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Swindon College

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Welcome
This new interactive Guide will give you an insight into what it will be like to study at Swindon College, the range of university-level programmes on offer and the support which is available to all of our students.
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Our higher education programmes have been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students including full and part time learners, those already in employment and those with other commitments. The college is noted for its excellent tutorial support and high success rates. Our industrystandard facilities and

highly experienced tutors mean that you will gain the right skills and qualifications for your chosen career path. We look forward to meeting you! Why not come and visit us on one of our open days, so that you can get a really good feel for the place, or just call us to make an appointment to suit you?

Our Awarding Bodies are:

In compiling this guide, Swindon College has taken care to be as accurate as possible. However, we are continually developing and refining our programmes and services making the details in this prospectus subject to change at any time and without notice.

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HIGHer educatIoN?
Higher education encompasses a diverse range of courses and qualifications such as masters and Honours degrees, foundation degrees, higher national diplomas and certificates.
The term higher education includes all university-level education at Level 4 or above and involves studying for a degree or similar advanced qualification. All courses at Level 3 or below are classed as further education. Higher education is open to learners usually aged over 18 there is no upper age limit! Is essential for some careers, including chartered engineering and architecture. Will bring together students from a variety of backgrounds. This interaction can enrich the learning process through sharing experience and knowledge.

Why choose

Higher education:

Will improve your career and earning potential, as well as allow you to gain specialist knowledge in an area which really interests you. Can offer a vocational programme that is directly related to particular work areas such as accountancy, sports science and teaching.

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QualIfIcatIoNS exPlaINed
A Levels Advanced Extension Awards GCE in applied subjects (A levels +) International Baccalaureates (A levels) Functional Skills Level 3 NVQs at Level 3 BTEC Nationals BTEC Extended National Diplomas OCR Nationals Level 3

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NVQs at Level 4 BTEC Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards Certificate of Higher Education HNCs Foundation Degrees HNDs NVQs at Level 5 BTEC Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards Diplomas of Higher Education & Further Education Bachelors (Honours) Degrees Graduate Certificates and Diplomas BTEC Advanced Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards Masters Degrees Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas BTEC Advanced Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards

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GCSEs grades A*-C BTEC First Diplomas and Certificates Higher Diploma OCR Nationals Level 2 Functional Key Skills Level 2 NVQs at Level 2 Skills for Life GCSEs grades D-G BTEC Introductory Diplomas and Certificates Foundation Diplomas OCR Nationals Level 1 Key Skills Level 1 NVQs at Level 1

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Swindon College is one of the largest higher education providers in Wiltshire and has successfully been delivering higher education qualifications in Swindon since 1902
Our courses range from professional qualifications, Higher National Certificates and Diplomas to Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and Postgraduate courses. In 2009, the Quality Assurance Agency carried out an Integrated Quality Enhancement Review (IQER) of higher education within Swindon College and the resulting report had an excellent outcome, showing confidence in the colleges academic standards and quality of learning opportunities. The report also noted many areas of good practice. We welcome students from across the country and overseas and our helpful support staff will provide you with information on the local area as well as accommodation available in Swindon. Today, many students also decide to study locally instead of going away to university and a large number of our students come from the local region, enabling them to combine university-level study with work and home commitments. Our campus has a stunning Learning Resource Centre (LRC). The centre is a great environment in which to study and incorporates a library, study centres and a quiet space with gallery. The library houses over 32,000 books as well as journals, newspapers, videos, DVDs and reference materials. Internet access and extensive online research resources are available on all LRC computers. Users with visual impairment and other specific needs will find a range of specialist software and equipment available. WiFi internet connectivity is also available across the campus.

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The School of Art offers state-of-the-art workshops and creative suites, as well as a photography studio with darkroom and printmaking facilities. All of our tutors are highly experienced and have relevant industry experience. Wherever possible students work on live projects and there is a high level of employer involvement in the college programmes. We are able to offer the opportunity to study within small groups which allows individual support and leads to high levels of success. On-campus facilities include a large refectory, an express food shop, a professional training restaurant, hairdressing and beauty therapy salons and a sports therapy clinic, all of which are available to students at reduced rates. We are located next door to the Oasis Leisure Centre which offers sports and activities in addition to the colleges own programmes, including a lagoon swimming pool, gym, eight court sports hall, indoor bowling, four outdoor pitches, squash courts and a caf bar, as well as being one of Swindons main concert venues

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ucaS
UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) centrally manages full time applications to higher education institutions in the UK.
Full time Courses Swindon College and its partner institutions Oxford Brookes University and the University of Bath process their full time HE applications for Swindon College through UCAS. UCAs institUtion CoDes: s98 Swindon College o66 Oxford Brookes University B16 University of Bath Application fee: 1 choice 11 or 2-5 choices 21. Application Deadlines Please check the UCAS website for the application deadline for applying for a course starting September 2012 at www.ucas.com. Part time Courses For part time courses, please apply to Student Services at Swindon College. Postgraduate Courses Applications for Masters degrees should be made through UKPASS (www.ukpass.ac.uk), the postgraduate application service also owned by UCAS. Our postgraduate courses are listed under Oxford Brookes University. For further information contact Swindon College Student Services on 0800 731 2250 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

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ProceSS
A steP-By-steP GUiDe to applying through UCAs:
SteP 1 - reseArCH
Make sure that you have carefully researched the courses you want to apply for, so that you know the content matches what you want to learn and that you are likely to have the grades that you need to be considered.

Application

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If you have applied through UCAS, used all five choices on your application and dont get any offers, you might be able to apply through Extra for another course. In Extra, you can apply for any course with vacancies. Extra is open between the end of February and the end of June.

SteP 2 - APPLiCAtion
Submit your online application to UCAS, who will acknowledge receipt of it and allow you access to track the progress of your application online. UCAS will send your application to each institution you have applied to.

SteP 4 - interviews
If you are invited to an interview, you will be given plenty of notice. You may be asked to bring any certificates you have mentioned in your application and all art interviews must be supported by a portfolio.

SteP 3 - resPonses
You will receive one of the following responses from each institution you apply to: An invitation to attend an interview A conditional or unconditional offer Notice that your application has been unsuccessful A request to provide an electronic portfolio. Some courses will only make an offer after an interview, some will make offers based on your application. Once you receive your offer(s) you need to choose a Firm offer and an Insurance offer (i.e. a first and second choice). You then need to log in regularly for updates and reply to your offers by the deadline given. Your Insurance choice would normally require a lower UCAS tariff. It is important to respond to your offers by the stated date, otherwise your choices will be cancelled.

SteP 5 stUDent FinAnCe


You will need to apply as early as possible for a Student Loan by going to www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance. See the next section of the prospectus entitled Student Finance Information and Advice for more details.

SteP 6 DsA stAtement


If you have a disability or currently access any form of learning support you will need to apply for a DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) statement, if you do not already have one, before the course starts to gain the maximum benefit. Please see the Learning Support for Students section for more information.

SteP 7 ConDitionAL oFFers


If, for any reason, you do not achieve the grades specified in a conditional offer you have received from us, dont panic! Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your grades and options.

SteP 8 enroLment & inDUCtion


You will be sent enrolment details and tuition fee information in the post. When you enrol please bring your Student Loan letter with you, if you have one, as it will confirm any fees you need to pay. If you have not applied for a student loan, you can choose to pay the lump sum or by instalments if you prefer.

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Financial Information for all Higher Education Students
If you are an existing student and have not already applied for your Financial Support Package for 2012, you must do so as soon as possible by contacting your Local Authority. They will be able to give you information about your options. If you are a new student you need to visit the Student Finance government web site: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance. This web site is also the best source of information for all student finance enquiries. Please contact Student Services for up-to-date tuition fee information on: Freephone 0800 731 2250 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk. Full time students If youre studying full time, the main sources of help are: Student loans and grants from the government Bursaries from your university or college. student loans from the government All eligible students can get help with tuition fees and living costs through student loans. youll be able to take out two student loans per academic year: A Tuition Fee Loan - to cover your annual tuition fees in full A Maintenance Loan - to help with accommodation and other living costs (how much you get will depend on your household income). When you are assessed for your fees you are automatically assessed for a Student Loan. If you are paying your own tuition fees, an instalment plan can be arranged by contacting Swindon College Student Finance on Tel: (01793) 498338 or email: studentfinance@swindoncollege.ac.uk. repaying student loans Student loans have to be paid back - but you dont have to start making repayments until youve left your course and are earning over 15,000. Once your earnings reach this threshold, youll pay back nine per cent of whatever you earn over 15,000.

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fINaNce
Bursaries & scholarships Bursaries are in addition to student loans and do not have to be repaid. Institutions in England must offer at least a minimum bursary payment if youre paying maximum tuition fees and getting the full Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant (which all students are eligible to apply for). Universities offer various Scholarships, see the Finance Contacts section below for web site and contact details. extra help Students with child or adult dependants may qualify for an additional grant or allowance. Access to Learning Fund To apply to the Access to Learning Fund you must have applied for your full student loan. You will then be able to apply for help towards additional course-related costs. Any allocation will depend on your income and expenditure. More about finance for full time students Follow the link for Finance for new full time students at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance or Tel: 0845 607 7577. Part time students The main sources of financial help for part time students are usually different from those available to full time students. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to apply for part-time Tuition Fee and Course Grants. How much you can get depends on your household income and personal circumstances. Access to Learning Fund You can apply for help with childcare costs and exceptional travel costs. However, this is not available unless you have applied for the part time grant. More about finance for part time students Follow the link for Finance for part time students - applying for the first time at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance or Tel: 0845 607 7577.

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For more information on Bursaries and Scholarships:

Finance Contacts
Swindon College

student Finance Tel: (01793) 498202 Web: www.swindon-college.ac.uk email: studentfinance@swindon-college.ac.uk.

student Finance Tel: (01865) 483373 Web: www.brookes.ac.uk email: finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk

student services Tel: (01225) 385538 Web: www.bath.ac.uk email: studentservices@bath.ac.uk

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SuPPort
We have a friendly and highly supportive environment at the College where students benefit from small group sizes and an effective personal tutorial system. All students have access to student email and the colleges Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where they can liaise with tutors and fellow students, as well as access work and lesson notes remotely.
new Higher education (He) student Centre At Swindon College we recognise the importance of HE students having their own dedicated spaces. Therefore, we have created an environment which our HE students can access any time where they can study and socialise with their friends. We want to ensure that our HE students get the best out of their experience of studying at the college. The HE Student Centre has a 42 plasma TV in the chill-out area with comfy sofas and chairs to relax, a seating area for food and drinks with vending machines, internet caf style-area with PCs, plus an adjoining computer suite. The HE Student Centre is in close proximity to our stunning Learning Resource Centre where a wide variety of current publications and media are available throughout the college year to help you with your studies. trips Many of our higher education courses also offer UK and international residential trips as part of the learning experience. Accommodation If you need accommodation during your time at Swindon College, our Student Finance department can offer advice and information. We keep a list of privately-owned accommodation suitable for student occupation. The average price (based on academic year 2009/10) is 60/ week for self-catering and 75/week for half-board. Swindon College does not inspect or specifically endorse any of the properties on the list but all student houses are regularly checked for health & safety standards by Swindon Borough Council and are not included unless they have passed regulation requirements. We do not have college halls of residence but we keep a list of privately-owned accommodation suitable for student occupation. The average price (based on academic year 2009/10) is 60/ week for self-catering and 75/week for half-board.

