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          All information in this guide was
          believed to be correct at time of
          print (October 2020). For latest
          information on the College and
          our courses please visit the
          College website.                     02    A Welcome from the Principal
          All photographs used in this         04    What Next - Steps to College
          guide were taken pre-covid.
                                               06    Student Life
                                               10    Student Success

                                               12    Student Support

                                               14    Your Study Programme
                                               134   Getting to College - Transport

                                               16    Access and Pre-Access to
                                                     Higher Education
                                               20    Animal Care
                                               26    Art, Design & Photography
                                               34    Business & Accountancy
                                               40    Childcare, Health & Social Care
                                               46    Computing & IT
                                               50    Construction
                                               62    Engineering & Motor Vehicle
                                               72    Entry Level & Supported Learning

                                               76    ESOL
                                               78    Hair & Beauty
                                               88    Hospitality & Catering
                                               94    Learner Engagement
                                               96    Media Industries
                                               100 Performing Arts & Music

                                               108 Science
                                               114   Sport Studies & Sport Science
                                               120   Travel & Tourism

                                               124   Uniformed Services
                                               128   Apprenticeships
                                               130   Traineeships
                                               131   14 - 16 Provision
                                               132   University Centre Peterborough
      WELCOME                                                                                        Our Open Events give you the opportunity to find out what you
                                                                                                      could study at Peterborough College. Whether you’re a young
                                                                                                     person thinking of leaving school and taking the next step after
                                                                                                     GCSEs or A Levels, or if you are an adult looking to enhance your
                                                                                                    skills and study for a qualification, Peterborough College can help!

                                                                                                                              At our Open Events you can:
                                                                                                       • Find out about our courses and speak to our specialist tutors
                                                                                                                    • See how college life differs to school
    Thank you for considering Peterborough         We are committed to our students, their               • Take a look around and view our state-of-the-art facilities
    College, part of the Inspire Education         families, our community, our employers
                                                                                                      • Ask us about learning support, financial support and transport
    Group, as an option for you to progress        and our regional partners. Collaboration,
    with your learning and achieve your            teamwork and excellence are at the                                   • Apply for your chosen course
    ambitions. If you decide to join us, you       heart of all that we do. We work hard to
    will become part of a vibrant and exciting     develop a respectful and open culture that      Please note - Due to Covid-19, it may not be possible for us to host our usual face-to-face Open
                                                                                                    Events. As much as we would love to have you visit the College, this may not be possible for
    community which is committed to your           celebrates the diversity of our city which in         the current academic year and any planned Open Events may be virtual instead.
    achievement and learning.                      turn creates a caring, friendly, supportive                Please visit our website for the latest information regarding our events.
                                                   and inclusive place to learn and work.
    The College prides itself on providing
    superb facilities to all our students          If you decide that Peterborough College      
    and a strong emphasis is placed upon           is the place to study then whatever your
    preparing our students for the world of        abilities or ambitions, I am confident that
    work. Our courses include practical and        we will have a course to meet your needs.
    technical skills development as well as
    the underpinning knowledge to support          I hope to welcome you to Peterborough
    progression into further education,            College very soon.
    higher education, apprenticeships and

    Our excellent links with employers will help

                                                                                                                     GET SOCIAL
    to prepare you for your next steps, whether
    that is through ‘real life’ work projects,
    work experience placements or specialist
    guest lectures.

    Our extensive Higher Education offering                                                           Follow us on social media for the latest news
    through University Centre Peterborough                                                                and events happening at the College.
    means that students have a broad choice
    of options up to undergraduate degree
    level, all within one campus.

    We offer much more than qualifications,
    our aim is to ensure that all our students
    develop key employability and life skills
    such as teamwork, communication,
                                                    Rachel Nicholls
    leadership, problem solving and resilience.
                                                    Deputy CEO Inspire Education Group
    We actively encourage our students to aim
                                                    and Principal of Peterborough College

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                  RESEARCH                                          VISIT
                 Look into the subject you                           Visit the college
                 are interested in and check                         website for the latest
                 the entry requirements.                             information on our
                 Chat to a member of the                             Open Events and
                 curriculum team or one of                           Advice Sessions. Or
                 our advisors in the College                         you can book yourself
                 Information Centre about                            onto our Taster
     the courses you’re interested in.            Sessions where you can get a taste of
                                                  what is involved in the course/s you
     Call 0345 8728722 or email                   are interested in. For more information              please visit

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                       APPLY                                        INTERVIEW                                     CONDITIONAL                                  EXAM
                       If you feel you have all                     After you have applied                        OFFER                                        RESULTS &
                       the information you
                       need then it’s time to
                                                                    your application will be
                                                                    processed and you will                        If your interview goes                       ENROLMENT
                                                                                                                  well you will be offered                       Once you receive your
                       apply. Apply online at                       be invited to take part
                                                                                                                  a conditional offer.                           exam results in August
                                       in an interview.
                                                                                                                  This means you have                            you will need to inform
                       Once you have filled
                                                                                                                  secured a place at the                         the College of your
                       out the application,                         Interviews happen
                                                                                                college if you achieve the GCSE grades       grades. If for any reason you do not get
    you will receive a confirmation email         each month and it is a great opportunity
                                                                                                required for your chosen course.             the grades you expected, don’t panic! We
    from us. Remember it is important to          to ensure that this is the right course for
                                                                                                                                             hold an advice day every year following
    apply as early as possible.                   you.
                                                                                                                                             the results and in many cases we can help
                                                                                                                                             you to find a course that is suitable.

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       LIFE Enjoy!

    College life can offer more than just an
    education, there are many facilities and
    activities which you can get involved with.
                                                                     Social time                         Learning Resources Centre
    You can also become part of the Student                          There are many different student    The College has an excellent Learning
    Crew, which allows you to gain some                              areas around the college campus     Resource Centre (LRC) to help you with your
    valuable work experience at the college                          for students to have their break    independent studies. The LRC provides a
    assisting the marketing team with college                        times and lunch. Enjoy freshly      variety of study spaces for students such as
    wide events whilst also getting paid a                           prepared food at our Deli Bar or    group study areas, silent study areas, and a
    wage. You can become a class rep or join                         a cosy hot meal in the Refectory.   relaxed area for reading. Facilities include:
    the Students’ Union to represent the                             Or simply enjoy a freshly brewed    PCs, printing, a wide range of books, journals,
    voice of students or simply enjoy some                           coffee and piece of cake at our     laptops, photocopying facilities, and a
    time away from study through the many                            Costa Coffee shop. We have          selection of stationery for sale.
    activities and facilities we have here at the                    a newly refurbished student
    College.                                                         common area where you can           The LRC team will be pleased to assist you in
                                                                     chill and watch TV, play foosball   your use of the wide range of resources on
                                                                     or relax and meet up with friends   offer. We also have expert staff on hand to
                                                                     from other courses.                 assist with finding and evaluating information for use within your studies.

