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.

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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 Science (PT)

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

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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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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)

Business, Management & Finance

This course is aimed at learners who have some prior experience of accounting or have Maths and English at grade C and above. Delivered in a blended (fast track)learning model this is the first of three levels, which will give you the skills to excel at a wide range of accounting and finance jobs. At this level you will start to develop skills in double entry bookkeeping and gain a grasp of management and administrative processes.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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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 AAT Professional Diploma (Association of Accounting Technicians)

Business, Management & Finance

The AAT Diploma in Accounting is an internationally recognised qualification, and is split into three levels; Level 4 being the last of the three. Completion of the final level leads to the full AAT accounting qualification. Once you have achieved the qualification, you can apply to become an AAT Professional Member. You can also use it to gain further qualifications in accounting, CIMA, ACCA, CITFA are just a few. Here youÕll learn how to draft a financial statement for limited companies, perform complex management accounting tasks and develop your own management skills. Budgets, Cash Management and Tax are also units which you will study.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 4
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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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Adult Ballet for Beginners

Music & Performing Arts

This class is designed for those who would like to build strength and improve coordination through Classical Ballet technique. If you have always wanted to get an insight into the classical ballet then come along. No prior experience is needed as we will start from the very beginning.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: Entry
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Advanced Apprenticeship Construction Building – Trowel Occupations route

Construction & Building Services

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of bricklaying. Level 3 is ideal if you’ve worked in the construction industry and have plenty of experience. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further and move into a senior role or a position with more responsibility. There are a number of start dates throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship Construction Building – Wood Occupations (Site) route

Construction & Building Services

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of Wood Occupations. At Level 3, you will learn more about organisation in the construction sector, and learn advanced and complex techniques for Site Carpentry.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship Customer Service

Business, Management & Finance

This apprenticeship trains you to provide excellent customer service, and can be applied to hundreds of job roles across many different sectors. Most customer service apprentices work in retail, financial services, call centres, hospitality, or sport and recreation. Duties will vary between sectors, but in most cases youÕll be making sure that customers are dealt with in a positive, reliable and pleasant way Ð whether thatÕs by offering advice, answering questions or handling complaints. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering Manufacture – Installation & Commissioning route

Engineering & Electronics

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering is designed for people who have the ability to achieve an advanced level of skills in the field of engineering. You will study a work based NVQ Level 3 in Installation & Commissioning, plus a Level 3 Technical Certificate, usually City & Guilds 2850 Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance. There are 3 mandatory units plus further optional units for Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance such as principles of electrical & electronic engineering, electrical maintenance, maths and science, machine systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, principles Ð installation & commission. Alternatively you could complete a Btec Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, which includes optional units such as Fluid Mechanics, CAD, PLCÕs, Further Maths and Electronics.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship Exercise & Fitness

Sports Science & Coaching

This qualification is available at Level 3 and would be for someone interested in working in a health and fitness related role. It has been designed for those currently employed by, or looking to be employed by, fitness clubs or public and private health and fitness facilities, and have completed a level 2 fitness qualification or Apprenticeship. This qualification would allow the candidate to work within a wide range of fitness environments. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship Gas Industry Diploma – Central Heating

Construction & Building Services

This Advanced Apprenticeship is for any learners who have completed an NVQ 2 in Plumbing and who are working for a Gas Safe registered company who carry out the relevant gas work, (Installation, Service and Maintenance of Boilers).

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This Apprenticeship is for you if you are an enthusiastic, motivated, honest, reliable and trustworthy applicant with a passion for Hairdressing who wants to work in the industry whilst training. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Contact the College for the latest start date.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship Health and Social Care

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This advanced apprenticeship is for those who work within a care setting such as day centres, residential care homes and nursing homes who have a supervisory role. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Allied Health Profession Support

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This Apprenticeship is for those who work within a hospital environment as a Healthcare Support worker looking to advance their career and undertake new training. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Information Technology & Administration

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration is a high quality training programme designed to help administrative employees to become as efficient and effective as possible in their career. This Apprenticeship is suitable for anyone working in a business environment and can be tailored to a wide range of specific occupational roles, such as administration, marketing, customer service, PA, IT support and more. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Improvement Techniques

Engineering & Electronics

This qualification is available at Level 3 and would be for someone contributing to quality and process improvements in the workplace including people who, through Continuous Professional Development, are being prepared to take on staff responsibilities in a business improvement environment. This qualification encourages the development of practices that can maximise profit by eliminating waste, improving workflow and reducing cost and variation. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Children & Young People’s Workforce (Early Year’s Educator Pathway)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This apprenticeship is for anyone wishing to become a professional childcare practitioner, working with children aged 0-5 years. The Government policy is that all staff working in Early Years should hold at least a Level 3 qualification, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework. This qualification confers competence and serves as the required qualification (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the Early Learning and Childcare sector. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details of when these are.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality – Supervision and Leadership route

