Shipley College Full-time Prospectus 2020-21

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We are a small, friendly college based in beautiful buildings in Saltaire Village, offering great full-time and part-time courses, apprenticeships and traineeships.

2020/21

School

Leavers

Guide

Full-time courses, Apprenticeships & the new T Levels

www.shipley.ac.uk

Register your interest


Hello &

Welcome

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.

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RATED

‘GOOD’

BY

Contents

Hello & Welcome 02

Contents 02-03

Open Days 04-05

Finding the right course for you 06-07

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 (CE:B) 18-19

T Levels (New for 2020) plus the Transition course 20-21

Full-time courses 22-55

Traineeships 58

Apprenticeships 59-75

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

Art & Design 22-23

Business including apprenticeships in

Accounting, Business Administration,

Customer Service & Digital Marketing. 24-25 62-66

Children’s Play, Learning

& Development

including apprenticeships in Early

Years & Youthwork. 26-28 67-70

Computing & IT including an

Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship. 29-31 66

Creative Digital Media

Production 32-34

ESOL (English for Speakers

of Other Languages) 35

Foundation Learning 36-40

Supported Internships 41

Health & Social Care including

apprenticeships in Adult Care Work. 42-44 71

Horticulture 45-47 72-75

Music Technology 48-49

Sport 50-53

Travel & Tourism 54-55

Additional Courses

AS English & Core Maths 56

The Prince’s Trust Certificate 57

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Whatever you are

aiming for, a great

job, an apprenticeship

or university...

...we will help

you on your

journey.

04


Open Days 2019/20

Come along to find out more about the

College & your options at an Open Day:

Wednesday

6th

November

4.30-7pm

Thursday

5th

December

4.30-7pm

Tuesday

21st

January

4.30-7pm

Wednesday

11th

March

4.30-7pm

Wednesday

29th

April

4.30-7pm

Thursday

18th

June

3-7pm

Venue: Exhibition Building, Exhibition

Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3JW

Post-GCSE Advice &

Guidance Sessions 2020

These sessions are for anyone who has just

received their GCSE results and are not sure

which path to take.

Thursday

20th

August

10am-3pm

Friday

21st

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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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 careers, 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 3 A Levels,

which means you can earn UCAS points which

support entry to university.

NEW for 2020

T Levels

Are you ready to study the next level qualification?

We are delighted to be one of the first colleges in

the country to be offering brand new T Levels. These

2-year technical qualifications are demanding, but

will help launch your career working with employers

from the start of the course.

What you need to know:

• T Levels are new 2-year high quality technical

qualifications.

• You spend 45-60 days on an industry

placement, giving you the skills employers in

these industries value & need.

• 80% of this course is classroom based and 20% is

practical learning on industry placement.

• T Levels are equivalent to 3 A Levels, which means

you can earn UCAS points to support entry to

university.

Please see pages 20 & 21 for more information

about the T Level in Digital Production, Design

& Development and the T Level in Education &

Childcare. We also have a Level 2 Transition course

for the T Level in Digital.

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Continued

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 study towards a

qualification whilst gaining important work

experience. This means you have the opportunity of

starting your career working 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 £3.90 per

hour (correct at October 2019), 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.

An annual external FE

Choices learner satisfaction

survey places us

the highest

of 7 West Yorkshire FE

Colleges and among the 10th

highest in the country

Our achievement for

apprenticeships puts

the College in the

top 5% of the

country

In our 2018 survey,

99%

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.

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 essential 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 and Core Maths on offer. See

page 56 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 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

The Additional Learning Support (ALS) Team offers

support and advice if you have particular needs which

affect your ability to study, make progress or access

the College.

The support provided may include:

• Learning Support Assistants to provide in-class

support

• Communication Support Workers to support deaf

learners

• Adapted materials

• Assistance with mobility

• Assistive technology such as adapted keyboards,

specialised software and a range of laptops

• Exam access arrangements

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 & 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.

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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98%

94%

of apprentices secured

further training,

study or work

95%

of our full time level

3 Leavers achieved a

positive destination

of learners who applied

to HE took up their place

at university

The College is committed to pursuing nondiscriminatory

practices and policies. Copies of our

policies can be viewed online or requested from

Student Services.

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 or over and applying for a Level

3 or above course, you may be able to apply for

this loan.

