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UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE - PROSPECTUS 2019 UCC Logo - Colchester Institute
UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE - PROSPECTUS 2019 UCC Logo - Colchester Institute
Contents
Welcome                                       4
About Us                                      5
Course Listing                                6
School of Art                                 8
School of Business and Management            18
School of Construction                       24
School of Digital Media                      30
School of Education                          34
School of Engineering                        42
School of Health and Social Sciences         48
School of Information Technology             58
School of Music                              64
School of Performing Arts                    70
Access to Higher Education/Mature Students   76
Higher Apprenticeships                       77
Our Campus                                   78
Life in Colchester                           79
Student Support                              80
Students’ Union                              81
How to Apply                                 82
Student Fees and Finance                     84
Validating Organisations                     86
Graduation                                   88
Travel                                       90

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Welcome
University Centre Colchester’s                                   Quantifying what constitutes
huge strength is in delivering                                   the UCC student experience is
professional and technical                                       surprisingly easy.
undergraduate and postgraduate
                                                                 We are a community in which smaller
degree programmes, which
                                                                 class sizes and extensive student
genuinely prepare students for
                                                                 support really matter. Our staff are all
exciting jobs and careers.
                                                                 practitioners, whatever their subjects.
Our degrees are informed and endorsed                            We believe in developing practical
by employers and taught by staff with extensive industry         skills that are underpinned by asking the right questions,
experience. As a result, our students succeed in developing      and evaluating what we do, and why. By the time you leave
the skills and knowledge most valued by employers,               UCC, this way of working will have equipped you with
evidenced by high levels of relevant employment at the end of    versatile skills for an ever-evolving job market. What is on
their studies.                                                   offer academically at University Centre Colchester prepares
                                                                 students for ‘real-life’ jobs, which explains our excellent
In conversations with students, it’s apparent how highly they
                                                                 graduate employment track record.
prize small teaching groups and ready access to academic
staff who know them well and provide individualised support      At UCC, we want you to have a good work/life balance, to
and guidance.                                                    be passionate about your subject, and to transform that
                                                                 energy into a successful career.
For over fifty years we have equipped thousands of students
with the wide range of skills they have needed to realise        Welcome to University Centre Colchester.
their aspirations. We’re proud to have helped students of all
backgrounds to exceed their potential. While studying with       Nils Franke
us, you will embark on a journey of self-discovery, but at the   Dean of Higher Education
same time you can expect the highest levels of academic,         University Centre Colchester
pastoral and employability support, giving you the best
chance of success, now and in the future.
But don’t just take our word for it! Come and see us at a
UCC Open Day. We’d love you to meet our staff and students
who can tell you first-hand about the fantastic experience
you too could have within the friendly and welcoming UCC
community. And if you’ve missed our Open Days, please call
01206 712432 to arrange your visit.

Alison Andreas
Principal and Chief Executive
Colchester Institute

Better Careers Begin Here
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About Us
Located on Colchester Institute’s Colchester campus,
University Centre Colchester (UCC) offers a wide range of
full-time and part-time foundation and honours degrees,
together with HNC/Ds, higher apprenticeships and
postgraduate qualifications.

At UCC, we have a variety of courses for you to choose
from. Our courses are taught across our ten academic
Schools and cover an exciting array of popular subjects.

But what sets UCC aside from the rest?

Your employability is important to us. Our courses are
developed in partnership with employers and professional
awarding bodies. Work placements, internships, guest
lecturers and industry visits are infused within our
programmes to ensure you have the skills and knowledge
employers are looking for – which means you will graduate
with that all-important competitive edge.

Our lecturers are experts in their fields. Having worked
extensively in their relevant industries, their professional
expertise and academic knowledge is valued by our students.

Studying at UCC will mean you’ll benefit from a high level
of contact time with lecturers; with smaller class sizes and
excellent facilities a trademark of the institution. You’ll also
have access to specialist advice from our Students’ Union and              For over a half a
our careers, welfare and finance teams, as well as exclusive         century Colchester Institute
support from the academic and operations teams at UCC.              has been delivering degrees
                                                                      and preparing students for
Want to know more?                                                 successful careers in industry.
                                                                     In 2016 Colchester Institute
UCC Open Days are an opportunity for you to see our                successfully applied to deliver
facilities, find out more about courses and discuss your           its degree provision under the
career plans with our lecturing teams. We also hold Open                  name of University
Events throughout the year and information on dates and                   Centre Colchester.
bookings can be found on our website: colchester.ac.uk/ucc
We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Course Listing
School of Art                                                      8   School of Health and Social Sciences                                   48
•   Foundation Diploma in Art and Design                               •   DipHE Person-Centred Counselling
•   Art and Design Foundation Programme                                •   BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling
•   BA (Hons) 3D Design and Craft                                      •   CertHE Health and Social Care
•   BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles                                     •   FdA Health and Social Care
•   BA (Hons) Fine Art                                                 •   BA (Hons) Health and Social Care
•   BA (Hons) Graphic Design                                           •   CertHE Early Years
•   FdA Photography                                                    •   FdA Early Years
•   BA (Hons) Photography                                              •   BA (Hons) Early Years

School of Business and Management                                 18   School of Information Technology                                       58
• CertHE Business Innovation and Applied Management                    • CertHE IT Systems and Applications
• DipHE Business Innovation and Applied Management                     • FdSc IT Systems and Applications
• BA (Hons) Business Innovation and Applied Management                 • BSc (Hons) IT Systems and Applications

School of Construction                                            24   School of Music                                                        64
• HNC Construction and the Built Environment                           • BA (Hons) Film Music and Soundtrack Production
•	HNC Construction and the Built Environment                          • BA (Hons) Music Education
   (Building Services Engineering)                                     • BA (Hons) Popular Music
• FdSc Construction Management
• BSc (Hons) Construction Management                                   School of Performing Arts                                              70
                                                                       •   BA (Hons) Acting and Creative Performance
School of Digital Media                                           30   •   BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
• BA (Hons) Computer Games with 3D Modelling and Animation             •   FdA Technical Theatre
• BA (Hons) Digital Film Production                                    •   BA (Hons) Technical Theatre

