Shipley College Full-time Prospectus 2019-20

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School Leavers

Guide 2019/20

Full-time courses, Apprenticeships & Traineeships

www.shipley.ac.uk

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Hello &

Welcome

Contents

Hello & Welcome 02

Contents 02-03

Open Days 04

We are a small, friendly college based

in beautiful buildings in Saltaire

Village, offering great full-time and

part-time courses, apprenticeships

and traineeships.

Studying here means you will be part of a diverse

and inclusive community. We pride ourselves on

giving every student who comes through the door

the individual support they deserve to develop

both personally and professionally.

The College was rated ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted, who

praised our culture of high aspirations for all,

high numbers of students progressing in to higher

levels of learning or gaining employment, excellent

student behaviour and friendly atmosphere. Our

tutors bring subjects to life by providing up to date

knowledge and experience from the world of work.

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.

RATED

‘GOOD’

BY

Finding the right course for you 06

Entry requirements 08-09

All the support you need 10-11

College life 12-13

A few highlights from the year 14-17

Centre of Excellence for Business (CofE4B) 18-19

Full-time courses 20-59

Traineeships 60

Apprenticeships 61-74

How to apply & what happens next? 76

Shipley College application form 77-78

How to find us 79

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.

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Full-time Courses & Apprenticeships

Course

Full-time Apprenticeship

Access to Higher Education 20-21

Art & Design 22-23


Business including apprenticeships in

Accounting, Business Administration,

Customer Service & Digital Marketing. 24-25 64-67

Children’s Play, Learning & Development

including apprenticeships in Early Years & Playwork. 26-28 68-70

Computing & IT including an Infrastructure

Technician apprenticeship. 29-31 67

Creative Digital Media Production 32-34

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) 35

Foundation Learning 36-40

Supported Internships 41

Pathway to Level 3 42-43

Health & Social Care including apprenticeships

in Adult Care Work. 44-46 71

Horticulture 47-49 72-74

Music Technology 50-51

Sport 52-55

Travel & Tourism 56-57

Additional Courses

AS English & Core Maths 58

The Prince’s Trust Certificate 59

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Open Days 2018/19

Come along to find out more about the

College & your options at an Open Day:

Thursday

8th

November

4.30-7pm

Wednesday

5th

December

4.30-7pm

Tuesday

22nd

January

4.30-7pm

Tuesday

5th

March

4.30-7pm

Wednesday

1st

May

4.30-7pm

Thursday

13th

June

3-7pm

Venue: Exhibition Building, Exhibition

Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3JW

Post-GCSE Advice &

Guidance Sessions 2019

These sessions are for anyone who has just

received their GCSE results and are not sure

which path to take.

Thursday

22nd

August

10am-3pm

Friday

23rd

August

10am-3pm

We look forward to meeting you and helping

you achieve your full potential.

For more information and to book your place

at an event, see www.shipley.ac.uk/events

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Whatever you are aiming for, a great job,

an apprenticeship or university...

...we will help you on your journey.

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Finding the right course for you

College is more than just a course, it’s your next step to success! Whether you’re an

aspiring graphic designer, care assistant, tree surgeon or personal trainer to name

a few ideas, Shipley College can help you get there! We understand that everyone

learns differently, so to help you decide what’s right for you, read on...

BTEC Study Programme

Do you have a specific career in mind?

Choosing a BTEC gives you the chance to tailor

your education to follow your passion. You will gain

hands-on experience in the subject that interests you

the most. These courses take a practical approach

to studying, with a combination of coursework and

assessed units. Choosing a BTEC course can open

doors to university, an apprenticeship or the first

step in your chosen career.

What you need to know:

Full-time BTEC students study approximately

16 hours a week at our campus in Saltaire.

• You will have the opportunity to gain experience

of work both at the College and through external

work placements.

• Level 3 BTEC grades are equivalent to A Levels,

which means you can earn UCAS points which

support entry to university.

Traineeships

An alternative route to employment

Are you 16-24 but still not sure what is right for you?

We know it is not always easy to find the right role

for you, especially when you have little or no work

experience and few qualifications. Traineeships help

bridge the gap between the skills that you have and

those that employers need.

Apprenticeships

Would you like to earn while you learn?

As an apprentice you will work, learn and achieve

your qualification whilst gaining invaluable work and

industry experience. This means you will have the

opportunity of starting your career working within

your chosen area and gaining the skills, knowledge

and behaviours which employers look for.

What you need to know:

• Anyone aged 16+ can apply for an apprenticeship.

• You will be employed and paid directly by a

company while studying for your qualification.

• Most apprentices will be in work for four days plus

one day at College each week.

• Your apprenticeship can take between one and

two years to complete.

• The minimum salary is currently £3.70 per hour,

however, many employers pay significantly more.

• A Level 3 Apprenticeship is equivalent to 2-3

A Levels which can lead to, or be an alternative to,

university.

Still not sure?

Think about what subjects you enjoy, your interests

or what inspires you. Where would you like college

to take you - a job or university? Talk to careers

advisors, friends and family too.

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An annual external FE

Choices learner satisfaction

survey places us

the highest

of 7 West Yorkshire FE

Colleges and 5th highest

in the country

Our achievement for

apprenticeships puts

the College in the

top 10% of the

country

In our 2018 survey,

99-100%

of our learners say

they feel safe

at College

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Entry

requirements

!

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.

Entry 2-3

No formal

qualifications needed.

Staff will advise the

right level for you.

Foundation

Learning

Level 1

AT LEAST:

2 GCSEs at grade

2 (E) or above in both

English & maths.

Please look at individual courses for their

specific entry requirements.

Level 2

AT LEAST:

2 GCSEs at grade

3 (D) or above,

including English or

a full Level 1 at Pass

grade.

Level 3

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).

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New 1-9 GCSE grades and what they mean

The numerical grades can be seen throughout this guide with the previously used letter grades in brackets

- e.g. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English or maths.

If you are applying for a course and have the old A - G GCSE grades, please reference the table for the new

numerical equivalent.

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

Old Grades A* A B C D E F G

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

58 for more information.

Apprentices

You may also study ICT, as well as English and maths,

as part of your course.

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All the support you need

Student Support

At Shipley College, we understand that no two

students are the same. We treat our students

as individuals and aim to help you reach your full

potential. Our highly qualified Student Services

Team offer a network of support to ensure you

gain the most from your studies. We want you to

be successful throughout your college years and

beyond.

• Student Services are your first point of contact for

impartial advice and guidance on study, personal

matters, finding employment and university

applications to name a few areas.

• Personal Tutors and Learning Coaches will

meet with you for regular tutorials to track your

progress and provide any necessary guidance.

• 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

This team offers extra assistance, help and advice if

you have particular needs which affect your ability to

study, make progress or access the College.

The in-class support we provide includes:

• Learning Support Assistants and Communication

Support Workers, as well as one-to-one sessions,

small group work, adapted materials and

assistance with mobility.

• Assistive technology such as adapted keyboards,

specialised software and a range of laptops.

To discuss your support needs or for further

information contact us or search ‘Local Offer’

on www.shipley.ac.uk

Financial Support

If you are aged 16-18, courses are free

All students can apply for a 16-18 PhotoCard with

Metro travel which cuts your costs of travel to

College.

Dependent on your personal or family financial

circumstances, you may also qualify for:

• A weekly bursary payment to help support you

with course-related items such as equipment or

uniform requirements.

• Free college meals - eligible students are given

a daily allowance to buy food from the College

canteens.