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SuPPort
If you need help finding accommodation, contact Student Finance on: (01793) 498202 or email: studentfinance@swindon-college.ac.uk. international students Students from outside the UK are welcomed at Swindon College. Some of our Colleges courses, such as the MA in Archaeological Illustration, attract the majority of their students from overseas. Please go to www.swindon-college. ac.uk/internationalstudy where you will find information on immigration and visas, as well as useful web links. Childcare Swindon College has its own nursery on-site for 0-5 year olds, for use by students, staff and the public. The Little Stars Nursery has recently been recognised as a Grade 1 Outstanding provider by Ofsted for the quality of its care and education. For more information, go to www.swindon-college.ac.uk/littlestars, email: nursery@swindon-college.ac.uk or Tel: (01793) 498430. national Union of students (nUs) To sign up for the NUS card please go to www.nus.org.uk for more information. equality and Diversity Swindon College is committed to equality. This underpins everything we do with students, staff, the programmes we offer and the community. The college strives to treat everyone purely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. Learning Support We offer support to students with specific learning differences, including: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Autistic Spectrum disorders, Sensory Impairments, Mental Health and Physical Disabilities. This support is funded through the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). To qualify for a DSA you will need an assessment that identifies a Specific Learning Difficulty. We can arrange this for you at the college. In the case of other impairments medical certificates are required. You will need to fill in the DSA form which can be downloaded from www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance. This is then posted to Student Finance England with supporting evidence. The DSA is not means-tested.If agreed a Needs Assessment will identify what supportive technology and learning support is recommended. How Can we Help? We can offer support in the following areas: DSA advice and assistance technology Study skills Research Text interpretation Essay planning Organisation Proof-reading Mobility support Communication support Support with mental health issues ...and lots more We recognise that every learner has individual needs and we endeavour to provide the right support to help you succeed in your studies. For further information please contact: The Learning Support Team on: (01793) 498651/498343.

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The Graduation Ceremony in October is the highlight of the higher education year when hundreds of our students graduate from the college after successfully completing their programmes of study. The day is formal but enjoyable and students process through the town in gowns and mortar boards to the ceremony in a local church. The event is attended by the Mayor and other local dignitaries and ends with an afternoon of entertainment, food and drink with family, friends and college staff.

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future career
All Swindon College students are entitled to free and impartial careers Information and Guidance (IAG) to help you progress into employment or onto a postgraduate or professional development course.
meet the real me
The College has also set up a partnership with a video-based recruitment service meet the real me to help our students and graduates, offering advice on: How to updating your CV How to use video profiles How to searching and apply for jobs online.

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For more information visit: www.meettherealme.co.uk/swindon. To collect a user pack or for guidance and more information on how to use this service please contact sharon o Connor on (01793) 498926 or email sharonoconnor@swindon-college.ac.uk.

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We aim to provide you with information about higher education to help you make up your mind about studying at university level.
Did you miss out on university the first time around? You might want to further your career or have recently been made redundant? Are you a young person looking for information to help you decide what to do next? No matter what your educational background, age or circumstances, HE is for everybody. So click on the link above and start exploring your options in higher education.

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SWINdoN
nightlife
Swindons nightlife is diverse and lively with a wide choice of clubs offering a variety of music styles to suit all tastes. There are plenty of bars in the town centre as well as more traditional pubs in the surrounding towns and villages. A vast array of restaurants offer a wealth of menus from many cultures.

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The shopping experience is good in Swindon with many leading high street shops in the town centre and at the renowned Designer Outlet Village, as well as at several large out-of-town shopping centres.

Culture
Cultural facilities include a new purpose-built three storey library in the town centre, two multiplex cinemas, the Wyvern Theatre which attracts top national performers, Old Town Arts Centre, Swindon Museum and Gallery, Steam Museum and the National Monuments Record Centre.

sport and Leisure


Swindon has several leisure centres and gyms offering many activities including rock climbing, ten pin bowling and ice skating as well as a professional tennis centre, indoor karting track and golf courses. If you use these facilities regularly, you can apply for a Swindon Card to receive extra discounts. Swindon Town Football Club and Swindon Speedway provide spectator opportunities and you can also watch greyhound racing at the Abbey Stadium.

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Park life
You can chill out in one of the many parks and outdoor areas in Swindon including Coate Water Country Park, Lydiard Park, Queens Park and the Old Town Gardens while the more adventurous can visit the nearby Cotswold Water Park for water skiing, wind surfing and jet skiing. For a more cultural experience visit local historic towns such as Cirencester and Marlborough, the World Heritage site at Avebury or the ancient sites at Barbury Castle and Silbury Hill. The Ridgeway, a National Trail described as Britains oldest road, is an 85 mile track which starts close to Swindon and runs along the downs to Buckinghamshire. The trail is popular for hiking, mountain/trail biking and horse riding.

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If you would like any further information, you can contact Student Services on Freephone 0800 731 2250, email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk or visit our web site at: www.swindon-college.ac.uk.

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If you would like any help completing your UCAS application, contact our Careers Co-ordinator on (01793) 498926 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

the Charities information Bureau (CiB) The CIB matches applicants with available funding sources, some of which offer assistance to students: Unit 7A, Bath Road Business Centre, Bath Road, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1XA. Telephone: 01380 729279. Email: enquiries@cibwilts.org.uk or go to www.cibwilts.org.uk. eU student Finance services European Team for Students, PO Box 89, Darlington, DL1 9AZ. Telephone: +44 (0) 141 243 3570. Email: eu_team@slc. co.uk or go to www.direct.gov and search for how to apply for finance - EU students. Assembly Learning Grant (wales) The Assembly Learning Grant is for students who usually live in Wales and are studying a full or part time course in either further or higher education. You must be over 18 to qualify and all applications are means-tested. For more information please call your Local Authority, visit www.studentfinancewales.co.uk or call Student Finance Wales on Telephone: 0845 602 8845. 20

UCAs
For full time applications go to www.ucas.ac.uk. If you need to contact UCAS directly, their helpline number is Tel: 0871 468 0468.

student Finance
For information on Bursaries, Access to Learning Funds and Hardship Funds, contact the relevant awarding institution: Swindon College: www.swindon-college.ac.uk Oxford Brookes University: www.brookes.ac.uk University of Bath: www.bath.ac.uk

Accessibility
If you require this document in any other format (larger print or audio) please contact Student Services on 0800 731 2250 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

other sources of financial help:


There are a number of organisations, trusts and charities which assist students with educational expenses. Further information can be obtained from: student Finance Department, Student Finance Team, Swindon Borough Council, 2nd Floor, Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon, SN2 1JA Telephone: (01793) 466048 www.swindon.gov.uk

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Signing up for VIP status at Swindon College means youll be the first to receive all of our latest higher education (HE) news, events and competition information!
the service gives you the opportunity to: Win 25 vouchers; choose from Amazon, iTunes, Play.com or High Street Receive newsletters with all of the latest HE information from Swindon College Receive reminders for our HE Open Days and other key events Book a tour of the college and/or arrange to meet with advice and guidance staff and course tutors. Simply fill out the viP status sign-up form giving us your name and which subjects you are interested in and well add you to our exclusive register. Its as easy as that!

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Dates

Important!

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March July 2011


UCAS fairs are held around the country. This is your chance to pick up prospectuses from universities and colleges, speak to lecturers and start thinking about which universities you are going to apply to.

July-November 2011
Visit S windon College on 10th No v 11 September 2011 onwards 5-7pm or on Start your UCAS application. Your teacher or careers advisor will start the 8th Feb 12 to encourage you to complete your UCAS form so they can be checked - 5-7p m and sent to UCAS.
University/ college open days Visit the universities/colleges that you are interested in, find out about the courses, take a tour of their campus and find out about student accommodation.

Autumn 2011 onwards


Get the facts about student finance. Visit www.direct.gov/studentfinance to get the most up-to-date information.

Early 2012
Have you applied for financial support? Apply at www.direct.gov/studentfinance. Dont wait until youve received your exam results.

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February 2012

Deadline for UCAS applications from UK and EU students.

Applicants can refer themselves to UCAS Extra.

March 2012

Deadline for University decisions on all applications received by the deadline date in January.

May - June 2012


Applicants to have made decisions on their offers from the universities for those who applied by the deadline date in January.

July 2012
Late date for Extra applicants to refer themselves.

August 2012
Exam results! Publication of all exam results and time to confirm your place. Confirmation, Adjustment and Clearing begin.

September - October 2012


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Course Cost

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Entry Requirements

diploma level at college or university.

Studying Access at Swindon College

About the course s to You will work towards credits and levels to reach reach the learner achievement the learner achievement standards set across twork, Open College Network, Oxford, Thames and all Oxford, Thames and Chiltern
Chiltern (OCNOTC) accredited programmes.

Assessment Your progress is monitored year and assessment throughout theby continuous assessment throughout the ule exams. A programme year examsome of and in instances by end of module exams. feel better prepared.

There are several pathways students ma Course Cost plans: Fees, which include tuition and entry to examinations are reviewedDesign Please contact Art and annually. Student Services for current details. Combined Studies which can lead to: Secondary), English, Sociology, Psycho entry requirements Midwifery Candidates will normally be over the age of 19 24 with few or no academic qualifications, or have not Nursing which can lead to: Occupatio

nd part time over two years. You will This course can be studied over one year. You will en you study this course.

A programme of exam practice is also included to help students feel better prepared. and long essays, reports, project work, Continuous assessments will include short and ch and essays, reports, project work, posters, long group work. Students are their presentations, individual research and group work. progress and to participate in Students are encouraged to evaluate themselves and their progress and to participate in discussions with fellow students. Assessment is built around achieving credits at different levels within ts at different levels within the units, the units, which must each module least 60 . Students make upachieve at or subject. Students must achieve at least 60 credits, of which 45 must rder to at Level 3 the Access certificate. be achieve in order to achieve the Access Diploma.

studied for several years, but wish to proceed to university or professional training. The Access Study skills, maths and Information Techn programme takes the place of a Level 3 Access to higher education, but programme for entrycourse and are studied by all s please be aware that many degree may study Health and pathway, students programmes will also require you to have at least a GCSE at C in Literary as well. and Human Biology. Stude English and/or mathsStudies All potential GCSE English Language and students are offered an advisory interview and maths alongs asked to complete a student screening exercise. Candidates may apply at any time of the year.