Parents & 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:

• 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

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. All students can access the free Fitness Suite

based in Victoria Hall. Once you have completed your

induction, you are free to use the equipment to build

muscle, tone up or just improve your fitness whilst

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 TOTUM card for £14.99. With the card, you

will be able to take advantage of a variety of student

discounts including in supermarkets, on clothing &

beauty items, travel, restaurants and UK attractions.

To find out more info visit www.totum.com

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!

For more information see

www.shipley.ac.uk/student-life

Stay connected for all the latest

news and information

www.shipley.ac.uk

@Shipley_College

/shipleycoll

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A FEW HIGHLIGHTS

FROM THE

YEAR

Travel &

Tourism students

Christmas Appeal

Travel & Tourism students organised a Christmas

Appeal to help two charities. The Yorkshire Children’s

Trust benefitted from toys & books which for children

aged 4-10 who were spending Christmas in hospitals

across Yorkshire. Toiletries and food items were given to

the Trussell Food Bank for distribution to those in need at

Christmas.

“The amount of support we have received for our Christmas

present appeal has been fantastic and we couldn’t have

done it without your help. We are proud to say that we

have helped make a difference to lots of people’s

lives this Christmas.”

Vicki Horsman, Travel & Tourism

Tutor

Media

students promoting

Baildon RUFC

Media students held a presentation to showcase

the videos they had produced for Baildon Rugby Club.

The Coach & Director, Chair of the Rugby Club, College

Governors and members of staff all attended. Students

collected footage of rugby games, spoke to players, their

parents & club sponsors and compiled these into four

separate videos.

“We shared the videos on our social media and received a

fantastic response. Other rugby clubs who had seen them

thought the videos had been done by professionals! We are

really happy with the end product, and this is hopefully

the start of a relationship between ourselves and

Shipley College.”

Andy, the Coach & Director of

Baildon Rugby Club

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Students

pitch for funding for

a local charity

Students took part in the First Give project which

encourages young people to identify social issues in

their area and engage with charities to address them.

Teams carried out research to identify local charities

they felt would benefit from a £1000 funding boost and

pitched to a panel of judges.

The judges chose the Down Syndrome Training &

Support Service after Level 3 Creative Media students

created posters, organised raffles and made two

compelling videos to raise awareness. They

shared and promoted the videos using the

hashtag #dontscreenusout. Well done

to the winning Media team.

Shipley College win EFCA

Pan-Disability Football Final

Students from across the country battled it out to

become national champions in the English College’s

Football Association Pan Disability Finals in Staffordshire.

The Shipley College team, who are Foundation Level students,

faced Walsall College in the final – a team who had remained

unbeaten in all of the qualifiers – but our students raced in to

a 4-2 lead by half time. The final whistle was met with wild

celebrations!

Damian Butters from Essential Skills commented that

‘“The students did the college proud and they gave

everything! To see their faces at the final whistle will live

long in my memory.”

Well done to our students and all the

staff who have supported them in

their exciting journey.

Robbie

Hunter-Paul visits CE:B

Former professional Bradford Bulls rugby

player turned sports pundit & successful Marketing

company owner visited CE:B students in April. Robbie

spoke about growing up in New Zealand, being signed to

Bradford Bulls at 18, as well as challenges he has faced during

his professional and personal life. He talked about the need for

hard work and determination, and the importance of never giving

up no matter how hard you find things.

Robbie also mentioned after he retired from rugby, he attended

university and gained a degree in Marketing & Public Relations

before launching his own, now successful, company Xtra Mile

Marketing. Students enjoyed his inspirational talk, with one

saying “He made me feel like I could start my own business.

I know now it will take a lot of hard work, but Robbie made

me realise it’s worth all the hard work and dedication.”

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Local

employers

attended our Ahead

Partnership Event and

offered our Business and

Computing & IT students

one-to-one mock interviews

and provided feedback

and valuable advice.

Students

also started

preparing to apply

for university with the

Leeds Beckett UCAS

Personal Statement

Clinics.

A

representative

from JCT600 spoke

to students about the

business and offered work

experience to a number

of our Business and

Software students.

Art

& Design students

prepared and displayed

paper lanterns for the Cecil

Green Arts Annual Autumn parade

at Lister Park in Bradford. Members

of the Arts Collective assisted in

writing the assignment brief and

came in to College to demonstrate

how to make them. It was a

great example of community

collaboration in the

arts.

