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AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting. 

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

This Level 3 course is part of the National Skills Fund initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

Please note: classroom attendance is weekly, every Thursday.

Health Science Professions – Access to Higher Education Diploma

The Health Science pathway is a platform that leads allied health professions which include Paramedics, Physiotherapy, Radiography as well as Chiropractic to name a few.  Access to Health Science is designed for adults seeking a career path in a science related profession. The programme begins by helping you to understand the basic concepts of Biology and you will progress to learn about health and disease through existing medical research. In Term 2 you will carry out your own research project in the laboratory. Alongside this you will learn core study skills that will prepare you for University. The Access to Health Science Professions requires commitment and dedication and will provide a challenging yet fun learning environment towards your career goals. 

AAT L2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic bookkeeping principles and skills.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced. 

On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Please see information on progression.

Please note: classroom attendance is fortnightly, on every other Tuesday.

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced. 

On successful completion of this course, you might be eligible for a fully funded Level 3 course. Please see information on progression.

Please note: classroom attendance is fortnightly, on every other Thursday.

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) professional level course is a higher-level accounting qualification. If you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil the AAT’s work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional AAT Accountant status. This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. Please ask a member of college staff for details. 

Please note: classroom attendance is weekly, every Tuesday.

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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Friday, 17 September 2021 | Friday, 14 January 2022

Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

For teachers, trainers or assessors who assess the demonstration of competence in the workplace using the following assessment methods:  observation, examination of work product, oral questioning, discussion, witness testimony, learner statements and RPL.  This Award consists of 2 Units (1 x knowledge-based unit and 1 x performance-based unit).

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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Friday, 17 September 2021 | Friday, 14 January 2022

Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

For teachers, trainers or assessors who assess the knowledge and/or skills in vocationally related subject areas (in a classroom or workshop) using the following assessment methods: assessments in simulated environments/skills tests/oral and written questions/assignments/projects/case studies/RPL. This Award consists of 2 units. 

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma

Learn the basic skills and techniques of Beauty Therapy. You have the opportunity to try out your practical skills on your fellow students and the final assessment of these skills will be carried out by applying treatments to paying members of the public.

Beauty Therapy Level 3

This course is ideal for therapists looking for a career in all aspects of the beauty industry, potential entrepreneurs aspiring to set up a small business or for those looking to work within the spa/leisure industry.

Biology GCSE

Studying biology will help you develop a curiosity about the natural world, give an insight into how science works and give an appreciation of its relevance to everyday life. The scope and nature of this biology course is broad, coherent and practical.

Brickwork Diploma (EWPA)

If you're are an experienced, time-served bricklayer 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.

Building Services (Plumbing) Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating APL

If you want to work as a plumber in the building services engineering sector this course is ideal. This qualification will enable you to become a qualified domestic plumber.

CMI Leadership and Management Level 3

The Diploma in Management and Leadership is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management. Staff study at college part-time and complete work-based projects as part of the course. This qualification is suitable for those who are, or wish to become, team leaders and/or supervisors. This includes individuals who are at the start of their career that wish to become team leaders/ supervisors as well as those aspiring or existing managers who may already have developed practical experience but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.

This Level 3 course is part of the National Skills Fund initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

The course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

Counselling Skills Level 2

This course is a short but informative example of the benefits of counselling. You will learn about counselling skills, theories and personal development. This is an excellent course if you would like to know the basics about counselling or as a first step towards a higher level course.

Early Years Educator Level 3

This course will enable you to gain a foundational knowledge of childcare in the classroom. Working alongside others from a variety of early year settings learning about the value of play, child development, partnership with parents and building relationships with children. Opportunities to network with others and share good practice of your workplace and take part in college activities developing skills in ICT, English & Maths.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date:

    September, January & April

Early Years Level 2

This course will provide you with a foundational knowledge of childcare in the classroom. Working alongside others from a variety of early year settings learning about the value of play, child development, partnership with parents and building relationships with children. Opportunities to network with others and share good practice of your workplace and take part in college activities developing skills in ICT, English & Maths.

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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 | Tuesday, 01 February 2022

Education and Training Level 3 Award

Learn the practical and theoretical aspects of training and assessing in the private or public sectoror FE college. This 15 week course is an introduction to training and teaching which is suitable for current trainers and teachers or those wishing to become a trainer or teacher. The course aims to develop knowledge and skills, involving the delivery of two 15 minute micro-teach activities. There is no requirement to be working as a trainer or teacher.

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  • Level: 4
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021 | Thursday, 23 June 2022

Education and Training Level 4 Certificate

This course will prepare you with everything you need to start work in a full teaching/training role. You will learn and apply the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, teaching/training and assessing in Further and Adult Education or the private or public sector. This 30 week course is for perfect for anybody working either full or part-time in a full teacher, trainer or instructor role.

