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03 Life at West Notts 05 Additional learning support 06 Working together 07 Study skills 08 Student financial support 09 Qualifications explained 11 State-of-the-art facilities 13 A LEVELS 17 BUSINESS 21 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE 25 COMPUTER SCIENCE 27 Network and system support 28 Software development 29 CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING SERVICES 31 Bricklaying 32 Carpentry and joinery 33 Electrical and plumbing 35 Painting and decorating 36 Plastering 36 Professional construction studies 37 CREATIVE ARTS 39 Art and design 40 Fashion 40 Graphic design 41 Media and multimedia 42 Music/music technology 43 Performing arts 45 ENGINEERING AND TRANSPORT SKILLS 47 Electrical and mechanical engineering 48 Fabrication and welding 49 Motor vehicle 51 FOUNDATION STUDIES 57 HAIR AND BEAUTY 59 Beauty and spa 61 Hairdressing 63 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE 67 SPORT AND PUBLIC SERVICES 69 Horse care 70 Public services 71 Sport 73 TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY 75 Hospitality and cookery 77 Travel 79 How to apply 80 Tours 'n' tasters 81 How to find us 82 College bus service 2 There has never been a more exciting time to join West Nottinghamshire College.

Having invested over £40m in the college’s estate, creating state-of the art classrooms and a modern learning environment, our students now study in some of the best facilities in the country. Outstanding resources, combined with exceptional tutors, means that whatever your ambition we can help you achieve it. Time and time again our students tell us that the support they receive is second to none.Tutors and support staff make sure that learning is engaging, stretching and fun and more importantly prepares you for your next steps, whatever they may be.

In addition to your study, your life outside the classroom will be enriched with a range of opportunities to enhance your CV and really make yourself stand out from the crowd.Volunteering, enterprise, employability plus the chance to join many clubs and societies will not only provide you with essential skills for work but essential skills for life. If you think you might be interested in running your own business once you leave us there is plenty of support to help you on the way – our Vision Entrepreneur programme combines inspirational speakers, expert mentoring and practical sessions which will equip you to achieve business success.

If a university-level qualification is your next goal, remember to speak to the college’s very own Higher Education team about your options.We offer a range of foundation degrees, HNDs and HNCs as well as full top- up degrees in partnership with the University of Derby and Birmingham City University. I very much look forward to welcoming you to the college in September and to working with you to achieve your ambitions. Dame Asha Khemka OBE DBE Principal and Chief Executive 1

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Careers team Professional advisors who can support you throughout your time at college with career choices, university applications, searching for jobs and interview preparation. Call 01623 413325 Email careers@wnc.ac.uk Childcare Butterflies Day Nursery is located at the Derby Road campus and run by qualified staff.They provide four age-appropriate rooms for children aged 6 months to five years. Butterflies was also rated outstanding by Ofsted in 2012. Call 01623 413015 Visit www.butterfliesmansfield.co.uk Earn as you learn A scheme that enables students to gain valuable work experience, learn more about how the college works and, most importantly, get paid! Throughout the year, the college needs students to help out with events and activities. If you would like to earn a bit of extra cash while you study, get in contact with the Students’Union once you enrol and find out what’s available.

Email sue.harries@wnc.ac.uk Eating and drinking Most of our campuses have a diner, refectory and/or vending machines for students to use. Hot meals and snacks are available at Derby Road, the Ashfield Centre, Station Park and Engineering Innovation Centre. Finance You might be eligible for financial help if you’re struggling to make ends meet while you’re at college.There are schemes and funds available depending on your personal circumstances.There are also separate support schemes for parents to assist with childcare. For more information, visit our website or contact the student financial support team.

Call 01623 627191 ext 8256/8179 Email studentfinancialsupport@wnc.ac.uk As a student at the college, you’ll receive a great education with all of the support you need to make the most of your time here. We also encourage you to get involved with the range of opportunities available to you outside of the classroom. Learner Voice A forum for students to air their opinions about college life and make changes for the better.You can volunteer to become a student rep and take the concerns of those on your course directly to college senior management.This is an important part of how the college is run and affects the decision-making process at the highest level. Learning resource centre (LRC) Located at the main Derby Road campus and with further services available at our smaller sites, the LRC provides books, DVDs, journals and magazines, along with computers for college work or internet access. Specialist software is also available for those with learning needs and the friendly team at the LRC can provide support with research or accessing information.

Email learningresourcecentre@wnc.ac.uk Student experience officer All students have access to a student experience officer, who can help with mentoring, time-management, attendance and motivation. They also run the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which is a nationally-recognised scheme for 14-25 year-olds. It’s a chance to get outside, go on expeditions and try something new.You’ll meet new people, develop new skills and gain confidence. Speak to your student experience officer about getting involved when you start college.

Student health, welfare and safety A team of professional advisors who can offer advice on safer sex, C-Card registration (free condom service), information on drug and alcohol misuse, bullying/cyber bullying, domestic abuse, healthy eating support and more. Email shws@wnc.ac.uk The SU at West Notts is active throughout the academic year, arranging volunteering, fundraising for charity, trips out and fun activities.The SU provides a great way for you to get involved in college life, meet new people and enhance your CV.The SU block and team offices are located at Derby Road – this is a place for students to relax and socialise in-between classes.

As soon as you have enrolled at the college, you can apply for an NUS card at www.nus.org.uk – it only costs £12 but gives you access to 100s of discounts in shops and online. Visit www.westnottssu.co.uk 3 4

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The additional learning support (ALS) team offers a wide range of support services to enable you to access the educational and social environments at college.We have a large team of experienced and trained staff who work closely with you, schools, outside agencies and tutors to provide an individual support package. This package will include access to the following specialist services: u Communication support workers for the deaf u IT trainers for the visually-impaired u A team who provide support for students with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties or an autistic spectrum disorder, e.g. autism or Asperger’s syndrome u Learning support assistants who provide classroom and/or personal care assistance u Dyslexia support tutors u Support for mental health difficulties u A range of assistive technology, software and resources to enable access and inclusion u Special exam arrangements u Special needs transport u Note-taking service for D/deaf students If you have a learning difficulty and/or disability that you would like to discuss in a confidential manner, please contact the ALS team on 0808 100 3626. If you would like more information, we can post you a disability statement which outlines all of our services in detail.The statement can be provided in large print or audio on request.

When you become a student at West Notts, we will guarantee to provide you with the education and support you need to make the most of your time here. In return, we expect you to adhere to certain rules, regulations and policies and behave in a manner that promotes mutual respect. WE EXPECT YOU TO: u turn up to class on time u wear appropriate safety clothing/ equipment in workshops u wear your college lanyard and ID card at all times u hand your work in on time u not use bad language u respect others and college property u keep the college clean and not throw litter u always consider your safety and the safety of others u tell us if you experience any problems during your time here u not bring drugs or alcohol onto college premises.

WE WILL PROVIDE: u a safe learning environment u information, advice and guidance on your health and wellbeing u continuous support throughout your time here u tutors with subject expertise u timely marking of your work u careers advice and support for your next step after leaving us u modern and extensive resources specific to your course u up-to-date facilities and equipment u confidential advice and support should you need it. At West Notts we offer additional support to students with disabilities and/or learning difficulties.

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You might be eligible for financial help if you’re struggling to make ends meet while you are at college. For further information or to find out if you are eligible for any of these schemes, please contact student financial support on 01623 627191 ext 8256/8179 or email studentfinancialsupport@wnc.ac.uk CARE TO LEARN If you are a parent under 20 years of age, you may be able to apply for childcare support through the Care to Learn scheme. For further information or an application form, please call the Care to Learn helpline on 0800 121 8989, or search for Care to Learn at www.direct.gov.uk 20+ CHILDCARE FUND If you are a parent aged 20 years or over, then the college's 20+ Childcare Fund may be able to offer some assistance with your childcare costs. Call us on 01623 627191 ext 8256/8179 for more information.

The 16-18 Guaranteed Bursary may be available to support you while you study if you are: ˜ a looked-after young person i.e. in foster care ˜ a care leaver ˜ in receipt of income support ˜ in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance. You must be in receipt of both of these benefits to qualify. The 16-18 Student Support Fund supports students under 19 years of age who are experiencing financial difficulty due to a low household income. Please note these details are correct at the time of print and may be subject to change.

CONTACT US Student finance team 0808 100 3626 ext 8256/8179 Studying on a programme with us is far more than just gaining a qualification.There are lots more ways that you will pick up the skills essential for employment or progression to a higher- level course. If you haven’t gained GCSEs at A*-C in English and maths before joining us you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects. Employers tell us that these subjects are essential for today’s workplace and we will work with you to make sure that you achieve these essential skills.

We will also work with you on your own study skills, professional development and provide you with opportunities to get involved in a range of activities that mean that you will leave us ready for your next steps. Opportunities range from work placement, volunteering, enterprise and sport all aimed at giving you those essential personal and employability skills you’ll need when you go into work or further study. CORE COURSE QUALIFICATION MATHS ENGLISH STUDY SKILLS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS STUDY SKILLS WORKING AS A TEAM USING YOUR INITIATIVE SPORT ENTERPRISE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING WORK EXPERIENCE PERSONAL CONFIDENCE COMMUNICATION VOLUNTEERING If you are aged between 16-18 you may be entitled to free school meals at the college. If you received free school meals at school it is likely that this entitlement will continue with you into college.You will need to complete a form to apply for free school meals and this will be sent to you as part of the admissions process. If you are eligible your free schools meals allocation will be loaded onto your ID card and you will be able to use this card in all of the college’s diners and vending machines. More information is available from the student finance team on 01623 627191 ext 8256/8179 or email studentfinancialsupport@wnc.ac.uk 7 8

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ENTRY 1 2 3 UNIVERSITY Academic qualifications taken after GCSEs. A full A Level is achieved after two years of study. Each A Level focuses on a specific subject area, students normally take 2-5 depending on career goals. A LEVELS L3 N/A Work and study at the same time. You’ll learn practical skills at work and normally study one day per week at college. You’ll also earn a weekly wage. INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP L2 5 GCSES AT GRADE A*-C As above, although you can expect to develop wider skills and knowledge in your specialism.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP L3 A LEVELS As above, but with a focus on developing high level specialist skills and knowledge in your role. HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP L4 UNIVERSITY-LEVEL Specific for the construction industry. You’ll learn practical, job-related skills and knowledge for a career in bricklaying, plastering, painting and decorating or carpentry. CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA L1-L3 VARIES DEPENDING ON LEVEL Courses are designed to help those who may find learning difficult. BTEC entry level courses help you to gain confidence, engage in learning and prepare you for further study in specific industries.

BTEC ENTRY ENTRY LEVEL PRE-GCSE Aimed at preparing you for further study in a specific industry if you do not possess the right entry qualifications. No examinations. BTEC INTRODUCTORY L1 PRE-GCSE Work-related learning aimed at preparing you for employment in a specific industry. BTEC DIPLOMA L2 5 GCSES AT GRADE A*-C Work-related specialist qualifications for those who are certain of the job role and/or university course they wish to progress to. BTEC 90 CREDIT/ SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA L3 A LEVELS As above, but covers more units. BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA L3 A LEVELS A qualification that measures your knowledge and ability in a specific subject area or job role – suitable for those already in employment. NVQ L1-L3 VARIES DEPENDING ON LEVEL Your time at Vision West Nottinghamshire College may extend beyond the completion of your first course. Many of our students stay with us for years, progressing to a university-level qualification before finding that all- important dream job. Whatever career path you choose to follow, we can help you get there by supporting you to achieve higher-level qualifications. Hairdressers, engineers, actors, coaches, entrepreneurs, musicians, teachers and more can all study for a foundation degree, HND or full honours degree at West Notts. Through our partnerships with the University of Derby and Birmingham City University, you can be sure that the qualification you achieve has the same value as any other degree; the only difference is lower fees, smaller class sizes and the option of staying local while you study.

