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Performance – Professional Diploma

Provides a bridge between education and the industry and/or specialist Higher training. You will experience professional weekly masterclasses, collaborations with working theatres, including The National Youth Theatre Rep Company, The Dance Network Association, Phoenix Live and the music industry. For your final major project you will work with organisations including NYT West End Show or Edinburgh Festival Show or National Youth Dance Theatre.

Performing & Production Arts (Award/Diploma

This is an excellent course for increasing self-confidence, communication and performance skills. It will provide a foundation for further study in this field and possible progression to a career in the performing arts industry. This qualification will give you a broad experience and understanding of performing arts as a collaborative activity and prepares you for the reality of working in the sector. 

Performing & Production Arts Diploma

This is an excellent course for increasing self-confidence, communication and performance skills. It will provide a foundation for further study in this field and possible progression to a career in the performing arts. This qualification will give you a broad experience and understanding of performing arts as a collaborative activity and prepares you for the reality of working in the sector. 

Performing & Production Arts Level 2

This is an excellent course for increasing self-confidence, communication and performance skills. It will provide a foundation for further study in this field and possible progression to a career in the performing arts industry. This qualification will give you a broad experience and understanding of performing arts as a collaborative activity and prepares you for the reality of working in the sector. 

Performing & Production Arts Level 3

This course is designed to produce highly skilled, passionate and versatile young performers and artists. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the demands of professional training in the performing arts industry in our purpose-built and modern dance studios and theatre. It is for anyone who wants to study performing arts, acting, dance, musical theatre and production arts.

Performing & Production Arts – (Acting/Musical Theatre/Production Arts)

This course is designed to produce highly skilled, passionate and versatile young performers and artists. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the demands of professional training in the performing arts industry in our purpose-built and modern dance and acting studios and theatre. It is for anyone who wants to study performing arts, acting, dance, musical theatre and production arts.

Performing & Production Arts – (Dance)

This course is designed to produce highly skilled, passionate and versatile young performers and artists. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the demands of professional training in the performing arts industry in our purpose-built and modern dance studios and theatre. It is for anyone who wants to study performing arts, acting, dance, musical theatre and production arts.

Performing & Production Arts – Acting

This course is designed to produce highly skilled, passionate and versatile young performers and artists. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the demands of professional training in the performing arts industry in our purpose-built and modern dance studios and theatre. It is for anyone who wants to study performing arts, acting, dance, musical theatre and production arts.

Performing & Production Arts – Acting/Musical Theatre/Production Arts (Dance)

This course is designed to produce highly skilled, passionate and versatile young performers and artists. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the demands of professional training in the performing arts industry in our purpose-built and modern dance and acting studios and theatre. It is for anyone who wants to study performing arts, acting, dance, musical theatre and production arts.

Performing & Production Arts – Dance

This course is designed to produce highly skilled, passionate and versatile young performers and artists. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the demands of professional training in the performing arts industry in our purpose-built and modern dance studios and theatre. It is for anyone who wants to study performing arts, acting, dance, musical theatre and production arts.

Philosophy AS & A Level

This qualification is designed to give a thorough grounding in the key concepts and methods of philosophy. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the big questions in a purely secular context.

Photography AS & A Level

Photography is so much more than point and click! It opens up a whole world of creative expression and gives you the opportunity to comment on contemporary issues. This course offers you the opportunity to explore the exciting world of photography by doing practical projects as well as researching the work of existing photographers, in a combination of practical and written work. It's completely digital and will give you the opportunity to be very creative and produce lots of stunning images.

Photography Level 3 Extended Diploma

Develop a range of specialist and professional art, design and photography skills, with an emphasis on thinking creatively and working to briefs with deadlines. Suitable for anyone with a passion for photography, no previous photographic knowledge is necessary as skills are acquired from the start of the course.