Equality and Diversity

At Shipley College, we do not tolerate discrimination,

harassment or bullying against anyone. We pride

ourselves on the diversity of our staff and students

and 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 policies can be viewed online or

requested from Student Services.

Call Student Services

If you have any questions, need more

information or would like to find out

if you are eligible for financial support

call 01274 327281

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92%

of Full-time students progressed

in to further education, an

Apprenticeship or work

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.

90%

of students who

applied to university

were accepted &

enrolled on to a

course

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 appreciate your feedback and encourage

you to keep in touch.

Students benefit from:

84%

of apprentices secured

further training, study

or work

• Student Services and Personal Tutors/ Learning

Coaches giving help and advice regarding their

course, college life or personal worries.

• Careers Advisors help them to find courses and

employment to achieve their ambitions.

• Clubs, societies and activities to help them

develop existing or new interests and make

friends.

• Continuing to develop vital English, maths and

employability skills.

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College

life

College life is more than just

coursework! What you do outside

of the classroom really counts. We

have an amazing range of clubs and

sporting activities. You will also have

the opportunity to get involved in

social events, trips, fundraising and

volunteering. You may even want to

join our Student Council. Get involved

and discover everything College life

has to offer!

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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 The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award,

badminton, table tennis, football, ultimate frisbee,

dodgeball, boxercise, basketball, cricket & netball,

circuit/fitness training, pool, 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.

Fitness Suite

We want all of our students to feel fit, healthy and

happy. Any student can access the Fitness Suite

based in Victoria Hall, whether you want to build

muscle, tone up, or simply have some fun while

improving your fitness and socialising with friends.

Volunteering

We have lots of opportunities to enrich your CV or

university application, improve your leadership skills

and make you stand out from the crowd!

• Gain valuable experience, rewards and even

additional qualifications within the College

working with local agencies and service providers.

• 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.

Student Discount

If you are a student or an apprentice you are eligible

to buy an NUS TOTEM card for £12. With the card, you

will be able to take advantage of student discounts

offered in a variety of outlets including restaurants,

high street stores, supermarkets and UK attractions.

To find out more info visit www.nus.org.uk

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 and online

resources.

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!

Stay connected for all the latest

news and information

www.shipley.ac.uk

For more information see

www.shipley.ac.uk/student-life

@Shipley_College

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A few highlights from the year

Travel students say hola! to

Costa del Sol

Ten Level 3 Travel & Tourism students enjoyed

valuable work experience in the Costa del Sol in

association with major tour operator, Tui.

Students gained crucial knowledge about the

varied roles of holiday advisors, daytime and

evening entertainers for families & children and

overseas airport operations. They visited key

destinations in southern Spain including Marbella,

Puerto Banus, Benalmadena and Fuengirola,

where students experienced a festival, bringing

together traditions of over 30 countries.

“Having the chance to go on this trip to gain work

experience has helped me improve my confidence,

which will help me in my future career.”

Ellie, Travel & Tourism student

The Rock Challenge

Our Foundation Learning students put on a

fabulous performance at the Rock Challenge UK

competition in March, held at the Magna Science

Adventure Centre in Rotherham.

The students performed a Toy Story inspired

production that conveyed the theme of

acceptance to over 1000 people.

Students came home with a range of awards

for Video Production, Lighting, Costume,

Entertainment and many more.

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Students take to the water at Dragon

Boat Festival

The annual Bradford Dragon Boat Festival took

place in Roberts Park in June. Shipley College

students took part in the Youth Championships

competition as the ‘Salty Sea-Lions’ and raced

their boat along the River Aire, competing against

other schools and organisations.

There was a great atmosphere at the 3-day

family festival which raises money for the Lord

Mayor’s Appeal.

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Tour de Yorkshire cycling success

College student Reece endured 128km (80 miles)

of tough roads and hills on the Maserati Tour de

Yorkshire route. He was awarded the medal for 3rd

place in the under 20s category, completing the

route in an impressive 6 hours & 31 minutes.

“I was passed down a bicycle from my dad who is a

keen cyclist. He gave me my first mountain bike aged

9 and then my first road bike aged 14. Since then I

have always loved cycling because I get to see the

fantastic scenery Yorkshire has to offer and be part of

Yorkshire’s great cycling tradition.”

Reece, Software Development & Programming

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Wish you were here at the Saltaire

Arts Trail

In May, Level 3 Business students worked with

Saltaire Inspired to organise one of the popular

exhibitions at the Saltaire Arts Trail event.

As part of their work experience, students

Shahzaman and Amaan catalogued, organised and

promoted an exhibition of handcrafted postcards

sent in by members of the public. The sale of the

postcards raised over £400 for The Cellar Trust,

a social enterprise based in Shipley helping people

recover from mental health problems.

Premier Farnell Award for ‘Dataface’

Software Development & Programming students

took part in the prestigious Premier Farnell

competition organised by the Ahead Partnership.

They used a Raspberry Pi to invent supportive

facial recognition technology to help those who

have dementia. The software would identify

visitors who rang their doorbell. If the visitor was

not recognised, an alert would be sent to their

carer.

The regional final took place in Leeds with 13

teams and Shipley College took home the People’s

Choice Award including a trophy and vouchers.

The students did us proud with their confident

and enthusiastic presentation.

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Baildon Rugby Club in the spotlight

Creative Media students worked with Baildon

Rugby Club to produce a number of short videos

to promote different aspects of the club and to

assist with player recruitment. Students filmed

matches and interviewed players, supporters,

sponsors and parents.

The videos were released over several months on

various social media platforms and have received

support from as far away as women’s rugby in

Norway.

Art students inspire Young Masters

Some of our Art & Design students have been

volunteering at the award-winning Young Masters

Visual Art School based in Shipley which provides

primary school children with classes in painting,

drawing and sculpture.

This collaboration has enabled our students

to access work experience in teaching art and

exhibition preparation, which is a fantastic

opportunity for them.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Shipley College

and help in the development of students with their

first project in this area.”

Andy Pollard, Director of Baildon RUFC

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Centre of Excellence

for Business (CofE4B)

Our fully equipped CofE4B on-site at Shipley

College combines quality education and training

opportunities to prepare you for work or university.

Industrial Centre of Excellence (ICE)

for Business

The ICE works with a board of local employers who can enhance

your learning experience. These include Bradford Council, HMRC,

Marks & Spencer 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 of these

opportunities will help you prepare for the world of work.

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:

• Students took part in a Dragon’s Den style competition, where they appealed to a panel

of employers for funds to help them start their own businesses. In addition, successful

entrepreneur and BBC Dragon’s Den candidate, Sarah Agar-Brennan, visited students

to talk about her LoveBomb ‘emoji’ cushion business, her new ventures and also gave

out some freebies!

• Local employers worked with students in an intensive CV workshop and provided oneto-one

advice to help develop their CVs and interview skills.

• Employers including Sky, Barclays, Accent Housing, Incommunities, Xpand Marketing

and AdviserPlus visited the CofE4B to work with students on different projects, with

the aim of helping them learn more about working life.

• Mentored by employers, students took part in the CofE4B Challenge Cup with tasks

that tested logic, theory and physical skills. The winning team were led by Xpand

Marketing who said, ‘We had a great time working with the students and were super

happy our team won the cup!’

• Students and staff have welcomed representatives from the media industry in to the

CofE4B including actress Michelle Hassan, who spoke about her role on an ITV show.

ITV Operations Manager, Manny Grillo gave students an insight in to the broadcasting

industry, including the importance of offering diverse programmes and how music is

used within productions.

