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> APPRENTICESHIPS

> T LEVELS

2024/25


WELCOME

Based in the unique and beautiful

village of Saltaire, we are a small,

friendly College community,

well-known for the level of

support we offer our students.

For many young people moving on from

school, our location, our commitment

to getting you into employment, and

our diverse and inclusive community

are the ideal choice.

In the latest published government data,

we have the highest achievement rates

for 16-18 year olds of all West Yorkshire

colleges, and Ofsted have praised our

excellent student behaviour, friendly

atmosphere and culture of high

aspirations for all.

We offer a range of full-time courses,

including T Levels and Apprenticeships,

that are linked to the needs of local

employers. We know that the region

needs more young people to go into

healthcare, into the digital sector,

into financial services and into creative

industries, to name a few, and so we

offer courses that give you those skills

and increase your chances of securing

a great job in a thriving sector.

CONTENTS

Facts and stats 04-05

Our campus 06-07

College life 08-09

Excellence in teaching 10-11

New for 2024! 17

Future leaders 18

Our approach to English & maths 19

Open events 21

Supporting you

Finding the right course for you 12-13

Entry requirements 12

All the support you need 20

CONTACT

shipley.ac.uk

studentservices@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327281

2.

Studying with us

Full-time courses 13

T Levels 13 & 16

Apprenticeships 14-15

How to apply 74-75


CONTENTS

We offer a huge range of full-time courses,

including Apprenticeships and T Levels,

so there is something to suit everyone!

COURSES

Full-time & T Levels

Art & Design 22-25

Business 26-29

Early Years & Childcare 30-33

Digital & Computing 34-37

Creative Media Industries 38-41

ESOL (English for Speakers 42-43

of Other Languages)

Esports 44-47

Foundation Learning 48-51

Supported Internships 52-53

Games Design 54-57

Health & Social Care 58-61

Horticulture & Gardening 62-65

Music Technology 66-69

Travel, Tourism, Events 70-73

Management & Hospitality

Apprenticeships

Applying for an apprenticeship 14

Accounting 28

Adult Care 60

Business Administration 28

Countryside Worker 64

Customer Service 28

Digital Marketing 28

Early Years 32

Golf Greenkeeper 64

Horticulture Operative 64

Information Communications 36

Technician

Sports Turf Operative 64

Teaching 32

Team Leader 28

3.


Highest achievement

rates for 16-18 year

olds in all of West

Yorkshire colleges**

of students feel safe at College*

4.


*Shipley College 2022/23 QDP student survey

**Latest published government data

of students think that they

are treated fairly and equally,

and that Shipley College staff

are friendly and helpful*

5.


Our campus is spread out across five historic

buildings, in the heart of Saltaire village.

Victoria Hall houses our Travel, Tourism, Events & Hospitality

department, our Centre of Excellence for Business, plus

a dedicated fitness suite our students can use.

VICTORIA HALL

We are continuing a long tradition - in Titus Salt’s

day, the building aimed to provide a place of leisure

for the mill employees and Saltaire village residents,

and contained lecture halls, a library, games

room, gymnasium and meeting rooms.

EXHIBITION BUILDING

Our Exhibition Building is home to

the striking Exhibition Hall, along

with our science lab, Health & Social

Care department, Early Years &

Childcare department, Exhibition

Cafe and Learning Resource Centre.

Opened in 1887 in the memory of

Titus Salt, it was originally built to

house the schools of Art & Science.

The Salt Building is where our main Reception,

Student Services, Salt School of Music, Esports

suites, Games Design, Digital & Computing,

Creative Media departments and the Salt

Rock Cafe can all be found.

SALT

BUILDING

The building is of great historical significance,

as it served as a purpose-built school for

Saltaire in the late-1800s.

6.


JONATHAN

SILVER

BUILDING

The Jonathan Silver Building was opened in September

2015 and is the first significant new building in Saltaire

for 129 years. The building was named after Jonathan

Silver, a Bradford-born entrepreneur who bought

Salts Mill in 1987 and subsequently spent ten years

transforming it into the Mill we know today.

The building is where our Foundation Learning

department is based and has won awards for

the facilities for students with learning and

mobility differences.

Jonathan Silver Building is also the home

of our Horticulture greenhouses.

Situated directly next door to Saltaire Railway

Station, the Mill Building houses the Mill School

of Art & Design, our award-winning Floristry

department and other multi-purpose classrooms.

MILL

BUILDING

Built in 1854, it was the first building to be

completed by Sir Titus Salt after the main

mill was built. Formerly known as the Dining

Room, its main purpose was to provide meals

to the workers from the mill.

GETTING HERE

We are easily accessible by train

or bus from Shipley, Bradford,

Leeds, Ilkley, Keighley, Bingley

& Skipton.

The most up-to-date bus and rail

travel information can be found

at wymetro.com

Need help finding us? View

our campus map on page 76.

You can catch a bus from Bradford, Baildon,

Keighley, Bingley, Shipley, Guiseley and

other surrounding areas. There are bus

stops situated close 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.

Saltaire railway station is situated

right next door to our Mill Building.

7.


Life at Shipley College is much more than just your course!

Your experience at Shipley College goes

far beyond your qualification and what you

learn. Our wide range of clubs and activities

will give you all the opportunities to grow

outside of the classroom, and give you

the full college experience.