School of Education                                               34
• CertEd (Further Education and Skills Sector)
• PGCE (Further Education and Skills Sector)                                                             Award Abbreviations
• BA (Hons) Education Studies                                                                            BA (Hons): Bachelor of Arts (with Honours)
• MA Education                                                                                           BSc (Hons): Bachelor of Science (with Honours)
                                                                                                         CertEd: Certificate in Education
•	Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other                                          CertHE: Certificate of Higher Education
   Languages (TESOL)                                                                                     DipHE: Diploma of Higher Education
                                                                                                         FdA: Foundation Degree in the Arts
•	Trinity Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other                                              FdSc: Foundation Degree in Science
   Languages (TESOL)                                                                                     HNC: Higher National Certificate
                                                                                                         HND: Higher National Diploma
                                                                                                         PGCE: Professional Graduate
School of Engineering                                             42                                     Certificate in Education
•   HNC Electrical (Power) Engineering
•   HNC/D Electrical and Electronic Engineering
•   HNC/D Mechanical Engineering
•   HNC/D Manufacturing Engineering

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Teaching
Excellence
at UCC
Silver Award from
the Government’s
Teaching Excellence
Framework (TEF)
     Students achieve excellent outcomes.
     Very high proportions of students
     progress to highly skilled
     employment or further study.
     High levels of student satisfaction.

Commendation from
the Quality Assurance
Agency for Higher
Education (QAA)
     Enhanced student learning.
     Innovative approaches to
     embedding employability.
     Student-centred approach
     to Higher Education.

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School of
       Art

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Across both contextual studies and studio practice,
                                     students are given excellent contact time with tutors, who
                                     are experts in their fields. This allows students to create
                                     real research investigations with genuine integrity and
                                     purpose, in a supported and critical framework.
                                     Jonathan Kelham, Fine Art Course Leader

Students who study with us at
UCC have the chance to work in
a uniquely small and supportive
environment. An unusually high
percentage of our graduates gain
industry employment on graduation.
William Crisp, Textiles Lecturer

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Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Course outline
This exploratory course offers a transition to specialist art and design education,
enabling you to make informed decisions when applying to higher education. You
will be introduced to a range of art and design disciplines, contexts and processes
and supported to build a strong specialist portfolio. Projects are characterised
by experimental and multidisciplinary learning and challenge you to broaden
your technical and conceptual understanding. We introduce the programme by
exploring the core skills of drawing, media experimentation, research and critical
reflection. You will be supported to identify personal strengths and to develop
specialist skills in a particular discipline such as fine art, textiles, fashion design,
3D design, craft or lens media.

Reasons to study with us
· Our long-established foundation course is nationally respected and has an
   excellent placement record.                                                              The course has
· Successful completion of the Foundation Diploma guarantees a place onto your            given me more
   chosen degree programme at UCC.
· The end of year exhibition provides the opportunity to showcase your work to             opportunities to
   industry professionals, the public, family and friends.                                  explore my ideas
· We offer enhanced pre-application support for students wishing to apply for the
                                                                                            and I’ve got a lot of
   University of the Arts London (UAL).
                                                                                            mediums to use. In
Typical modules
                                                                                            all the areas, such as
· Art and Design Research Methods             · Evaluation and Reflection
· Idea Development                            · Preparation for Progression                 wood, metal, plastic
· Materials and Methods                       · Project Proposal and Realisation            and print, we’ve got
                                                                                            everything we need!
Entry requirements                                                                          Chloe Miles,
                                                                                            Foundation Diploma
· Portfolio of recent artwork                                                               in Art and Design
· 1 A Level at grade C in an art and design subject                                         graduate
· 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English and Maths
       Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have a
       relevant portfolio will also be considered.
COURSE CODE:          ZH19851
DURATION:             1 YEAR FULL-TIME
APPLY:                TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
· Ellie Dolan-Roberts, BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles, winner of the Nicole Abbott Award
   and selected by Sir Paul Smith for an internship at his design studios in London.
· Harry Watts, progressed to BA (Hons) Editorial Photography at Brighton University;
   apprentice photographer at The Times newspaper and internship at Photoworks magazine.

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Art and Design Foundation Programme

                          Course outline
                          This exciting course is studied part-time over two years. It is particularly suited to
                          those wishing to return to education and serves as an ideal preparation for joining
                          one of our BA (Hons) Art and Design pathways: 3D Design and Craft, Fashion
                          and Textiles, Fine Art, Graphic Design or Photography. You will be introduced
                          to a range of art and design practice, engaging in practical hands-on projects
                          using a variety of media. With the range of expert tuition and technical assistance
                          available in these areas, you will develop your creative potential through studio and
                          workshop projects before you choose the particular pathway you want to study.
                          You will then explore essential skills and processes relevant to that pathway.

                          Reasons to study with us
                          · Our team is made up of creative practitioners with a wealth of industry experience.
The Art and Design        · You will work on projects suitable to your own practice.
                          · We have spacious workshops for ceramics, glass, wood, metal, plastic,
Foundation course
                             printmaking and photography.
exposed me to all of      · You’ll have your own studio space to display sources of inspiration and research.
the workshops within      Typical modules
the School of Art,        · Drawing
and the possibilities     · Art, Design and Craft Analysis
                          · Materials, Processes and Procedures
of what you could do      · Art and Design Development
and make. It opened       · Art and Design Specialist Project
my eyes to the wide
range of media and
opportunities that
are available.
                          Entry requirements
Bridget Beverley,
Art and Design
Foundation
                          · All applicants with a portfolio of artwork will be considered.
Programme
                                 Mature applicants with a portfolio of artwork are welcome to apply.