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. This year they are 3D printing Titus’ legs and will be

programming him to answer questions and greet people he recognises.

For more information on the Software Development & Programming course see page 30.

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Are you a local business or organisation who would like to get

involved in the CofE4B? Would you like to offer work placements to

help prepare young people for the world of work?

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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“‘I chose to do the Access course

at Shipley College because it

is local and after working in

Care for 9 years, I would now

like to train to be a nurse. I am

enjoying the course although I

have not studied for a long time

and you have to learn to get

back in to it. After my course,

I would like to study Adult

Nursing at Bradford University.’

Charlene, 31,

Access to

Higher Education

Full-time courses: Level 3

“‘I had heard that Shipley

College has good reviews and

results for Access courses. The

timetable also fits in with my

family life, however, I do have

to keep on top of my work

including revision and studying.

I am enjoying the course and

gaining new knowledge every

day. I want to go to university

to study midwifery which has

always been my ambition.’

Caroline, 35,

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 Diploma has 2 pathways

that lead to university study in:

Health Professions pathway - Biomedical Sciences, Forensic

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

Mental Health), Radiography

Social Care Professions pathway - Psychology, Counselling,

Criminology, Sociology, Working with Children, Young People

& Families, Social Work, Youth Work, Probation

• Primary Teaching Diploma can lead to university study in:

Primary Teaching, Childhood Studies, Education Studies,

Youth Work, Educational Psychology

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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

Health Professions pathway - You will study

Level 3 modules in Professional Health Care

Practice, Human Physiology and Psychology.

Social Care Professions pathway - You will study

Level 3 modules in Psychology and Counselling.

Entry requirements

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

including English or maths.

Please note, a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification

is no longer equivalent to a GCSE grade C so if you

currently hold this, 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 Primary

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

English, maths and Science.

• You will have an admissions interview and

assessment to help you decide if the course is

suitable for you.

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 outside of the classroom.

Your future

Access courses have an excellent track record.

Our students have gone on to study a wide variety of

courses at many different universities and colleges.

Health & Social Care Professions pathway students

have gone on to study Biomedical Sciences, Nursing

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

Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy,

Paramedic Science, Chemistry and Forensic Medical

Science, Psychology, Counselling, Criminology and

Social Work to name a few.

Primary Teaching students have gone on to study

Primary Education with QTS, Education Studies and

to become Teaching Assistants, to name a few.

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. This is completed at

your induction.

You will need a small amount of money to buy

recommended textbooks and stationery such as

files, paper and pens. 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.

You study full-time for one year, attending College on

the following days:

Monday - half day from either 9.30am-12.30pm

or 1-4pm

Tuesday & Wednesday - Full day from 9am-4pm

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“‘Art & Design is a subject that

I’ve always been interested in.

My favourite part so far has

been painting and modelling

the lanterns for the local park

lantern parade. I plan to go to

university to study Art, I’m not

sure which form I want to study

yet but I hope to discover that

on my course.’

Megan, 17,

Former School:

Immanuel College

Art & Design

Full-time courses: Levels 2 & 3

“‘I heard good things about

Shipley College while at school,

which inspired me to do an

Art & Design course. I really

like my tutor and my favourite

part of the course is painting

and drawing. I have always

been interested in studying

Architecture and Interior

Design at university and this

course will help me achieve my

ambition.’

Nahl, 18,

Former School:

Belle Vue Girls School

Where this course could take you...

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

& design can lead to exciting careers such as:

• Graphic Designer/Illustrator

• Fashion & Textile Designer

• Photographer

• 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.

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Art & Design BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 1016

Art & Design BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 1018

Entry requirements

• 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.

• A portfolio of artwork or sketch books that

demonstrates your interest in the subject.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

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 artwork 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 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.

You will also visit galleries and exhibitions, (you may

be required to contribute towards the cost of these),

to help you gain useful insights for showcasing

your work at the End of Year Exhibition. Overall,

this course will help you develop as an Art & Design

Practitioner.

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.

Entry requirements

• 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 and wood. Learn to work to a professional

brief, based on realistic workplace situations and to

communicate your ideas to different audiences.

In your second year, 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. You may also be involved in a

Community Arts Project.

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 or Fashion.

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“‘I really like the small

environment at Shipley College

as it means you get more

individual attention. I am really

enjoying my course and the

way it is taught - I feel like I am

really learning and the tutors

actually care. I chose to study

Business as it can open up

many opportunities and I am

considering going on to take

the Level 3 course.’

Sophie, 17,

Former College:

Bradford College

Business

Full-time courses: Levels 2 & 3

Where this course could take you...

A business qualification can open up a wide range of opportunities

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

“‘I really enjoy the community

atmosphere at Shipley College.

I had also applied to Bradford

and Leeds but preferred the

environment here. The tutors

are good and I have made some

good friends. It’s a great place

with great teachers! I enjoy the

freedom you have at College.

I would like to continue to Level

3 Business and then also study

Business at university.’

Pouriya, 16,

Former School:

Grange Technology College

• 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.

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Business Retail BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 3124

Entry requirements

• 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 and a grade 2 (E) or above

in maths.

• You will have an interview and further assessment

to check the course is right for you.

About the course

Are you outgoing, interested in sales and giving

customers the best shopping experience? On this

course you will gain an insight in to the growing retail

industry. You will study customer relations, business

planning, financial control, business networks and

online sales. You will study this course as part of

a programme which includes maths, English and

work experience. Your structured work experience

will be with loyal employers to help you prepare for

employment. To be considered for the course you

must be enthusiastic and be prepared to work hard.

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 Customer Service, or 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.

Business

BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 3044

Entry requirements

• 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 will explore many key areas including

marketing, human resources, finance and website

design. To be considered for the course, you need to

be enthusiastic and be prepared to work hard. You

also complete an industry placement where you will

spend time working in your chosen career area.

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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“‘I have always wanted to

pursue a career in Childcare.

I have enjoyed learning about

child development, brain

development and how you

can measure a child’s growth.

We have also recently started

doing our work placements.

I would like to get a job as a

primary school teacher or a

nursery teacher.’

Kha, 17,

Former School:

Grange Technology College

Children’s Play,

Learning &

Development

Full-time courses: Levels 1, 2 & 3

“‘It has been a childhood dream

of mine to become a teacher

which is why I decided to study

a Childcare course. We have

been learning about how to

take care of children, how to

interact with and show them

love. We’ve also been studying

genetics and what features

can be inherited from family

members. I would like to go

and study at university so I

can become a primary school

teacher.’

Iqra, 16,

Former School:

Grange Technology College

Where this course could take you...

Working in childcare can be exciting and rewarding. Good quality

childcare is always in demand and careers include:

• Nursery Nurse

• Primary Teacher

• Childminder

• Teaching Assistant

• Child Psychologist

• Family Support Worker

Learn to care for babies and young children, understand their

development and gain the qualifications you need for a career in

this sector.

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Caring for Children BTEC Level 1

Introductory Certificate

Course length: 1 year | Code: 5014

Entry requirements

• 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 learn about creative activities, stories, poems

& rhymes, healthy eating, keeping children safe and

communication with children. You study personal &

social development skills to help with your studies

and finding a job. You will study GCSE qualifications

in maths and English. As part of the Foundation

Learning offer, this course gives you an introduction

to lots of other subjects 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.

Children’s Play, Learning &

Development (Early Years

Assistant) BTEC Level 2

Technical Diploma

Course length: 1 year | Code: 5062

Entry requirements

• 2 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 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 National Foundation

Diploma 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

Course length: 1 or 2 years | Code: 5033

Entry requirements

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

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

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

or

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

and English grades equivalent to those stated

above.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

• Enthusiasm for working with children.