Alongside the fully-equipped classrooms

in our beautiful historic buildings, we of

course offer sector-specific facilities such

as a clinical healthcare and therapies ward

designed in partnership with the NHS, a

multi-purpose art studio, greenhouses

for our Horticulture students, dedicated

Esports suites, life science labs and our

Business Innovation boardroom.

8.


FITNESS SUITE

We want all our students to feel fit,

healthy and happy. Any student can

access the Fitness Suite, based in

Victoria Hall, whether you want to

build muscle, tone up or have fun

whilst improving your fitness.

VOLUNTEERING

& SOCIAL ACTION

There are lots of ways to get involved

with fundraising, volunteering and social

action projects at College - we have a

dedicated Social Action Coordinator to

help bring your passions and ideas to life!

This looks great on your CV and

can help with your future career.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

There’s a huge selection of fun clubs

you can take part in, such as arts & crafts,

indoor football, chess, Dungeons & Dragons,

LGBTQIA+ club and more!

CELEBRATION EVENTS

As part of our commitment to equality

and inclusion, we take every opportunity

to celebrate our diversity, so you will be

able to get involved in activities around

Culture Day, Neurodiversity Week,

Holocaust Memorial Day, International

Women’s Day, Pride Month, Remembrance

Day, Black History Month and many other

cultural events that broaden horizons

and are significant to our students,

staff and community.

9.


EXCELLENCE

IN

For all of Shipley College’s amazing buildings, facilities and history, it is our

excellent teaching staff who make the biggest difference to our students’

lives - so we are always beyond delighted when they are recognised with

national awards and accolades.

10.


This year we had many moments that made us proud, but here are two of the best:

Marianne Benson

FE Lecturer of the Year recognition

- Pearson National Teaching Awards

Marianne was recognised on ‘National Thank a

Teacher Day’ with a shortlisting for FE Lecturer

of the Year, due to her innovative and highly

engaging GCSE English classes, where she

creates experiential sessions - often outdoors

- to bring English writing to life.

This included setting up mock crime scenes,

visiting graveyards and lots more besides,

inspiring outstanding results from these

students re-sitting GCSE English alongside

their other studies.

Rachel Hoyland

CTE Educator of the Year

Rachel is our Supported Internship Programme

Coordinator, and was awarded the coveted

‘Educator of the Year’ title at this year’s CTE

Awards for ‘exemplary dedication to developing

career opportunities for young people for over a

decade’, positively affecting the lives of hundreds

of students with additional needs over that time.

11.


FINDING THE

RIGHT COURSE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY 2-3

No formal qualifications needed.

Staff will advise the right level for you

2-3

LEVEL 1

At least: English GCSE at grade 2 or above,

maths at grade 1 or above

1

LEVEL 2

At least: 2 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English or a full level

1 at Pass grade with exceptions where stated. Foundation T Levels

require 4 x Grade 3, including English & maths

2

LEVEL 3

At least: 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English & maths

or a full Level 2 at Pass grade or above

3

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!

*If you do not have grade 4 or above in both subjects, the minimum for the other subject is grade 3


OUR COURSES

We understand that everyone learns differently

so we’ve put together some information to help

you decide what’s right for you

FULL-TIME STUDY

PROGRAMMES

18+ hours per week

studying at our Saltaire campus

Ready for work!

Our lessons are designed in

partnership with employers

so you learn the skills THEY need

Industry placements

that will give you hands-on experience

of working life

Maths & English

are provided alongside your course

if you don’t have the grades required

- and we make them fun!

Future Leaders

sessions are provided to help

you make your mark in industry

T LEVEL

QUALIFICATIONS

2 year course

studying one career-based subject

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above

(or equivalent), including English

and maths

Designed with

key employers

so you know you are developing

the skills employers want

Work placements

of a minimum of 315 hours (45 days), with

a local employer in your chosen sector

80/20 split

between classroom learning

and practical work experience

Worth 3 A Levels

for applying to university

13.


APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships are jobs with employers, where you also study at college one day

a week. They are a fantastic way to earn while you learn, and get trained as you

go. You will usually spend 4 days a week with your employer, and 1 day a week in

Shipley College, learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will need to

be a success in your role.

Anyone 16+

can do an apprenticeship

Gain confidence,

knowledge and industry

experience all in one

Scan here

Apprenticeships start

all year round. Visit

the Jobs Board on

our website to explore

current vacancies

1–3 years to complete

your apprenticeship qualification

Earn while you learn

The Government sets the minimum

salary, but some employers pay

significantly more

If you are looking for a particular role, contact

our friendly Apprenticeships Team who can

help find something that’s right for you.

01274 327390

apprenticeships@shipley.ac.uk

14.


APPRENTICESHIPS WE OFFER

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 4

> Accounts Assistant

> Adult Care Worker

> Countryside Worker

> Customer Service

> Early Years Practitioner

> Golf Greenkeeper

> Horticulture Operative

> Sports Turf Operative

LEVEL 3

> Children, Young People & Families Practitioner

> Network Engineer

> Professional Accounting Technician

LEVEL 5

> Children, Young People & Families Manager

> Leader in Adult Care

> Leadership & Management - Department

& Operations Manager

> Assistant Accountant

> Business Administrator

> Customer Service Specialist

> Digital Marketer

> Early Years Educator

> IT Technician

> IT Technical Salesperson

> Lead Adult Care Worker

> Teaching Assistant

> Team Leader

15.


T LEVELS

T Levels are a 2-year qualification that you can do after your GCSEs.