                          COURSE CODE:          ZE2BAADP10
                          DURATION:             2 YEARS PART-TIME
                          APPLY:                TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

                          Graduate careers and pathways
                          · Painter                                    · Illustrator
                          · Sculptor                                   · Ceramicist
                          · Fashion or textile designer                · Teacher (after further study)
                          · Graphic designer

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BA (Hons) 3D Design and Craft

Course outline
This course is designed to explore 3D in its widest context. It allows you to
take functional, conceptual or critical approaches to design and making,
while developing a unique personal language. In the first year the focus is
on experimentation and acquiring the skills to develop 2D ideas into three-
dimensional form. From the second year onwards you are supported towards
independent investigation, with extensive weekly one-to-one contact with tutors,
and you are encouraged to negotiate projects to suit your personal career goals.
Reasons to study with us
· We have spacious specialist workshops for ceramics, glass, wood, metal, plastic
   and printmaking, and a photographic studio, drawing room and digital suites.
· The teaching team is comprised of experienced artists and designers to develop
   your skills to industry standards.
                                                                                      The class sizes are
· There are opportunities to exhibit at Firstsite and The Minories.
                                                                                      perfect; they allow for
Typical modules
· Introduction to 3D Design and Craft Processes                                      unlimited one-to-one
· Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation                                   support. The facilities
· Development of 3D Construction
· Professional Development Planning                                                  are great; the print,
· Investigation of 3D Design and Craft Practice                                      ceramics, wood and
· Professional 3D Design and Craft Practice
                                                                                      metal workshops all
                                                                                      have experienced
Entry requirements
                                                                                      technicians who
· 64 UCAS points
· Portfolio of artwork                                                                are excited to help
· 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English Language                                you work and solve
· Access to Higher Education qualification with a suitable portfolio also accepted
                                                                                      problems.
       Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have a
                                                                                      Jonathan Purser,
       relevant portfolio will also be considered.
                                                                                      BA (Hons) 3D Design
COURSE CODE:         W701                                                             and Craft
DURATION:            3 YEARS FULL-TIME
APPLY:               VIA UCAS

COURSE CODE:         ZH1BATDP01
DURATION:            6 YEARS PART-TIME
APPLY:               TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
Recent graduates of this course have successfully pursued further study at Master’s
level, set up their own practice and found work in the creative field. Many others
have used the transferrable skills gained through the development of independent
thinking to quickly progress into employment in a variety of other fields.

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BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles

                        Course outline
                        This unique and extremely successful degree programme aims to develop your
                        creative and practical skills in both fashion and textiles. The course introduces
                        you to the importance of research and the design process, along with the
                        practical disciplines of pattern making, fashion construction and textile print
                        processes for fashion and interiors. Students can combine both areas of study, or
                        alternatively may specialise in either discipline after completing year one. Strong
                        links with industry, delivered through visiting speakers, industry mentors, national
                        competitions and live projects are important features of the course, enabling
                        students to develop a strong portfolio of design work with a clear career direction.

                        Reasons to study with us
                        · Strong links with industry throughout the course and an Industry Mentor scheme.
                        · There are opportunities to take part in graduate shows and exhibitions.
There is such a
                        · Excellent practical workshops, with a strong emphasis on traditional making skills.
positive vibe on this
course, given from
                        Typical modules
                        · Introduction to Fashion and Textiles     · Introduction to Fashion Construction
tutors and students.       Processes                                · Development of Textile Boundaries
The tutors are highly   · Investigation of Fashion and Textiles    · Professional Fashion and Textile
                           Practice                                    Practice
supportive and allow
                        · Introduction to Textile Applications     · Professional Development Planning
you to be creative
and experimental        Entry requirements
with the designs and    · 64 UCAS points
construction.           · Portfolio of artwork
                        · 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English Language
Charlotte Hart,
                        · Access to Higher Education qualification with a suitable portfolio also accepted
BA (Hons) Fashion
and Textiles                   Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have a
                               relevant portfolio will also be considered.

                        COURSE CODE:          W231
                        DURATION:             3 YEARS FULL-TIME
                        APPLY:                VIA UCAS

                        COURSE CODE:          ZH1BAFTP01
                        DURATION:             6 YEARS PART-TIME
                        APPLY:                TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

                        Graduate careers and pathways
                        Our graduates work in a variety of roles at all levels of the industry, in fashion,
                        textiles and interiors; from well-known brands such as Ted Baker, Monsoon and
                        ASOS, to high-end luxury labels including: Burberry, Anthropologie, and Boden.
                        Students find work as designers, pattern cutters, garment technologists, product
                        developers, trend forecasters, buyers and studio managers.

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BA (Hons) Fine Art

Course outline
BA (Hons) Fine Art enables you to evolve an individual creative approach and
establish a professional identity within contemporary fine art practice. Your lecturers
and tutors, who are professional practitioners, will support the refinement of your
visual language and research interests through rigorous engagement with processes
and concepts, enabling you to develop a distinctive fine art practice. Students are
encouraged to take creative risks, utilising exhibition and project spaces, participation
in workshops and the visiting artist programme. You will gain valuable professional
experience, excellent networking opportunities and audience engagement.

Reasons to study with us
· Our team comprises experienced and practising artists with industry experience.
· There are opportunities to exhibit in public venues including The Minories and Firstsite.
                                                                                               The School of Art
Typical modules
· Introduction to Fine Art Processes                                                           has many great
· Introduction to Drawing Processes                                                            tutors. Students
· Development of Fine Art Processes
· Fine Art Photo-Media Practices                                                               have access to
· Development of Drawing Processes                                                             open facilities, which
· Professional Fine Art Practice
                                                                                               allow you to create
                                                                                               and explore your
Entry requirements                                                                             practice.

· 64 UCAS points                                                                               Shane Wimbledon,
                                                                                               BA (Hons) Fine Art
· Portfolio of artwork
· 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English Language
· Access to Higher Education qualification with a suitable portfolio also accepted
        Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have a
        relevant portfolio will also be considered.
COURSE CODE:           W191
DURATION:              3 YEARS FULL-TIME
APPLY:                 VIA UCAS

COURSE CODE:           ZH1BAFAP01
DURATION:              6 YEARS PART-TIME
APPLY:                 TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
The nature of the BA (Hons) Fine Art course will enable you to engage independently
and professionally as a professional studio artist, curator, gallery representative
or educator. Recent graduating students have established gallery representation
showing at Manchester Contemporary Art Fair and are involved in artist-led projects.