This course is based at Swindon College tuition. All necessary library and learning Swindon College welcomes applications from all members of the community. We seek to provide for to successfully complete the course.
the individual needs of all of our students.

have the same holidays as the schools when you study this course. Upon completion Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) recognised Diploma and Assurance Agency (QAA) recognised ed. OCNOTC credits are awarded*.
* (not for Art & Design)

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o examinations are reviewed annually. nt details.

age of 19 with few or no academic several years, but wish to proceed to studying Access at swindon College didates should be able to show good choose, There are several pathways students may gree level study and a GCSE grade A* depending on their career plans. All potential students are offered an Pathways you mplete a studentcan study towards include: screening exercise. Art & Design year. midwifery

nursing occupational therapy from all members of the community. Physiotherapy eds of all of our students. social work teacher training (Primary).

Study depending on their career ay choose,skills, maths and Information Technology skills

are core components of the Access course and are studied by all students. Depending on the selected pathway, students may study Health and Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Literary Studies and : Social Work, Teaching (Primary and Human Biology. Students also have the opportunity ology, Law, or a Degree Language and maths to study GCSE English in Humanities. alongside the course.

Health & social Care taster Days for Access to He students


During the Access to HE programme, taster days off campus are organised for the students to give them a taste of what university life is all about. During 2011, students on the Access to Higher Education (Nursing) programme took part in a Health and Social Care taster day at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon. The purpose of the taster day was to give Swindon College Access students information on the range of Health and Social Care professions and courses available and the opportunity to meet current health care practitioners. Five workshops were offered during the day including: Adult nursing, mental health nursing, clinical skills, higher education financial support and a tour of the hospital was provided. Anne m olesen, from swindon College said: The Access students really enjoyed the workshops and found them very informative, interesting and engaging. The students were given an invaluable insight into what it is like working in the health care sector and the information they received will help them in their future studies and in choosing their career paths within the health care profession.

This course is based at Swindon College where you will benefit from expert tuition. All necessary library nology skills are core components ofto enable you to and learning resources are available the successfully complete the course. students. Depending on the selected

onal Therapy or Physiotherapy

d Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Further information ents also have theany more information study If you would like opportunity to about the Access to HE side the course.courses, go to our web site

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www.swindon-college.ac.uk, call Student Services on Freephone 0800 731 2250 or email: where you will benefit from expert studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk. They will be able to answer any questions you resources are available to enable you may have and can put you in touch with Access tutors for an informal chat.

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September 2012
PostGrADUAte DeGrees MA / PG Dip Archaeological Illustration MA Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice HonoUrs DeGrees BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice BA (Hons) Graphic Design BA (Hons) Illustration: Narrative and Sequential one yeAr toP-UP HonoUrs ProGrAmmes BA (Hons) Business, Management & Communications (Work-based Learning) BA (Hons) Early Years, Care and Education (Work-based Learning)* BSc (Hons) Engineering Systems (Work-based Learning) BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Therapy) (Work-based Learning) BA (Hons) Education and Lifelong Learning* FoUnDAtion DeGrees Foundation Degree in Business, Management & Communications Foundation Degree in Early Years* Foundation Degree in Engineering Systems Foundation Degree in Sport (Sports Therapy) Foundation Degree in Support for Learning

University Level Courses

Swindon College

HnD/C ProGrAmmes HND Performing Arts (Production) Media Make-up HND/C Photography HND/C Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment HND/C Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) ProFessionAL QUALiFiCAtions PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Technician Stage (NVQ 4) Association of Accounting Technicians Level 5 Additional Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector
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Our Awarding Bodies are :

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MASTErS dEgrEES
mA / PG Dip Archaeological illustration mA Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice

honoUrS dEgrEES

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice BA (Hons) illustration: narrative and sequential BA (Hons) Graphic Design

hnd/C progrAMMES

HnD Photography HnC Photography HnD Performing Arts (Production) - media make-up

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mA / PG Dip Archaeological illustration

Key Facts
Qualification Level: 7 mA: Full Time 45 weeks Part Time 90 weeks PG Dip: Full Time 30 weeks Part Time 60 weeks Awarded by:

entry requirements:
A good honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Archaeology, Art & Design) or equivalent qualification in a related discipline. Those without formal academic qualifications may be considered with evidence of relevant experience appropriate to the academic demands of the programme. Admissions tutors will decide selection on the basis of the candidates ability to benefit from the programme. Applicants must be able to prove an academic fluency with the English language (this will normally be a recognised EFL qualification for overseas candidates).

English Heritage, the National Monuments Record Centre, the AAI&S, the Learning and Teaching Support Network (History, Classics & Archaeology) and can assist the student in finding appropriate partners for research.

Course Content:
Core modules: Visual Studies and Research Studies. optional modules for part one: Recording Studies; Reconstruction Studies; Digital Applications; Information Graphics. optional modules for part two: 28 Dissertation or Material Practice. Part one: A practical, experientially oriented programme based on assignment-led project work. Distinctive features of the first part of this programme are the use of projects as a vehicle for learning and the group or individual critical session, where students present and critically discuss their work with peers and tutors. Interrelated modules emphasise the holistic nature of the learning and coherence is maintained by the continuous assessment methods together with the academic guidance of tutorial backup.

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon UKPAss institution code: O66 UKPAss course code: 042080 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

Course information:
The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors (AAI&S) and provides a unique Masters level qualification respected by the industry. It develops visual, creative and technical skills together with strong academic research and works in co-operation with professional or academic concerns e.g. the Oxford and Wessex Archaeological Units,

Applications:
Via www.ukpass.ac.uk
(listed under Oxford Brookes)

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Part two: A research-based programme of independent study which can take the form of either a dissertation on an appropriate topic within archaeological illustration research (part of which could be visual equivalents of textual discourse), or a prepared body of original illustrative work which should be negotiated with an external source within archaeological practice. Students can elect to study part one only as a PG Dip, but must signify this intention at the commencement of studies.

Progression opportunities:
Freelance practice as self-employed Archaeological and/or Historical Illustrator Wide range of employment or progression within the excavation or post-excavation, experimental and theoretical sectors of archaeological practice Research, curatorial and museum display, academic research and/or publishing Archaeological Unit management Employment status as Scientific Officers (Civil Service), Archaeological Illustrators (Archaeological Units), Graphic Artists, Designers, Model-makers, Art Editors Consultancy within Archaeological academic research Postgraduate teacher training Postgraduate research in Illustration, Fine Art or Archaeology.

Meet Bruno Figueira...


Bruno was always interested in history, illustration and architecture and after leaving school in Portugal completed a degree in Landscape Archaeology. As the market for his skills was limited in Portugal he worked on various projects including illustration, field work and conservation. He then decided to come to Swindon College to specialise in illustration, prompted by a professional colleague who had also studied for her MA at Swindon College and who is well respected within the industry in Portugal. .

I have been able to build on my own particular specialism; 3D reconstruction of historical buildings.

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mA Fine Art: Drawing For Fine Art Practice


Key Facts
Qualification Level: 7 Full time: 45 weeks Part time: 90 weeks Awarded by:

entry requirements:
A good honours degree in Fine Art or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline. Those without formal academicqualifications may be considered with evidence of relevant experience appropriate to the academic demands of the programme. Admissions tutors will decide selection on the basis of the candidates ability to benefit from the programme. Applicants must be able to prove an academic fluency with the English language (this will normally be a recognised EFL qualification for overseas candidates).

technologies. Study culminates in a major body of work at the end of year show. The Fine Art department offers an expansive cultural studies programme enjoying opportunities to travel both nationally and internationally. The department makes particular use of its proximity to galleries in London, Oxford and Bristol. The department has research links to Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre near Marlborough in Wiltshire, and the ICIA (Institute of Contemporary 30 Interdisciplinary Arts) at the University of Bath. Recent student successes have included selections for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, work bought by the British Museum and Arts Council England, an Arts Council award and an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) bursary.

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon UKPAss institution code: O66 UKPAss course code: 042082 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

Course information:
The programme aims to make a contribution to the strengthening position of Fine Art Drawing as a major component of visual art production, promoting the language of drawing as a broad, experimental code that underpins much of contemporary Fine Art practice and research. Research focuses on individual study proposals and studio practice, and invites investigation into the boundaries between drawing and a broad range of Fine Art disciplines from traditional media to digital

Applications:
Via www.ukpass.ac.uk
(listed under Oxford Brookes)

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Course Content:
The programme involves three practice-based modules, all assessed by exhibition or presentation: Practice and context Fine Art drawing practice Advanced studio practice. two research modules: Research methodologies (linked to practice) assessed by journal/presentation Research paper assessed by a written essay. Assessment information Assessment methods involve formative and summative strategies leading to a positive learning methodology with written feedback on all assessed work.

Progression opportunities:
Fine Art Practitioner Employment within the creative industries Further study at doctorate level Teacher Training.

Lorraine left Highworth School and studied Graphic Design at Swindon College. She then worked in the design industry Paul originally studied in Exeter and took the Foundation for 14 years until going freelance as a commercial illustrator. Art Diploma after A levels. He then worked in retail The role was successful but not fulfilling, so Lorraine took the management for seven years, before deciding to go back Access course and found it liberating to produce work for to art college. After a year in Bournemouth on an animation herself again instead of clients. She was accepted onto the degree he changed to this course to focus more on drawing Fine Art degree and having graduated kept her own studio skills. Paul says everyone involved in the course is work going alongside freelancing. Lorraine then applied for passionate and the teaching staff have experience in many the MA. She intends to carry on with her own work plus diverse industry specialisms, which offers a wide skills set freelance commissions and part time teaching and see for students to tap in to. where her career takes her next.

Meet Lorraine Green... Meet Paul Brandon...

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BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice


Key Facts
Qualification Level: 6 Full time: 3 years Awarded by:

entry requirements:
To be considered for admission a candidate must have: Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design), Access to Art & Design, AVCE (Double Award) in Art & Design, National Diploma in Design or 2 A Levels in subjects appropriate to the degree and 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, which should include English. Entry into Year 2 may be considered for those students with a Higher National Diploma or Certificate in a subject appropriate to the degree, with merit passes in at least three final year units, one of which should be in the Contextual Studies area.

Distinctive features of the programme are the use of projects as a vehicle for learning, and critical sessions where students discuss their work and the assessment becomes a learning strategy. Lecture and seminar-based modules with theoretical, cultural, historical and/or professional and business components provide academic rigour and a context for the practical work. We provide excellent resources with large, spacious studios, course specific IT and specialist equipment, a life room, a print workshop, a 32 photographic studio with darkroom, technician support, library and learning resource centre. The Fine Art department offers an expansive cultural studies programme enjoying opportunities to travel both nationally and internationally. The department makes particular use of its proximity to galleries in London, Oxford and Bristol. The department has research links to Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre near Marlborough in Wiltshire, and the ICIA (Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts) at the University of Bath.

