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Shipley College Part-time courses for adults - 2023/24

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PART-TIME COURSES

for adults

2023/24

> Qualifications

> Lifestyle & Leisure

> Apprenticeships

> Free Courses

1.


WELCOME

Shipley College is a small college with a big heart.

Situated within the UNESCO World Heritage site

of Saltaire, we enjoy a long-standing reputation as

a supportive and friendly place of further education.

We are proud that our learners, old and new, are inspired

by their tutors, have a high regard for their learning

environment - and go on to achieve great things.

CONTENTS

STUDYING WITH US

Glorious Saltaire 04-05

Student life 06-07

QUALIFICATIONS

Apprenticeships 12-13

Health & Social Care 14-15

LIFESTYLE & LEISURE COURSES

Guitar 67

Learn to Sing 67

Sir Titus Salt’s vision for Saltaire always included progressive

vocational education. This was the case from 1868, we became

Shipley College in 1969, and we have continued to adapt our

offer, catering to the needs of the people and the businesses

of the Bradford region.

Qualification courses 08-09

Funding your studies 10-11

Careers advice 54

Access to Higher Education 16-19

First Aid 20-21

Working With Children & Young People 22-23

Learn to DJ 67

Photography 69

Creative Writing 69

Our part-time courses are flexible, allowing you to fit your

learning around other commitments. Adult learning is about

gaining new skills and new knowledge, and at Shipley College

we have courses that give you the skills that local businesses

need, alongside courses that are fun, useful and social.

How to find us 55

Are you an employer? 56-57

Saltaire Saturdays 58-59

Teacher Training 24-25

Computing & Digital Skills 26-27

Business & Retail 28-29

Journaling 69

Hatha Yoga 63

Pilates 71

HOW THIS GUIDE WORKS

This 2023/24 Part Time Course Guide will outline the many

courses we have available for adults. They are broadly split

into ‘qualifications’ and ‘lifestyle and leisure’.

Qualifications courses are linked to a current or future job role.

We are a big part of the Local Skills Improvement Plan, so have

an array of courses that link to what we know local employers

are looking for, in areas we know are growing (see page 9).

Saltaire Indie Focus 60-61

The Saltaire Collection 62-63

Lifestyle & Leisure courses 64-65

Gift cards 82

Accounting 30-31

Leadership & Management 32-33

Customer Service 34-37

Careers in Rail 38-39

Floristry 40-41

Horticulture 42-45

Health & Well-being for Women 71

Dance 71

Ceramics 73

Learn to Sew 73

Life Drawing 73

Cake Decoration 75

Lifestyle and leisure courses (page 65) are about ‘doing

something for yourself’, so maybe taking up yoga, learning a

musical instrument, getting into cake decorating, or mastering

a new language - and, we have gift cards available if you would

like to give any of those to a loved one!

When you’ve found the course (or courses!) that interest

you, you can find full details, enrol or make further enquiries

via our website - shipley.ac.uk

CONTACT US

shipley.ac.uk

enquiries@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327327

English, Maths & ESOL 46-47

Distance Learning 48-49

Free Courses 50-51

Step Into 52

Gardening & Flower Arranging 77-79

Languages 81

You can also request a copy

and view our 2023/24

Full-time School Leavers

guide on our website.

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GLORIOUS

SALTAIRE

GETTING HERE

We are easily accessible by train or bus from Shipley, Bradford, Leeds, Ilkley, Keighley, Bingley & Skipton.

For up-to-date bus and rail travel: wymetro.com

Need help finding us? View our campus map on page 55.

You can catch a bus from Bradford, Baildon, Keighley,

Bingley, Shipley, Guiseley and other surrounding areas.

There are bus stops situated closely to the College,

along both main roads through the village.

You can get a train to our campus from Bradford

Forster Square, Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton

and Leeds. Our campus is a short walk from Saltaire

Railway Station.

The College is based entirely within the UNESCO

World Heritage site of Saltaire, where Victorian

mill owner and entrepreneur Sir Titus Salt went

against the usual practices of the 1800s by

building a village for his mill workers to live.

Titus Salt provided high quality sandstone homes,

recreational spaces, a school, hospital, bath-houses

and leisure complex, all in an Italianate style and at

huge personal expense.

It was an enduring part of Salt’s vision that his village

would include vocational education, and we are proud

to act as custodians of several of those historic

buildings.

Our buildings are all located in close proximity

to some of the village’s other tourist-pleasing

attractions such as Salts Mill and Roberts Park,

and all are within a very short walk of the fantastic

range of independent shops, bars and restaurants

that Saltaire is known for. You won’t be short of

places to meet before your class, or relax at after!

We encourage you to visit by bus or train, but there

is also affordable parking on Caroline Street and

Exhibition Road. Both have accessible disabled

spaces, and there are electric charging points

at Exhibition Road.

The Salt Building, which houses the College

Reception and course areas like Business, Media

and Digital is the former school. The Exhibition

Building and its unique, galleried main hall was used

for teaching science and the arts in the Victorian

age, and the Mill Building, home now to course areas

like Art & Design, Languages and Floristry, was once

upon a time the dining hall for Salt’s workers. They

each make inspirational places of learning!

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STUDENT

LIFE

Studying with Shipley College means you

become part of our happy family!

You will get to know our amazing tutors, learn in our

beautiful historic buildings, and you’ll always be within

a stone’s throw of all of Saltaire’s appealing attractions.

The College has plenty of communal spaces to

relax or to find your perfect place to get some extra

work done, plus those independent cafés, bars and

restaurants on our doorstep in which to socialise

with your new classmates.

We want all of our students to feel fit, healthy

and happy, and any student can tone up or improve

their physical well-being at our Fitness Centre, based

in Victoria Hall.

To assist with your studies, the Learning Resource Centre

(LRC) provides Shipley College students with a wide range of

resources including books, e-books, magazines and DVDs,

plus a range of technology you can access, including laptops,

digital cameras, voice recorders, VR headsets and a 3D printer!

As a student, you are eligible to buy an NUS TOTUM

card for a small yearly fee. With the card, you can take

advantage of student discounts in supermarkets,

restaurants, high street stores and UK attractions.

Find out more: totum.com

SEE THE CAMPUS FOR YOURSELF

Visit one of our Open Events and explore our campus, meet the tutors

and find out all you need to know about Shipley College!

Visit shipley.ac.uk/events to book your place

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QUALIFICATION

COURSES

LOOKING AFTER THE SKILLS NEEDS OF THE REGION

Shipley College’s course offer is designed to address

the skills needed in our area.

We want to make sure that we are helping to provide

the future workforce for our region, and giving our

students and community the best possible chance

to gain essential skills for themselves and for the local

economy.

Shipley College has played a very active part in

helping the West Yorkshire LSIP to identify areas

and themes to prioritise, and we will continue to

play our part by delivering high-quality training in

priority areas such as Health & Social Care, Digital

& Technology, Leadership & Management and

Financial Services.

The West Yorkshire Local Skills Improvement Plan

(LSIP) has been developed by the local Chamber

of Commerce, along with key stakeholders including

employers, colleges, universities and councils. The

specific aim of LSIPs is to allow education and training

to be tailored to the needs of the local business

community.

Businesses have been struggling to find the best

talent to drive their firms forward. This has kept

productivity low and hampered growth. With

LSIPs, we can change all of this.

James Mason, Chief Executive, West & North

Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

WHAT WE OFFER

Shipley College offers an array of accredited

courses to help you gain a recognised

qualification and progress in your career.

