Moston

Qualification type: Access to Higher Education Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 110 Course Code: CR5590-5
Awarding body: Open Awards (OPENAWRD)
Academic year: 14/15

Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
110
Course instance ID: 
543244543250
Course code: 
CR5590-5
Learning AIM code: 
00288614
Awarding body: 
Open Awards (OPENAWRD)
Qualification type: 
Access to Higher Education Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Access
Location: 
Moston Campus

What's the Nursing and Allied Health Professions course about?

Access to HE Diplomas are designed to prepare mature learners for higher education (HE). They have been specifically designed for people who may have little in the way of formal educational qualifications, but who bring to the course a variety of life and work experience, a desire to learn and a willingness to study.

In addition to studying the core modules, you will have the opportunity to study literacy, numeracy and information technology, GCSE English and GCSE Maths. A supportive learning environment is provided by using a variety of methods, including classroom-based teaching, group and individual tutorials, group discussions, debates and presentations. Alongside the classroom-based teaching, this programme will also incorporate a blend of virtual learning (online tutorials and assessments).

The daytime option is made up of four modules:
- Core
- Health sciences: biology
- Health studies
- Psychology/Sociology

The day release option is made up of three modules:
- Core
- Health sciences (Biology)
- Psychology

All units are assessed and graded. There will be a variety of assessment, including essays, case studies, presentations and exams.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

In the past, students have progressed onto university courses, such as: diplomas in nursing (adult, child and mental health), and degrees in nursing, midwifery, biological sciences, biotechnology, forensic sciences/anthropology, occupational therapy, prosthetics/orthotics, operating department practitioner and psychology. Many of these courses say that relevant paid or voluntary work experience would be an advantage. Career opportunities exist in various branches of nursing and allied health professions.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Achievement of GCSE English, maths and science, grade C or above. You will be invited to go through an Initial Assessment process which will help us to place you on the correct course and identify any possible support needs that you might have. Also, you will need to demonstrate to the course tutor that you have the commitment and skills necessary to successfully complete the course. Relevant work experience is desirable

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Nursing and Allied Health Professions course?

This course enables the learner to obtain an Access to HE Diploma, which is a credit based, graded qualification. Access Diplomas are a nationally accepted alternative to A Levels for entry to higher education and are recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for higher education.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (day)

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

34

Hours per week

12

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 16566 Course Code: CR23264-06
Academic year: 14/15

VRQ Introduction to Hair and Beauty Sector - Beauty Pathway

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16566
Course instance ID: 
549123549125
Course code: 
CR23264-06
Learning AIM code: 
50063467
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Hair and Beauty Therapy
Location: 
Moston Campus

What are the aims of this course?

Designed to build interest and passion for the hairdressing and beauty related industries. The programme is an ideal practical and theory introduction to prepare you for further learning and training at Level 1. The course will start you on the journey of developing the basic practical skills and knowledge you will need for working in the hairdressing and beauty industries whilst also developing the necessary English and Maths skills.

What are the areas covered by this course?

- Introduction to the hair & beauty sector
- Presenting a professional image in a salon
- Health & Safety
- Hand Care
- Photographic make-up
- Skin care
- Themed face painting
- Basic make up application
- Nail art
- Basic manicure
- Basic pedicure
- Create a hair and beauty image
- College certificate in facial care
- Salon reception duties

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

There are no formal qualifications needed for this course, however learners should be working at Entry 3 English, Entry 3 Maths or above. This will be assessed at interview. A desire to work in the Beauty Therapy and related industries. Good listening and communication skills Have a positive attitude to work as part of team and develop independent learning skills.

How is the course assessed?

Students will undergo continual assessment of practical and written work. Grades will be given of Pass, Merit or Distinction Written tests, assignments and practical observations will be given for each area of study

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded an VRQ Level 1 Diploma Introduction to Hair and Beauty Sector

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services VRQ Level 2 Diploma Hair and Media Make Up Apprenticeships

What are the career opportunities?