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon


UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W110 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

Other equivalent qualifications or experience, for example: Mature students without formal qualifications, but with evidence of relevant industrial experience will be considered.

Course information:
As perhaps the oldest form of communication, drawing has remained a form of invention and revaluation. You will explore its relevance as a contemporary medium and the boundaries between drawing and other Fine Art disciplines; from traditional works on paper or canvas, to video and new technologies.

Applications:
Via www.ucas.co.uk
(listed under Oxford Brookes)

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Recent student successes have included selections for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, work bought by the British Museum and Arts Council England, an Arts Council award and an AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) bursary.

Course Content:
year 1 Life drawing Site specific drawing Contextual studies 1 Studio practice 1 Drawing into printmaking 3D studies. year 2 Process, surface, abstraction Related drawing practice Fine Art professional practice 1 Contextual studies 2 Studio practice 2. year 3 Studio practice 3 Dissertation Major project and degree show Fine Art professional practice 2.

Heather left Highworth Warneford School and completed her APaul originally enrollingin Exeter and took the Foundation levels before studied on the Foundation Art Diploma at Art Diploma after A levels. He then accepted retail Swindon College. Having then been worked in on to the BA management for seven enjoyed developing her painting and Fine Art course, she has years, before deciding to go back to art college. After a year mediums. With on an animation drawing skills with different in Bournemouththe strong degree he changed to this course to focus more on drawing individual support she receives from her tutors, Heather says skills. Paul says everyone involved in as an artist. she now feels much more independentthe course is She passionate progress to an MA next while working in many would like toand the teaching staff have experience part time diverse Technician and is currently offers a wide skills as an Artindustry specialisms, which looking for her ownset for students to tap in to. permanent studio space.

Meet Heather Dash... Meet Paul Brandon...

Progression opportunities:
Further study at post-graduate level: Swindon College offers Masters degrees in Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice & Archaeological Illustration Fine Art Practitioners Employment within the creative industries Teacher training.

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BA (Hons) illustration: narrative & sequential

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Key Facts
Qualification Level: 6 Full time: 3 years Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design), Access to Art & Design, AVCE (Double Award) in Art & Design, National Diploma in Design or 2 A Levels in appropriate subjects and 5 GCSEs grade C+, including English. Entry into Year 2 will be considered for students with an HND/C in an appropriate subject. Mature students without formal qualifications, but with evidence of relevant industrial experience, will be considered.

who graduate familiar with the latest technology and create innovative illustration outcomes in an industry which is continually moving forwards. The course places great emphasis on developing an ability to survive and prosper in a business environment. Self-motivation, personal confidence and marketing skills are all fostered to enable the student to win commissions in a fiercely competitive field. Graduates also exhibit their work to a variety of creative industry representatives during their final year exhibition held in Swindon, as the34 School of Art maintains strong links with regional employers in the creative industries.

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon


UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W22O Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

Course information:
This unique course is aimed at students who wish to enter the marketplace as illustrators specialising in narrative and sequential work. This includes the comic or cartoon strip, or Bande Dessine; the graphic novel; film / TV / theatre / animation storyboarding; instructional diagrams; some forms of storybook illustration; characterisation and figure study through to web graphical illustration, to name just a few areas. The teaching staff offer a wide range of academic and industrial experience for the benefit of students,

Course Content:
Each year comprises of interrelated modules emphasising approaches to making narrative images with creative flair and consistency. year one: Visual studies Illustration techniques 2D animation techniques Figure drawing Narrative formats and language Historical & contextual studies.

Applications:
Via www.ucas.ac.uk
(listed under Oxford Brookes)

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year two: Drawing studies Sequential illustration Design approaches Personal style and directions Creative writing Contextual studies. year three: Visual process Business practice and exhibition Devised creative assignments Dissertation.

Progression opportunities:
Freelance practitioners or staff artists in the publishing or broadcasting industries as either freelance practitioners or staff artists. Sequential specialists within the electronic publishing sector (e.g. computer gaming, web design). Further study at post-graduate level such as Illustration Practice, Animation or Film Studies Teacher Training.

Meet Paul Brandon...


Paul originally studied in Exeter and took the Foundation Art Diploma after A levels. He then worked in retail management for seven years, before deciding to go back to art college. After a year in Bournemouth on an animation degree he changed to this course to focus more on drawing skills. Paul says everyone involved in the course is passionate and the teaching staff have experience in many diverse industry specialisms, which offers a wide skills set for students to tap in to.

The course ha s opened my ey es to try many po ssibilities across the indus rk as a an d now my ideal would be to wo storyboard ar tist!
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BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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Key Facts
Qualification Level: 6 Full time: 3 years Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design), Access to Art & Design, AVCE (Double Award) in Art & Design, National Diploma in Design or 2 A Levels in appropriate subjects and 5 GCSEs grade C+, including English. Entry into Year 2 will be considered for students with an HND/C in an appropriate subject. Mature students without formal qualifications, but with evidence of relevant industrial experience will be considered

Studio practice modules focus on conceptual problem-solving whilst fostering creativity and innovative approaches to communicating effectively with a range of potential audiences and target markets. They also focus on developing the practical skills necessary to produce effective graphic design solutions to a professional standard. Recent Swindon College BA (Hons) Graphic Design student achievements and successes include awards from the Starpack Student Competition, New Designers Exhibition, Design 36 Against Fur and the Young Creatives Network. Annually, selected graduates also exhibit work in London.

Course information:
Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon
UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W210 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes
This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a career as a creative designer with a comprehensive understanding of commercial, environmental and social issues. It involves extensive research with stimulating intellectual and practical challenges. The contextual studies modules underpin the programme by enabling students to appreciate the role that graphic design, advertising, marketing and branding play in the development and maintenance of contemporary consumer society alongside further developing students research, analysis and communication skills.

Applications:
Via www.ucas.ac.uk
(listed under Oxford Brookes)

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Course Content:
The programme takes a practical and analytical approach to problem-solving. Creative studies are also supported by studies in Business and Marketing. modules: Visual studies Design studies Graphic design Web design Historical and contextual studies Visual practice Design practice Motion graphics Contextual studies Major projects Dissertation Professional practice Exhibition.

Progression opportunities:
Graphic Design roles Web Design/Development roles Employment in the Communications industry Further study at post-graduate level Teacher Training.

Meet Jake Hobday...


Jake left school in Witney and studied the Art & Design National Diploma at Abingdon and Witney College. He specialised in Graphic Design and decided Swindon College offered the best local degree course, which would allow him to commute from home and cut down on living costs as a student. Jake is enjoying the mix of subjects on the course, which includes web design, packaging and photography. He says that staff and his classmates are friendly and supportive and there are good field trips and study breaks, including a week in New York.

I like the class sizes here, which are smaller than at university. It means the lecturers have more time for us individually.

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HnD/C Photography

Key Facts
Qualification Level: HND 5, HNC 4 Full time: HNC 1 or 2 years
HND 2 years Top up

entry requirements:
A Foundation Diploma, Edexcel National Diploma, AVCE or an Access to Higher Education course (UCAS tariff 120 credits). Mature students without formal qualifications, but with relevant industrial experience and a portfolio of work will be considered.

Awarded by:

Project themes are based around the following areas: Traditional black and white photography using an SLR camera Digital photography Location/Advertising photographic techniques Computer software Professional and studio practice. Throughout the course, visits to galleries and exhibitions are encouraged and organised. Guest lecturers from the industry regularly visit and there are opportunities for overseas exchanges and educational trips. Entry into relevant, national 38 competitions is encouraged and all students exhibit in a final major show.

Course information:
This course develops students as practitioners in the challenging field of photography, from the traditional areas of black and white darkroombased images to digital photography and computerised image manipulation. The first year relates to the development of photographic techniques and studio practice. Darkroom practice and professional studies keep students up-to-date in all areas of photographic production. The second year encourages students to build on their critical thinking and analysis skills. Units are interlinked with: Practitioner visits, live projects, exhibition set-up and professional practice.

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon


UCAs institution code: S98 UCAs course code: 046W Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

Applications:
Via www.ucas.ac.uk
(listed under Swindon College)

or contact Swindon College direct on Freephone: 0800 731 2250 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

Course Content:

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HNC students complete nine of the units listed below, HND students complete 18: Core Units: Photographic techniques Computers in photography Historical & contextual referencing Materials, techniques and technology Professional studies Critical study Business practice. other Units: Studio practice Darkroom practice Visual language in photography Interpreting images Digital imaging Advertising photography Creating digital images Location photography Specialist practice in photography. * Please note: All HNC/D units are currently under review and are subject to change.

Meet Hayley Hosell...


Hayley left Dorcan Technology College, Swindon and went straight into a successful career in administration. After nine years in this field however, she decided to re-examine her career and realised her true interests were with photography. The HND course offers a good mix of different photography genres which has allowed Hayley to focus her personal interests. She says she now feels she is doing something she feels passionate about and her personality and character is growing. Hayley has applied for a Documentary Photography degree next year which she hopes will lead to a career in the fields of history and anthropology, perhaps alongside part time teaching.

Progression opportunities:
Further study options include joining the second year of a BA (Hons) Photography degree at another institution Freelance Photographer Teacher Training.

The course has changed my life! The teachers have a wide range of specialisms and industry experience.

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HnD in Performing Arts (Production) - media make-up

Key Facts
Qualification Level: 5 Full time: 30 wks Part time: 30 wks Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Foundation Diploma, Edexcel National/Extended Diploma, AVCE or an Access to HE course. (Qualifications need to total a minimum of 180 credits). All students are required to present a portfolio of work at interview. Mature students without formal qualifications, but with relevant industrial experience and a portfolio of work will be considered.

Course information:
Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon
UCAs institution code: S98 UCAs course code: W4SZ Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes
This course will allow you to develop an understanding of the materials and techniques involved in the process of creating make-up for film and television, including: Wig making, body painting and consideration of issues such as casting and working with models. In addition, you will explore different effects in hair and make-up styling in the creation of the photographic image and planning a photographic shoot.

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Course Content:
You will study a range of skills during the course including: The make-up industry and professional practice Period hair, make-up and wig making and dressing Current trends in hair and make-up Fashion and editorial make-up and hair Hairdressing techniques for the make-up artist Character and theatre make-up Fantasy hair styling and make-up Sculpting and prosthetics Contextual studies TV and film hair and make-up Special effects Body painting Design process Applying design and creativity.

Applications:
Via www.ucas.co.uk
(listed under Swindon College)

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Progression opportunities:
On successful completion of this course you will be equipped with high level professional practical skills and a portfolio of photographic work. You will be fully prepared for a career in the make-up industry or alternatively students may also progress onto BA Honours programmes.