     Students’ Union                                                                                                                                       Student awards
     The Students’ Union (SU) promotes the voice of students
     and is here to support you. It is led by students and is here                                                                                         Students are nominated every month from each
     to ensure your voice is heard and your student rights and                                                                                             curriculum area and at the end of the year the most
                                                                         PETERBOROUGH COLLEGE
     interests are supported. The SU also provides all students              STUDENT UNION                                                                 exceptional, hardworking and inspirational student
     with fantastic discounts and social activities throughout                                                                                             will be nominated for an award at the College’s
     the year.                                                                                                                                             annual awards ceremony where students get to
                                                                                                                                                           celebrate their outstanding achievements at a lavish
                                                                                                                                                           awards ceremony with their family and friends.

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STUDENT LIFE                                                                         Follow us on
                                                                                                  for student
                                                                                                  life updates
    Revive Salons                                            College Nursery
    Revive yourself at our on-site hair and                  The College has an on-site
    beauty salons where we offer an excellent                nursery available to students
    range of treatments at very competitive                  and members of the public. The
    prices. Staff, students and members of                   nursery team comprises of a
    the public can relax in style in one of our              ‘family’ of highly qualified staff
    many salons which use the latest industry                who are there to care for your
    standard equipment. Treatments at Revive                 child or children whilst you study
    are carried out by students from one of the              and offers quality childcare for
    hairdressing or beauty courses at the College            babies and children aged three
    and every customer they have helps them                  months to five years. Places are
    get the experience needed to complete the                limited so for more details please
    programme.                                               contact the College Nursery
                                                             on 01733 762180 or visit www.
    Find out more about Revive by visiting our     
    website.                  college-nursery/

    Lifestyle Fitness
    If you like to keep active, you may like to check
    out our well-equipped sports centre which
    includes various courts for volleyball, badminton
    and basketball. Students also have access to the College gym which is operational
    before and after the College teaching day at a student rate. To find out more about
    gym membership please visit:

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Sam Powell

         STUDENT                                    Our students have
                                                    had some great
                                                    opportunities and
                                                                                                                             After completing his course at Peterborough College,
                                                                                                                             former Dance student Sam Powell continued his
                                                                                                                             studies at the renowned Masters Performing Arts in

                                                                                                                             Essex, where he completed his three-year degree with
                                                    gone on to fantastic                                                     a Masters Performing Arts diploma in summer 2019.

                                                    destinations!                                                            During his training, he was able to gain experience
                                                                                                                             on a professional level by working with production
                                                                                                                             companies and creative people and performing at
                                                                                                                             top-class events including the FA Cup Football Final at
                                                                                                                             Wembley Stadium.

                                                                                                                             Sam’s first professional engagement since graduating
                                                                                                                             is a part in the European tour of Bodyguard the
                                                                                                                             Musical. He is hoping to return to Germany in summer
                                                                                                                             2021 when the musical is due to start again.

       Former Music student, Phil Simmond’s                 Jones
      career began in his late teens as a touring
     musician. After this he went on to become
                                                    Former catering student who has
        a Musical Director with artists such as
                                                       worked in numerous award
     Jessie J, Angel Haze, Rae Morris and Leona
     Lewis, before finding his forte working with
                                                    winning restaurants across the UK.
           likeminded artists in the studio.
                                                        “The most crucial part of my
                                                     journey at Peterborough College                                                      Uniformed Services student, Rosie
       Phil moved to Los Angeles in 2016 and                                              Former dance student who is
                                                      was when I got the opportunity                                                         Clifton successfully completed
      produced for a variety of different artists                                          now a successful dancer and
                                                      to complete work experience at                                                       our Level 3 Extended Diploma for
      with full projects such as TriOrca’s debut                                         choreographer. Lisa has worked
                                                      the Coast Restaurant in Wales. I                                                      Entry to the Uniformed Services
      album “Missing”, William “Blindside”, and                                               with top international
                                                    was offered a job at the end of my                                                    course in 2020. Rosie started at the
              Stan Taylor “Confessions”.                                                  acts including Take That, Kylie
                                                    college course and I now work as a                                                     college on Level 1 and has worked
                                                                                         Minogue, Nile Rodgers, Little Mix
                                                       Chef de Partie at the Atlantic                                                        her way up through the levels
       He is now a very successful songwriter                                                    and many more!
                                                              Hotel in Jersey.”                                                            and has now gone on to study BA
     and producer and has had music featured
                                                                                         Lisa also performed at the FIFA                  (Hons) Professional Policing at the
        on award winning TV shows such as
                                                                                         World Cup Russia 2018 opening                         University of Northampton.
       Shameless (Showtime), Good Trouble
       (Free Form), All American (CW). Phil is                                             ceremony alongside Robbie
     managed by Fraktl Music Group & Seven20                                             Williams with a global viewing
             (Rocnation) in Los Angeles.                                                      audience of 3.2 billion!

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                                                                   Supporting You                                     •
                                                                                                                          Resource adaptations

                                                                                                                          Reasonable adjustments and bespoke study
                                                                   As part of our commitment to our students’             programmes
                                                                   wellbeing we have a dedicated wellbeing
                                                                   team to provide you with the help and              Literacy, numeracy or ESOL support cannot be
                                                                   support with your transition from school and

                                                                                                                      provided where learners are studying literacy/
                                                                   throughout your time here at the College.          numeracy/ESOL learning aims.

                                                                   Safeguarding                                       To access support you need to attend an
                                                                   The College is fully committed to providing a      assessment with one of our specialists. This
                                                                   safe and secure environment for all learners,      will be an informal meeting to discuss the
                                                                   staff and visitors. The College operates           type of support you may need whilst studying
                                                                   robust policies on health and safety and           at the College. Our aim is to help develop
                                                                   safeguarding to ensure that all people that        an independent learner so support will be
                                                                   use our buildings and services are kept safe       planned and reviewed in collaboration with
                                                                   from all forms of harm. Copies of college          tutors.
     Money Matters                                                 policies are available on request.
     The College has a range of financial support packages
     which may be available for students to help reduce            Additional Learner
     some of the costs associated with study. Funding
     packages which may be available to you are listed             Support                                                      GET IN
     below:                                                        Additional Learning Support (ALS) is any

