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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Online Learning
  • Start Date: Throughout the year

Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe  consequences, including death. Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication.

  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Online Learning
  • Start Date: Throughout the year

Safeguarding and Prevent

Official data showed that over 7,500 people were referred to the Prevent programme in 2015/16. The purpose of this qualification is to support anyone who is responsible for the safeguarding of people and for helping prevent radicalisation. It gives learners an understanding of recognising the signs of abuse, how to reduce the risk of radicalisation, and the potential consequences of illegal online activity.

Salon Management Level 3 Diploma

This course has been specifically designed for existing or aspiring managers who work in a spa, beauty therapy,hairdressing or nail salon environment. The course is also for those wishing to set up or enhance their own business.

Salon Management Level 4 Diploma

This course has been specifically designed for existing or aspiring managers who work in a spa, beauty therapy,hairdressing or nail salon environment. The course is also for those wishing to set up or enhance their own business.

SIA Security

To gain employment within the security industry you will be to obtain an SIA licence. During this course you will complete three qualifications; 

The Level 1 Extended Certificate in Employability Skills focuses on developing personal and social skills to enable you to progress in to employment; it is tailored to suit requirements of the security industry. Examples of the course units you will cover are; effective communication in the workplace, individual rights and responsibilities in society, positive attitudes and behaviours at work and career progression. This programme is delivered using a project-based approach; you will work collaboratively to complete two projects as part of a team:

  • Searching for a job
  • Setting up a security company

This leads onto the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification which is a new mandatory requirement that all SIA trained security staff must hold from April 2021. This qualification covers knowledge such as roles and responsibilities for the first aider, how to assess an incident, skills in CPR, providing first to a causality who is choking, and dealing with external bleeding and shock.  

Lastly you will move onto the Level 2 Award in Door Supervision which is the nationally recognised Security Industry Authority (SIA) qualification. This course is a requirement for anyone wishing to work in the security industry. It will guide you through the theory and practical elements to enable you to pass your SIA exams, including Physical Intervention, allowing you to gain employment as a Door Supervisor and work within the Manned Guarding environment.

All courses are delivered by tutors with Security Industry backgrounds and experience. Upon successful completion of your qualification, Harlow College will fund your SIA licence.

Site Carpentry Apprenticeship

The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. 

Site Carpenters normally work on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.

Site Carpentry Diploma (EWPA)

If you're are an experienced, time-served carpenter but have no confirming qualifications, this course is a quick route to NVQ level 2. It will also help you get the right CSCS card.

Site Carpentry Level 2

This level 2 programme will enable you to develop and hone your skills in site carpentry and will enable you to experience all aspects of the craft both on and off the job. Upon successful completion of your course you will hold all qualifications to the expected industrial standard. You will also gain the opportunity to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship in site carpentry.

Site Carpentry Level 3

Learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site Carpentry.

Social Media for Job Prospecting

The Level 1 Award in Social Media for Job Prospecting qualification is intended to provide you with an understanding of how social media can be used when searching for a job and the risks involved in using social media. They will develop the skills to use different social media platforms to support applications for jobs. 

This qualification is designed to support you to progress into employment. However, the knowledge and skills they acquire will also be useful should you decide to progress to further learning. 

Topics covered within this course include: 

  • Know about social media platforms 
  • Know about safe and responsible use of social media 
  • Know about social media for job prospecting 
  • Be able to use social media for job prospecting 

A smart device will be required for this course, ideally a mobile phone or tablet. If you do not have access to one then we will supply one for the duration of the course. 

Social Media Level 2

This course has been designed for anyone who wants to work in social media. You will develop the video and technical skills required to shoot and edit your own interactive content. You will learn about branding, develop new and original content, and explore ways to make money from your material. You may choose to develop your own profile as an original content producer, or work for any number of companies where the value of good social media skills has never been in such high demand. Those who complete this course can expect to graduate onto any one of our UAL Level 3 programmes.

Social Media Level 3

This course has been designed for anyone who wants to earn their living working in social media. Whilst on this course you will learn how to shoot, edit and package your own content, explore your creativity working within a range of genre, build a portfolio of content across a variety of platforms, develop your entrepreneurial skills, and explore the ways in which you can monetise your content. So, whether you want to develop your own profile as an original content producer, become a social media influencer, or work in PR and marketing managing social media accounts for celebrities or household companies, then this is the course for you.

Sociology A Level

Studying sociology will give you an understanding of the social world around you and can lead to a varied and exciting career in areas such as criminal justice, youth work or even in public relations. A wide range of teaching and learning techniques are be used, including discussions, essay writing and presentations.

  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Online Learning
  • Start Date: Throughout the year

Specific Learning Difficulties

Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. As this affects around 15% of people it is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different specific learning difficulties such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Sport & Active Leisure Studies

This course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to begin to explore career opportunities within the sports and leisure industry. It will provide the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective sport and leisure activities. You will gain a qualification to enable you to progress onto a level 2 programme as well as developing skills which can be used in all forms of employment. 

Sport & Exercise Sciences Extended Diploma

This course is ideal if you are interested in the sport and leisure industry and enjoy sport and physical activity with an opportunity of specialising in sports at university.

Sport and Exercise Science Higher National Certificate & Diploma

Passionate about a career in sport? This full-time qualification will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in the sport industry as a Practitioner, Manager or Coach. The curriculum will develop your knowledge and understanding, opening up a broad choice of career options.

Year 1 of this two year course is studied at Level 4 (HNC). Year 2 is at Level 5 (HND).

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.

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 3

This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills needed to work as qualified Teaching Assistant supporting children in primary, secondary or special schools. This qualification is ideal if you are interested in working as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant or are currently working in an unsupervised role that supports pupils' learning, including specialist roles. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.