Shipley College Full-time Prospectus 2018-19

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SCHOOL LEAVERS

GUIDE 2018/19

FULL-TIME COURSES, APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINEESHIPS

www.shipley.ac.uk

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CONTENTS

Hello & Welcome 03

Open Days 05

Parents & Carers 06-07

What’s Been Happening at Shipley College? 08-09

Centre of Excellence for Business (CofE4B) 10-11

Student Life - Resources, Facilities & Clubs 12-13

All the Support You Need 14

Choosing the Right Course 15

What Level am I? 16-17

Apprenticeships 18-20

Traineeships 21

How to Apply & What Happens Next? 72

Shipley College Application Form 73-74

How to Find Us 75

This guide and course leaflets are

available in alternative formats.

Please contact Student Services

on: 01274 327281 or email:

studentservices@shipley.ac.uk

Shipley College reserves the right to amend courses offered

or to cancel courses if they do not meet minimum numbers.

Every effort has been made to provide accurate information.

The College can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions

and reserves the right to introduce changes to the information

given here.

FULL-TIME COURSES

Access to Higher Education 22-23

full-time & part-time

Art & Design 24-25

Business 26-31

Children’s Care, Learning 32-37

& Development

Computing 38-41

Creative Digital Media Production 42-44

English for Speakers of 45

Other Languages (ESOL)

Foundation Learning 46-50

Supported Internships 51

Pathway to Level 3 52-53

Health & Social Care 54-57

Horticulture 58-61

Music Technology 62-63

Sport 64-67

Travel & Tourism 68-69

English & Maths 70

The Prince’s Trust Certificate 71

short-course with employability skills

APPRENTICESHIPS

Accountancy 28

Business Administration 29

Childcare including Teaching & Learning 35-37

in Schools and Playwork

Customer Services 30

Floristry 60

Health & Social Care 57

Horticulture 61

Computing & IT 40-41

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HELLO &

WELCOME

RATED

‘GOOD’

BY

WE ARE A SMALL, FRIENDLY COLLEGE

BASED IN BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS OFFERING

GREAT COURSES, APPRENTICESHIPS AND

TRAINEESHIPS.

Our tutors bring subjects to life by providing upto-date

knowledge and experience from the world

of work. This was acknowledged by Ofsted with a

Grade 2 ‘GOOD’ rating overall for the College, which

identified that the College has excellent student

behaviour and a friendly atmosphere.

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Getting here: Shipley College is easily accessible by

bus, as well as having Saltaire train station nearby.

Our current students travel from surrounding areas

such as Bradford, Ilkley, Keighley, Otley and Leeds.

Support & Advice: Student Services & Learning

Coaches support and help students throughout their

time here.

Get involved: Throughout the year students get

involved in a range of events and opportunities.

See pages 12-13 for information.

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WHATEVER YOU ARE AIMING FOR, A GREAT

JOB, AN APPRENTICESHIP OR UNIVERSITY...

...WE WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY.

92%

OF FULL-TIME STUDENTS

PROGRESSED IN TO FURTHER

STUDY, AN APPRENTICESHIP

OR WORK

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OPEN DAYS 2017/18

Come along to find out more about

the College & your options at an

Open Day:

Wednesday

8th

November 2017

4.30-7pm

Wednesday

6th

December 2017

4.30-7pm

Tuesday

23rd

January 2018

4.30-7pm

Wednesday

7th

March 2018

4.30-7pm

Wednesday

2nd

May 2018

4.30-7pm

Thursday

14th

June 2018

3-7pm

Venue: Exhibition Building, Exhibition

Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3JW

POST-GCSE ADVICE &

GUIDANCE SESSIONS 2018

These sessions are for anyone who has

just received their GCSE results and are

not sure which path to take.

Thursday

23rd

August 2018

10am-3pm

Friday

24th

August 2018

10am-3pm

For more information and to book

your place at an event, see

www.shipley.ac.uk/events

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SMALL COLLEGE

BIG FUTURE

81%

OF STUDENTS WHO

APPLIED TO UNIVERSITY

WERE ACCEPTED &

ENROLLED ON TO

A COURSE

OVER

90%

OF OUR APPRENTICES

MOVED IN TO

FULL-TIME WORK

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PARENTS AND CARERS

We value your interest and involvement

in your son’s or daughter’s education,

helping them make the most of their

time here to become confident and

unique individuals. You will be sent two

progress reports each year and you can

meet our tutors for an update.

We take pride in supporting young people

from the time they come to Shipley

College, to their next step in to work

or further study:

• Student Services and Personal Tutors/

Learning Coaches give help and advice

regarding their course, college life or

personal worries.

• All full-time students and apprentices

also develop vital English, maths and

employability skills.

• Careers Advisors help students find

courses and employment to achieve

their ambitions.

• Clubs, societies and activities help

our students develop existing or new

interests and make friends.

If you have any concerns, questions or

need more information, please contact

Student Services.

ADULT LEARNERS (19+)

Please contact Student Services on

01274 327281 to discuss your full-time

options. There are a range of choices

available, including apprenticeships and

traineeships, so come and talk to us.

Due to government funding, there are

limited places for learners aged 19 and

over on full-time courses. For part-time

courses, to help you gain skills and

qualifications, please see our part-time

course guide or www.shipley.ac.uk

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING

THE ROCK CHALLENGE

Foundation Learning students headed to the Magna

Centre in Rotherham for a national mime, movement

and dance performance competition. Competing in

the regional heats against West and South Yorkshire

schools and colleges, they came away with

5 Awards for Video Performance, Set Design

& Function, Excellence for Entertainment, Lighting,

and Excellence for Performance Skill.

EVENT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Level 3 Music students organised, promoted and

filmed a talent show which was compered by Travel

& Tourism students.

In Victoria Hall, young people from across College

showcased their singing skills for staff and students.

Judges Nav Chohan, Principal, Louise Barton, Chair of

Keighley Operatic & Amateur Dramatic Society and

Luke, a Music students, chose the winning acts.

TOUR DE YORKSHIRE

Shipley College staff, students and the local

community geared up for the Tour de Yorkshire 2017.

252 competing cyclists sped through the village as

part of the 490 km race. The fun activities and a great

atmosphere lasted most of the day and included live

music, games, refreshments and, of course,

lots of cheering.

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AT SHIPLEY COLLEGE?

BRADFORD DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

30 students from College experienced the thrills of

racing in the Bradford Dragon Boat Festival on the

River Aire. Our students entered as ‘Titus’s Titans’,

and with team spirit then went on to form the main

part of 3 different teams by volunteering to help

Team Pakistan and the West Bradford Youth Service

Inclusion Team. The students thoroughly enjoyed the

experience and made new friends along the way.

RACE FOR LIFE

College staff and students took part in the Race for

Life at Bradford’s Lister Park where they joined more

than 1000 runners at the annual charity fundraiser.

They completed the 5k course and raised over £350

for Cancer Research. Well done to everyone who

took part.

PICTURE PERFECT & THE SALTAIRE

ARTS TRAIL

Two students from the Centre of Excellence for

Business (CofE4B) worked with volunteer group,

Saltaire Inspired, to raise money for The Cellar Trust.

They organised, catalogued and promoted a

“Design a Postcard” exhibition open to all artists,

both amateur or professional. The cards were then

put on sale during the Saltaire Arts Trail.

In addition, the Shipley College Knit & Natter Group

made lots of small red creatures which were hidden

about the village for visitors to find and keep.

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CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

FOR BUSINESS (COFE4B)

INDUSTRIAL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (ICE) FOR BUSINESS

OUR FULLY EQUIPPED COFE4B ON SITE

AT SHIPLEY COLLEGE COMBINES

QUALITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

OPPORTUNITIES TO PREPARE YOU FOR

WORK OR UNIVERSITY. THE CENTRE

WORKS CLOSELY WITH ITS MAIN PARTNER,

TITUS SALT SCHOOL.

The ICE works with a board of local employers who

can enhance your learning experience. These include

Adviser Plus, Computershare, Bradford Council and

the University of Bradford.

The employers provide work experience

opportunities and real life project scenarios to help

prepare you for your next step. They also deliver

‘master classes’, mentoring and site visits. All this will

help you towards delivering an ‘unstoppable CV’!

ALL OF THE COURSES IN THIS GUIDE

THAT USE THE COFE4B CAN BE

IDENTIFIED BY THIS LOGO

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE COFE4B:

• WM MORRISONS VISITED THE COFE4B & HELD MASTER CLASSES ABOUT SUPPLY

CHAIN LOGISTICS AND THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT MORRISONS.

• STUDENTS COMPLETED WORK EXPERIENCE IN MARKETING, TRAINING, HR AND

IT DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE REGION.

IN ADDITION...

• Students organised and

ran the ‘Design a Postcard’

exhibition for the Saltaire Arts

Trail to raise money for The

Cellar Trust. They organised

and promoted the exhibition,

which was an opportunity for

artists, both local and from

across the country, to exhibit

their work.

• Mentored by employers,

students took part in the

CofE4B Challenge Cup, with

tasks that tested logic, theory

and physical skills. They

competed against Titus Salt

School and Carlton Bolling

College, with the winning team

led by Adviser Plus for the

second year.

• The Young Enterprise Project

saw teams of students,

supported by mentors from

local companies, compete

against other schools and

colleges to put forward their

business ideas.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMMING

STUDENTS 3D PRINT, BUILD AND PROGRAM

A LIFE-SIZE ROBOT

Software Development & Programming students, led by tutor

Steve Mullarkey, have been 3D printing, building and programming

a life sized “InMoov” robot, named Titus by students. This project

is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about the latest

developments in the industry.

For more information on the Software Development &

Programming course see page 39.

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• A former apprentice, who is

now a Cyber Security Expert,

came in to deliver a session

about career progression for

computing students.

• Representatives from Sky,

the Royal Bank of Scotland,

Incommunities, Barclays

bank and Sainsbury’s worked

with students to support the

development of their CVs.

ARE YOU A LOCAL BUSINESS OR ORGANISATION WHO WOULD LIKE TO

GET INVOLVED IN THE COFE4B AND HELP INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE?

If so, we would like to hear from you. You can work with staff and students to help shape the curriculum,

enabling the ICE to provide you with talented young people with the skills you need. These students could

be your future employees! Please contact Heather Savage on 01274 327222.

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STUDENT LIFE RESOURCES,

FACILITIES & CLUBS

BITE-SIZE

STUDENT GUIDE

Our mini-student guide gives

you a snapshot of everything

you need to know as a

student at Shipley College,

from getting to lessons to

Financial Support and Careers

Information.

GYM

Any student can access the gym based in Victoria

Hall, to use the fitness equipment. Following an

induction to ensure you know how to use equipment

safely, you are good to go, whether you want to build

muscle, tone up or improve your fitness.

IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT STUDY...

Your life at Shipley College isn’t only about

coursework, it’s also about what you do outside of

the classroom. You can get involved in social events,

trips, fundraising, volunteering and hobbies.

We have lots of clubs and sporting activities both

inside and outside of College. You may even want to

join our Student Council. Get involved and make the

most of College life!

THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE (LRC)

Offering more than just books...

The Learning Resource Centre is for everyone at

Shipley College. Our helpful, friendly team of staff are

always ready to lend a hand and offer advice. Based

in our Exhibition Building, the LRC provides a ‘onestop-shop’

for information, computing, study and

coursework presentation requirements.

There is a flexible learning environment with

individual and group study work areas where you can

access a wide variety of learning resources including

books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, online

resources and the internet.

The LRC has a wide range of mobile technology

available to borrow to support your learning needs,

including, laptops, digital & video cameras and audio

recorders. We also have equipment available to

support students with additional learning needs.

Just remember, you will need your College ID badge

to borrow our resources. We look forward to

seeing you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE WWW.SHIPLEY.AC.UK//STUDENT-LIFE

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CLUBS & ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

There is a lot going on at lunchtime and after classes

finish, most of which is free of charge. Activities

include badminton, table tennis, football, ultimate

frisbee, dodgeball, boxercise, basketball, cricket &

netball, circuit/fitness training and LAN (local area

network) & console gaming. These activities change

regularly depending on their demand and if we don’t

offer your favourite hobby/club, tell us, and we’ll see

if we can set it up.

Details of all the current offers are posted around

College. You can also get involved in annual fundraising

events such as Comic Relief or Children in Need.

VOLUNTEERING & LEADERSHIP

• Organise and promote events.

• Fundraise for local & national charities and

organisations to claim a nationally recognised

certificate through vInspired.

• Complete voluntary work as part of the Duke of

Edinburgh Award.

• Take part in the National Citizen Service or, NCS,

as it’s more commonly known.

• Gain valuable experience, rewards and even

additional qualifications within the College

working with local agencies and service providers.

STUDENT DISCOUNT

If you are a student or an apprentice you are

eligible to buy an NUS card for approx £12 - £15.

With the card you will be able to take advantage of

student discounts offered in a variety of different

places including restaurants, high street stores,

supermarkets and UK attractions. To find out more

info visit www.nus.org.uk

‘I had the opportunity to be involved in various

activities through the Youth Group at College.

This included activities I would not normally

be involved in, such as the Dragon Boat Race.

They helped me gain a more confident and

positive attitude towards new experiences.

My favourite part was completing my Duke of

Edinburgh Award, which required me to push

myself physically and socially, and I met lots

of new people. I would definitely recommend

getting involved with activities during your time

at College.’

Tyler


‘The Youth Club helped me develop my

organisational and social skills, as well as my

confidence in new situations. In particular,

I developed my communication and team

working skills through meeting new people.

I really enjoyed helping to organise the theme

park trips and I would definitely recommend

getting involved. Make sure you talk to new

people, especially if you struggle with your

confidence, as it is a chance to meet and bond

with people in the same situation as you.’

Mohammad


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ALL THE SUPPORT YOU NEED

STUDENT SUPPORT

We support all of our students during their time with us:

• Student Services staff are your first point

of contact for specialist help & support with

information & advice on study, personal issues,

money matters, finding employment and

university applications to name a few areas.

• Personal Tutors and Learning Coaches will have

regular tutorials with you to help you keep

on track.

