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Barbering Level 2 Certificate

This qualification includes the units to prepare you to work effectively as a junior unisex hairdresser, including: client consultation for hair services, cutting men's hair, cutting facial hair and following health and safety in the salon. The qualification will develop you knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to advise and consult with men on the type of hair cut and facial hair shaping the way they want, but just as importantly what is suitable for them. You will also learn how to work in a safe manner throughout the service protecting both yourself and your clients.

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

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

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

This Level 3 qualification is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to be able to appropriately coach and mentor other learners.

The qualification strengthens the employability of learners, and can, if already employed, lead to internal advancement or provide an entry point to new training/coaching roles.

Learners would typically be employed as Trainer/Assessors, Coaches and Tutors.

Counselling Skills Level 2

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.

Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance

This Course is for individuals who have an interest in gaining the knowledge to work safely when carrying out routine maintenance activities on Electric/Hybrid vehicles.

It is therefore designed for those people who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation. It also contains 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 which in addition to complimenting their current industry qualifications and experience.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Tuesday, 03 May 2022

Electrical Installations Level 2

This course is now FULL. Please complete an expression of interest form to go on a waiting list.

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.

General patisserie and Confectionery Certicate

The Patisserie and Confectionery Certicate is ideal for those looking to become professional pastry chefs, those wishing to develop patisserie skills to a professional standard, for individuals who enjoy this area of cookery as a hobby and for those employees looking to further their knowledge and skills in this area.

IMI Level 3 Automotive Refrigerant Handling

All Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians working with cars and car derived vans, must have achieved as a minimum requirement, a refrigerant handling qualification which fulfils the European Union F-gas Regulation (EC842/2006 and Annex to Regulation EC307/2008).

Instructing Gym-based Exercise

The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a gym instructor. 

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.

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

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 Automotive Technician. The programme provides a good foundation for future careers opportunities or progression on to a more advanced work-related qualification.

Managing your Money

This qualification has been designed to help you understand and make the most of your personal finances.

Media Production & Technology (Build a Creative Portfolio)

The course aims to help kickstart creative ideas and passions into viable business concept. Developing confidence, creative and business skills to open the doors to a new career. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own personal experience as part of the course through a weekly Vlog. The skills learnt are transferable to any but are particularly useful in promoting an entrepreneurial venture.

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.

Nail Treatments Level 1 Award

The VTCT Level 1 Award in Nail Treatments is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide basic manicure and pedicure treatments.
Underpinning this qualification 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 sector. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

Photography Level 2

You will take part in a range of studio based workshops to use and understand the basic principles and potential uses of a digital camera. You will also be introduced to basic imaging software  and applications. You will be expected to carry out an independent shoot in your own time each week.

Plumbing Level 2

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: Friday, 11 November 2022 | Friday, 17 February 2023

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: Friday, 13 January 2023 | Friday, 20 May 2022 | Friday, 21 April 2023

TAQA Level 4 Certificate in 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. 

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.

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.