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BA (Hons) Graphic Design

                        Course outline
                        On this specialised course you will be encouraged to be innovative and inventive,
                        while creating an individual portfolio to reflect your career ambitions. You will
                        develop and refine your skills in typography, illustration, printmaking and digital
                        design, together with research and design processes. The course prepares you for
                        design studio work looking at books, corporate literature and catalogues, journal
                        and magazine design, branding, packaging, poster and information design, web
                        design and app creation.

                        Reasons to study with us
                        · Our team comprises design professionals and consultants with extensive
                           industry experience.
                        · Gain first-hand knowledge, professional skills and practice for your future career.
At UCC, there is        · Get involved in live projects and enter national competitions to develop your
                           experience.
a professional yet
relaxed working
                        Typical modules
                        · Introduction to Graphic Design            · Illustration with Printmaking
environment. There         Processes                                 · Packaging with Photography
are great facilities    · Investigation of Graphic Design           · Professional Graphic Design Practice
                           Practice                                  · Design for ePublishing
with tutors and
lecturers who have
a strong skillset and   Entry requirements
industry experience.    · 64 UCAS points
Imogen Ford,
                        · Portfolio of artwork
BA (Hons)               · 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English Language
Graphic Design          · Access to Higher Education qualification with a suitable portfolio also accepted

                               Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have a
                               relevant portfolio will also be considered.
                        COURSE CODE:          W214
                        DURATION:             3 YEARS FULL-TIME
                        APPLY:                VIA UCAS

                        COURSE CODE:          ZH1BAGDP01
                        DURATION:             6 YEARS PART-TIME
                        APPLY:                TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

                        Graduate careers and pathways
                        · Typographer                               · Brand designer
                        · Graphic designer                          · UX and UI designer
                        · Illustrator                               · Digital publisher

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FdA Photography

Course outline
This programme is tailored for aspiring photographers. It will enable you to
develop your photographic skills and your understanding of the photographic
industry, through ongoing experimentation with a wide range of projects aimed
at expanding your technical and contextual understanding of professional
photography. Following the second and final year of this course, you will have the
opportunity to join the third and final year of BA (Hons) Photography.
Reasons to study with us
·Y ou’ll have access to industry-standard resources including full frame DSLR cameras,
  medium and large-format film cameras, and a range of studio lighting equipment.
· Our excellent facilities include a dedicated Mac suite, extensive photographic
   studio space and a suite of colour and B/W analogue darkrooms.
· Our team is made up of practicing artists with extensive experience.
Typical modules                                                                           The course is wide
· Introduction to Photographic              · Introduction to Digital Imaging and
                                                                                          ranging, immersive
   Processes                                    Manipulation
· Web-Based Media                           · Specialist Photography Project            and incredibly
· Photography for Advertising               · Professional Photographic Practice
                                                                                          interesting. Each
                                                                                          module allows room
                                                                                          for you to further
Entry requirements
                                                                                          your particular
· 64 UCAS points
· Portfolio of artwork                                                                    interest while being
· 3 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English Language                                    supported all the way.
· An Art and Design Foundation Year is also accepted
                                                                                          Ian Kemp,
· Access to Higher Education qualification with a suitable portfolio also accepted
                                                                                          BA (Hons)
      Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have a                 Photography
      relevant portfolio will also be considered.
COURSE CODE:         W641
DURATION:            2 YEARS FULL-TIME
APPLY:               VIA UCAS

COURSE CODE:         ZH1FDPHP01
DURATION:            4 YEARS PART-TIME
APPLY:               TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
· Photography assistant                     · Progression to the third and final year
· Photographic studio manager                  BA (Hons) Photography
· Commercial photographer

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BA (Hons) Photography

                          Course outline
                          This programme’s emphasis is on preparing aspiring photographers for successful
                          careers in the fast-changing and competitive photographic market. You will have
                          the opportunity to explore your own ideas and concepts and create innovative
                          bodies of work with a robust understanding of different photographic industries
                          and respective audiences. Your learning will be underpinned by a range of
                          industry-related activities, such as talks by photographic practitioners, gallery
                          visits, live briefs and industry-focused workshops.
                          Reasons to study with us
                          · Our team is made up of practicing artists with extensive experience in the
                             commercial and fine art photography industry.
                          · Ongoing access to industry-standard resources including: full frame DSLR cameras,
                             medium and large-format cameras and a wide range of studio lighting equipment.
We have great             · Excellent facilities including industry-standard digital editing suites, photography
                             studios, and high-end colour and B/W analogue darkrooms.
access to studios,
                          · Ongoing industry contact through: live briefs, exhibitions and visiting practitioners.
equipment and
                          Typical modules
staff across the          · Investigation of Photographic Practice       · Introduction to Digital Imaging and
entire School of          · Contemporary Photographic Contexts              Manipulation
                          · Photography for Advertising                  · Web-based Media
Art. The course is
                                                                         · Professional Photographic Practice
creative and there is
never a shortage of       Entry requirements
influences, inspiration   · 64 UCAS points
                          · Portfolio of artwork
and support.
                          · 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English Language
Carina Ioannou,           · Access to Higher Education qualification with a suitable portfolio also accepted
BA (Hons)
Photography                      Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have a
                                 relevant portfolio will also be considered.

                          COURSE CODE:          W640
                          DURATION:             3 YEARS FULL-TIME
                          APPLY:                VIA UCAS

                          COURSE CODE:          ZH1BAPHP01
                          DURATION:             6 YEARS PART-TIME
                          APPLY:                TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

                          Graduate careers and pathways
                          · Commercial (advertising, editorial)            · Picture editing
                             photography                                    · Picture research
                          · Fine art photography                           · Exhibitions curator
                          · Photojournalism

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School of Business
      and Management

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Successful businesses adopt innovative and inventive
                                    strategies. It is imperative for professionals to gain
                                    theoretical and practical knowledge that brings sustainable
                                    advantage. The Business Innovation and Applied
                                    Management programme is designed for individuals who
                                    desire to achieve effective business performance.
                                    Adeboye Dada, Programme Leader and Lecturer

The lecturers have really taught
me how to discover my hidden
potential and have placed me on
the way to achieve my ultimate
goals in my chosen career.
Anna Ifeadike, BA (Hons) Business
Innovation and Applied Management

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CertHE Business Innovation
and Applied Management*

Course outline
This course will introduce you to various types of business environments and
enable you to develop business skills and the knowledge required to facilitate a
management position. This practical and experiential-led programme focuses on
innovation and the qualities of effective management. There is a particular emphasis
on applying skills within a professional setting, to equip you to start up new
business ventures and find different ways of solving problems in existing organisations.