The College prioritises safeguarding. If you have a

concern, raise it with any member of staff and we

will deal appropriately and sensitively with the issue.

ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT (ALS)

Additional Learning Support offers extra assistance,

help and advice if you have particular needs which

affect your ability to study, progress or access

College.

We offer in class support, including Learning Support

Assistants (LSAs) and Communication Support

Workers (CSWs), as well as one-to-one sessions,

small group work, adapted materials and assistance

with mobility. We also provide assistive technology

which includes adapted keyboards, specialised

software and a range of laptops.

To discuss your support needs or for further

information on the support we offer, contact us

or search ‘Local Offer’ on www.shipley.ac.uk

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

At Shipley College, one of our strengths is the

diversity of our staff and students. We provide

equality of opportunity for those who learn and

work here. The College is committed to pursuing

non-discriminatory practices and policies. (Copies

of our Equality & Diversity Annual Report, Equality

& Diversity Principles, including British Values,

Disability Statement and Equality & Diversity Policy,

are available on the website, as well as on request

from Student Services).

We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment

or bullying against anyone.

A QUICK GUIDE TO MONEY MATTERS

Call Student Services on 01274 327281 for help or

with questions on fees and eligibility or applications

for financial support.

If you are aged 16-18, courses are free

You may also qualify for:

• A weekly bursary payment. This is dependent on

your personal or family financial circumstances.

• Free college meals. Eligible students are given

a daily allowance on their Student ID card to buy

food in the Exhibition Canteen or Salt Rock Cafe.

SUPPORT FOR ADULTS

• Level 2 and Level 3 Entitlement for adults aged

19-23

Financial support for adults may be available if

you are studying for your first full Level 2 or Level

3 course.

• Learner Support Fund

If you are 19 or over, depending on your

personal circumstances, you may be able to get

financial support from the Learner Support Fund

which helps with the cost of course materials,

equipment, travel costs and childcare costs.

• Advanced Learner Loan

If you are aged 19+ and applying for a Level 3

or above course, you may be able to apply for

this loan.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE

TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR NEXT STEP -

A FULL-TIME COURSE, AN APPRENTICESHIP

OR TRAINEESHIP, THINK ABOUT:

• What you like doing as a hobby or interest.

• What you enjoyed at school.

• The type of job you would like.

• Where do you want to progress after college?

University? A job? An Apprenticeship?

If you are not sure, come to one of our Open Days

or speak to Student Services and we can help you

explore your options.

COURSES AT SHIPLEY COLLEGE:

BTEC STUDY PROGRAMME AVAILABLE FROM

ENTRY TO LEVEL 3

On a BTEC course you will:

• Be a full-time student, studying and building

your knowledge, skills and confidence for

approximately 16 hours a week at our campus

in Saltaire.

• Have the opportunity to get experience of work

both in the College and through external work

placements.

• Get the knowledge, understanding and skills

to prepare you for further study, training or

employment.

• Level 3 BTEC courses earn UCAS points equivalent

to A Levels which support entry to university.

(You should check university websites for

individual course entry requirements).

APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE AT INTERMEDIATE

(LEVEL 2), ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) & HIGHER

(LEVEL 4)

If you are ready to start earning and feel you are

responsible and hard working, then an apprenticeship

is ideal for you.

As an apprentice:

• You are employed and paid full-time directly by

a company while studying for your qualifications

at College. This is normally split in to four days a

week in a job, plus a day at College.

• You can follow in the footsteps of over 90% of

our apprentices who have moved in to full-time

employment.

• Your advanced apprenticeship is equivalent to

2-3 A Levels, which can lead to, or be an

alternative to, university.

See pages 18-20 for more information about

apprenticeships.

TRAINEESHIPS – THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE IN

TO EMPLOYMENT

Are you 16 to 24 but still not sure what is best for

you? We know it’s not always easy to find the role for

you, especially with little or no work experience and

few or no qualifications. Traineeships help bridge the

gap between the skills that you have and those that

employers need.

See page 21 for more information about

Traineeships.

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WHAT LEVEL AM I?

PLEASE LOOK AT INDIVIDUAL COURSES FOR THEIR SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY 2-3 (E)

FOUNDATION

LEARNING

LEVEL 1 (L1)

LEVEL 2

(L2)

LEVEL 3

(L3)

No formal qualifications

needed. Staff will advise

the right level for you.

!

AT LEAST:

2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E)

or above in both English

& maths.

DON’T WORRY IF YOU HAVEN’T GOT ANY

QUALIFICATIONS OR DO NOT MEET THE ENTRY

REQUIREMENTS EXACTLY. OUR STAFF WILL HELP

FIND THE BEST COURSE AND LEVEL FOR YOU.

AT LEAST:

2 GCSEs at grade 3

(D) or above, including

English

Or a full Level 1 at

Pass grade.

AT LEAST:

4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or

above, including English

& maths*

Or a full Level 2 at Pass

grade or above.

*If you do not have grade 4 (C)

or above in both subjects, the

minimum for the other subject

is grade 3 (D).

NEW 1-9 GCSE GRADES AND WHAT THEY MEAN

If you are applying for a course and have the new

numerical GCSE 1-9 grades, please be aware that

you may have to calculate your grades alongside

existing letter grades.

1-9

Grades

A-G

Grades

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9-8 7 6 5-4 3 2 1 1

A* A B C D E F G

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The numerical grades can be seen throughout this

guide with the previously used letter grades in

brackets - e.g. WHAT YOU NEED: 4 GCSEs at grade 4

(C) or above, including English or maths.

Please note: For students who gain the new

numerical grading system for GCSE qualifications, we

will consider a grade 4 as the equivalent to a grade C

for all September 2018 applications.

If you are not sure how to calculate your grades come

along to one of our Open Days, or speak to Student

Services and they can help work out which level you

are at.

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ASSESSMENT

Many of our courses have some externally

assessed units. You will often be assessed in

other ways with internally marked assignments,

including building a portfolio of work, practical

tasks and presentations. These and other types

of evidence will form part of your final grade.

ADDITIONAL STUDY (STUDY

PROGRAMMES) ENGLISH & MATHS

At Shipley College, we recognise the importance

of students having good English and maths

skills.

These skills are very important for your future

studies and employment prospects. Our

approach will help you enjoy these subjects

as you learn and achieve better grades.

Full-time students

If you are 16 -18 years old, on a full-time course

and have not yet achieved GCSE grade 4 (C) or

above in English and maths, you will continue to

study these subjects.

If you have already achieved GCSE grade 4 (C)

or above in English or maths, why not look in to

improving your qualifications?

We have AS English or Core Maths on offer.

See page 70 for more information.

Apprentices

You may also study ICT, as well as English and

maths, as part of your studies.

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APPRENTICESHIPS

READY FOR WORK? WANT TO BE AN APPRENTICE?

APPRENTICESHIPS ARE A WAY TO EARN WHILE YOU LEARN. MOST APPRENTICES WILL

BE IN WORK FOUR DAYS AND AT COLLEGE ONE DAY EACH WEEK.

FIRST OF ALL YOU NEED TO FIND AN APPRENTICESHIP VACANCY IN YOUR CHOSEN AREA.

WE PROMOTE VACANCIES ALL YEAR ROUND AT WWW.SHIPLEY.AC.UK/APPRENTICES/JOBS-BOARD

AT SHIPLEY COLLEGE THE LEVELS

WE OFFER ARE:

• Intermediate Apprenticeships (equivalent to

5 good GCSEs)

• Advanced Apprenticeships (equivalent to

2 A Levels)

• Higher Apprenticeships (equivalent to a

Foundation degree) (see www.shipley.ac.uk

for more info)

AT SHIPLEY COLLEGE THE SUBJECTS

WE OFFER ARE:

• Accountancy (page 28)

• Business (page 29)

• Childcare (page 35-37)

• Computing & IT (page 40-41)

• Customer Services (page 30)

• Digital Marketing (page 41)

• Horticulture & Floristry (page 60-61)

• Leadership & Management

(see www.shipley.ac.uk for more info)

The Apprenticeships can vary depending on approval

and demand from employers. For a full list of

subjects and jobs available see www.shipley.ac.uk

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Anyone aged 16+ and not in education can apply for

an apprenticeship.

• You will usually be at work, training on the job for

4 days a week, and have 1 day a week in College.

Most apprentices work towards a nationally

recognised qualification, as well as completing an

end point assessment.

• Our Apprenticeships can take between one and

two years to complete.

• The minimum salary is currently £3.50 per hour

however, many employers pay significantly more.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT

APPRENTICESHIPS, CALL OUR

APPRENTICESHIP TEAM ON 01274 327390.

SOME OF THE EMPLOYERS WE WORK

WITH ARE:

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APPRENTICESHIPS: STEPS TO SUCCESS

APPRENTICESHIPS START ALL YEAR ROUND. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AN APPRENTICESHIP

AND HAVE SEEN A VACANCY, DON’T DELAY & APPLY TODAY.

A WELL PREPARED CV IS ESSENTIAL

Your CV is your chance to showcase what you have to offer. Make sure it

is up-to-date, accurate and free from spelling & grammatical errors. It is a

good idea to ask someone else to read it before you send it off.

CHECK OUT APPRENTICESHIP VACANCIES REGULARLY

You need to find an apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area. We promote

vacancies all year round. To find out about our vacancies you can:

• View current apprenticeship vacancies on the Apprentices Job Board

at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices/jobs-board

• Register on the National Apprenticeship Website (NAS)

• See our latest vacancies on Twitter - @ShipleyTraining

& Facebook - /ShipleyCollegeApprenticeshipJobs

If you do not see a suitable vacancy, you can also send your CV to us and

a little bit about what you are looking for. We may be able to help find

something for you.

APPLY FOR THE VACANCY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BY

COMPLETING THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

If you see a vacancy you are interested in online, please complete the online

application form. If you are not able to complete the online form, send your

CV to us at cv@shipley.ac.uk . For more information on how to apply for an

apprenticeship through Shipley College, including putting together your CV,

see the Apprentices area at www.shipley.ac.uk

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MARTIN & CO ESTATE AGENCY

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Student Name: Vicky

Business Administration Intermediate Apprentice

‘I have been doing my Apprenticeship for nearly six

months and have already learnt so much. Working

in the Lettings Team, I am always busy and am

continuously learning. The main part of my role

is customer service, as I take enquiries and book

appointments to view properties. I have to be very

organised and proactive to make sure everything is

done properly. I enjoy getting out and about around

Saltaire to accompany viewings, because it is good

to meet the customers and see the properties we

have available.

I found this apprenticeship through the jobs listed

on the Shipley College website and found the whole

process easy and the staff were helpful.’

Employer Name: Angela Newark

Director, Lettings Manager, Martin & Co Estate

Agency

‘For us, hiring an apprentice was an opportunity to

train a young person in our way of doing things from

the very start of their career. Our current apprentice

has not been with us very long, but in this relatively

short time we have already seen her develop, mature

and become a proficient and confident member of

the team. Working in a customer facing role, there is

a lot of pressure to get things right, but Vicky always

tries her best and gets on well with the team.

The process of finding an apprentice though Shipley

College was very easy. They helped us advertise

the post, and supported us in the shortlisting and

selection process. The support has been excellent

and I would definitely recommend them to anyone

else considering hiring an apprentice.’

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TRAINEESHIPS

THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE IN TO EMPLOYMENT

IF YOU ARE 16-24, KEEN, BUT NOT QUITE READY OR

QUALIFIED FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP OR A JOB,

YOU COULD START A TRAINEESHIP.

• They last from 6 weeks to 6 months and are tailored to your needs.

• They include a short skills course where you learn CV writing, interview

skills and working as part of a team.

• Improve your English and maths – subjects you need.

• Also includes a work placement to give you vital experience for your CV.

TRAINEESHIPS ARE OFFERED IN AREAS INCLUDING:

• Accountancy

• Business Administration

• Childcare

• Customer Service

• Floristry

• Health & Social Care

• Horticulture/Gardening

• Media

If you’re interested in other job roles we can help match the training to

your needs, to help you towards an apprenticeship or employment.

YOU CAN APPLY FOR A TRAINEESHIP IF YOU:

• Are not currently in a job and have little or no work experience.

• Are 16–24* and have not yet gained a full Level 3 qualification.

• Want to move on to employment, an apprenticeship or further study.

*Or Are aged 19 - 25 and subject to a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) or

an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) issued by your home local authority.

OPPORTUNITIES IN DIFFERENT AREAS ARE AVAILABLE

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. TO FIND OUT MORE, PLEASE CALL

THE TRAINEESHIP TEAM ON 01274 327238.

Register your interest

“Student Name: Dahlia

Children & Young People’s

Workforce Intermediate

Apprentice at Farfield Nursery,

Shipley

‘I have been on several courses

at Shipley College and on each

course I’ve done, I have made

many new friends. The tutors

are helpful, welcoming and help

me to progress. Following a

childcare course which included

a placement, I knew that

working in childcare was

the job for me.

I started a Traineeship which

helped me to build my skills

and confidence for when

an apprenticeship became

available. I started on

placement at a nursery who

then later on offered me an

apprenticeship.‘

Employer Name:

Louise Parkinson

Nursery Manager at Farfield

Nursery, Shipley

‘We feel it is important for

people entering childcare to

receive practical experience,

as well as studying at

college. By offering a work

placement for Dahlia through

her Traineeship, we found

that it worked for us and we

employed her as an Apprentice.

She is now making good

progress and growing in

confidence. Dahlia is pleasant

to have around, communicates

well with children, and has a

good relationship with staff.‘

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ACCESS TO

HIGHER EDUCATION

FULL-TIME & PART-TIME COURSES: LEVEL 3

An Access course is ideal if you are a mature learner (19 years+) and

want a fresh start or a career that builds on your life experience.