Hospitality & Catering

To study the Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership Advanced Apprenticeship you must be keen to learn all aspects of the Hospitality and Catering industry. Apprentices will learn about the world of customer service and care, alongside food and bar service, with opportunities of reception, housekeeping and events management. There are plenty of career opportunities within the industry for those with a hard work ethos and who are mindful of potentially long working and unsociable hours that could include weekend working. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Medical Administration

Information Technology & Administration

This Apprenticeship is suitable for employees working at a more advanced level within the specialised administration functions of medical environments and healthcare providers, such as general practices, dental practices, hospitals, pharmacists, opticians, NHS Trusts and health authorities.understanding, knowledge and skills that will meet the special administration support needs of a range of healthcare providers and enables students to progress to higher level positions.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Perioperative Support

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This Apprenticeship is for those who work within a hospital environment as a Nursing Assistant looking to advance their career and undertake new training. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Warehouse and Storage Operations

Logistics

This qualification is available at Level 3 and would be for candidates who work as a senior team member in a warehousing operation within the logistics sector. It allows candidates to develop and practise the skills required for career progression in the logistics sector. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship IT Application Specialist

Information Technology & Administration

This Apprenticeship covers all job roles for advanced IT Application Specialists working in any industry sector. The Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship IT Telecoms

Information Technology & Administration

These qualifications are designed to prepare learners for employment in the IT and Telecoms sector and are suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work within the IT and Telecoms industry. This is a technical based apprenticeship and learners must be working in an IT technical based role. Please refer to the units. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeship The Gas Industry (Gas Route)

Construction & Building Services

The course is suitable for any learner who has gained an apprenticeship with a Gas Safe Registered company who carries out all the relevant gas work in the workplace and can collect a range of evidence on the Installation, Service and Maintenance of Gas cooker, fires and boilers.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Advanced Apprenticeships Catering and Professional Chefs – Professional Cookery route

Hospitality & Catering

Professional Cookery Level 3 Apprenticeship is for those who are keen to work in the Hospitality and Catering industry, with a desire and passion for food and developing culinary skills. There are plenty of career opportunities within the industry for those with a hard work ethos and who are mindful of the particular working hours patterns common in this industry. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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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 Activity Leadership – Coaching Football Route

Sports Science & Coaching

This qualification is available at Level 2 and would be for someone interested in working in a sports coaching role. It has been designed for those currently employed by, or looking to be employed by, coaching organisations, professional sports clubs but who are not yet qualified. This qualification would allow the candidate to work and experience a broad range of coaching within different sports, rather than focusing on a specific area. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Activity Leadership – Coaching Rugby Union Route

Sports Science & Coaching

This qualification is available at Level 2 and would be for someone interested in working in a sports coaching role. It has been designed for those currently employed by, or looking to be employed by, coaching organisations, professional sports clubs but who are not yet qualified. This qualification would allow the candidate to work and experience a broad range of coaching within different sports, rather than focusing on a specific area. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Barbering

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This Apprenticeship is for you if you are an enthusiastic, motivated, honest, reliable and trustworthy applicant with a passion for Barbering who wants to work in the industry whilst training. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start the programme. Contact the College for the latest start date.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Beauty Therapy

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

An apprenticeship is employment with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for your immediate employment and future career. Your training will equip you with a range of skills covering many aspects and specialist techniques required to work in the beauty industry.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Catering and Professional Chefs – Professional Cookery route

Hospitality & Catering

This Apprenticeship is for those who are keen to work in the Hospitality and Catering industry, with a desire and passion for food and developing culinary skills. There are plenty of career opportunities within the industry for those with a hard work ethos and who are mindful of the particular working hours patterns common in this industry. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Construction Specialist – Plastering route

Construction & Building Services

These apprenticeships are for those who are employed in the construction trades and will cover all the main skills required for the particular role. You attend College on day release to gain both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for the job, and will be taught by experts in the purpose built Construction Technology Centre. You will also be assessed on the job so as to gain an NVQ at Level 2. All Apprentices also have English and Maths as part of the qualification.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Customer Service

Business, Management & Finance

This Apprenticeship gives you the skills to provide excellent customer service, and can be applied to hundreds of job roles across many different sectors. As a Customer Service Apprentice, youÕll probably work at the front end of an employerÕs business activities and regularly assist customers. The Apprenticeship typically leads to roles such as Customer Service Trainee/ Assistant/Representative/Agent.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Exercise & Fitness