They are designed to get you into a specific career, so you study that

one subject area all the time.

T Levels have been designed nationally with

employers and businesses such as Lloyds

Banking Group, Nestle and the NHS, for

example, so that you get the right skills and

knowledge to work in their industry - roughly

80% of the time you’ll be in College, 20%

on work placement.

Scan here to

find out what’s

so great about

T Levels!

One subject area

You study one subject - for the

career you want to go into

A substantial

industry placement

Your T Level course comes with a

work placement, for a minimum 315

hours/45 days (or 750 hours for Early

Years), in an area relevant to your

career choice

What employers want

T Levels have been designed with

employers, so you know you are

learning skills employers want.

Lots of T Level students are offered

employment at the end of their

placement

Equivalent

to 3 A Levels

A T Level is worth the same as

3 A Levels when it comes to UCAS

points for applying to University


NEW FOR

Here at Shipley College we are constantly updating our course offer,

giving our students the most relevant and up-to-date course options.

This academic year, we are expanding our offering with some brilliant new courses:

> T Level Business Services

> T Level in Craft and Design - Fashion and Textiles

> T Level in Finance

> T Level in Healthcare Science

> T Level in Legal Services

> T Level in Management & Administration

> T Level in Media, Broadcast and Production

> T Level in Supporting the Care of Children and Young People

> T Level in Supporting the Mental Health Team

> Foundation T Level Accounting

> Foundation T Level Art

> Foundation T Level Media

> Foundation to T Level - Education and Childcare

> Foundation to T Level - Health

> Foundation to T Level - Science

“T Levels aren’t like being in the industry - you are in the industry!

Our classrooms feel just like you’re on placement - students tell us

that they feel independent, and are keen to explore their interests

within the computing sector. For many of our students this is their

stepping stone into the workplace.”

Oliver, T Level in Computing tutor

17.


FUTURE

At Shipley College - our Future Leaders

programme supports our students to

become the future leaders of Industry.

From agile working practices and effective global

citizenship, to understanding the economics and

the mechanics of running a business, employers’

expectations are changing and we are ensuring

our students are ahead of the curve.

To do this, we worked with hundreds of employers

across the city, listening to what they needed and

learning what a ‘perfect’ future employee would

look like - and from months of research - we

built the Future Leaders programme (exclusive

to Shipley College) that delivers the essential

behaviours training needed to be successful

in the modern workplace.

We connect our students directly with industry

professionals from big name institutions like Sky,

BT and the NHS, and progressive local businesses

like Exa Networks and Care Dynamics; learning

in masterclasses and bringing their learning to

life through real projects and entrepreneurship.

Alongside financial, marketing and digital skills,

these sessions see young people bloom into

ambitious, confident, talented and business

-ready young adults - ready to contribute

and make a difference in the workplace.

18.


OUR APPROACH TO

ENGLISH

Our English & maths classes are interactive, fun and creative and students

leave with a renewed sense of positivity about their own skills.

Your English & maths will involve activities

such as;

> Gothic walks to aid imaginative writing

> Murder mystery investigations to develop

maths and English skills

> Inspirational trips around Saltaire and beyond

> Practical sessions, e.g. cooking, design

Improving your maths and English skills

and achieving a high grade at GCSE (4+), will

open doors for you both now and in the future.

19.


ALL THE SUPPORT

At Shipley College, we treat every

person as an individual, and do not

tolerate discrimination, harassment

or bullying, making our learning

environment friendly and welcoming.

We pride ourselves on giving every student

who comes through our doors the individual

support they need and deserve, to help every

student reach their full potential.

STUDENT SERVICES

Our Student Services Team will be your first

point of contact for impartial careers advice,

finding employment, applying to university

or personal matters. If you have a concern,

do not hesitate to raise it with this helpful

team, or any member of staff, and we

will ensure it is dealt with appropriately

and sensitively.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Student Services:

20.

studentservices@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327281

ADDITIONAL LEARNING

SUPPORT (ALS)

Our aim is to prepare students for adulthood and

to assist you to become as independent as possible.

Our ALS team offers support if you have Special

Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND).

We will tailor this based on your individual needs.

Types of support available include:

> In-class support

> Small group interventions

> Assistive technology

> Exam access arrangements

> Personal care support

> Working with external agencies

to provide specialist support

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Need money to help with your studies? Financial

support may be available to you, depending on your

personal or family circumstances. This could help

with paying for travel, college supplies or uniform

requirements. You may also be eligible for free

college meals.

All students under the age of 19 can apply for

a 16-18 PhotoCard with Metro Travel which cuts

the costs of travel.


OPEN EVENTS

AND GCSE RESULTS & GUIDANCE DAYS

Our Open Events are your opportunity to look around our

historic campus, meet your future tutors, meet current

students and view their work, collect a course guide, ask

your questions and apply!

Scan to book

We know that when you receive your GCSE results you may

need to rethink your plan and consider what other options

may be available to you. On GCSE results day we have staff

on hand to listen and advise and set you on the right path.

21.


22.


From street art to fine art, ceramics to textiles, express yourself at our

Mill School of Art & Design and take your next steps towards a career in

the creative industries.

New for this year is the T Level in Craft & Design.

Where our Art & Design courses could take you...