     Under 19
                                                                   direct support activity, over and above what
                                                                   is normally provided in a standard learning
     If you are a UK resident, full-time courses are free if you   environment. It is available for learners
                                                                                                                                For more information or to book an
     are under 19 years of age on 31 August in the year in         assessed with barriers to learning and/or
                                                                                                                                assessment please call 01733 762237
     which you start your course.                                  Special Educational Needs (SEN) which may
                                                                                                                                (during term time) or 01733 762188
                                                                   include specific learning difficulties and/or
                                                                                                                                (out of term time) or email
     Over 19                                                       disabilities.
     If you are looking to study at levels 3 – 6 within further
     education you may be eligible for an Advanced                 Learners on study programmes can receive
     Learning Loan.                                                support with the following if appropriate and
                                                                   funded. This could include:
     Young Parents                                                 •   Dyslexia
     If you are under 20 and caring for your own child you         •   Emotional and Behavioural needs
     could apply for Care to Learn.                                •   Hearing impairments – D/deaf, deafblind,
                                                                       hard of hearing
     16 -18 Bursary                                                •   Visual impairment
     Available to those who fit the necessary criteria*.           •   Mental health difficulties
                                                                   •   Autistic Spectrum Disorder
     Free College Meals                                            •   Personal care
     Available to those who fit the necessary criteria*.           •   Literacy, numeracy and language difficulties
                                                                   •   Medical conditions, physical disabilities,
     Peterborough Education Trust                                      mobility
     Scholarships available to those awarded through a             •   Learning disabilities
     pre-defined selection criteria.                               •   Exam access arrangements

     * For more detailed information about how you may
                                                                   Support includes:
     be eligible for the funding mentioned please contact
     our Information Centre on 0345 872 8722, email                •   In class support or visit                              •   Out of class support - small group or 1:1                                           dependant on learner needs
                                                                   •   Communication in British Sign Language
                                                                   •   Loan of specialist assistive equipment/

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YOUR STUDY                                                                                             CAREERS
                                                                                                                             In support of your study programme we aim to provide our students with a comprehensive

                                                                                                                             Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme including:
                                                                                                                             •   Guidance to help you identify your career goals and interests
                                                                                                                             •   Careers information relating to specific industries
                                                                                                                             •   Support in identifying your career goals
                                                                                                                             •   Support in researching/applying to university and alternatives to university
                                                                                                                             •   Student finance guidance
                                                                                                                             •   Supporting work experience
                                                                                                                             •   Developing enterprise skills
     OUR STUDY PROGRAMMES ARE DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU EVERY                                                                     •   Progression events
                                                                                                                             •   1-2-1 impartial, confidential careers guidance
                                                                                                                             •   Work related education and enterprise and employment opportunities
     There are 4 main mechanisms to our ‘Study programmes’ which you will follow if you choose                               •   Access to the National Careers Service
     to study with us. This means that you will not just study your chosen subject, but a programme                          •   Participation in cross college events e.g. Career Awareness Fair, Apprenticeship Week,
     tailored to equip you with the essential skills and experience for your next step, whether that be                          university guest lectures and employer visits
     your career or university.

     Main Qualification
     This is the main body of the
     programme, and where you will gain
     the experience and skills you will need
     to progress into your chosen career.
         Main Qualification                                                                                English
     We have a wide variety of courses                                                                    and Maths
     available at all levels.                                             Main
             English & Maths
     English and Maths
     Achieving a good level of English and
     maths is important for young people
            Work Placement
     to compete in today’s employment                                                                      Pastoral
     market. If you haven’t achieved your
     English and maths at grade 4 or
     above then you will be required to
          Academic Tutorial                                                                   Academic
     re-take the GCSE.* But don’t worry this                                                   Tutorial
     will be built into your individual study
             Pastoral Tutorial

     Pastoral and                                             Work Placement
     Academic Tutorial                                        This is a key component of our study programmes and
     Achievement Support Leads will deliver a                 aims to give students the opportunity to develop their
     balanced pastoral programme to you and                   career choices and develop those critical employability
     will also track and follow-up on attendance.             skills needed for real working conditions. It’s mandatory on
     Our Academic Tutors will hold 1-1 meetings               some courses for work placement hours to be completed.
     to support and track your progress.                      However all students are encouraged to complete a number
                                                              of work placement hours to ensure they are fully prepared
                                                              for their future career.

       * or a functional skills qualification before progressing onto the GCSE.
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                                                                                                         Progression                                     Additional information

              ACCESS TO HIGHER                                                                           The CAVA Access Diploma is QAA
                                                                                                         recognised and is accepted by UK
                                                                                                         universities nationwide as a standard entry
                                                                                                                                                         The Diploma is validated by the Cambridge
                                                                                                                                                         Access Validating Agency (CAVA). The
                                                                                                                                                         Access Diploma is QAA recognised and is

                 EDUCATION                                                                               qualification for most degree courses.          accepted by UK universities as a standard
                                                                                                         Each Access course is specifically designed     entry qualification for degree courses.
                                                                                                         with university progression in mind and         To find out more about CAVA please visit
                                                                                                         tutors will guide you through the HE  
             If you are a mature student with the ambition to go to university but lack the
                                                                                                         application process.
           level 3 qualifications, an Access to Higher Education course is a fantastic solution.
                                                                                                         Humanities and Social Sciences
                                                                                                         This course can lead to a range of degree
                                                                                                         courses and careers in:
                                                                                                         •   Social Work
                                                                                                         •   Education and Teaching
                                                                                                         •   Psychology
     Who is it for?                                     health professions (e.g. nursing, midwifery).    •   Politics
                                                        You will study biology, chemistry, medical       •   History, archaeology and anthropology
     The Access to Higher Education course is a 1
                                                        physics, health and disease, microbiology, and   •   English Literature
     year full–time course specifically for motivated
                                                        maths for science. You will also be trained      •   Creative Writing
     individuals aged 19 and over who wish to go
                                                        in study skills to help you make the most of     •   Media and Journalism
     on to study a degree, progress in their career,
                                                        your time on the course and to become an         •   Sociology and social policy
     or simply extend their knowledge after being
                                                        effective undergraduate at university.           •   Criminology
     out of formal education for some time.
                                                                                                         •   Probation
                                                        Towards the end of your course you will          •   Law
     What is covered?                                   complete an individual science research          •   Film
     Humanities and Social Science                      project in a topic area that interests you.      •   Languages
     The Humanities and Social Science course           Units are highly practical so you will become
     is very broad, and combines social science         proficient in good laboratory practice.          Science and Health
     subject units (psychology and sociology) with                                                       This course can lead to a range of degree
     humanities (English and history). Additional       Entry requirements                               courses and careers, for example:
     study units include study skills and critical      Humanities and Social Sciences
     thinking to help you make the most of              Students will need GCSE English and Maths
                                                                                                         •   Biological Sciences
     your time on the course and to become an           at grade A*/9 - C/4 to join the course.
                                                                                                         •   Adult/child/mental health nursing
     effective undergraduate at university. Towards                                                      •   Midwifery
     the end of your course you will be able to         Science and Health
                                                                                                         •   Physiotherapy
     complete a dissertation unit where you will        For entry onto the Science and Health
                                                                                                         •   Dental hygiene
     conduct your own individual research project       course students must hold a Level 2 Science
                                                                                                         •   Biomedical Science, genetics and
     in a topic that interests you.                                                                          microbiology
                                                        qualification such as:
                                                                                                         •   Operating department practice
     In addition, you will select from a range of
                                                        • GCSE Science at grade A*/9 – C/4               •   Dietetics
     optional specialised units in order to tailor
                                                        • BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science at Merit       •   Physics
     the course to your progression needs and
                                                        • Pre–Access Certificate/Diploma with core       •   Radiography
                                                          science content                                •   Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences
     interests. These optional units could include
     additional units in sociology, psychology,
                                                        • Other foreign equivalent qualifications        •   Astronomy and physics
                                                         And also:                                       •   Chemistry and chemical engineering
     English, and history, or new topics such as
     criminology, counselling and politics.
                                                        • GCSE English and Maths at grade A*/9 –         •   Forensic science, crime and investigative
                                                          C/4                                                studies
     Science and Health                                                                                  •   Food science, nutrition and dietetics
     The Science and Health course covers a                                                              •   Ecology and environmental science
     wide range of content and is ideal for people                                                       •   Archaeology
     who want to progress to degrees in the core                                                         •   Marine biology and zoology
     sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) or allied

