605- IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Awareness

Health & Safety / Food Safety

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) course aims to give a working knowledge to Security, Estates, Customer Service, Logistcs and Cleaning staff to enable them to identify suspect packages and unattended items in confident, safe and controlled manner.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Access to HE – Science

Access to Higher Education

The Access to Higher Education course provides you with an ideal way of developing the skills necessary to progress to university, whilst studying subjects that are relevant to your chosen degree programme. The course covers the 3 key sciences of Chemistry, Biology and Physics as follows: Chemistry: Atomic Structure, Bonding, Functional Groups, Hydrocarbons, Physical Chemistry and Hydrocarbons Biology: Cell Biology, Genetics, Human Immunity, Human Nutrition and the Digestive System, Reproduction and Growth, Respiration and Circulation, Endocrine and Nervous System, Musculo-skeletal System and Urinary System Physics: Electricity, Mechanics, Optics and Sound, Physics, Thermal Properties and Heat Transfer

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Access to Higher Education – Diploma in Health

Access to Higher Education

The Access to Higher Education course provides you with a qualification that will enable you to progress to university to study a range of vocational and academic Health degree programmes. The Access course is an ideal way of developing the skills necessary to progress to university whilst studying subjects that are relevant to your chosen degree programme.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: X
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Access to Higher Education – Diploma in Health (PT)

Access to Higher Education

The Access to Higher Education course provides you with a qualification that will enable you to progress to university to study a range of vocational and academic degree programmes. The Access course is an ideal way of developing the skills necessary to progress to university whilst studying subjects that are relevant to your chosen degree programme. Students without recent educational experience normally take the pre-access programme in order to develop skills in literacy and numeracy. This enables students to develop confidence in their ability to study at a higher level before starting the Access programme. Successful completion of the Access course will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification that is an alternative to the traditional qualifications required by universities.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Access to Higher Education – Diploma in Science

Access to Higher Education

The Access to Higher Education course provides you with an ideal way of developing the skills necessary to progress to university, whilst studying subjects that are relevant to your chosen degree programme. Students without recent educational experience normally take the Pre-Access programme in order to develop skills in Literacy and Numeracy. This enables you to develop confidence in your ability to study at a higher level before starting the Access programme. Successful completion of the Access course will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification that is an alternative to the traditional qualifications required by universities.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Access to Higher Education – Diploma in Social Science

Access to Higher Education

The Access to Higher Education course provides you with an ideal way to develop the skills necessary to progress to university whilst studying subjects that are relevant to your chosen degree programme. Students without recent education experience normally take the Pre-Access programme in order develop skills in literacy and numeracy. This enables you to develop confidence in your ability to study at a higher level. Successful completion of the course will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification that is an alternative to A Levels. The course will focus on a range of core and specialist units which will be delivered through taught sessions, the Virtual Learning Environment and e-tutorials. Core units include Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy with learners selecting one specialist subject from Law Business, Social Work or Humanities.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Access to Higher Education – Medicine

Access to Higher Education

The Access to Higher Education course provides you with a qualification that will enable you to progress to university to study a range of vocational and academic Medical degree programmes. The Access course is an ideal way of developing the skills necessary to progress to university whilst studying subjects that are relevant to your chosen degree programme.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Access to Higher Education – Sports Science

Access to Higher Education

The Access to Higher Education course provides you with a qualification that will enable you to progress to university to study a range of vocational and academic Sports related degree programmes, tese may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Physical Education, Sports Science, Sports Management, Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Physiotherapy and related degrees.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Accident Repair Paint Level 1 Diploma Study Programme

Motor Vehicle

The course covers key areas for students wanting to move towards vehicle refinishing of cars. This Level 1 course is one of a range of qualifications within the Foundation Learning framework and provides an ideal starting point for students wishing to gain a vehicle refinishing qualification. The course has a strong focus towards practical learning and is intended to provide students with opportunities to learn basic motor vehicle body repair skills in a group setting and is delivered in one of our well equipped workshops.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Accounting AAT Advanced Diploma (Association of Accounting Technicians)

Business, Management & Finance

The Diploma level 3 in Accountancy is a high quality training programme designed to help you to become as effective as possible in your career and gain an internationally recognised qualification relating to your work. This level introduces more complex accounting task for Financial and Management Accounting following on from the Level 2 Certificate.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate (Association of Accounting Technicians) Unit-Computerised Accounts

Business, Management & Finance

This is a standalone AAT level 2 unit. This unit focusses on the use of computer based software to manage and support the accounting process. You will use software applications and process accounting information and learn techniques that can be used within the workplace or as part of your own accounting processes to improve productivity.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Accounting and Business Level 2 (AAT Diploma)

Business, Management & Finance

This qualification aims to provide students (16-19 year olds) with the skills, competence knowledge and understanding to effectively fulfil various junior finance roles in almost any type of industry and organisation both large and small. It will give you an all-round understanding of payroll, accountancy, finance and business skills to help you work effectively when you move into the workplace.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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ACS Gas Training CCN1 Core Safety

Construction & Building Services

This training is part of an Assessment Scheme and must be completed by anyone working in the Gas Installation and/or Gas Maintenance sector. Successful completion is necessary for anyone wishing to register with GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE REGISTERED company. Refresher Training is available should candidates feel that they need to brush up their knowledge prior to assessment. Please call the ACS Centre at Burslem 01782 603197 for details. Note there are some application conditions set by the Gas Industry (details on application).

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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ACS Gas Training CEN1 Central Heating

Construction & Building Services

This training is part of an Assessment Scheme and must be completed by anyone working in the Gas Installation and/or Gas Maintenance sector. Successful completion is necessary for anyone wishing to register with GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE REGISTERED company. Refresher Training is available should candidates feel that they need to brush up their knowledge prior to assessment. Please call the ACS Centre at Burslem 01782 603197 for details. Note there are some application conditions set by the Gas Industry (details on application).

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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ACS Gas Training CKR1 Cookers

Construction & Building Services

This training is part of an Assessment Scheme and must be completed by anyone working in the Gas Installation and/or Gas Maintenance sector. Successful completion is necessary for anyone wishing to register with GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE REGISTERED company. Refresher Training is available should candidates feel that they need to brush up their knowledge prior to assessment. Specific details are available from the Student Recruitment Team. Note there are some application conditions set by the Gas Industry (details on application).

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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ACS Gas Training DAH1 Warm Air

Construction & Building Services

This training is part of an Assessment Scheme and must be completed by anyone working in the Gas Installation and/or Gas Maintenance sector. Successful completion is necessary for anyone wishing to register with GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE REGISTERED company. Refresher Training is available should candidates feel that they need to brush up their knowledge prior to assessment. Specific details are available from the Student Recruitment Team. Note there are some application conditions set by the Gas Industry (details on application).

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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ACS Gas Training HTR1 Gas Fires/Heaters

Construction & Building Services

This training is part of an Assessment Scheme and must be completed by anyone working in the Gas Installation and/or Gas Maintenance sector. Successful completion is necessary for anyone wishing to register with GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE REGISTERED company. Refresher Training is available should candidates feel that they need to brush up their knowledge prior to assessment. Please call the ACS Centre at Burslem 01782 603197 for details. Note there are some application conditions set by the Gas Industry (details on application).

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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ACS Gas Training WAT1 Water Heaters

Construction & Building Services

This training is part of an Assessment Scheme and must be completed by anyone working in the Gas Installation and/or Gas Maintenance sector. Successful completion is necessary for anyone wishing to register with GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE REGISTERED company. Refresher Training is available should candidates feel that they need to brush up their knowledge prior to assessment. Please call the ACS Centre at Burslem 01782 603197 for details. Note there are some application conditions set by the Gas Industry (details on application).

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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Advanced App Warehousing and Storage

Logistics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within a Warehousing role at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Warehousing and Storage at Level 3. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, and would work as the Team Leader, in addition to your normal warehouse operation activities; you will also have delegated responsibility for overseeing the correct selection and packing of customer orders, ensuring your team complete these tasks on time ready for despatch. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Business Administration – Business Administration route

Business, Management & Finance

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within a Business Administration role at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use the new modern facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Business Administration, at Level 3. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, such as, dealing with internal and external correspondence, organising meetings and events, producing documents, managing resources, managing office equipment, managing information, managing administration systems, managing office facilities. Understanding of how the business operates is integral within this Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Clinical Healthcare Support

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in a supporting role, within the Nursing and Health sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support at Level 3. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would provide vital assistance to healthcare professionals that diagnose, treat and care for patients. You might support services like, medical, surgical, outpatients, community and A&E. You would be involved in looking after the well-being and comfort of patient If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Construction Building – Decorative finishing route

Construction & Building Services

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in the painting and decorating trade, at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and attend classes in our new modern workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations and Diploma in Painting and Decorating, both at Level 3. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. As an experienced painter and decorator, you would work on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises to given specifications preparing background surfaces for painting and decorating, applying paint to complex surfaces by brush and roller and hanging wall coverings to complex surfaces. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Construction Building – Wood Occupations route

Construction & Building Services

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work as a joiner, at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and attend classes in our new modern workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations and Diploma in Bench Joinery or a Diploma in Site Joinery (depending on your specialism), both at Level 3. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. As a bench joiner, you would use drawings to produce complex wood products to given specifications, such as doors, frames, linings, staircases and handrails. As a site joiner, you would work on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, carrying out first and second fixing, erecting complex structural carcassing components such as trussed rafter roofs and traditional cut roofs. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Customer Service

Business, Management & Finance

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within an organisation in a Customer Service role at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Customer Service at Level 3. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, which will enable you to communicate effectively with customers face to face, in writing, or by telephone, resolving their problems and improving customer relations, promoting products and services, using software/office equipment to communicate, keeping records, gathering and analysing customer feedback and leading a team. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering Manufacture – Engineering Maintenance route

Engineering & Electronics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work at a skilled level within the Engineering sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and in the new state of the art facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Diploma in Engineering, both at Level 3. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, such as, carrying out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance on mechanical equipment, restoring mechanical components to usable condition by repair, producing replacement components, assisting in the installation of mechanical equipment and carrying out quality inspections. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering Manufacture – Engineering Technical Support route

