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AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

The Foundation Certificate in Accounting offers grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress in finance and accounting-related careers, or towards further study by offering development and formal recognition of skills.

Our blended learning approach enables students to benefit from both face-to-face teaching at Harlow College and online lessons available on demand. This approach offers a truly flexible study experience.

In addition to attending face-to-face classes fortnightly, students will be expected to undertake between 5 and 6 hours of additional study out of college.

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  • Level: 1
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Monday, 07 January 2019
  • Start Date: Every 2 weeks from January

Aviation Skills Certificate

Our Aviation Services course is the first of its kind in the country, and as such offers a unique opportunity to get onto the first rung of the career ladder within the Aviation industry. Within just five days, participants will gain a sound understanding of London Stansted Airport, its values, standards, demands, and employer requirements. Plus, at the end of the week, you will be introduced to key vacancies available in and around the airport.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Monday, 07 January 2019

Barbering Level 2 – Part-time

Barbering is an everlasting industry. It's an amazing product with lots of different career opportunities. Successful people in the industry can take their pick from many top jobs – such as running your own business, preparing models, working on magazines and photoshoots, in theatre and film, even tending to the rich and famous.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Monday, 07 January 2019

Beauty Therapy Level 2 – Part-time

This course will equip you with the basic skills of Beauty Therapy. All practical skills will be practised on fellow students, with final assessment of practical skills being carried out on paying clients.

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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Beauty Therapy Level 3 – Part-time

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.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 17 January 2019

Counselling Skills

This course is designed to introduce you to counselling skills. Those intending to become practicing counsellors can progress to the level 2 Certificate. It is designed to provide education and training for those who may use counselling skills when working with others and learners may increase the knowledge, understanding and skills needed as an introduction to counselling skills.

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  • Level: 1
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019

Customer Service

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in developing a career in the customer service industry. It will provide you with an understanding of the impact of customer service and equip you with the necessary skills to work and support customer service delivery.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Fashion Business & Retail Award – Part-time

This is an introduction to aspects of the fashion business and retail industry such as buying and selling, production, promotion and visual merchandising. The learning for this course will be delivered as part of a studio and computer room environment which will introduce the basic elements essential to an understanding of the fashion retail sector. Students will be introduced to the impact of ethical, political, economic, social and technological influences in the development of the fashion industry.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 17 January 2019

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.

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  • Level: Entry Level 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Monday, 21 January 2019

IT Skills Entry Level 3

This course is aimed at people who have basic IT experience and would like to gain confidence in using computers and the latest technology. The qualification helps you build your skills and gain the confidence you need to work effectively with computers. This qualification would be suitable for anyone who works with or wants to work with computers but has little experience of them.

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  • Level: 1
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Monday, 21 January 2019

IT Skills Level 1

This course is aimed at learners who can use predefined or commonly used IT tools for activities that are straightforward or routine. The qualification helps you build your skills and gain the confidence you need to work effectively with computers. This qualification would be suitable for anyone who works or aspires to work with IT systems and wants to progress their careers and has a good understanding of the basic Microsoft packages.

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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date:

    8 January, 5 February, 5 March, 2 April 2019

Leadership and Management Level 3

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop and enhance your management skills. Through studying and applying theoretical frameworks around the field of management you will apply your learning in a practical approach, allowing you to become more competent and confident as a manager.

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  • Level: 5
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date:

    Thursdays: 28 February, 28 March, 25 April, 23 May, 27 June 2019

Leadership and Management Level 5 Certificate

The Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management, designed for middle managers, are 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: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019

Leadership and Team Skills Level 2

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop and enhance your management skills. Through studying and applying theoretical frameworks around the field of management you will apply your learning in a practical approach, allowing you to become more competent and confident as a manager.

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  • Level: E1, E2, E3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date:

    07/01/19 – Monday 09.30-12.30

    09/01/19 – Wednesday 09.30-12.30

    10/01/19 β€“ Wednesday 13.30-16.30

    11/01/19 – Friday 13.30-16.30

Maths Levels Functional Skills Entry Level 1, 2 & 3

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to support you as you seek to improve your numeracy skills. Achieving a maths qualification should increase your confidence and motivation, and the skills gained will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning. 

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  • Level: 1 & 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date:

    7/1/19 – Monday 09.30-12.30 OR 13.30-16.30

    8/1/19 – Tuesday 09.30-12.30 OR 13.30-16.30

    9/1/19 – Wednesday 09.30-12.30 OR 13.30-16.30

    11/1/19 – Friday 09.30-12.30

Maths Levels Functional Skills Levels 1 & 2

Functional Skills qualifications are designed to support you as you seek to improve your numeracy skills. Achieving a maths qualification should increase your confidence and motivation, and the skills gained will be valuable in the workplace or in any further learning. 

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Monday, 07 January 2019

Performing & Production Arts – Choreography

This course is all about choreography and how it links into performance and production elements of a performance. You will research the different skills, qualities, knowledge and understanding of a dancer, what is needed for putting on a production and creating 3 productions of your own. It will also include mock interviews and auditions and a final project created by all of your efforts, in an end of year production.

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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. 

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  • Level: 1
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Monday, 07 January 2019

Safeguarding in a Learning Environment – Award

Develop the knowledge and understanding of how to deal with safeguarding in an educational environment.

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  • Level: 3 & 4
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Salon Management Diploma – Part-time

If you're a manager or aspiring manager in a spa, beauty therapy, hairdressing or nail salon environment then this advanced level qualification is specifically designed for you. It's an ideal course if you want to set up or enhance your own salon business. There is also an opportunity to study as a distance learner.

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  • Level: 2 & 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019

Understanding Spreadsheet Software (Excel)

Learn to select and use a wide range of advanced spreadsheet software tools and techniques to produce, present and check complex and non-routine spreadsheets as well as be able to select and use a range of advanced word processing software tools and techniques to produce complex and non-routine documents.