1 year ago

Shipley College Part-time Prospectus 2016-17

We are a small, friendly college with great facilities, clubs and activities based in the heart of Saltaire. We have a range of courses to help you fulfil your personal goals or develop skills to help enhance your job prospects for the future.


Shipley College | 01274 327327 | | APPRENTICESHIPS - CELEBRATING SUCCESS OUR REPUTATION FOR DELIVERING STRONG EMPLOYER SUPPORT, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE PLUS EXCELLENT TEACHING, LEARNING, ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT FOR APPRENTICES HAS HELPED US SECURE A NUMBER OF HIGH QUALITY APPRENTICESHIPS FOR THIS YEAR. IN ORDER FOR THIS TO CONTINUE IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE MAINTAIN EXISTING AND DEVELOP NEW LINKS WITH EMPLOYERS AND MATCH THEM UP WITH SUITABLE AND COMMITTED APPRENTICES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE OUR CURRENT 82% SUCCESS RATES VERSUS A NATIONAL COLLEGE AVERAGE OF 70%. 82% vs 70% Shipley College Apprenticeships 82% success rates versus a National College Average of 70% HANNAH, 17 Company: Redfern Travel Qualification: Customer Service Level 3 Apprenticeships are currently available in a number of areas including Accountancy, Business & Administration, Customer Service, Floristry, Health & Social Care, Horticulture, IT, Teaching and Learning and Young People. Our successful apprenticeship programme is a result of the outstanding links we have made with local employers and the recruitment of suitable apprentices. We are always looking for further businesses and employers to help us to continue developing this for the future. ‘I really enjoy my apprenticeship which I am doing with Redfern Travel in Bradford. I have learnt lots of new skills in College and in the workplace including developing my customer service skills. I enjoy the challenge of the work I am involved in at Redfern Travel as there is always something new to get involved in from booking business travel and hotels to day to day customer service. As an apprentice I can learn new skills and put them in to practice alongside achieving a qualification. Upon completion of my apprenticeship, Redfern Travel have offered me a full time job, which I believe is a result of my experience and training through the apprenticeship programme at Shipley College. I would recommend apprenticeships because they help develop skills and confidence which can then lead on to employment and qualifications to put on your CV for the future.’ MEGAN, 20 Company: Macmillan Cancer Support, Fundraising Support Centre. Qualification: Customer Service Level 2 ‘I first heard that Macmillan were looking for an apprentice from my aunt who currently works there. After recently moving to the area I was not sure what options were best for me and this I felt would be a good opportunity to gain essential customer service experience while working towards my Customer Service qualification. I really enjoy being able to use what I have learnt in College to help me to deliver outstanding customer service. I work with different teams of people who support me and help me. I deal with enquiries over the telephone and by email by responding to fundraising and event enquiries. Working for Macmillan has helped me develop my skills and learn about their organisation. I would like to continue my studies in Customer Service and hopefully look for employment in Macmillan or a similar organisation locally.’ 10 If you are an employer looking for an apprentice for your organisation, contact 01274 327307 or or visit If you are interested in becoming an apprentice check out our vacancies on – you can apply online or send your CV to or call the Apprenticeship Team on 01274 327307.

19+ ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHETHER YOU CAN AFFORD TO STUDY A LEVEL 3 OR SOME LEVEL 4 COURSES, FIND OUT ABOUT THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU... JOANNE, 44 Course: AAT Level 3 – Diploma in Accounting Advanced Learner Loans (formerly the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan) have now been expanded to people aged 19 and over who want to complete a Level 3 or 4 course. The loan is to fund the tuition fees for study of qualification courses. Repayments don’t start until you start to earn more than £21,000 a year. If you are wondering if this may be an option for you to help you achieve the qualifications you need, please see some of our recent student feedback. Joanne secured a loan of £1900 to fund her diploma. She found the application ‘simple and straightforward’ and the loan covered her full course fee. ‘I did not have the money to be able to take this course and couldn’t believe there were such loans available for ‘mature’ students. This has given me the opportunity to do something I have always wanted to do.’ Joanne is aiming to go on to take her Level 4 qualification and to be a self-employed accountant. KHANSA, 40 Course: Access to HE Social Sciences Shipley College | 01274 327327 | | Khansa successfully applied for an Advanced Learner Loan for £3022 to help to fund her Access to Higher Education course. ‘The process was easy and straightforward and the loan has enabled me to receive good quality teaching and access to resources. I have accepted a place at Leeds Beckett University to study a BA in Sociology in September 2016.’ For more information about the Learning Loans and how to apply for them please see page 51. 11