**** New for 2015 - ACCESS to HE Courses

  • Access to Higher Education – Humanities and Social Science

    Start Date: Week Commencing 14th September 2015, 2 days per week for 35 weeks (Monday and Tuesday)

    This course is designed to give students the opportunity to gain the necessary academic qualifications for entry into Social Science and Higher Education courses.

    You will study a range of graded units within 3 Modules covering aspects of Social Science. The modules are:

    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Criminology

    There are additional non-graded units in English, personal development and research skills aimed at preparing learners for study at undergraduate level.

    You will also have the opportunity to study one GCSE in Maths or English on a Wednesday.  

    Cost:  FREE  19-23 yrs – for students who have not already achieved a full level 3 and are on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits.

    24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) –  £3,022

    Please enquire for other information on course fees.

    (This course is for women only)

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  • Access to Higher Education – Business Management

    Start Date: Week Commencing 14th September 2015, 2 days per week for 35 weeks (Monday and Tuesday)

    This course is designed to give students the opportunity to gain the necessary academic qualifications for entry into business and management professions and Higher Education courses

    You will study a range of graded units within two modules Business and Management. The units covered within these two modules include:

    • Business Law
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business Management Structures
    • Managing Change

    There are additional non-graded units in English, personal development and research skills aimed at preparing learners for study at undergraduate level.

    You will also have the opportunity to study one GCSE in Maths or English on a Wednesday.  

    Cost:  FREE  19-23 yrs – for students who have not already achieved a full level 3 and are on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits.

    24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) –  £3,022

    Please enquire for other information on course fees.

    (This course is for women only)

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  • Access to Higher Education – Health and Caring Professions

    Start Date: Week Commencing 14th September 2015, 2 days per week for 35 weeks (Monday and Tuesday)

    This course is designed to give students the opportunity to gain the necessary academic qualifications for entry into Health Care Professions and Higher Education courses.

    You will study a range of graded units within 3 Modules covering aspects of Health Care. The modules are:

    • Psychology
    • Health Studies
    • Human Biology

    There are additional non-graded units in English, personal development and research skills aimed at preparing learners for study at undergraduate level.

    You will also have the opportunity to study one GCSE in Maths or English on a Wednesday.  

    Cost:  FREE  19-23 yrs – for students who have not already achieved a full level 3 and are on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits.

    24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) –  £3,022

    Please enquire for other information on course fees.

    (This course is for women only)

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  • ****New Courses September 2015****

  • Courses September 2015 – ENROLING NOW!! OPEN DAY/EVENING WEDNESDAY 8th JULY

    SOME OF OUR NEW COURSES FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

     

    ART, DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY 
     Level 2 Creative Media
     
     BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT & IT
     Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
     
     CONSTRUCTION & HOME MAINTENANCE
     Level 1 Home Maintenance
     Level 2 Diplomas in Building Construction
      Level 2 Diplomas in Bench Joinery
    HOLISTIC & BEAUTY THERAPY
    Level 2 Diploma in Specialist Beauty Techniques
    Level 3 Diploma in Media Make-Up*
    Level 2 & Level 3 Diplomas in Complementary Therapies*
    TOURISM & LEISURE
    Level 2 Certificate in  Events Planning
    HOUSING
    Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice
    Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice*
    Level 4 Certificate  in Housing*
    ESOL
    ESOL Level 1
    ESOL Level 2
    TEACHER TRAINING (19+)
    Level 3 Award in Education
    Level 4 Certificate in Education
    **24+ loans are available for most Level 3 & Level 4 courses** 

     

  • ***Business & IT Courses***

  • Business & Admin (Level 2 Diploma)

    Start Date: Week Commencing 14th September 2015, 2 days per week for 35 weeks (Thursday & Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm)

    This Business qualification has been designed to cover key skills needed within the Business and Administration sector such as interpersonal skills and customer service. Learners have the opportunity to develop skills to support them as they build relationships with a wide variety of customers internal and external to a range of business environments. Specialist areas also include: finance,both personal and business; working in business teams; business support or administration, and enterprise and business start-up.

    You will also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in Maths and English either at Level 1 or Level 2 or  a GCSE in Maths or English on a Wednesday.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

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  • ***Construction For Women***

  • Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

    Start Date: Week Commencing 14th September 2015, 2 days per week for 35 weeks 

    (Thursday & Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm)

    Carpenters are responsible for large areas of the construction and craft industry. Site carpenters are concerned with fixing and installing wooden site structures. They lay joists and hang doors etc. Bench joiners are more concerned with producing wooden products such as windows, doors, fitted cupboards etc which are produced in a workshop.

    There are also specialised carpenters/joiners who work on film sets, stages, boats etc. Bench joiners may build spiral staircases or fitted kitchens. Some carpenters/joiners may go on to specialise in restoration work. This course will further develop the skills learnt on either a level 1 diploma in carpentry and joinery or the level 2 Construction Crafts.

    You will also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in Maths and English either at Level 1 or Level 2 or GCSE Maths or English.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

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  • Award in Home Maintenance Level 1 (Plastering & Tiling)

    Start Date: 7th October 2015  – Wednesday 6.00pm to 9.00pm for 10 weeks

    Level 1 Award in Home Maintenance (Plastering & Tiling)

    You will gain confidence and learn basic skills allowing you to carry out your own DIY

    No previous qualifications are required.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £150

    (This course is for women only)

  • Diploma in Construction Craft – Property Maintenance Level 2

    Start Date: Week Commencing 14th September 2015, 2 days per week for 35 weeks 

    (Monday & Tuesday 9.30am – 4.30pm)

    This course prepares women for jobs in the housing or building maintenance sector. Students will gain a wide range of skills which  include: Health & safety and Welfare in Construction, Developing Plastering techniques, Developing Joinery techniques, Developing Bricklaying techniques, Developing Wallpapering/Painting Skills, Building a Personal Career Portfolio/Writing a CV Basic and Plumbing skills.

