sixth Form                             High Flyers Programme                                  Whether you are aiming for an apprenticeship, Higher      Applying to University
                                                                                                                       Education or the world of work, we are here to help you
                                                                Channelside / Sixth Form                                                                                         If you’re thinking of applying to university, our expert
                                                                                                                       take your next steps after College.
     The Honours programme, in partnership with                                                                                                                                  advisors will guide you every step of the way with one-
     Lancaster University, offers top achieving sixth formers   The High Flyers programme aims to recognise learners   Work Experience                                           to-one careers guidance appointments.
     a head start at university with expert mentoring,          who demonstrate excellence in their vocational
                                                                                                                       Work experience, which is mandatory for 16 – 18 year
     personal statement review, summer school places and        subject, offering them additional opportunities to
                                                                                                                       olds on full-time courses, is a valuable way for you      We can help with:
     favourable offers.                                         raise aspirations and enable positive progression
                                                                                                                       to experience a workplace environment and explore         • Visits to universities
     It stretches, challenges and provides additional                                                                  exciting career options. It can also lead to part-time
     support for students who show a flair for a subject        It is for students on Level 3 BTEC and CTEC courses                                                              • Completing UCAS application forms and preparing
                                                                                                                       work opportunities while you complete your course.
     and want to extend their knowledge. It helps develop       who have higher than average entry grades or                                                                     for university interviews
     key skills needed for university such as independent       demonstrate vocational or practical excellence.        You’ll gain:                                              • Student finance and organising accommodation
     learning, research and report writing. Honours
                                                                Students will be recommended by their curriculum       • Increased employability skills and the chance to        • Targeted support for students applying to study
     Programme subjects include: Mathematics; Chemistry;
                                                                area by October half-term and a selection panel will   enhance your CV or university application                 Medicine, Dentistry or Vet Medicine
     Physics; Biology; Law and History.
                                                                make a final decision after an interview with the
                                                                                                                       • Valuable connections with employers and employees       • Regular sessions for students applying to Oxbridge
     Students are identified by their school in Year 10 and     students.
     nominated for a place, with meetings taking place in                                                              • An insight into your chosen career to decide if it’s    • Targeted support for students with additional needs
                                                                Students must be ambitious, producing outstanding
     Year 10 and Year 11. To be accepted onto the Honours                                                              right for you                                             to meet their individual requirements.
                                                                work that meets the highest requirements of their
     Programme, students need to achieve an average
                                                                course, for example: Distinction/Distinction*, have    • The chance to apply the theory, knowledge and skills
     GCSE score of at least 7.0, which means mainly grades
                                                                outstanding attendance and be a positive role model.   learned at Furness College
     7, 8 or 9 (legacy GCSEs at A or A* grades).
                                                                                                                       Furness College currently works with 700 Cumbria-
                                                                                                                       based businesses in a variety of sectors.

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The importance
     of Maths and English
     There have been many changes             HOW DO MATHS AND
     in the Education sector and far
     greater emphasis is now paid to
                                              ENGLISH FIT IN?
     Maths and English.                       Research indicates that adults with
                                              poor Maths and English skills are:
     The Government recently introduced
     study programmes. A core principle       Most likely to end up in unskilled
     of study programmes is that any          lower paid work
     student who has not achieved grade
     4/5 or grade A* to C or above in         Twice as likely to be released from
     Maths and/or English GCSE, by age        employment
     16, must continue to work towards
                                              Four times more likely to experience
     achieving these qualifications.
                                              long periods of unemployment
     Therefore every full-time learner
     aged 16 -19 years old who                In a recent survey for Maths and
     undertakes a programme of study          English skills, it found that almost
     at Furness College will continue         every job requires competence in
     with Maths and English, either on        Maths and English and this is across
     discrete Maths and English courses

                                                                                                                 Learning support
                                              the whole spectrum of employment
     or embedded within their curriculum.     opportunities, not just the perceived
                                              high flyer posts.
     If learners do not attend Maths
     and English classes as part of their
     studies, they are not eligible for
     funding and their place on their
     course is in jeopardy.                                                                                      If you have any additional needs then there are a number of ways in
                                                                                                                 which we can help you to successfully complete your course.

                                                                                                                 We can provide:                                  Please ensure you let us know about your
                                                                                                                                                                  support needs so we can invite you to a
                                                        to success                                               Class/workshop support
                                                                                                                 One-to-one personal tuition
                                                                                                                                                                  confidential interview to discuss your
                                                                                                                                                                  personal support package.
                                            Jade Chelton, GCSE Maths, Barrow Sixth Form College                  Access to Learning Mentors                       For further information about support with
                                            I left school at 16 but my GCSE exam results weren’t quite                                                            additional needs, please contact:
                                                                                                                 Provision of specialist equipment for
                                            what I wanted. I also had a child and for two years I was a                                                           Helen Sharples (Head of Inclusion)
                                                                                                                 individuals based on learning needs
                                            full-time mum until she left nursery. I wanted to get back into                                                       on 01229 825017 or email
                                                                                                                 Specialist tuition and equipment for students
                                            education so applied to Barrow Sixth Form after an informal,
                                                                                                                 who have learning differences or disabilities
                                            yet helpful, chat with my tutor, Kevin, in 2017.
                                                                                                                 Access to specialist software e.g. text to
                                            Studying at Barrow Sixth Form has really built up my                 speech and Inspiration (mind mapping)
                                            confidence and I’ve made plenty of friends. The tutors are
                                                                                                                 Support with applications for Disabled Student
                                            great and have offered lots of support so that I can achieve my
                                                                                                                 Allowance (DSA) for Higher Education students
                                            potential. I would advise people in a similar position to mine
                                            to just go for it. I’m glad I made the decision to enrol at Barrow   Free full assessments for dyslexia for
                                            Sixth Form College as I’ve secured a better future for myself        Furness College students (based on initial
                                            and my daughter. In the future, I hope to go into a healthcare       screening results)
                                            or business related career, but I’m still considering my options.
                                                                                                                 Exam considerations
                                            I’ve always wanted to go to university and after studying at
                                                                                                                 (subject to exam board approval)
                                            Barrow Sixth Form that could now be a possibility.