Whether you want a Level 2, Level 3 or university-level qualification, we’re here to help you reach the top and achieve your goals. QUALIFICATION LEVEL/S EQUIVALENT TO WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? 9 10

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There’s no better time to study at West Notts. Our £40m redevelopment has reached completion which means new buildings, new facilities and new opportunities.We now boast some of the best facilities in the country to help prepare you for the world of work or higher-level study. Our dedicated study centres include spacious classrooms, learning resource centres, and the latest industry- standard equipment and technologies to offer our students the chance to increase employability, and learn in a 21st century environment.

The main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes with the addition of a lifestyle academy, boasting two commercial ventures. Students wishing to work in catering and hospitality will train in Refined, a fine dining restaurant with access to industry-standard kitchens, whilst hair and beauty students will train in Revive, a commercial hair and beauty salon and spa, which offers the latest treatments and services. Create, a dedicated facility for creative industries and digital technologies provides, students with an impressive 150-seat commercial theatre,TV and recording studios, and the latest industry technologies including Apple Mac suites for those studying media or multimedia. And our latest addition, the Visual Art and Design Centre brings together art and design and fashion students in one inspiring space.

Engineering and motor vehicle students study in the newly-built Engineering Innovation Centre featuring the latest in hybrid, nano and carbon technologies, and those studying construction and building studies benefit from spacious study zones at Station Park. And let’s not forget the sports hall, spanning the size of six badminton courts and built to Sport England standards! We even have a dedicated university centre, should you wish to stay with us up to university-level study. Whatever your ambition, we’re ready to support your goals, and help you to become the industry professionals of tomorrow.

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Nelson Mandela 99.2% Pass rate A Levels We believe there should be more to the A Level experience than a classroom and textbooks. At West Notts you’ll excel in your studies through visits and activities that will enhance your learning experience. Providing comprehensive support is something that we pride ourselves on. A learner coach will be assigned to you to ensure that you get the help and motivation you need during your studies. As an A Level student at the college you’ll develop real skills in communication, team working and independence - skills you can take into employment or university-level study. Visits and trips We arrange a number of interesting trips and activities for our A Level students.The trips you attend depend on the A Level subject you study. Examples of past visits include: u Natural History Museum, Science Museum, National Space Centre, Bletchley Park. u Visits to local attractions including: Nottingham Law Courts, Nottingham Caves, Sherwood Forest Visitors' Centre, Holocaust Memorial Centre, Derwent Reservoir, Alton Towers. u A visit to bioKneX Laboratories in Nottingham and field trips to the Peak District and the Yorkshire Coast. Specialist facilities As an A Level student you’ll have exclusive access to our new independent learning centre at Derby Road.

The centre has up-to-date resources which are specifically collated for individual A Level course specifications. Our resources and facilities will enable you to develop independent study skills while providing an environment that promotes academic development in preparation for university-level study. Opportunities We have excellent links with regional universities which will help you decide on your next step if you intend to continue into Higher Education.These links include seminars led by visiting subject specialists and visits to university open days. We also offer a range of foundation degrees at the college that are validated by our partner universities – the University of Derby and Birmingham City University – should you wish to continue your studies with us.

Entry requirements September 2015 will see the start of two-year A Levels with all exams taking place in the summer of 2017.This means that you need to ensure that you are comfortable with studying the full two-year A Level before you commit to your chosen subjects. The entry requirements for each A Level subject are slightly different. Generally, you will need to have at least five A*-C grades, including English and the GCSE subject you intend to study at A Level. Detailed entry requirements are listed in our comprehensive A Level course guide available by request from the college or at www.wnc.ac.uk u Accounting u Biology u Business Studies u Chemistry u English Language u English Literature u Film Studies u Fine Art u Further Maths u Geography u History u ICT u Law u Maths u Media u Photography u Physics u Physical Education u Psychology u Sociology 13 14

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Background: Over ten years of experience teaching adult literacy, key skills, communications and A Level English. Alison is also a former West Notts student herself! “We offer a wide range of A Levels, more so than the majority of local schools in the area.This allows students to have much more choice in their subject options which will ultimately benefit their chosen career path.” TUTOR PROFILE Alison Lincoln "It's way more relaxed here, there's a Students’ Union to listen to me, I'm treated like an adult and I feel like my opinion matters." /visionwestnotts 3 A Levels ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Although each A Level has slightly different entry requirements (usually an A*-C grade in a related GCSE), you will generally need to have at least five A*-C grades including English language before being accepted onto a programme of A Levels. COURSE OVERVIEW Students select three subjects to study over the two years. In addition, students are also able to complete the Extended Project Qualification. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? u Written exams u Coursework in certain subjects u Practical assessment in subjects such as art or science WHERE WILL I STUDY? In our new A Level centre at Derby Road with dedicated classrooms and resources. WHERE NEXT?

u Application to a university- level programme such as a foundation degree, HND or full honours degree. Apprenticeships or employment. APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/A-Levels Derby Road HIGHLIGHTS A Level students visited Magdalen College and St Edmund Hall College as part of an initiative to encourage them to apply to the top universities.They toured the colleges and saw the historical buildings and campus, and the deer park.They also received a tutorial session on writing personal statements for university applications. 15 16

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Colin Powell 93% Pass rate 270 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 97% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 38% Further study 45% Employment 17% Other ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Business 17 18

"Classes are smaller so communication with tutors is easier. I like the fact that all the tutors are ready to help and know exactly what to do." /visionwestnotts BUSINESS BTEC National Diploma in Business 3 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade C or above (including maths and English language) or: u Level 2 in Business at merit level u Written skills test at Interview COURSE OVERVIEW u An A Level-standard course designed to equip you with skills to work in business – or start up your own.

u Study modules which take a look at different business and marketing models, strategies and techniques. u Visit working business environments to observe how they work. u Undertake a work placement to gain practical first-hand experience. WHERE NEXT? u Foundation Degree Business Management (available at the college) u Start your own business APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/297 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Five GCSEs at grade C or above (including maths and English language) or: u Business National Diploma/ First Diploma at Level 2 with GCSE maths and English language at grade C or above u Written skills test at interview COURSE OVERVIEW u Study a mix of modules designed to equip you with the skills needed in business. u Study the business environment and creative product promotion. u Undertake a work placement during your course to boost your employability. u Visit real working business environments to see how they operate.

WHERE NEXT? u Foundation Degree Business Management (available at the college) u Start your own business APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/297 BUSINESS Every good entrepreneur has to start somewhere. A qualification in business will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve your goals and ambitions; whether that be helping someone run their business, or successfully running your own. Potential career opportunities include roles in customer service, marketing, PR, human resources and many other business support functions. BTEC Diploma in Business 2 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE English language and maths at grade D or above plus: u Two other subjects at grade D or above u Written skills COURSE OVERVIEW u Get a taste of what it’s like to work in a business environment.

u Visit working businesses to gain first-hand experience and industry knowledge. u Study a combination of business modules ranging from enterprise, marketing and selling, to people in organisations. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 National Diploma in Business u Level 3 courses in public services, leisure and tourism or IT u Start your own business APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/298 Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road HIGHLIGHTS Rebekah Cotterill, scooped CIPD’s Student of the Year Regional Award 2013. She was nominated by her tutor for her ‘commitment to the philosophy and ideals of the programme’. 19 20

Franklin D Roosevelt 97% Pass rate 364 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 94% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 80%Further study 11% Employment 9% Other ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information These courses are only applicable for 16-18-year-olds. Older learners are signposted to an Adult Responsive team. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You will also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Children and young people's workforce 21 22

"I’ve been given a lot of on-going support from the members of staff at the college." /visionwestnotts Entry Level Certificate in Caring for a Child/ Children EARLY YEARS EDUCATION AND CARE ENTRY Foundation Diploma in Caring for Children 1 2 Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements apart from those listed on the previous page (interview, references and school/college reports) u You will be required to undertake a DBS check that the college will fund prior to any placement. Any reprimands, cautions, warnings, convictions or ASBOs may affect your chances of securing a work placement.

COURSE OVERVIEW u Gain an understanding of caring for children in the community and in the home. u Learn valuable parenting skills which will benefit your personal and working life. u Benefit from a potential work placement (arranged by the college). u Be taught by staff experienced within early years professions. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 Foundation Diploma in Caring for Children u Other related Level 1 courses at the college APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/296 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u English language OR maths at D grade and 3 E grades at GCSE which must include English language or: u Entry Level 3 in Caring for Children u You will be required to undertake a DBS check that the college will fund prior to any placement. Any reprimands, cautions, warnings, convictions or ASBOs may affect your chances of securing a work placement.

COURSE OVERVIEW u Develop the basic knowledge and skills required for supporting children’s play and learning experiences. u Study a variety of childcare units from care and safety, to healthy lifestyles. u Opportunities to go on work placements in a childcare setting (arranged by the college). u Be taught by staff experienced within early years professions. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care u Other related Level 2 courses at college u An apprenticeship APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/295 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u English language OR maths at C grade and 4 other D grades at GCSE (must include English language), or a Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children, or a Level 1 Health and Social Care qualification u You will be required to undertake a DBS check that the college will fund prior to any placement. Any reprimands, cautions, warnings, convictions or ASBOs may affect your chances of securing a work placement.

COURSE OVERVIEW u Covers the knowledge and skills required to support children’s care and development, children’s welfare, enabling learning environments and positive relationships. u Training placements within childcare and education settings form part of the course (arranged by the college). u Be taught by staff experienced within early years professions. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) u An apprenticeship APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/555 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Five GCSEs at grade C or above (must include English language and maths) or: u Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care, or: u A Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification with a ‘distinction’profile u You will be required to undertake a DBS check that the college will fund prior to any placement. Any reprimands, cautions, warnings, convictions or ASBOs may affect your chances of securing a work placement.

COURSE OVERVIEW u This course is equivalent to three A Levels (420 UCAS points available). u A great first step onto a career in teaching, nursing or social work. u Learn about development from conception to seven years. WHERE NEXT? u University-level courses in teaching, nursing, social work or early childhood studies u Employment within an early years or school setting u Foundation Degree Children’s and Young People’s Services (available at the college) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/294 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORKFORCE Imagine having an impact on a future generation. A career in childcare is never a dull one and can potentially span a lifetime.You’ll need enthusiasm, patience and bags of energy to work in this rewarding sector where no two days are the same. Our childcare courses are designed to prepare you for potential careers in early years, primary teaching and supportive care roles. Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road HIGHLIGHTS Childcare students did a sponsored skipping activity to raise funds for the children’s oncology ward at The Queen’s Medical Centre.They performed single skipping and double Dutch-style skipping with two ropes.