Meet Natasha James...


Natasha left Nova Hreod School, Swindon and initially studied Travel and Tourism. After a year she realised that she wanted something more creative, so enrolled on the Media Make-up National Diploma. Natasha has really enjoyed developing her skills and confidence from airbrushing and body painting to sewing and wig making and has already been accepted onto the HND next year. There are lots of trips, exhibitions, competitions and work experience available; this year students did the make-up for the local pantomime then watched their creations come to life on stage. Last year one of the students won the UK Worldskills Final, which was a huge achievement.

in this There is such a creative dynamic s challenged department, I love it! The course ha ching staff me to be experimental and the tea g the skills to are all so experienced. I am gainin take my career all the way
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Paul Halliday...

BuSINeSS &
one yeAr toP-UP HonoUrs ProGrAmme
BA (Hons) Business, Management & Communications

maNaGemeNt

FoUnDAtion DeGree
Foundation Degree in Business, Management & Communications

ProFessionAL QUALiFiCAtions
Technician Stage (NVQ 4) Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

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BA (Hons) Business, management and Communications (top-up)

BuSINeSS & maNaGemeNt

Key Facts
Qualification Level: 6 Full time: 1 year Part time: 18 months Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Students must have completed an appropriate programme to be eligible to apply for final year entry to the BA (Hons) Business, Management and Communications. These include: A Foundation Degree in Business, Management and Communications awarded by Oxford Brookes University, successfully gaining 240 credits and normally a 55% grade average. Students who have completed 240 credits at Level 4 and 5 (usually achieving a 55% grade average) at another institution within or outside the UK may be considered, subject to an individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University. Entrants to the programme should normally possess a current role in an appropriate workplace setting. A line managers letter of support and recommendation is required at enrolment.

Course information:
The programme is designed to enable students to top up their Foundation Degree in Business, Management and Communications to a full BA (Hons). The BA (Hons) is a work-based degree and as such lectures are concentrated on one day per week, enabling students to work and combine private study to suit their own personal commitments. On successful completion of the course students are well equipped for employment in any aspect of business, including Marketing, Human 44 Resources, Finance and Management. Local employers were involved in the development of the degree ensuring that the modules offered meet employers needs as well as the interests of our students. The modules are assessed through assignments, presentations, live projects and timed assessments. Students also have the opportunity to consider, in-depth, an agreed topic of their choice via the Work-Based Project or Dissertation.

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon


UCAs institution code: NG12 UCAs course code: NP19 interview required: Yes

Applications:
Via www.ucas.ac.uk
(listed under Oxford Brookes)

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Students are assigned a personal tutor who will support them throughout the course. All students have access to facilities at both Swindon College and Oxford Brookes University.

Course Content:
The programme offers the opportunity to study a wide range of current and relevant business topics. the modules studied are: Managing Marketing Activities Contemporary Business Issues Communication, Culture and Language Managing Quality and Risk Self-awareness and Career Management (double module) Work-based Project or Dissertation (double module).

Meet Jagi Panesar...


Jagi left Commonweal School in Swindon to study for AS levels at a local college, but wasnt happy there. She then enrolled on the BTEC National Diploma in Business at Swindon College where she gained a triple Distinction. The next obvious move for Jagi was the Foundation Degree, as she liked the broad-based subjects the course offers. Jagi is now on the BA top-up year and is still enjoying the subject diversity which includes marketing, customer communications and accounting. Now in her fifth year at Swindon College, Jagi feels she has kept up her future career options open because she hasnt specialised too early.

Progression opportunities:
Successful students can progress on to study for a Masters Degree or on to courses such as AAT / CIPD / CIM post-graduate programmes.

it is I use the new HE base room a lot, e to a great facility if you need quiet tim with study or use a computer. I meet up ed friends there too, its a very relax space just for HE students.
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Foundation Degree in Business, management and Communications

Key Facts
Qualification Level: 6 5 Full time: 3 years 2 Part time: 3 years Awarded by: Awarded by:

entry requirements:
A minimum of two years relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting, and a line managers letter of support and recommendation; Or a minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level, plus three passes at GCSE (grades A-C), or O-level (grades A-C) normally including mathematics and English language, or a National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualifications.

Students will be assigned a personal tutor who will support them throughout the course. The 14 modules are assessed through assignments, presentations and timed assessments. The Business Project unit provides an opportunity to consider, in-depth an agreed project of the students choice with tutorial support to encourage and guide students in this 46 module. All students have access to facilities at Oxford Brookes University, as well as at Swindon College.

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon


UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W110 NP19 interview required: Yes Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

Course information:
For students interested in a career in business, management or communications. Study themes will be mixed and varied in order to equip students for their future careers.

Applications:
Via www.ukpass.ac.uk www.ucas.ac.uk
(listed under Oxford Brookes)

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Course Content:
Fundamentals of business Management concepts Customer communications Personal development (double module) Business and the environment Managing work performance Information for business Accounting for business Strategic management External communications Research skills Business project (double module) Management of financial systems for business Developing management capabilities.

Progression opportunities:
Further study for one year to gain an Honours degree, such as BA (Hons) Business Management at Oxford Brookes University Various professional qualifications such as CIM, CIPD and AAT.

Meet Paul Halliday...


Paul attended Bradon Forest School, Swindon before completing his A Levels. He then came to Swindon College to study on the FD as it was the ideal local solution to study at university level while allowing him to stay living at home and reduce living costs. Paul says the atmosphere in his class is relaxed and good-humoured while at the same time focused on getting the best grades possible. Paul plans to complete his degree next year on the BA top-up which is also available at Swindon College.

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AAt Level 4 Accounting
Key Facts
Qualification Level: 4 Full time: 1 year Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Students will normally have completed AAT Intermediate Stage (Level 3).

Progression opportunities:
AAT professional membership A career in finance, earning up to 15% more than unqualified staff Chartered accountancy A university degree Working abroad Becoming your own boss with our member in practice scheme.

Course information:
This course is aimed at those working or intending to work as Accounting Technicians/support staff in accountancy and finance functions. This programme is the final part of a three-stage, national framework of competence based education and training scheme offered by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the largest dedicated professional body for qualified accounting technicians

Useful contacts/websites:
AAt jobs www.aat-jobs.co.uk Find CV advice, job hunting tips and current vacancies on our dedicated job site at www.aat-jobs.co.uk magazine aat.org.uk/at 48 Youll get a free copy of Accounting Technician magazine every other month. Its full of articles that will help with your training, plus expert opinions, accountancy news and job vacancies. studentPlus e-newsletter Every month you will receive the email newsletter, StudentPlus, with links to Skillset articles, key dates and benefits of your membership.

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon


UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: NP19 interview required: Yes

Course Content:
Compulsory units: Financial Accounting Computer - Based Assessment (CBA) Financial Performance (CBA) Budgeting (CBA) Internal Control Accounting Systems. two further units: Credit control (CBA & case study) Personal taxation (CBA).

Applications:
Apply directly to Swindon College: Freephone: 0800 731 2250 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

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events
The regional AAT branches around the country often run free events specifically for student members. Theyre a great way to complement your training and to meet other AAT members. For details visit aat.org.uk/branches

Meet Zaneta Morris...


Your guide to the AAT Accounting Qualification
Training as an accounting technician

Zaneta attended business college in Pardubice, Czech Republic for four years before coming to the UK to work as an au pair and study English. She moved from London to Swindon and secured work as an administrator and then in accounting. She now works for the Medical Research Council, who readily agreed to sponsor her Level 4 accountancy study. Zaneta is looking to enrol on an ACCA or CIMA course next, which her employer may also support.

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Postgraduate Degrees MA / PG Dip Archaeological Illustration MA Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice Honours Degrees BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice BA (Hons) Graphic Design BA (Hons) Illustration: Narrative and Sequential one year top-up Honours Programmes BA (Hons) Business, Management & Communications (Work-based Learning)* BA (Hons) Early Years, Care and Education (Work-based Learning) BSc (Hons) Engineering Systems (Work-based Learning) BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Therapy) (Work-based Learning) BA (Hons) Education and Lifelong Learning* BSc (Hons) Youth Work (Work-based Learning) Foundation Degrees Foundation Degree in Business, Management & Communications Foundation Degree in Early Years* Foundation Degree in Engineering Systems Foundation Degree in Sport (Sports Therapy) Foundation Degree in Support for Learning

HnD/C Programmes HND Production Arts (Media Make-up) HND Photography HND/C Civil Engineering HND/C Construction HNC Photography Professional Qualifications PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Technician Stage (NVQ 4) Association of Accounting Technicians Level 5 Additional Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector
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STUDENT DvD

Anna Mumford...

eNGINeerING & coNStructIoN


one yeAr toP-UP HonoUrs ProGrAmme BSc (Hons) Engineering Systems (Work-based Learning)

FoUnDAtion DeGree
Foundation Degree in Engineering Systems

HnD/C ProGrAmmes
HND/C Construction HND/C Civil Engineering

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work-Based Learning

Bsc (Hons) engineering systems


Key Facts
Qualification Level: 6 Full time: 1 year Part time: 2 years Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Students will have successfully completed the University of Bath Foundation Degree in Engineering Systems, with a minimum average grade profile of at least 55%. Students must identify and agree a suitable work-based learning environment with the tutor in which they can carry out the work-based research project. This must be in place at the time of admission.

understanding of the nature of current engineering systems in manufacturing and production contexts with a balance of theory and practice. In addition a range of management units are studied in order to prepare students for management roles within engineering. The work-based project allows students to apply and develop their research and project management skills in a real employer-led project, greatly enhancing employability. Students on the programme will register at both the college and the 52 university. This allows them access to the facilities at both institutions including the University Library and Learning Centre and an extensive range of sports and recreation facilities.

Course information:
Graduating students are eligible for IEng (Incorprated Engineer) status.

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon


interview required: Yes

This programme is designed to provide Honours degree status to students who have achieved Intermediate level qualifications through the University of Bath Foundation Degree in Engineering Systems only. This programme incorporates a work-based learning approach which will prepare students for the workplace. The principals of effective management and leadership in the workplace are studied together with a variety of engineering systems specific units. Units reflect current trends and learners develop a broad

Applications:
Progression for students who have successfully completed the on the University of Bath Foundation Degree in Engineering Systems. Expressions of interest should be made via current tutor.

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Course Content:*
Research methods Managing information Managing performance Managing financial and non-financial resources Meeting stakeholder and quality requirements Work-based research project Fault diagnosis and condition monitoring Instrumentation and control Managing logistics of material flow in an organisation Project management techniques.

Progression opportunities:
Project Management in design, production and maintenance development of manufacturing organisations Industry Higher Technician.