Sports Science & Coaching

This qualification is available at Level 2 and would be for someone interested in working in a health and fitness related role. It has been designed for those currently employed by, or looking to be employed by, fitness clubs or public and private health and fitness facilities, but who are not yet qualified. This qualification would allow the candidate to work within a wide range of fitness environments. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This Apprenticeship is for you if you are an enthusiastic, motivated, honest, reliable and trustworthy applicant with a passion for Hairdressing who wants to work in the industry whilst training. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details of when these are.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Health and Social Care

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This Apprenticeship is for those who work within a care setting such as day centres, residential care homes and nursing homes plus more. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Hospitality – Food and Beverage route

Hospitality & Catering

This Apprenticeship is for those who are keen to work in the Hospitality and Catering industry. Apprentices will learn the Worldhost customer service skills, alongside food and bar service, with opportunities in reception, housekeeping and events management. There are plenty of career opportunities within the industry for those with a hard work ethos and who are mindful of the particular working hours patterns common in this industry. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Improving Operational Performance – Business Improvement Techniques route

Engineering & Electronics

This qualification is available at Level 2 and has been designed for those learners who are expected to be making a contribution to the identification and implementation of lean business improvements such as employees involved in lean business improvement within a team. There is a training element to this and this will be undertaken through planned sessions in the workplace.

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Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Improving Operational Performance – PMO route

Engineering & Electronics

This qualification is available at Level 2 and would be for someone involved in a manufacturing process across a number of sectors. Learners may typically be responsible for the day-to-day running of equipment and for the quality of work. They are also capable of monitoring and controlling equipment and quality, and can also exercise some judgement and decision making about the manufacturing process. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Information Technology & Administration

The Apprenticeship in Business Administration is a high quality training programme designed to help people become as efficient and effective as possible in their careers and gain a nationally recognised certificate relating to their work. It is suitable for those working in a very wide variety of office-based roles, as the skills developed are relevant in almost all office and administrative environments. The Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship in Cleaning and Support Services

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who works in the cleaning Industry, such as within hospitals, schools, hotels, care homes or for contract cleaning businesses. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details of when these are.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship in Clinical Healthcare Support

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This Apprenticeship is for those who work within a hospital environment looking to advance their career and undertake new training. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship in Facilities Management

Facilities Services

This qualification is available at Level 2 and has been designed for those learners who are expected to be making a contribution to Facilities Services such as employees involved in facilities activities within a site. There is a training element to this and this will be undertaken through planned sessions in the workplace. The Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship in Sports Coaching/Activity Leadership – Leadership Route

Sports Science & Coaching

This qualification is available at Level 2 and would be for someone interested in working in a sports coaching role. It has been designed for those currently employed by, or looking to be employed by, coaching organisations, professional sports clubs but who are not yet qualified. This qualification would allow the candidate to work and experience a broad range of coaching within different sports, rather than focusing on a specific area. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Operations

Logistics

This qualification is available at Level 2 and would be for someone working as a Supply Chain Officer supporting the day to day ordering and delivery of materials and the provision of services that have been agreed under the contracts with suppliers. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship IT Application Specialist

Information Technology & Administration

This Apprenticeship covers all job roles for IT Application Specialists working in any industry sector. It is suitable for those just starting out in an IT role. The Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship IT Telecoms

Information Technology & Administration

These qualifications are designed to prepare learners for employment in the IT and Telecoms sector and are suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work within the IT and Telecoms industry. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Pharmacy Services

Science

This qualification is aimed at learners who have enthusiasm, commitment and interest and want a career in Pharmacy. There are three entry points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme: – September – January – May

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 3
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Apprenticeship Team Leading

Business, Management & Finance

This apprenticeship is for those working in a team leading role. It is suitable for those who have the ability and the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable management and leadership skills, such as, providing leadership for a team, encouraging and developing teams, allocating and checking work. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Vehicle Body and Paint – Body Refinishing route

Motor Vehicle

The Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeships cover mechanical repairs and servicing for either heavy or light vehicles. Body Repair Technicians fix the outside body of the car Ð they remove, repair and replace damaged panels, ensuring that the car is still sturdy and safe. They may fix the vehicleÕs alignment and quality-check all body repairs. Body Refinishing Technicians add the final surface touch by applying primers and paint so everything looks as good as new. These courses combine NVQ and Technical Certificate qualifications along with Functional Skills.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Vehicle Maintenance – Heavy Vehicle route