> Graphic Designer

> Illustrator

> Photographer

> Fashion Designer

> Textile Designer

> Ceramicist

> Animator

> Set/Display Designer

> Tattoo Artist

“I studied Fine Art at university and gained experience across many areas

in the creative industry, including working in art galleries, setting up artists

studios and freelancing as a graphic designer. Our courses equip students

with a wide range of skills that will set them up for any role within the creative

sector. It also allows students the freedom to establish and explore their

personal interests in order to work towards their progression goals.”

Luke, Art & Design tutor

23.


COURSES

ART & DESIGN SKILLS BTEC LEVEL 2

1 year / Code: 4016

FOUNDATION T LEVEL CRAFT & DESIGN

1 year / Code: 4017

ART & DESIGN PRACTICE BTEC LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 4018

T LEVEL CRAFT & DESIGN - FASHION & TEXTILES LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 4019

24.


“During my time

at College, I

have never felt

so comfortable,

so respected

or so inspired”

GETTING WORK-READY

Students collaborated with the Saltaire Makers Fair

Curator and Artists Coordinator to develop art, design

and craft work that was displayed and sold to the

public across three stalls as part of Saltaire Makers

Fair. Students also worked with the Saltaire Inspired

Community Engagement Officer to design and deliver

workshops to be run outside the front of Victoria Hall

during the popular Saltaire Arts Trail weekend.

saltaireinspired.org.uk

“My Art course is

extremely good

and has given

me creative

opportunities

I have never

had before.”

Marufa, Art & Design student

25.


26.


If you want to be a high flyer in finance, marketing or management, our

Business courses are for you. You will develop your skills in key areas such

as teamwork, communication and problem solving, and our courses can

even prepare you for setting up your own business!

Where our Business courses could take you...

> HR Manager

> Team Leader

> Finance Officer

> Account Manager

> Marketing Coordinator

> Administrator

> Retail Manager

> Supply Chain Manager

> Entrepreneur

“Our Business courses give students an opportunity to learn about

how businesses operate and how it affects us all, from the brands

we choose to the apps we download. A combination of group work,

discussions and assessments provides a good mix, that not only will

prepare learners for the world of work, but also to follow routes into

Apprenticeships and University.”

Dee, Business tutor

27.


COURSES

BUSINESS RETAIL BTEC LEVEL 2

1 year / Code: 7124

BUSINESS BTEC LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 7044

T LEVEL IN ACCOUNTING LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 7745

T LEVEL FINANCE LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 7748

T LEVEL IN MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 7740

ACCOUNTS/FINANCE ASSISTANT LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

27 months / Code: 4392

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 4383

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 7095

CUSTOMER SERVICE PRACTITIONER LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

27 months / Code: 7130

CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 7135

DIGITAL MARKETER LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 4222

IT TECHNICAL SALESPERSON LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 7105

TEAM LEADER LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

24 months / Code: 7250

28.


“I’m really enjoying

the Business

course and I

do feel that it’s

helping me to

prepare for my

next steps into

my career.”

GETTING WORK-READY

Our Business students benefitted from many employer

insight talks this year, including Jet2, ACS, NatWest and

Digital Unbranded as well as the local MP, Philip Davies,

coming in to talk to learners about their local area and

the importance of active citizenship.

Alongside employer talks and visits, students enjoyed

hearing from previous Shipley College business learners

who are now in employment and at university.

“The tutors are

really friendly

and helpful. The

college is nice

and vibrant and

there is a relaxed

atmosphere which

makes everyone

feel at ease.”

Kris, Business Student 29.


30.


These courses are perfect for those with a nurturing personality looking to care

for babies and children. If you have creative ideas, are great at roleplay and are

interested in childhood development and teaching, then a career in Early Years

& Childcare is for you.

Where our Early Years & Childcare courses could take you...

> Nursery Nurse

> Primary Teacher

> Child Minder

> Paediatric Nurse

> Community Worker

> Play Therapist

> Teaching Assistant

> Child Psychologist

> Family Support Worker

“The T Level in Education and Early Years allows learners to develop a breadth

and depth of knowledge in an environment set up like a primary classroom.

Learners get to build experience and knowledge from 0-19 years that leads

to a number of career opportunities. I enjoy teaching as I love that I am

developing the future workforce and helping and guiding my learners

to reach their next steps and transforming their view on education.”

Steph, Early Years & Childcare tutor

31.


COURSES

INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATE IN CARING

FOR CHILDREN UNDER FIVE BTEC LEVEL 1

1 year / Code: 9014

CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

(EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER) BTEC LEVEL 2

TECHNICAL DIPLOMA

1 year / Code: 3062

FOUNDATION T LEVEL IN CHILDCARE

1 year / Code: 3030

CHILDCARE & EDUCATION LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

2 years / Code: 3033

T LEVEL EDUCATION & CHILDCARE LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 3035

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

18 months / Code: 5702

EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

18 months / Code: 5703

TEACHING ASSISTANT LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 5603

32.


“The course helps

with building bonds

with children with

different needs.

Our teachers go

out of their way

to make sure we’re

happy and enjoying

the course.”

GETTING WORK-READY

The ‘Falling Stars’ Theatre Company come into College

to work with our Childcare students, using a range of

interactive fun activities to build resilience, self-esteem

and confidence. The students had a great time developing

their inner voice.

Everyone walked away from the session a little bit

stronger and taller!

fallingstarstheatre.co.uk

“Everyone at the

college is really

caring, especially

the canteen staff!

I would 100%

recommend this

course to other

people.”

Harriet, Childcare student

33.


34.