* Units are subject to change. * This information is published for the guidance of students who wish to enter a University of Bath programme in the 2012-2013 academic year. The information in this publication is correct at the time of going to press, but all matters contained in the publication are subject to change from time to time, both before and after a candidates admission. The University of Bath may, at its discretion and for any reason, alter or not offer courses or parts of courses.

Liam studied Engineering at GCSE level while still at school at The Swindon Academy. He then enrolled on the BTEC National Diploma in Engineering and gained very good grades. Aged 18 he secured an apprenticeship with Schneider Electric and asked them to sponsor his continued studies. They have supported him both on the Foundation Degree and now the BSc top-up year. At the end of his degree he will be a fully qualified Industrial Manufacturing Engineer and says the lecturing team at Swindon College have been consistently brilliant in helping him throughout his six years here.

Meet Liam Firth...

The course and my job role relate directly to each other. Course work rk, is based around live projects at wo is such which is why work-based learning a good way to study.
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Foundation Degree engineering systems
Key Facts
Qualification Level: 5 Full time: 2 years Part time: 3 years

entry requirements:
Relevant Level 3 course such as a National Award / Certificate / Diploma, Advanced Diploma, GCE A level, Access to Higher Education Course, or a work-based course such as NVQ 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship. Please see the University of Bath web site for further information regarding specific Level 3 entry criteria: www.bath.ac.uk/lifelong-learning. As part of the Western Vocational Lifelong Learning Network progression agreement, candidates with Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering (gained with the last five years) are guaranteed an interview for this programme. All applicants will also require GCSE passes (at Grade C or above) in maths and English or their Level 2 equivalents. All applications will be subject to successful interview completion. Where English is not the applicants first language an IELTS score of 6 or TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 237 (computer-based) or equivalent qualification, will normally be required.

through completing a Level 3 qualification. Applicants maybe considered if they can demonstrate a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience and are able to demonstrate that they have developed the necessary skills to succeed on the course. These include (within an engineering, scientific or technology-related field): Using your initiative to direct your own work Managing your time and meeting deadlines Solving unfamiliar problems using 54 a range of different approaches Presenting relevant information to others accurately both verbally and in writing. An appropriate level of skills in mathematics. If you are planning to apply to the programme based on your experience rather than formal qualifications, make sure you include examples in your application form of where you have gained these kinds of knowledge and skills through learning outside formal education, e.g. in the workplace.

Awarded by:

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon


UCAs institution code: B16 UCAs course code: HH37 interview required: Yes

Applications:
Via www.ucas.ac.uk
(listed under University of Bath)

Admission by experience:
Applicants may be admitted to the programme because of knowledge and skills gained through experience rather than formal qualifications. The interview process will give you an opportunity to show how your experience has given you the knowledge and skills which are equivalent to those you would gain

Course summary:
The Foundation Degree in Engineering Systems is designed to support those interested in developing careers in production / maintenance engineering and related technologies within the manufacturing industry and has been designed in collaboration with local manufacturing employers and the University of Bath.

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Often companies will support employees who wish to study for a Foundation Degree whilst they work.

Course Content:
year 1 Introduction to HE Study Skills Application of HE Study to the Workplace Quality Improvement Techniques Mathematics for Engineers 1 & 2 Engineering Science 1 & 2 Materials Technology Manufacturing Principles CAD/CAM Work-based learning. year 2 Developing Professional Skills Introduction to Research Methods Hydraulics & Pneumatics Mechanical Principles Engineering Business Management 21st Century Manufacturing Automation, Control & PLCs Impact of Engineering on the Environment Health & Safety, Risk Assessment Robotics Work-based learning.

Meet Luther Hindley...


Based in Andover, Luther originally studied Performing Arts which led to touring with a theatre company for the next few years. Deciding to settle down, Luther then took a job with a local engineering company. He researched local courses and found only Swindon offered all three mechanical, electrical and electronic pathways. After two years studying part time for a BTEC National Certificate and gaining a double Distinction, Luther was accepted onto the Foundation Degree. His employer has been 100% supportive of his study and has already committed to the BSc degree top-up year for Luther to continue working towards Chartered Engineer status.

Progression opportunities:
On completing the Foundation Degree you can apply to progress to a one year Honours Degree. This may offer a route to professional recognition. Please see the BSc (Hons) Engineering Systems (work-based learning). Career opportunities following completion of the course include roles such as Project Management in design, production and maintenance development of manufacturing organisations, or as a Higher Technician in the industry.
* Units maybe subject to change. * This information is published for the guidance of students who wish to enter a University of Bath programme in the 2012-2013 academic year. The information in this publication is correct at the time of going to press, but all matters contained in the publication are subject to change from time to time, both before and after a candidates admission. The University of Bath may, at its discretion and for any reason, alter or not offer courses or parts of courses.

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HnC/D Diploma in Construction and the Built environment
Key Facts
Qualification Level: HND 5, HNC 4 Part time: HNC 2 years HND 1 Year Top up Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Level 2 qualifications in English and maths, plus a relevant Level 3 qualification such as; National Certificate in Building Studies National Diploma in Building Studies GNVQ Advanced or Vocational A Level in the Built Environment and Construction An approved alternative qualification.

Course Content:*
Units of study: For the HNC you will study the following main units: Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment Group Project in the Construction Industry Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built 56 Environment Measurement Processes for Construction Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment Measuring, Tendering and Estimating for Construction and the Built Environment. This course is intended for students who already hold an HNC in Construction and wish to attain a Higher National Diploma (HND).

Delivered at: Swindon College, North Star, Swindon UCAs institution code: S98 UCAs course code: 022K interview required: Yes

Course information:
The course will enhance career progression for those employed in architect, surveyor, contractor, Local Authority and quantity surveyor offices, or those who work in the field of design and production. Those seeking a recognised qualification and/or entry to a professional body or associated institution will also benefit from the course, as will mature candidates seeking to enhance their job prospects. Assessment methods involve formative and summative strategies leading to a positive learning methodology with written feedback on all assessed work.

Applications:
HnD via www.ucas.co.uk
(listed under Swindon College)

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For the HND, you will study the following additional units: Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment Advanced Measurement for Construction Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction and the Built Environment Technology of Complex Buildings Design Technology for Construction Properties and Performance of Construction Materials. *All HNC/D units currently offered are under review and are subject to change.

Progression opportunities:
After completing the course, students could go on to a part-time degree in a built environment discipline or study for professional qualifications. The qualification can lead to employment in a number of careers including: Town Planner Housing Inspector Site Manager Building Technician Architectural Technician.

Meet Ashley Clack...


Ashley left Farmors School in Fairford and studied computing for two years at college. He then worked in a pub for a while before securing a job with Network Rail as a Data Entry Clerk. Enjoying his new role he progressed well and is now an Assistant Commercial Manager working on projects such as station enhancements and signalling. His employer offered the chance to enrol on the HNC and Ashley is planning to continue onto the HND and then a related degree, all of which will be employer sponsored. Ashleys next career goal is to become a Commercial Manager within his current organisation.

The high standard of teaching has and helped me develop both personally e professionally. All of the units relat to my role and I use the theory and management learnt
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HnC/D Diploma in Construction and the Built environment (Civil engineering)
Key Facts
Qualification Level: HND 5, HNC 4 Part time: HNC 2 years HND 1 Year Top up Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Level 2 qualifications in English and maths, plus a relevant Level 3 qualification such as; National Certificate in Civil Engineering National Diploma in Civil Engineering An approved alternative qualification.

Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics Civil Engineering Technology Structural Analysis and Design Environment (Civil Engineering). HnC to HnD Civil engineering Conversion Course. This course is intended for students who already hold an HNC in Civil Engineering and wish to attain an HND. On the HND, you will study the 58 following additional units: Procurement for Construction and the Built Environment Measuring, Tendering and Estimating for Construction and the Built Environment Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment Applied Mathematics for Complex Engineering Problems. Advanced Civil Engineering *All HNC/D units currently offered are under review and are subject to change.

Course information:
Delivered at: Swindon College, North Star, Swindon UCAs institution code: S98 UCAs course code: 002H interview required: Yes This qualification will enhance career progression for those employed in consultant and contractor offices, or in other fields of design and production within the construction industry. Assessment methods involve formative and summative strategies leading to a positive l earning methodology with written feedback on all assessed work.

Course Content:*
The HNC course covers the following main units of study: Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment Group Project in the Construction Industry

Applications:
HnD via www.ucas.co.uk
(listed under Swindon College)

HnC please contact Swindon College direct on Freephone: 0800 731 2250 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

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Progression opportunities:
After completing the course you could go on to a part time Honours degree in a built environment discipline or study for professional qualifications. The qualification can lead to employment in a number of careers including: Building Control Surveyor Chartered Surveyor Civil Engineer Construction Operative Quantity Surveyor Rural Surveyor Surveying Technician Engineering Design.

Meet Anna Mumford...


Anna attended Pewsey Vale School and studied Level 2 Beauty Therapy before working on a cosmetic counter in a department store. After some time Anna felt she needed more of a challenging career with long-term prospects. She changed to administration and developed her computing skills before joining the Services Team at Network Rail. She took on a technicians role after completing training and progressed into the Engineering department. A year ago she was promoted to Assistant Engineer and the HNC is a prerequisite for that role. Anna has already opted to continue on the HND next year and is looking to progress soon to full Engineer status.

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Postgraduate Degrees MA / PG Dip Archaeological Illustration MA Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice Honours Degrees BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice BA (Hons) Graphic Design BA (Hons) Illustration: Narrative and Sequential one year top-up Honours Programmes BA (Hons) Business, Management & Communications (Work-based Learning)* BA (Hons) Early Years, Care and Education (Work-based Learning) BSc (Hons) Engineering Systems (Work-based Learning) BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Therapy) (Work-based Learning) BA (Hons) Education and Lifelong Learning* BSc (Hons) Youth Work (Work-based Learning) Foundation Degrees Foundation Degree in Business, Management & Communications Foundation Degree in Early Years* Foundation Degree in Engineering Systems Foundation Degree in Sport (Sports Therapy) Foundation Degree in Support for Learning

HnD/C Programmes HND Production Arts (Media Make-up) HND Photography HND/C Civil Engineering HND/C Construction HNC Photography Professional Qualifications PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Technician Stage (NVQ 4) Association of Accounting Technicians Level 5 Additional Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector
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STUDENT DvD

Kyle Barnes

SPort
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SPort
Bsc (Hons) sport (sports therapy)
work-Based Learning
Key Facts
Qualification Level: 6 Full time: 1 year Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Students will have successfully completed the University of Bath Foundation Degree in Sport (Sports Therapy), with a minimum average grade profile of at least 55%. Students must identify and agree a suitable work-based learning environment with the tutor in which they can carry out the work-based research project. This must be in place at the time of admission. A satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure obtained within the three months prior to any confirmation of offer.