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Independent Learning                                                                                 Qualifications explained
     Employers nowadays expect potential       What is Independent Learning?                              Furness College offers qualifications from GCSEs to degrees with A Levels, apprenticeships,
     employees to have good digital skills                                                                professional/technical courses, BTECs/CTECs and HNCs in between.
     and a strong background in Maths          Independent Learning encourages and
     and English so that they’re perfectly     enables you to become self-directed
     equipped for the modern workplace.        in your learning experience and to                                                                                                     POSSIBLE COURSE
                                               have more control over your learning.                                 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                               In practice, elements of independent
                                                                                                             Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview              OR PROGRESSION
     Employers are increasingly looking for
     evidence of these skills on candidates’   learning may include:
                                                                                                                                                                                         Level 4 Qualifications
     CVs, and expect workers to have a         Finding and collecting information
     sound understanding of certain digital                                                                             BTEC/CTEC Level 3 Qualification                                    Higher National
                                                                                                                                                                                           Certificate (HNC)
     programmes and applications.              Making decisions about what to study                                        Advanced Apprenticeship
                                               and when                                                                                                                                         NVQ 4
     To help support your digital skills                                                                                          AS or A Levels
                                                                                                                                                                                          Foundation Degree
     here at Furness College, we include       Carrying out research or projects                                               Advanced Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                        Bachelor of Engineering
     Independent Learning in your study        Learning at your own pace using IT                                                     NVQ 3
                                                                                                                                                                                           Teacher Training
     programme. These sessions give you
     the opportunity to develop your digital   Completing extension work or course                                                                                                            University
     skills. By working independently,         work outside of the classroom
                                                                                                                           Grades 4-9, (GCSEs A*-C)                                 BTEC/CTEC Level 3 Qualification
     without a tutor, you will be able to      If learners do not attend Independent
     demonstrate the skills that employers     Learning sessions as part of their
                                                                                                                                 Apprenticeship                                        Advanced Apprenticeship
     are looking for, such as:                 studies, they are not eligible for                                       BTEC/CTEC Level 2 Qualification                                         NVQ 3

     Teamwork                                  funding and their place on their chosen                                                NVQ 2                                          Access (University Pathways)
                                               course is in jeopardy.                                                            Higher Diploma                                               AS/A Level
     Problem Solving
     Communication                                                                                                                                                                  BTEC/CTEC Level 2 Qualification
                                                                                                                                                                                                NVQ 2
     Organisation                                                                                                           Grades 3-4, (GCSEs D-E)
     You will be supported by our                                                                                             Level 1 Qualifications
     experienced Learning Resources Team                                                                                      Foundation Diploma
     and have access to all the resources                                                                                                                                                 Vocational GCSEs

     you need, including printed and                                                                                                                                                 Access (University Pathways)
     electronic books, magazines, journals,
     subject specific online resources,                                                                                     Grades 1-3, (GCSEs F-G)
                                                                                                                                                                                         Level 1 Qualifications
     interactive online learning materials,                                                                                Entry Level 3 Programmes
     websites, videos and more.
                                                                                                                                No requirements                                        Entry Level 3 Programmes

                                                                                                                                                       NEW GCSE GRADING STRUCTURE

                                                                                                                                 5 - Strong Pass
                                                                                                                               4 - Standard Pass

                                                                                                                                         3                                                         D
                                                                             Independent Learning is                                     2                                                         E
                                                                             a process, a method and                                     1                                                         F
                                                                            a philosophy of education                                                                                              G
                                                                            whereby a learner acquires
                                                                              knowledge by his or her     What is a linear A Level?
                                                                             own efforts and develops     A linear A Level is assessed at the end of two years of study. If you choose A Levels, you could be taking a study
                                                                            the ability for enquiry and   programme of three (or in some cases four) linear A Levels where you will be formally assessed at the end of the
                                                                                critical evaluation.      two years, or mixing them with other qualifications such as Cambridge Technicals. This means that you are able
                                                                                                          to study your chosen A Level subjects in more depth and detail, and are much more prepared to take your next
                                                                                                          steps into Higher Education and Higher Apprenticeship routes, as you have a much deeper understanding of
                                                                                                          the subjects for your chosen career pathway.

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How and when to apply

          To help you to decide it might be useful to ask yourself
          the following questions:
          What are my long-term career goals?
          What are my interests?
          What subjects do I enjoy?
          What GCSE grades am I likely to achieve?
          Discuss your options with your friends, parents /

          guardians, careers teachers and Inspira advisor. Make the
          most of attending open evenings and careers events.
                                                                                                          COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM
                                                                                                                                                                        To make it easier and
                                                                                                          It’s really easy to complete and submit an application form   quicker, you can now
                                                                                                          online or you can alternatively request for a paper              apply online at
                                                                                                          copy to be sent to you.

                                                                                                          If you have any questions about completing your
         WHEN TO APPLY                                                                                    form, please contact Student Services.

           CHANNELSIDE CAMPUS                           RATING LANE CAMPUS

           November                                     November
           Online applications open.                    Online applications open.
                                                                                                          WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
           Open Evening.                                Open Evening.
                                                                                                          Your application will be acknowledged and an interview
           Ideally, applications should be submitted                                                      date provided
           by the end of November to ensure your
           choice of course.                                                                              You will be informed of the outcome of your interview after
                                                                                                          your interview date
           January - you will be invited for            November – April - you will have an
           an interview and an initial assessment in    interview for Sixth Form in the autumn or         Some courses will depend on your GCSE results,
           Maths, English and ICT. Some areas will      spring term, this is usually at school. You       particularly in Maths and English
           also require you to attend a skills and      will then have a second interview during          Entry requirements can be found on our website.
           aptitude test.                               the enrolment period in September to
                                                        ensure the programme you have chosen
                                                        is right for you.

           September - we look forward to               February - initial deadline for
           welcoming you to Furness College,            applications. However, it’s never too late
           whether you choose to study                  to apply.
           professional/technical qualifications at
           Channelside or an academic programme
           at our Sixth Form.