Reasons to study with us
· You will develop the skills and knowledge that you need to start up and run a
   small business.
· Our team are all experts in their field and maintain their connections with industry,
   which include: Alexander Knight Business Solutions, Ford Motor Company,
   Birkett Long LLP, Barclays Bank, SMBCE Ltd and Colchester Borough Homes.
· Successful completion of this course allows you to progress onto year two of our
                                                                                                     The course delves
   BA (Hons) or DipHE programme.
                                                                                                     deeply into the
Typical modules
                                                                                                     business world and
· Introduction to Management                               · Introduction to Financial Management
· Marketing                                                 · IT and Maths for Business              the tutors make
· Study, Communication and                                 · Business Start-up Skills               sure they help each
   Employability Skills                                     · Business Environment
· E-commerce                                                                                         individual student
                                                                                                     to understand the
Entry requirements                                                                                   topics.
· 24 UCAS points                                                                                     Stephanie Odili,
· 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English and Maths or equivalent                                BA (Hons) Business
· Access to Higher Education qualification also accepted                                             Innovation and
                                                                                                     Applied Management
          Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
          experience, or are employed within industry, will also be considered.
COURSE CODE:                N100
DURATION:                   1 YEAR FULL-TIME
APPLY:                      VIA UCAS

COURSE CODE:                ZC2CHAMP01
DURATION:                   2 YEARS PART-TIME
APPLY:                      TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
· Accounting                                                · Customer services
· Finance                                                   · New business ventures

*Subject to validation. Check our website for the latest details.

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DipHE Business Innovation
                                                      and Applied Management*

                         Course outline
                         This course is designed to help you acquire the business and support skills
                         required for an early-career management role within an organisation or new
                         business venture. The emphasis is on technical skills combined with a placement
                         in year two and academic learning to support your professional and personal
                         development. Industry-focused practical projects encourage you to think
                         innovatively and apply your entrepreneurial skills to problem-solving solutions. There
                         are opportunities to explore management styles within an international environment.
                         Reasons to study with us
                         · Our course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) so you
                            can also obtain an industry-standard qualification alongside your degree.
                         · A short work placement in year two gives you an insight into the dynamics of the
                            business environment.
                         · Our team are all experts in their field and maintain their connections with industry
The course is not just
                            which include: Alexander Knight Business Solutions, Ford Motor Company,
built around essays,        Birkett Long LLP, Barclays Bank, SMBCE Ltd and Colchester Borough Homes.
as there is practical    Typical modules
work too. For me,        · Business Environment                                      · Business Strategy in Practice
                         · Introduction to Management                                · Professional Development
the hours allow me
                         · Management Accounting Essentials                          · International Business and
to study without it      · Project Management                                           Globalisation
impacting on any         · Business Start-up Skills

other aspects            Entry requirements
of my life.
                         · 32 UCAS points
Joe Nicholls,            · 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English and Maths or equivalent
BA (Hons) Business       · Access to Higher Education qualification also accepted
Innovation and
Applied Management                 Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
                                   work-based experience, or are employed within industry, will also be considered.

                         COURSE CODE:                N100
                         DURATION:                   2 YEARS FULL-TIME
                         APPLY:                      VIA UCAS

                         COURSE CODE:                ZC2DHAMP01
                         DURATION:                   4 YEARS PART-TIME
                         APPLY:                      TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

                         Graduate careers and pathways
                         · Business analysis                                         · Finance
                         · Project management                                        · International business engagement
                         · Accounting                                                · Careers adviser
                         *Subject to validation. Check our website for the latest details.

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BA (Hons) Business Innovation
and Applied Management*

Course outline
This dynamic course provides a range of opportunities to develop the business
skills and knowledge required to manage a successful organisation. There is a
focus on the role of innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship, to equip you to
start up new business ventures and find new ways of solving problems in existing
organisations. The emphasis is on technical skills and their application in the
workplace, with a short placement in year two. The course is also offered as a four
year degree with a one year industry placement.

Reasons to study with us
· Our course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) so you
   can also obtain an industry-standard qualification alongside your degree.
· Our team are all experts in their field and maintain their connections with industry
   which include: Alexander Knight Business Solutions, Ford Motor Company,
   Birkett Long LLP, Barclays Bank, SMBCE Ltd and Colchester Borough Homes.
· This degree can prepare you for postgraduate studies at Master’s level.                                 The course is
                                                                                                          structured to suit
Typical modules
· Introduction to Management                                · Management Accounting Essentials            the individual’s
· Business Start-up Skills                                  · International Business and Globalisation    academic needs.
· Business Strategy in Practice                             · Managing Innovation and
· Project Management                                           Strategic Change                           UCC is a friendly
· Digital Marketing                                                                                       learning environment
                                                                                                          with staff helping
Entry requirements
                                                                                                          to expose you to
· 80 UCAS points                                                                                          employability.
· 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English and Maths or equivalent
· Access to Higher Education qualification also accepted                                                  Anna Ifeadike,
                                                                                                          BA (Hons) Business
          Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant                   Innovation and
          experience, or are employed within industry, will also be considered.                           Applied Management

COURSE CODE:                N100
DURATION:                   3/4* YEARS FULL-TIME (*with year placement)
APPLY:                      VIA UCAS

COURSE CODE:                ZC2BAAMP01
DURATION:                   6 YEARS PART-TIME
APPLY:                      TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
· Business adviser                                          · Career in banking and financial industry
· Business developer                                        · Global business management
· Management roles
*Subject to validation. Check our website for the latest details.