If you want to know how computer systems and programs support efficient

and effective workplace practices, our computing and digital courses are

perfect. If you have an interest in IT, coding or electronics, have ideas for

designing apps and websites, or are good with technology and problem

solving, you will find the right course for you in this thriving sector!

Where our Digital & Computing courses could take you...

> IT Technician

> Games Programmer

> Business Analyst

> Software Developer

> Network Engineer

> Web Developer

> Cyber Security Technologist

> Project Manager

> UX Designer

“I really enjoy being able to pass on my experience to my Digital

students - and then seeing them have those lightbulb moments,

those times when you can see the technical understanding - which

when added together pave the way for them to progress onto

University or straight into a great career in IT”

John, Computing tutor

35.


COURSES

INFORMATION & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY

BTEC LEVEL 2

18 months / Code: 4034

FOUNDATION T LEVEL IN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

1 year / Code: 4035

T LEVEL IN DIGITAL BUSINESS SERVICES

(DATA/INFORMATION ANALYST) LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 4735

T LEVEL IN DIGITAL PRODUCTION, DESIGN

& DEVELOPMENT (PROGRAMMING) LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 4730

T LEVEL IN DIGITAL SUPPORT SERVICES LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 4733

DIGITAL MARKETER LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 4222

INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN

LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 4101

IT TECHNICAL SALESPERSON LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 7105

36.


“This course

has been a really

fantastic way

to get out of my

comfort zone!

So far, the web

design unit has

been my favourite.”

GETTING WORK-READY

Our Networking Level 3 students went on a half-day

employer visit to Tieva, a business technology services

company in Pudsey, where they carried out problem

solving and helpdesk scenarios - to such a high

standard that Tieva then offered the College

two 6-month work placements!

“I would especially

recommend doing

a T Level. The tutors

and other students

on the course are

great, everyone is

really supportive.”

Nicholas, Computing student

37.


38.


Get ready to step into an exciting creative career of endless possibilities! The

creative industry needs talented and innovative individuals who are passionate

about film, gaming, television, music, design, animation and pop culture. The

industry is vast - there are over 2 million jobs in the creative industry in the UK,

and these courses can prepare you for many of those.

New for this year is the T Level in Media, Broadcast & Production and the

Foundation T Level in Media.

Where our Creative Media courses could take you...

> Journalist

> Video Editor

> Web Designer

> Games Tester

> Graphic Designer

> Photographer

> TV or Film Sound Technician

> Set/Display Designer

> Animator

“The Creative Media course at Shipley College gives you the opportunity to explore

and develop a wide range of creative skills within digital media production. The

tutors on the course are passionate about the subjects they teach and have

years of industry experience and insight to offer. We pride ourselves on

equipping young people with both the academic, practical and professional

skills you need to progress in this creative and competitive industry.”

Richard, Creative Media tutor

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COURSES

INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATE

IN DIGITAL MEDIA BTEC LEVEL 1

1 year / Code: 9273

FOUNDATION T LEVEL IN MEDIA

1 year / Code: 4284

CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA SKILLS LEVEL 2

1 year / Code: 4283

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 4000

T LEVEL MEDIA, BROADCAST & PRODUCTION LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 4001

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“The tutors are really

welcoming and make

you feel comfortable.

The course isn’t just

sitting at a computer

for hours, you

actually get to do

practical activities

like photography and

making short films!“

GETTING WORK-READY

Level 3 Creative Media students gained valuable real-life

experience working with Care Dynamics, a local care

organisation, on a professional brief set by the employer

- expertly creating three videos that will now be used for

marketing, inductions and staff training.

“The videos met our key objectives and so much more.

The films tell a story in the eyes of our colleagues and the

customers we support, as well as capturing our ethos and

values. You also managed to cleverly integrate an emotional

connection for our target audiences, which is not easy to do.”

caredynamics-yorkshire.co.uk

“I want to go to

uni to study film

production because

of this course, and I

feel like it has really

helped equip me for

the next steps.”

- Shannon, Creative Media student

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“I like Shipley

College because

the tutors teach

English in a

different and

fun way.”

GETTING WORK-READY

Our full-time ESOL group gained work experience

with Bradford company GXO Logistics, being introduced

to the various parts of warehousing and looking into different

work opportunities that might be available to them after

their course.

Using their increased literacy skills, two of the group

took up the opportunities and are now successfully

employed in warehousing!

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“By doing different

activities, tasks

and games, the

class learns English

at the same time.

The students and

teachers are all

lovely people.”

Mohammed, ESOL student

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ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

1 year / Code: 9005

Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses can help you

develop your English language skills, learn about life in the UK and grow in

confidence with our friendly tutors who will work with you at your own pace.

This course will develop your spoken and

written English so you can progress into

further learning or into work. It can also

help you to engage more with the wider

community, get involved in social action

and make your voice heard!

Our tutors teach using a range of fun

tasks that relate to real-life situations

to help you apply your learning in a range

of different ways.

You will also have the chance to take

part in taster sessions in different

departments, so you can make an

informed choice about your next steps.

You do not need any qualifications to

join the course, and we will complete

an assessment to find the right level

of English for you.

“I have been teaching ESOL for over 20 years and really enjoy teaching the

students at Shipley College. The College is much smaller and more friendly

than a lot of colleges, which means we can do other interesting things as

well as learning English! My favourite thing about teaching the course is

getting to meet such an interesting group of students and help them to

achieve their next steps.”