About the course

This course will give you a comprehensive

introduction to progress directly on to employment,

to an apprenticeship or an Early Years Educator

qualification.

You will study all aspects of how children develop,

literacy & numeracy skills, play & learning, how to

support children’s early learning, keeping children

safe, paediatric first aid and more. You will also

complete a work placement for 400 hours per year

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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“‘I have always had a passion

for computers, so I knew I

wanted to pursue a career

working with them. The tutors

at college are experienced

in the industry and we have

access to fantastic resources

for the course. I chose to come

here after attending an open

day and the way the course

was explained to me made it

sound interesting. Putting all

this together makes it the best

course I have done. I would like

to go on to university to study

Computer Science and get a job

in the computing industry.’

Zachary, 17,

Former School:

Beckfoot School

Computing & IT

Full-time courses: Levels 2 & 3

Where this course could take you...

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 Developer

• Games Programmer

• Network Engineer

• Cyber Security Technologist

• Web Developer

• Business Analyst

• Project Manager

• Digital Marketer

“‘Using and learning about

computers is my passion.

I love all aspects of the course.

Using their industry experience,

the tutors teach complex

concepts in a way that is easy

to understand. I like that there

is support in college and that it

is small, which is why I chose

to come here. After the course,

I hope to go to university

to learn about Computer

Programming.’

Oliver, 18,

Former School:

Home schooled

Develop your artistic skills in different specialist art & design

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

the future.

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Information & Creative

Technology BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 8034

Entry requirements

• 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 and a grade 2 (E) or above

in maths.

• 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.

About the course

This is an ideal starting place for those looking to

pursue a career in Computing. You will develop

a digital portfolio studying hardware & software

systems, website development and databases. You

will learn how computer systems are used in the

workplace by completing work-related projects and

assignments. This course is part of a study program

which includes maths, English and work experience.

To be considered for the course, you will need to be

enthusiastic and be prepared to work hard.

Your future

On successful completion of the course, you could

progress to a Computing, Business or Games

Development Level 3 course, start a Computing

apprenticeship or use the skills and experience you

have gained to find employment in the Computing

industry.

Software Development

& Programming

BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 8006

Entry requirements

• 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

Gain the skills you need for software development

and programming to support clients including

creating 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 work

based projects. To be considered for the course, you

need to be enthusiastic and be prepared to work

hard. You also complete an industry placement where

you will spend time working in your chosen career

area.

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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Computer Systems

& Network Support

BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 8002

Entry requirements

• 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

Earn new Computing & Networking concepts and

gain practical hands-on 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. To be considered for the

course, you need to be enthusiastic and be prepared

to work hard. You also complete an industry

placement where you will spend time working in

your chosen career area.

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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“‘I chose Creative Digital Media

at Shipley College because the

course seemed more promising

compared to other colleges and

I like the relaxed environment.

I really enjoy using Photoshop

and making media related

content such as posters. I’m

looking forward to the filming

and animation unit.’

Lucy, 16,

Former School:

Beckfoot School

Creative Digital

Media Production

Full-time courses: Levels 1, 2 & 3

“‘I have always had an interest

in film and editing which is

why I chose to study Creative

Digital Media. I really enjoy

learning about the different

software, and I am especially

looking forward to learning

about Adobe Premiere Pro. I

chose Shipley College because

the location was ideal and the

staff at the open day were very

enthusiastic. I would like to go

to Salford University to study

media.’

Matthew, 16,

Former School:

Woodhouse Grove School

Where this course could take you...

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

During one of these creative digital media courses, you will

develop the skills to work within this exciting industry that is full of

opportunities.

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“‘I have a keen interest in film,

TV series and how films are

made and reviewed. On the

course I have enjoyed using

different software, especially

Photoshop which has been

fun to use. I chose to study

here because it is much quieter

than other colleges. The small

and friendly environment has

allowed me to make lots of

friends. After my course I would

like to go to university.’

George, 18,

Former School:

Benton Park School


Media BTEC Level 1

Course length: 1 year | Code: 4273

Entry requirements

• 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.

You also gain personal & social development skills

which help you with your studies and finding a

job. 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.

Creative Digital Media

Production BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 4283

Entry requirements

• 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

Course length: 2 years | Code: 4000

Entry requirements

• 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. These include:

graphic design, typography, web design, photography

and image manipulation, video production and 2D

animation. You will undertake research and written

work relating to media theory. You 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.

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.

Creative Digital

Media Production

(Games Design)

BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 4288

Entry requirements

• 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 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.

You will work to a professional brief from a client/

local employer to promote their product.

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

Course length: 1 year | Code: 9005

Entry requirements

• You do not need any qualifications.

• We will do an assessment to find

the right level of English for you.

About the course

ESOL

(English for

Speakers of Other

Languages)

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. 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 which will help you to

progress on to further study, an

apprenticeship or in to employment.

Improve your English language skills to help you progress

to the job or vocational course of your choice. Your course is

made up of English language learning, maths and vocational

choices.

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Foundation

Learning

Full-time courses: Entry Levels 2-3 & Level 1

“‘I chose Shipley College

because it’s not too big and the

students & staff are friendly.

I am learning employability

skills on my course which will

help me in the future. I enjoy

playing football so after my

course, I would like to progress

to the Sport Level 1 course.’

Moin, 17,

Foundation Learning at Shipley College will help you to:

• Find out what you enjoy

• Build your confidence

• Make new friends

• 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 vocational choices, which can include

catering and hospitality, sport, performing arts or caring for children.

Your course also includes opportunities to develop English and

maths.

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Independent Living

Entry Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 9001

Independence to Work Skills

Entry Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 9004

Entry requirements

• 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.

Entry requirements

• 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 Entry Level 3 /

Level 1

Course length: 1 year | Code: 9059

Vocational Studies

BTEC Entry Level 3

Course length: 1 year | Code: 9010

Entry requirements

• 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 & 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.

Your future

After you have finished this course, you may progress

on to other Foundation Learning programmes or in to

employment.

Entry requirements

• 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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Vocational Studies BTEC Level 1

Course length: 1 year | Code: 9003

Entry requirements

• 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 or move in to

employment.

Foundation for Choice (NOCN)

Level 1 Skills for Employment,

Training & Personal

Development

Course length: 1 year | Code: 9002

Entry requirements

• 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, 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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Introductory Sport Level 1

Course length: 1 year | Code: 9006

Entry requirements

• 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.

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 a higher level of study, such as Sport BTEC

Level 2.

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shipley college - supported internship programme

Supported Internships

Level: Entry Level 3/Level 1 | Course length: 1 year | Code: 9122

Entry requirements

• You do not need any qualifications.

• Aged 18-24, and have an Education, Health & 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.

“‘I am enjoying my Supported

Internship at Shipley College.

The college is local and tutors

are nice which makes my

lessons fun. I have made lots

of friends already. I am looking

forward to starting my work

placement, and would like

to progress but I am unsure

what I would like to do at the

moment.’

Matthew, 20,

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.

“‘I am settling in well on my

Supported Internship and the

tutors have been truly helpful.

I chose the College because

they offered internships to help

get in to employment. After the

course, I would like to move in

to employment.’

Alex, 20,

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 an appointment to speak with our

friendly tutors.

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“‘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. Here there has been

lots of support in place to help

me. Hopefully next year I will

study Creative Digital Media

Level 3. After completing this I

would like to go to university to

work towards my ambition of

becoming a Digital Editor in the

film industry.’