This includes our large selection of Distance Learning

courses, which allow you to study online, in your own

time, from the comfort of your own home (see pages

48-49).

Visit our website to find full course information

and to enrol.

There are lots of way that we can help, especially

if you are unsure about issues such as support

and how to fund your studies.

Our courses run at various times including daytimes,

evenings and weekends, and we offer them online, in

our various buildings in Saltaire and at local community

centres that often have crèche facilities.

Our friendly Additional Learning Support (ALS) Team

offers extra assistance, help and advice if you have

particular needs which might affect your ability

to access College, study or progress.

8.

9.



FUNDING

YOUR STUDIES

There are a number of ways in which you can get

funding to assist with the cost of your course,

allowing more people to follow their ambitions.

Many students are eligible for a full fee reduction

depending on personal circumstances, such as what

previous qualifications you have, if you currently claim

certain benefits or are unemployed.

The Government has made changes to the funding

of courses for adults which means more people

than ever qualify for free courses - see pages 50-51

for more information.

There is also support available through the Learner

Support Fund if you are 19+, to help with the cost

of course fees, equipment, travel, and childcare.

ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN

If you’re aged 19+ and studying an approved course

at Levels 3, 4, 5 or 6, you can apply for an Advanced

Learner Loan. Eligibility for the loan doesn’t depend

on your income and there are no credit checks.

You don’t start paying back your loan until you have

finished your course and your income is over the

qualifying amount per year (currently £27,295).

Repayments are calculated based on your

earnings after you’ve finished your course, so it’s an

affordable way to access education as an adult.

Contact us to find out more about funding:

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327327

FEE REDUCTION KEY

100% fee reduction may apply in certain circumstances

If you are in receipt of benefits and actively seeking employment or in work earning less

than £21,255 annually (£20,319 annually if not from an eligible regional postcode)

Free of charge for learners aged 19+

Free of charge for learners aged 19+ as of 31st August, without grade 9-4 or A-C at GCSE

An Advanced Learner Loan may apply to you

Level 2 Entitlement may apply to you - for more information, see our website or contact Enrolments

If you are aged 19-23, meet the residency criteria and do not already have any of the qualifications listed

under ‘Level 2 Entitlement’ on our website, you may be entitled to have your course fees paid for your first Level 2 course

Level 3 Entitlement may apply to you - for more information, see our website or contact Enrolments

If you are aged 19-23, meet the residency criteria and do not already have any of the qualifications listed

under ‘Level 3 Entitlement’ on our website, you may be entitled to have your course fees paid for your first Level 3 course

Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs offer may apply to you

See page 50 for full information

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APPRENTICESHIPS

16+

An apprenticeship can mean you get a job with

a local company for four days a week, study for

a qualification at College one day a week, and earn

a salary while you learn!

Apprenticeships are not just for school leavers - anyone

over 16 can take on a new adventure as an apprentice,

and Shipley College has over 30 years’ apprenticeships

experience to help you succeed. We offer:

> Contacts with a variety of companies across

the Bradford region

> Knowledgeable, experienced tutors

> Dedicated support

> Regular progress reviews

We offer apprenticeships in confirmed Local

Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) priority areas like

Health, Financial & Professional Services and

Digital Technologies - see the whole list below,

and contact apprenticeships@shipley.ac.uk

to start the ball rolling!

Make sure to look in the individual sectors as there

are courses that can also be completed as an

apprenticeship - just look out for the symbol.

Interested in a course?

Visit our website to find full

course information and to enrol

ACCOUNTING

Accounts Assistant Level 2

Assistant Accountant Level 3

Professional Accountant Level 4

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Adult Care Worker Level 2

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

Leader in Adult Care Level 5

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Business Administrator Level 3

IT Technical Salesperson Level 3

Team Leader Level 3

Operations or Departmental Manager Level 5

HORTICULTURE

Countryside Worker Level 2

Golf Greenkeeper Level 2

Horticulture Operative Level 2

Sports Turf Operative Level 2

COMPUTING & IT

Information Communications Technician Level 3

CUSTOMER SERVICE

WORKING WITH CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Early Years Educator Level 3

Teaching Assistant Level 3

EMPLOYERS Interested in taking on an apprentice?

Contact our Business Development Team to find out how:

shipley.ac.uk/employers

businessdevelopment@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327390

Customer Service Practitioner Level 2

Customer Service Specialist Level 3

DIGITAL MARKETING

Digital Marketer Level 3 Apprenticeship

Children Young People and Families Practitioner

Level 4

Children, Young People and Families Manager

Level 5

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

PREPARING TO WORK IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE (COMMUNITY PROVISION) LEVEL 1 AWARD ..

7 days / online / £150

VOLUNTEERING LEVEL 1 ..

3 days / weekday daytime / £175

PREPARING TO WORK IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE (COMMUNITY PROVISION) LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE ..

17 days / online / £350

CARING FOR ADULTS LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA ..

1 year / weekday daytime / £1100

LEADING CARE FOR ADULTS LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ..

18 months / weekday daytime / £2880

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA ..

18 months / weekday daytime / £4670

HEALTH

& SOCIAL CARE

Being part of the Care workforce is an opportunity

to make a difference to people’s lives every day,

and our courses will provide you with the expertise

to prepare you for whatever pathway you decide

to take.

As the largest employment sector in Bradford, the

industry is always looking for people with up-to-date

knowledge of Health & Social Care policies and practices.

Our tutors have a wealth of expertise you won’t find

elsewhere - you can meet them for yourself at our

next Open Event! (see page 7).

Our courses can lead to a range of health and care

career pathways including Allied Health Professionals,

Counselling, Occupational Therapy and Nursing.

Lots of our courses are free of charge

for most people - see our fee reduction

information on page 11, or contact

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk to check

your eligibility.

Being at Shipley College has really changed my outlook on the education system.

The support I have received from the College has really helped me stay on track

and help me work towards completing my course. My tutors have worked with

me to help me feel supported in and out of class, and I have gone from not having

any full qualifications from school, to starting my degree with the Open University.

Leigh, Adult Social Care apprentice

“I have always worked within a health and social care setting and the various

health and social care courses we deliver really do help people to either

develop within their role or to progress further. I really enjoy supporting and

seeing learners grow and develop their skills and knowledge, and when they

are promoted or progress to the next level it is very rewarding.”

Karen, Health & Social Care tutor

For the 7th year running, we

are proud to be a Skills for Care

endorsed learning provider

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

ACCESS TO HE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

1 year / weekday daytime / £3380

Most people get an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for their Access course, so you will not

need to find the money up front. The even better news is that if you do go on to University,

and complete your University course, then Student Finance England will ‘write off’ the

money you borrowed for your Access course, so you will not need to repay it!

Please contact enrolments@shipley.ac.uk for more information.

ACCESS

TO HIGHER EDUCATION

An Access to Higher Education Diploma prepares

adults without traditional qualifications for study

at university. They are usually 3-4 days per week

and take one year to complete.

Here at Shipley College we offer Access routes into Health

& Social Care, as we have an ageing population in Bradford,

and an increasing demand for those services.

We offer two pathways under Access to Health & Social

Care. You will learn about human physiology, psychology

and get an understanding of professional healthcare

practice.

The Health Professions pathway prepares you for university

study in areas such as Nursing and Midwifery, where the

Social Sciences pathway prepares you more for areas like

Social Work, Sociology & Criminology and Youth

& Community Development.