Sam, ESOL tutor

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Esports gaming is now a huge entertainment and media industry with ticket

sales and advertising revenue at record highs, and global prize money for

Esports competitions standing at $237 million (around £193 million) in 2022.

Our Esports qualifications sit between the realms of games and sports, teaching

you multiple skills and disciplines at once. If you have a keen interest in gaming,

sports and computing, and love watching all of your favourite streamers, this

course is for you!

Where our Esports courses could take you...

> Streamer

> Data Analyst

> Team Manager

> Shoutcaster

> Journalist

> Nutritionist

> Team Coach

> Video Production Editor

> High Performance Coach

“I am a former World Top 30 FIFA Esports player, coach and manager.

I think our Esports offering at College is brilliant, because we cover

all aspects of Esports to help prepare you for a career in the industry.

I enjoy being able to share my passion for Esports with the students

and help them in their pursuit of a career in this thriving industry.”

Nathan, Esports tutor

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COURSES

ESPORTS GAMING LEVEL 2

1 year / Code: 4024

ESPORTS GAMING LEVEL 3

2 year / Code: 4025

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“I’m really enjoying

my Esports course,

the lessons are

always unique

and a lot of fun

and the tutors

are very cool.”

GETTING WORK-READY

A Level 3 Esports student completed an outstanding work

placement with NUEL, where they were responsible for

shoutcasting on a number of Esports matches. NUEL is

the largest university Esports community in the UK, with

over 15,000 students from 110 universities taking part in

tournaments and social gaming events throughout the year.

Alongside placements, Shipley College Esports students

also took part in the National Esports Championships

against other colleges in the UK, showcasing their talents

and demonstrating skills by competing in country-wide

Valorant and Rocket League competitions.

“The equipment we

have is really good

and adds to the

gaming experience.

I’ve made a lot of

good friends during

my time at college.”

Luke, Esports student

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Foundation learning sets you on your journey towards independence, future

study and work, all while making new friends and building your confidence.

You will improve your maths, English

and IT skills, and explore a whole range

of experiences that will help you work

out what you like and are good at so

you can create your personalised plan

for the future.

Before you start your course, you will

visit the College to make sure the study

programme is right for you.

You will receive lots of support to help

you be the best you can be. By the end

of your course, you will be confident

and feeling positive about your future.

There are a range of exciting clubs

and activities to get involved with

during your time with us!

You could be involved in...

> Performing Arts

> Sport, including football

> Catering Events

> Choir

> Book Club

> Social Action, including the

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

> Lego Club

> Games Club

“I have worked in the Foundation Department since 2000, teaching

young people with additional needs and enjoying seeing the progress

of the students. When students understand a difficult concept, or

being able to help them learn a new skill and seeing their eyes light

up after grasping a new piece of knowledge is priceless. Teaching

is something I am proud to be a part of.”

Alyson, Foundation Learning tutor

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COURSES

FOUNDATION FOR CHOICE LEVEL 1

1 year / Code: 9002

GET INTO SPORT (ABILITY COUNTS ACADEMY)

ENTRY LEVEL 3 / LEVEL 1

1 year / Code: 9006

NEXT STEPS LEVEL 1

1 year / Code: 9059

PATHWAYS ENTRY LEVEL 3 / LEVEL 1

1 year / Code: 9003 and 9010

STEP UP ENTRY LEVEL 2 / LEVEL 1

1 year / Code: 9001 and 9004

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“I really enjoy

everything about

my course. You’re

not just learning

about the course

but about the

village as well

and its history.”

Kaianat, Foundation

Learning student

GETTING WORK-READY

Foundation Learning students took part in a wide range of

activities enabling them to achieve the John Muir Award. The

Award encourages awareness of and taking responsibility for

the natural environment and wild spaces, in a spirit of fun,

adventure and exploration.

Students on our Next Steps programme have taken part in work

experience with a variety of voluntary organisations within our

district including Warm Spaces and the Undercliffe Cemetery

Trust. Everyone benefitted including the organisations who

have been extremely appreciative of the efforts and the

difference the work of our students have made.

“They teach you a lot

of skills including

key life skills and

we get to do lots of

different projects.

The staff here are

lovely, if you have

any issues you can

speak to them and

they will help.”

Joseph, Foundation

Learning student

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“This course is really

rewarding because it

helps you get a job. We

do different projects

as part of the course

and my favourite was

making the bug hotel.”

GETTING WORK-READY

Some of the brilliant local businesses that gave opportunities

last year to Supported Interns include Ogden Fulfilment, Acorn

Stairlifts, Robertshaws Bakery and Melrose Interiors.

These companies are long-standing supporters of the Supported

Internships programme, and all have taken interns on permanent

paid work after placements.

Last year Ogden Fulfilment gave permanent work in both

their warehousing and IT teams, filling existing vacancies

but also by creating a new bespoke position for a student

after a successful placement.

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“I am glad I did this

course over another

one because this one

teaches you the skills

you need to get a

job. Rachel is a really

good teacher and

the college is a great

place to learn.”

Declan, Supported Intern

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1 year / Code: 9122

Our Supported Internships are a great opportunity for young people with

an EHCP to take your first steps into employment and learn a job role

matched to your abilities and interests in a real working environment.

When in College, you will gain a wide

range of skills through pre-placement

experience and getting involved in social

action projects. You will learn how to

search for jobs, complete an application

form and be successful in an interview

as well as how to be effective in work.

In your placement/internship, we will

support you to work with an employer

- completing a placement as an intern

for several months, you will take part

in different tasks to gain experience.

