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This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating quaification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Thus it is necessary for applicants to be in appropriate employment or work placement. The course supports the Knowledge and Skills development requirements for access at all levels into Painting and decorating working environment.
This course provides hair and beauty skills, techniques and knowledge to help you progress to the next level of vocational learning in the hair and beauty sector.
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a one year course which covers a wide range of areas relating to the skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the Barbering industry. Learners will incorporate college study with work placement to understand the rigours of running a barbering business. Work placement is an integral part of the course.
This course is suited to students interested in a career in the beauty therapy industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a beauty salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within the beauty industry and will open various pathways for progression. The college would recommend a work placement to assist with the development of skills.
This is a full time one year programme to introduce and prepare you for the hospitality & catering sector. This qualification is suitable for anyone from 16 years old or over. This qualification will help you to develop catering and waiting skills. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for working in kitchens and / or as part of a front of house team._x000D_ This qualification could lead to jobs in: _x000D_ • Commis Chef _x000D_ • Waiting Staff_x000D_
This diploma will suit you if you have some basic skills and experience as a chef, probably from a role where you work under supervision. You may want to gain a formal qualification and increase your skills so that you can take on a more senior role.
The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the opportunity to learn about the care, learning and development of children and young people aged 0 - 19 years. Learners will have the opportunity to develop their skills and the knowledge necessary to work with children and young people.
This one year course is suited to students interested in advance techniques in the beauty therapy industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a beauty salon and will engage with customers and potential employers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within the beauty industry and will open various pathways for progression.
This Level 3 qualification enhances the underlying principles and practical skills required in hairdressing. It is designed to deliver a high level of occupational competence and provide a sound platform from which to progress into employment within the hairdressing industry. Work placement is an integral part of the course.
This qualification is relevant to learners who have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery or to those with plenty of experience in a professional kitchen. They may have experience at supervisory level or they may want to develop their skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role.
The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components: -
  • Engineering qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • (above cover: Welding , Fitting & Platework) Additional Units including:
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • CAD
  • PLC’s
  • Essential skills at an appropriate level in:
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ICT
  • The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways: Maintenance Technology; Fabrication and Welding Technology; Electrical and Electronics Technology, Technical Support.
    This Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Brickwork qualification has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further training at Level 2. It is also designed to allow you as an employee to demonstrate your competence in an employment role within the sector.
    The Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance is an introductory qualification for those who want to start a career in the retail motor industry. They will develop the skills and the knowledge required to progress on to higher qualifications.
    This Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Learners will benefit from tutors with industry experience, state of the art facilities and resources and real work experience.
    This Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service course will appeal to students that are interested in the area of Customer Service. It aims to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of dealing with customers.
    This Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. The course supports the knowledge and skills development required for access to higher qualifications in Painting and Decorating. Learners will benefit from tutors with industrial experience, state of the art facilities and resources and real work experience.
    This Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Plastering qualification has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further training at Level 2. It is also designed to allow you an as employee to demonstrate your competence in an employment role within the sector.
    This Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing Studies qualification is for learners wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in Plumbing. The qualification covers a range of basic tasks and underpinning knowledge involved in plumbing.
    This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Brickwork qualification has been designed for delivery in a working environment. Thus it is necessary for applicants to be in appropriate employment or work placement. the course has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in industry or progress into further work
    This is a work-based automotive qualification that assesses the competence and knowledge that auto electrical technicians require to perform their job role effectively on vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. This Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) is an integral part of the IMI SSC Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Framework. Therefore learners (normally aged 16-25) who are keen to build a career in the industry can take this VCQ as part of the Apprenticeship framework.
    This course is for candidates looking to develop the key skills and understanding in motor vehicle systems. Successful candidates will have the basic skills needed to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. It will allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the automotive industry.
    The Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair is for learners commencing or developing a career in the motor industry. This practical qualification demonstrates their skills in removing and replacing parts competently on light vehicles.
    The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components:1. Engineering qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • 2. Essential skills at an appropriate level in:
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ICT
  • 3. Also broader transferable skills
  • Employability
  • Personal and Social Development
  • The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways: Maintenance Technology; Fabrication and Welding Technology; Electrical and Electronics Technology, Technical Support.
    This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bench Joinery is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Bench Joinery is Workshop based, manufacturing joinery components used in the Construction and service industries. The course supports the knowledge and skills development required for access to all levels within the Carpentry and joinery working environment.
    This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Site Joinery qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the Construction industry. Thus it is necessary for applicants to be in appropriate employment or work placement. The course supports the knowledge and Skills development required for access to all levels into teh Carpentry and Joinery working environment.