Motor Vehicle

This course covers mechanical repairs and servicing for heavy vehicles over 3.5 tons. Body Repair Technicians fix the outside body of the car Ðthey remove, repair and replace damaged panels, ensuring that the car is still sturdy and safe. They may fix the vehicleÕs alignment and quality-check all body repairs. Body Refinishing Technicians add the final surface touch by applying primers and paint so everything looks as good as new. These courses combine NVQ and Technical Certificate qualifications along with Functional Skills.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Vehicle Maintenance – Light Vehicle route

Motor Vehicle

The Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeships cover mechanical repairs and servicing for light vehicles under 3.5 tons. Body Repair Technicians fix the outside body of the car Ð they remove, repair and replace damaged panels, ensuring that the car is still sturdy and safe. They may fix the vehicleÕs alignment and quality-check all body repairs. Body Refinishing Technicians add the final surface touch by applying primers and paint so everything looks as good as new. These courses combine NVQ and Technical Certificate qualifications along with Functional Skills.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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Apprenticeship Warehousing and Storage Operations

Logistics

This qualification is available at Level 2 and would be for someone working in logistics operations. Individuals could, for example, be working in warehousing and storage, transport, or freight forwarding. The qualification is particularly relevant to those who already have basic experience and an understanding of the logistics industry. This Apprenticeship is available throughout the year.

Type: Apprenticeship
Level: 2
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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 todayÕs 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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Art and Design Level 3 Extended Diploma

Media, Art & Design

Students on this course experience a wide range of disciplines such as three dimensional design, craft production, graphics and fine art. The course aims to develop the studentsÕ creativity in a range of artistic disciplines enabling them to make informed decisions concerning their future careers. Students have the opportunity of specialising in a subject area of their choosing for the final major project, which enables students to develop skills specific to their career path.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Baking and Confectionery: Chocolate Easter Eggs

Hospitality & Catering

This course will show you how to work with chocolate including tempering, use of hollow and solid moulds, suitable decorative finishes, making of truffles and final gift presentation.

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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.

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Baking and Confectionery: Festive Fayre

Hospitality & Catering

A four 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.

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Baking and Confectionery: Let us eat cake

Hospitality & Catering

A five week cookery course that aims to show how fabulous cakes and bakes can provide that special treat with a view to keeping calories under control.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 (approx. £4) Fully equipped kitchen provided.

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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.

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Baking and Confectionery: Super Foods – Fit & Fabulous

Hospitality & Catering

A six week cookery course that aims to produce enticing dishes to boost health and vitality whilst keeping a lid on costs. Using the basic 10 Ôsuper foodsÕ in the recipes aims to promote nutrition. Learners need a clean apron and enthusiasm to start. All ingredients provided for a small charge at the end of each session (approx. £4) Fully equipped kitchen provided.

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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 Advanced Diploma Level 3 (Beauty Therapist)

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

This course is for you if you want to broaden your career in the Beauty Therapy Industry. The course covers many aspects and advanced specialist techniques of Beauty Therapy. You will need to have successfully completed a Level 2 qualification 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 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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Bench Joinery Level 2 Study Programme

Construction & Building Services

Job profiles If you enjoy working with wood and want to put your practical skills to good use, this could be an ideal career for you. You’ll need an eye for detail, good maths skills for working out measurements and the ability to follow technical plans.

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.

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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. ItÕs 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 Secretaries 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 – Text Processing (Business Professional) Level 1 Certificate (OCR)

Business, Management & Finance

This qualification provides opportunities for learners to develop skills and gain knowledge and understanding which will support them in preparing for employment in/progression between jobs that involve text processing, and who want to learn and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for employment in a modern business environment. You will learn the fundamental skills within text processing which are required within a range of business settings. The aim of the programme is to improve productivity within the workplace.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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Business – Text Processing (Business Professional) Level 2 Certificate (OCR)

Business, Management & Finance

This qualification provides opportunities for learners to develop skills and gain knowledge and understanding which will support them in preparing for employment in/progression between jobs that involve text processing, and who want to learn and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for employment in a modern business environment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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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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CACHE Level 2 Preparation for Employment in Childcare

Childcare, Health & Social Care

If a career in childcare is what you want then this could be the course for you? It allows you to gain 2 qualifications whilst improving your English and Maths to be able to progress further. If you already care for a child by babysitting then this will give you the knowlege you need to do this safely and you will get an Award to show this. Child development and care will support your progression to Level 2 Early years which allows you to work in a childcare sessting

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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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 Education and Training (CET) Level 4

Teacher Training

This course provides an opportunity to develop further knowledge and skills. You will need to have access to a minimum of 30 teaching hours. It is the required qualification for those wishing to teach within an associate teacher role and is also appropriate for assessors who may wish to enhance their skills within teaching and training.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 4
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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. ItÕs a superb and supportive environment that we know our learners will love.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: Entry 1
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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, childrenÕs 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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Computer Science (IT) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Information Technology & Administration

The Computer Science course is designed to equip you with a wide range of IT skills so that you can adapt to the frequent changes in the world of computing. The areas of IT covered will include Web Design, Database Development, Graphics Design, Networking, Software Development, and Systems Analysis and Design. In addition to this you will also benefit from learning a number of key IT skills for business solutions. On successful completion of this course you will achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT qualification.