• Health & Social Care Professions pathway can lead to

university study in: Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Science,

Clinical Sciences, Midwifery, Nursing (Child, Adult & Mental

Health), Radiography

• Social Science Professions pathway can lead to university

study in: Social Work, Working with Children, Young People

& Families, Youth Work Counselling, Psychology, Sociology,

Criminology, Law

• Primary Teaching pathway can lead to university study in:

Primary Teaching, Childhood Studies, Education Studies

“‘The College has a good

environment to learn in and is

relaxed. After my course, I will

be going to university to study

beyond my Health & Social

Care professions course and

achieve my ambition of being

a nurse.’

Daler, 27,

Access to Health & Social Care

Professions

“‘I chose to study Social

Sciences because it includes

Psychology, Sociology and

Counselling which is something

that I am really interested in

learning more about. Choosing

Shipley College was an easy

choice, as it has the course

I wanted, as well as the timings

which work around my busy

lifestyle. Once the course

has finished, I am going to

university to study further to

become a psychologist.’

Heather, 32,

Access to Social Sciences

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WE OFFER OPTIONS IN:

• ACCESS TO PRIMARY TEACHING

You will study Level 3 modules in Human

Physiology and Psychology.

• ACCESS TO HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

PROFESSIONS

You will study Level 3 modules in Human

Physiology and Psychology.

• ACCESS TO SOCIAL SCIENCES

You will study Level 3 modules in Sociology,

Psychology and Counselling.

On all courses you also study preparation for Higher

Education, academic writing and study skills units.

WHAT YOU NEED

A minimum of 1 GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above,

including English or maths.

Please note, if you currently hold a Level 2

Functional Skills qualification, progression to GCSE

is subject to assessment and meeting the required

level. Self-motivation and good levels of English are

essential due to extensive coursework and exams.

• To progress to Higher Education for Midwifery

you will need grade 4 (C) or above, for both

English and maths.

• To progress to Higher Education for Primary

Teaching you will need grade 4 (C) or above,

in English, maths and Science.

You will have an admissions interview to help you

decide if the course is suitable for you. This will

include an assessment of your English skills through

the completion of a written piece.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Access to Higher Education Diploma aims to

build confidence, develop study & written skills and

offers you the opportunity to improve your maths

& English. On this course you study mandatory

modules and receive in-class tutorial support.

You will also be expected to study for a further

15-20 hours personal study.

You can choose to study full-time for one year,

or part-time for two years starting in September.

Register your interest

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YOUR FUTURE

These courses have an excellent track record.

Our students have gone on to study a wide variety of

courses at many different universities and colleges.

These include Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences,

Midwifery, Nursing (Child, Adult & Mental Health),

Occupational Therapy, Operating Department

Practitioner, Radiography, Podiatry, Dental Hygiene,

Health & Wellbeing, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy,

Paramedic Science, Food Sciences & Nutrition,

Social Work, Working with Children, Young People

& Families, Counselling, Psychology, Sociology,

Criminology and Law.

Please note: It is your responsibility to check the

entry requirements of the institutions you want to

apply to. Many universities are no longer accepting

Level 2 equivalents.

COSTS

If you are 19-23 and studying your first Level 3

course, you may be eligible for full funding. If you are

not eligible and are aged 19 or above, you can apply

for an Advanced Learner Loan by visiting

www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

You may be able to get financial support from the

Learner Support Fund for help with course materials,

equipment, travel costs and childcare costs. To find

out if you are eligible, speak to a member of the

Student Services Team on 01274 327281.

Early application is recommended as this is a very

popular course.

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ART & DESIGN

FULL-TIME COURSES: LEVELS 2 & 3

If you are an ideas person and enjoy being creative, studying art

& design can lead to exciting careers such as:

• Graphic Designer/Illustrator

• Textile Designer

• Photographer

• Visual Merchandiser

• Make-up Artist

• Product Designer

• Interior Designer

• Concept Artist for Computer

Games

Develop your artistic skills in different specialist art & design

pathways using 2D and 3D techniques to build your portfolio for

the future.

“‘I really enjoy it at Shipley

College because the staff are

friendly and there are good

facilities which help me be

creative. Last year, I studied Art

& Design Level 2 and decided to

continue to the Level 3 course,

as it will help me achieve my

ambition of going to university.

I would like to study Graphic

Design which is my favourite

part of the course.’

Jess, 17,

Art & Design BTEC Level 3

Former School:

Titus Salt School

“‘Art has always been a passion

of mine, and I love painting.

It’s really good to see work

I have produced when it is

displayed around college.

I chose Shipley College because

it is convenient to get to and in

a quiet environment, which can

help me be creative. The tutors

are really supportive and have

lots of knowledge to share to

help us learn. After my course,

I am thinking of going to

university to continue to learn

about Art & Design.’

Ishah, 17,

Art & Design BTEC Level 3

Former School:

Bingley Grammar

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ART & DESIGN BTEC LEVEL 2

L2

ART & DESIGN BTEC LEVEL 3

L3

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 1016

Level: 3 | Course Length: 1 or 2 years | Code: 1018

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), to include English. Maths

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.

Or

• A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

• A portfolio of artwork or sketch books.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Enjoy being creative? In this practical course,

you will produce a wide range of art and design

work, including 2D and 3D graphics in our art studio.

Explore a broad range of materials, techniques and

processes including digital photography, painting,

printmaking, graphic design, wirework, textiles

and surface pattern. Working on your own project

brief, you build up a portfolio - essential for job

applications or further study at Level 3. Other project

work will include ‘live’ briefs from employers and

community organisations. Overall, this course will

help you develop as an art and design practitioner.

As part of this course, you will visit galleries and

exhibitions, (you may be required to contribute

towards the cost of these), to help you gain useful

insights for showcasing your own work at the End

of Year Exhibition.

There will be a number of basic drawing materials

you will have to buy for the course and you will be

expected to add to these as you progress through

the year.

YOUR FUTURE

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to the Art & Design BTEC Level 3 or use

the skills and experience you have gained to find

employment in industries such as Art, Design

or Fashion.

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths &

English grades equivalent to those stated above.*

* Students with grade D (3) in either English or maths will be

expected to re-take that subject in Year 1.

• A keen interest in art, design and creativity and a

portfolio of artwork or sketch books.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Explore 2D and 3D visual language by working

in a variety of areas such as painting, drawing,

printmaking, graphic design, computers for art,

textiles & fashion, plus 3D materials such as clay,

wirework & wood. Create a reference file using all

the materials and techniques studied for use in

future study or work. Learn to work to a professional

brief, based on realistic workplace situations and to

communicate your own ideas to different audiences.

In year two, you will develop a project of your own in

response to a set brief. In addition, you explore the

work of other artists, designers and craftspeople and

benefit from talks from professionals.

There will be a number of basic drawing materials

you will have to buy for the course and you will be

expected to add to these as you progress through the

year. You may also have to pay towards educational

visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career in Art, Design and Fashion.

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BUSINESS

FULL-TIME COURSES: LEVELS 2 & 3

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS

A business qualification can open up a wide range of opportunities

to work in a local, national or international business as a:

• Human Resources Assistant

• Account Manager

• Marketing Assistant

• Administrator

• Team Leader

• Retail Manager

• Finance Officer

• Supply Chain Manager

Whether it’s people, figures or systems and processes that interest

you, this course can develop your skills or even prepare you for

setting up your own business.

“‘At Shipley College, it is easy to

get on with people and make

new friends. All of the staff

and students are friendly and

helpful. The BTEC course I

am doing is really interesting

because we look at different

parts of the business industry.

I will be seeking advice from

the College careers advisor,

as I am not sure what to

do after the course. I am

considering going to university

or an Apprenticeship, so I

can continue to learn about

business.’

Amaan, 16,

Business Level 3

Former School:

Dixons Allerton Academy

“‘I like being at Shipley College

because it is small, easy to

make friends and everyone

gets on with each another.

I chose business because

I thought it was a good course

to give me an insight in to

business for the future.

My favourite part of the course

is finance and accounting

because I liked maths at school

and it puts it in to practice.

After this course, I would like

to start work and learn more

about how businesses operate,

as well as earning money,

so I can save up to hopefully

start my own bakery business

one day.’

Katie, 17,

Business Level 3

Former School:

Titus Salt School

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BUSINESS RETAIL

BTEC LEVEL 2

L2

BUSINESS

BTEC LEVEL 3

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 3124

Level: 3 | Course Length: 2 years

Code: 3044

L3

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), to include English. Maths

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.

Or

A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Are you outgoing and interested in sales and

customers having the best shopping experience?

On this stepping stone in to the growing retail

industry, you will study customer relations, business

planning, financial control, business networks and

online sales. You will undertake a structured work

placement at Sainsbury’s to learn about business

from an industry perspective.

YOUR FUTURE

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to the Business BTEC Level 3, start

an apprenticeship in an area such as Business

Administration or use the skills and experience you

have gained to find employment in the many retail

opportunities across West Yorkshire.

Using what you have learnt on this course, you could

also move on to a different career pathway such

as Creative Digital Media Production, Computing or

Travel & Tourism.

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths &

English grades equivalent to those stated above.*

* Students with grade 3 (D) or above in either English or maths

will be expected to re-take that subject in Year 1.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Develop the professional skills and understanding

needed to succeed in a range of business roles in

this varied sector. In this practical and work related

course, you explore many key areas including

marketing, human resources, finance and website

design. In addition, the vital work experience you gain

through the CofE4B enhances both your knowledge

and your CV.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career and find employment in one of the many

retail opportunities available in West Yorkshire.

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ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

APPRENTICESHIP INCLUDING

AAT ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING

Level: Advanced - Level 3 | Course Length: 15-18 months | Code: 3383

L3

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area. To find our vacancies see the jobs board

at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You will have an interview.

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including grade 4 (C) or above in English & maths.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English & maths.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You will develop your knowledge and skills with topics including double-entry bookkeeping,

preparation of final accounts for the sole trader and partnership, costings, professional ethics,

indirect tax and spreadsheets. You could progress straight in to job roles such as a Trainee

Accounting Technician or Assistant Accountant. Alternatively, you can move on to further

study in a subject related to accounting, such as an AAT Professional Diploma in Accountancy.

YOUR FUTURE

You can go on to study a course at college or university, such as the Professional Accounting

Technician Higher Apprenticeship Level 4. Alternatively, you can use the skills and experience

you have gained to progress further in your career.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN HIGHER

APPRENTICESHIPS AT LEVEL 4 BY VISITNG WWW.SHIPLEY.AC.UK/COURSES

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

APPRENTICESHIPS

INTERMEDIATE: LEVEL 2

L2

ADVANCED: LEVEL 3

L3

Course Length: 1 year | Code: 3074

Course Length: 12-18 months | Code: 3095

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English.

• You will have an interview.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an

office and make sure organisations run smoothly.

During this apprenticeship, you will develop a range

of transferable skills which means you can work

in almost any setting, from an international retail

chain to a small manufacturing company. Positions

may include executive assistants, secretaries,

administration assistants, data entry clerks and

office juniors. Administration roles are an excellent

starting point for a career in business and you can

even to move in to management, once you have

more experience.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing an Intermediate Apprenticeship,

you can progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship

or full-time study at college. Alternatively, you can

use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career.

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (plus a minimum

grade 3 (D) or above in English and maths).

• Completion of a relevant apprenticeship

programme at Level 2 or minimum of one year’s

relevant industry experience in the same area of

work as you wish to study.

• You will have an interview.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Administrator role is vital to organisations in

every sector to ensure the smooth running of the

business. You need prior experience in a business

or administration job role as you will be responsible

for supervisory tasks within the workplace. You

will continue to develop your transferable skills &

experience and could progress in to roles including

office manager, administration team leader, PA or a

wide range of managerial roles within business.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course

at college or university, such as a Leadership &

Management Higher Apprenticeship. Alternatively,

you can use the skills and experience you have

gained to progress further in your career.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

PRACTITIONER APPRENTICESHIPS

INTERMEDIATE: LEVEL 2

Course Length: Min. 15 months | Code: 3130

L2

ADVANCED: LEVEL 3

Course Length: 12-18 months | Code: 3135

L3

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English

& maths.

• You will have an interview.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Good customer service is key to the success of

any business or organisation. This Intermediate

Apprenticeship will help you develop the skills to

provide excellent customer service which can be

applied to hundreds of job roles across various

sectors. It includes how you can deliver the extra

levels of service to make a client’s experience better.

Customer service roles are often at the front end of

an employer’s business activities. Duties will vary,

but in most cases you’ll be making sure that people

are dealt with in a positive, reliable and pleasant

way. Whether that’s by offering advice on products

& services, handling enquiries or even dealing with

complaints professionally.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing an Intermediate Apprenticeship,

you can progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship

or full-time study at college. Alternatively, you can

use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career.

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (plus a grade 3

(D) or above in English and maths).

• You will have an interview.

• Completion of a relevant apprenticeship at

Level 2 or minimum of one year’s relevant

customer service experience.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

• Experience in a customer service role will be

beneficial as you are likely to be in a role with

responsibility.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You will develop the skills to provide excellent

customer service which can be applied to hundreds

of job roles across different sectors. Good customer

service is key to the success of any business or

organisation. As an Advanced Apprentice you are

likely to take on lead responsibility in the workplace

which will often be at the front end of your

employer’s business activities. Duties will vary,

but in most cases you’ll be making sure that people

are dealt with in a positive, reliable and pleasant way.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course at

college or university, such as a Higher Apprenticeship.

Alternatively, you can use the skills and experience

you have gained to progress further in your career.

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REDFERN TRAVEL

“ “

Student Name: Grace, 20

Customer Service Advanced Apprentice

‘After completing Travel & Tourism at college,

I needed more experience and felt an Apprenticeship

would help me start my career in travel. Since

starting at Redfern, I have learnt new skills whilst

working towards a qualification, which will help

me in my future career as I experience different

departments.

Shipley College helped me identify an apprenticeship

to suit my skills. It was a quick and easy process and

I had an interview within two weeks.’

Student Name: Nofil, 18

Customer Service Advanced Apprentice

‘An apprenticeship was a great opportunity for me to

learn about Customer Service and build on my work

experience whilst earning a wage. Shipley College

helped me find my Redfern apprenticeship within

a month. My role is interesting as I get to see the

different operations which go in to the business.