    This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering - Solid (Basic) is a competence qualification that has been developed for delivery in a working environment. The course has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work as a plasterer within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.
    This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating qualification is intended for those who want to gain the practical skills and knowledge in the plumbing and heating sector to work as a competent tradesperson.
    This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems is intended for those involved in the commissioning, installation, servicing and maintenance of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems and supports the skills necessary for employment/progression in this sector.
    The NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development is a one year programme designed to provide an introduction to work as it introduces generic employability skills designed to build confidence for the workplace. The qualifications also contain units to address learners’ needs in Personal Development, Vocational Support and Literacy and Numeracy. Upon successful completion of the Certificate programme the natural progression is to a second and final year to study the NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development.
    NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills is suitable for those who want to work in the retail sector or those who want to increase their skills level. This qualification allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in retail as a sales professional.
    This technical diploma is aimed at those interested in following a career path in IT/Computing who have achieved less than four GCSEs at Grade C. This course provides a practical, work related introduction to Computing and IT.
    This course is aimed at learners interested in understanding the media and in applying practical skills to create media products. They will develop knowledge and understanding by completing projects and assignments that are work related and relevant to the media industry. Learners will also develop the responsibility and skills that are essential for the modern day workplace including: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; and presenting ideas in a professional manner.
    This qualification recognises learners' understanding of administrative functions and activities. It accredits learners' abilities to carry out a range of administrative tasks autonomously and has been designed to accredit their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context. The qualification is flexible, allowing learners to choose units that best fit their needs and level of achievement.
    The Photography based pathway is a one-year course and tops up the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design (QCF) - Graphics, into the equivalent of 3 x A Levels. You’ll study a further 9 units. Like the Subsidiary Diploma, a typical unit consists of initial research, experimentation, generating ideas for a brief, developing and presenting ideas to a client. You will use client feedback to refine ideas, presenting a final outcome in response to the brief. Each unit is designed to be delivered as a project, based on commercial outcomes.
    The Graphics and Photography Pathway is a two-year course split into two one-year elements. In the first year, you’ll be placed onto the Subsidiary Diploma, where you’ll study 9 units, 18 in total over the 2 years. This is the equivalent of 3 x A Levels You’ll study units like Digital Technology, Branding for Design, Digital Photography, Animation, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics Advertising Photography and Fashion Photography. A typical unit consists of initial research, experimentation, generating ideas for a brief, developing ideas, presenting ideas to a client, using client feedback to refine ideas, and presenting a final outcome in response to a brief. Each unit is designed to be delivered as a project, based on commercial outcomes.
    This qualification recognises learners' understanding of complex administrative functions and activities. It accredits learners' abilities to carry out a range of non-routine administrative tasks in a senior or supervisory role and has been designed to accredit their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context. The qualification is flexible, allowing learners to choose individual units that best fit their needs and level of achievement.
    This course will provide learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for employment in the health and social care sector or to provide career development opportunities to progress onto a relevant Level 3 programme. Learners will be fully supported by highly qualified and experienced staff who are committed to creating engaging and exciting learning environments for all. As work placement is an integral part of this programme, they will get the opportunity for both learning and doing.
    The BTEC First Diploma in Sport is a one year, full time, practical, work related course. This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the areas of exercise, fitness and sports development. Learners will be required to complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.
    This one year, full-time, course is to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment in this globally, economically important area. It will aid your progression to further study and prepare you to enter the workforce in due course. The course is a vocationally related qualification so you will develop knowledge and understanding by applying learning and skills in a work-related context. South West College has excellent relations with local industry to facilitate this.
    The aim of this course is to provide learners with the opportunity to study Art & Design for 1 year to boost UCAS points of gain new skills. The practical nature of the course is designed to develop learner's expertise of the area of Fine Art and Large and Small Scale Design. Through hands on projects, they will develop skills, knowledge and understanding over tone years. A range of carefully selected topics equip learners with a broad view of all the main subjects needed to fully understand this area, and to be able to design and implement projects to a high standard.
    The aim of this I year course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Creative Media Production, for example, Film, TV, Journalism, Advertising and Design. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the media industry. This is the ideal course for students seeking to increase their UCAS points or gain experience in this exciting field.
    The aim of this 1 year course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Games Design and Development. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the Games industry. This is the ideal course for students seeking to increase their UCAS points or gain experience in this exciting field.