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     Pre-Access Certificate in Skills for Employment,
     Training and Personal Development
     Level 2 - 1 year

     Who is it for?
                                                        If you are aged 18 you will also be expected
     The Pre–Access course is a 1 year full–time
                                                        to complete 35 hours of work experience as
     course for motivated individuals aged 18 or
                                                        part of the study programme. Students aged
     over who want to develop study skills and
                                                        19 or over are exempt from mandatory work
     subject knowledge at level 2 in preparation for
     a Level 3 Access to HE course, or who do not
     have sufficient qualifications to be accepted
     on to an Access to HE course currently.            Entry requirements
                                                        For entry on to the pre–Access course
     The course will result in an NOCN Level 2          students should hold Functional Skills Level
     Certificate in Skills for Employment, Training     1 or above in English and maths. However,
     and Personal Development qualification.            formal qualifications may not be necessary
     You will also be given the opportunity to          for entry to this course if you are able to
     study GCSE or Functional Skills English and/       demonstrate relevant industry experience or
     or maths qualifications as part of the course,     evidence of other work training.
     which are also required for progression to the
     Access to HE courses.                              Progression
                                                        This course can allow you to progress to a
     What is covered?                                   Level 3 Access to HE course. At the college
     You will study core subject units that prepare     we currently offer Access to HE courses in
     you for level 3 study, employment and              Science and Health and Humanities and
     University progression. These include:             Social Science, but are looking into offering
     •   Biology (Life Processes and Living Things)     Computing, Business and Engineering in
     •   Chemistry (Materials and their Properties)     future. After studying an Access to HE course
     •   Physics (Physical Processes)                   you can progress to University and study for a
     •   Investigating a Career                         degree.
     •   Research skills
     •   Personal Study skills                          Additional information
                                                        You should obtain a scientific calculator. You
     We are also considering offering psychology        may be required to pay tuition fees depending
     and sociology units subject to demand.             on your age and existing qualifications, please
                                                        contact the Information Centre on
     In addition, as part of your weekly timetable      0345 8728722, email info@peterborough.
     you will also study for qualifications (GCSE or visit us at our Park Crescent Campus
     or Functional Skills) in English and/or maths      for more details.
     depending on your existing qualifications.
     These will be offered either at the Park
     Crescent campus or at JobSmart. You
     will be asked to complete English and/or
     mathematics screening activities at the start
     of the course to establish the appropriate level
     for you.

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                                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

              ANIMAL CARE
                                                       Some of the career opportunities listed below may require
                                                     further study and qualifications in order to enter the industry.

                                                                        Dog Handler
                                                                       Dog Groomer
                                                                    Cattery Assistant
                                                       Animal Rescue Centre Worker
                                                                Animal Care Lecturer
                                                                    RSPCA Inspector
                                                                      Kennel Worker
                                                                  Pet Shop Assistant
                                                                    Veterinary Nurse
                                                                      Animal Trainer
                                                            Veterinary Care Assistant

                 We Offer:
                 The College has 2 on-site animal
                 centres which include Reptiles
                 such as Bearded Dragons,
                 Amphibians, Invertebrates and
                 Mammals including Marmoset


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     Animal Care                                                                   Animal Care                                     You will also develop employability and
     Level 1 - 1 year                                            Access to         Level 2 - 1 year                                team work skills throughout your study and
                                                                                                                                   will need to undertake mandatory work
     DP1ANCA0F$                                                  a variety         DP2ANCA0F$
                                                                                                                                   experience placements.
     Who is it for?                                              of animals        Who is it for?
                                                                                                                                   Entry requirements
     If you enjoy practical work and working outdoors with
     animals, then this course could be for you. The course
                                                                 including pet     If you’re considering one of the many
                                                                                   careers working with animals then it’s          4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above and must
     will provide you with a basic introduction to working       animals, farm     worth knowing there is something for            include English, maths and science.
     with animals and you will have access to a variety
     of animals including pet, farm and exotic animals,
                                                                 animals and       everyone when it comes to the variety of
                                                                                   jobs available.                                 Progression
     enabling you to build up confidence along with your         exotic animals,                                                   This course will prepare you for a variety
     practical skills.                                                             No animal is the same and they all have
                                                                 enabling you      their own personalities which makes this
                                                                                                                                   of work and animal careers including
                                                                                                                                   open farms, pet shops (retail), animal
     What is covered?                                            to build          type of career so interesting and rewarding.
                                                                                   This course is a great starting point and
                                                                                                                                   sanctuaries, catteries, dog kennels and
     Throughout the course you may have the opportunity
     to work at a local animal visitor centre. There will also
                                                                 confidence        will enable you to build up confidence,
                                                                                                                                   welfare organisations. The completion of
                                                                                                                                   this course (along with the achievement of
                                                                                   knowledge and practical skills whilst
     be opportunities for subject related trips and visits.                                                                        functional skills at level 2) can enable you to
                                                                                   working with the animals.
                                                                                                                                   progress onto Level 3 Animal Management.
     You will learn:                                                                                                               (Achieving a Merit level for this level 2
     •   Skills to assist in practical animal husbandry
                                                                                   What is covered?                                programme would be an advantage when
                                                                                   During this course you will work with a         looking to progress to the Level 3 Animal
     •   English and maths skills
                                                                                   wide range of beautiful creatures including     Management course).
     •   Health and safety in the workplace
     •   Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of                       farm animals, pet animals and exotic
         animals                                                                   animals. You will cover an exciting range of    Additional information
     •   Assist with handling and accommodation of animals                         subjects allowing you to build on both your
                                                                                                                                   You will be required to buy protective
     •   Introduction to wildlife and conservation                                 knowledge and confidence of working with
                                                                                                                                   clothing such as safety boots, work
     •   Assist with feeding and watering animals                                  animals.
                                                                                                                                   clothes and waterproof outdoor clothing.
     •   Assist with handling and restraint of animals                                                                             Stationery such as pens, pencils, a writing
                                                                                   You will develop in the following areas:
                                                                                                                                   pad and folder will also be essential.
                                                                                   animal care, handling techniques,
     Entry requirements                                                            understanding animal health and feeding,
                                                                                                                                   Visits to local attractions and organisations
     2 GCSEs at grades 2/E or above including English                              develop awareness of animal behaviour and
                                                                                                                                   will be arranged throughout your course.
     and maths, and evidence of an interest in the subject                         learn about different animal breeds and
                                                                                                                                   The total cost for entry fees and transport
     through either, a qualification, a reference or work                          grooming. You will accomplish all of this
                                                                                                                                   will be required to be paid in advance in the
     experience.                                                                   through caring for a variety of farm animals,
                                                                                                                                   first term.
                                                                                   pet breeds and exotic species.
     This course will prepare you for a variety of work in
     various animal industries including retail outlets,
     animal sanctuaries, catteries, dog kennels, animal
     welfare organisations or further education study in
     related areas. The completion of this course (along                                                                      Our courses will prepare
     with the achievement of English/maths at level 1) will
     support progression to the Level 2 Animal Care course.                                                                   you for a variety of work
                                                                                                                              in the animal industry
     Additional information
     You will be required to buy protective clothing such
                                                                                                                              including animal
     as safety boots, work clothes and waterproof outdoor                                                                     sanctuaries, catteries, dog
                                                                                                                              kennels, animal welfare
     Visits to local attractions and organisations will be                                                                    and retail outlets
     arranged throughout your course. The total cost for
     entry fees and transport will be required to be paid in
22   advance in the first term.                                                                                                                                                       23
     Animal Management
     Level 3 - 2 years