          If successful in your first choice of course, you will be notified by letter.
          If not, you will be invited back to find an alternative. Our Student Services team
          offers impartial advice and can help you choose the course that is right for you.
          T: 01229 825017 • E: •

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Student Services
                                                                                                                     Student Services is open throughout            We have professional Careers Advisers
                                                                                                                     the year to provide information, advice        available for one-to-one confidential
                                                                                                                     and guidance to current and prospective        appointments.
                                                                                                                     students on a whole range of issues.
                                                                                                                     You can find us in Room 002 on the ground      Personal Support and Wellbeing
                                                                                                                     floor of the Copperbox at our Channelside      If you are experiencing difficulties, you
                                                                                                                     campus and in Room 100 by Reception at         can talk to us confidentially and we will
                                                                                        Full copies of our Single    our Rating Lane campus.                        provide the necessary support. We have a
                                                                                          Equality Scheme and                                                       counselling service available for students
                                                                                                                     We can provide confidential, one-to-one        and work closely with external agencies on
                                                                                       Harassment, Bullying and
                                                                                                                     appointments on all the following topics:      health and welfare issues.
                                                                                       Discrimination Policy and
                                                                                       Procedure can be found on     Admissions
                                                                                      our website or obtained from   If you wish to discuss available courses and   PERSONAL PROGRESS
                                                                                           Student Services.         entry requirements                             COACHES
                                                                                                                     Financial support                              While you are a student at Furness College,
                                                                                                                     See our Money Matters section on page 24       you will be supported by a Personal
                                                                                                                                                                    Progress Coach who will work closely with
                                                                                                                     Careers                                        the Student Services team. They will help
                                                                                                                     Visit Student Services to get help with        you settle into college life and overcome

     Equality, Diversity
                                                                                                                     your next steps after College, including:      any difficulties that may arise. They will
                                                                                                                     apprenticeships; Higher Education;             also keep an eye on your attendance and
                                                                                                                     part-time or voluntary work; job-search        academic progress and identify if you need
                                                                                                                     techniques including CVs and mock              any help.

     and Safeguarding

     Furness College sees you, the student, at its very heart. We are therefore committed
     to providing you with a secure environment that gives you all the support and
     guidance services you will need to make your time at Furness College an
     enjoyable and productive one.

     The College is committed to:
     Greater representation from those                 Furness College regards safeguarding
     groups in society who are traditionally           as an essential duty of all its staff. The
     under-represented and disadvantaged               College maintains an environment
     Eradicating discrimination of any kind            where students can feel secure and
                                                       listened to, through its tutorial and
     Celebrating diversity                             pastoral systems.
     Providing equal opportunities for all             The College has a Safeguarding Policy
     through the ‘Protected Characteristics’           and Procedure, which provides a
     of sex, race, religion or belief, sexual          framework for action in the event of
     orientation, disability, age, gender              us receiving any allegations of abuse.
     reassignment, marriage and civil
     partnership, pregnancy and maternity
     Providing purpose-built facilities,
     qualified support staff, specialist
     equipment and courses that make
     learning and success inclusive to all

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ADULT BURSARY                         FEE REMISSION                             BENEFITS
                                                                                                                        If you are aged 19 or over and have   If you are over 19 on                     If you are receiving benefits, you
                                                                                                                        a low household income, you may       1 September 2019 and have                 may be able to continue claiming
                                                                                                                        be eligible for the adult bursary     difficulty in paying your fees you        while you study but you should
                                                                                                                        which is paid each week. To apply     can apply for a fee waiver or part        check, prior to starting your
                                                                                                                        please ask Student Services for an    fee waiver. This will go to a panel       learning, with:
                                                                                                                        application form.                     and each application will be
                                                                                                                                                              judged individually.                      Your local Citizens Advice
                                                                                                                        You can apply for this adult                                                    Centre:
                                                                                                                        bursary if:                           Please ask at Student Services for
                                                                                                                                                              the application form.
                                                                                                                        Your course will lead to your
                                                                                                                        first full Level 2 or first Level 3
                                                                                                                        You are studying full-time - at
                                                                                                                        least 12 hours a week (equivalent
                                                                                                                        to 450 hours of ‘guided learning’ a
                                                                                                                        year, or 150 hours a term)

                                                                                                                        ADVANCED LEARNER                      UNIVERSITY                            *Please note: Every care has been taken to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ensure that this information was accurate
                                                                                                                        LOANS                                 EDUCATION                             at the time of printing. As much notice as

     Money Matters
                                                                                                                                                                                                    possible will be given of any changes, but the
                                                                                                                        If you are aged 19 and studying a     There are different financial         College cannot accept liability in conjunction
                                                                                                                        second Level 3 or aged 24+, you       arrangements for university           with any such alterations
                                                                                                                        can apply for a loan to help cover    education. You can obtain an
                                                                                                                        tuition fees                          application pack from March
                                                                                                                                                              onwards each year for entry to a
                                                                                                                        Your course must start on or after
                                                                                                                                                              course in the following September.
                                                                                                                        1 August 2019 and be eligible e.g.
     If you’re thinking of continuing your education at Furness College, then getting                                   a Level 3 or 4 course (such as an     Please contact Student
     your hands on some much-needed cash is going to be high on your list of priorities.                                Extended Diploma or an A Level)       Services to find out more
                                                                                                                        You will not have to pay anything     on 01229 825017 or email
                                                                                                                        back until you are earning over
     If you think you may not be able to    BURSARIES                            STUDENT BURSARY                        £25,000 a year
     afford to study, there are a number
                                            Bursaries can help out if you        This is a weekly payment for           If you receive an Advanced
     of ways you may be able to get
                                            have financial hardships or          students who have a low household      Learning Loan and you are on a low
     help. General advice is given here
                                            emergencies. They can help           income. To check if you are eligible   income, you can receive help from
     but the rules can change from
                                            towards:                             for this bursary please ask at         the adult bursary (see above)
     year to year, so we recommend you
                                                                                 Student Services for an application
     follow the links provided to access    Childcare costs (for Ofsted-                                                More information on
     the most up-to-date information.                                            form. Decisions on who will receive
                                            registered childcare) where
                                                                                 this bursary will be made by the
                                                                                                                        Advanced Learner Loans
     The Student Services team are          there is no entitlement to other
                                                                                 end of October 2019. If you are        may be found at:
     also able to discuss your individual   government initiatives
     circumstances and provide you                                               eligible, your payments will be back
     with an application form.              Travel costs                         dated to the start of term.            learner-loan
                                            Essential course-related             You can receive a bursary if:
                                            equipment, books, materials, field
                                                                                 You are 16 years old and have left
                                            trips and registration fees
                                                                                 school, but are not 19 before
                                            Examination and registration fees    1 September 2019
                                                                                 Your household income is at, or
                                                                                 below, a set amount
                                                                                 You are on a full-time further
                                                                                 education course at Furness

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Say                          to being heard
     Furness College Students’ Union (FCSU) is run by students, for students, and is one
     of the most up-and-coming students’ unions in the country. The Students’ Union’s
     goal is simple: to make student life better. But how?

       Representing - The Students’ Union represents all Furness College students and their needs,
       from sitting at decision-making tables in College to standing on national stages across the
       country. FCSU amplifies your voice and fights for your needs.

