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Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Hair and Beauty Sector

This course is an introduction into the hairdressing industry and consists of: Shampooing, conditioning and drying hair, Contributing to perming and colouring processes, Salon reception duties, Developing effective working relationships and Supporting salon health and safety. You will be assessed by practical and written assessments, coursework and oral questions.

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

In our specialist fashion studios, you will independently produce innovative and inspirational designs that will feature in fashion shows and exhibitions. You will develop sought after skills by exploring practical skills such as design, digital illustration, pattern cutting, garment construction and textile techniques.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • 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 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 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 Art and Design (Photography)

This course offers the opportunity for students who are keen to explore and develop their skills in photography. You will train in well-equipped photographic studios with professional equipment and up-to-date digital imaging software.

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

Through work experience and our professional tutors, you will learn how to work effectively in accountancy and finance, develop your personal skills and communicate effectively. The accountancy skills you will develop include: The basics of costing, Processing book-keeping transactions, Controlling accounts, journals and the banking system, Computerised accounting and spreadsheet software and Payroll systems.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • 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
Level 1 BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

On this course students will be working on a range of creative projects giving you the chance to experience subjects such as painting, drawing, print-making, mixed media, 3D techniques and photography. We will support you in the development of the English and Maths skills that you will need to progress on to a Level 2 course.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • 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 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 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Throughout the course you will undertake projects developing your skills in; drawing, illustration, mixed media, painting, sculptural techniques, 3D design, installation, printmaking, photography and contextual studies.After the completion of this course, studetns can progress to higher education; private vocational courses; technician; prop-making; commercial art; craft and design-related jobs or the Foundation Diploma course (a one-year intensive pre-degree course) at West Kent College.

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

This course is designed to build on the Level 2 qualification to include advanced facial treatments and treatments to the body. You will develop a sound knowledge of 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 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This course is designed to develop your practical skills in face, hand and feet treatments. A sound knowledge of health and safety, anatomy and physiology underpins this qualification.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • 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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