Beauty therapy, nails, hairdressing or the cosmetics retail industry.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Access to Higher Education Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 112 Course Code: CR5589-1
Awarding body: Open Awards (OPENAWRD)
Academic year: 14/15

Public Sector Professions

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
112
Course instance ID: 
544212543684
Course code: 
CR5589-1
Learning AIM code: 
00288458
Awarding body: 
Open Awards (OPENAWRD)
Qualification type: 
Access to Higher Education Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Access
Location: 
Moston Campus

What's the Public Sector Professions course about?

Access to HE Diplomas are designed to prepare mature learners for higher education (HE). They have been specifically designed for people who may have little in the way of formal educational qualifications, but who bring to the course a variety of life and work experience, a desire to learn and a willingness to study. A supportive learning environment is provided by using a variety of methods, including classroom-based teaching, group and individual tutorials, group discussions, debates and presentations.

In addition to studying the core modules, students will have the opportunity to study literacy, numeracy and information technology.

The course at the Moston Campus is made up of four modules:
- Core
- Language and literature/history
- Sociology
- Psychology

The course at the Northenden Campus is made up of four modules:
- Core
- Language and literature
- History
- Sociology/psychology

All units are assessed and graded. There will be a variety of assessment, including: essays, case studies, presentations, exams, and reflective diaries.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

In the past, students have progressed onto university courses in language/literature, history, sociology and psychology. Career opportunities exist in teaching, social sciences and humanities-based career paths.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Achievement of GCSE English and maths, grade C or above. You will be invited to go through an Initial Assessment process which will help us to place you on the correct course and identify any possible support needs that you might have. Also, you will need to demonstrate to the course tutor that you have the commitment and skills necessary to successfully complete the course.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Public Sector Professions course?

This course enables the learner to obtain an Access to HE Diploma, which is a credit based, graded qualification. Access Diplomas are a nationally accepted alternative to A Levels for entry to higher education and are recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for higher education.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

34

Hours per week

12

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: n/a
Leaflet Number: 16574 Course Code: CR3549-01
Academic year: 14/15

Diploma in general vehicle maintenance

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16574
Course instance ID: 
549568543612
Course code: 
CR3549-01
Learning AIM code: 
50113562
Level: 
n/a
Subject area: 
Automotive and Engineering
Location: 
Moston Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This qualification is aimed at 14-19 year olds who prefer and respond to `hands-on' learning. The structure has a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which will stimulate and interest learners.

What are the areas covered by this course?

- Health & Safety practices in vehicle maintenance.
- Spark ignition and compression ignition fuel systems
- Engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems
- Steering and suspension systems
- Vehicle braking systems
- Vehicle wheels and tyres
- Vehicle electrical foundation skills
- Vehicle workshop bench skills

These additional units are offered at the Openshaw Campus:
- Vehicle body repair practices and procedures
- Preparation prior to paint refinishing

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

No formal qualifications are required; however, you will need a positive attitude, commitment and self-motivation. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level that is equivalent to GCSE grades D-F. Entry level courses are also available for those who want to progress to a level 1 qualification but do not yet meet these requirements.

How is the course assessed?

The course has a practical approach to assessment and includes visual assessment, practical demonstration and oral examination.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful competion of this course you will be awarded an Entry 3 Diploma in vehicle systems maintenance

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto a level 1 Diploma in vehicle maintenance or Vehicle Body and Paint operations, advice on further opportunities will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

This course can lead to a career as a motor vehicle body repairer/refinisher/or motor vehicle mechanic. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 16147 Course Code: CR4072-02
Academic year: 14/15

Introduction to Professional Cookery

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16147
Course instance ID: 
543874543879
Course code: 
CR4072-02
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Hospitality and Catering
Location: 
Moston Campus

What are the aims of this course?

The aim of this course is to provide you with a wide range of high quality cookery skills that you will be able to apply in employment in a wide variety of establishments. This qualification is nationally recognised by the hospitality and catering industry.

What are the areas covered by this course?