       Supporting - Being a student can be tough and FCSU is always there to offer support and
       guidance. If you have a problem in College, FCSU will work hard to get you the support you need.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you have any ideas
       Liberating - FCSU campaigns for the rights of each and every one of its members, celebrating                                                                                                       of other activities you
       the diversity of Furness College’s student body. Everyone is welcome at FCSU.                                                                                                                     would like to be on offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                         at the College we would
       Organising - Work hard and play hard! FCSU organises a vast range of memorable events for                                                                                                         welcome your input and
       you to take a break from the books and let your hair down with mates.                                                                                                                                we will do our very
                                                                                                                                                                                                          best to accommodate
       Inspiring - Anyone can be a leader in FCSU and we will empower and inspire all of you to lead                                                                                                           your wishes!
       the student body into its brightest future.
                                                                                                                         Say     to
                                                                                                                         great experiences
                                                                                                                         At Furness College, we encourage you to actively take part in the many
                                                                                                                         extracurricular opportunities on offer. All of them would make worthy
                                                                                                                         additions to your CV or UCAS application to show universities or prospective
                                                                                                                         employers that you have encompassed the full experience of college life
                                                                                                                         and have been prepared to step out of your comfort zone and take part.
                                                                                                                         We will do our very best to make your time with us a memorable one!

                                                                                                                         Some examples of what we currently offer:
                                                                                                                         Freshers’ Fair                           Healthy College Week                   Young Enterprise Scheme
                                                                                                                         The biggest event of your induction      Informative and fun activities         Set up in business and
                                                                                                                         period and your opportunity to           helping to raise your awareness of     demonstrate your skills to
                                                                                                                         meet a huge range of local clubs,        all aspects of a healthier lifestyle   potential future employers
                                                                                                                         societies and projects
                                                                                                                                                                  Opportunities to compete at            Work experience opportunities.
                                                                                                                         Fundraising events for local and         County and National Level in           See page 15
                                                                                                                         national charities                       athletics and cross country
                                                                                                                                                                                                         New Employability Skills
                                                                                                                         Students’ Union/Course Reps              Get fit for less                       Framework will prepare students
                                                                                             The National Union of       /Learner Voice.                          You can also take part in a variety    for the world of work
                                                                                               Students (NUS)            See more on the opposite page            of sporting activities on campus by
                                                                                             is made up of more than                                                                                     National Citizen Service
                                                                                                                                                                  using our fitness suite, gym, sports
                                                                                               600 Students’ Unions,     Volunteering Fair                                                               An amazing opportunity for you to
                                                                                                                                                                  hall and 3G pitch
                                                                                                 including Furness       Important opportunities for                                                     develop life skills and take your
                                                                                             College Students’ Union,    making a contribution to your            Safeguarding and E-Safety              next steps with confidence. UCAS
                                                                                            representing the interests   community as well as gaining             Awareness raising                      recommends students include
                                                                                                of more than seven       valuable life and work                                                          NCS in their personal statement
                                                                                                  million students.                                               Duke of Edinburgh
                                                                                                                         experience skills                                                               when applying to university
                                                                                                                                                                  Challenge yourself and learn
                                                                                                                                                                  skills to set you apart from the

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WHAT DOES THE                                    WHAT ARE THE ENTRY
                                                                                                      APPRENTICESHIP                                   REQUIREMENTS?
                                                                                                      PROGRAMME INVOLVE?                               These are dependent on the sector
                                                                                                                                                       and the criteria of some employers,
                                                                                                      An apprenticeship is made up of:                 but they are normally:
                                                                                                      Practical work-based training with your          Apprentice Level 2
                                                                                                      employer                                         A minimum of four GCSEs at Grades 9-3,
                                                                                                      Training to support the theory and knowledge     Grades A-E, or an equivalent qualification.
                                                                                                      of your vocational area                          Advanced Apprentice Level 3
                                                                                                      General skill qualifications in Maths, English   An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other
                                                                                                      and Information Technology                       equivalent qualification.

                                                                                                      Every apprentice must be allocated 20% of        Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4
                                                                                                      their contracted working hours to carry out      These depend on the subject area,
                                                                                                      off-the-job training, which could include        and prior knowledge and experience.
                                                                                                      a number of different activities, from
                                                                                                      classroom learning at College and writing
                                                                                                      assignments, to shadowing work colleagues.

     Say      to
     the skills you need                                                                                                                                  Apprenticeships

     for the job you want
                                                                                                                                                            usually take
                                                                                                                                                         anything between
                                                                                                                                                             1 - 3 years
                                                                                                                                                            to complete
     There have been some exciting changes to apprenticeships, with the
     opportunity to train across a number of sectors expanding continuously.

     The newly introduced apprenticeship              AM I ELIGIBLE FOR AN
     reforms have extended the apprenticeship
     offer, with the opportunity to train at higher
     levels through an apprenticeship model.          Apprenticeships are easily accessible to
                                                      individuals of all ages - from young people
     As an apprentice at Furness College, you will
                                                      wanting to carve out a career for themselves,
     have access to state-of-the-art technology
                                                      to managers of large organisations who
     and resources to support you throughout the
                                                      would like to further develop their knowledge
     duration of your apprenticeship. Alongside
                                                      and skills to take them to the next level of
     this, you will be allocated a Recruitment and
                                                      their career.
     Development Coach who will provide you with
     the support you need to achieve the goals you
     have set.

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     Discover a fantastic array of apprenticeships now on offer at Furness College