Photography Level 4

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Physics AS & A Level

Physics enables you to study everything in the Universe, from the absolute smallest particles (quarks) to the largest structures known to man (galaxies). How does it accomplish this? By using mathematics to describe the patterns we observe in experiments. By discovering these patterns, Physics has served as a foundation for most of the engineering and technology we have today. Smartphones and cars, space stations and robots, skyscrapers and the internet, all of these have been built using Physics. So as Britain becomes more technologically advanced, the demand for engineers and physicists is higher than ever. This course is your first step towards not only entering those careers, but understanding some of the deepest mysteries of the Universe.

Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeship

As a plumber, you could find yourself working in many different places – from construction sites to residential homes. Job prospects are good, with plenty of scope for self-employment. As a plumbing apprentice, you'll learn about the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components. You be working under minimal supervision to complete the installation and maintenance of domestic hot water, cold water, sanitation, drainage, rainwater systems, central heating systems and components.

Politics AS & A Level

Do you trust politicians? At a time when few people are engaged in politics and voting in elections is at an all-time low, now is the time to take a look at the underlying issues and ideas. Using a wide variety of teaching and learning styles, including teacher input, discussions and activities, you'll have a chance to study political ideologies such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism and anarchism, plus other ideological traditions such as nationalism, feminism, ecologism and multiculturalism.

A trip to Parliament is included as part of the course and conferences will be attended and guest speakers brought in where appropriate.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Pre-Access to University

Want to go to university but think you have left it too late or that you haven’t got the skills or the qualifications to get there? Maybe the responsibilities of family and work got in the way and prevented you from going, and now you think you have missed your chance. If this sounds like you then you should think again because our Pre-Access course has been specifically designed to help people go to university. 

Pre-Apprenticeship in Engineering (Machining)

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!

Pre-Apprenticeship in Engineering Operations

Talented engineers, technicians and managers are vital to the future success of the engineering and aeronautical industries. This course will give you a solid knowledge base as well as supporting you to develop essential hand skills that will enable you to progress onto an apprenticeship or onto a higher level of study in either Operations and Maintenance or Aircraft Maintenance.

Preparation for Work

These courses may be free if you are seeking employment

Full list of Preparation for Work courses here

Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship

If you're keen to earn money whilst you train to become a fully qualified tradesperson then an apprenticeship may be for you. A Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship will equip you with the necessary experience and training required for you to progress in your career. You'll work closely with an experienced employer while in the workplace and learn from our hugely experienced team of tutors at the College. You'll not only become a qualified property maintenance operative, you'll also learn all aspects of working in industry.

Psychology and Counselling – Access to Higher Education Diploma

This pathway is for those who wish to study for a psychology and/or Counselling degree at university. The Psychology and Counselling Diploma programme is the most suitable route for you if you are looking to go on to study a degree in subjects such as: Psychology, Psychology with counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Education with Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology with Professional Development or other similar subjects.

Psychology AS & A Level

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. Psychologists attempt to understand human beings through careful research, which allows them to present an explanation of why people think and behave in the ways they do. A Level Psychology encourages you to think like a scientist and provides an understanding of a wide range of human behaviour.

Public Services Diploma

Working in the uniformed public services can be a very rewarding experience, be it on the front line of the armed forces or helping the public as a Police Community Support Officer. On this course you will learn about the skills and qualities needed to be an effective member of the services and the types of work that you would participate in. The course is mostly academic, however throughout the course you will also complete a number of practical units which will challenge and develop both your fitness and outdoor activity skills.

Public Services Diploma

Working in the uniformed public services can be a very rewarding experience, be it on the front line of the armed forces or helping the public as a Police Community Support Officer. On this course you will learn about the skills and qualities needed to be an effective member of the services and the types of work that you would participate in. The course is mostly academic, however throughout the course you will also complete a number of practical units which will challenge and develop both your fitness and outdoor activity skills.

Public Services Extended Diploma

This course is suitable for those interested in a career in the public services or those wishing to study a variety of degrees including Law, Criminology, Politics, or Public Services. The public sector is the UK's largest employer and includes central and local government, the armed forces and the emergency services.

Public Services Extended Diploma

This course is suitable for those interested in a career in the public services or those wishing to study a variety of degrees including Law, Criminology, Politics, or Public Services. The public sector is the UK's largest employer and includes central and local government, the armed forces and the emergency services.