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Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance Systems

An essential introduction to the motor industry. The course is made up of a core and optional units that make up credits for the qualification and prepare you to progress to a higher level vehicle maintenance and repair course.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Hair and Beauty Sector

An introduction to the hairdressing industry. In this foundation course you learn basic hairdressing and beauty skills while you develop your literacy, numeracy, speaking, listening and IT so that you can move up to a higher level qualification.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 1 Plastering Diploma (Cskills Awards)

During this course you will learn and practise a range of skills in plastering. This course enables you to develop your life skills and you will complete a series of practical projects, supported by classroom job knowledge, as well as modules of study which prepare you for a full-time career in plastering.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing)

From sketchbook to catwalk, you will develop a broad range of creative and technical skills in fashion and textiles. In our specialist fashion studios, you will independently produce innovative and inspirational designs that will feature in fashion shows and exhibitions.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating

This course provides the practical skills and underpinning knowledge to allow you to progress into the plumbing industry. It covers several modules including: Health and safety, Scientific principles and processes, Common plumbing processes, Cold water systems, Domestic hot water systems, Drainage systems , Central heating systems, Electrical principles and processes and understanding how to communicate with others .

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)

Train to work as a service technician working on light vehicles. You will learn both the theory and practical aspects of how to work with cars including: - Diagnosis and rectification of engine and component faults - Chassis system faults - Auxiliary equipment electrical faults - Health and safety in the workplace You will be assessed by practical and written tasks and externally set examinations.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery

This course can lead to employment in professional catering, e.g.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology

This course will guide you in developing your technical abilities in many aspects of music production. It will give you the skills to cultivate your own personal and professional approach to producing music with technology and it will allow you to confidently progress into the many different fields that the music business offers.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 1 BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

You will have the opportunity to develop and expand your creative arts skills whilst improving your English and Maths. A variety of practical creative projects will give you experience of painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, 3D techniques and photography.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)

This course is aimed at those wanting to learn creative and technical photographic skills with highly professional equipment; utilising our large studio, darkroom and digital imaging software. Through focused project briefs, you will develop a vocational understanding as well as creative and technical skills to ensure that your vision is captured with skill and imagination for a professional portfolio of photographs.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Train for a career in commercial hairdressing. Learn how to advise and consult clients and promote services and products, as well as how to: - Provide consultation services - Shampoo and condition hair and scalp - Style hair using drying and setting techniques - Use permanent waving and neutralise hair - Cut and style - Long hairdressing - Colour hair We will also help you achieve a Grade C in GCSE in English and Maths if you don't have these yet.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)

Prepare for a career in the retail automotive industry as either a technician or associated motor industry role. You will discover how to meet health and safety requirements in the workshop and learn how to: - Carry out routine vehicle maintenance - Remove and replace units and components relating to engines, transmissions, steering, suspension, brakes and electrical and electronic systems English and Maths GCSE are a key part of this course.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business

Build a solid foundation in accounting and business. The account skills you will develop include: - The basics of costing - Processing bookkeeping transactions - Controls accounts, journals and the banking system - Computerised accounting and spreadsheet software - Payroll systems You will also need to undertake work experience in an accounting or similar environment.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing

This course gives the learner a good introduction to both theoretical and practical aspects of the building services sector of the construction industry with a bias towards the plumbing trade. It is a practical course delivered in well-equipped College workshops where students will learn various tasks including: Health and safety, Basic electrical circuits layout and installation, Basic understanding and application of new technology associated with energy saving and Introduction to heating and ventilating and refrigeration and air conditioning.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology

This course leads to careers in software development, programming, networking and web design. This course consists of two core units and a further seven optional units representing various aspects of ICT including: Programming, Networking, Network security and Animation and an ICT project.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

This course provides the opportunity to further develop professional food preparation and supervisory techniques to an advanced level. The course covers: Positive working relationships in hospitality, Risk assessments and minimising risk of accidents in the workplace and Preparing and cooking complex dishes, including fish, poultry, soups, sauces, vegetables and desserts.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

This course is aimed at those wanting to extend their practical, hands-on making skills and widen their knowledge of art and design disciplines. You will complete a variety of projects which will develop your practical skills in drawing, illustration, mixed media, painting, sculptural techniques, 3D design, printmaking, photography, model making and textiles.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments

Build on your Level 2 skills with advanced facial and body treatments. In our professionally equipped College salons, you will learn about health and safety, client care and communication, as well as anatomy and physiology.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 1 Diploma in Music Production or Practitioner

This is an introductory level course for musicians who would like to start performing, writing and recording music whilst developing English and Maths. The course is available in two pathways.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 1 Information Technology and Business

This is a practical, work-related course introducing you to business administration and IT and the employment opportunities these areas can lead to. Personal and social development and functional skill in English and Maths are a key part of the course.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
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