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: 3
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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: Course - Part Time
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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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.

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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: 1
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Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

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 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.

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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.

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Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Edexcel)

Engineering & Electronics

The 120-credit BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering extends the specialist work-related focus and covers the key knowledge and skills required in engineering. These students may wish to progress to the Extended Diploma.

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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Engineering Level 3 Pre-Apprenticeship Programme (Engineering Machining)

Engineering & Electronics

The Level 3 Pre-Apprenticeship in Engineering/Study Programme will develop the knowledge and skills you need to progress towards an Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship and a career in engineering. You will cover essential subjects such as principles of engineering and welding and engineering technology at a higher level. This course is aimed at students who intend to follow Apprenticeship programmes and wish for career progression within the Engineering industry and to develop the skills learnt from other or previous level 2 qualifications. On completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship Programme you will be awarded an Engineering Level 3 Diploma (Engineering Manufacturing or Fabrication and Welding pathway). This course also provides some evidence towards an NVQ Level 3 in Manufacturing Engineering or Fabrication and Welding which gives you an advantage when applying for Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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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: 2
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Equality and Diversity Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

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.

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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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ESOL

Maths & English / Reading & Writing

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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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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Fitness Instructing (Gym Based) Level 2 Certificate (CYQ)

Sports Science & Coaching

The CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructors qualification is a nationally recognised qualification that can lead employment in any gym facility. The course will give you the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups.

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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Food Safety in Catering Level 2 Award (CIEH)

Health & Safety / Food Safety

Course Outline Introduction to food safety The law Food safety Hazards Temperature controls Food handlers: personal hygiene requirements Refrigeration, cooling and cold holding of foods Cooking, hot holding and reheating of food Principles of safe food storage Cleaning: detergent/disinfection/sanitisation/sterilisation Food premises and equipment Pest control Key benefits Legal compliance Personal accountability by staff Confidence and expertise to prepare and deliver quality food to customers Well managed customer relationships

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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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: 2
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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 Assessment – CCN1 Intial 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). Please note there is high demand for this course.

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Gas – UK Certification Scheme 4 day Assessment-CCN1, HTR1, WAT1, CEN1 & CKR1.

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).

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Gas – UK Certification Scheme – CENWAT 1 Central Heating Boiler Assessment / Water Heaters

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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Scheme -CKR 1 Cooker 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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Scheme – CPA 1 Training & 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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Scheme -DAH 1 Warm Air 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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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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).

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Gas – UK Certification Scheme – HTR 1 Fire/Wall Heater 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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Scheme – MET 1 Meter 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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Training – CCN 1 Core Safety

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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Training – CEN 1 Central Heating

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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Training – CKR 1 Cookers

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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Training – DAH 1 Warm Air

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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Training – HTR 1 Gas Fires/Heaters

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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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Gas – UK Certification Training – WAT 1 Water Heaters

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 GAS SAFE REGISTER or work for a GAS SAFE 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).

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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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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) Certificate

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 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 2 (Junior Stylist)

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. 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: 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 passengersÕ 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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Introduction to Working in Health and Childcare

Childcare, Health & Social Care

If you want to gain employment in health or childcare then this course is right for you? You will learn about the skills needed to become a professional and complete an employability qualification. You will also complete an Award for health and Childcare and have a work placement in a real work environment. This will support your progression to the next level.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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IT – Database Software Level 1 IT User Skills Unit

Information Technology & Administration

You will learn how to use a software application designed to organise and store structured information and generate reports. This unit is about the skills and knowledge required by an IT user to use database software tools and techniques to: enter straightforward or routine information into a database; set up a single table in a flat file database; retrieve information by running routine queries; and produce reports using predefined menus or short cuts. The structure and functionality of the database will be predefined.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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IT – Database Software Level 3 IT User Skills Unit

Information Technology & Administration

This level 3 IT module has a technical focus and is aimed at learners who want to work in IT or, who wish to progress on to more specialised studies in this subject area (such as higher education). Learners may well have used databases either at work or at home although they may not have constructed one. This module enables students to design, develop and modify a database including how to define relationships and use SQL statements.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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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: 1
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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: 1
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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: 1
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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.

