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Caring For Children Diploma

This course provides an introduction to the development of babies and young children. You will gain basic knowledge of the social, physical, emotional, intellectual and social skills of babies and children. You will laso gain practical experience within the College's Stay & Play facility and of working with virtual babies.

Carpentry & Joinery Diploma

This is a practical carpentry course where we embed as much of the knowledge as possible into the hands-on tasks. This minimises the amount of time spent in the classroom. We use a range of delivery methods, mainly practical, with a large proportion of E-Learning through IPads and other technologies.

Catering Skills Diploma

This is a practical programme, which helps you to develop skills in cooking. These skills will allow you to prepare a wide range of dishes. The Diploma gives you an excellent grounding in the hospitality and catering industry. You will gain a good standard of cookery skills and learn other workplace essentials such as hygiene, health and safety, teamwork and customer care. This course can lead to progression onto a Level 3 course.

Catering Skills Introductory Certificate

This is a practical programme, which helps you to develop skills in cooking. These skills will allow you to prepare a wide range of dishes. The Certificate gives you an excellent grounding in the hospitality and catering industry.

Catering – Food and Beverage Service Diploma

This is a practical programme which helps you to develop your knowledge and skills for various styles of food service, including plate, silver service and buffet. In addition you will learn other workplace essentials like hygiene, health & safety, teamwork and customer care.

Catering – Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

This is a practical programme which helps you to develop your knowledge and skills to supervise the service of food and drinks. The course covers the development of working relationships, control of resources, management of receipts, storage of goods, the development of wine lists and the handling of payments.

Catering – Professional Cookery Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery will provide you with the skills and experience to work competently within the hospitality industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. As an apprentice, you will work under close supervision of an experienced employer. You will learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Start Date: Monday, 03 July 2017

CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp

The CCNA Routing and Switching course is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers and will help you develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services. This course is a boot camp version covering all the objectives of the CCNA Routing and Switching course based on the Official Cert Guide.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 | Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Chef – Junior Chefs' Academy

Chefs' Academy runs for 10 weeks. For nine weeks it is on a Wednesday evening. The last week is on a Saturday for a celebration lunch.

This is a unique course for students in Years 10 & 11 designed to attract and develop young talent into the hospitality and catering industry. There are lots of reasons to come to the Junior chef's Academy:

  • You'll get a cookbook, training, skills and food – all included in the cost
  • You'll be able to take home the food you make
  • You get to make delicious desserts as well as savoury dishes
  • You'll make new friends
  • Invite friends and family to a final week graduation

Chef – Professional Cookery VRQ Advanced Diploma

In order to apply for this course you need to have achieved a Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery.

This hands-on programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to help you become a professional chef. It will open doors to various sectors of the food industry and provide you with many workplace essentials. Throughout this course you will gain high standard cookery skills in our state-of-the art facilities, alongside other fundamental knowledge in; hygiene, health & safety, teamwork and customer care.

ATTENDANCE PATTERN: 3½ days over 5 days
You will be expected to attend on at least three evenings per year

Chef – Professional Cookery VRQ Diploma

This hands-on programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to help you become a professional chef. It will open doors to various sectors of the food industry and provide you with many workplace essentials. Throughout this course you will gain high standard cookery skills in our state-of-the art facilities, alongside other fundamental knowledge in hygiene, health & safety, teamwork and customer care.

Chemistry AS & A Level

A Level Chemistry builds upon the knowledge gained at GCSE but explores it much further. It is a demanding and hugely rewarding subject that encourages deep learning and develops higher-order skills. This course covers a wide range of chemistry topics that build from the basics of formulae writing, calculating chemical quantities and atomic structure. We examine the application of these core principles, in the context of intermediate bonding and the effects of intermolecular forces and redox reactions, organic chemistry, equilibria, transition metals and organic nitrogen chemistry. This conceptual learning is underpinned by practical skills.

Childcare & Education Diploma

This course will give you extensive knowledge of the development of babies and young children. You will gain an understanding of the stages and sequences of brain development, physical development and social skills. Most significantly, you will gain professional status enabling you to work with children or progress to university for an Early Years Degree,Teaching Degree or a Degree in Childhood Studies. The course can also lead to an alternative career in areas such as nursery or primary school teacher or childminder.