Engineering & Electronics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work at a skilled level within the Engineering sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and in the new state of the art facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support and Diploma in Engineering, both at Level 3. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, such as, providing support for all areas of the technical support function including communications software, test tools, performance, capacity planning, and e-commerce technology as required. Working as a team member to develop, design and implement technical support systems or to complete specialist functions. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering Manufacture – Installation & Commissioning route

Engineering & Electronics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work at a skilled level within the Engineering sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and in the new state of the art facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Extended Diploma in Installation and Commissioning and Diploma in Engineering, both at Level 3. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, either in heavy plant equipment or in light equipment. It might include Installation and commissioning of engineering equipment and systems: electrical; electronic; mechanical; fluid power pneumatic for conveyors, manufacturing lines, lifts and escalators OR installation and commissioning of heavy engineering equipment such as turbine generators; gas compressors; process equipment; chemical reactors and pressure vessels. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering Manufacture – Mechanical Manufacturing route

Engineering & Electronics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work at a skilled level within the Engineering sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and in the new state of the art facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (QCF) and Diploma in Engineering, both at Level 3. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, such as, machining components by applying a variety of removal and shaping techniques such as boring; cutting; drilling; milling; grinding and lapping. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Exercise & Fitness

Sports Science & Coaching

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in the Fitness industry at Level 3. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our modern training room. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Diploma in Instructing Personal Training and a Certificate in Personal Training both at L3. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. You will be able to prepare and deliver training programmes for adults on an individual basis, be able to cater for a variety of needs ranging from older adults to athletes and people wishing to train for a specific sporting activity. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work at a skilled level within the Hairdressing sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and in the new state of the art facilities and commercial salon within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Hairdressing at Level 3. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, such as, creatively cutting hair, colouring hair, colour correction, creatively styling and dressing hair, creating a variety of permed looks and providing hair extension services. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Installing Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment Route

Engineering & Electronics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in the Electrotechnical sector at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our new modern premises, you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take an NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment at L3. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. You would be responsible for completing the installation, inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical systems, devices, appliances and equipment in domestic, industrial, commercial, leisure and agricultural buildings, structures and environments. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship IT Application Specialist

Information Technology & Administration

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within an IT support role at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in IT User Skills at Level 3. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, which could include, responding to hardware and software problems; setting up user hardware, software and security; designing solutions to improve business processes using IT, being responsible for others’ use of IT; developing and streamlining business processes for efficient office operations; setting up and using advanced application software features. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professional

Information Technology & Administration

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within an IT and Telecoms role at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use the new modern facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals and a Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles, at Level 3. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, which could include, designing and planning the installation of IT and Telecoms networks, maintaining company networks, including servers, software and security. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Management

Business, Management & Finance

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in Management. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Management at Level 3. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. As a Manager, you would play an integral role in supporting organisational objectives through a wide range of functions, such as: planning, allocating & monitoring the work of a team, supporting team members, managing conflict, resolving problems, project management, agreeing budgets and managing customer service. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Advanced Apprenticeship Plumbing and Heating – renewables route

Engineering & Electronics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in the Plumbing trade at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our state of the art workshops. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating at L3. You will need to have completed an apprenticeship in plumbing at Level 2. As a plumbing apprentice, you will complete, oversee and organise work to install, service, maintain and commission domestic plumbing and heating systems, components and gas-fired water and central heating appliances. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
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Applied Science (Criminology & Forensics) BTEC Level 2

Science

The emphasis of this course is on how science is used in different jobs. You will explore the range of opportunities available in the science industries and gain all of the skills you need to work in a laboratory and research environment with particular reference to working in Criminology or Forensics.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Applied Science (Criminology & Forensics) BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Science

This course offers you the chance to develop skills in the core elements of science and scientific research, before allowing you to choose a specialisation and study units from the branches of Criminology and Forensics. The course will use the latest facilities and teaching methods to develop your scientific knowledge and understanding, and support you in applying this to the study and practice of your selected career pathway.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Apprenticeship Accounting

Business, Management & Finance

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within an Accounts and Financial Services role. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use the new modern facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Foundation Certificate in Accounting at Level 2. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, such as, maintaining relevant financial records (both manual and computerised) and ensuring the proper handling and control of all cash transactions. You could also perform any combination of the following; calculating, posting and verifying duties to obtain financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Apprenticeship Activity Leadership – Leadership Route

Travel & Tourism

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in the Fitness industry. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our modern training room. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership and a Certificate in the Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sport, both at Level 2. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. You will be able to prepare, lead, conclude and review appropriate activity sessions in a safe, engaging and inclusive manner for a range of participants. Other duties could include areas such as basic equipment maintenance and care. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Apprenticeship Business Administration – Business Administration route

Business, Management & Finance

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within a Business Administration support role. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use the new modern facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Business Administration, at Level 2. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, such as, making and receiving telephone calls, helping with the organisation of meetings and events, dealing with travel requests, handling mail, record keeping and using electronic message systems and office equipment. Understanding of how the business operates is integral within this Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Apprenticeship Business Administration – Medical Administration route

Business, Management & Finance

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within a Medical Administration support role. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use the new modern facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Medical Administration, at Level 2. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, such as, making and receiving telephone calls, producing documents, dealing with correspondence, maintaining medical records, organising medical appointments, checking medical test samples are appropriately labelled, and sent out. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Apprenticeship Improving Operational Performance – Business Improvement Techniques route

Engineering & Electronics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within the Engineering sector and are keen to improve processes and services. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a L2 NVQ Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques and a Certificate in Applying Business Improvement Techniques, at Level 2. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would be involved with continuous improvement of manufacturing processes leading to higher quality, reduced cost, and reduced lead times (delivery). If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Improving Operational Performance

Engineering & Electronics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within the Engineering sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations and a Certificate in Engineering, at Level 2. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, such as, bending, punching, and notching, shearing and cropping sheet metal fabrications. You may operate CNC machinery. Other duties might be milling, turning or bench fitting, and could include wiring and testing of electrical circuits. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship IT Application Specialist

Information Technology & Administration

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within an IT support role. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma for IT User at Level 2. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve maths and English at Level 1 and ICT at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, which could include, applying a range of IT systems and software to support your organisation’s customers, people and processes. This will generally involve applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and internet/email. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professional

Information Technology & Administration

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within an an IT and Telecoms role. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use the new modern facilities within the College. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals and a Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles, at Level 2. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. Apprentices would gain a range of skills, which could include, setting up new equipment or upgrading existing systems, monitoring website content and editing and uploading material, install, connect, maintain, test and repair equipment and services. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Plumbing and Heating – Plumbing route

Engineering & Electronics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in the Plumbing trade. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our state of the art workshops. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating at L2. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 and ICT at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. As a plumbing apprentice, you will work under minimal supervision to complete the installation and maintenance of domestic hot water, cold water, sanitation, drainage, rainwater systems, central heating systems and components. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Standard (2) Commis Chef

Hospitality & Catering

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal for those wanting a career working hospitality and catering. You would learn in your workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use our new modern facilities here at the College and train in our commercial restaurant. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed your skills at work. During your Apprenticeship, you will learn to prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. As a Commis Chef you will gain understanding and experience in the basics which will assist in your progression to becoming a senior chef. For those without the required level of maths and English you will need to achieve these at Level 1 and take a test at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Standard (2) Healthcare Support Worker

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal for those wanting a career working within the Health Care sector. You would learn in your workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use our new modern facilities here at the College. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed your skills at work. During your apprenticeship, you will be working effectively as part of a team. You will act within the limits of your competence, knowing who to ask for help and support if you are not sure. You will work within agreed procedures, following the relevant standards, policies and protocols used in your workplace including the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England. During the first part of this apprenticeship you will be supported to achieve the Care Certificate, which forms part of your induction and covers the fundamental skills needed to provide quality care. For those without the required level of maths and English you will need to achieve these at L1, and take the test at Level 2, to be successful in your Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Standard (2) in Customer Service

Customer Service

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within Customer Service. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 and start to work towards Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. You will deliver high quality products and services to your customers, either, in the workplace, digitally, or through going out into the customer?s own locality. These may be one-off or routine contacts and include dealing with orders, payments, offering advice, guidance and support, meet-and-greet, sales, fixing problems, after care, service recovery or gaining insight through measuring customer satisfaction. You may be the first point of contact and work in any sector or organisation type. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Standard (2) in Welding

Motor Vehicle

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal for those wanting a career working as a Welder. You would learn in your workplace, away from your workstation and formal training in our new modern facilities here at the College. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed your skills at work. As an Apprentice Welder you will use high electrical energy to form an arc. Manual dexterity is essential in controlling the arc, which is used to melt metals, allowing them to fuse together to form a structurally sound weld. You will produce joints that satisfy basic quality standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly. Welding is used extensively and in almost every sector of industry. For those without the required level of maths and English you will need to achieve these at Level 1 and take a test at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Standard (2) – Supply Chain Operations

Logistics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal for those wanting a career working within the Supply Chain industry. You would learn in your workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use our new modern facilities here at the College. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed your skills at work. During your Apprenticeship, you will be primarily responsible for managing the movement of goods for a variety of customers across all sectors, your customer base will range from large global organisations to sole traders and private customers in local areas, depending on your employer. You may be required to work in shifts, for example overnight or working on weekends, and some employers (depending on the nature of the organisation) may require you to work internationally in Europe or at worldwide destinations once your Apprenticeship is completed. For those without the required level of maths and English you will need to achieve these at Level 1 and take a test at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Standard (2) – Supply Chain Warehouse Operation

Logistics

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal for those wanting a career working within the Warehousing industry. You would learn in your workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use our new modern facilities here at the College. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed your skills at work. As a Warehouse Operative you could work in a variety of warehouse environments. Work activities include taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation, and cleaning. You would safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles relevant to your role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks. You will communicate with a wide range of people and customers. You will meet customers? expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business. You will become highly competent in using industry-recognised systems and associated services (eg Traffic/Warehouse Management Systems) and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines. It is common within this sector to work shifts including 4-on-4-off, days, nights, evenings and weekends. For those without the required level of maths and English you will need to achieve these at Level 1 and take a test at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Standard (3) for a Senior Chef in Production Cooking