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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 Security for Users

Information Technology & Administration

This level 3 IT module has a technical focus and is aimed at learners who want to work in IT or, who wish to progress on to more specialised studies in this subject area (such as higher education). Learners will develop knowledge of IT System Security including security issues, precautions, security risks and aspects of cyber security.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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IT – Spreadsheet Software Level 1 IT User Skills Unit

Information Technology & Administration

This unit will teach you the basic functions of spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. You will learner how to enter, edit and organise numerical information as well as how to use formulas and other key spreadsheet tools that will improve your productivity at home and within the workplace.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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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.

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IT User Skills Level 2 Certificate (OCNWM)

Information Technology & Administration

This course is for those students who have completed the NOCN Level 1 Award in IT User Skills or those that already have a good working knowledge of Word, Spreadsheets and Databases. This course will further develop your applications based skills and is aimed at improving work based productivity.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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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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IT – Website Software Level 3 IT User Skills Unit

Information Technology & Administration

This level 3 IT module has a technical focus and is aimed at learners who want to work in IT or, who wish to progress on to more specialised studies in this subject area (such as higher education). Learners will no doubt be familiar with the use of websites although they may not have constructed one. This module enables students to design, develop, construct and validate websites to comply with industry and legal standards. The module will use the latest standards: HTML 5 and CSS 3. You will also learn how to add multimedia and interactive features.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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IT – Word Processing Software Level 1 IT User Skills Unit

Information Technology & Administration

Used within almost every type of employment, being able to effectively use word processing software is a fundamental part of most job roles. This unit will develop your skills within popular word processing software. You will learn how to enter, edit and combine sources of text, structure word processing documents and use a variety of tools to format and present documents. The main aim of this course is to increase your productivity within your place of work or at home.

Type: Course - Part 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 – Credit Management and Business Law CICM Diploma Units (Institute of Credit Management) – Business Law Unit

Business, Management & Finance

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management is the only organisation that specialises in professional education for those involved with commercial or trade credit management, and personal credit management. This programme is popular with those working in Credit Management and Sales ledger control, and with those working in domestic banking and financial services dealing with the provision of credit. This course is delivered over two years, and the qualification requires the successful completion of four standalone units. We deliver two units each year in rotation. Students will qualify with either a level 2 or a level 3 Diploma in credit management, depending on how well they perform in their examinations. 3 of the units are tested by one hour multiple choice examinations, and one is tested by a three hour written exam. Former students who have completed this qualification have found it easier to progress into higher levels of credit management, and many employers now require the qualification as part of their management development programmes. The Business Law Unit focuses on the areas of contract law that impact on the work of credit managers dealing with trade customers and consumers. Learners will study the formation of contracts, consumer law, and the law relating to the collection of debts. The programme looks at when liability and risk arise in contracts, which is vital for the credit manager to understand when sanctioning credit. The unit provides a good all round introduction to commercial law, with students studying a wide range of case law, along with an introduction to the basics of the UK legal system.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Management – Credit Management and Business Law CICM Diploma Units (Institute of Credit Management) – Introduction to Credit Management Unit

Business, Management & Finance

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management is the only organisation that specialises in professional education for those involved with commercial or trade credit management, and personal credit management. This programme is popular with those working in Credit Management and Sales ledger control, and with those working in domestic banking and financial services dealing with the provision of credit. This course is delivered over two years, and the qualification requires the successful completion of four standalone units. We deliver two units each year in rotation. Students will qualify with either a level 2 or a level 3 Diploma in credit management, depending on how well they perform in their examinations. 3 of the units are tested by one hour multiple choice examinations, and one is tested by a three hour written exam. Former students who have completed this qualification have found it easier to progress into higher levels of credit management, and many employers now require the qualification as part of their management development programmes. The Credit Management unit provides students with a sound introduction to the underlying activities involved in trade, export and consumer credit. The unit explores the relationships between the sales and credit departments, and considers how a credit department can be managed to the greatest effect. The programme considers the legal issues involved in collecting commercial and consumer debts in the UK, and the added issues of credit collection from abroad. The students will learn about Incoterms and their use in international trade, along with understanding the role of bills of exchange, documentary credits and collections in the modern trading firm. Personal consumer credit issues consider the matters of credit scoring and is quite focused on the work done inside Banks, with many High Street Banks choosing the CICM courses to educate their staff.