Children and Young People's Workforce Apprenticeship

Build the knowledge and skills you'll need to work with children and young people. This course pepares you for a diverse range of roles working in children's environments, including early years and social care. It's suitable for anyone who wants to work in a supervised role in the children and young people's workforce in England.

This workforce makes up around 10% of the labour market in England. A large number work in the public sector, including in schools, colleges, local authorities and the NHS. Many work in the private sector – particularly in early years, but there are private providers in all areas of services to children and young people.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Saturday, 18 March 2017

Chocolate Work and Pralines

Learn how to make hand-made filled chocolates, truffles and dipping techniques. Understand the principles of tempering and working with chocolate to create some beautiful pieces to take home and enjoy with family and friends.

  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD 2016)

This 10 week course will provide learners with a working knowledge of AutoCAD 2016 to enable them to produce engineering drawings to industry standards. The course includes producing engineering drawings using the standard conventions of orthographic and isometric projection and will be able to access drawings to modify previously created drawings. By the end of the course learners will understand how to apply the basic procedures of starting up and closing down a CAD system and the storage, retrieval, modification and printing/plotting of drawings.

Computer Science AS & A Level

This course is intended to give students a technical grounding in the main aspects of computer systems: hardware, software, communications, and data. The development of programming concepts and skills is a central theme of the course. In addition, the impact of computers within society are also examined.

  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Connecting Networks

This course covers the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. It enables delegates to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. They will learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. They will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement Virtual Private Network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

Creative & Digital Media Apprenticeship

Why study on a full time course for free when you can earn real money working for a company that's prepared to invest in your future for you? This course has been designed to provide you with the skills you need to embark on a career within the creative industries. As an apprentice, you will work under close supervision of an experienced employer. You will learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

Creative Media Production & Technology Level 2

The qualification has been designed for those who have an interest in media, often a specific discipline such as games design, who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Many students will have identified a specific career in the creative industries that they wish to progress to (eg games designer, app designer, broadcast technician, cameraman, director etc), using this qualification as a starting point.

Creative Media Production & Technology Level 3

The qualification has been designed for those who have an interest in media, often a specific discipline such as games design, who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Many students will have identified a specific career in the creative industries that they wish to progress to (e.g. games designer, app designer, broadcast technician, cameraman, director etc), using this qualification as a starting point.

This is a combined practical and theory based work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands and you will develop the skills you need to start a career.

Creative Media Production (Computer Game Design) HNC/D

The BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate/Diploma is aimed at people who work or who wish to work in the Games/Animation industry. The course focuses upon the creative art elements considered fundamental to successful performance in a vocational games industry context, and for employment in the exciting world of games art animation and visual effects.

NOTE: A minimum number of 12 enrolments are required for this course to run.

Creative Media Production – Journalism

This is the first step in your career in one of the most exciting careers available. Led by a team of former journalists, this programme is designed to introduce learners to the fast-paced environment of print, broadcast and online journalism. You will learn how to improve your writing style, how to conduct interviews, what job roles are available, and how to improve your chances of getting your first foot in the door of this very competitive industry.

Customer Service Apprenticeship

A customer service advisor plays an important role within a business organisation. Employers recognise the key role customer-facing staff play in determining the quality of the customer experience and increasing customer loyalty. The economy is increasingly service-led, with more and more customer demands for better and individualised service. Employers estimated there to be 113,000 new jobs in customer service in England during 2004-2014, which is continuing to increase. As a Customer Service Apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. It's likely that you'll be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. You may be communicating effectively with customers face to face, in writing, or by telephone, resolving problems and improving customer relations, promoting products and services, keeping records, gathering customer feedback. This type of work requires strong communication, negotiation and flexibility skills. One of the great things about Customer Service is that you can work almost anywhere, with your transferable skills; you could be working in a hotel, large global organisation or maybe a charity. Customer Service roles are also an excellent starting point to progress into different market sectors, start your own business or move into management once you have more experience.