Hospitality & Catering

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal for those wanting a career working hospitality and catering, at an advanced level. You would learn in your workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use our new modern facilities here at the College and train in our commercial restaurant. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed your skills at work. During your Apprenticeship, you will gain the skills to produce customers? meals consistently to perfection according to predetermined specifications. You will gain the ability to work independently and lead a team in often hot and highly challenging kitchen environments. You will likely work in organisations where brands, recipes and menus have been created by a central development team. For those without the required level of maths and English you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
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Apprenticeship Standard (3) for Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician

Plumbing,Gas & Electrical/ Heating & Ventilation

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work as an Electrician at an advanced level. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our state of the art workshops. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. You will complete a Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification. Your new skills would enable you to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. You might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. You will be able to work on your own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Apprenticeship Standard (3) in Gas Engineering

Plumbing,Gas & Electrical/ Heating & Ventilation

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work within the Gas Industry. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our state of the art workshops. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. You will also need to have an up to date DBS. Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting. Appliances can include, but are not limited to, a range of work categories such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel, boosters, testing and purging for industrial pipework. Gas engineering operates strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation. Roles in gas engineering are physical in nature, and may involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at heights and working in confined spaces. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Standard (3) in Welding

Motor Vehicle

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal for those wanting a career working as a Welder, at an advanced level. You would learn in your workplace, away from your workstation and formal training in our new modern facilities here at the College. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed your skills at work. As an Apprentice Welder you will make high strength joints between two or more parts. Multi-Positional Welders use high electrical energy to form an arc. Manual dexterity is essential in controlling the arc, which is used to melt metals, allowing them to fuse together to form a structurally sound weld. You will work with a range of welding processes, with different metals, to the levels of quality and inspection required in safety critical applications. The finished welds are often subjected to rigorous inspection and testing. You are therefore required to perform to high standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly. Welding is used extensively and in almost every sector of industry. For those without the required level of maths and English you will need to achieve these at Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

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Apprenticeship Standard – Hair Professional

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work as a Hairdresser or Barber You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace and have formal training in our state of the art workshops and commercial hair salon. You will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. If you do not have maths or English qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 and progress to Level 2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: Hairdresser and Barber. Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for clients. Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men. Whichever route you choose, you must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. You will also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices, and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Apprenticeship Standard – Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal for those wanting a career working within the Health Care sector, at an advanced level. You would learn in your workplace, away from your workstation and have the opportunity to use our new modern facilities here at the College. You will have the opportunity to practise and embed your skills at work. During your Apprenticeship, you will be delegated duties in line with care plans. Not all duties are routine and you will learn the knowledge, experience and understanding to take decisions within your area of responsibility. You will gain the skills to become accountable for your work and for reviewing the effectiveness of your actions. You may progress to supervise or guide the less experienced staff in your team. You will follow the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers. Options: 1. adult nursing support, 2. maternity support, 3. theatre support, 4. mental health support, 5. children and young people support, 6. allied health profession ? therapy support During the first part of this apprenticeship you will be supported to achieve the Care Certificate, which forms part of your induction and covers the fundamental skills needed to provide quality care ? in the event that you have not already achieved this. For those without the required level of maths and English you will need to achieve these at L2 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
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Apprenticeship Team Leading

Business, Management & Finance

This work based Apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work in Management. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience to start your career. You will learn in the workplace, away from your workstation and you will have the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. You will take a Diploma in Team Leading at Level 2. If you do not have maths, English or ICT qualifications at the necessary level, then you will need to achieve these at Level 1 to be successful in your Apprenticeship. As a Team Leader, you would play an integral role in supporting organisational objectives through a wide range of functions, including monitoring work, giving feedback, briefing teams, supporting team members, resolving problems, procuring supplies, project management and delivering and improving customer service. If you are looking to improve your skills or change career direction, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can discuss your needs and advise you on finding a suitable employer.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: X
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Army Preparation Course Level 1

Public Services & Army Preparation

This unique course is delivered in conjunction with the Army and runs for 1 year. It will thoroughly prepare you for basic training through a wide range of activities. It includes intense fitness training with qualified Physical Training Instructors and classroom tuition on various military related subjects which, on successful completion, lead to recognised qualifications. In addition there are military visits, adventure training and a one week compulsory residential course which will give you a taste of what life is like for a soldier in today?s Armed Forces.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Art and Design Level 1 Diploma – UAL

Media, Art & Design

This course offers you the opportunity to experience working with a wide range of art and design processes. This involves developing the skills of painting, drawing, mixed media, graphics and three dimensional design as well as exploring the new technology such as digital photography and image manipulation. The course also aims to equip you with an understanding of the design process and study skills required to achieve success in the future.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Art and Design Level 2 Diploma

Media, Art & Design

This course offers you the opportunity to experience working with a wide range of art and design processes. This involves developing the skills of painting, drawing, mixed media, graphics and three dimensional design as well as exploring the new technology such as digital photography and image manipulation. The course also aims to equip you with an understanding of the design process and study skills required to achieve success in the future.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This nationally accredited Certificate in Mental Health Awareness provides learners with an appreciation and understanding of a number of different mental health issues that are increasingly prevalent in today?s society.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Baking and Confectionery: 12 Days of Christmas Goodies

Hospitality & Catering

A 12 week Christmas baking course that covers a variety of popular recipes.Special dietary requirements can be discussed. Learners need a clean apron and enthusiasm to start. All ingredients provided for a small charge at the end of each session (?2-?4) Fully equipped bakery and baking facility provided.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: Entry
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Baking and Confectionery: Cup Cakes

Hospitality & Catering

Cupcakes is the latest trend to come from the range of celebration cakes, it is the fastest growing style of any manufactured or homemade cakes. This course will show you how to achieve basic knowledge of how to cook and decorate a range of cupcakes using a variety of professional decorating methods.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: Entry
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Baking and Confectionery: Ready,Steady,Bake

Hospitality & Catering

A six week bread making course that covers many aspects and types of popular bread recipes. Special dietary requirements can be discussed. Learners need a clean apron and enthusiasm to start. All ingredients provided for a small charge at the end of each session (?2-?4) Fully equipped bakery and baking facility provided.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: Entry
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Beauty: Nail Services Level 3 Diploma (Advanced Nail Technician)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This is an award winning course (2 Gold winners at UK WorldSkills). This course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career as an Advanced Nail Technician. You will study for a vocational qualification designed for people who have already completed the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Nail Treatments and wish to specialise in advanced nail treatments. You will study nail technology including liquid and powder, gel, airbrush nail art, nail art, e filing, health and safety. You will study through a combination of theoretical and practical work.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Beauty: Nail Services Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This is a vocational qualification designed for people who have already completed the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy or nail treatments and wish to specialise in nail treatments. You will train and complete all assessments in the Nail Academy and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities. You will have opportunity to enter National Skills Competitions in which learners have been very successful.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Beauty: Nail Treatments Level 2 Certificate (VTCT)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

The nail industry has increasingly become separate to beauty therapy as specialist nail salons become commonplace in the high street. The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments is a specialist vocationally related qualification which will develop the basic knowledge, skills and competencies that you need to work as a manicurist or pedicurist and is the minimum standard required to work effectively. This qualification enables you to provide treatments for relaxation and improving the condition and appearance of the skin and nails on the hands and feet. The qualification is most suited to students who wish to embark on a career as a nail technician. Units of study include: Follow health and safety practice in the salon Client care and communication in beauty-related industries Provide manicure treatments Provide pedicure treatments Working with others in the hair and beauty sector

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Beauty: Spa Therapy Level 3 Diploma (Spa Therapist)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want a career as a Spa Therapist. The course offers an in-depth study of spa therapy skills for anyone wanting to learn about the Spa Industry or for experienced therapists aiming to broaden their skills. You will need to have successfully completed the NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent. An interview is necessary to show your enthusiasm and commitment. You will be required to purchase an overall and equipment. This course will include maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Beauty Specialist Techniques Level 2 Certificate (Salon Junior)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This is a new course leading to a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a junior beauty therapist and it will support you to gain employment as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. You will develop practical skills in facial skin care; eyelash and eyebrow treatments; make-up, health and safety and client care. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills in a number of optional specialist units including manicure and pedicure.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Beauty: Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up Level 3 Diploma (VTCT)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you wish to pursue a career as a theatrical make-up artist. The course leads to a specialist vocational qualification which complements the skills gained at Level 2 beauty therapy or hairdressing. It is for those wishing to pursue a career as a professional make-up artist or advance their skills to specialise in special effects make-up including prosthetics. The course is delivered in our fully equipped Make-up Studio at the Media and Performing Arts Centre at the Burslem Campus. This course will include maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the specialist studio and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Beauty Therapy Level 1 (Salon Assistant)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to work as a Salon Assistant or commence your career in the beauty industry. All Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapy courses offer a great education through practical skills and theoretical knowledge. All the tutors are highly qualified and experienced, working to teach the latest styles and techniques. This course offers an ideal starting point for your career and will include maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Beauty Therapy Level 2 (Adults)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This qualification is for you if you want a career in the Beauty Therapy industry. The course covers many aspects and specialist techniques of Beauty Therapy. You will study through a combination of theoretical and practical work.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Beauty Therapy Level 2 (Junior Therapist)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want a career as a Beauty Therapist. The course covers many aspects and specialist techniques of Beauty Therapy. You will study through a combination of theoretical and practical work.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Biology/Forensic/Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons) with a Foundation Year – In Partnership with Staffordshire University

Science

The Science Foundation Year (SFY) gives you the opportunity to enter degree courses in science if your qualifications do not meet normal Level 1 entry requirements. This is a proven route to achievement with a long track record of success. Importantly, the SFY is tailor-made to prepare you for Level 1 of a degree in the biological sciences or forensic science. It has a modular structure, giving you the flexibility to make an appropriate selection from a range of science modules on offer. The SFY also contains core components which are designed to ensure that you have the key transferable skills (including communication, IT and mathematical skills) that you will require to complete a science degree. During the year you will study the following areas: Mathematics and Data Handling, Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma

Construction & Building Services

These courses are the starting point for people who hope to have a career in one of the construction trades, and consist of both practical and theory elements. You will learn the basic skills of the trade as well as what employers expect in the industry, and how to work safely. All students will continue with English and Maths as part of the programme.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