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School of
     Construction

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Our department is rich in resources and has access to
                                                          industry professionals and their experience. I worked in the
                                                          construction and facilities management industry for over a
                                                          decade before joining the education sector. I know that my
                                                          students can utilise my many years of Quantity Surveying
                                                          and Commercial Management practice to help them better
                                                          understand and succeed in all aspects of their chosen
                                                          course of study.
                                                          Brenda Rich, Lecturer in Construction

Total construction output for the
East of England is estimated to have
increased by 10% year-on-year. The
Colchester area is expected to maintain the
current housing boom over the next three to five years
and our students are ideally placed to benefit from the
many employment opportunities currently available.
Bill Martin, Head of School for Construction and Engineering
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HNC Construction and the Built Environment

Course outline
Ideally suitable if you are working in a construction-related occupation, such as
a trainee site supervisor, trainee quantity surveyor or a site management trainee,
and want to enhance your career opportunities in construction management.
You will develop your skills and experience in areas such as construction
processes, management techniques and building technology through group
and individual projects, presentations and case studies.

Reasons to study with us
· Our emphasis on industry best practice helps to ensure you are ready for
   the workplace.
· Studying a work-based NVQ Level 4 alongside this qualification will enable you to
   achieve a Higher Apprenticeship in construction.
· Part-time study allows you to fit work and other commitments around your learning.

Typical modules
· Individual Project (Pearson-set)                                                     Employing more than
· Construction Technology                                                              two million people
· Construction Practice and
   Management                                                                          and generating
· Legal and Statutory Responsibilities                                                around £100 billion
   in Construction
                                                                                       every year for the
· Construction Information (Drawing,
   Detailing, Specification)                                                           UK economy, the
· Science and Materials
                                                                                       construction industry
· Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out
                                                                                       is vital to the nation’s
                                                                                       prosperity.
Entry requirements
                                                                                       prospects.co.uk
· Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area
· Minimum two years’ industry experience
· 2 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English and Maths or equivalent
       Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
       experience, or are employed within the industry, will also be considered.
COURSE CODE:         ZT14501
DURATION:            2 YEARS PART-TIME
APPLY:               TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
· Construction management
· Site engineering
· Sustainability management
· Construction (supervising and operations)

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HNC Construction and the Built Environment
                       (Building Services Engineering)

                       Course outline
                       Our broad-based HNC is ideal if you are working in plumbing, heating, air-
                       conditioning or electrical installation and want to enhance your career opportunities
                       in building services engineering. It is designed to develop your knowledge and
                       skills to enable progression to a technical, supervisory or managerial position, with
                       responsibility for the design, installation, operation and monitoring of mechanical,
                       electrical and public health systems. You will also explore issues relating to
                       renewable energy, sustainability, low carbon technologies and energy management.

                       Reasons to study with us
                       · Enhance your career opportunities within the building services sector.
                       · This part-time course allows you to fit work and other commitments around your study.
                       · Optional modules allow you to follow a specialist pathway, such as electrical
                          installation or mechanical services engineering.

                       Typical modules
Successful HNC
                       · Individual Project (Pearson-set)           · Principles of Heating System Design
students have          · Construction Technology                       and Installation
enhanced their         · Science and Materials                      · Principles of Ventilation and
                       · Construction Practice and                    Air-conditioning Design and
career prospects          Management                                   Installation
through promotion      · Mathematics for Construction
and salary increases
with employers such
as the NHS and SSE
Contractors Ltd.       Entry requirements
Bill Martin,
                       · Level 3 qualification for example City & Guilds 2330 Certificate in
Head of School for
Construction and
                          Electro-technical Technology or City & Guilds 6129 Plumbing or equivalent
Engineering            · Minimum two years’ experience in a relevant industry
                       · 2 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English and Maths or equivalent

                              Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
                              experience, or are employed within the industry, will also be considered.

                       COURSE CODE:         ZT15841
                       DURATION:            2 YEARS PART-TIME
                       APPLY:               TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

                       Graduate careers and pathways
                       · Design (residential and commercial)        · Construction (supervising and
                       · Electrical technology                         operations)
                       · Renewable technologies                     · Sustainability management

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FdSc Construction Management

Course outline
This programme is designed for construction professionals who want to further
enhance their career opportunities within the industry, in areas such as site
management and quantity surveying. You will extend your knowledge and
understanding of construction processes, management techniques, building
technology and environmental and sustainability issues. Work-based modules are
an important element of the course and allow you to apply your learning within
your own profession. Optional modules allow you to develop a specialist pathway
in either site or commercial management.

Reasons to study with us
· Our course has been designed in consultation with the regional construction
   industry to meet their demand for professional and technician personnel.
· You have access to excellent training facilities in our new dedicated STEM centre.
· Successful completion of this course enables you to progress to the third and
                                                                                       I enjoy the practical
   final year of our BSc (Hons) Construction Management.
                                                                                       side of the course,
Typical modules
                                                                                       such as getting to
· Construction CAD Studio                  · Development of the Built Environment
· Surveying Processes                      · Environmental Science                     use instruments
· Work-Based Project                       · Site Management Practice                  that are used in the
· Sustainable Construction Processes
                                                                                       construction industry,
                                                                                       and studying in a
Entry requirements                                                                     friendly atmosphere.
· 32 UCAS points                                                                       Jack Edwards,
· 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English Language and Maths or equivalent         FdSc Construction
· NVQ Level 3 construction craft qualification also accepted                           Management

       Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
       experience, or are employed within the industry, will also be considered.
COURSE CODE:           K221
DURATION:              2 YEARS FULL-TIME
APPLY:                 VIA UCAS

COURSE CODE:           ZT1FDCMP01
DURATION:              3 YEARS PART-TIME
APPLY:                 TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
· Site management                             · Building surveying
· Quantity surveying                          · Building control
· Site engineering                            · Architectural technician

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BSc (Hons) Construction Management (Quantity
                   Surveying or Site Management Pathways)