Jason, 17,

Former School:

Pudsey Grangefield

Secondary School

Pathway to

Level 3

Full-time course: Level 2

Where this course could take you...

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

“‘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,

Former School:

Priesthorpe School

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.

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Pathway to Level 3

or Employment

Course length: 1 or 2 years | Code: 4013

Entry requirements

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

must be at grade 2 (E) or above.

or

A BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma

at Level 2 Pass or above, 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

finding employment in an area of your choice. You

may need to resit English or 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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“‘I decided to study a Health

& Social Care course because

I want to work with people

with additional needs. I enjoy

learning about how different

people cope with their

condition or disability. I chose

Shipley College because it was

appropriate for my needs.

After my course, I want to

get a job helping a disability

organisation.’

Caitlin, 19,

Former School:

Beckfoot School

Health &

Social Care

“‘I chose to study Health &

Social Care here because

the college has a quiet and

welcoming environment. The

course is very practical and

rewarding. It has helped me

build my confidence in caring

for people. After my course,

I plan to go to university so I

can become a nurse in the RAF.’

Caitlin, 18,

Former School:

Immanuel College

Full-time courses: Levels 1, 2 & 3

Where this course could take you...

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

• Care Assistant

• Social Worker

• Healthcare Assistant

• Nurse

• Dietician

• Mental Health Worker

• Paediatric Nurse

• Occupational Therapist

• Family Support Worker

• Drug and Alcohol Support

You develop skills in caring for others across the Care sector

including working with older people, supporting those with mental

health issues, those undergoing rehabilitation and advising on

healthy living.

“‘A personal situation

encouraged me to pursue a

career in care. I had heard good

things about Shipley College,

especially that it is small, which

is one of the reasons I chose

to study here. I like that once I

am qualified, I can spend time

helping people. I am looking

at going to university to study

care further and hopefully gain

employment in a care home or

as a dietician.’

Hassan, 19,

Former School:

Beckfoot Upper Heaton

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Introduction to Health &

Social Care BTEC Level 1

Course length: 1 year | Code: 5015

Health & Social Care

BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 5036

Entry requirements

• 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 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 include 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 gain personal & social development

skills which help you with your studies and finding a

job. 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.

Entry requirements

• 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.

• 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 &

social care values, promoting health & wellbeing, the

impact of nutrition on health & wellbeing, equality &

diversity in health & social care, individual rights in

health & social care, human body systems & care of

disorders, and services in health & social care.

There are two externally set assessments which

you will take 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

Course length: 1 or 2 years | Code: 5041

Entry requirements

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

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

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

or

A full Level 2 at Merit 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 either go on

to work or Higher Education studying nursing, social

work or medical professions.

You will learn how to care for and support individuals

with a variety of needs by studying current research,

principles of safe practice, public health promotion,

infection control, anatomy & physiology, sociological

and psychological perspectives, supporting

individuals with additional needs or physiological

disorders and their care and nutritional health.

You must complete a 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,

for example nursing, social work, youth work &

various medical professions.

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“‘My dad and grandad both

pursued a career in Horticulture

so naturally, I have followed

in their footsteps. Shipley

College was local for me and is

where my family have studied.

I really enjoy understanding

how to use the different types

of machinery on the course.

After the course, I would like

to progress to the Horticulture

Level 3 course, and eventually

work abroad.’

Lewis, 16,

Former School:

Buttershaw Business

& Enterprise College

Horticulture

Full-time courses: Levels 1, 2 & 3

Where this course could take you...

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

greening the built environment? Careers in Horticulture include:

“‘I have a passion for gardening

and working outdoors. The

Horticulture course is a great

way to help me achieve this.

I chose Shipley College because

my friends and family have

been here and recommended

it. After my course, I am

interested in advancing on to

the Level 3 course or finding

an apprenticeship. One day,

I would like to open my own

Horticulture business.’

Adam, 17,

Former School:

Buttershaw Business

& Enterprise College

• Landscape Designer

• Grounds Maintenance

Coordinator

• Landscape Gardener

• Sports Turf Maintenance

• Assistant Head Gardener

• Environmental Projects

Coordinator

• Estates Manager

• Arboriculturist

• Greenkeeper

• 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.

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Horticulture Level 1

Course length: 1 year | Code: 7115

Landscape Gardening Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 7006

Entry requirements

• 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 & care for plants, plant them out,

maintain them and look after tools & machinery. You

spend up to two days gaining vital work experience.

You also gain personal & social development skills

which help you with your studies and finding a job,

plus essential 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.

Entry requirements

• 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, garden

maintenance and how to use specialist tools &

equipment. You will learn hard landscaping skills

including 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

Course length: 2 years | Code: 7010

Entry requirements

• 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 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

& 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. You will grow plants from seeds or

cuttings through to the stage when they are ready

to plant out. The course is a mixture of classroombased

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.

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“‘I originally wanted to be a

lawyer but found a passion

for music instead. I really like

taking part in the practical

and hands-on activities on

the course, and the staff are

friendly and supportive. I read

the college’s prospectus and

the course was something that

I really wanted to do which

is why I chose to study at

Shipley College. I plan to go to

university so I can become a

self-employed producer.’

Daniel, 18,

Former School:

Immanuel College

Music

Technology

Full-time course: Level 3

“‘I chose to study music because

I really enjoyed music since I

was a child and I wanted to

learn more. My favourite part

of the course so far is learning

about the era of music. I find

it interesting how music has

changed over the last 60 years.

I chose Shipley College because

of the small campus. After

my course, I would love to be

a producer and to work in a

studio.’

Oliver, 18,

Former School:

Temple Moor High School

Where this course could take you...

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

• Stage Crew

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Music Technology BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 4383

Entry requirements

• 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 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

demonstrating different music styles and techniques

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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“‘I began studying BTEC Sport

at secondary school and loved

it so much I wanted to carry

it on at college. I really enjoy

exercising, so to combine this

with learning was a great

opportunity for me. After I have

finished my Level 2, I want to

go on to study my Level 3 Sport

BTEC and then go to university

and study a teacher training

degree.’

Daniel, 16

Sport including Football Academy

Full-time courses: Levels 2 & 3

“‘I have always enjoyed sport

and I really want to become a

secondary school PE teacher.

This course is perfect for

helping me to achieve my

ambition. The tutors are

helpful, engaging and very

energetic. After college,

I am looking to study at

Loughborough University.’

Byron, 16,

Former School:

Beckfoot Thornton

Where this course could take you...

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

and active career such as:

• Personal Trainer

• Sports Coach

• Physiotherapist

• Nutritionist

• Sports Psychologist

• Sport Development

• Sports Journalist

• Fitness Professional

• PE Teacher

• Leisure Centre Assistant

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

continue playing and learning about sport & fitness.

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Sport BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 4012

Sport BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 4028

Entry requirements

• 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. You

also learn about 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

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.

Entry requirements

• 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.

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Sport (Football Academy)

BTEC Level 3

Course length: 1 or 2 years | Code: 4029

Entry requirements

• 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

& 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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Guiseley AFC Partnership

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, we had another fantastic season

with Shipley College’s U19 Academy First team

coming top of the North East Alliance U19

League; finishing off the season as runners

up in the National Cup. This was an amazing

achievement for all the coaching staff and

students involved. The players worked tirelessly

all season, training four times a week with

some students committing to travelling long

distances to be a part of the team.

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“‘I wanted to incorporate travel

in to my future career.