I enjoyed adapting to the working lifestyle and

have learnt a lot about myself and my options for

the future.’

Employer: Liz Knight

HR Manager, Redfern Travel

‘We are in our third year offering Apprenticeships with Shipley College. As a business, we recognise the

value in growing our own talent, and promoting from within. We invest in our Apprentices, so that by the

time they complete, we have individuals who have received training in Customer Service and exposure

to the travel industry the Redfern-way. We work closely with Shipley College from recruitment through

to apprenticeship completion, demonstrating what can be achieved when education and business work

closely together.’

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CHILDREN’S CARE,

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

FULL-TIME COURSES: LEVELS 1, 2 & 3

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS

Working in childcare can be exciting and rewarding. Good quality

childcare is always in demand and include:

• Nursery Nurse

• Teacher

• Play Worker

• Childminder

• Paediatric Nurse

• Social Worker

• Nursery Manager

Learn to care for babies and young children, understand their

development and gain the qualifications you need for a career

in this sector.

“I started at Shipley College last

year on the Childcare Level 1

course and really enjoyed it

and have now progressed to

Level 2. I really like working

with children and have spent a

lot of time helping out friends

and family who have young

children. I like that Shipley

College is a small college and

can give me the support I need

to do well in my career. One day

I would like to work in a nursery

and am really looking forward

to the placements.’

Adam, 17,

Children’s Play, Learning &

Development (Early Years

Assistant) BTEC Level 2

Technical Diploma

Former School:

Titus Salt School

“‘I have always wanted to work

with children and Shipley

College offered me the

opportunity to learn in a safe,

quiet and helpful environment

with few distractions. Other

colleges I looked at were a lot

bigger and I preferred a smaller

environment. After my course,

I would like to progress on

to Level 3 as I would like to

someday work in a nursery and

eventually become a manager.’

Sophie, 16,

Children’s Play, Learning &

Development (Early Years

Assistant) BTEC Level 2

Technical Diploma

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CARING FOR CHILDREN

BTEC LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTORY

CERTIFICATE

Level: 1 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 5014

L1

CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING

& DEVELOPMENT (EARLY YEARS

ASSISTANT) BTEC LEVEL 2

TECHNICAL DIPLOMA

L2

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above in both English

& maths, however, GCSE grade 3 (D) would be

preferable.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• A positive attitude and a keen interest in caring

for children.

• You will also come to an introductory ‘taster’

session before the course starts, to see if it is the

right course for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is very ‘hands on’ and gives you lots of

practical experience with children to prepare you for

working in nurseries or other childcare settings.

You will learn about creative activities, books, stories,

poems & rhymes, healthy eating, keeping children

safe and communication with children. You learn

skills which help you with your studies and finding a

job, such as Personal & Social Development. You can

also gain important Functional Skills qualifications

in maths and English. As part of the Foundation

Learning offer, this course gives you an introduction

to lots of other subject options as well as Childcare.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing your course, you could move on to

the Children’s Play, Learning & Development (Early

Years Assistant) BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma or

on to an Apprenticeship.

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 5062

WHAT YOU NEED

• GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, in English & maths.

Or

A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English & maths.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

• A keen interest in working with children.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is an ideal qualification if you want to

progress in to employment in the early years sector.

You will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours

expected by employers in the early years sector.

This includes learning about the Policy & Practice

for Working in Early Years, Child Development and

Supporting Children’s Learning Through Play, as well

as How to Support Children’s Communication and

Literacy & Language Development.

There are two external assessments and you will

have an opportunity to do GCSE maths and English

if you need to.

You will also complete a work placement for 280

hours to give you a practical insight in to the industry.

Please note, you need to buy a College polo shirt

(approx £14).

YOUR FUTURE

On successful completion of the course, you

could progress to the Children’s Play, Learning &

Development BTEC Level 3 or use the skills and

experience you have gained to find employment in

the industry.

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CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING

& DEVELOPMENT BTEC LEVEL 3

NATIONAL FOUNDATION DIPLOMA

Level: 3 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 5033

L3

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above, with maths

and English grades equivalent to those stated

above.* * Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths

will be expected to re-take that subject in year 1.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

• Enthusiasm for working with children.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course can help your career in the early years

sector and other requirements, such as a paediatric

first aid certificate. It will give you a comprehensive

introduction to progress directly on to employment,

to an apprenticeship or an Early Years Educator

qualification.

On this course, you will study Children’s

Development, Physical Development, How to

Support Children’s Early Learning, Keeping Children

Safe and more.

You will also complete a work placement for 300

hours to give you a practical insight in to the industry.

Please note, you need to buy a College polo shirt

(approx £14).

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career and find employment in the Childcare

industry.

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CHILDREN & YOUNG

PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP

Intermediate: Level 2

Course Length: 1 year | Code: 5702

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in an Early Years

setting for a minimum of 30 hours a week (this

will include one day in college per week). We

promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths & ICT.

• You should be at least 16 years old.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is ideal if you want to work with

0-19 year olds. You learn how to care for, protect and

support children and young people’s development

and learning. Develop the skills and knowledge

needed for a career in a range of Early Years,

Care & Education roles, including that of a teaching

assistant. It is also a good starting point if you want

to train to be a teacher. You need to enjoy working

with children and to have a responsible attitude and

commitment to this type of work.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing an Intermediate Apprenticeship,

you can progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship

or full-time study at college. Alternatively, you can

use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career.

L2

CHILDREN’S LEARNING

& DEVELOPMENT

(EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR)

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP

Advanced: Level 3

Course Length: 12-18 months | Code: 5703

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in an Early Years

setting for a minimum of 30 hours a week

(this will include one day in college per week).

We promote vacancies all year round. To find our

vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• A minimum of 1 year’s relevant industry

experience and/or a Level 2 qualification in

Childcare.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT. You must have at least 1 GCSE at

grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths.

• You should be at least 18 years old.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is ideal for you if you want to work with

0-5 year olds. You will make sure children are looked

after, kept active, happy and nourished. The skills and

knowledge gained prepare you to work in childcare

roles such as Early Years Practitioner and Room

Leader.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course at

college or university, such as a Higher Apprenticeship.

Alternatively, you can use the skills and experience

you have gained to progress further in your career.

L3

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SUPPORTING TEACHING & LEARNING

IN SCHOOLS APPRENTICESHIPS

INTERMEDIATE: LEVEL 2

Course Length: 12-18 months | Code: 5602

L2

ADVANCED: LEVEL 3

Course Length: 12-18 months | Code: 5603

L3

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in a school as a

Teaching Assistant for a minimum of 30 hours

a week (this will include one day in college per

week). We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT

• You should be at least 16 years old.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This apprenticeship can help you develop a career

working in a school as a Teaching Assistant with

0-19 year olds. You will learn how to support the

development and learning of children and young

people and gain the skills & knowledge needed for

your career. This is also a good starting point if you

want to go on to be a teacher. You need to enjoy

working with children and to have a responsible

attitude and commitment to this type of work.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing an Intermediate Apprenticeship,

you can progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship

or full-time study at college. Alternatively, you can

use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career.

• An apprenticeship vacancy in a school as a

Teaching Assistant for a minimum of 30 hours a

week. We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• A minimum of 1 year’s relevant industry

experience and/or a Level 2 qualification in

Childcare.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

• You must be 18 years or over.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Learn the skills required by a Teaching Assistant,

making sure pupils get the most out of their lessons.

You could help to plan, carry out and evaluate a wide

range of learning activities, working both alongside

the teacher to support classroom activities, and

alone with individuals or groups of students. Some

learning support staff specialise in areas such as

music or special needs. This course will help improve

your employment prospects and enable you to work

in a variety of childcare settings.

Please note, you may be required to take Functional

Skills in English, maths & ICT.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course at

college or university, such as a Higher Apprenticeship.

Alternatively, you can use the skills and experience

you have gained to progress further in your career.

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PLAYWORK APPRENTICESHIPS

INTERMEDIATE: LEVEL 2

L2

ADVANCED: LEVEL 3

L3

Course Length: 1-2 years | Code: 5202

Course Length: 12-18 months | Code: 5203

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in a playwork setting

for a minimum of 30 hours per week. If you

work fewer hours the length of time on your

Apprenticeship will be longer. We promote

vacancies all year round. To find our vacancies see

the jobs board at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

• You should be at least 16 years old.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This qualification is an introduction to the primary

aspects of working with children & young people

age 4 to 16 in a play environment. You will cover the

knowledge and skills needed when working under

supervision. You need to enjoy working with children

and to have a responsible attitude and commitment

to this type of work.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing an Intermediate Apprenticeship,

you can progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship

or full-time study at college. Alternatively, you can

use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career.

• An apprenticeship vacancy in a playwork setting

for a minimum of 30 hours per week. If you

work fewer hours the length of time on your

Apprenticeship will be longer. We promote

vacancies all year round. To find our vacancies see

the jobs board at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• A minimum of 1 year’s relevant industry

experience and/or a Level 2 qualification in

Childcare.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

• You must be 18 years or over.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

An Advanced Apprenticeship in Playwork provides

in-depth information about the role of the Level 3

Playworker when working with children & young

people age 4 to 16. You will cover the knowledge

and skills needed when working unsupervised.

This course is suitable for experienced playworkers

who have a wide knowledge and understanding

of children & young people and an appreciation of

playwork principles & practice. You need to enjoy

working with children and have a responsible attitude

and commitment to this type of work.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course at

college or university, such as a Higher Apprenticeship.

Alternatively, you can use the skills and experience

you have gained to progress further in your career.

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COMPUTING

FULL-TIME COURSES: LEVELS 2 & 3

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS

If you want to know how computer systems and programs are used

in the workplace, our computing courses are a great place to start.

Career options include:

• IT Technician

• Software Engineer

• Programmer

• Network Engineer

• Web Developer

• Systems Analyst

• Project Manager

• Digital Marketer

Computing professionals are in constant demand to support,

maintain and innovate technology in all industries.

“‘I chose Shipley College as it

is easy to get to and offered

the Computing course

that I wanted. I’ve enjoyed

learning about programming

languages and creating apps

& websites. On my course, the

tutors are really experienced,

knowledgeable and help us

learn. Everyone at College is

really welcoming. After I finish

my course, I am looking at

going to university to study

software engineering.’

Luke, 17,

Software Development &

Programming BTEC Level 3

Former School:

Hanson Academy

“‘Shipley College is in a beautiful

area and is a nice, safe place to

study. I have made some good

friends on my course as we

all are interested in the same

things. My favourite part of

the course was learning how

to code using HTML, as it is

interesting to see how code can

build online platforms. After

Shipley College, I would like to

go to university to continue

to learn, probably on a media

course or something similar.’

Jo, 18,

Software Development &

Programming BTEC Level 3

Former School:

Tong High School

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INFORMATION & CREATIVE

TECHNOLOGY BTEC LEVEL 2

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 8034

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), to include English. Maths

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.

Or

A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

• A positive attitude and a keen interest in ICT.

L2

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is the ideal starting place for a career in

ICT. Develop a digital portfolio as you study hardware

& software systems and a range of IT applications

including website development and databases. Learn

how computer systems are used in the workplace

through completing work-related projects and

assignments.

YOUR FUTURE

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to a Computing, Business or Media Level

3 course, start a Computing apprenticeship or use

the skills and experience you have gained to find

employment in the Computing industry.

COMPUTER SYSTEMS

& NETWORK SUPPORT

BTEC LEVEL 3

Level: 3 | Course Length: 1 or 2 years

Code: 8002

L3

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

& PROGRAMMING

BTEC LEVEL 3

Level: 3 | Course Length: 1 or 2 years

Code: 8006

L3

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above.

* Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be

expected to re-take that subject in year 1.

• A keen interest in Computer Networking &

Systems Support.

ABOUT THE COURSE

On this popular course, you learn new Computing

& Networking concepts and gain practical handson

skills. You develop your understanding of the

technical specifications involved in a wide range of

computer components and network devices. You

build and upgrade a PC, install software, troubleshoot

and set up secure computer networks. You also gain

vital work experience through the CofE4B to enhance

both your knowledge and your CV.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career in Computing.

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above.

* Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be

expected to re-take that subject in year 1.

• A keen interest in Software Development &

Programming.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Develop the skills you need to develop software

and programming for any client including websites,

mobile apps, computer games and more. Study the

different stages of development from design through

to the final product. You also learn more about the

IT industry by completing workbased projects. In

addition, the vital work experience you gain through

the CofE4B can enhance both your knowledge and

your CV.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career in Computing.

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IT APPLICATION SPECIALISTS

APPRENTICESHIPS

INTERMEDIATE: LEVEL 2

L2

ADVANCED: LEVEL 3

L3

Course Length: 1 year | Code: 8122

Course Length: 18 months | Code: 8113

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• Experience of, or an interest in, computers.

• You will have an interview.

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You will learn how to use software specific to your

job role, including using artwork, imaging software,

spreadsheets, databases, word processing, internet

and intranet systems. You must have a responsible

attitude, a commitment to this type of work and

dress smartly when in professional settings.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing an Intermediate Apprenticeship,

you can progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship

or full-time study at college. Alternatively, you can

use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career.

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• Experience of, or an interest in, computers.

• You will have an interview.

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths (plus a minimum grade 3 (D) in English

and maths).

• Completion of a relevant apprenticeship

programme at Level 2 or a minimum of one year’s

relevant industry experience in this area.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You will learn how to use software specific to

your job role and use artwork, imaging software,

spreadsheets, databases, word processing, internet

and intranet systems.

You may also be working as a website manager,

where you plan and add to your company’s website

creating multimedia & content for the audience.

You must have a responsible attitude, a commitment

to this type of work and dress smartly when in

professional settings.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course at

college or university, such as a Higher Apprenticeship.

Alternatively, you can use the skills and experience

you have gained to progress further in your career.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

TECHNICIAN ADVANCED

APPRENTICESHIP

DIGITAL MARKETER

ADVANCED

APPRENTICESHIP

Advanced: Level 3

Course Length: 18 months | Code: 8101

L3

Advanced: Level 3

Course Length: 18 months | Code: 8222

L3

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You will have an interview.