“Our Access to HE courses are a great way to get back into education and progress

onto university if you don’t have the right qualifications. You can choose between

the Social Sciences or Health & Social Care pathway depending on the career you’re

interested in pursuing. Alongside learning specialist skills as part of the qualification,

our students come away with abilities including time management, organisation and

increased confidence - all things that will benefit them when at university and in their

future careers.”

Mark, Head of Care

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IRAM

ACCESS TO HE

As a mature student I started my educational journey back in 2018. I didn’t really

know what path or career I wanted to pursue initially, but during my placement

at a primary school some time ago, I came to the realisation that I wanted

to ultimately advance a career into social work.

I was told by university staff last year to enrol in an Access to HE course, and that could

lead to a social work degree. Now I’m almost finished with this course, I can honestly say

so far it has been the most challenging seven months of my life. However, with only two

months left to go, it feels like the time has rushed by. It has been extremely rewarding

since I’ve accomplished so much.

The HE to Social Science team and staff at Shipley College have been incredibly helpful

throughout. I have made lots of new friends with whom I will undoubtedly stay in

contact for a very long time.

Along with our subjects, we have received a lot of additional support, such as with CV

writing and interview preparation. I finally feel ready and prepared to attend university

now that I have all of this in mind. I was offered the opportunity to become a Student

Ambassador, which has opened up an endless amount of additional possibilities for me

throughout the year. As a Student Ambassador for the Access course, I spoke on behalf

of the course at College open events, volunteered my time to help give potential

prospective students an overview of the course itself, and contributed to the content

of the College course guide by giving testimonial talks.

Additionally, I was able to join the NHS Volunteer Service by participating in an online

course, which led to my placement at the Lynfield Mount Ashbrook Ward. I can’t express

my gratitude to the faculty, staff, and other members of Shipley College enough for making

my time here as enjoyable and productive as possible.

All students, particularly mature students such as myself who are wanting to progress

their education into university, should sign up for a course here because of the

encouragement and guidance available.

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

SAFER PEOPLE MOVING AND HANDLING

1 day / weekday daytime / £50

EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK LEVEL 3 AWARD.

1 day / weekday or weekend daytime / £75

EMERGENCY PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID LEVEL 3 AWARD

1 day / weekday daytime / £75

FIRST AID AT WORK LEVEL 3 AWARD.

3 days / weekday daytime / £200

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID LEVEL 3 AWARD

2 days / weekday or weekend daytime / £150

Knowledge of First Aid can undoubtedly save lives

and may even help reduce recovery time, often

being the difference between a temporary or

longer-term injury for someone you are assisting.

In an emergency situation, learning how to remain

calm and recall the correct actions for the scenario

will enable you to be confident and in control when

it’s most important.

FIRST

AID

Our courses cover everything you need to know to

give the level of support required to provide aid, from

non-life-threatening injuries to medical emergencies,

ensuring the best possible outcome is achieved.

First Aid training can support you in a Health or Care

role, if you want to get into volunteering, or give

valuable knowledge to parents and carers.

“First Aid has been part of my work for over 25 years and I continually keep up

to date with my own training and have over 20 years experience of delivering

First Aid courses. All of the First Aid courses provide learners with the

knowledge and skills to be confident with dealing with First Aid incidents at

work. I love meeting new people and giving them the skills that they need, not

just for work but for them and their families. Life saving skills are so important

and we need more people to have these skills as they do help save lives.”

Sinead, First Aid tutor

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA

1 year / weekday daytime / £1100

EARLY YEARS WORKFORCE (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR) LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

18 months / weekday daytime or evening / £2850

WORKING WITH CHILDREN

& YOUNG PEOPLE

If you are interested in starting working with

children and young people, or already are and

wish to develop, we deliver a range of courses

to suit your needs.

We offer Level 2 and Level 3 Early Years Diplomas,

which provide great job opportunities in Bradford

schools, nurseries and residential childcare.

Learn with our experienced tutors and gain qualifications

that will allow you to set up a home-based childcare setting,

join the Early Years Workforce as a qualified practitioner

or become a Teaching Assistant. For existing Early Years

workers looking to expand their knowledge, we offer

internationally recognised qualifications, suitable to help

progression towards a more senior position in your career.

Our flexible courses fit around your existing commitments,

with some courses also available as an Apprenticeship

which incorporates on-the-job training with weekly

classes.

TEACHING ASSISTANT IN SCHOOLS & COLLEGES LEVEL 3

38 weeks / weekday daytime / £2225

“I have been working in childcare since I left school. It is such a rewarding and

enjoyable vocation to be employed in. The Early Years courses enable you to develop

the skills and understanding to work with children from the ages of 0-5 years and have

the knowledge of children up to 7 years of age. You can progress from Level 2 to Level

3 and gain employment in a variety of childcare environments. I enjoy teaching people

of all ages and not only passing on my knowledge but also learning from them. It is very

rewarding when someone achieves their goal and you have been a part of it.”

Jackie, Early Years & Childcare tutor

RESIDENTIAL CHILDCARE LEVEL 3

1 year / weekday daytime / £2880

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL CHILDCARE LEVEL 5 ..

1 year / weekday daytime / £2882

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

BECOMING A TEACHER IN FURTHER EDUCATION, ADULT & COMMUNITY LEARNING

13 weeks / weekday evening / £375

IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING FOR THE LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR

2 Years / Weekend daytime / £3680

This course leads to a professional qualification if you are already teaching

in training and educational settings outside of the school sector.

There are 4 levels for this course:

Certificate in Education (Cert.Ed) In-Service Lifelong Learning

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) In-Service Lifelong Learning

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) In-Service Lifelong Learning

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDip) In-Service Lifelong Learning

Delivered as part of the University of Huddersfield

Education and Training Consortium

Education is one of the five sectors that employs

the most Bradford residents.

TEACHER

TRAINING

We therefore provide training qualifications, in association

with the University of Huddersfield, as well as short

courses that offer a path of progression to a career

in Education.

Becoming a teacher, whether it be in adult, child

or community education, gives you an opportunity

to make an impact on the lives of the people you

encounter.

“I am passionate about creating a collaborative environment where individuals

flourish and grow in the process of learning to teach. This teacher education

programme is values-led and draws on evidence-informed teaching, learning

and assessment strategies to develop critically reflective teachers.”

Heather, Teacher Training tutor

I have found the PGCE an incredibly rewarding experience where I feel I have been able

to develop my learning and teaching skills development. It has been a supportive process

that has allowed me to grow in confidence and be creative as a new teacher. Being able

to work whilst studying has helped me apply the knowledge I have learnt in my practice.

Steph, PGCE In-Service Lifelong Learning

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

ESSENTIAL DIGITAL SKILLS QUALIFICATION

Free for all West Yorkshire residents aged 19 or older, assessed at below Level 2. See our website for full course details

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN CYBERSECURITY

13 weeks / weekday daytime / £170

LEVEL 1 AWARD INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

13 weeks / weekday daytime or evening / £170

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WEBSITE DESIGN

13 weeks / weekday daytime or evening / £170

LEVEL 2 AWARD IN CYBERSECURITY

13 weeks / weekday daytime or evening / £170

LEVEL 2 AWARD IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

13 weeks / weekday daytime or evening / £170

COMPUTING

& DIGITAL SKILLS

West Yorkshire has the fastest growing digital

sector in the country, so there’s never been a better

time to gain a qualification in Computing & Digital

Skills.