     Accounting                           Early Years                          Information Technology
     Level 2 Accountancy                  Level 2 Children and Young           Level 3 Digital Marketing
     Level 3 Assistant Accountant         People's Workforce                   Level 3 Infrastructure Technician
     Level 4 Professional Accounting      Level 3 Children and Young           Level 3 Software Development
     Taxation Technician                  People's Workforce                   Technician
                                          Level 3 Children and Young           Level 4 IS Business Analyst
     Applied Science                      People's Workforce - Early Years
                                                                               Level 4 Network Engineer
     Level 3 Laboratory Technician                                             Level 4 Software Developer
                                          Level 3 Children and Young
                                          People's Workforce - Residential     Level 4 Data Analyst                 NEXT STEPS
     Barbering                            Childcare
                                                                                                                    If you have an employer who would like to take you on as
                                                                                                                                                                                   Call our
     Level 2 Hair Professional – Barber   Level 2 Supporting Teaching and      Management and Team Leading
                                          Learning in Schools                                                       an apprentice, or you are yet to find an employer but are   Business and
                                                                               Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor
     Beauty Therapy                       Level 3 Supporting Teaching and      Level 4 Associate Project
                                                                                                                    interested in an apprenticeship, please give our Business   Employment
                                                                                                                    and Employment Support Team a call on 01229 844836.
     Level 2 Beauty Therapy               Learning in Schools                  Management                                                                                       Support Team
     Level 3 Beauty Therapy
                                                                               Level 5 Operations / Departmental
                                                                                                                                                                                01229 844836
                                          Level 2 & Level 3 Engineering                                             DID YOU KNOW?
     Business Administration
                                          Maintenance and Installation         Motor Vehicle                        Managers and businesses can use an apprenticeship
     Level 2 Business Administration
                                          Level 2 & Level 3 Fabrication &      Level 2 Light Vehicle Body & Paint   route to upskill themselves or their workforce.
     Level 3 Business and Professional
     Administration                                                            Level 2 Light Vehicle Technician     Furness College is continually adding to its
                                          Level 2 & Level 3 Mechanical
                                                                               Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and    apprenticeship offer, so please contact us on 01229
                                          Level 2 & Level 3 Installation and   Maintenance Technician (Light        844836 if we don’t currently offer an apprenticeship
     Catering & Hospitality
                                          Commissioning                        Vehicle)
     Level 2 Hospitality Team Member                                                                                that meets your needs.
                                          Level 3 Electrical and Electronic
     Level 2 Commis Chef                  Engineering
     Level 3 Senior Chef Production       Level 3 Design and Draughtsperson
     Cooking                                                                   Level 2 Retailer
                                          Level 3 Engineering Technician
     Level 3 Chef de Partie                                                    Level 3 Retail Team Leader
                                          Level 3 Maintenance and
     Level 3 Hospitality Supervisor       Operations Engineering Technician
                                          Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in
     Construction                         Engineering
     Level 2 Brickwork
     Level 3 Brickwork                    Hairdressing
     Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery          Level 2 Hair Professional –
     Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery          Hairdresser
     Level 2 Painting & Decorating        Level 3 Hairdressing
     Level 3 Painting & Decorating
     Level 2 Plastering                   Health & Social Care
     Level 3 Plastering                   Level 2 Adult Care Worker
                                          Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker
     Customer Services                    Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker
     Level 2 Customer Service             Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support
     Practitioner                         Worker
     Level 3 Customer Service             Level 5 Healthcare Assistant
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Who do you
                                                                       want to be?

                                                                       Did you know that you can
                                                                       now join Furness College

                                                                                                                        Skills for Working Life
                                                                       throughout the year?
                                                                       With our Step Up, Stand Out
                                                                       programme, we can get you
                                                                       on the pathway to an exciting
                                                                       new career.
      Flexible                                                                                                          This full-time course provides a variety of subjects and experiences that
     courses for                                                                                                        will help to develop the student’s skills and confidence, thus guiding them
      ages 19+
                   Our free, rolling 10-week programme                 College’s workshops and other practical          towards the next stage of their education or employment.
                   prepares young people and adults in                 facilities gaining up-to-date knowledge and
                   the community for an apprenticeship,                skills. This pathway is open to any age and is   The course has been designed for those who prefer a small class size and a supportive
                   employment or further study by allowing             structured to ensure maximum flexibility.        environment. Tutors make the learning relevant and fun, building on existing skills whilst using
                   them to experience life at Furness College,                                                          technology and practical tasks to cater for all learning styles.
                   explore vocational areas of interest and gain       The second pathway is a traineeship
                   an Employability Skills qualification in a          pathway, which combines a work
                   safe, supportive environment.                       experience placement with a Level 1              ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                     PROGRESSION
                                                                       qualification, plus Maths and English. This
                                                                                                                        There are no formal entry requirements for             A clear progression route will be identified
                   The Step Up, Stand Out programme has                pathway is suitable for those who have a
                                                                                                                        this qualification, only a willingness to learn        for each learner in line with his or her own
                   two pathways. The first is a vocational             chosen vocational area they would like to
                                                                                                                        and prior achievements/assessments which               aspirations and abilities. Students may
                   taster pathway combining taster sessions            pursue and career goals in mind.
                                                                                                                        show an ability to work towards an                     progress on to a full-time course, further
                   in a wide range of curriculum areas with
                                                                                                                        Entry Level 3 qualification.                           training, an apprenticeship, a supported
                   a Level 1 qualification. You spend half the         Contact Student Services on 01229 844817
                                                                                                                                                                               internship or employment.
                   week learning skills which are critical to          or email to find out
                   be a productive employee, and half in the           more about the support we can offer.             CONTENT
                                                                                                                        Time will be spent in practical and theory
                                                                                                                        classes on a variety of activities that will           Attendance is full-time over one year
                                                                                                                        enhance employability and independent living           and students are expected to make
                                                                                                                        skills. Students will have the opportunity             every effort to attend.
                                                                                                                        to study Catering, ICT, Retail, Painting and
                   A BRIGHTER, BETTER FUTURE                                                                            Decorating, Carpentry and Joinery, Brickwork,
                                                                                                                        and Personal and Social Development. There
                   We also offer ‘Real Vocations’, a course delivered in the community for adults looking to gain       may also be the opportunity to access work
                   employment. Plus, there’s ‘Access your Ambitions’ - a course for 16, 17 and 18 year olds who         experience. Each student will have an individual
                   want to gain the skills to be successful in Further Education - and CORE, which offers fun and       assessment to ensure that they are placed on
                   practical work-ready and skills-ready programmes to help you progress in your chosen career.         to the appropriate level in Maths and English.

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Beauty Therapy and Nails
                                                      If you’re a real people person who wants to acquire the skills needed to perform a diverse range
                                                      of beauty therapy treatments and add them to your personal make-up, we have a number of
                                                      courses to help you shine in this popular sector. Maths and English will form part of all of these
                                                      courses and they will all involve some real work experience.

                                                      APPRENTICESHIP IN BEAUTY                               BEAUTY THERAPY & NAILS
                                                      THERAPY & NAILS                                        PROGRAMMES
                                                      Our Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship will                 These multidisciplinary courses start with
                                                      invigorate those who love the idea of                  the Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to
                                                      working in a customer-facing role and                  the Hair and Beauty Sector and build up
                                                      have the application required to carry out             to the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
                                                      various beauty treatments.                             The courses are delivered full-time over
                                                                                                             the course of one year and are designed
                                                      We offer
                                                                                                             for those seeking a career in the Beauty
                                                      Level 2 Beauty Therapy
                                                                                                             Therapy & Nails sector.
                                                      Level 3 Beauty Therapy
                                                                                                             We also offer an Entry Level 3 Certificate
                                                      Entry Requirements                                     in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty
                                                      Apprentice Level 2                                     Sector. There is no GCSE entry requirement
                                                      A minimum of four GCSEs at grades 7-3,                 for this course. See page 57 for more
                                                      a Level 1 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent              information.
                                                      qualification.                                         Check the website for details

     Say     to
                                                      Advanced Apprentice Level 3                  
                                                      An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or equivalent
                                                      qualification.                                         LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA IN AN
                                                                                                             INTRODUCTION TO THE HAIR
                                                                                                             AND BEAUTY SECTOR

     a glowing
                                                      You can expect to be qualified in
                                                      12 -18 months and progress onto an                     Entry Requirements
                                                      Advanced Level Apprenticeship or go onto               This is an introduction to the hair and
                                                      higher education in a college or university.           beauty sector. Two GCSEs at grades 3-1 or
                                                      There is also the option to continue                   an Entry 3 qualification.