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, plus a minimum

grade 3 (D) in English & maths.

• Completion of a full Level 2 apprenticeship at Pass

grade or above in a relevant area or a minimum of

one year’s relevant industry experience in ICT.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

ABOUT THE COURSE

As an existing or new Infrastructure Technician this

course will help you be more productive in your role

and build your career. You will develop knowledge

and skills in Networking & Architecture, Mobile &

Operating Systems, Cloud Services, Coding & Logic

and Business Processes. You will learn how to use

tools and methods to solve issues and troubleshoot

non-routine problems.

You will develop a portfolio of evidence

demonstrating your competence and knowledge of

the subject. We will support you to prepare for your

end point assessment.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course at

college or university, such as the Network Engineer

Higher Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you can use the

skills and experience you have gained to progress

further in your career.

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You will have an interview.

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, (plus a minimum

grade 3 (D) in English & maths).

• Experience of, or an interest in, Digital Marketing.

• Completion of a relevant apprenticeship

programme at Level 2 or minimum of one year’s

relevant industry experience in the same area of

work as you wish to study.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

ABOUT THE COURSE

As a Digital Marketer Apprentice, you will be involved

in the digital marketing campaigns run by your

organisation. You will be involved in the development

and implementation of digital campaigns across a

variety of online and social media platforms. You

will learn how to target and engage your audience

using digital and traditional marketing methods.

We will support you to prepare for your end point

assessment.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course at

college or university, such as a Higher Apprenticeship.

Alternatively, you can use the skills and experience

you have gained to progress further in your career.

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CREATIVE DIGITAL

MEDIA PRODUCTION

FULL-TIME COURSES: LEVELS 1, 2 & 3

The digital media industry needs talented and creative individuals

who are experts in using design & development software. Careers

include:

• Visual Effects Technician

• Journalist

• Video Editor

• Web Designer

• Games Tester

• Graphic Designer

On a creative digital media or digital games qualification,

you develop the skills to work in this exciting industry, full of

opportunities.

“‘I enjoy the atmosphere and the

people at College because they

are all really kind. My favourite

part of the course so far has

been photography and film,

which I hope to progress with

at university once I finish. The

College is really friendly and

gives you lots of opportunities

that you may not be given

elsewhere. I would recommend

it to anyone looking for these

courses for the future.’

Tamara, 18,

Creative Digital Media

Production, BTEC Level 3

Former School:

St Bede’s & St Joseph’s

Catholic College

“‘I chose Creative Digital Media

at Shipley College because

my friends & family have

been here and recommended

it. The College has a good

environment to learn in and

both staff and other students

are friendly. My favourite part

of the course is learning how

to use different software

and I’m looking forward to

the animation unit. After my

course, I am interested in

finding an Apprenticeship so

I can continue to learn about

the industry. My advice to

anyone thinking about their

choices for the future would be

to work hard because the time

will fly by.’

Awais, 18,

Creative Digital media

production, BTEC Level 3

Former School:

Beckfoot School

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MEDIA BTEC LEVEL 1

Level: 1 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 4273

L1

CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA

PRODUCTION BTEC LEVEL 2

L2

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above in both English

& maths.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• A positive attitude and a keen interest in media.

• You will also come to an introductory ‘taster’

session before the course starts, to see if it is the

right course for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Learn about creative media, the industry and

delivering a quality media product. Try out different

areas such as digital photography, digital graphics

& photo-manipulation, 2D animation, as well as

TV and video production. You may also go on trips

to the National Science & Media Museum to see

creative media in action and listen to talks from

professionals. Learn skills which help you with your

studies and finding a job, including Personal & Social

Development. You can also gain important Functional

Skills qualifications in maths, English and ICT. As part

of the Foundation Learning offer, this course gives

you an introduction to lots of other subject options

as well as Media.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing your course, you can move on to

the Creative Digital Media Production Level 2 course,

or other Level 2 qualifications such as Business,

Computing or Art. You may also move on to an

apprenticeship.

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 4283

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), to include English. Maths

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.

Or

• a full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

• In addition, you will need to have a positive

attitude and a keen interest in creative media

production.

• You will be invited to a ‘taster’ session to find out

more about the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Are you creative? Interested in film, games, television

and music? You will develop the skills needed to

succeed in this fast-paced and dynamic industry

through a combination of research and practical

projects. Gain skills including animation, videography,

and graphic production using industry standard

software. Experience practical work through

developing posters & videos, and using social media

to promote events in the local area. You may also go

on trips to the National Science & Media Museum to

see creative media in action.

YOUR FUTURE

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to a Creative Digital Media Level 3 course,

or other Level 3 courses such as Art & Design,

Business or Computing. You could also use the skills

and experience you have gained to find employment

in the Media industry.

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CREATIVE DIGITAL

MEDIA PRODUCTION

BTEC LEVEL 3

CREATIVE DIGITAL

MEDIA PRODUCTION

(GAMES DESIGN) BTEC LEVEL 3

Level: 3 | Course Length: 2 years

Code: 4000

L3

Level: 3 | Course Length: 2 years

Code: 4288

L3

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths &

English grades equivalent to those stated above.*

* Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be

expected to re-take that subject in Year 1.

• Demonstrate creative flair at your interview

and be highly motivated with a keen interest

in graphic design, photography and/or moving

image.

• Attend a ‘taster’ session to find out more.

ABOUT THE COURSE

On this challenging and exciting course, the focus is

on graphic design, photography and moving image.

Work on multimedia design projects to develop your

practical skills in a variety of areas. Units include:

graphic design, photography & image manipulation,

video production and 2D animation. Develop your

abilities with industry standard software such as

Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Dreamweaver, Photoshop,

Flash, Illustrator and Premier). In addition, you gain

vital experience of working to a professional brief

with employers through the CofE4B.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career in industries such as graphic design,

animation, photography and more.

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths &

English grades equivalent to those stated above.*

* Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be

expected to re-take that subject in Year 1.

• Demonstrate creative flair at your interview and

have experience in art & graphics. It is also an

advantage if you have experience/ knowledge

of using Adobe Photoshop, 3D Design or Adobe

Flash animation.

• ●Attend a ‘taster’ session to find out more.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Are you creative and do you love games and gaming?

Develop your skills and experience in a variety of

industry based software, which can also be applied

to Architecture and Marketing. You will learn 2D

& 3D modelling and animation, as well as using

specialist software including Adobe Flash & Adobe

Photoshop. You study games consoles - PS4, Xbox

One & Wii. Work to a professional brief from a

client/local employer to promote their product. The

experience you gain through the CofE4B enhances

your knowledge and your CV.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level in Games Design, or use

the skills and experience you have gained to progress

further in your career in the games or multimedia

industries.

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ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF

OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

STUDY PROGRAMME

FULL-TIME COURSE

ARE YOU LOOKING TO DEVELOP YOUR ENGLISH SKILLS?

ESOL QUALIFICATIONS CAN HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR USE AND UNDERSTANDING

OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO HELP YOU PROGRESS IN WORK OR EDUCATION.

Level: Entry-Level 1

Course Length: 1 year

Code: 9005

WHAT YOU NEED

• You do not need any qualifications.

• We will do an assessment to find the right level

of English for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course will help you improve your spoken and

written English. You will learn valuable skills to help

you progress to further study or employment.

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Tutors help you practise your English in a range of

tasks related to real life and work related situations.

You will work towards qualifications in ESOL, maths

and ICT. You will also have a chance to improve your

employability skills and do a taster in a vocational

department within College to help you find the next

course for you.

YOUR FUTURE

This course will help you have a better understanding

of the English language to help you progress on to

further study, an apprenticeship or in to employment.

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FOUNDATION LEARNING

FULL-TIME COURSES: ENTRY LEVEL 2-3 & LEVEL 1

Foundation Learning at Shipley College will help you to:

• Find out what you enjoy.

• Build your confidence.

• Make new friends.

• Art & Design

• Business Administration

• Caring for Children

• Health & Social Care

• Horticulture/ Gardening

• Improve your maths, English

& IT skills.

• Explore your options and

succeed.

Before you start your foundation course, you visit the College to see

if the course and environment are right for you.

Your course is made up of 3 parts:

1. Vocational Choices - Choose what you are interested in and/or

try something new from:

• Hospitality & Catering

• IT Users

• Digital Media

• Sport & Fitness

• Travel & Tourism

2. Personal & Social Development to help you in life and work.

3. Functional Skills are the vital skills that will help you get on in

life and in your career. You will focus on English, maths & ICT,

which will help you to go on to the next level at College, or to

find a job.

“‘I chose Shipley College as

I thought it would help me

to achieve my goals. There is

lots of support and lots to get

involved with. I really like the

practical lessons, especially

football. After this course,

I would like to continue to study

sport courses and eventually

one day join the Police.’

Sean, 17,

Introductory Sport Level 1

Former School:

Beckfoot Upper Heaton

“‘I really like being at Shipley

College. The tutors are really

good and help us a lot. They

are really helpful and know a

lot about sport. I have always

enjoyed being active and I love

playing football. I would love to

have a career as a professional

footballer or model.’

Franco, 19,

Introductory Sport Level 1

Former School:

Samuel Lister Academy

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INDEPENDENT LIVING

ENTRY LEVEL 2

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INDEPENDENCE TO

WORK SKILLS

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Level: Entry 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 9001

Level: Entry 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 9004

WHAT YOU NEED

• You do not need any qualifications.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• A positive attitude, a willingness to try new things

and enthusiasm for learning are important.

• You will also come to an introductory ‘taster’

session before the course starts, to see if it is the

right course for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course helps you to become more independent

and confident with other people. You can choose

topics like gardening, cooking, art and sport. You also

improve your maths, reading, writing and IT skills.

You find out about different types of jobs, go on trips

and take part in fundraising activities.

YOUR FUTURE

After you have finished this course, you may progress

on to other Foundation Learning programmes or in to

employment.

WHAT YOU NEED

• You do not need any qualifications.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• Before you start, you will meet other students

and your tutors at college to help you settle in.

• You can join a group of students who are already

following a similar course and try it out to see if

this is right for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You have the chance to try out a range of activities

such as gardening, cooking, art and sport. You will

also find out about different types of jobs. We will

help you feel more confident with other people and

you will go on trips and take part in fundraising

activities. In addition, you work to improve your

maths, English and ICT skills.

YOUR FUTURE

After you have finished this course, you may progress

on to other Foundation Learning programmes or in to

employment.

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NEXT STEPS

Level: Entry 3/Level1

Course Length: 1 year | Code: 9059

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VOCATIONAL STUDIES

BTEC LEVEL 1

Level: 1 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 9003

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WHAT YOU NEED

• You do not need any qualifications.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• Before you start, you will meet other students

and your tutors at College to help you settle in.

• You can join a group of students who are already

following a similar course and try it out to see if

this is right for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course helps you learn about work and includes

a work placement in catering and hospitality. You will

develop valuable employability skills, learn about the

importance of health and safety in the workplace

and customer service. We will also help you get a

qualification in English, maths and hospitality &

catering. In addition, you go on trips and take part

in fundraising activities.

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above in both English

& maths.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• A positive attitude and enthusiasm is important.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The course will enable you to study a variety of

vocational themed units. There are lots of choices

including Art & Design, Business, Computing and

Travel & Tourism. The course will support you in

finding your chosen career path. In addition,

you will work to improve your maths and English.

YOUR FUTURE

After you have finished the course, you can progress

on to a higher level of study at Level 2.

YOUR FUTURE

After you have finished this course, you may progress

on to other Foundation Learning programmes or in to

employment.

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“‘Since starting this course I have become more

confident. I have worked in kitchens before and the

tutor is excellent. He has taught us the correct way

to do things such as chopping vegetables, which is

much easier, quicker and safer than before. I have

learnt skills to help me be organised and get all

the prep work done in the kitchen. I would like to

someday work in catering.’

Abbie, 18,

Next Steps

“‘I really like working in the kitchen. It is hard work

and is always busy, but I am learning lots. My tutor

is excellent. He helps us all and teaches us about

working in the catering industry. It is really good

to be working in a kitchen preparing food for real

customers. I am looking forward to the next units

to learn about other jobs available for me.’

Ajeema, 20,

Next Steps

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VOCATIONAL STUDIES

BTEC ENTRY LEVEL 3

Level: Entry 3 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 9010

WHAT YOU NEED

• You do not need any qualifications.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• Before you start, you will meet other students

and your tutors at College to help you settle in.

• You can then join a group of students who are

already following a similar course and try it out

to see if this is right for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Try out a range of activities linked to our courses.

There are lots of choices including Art & Design,

Business, Computing, Sport, Cooking, Travel and

Horticulture. Tutors find out what you are interested

in and create the perfect course for you. You go

on trips and take part in fundraising activities. In

addition, you work to improve your maths, English

and ICT skills.

YOUR FUTURE

After you have finished this course, you may progress

on to other Foundation Learning programmes or in to

employment.

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(NOCN) LEVEL 1 SKILLS FOR

EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING &

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Level: 1 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 9002

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above in both English

& maths.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• A positive attitude, a willingness to try new things

and enthusiasm for learning are important.

• You will also come to an introductory ‘taster’

session before the course starts, to see if it is the

right course for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You have the chance to try out a range of activities

linked to our Level 2 courses. There are lots of

choices including Art & Design, Business, Computing,

Sport, Travel and Horticulture. You go on trips and

take part in fundraising activities. Our tutors help you

improve your personal, social and work skills, as you

plan for your future. You also work to improve your

maths and English and ICT skills.

YOUR FUTURE

You may progress on to a full-time BTEC Level 2

course, an apprenticeship or in to work.

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SPORT LEVEL 1

Level: 1 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 9006

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above in both English

& maths.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• A genuine interest in sport and recreation.

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ABOUT THE COURSE

The course will give you an insight in to the industry

of sport and recreation. It will enable you to develop

skills and qualities needed for learning and working

in sport and active leisure. The course will introduce

you to topics such as how exercise affects the body,

coaching skills and playing sport.