These courses are a progression from the Level 1 study programme to further develop skills in your chosen trade. It?s about increasing trade skills to meet the needs of employers. The course consists of practical and theory and both parts of the course need to be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Employers will expect good attendance, good behaviour and good communication skills enabling you to interact with clients, work safely and use initiative as well as having skills.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Broadcast Media (TV/Film and Radio) Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma

Media, Art & Design

Subjects include Film / Radio Documentary Production, Scriptwriting, News Production, Media Industry Studies, Presentation and Production Techniques. This course aims to equip students with a range of high level skills in all aspects of media and production. You are given the opportunity to write, plan and produce a variety of media products including short productions, documentaries, music videos and professional broadcast projects. This course has a tradition of creating professional quality productions including winning the Royal Television Awards for best student film on two occasions and running their own dedicated radio station (Heatwave Radio). You will have the opportunity to specialise in a subject area of your choosing for a final major project. The Media and Performing Arts department is equipped with a variety of specialist facilities and equipment including a TV, Radio & Photography studios, as well as Apple Mac Graphics and Multimedia workshops. You will also have the opportunity to participate in specific experience of work at companies such as Signal Radio.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Business BTEC Level 2

Business, Management & Finance

If you are thinking about a career as an assistant in business administration, retail, marketing, finance, human resources, sales and customer service, then this is the qualification for you. Units you will study include: Business Purposes, Business Organisations, Financial Forecasting for Business, People in Organisations, Customer Service, Business Trading Online, Business Planning, Marketing and Accounting.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Business – Medical Administration Level 2 Diploma (City & Guilds)

Business, Management & Finance

The course has been designed to enable candidates to progress directly into employment within the health care support field or to progress to further study. The content is based on the main role and responsibilities of a medical administrator/receptionist. Each unit details the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out this vital support role in any section of the health services. City & Guilds has developed the Medical Administrative L2 qualifications in collaboration with AMSPAR (the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists). They offer a flexible and updated suite of qualifications that provide candidates with the understanding, knowledge and skills that will meet the special administration support needs of a range of health care providers such as general practices, dental practices, hospitals, pharmacists, opticians, NHS Trusts and health authorities.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Business – Medical Administration Level 3 Diploma (City & Guilds)

Business, Management & Finance

The Level 3 Diploma for Medical Secretaries by City & Guilds in collaboration with AMSPAR (the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists) provides students with the knowledge and skills to meet the specialist administrative and secretarial needs of a range of health care occupations as found in hospitals, community health, general and private practice, research, the pharmaceutical industry and complementary medicine. This qualification has been designed to enable you to progress directly into employment as a medical secretary or for existing secretaries to gain a qualification that will enhance their career prospects or progress to further study.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Business with Marketing / Retail BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Business, Management & Finance

The course offers an interesting and challenging series of units designed to provide you with a broad knowledge of business and help you develop relevant skills to enable you to progress into work in the modern business world. Units you will study include four core units: Business Environment, Business Resources, Introduction to Marketing and Business Communication. You will then study four specialist units in Retail or Marketing and a further 10 units.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

These courses are the starting point for people who hope to have a career in one of the construction trades, and consist of both practical and theory elements. You will learn the basic skills of the trade as well as what employers expect in the industry, and how to work safely. All students will continue with English and Maths as part of the programme.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Certificate in Living Independently Entry Level

Foundation

This course is specifically for learners with learning difficulties or disabilities who are working towards independent living or employability. The course will be carried out in our fantastic Nu-build Eco house at Burslem, where students will be able to learn really practical skills to help them gain confidence and independence. It?s a superb and supportive environment that we know our learners will love.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry
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Childcare – Caring for Children Level 1 Certificate (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

In this course, you will begin to find out about how babies and children grow and develop during their early years, and you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience within a real work environment with children. There is also an emphasis on employability and personal development. You will also study English and Maths as part of your course.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Childcare – Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Diploma (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

The Diploma allows you to work in a supervisory role within Early Years. The qualification will show that you have trained to the highest standards and will provide you with the licence to practise and the status of being an Early Years Educator. The course provides the knowledge and theory of Childcare practice and learners will spend 2 days each week in a real work environment where you will be able to demonstrate the practical application of this learning. English and Maths are integral to the course.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Childcare – Early Years Education and Care Level 2 Certificate (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

The Level 2 Certificate is designed to provide you with the training needed to work with children between birth and five years with knowledge of children up to seven years old. It will give you the skills and confidence to carry on with further study. The course is studied over 1 year and includes topics such as childcare routines, role of the practitioner, children?s play and child development. English and Maths are integral to the course. All learners will spend 2 days each week in a real work environment where you will be assessed on practical skills working with children.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Childcare, Health and Social Care – Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings Level 1 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Are you interested in working in Health and Social Care or with Children and Young People? This course will give you an opportunity to explore these vocational areas and progress. This course will help you to develop the skills required for your chosen career, with an added focus on your personal and social development. You will also study English and Maths as part of your course.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Computer Games Design Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma

Media, Art & Design

This course aims to equip you with the design and production skills required for work in industry or progress to university. While on the course we will develop your understanding of the design process applied to a range of computer game platforms. The course enables you to explore the creative possibilities of new media and produce a range of creative products including 3D modelling.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Computing BSc (Hons) Foundation Year – In Partnership with Staffordshire University

Information Technology & Administration

The Foundation Year is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills to move onto a three year Computing Honours degree at Staffordshire University. During your time on this course you will study a range of topics including: Computer Hardware, Database Development, Programming, Introductory Maths, Networking, Programming, Study Skills and Web Technologies.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Computing – CISCO CCNA Parts 1 and 2

Information Technology & Administration

This course will be an introduction to networking using the Cisco CCNA Networking Academy curriculum. Content includes Fundamental Networking Principles, IP Addressing, Routing Protocols, Network Device Configuration, OSI and TCP/IP Layers and Cabling. The main focus of the module is to cover the basic network concepts and to be able to configure small networks with appropriate IP addresses with routing protocols.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Computing CISCO CCNA Parts 3 and 4 (HE Unit)

Information Technology & Administration

This covers the Cisco CCNA curriculum content parts 3 and 4. The CCNA certification will be awarded following the successful completion of an external exam. This course will be an introduction to switching, network security and management and wireless standards using the Cisco CCNA Networking Academy curriculum.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Computing – Computer Hardware and Networking (HE Unit)

Information Technology & Administration

This course provides an introduction to computer hardware architecture including building, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting as well as introducing network concepts and configuring small networks. Hardware content includes: desktop build and configuration, server administration, virtualisation, imaging, maintenance and troubleshooting. Networking content includes: fundamental networking principles, IP addressing, routing protocols, network device configuration, OSI and TCP/IP layers and cabling, This covers the Cisco CCENT Networking Academy curriculum (CISCO CCNA parts 1 and 2 which following the successful completion of an external exam will award them a CCENT).

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Computing – Further Networking with Wireless (HE Unit)

Information Technology & Administration

This covers the Cisco CCNA curriculum content parts 3 and 4. The CCNA certification will be awarded following the successful completion of an external exam. This course will be an introduction to switching, network security and management and wireless standards using the Cisco CCNA Networking Academy curriculum. Content includes basic switching concepts, VLANs, switch protocols, inter-VLAN routing, switch port security, network security and management (including ACLs), NAT & PAT, DHCP, WAN standards (such as PPP and Frame Relay) The course then looks into wireless technologies, such as: Installing/configuring Access Points and Bridging technologies. The theory side is also covered looking at site surveys and the various antennae used in the different topology options. The kit we use is of Business class Cisco aironet, combined with the latest Cisco IOS. The main focus of the course is to cover basic switching concepts, ACLs and wireless standards.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Computing – HNC in Applied Computing

Information Technology & Administration

This course follows from the HNC in Applied IT (available to students who cannot enrol on the first two years of the Foundation Degree in Computing as they are not in suitable employment). The modules include: Rich Internet Applications, Multimedia, HND project and Web Development with Microsoft Technologies.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Computing – Introduction to Web and Database Development (HE Unit)

Information Technology & Administration

The course covers the development of a web site that connects to a database along with associated technologies that allow a database interactivity by the end user. The content includes: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, web database connectivity, HCI design, storyboarding, graphics, data modelling, usability and web standards. This course offers a hands-on approach to designing and developing using the latest features.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Computing – Programming Concepts with C# (HE Unit)

Information Technology & Administration

This course is an introduction to programming using the popular industry standard Microsoft?s C# language. Content includes: Variables, Keyboard Input, String Methods, Selection, Loops, Arrays, Methods, Exceptions Handling, Searching and Sorting Algorithms, Files, Classes, Attributes, Association, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Aggregation, Database Connectivity and GUI design. The main focus of the course is to teach fundamental programming techniques, which are applicable regardless of language.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Computing Science HNC – Awarded by Staffordshire University

Information Technology & Administration

The programme covers a range of Computing topics including: Database Development, Networking, Hardware, Web Development, Professional Skills and Programming. It will help you to develop practical skills and gain confidence as well as enhancing your analytical, team working and communication skills.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Conflict Resolution including Control and Restraint

Health & Safety / Food Safety

This course is specifically aimed at Public Establishments and Events where staff need to be trained in Breakaway and Restraint Techniques (Safehold) to ensure that they stay within the parameters of the law (Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006).