                                                                                                             Units studied will include:
                                                                                                             health and safety, hair and beauty
                                                                                                             services preparation and salon treatment

     ENSURE YOU SHINE IN THE THRIVING BEAUTY SECTOR                                                          Level 2 NVQ Diploma in either Hairdressing,
                                                                                                             Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Hair and Media
                                                                                                             Make-up or an apprenticeship level course.

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LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN                                           LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN
                                                                                                  BEAUTY THERAPY                                               FASHION, THEATRE AND
                                                                                                                                                               MEDIA HAIR AND MAKE-UP
                                                                                                  Entry Requirements
                                                                                                  NVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent
                                                                                                  qualifications and experience. Because                       Entry Requirements
                                                                                                  the course contains a significant amount
                                                                                                                                                               Level 2 Diploma in Hair & Media
                                                                                                  of science related material, you will also
                                                                                                                                                               Make-up Studies.
                                                                                                  need to sit an aptitude test.

                                                                                                                                                               Units studied could include: airbrush,
                                                                                                  Units studied could include: body
                                                                                                                                                               camouflage, media make-up, fashion and
                                                                                                  massage, aromatherapy, mechanical and
                                                                                                                                                               photographic make-up, face and body
                                                                                                  electrical face and body treatments, health
                                                                                                                                                               art, production arts planning, styling and
                                                                                                  and safety, epilation, business skills.
                                                                                                                                                               dressing hair and fantasy hair.

                                                                                                  Students can progress onto various
                                                                                                                                                               This course gives you the skills needed for
                                                                                                  university courses in areas such as
                                                                                                                                                               a career as a make-up artist in everything
                                                                                                  trichology to beauty or complementary
                                                                                                                                                               from a beauty salon to a theatre. A natural
                                                                                                  therapy courses. Some go on to be
                                                                                                                                                               progression would be to go onto university.
                                                                                                  employed in salons, health spas and on

     LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN                             LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN HAIR &
     BEAUTY THERAPY                                 MEDIA MAKE-UP STUDIES
     Entry Requirements                             Entry Requirements
     Four GCSEs at grades 4/5 or above,             Four GCSEs at grades 4/5 or above,
     (including English, Maths and Science) or      (including English, Maths and Science) or
     a Level 1 in Hairdressing/Beauty Therapy       a Level 1 in Hairdressing/Beauty Therapy
     or other equivalent qualifications. Science    or other equivalent qualifications. Science

                                                                                                                                                            to success
     GCSE must be at grade 4 or above.              GCSE must be at grade 4 or above.

     Content                                        Content
     You will learn: waxing, manicures              Units studied could include: applying                                                       Ashleigh Comber, Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy
     and pedicures, eyelash and eyebrow             make-up, themed face painting, dressing
     treatments, make-up, facials and               hair, photographic make-up, colouring                                                       I’ve always wanted to work in Beauty, and Furness College has a great
     threading.                                     hair and body art design.                                                                   reputation. When I came in for my interview, it felt right and I made up
                                                                                                                                                my mind straight away that I wanted to study at Channelside.
     Progression                                    Progression                                                                                 After completing my apprenticeship, I’ll be self employed. My tutors
     This qualification will prepare learners for   This course gives you a basic grounding                                                     have been really supportive and prepared me for the next steps in
     employment as a junior beauty therapist.       for a career as a make-up artist. A natural                                                 my career. I know there are lots of opportunities to develop my skills
     Learners may choose to develop their           progression would be a Level 3 course.                                                      further at Furness College.
     skills further by undertaking Technical
     Level qualifications in Beauty Therapy at
     Level 3 full-time or as an apprentice.
                                                                                                                                                          FIND OUT MORE

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Say      to
     making it big
     in business                                                                                                                                We also offer courses for
                                                                                                                                                adults accredited by the
                                                                                                                                                 Association for Project
                                                                                                                                                  Management and the

     Business & Accounting                                                                           APPRENTICESHIP IN
                                                                                                     BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
                                                                                                                                                Institute of Leadership &
                                                                                                                                                Please call 01229 825017
                                                                                                     Entry Requirements                          for more information.
     APPRENTICESHIP IN                                 BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING                         Apprentice Level 2
     ACCOUNTING                                        PROGRAMMES                                    Typically four GCSEs at grades 9-3 or
     Enrolling on our Accounting Apprenticeship        Courses include Apprenticeships in Business
     will pay dividends if you’re wanting to secure    Administration, Customer Services, Retail,    Advanced Apprentice Level 3
     employment in finance or accounting.              Team Leading or Management and Level 3        Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent.
                                                       Diploma in Business & Administration.         Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4
     Entry Requirements                                                                              Level 3 qualification.
                                                       Apprenticeships usually take one year to
     Apprentice Level 2
                                                       complete and the Diploma is delivered full-
     There are no entry requirements, but a passion                                                  Content
                                                       time over the course of one year.
     for the subject is essential. Contact tutor for
                                                                                                     Apprentice Level 2
     details on 01229 825017.
                                                                                                     Units studied will include: principles
     Advanced Apprentice Level 3                                                                     of providing administrative services,
     Contact tutor for details on 01229 825017                                                       communication in a business
                                                                                                     environment, understanding employer
     Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4
                                                                                                     organisations and managing personal
     Usually an Apprenticeship at Level 3 (only
                                                                 Are you an aspiring                 performance and development.
     available in some subject areas).
                                                                 customer services
                                                                                                     Advanced Apprentice Level 3
                                                                specialist or looking
     Progression                                               to break through into
                                                                                                     The modules covered include an advanced
     You can expect to be qualified within a                                                         approach to the topics studied at
                                                                retail management?                   Apprentice Level 2.
     maximum of three years and you can progress              We offer three levels of
     onto our Advanced Level Apprenticeships,                 vocational courses that
     gain a promotion, continue working or go onto                                                   Progression
                                                              will help you make it big
     higher education in college or at university.                                                   You can progress onto our Advanced
                                                                     in business.
                                                                                                     Level Apprenticeships, gain a promotion,
                                                                                                     continue working or go onto higher
                                                                                                     education in college or university.

