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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.

COLLEGE OPEN DAYS &

COLLEGE OPEN DAYS & EVENTS Shipley College | 01274 327327 | enrolments@shipley.ac.uk | www.shipley.ac.uk 2016 ADULT GUIDANCE EVENINGS • THURSDAY 7TH JULY, 4.30-7PM • WEDNESDAY 31ST AUGUST, 4.30-7PM • THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 4.30-7PM Our Adult Guidance Evenings are an excellent way for anyone aged 19+ to find out about our part-time courses. Whether you are looking to move on in your career, start a new one or pick up a hobby, we have a great range of options on offer. Come and talk to our tutors, get advice and guidance and enrol on the night. If you are interested in a part time course you do not have to wait for an Adult Guidance Evening. The Enrolments office is open from June and over summer. 2016/17 OPEN DAYS - FULL-TIME COURSES, PART-TIME COURSES, TRAINEESHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS • WEDNESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 4.30-7PM • WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 4.30-7PM • TUESDAY 24TH JANUARY 4.30-7PM • WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH 4.30-7PM • TUESDAY 16TH MAY 4.30-7PM • THURSDAY 15TH JUNE 3PM-7PM Our College Open Days are a great opportunity for you to come along and find out more about the courses available. They are an informal opportunity to meet some of the tutors and ask any questions you may have. There is no need to book, just show up. Family and friends are more than welcome. POST GCSE ADVICE & GUIDANCE SESSIONS THURSDAY 25TH AUGUST & FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST 10AM-3PM Our Post GCSE Advice & Guidance Sessions are for anyone who has just completed their GCSEs. Even if you haven’t received your results, you can start planning your next move. 4 FOR VENUES PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE WWW.SHIPLEY.AC.UK NEARER THE DATE.

SUCCESS STORIES - PROFESSIONAL GOALS... Lawrence receiving his Certificate in Practical Horticulture from Tim Upson, the Director of Horticulture, RHS. Michaela and Sarah have completed Childcare courses and Health & Social Care Level 1 at Lower Grange Community Centre and are now working towards their Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 course. They have started to run a parent and toddler group on a Friday afternoon, which is becoming increasingly popular with families in their community. Michaela says, ‘I chose to study the Shipley College courses which ran at the Lower Grange Youth & Community Centre as it is conveniently on the doorstep for me, allowing me to fit studying around my children. I progressed on to the Level 2 in Adult Social Care as I am still unsure which area I want to specialise in, and working with both adults and children will help me to make this decision. I would highly recommend a course at Shipley College. It’s been great for me to learn and meet new people.’ Sarah says, ‘I chose to progress on to the next level because I am currently caring for someone, but in the future I would like to work in a nursing home. I would recommend the course because although it challenges me, I really like it. The tutor support has been brilliant and they are very encouraging.’ Former Horticulture student Lawrence, 29, started a part-time summer course on Trees, Shrubs and Turf at Shipley College in 2012, leading to a year-long Horticulture National Diploma the following autumn. After completing the course he landed a year-long traineeship at RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr Harrogate. Lawrence says, ‘Working for the RHS was a fantastic experience that allowed me to learn so much, enabled by my time studying at Shipley College. The lecturers were very supportive throughout the course in helping me to balance demands of outside work commitments with studying. Ever-enthusiastic teaching split between field and classroom work helped us to make sense of a vast subject. I’m currently working as an Intern at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, USA where I’m continuing to learn and become more and more excited by the possibilities of horticulture.’ Jamie started studying on AAT Accounting at Shipley College after finding a flare for finance when working in a temping role. Jamie says, ‘I felt completing my AAT course here at Shipley College would allow me to develop my skills which will make it easier to find a job in the future. I really enjoy the course and feel it will let me develop the skills for the future with the flexibility to study around my busy family commitments. I have already recommended the course to friends who have their own businesses as it would let them develop their skills in finance and accounting and enable their businesses to grow.’ Shipley College | 01274 327327 | enrolments@shipley.ac.uk | www.shipley.ac.uk 5