YOUR FUTURE

After you have finished the course you can progress

on to to a higher level of study, such as Sport BTEC

Level 2.

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SUPPORTED INTERNSHIPS

Level: Entry 3/Level 1 (mixed according to ability)

Course Length: 1 year | Code: 9122

WHAT YOU NEED

• You do not need any

qualifications.

• Aged 18-24, and have an

Education, Health and Care

Plan (EHCP).

• Have a positive attitude and

enthusiasm to work.

• Be willing to travel

independently or to be taught

to travel independently.

• Have flexibility around

working hours.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This is a great opportunity to be in a real working environment and learn

a job role with support to help you to settle in. When in College, you gain a

wide range of skills including personal preparation for work, independent

travelling, job search skills and effective behaviour at work. You also have a

placement/internship where you will work with an employer in partnership

with the College. Your placement will be found to match your abilities &

interests. You will be on placement as an Intern for a number of months

where you learn and practice different tasks. In addition, you also work

towards important Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English.

YOUR FUTURE

At the end of the Supported Internship Programme, you may be offered

paid employment or volunteer work. If you need ongoing support, we work

with a number of agencies who can provide the help you need. If you think

this programme is for you or would like more information, please contact

us, come to our Open Days or book in for an appointment to speak with our

friendly tutors.

SOME OF THE EMPLOYERS WE WORK WITH:

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“‘There is a really good

atmosphere at Shipley

College. I have made lots of

new friends and everyone is

like a big family. There is a lot

of hard work to do but also

lots to learn to help me get

ready for the future. I have a

part-time job volunteering in a

shop but joined the internship

programme to help me to get a

job in waitressing. This course

is really good as it can help me

gain the skills to find the best

job for me, with the support of

the great tutors.’

Abbie, 18,

Supported Internship

Shipley College is a really nice

environment that can help

support me in my future.

I wanted to do the Supported

Internship to help me find the

skills and confidence to get a

good job. I really like helping

people and one day would like

to work in customer service.

I am particularly looking

forward to learning about all

the jobs out there and finding

one for me.’

Mujtaba, 19,

Supported Internship

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PATHWAY TO LEVEL 3

FULL-TIME COURSE: LEVEL 2

Build on your skills through new experiences and increase your

confidence to help make your choices for your next step. You can

explore different subjects such as:

• Business

• Childcare

• IT

• Music

• Horticulture

• Travel & Tourism

• Sport

This course aims to help you prepare for a level 3 course or

employment in your chosen area. You develop your study skills,

as well as continuing to improve your maths, English, IT &

employability.

“‘I chose Pathways as it gives

me a chance to improve my

study skills and increase my

maths & English grades.

I felt that Shipley College

would be the best place to help

me develop and give me the

support I need to progress.

Having Dyslexia and being

colour-blind I sometimes

struggle with reading and

writing and here there is the

support in place to help me.

Hopefully next year I will get

on to the Creative Digital Media

Level 3 and then from there,

I would like to go on to

university to become a Digital

Editor in the film industry.’

Jason, 17,

Pathway to Level 3 or

Employment

Former School:

Pudsey Grangefield Secondary

School

“‘I chose to study at Shipley

College because I like the

atmosphere within and around

college. Everyone is allowed

to be themselves and it has

a welcoming and happy

environment. My favourite

part of the course is definitely

Customer Service. After I finish,

I would like to move on to

an apprenticeship or Level 3

course.’

Jorden, 17,

Pathway to Level 3 or

Employment

Former School:

Priesthorpe School

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PATHWAY TO LEVEL 3

OR EMPLOYMENT

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 4013

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), to include English. Maths

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.

Or

A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

• A positive attitude, a willingness to try new things

and enthusiasm for learning.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The main focus of this course is to provide you with

the skills and confidence to take your career to the

next level, progressing on to a Level 3 course or

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finding employment in an area of your choice.

You may need to re-sit English and maths GCSE in

order to help meet the entry requirements of a Level

3 course next year. You will have the chance to try

out a range of subjects linked to our main full-time

courses which include Sport, Travel & Tourism,

Childcare, IT, Business, Music and Horticulture.

There will be lots of practical activities on offer,

which will help to develop your personal, social and

work skills. You also get the opportunity to gain

valuable work experience that will enhance your

chances of securing employment by the end of the

course.

YOUR FUTURE

After this course, you will have a better idea of what

you want to do next. If you want to stay at College,

you will be clearer about which subject you prefer

and whether you want to study full-time on a BTEC

Level 3 course, apply for an advanced apprenticeship

or find employment.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

FULL-TIME COURSES: LEVELS 1, 2 & 3

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS

You can really make a difference to people’s lives working in care

as a:

• Care Assistant

• Social Worker

• Healthcare Assistant

• Nurse

• Dietician

• Laboratory Assistant

• Community Support Worker

• Occupational Therapist

• Probation Officer

• Drug and Alcohol Support

Worker

You develop skills in caring for others across the care sector

including working with older people, supporting those mental health

issues, rehabilitation and healthy living.

“‘The tutors are really down

to earth and helpful which

enables us to learn. I have

helped my family to care for

my grandad and would like to

turn this in to a career. Since

studying this course, I have

found that I am very interested

in mental health nursing and

this is something I would like to

progress after this course.’

Shannon, 17,

Health & Social Care BTEC

Level 3 Extended Certificate

“‘I chose to study Health &

Social Care because I like to

look after people. The course

is really interesting because all

the lessons are different and

I learn new things every day.

I have made lots of new friends

on my course and would like to

one day to go to university to

continue to learn. I am not sure

what area of nursing I would

like to work in yet, but am

considering midwifery.’

Taniya, 17,

Health & Social Care BTEC

Level 3 Extended Certificate

“‘I really like being at Shipley

College because it is very multicultural

and everyone has so

much respect for each other.

There were other colleges

closer to where I live but I felt

that Shipley College would give

me the most opportunities for

the future. The classes we have

are always different and the

tutors are really friendly. After

this course, I would really like

to go to university to continue

to learn and one day, to fulfil

my ambition of becoming a

social worker.’

Amina, 18,

Health & Social Care BTEC

Level 3 Extended Certificate

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INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH

& SOCIAL CARE

BTEC LEVEL 1 (QCF)

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

BTEC LEVEL 1/LEVEL 2 FIRST

CERTIFICATE

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Level: 1 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 5015

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 5036

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above in both English

& maths however, GCSE grade D (3) would be

preferable.

• We will do an assessment to find out if this course

is right for you.

• A positive attitude and a keen interest in caring

for all ages.

• You will be invited to a ‘taster’ session to find out

more about the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course gives you a fantastic introduction to

working with adults in health & social care settings

or working with children. Topics incude Being

Organised, Developing a Personal Progression

Plan, Communication Skills for Health & Social Care

and Advising Others About Healthy Lifestyles. You

complete a unit on the experience of work and visit

a range of health & social care and childcare settings

to help you decide where you would like to work in

the future. You also learn skills which help you with

your studies and getting a job such as Personal &

Social Development. In addition, you gain important

Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing your course, you can move on to the

Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2 course, or other

Level 2 qualifications in Childcare. You may also move

on to an apprenticeship or employment in the Care

industry.

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English.

Or

• A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English.

• A positive attitude and a keen interest in caring

for others.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is a great starting point if you would like

to become a health or social worker, as you develop

the personal skills and qualities you need.

Topics include Human Lifespan Development,

Health and Social Care Values, Promoting Health

and Wellbeing, The Impact of Nutrition on Health

and Wellbeing, Equality & Diversity in Health &

Social Care, Individual Rights in Health & Social Care,

Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders

& Services in Health & Social Care.

There are two externally set assessments which

are sat in January or May. You will also have the

opportunity to study GCSE maths and English.

You may be required to attend a work experience

placement during the year.

YOUR FUTURE

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to the Health & Social Care Level 3 course,

or on to an apprenticeship in Health & Social Care

or Childcare. You could also use the skills and

experience you have gained to find employment in

the Care industry.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

BTEC LEVEL 3 FOUNDATION

DIPLOMA (QCF)

L3

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED

CERTIFICATE (QCF)

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Level: 3 | Course Length: 1 or 2 years | Code: 5041

Level: 3 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 5041

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths &

English grades equivalent to those stated above.*

* Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be

expected to re-take that subject in year 1.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

• A keen interest in caring for others.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Gain the skills and experience needed to progress in

to work or Higher Education studying nursing, social

work or paramedical professions.

You will learn how to care for & support individuals

with a variety of needs by studying current research,

principles of safe practice, public health promotion,

sociological & psychological perspectives, supporting

individuals with additional needs and more.

In Year 1, you complete a 100 hour work placement

in a care setting, such as caring for the elderly,

working in the community or caring for children

with special needs.

There will be some externally set assessments as

part of the course.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level in Health & Social Care,

or use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career in the Care industry.

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

or maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in English or

maths the minimum for the subject is grade 3 (D) and you will

complete a re-sit.

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above. * Students with

grade 3 (D) or above in either English or maths will be expected

to re-take that subject in year 1.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

• A keen interest in caring for others.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You gain the skills and experience needed to progress

in to work or Higher Education in the caring, nursing,

social work or paramedical professions. You study

topics such as Meeting Individual Care & Support

Needs, Physiological Disorders & their Care, Human

Lifespan Development and Working in Health &

Social Care.

You will complete a 100 hour work placement in a

care setting, such as caring for the elderly, working

in the community or caring for children with special

needs. Preparation for this placement will start

during the first term of the course.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level in Health & Social Care,

or use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career in the Care industry.

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ADULT CARE WORKER

INTERMEDIATE

APPRENTICESHIP

LEAD ADULT CARE

WORKER ADVANCED

APPRENTICESHIP

Intermediate: Level 2

Course Length: 12-18 months | Code: 5802

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Advanced: Level 3

Course Length: 2 years | Code: 5803

L3

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in a Health & Social

Care setting for a minimum of 30 hours a week

(this will include one day in college per week).

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

• You should be at least 16 years old.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This apprenticeship prepares you to work within

Health & Social Care in roles such as a Support

Worker, Care Assistant or Personal Assistant.

You need to enjoy supporting and caring for others

and have a responsible attitude and commitment to

this type of work.

You will need to complete the Care Certificate, Level 2

Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adult Care pathway)

and self-reflection on the last month of your

programme, which will be submitted to the end point

Assessor to prepare for your professional discussion.

You will also need to pass the end point assessment

and a multiple choice test.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing an Intermediate Apprenticeship,

you can progress on to the Lead Adult Care Worker

Advanced Apprenticeship or full-time study at

college. Alternatively, you can use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further

in your career.

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• An apprenticeship vacancy in a Health & Social

Care setting for a minimum of 30 hours a week

(this will include one day in college per week).

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• A minimum of 1 year’s relevant industry

experience and/or a Level 2 qualification in Health

& Social Care.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

• You must be 18 years or over.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service DBS check

at the start of the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You will help people with specific needs in their

everyday lives including disabled or elderly people

or those with learning disabilities. This care can

include helping a person to get dressed, transporting

them to and from a residential home or taking them

shopping. You will help plan support needs to enable

people to live fulfilling lives. It prepares you for work

as a senior support worker and senior care assistant.

You will need to complete the Care Certificate, Level 3

Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adult Care pathway),

and a self reflection in your last month. You will

also need to pass the end point assessment and a

multiple choice test.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course at

college or university, such as a Higher Apprenticeship.

Alternatively, use the skills and experience you have

gained to progress further in your career.

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HORTICULTURE

FULL-TIME COURSES: LEVELS 1, 2 & 3

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS

Do you enjoy being outdoors and have an interest in nature or

greening the built environment? Careers in horticulture include:

• Landscape Designer

• Grounds Maintenance

Coordinator

• Head Gardener

• Sports Turf Maintenance

• Manager

• Environmental Projects

Coordinator

• Estates Manager

• Arboriculturist

• Tree Surgeon

• Forestry or Countryside

Worker

Horticulture is not just about gardening! Learn both the practical

skills and theory for the design, construction & maintenance of

outdoor spaces.

“‘I have always liked being

outdoors and when I was at

school I used to help out when

I could, gardening for friends

and family. I chose Shipley

College because it is convenient

to get to and it offered me the

apprenticeship course I was

looking for. The staff are really

helpful and friendly and I have

made some good friends on my

course. For my apprenticeship,

I work at Shipley Golf Club

and I am learning lots about

horticulture and in particular,

golf greenkeeping.’

Jack, 17,

Horticulture (Amenity)

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Former School:

St. Mary’s Catholic High School,

Menston

“‘I like being outside and this

practical course is a really

good way to learn about

horticulture and how to

maintain the grounds. As part

of my apprenticeship, I work

at Woodhouse Grove School

where I am learning about how

to maintain the school grounds.

I chose this course because

I used to help out at my local

cricket club and decided this

would be a good area for me

to find an apprenticeship in.

The tutors are really good and

can teach us lots about the

industry as well as skills we

can use at work.’

Jack, 17,

Horticulture (Amenity)

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Former School:

St Bede’s and St Joseph’s

Catholic College

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HORTICULTURE LEVEL 1

Level: 1 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 7115

L1

LANDSCAPE GARDENING

LEVEL 2

L2

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above in both English

& maths.

• We will do an assessment to find out which

course level is right for you.

• A positive attitude, be physically fit and have an

enthusiasm for practical outdoor work.

• You will be invited to a ‘taster’ session to find out

more about the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This is an excellent starting point if you are

completely new to Horticulture. You gain a good

working knowledge by combining practical projects

with some classroom based study. Learn how

to prepare soil, grow and care for plants, plant

them out, maintain them and look after tools and

machinery. You spend up to two days gaining vital

work experience. In addition, learn skills which will

help you with your studies and job prospects such

as Personal & Social Development plus important

Functional Skills qualifications in maths, English and

ICT. As part of the Foundation Learning offer, this

course gives you an introduction to lots of other

subject options as well as Horticulture.

You will need safety boots and warm clothes for

working outdoors.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing your course, you can move on to

the Landscape Gardening Level 2 course, find an

apprenticeship or employment in the Horticulture

and Gardening industries.

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 7006

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English.