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See page 118
                                                                                                                                                                        for the range of
                                                                                                                                                                      Business Cambridge
                                                                                                              LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN                                     qualifications on offer
                                                                                                              BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION                                at our Rating Lane
                                                                                                              (BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL)                                        campus

                                                                                                              Entry Requirements
                                                                                                              Five GCSEs grade 4/5 or above (including
                                                                                                              Maths or English) or equivalent.

                                                                                                              Units studied will include: producing complex
                                                                                                              business documents, supporting business
                                                                                                              meetings, working in business teams. Maths
                                                                                                              and English will also form part of the course
                                                                                                              and it will include real work experience.

                                                                                                              Level 4 Diploma in Administration,
     APPRENTICESHIP IN                                   APPRENTICESHIP IN                                    Apprenticeship in Business Administration
     CUSTOMER SERVICES                                   RETAIL                                               or employment in administration in local
                                                                                                              organisations and businesses.
     Entry Requirements                                  Entry requirements
     Apprentice Level 2                                  Apprentice Level 2
     Typically four GCSEs at grades 9-3 or equivalent.   Typically four GCSEs at grades 9-3 or equivalent.
     Advanced Apprentice Level 3                         Advanced Apprentice Level 3
     Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent.               Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent.
     Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4
     Level 3 qualification.                              Content
                                                         Apprentice Level 2
     Content                                             Units studied will include: business, financial,
                                                         marketing, communications, sales and
     Apprentice Level 2
                                                         promotions, product and services, brand
     Units studied will include: understanding
                                                         reputation and merchandising.
     and delivering customer service, product and
     service knowledge, developing team work skills,     Advanced Apprentice Level 3
     managing personal development and personal          Units studied will include: leadership, developing
     presentation skills.                                self and others, team performance, legal and
                                                         governance and diversity.
     Advanced Apprentice Level 3
     Units studied will include: business-focused
     service delivery, customer journey knowledge,       Progression
     providing a positive customer experience and        You can progress onto a Higher Level
     insights, service improvement, identifying          Apprenticeship Level 4, gain a promotion,
     creative solutions.                                 continue working or go onto higher education in
                                                         college or university. After completing a Level 2
     Progression                                         or 3 apprenticeship, you are eligible to join the
                                                         Institute of Customer Service as an individual
     You can gain a promotion, continue working or go
                                                         member at a professional level.
     onto higher education in college or university.

                                                                                                                                                              FIND OUT MORE

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                                                                                                            Level 2 Hospitality Team Member

                                                                                                            Level 2 Commis Chef

                                                                                                            Level 3 Senior Chef Production Cooking

                                                                                                            Level 3 Chef de Partie

                                                                                                            Level 3 Hospitality Supervisor

                                                                                                            ENTRY LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA
                                                                                                            IN VOCATIONAL STUDIES -
                                                                                                            CATERING & HOSPITALITY
                                                                                                            Entry Requirements
                                                                                                            There are no entry requirements for
                                                                                                            this qualification, only a willingness
                                                                                                            to learn.

     Say     to a
                                                                                                            Units studied will include: how to use kitchen
                                                                                                            equipment, basic food preparation and cooking,
                                                                                                            serving food and drink, healthy eating as well
                                                                                                            personal development units such as working

     serving of success
                                                                                                            as a group, working towards goals, healthy
                                                                                                            living and managing your own money.

                                                                                                            Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies -
                                                                                                            Catering & Hospitality or employment as
                                                                                                            a supervised assistant/waiting staff.

     Catering & Hospitality
                                                                                                            LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA IN
                                                                                                            VOCATIONAL STUDIES -
     There are so many exciting job opportunities         Progression
     awaiting within catering and hospitality, one                                                          CATERING & HOSPITALITY                            LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN FOOD,
                                                          You can expect to be qualified between 12-18
     of the country’s largest and most dynamic            months and your progression could include a       Entry Requirements                                BEVERAGE AND PROFESSIONAL
     industries. Our vocational courses are               higher level qualification, a promotion at work
     purposely designed to serve up the exact skills                                                        Two GCSEs at grade 9-1 or Entry Level 3           COOKERY STUDIES
                                                          or higher education in college or university.
     that employers are seeking.                                                                            Diploma in Vocational Studies - Catering &
                                                                                                            Hospitality or equivalent qualification.          Entry Requirements
                                                          Catering & Hospitality Programmes                                                                   Five GCSEs with at least three of them at
     APPRENTICESHIP IN CATERING                           Courses start with the Entry Level 3 Diploma      Content                                           grades 9-4 or a Level 1 Diploma or equivalent
     & HOSPITALITY                                        in Vocational Studies and build up to the Level                                                     qualification.
                                                                                                            Units studied include: how to use kitchen
     Our Catering & Hospitality Apprenticeship will       2 Diploma in Food, Beverage and Professional
                                                                                                            equipment, basic food preparation and
     give you a real flavour of what it is like to work   Cookery Studies.                                                                                    Content
                                                                                                            cooking, serving food and drink, customer
     front of house or in the kitchen of a restaurant,
                                                          The courses are delivered full-time over the      service, healthy eating and food safety as well   Units studied will include: health & safety in
     hotel, café or kitchen.
                                                          course of one year and are designed for           as personal development units such as working     catering and hospitality, various forms of food
                                                          those seeking a career in the catering and        towards goals, healthy living and managing        preparation, food service, customer service,
     Entry Requirements                                   hospitality sector.                               your own money.                                   legislation and industry skills.
     Apprenticeships Level 3
     Four GCSEs at grades 9-3 and a                       Each full-time course includes an element of
                                                          real work experience to enhance the classroom     Progression                                       Progression
     Level 2 Qualification in Hospitality or
                                                          and practical modules within the programmes.      Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and          Apprenticeship in Catering and Hospitality
     Professional Cookery.
                                                                                                            Beverage Service. Employment as e.g.              or on to employment within the catering and
     Apprentice Level 2                                                                                     trainee waiting staff, trainee cook or trainee    hospital sector in roles such as waiting staff or
     Four GCSEs at grades 9-3.                                                                              housekeeping assistant.                           trainee chef/cook.