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Thomas A. Edison 97% Pass rate 385 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 95% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 63%Further study 25% Employment 12% Other COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Software development ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Network and systems support ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

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NETWORK AND SYSTEMS SUPPORT Diploma in IT 1 Diploma in IT (Software Development) 2 Diploma in IT (Software Development) 3 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Background: IT technician at the college, developed several software projects that have had commercial success, specialises in programming, games theory and design. “Seeing students succeed is very rewarding.Whether they progress onto other courses, university or employment, I’m honoured to have played a small part in helping them get there.” TUTOR PROFILE Piers Ching ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Entry Level 3 or GCSE IT at grade E or above and English (or equivalent) COURSE OVERVIEW u This programme is split into two key parts: a technical qualification and Functional Skills.

u Develop skills in a variety of subjects from internet safety and IT security, to web design, graphics and project management. u On successful completion, you’ll be able to undertake a wide range of information technology courses. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Diploma in IT (System Support) u Level 2 Diploma in IT (Software Development) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/810 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or equivalent (including English) u Familiarity with computers and computer terminology would be an advantage COURSE OVERVIEW u A practical first step into software development. u Learn or refresh your skills in designing, creating and testing your own computer software.

u Cover topics including web and software development, and ICT graphics. u Successful completion of this course can lead onto employment within web design or programming roles. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in IT (Software Development) u Level 3 Diploma in IT (Networking and System Support) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/291 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 diploma in a related subject area with a‘merit’ profile plus English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification COURSE OVERVIEW u Create your own programs and work with experienced game developers.

u Design and build your own games, create animations and develop websites. u Use industry-standard tools and techniques to complete challenges which will showcase your skills. u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview. WHERE NEXT? u HND Computer and Systems Development u Other related university-level qualifications APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/289 "I like how the lectures are slightly less formal when compared with school. I think it makes tutors more approachable when you require help." /visionwestnotts 2 Diploma in IT (System Support) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or equivalent (including English) u Familiarity with computers and computer terminology would be an advantage COURSE OVERVIEW u A hands-on course in PC maintenance and repair. u Develop a range of up- to-date practical skills, enabling you to build and fix computers and computer networks.

u Completion of this course can lead onto further study or work as a technician. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in IT (Software Development) u Level 3 Diploma in IT (Networking and Systems Support) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/290 Diploma in IT (Networking and System Support) 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 diploma in a related subject area with a‘merit’ profile plus English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification COURSE OVERVIEW u This course provides an in- depth look at the career of the networking/IT technician. u Learn valuable skills in maintaining computer systems, managing networks and implementing network security.

u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview. WHERE NEXT? u HND Computing and Systems Development u Other related university-level qualifications APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/288 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT A career in computers doesn’t have to mean a desk job. Join an exciting and growing sector as a software developer.With skills in programming, you’ll be highly sought-after and your qualification could see you taking on exciting projects including designing the next console game, creating a user-friendly website or programming a mobile phone app. Our courses can lead to potential careers including software engineer, games developer or test engineer.

SYSTEM SUPPORT A job in system support is an important one. As reliance on computer technology grows, so does the demand for technical experts to help keep them running efficiently. To work in this field,You’ll need accuracy and attention to detail, and be able to work at speed. Keeping your knowledge of new systems and processes updated is also key. A qualification in system support can lead to careers including programming, technical support officer, and project management. Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road HIGHLIGHTS HND Computing and Systems Development students won £500 for their web design skills for Lancashire-based marketing firm – MIMS Marketing. Hannah Concannon and Jessica Parsons successfully rebranded the firm’s webpage.

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Christine Gregoire 94% Pass rate 482 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 97% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 68% Further study 30% Employ ment 2% Other ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Professional Construction Studies ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Bricklaying ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Carpentry and Joinery ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Electrical ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Painting and Decorating ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Plastering ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Plumbing 29 30

Bricklaying Construction Diploma ENTRY 1 2 3 Bricklaying Construction Diploma BRICKLAYING Bricklaying Construction Diploma Bricklaying Construction Diploma CARPENTRY AND JOINERY ENTRY 1 Carpentry and Joinery Construction Diploma Carpentry and Joinery Construction Diploma Carpentry and Joinery Construction Diploma 2 3 Carpentry and Joinery Construction Diploma ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Initial assessment u Aptitude test COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed for those who didn’t achieve the necessary GCSEs for Level 1. u Units cover blocklaying and bricklaying, basic cavity walling, building methods and construction technology. u Develop your skills in purpose-built facilities at our Station Park campus.

u Learn from tutors with industry experience. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 Construction Diploma APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/811 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade A*-D (including maths and English or the equivalent) u Initial assessment u Aptitude test COURSE OVERVIEW u A practical course designed to develop the skills and job- related knowledge required for a career in brickwork. u Cover a range of units in building methods and construction technology; from blocklaying and bricklaying, to basic cavity walling. u Learn in purpose-built facilities.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Construction Diploma APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/676 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Trade experience u Relevant foundation construction award or: u Level 1 Bricklaying Construction Diploma COURSE OVERVIEW u Ideal for those who aren’t currently working as a bricklayer, but wish to in the future. u This course acts as a route towards gaining a full NVQ at Level 2, but without the required work experience. u Study safe working practices, masonry, walling techniques and interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Construction Diploma (after gaining employment) u Upgrade to the NVQ Level 2 with additional work-based evidence APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/677 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Successful completion of Level 2 Bricklaying Construction Diploma or: u A relevant NVQ qualification COURSE OVERVIEW u Undertake a variety of complex activities to develop job-related skills and knowledge for a professional career in bricklaying. u Learn trade tips and techniques from experts with professional industry experience. u Study units which include safety in the workplace, masonry techniques, walling, and interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures.

WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related subject APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/738 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Initial assessment u Aptitude test COURSE OVERVIEW u An introductory course covering practical and job- related knowledge for a career in carpentry or joinery. u Study units including safe working practices, building methods and construction technology, and forming basic woodworking joints. u Learn how to effectively use the tools of the trade, including portable power tools. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 Construction Diploma APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/815 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Initial assessment u Aptitude test u Four GCSEs at grade A*-D, which must include maths and English or equivalent COURSE OVERVIEW u This basic introductory course covers practical and job-related knowledge for a career in carpentry/joinery. u You’ll achieve a nationally- recognised qualification to help you progress onto higher-level courses or employment.

u Study a variety of units from safe working practices, to methods and construction technology. u Use the latest equipment, techniques and tools and learn in modern purpose- built facilities. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Construction Diploma APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/287 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Trade experience u A relevant foundation construction award or: u Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery Construction Diploma COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed specifically for those who aren’t currently working as a carpenter or joiner but would like to in the future. u This course provides a route towards gaining a full NVQ at Level 2, but without the required work experience. u Choose from either site carpentry or bench joinery. u Gain practical skills in circular rip saw maintenance and repair, and storing materials and equipment. WHERE NEXT?

u Level 3 Construction Diploma (normally after gaining relevant employment) u Upgrade to the NVQ Level 2 with work-based evidence APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/285 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Successful completion of the Level 2 Construction Diploma or: u Related NVQ Level 2 qualification COURSE OVERVIEW u A course for those wishing to pursue a professional career in carpentry and joinery. u Undertake a broad range of complex activities to develop job-related skills and knowledge. u Study installing first and second fixing components, erecting complex structural carcass components (floors and roofs) and using transportable machinery. u Learn under the guidance of qualified tutors with industry experience.

WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related subject APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/739 BRICKLAYING With a growing demand for new homes and a constant need to maintain older ones, a career in bricklaying can provide you with a solid future. Bricklaying courses can lead to a range of jobs in this area, whether you choose to work for a small family firm or large global organisation.With the right qualification and experience behind you, you could even progress to site manager, and become the gaffer! CARPENTRY AND JOINERY If you take pride in your work, and have a keen eye for detail, a career in carpentry and joinery could be for you. Considered to be one of the most creative of the construction trades, you’ll learn traditional techniques using modern equipment.Your skills will be in high demand, and could potentially take you all over the world. You could even start your own business and become self-employed once you’ve qualified and gained the right experience. Station Park Station Park Station Park Station Park Station Park Station Park Station Park Station Park HIGHLIGHTS Students achieved the best-ever results in the regional heats of SkillBuild 2014. Eight out of 14 students achieved top three positions in their respective categories. 31 32

PLUMBING If you’re a practical learner who is good with your hands, and enjoys problem solving; consider a career in plumbing. As a qualified plumber,you’ll be equipped with specialist skills and knowledge which will be highly sought-after in the building sector. A plumbing qualification will give you the opportunity to work with both small and large businesses,and could lead to self-employment with the right experience. ELECTRICAL A career as an electrician could be a bright one. Most, if not all, homes and businesses use electricity as a daily commodity.When things go wrong, they need putting right quickly and safely. If you’re a practical worker, who can think on their feet, and able to problem-solve in order to get the job done then a career in this field could be for you.You’ll have the potential to take your skills across the globe, and even become self-employed with the right qualifications and experience under your belt.

ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING 1 2 3 Diploma in Electrical Services Electrical Installation Electrical Installation 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above (including maths and English) u Aptitude test u Free writing exercise COURSE OVERVIEW u A beginner’s course designed for people passionate about entering the electrical industry, who are not yet ready to study a Level 2 qualification. u Learn in purpose-built facilities at our Station Park campus under the guidance of qualified technicians and tutors.

u Study theoretical and practical modules including electric installation, wiring and terminations, electrical science and technology, and environmental sustainability. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/913 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Aptitude test u A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above (including maths and English) The level of course you start on will be determined by the result of the aptitude test and interview. COURSE OVERVIEW u Learn in Station Park’s simulated work environment in preparation for a career as an electrician.

u Study safe working practices, technology and installation, and building structures as part of the course. u You’ll have the opportunity to take part in entrepreneurial projects to showcase your skills. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 in Electrical Installation or into employment as an apprentice APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/283 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Level 2 Electrical Installation u Aptitude test u A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above (including maths and English) Experience and the results of your test/interview will determine the level of course you start on.

COURSE OVERVIEW u An advanced course to best prepare you for work as an electrician. u Further study of safe working practices, technology and installation, and building structures. u You’ll have the opportunity to take part in regional and national skills competitions. u Develop advanced practical skills that will enable you to become a qualified electrician. WHERE NEXT? u Employment as an electrician. u University-level qualifications in a related area APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/826 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of grade C in GCSE maths and English. u Aptitude test The results of your aptitude test/interview will determine what level you start at. COURSE OVERVIEW u Develop your practical and industry skills in preparation for a career in plumbing. u Undertake a range of specialist plumbing units as part of this course. u Study theoretical and practical modules including working safely, technology, installation and building structures.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Certificate in Plumbing u Employment as an apprentice APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/828 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Level 2 Certificate in Plumbing u Aptitude test The results of your aptitude test/interview will determine your entry to Level 3. COURSE OVERVIEW u An advanced course to enhance your practical and industry skills, which can lead onto employment as a plumber. u Study modules including working safely, technology and installation, and building structures. u Train using industry-standard facilities to equip you with the latest knowledge needed to complete in this industry. WHERE NEXT?

u Employment as a plumber u University-level qualifications in a related area APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/829 Station Park Station Park Station Park Diploma in Plumbing Studies 1 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above (including maths and English) u Free writing exercise COURSE OVERVIEW u A beginner’s course aimed at those who wish to enter the plumbing industry, but who are not yet ready to study a Level 2 qualification. u Develop practical industry skills in preparation for progression onto the Level 2 certificate.

u Train under the guidance of professionals with industry experience. u Study a range of modules relating to plumbing, from plumbing science to installation, maintenance and repair. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Certificate in Plumbing APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/795 Station Park Station Park Station Park "The training I have received has been fantastic for my goals. The tutors have treated me with respect and helped me throughout the year." /visionwestnotts 33 34

1 2 3 Painting and Decorating Construction Diploma PAINTING AND DECORATING ENTRY Painting and Decorating Construction Diploma Painting and Decorating Construction Diploma Painting and Decorating Construction Diploma PLASTERING 1 2 ENTRY Plastering Construction Diploma Plastering Construction Diploma Plastering Construction Diploma BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Initial assessment u Aptitude test COURSE OVERVIEW u The course is for those who didn’t achieve the necessary GCSE grades for Level 1. u An introductory course covering practical and job- related knowledge required for a career in painting and decorating.