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Construction: Basic Skills in Plumbing and Electrical Engineers Level 1 Certificate Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

These programmes will give you a basic knowledge of plumbing, electrical installation or both sets of skills. On successful completion of this course you will achieve a City & Guilds award, allowing you to progress to the next level and to an Apprenticeship. You will also complete Functional Skills as part of this course.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Construction – Multi-Trades Level 1 Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

If you are interested in working in the construction industry but are not sure which specific trade area you would like to specialise in, then this course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge required for various trades. This is a practical course which will allow you to learn and develop various skills relating to the trade.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This qualification is designed to enhance your understanding of customer service in the health and social care sector. You will look into internal and external customers and their needs. You will also review the importance of effective communication and teamwork in health and social care settings.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Database Software

Information Technology & Administration

ECDL aims to meet the needs of a range of computer users, from beginners to the more advanced, in the work environment. ECDL is a benchmark standard in a number of large and government organisations. This is the final unit of the full award and brings all prior learning together to form the full ECDL qualification at level 2.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This nationally accredited Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care provides learners with an appreciation and understanding of the different forms of dementia that may be encountered and how to support individuals with this illness through person-centred care.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Early Childhood Studies Foundation degree (FdA) – Awarded by Staffordshire University

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Throughout this Foundation degree you will examine a range of areas and disciplines that focus upon a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary understanding of children, families,policy and practice. This course offers a holistic approach to understanding early childhood, relating appropriate theory to practice. You will look critically at the role of play, consider differing curriculum models and examine the impact of early childhood researchers, theorists and government legislation on current practices. Studies in the theory of childhood development and the rights and diversity of young people are complemented by a consideration of leadership in the workplace and a range of multi-professional perspectives to the field of early years. The programme is studied over two years and two terms and delivered one day a week in the late afternoon/evening, with study time sub-divided into contact time and self-directed learning. The strategies for teaching and learning are designed to provide practical contexts for the analysis of contemporary issues and problems of a practical nature. You will also be required to complete work related tasks in all modules. This will provide you with the opportunity to link theoretical perspectives to your practice. It will also enable you to reflect on values, practices, assumptions and policies. Work-based activities,supported by a critical friend will help you to establish connections between practice and issues raised by the programme.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Early Childhood Studies Level 4 Certificate – Awarded by Staffordshire University

Childcare, Health & Social Care

During the Level 4 Certificate you will examine a range of areas and disciplines that focus upon a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary understanding of children, families, policy and practice. This course offers a holistic approach to understanding early childhood, relating appropriate theory to practice. The modules you will study are: Practitioner?s Personal, Academic and Professional Development The Developing Child: A Holistic View The Planning Cycle Inclusive and Enabling Environments The programme is studied over one year and a term and will be delivered one day a week with study time sub-divided into contact time and self-directed learning. The strategies for teaching and learning are designed to provide practical contexts for the analysis of contemporary issues and problems of a practical nature. You will also be required to complete work related tasks in all modules. This will provide you with the opportunity to link theoretical perspectives to your practice. It will also enable you to reflect on values, practices, assumptions and policies. Work-based activities, supported by a critical friend will help you to establish connections between practice and issues raised by the programme.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Early Years Education and Care (Educator) Level 3 Diploma (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

The Diploma for the Early Years Workforce has been introduced to improve the quality of care and education for young children. This prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to five and gain knowledge of children up to age seven.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Education Foundation degree (FdA) (Awarded by Staffordshire University)

Teacher Training

The Foundation degree in Education offers comprehensive coverage of the knowledge and skills required by those supporting teaching and learning. It is a practical course focused on the workplace. The course develops understanding of teaching and learning, working in education and behaviour management. It also covers skills required for effective communication, self development and career progression. You will take a range of modules which will be formally assessed through a range of tasks and activities. You will also be assessed on your understanding of: learner motivation and rewards; emotional intelligence and the effective learning environment.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Electrical Installation Level 1 Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

These programmes will give you a basic knowledge of electrical installation skills. The qualification covers a range of basic tasks and the underpinning knowledge involved in electrical installation. On successful completion of this course you will achieve a City & Guilds award, allowing you to progress to the next level and to an Apprenticeship.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Electrical Installation Level 3 Diploma

Construction & Building Services

This course covers a broad range of skills for electrical installation in domestic, commercial and industrial premises, installation practice and technology and information technology. Learning at the College is based on a number of taught classroom and practical sessions, there are also some hours of directed study where you work at your own pace with the guidance of a member of staff.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Electrical Installations Level 2 Diploma (City & Guilds) Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

This is a one year course for individuals to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electro-technology sector. It will provide the basic range of skills for anyone entering the Electrical Installation Industry and working in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial premises. The course covers the following units:- Basic installation practice and technology Working effectively and safely Practical competences Principles of Electrotechnology Application of Health, Safety and Electrical Principles. Teaching will comprise a variety of classroom and practical based activities.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Electrical: Wiring Regulations – 17th Edition IEE (City and Guilds 2382-10)

Construction & Building Services

This is a short course designed to update practising electricians operating in the electrical installation or associated industries. Outline of course content:- Scope, object and fundamental requirements for safety. Assessment of general characteristics. Protection for safety. Selection and erection of equipment. Inspection and testing. Special locations.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Emergency Planning and Crisis Response

Health & Safety / Food Safety

This course is aimed at Managers and Senior Managers who are involved in dealing with emergencies from gas explosion, fire or a violent intruder. The course includes theory followed by practical role play workshops.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Engineering Level 2 Pre- Apprenticeship Programme (Fabrication and Welding) Study Programme

Engineering & Electronics

The Level 2 Pre-Apprenticeship/Study Programme in Engineering will develop the knowledge and skills you need to progress towards an Engineering Apprenticeship and a career in engineering. You will cover essential subjects such as principles of engineering or welding. On completion of this study programme you will be awarded with an NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations in Fabrication and Welding or Engineering Manufacturing as well as Maths or English functional skills or GCSE’s.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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English GCSE

Maths & English / Reading & Writing

The course will provide you with the skills to achieve a good GCSE English grade by preparing you to write confidently and in a range of styles, to respond to different kinds of writing and take part in speaking and listening activities. There will be an initial assessment prior to the start of the course to ensure that students are on an appropriate level course.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: X
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Equality and Diversity Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

The Equality Act (2010) enforces the need for prospective employees in a range of sectors to be aware of the implications of legislation and associated policies. Employers strongly value relevant experience and proof of commitment to this area.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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ESOL Foundation Learning 16-18 years

Foundation

Foundation Learning courses are available for 16-18 year olds. These courses are for young people who: * Have not attended school in England * Have attended school but have not achieved any formal qualifications * Need to develop their English language to enable them to progress to a vocational qualification These courses are called Foundation ESOL, we offer one year courses that prepare you for progressing onto a vocational programme or further study in English. You will also work on English, Maths, ICT and personal and social development.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry
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First Aid at Work – Refresher

Health & Safety / Food Safety

This is a 2 day course. It enables existing First Aiders to requalify and update their skills in order to continue to administer First Aid in the workplace.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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First Aid – Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 Award

Health & Safety / Food Safety

This is a 6 hour course which leads to an accredited certificate in Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (previously known as “Appointed Persons First Aid”. The college is a Health and Safety Executive approved centre for the delivery of First Aid at Work. The focus is on the first aid management of adults which can be applied in any setting but there will be a strong focus on workplace settings. The qualification allows the holder to manage first aid situations in the workplace when the First Aider is unavailable. The course covers basic life support, management of shock and bleeding amongst other situations. The qualification will be gained on succesful completion of the course, all students must demonstrate basic life support and actively engage with the course. There is no formal examination.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Food Preparation and Cooking Level 1

Hospitality & Catering

The Level 1 Food Preparation and Cooking qualification can help you become a chef or employee within the service sector. You will gain a high standard of cookery skills and learn workplace essentials like customer service, front of house, health and safety and food safety. This is a good staring point for younger people wanting a career in hospitality and catering or for those hoping to continue to a higher level within the industry.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Games and Broadcast Media Level 1 Diploma – UAL

Media, Art & Design

Are you interested not only in playing video games, but in how they work, and how technologies such as iPhone, social networks, and motion-sensing controllers are changing the games industry? If so, then this course is an ideal way for you to develop your knowledge and practical skills. You will gain a solid foundation in media and computer games principles and technologies, will explore a range of software and techniques as well as learning how to develop your own ideas and designs.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Games and Broadcast Media Level 2 Diploma – UAL

Media, Art & Design

Are you interested not only in playing video games, but in how they work, and how technologies such as iPhone, social networks, and motion-sensing controllers are changing the games industry? If so, then this course is an ideal way for you to develop your knowledge and practical skills. You will gain a solid foundation in media and computer games principles and technologies, will explore a range of software and techniques as well as learning how to develop your own ideas and designs.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Gas – UK Certification Scheme – Gas Re-assessment

Construction & Building Services

This is an Assessment Scheme and must be completed by anyone working in the Gas Installation and/or Gas Maintenance sector. Successful completion is necessary for anyone wishing to register with CORGI or work for a CORGI registered company. Refresher Training is also available should candidates feel that they need to update their knowledge prior to assessment. Please call the ACS Centre at Burslem 01782 603197 for specific dates and times. Note there are some application conditions set by the Gas Industry (details on application).

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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General Engineering HNC – Awarded by Pearson

Engineering & Electronics

This course has been developed with career progression and recognition by professional bodies in mind. It provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the engineering sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.

Type: HE
Level: 4
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Graphic Design and Digital Imaging Level 3 Extended Diploma

Media, Art & Design

This course aims to equip you with the design and the production skills required for work in industry or progress to university. While on the course we will develop your understanding of the design process applied to a range of production disciplines including interactive screen graphics, games design artwork and web design. The course enables you to explore the creative possibilities of new media and produce a range of creative products. Students have the opportunity to undertake commercial or freelance work as well as specialise in a subject area of their choosing for their final major project.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Hair & Beauty

Foundation

These courses are for young people who: * Are leaving school with little or no GCSE qualifications * Are not certain of what vocational area to move into * Need a bit more support with English and Maths * Need to develop their confidence and other social skills * Need more 1-2-1 support and steadier progression These courses are called Preparation for Vocation (Prep 4) and we offer a range of year-long Prep 4 courses that prepare you for progressing onto a vocational programme. You can choose from a range of vocational areas including catering, health and social care, ICT, motor vehicle, construction, hair and beauty and creative arts. As part of the course you will also work on employability skills, English, Maths and ICT. Courses are available at a range of levels from Entry 2 to Level 2 and once you have been for an informal interview and assessment, we will make sure that you are put on the right course for you. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress onto higher level courses or into employment.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry
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Hairdressing Level 1 (Salon Assistant)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to work as a Salon Assistant or commence a career in hairdressing. All Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapy courses offer a great education through practical skills and theoretical knowledge. All the tutors are highly qualified and experienced, working to teach the latest styles and techniques. This course offers an ideal starting point for your career and will include maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Hairdressing Level 2 (Adults) Diploma