A Level 2 Health &

Social Care project group

helped raise funds for the Forget

Me Not Hospice in Huddersfield,

which supports children with life

shortening conditions and their families.

Lots of activities were organised such a

bake sales, raffles and curry kits, which

raised a grand total of £622.67. The

group presented the cheque to

hospice worker Alison Parker and

had a guided tour of the

hospice facilities.

Level 3 Software

students worked with

staff at MyMup to develop the

next generation of mental health

apps over the summer holidays.

They brainstormed how to improve

user experience, visual hierarchy,

visual on boarding, front end

elements, virtual reality games

and gamification to engage

people more.

Supported

Intern student Joseph

Midwood was shortlisted

for ‘Star Student Over 16’ in the

Telegraph & Argus Schools Awards.

He was a very well-deserved runner

up. Joe is doing extremely well, not

only making a huge difference to his

host employer but travelling to work

independently - something that

he has learnt this year. We are

incredibly proud of all he

has achieved.

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Former

student praises

Shipley College

Shipley College was the foundation to

my small-scale success story. I enrolled

on to the Health & Social Care course

intending to become a child nurse, not

knowing I would go on to qualify from an

amazing university as an Occupational

Therapist. The course at Shipley was

enriched with knowledge, opportunities

and real-life practice, and the support

was phenomenal. I also had the

opportunity to showcase the skills I had

learnt by taking part in the WorldSkills

Competition. The knowledge I have

acquired on my course equipped me with

the essential skills at university to deliver

optimal care for patients, alongside

collaborating with other professionals.

Overall, my education at Shipley College

helped me at university as it prepared

me with the relevant knowledge and

experience to expand my skills further.

Finally, due to the various teaching and

assessment methods, I was able to

develop my confidence which helped me

at university when I was representing

pieces of work at formal conferences.’

Ahmad Ali,

Former Health & Social Care student

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Centre of Excellence

for Business (CE:B)

Our fully equipped CE:B 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 masterclasses, mentoring and site visits. All of these

opportunities will help you prepare for the world of work.

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What’s been happening in the CE:B:

• Business & IT students took part in a project with First Give, using their creativity and

determination to pitch for a £1000 funding boost for a local charity.

• Robbie Hunter-Paul, former professional Bradford Bulls rugby player and now

successful sports pundit and business owner, visited the CE:B. He talked to students

about growing up in New Zealand, being signed by the Bulls at 18, his experiences,

challenges and starting a new business. His visit inspired and encouraged the students.

• Steve Dungworth from Accent Housing worked closely with a group of project students

on developing their creativity, critical thinking and decision making skills for the

workplace.

• Representatives from Solicitors firms Bird & Daniels, Chadwick Laurence and

Shoosmiths had one-to-one interviews with Level 3 Business students. They also

spoke to students interested in pursuing Law at university and as a career path.

• Students took part in regular one-to-one mock interviews with staff, Governors and

employers to help to help prepare them for interviews and work. They also took part

in CV workshops, presentations and talks about workplace behaviours, resilience and

independence. Employers included Natwest Bank, JBA Consulting, Accent Housing,

Incommunities, Xpand Marketing and AdviserPlus.

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.

?

Are you a local business or organisation who would like

to get involved in the CE:B? 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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NEW FOR 2020

T levels will take you to the next level,

are you ready?

We are delighted to be one of the first

colleges in the country to be offering

brand new T Levels. These 2-year

technical qualifications are demanding,

but will help launch your career working

with employers from the start of the

course. They include a substantial

industry placement lasting between

45 & 60 days, which will give you vital

skills and experience in the workplace.

We will be offering the Digital and Education

& Childcare T Levels.

“The T Levels will be ideal for ambitious

students who have finished their GCSEs and

are looking to move in to the vital and growing

industries of Digital and Education & Childcare.

We already have employers who are keen to

offer substantial industry placements which

are a key component.”

Nav Chohan,

Shipley College Principal


Transition to the T Level in

Digital Production, Design &

Development: Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 3720

Entry requirements

• Maths GCSE at grade 3 (D) or above.

• English GCSE at grade 3 (D) or above.

• An interest in becoming a Computing

professional.

About the course

This one-year full-time study programme will help

you prepare to study the Digital T Level.