Being IT-literate is key to a successful career

and Shipley College provides courses that help

you and your team master the basics and create

digital systems that work for your needs. We cover

cybersecurity, networking, programming, digital

marketing and many more.

Computing professionals are in constant demand

to support, maintain and innovate technology across

all industries, making it a very versatile skill set to have.

Given that Digital & Technology is one of the stated

priority areas of the West Yorkshire LSIP (Local Skills

Improvement Plan) this is only set to continue in our

region.

Jobs in this area, such as programmers, software

developers and analysts, have never been more

prevalent so if you’re looking for a career change,

why not consider this vital sector?

LEVEL 2 AWARD IN DIGITAL MARKETING

5 weeks / weekday daytime or evening / £85

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN NETWORKING & CYBERSECURITY

35 weeks / weekday evening / £1645

“Having had a successful career with over 20 years in the Computer Industry as

a Technical Consultant I decided it was time to give something back so I turned

to teaching at Shipley College. I wanted to pass on my experience and technical

knowledge to help guide students on their journey into a career in digital computing.

I find teaching very enjoyable and rewarding to help students achieve new skills,

high grades and watch them use these to create their own successful careers.”

John, Computing tutor

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

35 weeks / weekday evening / £1000

LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

35 weeks / weekday daytime / £5421

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS & RETAIL

10 weeks / weekday daytime / £365

LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS & RETAIL

23 weeks / weekday daytime / £634

LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS

10 weeks / weekday daytime / £315

LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS

23 weeks / weekday daytime / £634

Our part-time Business and Retail courses provide

practical employability skills to help learners enter

these job markets, or go further in their existing

careers in those areas.

BUSINESS

& RETAIL

They provide the kind of essential knowledge and

understanding that employers require, including

communication skills.

These courses will help address the growing

requirement in our region for more workers

in the wholesale & retail and support services

sectors.

Lots of our courses are free of charge

for most people - see our fee reduction

information on page 11, or contact

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk to check

your eligibility.

“Our business and retail courses are perfect for adult learners who want to change

their careers or advance their current position. You will gain the skills & knowledge

you need to succeed in your chosen career pathway.”

Cath, Head of Department for Business, Travel, Horticulture & Sport

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

INTRO TO ACCOUNTING .

10 weeks / weekday evening / £250

AAT CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING LEVEL 2

35 weeks / weekday daytime or evening / £700

AAT DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING LEVEL 3

35 weeks / weekday daytime or evening / £2573

AAT DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING LEVEL 4 ..

50 weeks / weekday daytime / £2573

ACCOUNTING

COURSES

Start your journey on a rewarding career path -

Accountancy is one of the most in demand roles

in West Yorkshire, and Finance is a priority area

for the Local Skills Improvement Plan, so this

demand is likely to continue.

Employers are actively looking for candidates with

an Accounting skill-set, but you could also choose

self-employment too. With our courses, you can

qualify quickly and open up opportunities for a new

job role, or career progression.

We have courses from introductory level, right

through to qualifying as a professional accountant,

so you can use your new-found expertise to take you

as far as you want to go within this field.

We offer Accountancy training during daytimes

and evenings, making these skills as accessible

as possible.

Potential pathways after qualifying include careers

in Accounts, Payroll, Tax and Finance.

“I am a qualified Accountant with a Professional Diploma in Accounting and having

over 20 years of working experience in an Accountancy practice. At Shipley

College we develop our students professionally according to the latest industry

demands for Accountants and Finance professionals. Our past students are

performing very well in Accountancy and Finance roles with various organisations

nationally and internationally, some of them are even running their own

Accountancy practices very successfully!”

Khizer, AAT Accounting tutor

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

ILM LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 AWARD

2-4 weeks / weekday daytime or evening / £500

ILM LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA ..

23-30 weeks / weekday daytime / £1987

The course at Shipley College was a great introduction to leadership for me.

The ‘lectures’ were interactive and the theory was really easy to apply in my role

at work. The staff were amazing with feedback in and out of the lessons and

provided great resources that really helped when writing the essays.

Anyone wanting to learn more about leadership, management and/or mentoring

would really benefit from the course. I found it really easy to fit into my working

week and I was applying what I had learnt from day one.

Molly - Account and Business Development Executive, Shoo Social Media

LEADERSHIP

& MANAGEMENT

Being a good leader is something that comes

with experience, but there are skills you can

have in your arsenal to effectively manage a

team of any size to success. Even if you’ve been

in a Leadership role for years, there are always

new techniques you can learn to improve your

management style.

Many local employers report difficulties recruiting

people with the managerial skills they need, so there

are opportunities that come with these qualifications,

and understanding how to manage and motivate your

staff is always key to a positive work environment.

Whether you’re leading through organisational change

or needing to improve team engagement and morale,

we have courses to help you become a confident

leader.

“My background includes 10 years in FE and 20 years in Business, Management

and training across the private and charitable sectors. Shipley College’s ILM

courses are a great way to upgrade your skills, network and invest in yourself.

The best part about teaching this course is learning from other people’s

experiences and journey, and also seeing people grow in confidence

as they learn new skills.”

Mark, ILM Leadership & Management tutor

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE .

Please refer to our website for full course information

Our Customer Service courses

are fully-funded, so are free of

charge based on your postcode.

Good customer service is an asset to any

business, adding value by retaining current

customers and attracting new ones.

CUSTOMER

SERVICE

Our course - which is fully funded and so free to join

- is ideal for any member of staff within a company

that has day-to-day interaction with customers, and

wish to gain a qualification that will further their career

prospects.

Employers have clearly stressed the importance of

wider employability skills - communication, teamwork,

problem solving and so on - and this programme will

give staff those skills and knowledge necessary to

deliver excellent customer service, helping improve

the reputation of the business.

We offer bespoke packages to companies with groups

of staff to train, delivered at times and venues to suit,

and of course run set courses that individuals can join.

Please contact businessdevelopment@shipley.ac.uk

to see what we can do for you!

“This course is suitable for people in a range of job roles. It will help new recruits

as they start their journey, and can also provide managers with insights and

information to add to their own skillset, as well as support them in training those

whom they manage. It is designed to enhance relationships between employees

and customers, and also promote effective working relationships within

organisations. These are valuable outcomes at all levels of the organisation.”

Simon, Customer Service tutor

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WENTBRIDGE

HOUSE HOTEL

Having worked with a number of national and local FE and HE providers

to enhance our career pathways, we contacted Shipley College after hearing

about the Customer Service training they offered. Shipley College were very

flexible in developing their core programme to integrate a number of specific

learning outcomes, creating a bespoke training programme that addressed

our needs.

Wentbridge House Hotel is a 4 star Country House Hotel which was established over

60 years ago. We are independently owned and run with great care and attention by our

passionate team. We pride ourselves on offering outstanding customer service, where

our guests are our first priority. We employ approximately 100 staff extending across

our hotel and village gastro pub, the Blue Bell Inn, Wentbridge.

We provide a blended learning programme for our staff development through e-learning,

workplace coaching and on-the-job training. We felt that although our existing training

programme addresses the majority of our needs, investing in developing our team

in a classroom environment without day-to-day operational distractions would enable

our team to reflect and review any areas for growth. The training that Shipley College

provides is linked to a Level 2 qualification and WorldHost Principles of Customer Service

training which provided the added benefit of enabling our staff to obtain a qualification.

Through taking part in the training our team now have more in depth knowledge in terms

of providing our guests with exceptional quality service. It has provided team members

with the platform to develop new transferable skills whilst enabling cross-functional

team development opportunities.