u Gain a nationally-recognised qualification alongside practical experience which will help you to develop your basic skills and progress to higher-level courses. u Study all aspects of painting and decorating, from preparing surfaces through to applying specialist decorations. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 Construction Diploma APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/814 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Initial assessment u Aptitude test u Four GCSEs at grades A*-D (including maths and English) or equivalent COURSE OVERVIEW u An introductory course covering practical and job-related knowledge and skills required for a career in painting and decorating. u Gain a nationally-recognised qualification to help develop your basic skills and progress onto higher-level courses. u Train under the guidance of professional tutors at our purpose-built facility. WHERE NEXT?

u Level 2 Construction Diploma u NVQ Level 2 with relevant work placement APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/286 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Trade experience u A relevant foundation construction award or: u Level 1 Painting and Decorating Construction Diploma COURSE OVERVIEW u A course for people who aren’t currently working in the painting and decorating profession but wish to in future. u This course acts as a stepping stone towards gaining a full NVQ at Level 2. u Study a wide range of units including specialist decorative finishes, applying paint systems using spray equipment, and erecting and dismantling access. WHERE NEXT?

u Level 3 Construction Diploma (normally after gaining relevant employment) u Upgrade to the NVQ Level 3 with additional work-based evidence APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/284 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Level 2 Construction Diploma or: u A related, relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification COURSE OVERVIEW u An advanced course aimed at those who want to pursue a professional career in painting and decorating. u Develop practical skills including specialist decorative finishes, carrying out specialist architectural feature work, and applying paint systems using airless equipment.

u Learn practical skills in our purpose-built campus at Station Park under the guidance of tutors with professional industry experience. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related subject APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/737 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Initial assessment u Aptitude test This course is for those who didn’t achieve the necessary GCSE grades for Level 1. COURSE OVERVIEW u An introductory course covering the practical and job-related knowledge required for a career in plastering. u Gain a nationally-recognised qualification which will help to develop your basic skills and progress to higher-level courses.

u Learn basic plastering skills studying units which cover solid and fibrous plaster. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 Construction Diploma APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/812 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Initial assessment u Aptitude test COURSE OVERVIEW u A basic introductory course covering practical and job- related skills and knowledge required for a career in plastering. u Gain a nationally-recognised qualification which will help to develop your basic skills, and progress to higher-level courses and eventually into employment. u Study units including basic plastering skills and solid and fibrous plaster.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Plastering Construction Diploma APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/813 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Trade experience u A relevant foundation construction award or: u Level 1 Plastering Construction Diploma COURSE OVERVIEW u An intermediate course covering practical and job-related knowledge for a career in plastering. u Gain a nationally-recognised qualification which will help you to develop your basic skills and progress to higher- level courses. u Study a range of units to prepare you for a job in plastering, including safe working practices and communicating with others, and practical units which covers detailed plastering techniques.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 plastering courses (where available) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/890 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE grade C or above in maths, English and science or: u A relevant BTEC first diploma or NVQ 3 in a craft occupation COURSE OVERVIEW u An advanced course aimed at those who wish to pursue a professional career in the construction industry. u Study a broad range of units which look at the theoretical side of construction including construction technology and architectural design, the environment, planning and resourcing, surveying, graphic detailing, computer- aided design and sustainability. u This course is great preparation for further study including moving onto university-level qualifications in your specialised area. WHERE NEXT?

u Employment within construction management/surveying u University-level qualifications in a related subject APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/282 PAINTING AND DECORATING If you have creative flair and enjoy seeing a project through to completion, painting and decorating could be for you. As a painter and decorator, you’ll enjoy a diverse career, from working on new designs, to restoration projects, and your skills will be in high demand. Our courses are designed to equip you with the right specialist techniques and finishes to help you outshine the competition in this sector.

PLASTERING A good plasterer is a valuable commodity to the construction industry. Plasterers need to be practically-minded, with good attention to detail and an ability to get the job done. Whether you choose to specialise in solid or fibrous plastering, your expert skills will be required on various jobs from new builds to renovation tasks.With the right qualifications and experience behind you, you could even own your own business. PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION STUDIES The BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction can take your awareness of the construction industry to a whole new level. It provides the perfect foundation in preparation for university- level study, and can lead onto careers including architecture, surveying, site management and more.Your knowledge of the industry will be highly-regarded, and you’ll find yourself working on various projects from the initial planning stages, through to completion.

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1058 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 95% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 78% Further study 17% Employment 5% Other 98% Pass rate ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. Maya Angelou COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Performing Arts ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Art and Design ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Fashion ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Graphic Design ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Interactive Media ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Media Production (film and TV) ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Music 37 38

1 2 ART AND DESIGN Diploma in Art and Design Diploma in Art and Design 3 Diploma in Art and Design 3 BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design (18+) Diploma in Clothing and Textiles 3 FASHION Diploma in Graphic Design GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 Background:Worked as a designer for Jaeger, Harold Ingram, Dalkeith, Katherine Hamnett, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood, as well as high street retailers such as Next, Marks and Spencer and Miss Selfridge. “Our courses are designed to be current and on-trend, with projects linked to the fashion industry.The skills the students learn are highly relevant to the professional demands of the industry.” TUTOR PROFILE Anita Varney ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Followed a GCSE level programme u Art portfolio which showcases your creativity COURSE OVERVIEW u Explore a wide range of art and design activities and find your area of expertise. u Sharpen your practical skills in painting and drawing, ceramics, printmaking and 3D design.

u Can lead onto a variety of art and design careers or higher-level courses in your specialised subject area. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design, Level 2 Diploma in Interactive Media APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/490 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Level 1 literacy qualification u Minimum of four GCSEs at grade D u Art portfolio which showcases your creativity All applicants progressing from a Level 1 programme must be able to show a high level of commitment, willingness and teamwork. COURSE OVERVIEW u An exciting practical course for those interested in exploring a wide range of art and design activities. u Produce work using drawing and painting, 3D design, ceramics, print, fashion and textiles and computers in art to build up your portfolio. u Develop an appreciation of art in a broad historical context.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design, Interactive Media, Graphic Design and Clothing and Textiles APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/276 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum age 18+ (at the start of the course) u An A Level supported by three GCSEs at grades A*-C or equivalent, including English or a combination of an A Level in Applied Art and Design or AS in Art and Design or a National/ Extended Diploma in Art and Design u Portfolio of practical art and design work that shows an appropriate standard of ability and commitment COURSE OVERVIEW u This course aims to help you make an informed decision about your choice of specialist degree course. u Develop your manual skills through experimentation and integrated learning. u Learn to appreciate and value the accidental and disruptive incidents which may occur. WHERE NEXT?

u University-level qualifications such as a specialist creative arts degree u Specialist art college APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/271 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and art and design or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design with a‘merit’profile plus GCSE English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification u Portfolio of design work COURSE OVERVIEW u Learn design in advertising, illustration, print, web design, flash animation, magazine layout, typography, and more. u Develop a strong portfolio of project work.

u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualifications such as a degree in graphic design or other related area u HND in Interactive Media (available at the college) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/273 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and art and design or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design with a‘merit’profile plus GCSE English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification u Portfolio of design work COURSE OVERVIEW u Explore and experiment with a range of art and design materials and processes. u Follow specialist pathways within areas of fine art, sculpture and ceramics, photography, printmaking, illustration or fashion and textiles.

u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualifications such as a specialist creative arts degree APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/270 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and Art and Design or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design with a‘merit’profile plus GCSE English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification u Portfolio of design work COURSE OVERVIEW u An exciting opportunity to develop skills in fashion design, garment manufacture, computer- aided design in fashion, and business and enterprise. u Bring your fashion and technical design skills together to produce a professional collection. u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview.

WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related area APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/274 FASHION If you have a passion for fashion and want to take your talents further,a course in clothing and textiles could help move your designs from patterns to the catwalk. From high street to high fashion, a career in this fast-moving industry could potentially take you all over the world. Job opportunities in fashion include fashion buyer,fashion designer, textile designer, garment technologist, design assistant and fashion journalist.

GRAPHIC DESIGN Good at designing and drawing? A course in graphic design will help build a portfolio which is sure to impress potential clients and employers. Once you have studied graphic design,you will be able to move into related industry areas including animation, illustration,printmaking, product design and the advertising arts,and you can choose whether to go freelance or work for an established design agency. ART AND DESIGN On an art and design course you’ll develop your manual skills, as well as your understanding of many different genres of art, helping you to define your specialist pathway.Whatever your chosen style, a qualification in art and design will help to boost your career prospects in this competitive field. As an artist, you could choose to work freelance, or build upon your talents in other areas including art therapy, fashion design or printmaking. Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road 39 40

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u A literacy qualification at Level 1 supported by at least four GCSEs at grade D or above u A portfolio of evidence demonstrating your creative ability All applicants progressing from a Level 1 programme must be able to show a high level of commitment, willingness and teamwork. COURSE OVERVIEW u Develop sought-after design and production skills required for the rapidly evolving and dynamic digital media industry. u Cover key areas of multimedia applications including web design, animation, illustration, and visual communication. u Use industry-standard equipment including Mac suites and Adobe software and sound systems. WHERE NEXT?

u Level 3 Diploma in Interactive Media, or Media Production (Television and Film) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/275 2 MEDIA AND MULTIMEDIA Diploma in Creative Media Production (Interactive Media) Diploma in Interactive Media 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production (Film and Television) 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production (Film and Television) 3 MUSIC AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY Diploma in Music 2 Diploma in Music 3 Diploma in Music Technology 3 Background: Producer and engineer of dance music, featured on BBC Radio 1, DJ’d at venues such as‘The Fridge’ and‘Heaven’ in London.

“I enjoy being in a position in which I can provide an opportunity for students to explore a diverse range of areas within music and music technology.” TUTOR PROFILE Lee Pasch ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 diploma in a related subject with a‘merit’profile plus English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification u Portfolio of related work which shows a passion and interest in either a design or computer-based subject COURSE OVERVIEW u Study web and graphic design, illustration, animation and 3D modelling and digital video.

u Develop your professional skills using industry-standard software including Adobe products (Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and more). u Work on live briefs and meet professionals from the interactive media industry. u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification u HND in Interactive Media (available at the college) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/272 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design with a‘merit’profile plus English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification u Short film (which you must bring to your interview) COURSE OVERVIEW u Learn professional media production in our purpose- built environment.