Or

A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

• A keen interest in working outside with plants.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Interested in the environment? A career in Landscape

Gardening offers something for everyone. You

can be creative and learn how to design beautiful

gardens. This course is a great introduction to the

skills and knowledge you need to form a solid base

for a lifelong career. Topics covered include practical

horticultural skills, plant identification & knowledge

and garden maintenance, how to use specialist tools

and equipment. Hard landscaping skills you will learn

include laying patios, paving, fencing, lawn & hedge

maintenance and using a wide range of horticultural

machinery. You will complete a work placement to

build up practical hands-on experience. In addition,

you have the opportunity to improve your English

and maths.

You will need safety boots and warm clothes for

working outdoors.

YOUR FUTURE

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to the Horticulture BTEC Level 3 course,

or on to an apprenticeship in Horticulture. You could

also use the skills and experience you have gained to

find employment in the Horticulture industry.

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HORTICULTURE BTEC LEVEL 3

Level: 3 | Course Length: 2 years | Code: 7010

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths &

English grades equivalent to those stated above.*

* Students with grade (D) in either English or maths will be

expected to re-take that subject in year 1.

• A keen interest in working outdoors and with

plants.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Learn the practical horticultural skills required for

a varied range of careers in the sector. Build up

your knowledge and skills in landscape gardening

and management as well as plant propagation and

the care of trees. You will learn hard landscape

construction, select which plants to use and when

to plant them. Grow plants from seeds or cuttings

through to the stage when they are ready to plant

out. The course is a mixture of classroom-based

theory and practical hands-on experience, focusing

on teaching you the skills needed to be a professional

horticulturalist. You visit garden centres, public parks

and gardens, plus have work experience to help you

develop your skills, confidence and knowledge of the

industry.

You will need safety boots and warm clothes for

working outdoors.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level in Horticulture, or use the

skills and experience you have gained to progress

further in your career in the Horticulture industry.

L3

FLORISTRY

INTERMEDIATE

APPRENTICESHIP

Intermediate: Level 2

Course Length: 1 year | Code: 7052

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

Or

Have recently gained GCSE grades 4 (C) or above

in English and maths.

• You will have an interview.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This is an excellent introduction to a career in

floristry. You learn a range of practical techniques

including gift-wrapping, hand-tied bouquets and

arrangements. You also build up your knowledge

of the principles of floristry and retailing. You are

assessed on your practical skills and through written

assignments. At the end of your apprenticeship you

will need to pass the end point assessment.

YOUR FUTURE

After completing your apprenticeship, you can

progress on to further study such as the part-time

Floristry BTEC Level 3 or enter the industry as an

employed or self employed Florist.

L2

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HORTICULTURE (AMENITY) APPRENTICESHIPS

INTERMEDIATE: LEVEL 2

L2

ADVANCED: LEVEL 3

L3

Course Length: 2 years | Code: 7120

Course Length: 2 years | Code: 7125

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round.

To find our vacancies see the jobs board at

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

Or

Have recently gained GCSE grades 4 (C) or above

in English & maths.

• You will have an interview.

ABOUT THE COURSE

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

We promote vacancies all year round. To find our

vacancies see www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

Or

Have recently gained GCSE grades 4 (C) or above

in English & maths.

• You will have an interview.

• A minimum of 1 year’s relevant industry

experience.

• A Level 2 qualification is preferred, but not

essential.

Both Level 2 & Level 3 courses prepare you for various roles in horticulture, including maintaining landscapes,

parks and public gardens. At the end of your apprenticeship, you will need to pass the end point assessment.

Depending on your employer your apprenticeship may specialise in one of the following areas:

Horticulturist: You will learn about the development maintenance and care of landscaping, both urban and

rural. You will also look at the production of plants for food and ornamental purposes including fruit, vegetables,

mushrooms and trees for sale.

Golf Greenkeeper: You will be responsible for the maintenance, care and overall appearance of a golf course.

You will maintain a good quality playing surface across the four key turfgrass areas, as well as maintaining

hazards, environmental and ecological operations including bunker maintenance, planting turf, trees, shrubs

and developing wildlife habitats.

Sports Turf Operative: You will be responsible for the maintenance, renovation and appearance of sports

turf surfaces. Depending on your employer, the role may include working across different sports and venues,

including athletics, bowls, cricket, croquet, football, hockey, horse racing, rugby, tennis and ranging from general

parks type sports surfaces up to first class stadiums.

Environmental Conservationist: You will work to help protect rural & urban landscapes, plants & animals, and

the countryside. Depending on your employer, you may survey and report on the condition of an outdoor area

and encourage people to enjoy the environments around them.

YOUR FUTURE

After your apprenticeship, you can study a course at college or university, such as a Higher Apprenticeship,

or use the skills and experience you have gained to progress further in your career.

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

FULL-TIME COURSE: LEVEL 3

Combine a passion for music with a career in the music and creative

industries such as:

• Sound Engineer

• Audio Visual Technician

• Stage Manager

• Musician / Performer

• Composer

• Events Promoter

• Teacher

Develop your knowledge and skills to gain a sound understanding

of music related subjects, techniques and the industry.

“‘I heard good things about the

music course at Shipley College

and it seemed exactly what

I was looking for. This course

exceeds my expectations on

how much more there is to

music & performance and how

to develop my confidence.

Shipley College has a friendly

and welcoming atmosphere

and I always enjoy coming to

College. I am yet to decide what

area of the music industry

to focus on, but I would like

to progress to university and

perhaps take a gap year to

travel, experiencing different

cultures of music.’

Charlotte, 18,

Music Technology BTEC Level 3

Former School:

Guiseley School

“‘I chose to study music because

it is a passion I’ve had since

I was young, and is driving me

to university to study music

production in film. The lessons

are enjoyable because of the

facilities, equipment and the

staff, who are always eager to

help. My favourite part of the

course has to be performing,

composing and recording

music. It’s nice to see a mix of

people with skills on different

instruments getting together

and recording songs. As well

as university, I would like to

experience music in different

countries around the world.’

Josh, 18,

Music Technology BTEC Level 3

Former School:

Dixons City Academy

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY BTEC LEVEL 3

L3

Level: 3 | Course Length: or 2 years | Code: 4383

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English & maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above

in both subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths and English grades equivalent to those

stated above.* * Students with grade D (3) in either English or maths will be expected to re-take that subject

in year 1.

• To demonstrate your musical talent to our panel of tutors.

• You will be invited to a ‘taster’ session to find out more about the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Develop your love of music in to a career. Learn about the industry including music production,

sequencing, composing, live sound techniques, as well as the listening skills required by Music

Technologists. For your final project, you plan and produce an original digital track. You also get

the chance to perform live in front of an audience, gain work experience at a local festival and

take part in competitions. Previous music students have had the opportunity to experience

different elements of the music industry on projects such as the Big Music Project.

This included music workshops with external musicians to learn about different music

styles such as Percussion, Beatboxing, Singing and Musical Theatre.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or university at a higher level in Music Technology,

or use the skills and experience you have gained to progress further in your career in the

Music industry. An exciting future awaits!

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SPORT INCLUDING FOOTBALL ACADEMY

FULL-TIME COURSES: LEVELS 2 & 3

Continue your love of sport and healthy living and find an exciting

and active career such as:

• Personal Trainer

• Sports Coach

• Physiotherapist

• Nutritionist

• Sports Journalist

• Fitness Professional

• Teacher

Use your interest in your future career and develop the skills to

continue playing and learning about sport & fitness.

“‘I really like studying sport at

Shipley College. The tutors are

really helpful and respectful.

I have always loved sport and

my favourite is Thai Boxing

which I do in my spare time.

I knew about Shipley College

through friends and my sister

also used to come here, so it

was an easy choice for me.

Following on from my Level

3 course, I would like to go

to university to study Sports

Physiotherapy.’

Charnie, 18,

Sport BTEC Level 3

Former School:

St Joseph’s Catholic College

“‘I chose Sport as I was looking

for a course which was

interactive and energetic.

I wanted a fresh start after

school and even though Shipley

College wasn’t my closest

college, it offered me the best

opportunities for the future.

It is a really good environment

to learn in and the staff are

helpful and supportive.

I have not been here long

but have already made good

friends. My favourite part of

the course is learning more

about the background of

sport and about the different

sports themselves. I’m still

not sure exactly what is next

for me after this course, but

I am considering university

and would like to work as

a Physiotherapist, Personal

Trainer, Fitness Instructor or

PE Teacher.’

Sulaiman, 18,

Sport BTEC Level 3

Former School:

M A Institute

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SPORT BTEC LEVEL 2

L2

SPORT BTEC LEVEL 3

L3

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 4012

Level: 3 | Course Length: 1 or 2 years | Code: 4028

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), to include English. Maths

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.

Or

• A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3

(D) or above in English.

In addition to these, you will have to:

• Tell us more about your keen interest in sport.

• Attend ‘taster’ sessions to find out more about

the course.

• Have an interview and further assessment to

check the course is right for you.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Develop your knowledge of sport and focus on how

to help yourself and others improve as athletes. Take

part in a range of sports including football, cricket,

tennis, basketball and volleyball. Build technical skills

and tactical awareness through modules such as

practical sport, planning and leading sports activities,

organising coaching sessions and tournaments, and

the anatomy and physiology of an athlete. Visit a

range of sport organisations including the English

Institute of Sport in Sheffield and local sports

centres.

You will be required to buy recommended College

sportswear as well as a football kit, boots and

trainers. You are expected to make a contribution to

the cost of organised tours or visits relating to the

course.

YOUR FUTURE

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths &

English grades equivalent to those stated above.*

* Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be

expected to re-take that subject in Year 1.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Gain a solid grounding in the skills needed for a

career in the sports industry. Participate in different

sports and study a wide range of areas including

sport psychology, working with children, fitness

testing and sports coaching, focusing on the

technical and tactical awareness of the athlete in

sport. You are encouraged to be reflective, looking

at your own performance, setting personal targets,

monitoring and evaluating an action plan to improve

performance. You will also gain valuable work

experience as part of this course.

You will be required to buy recommended College

sportswear as well as a football kit, boots and

trainers. You are expected to make a contribution to

the cost of organised tours or visits relating to the

course.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career in the Sports industry.

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to the Sport BTEC Level 3, or use the skills

and experience you have gained to find employment

in leisure centres, sports clubs or fitness centres.

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SPORT (FOOTBALL ACADEMY) BTEC LEVEL 3

L3

Level: 3 | Course Length: 1 or 2 years | Code: 4028

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English & maths. If you do not have grade 4

(C) or above in both subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

A full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with maths and English grades equivalent

to those stated above.* * Students with grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be expected to

re-take that subject in year 1.

• All applicants will have to attend a football trial and be recommended by Guiseley

AFC Head Youth Coach.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Shipley College – Guiseley AFC Football Academy offers talented young

footballers high quality football development with continued academic study.

This course is perfect if you want to progress in football, either playing or coaching.

There are daily sessions to practice and develop your skills in practical & theoretical

coaching and training techniques.

You will have the opportunity to play in the Conference Youth Alliance or English

Colleges FA leagues.

In College, you focus on developing your knowledge and understanding of leadership

and coaching skills to enhance your sporting abilities. Modules include: Training and

Fitness, Nutrition for Sport, Fitness Testing, Principles of Sports Coaching,

Work Experience, Business in Sport, Sports Psychology and Sports Development.

You will be required to buy recommended College sportswear as well as a football

kit, boots and trainers. You are expected to make a contribution to the cost of

organised tours or visits relating to the course.

YOUR FUTURE

This course can lead to employment in areas such as sports coaching/training and

sports development, further studies at university or the opportunity to play for

professional/semi-professional clubs.

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We have been working in partnership with Guiseley

AFC since 2013, giving talented young footballers

the opportunity to combine high levels of coaching

five days a week alongside continued academic

study. The benefits gained mean some students

have been accepted as ‘High Achievers’ at University.

Recruitment for the football academy has gone

from strength to strength and the collaboration has

proven valuable to the club and the players.

Last year, the Shipley College’s Men’s First XI

claimed first place in the AOC Yorkshire and Humber

League. Throughout the season they had an

impressive record of 10 victories, 1 draw and only

1 defeat all season. The players worked tirelessly all

season, training 4 times a week with some students

committing to travelling long distances to be a part

of the team.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM

FULL-TIME COURSES: LEVELS 2 & 3

Travel, tourism, and hospitality can take you worldwide and offer

you an exciting and rewarding career such as:

• Air Cabin Crew

• Airport Customer Services

Agent

• Events Coordinator

• Holiday Representative

• Hotel Manager

• Leisure Centre Assistant

• Marketing Assistant

• Tourist Information Centre

Assistant

• Retail or Business Travel

Agent

• Travel Journalist

You develop customer service skills and learn about working in

Travel & Tourism. It is an ideal career for those who love meeting

people, have great communication skills and a keen interest

in travel.

“‘I really enjoy learning about

the Travel & Tourism Industry.

The different units we cover

have a lot of variety and

the tourism industry is very

interesting. I looked in to doing

this course in a few colleges,

but after seeing Shipley College

knew this was the one for me.

The trip to Spain last year to

work with the Holiday reps

was very interesting and really

brought the group together.

The trip helped me learn about

how the reps work and even

though it is not easy, it is

something I would like to do

in the future. I am currently

considering university after

this course, for either Travel

& Tourism or maybe Events

Management.’

Jodie, 18,

Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3

Former School:

Beckfoot School

“‘I am really enjoying the second

year of my course so far.

The tutors are really helpful

and treat us with respect.

I knew after studying Travel

& Tourism at school I wanted

to continue, and applied for a

few places in the area, but I am

glad now to be at Shipley. Last

year we went to the Costa Del

Sol, which was amazing and it

gave us the chance to see the

tourism industry from another

perspective. Seeing the holiday

reps at work has inspired

me, and I will be applying

for holiday rep jobs for next

summer.’