You will learn about how professional computing

staff work on projects, including the different roles

and responsibilities. You will then have the chance

to experience a range of responsibilities as a team

member on several projects.

Within each project team, you learn you will learn

about the full systems life cycle process, from being

set your brief by an employer and identifying the

problem through to implementation, testing and

maintenance.

You will learn how to plan your work to ensure you

manage your time effectively. You will also have

regular reviews with your employer and your team

to ensure you remain on track with your project

work, as well as to develop your confidence and

professional skills.

Maths and English skills are key to a career in

Computing, so resitting your maths and English GCSE

to achieve the required level will be at the heart of

this programme.

Industry placement

You will also have a substantial work placement in

preparation for your future.

Your future

On successful completion of the programme, you

could progress to the Level 3 Digital T Level, a Digital

Apprenticeship or an alternative Level 3 course at

Shipley College.

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T Level in Digital Production,

Design & Development: Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 3730

T Level in Education

& Childcare: Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 5035

Entry requirements

• 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above or a full Level 2

BTEC at Merit grade or above.

• Maths GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above.

• English GCSE must be at least grade 3 (D).

• You will have an initial assessment to

demonstrate your interest and skills in

programming.

About the course

You will study how programming is used in business

and industry, focusing on security and emerging

technological trends. Once you have learnt how to

design software solutions and program in various

programming languages, you will then design a

digital solution for a project set by an employer.

Throughout this project you will use your skills to

analyse the problem and design, implement and test

software to provide a working solution. You will also

learn how to change, maintain and support software.

You will learn how to create software in social and

collaborative environments and how to discover,

evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge. We

also show you how to apply ethical principles during

this process and how to manage risk, in line with

legal and regulatory requirements.

Industry placement

You will also have 45-60 days in an external industry

placement with an employer, which will ensure that

you develop and deepen your technical knowledge

and skills, as well as behaviours appropriate for a

professional Programmer.

Your future

The employer who provides your industry placement

may offer you work opportunities or alternatively a

reference. This will help you secure a university place,

employment or an Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

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

& maths on entry.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

• A keen interest in the education and welfare of

children.

About the course

Focussing on children’s education from birth to

19 years old, you study all aspects of children’s

development, such as their behaviour, the support of

their education including the Early Years Foundation

Stage, and the National Curriculum. You will learn the

principles of observation, recording and assessing

development to ensure children thrive.

Other topics include the principles of Equality

& Diversity, legislation, the legal & moral rights

of children and the implementation of nondiscriminatory

practices. You will learn about working

with parents, agencies, SEND and the safeguarding

of children to promote their welfare.

You will also learn about proficiency in language and

how to support children with English as an additional

language.

As a Childcare practitioner, you must be committed to

reflective practice to improve your own professional

development and also have an understanding of

educational theory.

Industry placement

You will have a placement for 45-60 days to develop

your practical and technical skills. Regular progress

reviews and meetings will ensure you are getting the

best experience possible.

Your future

After the course, you can study at university to a

higher level, or use the skills and experience you have

gained to progress further in your career and find

employment in the Education & Childcare industry.

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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

“‘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.’

Art & Design

Full-time courses: Levels 2 & 3

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.

Nahl, 18,

Former School:

Belle Vue Girls School

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Art & Design BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 4016

Art & Design BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 4018

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 in our

art studio, including 2D and 3D artwork. You’ll 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 3 (D) 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.

Register your interest

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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

“‘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

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:

• 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

Business

BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 3044

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? This

course will give you important insights in to the

growing retail industry. You will study customer

relations, business planning, financial control,

business networks and online sales. The programme

also includes maths, English and work experience.

Your structured work experience will be with local

employers and will 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.

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

gaining useful experience.

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 chose this course because I

have always wanted to work

with children and I knew it was

something I was going to enjoy.

Many of my family members

had studied here before and

told me it was a good college.

I enjoy learning about how

children develop and grow.

After this course, I would like

to become a primary school

teaching assistant.’

Isha, 18,

Former School:

Grange Technology College

“‘At secondary school, I did work

experience with a primary

school which inspired me to

want to teach children. Before

choosing to study Childcare

here, I visited the college and

talked to the staff who were

very helpful. What I enjoy most

about this course is that I can

do a placement in a nursery

and a primary school, which

helps me decide which age i

would like to work with. Once

I have passed the course, I

would love to go to university

to study primary teaching and

get a degree.’