Use industry-standard equipment including HD cameras, in our fully- equipped television studio and radio broadcast suite. u Study film and television from around the world and learn to make your own film, news packages and get the chance to work on a weekly live production. u Learn the technical skills used in live production such as design, lighting design, live audio recording, Apple Mac editing and use software such as Adobe Premier. As well as this, you will also have the opportunity to create adverts for a range of industry clients.The very best in students' work is uploaded onto our online TV channel - vision.tv WHERE NEXT? u University-level course u HND in Interactive Media APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/824 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Level 1 Literacy qualification u Four GCSES at grade D or above u Evidence of skill and enthusiasm for the media industry All applicants progressing from a Level 1 programme must be able to show a high level of commitment, willingness and teamwork. COURSE OVERVIEW u In our modern world video production is everywhere. From YouTube to iPlayer we now live our lives visually. Welcome to the exciting world of broadcast media production.

u Study film and television from around the world and learn to make a range of quality media products, such as adverts, documentaries, dramas and radio programmes. u Use the very latest technology and equipment. Develop skills in making video, using HD cameras, lighting techniques, Apple Mac editing systems and Adobe Creative Suite. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma Media Production (Television and Film) or Interactive Media APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/277 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Literacy qualification at Level 1 u A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D u Music performance and/ or music technology experience is necessary u Audition All applicants progressing from a Level 1 programme must be able to show a high level of commitment, willingness and teamwork. COURSE OVERVIEW u An exciting course for those interested in music and music technology. u Develop musical performance and music technology skills. u Learn the practical skills needed to progress within the music industry including composition, performance, music technology and music business.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in Music, or Music Technology APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/279 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 diploma in a relevant subject with a merit profile plus English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification u Music performance or music technology experience is necessary u Audition COURSE OVERVIEW u Nurture your talent and strengthen practical skills through rehearsal and performance opportunities. u Study areas from composition and improvisation, to understanding the music business.

u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related area u HND in Music (available at the college) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/267 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 diploma in a relevant subject with a merit profile plus English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification u Music performance or music technology experience is necessary u Audition COURSE OVERVIEW u A course for budding musicians or those wishing to work in music production. u Learn a mix of practical skills which cover the music industry from MIDI sequencing and software, to multimedia sound production.

u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related area u HND in Music (available at the college) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/549 MUSIC AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY If you never miss a beat when it comes to music,we’ve got a course for you.Whether it’s performing music or creating it,you’ll need a qualification behind you to ensure you’re best equipped to take on this competitive industry. Our courses are specifically- designed for students wishing to follow a career as a music producer,composer,sound recorder,promoter or session musician.

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PERFORMING ARTS 3 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) Diploma in Performing Arts Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) 3 Background: A working actor in film, television and theatre, appearing in Peak Practice, Doctors and Nurses, Crossroads and Kiss Me Kate on TV, and in Wuthering Heights, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet on stage. “The benefit of having tutors with professional backgrounds is invaluable and enables us to provide students with a realistic experience of the industry.” TUTOR PROFILE Andrew Proctor ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Level 1 literacy qualification u Minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above u Performance experience u Audition and drama workshop All applicants progressing from a Level 1 programme must be able to show a high level of commitment, willingness and teamwork.

COURSE OVERVIEW u An exciting course designed for those interested in the variety of creative opportunities within performing arts. u Develop the practical skills needed to produce quality performances from improvisation and devising skills, to voice and movement work. u Gain a balanced understanding of theatre, its history and influences. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) u Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/278 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 Diploma in a relevant subject with a merit profile plus English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification u A drama workshop u Prepared audition piece (monologue and presentation of creative ideas) COURSE OVERVIEW u Develop your understanding of theatre through workshop and performance.

u Learn a variety of acting techniques including voice and speech, text work, devising, movement and improvisation. u Be taught by tutors with professional acting credentials. u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related area u HND Performing Arts (available at the college) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/817 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English or an appropriate equivalent), or: u Level 2 Diploma in a relevant subject with a merit profile plus English at grade A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 literacy qualification u A drama workshop u Prepared audition piece (song and dance) u Singing and dancing experience desirable COURSE OVERVIEW u Gain an understanding of this competitive industry through skills development, workshops and performance. u Explore the three main disciplines of musical theatre (singing, dancing and acting) and develop the skills needed to produce quality performance work.

u There are different options available to you at Level 3 which will be discussed at interview. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related area u HND in Performing Arts (available at the college) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/912 PERFORMING ARTS Not one to shy away from the limelight? If you’re a budding actor wishing to appear on stage or screen, a performing arts course could open the right doors for you.You’ll make important connections,get plenty of practice in auditioning for roles and performing, and build your portfolio for future work. Potential careers include actor/performer,stage manager’s assistant,director, set and stage designer, wardrobe and lighting assistant and producer. Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road HIGHLIGHTS Performing arts students welcomed the Dean of Drama from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), Hugh Hodgart, who delivered a masterclass on how to pitch the perfect audition to enter higher-level courses to the acting and musical theatre.

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300 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 92% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 72% Further study 25% Employment 3% Other Albert Einstein ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Electrical and Mechanical ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Engineering ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Fabrication and Welding ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Motor Vehicle 45 46 91% Pass rate

ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 2 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology (Electrical/Electronics and Mechanical) Subsidiary Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Extended Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering 3 FABRICATION AND WELDING NVQ Fabrication and Welding 1 NVQ Fabrication and Welding 2 Background:Worked in the aerospace and race engineering industries and managed the installation of equipment for helicopter hubs and satellite fuel tanks. “It’s always satisfying to see a student begin to understand a topic, then fully grasp it, take it on board and put it into practice.” TUTOR PROFILE Martin Sole ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Three GCSEs at grade E or above in science, English and technology, with a grade D or above in maths u Alternatively, a Level 1 NVQ/ VRQ in Engineering would also be accepted u You will also need to complete a four-week introductory course COURSE OVERVIEW u A practical course to provide you with an introduction to a career in engineering. u Learn about engineering technologies, electrical and mechanical principles and machining and electrical testing.

WHERE NEXT? u Subsidiary Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/788 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade C or above in maths, science, English and technology, or: u A relevant Level 2 qualification in engineering and completion of the four- week introductory course COURSE OVERVIEW u This course provides an in-depth introduction to a career in electrical and mechanical engineering. u Study modules that cover CAD, electrical and mechanical principles, electronics and CNC. WHERE NEXT?

u Extended Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/266 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade C or above in maths, science, English and technology, or: u A relevant Level 2 qualification in engineering and completion of the four- week introductory course COURSE OVERVIEW u A career in this industry can potentially take you all over the world. u Be taught by tutors with experience in the engineering industries. u Study modules that cover engineering design, programmable controllers, electrical machines and primary forming.

WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related area u HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering (available at the college) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/266 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Two GCSEs at grade E or above (preferably in maths or a technology-based subject) u Satisfactory completion of the four-week introductory course COURSE OVERVIEW u Learn the practical skills and knowledge you will need to help you gain employment on completion of this course. u Cover areas including working safely in an engineering environment, cutting and shaping metal, TIG, MMA, arc welding and gas welding.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Fabrication and Welding APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/685 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u A fabrication and welding qualification at Level 1 u Satisfactory completion of the four-week introductory course COURSE OVERVIEW u This course will qualify you as a welder/fabricator. u Learn how to work effectively and safely in an engineering environment. u Develop practical skills in sheet metalwork, plate working,YIC, MMA, MIG, thermal cutting, welding machine operation, and brazing/soldering. WHERE NEXT? u Higher-level qualifications in engineering or welding u Employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/686 ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING If you’re a problem solver who can work both independently and in a team, then electrical and mechanical engineering could be for you.Your skills and knowledge will form the basis of design and innovation; and your expertise in the field will help keep the world turning.

A qualification in electrical and mechanical engineering can provide a platform into the following careers: installation engineer, environmental consultant, test engineer,product engineer,electrical engineer, electrical design engineer and mechanical engineering. FABRICATION AND WELDING Fabricators/welders are required across various construction and engineering industries. Our courses are designed to fully equip you with the expert skills needed to become a professional in your industry. Once you’re qualified in this field you’ll be in high demand.This specialist vocation will open doors to careers including weld engineer, fabrication welder, welding inspector, manufacturing engineer and metal worker.

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MOTOR VEHICLE 2 3 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motor Vehicle) Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade E or above including maths and English, and preferably a science or technology subject. COURSE OVERVIEW u A basic introduction to working within the motor vehicle industry. u Train using industry- standard equipment in the new Engineering Innovation Centre. u Study modules which cover health and safety, removing and replacing components, fault detection, repairing tyres and working with others.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/456 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, and a minimum grade D in GCSE maths and English, or Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English. Returning students will have to meet all progression targets. u Minimum of grade C or above in GCSE maths and English, and at least two other GCSEs at grade D or above (preferably in science) - direct entry route COURSE OVERVIEW u Learn the knowledge and skills for a career within the motor vehicle industry. u This course provides excellent preparation for work-based qualifications such as NVQs and apprenticeships. u Study non-complex engines, chassis, transmissions and frames, health and safety and working with others. u Be amongst the first to train using new facilities at the Engineering Innovation Centre.

WHERE NEXT? u Work-based study such as NVQs (in a related area) u Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/457 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, and a Minimum of Grade C in GCSE maths and English, or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English. Returning students will have to meet all progression targets. u You will also need grade D or above in GCSE maths or Level 1 Functional Skills maths u Current students will also have to meet all progression targets COURSE OVERVIEW u Gain the knowledge and skills for a career within the motor vehicle industry at a technician’s level. u This course provides excellent preparation for work-based qualifications such as NVQ at Level 3. u Study complex engines, chassis, transmissions and frames, health and safety and working with others. WHERE NEXT?

u Work-based study such as an NVQ or Higher Apprenticeship (in a related area) u University-level courses in a related subject APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/459 Diploma for the Introduction of Vehicle Technology ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but applicants will be required to successfully complete a three-week introductory course COURSE OVERVIEW u A great introduction to a potential career in the motor vehicle repair industry. u Be amongst the first to train using the new facilities at the Engineering Innovation Centre.

u Be inspired by and learn from tutors with professional industry experience. u Progress onto further study within the motor vehicle provision. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motor Vehicle) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/822 ENTRY LEVEL 3 MOTOR VEHICLE If engines and cars get your motor running, then a career in the motor vehicle industry could be right up your street. If you’re a person who loves to know how things work and not afraid to get your hands dirty, you’ll enjoy our practical hands-on courses. With the right qualification behind you, you could be employed in positions including car mechanic, auto electrician, HGV technician, MOT tester, motor vehicle technician or body shop technician. ENGINEERING INNOVATION CENTRE ENGINEERING INNOVATION CENTRE ENGINEERING INNOVATION CENTRE ENGINEERING INNOVATION CENTRE 49 50

168 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 94% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 87%Further study 7% Employment 6% Other 96% Pass rate Anthony J. D'Angelo ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL 1 ENTRY LEVEL 2 ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 1 Animal Care ENTRY LEVEL 1 ENTRY LEVEL 2 ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 1 Practical Work Skills ENTRY LEVEL 1 ENTRY LEVEL 2 ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 1 Skills for Independent Living ENTRY LEVEL 1 ENTRY LEVEL 2 ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 1 Progression into Adult Life ENTRY LEVEL 1 ENTRY LEVEL 2 ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 1 Vocational Foundations ENTRY LEVEL 1 ENTRY LEVEL 2 ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 1 LEVEL 3 Step Forward LEVEL 2 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 2 51 52

ENTRY LEVEL 3 ANIMAL CARE Animal Care Animal Care 1 2 Animal Care INDEPENDENCE SKILLS Skills for Independent Living ENTRY LEVEL 1 Skills for Independent Living ENTRY LEVEL 2 Background:Experience of working in a special school alongside young people with a variety of educational needs. “Our students develop skills that can be transferred to lots of different work environments.” TUTOR PROFILE Diana Fennel ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an assessment to demonstrate that you are working at an appropriate level and have a keen interest in working with animals COURSE OVERVIEW u Designed for young people who would like to develop their knowledge and expertise in a real working environment.

u Learn practical elements such as assisting with the maintenance and preparation of animal accommodation, and assisting with the feeding and care of animals. u Learn how to work safely, develop your teamwork skills and improve your maths and English. u Spend one day a week at a local farm setting. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 Animal Care APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/572 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u There are no formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an assessment to demonstrate that you are working at an appropriate level and have a keen interest in working with animals COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed for young people working at Level 1 who would like to develop their understanding of the animal care sector. u Spend time in a real working environment caring for animals, and gain valuable on-the-job experience. u Learn practical skills including feeding, health checks, exercise and the moving and handling of animals.

u Spend one day a week at a local farm setting. WHERE NEXT? u Apprenticeship u Employment u Level 2 Animal Care u Other Level 2 courses APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/572 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade D or above, or: u Level 1 Animal Care (or related qualification) at merit or distinction u A keen interest and some experience in working with animals COURSE OVERVIEW u Develop knowledge and understanding to support effective and efficient working practices for the animal care industries. u Work with animals in a hands-on role in a real working environment. u Study units which relate to maintaining animal health and welfare, undertaking practical animal feeding, and maintaining animal accommodation.

u Spend one day a week at a local farm setting u Two weeks work experience offered on this course. WHERE NEXT? u Related Level 3 qualifications u Employment in animal care roles in a pet shop or with an organisation like the RSPCA APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/911 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment to demonstrate you are working at an appropriate level COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed specifically for young people with severe/moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities. u Study and develop practical communication, life and independence skills, along with community awareness. u Be taught by a skilled and friendly team who understand and cater for your individual needs. WHERE NEXT?

u Entry Level 2 course u External providers APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/886 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment to demonstrate you are working at an appropriate level COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed specifically for young people with moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who require further support. u Course content includes independent living skills, community awareness, working with others and money management. u Gain useful skills for life, which will boost your confidence, and develop your personal and social skills. WHERE NEXT?

u Entry Level 3 course u External providers APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/886 "I like how we get the chance to be a responsible adult in a learning area. At college we get the chance to act independently." /visionwestnotts ANIMAL CARE Working with animals can be both enjoyable and rewarding. Our animal care courses are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to turn your passion into a potential career.You’ll be able to take the things you’ve learnt and apply them to real-life situations, and find paid and voluntary work across the animal care sector, from animal parks to working farms.