     Who is it for?                                       Entry requirements
     Helping an animal whether that be through            5 GCSEs at 4/C or above including English,
     re-homing, helping them to get better, or            maths and science.
     aid recovery, training them or providing
     a service such as grooming, then you are             Progression
     making a difference to that animal and their
                                                          This course provides a solid foundation
     quality of life. So if you’re looking for a career
                                                          for students to progress into the animal
     that is fulfilling, rewarding and varied, then
                                                          industry. It will prepare you for a variety of
     animal management could be for you.
                                                          work in animal environments including
                                                          retail outlets, animal sanctuaries, catteries,
     There are a huge range of careers you can
                                                          dog kennels, trainee veterinary nursing or
     progress onto as well as studying at higher
                                                          welfare organisations. You may also wish
     education level. This course is also a great
                                                          to further your studies at a higher level in
     stepping stone onto careers such as trainee
                                                          related areas.
     veterinary nursing, zoology, grooming and
     rescue centre work.
                                                          Additional information
     What is covered?                                     You will be required to buy protective
                                                          clothing such as safety boots, work clothes
     Throughout the course you may have the
                                                          and waterproof outdoor clothing. Stationery
     opportunity to work at a major animal
                                                          such as pens, pencils, a writing pad and
     visitor centre, a grooming parlour or welfare
                                                          folder will also be essential. Visits to local
     sanctuary. You will also demonstrate your
                                                          attractions and organisations will be
     practical skills in our high quality college
                                                          arranged throughout your course. The total
     based outdoor enclosures and exotic animal
                                                          cost for entry fees and transport will be
     accommodation areas. You will learn about
                                                          required to be paid in advance in the first
     a wide range of animal related subjects

     •   Practical animal husbandry skills
     •   Animal welfare and ethics
     •   Emergency first aid
     •   Animal health and disease
     •   Animal behaviour
     •   Employability, supervisory and team
         working skills
                                                                       You can
         Principles of health and safety
         Work related experience (mandatory work
                                                                       earn up to
         experience placement required)
         Feeding and nutrition
                                                                       £28,000 per
         Animal behaviour and communication
         Exotic animal health and husbandry
                                                                       year as a
     •   Biological systems of animals

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                                                                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
               ART, DESIGN &                                                  Some of the career opportunities listed below may require
                                                                            further study and qualifications in order to enter the industry.

                                                                                               Industrial Design
                                                         Fashion                                      Furniture Designer
                                                         Fashion Buyer                                Product Designer
                                                       Costume Designer
                                                       Fashion Designer
                                                      Visual Merchandiser
                                                        Textiles Designer
                                                        Fashion Retailer                                                         Commercial
                                                                                                 Art                             Graphic Designer
                                                                                          Painter/Sculptor                            Illustrator
                                                                                             Fine Artist                           Web Designer
                                                                                            Tattoo Artist                          Photographer
                                                      Architecture                        Freelance Artist                      Marketing Designer
                                                                                                                             Advertising Representative
                                                            Architect                                                           Packaging Designer

                                                                                       Metal Work
                                                      Theatrical                         Jewellery Designer                         Multimedia
                                                     Exhibition Designer                                                             Games Designer
                                                       Theatre Designer                                                                  Animator
                                                     Wardrobe Assistant                                                                Set Designer
                                                     Production Designer                                                        Commercial Photographer
                                                                                                                                  Editorial Photographer
                                                                                                                                 Freelance Photographer
                 We Offer:
                 Drawing and painting studio |
                 Printmaking studio | 3D and
                 sculpture studio | Apple Mac
                 suite | Photographic dark room
                 and studio | Fashion and textiles


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     Art and Design                                    Work in a        Art and Design
     Level 1 - 1 year                                  stimulating      Level 2 - 1 year
     DP1ARTA0F$                                                         EC2ARTA0F$
                                                       and exciting
     Who is it for?                                                     Who is it for?                                  Entry requirements
                                                       environment                                                      4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above and must
     You could finally let your imagination loose                       Do you love to draw, and create visually
     with our Level 1 Art and Design course. So if     with our         exciting pieces of work, but want to develop    include English and maths.
     you feel your strength lies within the creative
     side of you and you enjoy bringing ideas to
                                                       experienced      your knowledge and skills in other areas
                                                                        of art and design? This course will do          Progression
     life through images and drawing then this         and supportive   exactly that! You will be introduced to other   This course is excellent preparation to
     course is for you!                                                 subjects such as graphics, fashion design,
                                                       tutors           fine art and 3D design, making this course
                                                                                                                        help you move on to level 3 art and design
                                                                                                                        subjects (e.g. general art and design,
     What is covered?                                                   a great practical step between GCSEs and        graphics and photography) providing
                                                                        Level 3 BTEC qualifications.                    you achieve a Merit at Level 2 Art and
     This course will enable you to explore your
                                                                                                                        Design and the English and maths you are
     skills through learning various aspects of
     art and design through the use of materials                        What is covered?                                currently studying.
     and techniques, exploring 2D and 3D visual                         This course has a strong practical
     language, digital techniques and basic                             focus with you developing your skills,          Additional information
     design principles. You will also carry out your                    understanding and knowledge of art and          There may be costs involved for lockers
     own personal project.                                              design. You will explore ideas and concepts,    and sketch books, gallery and exhibition
                                                                        different drawing techniques and research       trips. All learners should have a basic art
     You will work in a stimulating and exciting                        and learn the theoretical aspects of art.       kit which they can add to throughout the
     environment with our experienced and                               You can also target your skills and interests   year. A list of recommended materials and
     supportive tutors.                                                 through specialist units such as; sculpture,    equipment will be provided as a guide.
                                                                        painting, fashion and textiles, fine art and
                                                                        3D design.
     Entry requirements
     2 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including                            You will also engage with work experience,
     English or maths and the ability to                                which will take the form of placement
     demonstrate an interest in the subject.                            hours with an employer, or through live
     This introductory course will give you a
     great idea of what is involved in art and
     design, and you can use it to move up to
     courses such as Level 2 Art and Design or
     other level 2 qualifications providing you
     pass the Level 1 Art and Design course.
                                                                        Engage in work
     Additional information                                             experience
     There may be costs involved for lockers and
     sketch books, gallery and exhibition trips.
                                                                        which will
     All learners should have a basic art kit which                     take the form
     they can add to throughout the year. A list of
     recommended materials and equipment will
                                                                        of placement
     be provided as a guide.                                            hours with an
                                                                        employer, or
                                                                        through live