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to have a career in Hairdressing. You will build on your knowledge of the many different aspects of hairdressing through a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities including experience of work.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Hairdressing Level 3 Certificate (Salon Stylist)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This is the course for you if you want to progress your career in hairdressing. You will learn many different aspects of hairdressing through a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. This course will include Maths, English and experience of work. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons and have opportunity to attend a wide range of enrichment activities.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 Award (CIEH)

Health & Safety / Food Safety

All employers regardless of occupation or level will benefit from gaining an understanding of health and safety issues. Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare. Health and Safety Law Risk Assessment Accident Prevention Work Equipment Electricity Substance Hazardous to Health Noise Manual handling Personal Protective Equipment Fire Safety

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This is a full time, 2 year course, perfect if you want to work in health and social care. Social care is about helping people with individual needs such as those who have a disability, the elderly or people with learning difficulties. Carers can work in a home or in a care home or in the local community. Your programme of study includes compulsory work experience to give you the employability skills needed to work in the social care field. Study includes, development through life stages, equality, diversity and safeguarding. You will learn the anatomy and physiology behind health and social care and how to care for children, young people and the elderly. English and Maths will also form an important part of your course, as these are skills we use in all aspects of our study, work and everyday life.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Health and Social Care – Preparing to Work in the Health Sector Level 2

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This programme aims to prepare students to work in a supervised role within the health sector. There are two aims which allow learners to develop their knowledge of the haelth sector. The prevention and control of infection and the certificate in working in the health sector. It is a good base from which to progress into an apprenticeship.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

Logistics

The BTEC Introduction to the role of professional taxi and private hire driver qualification is now a mandatory requirement for taxi and private hire drivers coming into the industry by most licencing councils. The course covers drivers and passengers? health and safety, road safety, fuel efficient driving, driving laws and licencing conditions, vehicle maintenance, customer service skills, equality and disability awareness, transporting children, safe carriage of luggage. It is a knowledge based qualification which is delivered by qualified industry competent tutors in a classroom environment. This course can be delivered over a short period of time i.e. 3 weeks or a longer period subject to demand.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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IT – ECDL Individual Units – IT Presentations (L1 & L2)

Information Technology & Administration

ECDL aims to meet the needs of a range of computer users, from beginners to the more advanced, in the work environment. ECDL is a benchmark standard in a number of large and government organisations. Available for study at levels 1 & 2, this unit focusses on using IT facilities to develop and support the use of presentation software (PowerPoint) within a business environment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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IT – ECDL Individual Units – IT Productivity L2 Only

Information Technology & Administration

ECDL aims to meet the needs of a range of computer users, from beginners to the more advanced, in the work environment. ECDL is a benchmark standard in a number of large and government organisations. This is the final unit of the full award and brings all prior learning together to form the full ECDL qualification at level 2.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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IT – ECDL Individual Units – IT Security (L1 ONLY)

Information Technology & Administration

ECDL aims to meet the needs of a range of computer users, from beginners to the more advanced, in the work environment. ECDL is a benchmark standard in a number of large and government organisations. Available for study at level 1 only, this unit focusses on IT security to enable individuals to work confidently and safely in a business environment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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IT – ECDL Individual Units – IT Spreadsheets (L1 & L2)

Information Technology & Administration

ECDL aims to meet the needs of a range of computer users, from beginners to the more advanced, in the work environment. ECDL is a benchmark standard in a number of large and government organisations. Available for study at levels 1 & 2, this unit focusses on using IT facilities to develop and support the use of spreadsheet software within a business environment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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IT – ECDL Individual Units – IT User Fundamentals (L1 ONLY)

Information Technology & Administration

ECDL aims to meet the needs of a range of computer users, from beginners to the more advanced, in the work environment. ECDL is a benchmark standard in a number of large and government organisations. Available for study at level 1 only, this unit focusses on basic knowledge of computers and computer systems to enable individuals to work confidently in a business environment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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IT – ECDL Individual Units – IT Word Processing (L1 & L2)

Information Technology & Administration

ECDL aims to meet the needs of a range of computer users, from beginners to the more advanced, in the work environment. ECDL is a benchmark standard in a number of large and government organisations. Available for study at levels 1 & 2, this unit focusses on using IT facilities to develop and support the use of word processing software and documents (Word) within a business environment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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IT – ECDL Individual Units – Project Management Software L2 Only

Information Technology & Administration

ECDL aims to meet the needs of a range of computer users, from beginners to the more advanced, in the work environment. ECDL is a benchmark standard in a number of large and government organisations. This is the final unit of the full award and brings all prior learning together to form the full ECDL qualification at level 2.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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IT – ECDL Individual Units – Using Internet and Email (L1 ONLY)

Information Technology & Administration

ECDL aims to meet the needs of a range of computer users, from beginners to the more advanced, in the work environment. ECDL is a benchmark standard in a number of large and government organisations. Available for study at level 1 only, this unit focusses on using the internet and email to enable individuals to work confidently and safely in a business environment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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IT OCR Level 2 (Edexcel)

Information Technology & Administration

This course provides you with high quality, industry recognised qualifications that help you to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work as a professional in the IT sector. The programme begins with an introduction to using IT tools to communicate and exchange information safely, securely and effectively and looking at the available professional IT job roles. You will then have the opportunity to develop specialist understanding and skills in installing and maintaining computer systems or software development and automated computer systems, depending on which strand you choose.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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IT User Skills Level 1 Award

Information Technology & Administration

This course is for those students who wish to develop their knowledge Word processing, Spreadsheets and Databases. NOCN Level 1 Award in IT User Skills will provide you with key applications based skills that can be applied within the work place or at home. The aim of this qualification is to improve applications based productivity and to enhance employment opportunities.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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IT Users BTEC Level 1 Diploma

Information Technology & Administration

This course will help you to develop your IT skills and knowledge, enabling you to use IT effectively in your daily life. The course includes IT and communication software, digital lifestyle, using mobile IT devices, multimedia and design software, document design, digital imaging and computer systems. You will also develop a range of functional skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Learning Support Practitioners’ Certificate

Teacher Training

This Certificate in Learning Support at Level 3 is appropriate for generalist learning support practitioners who may be working within the education or lifelong learning sector.This could be within a school setting, further education college or training establishment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Management – First Line Management CMI Level 3 Diploma (Chartered Management Institute)

Business, Management & Finance

The Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management is designed for supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity, this qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency, it will also build on and develop your existing management skills and knowledge. Typical units include: Resource planning, Recruitment and selection, Being a leader, Management team dynamics, Improving team performance.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Management – First Line Management Level 3 Certificate (Chartered Management Institute)

Business, Management & Finance

This course requires you to complete 3 of the CMI Units offered by the college. The Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management is designed for supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity, this qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency, it will also build on and develop your existing management skills and knowledge. Typical units include: Resource planning, Recruitment and selection, Being a leader, Management team dynamics, Improving team performance.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Management – Improving Team Performance (CMI Level 3 Award Unit)

Business, Management & Finance

This unit tests your knowledge, understanding and skills in the area of leading and developing the team to ensure that organisational objectives are achieved. You will gain knowledge and understanding of how to work effectively within a team environment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Management – Meeting Stakeholder Needs (CMI Level 3 Award Unit)

Business, Management & Finance

This unit is about identifying stakeholders, and understanding and planning to meet their needs. It is also about understanding the concept of quality standards and being able to plan for continuous improvement in all aspects of your work.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Managing Safely IOSH

Health & Safety / Food Safety

This nationally accredited course is designed for key personnel with responsibility for managing health and safety within the workplace. It offers and in depth insight into work place health and safety and includes employee?s duties under common law, enforcement procedures, RIDDOR, COSHH, manual handling, fire prevention and electrical safety.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: X
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Maths – Functional Skills

Maths & English / Reading & Writing

This course helps you improve your Maths skills ? giving you skills and experience in using numbers. Your friendly and experienced tutor will make sure the course uses everyday experience relevant to you.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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Maths GCSE

Maths & English / Reading & Writing

GCSE Maths is now free to any learner who has not yet attained a C or above at GCSE. You can still apply for this qualification even if you have a C or above, but fees may apply. Students follow a unitised syllabus, with examinations at the end of the course in June. The units cover Number, Handling data, Algebra and Geometry. There will be an initial assessment prior to the start of the course to ensure that students are on an appropriate level course.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: X
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Microsoft Office Specialist/Expert (MOS) – Word

Information Technology & Administration

Stoke on Trent College is a registered Microsoft Academy which means we are able to offer Microsoft Certifications that are recognised internationally within business and industry. This is a vendor based qualification. Microsoft Office Specialist aims to certify excellence in the use Microsoft application packages. It aims to meet the needs of the more advanced users, in the work environment. The courseware is developed and tested by Microsoft.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Access

Information Technology & Administration

Stoke on Trent College is a registered Microsoft Academy which means we are able to offer Microsoft Certifications that recognised internationally within business and industry. This is a vendor based qualification. Microsoft Office Specialist aims to certify excellence in the use Microsoft application packages. It aims to meet the needs of the more advanced users, in the work environment. The courseware is developed and tested by Microsoft.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Outlook

Information Technology & Administration

Stoke on Trent College is a registered Microsoft Academy which means we are able to offer Microsoft Certifications that are recognised internationally within business and industry. This is a vendor based qualification. Microsoft Office Specialist aims to certify excellence in the use Microsoft application packages. It aims to meet the needs of the more advanced users, in the work environment. The courseware is developed and tested by Microsoft.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – PowerPoint

Information Technology & Administration

Stoke on Trent College is a registered Microsoft Academy which means we are able to offer Microsoft Certifications that are recognised internationally within business and industry. This is a distance learning course offering an opportunity to achieve a professional and internationally recognised qualification. You will develop in-depth knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and learn how to use this software to support the production of professional documentation.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology Level 3 Diploma

Motor Vehicle

This vehicle maintenance course has a strong work-related focus and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required to work in the motor vehicle industry. Units covered could include: operation of vehicle chassis systems, vehicle engine principles, operation, service and repair, vehicle engine management systems, light vehicle suspension and steering and braking systems.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Motor Vehicle Systems Maintenance Level 1 Certificate/Diploma Study Programme