The learning has provided team members with higher levels of confidence in dealing with

our guests. Team members have fed back that they feel greater equipped to deal with

different situations through their enhanced knowledge in the core principles of customer

service.

I would highly recommend this course. Our trainer Simon was exemplary in learning

about his students to ensure he met all personal learning needs, as well as learning about

our overall culture. He provided a range of activities for our team to review our existing

practices against the key principles being delivered.

Faye Clough, Group Head of HR & Development

wentbridgehouse.co.uk

@wentbridgehouse

@wentbridgehousehotel

@wentbridgehouse

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CAREERS

IN RAIL

RAIL ENGINEERING TRACK MAINTENANCE

Are you ready to become a part of the UK’s vital

network of engineers?

On our Railway Engineering course you will learn:

> Working efficiently and effectively as a Rail Track

Engineering Operative

> Organisational Safety Requirements

> Engineering and Documentation Data

> Restoring Rail Switches and Crossings

> Restoring Plain Line Track Geometry

> Restoring Track Geometry Faults

> Replacement of Permanent Way Assets and Components

Completing this course has been life-changing.

I haven’t been out of work since I qualified with

Shipley College, working in Tadcaster, Leeds,

Morley and York. There is plenty of work, you

just have to work hard and be committed

to the job.

Richard, PTS Track Engineer

GET INTO RAIL PROGRAMME .

3 weeks / weekday daytime

LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN RAIL ENGINEERING

6 weeks / weekday daytime

Every day over four million journeys are made

across the 20,000 miles of track in England,

Scotland and Wales.

Britain has Europe’s fastest-growing railway

infrastructure and needs trained, hard-working

individuals to keep the system moving safely,

reliably and efficiently.

We work in partnership with YFL, Northern

Rail and Network Rail to offer two pathways

into the rail industry; one in Rail Engineering

and the other in rail support roles.

Interested in Rail? Visit our website to

find full information on how to get involved

GET INTO RAIL SUPPORT SERVICE ROLES

A 3-week pre-employment training programme

to support unemployed individuals into support

service roles within the Rail industry, providing

regular job opportunities within Bradford and

Leeds.

This includes work experience at Northern Rail,

Network Rail and Carlisle Support Services,

and a Level 2 Customer Service qualification.

Job roles include:

> Train Presentation Operative

> Customer Service Advisor

> Gateline Assistant

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

FLORISTRY LEVEL 1

10 weeks / weekday daytime / £200

FLORISTRY LEVEL 2 AWARD: PLANNING & RUNNING A FLORISTRY EVENT

5 weeks / weekday daytime / £150

FLORISTRY LEVEL 2 TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE

2 years / weekday daytime / £1000

FLORISTRY LEVEL 3

18 months / weekday daytime / £4425

Watch your creativity bloom with our fantastic

Floristry courses, taught by dedicated tutors

with years of industry experience!

FLORISTRY

COURSES

If you’re looking for a creative career, this is an active

and exciting option where you can develop skills that

encompass artistry, precision and colour theory.

Once you’ve completed a Floristry qualification, you

could use your new-found skills to open a flourishing

high street business, or travel the UK creating floral

installations for weddings and events.

Lots of our courses are free of charge

for most people - see our fee reduction

information on page 11, or contact

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk to check

your eligibility.

“I have worked at Shipley College since 2012, starting as a floristry technician and

progressing to floristry tutor. I have a passion for flowers, foliage and creating visual

displays, all very useful in my teaching and whilst working in the industry as a local

florist. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing my skills, knowledge and creativity

with others on the Floristry courses at the College.”

Kathy, Floristry tutor

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL & THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE

10 weeks / weekday daytime / £150

HORTICULTURE LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE: GARDENING BASICS

10 weeks / weekday daytime / £220

HORTICULTURE LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA: GARDENING BASICS

21 weeks / weekday daytime / £440

GARDEN DESIGN LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE

10 weeks / weekday daytime / £220

CITY & GUILDS SAFE USE OF PESTICIDES LEVEL 2 AWARD

2 days / weekday daytime / £440

GARDEN DESIGN LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE

19 weeks / weekday daytime / £525

HORTICULTURE

& GARDENING

Sustainability and the transition to net zero

are agreed cross-cutting themes of the West

Yorkshire LSIP, showing a commitment in the

region to a sustainable future and green jobs.

As one of the few Horticultural education providers

in Yorkshire, we are proud to offer a wide range

of qualifications in our purpose-built greenhouses

and local community allotments.

Our friendly tutors have a wealth of industry experience

for you to learn from, with most still working on their

own green businesses outside of the classroom,

so if you are looking to make a career from your

passion, we can help!

Lots of our courses are free of charge

for most people - see our fee reduction

information on page 11, or contact

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk to check

your eligibility.

“I’ve been at Shipley College since 2018 but I started teaching in 2005. I got into

teaching as I wanted to share my passion for Horticulture with other people, and

inspire them to get into an industry that is full of opportunity and adventure for

those willing to seek it. I love meeting new people and watching them develop

their skills and knowledge at the College.”

Helena, Horticulture tutor

HORTICULTURE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE

10 weeks / weekday daytime / £220

HORTICULTURE LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA

25 weeks / weekday daytime / £525

HORTICULTURE LEVEL 3

2 years / weekday daytime / £7172

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CHARLY

HORTICULTURE

I have always loved plants, I have great memories of gardening with my Mum

at an early age but I was in my 30s before I realised I wanted to have a career

in Horticulture. I was lucky enough to be working at Shipley College, who do

health and well-being days, with little activities from different departments.

I planted a hanging basket and remembered how much I loved gardening.

While I enjoyed my job in the Marketing department, helping young people and adults

get into education, I knew it wasn’t the right career path for me. I decided to do one

of the College’s ‘taster day’ courses and then a short course in Horticulture and really

had a light bulb moment - this is what I wanted to do! I decided to leave my job at the

College and immediately came back as a student. I did the BTEC Level 3 in Horticulture

and I loved it! I loved learning, and it’s so practical and relevant that I have actually used

everything I learnt on the course in my horticultural career.

While studying I worked part-time and within 3 months I started a garden design and

maintenance business, then went fully self-employed after I had finished the course and

gained more experience working for family and friends. I had an amazing 5 years working

for wonderful clients and when I wanted to continue my learning journey and move in

a new direction, I discovered that the Royal Horticultural Society offered professional

work placements (PWP). This is a fantastic way for me to gain the kind of knowledge and

experience you can only get working in a beautiful garden that is also a visitor attraction.

I’m so happy I decided to change careers, people don’t realise the amount of jobs there

are in Horticulture and the variety of roles. Alongside starting your own business you can

work for private companies, organisations like the RHS and National Trust, community

groups, or private gardens. Perhaps you love sport, then specialise in sports turf or golf

course maintenance. If you are really sociable and love working with people, you can work

in community and school outreach. There are so many roles which require different skills

and often with Horticulture careers no two days are the same!

Ultimately, working outdoors and with the earth is really beneficial for your mental health

and wellbeing. I think Shipley College is the best place to study Horticulture in West

Yorkshire, the staff are fantastic and they know how the skills they’re teaching you can

be applied in real life. A lot of the students who have done horticulture courses have gone

on to be really successful, I would definitely recommend studying a Horticulture course

at Shipley.