    The aim of this course is to build upon learners' interest in Science, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them for progression into Higher Education or into employment in the Science industry. The broad based and applied nature of the course is designed to equip students with the skills they need for a variety of scientific careers. Previous students have pursued careers in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Environmental Science, Food Science, Biomedical Science, Criminology, Zoology, dental Nursing and Stratified Medicine. The course is designed to develop learner's practical skills and expertise through hands on laboratory experience, industry workshops and project based learning.
    The business world of today demands that you learn by doing. Learners will study all areas of business such as starting and running their own business and demonstrating entrepreneurial skills through a variety of projects. They will gain experience in Marketing, Finance, Law, Human Resource and Retailing. Industry visits and expert lecturers support the development of strong employability and academic skills.
    This course is a specialist work related qualification in IT. It is equivalent to a AS Levels. It is a one year course consisting of nine units. All units are internally assessed and are both practical and theoretical.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Games Design and Development. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the Games industry.
    The BTEC Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding required for success in a range of mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering occupations. The qualification is also suitable for learners who have not yet decided on a particular engineering specialism and who wish to gain a broader understanding of engineering.
    The aim of this course is to build upon learners' interest in Science, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them for progression into Higher Education or into employment in the Science industry.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Art and Design and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course is designed to develop learner's expertise of the area of Fine Art and Large and Small Scale Design. Through hands on projects, they will develop skills, knowledge and understanding over two years. A range of carefully selected topics equip learners with a broad view of all the main subjects needed to fully understand this area, and to be able to design and implement projects to a high standard.
    This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. It’s designed to give you the knowledge, skills and understanding to secure employment in the business sector or to progress to Higher Education. You can opt to leave after one year of study, which will give you a 90 Credit Diploma, which is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels.
    This course is a specialist work related qualification in IT. It is a two year course consisting of 18 units. It is equivalent to 3 A Levels. All units are internally assessed and are both practical and theoretical. This course will be taught through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and group work.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Creative Media Production, for example, Film, TV, Journalism, Advertising and Design. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the media industry.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Games Design and Development. Learners will develop a fundamental industry knowledge in aspects such as Pre-production Techniques, Research Techniques and Understanding the Creative Media Sector. Through work related projects and coursework, they will develop practical skills relevant to the broad range of roles within the Games industry.
    The aim of the course is to provide a vocationally related qualification that draws on the main themes of work in the Health and Social Care sector. The Extended Diploma provides the opportunity to complete work placements which add to the vocational scope of the qualification. Learners on this programme have an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the sector and a specialist understanding of specific aspects of the sector.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners already have in the field of Performing Arts. The programme has been designed to provide students with necessary education and training for those wishing to enter the performing arts industry. This course will provide learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life within the performing arts industry or to progress to further study. This 2 year course provides learners with an extensive and immersive performing arts experience, including live theatre performances.
    The primary aim of the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (QCF) is to educate learners to make informed decisions which will facilitate their progression (primarily, but not exclusively) to appropriate Higher Education in Art and Design. The course builds on the learners' prior experience.
    This course will provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to pursue a rewarding career, working with children. Highly qualified and experienced staff will create exciting yet challenging learning environments to fully support learners and help them to work to their full potential. On successful completion of the programme, learners will also achieve qualified practitioner status to enable them to work with the 0-8 age group.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of civil engineering, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of civil engineering through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of construction, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of construction through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
    If you are hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industries, physical education or are interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect programme for you.
  • All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. Students will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing them with an edge when applying to higher education.
  • This course is a two year, full-time, programme that allows, if successful, achievement of the equivalent of 3 A Levels. The course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in this globally, economically important sector.
    The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of construction/civil engineering, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of construction/civil engineering through hands on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.
    If you are hoping to pursue a career in the sport or health industries, physical education or are interested in how the body works, then sports science and its related disciplines could prove to be the perfect programme for you. All students are expected to participate in a range of theory and practical activities during their time on the course. Students will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications in a range of sport related and sports coaching disciplines aimed at increasing employability and providing them with an edge when applying to higher education.
    This course is a one year, full-time, programme that allows, if successful, achievement of the equivalent of 1.5 A Levels. The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in this globally, economically important sector.
    The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 3 components: -1) Engineering focused qualifications (Combined)
  • Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Performing Engineering
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Engineering
  • 2) Essential skills at an appropriate level in:
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ICT
  • 3) Also broader transferable skills
  • Employability
  • Personal and Social Skills
  • Health literacy
  • The Access Diploma offers a diverse range of social science subjects and is aimed at adult learners who would like to progress to university education. The course provides entry into higher education and also improves employment opportunities. The programme of study provides learners with an interesting, supportive and enjoyable learning environment in which they can become better learners.