                          Course outline
                          A predicted 2.2 million people will be employed in managerial positons in the construction
                          sector by 2020.* Our CIOB accredited Honours degree is for construction professionals
                          who wish to move into a managerial role in the industry, with a particular focus on either
                          commercial or site management. The course allows you to develop your knowledge and
                          understanding of construction processes, management skills, building technology and
                          environmental and sustainability issues. Work-based modules are an important element
                          of the course and allow you to apply your learning within your own profession.
                          Reasons to study with us
                          · Our degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the world’s
                             largest professional body for construction management.
                          · This course has been designed in consultation with the regional construction
                             industry to meet their demand for professional and technician personnel.
The course allows me
                          Typical modules
to learn and develop
                          · Measurement Practice                                 · Sustainable Construction Processes
new techniques in         · Site Management Practice                             · Supply Chain Management
construction that can     · Project Management                                   · Development of the Built Environment
                          · Dissertation                                        · Work-Based Project
be put into practice in
my current job role.      Entry requirements
I like the tutors’        · 80 UCAS points
approach to teaching      · 2 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English and Maths or equivalent.
                          · Direct entry to final year of the BSc (Hons) for students with a Foundation Degree
a diverse range of           in Construction
students; taking each     · Direct entry to the second year of the full-time or third year of the part-time BSc
                             (Hons) for students with a Certificate of Higher Education in Construction, subject
person on their own          to the accreditation of prior learning.
merits and abilities.              Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
Simon Leonard,                     experience, or are employed within the industry, will also be considered.
BSc Construction
Management
                          Quantity Surveying                                   Site Management
                          COURSE CODE:       K222                              COURSE CODE: K223
                          DURATION:          3 YEARS FULL-TIME                 DURATION:    3 YEARS FULL-TIME
                          APPLY:             VIA UCAS                          APPLY:       VIA UCAS

                          COURSE CODE:       ZT1BSCCP01                        COURSE CODE: ZT1BSCSP01
                          DURATION:          5 YEARS PART-TIME                 DURATION:    5 YEARS PART-TIME
                          APPLY:             TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE              APPLY:       TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE
                                             COLCHESTER (UCC)                               COLCHESTER (UCC)

                          Graduate careers and pathways
                          · Building surveying                                   · Building control
                          · Construction management                              · Architectural technicians
                          · Restoration                                          · Quantity surveying
                          *UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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School of
     Digital Media

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In the creative sector, digital advances
                                                              now demand new skills for creation and
                                                              production, new technical skills, and the
                                                              capability to invent new business models.
                                                              Creative Skills Europe

Developing games is a
viable career for both women
and men, and can require a
variety of skills such as maths,
programming, design, art, animation
and 3D modelling. As the industry grows,
games companies need lots of skilled and hardworking
graduates to help them create the latest games to
entertain, amaze and inspire millions of different players.
Mark Backler, founder of Sketchbook Games and Fourth State

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BA (Hons) Computer Games
with 3D Modelling and Animation

Course outline
This contemporary degree introduces you to the artistic and narrative aspects
of computer games design, programming and 2D/3D animation. The course
enables you to develop applied research practices, industry entrepreneurship and
employment skills, including applying gaming technologies to the real world, such
as designing virtual landscapes for marketing. Our course is aimed at the creative
gamer and/or graphic artist who wants to develop their technical and creative skills
while building up a portfolio of work, demonstrating abilities in a range of industry fields.

Reasons to study with us
· Working with industry-experienced tutors.
· Our degree prepares you for exciting career opportunities in the gaming industry.
· Benefit from the use of new creative media facilities.
· Enhance your knowledge with a work placement and guest lectures with industry
   specialists.
                                                                                                This course is all about
Typical modules                                                                                 building better careers
· Intro to Modelling for Games                                                                 for our students. We
· Intro to Programming of Games
   Engines                                                                                      want to make sure
· Game Design Theory and Practice                                                              our students can
· Foley and Sound Design
· Professional Practice                                                                         secure their place in
· Advanced Modelling and Animation                                                              the industry, and we
· Advanced Programming for Games
· Professional Studio Project                                                                   do this by keeping our
                                                                                                connections within the
                                                                                                games industry.
                                                                                                Danielle Wrayton,
Entry requirements                                                                              Programme Leader
· 96 UCAS points                                                                               and Lecturer
· An interview with a relevant portfolio of work
        Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
        experience, or are employed within the industry, will also be considered.
COURSE CODE:           I620
DURATION:              3 YEARS FULL-TIME
APPLY:                 VIA UCAS

Graduate careers and pathways
· Entrepreneurship, including small            · Creative roles within a games
   business development                            company
· Computer games programming                   · Online distribution and marketing
· Computer games journalism                    · Progression to Master’s level courses

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BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

                       Course outline
                       This exciting degree allows you to produce exhibition and broadcast-quality
                       work to enhance your progression to employment or postgraduate study. Our
                       course supports the development of your practical and technical skills in camera,
                       lighting, editing and sound techniques. Short film projects in each year enable
                       you to broaden your creative abilities in scriptwriting, marketing and distribution.
                       An appreciation of film and TV as global industries is encouraged through the
                       inclusion of World Cinema texts alongside British and American products.

                       Reasons to study with us
                       · Our teaching team comprises working practitioners with extensive knowledge of
                          the professional media production and education industries.
                       · Professional practices and employment skills are covered throughout the course
                          to provide you with a solid foundation for entry into the industry.
                       · You will benefit from working collaboratively with BA (Hons) Acting and Creative
The course gives          Performance, and BA (Hons) Film Music and Soundtrack Production students.
me access to new       Typical modules
equipment and          · Understanding Audience Theory            · Foley and Sound Design
allows me to edit my      in Context                               · Experimental Cinema
                       · Earning a Living in the Film and         · Introduction to Digital Editing
own work, whereas         TV Industries                               Techniques
courses at other       · Script to Screen                         · Factual Programming
universities would
                       Entry requirements
mean only editing
someone else’s.        · 96 UCAS points
                       · An interview where you will be required to bring a showreel of previous work
Siân Cocks-Rye,        · Access to Higher Education qualification also accepted
BA (Hons) Digital
Film Production               Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
                              experience, or are employed within the industry, will also be considered.
                       COURSE CODE:         P313
                       DURATION:            3 YEARS FULL-TIME
                       APPLY:               VIA UCAS

                       COURSE CODE:         ZH3BADFP01
                       DURATION:            6 YEARS PART-TIME
                       APPLY:               TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