Children’s Play,

Learning &

Development

Full-time courses: Levels 1, 2 & 3

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.

Amina, 17,

Former School:

Belle Vue Girls

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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 gain personal

& social development skills to help with your

studies and finding a job. You will also study GCSE

qualifications in maths and English. As part of the

Foundation Learning offer, this course also 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 ideal if you want to progress in to

employment in the Early Year’s sector as you learn

the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected by

employers. 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 Childcare & Education Level 3

Certificate or use the skills and experience you have

gained to find employment in the industry.

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Childcare & Education Level 3

Certificate NCFE CACHE

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 ready 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:

“‘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 more about Computer

Programming.’

Oliver, 18,

Former School:

Home schooled

• IT Technician

• Software Developer

• Games Programmer

• Network Engineer

• Cyber Security Technologist

• Web Developer

• Business Analyst

• Project Manager

• Digital Marketer

Register your interest

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Information & Creative

Technology BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 3034

Software Development

& Programming BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 3006

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

programme 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.

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 workbased

projects. You also complete a placement where

you will spend time gaining relevant experience.

To be considered for the course, you need to be

enthusiastic and be prepared to work hard.

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: 3002

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

You will learn 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 will also complete a placement where you

will spend time gaining relevant experience.

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.

Register your interest

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“‘I chose to study Creative

Digital Media, as I’ve always

had an interest in film and

television. I like to create

media, and so far on my course,

I have enjoyed using Photoshop

and the animation unit. Once I

finish my course, I would like to

go to university to study Film &

Television Production.’

Alex, 19,

Former School:

Hanson Academy

“‘Shipley College was

recommended to me by one

of the support staff at my

secondary school. I chose

to study this course as I

am interested in the media

industry, and so far, my

favourite unit has been social

action media because I am

interested in using media to

raise awareness. I am currently

speaking to the careers advisor

about what I want to do next

after college.’

Creative Digital

Media Production

Full-time courses: Levels 1, 2 & 3

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 these creative digital media courses, you will develop

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

opportunities.

Adam, 18,

Former School:

Bradford Academy

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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

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 to 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

If you are creative, interested in film, games,

television and music, this course is for you. You will

develop the skills needed to succeed in this fastpaced

and dynamic industry through a combination

of research and practical projects. You gain skills

including animation, videography, and graphic

production using industry standard software. You

will create posters & videos and use 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.

Register your interest

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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.

You will 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 using a variety of

industry standard 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 also work to a professional brief from a

client/local employer to promote their product.

Games students visit industry events like EGX, the

UK’s largest gaming convention.

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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ESOL (English

for Speakers

of Other

Languages)

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.

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

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.

Register your interest

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“‘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

“‘I have had great experiences

over the last two years while

at Shipley College. Performing

Arts has built my confidence.’

Haris, 19

Foundation Learning

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

Foundation Learning courses 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 will

go on trips and take part in fundraising activities.

You also improve your maths, reading, writing and

ICT skills.

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 find

out about different types of jobs, go on trips and take

part in fundraising activities. We will help you feel

more confident with other people. 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.

Register your interest

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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 other

College courses. There are lots of choices including

Art & Design, Catering, Childcare, Computing,

Performing Arts, Sport, 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

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, Catering, Childcare,

Computing, Performing Arts, Sport, Travel and

Horticulture. The course will support you in finding

your chosen career path. In addition, you will work to

improve your maths and English GCSE grades.

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

The course will enable you to study a variety

of vocational themed units. There are lots of

choices including Art & Design, Catering, Childcare,

Computing, Performing Arts, Sport, Travel and

Horticulture. You go on trips and take part in

fundraising activities. As you plan your future, our

tutors help you improve your personal, social and

work skills. You also work to improve your ICT skills

and your maths and English GCSE grades.

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 gives you an insight in to the industry of

sport and recreation. It will enable you to develop

skills and qualities needed for learning about and

working in sport and active leisure. The course

introduces 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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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.

About the course

This is a great opportunity to learn a job role matched to your abilities

and interests, in a real working environment. 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. In your

placement/internship we will support you to work with an employer. You

will be on placement as an Intern for several months where you learn

and practise different tasks. In addition, you also work towards important

Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English.

Your future

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

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

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

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

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

friendly tutors.