I enjoy the creative tasks in

the course, including preparing

presentations. I have now

worked on placement in a

hotel in Leeds and also been

to the Costa Del Sol with

College. I would like to work

as cabin crew and I am also

thinking about studying higher

education abroad.’

Holly, 17,

Former School:

South Craven School

Travel & Tourism

Full-time courses: Levels 2 & 3

“‘My ambition is to be a

holiday rep with Tui so the

Travel & Tourism course at

Shipley College stood out to

me. I have enjoyed the units

so far, they have been fun and

I have also learnt a lot. I’m

looking forward to traveling as

part of my career.’

Kaitlan, 18,

Former School:

Hanson Academy

Where this course could take you...

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 Management

• Travel & Tourism 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.

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Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 4026

Entry requirements

• 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. 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 a residential 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.

You will also be required to provide a basic uniform

for assessment sessions.

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.

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Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3

(Tourism & Aviation)

Course length: 2 years | Code: 4032

Entry requirements

• 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 subjects related to the Travel,

Tourism & Aviation industry which will include

worldwide destinations, customer service, holiday

representatives, retail/business travel, handling air

passengers, passenger terminal management along

with many others that make up the full qualification.

Study visits and a residential, 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.

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to go on a

week-long work experience opportunity 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.

You will also be required to provide a basic uniform

for assessment sessions.

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 & Aviation 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

Course length: 2 years | Level 3

Core Maths

Course length: 2 years | Level 3

Entry requirements

• A GCSE grade 4 (C) 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 with this nationally

recognised AS Level course. Studying both fiction

and poetry, you will develop your creative writing

& critical thinking skills. You will also have the

opportunity to be creative in word, print, paint or

music when exploring a set theme.

You will earn additional UCAS points to help with a

university application.

Your future

Studying English at AS Level can improve career

choices and increase your earning prospects, as

the skills learnt are increasingly important in the

workplace and in Higher Education. An AS Level

qualification is worth up to 20 valuable UCAS points.

Entry requirements

• A GCSE grade 4 (C) 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 at Level 3 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

20 valuable UCAS points. Employers and universities

have already expressed strong support of the

programme.

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The Prince’s Trust Certificate -

Employment, Teamwork

& Community Skills

Entry Level 3/Levels 1 & 2

Course length: 12 weeks | Code: 7500

Entry requirements

You do not need any qualifications but a desire to

progress to further education or work is essential.

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

is right for you.

• A positive attitude & a desire to make a difference.

The

Prince’s Trust

Certificate

Do more. See more. Be more.

Are you aged 16-25 and want to improve your

confidence and gain new skills and qualifications?

Shipley College is working in partnership with the

Prince’s Trust to deliver the Team Programme and

this could be the course to get you going if you are

out of education or unemployed, and looking for

direction and ideas for the future.

Please note, the course is free and if you are

unemployed, it will not affect your benefits such as

Jobseekers Allowance/Universal Credit.

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.

About the course

There are three start dates throughout the year,

in September, January and May for this 12-week

programme. It 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 in teams of up to

15 people on a range of practical projects to gain

experience in areas such as gardening, cooking or

performing, to name a few.

• Benefit from careers advice, help with job hunting

and your CV.

• Take part in a community project.

• Have two weeks work experience.

• Go on a three 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.

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.

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Traineeships

The alternative route 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

• Computing

• Customer Service

• 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.

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Apprenticeships

Ready to start your apprenticeship today?

We promote vacancies all year round and we will help you find one that’s right for you!

Visit our Jobs Board to view the list of vacancies with employers in Yorkshire -

www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices/jobs-board If you do not see a suitable vacancy, contact

the Apprenticeship Team, who may be able to help you on 01274 327390.

At Shipley College we offer apprenticeships at

Level 2, 3, 4 & 5.

• Level 2 - equivalent to 5 good GCSEs.

• Level 3 - equivalent to 2 A Levels.

• Levels 4 & 5 - equivalent to a Foundation Degree.

We work closely with employers

across Yorkshire to offer professional

apprenticeships and industry standard

training.

Here are some of the employers we work with:

We offer apprenticeships in the following

careers:

Accounting, Business, Customer Service

& Marketing including:

• Assistant Accountant

• Business Administrator

• Customer Service Practitioner

• Digital Marketer

Childcare including:

• Early Years Educator

• Teaching Assistant

• Playworker

Computing & IT including:

• Infrastructure Technician

Health & Social Care including:

• Adult Care Worker & Lead Adult Care Worker

Horticulture including:

• Horticulture & Landscape Operative

• Golf Greenkeeper

• Sports Turf Operative

The apprenticeships can vary depending on approval and demand from employers. For a full list of subjects

available see www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

If you have any questions about apprenticeships, call our Apprenticeship Team on 01274 327390.

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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. 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)

and GetMyFirstJob

• 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 of information about what you are

looking for. We may be able to find something for you.

Apply for the vacancy you are interested in

If you see a vacancy you are interested in online, or you

want to have a chat about apprenticeships, please call

01274 327390 or send your CV to 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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“Joe

Apprentice Administrator

at Whitegates

‘Whitegates have had apprentices with

Shipley College in the past who still

work for the company, so it is clearly

a reputable course with substance for

my industry. My job role includes the

letting process, from signing up a tenant

through to moving them in to a property.

I am enjoying building a relationship with

tenants and having the opportunity to

continually progress in my role. After my

apprenticeship, I will continue to work at

Whitegates and hopefully develop in to a

lettings manager.’

Angela, Joe’s Manager

at Whitegates

‘Having Joe in the office has been

refreshing and given the team a lift. He

is helpful and has great empathy with

the customers, always trying to find

ways to deliver good customer service.

He is bright and hardworking, and I am

sure he is learning a lot working with our

experienced staff.

The College has been very supportive

with our Apprentice programme over the

years. They understand that we are a

small business and need a high calibre of

employees who we are happy to invest

in for our future.’

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Apprenticeships

We promote vacancies all year round. To apply or find out

more, visit our Jobs Board at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

or call our friendly team on 01274 327307.

Accounting, Business, Customer Service & Marketing

Assistant Accountant

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course length: 18 months | Code: 3383

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• You will have an interview.

• These will be set by the employer, but typically

include 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.

“Hannah

Apprentice Administrator at

MP Alarms (Fire & Security)

‘I knew Shipley College had a good reputation and

they offered the Apprenticeship I wanted to do.

It has improved my knowledge and skills so far

which has enabled me to do my job efficiently.

I work as an administrator completing various

tasks within the office. My workload varies

day-to-day and the people I work with are lovely

which makes my job a satisfying one. At the

moment, I am happy completing my training and

working and I hope to be taken on permanently

afterwards.’

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.

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Business Administration

Intermediate Apprenticeship

(Level 2)

Course length: 1 year | Code: 3074

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• These will be set by the employer, but typically

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

English and maths.

• You will have an interview.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

About the course

As an Apprentice Administrator, you will handle

day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure

an organisation runs 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 move in to management, once you have more

experience.

Your future

After completing an Intermediate Apprenticeship,

you can progress on to the Business Administrator

Level 3 Apprenticeship or full-time study at college.

Alternatively, you can use the skills and experience

you have gained to progress further in your career.

Business Administrator

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course length: 12-18 months | Code: 3095

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• You will have an interview.

• These will be set by the employer, but typically

include 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (plus a

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

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

About the course

As a Business Administrator, you will develop a highly

transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours

that can be applied in all sectors. This includes

small and large businesses alike; from the public,

private and charitable sectors. The role may involve

working independently or as part of a team and

will involve developing, implementing, maintaining

and improving administrative services. This will

support your progression towards management

responsibilities.