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  • Level: 5
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Wednesday, 05 January 2022 | Saturday, 01 October 2022

Education and Training Level 5 Diploma

This course will prepare you with everything you need to start work in a full teaching/training role. You will learn and apply the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, teaching/training and assessing in Further and Adult Education or the private or public sector. This 55 week course is for perfect for anybody working either full or part-time in a full teacher, trainer or instructor role.

English GCSE

In today's tough job market more and more employers expect candidates to have at least a grade 4 in GCSE English. This course will suit those already working and those still seeking employment. It's a perfect opportunity to brush up on the essential skills required by employers, and gain a qualification in the process.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Monday, 09 May 2022

Fitness Instructor

This course is designed to introduce you to fitness instructing. It will include practical assessments within the gym as well as knowledge of the importance of fitness, anatomy and physiology. You will be required to wear appropriate gym wear and trainers.

Hair Services Diploma – Level 3

Do you want to be a senior hair stylist, colourist or even run your own hair salon? If you are already working as a hairdresser and have a level 2 qualification, this course is the perfect next step. You can build on the skills you have already gained to become creative and highly skilled in a wide range of hairdressing services, including colour, bridal hair, creative hairdressing and the promotion and selling of products. When you complete this course you will have all the essential skills you need to gain employment or start your own business in the hairdressing industry!

Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to provide basic shampoo and condition, styling men's and women's hair, plaiting and twisting, the art of dressing hair and, salon reception duties. You will gain an insight into working in the sector and knowledge of the health, safety and hygiene requirements. It will support progression onto a Level 2 course.

Health & Social Care – Access to Higher Education Diploma

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.

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  • Level: 4
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Friday, 15 October 2021 | Friday, 11 February 2022

Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

A knowledge only Award for anyone starting their journey as a quality Assurance practitioner, i.e.  senior teachers, trainers or assessors who need to know about quality assurance , but not carrying out IQA themselves.  This Award consists of 1 unit 

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 04 November 2021 | Thursday, 20 January 2022

Introduction to Ceramics

Learn to throw a pot and use press moulds and other hand building techniques. Decorate with coloured slips.

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  • Level: Introduction
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 04 November 2021 | Thursday, 20 January 2022

Introduction to Print Making

Come along and use our traditional print presses and equipment. An introduction to monoprint, lino and polystyrene printing.

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  • Level: 5
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021
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    Starts on Thursday 30 September. Depending on demand this course will also have variable start dates available throughout the year.

Leadership and Management Level 5 Certificate

The Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management, designed for middle managers, is designed to develop personal management capabilities and grow professional management skills including decision-making, managing team dynamics and delegation capability. Learners will complete a number of units and each unit will require a piece of work to be submitted and all deadlines will be provided during the induction.

In addition to monthly classes all learners will be expected to complete independent study outside of the classroom. This varies from week to week but could include set readings, research or gathering information from within the workplace.

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  • Level: 4
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Friday, 15 October 2021 | Friday, 11 February 2022

Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

For senior practitioners with the responsibility for leading the strategic IQA plan for a centre / organisation. This Award consists of 3 units. 

Maths GCSE

A grade 4 in Maths is essential if you are looking for work or looking to progress your career. This is your opportunity to gain this crucial qualification as a part-time learner. This is a perfect opportunity to brush up on the essential skills required by employers and gain a qualification in the process.

Medicine – Access to Higher Education Diploma

Access to Medicine is an intensive science‐based one year full time course tailored to the requirements of a medical degree, designed to provide an alternative route for non-traditional students into medical training.

It is a course for mature students who, having achieved in other areas, now wish to retrain as doctors. These include:

  • those with experience in other health-related professions
  • those whose initial career choice has proved unsatisfying and who wish to change their field of employment to the health care sector
  • those who have previously studied in higher education, but whose studies did not constitute a suitable preparation for medical training
NCTJ Journalism – News & Magazine (1 year)

NCTJ Journalism – News & Magazine (1 year)

This one-year 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 modules comprises: news reporting, public affairs, press law, shorthand, video journalism, online, and production. Final assessment is conducted via examination and portfolio to help prepare you for the pressures of a newsroom, where you will be asked to draw on knowledge of press law and public affairs and be able to produce concise and accurate stories to meet deadlines.

Nursing, Midwifery & Health Studies – Access to Higher Education Diploma

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.

Pre-Access Foundation

This Foundation course is designed to prepare you for further study for all healthcare professions. You will progress onto the Level 3 Access to Higher Education courses to develop all the skills needed for university. 

In addition, you will work towards gaining the required Literacy and Numeracy at Level 2 (Functional Skills) which is a requirement for entry into all universities.

Principles and Practices of Assessment

For aspiring assessors, admin staff, managers, HR or quality assurance personnel wishing to understand the assessment process and best practice.

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.

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.

Web Application Development Level 5

The course delivers the practical skills to design, create, build and test a web-based software application. Course content is designed to develop learners’ proficiency in the most relevant and sought after coding languages and tools. Learners work through a series of four immersive projects through guided learning hours supported by online tutoring, mentoring and community activities. Peer-to-peer student support is provided via active Slack channels.