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     Art and Design                                                                                          Graphic Design
                                                                                                                                                               You could
     Level 3 - 2 years                                                                                       Level 3 - 2 years
     FD3ARTA0F$                                                                                              ED3GRAA0F$                                        earn between
     Who is it for?                                                                                          Who is it for?
                                                                                                                                                               £15,000 and
     If you want to create an amazing opportunity        Or Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma. In          If you have a genuine interest in graphic         £55,000 as
     for your future career whilst advancing your
     knowledge and skills in this area, then this
                                                         order to be offered a place on the course, you
                                                         must also successfully complete a portfolio
                                                                                                             design and want to acquire the tools and
                                                                                                             knowledge to become a design professional
                                                                                                                                                               a graphic
     course is for you! It will allow you to study       examination for arts and media. Further             then this course is a great starting block.       designer*
     diverse subjects such as sculpture, fashion,        information will be sent to you when you are        The course is aimed at those who have an
     fine art, printmaking, 3D design, textiles,         offered an interview date.                          interest in editorial design, designing for       (*
     plus many more. You will find this course                                                               online and digital art and will provide you
     challenging but exciting and it is a great                                                              with an array of skills and knowledge to
     alternative to traditional A Levels.                Progression                                         make the right decision when choosing the
                                                         This practical course will support you with         next exciting step in your creative career.
     What is covered?                                    moving on to higher education in subjects
                                                         such as fine art, architecture, textiles, fashion   What is covered?
     This practical course provides you with the
                                                         design, illustration, shoe and accessory design,
     opportunity to experience and to experiment                                                             You will study a variety of creative processes
                                                         game design, graphics and craft (amongst
     with a range of art and design disciplines                                                              and gain the technical skills to create designs
                                                         many other choices).
     allowing you to communicate your ideas                                                                  for a variety of outcomes such as: magazine
     and imagination through a variety of means                                                              design, packaging, app/web design, image
                                                         Past students have achieved places at De
     including sculpture, fashion, fine art, textiles,                                                       creation, typography and branding.
                                                         Montfort University, Nottingham Trent
     3D design, photography, and print. You will
                                                         University, Norwich University of the Arts,
     also investigate contextual influences and                                                              You will have the opportunity to work with
                                                         Plymouth College of Art & Design, Anglia
     learn how to reflect on your own practice and                                                           computer based professional packages
                                                         Ruskin University, Manchester Metropolitan
     discuss the work of others.                                                                             allowing you to nurture and perfect your
                                                         University and University of Lincoln.
                                                                                                             graphic design techniques. You will also
     During your study you will build an impressive                                                          investigate contextual influences and learn
                                                         This course can also support you with moving
     portfolio of work to help you achieve your next                                                         how to reflect on your own practice and
                                                         on to other further education courses or
     step, whether that be one of the many jobs in                                                           discuss the work of others.
     the creative industry or going on to study art
     and design at university.
                                                         Additional information                              Entry requirements
                                                         Additional costs to include a £10 refundable        5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, including
     Entry requirements                                                                                      English and preferably maths and an arts or
                                                         deposit for an A1 portfolio locker and standard
     5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, including           locker. Supplying your own art kit - a list of      media based subject. Or Merit in a relevant
     English and preferably maths and an arts or         essentials and recommended items are issued         Level 2 Diploma. In order to be offered
     media based subject.                                before induction and costs for trips to galleries   a place on the course, you must also
                                                         and museums.                                        successfully complete a portfolio
                                                                                                             examination for arts and media. Further
                                                                                                             information will be sent to you when you are
                                                                                                             offered an interview date.

                                                                                                             Employment in the art and design industry
                                                         Study diverse subjects                              or progression on to further study. There are
                                                                                                             some very successful degree programmes in
                                                         including sculpture,                                the fields of graphic design.
                                                         fashion, fine art,
                                                                                                             Additional information
                                                         printmaking, 3D                                     Additional costs to include a £10 refundable
                                                         design, and textiles                                deposit for an A1 portfolio locker and
                                                                                                             standard locker. Supplying your own art kit
                                                                                                             and costs for trips to galleries and museums.
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     Art and Design -                                                        Art and Design - Photography
     Photography                                                             Level 3 - 2 years
     Level 2 - 1 year                                                        ED3PHOA0F$