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APPRENTICESHIP IN                              CONSTRUCTION
                                                                                                            CONSTRUCTION                                   PROGRAMMES
                                                                                                                                                           Courses start with the Award in
                                                                                                            Entry Requirements
                                                                                                                                                           Construction Skills and build up to the
                                                                                                            Apprentice Level 2                             Level 3 Construction Crafts Diploma.
                                                                                                            Four GCSEs at grades 9-2 or
                                                                                                            equivalent qualification.                      The courses are delivered full-time
                                                                                                                                                           over the course of one year and are
                                                                                                            Advanced Apprentice Level 3                    designed for those seeking a career
                                                                                                            Level 2 Apprenticeship or                      in construction.
                                                                                                            equivalent qualification.
                                                                                                                                                           Each full-time course includes an element
                                                                                                            Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4            of real work experience to enhance the
                                                                                                            An Apprenticeship at Level 3 (only available   classroom and practical modules within
                                                                                                            in some subject areas).                        the programmes.

                                                                                                            Course Content
                                                                                                            Choose from either;
                                                                                                                                                           AWARD IN
                                                                                     In total, there were   Brickwork (Apprentice Level 2 or
                                                                                                            Advanced Apprentice Level 3)                   CONSTRUCTION SKILLS
                                                                                      296,093               Carpentry & Joinery (Apprentice Level 2 or     Entry Requirements
                                                                                     firms in the British   Advanced Apprentice Level 3)                   There are no entry requirements for
                                                                                    construction industry                                                  this qualification.
                                                                                                            Painting & Decorating (Apprentice Level 2
                                                                                        as of the third     or Advanced Apprentice Level 3)
                                                                                       quarter of 2016                                                     Content
                                                                                                            Plastering (Apprentice Level 2 or
                                                                                                            Advanced Apprentice Level 3)                   You will study units including: site
                                                                                                                                                           carpentry, paint finishing, brickwork. Maths
                                                                                                                                                           and English will also form part of the
                                                                                                                                                           course and it will involve some real work
                                                                                                            You can expect to be qualified within          experience.
                                                                                                            a maximum of three years and your

     Say      to
                                                                                                            progression could include a higher level
                                                                                                            qualification, a promotion at work or higher
                                                                                                            education in college or university.            Construction Skills Diploma Programme
                                                                                                                                                           Level 1.

     building up
     to the top
     The UK construction industry is growing at a rapid rate and accounts
     for several million of the country’s jobs. If physical work is your bag, our
     apprenticeships and diplomas could put you on the working ladder in
     building, civil engineering and a host of other career pathways.

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to success
                                                                                                                                                                   Emmanuel Nyahe, Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations
                                                                                                                                                                   Before starting at Furness College in September 2015, I had
                                                                                                                                                                   studied carpentry as an apprentice in Ghana. Being at the College
                                                                                                                                                                   I like to challenge myself and learn new skills, which is why in the
                                                                                                                                                                   future I’d like to study IT to learn computer-aided design.
                                                                                                                                                                   One of my goals is to pursue a career in property development
                                                                                                                                                                   through my own construction company and I think the skills learnt
                                                                                                                                                                   at the College will help me achieve this. I’d like to inspire other
                                                                                                                                                                   students at Furness College to work hard and take on challenges in
                                                                                                                                                                   order to help them build their future careers.

     PROGRAMME LEVEL 1                                       PROGRAMME LEVEL 2
     You choose to study this Diploma in one of the          You choose to study this course in one
     following areas: Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery,        of the following areas: Brickwork, Carpentry &
     Painting & Decorating or Plastering.                    Joinery, Painting & Decorating or Plastering.

     Entry Requirements                                      Entry Requirements                                      CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS DIPLOMA PROGRAMME LEVEL 3
     Two GCSEs at grades 3-1                                 Level 1 Construction Skills Diploma
     (including Maths and English).                          or equivalent.                                          Entry Requirements                                  Progression
                                                                                                                     Level 2 Diploma with an interest in the             Employment as a bricklayer, plasterer,
     Content                                                 Content                                                 construction industry.                              painter & decorator, carpenter or joiner.
     It includes a Level 1 qualification in an appropriate   It includes a Level 2 qualification in an appropriate
     craft and will give you an understanding of the         craft. Maths and English will also form part of the     Content
     construction industry. Maths and English will also      course and it will involve some real work experience.
                                                                                                                     The course is available in four crafts:
     form part of the course and it will involve some real
                                                                                                                     Trowel Occupations, Wood Occupations,
     work experience.                                        Progression                                             Decorative Occupations, Plastering
                                                             Advanced Apprenticeship or Level 3 Diploma.             Occupations. Maths and English will also
     Progression                                             Employment as a trainee bricklayer, plasterer,          form part of the course and it will involve
     Level 2 Diploma or Apprenticeship within the            painter & decorator, carpenter or joiner.               some real work experience.
     construction industry.

                                                                                                                                                                          FIND OUT MORE

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                                                       APPRENTICESHIP IN
                                                       EARLY YEARS
                                                       Entry Requirements
                                                       Apprentice Level 2
                                                       A good standard of English, Maths and ICT.
                                                       GCSE English and Maths at grade 9-2 is
                                                       Advanced Apprentice Level 3
                                                       Level 2 Early Years qualification or
                                                       relevant experience.
                                                       GCSE English and Maths at grade 9-3.

                                                       You can expect to be qualified within
                                                       a maximum of three years and your
                                                       progression could include a higher level
                                                       qualification, a promotion at work or
                                                       higher education in college or university.

                                                       APPRENTICESHIP IN
                                                       SUPPORTING TEACHING &
                                                       LEARNING IN SCHOOLS

     Say      to
                                                       Entry Requirements
                                                       Apprentice Level 2
                                                       Four GCSEs at grades 9-3 (including
                                                       English Language and Maths).
                                                       Advanced Apprentice Level 3
                                                                                                         See page 30

     the tools to
                                                       Level 2 Early Years or TA qualification (or
                                                       relevant experience) and GCSE English.         for the full list of
                                                                                                     apprenticeships in
                                                       Progression                                   Early Years we offer
                                                       You can expect to be qualified within         at Furness College
                                                       a maximum of three years and your

                                                       progression could include a promotion
                                                       at work, higher education in college or
                      Keen to make a difference        university or a Foundation Degree in
                      to young people’s lives and      Children, Young People & Their Services at
                     looking for a fun, rewarding      Furness College.
                      career that offers diversity
                    every single day? Our courses
                    will give you a comprehensive
                     schooling in what it takes to
                    be top of the class at teaching.

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