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INDEPENDENCE/EMPLOYMENT SKILLS ENTRY LEVEL 3 Progression into Adult Life 1 Pathways to Progression Practical Work Skills Practical Work Skills ENTRY LEVEL 3 1 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment to demonstrate you are working at an appropriate level COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed for young people with moderate/ mild learning difficulties who require support and guidance in developing their personal and social skills, and employability skills. u Be taught by a skilled and friendly team who understand and cater to your individual needs.

u Have access to college facilities, with the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 course APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/819 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment to demonstrate you are working at an appropriate level COURSE OVERVIEW u Designed for young people working at Level 1 who require support and guidance to develop their social and employability skills. u Course content includes teamwork, personal and social development and employability skills (including CV writing and job seeking skills).

u Be taught by a skilled and friendly team who understand and cater to your individual needs. WHERE NEXT? u Other Level 1 courses APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/917 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment to demonstrate you are working at an appropriate level u Demonstrate that you have an ability to work in a practical environment COURSE OVERVIEW u A course aimed at young people who have a keen interest in progressing into a practical working environment.

u Course content includes customer service skills, food safety and working with others. u You will gain practical experience in a real working environment. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 course u Supported employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/885 ENTRY REQUIREMENT u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment to demonstrate you are working at an appropriate level u Demonstrate that you have an ability to work in a practical environment COURSE OVERVIEW u A course aimed at young people who need support in developing work-related skills in a practical environment. u You will have the opportunity to undertake a range of tasks which could include serving food and drinks and food preparation.

u Improve awareness of food safety and customer service skills. WHERE NEXT? u Other Level 1 courses available at the college u Supported employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/885 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT/EMPLOYMENT SKILLS ENTRY LEVEL 3 Vocational Preparation Vocational Foundations ENTRY LEVEL 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment to demonstrate you are working at an appropriate level COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed for young people who may have faced challenges at school and need additional support and guidance with their studies. u Develop valuable skills including working and communicating with others. u Learn important job-seeking skills including exploring job opportunities, and your rights and responsibilities. u There may be an opportunity to undertake voluntary work. WHERE NEXT?

u Entry Level or Level 1 programme APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/570 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment to demonstrate you are working at an appropriate level u You will need to demonstrate an interest in practical work COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed for young people who have not yet decided which vocational path they wish to pursue. u An opportunity to experience taster sessions in various vocational areas including brickwork, painting and decorating, and woodwork in addition to others. u Course content covers practical skills, job-seeking skills, teamwork, personal and social development and employability skills. WHERE NEXT?

u Level 1 vocational courses APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/819 1 Step Forward ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment to demonstrate you are working at an appropriate level COURSE OVERVIEW u A programme designed for young people working at Level 1 who require support and guidance with employability skills to aid their progression. u Develop a range of skills including job-seeking skills, team work, personal and social development, and employability skills. u There may also be an opportunity to undertake voluntary work.

WHERE NEXT? u Other Level 1 courses at the college u Level 2 courses u Employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/823 Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road HIGHLIGHTS Foundation studies learners worked with artists to create a multi-sensory art project for the Mansfield Pod - Southwell Care Project. Using paper, card, lighting and sound they transformed Mansfield’s Old Library into a variety of magical landscapes. 55 56

673 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 96% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 64%Further study 32% Employment 2% Other 97% Pass rate Vidal Sassoon ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Beauty ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Hairdressing ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Barbering 57 58

BEAUTY AND SPA 2 1 City & Guilds Certificate in Hair and Beauty Therapy ENTRY LEVEL 3 Diploma in an Introduction to the Beauty Sector Diploma in Beauty Therapy 2 Diploma Hair and Media Make-up ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u No formal entry requirements COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed for young people who have experienced difficulties during their education. u Focusing on the hair and beauty industry, you will study and develop the practical and basic skills required to progress onto vocational qualifications in hair and beauty.

u Gain practical skills in women’s styling, shampoo and condition, basic hand care, and the hair and beauty sector. u Develop your personal and social skills as part of the course. WHERE NEXT? u Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair Sector APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/832 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSEs grades D-E in English and maths u Successful completion of the dexterity test u Attendance to one ‘welcome day’during July and August u If progressing from the Entry Level 3 course, you must have achieved at least 90% attendance from the previous year COURSE OVERVIEW u A recognised qualification providing an insight into beauty therapy.

u You’ll study a broad range of modules relating to beauty therapy, including health and safety, hand care, nail art, skin care, basic make-up application, themed face- painting and basic pedicure. u Have access to industry- standard facilities to prepare you for a real working environment. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/723 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE English at grade C or Level 2 Functional Skills English (aged 16-18) or Level 1 English assessment (aged 19+) u Successful completion of the dexterity test u Attendance at one ‘welcome day’during July and August u If progressing from the Level 1 course, you must complete a‘summer school’ and have achieved at least 90% attendance from the previous year COURSE OVERVIEW u A recognised qualification that will allow you to obtain insurance to work in industry. u Study modules including facial skin care, enhancing eyebrows and lashes, waxing, manicure and pedicure, providing make-up services and creating an image. u Learn about essential aspects of the industry, including health, safety, and promoting services/products.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy u Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/146 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE English at grade C or Level 2 Functional Skills English (aged 16-18) or Level 1 English assessment (aged 19+) u Successful completion of the dexterity test u Attendance at one ‘welcome day’during July and August u If progressing from a Level 1 course, you must complete a‘summer school’and have achieved at least 90% attendance from the previous year COURSE OVERVIEW u A recognised qualification that will allow you to obtain insurance to work in industry. u Study modules including applying make-up, enhancing eyebrows and lashes, waxing, creating an image, the art of dressing hair, the art of colouring hair and the art of photographic make-up. u Learn about essential aspects of the industry, including health, safety, and promoting services/products.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques u Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/927 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE grade C or above in English or Level 2 Functional Skills English (aged 16-18) or Level 1 English (aged 19+) u Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy u Successful completion of the dexterity test u Attendance at one ‘welcome day’during July and August u If progressing from the Level 2 course, you must complete a 'summer school' and have achieved 90% attendance from the previous year COURSE OVERVIEW u A recognised qualification that allows you to obtain insurance to work in industry. u Study practical modules including, body massage, providing facial and body electrical treatments, Indian head massage, applying individual permanent lashes, and applying micro- dermabrasion.

u Learn about essential aspects of the industry, including health and safety, client care and communication and working with colleagues. WHERE NEXT? u HNC Hair and Beauty Management u Progression into employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/891 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE grade C or above in English or Level 2 Functional Skills English (aged 16-18) or Level 1 English (aged 19+) u Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy u Successful completion of the dexterity test u Attendance at one ‘welcome day’during July and August u If progressing from the Level 2 course, you must complete a 'summer school' and have achieved 90% attendance from the previous year COURSE OVERVIEW u A recognised qualification that allows you to obtain insurance to work in industry. u Study practical modules including: body massage, stone therapy treatments, monitoring clients and the operation of the sauna, steam and hydrotherapy treatments, providing body wrapping and floatation treatments, massage using pre-blended oils and Indian head massage.

u Cover up-to-date techniques on micro-dermabrasion and micro-current. u Uncover the theoretical side to business, including promoting services and products and contributing to the financial effectiveness of the business. WHERE NEXT? u HNC Hair and Beauty Management u Progression into employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/920 Background:Worked as a beauty therapist at Champney’s in Hertfordshire, qualified in Décleor,Clarins and Guinot product houses. “When I see those who I have taught at a lower level progress to employment or further study, it makes my job very worthwhile.” TUTOR PROFILE Sarah Morley BEAUTY In beauty, it’s your job to leave people looking good and feeling great. A course in beauty can equip you with the skills needed to outshine the competition, and keep clients coming back for more. Potential job roles include beauty therapist, nail technician, waxing therapist, and mobile beauty therapist or massage therapist.You might find yourself working in spas and hotels, owning your own business – or using your talents in more specialist areas including make-up for film and theatre. "The teachers are very helpful; I was about to give up on the course but they gave me the motivation to carry on and helped me get through it." /visionwestnotts Ashfield Centre Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road HIGHLIGHTS Students showed off their new commercial spa, salons and restaurant for a public open day in 2013. Guests experienced a selection of mini hair and beauty treatments as well as tasted a range of food from the restaurant’s new menus. 59 60

3 HAIRDRESSING 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair Sector Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing Diploma Barbering 2 Background:Senior stylist at Toni and Guy,promoted to style director.Trained juniors in the salon and attended a host of award shows and competitions. “I enjoy seeing students realise their potential. The best part of the job is when students achieve and become great hairdressers.” TUTOR PROFILE Suzanne Szepeta ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE grades D-E in English and maths u Successful completion of the dexterity test u Attendance at one ‘welcome day’during July and August u If progressing from the Entry Level 3 course, you must have achieved at least 90% attendance from the previous year COURSE OVERVIEW u A recognised qualification that will provide an insight into a career in hairdressing. u You’ll be taught modules which will provide practical experiences, shampoo and condition, styling women’s hair, plaiting and twisting, the art of dressing hair and creating an image.

u Develop practical skills in shampoo, condition and blow-dry. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c723 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE English at grade C or Level 2 Functional Skills English (aged 16-18) or Level 1 English assessment (aged 19+) u Successful completion of the dexterity test u Attendance at one ‘welcome day’during July and August u If progressing from the Level 1 course, you must complete a‘summer school’ and have achieved at least 90% attendance from the previous year COURSE OVERVIEW u A course to provide you with the skills and knowledge required for a career in hairdressing.

u Study a range of units including client care, styling, dressing and finishing hair, cutting, perming and colouring. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/317 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE grade C or above in English and preferable maths, or Functional Skills in English and maths at Level 2 u Level 2 in Hairdressing u Successful completion of the dexterity test. u Those aged 19+ must have a minimum Level 1 in English (and preferably maths) if they don’t have the required GCSE grades COURSE OVERVIEW u An in-depth hairdressing course providing you with the chance to develop a variety of advanced and creative skills.

u Study units including advanced colour work, creative hair design, styling long hair, colour correction and planning and promotion. u Study for a retail qualification which will prepare you for working in a salon, or owning your own business. u Work towards being able to train on real clients in our commercial hair salon to best prepare you for a real working environment. WHERE NEXT? u HNC Hair and Beauty management u Progressing into employment. APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/315 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE English at grade C or Level 2 Functional Skills English (aged 16-18) or Level 1 English assessment (aged 19+) u Successful completion of the dexterity test u Attendance at one ‘welcome day’during July and August u If progressing from a Level 1 course, you must complete a‘summer school’, and have achieved at least 90% attendance from the previous year COURSE OVERVIEW u An in-depth barbering course providing you with the chance to develop a variety of advanced creative skills. u Study units including shampoo and condition, cutting men’s hair, cutting men’s facial hair, colour and lighten hair, styling men’s hair and scalp massage.

u Develop knowledge of salon reception duties, health and safety and promoting/ selling. u Work towards being able to train on real clients in our commercial hair salon to best prepare you for a real working environment. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 VRQ Barbering (available at the college from 2016) u Level 2 Women’s Hairdressing APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/928 HAIRDRESSING Like meeting new people? Have confidence and creative flair? Our hairdressing courses are designed to ensure you’re a cut above the rest in this competitive sector.We will prepare you for industry, so that once you’re qualified, you can get straight into the salon, start building up your client base and perhaps one day own your own business! As a hairdresser, your skills travel with you, giving you the opportunity to work all over the globe.