Students will develop personal and professional management skills to prepare for leadership and management roles. Students will also complete an independent work-based learning project to demonstrate the application of research methods as well as critical analysis and reflective skills within a wider context. Course Content:* A work-based research project Manual therapy Electrotherapy Research methods Managing information 62 Managing performance An introduction to financial and non-financial resources Managing marketing activities.

Delivered at: Swindon College, North Star, Swindon interview required: Yes

Course information:
This programme is designed to provide Honours Degree status to students who have achieved intermediate level qualifications through the University of Bath Foundation Degree in Sport (Sports Therapy) only. The course will further enhance observational, evaluative and analytical skills within a clinical environment. Students will study the application of electrotherapy and manual therapy techniques with sound theoretical knowledge in a safe and effective way, to maximise treatment potential.

Applications:
Progression for students studying on the University of Bath Foundation Degree in Sport (Sports Therapy). Expressions of interest should be made via current tutor.

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Progression opportunities:
On successful completion of this course there is the opportunity to become a fully insured member of the Society of Sports Therapists Self employed sports therapist working in a clinical/sporting environment Working with sports professionals.

* Units are subject to change. This information is published for the guidance of students who wish to enter a University of Bath programme in the 2012-2013 academic year. The information in this publication is correct at the time of going to press, but all matters contained in the publication are subject to change from time to time, both before and after a candidates admission. The University of Bath may, at its discretion and for any reason, alter or not offer courses or parts of courses.

Meet

Ifan Eirug...

this course is accredited by:

Ifan studied for A Levels in Cardiff before taking a year out travelling. He then moved to Bath to study Sports Development but wanted to focus specifically on sports injury treatments. He wanted to focus specifically on sports injury treatments and the University of Bath recommended the Sports Therapy course to Ifan. He commutes on the train two days a week. Living in Bath, Ifan gets to make good use of the university facilities at both campuses and staff at Bath and Swindon have been extremely supportive. Ifan feels he has progressed well due to the small class sizes and plans to study for an MA in Sports Rehabilitation next.

rs I have accrued more than 500 hou orts of work experience in hospitals, sp part clubs, therapy units and clinics as ich of studying towards my degree wh rent has been invaluable in seeing diffe aspects of the industry.
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Foundation Degree sport (sports therapy)

Key Facts Key Facts


Qualification Level: 5

entry requirements:
Relevant Level 3 course such as National Certificate/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, GCE A levels, Access to Higher Education course, or a work-based course such as NVQ 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship. Please see the University of Bath website for further information regarding specific Level 3 entry criteria: www.bath.ac.uk/lifelong-learning. If you do not have a formal qualification but have a minimum of two years relevant work experience or can demonstrate the experience and skills necessary to succeed on the course you are welcome to apply. This will include completion of a portfolio for accredited achievements prior to learning. All applicants will require GCSE passes (at Grade C or above) in maths and English or their Level 2 equivalents. Obtaining a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) as part of the admissions process will form part of the condition of entry on to this programme.

Course information:
The course is designed to appeal to students who have an interest in sport and wish to help injured athletes return to full fitness. All units are taught at Swindon College, who provide a professional working environment and years of vocational experience within the sports therapy industry. The early stages will explore a range of fundamental topics and basic study skills. As students progress they will learn skills in a wide variety of treatments to enable them to help individuals return to full fitness 64 post injury. Sports therapists must have a basic understanding of human structure and function as well as lifestyle management issues. Emphasis is placed on developing observational, evaluative and analytical skills in determining treatment and rehabilitation regimes. Course Content:* Students are expected to engage in a total of 200 hours of work-based learning in the field of sports therapy alongside the formal academic requirements of the programme.

Full time: 3 years


Full time: 2 years Awarded by:

Awarded by:

Delivered at: Swindon College, North Star, Swindon UCAs institution code: B16

Delivered at:code: CB69 UCAs course Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon
interview required: Yes

UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W110 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

Applications:
Via www.ukpass.ac.uk
(listed under Oxford Brookes) via www.ucas.co.uk College or contact Swindon (listed under University of Bath) or contact direct on Freephone: swindon College direct on 0800 731 2250 or email: or email: Freephone 0800 731 2250

Applications:

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Progression opportunities:
Further study at undergraduate level: Swindon College offers BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Therapy). Self employed sports massage therapists working in clinical/sporting environment Working with sports professionals.

* Units are subject to change. * This information is published for the guidance of students who wish to enter a University of Bath programme in the 2012-2013 academic year. The information in this publication is correct at the time of going to press, but all matters contained in the publication are subject to change from time to time, both before and after a candidates admission. The University of Bath may, at its discretion and for any reason, alter or not offer courses or parts of courses.

Meet Kyle Barnes...


Kyle came straight to college after completing his GCSEs at Wootton Bassett School. He enrolled on the BTEC National Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science (Sports Therapy). Kyle has always had an interest in sport and coaches a cricket and hockey team in his free time and wants to have a career in Sports Therapy. After completing the National Diploma, Kyle enrolled on to the Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy, which he is currently studying now. Kyle is keen to progress on to the one year top-up BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy.

I really enjoy the course, se its hard work, but its a good cour ry and well worth it. The tutors are ve g an supportive and they are everythin ideal tutor should be!
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STUDENT DvD Michelle Luck

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one yeAr toP-UP HonoUrs ProGrAmme
BA (Hons) Early Years, Care and Education (Work-based Learning) BA (Hons) Education and Lifelong Learning (Work-based Learning)

ProFessionAL QUALiFiCAtions
PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Additional Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy)

FoUnDAtion DeGree
Foundation Degree in Support for Learning Foundation Degree in Early Years

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BA (Hons) early years*

Key Facts Key Facts


Qualification Level: 6 Qualification Level: 6 Full time: year Full time: 13 years Part time: 2 years Awarded by: Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Students will have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Early Years or equivalent Level 5 sector-endorsed qualification, with a minimum average grade profile of at least 55%. In all cases, consideration will be given to the applicants potential to progress to Honours level. Satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure. Students must identify and agree a suitable work-based learning environment with the tutor in which they can carryout the work-based research project. This must be in place at the time of admission.

and develop their research and project management skills in a settings-based, relevant and topical research project, greatly enhancing their employability and ability to reflect on and adapt current practice. Course Content: Students will study the following units: Research Methods Research Project Outdoor Learning Psychology Children in Society Multi-disciplinary Working Leadership and Management.

UCAs institution code:

Delivered at: Swindon College School ofrequired: Yes interview Art, North Star, Swindon
UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W110 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

UCAs course code:

Course information:
The Honours year will be based on, and extend, the academic skills and pedagogy of the Foundation Degree programme. Students continue within their Early Years work settings and will prepare for management and leadership roles. Units reflect current trends and enable learners to develop a broad understanding of Early Years Care and Education in a variety of contexts. A research project provides an opportunity for students to apply

Applications:

Applications: Via www.ukpass.ac.uk


(listed under for students who have Progression Oxford Brookes) or contactaSwindon College in completed Foundation Degree direct on Freephone: of interest Early Years. Expressions 0800 731 made via current tutor. should be 2250 or email:

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Progression opportunities:
EYPS For students working with Foundation Stage children aged 0-5. The BA (Hons) Early Years, does not in itself deliver the EYPS Status. However a progression for EYPS validation is organised with a separate provider, and students who have achieved the degree will be eligible to enlist on one of the shorter validation pathways. Students interested in the EYPS should note that they will need GCSE (or equivalent) English and maths at grades A-C. PGCE (Professional Graduate Certificate in Education) Students wishing to continue to teacher training should note that GCSE (or equivalent) English, maths and science at grades A-C are required.

Meet Michelle Luck...


Michelle left school in London at 16 and gained further qualifications through evening classes. She became interested in a career working with children with learning difficulties and completed an Open University course in the subject. This led to a teaching post where she stayed for 15 years. Needing a change, Michelle relocated to Marlborough and decided to focus on the Key Stage 1 age group. She enrolled at Swindon College and gained her CACHE Level 3 before completing the Foundation Degree. Michelle hopes to move into nursery management, lecturing or may explore an MA in the future.

* Subject to validation

re I really like the community atmosphe re at Swindon College. The staff he ge in are outstanding and I feel this colle at particular opens doors for everyone any stage of their life
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Foundation Degree in early years*

Key Facts Key Facts


Qualification Level: 5 Qualification Level: 6 Full time: 3 years Full time: 2 years Part time: 3 years Awarded by: Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Entrants should normally have a minimum of one of the following: An appropriate A level or vocational A level NVQ Level 3 or other appropriate vocationally related NQF Level 3 qualification An advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Early Years or another appropriate subject Students should also have a minimum of 2 years employment in an early years setting, of which at least 12 months should be continuous service working directly with children for 10 hours or more per week. Satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure.

The course aims to develop the students professionalism through greater understanding of policy, regulatory and legislative frameworks and recognising the role of other agencies in working for and with children and families. The programme is delivered using a variety of techniques including lectures, seminars, and workshops and is supported by web based materials.

Course Content:*
Studying Policy and Practice (double module) Learning, Development and the 70 Foundation Stage (double module) Inclusion Communication, Language and Literacy Mathematical Development Exploring and Learning Issues in Child Development (double module) Roles of other Professionals in Early Years Physical Care and Health Issues Management (double module) Safeguarding Young Children Research, Policy and Practice.

UCAs institution code: S98

Delivered at: Swindon College School ofrequired: Yes, interview Art, North Star, Swindon
UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W110 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

UCAs course code:

Course information:
The course is designed for Practitioners currently working in early years settings who wish to build upon the practical work they undertake in their role, broadening their knowledge of wider practice in early years and gaining knowledge of the underpinning theory which supports practice today. Students will examine theories of child development, play and learning, including the role of the adult, appreciating international and cultural perspectives.

Applications: Applications:
Applications directly to the department for Via www.ukpass.ac.uk part time or full time in the first instance; (listed under Oxford Brookes) full time applications will need to go or contact Swindon College through UCAS. For further information contact direct on Freephone: 0800 731 2250 or email: 0800 731 2250 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

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Progression opportunities:
On successful completion of the Foundation Degree students may wish to continue to study towards a full honours degree through the BA programme at Swindon College, gaining graduate status. Students can also go on to gain Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) (1*) On completion of the full Honours Degree students may then progress to Initial Teaching Training routes such as PGCE or GTP(2*) (1*) please note: Students will require GCSE C or above in English and Maths. (2*) please note: students will require GCSE C or above in English, Maths and Science. This information is correct for students applying for the academic year commencing September 2011. *The course is subject to validation with Oxford Brookes University.
* Units are subject to change. * Subject to Validation

Meet Iain Mazonowicz...


