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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)

A first step into the construction industry, focusing on plastering skills. This course could lead to further development of your skills through an Apprenticeship.

  • 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 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

Learn a range of bricklaying skills. This course is made up of practical projects and class-based sessions that will prepare you for a career in construction.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating

The practical skills and knowledge you need to work in the plumbing industry. As well as health and safety, communication skills and basic scientific and electrical principles and processes, you will cover: - Common plumbing processes - Cold and domestic hot water systems - Drainage systems - Central heating English and Maths are an important part of the course, whether at functional skills or GCSE level.

  • 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

Prepare for work in professional catering in hotels, restaurants and pubs. This is a hands-on introduction to methods of cooking and basic food hygiene within a real working kitchen.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Apprenticeships are very popular programmes designed by employers that provide paid work-experience, training and qualifications to people aged 16 and above. An Apprenticeship framework comprises: - A work-based qualification (NVQ), assessed in the workplace, demonstrating practical skills linked to the job and other qualifications valued by employers such as: - Functional skills, which show competency in English, maths or I.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 18 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology

Thorough training in many disciplines associated with the music technology industry. The course provides students with excellent access to digital music composition suites and an industry standard recording studio.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • 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 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures)

This qualification is aimed at you if you are looking to start a career in the electrical industry. Take the first step towards a career in electrical installation.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Level 3 Three Dimensional Computer Aided Design CAD (City & Guilds 7689)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This programme is designed for those with little or no previous experience of 3D Computer Aided Design who wish to gain basic understanding. It would be advantageous for prospective students to have some experience of drawing in their vocational area.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time evening
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 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 Foundation 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 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
Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing

This Level 1 Diploma is suitable if you have no previous experience within the Plumbing sector. This level is ideal if you're just starting out and want a good basic understanding of the Plumbing industry.

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

Take your professional food preparation and supervisory techniques to an advanced level. Through work experience and practical and class-based sessions, the course covers: - Positive working relationships in hospitality - Risk assessments and how to reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace - How to prepare and cook complex dishes, including fish, poultry, soups, sauces, vegetables and desserts You will need to purchase equipment and clothing from an external supplier.

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

rain for a career in software development, programming, networking or web design. You will build on the IT knowledge and skills you learn in the core units by specialising in a particular aspects of IT including: - Programming - Networking - Network security - Animation and an ICT project You will be assessed by written and practical assignments.

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