Photo credit - Royal Horticultural Society & Lee Charlton

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

ENGLISH FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

33-34 weeks / weekday daytime or evening

ENGLISH GCSE

31-32 weeks / weekday daytime or evening

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

Various courses available - please refer to our website for full details

READING SKILLS

4-10 weeks / weekday daytime

WRITING SKILLS

4-10 weeks / weekday daytime

MATHS FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

33-34 weeks / weekday daytime or evening

ENGLISH

MATHS & ESOL

There are over 40,000 adults in Bradford who do not

have basic qualifications, which is higher than the

national average, and so our Functional Skills, GCSE

and ESOL courses provide key employability skills to

help ensure more of our local population can access

meaningful work and enjoy social mobility.

No matter what your starting point is, our friendly tutors

will work with you at your own pace to help get you the

English, Maths or ESOL qualifications that can grow your

confidence, help you get a job, allow you to support your

children with homework, or whatever other challenges

you want to take on.

Our courses are flexible, with classes running at various

times throughout the day at College and in community

centres.

Lots of our courses are free of charge

for most people - see our fee reduction

information on page 11, or contact

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk to check

your eligibility.

“Functional Skills English at Shipley College is fantastic! The classes are great

fun and you will learn a lot about writing in different contexts for different

audiences. The most rewarding thing about teaching this course is knowing

that obtaining a Level 2 qualification in English (or maths) enables so many

positive work and life opportunities for students. All of a sudden; all the doors

pop open: to apply for university courses, to enrol onto management level

courses at work or college and to apply for ‘dream’ jobs. ”

Julie, English tutor

MATHS GCSE

32 weeks / weekday daytime or evening

My course has been amazing because of my teacher Sarah. She has been kind

and patient when helping me learn English. Her teaching is very effective and

I have learnt a lot of new things which I didn’t know in the past. I am now more

confident in reading and writing in English. I can hold full conversations in English

now because of this course.

ESOL student

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Interested in a course? Visit our website to find full course information and to enrol

For all fee reduction information, see page 11

Course also available as an apprenticeship

Below is a selection of our most popular Distance Learning courses

- search ‘Distance Learning’ at shipley.ac.uk to view the full list

of Distance Learning courses we offer.

GENERAL LEVEL 2 DISTANCE LEARNING

COURSES

LEVEL 2 DISTANCE LEARNING IN CARE

& CHILDCARE

Our Distance Learning courses are very flexible,

offered online and in your own time - and are FREE

for most people!

Cyber Security

Equality & Diversity

Information, Advice & Guidance

Understanding Climate Change

& Environmental Awareness

Understanding Data Protection & Data Security

LEVEL 2 DISTANCE LEARNING IN BUSINESS

& MANAGEMENT

Business Improvement Techniques

Creating a Business Start-up

Understanding Workplace Violence & Harassment

Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Counselling Skills

Understanding Autism

Understanding Behaviour That Challenges

Understanding Domestic Abuse

Understanding Mental Health First Aid

& Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Understanding Safeguarding & Prevent

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

in Health & Social Care

Working with People with Mental Health Needs

DISTANCE

LEARNING

They are a great way to enhance your knowledge and

advance your professional development - and lots of our

courses align with priority areas like care, sustainability

and technology.

If you are an employer, these courses are great

for companies who are looking for flexible ways

of investing in and developing your staff.

Lots of our courses are free of charge

for most people - see our fee reduction

information on page 11, or contact

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk to check

your eligibility.

LEVEL 3 DISTANCE LEARNING

Counselling Skills

Leadership & Management

Understanding Autism

Understanding Mental Health

“Our Distance Learning courses are offered online so you can do them whenever

and wherever you like. Shipley College has numerous courses on offer which

can advance your career in loads of different sectors.”

Steven, Distance Learning tutor

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FREE

COURSES

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED

We provide free training opportunities to help

improve your skills or even start a new career

path.

Sector-Based Work Academy Programmes (SWAP)

The College works closely with businesses to deliver

Sector-based Work Academy Programmes (SWAP),

which provide tailored training for unemployed people

to learn and gain employment with local organisations

who are recruiting. Businesses who have partnered

with us in the past include Marks & Spencer, Bradford

Metropolitan District Council, XPO, Servo Rail

and Incommunities.

‘Step Into’ Programmes

These tailored programmes last 6-12 weeks and are

designed to get you into work by providing a range

of small qualifications to start you on a new career

path. Alongside a sector qualification in your chosen

sector you will also gain a range of employability

and customer skills sought after by employers.

Courses include:

> Health & Social Care

> Childcare

> Gardening & Horticulture

> Railway Engineering

Interested? Contact our Back to Work team:

backtoworkhub@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327327

or speak to your JobCentre Plus Work Coach

and ask them to refer you to Shipley College.

FREE COURSES FOR JOBS

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH LOW INCOME

The Government’s Free Courses for Jobs Offer enables those aged 19+ to gain valuable skills

on Level 3 courses, to progress in their career or re-train in a new sector - and for free!

If you’re aged 19 or over, you could access a Level 3 qualification for free. There is government support available

to help you gain skills that employers are looking for in sectors where they are needed. In turn you can improve

your job prospects and earn a higher wage, whatever your stage of life.

Whether you qualify is down to your age, current earnings and current qualifications. You could

be eligible for free courses if:

> You are 19+ and earning under the National Living Wage (£21,255, or £20,319 if not from an eligible

regional postcode*), regardless of your previous qualifications

OR

> You are 19+ and earning over the National Living Wage but it is your first Level 3 qualification

We aim to make as many courses as possible

free for people with a low income. You may be

eligible for a 100% fee reduction on courses

marked with the symbol if you meet

the below criteria:

> If you are in receipt of benefits and actively seeking

employment or in work earning less than £21,255

annually or £20,319 annually if not from an eligible

regional postcode from the following list:

BD (with additional checks required for BD20,

BD22, BD23 & BD24)

LS (with additional checks required for LS17,

LS21-24 & LS29)

HX, HD, WF, OL14 and S72

Contact us to find out more about our free courses:

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327327

Look out for the

symbol for courses included in the Free Courses for Jobs Offer.

*visit shipley.ac.uk/adult-courses/funding-your-studies to view the full list of eligible regional postcodes

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STEP

INTO...

‘Step Into’ programmes are our way

of helping local people from unemployment

into the sector of their choice.

You can choose to ‘step into’ gardening, for example -

you will learn key gardening and horticulture skills,

but in every course we will also equip you with

the ‘soft’ skills that local employers say they want.

Customer Service skills and Digital skills being great

examples!

The ‘Step Into’ courses last between 6 and 12 weeks

and by the end of the programme you will not only

have skills and knowledge from the sector you are

interested in, but all the core skills needed to work

with customers and best represent your future

employer.

These programmes are designed to get you into

work, and we have listened to local employers

to help design them.

Courses include:

> Step Into Health & Social Care

> Step Into Childcare

> Step Into Gardening & Horticulture

> Step Into Railway Engineering

> Step Into Business & Retail

> Step Into Digital

If you would like to find out more about how we

can help, please start your journey by contacting

our friendly team:

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327327

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CAMPUS MAP

SUPPORT WITH CAREERS ADVICE & GUIDANCE

If you are uncertain about which course to study, come to one of our Open Events (see page

7) or there are organisations offering specialist and impartial advice and guidance on career

planning and finding suitable training or study courses.