                       Graduate careers and pathways
                       · Production assistant                     · Content creators for YouTube
                       · Junior video editor                      · Freelance in camera, lighting, sound,
                       · Film/TV studio technicians                  directing, editing and visual effects
                       · Teaching

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School of
     Education

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Teaching is a hugely fulfilling career with
                              excellent job satisfaction, security, and
                              lots of opportunities for progression.
                              Department for Education

This course has taught us
everything we need to know
about teaching. I feel more
confident walking into a
teaching job now.
Dale Page, PGCE graduate

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CertEd (Further Education and Skills Sector)

Course outline
Our initial teacher training programme covers the essential aspects of a teaching role in
post-compulsory education, through theoretical study and practice-based training. Our
course is designed to encourage you to achieve your teaching aims through engaging in
activities related to your own teaching context. On the full-time pre-service programme,
you will complete placements to develop your teaching experience. On the part-time
in-service programme, you complete your work experience in your current teaching role.

Reasons to study with us
· Our team comprises experienced and practising teachers with extensive knowledge.
· You may apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status for Further
   Education and Skills Sector teachers on completion of this course.
· Our BA (Hons) degree and MA Education courses provide further career opportunities.

Typical modules
· Principles of Teaching and Learning        · Action Research Project                    UCC is a diverse
· Developing Teaching and Learning           · Wider Professional Practice in
                                                                                            place to study with
· Enabling Learning by Assessment               Education and Training
· Managing Behaviour                         · Theories and Principles in Pedagogy         good resources,
                                                                                            which prepare
Entry requirements
                                                                                            you for your future
· Level 3 qualification in your subject specialism                                          employment. There
· 2 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English and Maths or equivalent
· Significant industry experience                                                           is such a friendly
· Satisfactory completion of interview day and enhanced DBS check                          atmosphere!
· A secured placement where you will complete 100+ hours teaching or
   training experience                                                                      Joseph Philpott,
                                                                                            PGCE
· Access to Higher Education qualification also accepted
       Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
       experience, or are employed within the industry, will also be considered.
COURSE CODE:          X141
DURATION:             1 YEAR FULL-TIME
APPLY:                VIA UCAS

COURSE CODE:          ZE6CERTP01
DURATION:             2 YEARS PART-TIME
APPLY:                TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
· Teaching and management roles in post-compulsory educational settings
· Specialist teaching qualifications

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PGCE (Further Education and Skills Sector)

                        Course outline
                        This higher level professional teaching qualification enables you to apply for qualified
                        teacher status in post-compulsory education. It covers the essential aspects of a
                        teaching role, through theoretical study and practice-based training, and is designed
                        to encourage you to achieve the aims through engaging in activities which are directly
                        related to your own teaching context. On the full-time pre-service programme, you
                        will complete placements to develop your teaching experience. On the part-time in-
                        service programme, you complete your work experience in your current teaching role.

                        Reasons to study with us
                        · Our team comprises experienced and practising teachers with extensive knowledge.
                        · You may apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status for Further
                           Education and Skills Sector teachers on completion of this course.
                        · Our BA (Hons) and MA Education courses provide further career opportunities.
The course covers a
wide range of topics.
                        Typical modules
                        · Managing Behaviour                         · Theories and Principles in Pedagogy
I’m using everything    · Action Research Project                    · Principles of Teaching and Learning
in my own lessons       · Developing Teaching and Learning           · Wider Professional Practice in
                        · Enabling Learning by Assessment               Education and Training
that I’ve learnt from
the first week. The
                        Entry requirements
course is centred
                        · 2:2 degree qualification linked to subject specialism
around the student,     · 2 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) including English and Maths or equivalent
and it prepares you     · Satisfactory completion of interview day and enhanced DBS check
                        · A secured placement where you will complete 100+ hours teaching or
for employment!            training experience
Beth Long,              · Access to Higher Education qualification also accepted
PGCE
                               Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
                               experience, or are employed within the industry, will also be considered.
                        COURSE CODE:          ZE6PGCEF01
                        DURATION:             1 YEAR FULL-TIME
                        APPLY:                TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

                        COURSE CODE:          ZE6PGCEP01
                        DURATION:             2 YEARS PART-TIME
                        APPLY:                TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

                        Graduate careers and pathways
                        · Teaching and management roles in post-compulsory educational settings
                        · Specialist teaching qualifications

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BA (Hons) Education Studies

Course outline
Our BA (Hons) Education Studies course allows you to explore education in
a range of settings, from early years to lifelong learning and from a UK and
international perspective. Our course introduces you to teaching methods and
practice, and educational issues such as social factors influencing learning. We
encourage the development of your knowledge and skills through experiential
learning, reflective practice and investigative research, enabling you to gain a broad
understanding of education and discover the focus for your career ambitions.

Reasons to study with us
· Placements offer invaluable practical experience and allow you to apply theory to
   real-life situations.
· Guest speakers from a range of organisations broaden your understanding of
   current educational issues.
· Our MA Education qualification provides a further opportunity to enhance your
   knowledge and career.
                                                                                         The course is
Typical modules                                                                          gripping. I have learnt
· Study Skills                             · Child Development and                     a lot in a short time.
· The National Curriculum                     Socio-Economics
· Research Project                         · STEM Subjects                             The small class sizes
· Education in an International Context    · Employment Studies                        are great, as they
· Introduction to Special Educational
   Needs                                                                                 allow everyone to
                                                                                         get involved.
Entry requirements                                                                       Nick Browning,
                                                                                         BA (Hons) Education
· 64 UCAS points                                                                         Studies
· Access to Higher Education qualification also accepted
       Mature applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but have significant
       experience, or are employed within the industry, will also be considered.
COURSE CODE:         X300
DURATION:            3 YEARS FULL-TIME
APPLY:               VIA UCAS

COURSE CODE:         ZE6BAEDP01
DURATION:            UP TO 6 YEARS PART-TIME
APPLY:               TO UNIVERSITY CENTRE COLCHESTER (UCC)

Graduate careers and pathways
· Child welfare                            · Teaching in a range of settings
· Careers guidance                         · Education Authority roles
· Education administration
· SEND occupations

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