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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 – ILM Award Level 2 (Leadership and Team Skills)

Business, Management & Finance

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has the UKÕs widest range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited training and membership services. ILM offer flexible qualifications that can be designed to meet individual and/or business needs.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Management – ILM Award Level 2 (Team Building)

Business, Management & Finance

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has the UKÕs widest range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited training and membership services. ILM offer flexible qualifications that can be designed to meet individual and/or business needs.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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Management – ILM Award Level 3 (Leadership and Motivation)

Business, Management & Finance

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has the UKÕs widest range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited training and membership services. ILM offer flexible qualifications that can be designed to meet individual and/or business needs.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Management – ILM Award Level 3 (Retail & Quality Management)

Business, Management & Finance

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has the UKÕs widest range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited training and membership services. ILM offer flexible qualifications that can be designed to meet individual and/or business needs.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Management – ILM Award Level 4 (Communication & Data Analysis)

Business, Management & Finance

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has the UKÕs widest range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited training and membership services. ILM offer flexible qualifications that can be designed to meet individual and/or business needs.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 4
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Management – ILM Award Level 4 (Leadership & Motivation)

Business, Management & Finance

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has the UKÕs widest range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited training and membership services. ILM offer flexible qualifications that can be designed to meet individual and/or business needs.

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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.

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Managing Safely (IOSH)

Health & Safety / Food Safety

¥ Appreciate the principles of health and safety management systems ¥ Value the significance of health and safety legislation ¥ Be aware of common hazards ¥ Understand corporate and civil liability ¥ Recognise the significance of organisational health and safety policies ¥ Ensure organisational compliance and competence ¥ Understand the principles of risk management and control ¥ Undertake active monitoring-auditing and inspections ¥ Monitoring incidents for cause and effect-accident investigation ¥ Risk assessment ¥ Accident investigations ¥ Management responsibilities ¥ Performance Measurement ¥ Legal issues ¥ Environment ¥ Key competent staff, knowledgeable in the application of current health and safety law ¥ Effective organisational health and safety management system ensuring a safe work ¥ Productive staff operating in a safe manner, aware of personal responsibilities ¥ Clearly defined work place risks ¥ Effectively controlled risks, minimising possibility of occurrence ¥ Compliance with legal responsibilities

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Maths – Functional Skills

Maths & English / Reading & Writing

This course helps you improve your Maths skills Ð 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: 2
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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 recognised internationally within business and industry. This is a vendor based qualification. This course offers an opportunity to achieve a professional and internationally recognised qualification. You will develop in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word and learn how to use this software to support the production of professional documentation. Specific skills include creating documents, producing templates, formatting, and error checking and using a range of software specific tools to improve productivity. Additionally, you will gain a thorough understanding of the features contained within this package above that obtained from non-vendor developed qualifications or units.

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Microsoft Specialist – Access (MOS E-Learning)

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.

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Microsoft Specialist – Outlook (MOS E-Learning)

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.

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Microsoft Specialist – PowerPoint (MOS E-Learning)

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.

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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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Music Level 1 Diploma

Music & Performing Arts

This exciting course provides an introduction to the challenging yet enjoyable key elements of performing arts. Through practical projects you will learn and develop skills in a range of performance skills. There is a wide range of opportunities to showcase your own work, in-house and within the local community.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 1
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Music Performance and Production Level 2 Diploma – UAL

Music & Performing Arts

This exciting course provides an introduction to the challenging yet enjoyable key elements of music performance and technology. Through practical projects you will learn and develop skills in musicianship, composing and arranging songs, and using MP3, CD or Podcast to promote your own work online. This course maximises your own potential as a musician. There is a wide range of opportunities to showcase your own work, in-house and within the local community.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 2
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Music Performance and Production Level 3 Extended Diploma – UAL

Music & Performing Arts

This exciting course provides an introduction to the challenging yet enjoyable key elements of music performance. Through practical projects you will learn and develop skills in musicianship, composing and arranging songs, using MP3, CD or Podcast to promote your own work. This course maximises your own potential as a performer by developing your instrument and musicianship skills. There is a wide range of opportunities to showcase your own work.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Networking with Digital Forensics (IT) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Information Technology & Administration

Do you want to be the next Sherlock? Then learn the ins and outs of detecting and solving cybercrime on the exciting new Digital Forensics and Networking programme, where weÕll teach you all the fundamentals that are required in this growing business sector, including crime scene management, networking, security, operating systems, scripting and case management. YouÕll also benefit from learning a range of key IT skills for business, making you truly business-savvy for when you progress into employment or to university. Digital Forensics is offered as an Honours degree programme at local universities, giving you an ideal route onward in this fascinating subject area. On successful completion of this course you will achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Networking and Systems Support) qualification.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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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. ItÕs 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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Painting and Decorating Level 3 Diploma

Construction & Building Services

The NVQ Level 3 qualification is suitable for candidates who have achieved a Level 2 qualification and wish to extend their knowledge and practical skills. It provides an advanced level of knowledge and practical skills linked to the industry, which help to produce a skilled craftsperson capable of working on various aspects of the trade with the minimum of supervision.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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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 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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Plumbing Studies Level 3 Diploma City & Guilds

Construction & Building Services

The Level 3 Plumbing qualification is the progression after completing the Level 2. Its main content enhances the broad range of skills that have been developed and gained at Level 2.