National Careers Service (for all ages) 0800 100 900

Aspire-igen (for all ages) 0330 111 0035

EASA (Education Advice Service for Adults 18+) 01274 433 677

Skills House Bradford (for ages 13-19 or up 01274 437 373

to 25 with learning difficulties or disabilities)

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice, then you should contact

the Money Advice Service, established by the UK Government, who can offer free,

impartial advice by visiting their website moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Shipley College reserves the right to amend courses offered/cancel courses if they do not meet minimum numbers. Every

effort has been made to provide accurate information - see our website for our Cancellation & Refund policy. The College

reserves the right to introduce changes to the information given. See the website for up-to-date information.

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ARE YOU AN

EMPLOYER?

HELP CREATE YOUR FUTURE STAFF

All organisations need pipelines from which

to recruit new staff who are suited to their

business. Shipley College has been working

closely with local organisations for many years

- we want our students to be those new staff!

There are various ways that we can work together

so that you can be first in the queue to showcase your

sector and your company to each new wave of possible

recruits, while giving our students the chance to

demonstrate what they are learning and the freshness

they could bring to your business.

This could perhaps be via offering work placements,

employer visits or masterclasses. We can provide

opportunities for a relevant student to come and

actually work at your organisation - maybe by taking

on apprentices, T-Level students or supported

interns; and we have many examples of this working

out so well that the student is offered permanent

employment - and everyone wins!

We are keen to hear from you to start discussing

any of the above - start the ball rolling by contacting

businessdevelopment@shipley.ac.uk

EMPLOYER ENDORSEMENT SCHEME

Here at Shipley College we know how important it is to work closely with local businesses

to fulfil everyone’s goals.

DEVELOP YOUR CURRENT STAFF

You can even work with us to review the actual

content of courses that are relevant to your

sector- ensuring they are relevant in terms

of skills, technologies and working practices.

Shipley College launched our Employer Endorsement

Scheme to help give local businesses the chance to

make sure that college teaching matches employer

needs.

All FE college courses already have employer input at

a national level, but this is our way to ensure our local

partners have the chance to positively contribute

to the Bradford region’s future workforce, helping

influence what sector skills and knowledge our

students are taught, and ultimately creating perfect

future job applicants!

Please contact Vice-Principal (Curriculum & Quality)

Greg O’Shea at goshea@shipley.ac.uk for initial

discussions.

A talented workforce is key to success, so

we want to be your first port of call when it

comes to developing your own current staff.

We can help you train promising staff into managers,

or upskill whole teams, and we can do this via faceto-face

teaching or online. We have short courses

for skills and refreshers, and longer-term vocational

training - and we can make all this bespoke to your

company’s needs.

Some of our popular courses that local businesses

access to develop their workforce include:

> WorldHost Customer Service (City & Guilds)

> First Aid at Work (3-day)

> Emergency First Aid at Work (1-day)

> Emergency Paediatric First Aid (1-day)

> ILM Leadership & Management Level 3 Award

> ILM Leadership & Management Level 3 Diploma

> Cyber Security (Distance Learning)

> Equality & Diversity (Distance Learning)

> Understanding Climate Change & Environmental

Awareness (Distance Learning)

CONTACT US

If you are interested in our Employer Endorsement

Scheme, please contact Vice-Principal (Curriculum

& Quality) Greg O’Shea at goshea@shipley.ac.uk

For all other employer enquiries:

businessdevelopment@shipley.ac.uk

> Lean Organisational Management Techniques

(Distance Learning)

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SALTAIRE

SATURDAYS

Do you fancy trying one of our ‘do something

for yourself’ lifestyle and leisure courses?

Not quite sure which one, or whether it will

be the right fit for you? Or perhaps you simply

want a new excuse to spend time in our historic

buildings in wonderful Saltaire..?

Well, our Saltaire Saturdays could be just the thing

for you!

Come and spend a Saturday morning having

a go at floral planting, lino printing, life drawing,

or whatever else we have on offer.

We run an Autumn, Spring and Summer Saltaire

Saturday, with different taster sessions available

at each, depending on the time of year. You could

find a new hobby that you love, you could make

new friends, or even uncover a skill that could

set you off on a new adventure.

We charge a small fee for these tasters to cover costs,

then provide free refreshments and other give-aways

on the day alongside your taster. At the end of your

session you can sign up to a longer course, be kept

informed about future Saltaire Saturdays, or simply

take your morning’s creation off home - or to one

of Saltaire’s cafés or bars to discuss your Saturday

experience!

See the dates for this year’s Saltaire Saturdays

sessions below:

For Saltaire Saturdays, or any of

our other leisure courses, why not

consider getting your loved one a

Shipley College gift card?

HOW TO JOIN

If the sound of Saltaire Saturdays appeals to you, visit

shipley.ac.uk to view the full list of taster sessions

running on each date.

Or speak to our friendly Enrolments team:

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327327

See page 82 for more information.

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SALTAIRE

INDIE FOCUS

Saltaire Bridal

An off the peg and bespoke

bridal boutique, specialising

in alternative bridal wear

with style and personality.

@saltairebridal

saltairebridal.co.uk

RAD Studio

Fun and functional

design-led gifts

and home-wares store.

@radstudio

radstudiouk.co.uk

Saltaire is a distinctive place. Of course, it was

created as an Italianate industrial model village

to provide 19th-century mill workers health

and happiness, which is quite a quirky start!

The village remains independently-spirited, with

unique shops, galleries, cafés, bars and restaurants

helping to keep Saltaire exceptional.

As a celebration of Saltaire’s offbeat originality, we

run a social media series called ‘Saltaire Indie Focus’,

and have here brought a spotlight on a few of our

favourite independent ventures in the village…

Pink Ginger

A vibrant and fun-loving florist,

specialising in weddings and

events in Yorkshire and beyond.

@pinkgingerflowers

pinkginger.net

Photo credit: Andy Wade photography

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THE SALTAIRE

COLLECTION

The Saltaire Collection was created by the

people of Saltaire to tell the unique story

of the World Heritage Site and is managed

by the Saltaire World Heritage Education

Association on behalf of Shipley College.

The Collection has a wealth of information for

researchers, schools or anyone who would like to

know more about Saltaire’s unique heritage. The

time period covered is from the origins of Saltaire

in the 1850’s, with plans for building the village,

to the post industrial changes of the present day.

The Collection covers all aspects of work and life in the

village and the surrounding area, and its international

connections, told through books, a variety of documents,

maps, plans, art, images and objects some of which

belonged to the founding Salt family.

The Collection holds an online catalogue of over

6000 items with in-depth information.

Find out more at

saltairecollection.org

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LIFESTYLE

& LEISURE

We run a great selection of Lifestyle & Leisure

courses at Shipley College, where you can develop

a skill or discover a new hobby in our unique

surroundings.

Come and join us to get creative, with classes like

Ceramics, Life Drawing, Learn to Sew, Learn to Sing,

Language courses, Photography or Ballroom Dance.

We have everything covered for you to start a new

adventure - and lots of our students come back year

after year!

Our Lifestyle & Leisure courses are kept at affordable

prices to make them accessible to as many people as

possible. Unlike our qualifications, these courses do not

qualify for any fee reduction, but with some prices as low

as £45, you can try out a new hobby without breaking the

bank!

HOW TO ENROL

Once you’ve found the course you’re interested

in, head to shipley.ac.uk to get all the information

you need to enrol.

For any of our Lifestyle & Leisure

courses, why not consider getting

your loved one a Shipley College

gift card?

If you have any further questions, contact

our friendly Enrolments team:

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327327

See page 82 for more information.

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Interested in exploring your musical side?