     EC2PHOA0F$                                                              Who is it for?                                     Entry requirements
                                                                             Do you want to make a living out of                5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, including
     Who is it for?
                                                                             doing what you love? Then this advanced            English and preferably maths and an arts or
     If you enjoy capturing life through a camera                                                                               media based subject. Or Merit in a relevant
                                                                             course is exactly what you are looking
     lens or like to freeze the moment through an                                                                               Level 2 Diploma. In order to be offered
                                                                             for. Today there are an endless amount of
     image then this level 2 course could be the                                                                                a place on the course, you must also
                                                                             careers which could be pursued through
     beginning to something fantastically creative                                                                              successfully complete a portfolio
                                                                             photography, making this course an ideal
     and enjoyable. So if you’re looking to develop                                                                             examination for arts and media. Further
                                                                             start to a fulfilling career that satisfies your
     your interest in photography through both                                                                                  information will be sent to you when you
     traditional and digital methods then this is                                                                               are offered an interview date.
     the course for you.
                                                                             What is covered?
                                                                             During your study you will enjoy learning a        Progression
     What is covered?
                                                                             number of exciting and interesting topics          You could start a career as a freelance
     Whilst studying this course, you will learn
                                                                             such as digital photography and image              photographer, staff photographer with a
     how to use the dark room and develop skills
                                                                             manipulation through technology and                magazine/newspaper, designer or graphic/
     in conventional photographic techniques as
                                                                             studio work.                                       digital artist. Due to the academic nature
     well as digital photography. You will create
                                                                                                                                of the course and the strong portfolio you
     a portfolio of work covering various types
                                                                             You will also develop a strong portfolio           will develop, you can also use this course to
     of photography, as well as undertake core
                                                                             of your work covering different types of           apply for a number of degree/HND courses
     units of study such as visual studies, drawing,
                                                                             photography which will contribute to the           in subjects such as art, photography, media,
     contextual studies and exploring ideas
                                                                             next step in your career, whether that be          journalism, etc.
     and concepts. You will also engage with
                                                                             university or the world of work. You will also
     work experience, which will take the form
                                                                             investigate contextual influences and learn        Additional information
     of placement hours with an employer, or
                                                                             how to reflect on your own practice and
     through live briefs.                                                                                                       Paper, film and darkroom chemicals will
                                                                             discuss the work of others.
                                                                                                                                be provided for students. There may be
                                                                                                                                costs associated for field trips. Cameras
     Entry requirements
                                                                                                                                and other equipment can be booked
     4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above and must                                                                                     out for learners to use at the Media and
     include English and maths.                                                                                                 Journalism Centre. Having your own
                                                       You will create                                                          camera is not a requirement for entry to
     Progression                                       a portfolio of                                                           the course.
     Successful completion of this course at           work covering
     Merit level will provide you with excellent
     preparation to help you move on to Level 3        various types of
     Art & Design: Photography course or other         photography, as
     creative arts subjects such as graphics,
     fashion, fine art or media.
                                                       well as study units
                                                       such as visual
     Additional information                            studies, drawing,
     Paper, film and darkroom chemicals will
     be provided for students. There may be
                                                       contextual studies
     costs associated for field trips. Cameras         and exploring
     and other equipment can be booked                 ideas and concepts
     out for learners to use at the Media and
     Journalism Centre. Having your own
     camera is not a requirement for entry to
     the course.

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                                                                             CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                BUSINESS &                                                        Some of the career opportunities listed below may require
                                                                                further study and qualifications in order to enter the industry.

               ACCOUNTANCY                                                                                         Business Support
                                                                  Customer Service Advisor                                Executive Assistant
                                                                           Buyer                                          Personal Assistant
                                                                       Estate Agent                                          Receptionist
                                                                           Retail                                         Research Assistant
                                                                      Public Relations

                                                        Insurance                                                                     Chartered Accountant

                                                        Insurance Broker
                                                                                     Self-Employed                                           Payroll
                                                                                                                                        Financial Planner
                                                        Insurance Agent                       Entrepreneur                              Financial Advisor

                                                                      Commercial                                          Management
                                                                                                                        Human Resource Manager
                                                                                                                           Strategic Planner
                                                                           Market Research
                                                                                                                           Product Manager
                                                                           Account Manager
                                                                           Brand Consultant
                                                                             Supply Chain
                 We Offer:
                 Highly qualified staff with years
                 of experience in the industry |
                 Up-to-date office and computing
                 equipment | Opportunities to gain
                 additional skills to enhance your
                 prospects for future employment
                 and university | Strong links with a
                 wide variety of local companies in
                 Peterborough and the surrounding


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     Business                                           Business
     Level 1 - 1 year                                   Level 2 - 1 year
     DP1BUSA0F$                                         DP2BUSA0F$

     Who is it for?                                     Who is it for?
     If you’re looking for a career in business         Interested in a career in business commerce,
     but don’t know where to begin, then the            office administration, marketing or human
     business level 1 course could be exactly what      resources then this course is an ideal place to
     you’re looking for. It’s a great introduction to   start. Alternatively if you are already working
     business and will provide a good foundation        within a business environment on a part-
     to progress onto the level 2 business course.      time basis but would like to develop your
                                                        skills further to progress in your career then
     What is covered?                                   this is the course for you.

     Whilst studying this course you will gain
     knowledge and understanding of a range of          What is covered?
     business topics whilst also developing those       Whilst studying this qualification you will
     important key employability skills. You will       look at business in a consumer society and
     also work through a range of topics such as:       focus on how business organisations operate,
     research, developing a personal progression        the key concepts and principles related to
     plan, presenting your business plan, learn         success in the world of business and the
     how to record income and expenditure,              skills required to work in business.
     solving problems related to business and
     working in a team.                                 You will have the opportunity to cover a
                                                        range of topics to support all aspects of
                                                        your learning and development within this
     Entry requirements
                                                        subject which include: promoting a brand,
     A minimum of Entry Level 3 in English or           principles of marketing and customer
     equivalent and the ability to demonstrate an       service, enterprise in the business world,
     interest in the subject.                           finance for business, business online and
                                                        developing ICT skills for the workplace.
     After successfully passing both this course        Entry requirements
     and Functional Skills or GCSEs you could           4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including
     progress on to an apprenticeship, Level 2          English and maths, or an relevant Level 1
     Business or other level 2 courses.                 qualification.

                                                        Upon achieving an overall Merit and
                                                        achieving GCSE English and maths at
                                                        grade 4/C, you may choose to move on to
                                                        Association of Accounting Technician (AAT)
                                                        Foundation Diploma in Accounting and
                                                        Business or Business Level 3.

                                                        Alternatively, you may like to use the skills
                                                        and knowledge from this course to start a
                                                        business/retail/accountancy apprenticeship
                                                        or start your business career at a junior level,
                                                        for example, in an office environment.