"Everyone is friendly and helpful. I am treated with respect in this college and I enjoy my time here." /visionwestnotts Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road 61 62

226 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 94% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 70%Further study 30% Employment 91% Pass rate Margaret Mead ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Health and Social Care 63 64

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE 3 2 1 CACHE Introductory Diploma in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u English or maths GCSE at grade D or above, plus a minimum of four GCSEs at grade E or above, or: u An Entry Level 3 qualification with a minimum of two units achieved at Level 1 and a standard of literacy and numeracy appropriate to this level of study COURSE OVERVIEW u This course will give you an insight into the health and social care sectors, and the job opportunities which may be available to you. u Study modules which will benefit you in your working life, including protection and safeguarding, communication, equality and inclusion and person-centred support.

u You will be expected to complete work experience which may be in a care setting. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care u Other related Level 2 courses u An apprenticeship APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/669 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u English at grade C and 4 other GCSEs (including Maths) at a D grade minimum u Level 1 Health and Social Care or Childcare may also be considered COURSE OVERVIEW u Develop the skills, knowledge, techniques and personal qualities essential for a successful performance in your working life. u You’ll undertake a mandatory 50-hour work placement as part of this course to prepare for a career in this sector. u Study communication, human lifespan development, healthy living, creative and therapeutic activities, and equality and diversity.

u Your timetable will be matched to your individual learning needs, and some students will be able to study additional areas. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care u Other related Level 3 courses u An apprenticeship APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/251 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Successful completion of the Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care u Five subject-relevant GCSEs at grade C or above (must include English, maths and science) COURSE OVERVIEW u This vocational course is the equivalent to three A Levels. u Undertake challenging and rewarding work placements within the health and social care sector for a range of different client groups. u Study subjects including physiology of fluid balance, personal and professional development, caring for children and young people and physiological disorders. u Take part in voluntary work to gain valuable practical experience to further support your studies. WHERE NEXT?

u University-level courses in subjects such as nursing, social work or criminology u Employment within the health and social care sector APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/668 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Five subject-relevant GCSEs at grade C or above (must include English, maths and GCSE science), or: u A relevant Level 2 BTEC diploma with merit , plus GCSE maths and English at grade C or above. COURSE OVERVIEW u This vocational course is the equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. u Undertake work placements and voluntary work within the health and social care sector for a range of different client groups.

u Study subjects including developing effective communication; equality, diversity and rights; health, safety and security; development through life stages and anatomy and physiology. u You’ll be invited to attend an end-of-year review before progressing onto the Extended Diploma. WHERE NEXT? u Employment within the health and social care sector u BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) leading to… u A university-level course in a related subject APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/668 "I like this college because the tutors are supportive, good with feedback and encourage you to progress to higher-level courses." /visionwestnotts HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Working in health and social care is both varied and rewarding. From childcare, to caring for the disabled, elderly and vulnerable, there will always be a need for people in care roles to maintain the wellbeing of society. If you’ve got the right attitude for a career in this sector, we can equip you with the qualifications needed to secure jobs in care management, social work and youth work.You could even go on to become a teacher with further training. Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road/Ashfield Centre HIGHLIGHTS Health and social care students raised over £160 for the Alzheimer’s Society last academic year through bucket collections and tombolas.They also packed over 50 shoe boxes with essentials for Framework – a homeless charity in Mansfield. 65 66

469 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 93% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 76%Further study 27% Employment 3% Other 98% Pass rate Lionel Messi ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Horse Care ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Public Services ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Sport 67 68

HORSE CARE 2 1 Diploma in Work-Based Horse Care (QCF) Diploma in Work-Based Horse Care (QCF) PUBLIC SERVICES BTEC Diploma in Public Services 1 BTEC Diploma in Uniformed Public Services 2 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Uniformed Public Services 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Uniformed Public Services 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Must have completed secondary education u Entry Level 3 ability in English and maths u A minimum of ten hours’ work experience with a reference u Provide your own riding equipment and inform us of past health issues COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed for general assistants in the horse industry, and those passionate about working with horses.

u Undertake a range of practical units including assisting with feeding, grooming and washing, maintaining the stable, tacking up the horse and handling horses safely. u You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of this course. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Diploma in Work- Based Horse Care (QCF) APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/246 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Must have completed secondary education u Level 1 ability in English and maths u A minimum of ten hours’ work experience with a reference u Previously gained the Level 1 Horse Care or equivalent qualification.

COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed for grooms in the horse industry and those passionate about working with horses. u Study theoretical units at college, and practical elements at Fairview Stables. u Learn about routine care for horses, preparing horses for use, determining health and condition, feeding and transporting horses, and developing and maintaining personal effectiveness. u Undertake a work placement and gain practical experiences in working with horses. WHERE NEXT? u Related Level 3 course with another provider u Related employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/248 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Two GCSEs at grade F or above u A minimum of Entry Level 3 in literacy u An interest in the public services COURSE OVERVIEW u Study a range of units to develop your understanding of the sector and progression into public services careers and volunteering opportunities. WHERE NEXT? u BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services u BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport u Level 2 Diploma in Sport APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/672 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade D or above (including maths and English) or: u Level 1 qualification at merit level COURSE OVERVIEW u This course will give you an overview of the uniformed services and armed services. u Study employment in the public sector, improving health and fitness for entry to the public services and public service skills. WHERE NEXT?

u BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Uniformed Public Services u Related employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/670 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and maths or science) or a BTEC first diploma qualification at merit level COURSE OVERVIEW u An advanced course which provides excellent preparation for a career in uniformed public services including the fire service, police force, armed forces and prison service. u Gain an insight into all aspects of the job and the entry tests of the various services.

u Develop skills in leadership and teamwork, and physical preparation for land-based activities. u Study units including government policy, citizenship and diversity. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Uniformed Public Services leading to… u FdA Criminal Justice (Human Rights) (available at the college) u Related university-level courses u Related employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/907 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and maths or science), or: u A BTEC first diploma qualification at distinction level COURSE OVERVIEW u This course provides excellent preparation for a career in uniformed public services including the fire service, police force, armed forces and prison service. u Gain an insight into all aspects of the job and the entry tests of the various services.

u Develop skills in leadership and teamwork, and physical preparation for land-based activities. u Study units including government policy, citizenship and diversity. u Take part in enrichment activities to strengthen your application for a career in public services. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services leading to… u FdA Criminal Justice (Human Rights) available at the college u Related university-level courses u Related employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/583 "My tutors are very kind and helpful and they give the best support possible to students." /visionwestnotts PUBLIC SERVICES A career in public services can be both challenging and rewarding. No two days will be the same, and you’ll need to have your finger on the pulse and be ready for action. Careers can include working in the armed forces, customs and excise or within the prison service.You could also pursue careers in the police force, ambulance service and the fire and rescue service. "I have learned a lot about myself and I have developed a lot of confidence over the last year that I didn't have before I came on this course." /visionwestnotts HORSE CARE If horses are your passion, then why not turn your love of all things equestrian into a career? Our specialist horse care courses are designed for people with a genuine interest in horses, and will equip you with the practical skills needed to care for these powerful animals.

Possible careers within this field include yard manager and groom.There’s potential to branch into other areas, and you could even take your passion worldwide, working on ranches across the globe. Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road 69 70

BTEC Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure 3 2 1 SPORT BTEC Diploma in Sport (QCF) 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness and Exercise Instruction Diploma in Personal Training and Instruction BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science 3 Background:Worked in sport research at the University of Nottingham and Sheffield Hallam University on a number of high-profile events,such as the London Marathon and World Superbikes Championship. “Studying here at the college provides students with a supportive environment where they can progress, develop and improve their academic standards.” TUTOR PROFILE Benjamin Ashdown ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Two GCSEs at grade F or above, a minimum of Entry Level 3 in literacy u An interest in sport and leisure COURSE OVERVIEW u You’ll have access to top facilities including the college’s new sports hall – built to Sport England standards.

u Study units such as taking part in sport, how the body works, investigating rights and responsibilities at work and job opportunities in sport and active leisure. u Spend time both in and away from the classroom doing activity-based sessions. WHERE NEXT? u BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Services u BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport u Level 2 Diploma in Sport APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/671 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Achievement of the Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) at Level 2 (mandatory) u Achievement of the Diploma in Health and Fitness and Exercise Instruction (preferable) u Inform us of any past health issues COURSE OVERVIEW u A course for those who already work or want to work in the fitness industry as an advanced instructor or personal trainer.

u Approved by REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) one of the most respected, recognised and sought- after personal training qualifications available. u You will learn how to offer one-to-one training, nutritional advice, and design programmes tailored to the individual needs of a client. u Complete a work placement (which you will need to find yourself) for 'on-the-job' training and assessment. WHERE NEXT? u FdA Sport and Exercise Science (available at the college) u FdA Sport Coaching and Development (available at the college) u Related employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/240 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade D (preferably including maths and English) u A keen interest in exercise and fitness u Inform us of any health issues COURSE OVERVIEW u Study a range of courses from health and safety, to instruction gym-based exercise and circuit training. u Have access to industry- standard equipment both on and off campus.

u Practical gym-based sessions will be carried out in a real working environment at a local gym. u Gain the experience and confidence to set you up for working in industry. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Instruction u Related employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/241 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade D or above (including maths and English), or Level 1 Functional Skills equivalents u A keen interest in sport as a career COURSE OVERVIEW u A course designed for those looking to pursue a career in sport or for progression onto a BTEC Level 3 sport course. u Units include lifestyle and the sports performer, anatomy, fitness testing, planning a sports activity and injury in sport. u Have access to the college’s sports facilities, including the sports hall – built to Sport England standards.

WHERE NEXT? u BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) u Related employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/244 w ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Five GCSEs at grade C or above (two of which must be English and maths or science) u Level 2 BTEC diploma at distinction level or equivalent Level 2 qualification. COURSE OVERVIEW u Enhance your studies through enrichment activities provided by the sports development team. u Develop a range of skills through units which include sports psychology, sports injury, anatomy, physiology of sport, practical sport, fitness testing, assessing risk in sport, nutrition and fitness training.

WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) leading to… u FdA Sport Coaching and Development (available at the college) u FdSc Sport and Exercise Science (available at the college) u Other university-level courses in a related subject area APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/683 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Five GCSEs at grade C or above (three of which must be in English, maths and science) COURSE OVERVIEW u Enhance your studies through enrichment activities provided by the sports development team. u Develop a range of skills through units including anatomy, exercise physiology, psychology, research methods for sport and exercise, sports injury, nutrition, practical sport, exercise health and lifestyle, and sports fitness testing. WHERE NEXT?

u Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science leading to… u FdA Sport Coaching and Development (available at the college) u Other university-level courses in a related subject area APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/239 SPORT If you’re good with people, love to be active and are always on the go, a qualification in sport and leisure can help get your career moving. Our practical- led courses will prepare you for potential job roles including sports coach, gym instructor, activity leader or sports development leader. With the right skills in place, you can become self- employed, and take your work wherever you choose. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Four GCSEs at grade C or above (one of which must be English and preferably maths) u A Level 2 BTEC diploma at merit level or: u An equivalent Level 2 qualification.

COURSE OVERVIEW u Have access to the college’s sports facilities including the sports hall – built to Sport England standards. u Units include sports anatomy, physiology of sport, practical sport exercise, health and lifestyle, fitness testing and physical education for children. u Develop skills through practical-based sessions, giving you the confidence to progress in this industry. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) leading to: u FdA Sport Coaching and Development (available at the college) FdSC Sport and Exercise Science (available at the college) u Other university-level subjects in a related area APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/683 Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road Derby Road HIGHLIGHTS Winning West Notts World Cup team‘Honduras’, made up of Level 3 sport and exercise science students Joe Martin, Josh Smyth, Scott Mills, Oliver Bennett and Liam Burley, were crowned college champions after beating‘Bosnia’in the college's version of the 2014 World Cup.

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121 students within this area of study of students felt they had developed skills for employment 96% HOW OUR STUDENTS PROGRESS... 71% Further study 24% Employment 4% Other 98% Pass rate Conrad Hilton ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Key information Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. For all of the courses listed in this section you will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

For many courses you will also need to demonstrate a standard of literacy and/or numeracy appropriate to the level of study; this is an important requirement as it may affect your chances of being able to successfully complete the course.This will be discussed with you at interview. ABOUT YOUR COURSE - Key information English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for Further and Higher Education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as part of their course.

Assessment is a key part of your course.You may be required to create a portfolio; take part in workshops; work on team and/or individual projects; write coursework and case studies; and take written, verbal and practical tests to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge at the right pace. COURSE PROGRESSION ROUTE ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Hospitiality and Cookery ENTRY LEVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 UNI LEVEL Travel and Tourism 73 74

3 2 1 HOSPITALITY AND COOKERY Diploma in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery Diploma in Culinary Skills NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE maths and English at grade E or above u A desire to work in a demanding environment u A real interest in food/ cooking and food and drink service COURSE OVERVIEW u Train in industry-standard kitchens to prepare you for a real working environment. u Complete practical and theoretical work related to food preparation and cooking, food and drink service, healthy eating and food safety.

u Learn under the guidance of qualified chefs. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery u Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service u Apprenticeship in a related area APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/921 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE English or maths at grade C or above u Organisational ability u A desire to develop food preparation and cooking skills COURSE OVERVIEW u A great introductory course for those wishing to work in a professional kitchen. u Have access to industry- standard equipment and facilities.

u Study a mix of practical and theoretical units to prepare you for work in the industry. u Train under the guidance of qualified and experienced chefs. WHERE NEXT? u Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills or Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery u Apprenticeship in a related area APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/680 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u GCSE English and maths at grade C or above u Good organisational ability u A real desire to develop food preparation and cooking skills COURSE OVERVIEW u A course for those wishing to work in a professional kitchen.

u Have access to industry- standard equipment and facilities. u Study a mix of practical and theoretical units to prepare you for work in the industry. u Train under the guidance of experienced and qualified chefs. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery u Apprenticeship in a related area APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/191 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Successful completion of the Level 1 NVQ in Food Preparation and Cooking or Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery u Relevant industry experience u Minimum of 90% attendance if progressing from Level 1 COURSE OVERVIEW u A course for those wishing to work in industries relating to food and beverage services. u Have access to industry- standard equipment and facilities.

u Train under the guidance of qualified chefs. u Gain important teamwork skills which are essential in a busy food environment. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/919 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Successful completion of the Level 1 NVQ in Food Preparation and Cooking or Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery COURSE OVERVIEW u An in-depth course for those wishing to work in industries relating to professional cookery . u Have access to industry- standard equipment and facilities.

u Train under the guidance of qualified chefs. u Gain important team-work skills which are essential in a busy food environment. WHERE NEXT? u Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/191 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u A desire to work in a demanding environment u Students progressing from Level 2 need a minimum 95% attendance and a high level of competence u A real interest in food and cooking at an advanced level COURSE OVERVIEW u An advanced course for those looking to pursue a career in professional cookery. u Gain the skills and confidence required to work in a busy kitchen environment.

u Be trained under the expert guidance of qualified chefs, with the opportunity to work at the college’s commercial fine dining restaurant. u Study a range of practical and theoretical units to develop skills and prepare you for employment in establishments which offer fine dining and complex menus. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related area u Employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/915 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u Successful completion of the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service u A desire to work in a demanding environment u Students progressing from Level 2 need a minimum 95% attendance and a high level of competence u A real interest in food and beverage service, customer service and restaurants COURSE OVERVIEW u A course for those wishing to pursue a career in the food and hospitality industry. u Complete more advanced practical and theoretical work related to food and beverage service and hospitality supervision and leadership to develop your skills and prepare you for employment.

u Have the opportunity to train in a real-working environment at the college’s fine dining resturaunt. WHERE NEXT? u University-level qualification in a related area u Employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/914 "The professionalism of the people and the environment we are surrounded by is great, as it is the best way to learn and to prepare for the industry." /visionwestnotts Background:Worked as a chef at Gleneagles Hotel, Thoresby Hall Hotel,Royal Ascot and Nidd Hall Hotel. “Relish and Refined are where our students train and learn to run a true working restaurant.This enables our future chefs to gain valuable experience they will take into their working lives." TUTOR PROFILE Charlotte Adison HOSPITALITY AND COOKERY Work in one of the largest industry sectors in the world. Whether you want to be creative in the kitchen or provide service with a smile, a career in hospitality and cookery can lead into many different vocational areas. Future job roles include bar management, sous chef, front of house staff, and events and conferencing officer. Our courses allow you to develop skills which are adaptable across many countries, particularly those with high levels of tourism.

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BTEC Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism 3 2 TRAVEL AND TOURISM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u At least five GCSEs at grades A*-C including maths and English, or: u A related Level 2 BTEC diploma at distinction level and maths and English language at a grade C u Students progressing from Level 2 will need to have maintained 95% attendance and a merit grade profile COURSE OVERVIEW u Equivalent to one A Level. u This course includes a UK residential visit (self-funded). u Study long-haul travel, investigating the travel and tourism industry and customer service. u Complete the City & Guilds Level 2 Cabin Crew qualification and NCFE Level 2 Resort Representative Award. Those who successfully complete and meet the criteria set by Thomas Cook will automatically gain an interview with the company. WHERE NEXT?

u Employment u Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Travel and Tourism APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/231 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism BTEC Extended National Diploma in Travel and Tourism 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u At least five GCSEs at grades A*-C including maths and English, or: u A related Level 2 BTEC diploma at distinction level and maths and English language at a grade C u Students progressing from Level 2 will need to have maintained 95% attendance and a distinction grade profile COURSE OVERVIEW u Equivalent to two A Levels. u Learn how to effectively plan a residential study visit.This course includes both a UK and overseas residential visit (self-funded).

u Study long-haul travel, marketing, customer service and entertainment for holiday makers. u Complete the City & Guilds Level 2 Cabin Crew qualifications and NCFE Level 2 Resort Representative Award. If you successfully complete and meet the criteria set by Thomas Cook – you will automatically gain an interview with the company for a resort representative. WHERE NEXT? u FdA Tourism and Event Management (available at the college) u Employment APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/754 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS u At least two GCSEs at grade C or above in academic subjects, one to be English or maths, or: u A Level 1 BTEC diploma or equivalent at distiction level, along with English language or maths at C or above COURSE OVERVIEW u Study core and specialist units relating to UK travel and tourism, world travel and the travel and tourism sector. u Complete the NCFE Level 2 Resort Representative Award. Those who successfully complete and meet the criteria set by Thomas Cook will automatically gain an interview with the company. u The course includes a UK residential visit (self-funded). u Widen your knowledge on overseas holiday operations, and the cruise sector. u Learn the skills required for a career in travel and tourism from marketing techniques, to interpersonal skills for holiday representatives. WHERE NEXT?

u Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Travel and Tourism APPLY ONLINE www.wnc.ac.uk/c/232 TRAVEL A career in travel can literally take you around the globe. With the right qualifications and experience, you’ll open doors to a number of different opportunities. Once you’re qualified you can look forward to careers including cabin crew, entertainment reps, children’s reps, marketing and promotion staff, passenger service agents (airport check-in), business and retail travel agents; wherever in the world you choose to work.

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If at any stage you are unsure of what you need to do, just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you out. Call the college direct on 0808 100 3626 email enquiries@wnc.ac.uk Whatever your interests are we can arrange for you and a few others to spend time with a tutor who’ll give you an insight into a specific course, the sort of practical work you would do and the facilities you will be using. Think of it as‘try before you buy’ – it’s a great way to get a feel for the course without committing to anything. All year round there are plenty of opportunities for you to learn more about the college and our courses. Alongside our open evenings,we attend all local career events and have a team who can arrange tours of campuses, taster sessions and one-to- one discussions on an ad hoc basis. The learner recruitment team can also talk you through any queries or concerns you may have regarding courses and can help with the application process, travel or matching your career goals to a suitable course.

79 80 ˜ Find the subject that suits you and your career goals. ˜ Check the entry requirements. ˜ Speak to us! We advise you to come to one of our open evenings so you can talk to tutors and take a look around. If you can’t make it call us on 0808 100 3626 and we’ll answer all of your questions. ENQUIRE ˜ Fill in the form at the back of this prospectus or apply online at www.wnc. ac.uk ˜ We’ll contact you to arrange an interview or offer alternative options if the course is full or if you don’t meet the entry criteria. Don’t be worried about the interview, this is simply a chance to talk to you about your options.

˜ We’ll confirm an offer in writing and keep in touch with you until you start. APPLY ENROL Enrol on your course and start life as a West Notts student!

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OPEN EVENINGS 2014 Wednesday 15 October General open evening 6-8pm - Derby Road (NG18 5BH) Thursday 13 November General open evening 6-8pm - Derby Road (NG18 5BH) Wednesday 26 November A Level open evening 6-8pm - Derby Road (NG18 5BH) 2015 Thursday 22 January Engineering Innovation Centre open evening 6-8pm - Oddicroft Lane (NG17 5FA) Thursday 5 February General open evening 6-8pm - Derby Road (NG18 5BH) Wednesday 4 March General open evening and apprenticeship event 6-8pm - Derby Road (NG18 5BH) Derby Road Mansfield Nottinghamshire NG18 5BH 0808 100 3626 enquiries@wnc.ac.uk www.wnc.ac.uk /visionwestnotts @westnotts Dates and venues are correct at the time of print – please check the college website for the latest information.

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