Motor Vehicle

This Level 1 course is an ideal starting point for students wishing to gain a motor vehicle qualification. The course has a strong focus towards practical learning and is intended to provide students with opportunities to learn motor vehicle servicing skills and is delivered in one of our well-equipped workshops. The necessary knowledge to carry out the tasks safely and competently is also covered as part of the course.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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NEBOSH Occupational Health & Safety National Diploma

Health & Safety / Food Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the flagship NEBOSH award and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals. Since its introduction in 1988 it has become established as the most popular qualification of its kind, with over 10,000 students having successfully gained the Diploma. What kind of people take the NEBOSH National Diploma? The NEBOSH National Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It is designed to provide students with the expertise required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner and also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study. Is this qualification recognised? The qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for Graduate Membership (Grad IOSH) of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner as a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH). Holders of either the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and either the NEBOSH National or International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety meet the headline entrance criteria requirements for Registered Construction Safety Practitioner (RMaPS) membership of the Association for Project Safety (APS). The National Diploma provides a sound basis for progression to MSc level: A number of UK universities offer MSc programs that accept the National Diploma as a full or partial entry requirement. Holders of the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may use the designatory letters ?DipNEBOSH? after their name and are invited to the annual NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony in the year following the successful completion of their award. The syllabus comprises four core units: Managing Health and Safety Hazardous agents in the workplace Workplace and work equipment safety Workplace-based assignment

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 4
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P4V Step into College

Foundation

These courses are for young people who: * Are leaving school with little or no GCSE qualifications * Are not certain of what vocational area to move into * Need a bit more support with English and Maths * Need to develop their confidence and other social skills * Need more 1-2-1 support and steadier progression These courses are called Preparation for Vocation (Prep 4) and we offer a range of year-long Prep 4 courses that prepare you for progressing onto a vocational programme. You can choose from a range of vocational areas including catering, health and social care, ICT, motor vehicle, construction, hair and beauty and creative arts. As part of the course you will also work on employability skills, English, Maths and ICT. Courses are available at a range of levels from Entry 2 to Level 2 and once you have been for an informal interview and assessment, we will make sure that you are put on the right course for you. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress onto higher level courses or into employment.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry
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Painting and Decorating Level 1 Diploma Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

These courses are the starting point for people who hope to have a career in one of the construction trades, and consist of both practical and theory elements. You will learn the basic skills of the trade as well as what employers expect in the industry, and how to work safely. All students will continue with English and Maths as part of the programme.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Painting and Decorating Level 2 Diploma Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

These courses are a progression from the Level 1 courses to further develop skills in your chosen trade. It?s about increasing trade skills to meet the needs of employers. The course consists of practical and theory and both parts of the course need to be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Employers will expect good attendance, good behaviour and good communication skills enabling you to interact with clients, work safely and use initiative as well as having skills.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Performing and Production Arts Level 2 Diploma – UAL

Music & Performing Arts

This highly popular course is an exciting development of the demanding and enjoyable key elements of performing arts. Through practical projects you will develop and explore new skills in dance, drama and musical theatre, which will prepare you for a full scale performance in our own theatre space. Our projects introduce exploration and appreciation of dance, drama and musical theatre, developing and exploring new techniques, as well as creative and compositional skills for your own work. The programme of study also includes preparing for your chosen career path.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Performing Arts (Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Music & Performing Arts

This highly popular and successful course is an exciting development of the demanding and enjoyable key elements of performing arts. Through practical projects you will develop and explore new skills in dance, drama and musical theatre, which will prepare you for a number of full scale performances in our own theatre space. Our projects introduce: exploration and appreciation of dance, drama and musical theatre, developing and exploring new techniques, as well as creative and compositional skills for your own work.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Performing Arts Level 1 Diploma

Music & Performing Arts

This highly popular course is an exciting introduction to the demanding and enjoyable key elements of performing arts. Through practical projects you will learn and develop skills in dance and drama, which will prepare you for a full scale performance in our own theatre space. Our projects introduce: integration and appreciation of dance and drama, learning and developing new techniques, as well as creative and devising skills for your own work.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Personal Safety (Breakaway and Safe Hold)

Health & Safety / Food Safety

This course is specifically aimed at frontline staff at Public Establishments and Events to enable them to confidently cope with occasions where they may be threatened with physical or verbal abuse.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Personal Training Level 3 Certificate (CYQ)

Sports Science & Coaching

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This course is designed to follow on from the Level 2 course in Fitness Instructing, and takes the principles and knowledge covered on that course to a more advanced level. The course will allow you to apply your knowledge in a more diverse and specific way to meet the needs of individuals more specifically. Aspects such as Nutrition and sports performance are added to the knowledge base of the learners.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Plumbing – Basic Plumbing Studies Level 2 Certificate (C&G) Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

This course covers all the key skills involved in plumbing, including: safety, key plumbing principles, cold and hot water systems, sanitation systems and sheet lead weatherings. Assessment is by practical assessment and multi-choice phase tests. An interview and trade devised (BPEC) assessment is required. Note some daytime blocks of attendance will be necessary to enable practical assessments to be carried out.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Plumbing Level 1 Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

This course is suitable for learners wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in the plumbing trade. The course will cover a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in the plumbing industry.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Plumbing Studies Level 2 Diploma (City and Guilds 6035-02)

Construction & Building Services

This course covers many areas within plumbing and domestic heating, such as hot and cold water supplies, sanitation and understanding health and safety within Building Engineering Services. The course fee is per annum.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Prep 4 Vocation – Catering

Foundation

These courses are for young people who: * Are leaving school with little or no GCSE qualifications * Are not certain of what vocational area to move into * Need a bit more support with English and Maths * Need to develop their confidence and other social skills * Need more 1-2-1 support and steadier progression These courses are called Preparation for Vocation (Prep 4) and we offer a range of year-long Prep 4 courses that prepare you for progressing onto a vocational programme. You can choose from a range of vocational areas including catering, health and social care, ICT, motor vehicle, construction, hair and beauty and creative arts. As part of the course you will also work on employability skills, English, Maths and ICT. Courses are available at a range of levels from Entry 2 to Level 2 and once you have been for an informal interview and assessment, we will make sure that you are put on the right course for you. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress onto higher level courses or into employment.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry
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Prep 4 Vocation – Construction

Foundation

Entry Level vocational courses for students aged 16 – 19. This course is for students who may need to work on their English, Maths and personal and social skills before progressing onto a Level 1 vocational course.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Prep 4 Vocation – Creative Arts

Media, Art & Design

These courses are for young people who: ? Are leaving school with little or no GCSE qualifications ? Are not certain of what vocational area to move into ? Need a bit more support with English and Maths ? Need to develop their confidence and other social skills ? Need more 1-2-1 support and steadier progression These courses are called Preparation for Vocation (Prep 4) and we offer a range of year-long Prep 4 courses that prepare you for progressing onto a vocational programme. You can choose from a range of vocational areas including catering, health and social care, ICT, motor vehicle, construction, hair and beauty and creative arts. As part of the course you will also work on employability skills, English, Maths and ICT. Courses are available at a range of levels from Entry 2 to Level 2 and once you have been for an informal interview and assessment, we will make sure that you are put on the right course for you. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress onto higher level courses or into employment.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry
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Prep 4 Vocation – Health & Social Care

Foundation

Entry Level vocational courses for students aged 16 – 19. This course is for students who may need to work on their English, Maths and Personal and Social skills before progressing onto a Level 1 vocational course.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry
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Prep 4 Vocation – ICT

Foundation

Learners will study an Entry Level qualification around the fundamentals of ICT use. This City and Guilds qualification enables learners to become competent in the use of Database Software, Desktop Publishing Software, Using Emails, Presentation Software, Spreadsheet Software and Word Processing Software.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry
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Prep 4 Vocation Level 1 Care

Foundation

Learners will study a level 1 qualification around the fundamentals of working in the Care industry. This BTEC qualification enables learners to become competent around their communication skills with both children and adults, providing creative activities for children, keeping children safe and the nutritional requirements for personnel within a care home environment.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Prep 4 Vocation – Motor Vehicle

Foundation

These courses are for young people who: * Are leaving school with little or no GCSE qualifications * Are not certain of what vocational area to move into * Need a bit more support with English and Maths * Need to develop their confidence and other social skills * Need more 1-2-1 support and steadier progression These courses are called Preparation for Vocation (Prep 4) and we offer a range of year-long Prep 4 courses that prepare you for progressing onto a vocational programme. You can choose from a range of vocational areas including catering, health and social care, ICT, motor vehicle, construction, hair and beauty and creative arts. As part of the course you will also work on employability skills, English, Maths and ICT. Courses are available at a range of levels from Entry 2 to Level 2 and once you have been for an informal interview and assessment, we will make sure that you are put on the right course for you. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress onto higher level courses or into employment.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Prep 4 Vocation – Sport

Foundation

These courses are for young people who: * Are leaving school with little or no GCSE qualifications * Are not certain of what vocational area to move into * Need a bit more support with English and Maths * Need to develop their confidence and other social skills * Need more 1-2-1 support and steadier progression These courses are called Preparation for Vocation (Prep 4) and we offer a range of year-long Prep 4 courses that prepare you for progressing onto a vocational programme. You can choose from a range of vocational areas including catering, health and social care, ICT, motor vehicle, construction, hair and beauty and creative arts. As part of the course you will also work on employability skills, English, Maths and ICT. Courses are available at a range of levels from Entry 2 to Level 2 and once you have been for an informal interview and assessment, we will make sure that you are put on the right course for you. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress onto higher level courses or into employment.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry
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Prince’s Trust Team

Prince's Trust Team

A 12 week self-development course for 16-25 year olds. This exciting programme of activities enables participants to engage in a team-building residential, community projects, fund-raising activities, individual work placement, team challenge and final presentation. Participants can gain a variety of nationally recognised qualifications including: Prince’s Trust Team Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills from Entry 3 to Level 2; Employability Skills Certificate and Award Level 1. For further details contact: the main Stoke on Trent College Prince’s Trust Team office on 01782 603790 or visit our website www.stokecoll.ac.uk/as4l. You can also follow us on Twitter @ PTTeam_STAFFS and on Facebook Search and Like Stoke on Trent College PTT.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Principles of Care Planning Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Care workers play a key role in ensuring that their residents/patients are treated with a friendly and caring approach. This course ensures that individuals understand their role in person-centred thinking, planning and reviews when supporting residents/patients.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Principles of Customer Service Level 2 Certificate