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     Business                                                                                             AAT Foundation
     Level 3 - 1 to 2 years                                                                               Diploma in Accounting                               You could earn
     FD3BUSA0F$ (1 Year course) ED3BUSA0F$ (2 Year course)
                                                                                                          and Business                                        up to £90,000
     Who is it for?                                      •   Branding                                     Level 2 - 1 to 2 years                              as a Financial
                                                         •   Principles of management                     FD2AATA0F$
     Could you see yourself working in marketing,
     finance, human resources, law or business
                                                         •   Business decision making                                                                         Advisor*
     operations but not sure how to get that all
                                                         •   The English legal system
                                                                                                          Who is it for?
     important ‘foot in the door’? Then business
                                                         •   Employment Law                                                                                   (*National Careers
                                                         •   International business                       The AAT is an established and well respected
     level 3 will provide you with the qualifications                                                     professional accountancy organisation with
     and experience needed to progress within
                                                         •   Corporate Social Responsibility
                                                                                                          over 100,000 students, full and fellow members
     your business career. You do not have to have                                                        worldwide. The AATs qualifications develop
     previously studied business but you do need         Entry requirements                               relevant and practical accounting and finance
     to be interested in studying a coursework           5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including         skills which are ideal if you want to be a
     based qualification equivalent to A Levels.         English and maths or a Merit in Level 2          bookkeeper and/or accountant.
                                                         Business, plus GCSE English and maths at
     What is covered?                                    grade 4/C.                                       If you’re looking to improve your prospects
                                                                                                          and earning potential in an accounting
     During your study you will cover a range of
     subjects including:                                 Progression                                      environment – and to get the rewards you
                                                                                                          deserve – these qualifications are a great start!
     •   Exploring Business                              This advanced course is ideal preparation for
     •   Developing a marketing campaign                 further study, for example, you can progress
     •   Personal and business finance                   on to a range of university degrees in           What is covered?
     •   Managing an event                               business, or other subjects. You may also like   During your course you will study a number
                                                         to progress on to professional qualifications    of modules which will supply you with the
     You will also get the opportunity to study          such as ACA/ACCA or CIPD.                        fundamental knowledge needed to progress in
     additional specialist modules from a wide                                                            the accounting profession.
     range of topics such as:                            The course is also excellent preparation for
                                                                                                          Modules include:
                                                         employment in a range of business disciplines
     •   Financial accounting                                                                             •   Double entry bookkeeping
                                                         including administration, marketing,
     •   Management accounting                                                                            •   Bookkeeping transactions
                                                         accountancy, law, human resources and
     •   Managing debt                                                                                    •   Bookkeeping controls
     •   Market research                                                                                  •   Elements of costing
                                                                                                          •   Using Sage accounting software
                                                                                                          •   Working effectively in finance
                                                                                                          •   Business communications and lifelong
                                                                                                              learning skills
                                                                                                          •   Business and company law
                                                                                                          •   Introduction to payroll

                                                                                                          Entry requirements
                                                              You could earn                              5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above and must
                                                                                                          include English and maths.
                                                              between £19,000
                                                              to £150,000 as a HR                         Progression
                                                              Manager*                                    After successfully passing this course you
                                                                                                          will be able to progress to a Level 2 or 3
                                                                                                          AAT Accounting Apprenticeship, a Level 3
                                                              (*National Careers                          Foundation Diploma in Business and Finance
                                                                                                          and a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business,
                                                              Service,EMSI/Career Coach)
                                                                                                          after which you can progress to a university

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                                                           CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
        CHILDCARE, HEALTH                                       Some of the career opportunities listed below may require
                                                              further study and qualifications in order to enter the industry.

          & SOCIAL CARE
                                                          Midwife                                        Teaching
                                                        Child Nurse
                                                  Mental Health Nurse                                Teaching Assistant
                                                        Pharmacist                                 Primary School Teacher
                                                 Occupational Therapist                              Early Years Teacher
                                                  Health Care Assistant
                                                 Clinical Support Worker

                                                                                                               Social Care
                                                                                                              Residential Carer
                                                                                                               Social Worker
                                                                                                            Social Care Assistant
                                                         Early Years                                             Sociologist
                                                            Childminder                                   Personal Support Worker
                                                       Childcare Practitioner                                    Counsellor
                                                        Early Years Educator                                Safeguarding Officer
                                                         Child Psychologist                                    Youth Worker
                                                         SEN Co-ordinator                                  Special Needs Advisor
                                                             Playworker                                         Psychologist
                                                       Development Officer
                                                         Nursery Manager

                 We Offer:
                 Well equipped rooms
                 with facilities for a variety
                 of childcare activities. A
                 range of approved practical
                 placements and well qualified
                 staff with extensive industry


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     Care                                             Introduction to                                  Health and Social
     Entry 3 - 1 year                                 Health and Social                                Care
                                                      Care, Children and                               Level 2 - 1 year
     Who is it for?                                   Young People’s                                   DP2HSCA0F$
     Do you feel you have always had an interest
     in caring for people, or want a career where     Settings                                         Who is it for?
     you can make a difference? Then why not
     consider a career in care. This course will
                                                      Level 1 - 1 year                                 This NCFE CACHE Level 2 course is a
                                                                                                       fantastic choice of course if you are looking
     provide you with a basic understanding of                                                         to start your career in health, social care
     both the health and social care and childcare
                                                      Who is it for?                                   or the voluntary sector. It’s also a great
     industry, as well as providing you with the                                                       choice if you are looking to study further
     right skills for employment.                     If you’re looking to develop your basic skills
                                                                                                       qualifications in health and social care.
                                                      in caring for children or are looking to boost
                                                      your knowledge and skills in preparation for
     What is covered?                                 working within the health and social care        What is covered?
     This course will provide you with a great        industry then this course is perfect.            During your time studying this course you
     introduction to the industry and covers a                                                         will develop your knowledge in a range
     number of areas which will provide you
                                                      What is covered?                                 of health and social care topics including:
     with a good foundation of knowledge to                                                            equality and diversity, human growth and
     progress further. You will learn about healthy   Preparing you to work in the care industry
                                                                                                       development, safeguarding, anatomy and
     eating, communication skills, online learning,   requires experience and knowledge, so
     equality and job roles within the industry       throughout this course you will focus your
     and the principles and values of health and      study on the following areas: safeguarding,
                                                                                                       You will also be required to undertake work
     social care.                                     human growth and development, caring
                                                                                                       experience for employability skills for two
                                                      for children and young adults and online
                                                                                                       days a week throughout the year.
     You will also be required to carry out           learning.
     mandatory work placements and be
     required to complete English and maths           You will also be required to undertake a work    Entry requirements
     within the study programme.                      placement one day a week throughout the          4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including
                                                      year.                                            English and maths. You may also
                                                                                                       be required to have a DBS check for
     Entry requirements
                                                      Entry requirements                               placement.
     You will need an interest in health and
     social care, a willingness to work hard and a    A minimum of Entry Level 3 in English or
     minimum of Entry 2 English and maths.            equivalent and the ability to demonstrate an     Progression
                                                      interest in the subject.                         You could go on to study Level 3 Health
                                                                                                       and Social Care, an apprenticeship or work
     Progression                                                                                       within the care sector as a healthcare
                                                      Progression                                      assistant or social support worker, subject
     You may be able to progress onto Level 1
     Health and Social Care if you achieve the        If you have achieved the course and Level 1      to achieving GCSE grade C/4 in English and
     Entry Level 3 Functional Skills in English       Functional Skills in English and maths and       maths.
                                                      are suitable to work in childcare or health
     alongside the course.
                                                      and social care then you can study at level 2                                                    You could
                                                                                                       Additional information
                                                      in either of these subjects.
                                                                                                       There may be costs for travel expenses to
                                                                                                                                                       earn between
                                                      Additional information
                                                                                                       your work placement.                            £24,000 to
     Primary School teachers                          You will need to buy art and craft materials                                                     £44,000 as a
     can earn between                                 when required.
     £23,000 to £43,000*
                                                                                                                                                       (*National Careers
     (*National Careers Service, EMSI/                                                                                                                 Service)
     Career Coach,

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