“‘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

“‘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

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“‘I’ve wanted to study Health &

Social Care since I was a little

girl as I like the idea of helping

people and knowing that I can

make a difference. I’m enjoying

my course and everyone is very

friendly and kind. I have made

friends for life here. The tutor

is supportive and gives you the

best advice. After my course,

I would like to go to university

to study adult nursing, then

hopefully get a job in a hospital.’

Lauren, 19,

Former School:

Park Lane Academy

“‘I am studying Health & Social

Care because I knew would

open many doors for me in my

future career. I chose Shipley

College because I attended the

summer school and enjoyed

the environment over the other

colleges. As well as my course,

I have also been involved in the

First Give charity project and

the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

After College, I want to apply to

study paramedics at university.’

Samir,

Former School:

Dixons City Academy

Health &

Social Care

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.

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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 will 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

As you develop the personal skills and qualities you

need for the sector, this course is a great starting

point if you would like to become a health or social

worker.

The range of 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 Foundation Diploma

(QCF)

Course length: 1 year | Code: 5041

Health & Social Care BTEC

Level 3 Extended Certificate

(QCF)

Course length: 1 or 2 year | Code: 5041

Entry requirements

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

& maths.

• A clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

• A keen interest in caring for others.

About the course

Gain the skills and experience needed to progress

in to work or Higher Education studying nursing,

social work or paramedical professions. You will

learn how to care for & support individuals with

a variety of needs by studying current research,

principles of safe practice, public health promotion,

sociological & psychological perspectives, supporting

individuals with additional needs and more. In Year

1, you complete a 100 hour work placement in a care

setting, such as caring for the elderly, working in the

community or caring for children with special needs.

There will be some externally set assessments as

part of the course.

Your future

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level in Health & Social Care,

or use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career in the Care industry.

Entry requirements

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

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

maths the minimum for the subject is grade 3 (D).

or

A full Level 2 at Merit 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 clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

at the start of the course.

• A keen interest in caring for others.

About the course

You gain the skills and experience needed to progress

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

social work or paramedical professions. You study

topics such as Meeting Individual Care & Support

Needs, Physiological Disorders & their Care, Human

Lifespan Development and Working in Health &

Social Care. You will complete a 100 hour work

placement in a care setting, such as caring for the

elderly, working in the community or caring for

children with special needs. Preparation for this

placement will start during the first term of the

course.

Your future

After the course, you can study at college or

university at a higher level in Health & Social Care,

or use the skills and experience you have gained to

progress further in your career in the Care industry,

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

maintaining outdoor green spaces such as parks & gardens?

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

Horticulture 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. You 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

Horticulture 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? This course is a great

introduction to the skills and knowledge you need

to form a solid base for a lifelong career. It offers

something for everyone, you can be creative and

learn how to design beautiful outdoor spaces. Topics

covered include practical horticultural skills, plant

identification & knowledge, garden maintenance and

how to use specialist tools & equipment. You will

learn landscaping skills including turfing, planting &

mulching, 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 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. You 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 was drawn to Shipley College

because the environment

is much different from my

High School, the college has

a zero-tolerance attitude

towards racism, homophobia

and bullying. I am happy

making new friends in a loving

environment that accepts me

for me. What I enjoy most

about my course is that I am

able to perform the songs I

like. Once I have finished my

course I would like to get into

fashion and modeling, I’ve had

a passion for fashion ever since

I was young.’

Ketsia, 17,

Former School:

Tong High School

Music Technology

Full-time courses: Levels 2 & 3

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

“‘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

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Music Technology BTEC Level 2

Course length: 1 year | Code: 4283

Music Technology BTEC Level 3

Course length: 2 years | Code: 4383

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.

• Attend ‘taster’ sessions to find out more about

the course.

• Demonstrate a positive attitude and a keen

interest in music.

• Have an interview and further assessment to

check the course is right for you.

About the course

If you have a passion for music, this course gives you

a great introduction to many aspects of the music

industry.

It helps you to manage a music product by

developing practical music technology skills and

production techniques.

You explore musical composition, computer

systems used by musicians, sound effects and

musical recording. You can also perform at lots of

College events including ceremonies and end of

term celebrations. Plus you get the chance to gain

experience of working as a stagehand at a local

festival.

