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AAT Level 1 Access Award in Bookkeeping (Online and On Campus)

This Level 1 qualification introduces the role of a bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques. It covers the buying and selling process and the common documents used. The unit also includes recording transactions in the books of prime entry. On completion of this unit, students will be familiar with bookkeeping terminology and will have developed practical bookkeeping skills. Students will gain the confidence to contribute effectively in the workplace and to move on to further study in bookkeeping.

This Level 1 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 2 course. Please see information on progression.

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

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

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 Wednesday.

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (Online and On Campus)

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 3 Diploma in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

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.

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting (Online and On Campus)

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: The course starts on 19th September. Classroom attendance is weekly, every Tuesday.

Basic Nail Treatments Level 1 Award

This course is designed to develop your practical skills in providing basic manicure and pedicure treatments whilst working towards a recognised qualification. 

It’s ideal for those with little or no experience and are looking take their first steps into the beauty industry. 

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 industry.

One unique advantage of this course is the opportunity to learn within Harlow College's two state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons. These salons are conveniently located on the Harlow College campus and in Harlow Town Centre, offering a real-world learning environment equipped with industry-standard equipment. This hands-on experience will not only enhance your practical skills but also expose you to the professional atmosphere of a salon, preparing you for a successful career in the hairdressing industry. 

Successful completion of this course will not only set a strong foundation for your Beauty career but also prepare you for progression onto a Level 2 course or our Level 2 LED Gel Polish course.

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.

CMI Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership

If you’re interested in joining this course but unable to start in March, we have a new set of course dates starting in October which will be released soon.

Daytime or evening courses available.

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

CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of management and leadership

If you’re interested in joining this course but unable to start in March, we have a new set of course dates starting in October which will be released soon.

Daytime or evening courses available.

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.

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

Coaching and Mentoring Level 3 Certificate

If you're employed in a teaching, coaching, or mentoring role, this course is tailor-made for you. Our comprehensive programme is designed to equip learners with the essential coaching skills and knowledge needed to excel in guiding and mentoring others. Whether you're in education, sports coaching, or any field where mentorship is crucial, this qualification will empower you to make a lasting impact on your mentees. Join us on this course and become the mentor and coach you've always aspired to be.

Counselling – Level 2

Start date: Tuesday 16th April – This course is now full

Start date: Thursday 18th April – Spaces available

The learners will gain knowledge of applying counselling skills as a counsellor, mentor and care provider.  This will include role play, group discussions and 1:1 sessions during which they will apply and practice the skills taught.  Learners will research and learn about the different theories around counselling, such as Cognitive Behaviour Theory, Person Centred Theory and   Psychodynamic as well as reflecting on practice in counselling.

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.

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  • Level: 4
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: September 2024

Counselling – Level 4

This course is now full. Please contact  to be added to our waiting list.

After you have developed knowledge and understanding in the main approaches to counselling, you will evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of a core chosen approach to/model of counselling. You will learn how the chosen approach views human development and psychological change, with comparison to another approach. You will also understand the practical application of your chosen approach to clinical practice. The placement requirement in this qualification is essential to the personal and professional development of the practitioner.

Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness – Level 1 Award

This Level 1 Award is designed for people who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles (all variations) and require safety awareness, it is particularly suitable for non-technical people working in the automotive industry such as managers, valeters, parts and sales staff but also for private electric/hybrid vehicle drivers who wish to understand more about their vehicle. 

Delivered as a one day session, you will learn about the different types of electric and hybrid vehicles, the dangers surrounding all variations of the vehicles and the precautions to avoid potential injury.

Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Level 2 Award

This course is designed to help you understand how to work safely when carrying out routine maintenance activities on Electric/Hybrid vehicles.

Ideal for those working in the automotive industry or anyone who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation as well as 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 to compliment your current industry qualifications and experience. If you are a member of the IMI, you can use this qualification to gain IMI TechSafe™ accreditation, and therefore the ability to easily demonstrate to colleagues, customers and professionals that you’re fully qualified to be working on EV vehicles and/or vehicles with ADAS technologies.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2024

Electrical Installations Level 2

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.

English GCSE

Start date: September 2024

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.

Gym Instructing Certificate – Part-time

The qualification is based on the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards for instructing gym based exercise. Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to prescreen clients and check their readiness to exercise, health and safety and induct individuals and small groups to gym equipment. They will also plan and instruct gym-based exercise programmes. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working skills and research skills will also be developed.

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.

Level 3 & 4 Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement with Vehicles Diagnosis, Testing and Repair

The Level 3 course is designed to build upon your current knowledge of working with electric/hybrid vehicles including how to work safely when carrying out repair activities on electric/hybrid vehicle high voltage systems. 

The Level 4 Award in the Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Components is the first qualification of its kind to address working on live electric/hybrid high voltage vehicle systems and components. The qualification is essential to ensure the health and safety of individuals working on electric/hybrid vehicles. 

You will complete both levels over the course duration of 6 evenings. 

This combined course is designed specifically for technicians who are working on the maintenance and repair of electric/hybrid high voltage vehicle systems and components. Ideal for those working in the automotive industry or anyone who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation. 

If you are a member of the IMI, you can use this qualification to gain IMI TechSafe™ accreditation, and therefore the ability to easily demonstrate to colleagues, customers and professionals that you’re fully qualified to be working on EV vehicles and/or vehicles with ADAS technologies.

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.

Mental Health Awareness Level 1 Award

In this course the learner will understand what is meant by the term 'mental health' and consider the definition and causes of mental health difficulties. Learners will also explore common perceptions of mental health difficulties and how stereotyping can affect people's perceptions. They will develop their knowledge of the rights of those who experience mental health difficulties and learn where appropriate support can be sought. Learners will also develop their awareness of cultural diversity within mental health issues.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Plumbing Level 2 – Part-time

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

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.

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

    Cohort 1: 17 November – 8 December 2023
    Cohort 2: 9  February – 8 March 2024 (break for half-term w/c 19 February)

TAQA Level 3 Certificate In Assessing Vocational Achievement

For teachers, trainers or assessors who assess the demonstration of competence in both the workplace and classroom environments, using a variety of assessment methods. This certificate consists of 3 Units (1 x knowledge-based unit and 2 x performance-based unit).

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  • Level: 4
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date:

    Cohort 1: 12 January – 2 February 2024
    Cohort 2: 19  April – 10 May 2024

TAQA Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

For practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre or organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors.. This award consists of 2 units.

Teacher Training Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Learn the practical and theoretical aspects of training and assessing in the private or public sector. This 15 week course is an introduction to training and teaching which is suitable for current trainers and FE teachers or those wishing to become a trainer or FE teacher. There is no requirement to be working as a trainer or teacher.

The course offers weekly online live classes that support you with understanding the key topics and practising the skills you need to be successful in a training and teaching role. In the live classes you will be learning from both teacher input and from fellow students working in the same profession.

Start date: 26th September 2023
End date: 23rd January 2024