You will cover the following areas:
- Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry
- Food safety
- Nutritional and special diets
- Introduction to kitchen equipment
- Workplace skills
- Food preparation and cooking

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

You will need a positive attitude, commitment and self-motivation. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level that is equivalent to GCSE grades C-F. Entry level courses are also available for those who want to progress to a level 1 qualification but do not yet meet these requirements.

How is the course assessed?

Each unit is assessed by a combination of externally set assignments and practical assessments in the kitchen.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

This course leads to the Introduction to Professional Cookery City & Guilds Diploma Level 1 and a Level 2 Award in Food Safety. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

On completion of this course, you can go on to the Professional Cookery City & Guilds Diploma at Level 2 or an Apprenticeship. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

This course can lead to a career as a chef in the hospitality and catering industry, working in hotels, restaurants, ships, or industrial/commercial establishments. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Advanced Apprenticeship Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16558 Course Code: PA0103
Academic year: 14/15

Advanced Apprenticeship in Spa Therapy

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16558
Course instance ID: 
548073546309
Course code: 
PA0103
Qualification type: 
Advanced Apprenticeship
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Apprenticeships
Location: 
Moston Campus

What are the aims of this course?

Advanced Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Advanced Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within college by day release or over a number of days in a block.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The Apprenticeship covers the following:
- Promote Additional Services or Products to Clients
- Monitor Procedures to Safely Control Work Operations
- Provide Body Massage
- Provide Stone Therapy
- Monitor Clients and the Operation of Sauna, Steam and Hydrotherapy Treatments
- Provide Body Wrapping and Flotation Treatments
- Provide Facial Electrical Treatments
- Provide Indian Head Massage
- Functional Skills in English and Maths
- Employees Rights & Responsibilities

The Apprenticeship is assessed through observation of you performing normal work activities through on the job training over and at college. You will take part in mandatory tests, oral/written questions, professional discussions, assignments, projects and photographic evidence all contribute to building a portfolio of evidence

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Applicants must have an Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy and ideally be in possession of an English and Math qualification equivalent to level 1 or above as you will be required to complete Level 2 Functional Skill Maths and English Competition for places with employers can be fierce, so applicants will need to show that they are committed, happy to work as part of a team and individually, and able to use their own initiative.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is carried out by observation. For the qualifications, candidates will be required to complete: - a portfolio of evidence (logbook) for each unit - the essential knowledge and understanding requirements. These qualifications are likely to call for a variety of assessment methods and the national occupational standards define what is to be assessed. The evidence requirements will detail how many performances and aspects of the range must be demonstrated.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

Level 3 Diploma in Spa Therapy

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

A learner with recognised beauty and spa qualifications will be able to work in a variety of Salons and Spas. They will have the opportunity to progress into supervisory and management positions and may wish to consider becoming self-employed in their own salon. Level 4/5 Foundation Degree Spa Management based on a successful application through UCAS and Interview.

What are the career opportunities?

Beauty and Spa Therapist

Segment(s)

Apprenticeships

Attendance

Day release

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16578 Course Code: CR23285-01
Academic year: 14/15

Carpentry & Joinery

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16578
Course instance ID: 
549676549521
Course code: 
CR23285-01
Learning AIM code: 
60080474
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Construction
Location: 
Moston Campus

What are the aims of this course?

Our qualifications are aimed at people wishing to learn some skills in carpentry & joinery, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.

What are the areas covered by this course?

It covers the following skills:
- Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
- Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs
- Carry out second fixing operations
- Carry out carpentry maintenance
- Set up and operate a circular saw

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

New Entrants: 4 A*-D including maths & English, and a successful admissions interview including a written & practical activity. No New Entrants Continuing students: Successful completion of a L1 certificate & functional skills qualifications, a minimum attendance of 75%, a minimum pass rate of 60% on an aptitude assessment & practical assessment.

How is the course assessed?

The course will be assessed through question papers and practical assessment

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded L2 Diploma Carpentry & Joinery

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

The successful completion of this course could lead to a Level 3 Diploma or possible apprenticeship programme.

What are the career opportunities?

