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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Business

This course will help you understand the business environment and the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for you to progress further in the business world. Whenever possible term dates are in line with those of the Essex schools. We understand that many of our students have family commitments.

Mature students are valued for their life experiences, and an increasing number are entering higher education each year. Many are now pursuing new careers and seeing changes in their lives that they never thought possible.

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Business – Flexible Learning

A new flexible approach to learning. Start in the New Year and you could be starting university the following year! Blended learning suits your lifestyle – it's a mixture of attending College (monthly Saturdays and evenings, for individual support), online learning via our Virtual Learning Environment, support via email and telephone, plus one-to-one tutorials.

This course will help you understand the business environment and the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for you to progress further in the business world. Whenever possible term dates are in line with those of the Essex schools. We understand that many of our students have family commitments.

Mature students are valued for their life experiences, and an increasing number are entering higher education each year. Many are now pursuing new careers and seeing changes in their lives that they never thought possible.

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies

This Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies pathway provides a wide knowledge and understanding of the UK Education System. It will prepare you for study on any teaching/education related university course. The Access diploma will give you a solid grounding for when you commence your university degree, (BA, BSc), Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma.

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies – Flexible Learning

A new flexible approach to learning. Start in the New Year and you could be starting university the following year! Blended learning suits your lifestyle – it's a mixture of attending College (monthly Saturdays and evenings, for individual support), online learning via our Virtual Learning Environment, support via email and telephone, plus one-to-one tutorials.

This Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies pathway provides a wide knowledge and understanding of the UK Education System. It will prepare you for study on any teaching/education related university course. The Access diploma will give you a solid grounding for when you commence your university degree, (BA, BSc), Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma.

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Engineering, Science and Maths

This Engineering, Science and Maths pathway provides a wide knowledge and understanding of the underpinning skills and knowledge required within the Engineering sector. It will prepare you for study on any Engineering related university course.

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health and Social Care

This course is for those who do not have the relevant experience or qualifications to progress to university. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a career in Health and Social Care. You will learn and apply the theoretical and practical knowledge required for working the Health and Care field. Many of our former students are now pursuing new careers and seeing changes in their lives they never thought possible.

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Life Science

The Life Science pathway will show you that biology is both exciting and very relevant to our daily lives. The programme begins by helping you to understand the basic concepts of biology. You will learn about health and disease through existing medical research and in Term 2 you will carry out your own investigation in the laboratory. Alongside this you will learn core skills in IT, presentation and communication. This programme is challenging but also fun and extremely interesting too!

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Nursing and Midwifery

Get on the fast track to a professional career in Midwifery or Nursing. If you want to go to university but don't yet have the necessary qualifications this course is for you. For adults who want a career in Nursing and Midwifery.

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Social Science

This course will focus on sociology, which is the study of human behaviour. You will begin to ask questions such as: 'Why are human beings different from each other?' You will explore the answers by studying topics such as, Changing Family Patterns, Crime and Deviance, The Sociology of the Media and Social Policy.

Activity Leadership Apprenticeship

If you're keen to earn whilst you learn an apprenticeship is for you. An Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership will provide you with the skills and experience to work competently within the fitness, health and leisure industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. As an apprentice, you'll work under the close supervision of an experienced employer. You'll learn all aspects of the fitness, health and leisure industry while maintaining effective working relationships with other organisations and customers.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator and stun your friends with your new graphic skills. Come along and use our Apple Mac suite. Suitable for beginners. Take away an A3 original artwork in a cardboard frame.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Adobe InDesign for beginners

Learn how to use Adobe InDesign and stun your friends with your new graphic skills. Come along and use our Apple Mac suite. Suitable for beginners. Take away an A3 original artwork in a cardboard frame.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

Want to be a wizz at Adobe Photoshop? Bring along some of your own photos to manipulate or use some found imagery. Use the computers in our Apple Mac suite to be creative.

You may wish to bring your own photos on a SD card or memory stick. Alternatively, we will have images for you to use. Take away an A3 print in a carboard mount Stuck for ideas for birthday or anniversary? Make a unique present and learn new skills.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Work Readiness

Talented engineers, technicians and managers are vital to the future success of the engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors – and the opportunities are huge. This course will give you a solid foundation in the hands-on skills that employers say are vital to keep these industries running successfully - skills that you will have for life!

Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma

This is the course for someone who loves 'hands on' Science. It combines in-depth study of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, whilst developing core skills in English and Mathematics. You will spend most of your college time in laboratories, carrying out a variety of practical scientific investigations. It is an appropriate course for anyone wishing to pursue a career in any of the science industries and for those who wish to study Science at university. The course lasts for two years and the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels in Science.

Art & Design Diploma

A broad introduction to the study of art and design with the opportunity to produce experimental work in a range of subject areas – which covers painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, 3D design, and graphic design.

Art & Design Extended Diploma

Study a wide range of art, design and craft disciplines through a series of assignments, including live briefs and competitions. A broad based, diagnostic course which will help you identify your strengths, interests and career choices.

Art AS & A Level

Explore a range of media, processes and techniques. You will also explore images, artefacts and resources that relate to art from the past and present, both European and non-European. You will demonstrate your response to this art though practical and critical activities that show your understanding of different styles, genres and traditions. You will explore drawing using a variety of methods and media.

  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Wednesday, 19 October 2016 Wednesday, 01 February 2017 Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)

Under the Licensing Act 2003, anyone authorising the retail sale of alcohol will have to hold a personal licence. This qualification is needed if you apply for your Personal Licence and will advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector in England and Wales.