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Depending on your qualifications, you could take the academic route of A Levels and university, or you could choose a vocational pathway or apprenticeship that leads directly to paid employment. Whatever you choose, we can offer a fantastic learning experience.

A Levels

Preparing you for Higher Education or progression to work

T Levels

T Levels are a new technical qualification starting in September 2020

Access to HE

Opportunities for adult learners to get to university

HAMEC

Harlow Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Centre

Supported Studies

Preparing you for independent living, paid employment, good health and community inclusion.

Employers

Training for the world of work

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The pace of life is getting faster. We're looking for new ways to study alongside work and life commitments.

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Barbering Level 2 Certificate

This qualification includes the units to prepare you to work effectively as a junior unisex hairdresser, including: client consultation for hair services, cutting men's hair, cutting facial hair and following health and safety in the salon. The qualification will develop you knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to advise and consult with men on the type of hair cut and facial hair shaping the way they want, but just as importantly what is suitable for them. You will also learn how to work in a safe manner throughout the service protecting both yourself and your clients.

Carpentry & Joinery Diploma

This course is for anyone who is looking to work in the construction sector as a site carpenter.  The course will equip you with the basic skills needed to become a carpenter and will aid your progression at work or onto a higher level course.

Coaching and Mentoring Level 3 Certificate

This Level 3 qualification is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to be able to appropriately coach and mentor other learners.

The qualification strengthens the employability of learners, and can, if already employed, lead to internal advancement or provide an entry point to new training/coaching roles.

Learners would typically be employed as Trainer/Assessors, Coaches and Tutors.

Counselling – Level 3

After successfully completing this course, you will have worthwhile and sought-after skills and knowledge that mean many different career paths are open to you.

This course enables you to become a qualified counsellor by enrolling on a Level 4 counselling qualification.

Early Childhood Education and Care Higher National Certificate & Diploma

This course provides extensive knowledge of professional development, the Early Years curriculum along with communication, values & leadership for advanced Early Years Practitioners. 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 to complete an Early Years Degree, Teaching Degree or a Degree in Childhood studies.

Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance

This Course is for individuals who have an interest in gaining the knowledge to work safely when carrying out routine maintenance activities on Electric/Hybrid vehicles.

It is therefore designed for those people who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation. It also contains the knowledge and skills required to work safely around a vehicle that may have had damage to its high energy/electrical system.

This Award sized qualification offers an introduction to this specialised industry sector which in addition to complimenting their current industry qualifications and experience.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 03 May 2022

Electrical Installations Level 2

This course is now FULL. Please complete an expression of interest form to go on a waiting list.

This programme is a practical, work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. You will learn by completing a variety of practical and theory assessments that are based on realistic workplace situations. It covers the basic underpinning knowledge and technical practical skills needed to be an Electrician. The programme provides a good foundation for future careers opportunities or progression on to a more advanced work-related qualification.

General patisserie and Confectionery Diploma

The Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma is ideal for those looking to become professional pastry chefs, those wishing to develop patisserie skills to a professional standard, for individuals who enjoy this area of cookery as a hobby and for those employees looking to further their knowledge and skills in this area.

Instructing Gym-based Exercise

The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a gym instructor. 

Journalism NCTJ – News & Magazine – Fast Track
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  • Level: 5
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Start Date: Cohort 1: September 2022 - February 2023 / Cohort 2: February 2023 - June 2023

Journalism NCTJ – News & Magazine – Fast Track

This fast track course, regarded by many editors as the gold standard in training, helps to open doors into the industry. The course is intensive and the pressure to meet deadlines is real. You need to be committed but there will be plenty of fun on the way. You will meet lots of like-minded people who could be good contacts in the future. The course offers pathways in news and magazine journalism and includes a range of modules specifically designed to maximise your employability once you graduate. Final assessment is conducted via examination and coursework and will help to prepare you for the pressures of the newsroom, where you will be asked to produce concise and accurate stories to deadline.

LED Gel Polish Level 2 Award

The VTCT Level 2 Award in LED Gel Polish Techniques is a single unit award qualification about applying, maintaining and removing LED gel polish products to the nails.

This qualification also covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare for the service and maintain effective health, safety and hygiene working practices throughout the treatment.

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

This programme is a practical, work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. You will learn by completing a variety of practical and theory assessments that are based on realistic workplace situations. It covers the basic underpinning knowledge and technical practical skills needed to be an Automotive Technician. The programme provides a good foundation for future careers opportunities or progression on to a more advanced work-related qualification.

Managing your Money

This qualification has been designed to help you understand and make the most of your personal finances.

Media Production & Technology (Build a Creative Portfolio)

The course aims to help kickstart creative ideas and passions into viable business concept. Developing confidence, creative and business skills to open the doors to a new career. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own personal experience as part of the course through a weekly Vlog. The skills learnt are transferable to any but are particularly useful in promoting an entrepreneurial venture.

Nail Treatments Level 1 Award

The VTCT Level 1 Award in Nail Treatments is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide basic manicure and pedicure treatments.
Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment, along with client care and communication skills required for working within the beauty sector. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

Photography Level 2

You will take part in a range of studio based workshops to use and understand the basic principles and potential uses of a digital camera. You will also be introduced to basic imaging software  and applications. You will be expected to carry out an independent shoot in your own time each week.

Plumbing Level 2

For candidates who want to work as plumbers in the building services engineering sector. This qualification does not make candidates fully qualified plumbers but enables them to gain the relevant hand skills and knowledge through studying Health and safety, Electrical principles, Scientific principles, Plumbing processes, Cold water systems, Hot water systems, Sanitation, Central heating systems and Drainage systems.

Social Media Marketing

This course  has something for everyone. Whether you are a novice or already have some experience working in social media marketing, this course will cover the basics and develop your confidence using and understanding how social media can be used in marketing products.

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2

This course offers learners first-hand experience of working in the education sector, whilst learning the knowledge and putting it into practice. Many students find part-time or full employment from the course whilst volunteering in the setting.