Progression from this Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery could lead to: - Further training in the form of a Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery - Employment, together with training, where the outcome could be a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 574 Course Code: CR2614-02
Awarding body: National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC)
Academic year: 14/15

Floristry

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
574
Course instance ID: 
544825544826
Course code: 
CR2614-02
Learning AIM code: 
50063601
Awarding body: 
National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC)
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Floristry and Horticulture
Location: 
Moston Campus

What's the Floristry course about?

This course is aimed at individuals who are able to demonstrate a flair for floristry and who wish to obtain a qualification in this area. It covers a whole range of skills, from designing floral displays to dealing with customers.

You complete six core units:
- Checking and monitoring the quality of incoming cut materials
- Planning, preparing and constructing funeral designs
- Planning, preparing and constructing floral arrangements
- Planning, preparing and constructing tied floristry designs
- Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
- Displaying stock to promote sales to customers in a retail environment

You will also choose one optional unit from:
- Maintaining and developing personal performance
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others
- Plus another optional unit from a range of options

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

The course can lead to employment in floristry or promotion from a junior position to a senior one. You might also want to progress onto an Apprenticeship or further training such as the NPTC Level 3 Diploma in Floristry.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants should have some knowledge and basic skills gained from previous interest in floristry.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Floristry course?

You will be awarded the NPTC Level 2 Diploma in Floristry by City & Guilds.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

36

Hours per week

11

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.
Qualification type: Apprenticeship Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16328 Course Code: PA0075
Academic year: 14/15

Nail Services

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16328
Course instance ID: 
544947544948
Course code: 
PA0075
Qualification type: 
Apprenticeship
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Apprenticeships
Location: 
Moston Campus

What are the aims of this course?

Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within college by day release or over a number of days in a block. Nail services apprentices work towards a nationally-recognised, work-based qualification.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The Apprenticeship covers the following:
- Health and safety
- Promoting services and products
- Reception duties
- Manicure techniques
- Pedicure techniques
- Nail art
- Nail enhancements

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Competition for places with employers can be fierce, so applicants will need to show that they are committed, happy to work as part of a team and individually, and able to use their own initiative.

How is the course assessed?

The NVQ Diploma is assessed through portfolio building, tutor observation and assignments.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

At the end of the programme apprentices will have achieved:
- City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services
- Functional skills in Maths, English and ICT
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

On completion of the Nail Services Apprenticeship at level 2 apprentices can go on to complete the Nail Services Advanced Apprenticeship at level 3.

What are the career opportunities?

This course could lead to a position as a nail technician in a beauty salon, cruise ship, nail bar, spa, cosmetic counter or similar establishment.

Segment(s)

Apprenticeships

Attendance

Day release

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Advanced Apprenticeship Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16187 Course Code: PA0059
Academic year: 14/15

Hairdressing

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16187
Course instance ID: 
544790544799
Course code: 
PA0059
Qualification type: 
Advanced Apprenticeship
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Apprenticeships
Location: 
Moston Campus

What are the aims of this course?

Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Advanced Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within college by day release or over a number of days in a block. Hairdressing advanced apprentices work towards a nationally-recognised, work-based NVQ Diploma qualification.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The Advanced Apprenticeship covers the following:
- Consultation
- Advanced colouring techniques
- Advanced cutting techniques
- Colour correction
- Creative styling
- Long hair styling
- Communication
- Reception duties
- Health and safety
- Employability
- Client care
- Selling

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Competition for places with employers can be fierce, so applicants will need to show that they are committed, happy to work as part of a team and individually, and able to use their own initiative. An NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing (or equivalent) is also desirable.

How is the course assessed?

The NVQ Diploma is assessed through portfolio building, tutor observation and assignments.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

At the end of the programme apprentices will have achieved:
- City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
- Functional skills in Maths, English and ICT
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

On completion of the Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship at level 3 you could continue to build a clientele in the salon or progress onto a barbering route.

What are the career opportunities?

A learner with recognised hairdressing qualifications will be able to work in a variety of salons. They will have the opportunity to progress into supervisory and management positions and may wish to consider becoming self-employed in their own salon.

Segment(s)

Apprenticeships

Attendance

Part time (day)

Course length

1 Year(s)