Iain attended Commonweal School in Swindon before taking A levels at a local college. He then studied Electrical Installation before joining an apprenticeship with Honda. Three years later he took advantage of a voluntary redundancy programme to be able to return to study. He explored his local options and found Swindon College offered the ideal course to fulfil his ambition to become an infant school teacher. Iain works four days a week at a childrens nursery which compliments the course content very well. Along with most of his class, Iain will be progressing on to the BA top-up year to gain his full degree next year.

Studying Policy and Practice (double module) Learning, Development and the Foundation Stage (double module) Inclusion Communication, Language and

p The mix of backgrounds in our grou nces means we all have valuable experie .I to share, which benefits everyone be a enjoy studying here so much it will ve shame when it comes to an end, we all become good friends
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BA (Hons) education and Lifelong Learning*

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Qualification Level: 5 Qualification Level: 6 Full time: 3 years Full time: 1 year Part time: 2 years Awarded by: Awarded by:

entry requirements:
This flexible course is designed to meet the needs of students that have successfully completed a relevant foundation degree qualification in the field of education who wish to progress their studies to the academic level required by a degree whilst strengthening and developing their professional role. Your employer must be willing to support training needs although the qualification can be successfully completed within a voluntary role. Entry requirements will necessitate successful completion of a relevant foundation degree and would usually require a minimum two years relevant work experience and related Level 3 qualification. Applications are considered individually and on the strength of the individuals commitment to support the student learning experience.

Course information:
The programme prepares staff that support and enrich learning, such as Teaching Assistants and Learning Mentors by providing a thorough understanding of the role and reinforcing the professional status of the occupation for staff in primary, secondary and further education settings. The programme will develop and support knowledge of a range of theoretical perspectives relevant to education across a broad spectrum of fields. Employers have been directly involved in the design of the programme to ensure the 72 transferability of skills and knowledge applicable to the workplace. The course builds skills, knowledge and understanding to develop the role in supporting the learning of a broad range of ages and abilities covering primary, secondary and further education sectors. Students work with other professionals to jointly plan, train, monitor and assess learning and develop the skills of a competent practitioner effectively motivating learners and working in and leading professional teams. All students have access to facilities at Oxford Brookes University, as well as at Swindon College.

UCAs institution code: S98

Delivered at: Swindon College School ofrequired: Yes interview Art, North Star, Swindon
UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W110 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

UCAs course code:

Applications: Applications:
Via www.ukpass.ac.uk Via www.ucas.ac.uk. (listed under (listed under Oxford Brookes) Oxford Brookes) Part time applicants: or contact Swindon College Applications should be made directly direct on Freephone: to Swindon College

0800 731 2250 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

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Course Content:*
Under development.

Progression opportunities:
Teaching Assistant role. Cover supervision role Further study for one year to gain a PGCE Primary at Oxford Brookes University. Students can then apply for Qualified Teacher Status (students will also require GCSE Science A-C). * subject to validation.

Meet Tanya Ecclestone...


After leaving Commonweal School in Swindon, Tanya worked in Marketing and Admin, including a role as PA to Director of EMI Music. Tanya then took a career break to raise a family, eventually volunteering at her sons school - an independent prep school near Swindon - which soon became a full TA role. Although used to regular professional training courses, Tanya says the prospect of committing to long-term study was daunting at first but her employer and the college have been very supportive and have made all the difference. Tanya has enrolled on the BA top-up for next year and then plans to train as a Special Educational Needs teacher.

y I attended a Study Skills three da on course over the summer at Swind e. It College, prior to starting my cours going was really helpful to see what was ation to be required, going back into educ after a 20 year break
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Foundation Degree support For Learning


Key Facts Key Facts
Qualification Level: 5 Qualification Level: 6 Full time: 3 years Full time: 2 years Awarded by: Awardedby:

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entry requirements:
This is a work-based course and applicants must be employed or volunteer in a school or college. Your employer must be willing to support training needs. The Headteacher or line manager must supply a reference.Minimum two years relevant work experience and related Level 3 qualification. Applicants under 21 will also need one of the following: An A level or a six unit vocational A level and 3 GCSEs, including maths and English A-C National Certificate or Diploma International Baccalaureate 25 points Other equivalent qualifications. Applications are considered individually and on the strength of the employers commitment to support the students learning.

The course builds skills, knowledge and understanding to develop the role in supporting the learning of children and young adults. Students work with other professionals to jointly plan, train, monitor and assess learning and develop the skills of a competent practitioner effectively motivating learners and working in and leading professional teams. The first year develops understanding of childrens learning, particularly English and maths. There is also the opportunity to achieve Higher Level Teaching Assistant 74 (HLTA) status with a three-day training course and assessment offered by Best Practice. In the second year, students learn about wider school issues such as diversity and inclusion. All students have access to facilities at Oxford Brookes University, as well as at Swindon College.

UCAs institution code: 066 UCAs course code: X223 interview required: Yes

Delivered at: Swindon College School of Art, North Star, Swindon


UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W110 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

Course information:
The programme prepares staff who support learning, such as Teaching Assistants and Learning Mentors by providing a thorough understanding of the role and reinforcing the professional status of the occupation for staff in primary, secondary and further education settings. Employers have been directly involved in the design of the programme.

Applications: Applications:
Via www.ukpass.ac.uk Viawww.ucas.co.uk (listed under Oxford Brookes) (listed under Oxford Brookes) or contact Swindon College or contact Swindon College direct on Freephone: direct on Freephone: 0800 731 2250 or email: 0800 731 2250 or email: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

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Course Content:
Year 1 Developing skills for learning Understanding how children learn and develop Supporting numeracy Supporting literacy Developing professional practice Implementing the learning cycle Developing your role as a Teaching Assistant. Year 2 Understanding diversity Supporting inclusion Supporting information and communications technology Literacy across the curriculum Research methods in education Action research project Managing behaviour.

Meet Pedro Ferrao...


Pedro left school in Estoril, Portugal and came to England aged 18. Thirteen years on he still loves the UK and has now found a career he wants to develop. Following redundancy, Pedro was offered a role as a Play Worker for Swindon Borough Council. He also volunteered at a local primary school before finding a permanent position in a local school for children with behavioural issues, which he finds very rewarding. Pedro decided to join the FD to gain a professional qualification and plans to complete the BA top-up year before undergoing teacher training to become a Special Educational Needs specialist.

Progression opportunities:
Teaching Assistant role. Further study for one year to gain a BA (Hons) degree Students can apply for a PGCE course leading to Qualified Teacher Status (students will also require GCSE Science A-C).

Studying Policy and Practice

I really enjoy coming to college! The tutors are very thorough and take us through everything we need to know for assignments; the harder you study the better grades you will achieve.
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PGCe
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Key Facts Key Facts


Qualification Level: 6 Qualification Level: 6 Part time: 3 years Full time: 2 years 1 day/week (or 1 year if already DTTLS Year 1 Awarded by:qualified) Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Admission is for teachers/lecturers/ trainers already working in the post-compulsory sector. Entry in to year two will be considered for applicants who have City and Guilds 7407 Stages 1 and 2, DTTLS Year 1 or equivalent. (Contact the Programme Leader at Swindon College via Student Services who will assess qualifications to see if they are equivalent). Note: Those students who gained their first year qualification (e.g. 7407, 7307) before September 2007 must access the LLUK website tariff tables to as certain what further study must undertaken before joining the PGCE course in year two. GCSE English grade C+ is required. Students who do not have this qualification will be required to achieve GCSE English language grade C+ or equivalent before the course commences. Students must have 75 hours teaching during the academic year/s in which they undertake the course. Applicants are required to have minimum Level 3 qualification, which may be a vocational qualification in their subject.

To gain QTLS Qualified Teaching Learning and Skills - you are also required to have GCSE maths Grade A C or equivalent.

Course information:
The course informs and consolidates professional practice in teaching mature and young adults. A variety of assessment methods are used and students will be expected to keep a reflective diary, take part in action and practitioner research, write essays, give presentations based on research findings and be observed when teaching.

interview required: Yes,

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UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W110 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

Applications: Applications:
All applications should be made Via www.ukpass.ac.ukdirectly to Swindon College. For further information (listed under Oxford Brookes) contact Swindon College College or contact Swindon on Freephone: 0800 731 2250 or email: direct on Freephone: studentservices@swindon-college.ac.uk

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Course Content:
Continuing personal and professional development Curriculum development and inclusive practice Widening professional practice Practitioner research Introduction to teaching in the lifelong learning sector curriculum and assignment for and of learning Theories and principles of planning and enabling learning Embedding literacy, language and numeracy within your specialist subject Introduction to teaching in the lifelong learning sector curriculum and assignment for and of learning Theories and principles of planning and enabling learning Embedding literacy, language and numeracy within your specialist subject

Meet Chris Harris...


Chris has worked for the RAF for the last 11 years as an Aircraft Engineer. Two years ago the opportunity arose for him to teach students working on Hercules aircraft, which he has enjoyed. Chris then felt he wanted to enhance his teaching skills and gain a professional qualification that will be useful now and later in life. Chris says his employers have been 100% supportive and his work colleagues have noticed the continuing improvement in his teaching standards. Chris has enjoyed studying again and feels it has boosted his self-confidence so much he hopes to continue at degree level.

Progression opportunities:
On gaining the PGCE, individuals are qualified to teach across the Life Long Learning Sector which includes: Further education, higher education, the health service, adult and community education, prison education, the armed forces or private training providers.

If youre a mature student on a om professional course, the support fr y the tutors is fantastic. They reall rk, understand the issues balancing wo study and family life and are committed to helping us achieve.
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LeveL 5 ADDitionAL DiPLomA in teACHinG enGLisH (LiterACy) in tHe LiFeLonG LeArninG seCtor

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Qualification Level: QualificationLevel: 5 6 Part time: 120 hours Full time: 3 years Awarded by: Awarded by:

entry requirements:
Candidates must be qualified to Level 3, or be able to demonstrate Level 3 process skills and personal skills in the subject they intend to teach, have access to 150 teaching practice hours and possess reasonable levels in areas of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT not represented within their subject specialism.

Theories of literacy learning and development Key approaches to teaching literacy Planning and implementation of strategies to support and develop learners literacy skills.

Progression opportunities:
Become a specialist teacher in the Lifelong Learning Sector, i.e. further, adult and community education, work-based learning and the voluntary sector.

Delivered at: Swindon College, North Star, Swindon interview required: Yes

Course information:
The Diploma comprises two modules and topics: module 1: Approaches to literacy learning and teaching topics covered will include: How language is analysed and the meta-language needed for language analysis How language is utilised in power relations How personal, social and cultural factors influence literacy Learners literacy and language use How to use specialist knowledge and resources in planning for teaching and learning. module 2: Theories and frameworks for literacy learning and teaching topics covered will include: Theories of first and second language acquisition

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UCAs institution code: O66 UCAs course code: W110 Portfolio required: Yes interview required: Yes

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