If you’re a complete beginner looking to get

started, or you want a place to showcase your

skills, our Salt School of Music will strike a chord

with you!

If you’ve been thinking of learning to play an

instrument or wanting to discover your own voice,

there should be nothing stopping you! Our courses are

designed to make you feel welcome and comfortable,

with tutors that want to see your confidence grow.

Interested in a course?

Visit our website to find full

course information and to enrol

FIND YOUR

SOUND

GUITAR

Beginners / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £130

LEARN TO SING

All abilities / weekday daytime / 10 weeks / £130

LEARN TO DJ - DIGITAL

Beginners / weekday evening / 8 weeks / £150

LEARN TO DJ - VINYL

Beginners / weekday evening / 8 weeks / £150

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We offer several creative ways for you to

capture those special moments in your life.

In our Digital Photography courses you can learn how

to create professional, inventive imagery and develop

photo manipulation skills using Adobe Photoshop, then

take everything up a level with our intermediate course.

CAPTURE

THE MOMENT

We can also show you the world of expressing yourself

through writing - devise unique and engaging stories on

Creative Writing, or build confidence in self-expression

on our Journaling course which promotes relaxation

and positive mental health.

Interested in a course?

Visit our website to find full

course information and to enrol

DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO MANIPULATION

Beginners to intermediate / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £130

CREATIVE WRITING

Beginners / weekday daytime / 10 weeks / £50

JOURNALING

Beginners / weekday daytime or evening / 10 weeks / £80

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Stretch, dance and move your way to health with our

broad range of fitness classes. We understand that

fitness is a spectrum, so whatever ability or age you

are, we have something to suit you.

We have amazing professionals working with us to deliver high

quality classes. Our 10-week courses give you the opportunity

to see real progress week by week and you will work with the

tutor to get the most out of each session.

We also offer a Level 2 qualification - as opposed to a leisure

course - in Fitness Instructing, for those who want to take

their fitness knowledge to the next level.

LET’S GET

PHYSICAL

HATHA YOGA FOR EVERYONE

All abilities / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £95

PILATES

Beginners to intermediate / weekday daytime / 9-10 weeks / £70

HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR WOMEN

All abilities / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £130

BALLROOM & LATIN DANCE

Beginners to intermediate / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £70

TAP DANCING

All abilities / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £90

LEVEL 2 GYM INSTRUCTING CERTIFICATE

Weekday evening / 17 weeks / £365

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Our Art department is situated in the stunning

Mill Building, formerly a dining hall for the Salt

Mill workers, and is bursting with inspiration

to get your creativity flowing.

Being creative is a fantastic way to de-stress from

your day-to-day life and jump into a world of your own.

Best of all, you will have something to show for your

endeavours at the end of it!

MAKE YOUR

MARK

Interested in a course?

Visit our website to find full

course information and to enrol

CERAMICS

Beginners / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £160

LEARN HOW TO SEW

Beginners to intermediate / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £130

LIFE DRAWING

Beginners / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £150

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You can join our cake decorating courses

at various times of the year, to learn exciting,

visual new techniques linked to seasonal

themes.

From sugar-paste flowers, to chocolate work and

more, we will teach you some of the latest trends

to master, and then wow your friends and family!

THE ICING

ON THE CAKE

Interested in a course?

Visit our website to find full

course information and to enrol

CAKE DECORATION

Beginners / intermediate / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £130

COLD PORCELAIN AND SUGAR CRAFT

Intermediate / weekday evening / 5 weeks / £70

JELLY CAKE TOPPERS

Intermediate / weekday evening / 5 weeks / £70

CHOCOLATE CRAFT FOR CAKES

Intermediate / weekday evening / 5 weeks / £70

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If you’re green-fingered and want to explore

your creativity, try out our range of short

Gardening and Flower Arranging courses!

You can get your garden prepared for every season

and learn how to keep everything in bloom with our

relaxed weekly Gardening courses. Come along to

meet like-minded individuals and discover the world

of Horticulture and Gardening - it’s never too late

to find a new passion!

Learn to craft stunning bouquets for any occasion

using a wide range of techniques. Whether it’s

wreath making for the festive season or getting

thrifty with your florals, we have courses that

can get you on your way to a new hobby.

Interested in a course?

Visit our website to find full

course information and to enrol

FROM BUDS

TO BLOOMS

INTRODUCTION TO WEDDING FLOWERS

All abilities / weekday evening / 4 weeks / £180

LUXURY HAND-TIED BOUQUET

All abilities / weekday daytime / 2 hours / £55

FLOWERS FEATURING WIRE WORK

All abilities / weekday daytime / 2 hours / £50

FOAM FREE FLOWERS

All abilities / weekday daytime / 2 hours / £45

CREATIVE FLOWERS ON A BUDGET (DAYTIME)

All abilities / weekday daytime / 3 weeks / £135

CREATIVE FLOWERS ON A BUDGET (EVENING)

All abilities / weekday evening / 4 weeks / £180

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LUXURY FLORAL ARRANGEMENT

All abilities / weekday daytime / 3 hours / £155

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT & CARD

All abilities / weekday daytime / 3 hours / £55

SPRING WREATH

All abilities / weekday daytime / 2 hours / £45

SPRING TABLE DECOR

All abilities / weekday daytime / 2 hours / £45

SUSTAINABLE SPRING & SUMMER FLORAL DESIGNS

All abilities / weekday evening / 4 weeks / £180

SUMMER DOOR WREATH

All abilities / weekday daytime / 2 hours / £45

SUSTAINABLE AUTUMN FLOWER DESIGNS

All abilities / weekday evening / 3 weeks / £135

PUMPKIN ARRANGEMENT

All abilities / weekday daytime / 2 hours / £45

CHRISTMAS WREATHS

All abilities / weekday daytime / 2 hours / £45

CHRISTMAS TABLE DECOR

All abilities / weekday daytime / 2 hours / £45

GARDENING FOR PLEASURE

All abilities / weekday daytime or evening / 9-10 weeks / £270

For any of our Lifestyle & Leisure

courses, why not consider getting

your loved one a Shipley College

gift card?

See page 82 for more information.

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Learning a language can be a great hobby -

starting to understand the words and cultures

of different nations, maybe leading to planning

trips abroad, expanding horizons, making new

friends, discovering new places - who knows

where the journey will take you?

We have beginner, intermediate and advanced classes

in French, Spanish and Italian, so there will be the right

class to take everyone on their linguistic adventures.

Interested in a course?

Visit our website to find full

course information and to enrol

LEARN

THE LINGO

FRENCH

Beginners to intermediate / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £80

FRENCH ADVANCED

Advanced / weekday evening / 24 weeks / £234

SPANISH

Beginners to advanced / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £80

ITALIAN

Beginners to intermediate / weekday evening / 10 weeks / £80

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GIFT

CARDS

You can now gift any of our part-time leisure

courses via our Shipley College Gift Cards!

> A wreath making or gardening course

for Mother’s or Father’s Day?

> ‘Learn to DJ’ as an amazing birthday present?

> Signing up for pilates - and getting your best

friend a place on the next mat?

Our new gift cards look fantastic, and allow you

to give the gift of learning. You can give any amount

of money, so you can pay the whole course fee

or just a contribution.

Get in touch with our friendly team

to order a gift card:

enrolments@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327237

Or visit shipley.ac.uk/gift-cards

for more information

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Shipley College Salt Building

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

01274 327222

enquiries@shipley.ac.uk

shipley.ac.uk

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