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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Plumbing – Water Regulations BPEC Training and Assessment

Construction & Building Services

This course is aimed at practicing plumbers, but it will also benefit anyone working with the design, installation and specification of water systems. It is of particular importance for those who wish to attain approved contractor status. This course is part self-study with 1 day structured training. Assessment is by practical observation and multi-choice examination.

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Prep 4 Developing Employability Skills

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 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: Entry
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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: Entry
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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 – 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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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 3
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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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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

If you are interested in working within a health or social care setting then this qualification provides the knowledge and skills. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector. This qualification allows learners to link theory to practice and demonstrate their practical ability in a care setting. Learners will spend part of the week in College and also work alongside professionals in a real work environment. English and Maths are integral to the course.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 2
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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 (NCFE)

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 (NCFE)

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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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 Level 3

Hospitality & Catering

The Level 3 Professional Cookery will help you develop skills and knowledge at an advanced level, covering a range of complex preparation, cooking and presentation methods, including modern innovative techniques. You will cover topics including food safety, developing working relationships, maintaining the health and safety of the workplace, preparation and cooking of complex meat, fish, poultry and vegetable dishes, hot and cold sauces and complex soups (other units may be substituted).

Type: Course - Full Time
Level: 3
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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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Renewable Energy Awareness

Construction & Building Services

This is a short course aimed at non technical candidates, wishing to develop an awareness of new alternative energy technologies for both personal and professional use. It covers many aspects of renewable technology to include types of installations and cost effectiveness.

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Renewables – Heat Pumps Systems Level 3 Award

Construction & Building Services

This training course is designed to provide installers with all the skills and knowledge required to correctly install air & ground source heat pumps. This package has been developed in conjunction with the Ground Source Heat Pump Association with the intention that the training is recognised as demonstrating competence for the Micro-generation scheme. The programme includes pre-course reading of the training/reference manual, followed by attendance at a two day practical training course and completion of a practical and written assessment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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Renewables – Solar Domestic Hot Water Heating Systems Level 3 Award

Construction & Building Services

Solar hot water is probably the most cost-effective renewable energy technology that you can install in a domestic situation in this country, with the shortest payback time. The aim of this course is to provide experienced plumbing and heating engineers with the practical and theoretical knowledge required to install a Solar Domestic Hot Water heating system.

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Renewables – Solar Photovoltaic Systems Level 3 Award

Construction & Building Services

This training course is designed to provide installers with all the skills and knowledge required to correctly design and install Photovoltaic systems. This package is recognised as demonstrating competence for the Micro-generation scheme. The programmes includes pre-course reading of the training/reference manual, attendance at a 3 day practical training course and completion of a practical and written assessment.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 3
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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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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. ItÕs 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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Software Engineering with Games Programming (IT) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Information Technology & Administration

If your ambition is to work at the forefront of the computer games or software industries, then this course will set you on the right path. You will focus on developing programming skills through units in developing computer games, software design and development, computer games design, event driven programming, object oriented programming, and computer game platforms and technologies. You will also benefit from learning a number of key IT skills for business solutions, so that you are truly ready for employment or to progress to university, where you could study games programming, software engineering, or games concept design. You could also progress onto a higher level apprenticeship in an IT technical role. On successful completion of this course you will achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development) qualification.

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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Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Sports Science & Coaching

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) is an advanced course that combines the opportunity to study a level 3 qualification with the opportunity to develop your own sporting performance through the colleges extensive sports clubs and the Institute of Sports Performance, in addition to competitive experience in the Association of Colleges sports leagues in a variety of sports. The course investigates current issues and principles around the development of sports coaching and fitness. This involves aspects of sports coaching and development, Fitness and programming, talent identification, Fitness Testing, Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition. 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 the fields of sports development, sports coaching, fitness instructing and physical education. This course has excellent links with schools and charitable sporting foundations that enable students to gain valuable field based coaching and leadership experience, making it an ideal qualification for those interested in this area.

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 Ð 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 (NCFE)

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.

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Urban Dance for Beginners

Music & Performing Arts

This course is designed to take you through some of the most exciting dance styles and current movement content used in music videos.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: Entry
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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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Working with Children Level 1 Award

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This qualification aims to enable learners to develop basic knowledge and understanding of the needs of children from birth to five years based in a variety of settings. It helps learners to understand their role in supporting children’s development. Learners develop skills needed to support playwork, out of school provision and early years.

Type: Course - Part Time
Level: 1
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