Ryan, 17,

Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3

Former School:

Oakbank School

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TRAVEL & TOURISM

BTEC LEVEL 2

L2

TRAVEL & TOURISM

BTEC LEVEL 3

L3

Level: 2 | Course Length: 1 year | Code: 4026

Level: 3 | Course Length: 1 or 2 years

Code: 4032

WHAT YOU NEED

• 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), to include English. Maths

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.

Or

• a Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3 (D) or

above in English.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

• A keen interest in working in the travel industry.

• You will be invited to a ‘taster’ session to find out

more about the course.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You will develop the skills needed for a career in

the Travel & Tourism Industry. You will learn about

holiday bookings, customer service in hotels, tour

operations and airports. You find out how to research

and market tourist destinations. You also go on

visits to a range of organisations to see how a travel

related business is run on a day-to-day basis and

gain vital work experience to help prepare you for

future employment.

Study visits and residentials form an integral part of

this course and you may be required to contribute

towards the cost. You are encouraged to consider

fundraising initiatives to help cover these costs.

YOUR FUTURE

After successfully completing this course, you can

move on to the Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3, or

use the skills and experience you have gained to find

employment in the Travel & Tourism industry.

WHAT YOU NEED

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English

& maths. If you do not have grade 4 (C) or above in both

subjects the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 (D).

Or

a full Level 2 at Pass grade or above.* * Students with

grade 3 (D) in either English or maths will be expected to re-take

that subject in Year 1.

• To tell us about your interest in travel and your

plans for a career in this industry.

ABOUT THE COURSE

You learn about worldwide destinations, customer

service, holiday representatives and retail/business

travel. Take advantage of the unique opportunity

to go on a week-long trip overseas. Students have

previously travelled out to the Costa del Sol to work

in the ‘First Choice’ Holiday Village. This first-hand

experience shows what it is like to work in a resort by

shadowing holiday reps, taking part in planning fun

activities and visiting hotels, resorts and airports.

In addition, you complete further work experience to

give you a vital taste of careers in this industry.

Study visits and residentials, which may be both

in the UK and overseas, form an integral part of

this course and you may be required to contribute

towards the cost. You are encouraged to consider

fundraising initiatives to help cover these costs.

YOUR FUTURE

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level, or use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career in the Travel & Tourism industry.

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ENGLISH & MATHS

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS TO SUPPORT YOUR FULL TIME STUDY

ADDITIONAL MATHS AND ENGLISH QUALIFICATIONS CAN BE ADDED ON TO YOUR EXISTING

COLLEGE QUALIFICATIONS TO DEVELOP FURTHER SKILLS TO PROGRESS YOUR ACADEMIC

OR PROFESSIONAL FUTURE. THESE COURSES CAN ADD VALUABLE UCAS POINTS TO

SUPPORT YOUR APPLICATION FOR UNIVERSITY.

AS ENGLISH LANGUAGE

L3

CORE MATHS

L3

Level: 3 | Course Length: 2 years

Level: 3 | Course Length: 2 years

WHAT YOU NEED

• A GCSE grade 4 (C) or above or above in English

Language and an interest in developing your

English Language skills.

• To be enrolled on a full-time Level 3 course at

Shipley College.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Gain a deeper understanding of how to communicate

and develop expression within an ever changing

world. This is an interesting and creative course

that can help with a deeper understanding of the

subject through a nationally recognised AS Level

qualification. You will also earn additional UCAS

points to help a university application.

You will develop your Creative Writing & Critical

Thinking Skills as you study The Handmaid’s Tale,

a short anthology of poetry and a digital anthology

based on Paris. You will also have the opportunity to

create your own text in word, print, paint or music

exploring the theme of ‘Time and Place’.

YOUR FUTURE

Studying English after GCSE can improve career

choices and increase your earning prospects as

the skills learnt are increasingly important in the

workplace and in Higher Education. You gain a AS Level

qualification worth up to 60 valuable UCAS points.

WHAT YOU NEED

• A GCSE grade 4 (C) or above or above in maths

and an interest in applying maths skills to

problem solving.

• To be enrolled on a full-time Level 3 course at

Shipley College.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is perfect if you want to continue

developing valuable maths skills whilst studying a

full-time vocational course. Many roles in today’s

workplace require high levels of maths based

problem-solving skills and budget management.

Core Maths is a useful tool to equip you with these

skills. It is a two year course and is assessed by a

final exam.

YOUR FUTURE

Studying maths after GCSE can improve career

choices and increase your earning prospects as

the skills learnt are increasingly important in the

workplace and in higher education. You gain a Level

3 qualification equivalent to an AS Level and up to

60 valuable UCAS points. Employers and universities

have already expressed strong support of the

programme.

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THE PRINCE’S

TRUST

CERTIFICATE

Level: Entry 3/Levels 1 & 2

Course Length: 12 weeks | Code: 7500

DO MORE. SEE MORE. BE MORE

Age 16-25? Need more support? Want to L2

improve your confidence? Want to gain new

skills and qualifications? Out of work? Need someone

to listen to you? Want to uncover hidden talents?

Shipley College is working in partnership with the

Prince’s Trust to deliver the Team Programme to

16-25 year olds. If you are out of education or

unemployed, and looking for direction and ideas for

the future, this could be the course to get you going.

The course is free and if you are unemployed, it will

not affect your Jobseekers Allowance.

E

L1

WHAT YOU NEED

You do not need any qualifications but a desire to

progress to further education or work is essential.

• We will do an assessment for find out if this

course is right for you.

• A positive attitude and want to make a difference

in your community.

ABOUT THE COURSE

There are three start dates throughout the year, in

September, January and May.

This 12 week programme will provide you with a

great sense of achievement and an opportunity to

make a difference in your local community.

You will:

• Develop skills that help you in life and in jobs.

• Meet others and work together as a team on a

range of practical projects. The areas you can

gain work experience in are varied and include

gardening, painting & decorating, caring, cooking

or performing, to name a few.

• Benefit from careers advice, help with job hunting

and your CV.

• Be part of a team of up to 15 people.

• Take part in a community project.

• Have two weeks work experience.

• Go on a 3 night action packed residential.

• Develop your personal skills such as confidence

and team working.

You build a portfolio recording your experience and

upon successful completion, you will gain a nationally

recognised qualification.

“‘The course helped me more than just jobwise. It has

helped me to get back the confidence that I had lost

over the years. It was good that my tutors spent the

time to get to know me as a person. To be honest I never

saw myself where I am today and actually thinking

positively. This has so much to do with this course and

the amazing tutors who did a great job. Thank you

so much.’

YOUR FUTURE

Three in four young people who take part on Prince’s

Trust schemes move in to work, education or

training. From this course, you may also progress on

to a traineeship, an apprenticeship, a course or in to

work. If you think this programme is for you or would

like more information, please contact us, come to one

of our Open Days or book an appointment to speak

with our friendly tutors.

Aaron

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HOW TO APPLY &

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

HOW TO APPLY

You can either:

• Fill in the application form on the pages opposite & send it by FREEPOST to Student

Services. See address on the back page of the form.

• Apply online at www.shipley.ac.uk – you can register your details and you track

your progress.

• Call Student Services on 01274 327281.

• Come to an Open Day and apply on the day (for dates see page 05).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Whatever your qualifications and school experience, we will help you make the best

choice. Check out the ‘What level am I?’ guide on pages 16-17 and look at course pages

to find out the entry requirements for your course. You will then have an interview and

possible further assessment.

YOUR INTERVIEW

We want to help get you on the course that is right for you and your future career plans.

You will meet with a member of the course team for your chosen subject. Interviews are

friendly and supportive, giving you helpful information about courses and College life.

You are welcome to bring someone along with you such as a parent/carer, friend, relative

or personal advisor. If you have any particular needs with accessing College buildings or

if you need additional support at your interview, please let us know. Call Student Services

on 01274 327281 in advance, so that we can put everything in place for you.

OFFER OF A PLACE...

In nearly all cases, you will be made a conditional offer of a place at your interview.

Offers are made based on you achieving the GCSE grades or vocational qualifications

required for your course.

Some offers may have additional entry requirements: ie an audition for a Music course

or examples of artwork for an Art course. If you have any questions about our courses,

entry requirements, financial assistance or need support with your application, call

Student Services on 01274 327281.

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SHIPLEY COLLEGE APPLICATION FORM

FULL-TIME COURSES/APPRENTICESHIPS

Which course are you applying for?

1st choice:

2nd choice:

Title (please circle)

Mr Miss Other:

I am interested in:

Full-time Courses

Full name

Apprenticeships or Traineeships

Address

Postcode

Home Tel

Mobile Tel

Date of birth

Last school/college attended:

From

To

Exams taken/to be taken:

Subject Level Qualification Grade Year

Business 2 BTEC Diploma Merit 2017

Gender (tick box) Male Female Age

Please provide a personal email address where we can contact you regarding your interview

Email

What is your Nationality?

Have you lived in the UK for the last 3 years? Yes

No

If no, where did you live before?

What future career choices have you considered?

Have you discussed this with your careers advisor?

Emergency Contact Details

Please tell us about any work experience you have done

(including weekend job or voluntary work), etc.

Name

Relationship to you

Home Tel

Mobile Tel

To download an application form or apply online, see our website - www.shipley.ac.uk


Shipley College wants to help all learners reach their

full potential. Sharing any support you have previously

had, relating to a particular disability or learning need,

will help us to support you better.

Have you previously received any extra Yes No

help or support with a disability or

learning need? (please tick)

SENSORY

MEDICAL CONDITION

Do you have an Education, Health Yes No

and Care Plan (EHCP)?

Have you previously had any support Yes No

during exams?

Have you received any support to Yes No

complete this application?

Details of any support arrangements you have had at

school/college

Sight

Asthma

Hearing

PHYSICAL

Epilepsy

Diabetes

Name of contact

Tel

Wheelchair user

Mobility impairment

Other Mobility

LEARNING

Dyslexia

Dyscalculia

Autism Spectrum

Condition

Aspergers Syndrome

Multiple learning

difficulties

Profound complex

Multiple disabilities

Temporary

impairment

Other disabilities

(specify below)

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health issues

Emotional or

behavioural issues

Extra details box:-

Which ethnic group would you say you belong to? Please tick

Asian British Bangladeshi

Asian British Indian

Asian British Pakistani

Asian British other

background

Black British other

background

Chinese

Dual Heritage White/Asian

Dual Heritage White/Black

African

White British

White Irish

White Other Background

Any Other Ethnic Group

White – Gypsy or Irish

Traveller

Black British African

Black British Caribbean

Dual Heritage White/

Caribbean

Dual Heritage other

background

It is a specific requirement of some courses for you to have a DBS

(Disclosure and Barring Service) check, you will be informed of this

at interview.

Moderate learning

difficulties

Severe learning

difficulties

Other learning

difficulties (specify)

Please put this form in an envelope and post, no stamp

required, to Shipley College, FREEPOST BD18 3LQ,

Victoria Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3LQ

PLEASE READ AND NOTE THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

(Data Protection Act 1998). The information I have given is both true

and correct. The information provided on this form will be stored

electronically and used for various administrative, academic and health

and safety reasons. We will not disclose your information to third

parties except where we have a statutory duty to do so or to safeguard

your or other staff and students’ welfare. Your information will not be

passed to other organisations for marketing purposes, but the College

may use your information for surveys aimed at enabling the College to

monitor performance, improve quality and plan future provision.

Signed:

Date:


HOW TO FIND US

Reception and Student Services are based

in Salt Building, Victoria Road, Saltaire,

Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3LQ

BASED IN THE SMALL VILLAGE

OF SALTAIRE, WE ARE EASILY

ACCESSIBLE BY TRAIN OR BUS

FROM SHIPLEY, BRADFORD,

LEEDS, ILKLEY, KEIGHLEY,

BINGLEY AND SKIPTON.

For the most up-to-date bus and rail

travel information please see:

www.wymetro.com

TRAINS

• Bradford Forster Square

to Saltaire

Shipley to Saltaire

• Bingley to Saltaire

• Keighley to Saltaire

• Leeds to Saltaire

BUSES

• Bradford to Saltaire: 662, 622

• Baildon to Saltaire: 626

(Change in Shipley)

• Keighley & Bingley to Saltaire:

662, 760

• Calverley to Saltaire: 760

Shipley Town Centre to Saltaire:

622, 623, 760, 676, 678

• Bingley to Shipley: 622, 623, 760

• Guiseley to Shipley: 737

• Idle to Shipley: 614

LEEDS/LIVERPOOL CANAL

ALBERT RD ALBERT RD

WHITLAM STREET

ALBERT TERRACE

CAROLINE ST CAROLINE ST

HELEN ST

TITUS ST TITUS ST

OASTLER ROAD

SALTAIRE

TRAIN STATION

SALTAIRE RD A657

BINGLEY RD A650

SHIPLEY COLLEGE CAMPUS

1

2

3

4

5

SALT BUILDING

VICTORIA HALL

EXHIBITION BUILDING

JONATHAN SILVER BUILDING

MILL BUILDING

USEFUL AMENITIES

TRAIN STATION

CASH POINT

PARKING

BUS STOP

ROBERTS PARK

GEORGE STREET GEORGE STREET

RIVER AIRE

LOCKWOOD ST

1

BINGLEY

5

MAWSON ST

VICTORIA RD VICTORIA RD

WHERE

WE ARE

SLATAIRE VILLAGE

4

2

PARK STREET

EXHIBITION RD

SALTAIRE

A650

3

SALTAIRE RD A657

PARK ST MADDOCKS ST

A657

SALTS MILL

SHIPLEY

RHODES ST

BRADFORD/

FRIZINGHALL

BAKER ST

WYC LIFFE GARDENS

BAILDON

OTLEY RD

A6038

LEEDS

SHIPLEY

TRAIN STATION

The SFA funds adult further education and skills training,

including apprenticeships in England. It also co-finances the use

of European Social Funds from the European Union to directly

or indirectly part/wholly fund your learning activities to tackle

worklessness and workplace skills issues.

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Shipley College

Salt Building, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3LQ

Reception

Student Services

t: 01274 327222 e: enquiries@shipley.ac.uk

t: 01274 327281 e: studentservices@shipley.ac.uk

www.shipley.ac.uk @Shipley_College /shipleycoll

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