    You will also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in Maths and English either at Level 1 or Level 2 or GCSE Maths or English.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

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  • ***Holistic / Complementary Therapies & Beauty***

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques

    Start Date: 15th September 2015, 2 days per week for 35 weeks, Tuesday & Thursday (Wednesday for English & Maths)

    This VTCT qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior beautician/beauty specialist including: removing hair using waxing techniques, applying make-up, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, facial skincare, client care, health and safety and fulfilling salon reception duties.

    Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by studying a number of additional specialist units. This qualification’s structure provides learners the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress onto a level 3 course or into a career pathway as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.

    You will also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in Maths and English either at Level 1 or Level 2.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up

    Start Date: 15th September 2015, 2 days per week for 35 weeks, Wednesday & Friday (Wednesday for English & Maths)

    This VTCT qualification builds on existing knowledge and understanding of media hair and beauty skills and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a professional theatrical media make-up artist. Learners will have their skills assessed in a realistic working environment.

    This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a professional theatrical media make-up artist including: health and safety practice; client care and communication; airbrush make-up to the face; camouflage make-up; media make-up; fashion and photographic make-up; style and fit postiche and the application of prosthetic pieces and bald caps. These units are all mandatory.

    Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by studying a number of optional specialist units. This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress into a career as a professional theatrical media make-up artist.

    You will also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in Maths and English either at Level 1 or Level 2.

     

    Cost: FREE 16-18

    FREE 19-23 yrs – for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    19-23 yrs employed – £1,672.50

    24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) – £3,345.00

    (This course is for women only)

  • Diploma in Complementary Therapies Level 3

    Start Date: 15th September 2015, Tuesday & Friday, 2 days per week for 35 weeks (plus Wednesday for Maths and English),

    This is a very exciting advanced course that meets the need for a higher level qualification required for a career in the complementary therapy industry.  This qualification is appropriate for learners wanting a career as a multi-disciplined therapist in areas such as massage and aromatherapy.

    You will also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in Maths and English either at Level 1 or Level 2.

    Cost:  FREE  19-23 yrs – for students on JSA, ESA or unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    19-23 yrs employed – £2,335.00

    24+ loan (or if paying your own fees) –  £4,650.00

    (This course is for women only)

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  • Diploma in Complementary Therapies Level 2

    Start Date: 14th September 2014, 2 days per week for 35 weeks, Monday & Thursday (plus Wednesdays for Maths and English)

    Complementary Therapies offer an exciting opportunity for young people to enter an increasingly popular and growing industry.  This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of complementary therapies such as massage and aromatherapies as well as practical skills needed for a career in this industry.

    You will also have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in Maths and English either at Level 1 or Level 2.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    (Please enquire for information on course fees if not applicable).

    (This course is for women only)

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  • ***Teacher Education***

  • Level 3 Award in Education

    NCFE Level 3 Award in Education (formerly PTLLS)

    This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above. The qualification provides an introduction to teaching and aims to meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as: individuals currently teaching and training (including those who have begun teaching and training), individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.

    Start Date: 22nd September 2015 Tuesday 1.30 to 4.30pm for 12 weeks.

    Cost: £5250.00 (There are no concessions for this course)

    (This course is for men and women)

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  • Level 4 Cert in Education & Training (CTLLS)

    NCFE Level 4 Certificate in Education (formerly CTLLS)

    The Certificate in Education and Training is designed for those in an associate teaching role, or for those looking to progress to the full Diploma or Certificate in Education/PGCE.

    The award covers the knowledge, understanding and skills required for session planning, negotiating learning goals, designing teaching, design and use of resources, and learning and assessment strategies.

    Entry Requirements: You will need a Level 3 qualification in your subject area or employer endorsement that you are working at an appropriate level. A Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) qualification is strongly recommended and students should have at least 30 hours of voluntary or paid teacher experience. 

    Start Date: 23rd September 2015 Wednesday 1.30 to 8.30pm for 20 weeks.

    Cost:

    FREE for unemployed in receipt of JSA or ESA under 24 years of age

     24+Loan – £1,417 

    (This course is for men and women)

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  • **Beekeeping**

  • Introduction to Beekeeping

    Various start dates in September – please ring for more details

    Our Level 1 Introduction to Beekeeping Qualification is ideal if you are interested in beekeeping, whether for personal or commercial benefit. It allows you to gain a range of skills which could lead onto producing honey for sale, providing pollination services or enhancing the productivity of horticulture and agriculture.

    The last 2 weeks of the course will be practical ‘ands on’ sessions. These will take place off site (depending on weather/climate).

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £60

    (This course is for men and women)

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  • **Evening & Leisure Courses**

  • Award in Home Maintenance Level 1 (Plastering & Tiling)

    Start Date: 7th October 2015  – Wednesday 6.00pm to 9.00pm for 10 weeks

    Level 1 Award in Home Maintenance (Plastering & Tiling)

    You will gain confidence and learn basic skills allowing you to carry out your own DIY

    No previous qualifications are required.

    Cost: FREE for students on JSA, ESA, unemployed in receipt of means tested benefits or claiming national insurance credits.

    Employed – £150

    (This course is for women only)