As part of this apprenticeship, you will need to

pass an End Point Assessment at the end of your

apprenticeship to show that you are competent in

your role.

Your future

After completing this apprenticeship, you could

progress on to a Team Leader Level 3 Apprenticeship

or study a course at college or university. You could

also develop your professional skills further with one

of our part-time courses.

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Apprenticeships

We promote vacancies all year round. To apply or find out

more, visit our Jobs Board at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

or call our friendly team on 01274 327307.

Customer Service Practitioner

Level 2 Apprenticeship

Course length: 15 months | Code: 3130

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• You will have an interview.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

About the course

This Level 2 apprenticeship will help you develop the

skills to provide excellent customer service which can

be applied to hundreds of job roles across various

sectors. Good customer service is key to the success

of any business or organisation and you learn how to

deliver the extra levels of service to make a client’s

experience better.

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 your Apprenticeship, you could progress to the

Customer Service Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship or

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

the skills and experience you have gained to progress

further in your career.

Customer Service Specialist

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course length: 18 months | Code: 3135

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• These will be set by your employer, but typically

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

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

• You will have an interview.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

• Experience in a customer service role will be

beneficial.

About the course

As an Advanced Apprentice, you are likely to be given

more responsibility in the workplace. In most cases

you’ll be engaging with customers, making sure they

are dealt with in a positive, reliable and pleasant

way. This could be by offering advice on products

and services, handling enquiries or even dealing with

complaints professionally. During the Apprenticeship,

you will develop the skills to provide excellent

customer service which can be applied to hundreds

of job roles across different sectors.

Your future

After your apprenticeship, you may be able to 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 & IT

Digital Marketer Level 3

Apprenticeship

Course length: 12-18 months | Code: 8222

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• You will have an interview.

• These will be set by your employer, but typically

include 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.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

About the course

As a Digital Marketer Apprentice, you will be involved

in the development and implementation of marketing

campaigns. You will learn how to target and engage

your audience using both digital and traditional

marketing methods. You will cover the principles of

Marketing plus gain experience in a variety of online

and digital platforms. You will learn to create posts,

to put campaigns together, to investigate campaign

performance through analytics and learn basic

coding.

We will support you to prepare for your End Point

Assessment.

Your future

After your apprenticeship, you may be able to 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

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course length: 12-18 months | Code: 8101

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• You will have an interview.

• These will be set by your employer, but typically

include 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 may be able to study

a course at college or university, such as a Network

Engineer Higher Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you

can use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career.

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We promote vacancies all year round. To apply or find out

more, visit our Jobs Board at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

or call our friendly team on 01274 327307.

Childcare

Children & Young People’s

Workforce Intermediate

Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Course length: 1 year | Code: 5702

Entry requirements

• You should be at least 16 years old.

• A job as an apprentice in an Early Years setting for

a minimum of 30 hours a week (this will include

one day in College per week).

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

About the course

Would you like to work with 0-19 year olds? This

course is an ideal starting point for those who want

a career in an Early Years, Care or Education role, and

even those who want to train to become a teacher.

You will develop the skills to care for, protect and

support children & young people’s development and

learning. You need to enjoy working with children and

to have a responsible attitude and commitment to this

type of work. Please note, unless you already have

grade 9-4 (A-C) in maths and English, you will need to

study up to Level 2 in these subjects and also ICT.

Your future

After your apprenticeship, you could secure work

or choose to train further with the Advanced

Apprenticeship (Level 3).

Children’s Learning &

Development (Early Years

Educator) Advanced

Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Course length: 18 months | Code: 5703

Entry requirements

• You must be 18 years or over.

• A job as an apprentice in an Early Years setting for

a minimum of 30 hours a week (this will include

one day in College per week).

• You will need 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.

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

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

About the course

This is ideal if you have completed an Intermediate

Apprenticeship or Childcare Level 2 and would like

to work with children aged 0-5 (with a working

knowledge of 5-7 year olds). You will ensure children

are looked after, kept active, happy and nourished,

while helping them to develop social & practical skills.

This will prepare you to work in childcare roles such as

Early Years Practitioner and Room Leader. Successful

completion of this qualification will help you to secure

work and potentially progress in to a management role.

Your future

After your apprenticeship, you can study further at

college or university, or use the skills and experience

you have gained at work to progress in your career.

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Playwork Intermediate

Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Course length: 1 year | Code: 5202

Entry requirements

• You should be at least 16 years old.

• A job as an apprentice 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.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

• 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.

Please note, unless you already have grade 9-4 (A-C)

in maths and English, you will need to study up to

Level 2 in these subjects and also ICT. Therefore, you

will need to be able to successfully pass an initial

assessment prior to starting the course.

Your future

After your apprenticeship, you can use the skills and

experience you have gained to progress further in

your career. You could also secure work and progress

with the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).

Playwork Advanced

Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Course length: 18 months | Code: 5203

Entry requirements

• You must be 18 years or over.

• A job as an apprentice 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.

• 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 will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

About the course

This Advanced Apprenticeship gives you the in-depth

experience in the role of the Level 3 Playworker,

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

or use the skills you have developed and the

experience you have gained at work to progress

further in your job role/career, potentially in to

management.

Register your interest

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Apprenticeships

We promote vacancies all year round. To apply or find out

more, visit our Jobs Board at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

or call our friendly team on 01274 327307.

Supporting Teaching

& Learning in Schools

Intermediate Apprenticeship

(Level 2)

Course length: 1 year | Code: 5602

Entry requirements

• You should be at least 16 years old.

• A job as an apprentice in a school as a Teaching

Assistant for a minimum of 30 hours a week (this

will include one day in College per week).

• You must pass an initial assessment in English,

maths & ICT.

• You will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

About the course

This course can help you develop a career working

in a school as a Teaching Assistant with 6-19 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. Please note, unless you already

have grade 9-4 (A-C) in maths and English, you will

need to study up to Level 2 in these subjects and

also ICT.

Your future

After your apprenticeship, you could secure work and

progress within your chosen career or choose to train

further with the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).

Supporting Teaching &

Learning in Schools Advanced

Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Course length: 18 months | Code: 5603

Entry requirements

• You must be 18 years or over.

• A job as an apprentice in a school as a Teaching

Assistant for a minimum of 30 hours a week.

• 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 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.

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 job role/career.

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Health & Social Care

Adult Care Worker

Level 2 Apprenticeship

Course length: 18 months - 2 years

Code: 5802

Entry requirements

• You should be at least 16 years old.

• A job as an apprentice in a Health & Social Care

setting for a minimum of 30 hours a week (this

will include one day in College per week).

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths.

• 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 for work in Health

& Social Care roles such as Support Worker or Care

Assistant. You need to enjoy supporting others, have

a responsible attitude and be committed. You will

complete the Care Certificate, a Level 2 Diploma in

Care and a self-reflection task at the end of your

programme, which will be submitted to the End Point

Assessor to prepare for your professional discussion.

Please note, unless you already have grades 9-4 (A-

C) in maths and English, you will need to study up to

Level 2 in these subjects.

Your future

After your apprenticeship, you could secure work

and progress within your chosen career or choose to

train further with the Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

Apprenticeship.

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Lead Adult Care Worker

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course length: 2 years | Code: 5803

Entry requirements

• You must be 18 years or over.

• 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).

• 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 will have an interview.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service DBS check

at the start of the course.

About the course

You will care for individuals with specific needs

including disabled or elderly people, or those with

learning disabilities. You will help plan support needs

to enable them to live fulfilling lives. This care can

include helping a person to get dressed or assisting

them with their shopping.