Your future

On successful completion of the course, you may

progress on to the Music Technology BTEC Level

3 course, one of our other Level 3 courses or an

apprenticeship. You could also go in to employment

as part of a promotions team, a roadie, or trainee DJ.

You may even form your own band!

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

“‘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

Sport including Football Academy

Full-time courses: Levels 2 & 3

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.

• 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 & 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

“‘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.’

Travel & Tourism

Full-time courses: Levels 2 & 3

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.

Kaitlan, 18,

Former School:

Hanson Academy

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Travel & Tourism 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 Level 3, or use

the skills and experience you have gained to find

employment in the Travel & Tourism industry.

Travel & Tourism 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 including 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

Levels 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.

Some of the employers we work with include:

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

• Youth Worker

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 to support it running

smoothly. 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, 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. You could be

working independently or as part of a team and

may be 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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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.

Digital Marketer Level 3

Apprenticeship

Course length: 12-18 months | Code: 3222

Computing & IT

Infrastructure Technician

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course length: 12-18 months | Code: 3101

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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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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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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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.

Youth Work Intermediate

Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Course length: 1 year | Code: 5902

Youth Work Advanced

Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Course length: 18 months | Code: 5903

Entry requirements

• You should be at least 16 years old.

• A job as an apprentice in a Youth Work 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 based on the National

Occupational Standards for youth work and

supports the skills & knowledge needed to become a

competent Assistant Youth Support Worker. You will

gain an understanding of the key purpose & role of

youth work including the skills, knowledge, qualities

& values required to practice; safeguarding in a youth

work setting, including keeping safe online; young

people’s development & how youth work can support

adolescents; and working with challenging behaviour.

Optional units include: Employment Rights &

Responsibilities, Anti-discriminatory Practice

and Supporting Young People with Disabilities &

Additional Learning Needs.

Your future

After your apprenticeship, you can progress on

to the Youth Work Practice Level 3 Diploma or

Apprenticeship. You can also use the skills you have

developed and the experience you have gained at

work to progress further in your job role/career.

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Entry requirements

• You must be 18 years or over.

• A job as an apprentice in a Youth Work 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 vocational

qualification.

• 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 based on the National

Occupational Standards for youth work & supports

the skills and knowledge needed to become a

competent Youth Support Worker. You will gain an

understanding of the values, core principles and

current policies relating to youth work; intervention

strategies in youth work settings; and the

principles, knowledge and skills needed for workbased

practice. Optional units include: Caseload

Management, Implementing Exchange Programmes,

Outreach and Detached Youth Work.

Your future

Whilst there is currently no Level 4 qualification

in Youth Work Practice, the Advanced Level

Apprenticeship does offer progression to a range of

higher level qualifications. These include the Level

4 Award/Certificate in Working with Vulnerable

Young People; Level 4 qualifications in Advice &

Guidance; and Foundation Degrees in Working with

Young People. You could also 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.

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.

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 a 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 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

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 principles 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 learn 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.

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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 parttime

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 Horticulture Level 3 Diploma or

advanced courses at other colleges.

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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

and send it to Student Services. No stamp is

required.

• Apply online at www.shipley.ac.uk – you can

register your details and you track your progress.

• Call Student Services on 01274 327281.

• Come to an Open Day and apply on the day

(for dates see page 05).

Entry requirements

Whatever your qualifications and school experience,

we will help you make the best choice. 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

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

your interview.

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

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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.

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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

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

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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

1

2

3

4

5

SALT BUILDING

VICTORIA HALL

EXHIBITION BUILDING

JONATHAN SILVER BUILDING

MILL BUILDING

USEFUL AMENITIES

TRAIN STATION

BUS STOP

PARKING

ROBERTS PARK

GEORGE STREET GEORGE STREET

RIVER AIRE

LOCKWOOD ST

1

BINGLEY

5

MAWSON ST

VICTORIA RD VICTORIA RD

WHERE

WE ARE

SLATAIRE VILLAGE

4

2

PARK STREET

EXHIBITION RD

SALTAIRE

A650

3

SALTAIRE RD A657

PARK ST MADDOCKS ST

A657

SALTS MILL

SHIPLEY

RHODES ST

BRADFORD/

FRIZINGHALL

BAKER ST

WYC LIFFE GARDENS

BAILDON

OTLEY RD

A6038

LEEDS

SHIPLEY

TRAIN STATION

The ESFA 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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