You will also develop important maths

and English skills, which can lead to

gaining qualifications, including GCSEs.

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 Events or

book an appointment to speak with our

friendly tutors.

“I worked in Adult Social Care for over 20 years, supporting adults with

learning disabilities. I qualified as a teacher through Shipley College 5

years ago. I support young people into work, bridging the gap between

education and employment. No two days are the same, the learners

inspire me every day and it is fantastic to see them grow into

independent young people.”

Rachel, Supported Internships coordinator

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Join a course that lets you turn your love of gaming into a career!

If you’re the kind of person that has a good imagination, enjoys using design

software and is interested in learning how to create games then this area

will be perfect for you.

In Games Design, you will learn 3D modelling and animation techniques,

as well as creating 2D graphics with specialist industry software.

Where our Games Design course could take you...

> 3D Modeller

> Character Designer

> Concept Artist

> Animator

> Graphic Designer

> Level Designer

“The enthusiasm and pride that comes from the students bringing their

ideas to life is one of the most worthwhile aspects of teaching. It really

is a fantastic course that combines a subject they are passionate about

with practical projects that help to develop not only specialist design

skills, but also transferable skills that can be applied to all aspects

of their life.”

Dan, Games Design tutor

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COURSES

GAMES DESIGN PRACTICE LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 4288

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“Games Design

isn’t just about

games, there are

artistic elements

and computer

tech involved.”

GETTING WORK-READY

Our Level 3 students enjoy a variety of relevant placements,

including some that developed into permanent employment

with local design and advertising agencies, and several

Games Design students worked at the Yorkshire Games

Festival - assisting with running the festival, networking

with high profile industry experts and attending the

specialist talks that make up the event.

“I would definitely

recommend this

course. The college

is a really nice

environment and I

love every second!”

Ruby, Games Design student

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Learn to care for others in a variety of settings including working with older

people, supporting those with mental health issues and those undergoing

rehabilitation. If you are caring and compassionate, our courses will equip

you with the skills you need for a rewarding career in the Healthcare sector.

Where our Health & Social Care courses could take you...

> Care Assistant

> Dietician

> Paediatric Nurse

> Radiographer

> Support Worker

> Social Worker

> Nurse

> Midwife

> Occupational Therapist

> Drug and Alcohol Support

> Mental Health Worker

> Speech & Language Therapist

“Our Health & Social Care courses develop our students for either

the working world or university. They involve work placements, which

are a great opportunity for the learners to have first hand, real-life

experience of a professional care setting. I love seeing them using

their new knowledge out in the field - they do themselves proud!”

John, Health & Social Care tutor

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COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 1

1 year / Code: 9026

FOUNDATION T LEVEL IN HEALTH

1 year / Code: 3037

FOUNDATION T LEVEL IN HEALTHCARE

1 year / Code: 3037

FOUNDATION T LEVEL IN SCIENCE

1 year / Code: 3037

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 2 EXTENDED DIPLOMA

1 year / Code: 3027

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 3041

T LEVEL IN HEALTH LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 3042

ADULT CARE WORKER LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

18 months / Code: 5802

LEAD ADULT CARE WORKER LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

22 months / Code: 5803

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“The course really

helps prepare you

for your future

career because

it’s so broad and

covers such a wide

variety of subjects. ”

GETTING WORK-READY

Our T Level Health students all completed placements

as Cadets at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI).

They gained invaluable work experience in the

industry, working on a number of interesting wards

and in departments including maternity, surgical,

radiography and neurology!

We are extremely grateful to the staff at the NHS

Teaching Hospital for this rich experience, especially as

many students progressed onto university and into work,

including into full time Healthcare Assistant roles at BRI.

“One of the best

aspects of the course

is the practical

element you get with

the work placement,

you get an insight into

what it’s like to work

in different healthcare

professions.

Beth, Health & Social Care student

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Horticulture is not just about growing plants or mowing lawns! If you learn best

when you are doing, and enjoy the outdoors, Horticulture & Gardening could

be the right career for you. Learn the practical skills and theory for the design,

construction and maintenance of outdoor spaces on one of these courses.

Where our Horticulture & Gardening courses could take you...

> Greenkeeper

> Plant Scientist

> Ecologist

> Conservationist

> Forestry Worker

> Floral Designer

> Landscape Designer

> Forest Ranger

> Sports Turf Maintenance

“I believe that anyone can be a gardener or designer of gardens. Now

more than ever, we need to understand how to be more sustainable

with what we grow for ourselves and in the wider environment,

and our courses will help you do just that. What I enjoy most about

teaching is helping people believe in themselves, learn new skills

and blossom!”

Carol, Horticulture tutor

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COURSES

HORTICULTURE LEVEL 2

1 year / Code: 7006

HORTICULTURE LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 7010

COUNTRYSIDE WORKER LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

15 months / Code: 7130

GOLF GREENKEEPER LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

2 years / Code: 7120

HORTICULTURE OPERATIVE LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

2 years / Code: 7120

SPORTS TURF OPERATIVE LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

21 months / Code: 7120

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“My favourite part

of the course is the

practical side of

it, being outside

and learning about

nature is really

good for your

mental health.”

GETTING WORK-READY

Our Level 3 Horticulture students were awarded places

at the famous Harrogate Flower Show, showcasing their

design ideas to the public and judges.