This course prepares you for role as a senior support

worker or senior care assistant. You will need to

complete the Care Certificate, a Level 3 Diploma

in Adult Care and a self-reflection task 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

or use the skills you have developed and the

experience you have gained at work to progress

further in your job role/career, potentially in to

management.

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Apprenticeships

We promote vacancies all year round. To apply or find out

more, visit our Jobs Board at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

or call our friendly team on 01274 327307.

Horticulture

Horticulture & Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeships

Course length: 2 years | Code: 7120

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English & maths

or

Have recently gained GCSE grades 4 (C) or above in English & maths.

• You will have an interview.

About the course

This apprenticeship prepares you for various roles in

horticulture, including maintaining landscapes, parks

and public gardens. Depending on your employer,

your apprenticeship may specialise in one of the

following areas:

HORTICULTURE: You will learn to plan, develop

and maintain landscaping areas including gardens,

parks and other green spaces. You will be learning

to cultivate soils, controlling plant pests, identifying

plants and learning the principle of their growth &

development. You will also be taught how to use

machinery and ways to reduce waste.

LANDSCAPING: You will learn about the construction

of hard landscaping areas such as fencing, walls,

paving and paths. You will also be learning to survey

and mark out sites, as well as maintaining areas

including fences, walls and water features.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will need

to pass an End Point Assessment which involves

the completion of a portfolio of evidence, a series

of practical assessment tests and a professional

discussion.

Your future

After completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship, you may

be able to progress on to a Level 3 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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Golf Greenkeeper Level 2

Apprenticeship

Course length: 2 years | Code: 7120

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths

or

Have recently gained GCSE grades 4 (C) or above

in English & maths.

• You will have an interview.

About the course

You will be responsible for the maintenance, care and

overall appearance of a golf course. You will maintain

a good quality playing surface as well as undertaking

environmental and ecological operations, bunker

maintenance, laying turf, planting trees & shrubs

plus developing wildlife habitats.

You will learn about the preparation of the golf

course for play, using specialist equipment to

maintain & renovate turf surfaces, applying turf

treatments & controlling weeds, fungal diseases,

pests & turf disorders, maintaining & renovating

bunkers, maintaining drainage & irrigation systems,

how to identify plants and trees, soil & plant biology

and basic computer skills.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will need to

pass the End Point Assessment test. This involves

the completion of a portfolio of evidence, a series

of practical assessment tests and a professional

discussion.

Your future

After completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship, you may

be able to progress on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or

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

the skills and experience you have gained to progress

further in your career.

Register your interest

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Apprenticeships

We promote vacancies all year round. To apply or find out

more, visit our Jobs Board at www.shipley.ac.uk/apprentices

or call our friendly team on 01274 327307.

Sports Turf Operative

Level 2 Apprenticeship

Course length: 2 years | Code: 7120

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths or Have recently gained GCSE grades 4

(C) or above in English & maths.

• You will have an interview.

About the course

You will be responsible for the maintenance,

renovation and appearance of sports turf surfaces.

Depending on your employer, you could be working

across a range of sports such as athletics, bowls,

cricket, football and horse racing, ranging from

general park type sports surfaces to first class

stadiums. You will learn how to identify and use

the correct materials, tools & equipment for

groundskeeping. You will also learn how to monitor

& report findings, environmental and health &

safety law and regulations, as well as developing an

understanding of different types of surface and how

to reduce environmental impacts.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will need

to pass the End Point Assessment. This involves

the completion of a portfolio of evidence, a series

of practical assessment tests and a professional

discussion.

Your future

After completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship, you could

progress on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or full-time

study at college. Alternatively, you can use the skills

and experience you have gained to progress further

in your career.

Environmental Conservation

Intermediate Apprenticeship

(Level 2)

Course length: 18 months | Code: 7121

Entry requirements

• An apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.

• You must pass an initial assessment in English

& maths or Have recently gained GCSE grades 4

(C) or above in English & maths.

• You will have an interview.

About the course

This course can help you gain work-based specialist

skills and experience in Environmental Conservation.

There are many units of study which will develop

your practical and professional skills. Topics include

monitoring and maintaining health & safety,

maintaining environmental good practice, preparing

& conducting field surveys, maintaining equipment &

machines, habitat establishment & management and

constructing & maintaining paths and boundaries.

You need to be working full or part-time in the

industry, in order to gain the practical experience

required to complete the course.

Assessment is through completion of a portfolio

of work, including practical observations and

written work.

Your future

On successful completion of this course, you can

progress on to the Environmental Conservation

Work-based Level 3 Diploma or the Horticulture

BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

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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,

put it in an envelope, add a stamp and send it 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 04).

Entry requirements

Whatever your qualifications and school experience,

we will help you make the best choice. Look at the

courses and the entry requirements before you apply.

You will then have an interview and possible further

assessment.

Your interview

Interviews will be with a tutor from your course area.

These interviews are friendly and supportive, giving

you 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,

such as an audition for a Music course or examples of

artwork for an Art course. If you have any questions

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

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Apprenticeships or Traineeships

Address

Last school/college attended:

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Date of birth

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From

To

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Subject Qualification Grade Year

Business BTEC Diploma Merit 2018

Gender

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

Email

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If no, where did you live before?

What future career choices have you considered with your

teacher, careers advisor or family?

Emergency Contact Details

Please tell us about any work experience you have done

(including weekend job or voluntary work), etc.

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


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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)

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and Care Plan (EHCP)?

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during exams?

Details of any support arrangements you have had at

school/college

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Mobility impairment

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difficulties

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impairment

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Caribbean

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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

your interview.

CONFIRMATION OF APPLICATION BY STUDENT

I agree to Shipley College processing my personal data contained in this form, or other

data which may be obtained from me or other people, in accordance with the terms

of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and as stated in the College’s student

privacy notice which can be found on the Colleges website, www.shipley.ac.uk I agree

that Shipley College may exchange information with my school, Connexions Service

or other agencies in order to check my suitability for the programme of study and the

progress of my application. I declare that the information I have provided on this form

is correct and I agree to inform the College of any changes to this information during

the application process.

PRIVACY NOTICE AND DATA PROTECTION

Shipley College is committed to protecting your privacy. The information collected

during the application stage will be used to progress your application and to complete

the administration process. We have a statutory requirement to share details of

your application with other organisations e.g. local authority, previous education

institutions, Connexions Service, etc, to support your application process. However,

if we need additional information we may also share your minimal information

with other organisations in order to receive relevant information to progress your

application.

By providing us with your personal and sensitive data, such as health or learning

needs, you are consenting to us to electronically store and use your information for

the application process..

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How to find us

Reception and Student Services are located

in our 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, 676

• Baildon to Saltaire: 626

(Change in Shipley)

• Keighley & Bingley to Saltaire:

662, 60

• Calverley to Saltaire: 60

Shipley Town Centre to Saltaire:

622, 623, 60, 676, 678

• Bingley to Shipley: 622, 623, 60

• Guiseley to Shipley: 737

• Idle to Shipley: 614, 613, 660

LEEDS/LIVERPOOL CANAL

ALBERT RD ALBERT RD

WHITLAM STREET

ALBERT TERRACE

CAROLINE ST CAROLINE ST

TITUS ST TITUS ST

OASTLER ROAD

HELEN ST

SALTAIRE

TRAIN STATION

SALTAIRE RD A657

BINGLEY RD A650

SHIPLEY COLLEGE CAMPUS

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3

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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

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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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