Business, Management & Finance

This nationally accredited qualification is designed to provide individuals with knowledge that is fundamental to the delivery of excellent customer service. The programme covers many issues, including the legislation, policies and procedures followed in providing customer care, learning from feedback and promoting products and services.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Principles of Team Leading Level 2 Certificate

Business, Management & Finance

The nationally accredited NCFE Certificate in Team Leading gives practising or potential team leaders the foundation for their formal development in this role.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Professional Cookery Level 2

Hospitality & Catering

This course is a natural progression from the Level 1 Food Preparation and Cooking qualification and is part of the Hospitality Programme. It takes into account the latest approach to food safety legislation and current industry practices. There are practical cookery classes, lectures and tutorials. The course is based on realistic working practice which includes the running of a commercial restaurant, production kitchen and coffee shop, conference and banqueting facilities and industry professionals giving talks, demonstrations and development opportunities.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Professional Cookery NVQ Level 2

Hospitality & Catering

This is an ideal starting point into the Hospitality sector; these professional craft qualification will reflect working in the industry. Food Production, Professional Cookery, Kitchen Services and a flexible route are qualifications in a one-year programme and has both theory and practical elements.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Professional Cookery NVQ Level 3

Hospitality & Catering

To gain an NVQ, you need to show you’ve got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones – perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying. The qualification is competance based and is delivered using a variety of units to form a full qualification. You must gain 17 credits from the mandatory units: Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment Develop productive working relationships with colleagues. You must gain a minimum of 39 credits from the optional units: If you choose the Diploma in Professional Cookery you’ll develop vital skills in food safety and hygiene and teamwork as well as choosing from a range of practical options, anything from cooking shellfish dishes to developing menus. If you choose the Food Preparation and Cooking specialism you’ll cover a range of core units in preparing and cooking meat, vegetable, fish and poultry dishes, as well as choosing your own options. each unit has a written end test

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Public Services & Army Preparation

An advanced programme for students wanting a career in any uniformed service. Subjects are designed to provide and develop essential skills and knowledge for public service employment; they include units with a psychological, legal and fitness background as well as citizenship, teamwork and leadership. Visits, residentials, outdoor pursuits and external speakers are compulsory parts of the course, for which you will have to make a financial contribution.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Public Services NCFE Level 2

Public Services & Army Preparation

A demanding Level 2 course designed for students interested in applying to join any uniformed service. As with the Level 1 course, subjects are designed to provide and develop essential skills, fitness levels and knowledge for public service employment. Visits, outdoor pursuits and attending events are compulsory parts of the course for which you will have to make a financial contribution.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Return to Study

Access to Higher Education

This programme is designed to provide you with the confidence and skills to return to study. Many students will progress to one of our Access to HE courses or other adult programmes, but whatever your reasons our Return to Study programme can help you on the way to a fresh start.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Safety: Managing Fire Safety Level 2 Award (HABC)

Health & Safety / Food Safety

The award covers the areas of: Hazards and risks associated with Fire in the workplace. How Fire risk is controlled in the workplace The principles and practice of fire safety management at work. The role of the nominated fire warden.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Search and Weapons Awareness

Health & Safety / Food Safety

This course is specifically aimed at Education Establishments to ensure their staff can undertake screening and searching for weapons and other prohibited items as outlined in the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

These courses are a progression from the Level 1 Study Programme to further develop skills in your chosen trade. It?s about increasing trade skills to meet the needs of employers. The course consists of practical and theory and both parts of the course need to be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Employers will expect good attendance, good behaviour and good communication skills enabling you to interact with clients, work safely and use initiative as well as having skills.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Site Carpentry Level 3 Diploma

Construction & Building Services

This course is for candidates who work or want to work as a Site Carpenter in the construction sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site Carpentry.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Social Media and On-Line Journalism Level 3 Diploma – UAL

Media, Art & Design

Would you like to be an online sensation? Manage the online profile of an individual or company or be a digital author? If the answer is yes, then this is the course for you! You will learn how to create high quality digital content including stills, moving image, animation and copy using the latest industry software for a whole range of online platforms. You will learn the most effective ways to present this content and how to get it seen. This is an excellent starter course to get you going in the exciting and growing industry of Social Media and Digital Journalism.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Sport and Exercise Sciences Extended Diploma BTEC Level 3

Sports Science & Coaching

This course focuses on the application of scientific principles to sports performance and coaching. Individual group and project type experiments are carried out with the latest equipment from our sports science laboratory. Practical sports take place on the college site or in nearby specialist facilities. Visits are included to enhance both theoretical and practical work. Sports nutrition, fitness testing, technological developments in sport and practical sports coaching are among the units delivered. This course is an alternative to AS/A2 levels for those who wish to pursue a career in the field of sport, sport science, sports coaching or professional sports.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Sport and Public Services BTEC Level 1

Public Services & Army Preparation

This course is an introduction to the knowledge required to work in the sport and recreation industry or public services. It gives you the chance to develop a broad understanding of the industries and of the avenues available to you for work or entering further study. The development of good health, fitness and coaching is investigated giving you a firm basis for progression onto the First Diploma in Sport. The public services aspect of the course is designed for students interested in applying to join any uniformed service, such as the Police or Fire Service.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Sport BTEC Level 2

Sports Science & Coaching

The Level 2 is a demanding theory based course which includes some practical elements. The course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work or study at higher levels in the sports industry, and looks at the aspects of coaching and support required for sports performance. This involves subjects related to nutrition, sports psychology, health and anatomy and physiology. In addition the course investigates aspects of health issues and fitness instruction.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Sports Science & Coaching

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is an advanced course that investigates current issues and principles around the development of sports coaching and fitness. This involves aspects of sports coaching and development, exercise for specific groups, talent identification and organising sports events. This is a theory and practical based course. You will be provided with the knowledge and practical skills required to work in or study at higher levels in related fields.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Sports Massage Level 3 Diploma (VTCT)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

In this vocational qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning the practice of sports massage therapy, including functional anatomy and physiology, nutrition, classification of sports injuries and the stages of healing. You will also gain an understanding, skills and techniques to plan, prepare for and apply a range of sports massage methods to uninjured clients. You will also develop skills to evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform on future practice. This qualification is comprised of two mandatory units: Functional anatomy, physiology and nutrition for sports therapies Applying sports massage methods to non-pathological tissue Progression onto the Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapies or an alternative specialism is possible.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Technical Theatre ? Sound, Lighting, Set and Stage Management Level 3 Extended Diploma

Music & Performing Arts

During the course you will learn about and take various roles within the technical team for a production and will ultimately take responsibility for different areas of production. This can include: stage management, lighting, sound scenic construction and painting, prop making, design, model making, costume and special effects. Throughout the course teaching is through a combination of taught classroom based sessions and practical sessions, which lead to practical hands-on experience of running a show.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Travel & Tourism

This course equips you with higher level skills necessary for this dynamic and expanding industry. The qualification enables students to develop their knowledge and prepare them for work or further study. The course offers both academic and practical units to prepare you for employment. You will cover a range of topics such as: the travel and tourism industry, UK travel destinations, worldwide destinations, marketing, customer service and business and retail travel.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Travel and Tourism Level 2

Travel & Tourism

The Level 2 in Travel and Tourism equips students with a basic understanding of the skills necessary for this dynamic and expanding industry. Looking at areas such as customer service, UK and European tourist destinations, marketing and business skills, the qualification enables students to develop their knowledge and prepare them for work or further study. In addition, students will study Functional Skills and there is also a two week work placement in the industry.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This qualification is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects, enabling you to respond effectively to signs and symptoms. You will identify different types of challenging behaviour, investigate underlying issues and possible reasons behind the behaviour. You will understand the impact of this behaviour on the individual and others and also how it may affect you. You will look into strategies for dealing with behaviour that challenges and legislation surrounding the individuals? rights. You will look into the management of behaviour and communication, whilst upholding the dignity and safeguarding of the individual.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

The nationally accredited NCFE Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medicines is the ideal programme for individuals wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding relating to the safe handling of medication within a health and social care setting.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Vehicle Body Repair Level 1 Diploma Study Programme

Motor Vehicle

This course covers key areas for students wanting to move towards body repair motor trades. The Level 1 course is one of a range of qualifications within the Foundation Learning Framework and provides an ideal starting point for students wishing to gain a body repair qualification. The course has a strong focus towards practical learning and is intended to provide students with opportunities to learn basic motor vehicle body repair skills in a group setting and is delivered in one of our well-equipped workshops. The necessary knowledge to carry out the tasks safely and competently is also covered as part of the course.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Vehicle Systems and Maintenance Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma Study Programme

Motor Vehicle

This course is for students wishing to gain a motor vehicle qualification. The course covers both practical and theoretical aspects of vehicle systems repair and maintenance. It provides a foundation in aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair. All subjects have a practical content, which is carried out in a workshop environment, whilst underpinning knowledge is delivered either in the classroom or in our computer aided learning resource centre (autotronics). The course is a mix of practical workshop sessions, classroom and autotronic based technology lessons. Depending on your progress you will be able to complete either the Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Welding and Fabrication Level 2 / 3 Award (ABC)

Engineering & Electronics

The evening course is for anyone who wants to gain an ABC welding Award, its ideal if you are looking to update your welding skills to level 2 and then progressing on to level 3 Award. To achieve Level 2 Award in Fabrication and Welding Practice, you must achieve a minimum of 10 credits, 3 credits must come from the Mandatory Units Health and Safety in Fab and Weld and a further 7 credits from the welding Pathway must be achieved. MIG, TIG, MMA or Oxy Fuel.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Welding – MIG Welding Level 1 Award

Engineering & Electronics

This qualifications is for those who are new to welding, or would like some experience of the job before starting their career learners looking to progress to higher qualifications and achieve professional recognition from The Welding Institute, employees working in another aspect of welding engineering who require some practical training. This is an introduction to welding skills starting with Manual metal arc or MIG welding

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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