We were incredibly proud of the ‘Japanese Shade Border’

our learners created - their time and dedication in and

out of class was a credit to the College. The design was

awarded 3 stars after judging, while another Level 3

learner was also selected for Shed of the Year for their

exhibit ‘The Abandoned Plot’ at the illustrious competition.

“The course is really

physical and active

and the tutors are

lovely and supportive.

I would definitely

recommend this

course to anyone

wanting to study

horticulture.”

Demma, Horticulture student

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Take your passion for music and make it your career with our Music Technology,

Performance & Production courses. If you play an instrument, sing or are interested

in music production, events, gigs and pop culture, these courses are for you! With

the launch of our Salt School of Music, there’s never been a better time to join us.

Where our Music Technology courses could take you...

> Sound Engineer

> Stage Manager

> Composer

> Teacher

> Musician

> Stage Crew

> Audio Visual Technician

> Events Promoter

> Music Therapist

“I have over 16 years experience of teaching, specialising in

areas such as performance, live sound techniques and events

management. I was inspired to teach to help people develop new

skills and knowledge so they can succeed in their chosen path. I enjoy

working with a variety of people who share a passion for music.”

Mark, Music Technology tutor

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COURSES

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - PERFORMANCE

& PRODUCTION LEVEL 2

1 year / Code: 4283

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - PERFORMANCE

& PRODUCTION LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 4383

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“The course is really

varied, we get to

do performances

but there is also

the production

sides. The course

is comprehensive

when it comes

to teaching us

different skills.”

GETTING WORK-READY

Students perform at real festivals and music venues

throughout the year to showcase their skills and work

alongside professionals, and those who are more interested

in production than performance also have great opportunities,

such as Josh who went on a technical placement with the

renowned Opera North:

“It was great having Josh as part of the events and was a

great experience for the staff to show him how to work in a

professional technical environment.”

Sam Day, Opera North

“The best part

about the course

is that we can run

performances and

practice in Caroline

Street Social Club,

it’s a really great

experience to

be able to use an

external space away

from the classroom!”

Tarqa, Music Tech student

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With Bradford City of Culture 2025 just around the corner, and the opportunities

this will bring and leave, now is the time to join this exciting industry!

Whether you aspire to a role in tourism in the local area, or plan to take your

career international, you will learn skills from our expert tutors that can take

you into travel, hospitality, events, marketing and many more.

Where our Travel & Tourism courses could take you...

> Cabin Crew

> Events Management

> Hotel Management

> Travel Agent

> Travel Journalist

> Holiday Representative

> Airport Operations

> Travel Marketing

> Cruise Ship Steward

“My inspiration to teach is being able to share my passion and

knowledge with like-minded individuals. Since I left school I have

followed my dreams and studied Travel & Tourism. I then went on to

have a successful career within airline and tour operations. I would

never have got to where I did in my career without my college studies.

I love being able to share my story, passion and experience to develop

the next generation of travel and tourism professionals.”

Andy, Travel & Tourism tutor

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COURSES

TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 2

1 year / Code: 7026

TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 3

2 years / Code: 7032

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“The College is really

amazing, everyone

is friendly and my

tutor Andy is amazing,

he is really good at

breaking things down

so we can understand

them easily.”

GETTING WORK-READY

Our Travel students don’t like to sit still! Last year

they travelled to London to explore the capital’s

famous tourist attractions and landmarks, visited

the Manchester Christmas markets to see one of

Europe’s largest outdoor events, enjoyed a taster

visit to Manchester Airport to speak with with various

employees from customer service managers to ground

operation planners, and also explored Flamingo Land

to experience one of Yorkshire’s top tourist attractions!

“ I really enjoy

the course, its a

subject that I am

passionate about

and its helping

prepare me for

my next steps.”

Aisha, Travel & Tourism student

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YOUR APPLICATION

When you’ve chosen which course

you want to apply for, submitting

an application couldn’t be simpler!

Follow the steps below to apply, and find out what

will happen next. If you are still unsure about which

course is right for you, or require any support with

your application, our friendly Student Services team

are on hand to help.

Contact us with any questions you may have

- from applying for a course to advice about

money. We are here to support you.

Contact Student Services:

01274 327281

studentservices@shipley.ac.uk

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> Apply online - you can register

your details and track the

progress of your application

> Call or email Student Services

> Come to an Open Event and

apply on the day

After you submit your application

you will be invited to attend an

interview with a tutor from your

selected subject/course area.

Our interviews are informal and

friendly, giving you information

about courses and College life.

The tutor will guide you to the right

level of course and discuss how we

can best support you to make the

absolute most of your time with us.

If you need additional support at

the interview, just let us know.


In nearly all cases, we will make

you a conditional offer at the end

of your interview. This means your

place at Shipley College is based

on you achieving the grades or

qualifications required for your

course. If you don’t get the grades

you were hoping for, don’t panic -

come back and talk to us and we

will help you to explore other options.

You will receive an invitation to

come into College and enrol during

August. When you come to enrol

we ask that you bring with you

your result slip or certificates so

we can be sure you are enrolled on

the right course, and you will also

then receive your timetable and ID

badge.

After that, you are all set to start

your adventure at Shipley College!

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HOW TO FIND US

Follow our handy map to find your way to our buildings, the nearest

transport links and car parking facilities.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Still have questions about courses, applications,

finance, College life or anything else?

Our friendly staff are on-hand to help:

shipley.ac.uk

studentservices@shipley.ac.uk

01274 327281

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

01274 327281

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