Shena Simon

Qualification type: BTEC Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16167 Course Code: CR6978-01
Academic year: 14/15

Music Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16167
Course instance ID: 
543822543823
Course code: 
CR6978-01
Learning AIM code: 
50077752
Qualification type: 
BTEC Diploma
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This course is designed for those who wish to get a practical understanding of the technology used in modern music production. It covers a wide range of subjects to get you started on your music career path. The course is intended to be an ideal route to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology, from which you can then progress to the industry or higher education.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course covers the following areas:
- Music creation using industry standard software such as Ableton Live
- DJ lessons to learn beat mixing and scratching for a range of musical styles
- How the music industry works e.g. record labels, royalties

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Three GCSEs at grade D or above, with a grade C in English or Maths plus a positive Record of Achievement/Progress File and an aptitude for technology.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through a combination of written and practical assignments, of which some will involve working in small groups. You will receive ongoing feedback from your personal tutor on your progress.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

On completion of the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music you can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology or perhaps even Music Performance. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music provides a foundation for a wide range of careers in the music industry in sound production, though more opportunities will be available on completion of a Level 3 qualification. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 16575 Course Code: P176
Academic year: 14/15

Foundation Learning Programme ESOL and EAL 16-18

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16575
Course instance ID: 
549585545816
Course code: 
P176
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

These programmes provide a progression pathway for learners who need to improve their English language to progress to study further qualifications or develop their employment opportunities

What are the areas covered by this course?

This course is a foundation programme, made up of a number of subjects including:
- English
- ICT
- Personal and Social Development
- Vocational Studies
- Optional qualifications in Mathematics / Numeracy

All these subjects will allow you to gain accredited qualifications.

This course is delivered through a combination of classroom delivery and additional learning opportunities, using a range of Information learning technology and events. Learners are encouraged to develop independent and project based learning.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course. All learners will be initially assessed as a part of the enrolment procedure to make sure they are placed in the right group.

How is the course assessed?

Learners progress is assessed regularly through Tutorial, Homework, Progress Tests and Mock exams.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

Qualifications awarded cover a range of subjects including English, ICT, Maths, Employability and Personal Development.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

After completing this course learners can progress onto academic or vocational courses in Further Education or employment. Alternatively this course can allow you to enter general employment. Learners are helped to improve their essential skills which will in turn enhance their employment prospects.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: GCE A Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16016 Course Code: CR7213-11
Academic year: 14/15

Maths

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16016
Course instance ID: 
544273544125
Course code: 
CR7213-11
Learning AIM code: 
10034110
Qualification type: 
GCE A Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
A Levels
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

If you want to go on to study at university then A level Mathematics will open more doors than any other subject because of its many applications. It trains in logical thought and problem solving which are essential skills needed in a multitude of disciplines.

What are the areas covered by this course?

You will take modules in two different areas of mathematics to make up the A level:
- Core mathematics: this option is compulsory. You will be familiar with the main branches; arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and geometry. At A level these are developed further with the main addition of calculus.

Applied modules (a choice of one of the below):
- Statistics: statistical techniques are used in any profession where data needs to be collected, analysed and understood. This module is suitable if you are planning to study economics, psychology, environmental studies or other related subjects.

- Mechanics: this is concerned with the solution of problems in the physical world. It is therefore suitable if you are planning to study any of the sciences, particularly physics.

- Decision maths: this is the process of applying algorithms to practical problems resulting in solutions based on the most efficient and cost effective way to organise. This module is suitable if you are planning to study IT or business.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths at grade B and English.

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed by modular examinations.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded an AS level in Mathematics and an A level in Mathematics. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course, in combination with other AS or A levels, can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

AS/A level Mathematics can be used in a wide variety of career areas, including accountancy, science, medicine, computing, engineering, law, business and banking. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: n/a
Leaflet Number: 16575 Course Code: P171
Academic year: 14/15

Foundation Learning Programme ESOL and EAL 16-18

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16575
Course instance ID: 
549585545797
Course code: 
P171
Level: 
n/a
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

These programmes provide a progression pathway for learners who need to improve their English language to progress to study further qualifications or develop their employment opportunities

What are the areas covered by this course?

This course is a foundation programme, made up of a number of subjects including:
- English
- ICT
- Personal and Social Development
- Vocational Studies
- Optional qualifications in Mathematics / Numeracy

All these subjects will allow you to gain accredited qualifications.

This course is delivered through a combination of classroom delivery and additional learning opportunities, using a range of Information learning technology and events. Learners are encouraged to develop independent and project based learning.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course. All learners will be initially assessed as a part of the enrolment procedure to make sure they are placed in the right group.

How is the course assessed?

Learners progress is assessed regularly through Tutorial, Homework, Progress Tests and Mock exams.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

Qualifications awarded cover a range of subjects including English, ICT, Maths, Employability and Personal Development.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

After completing this course learners can progress onto academic or vocational courses in Further Education or employment. Alternatively this course can allow you to enter general employment. Learners are helped to improve their essential skills which will in turn enhance their employment prospects.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: BTEC Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 16110 Course Code: CR6619-04
Academic year: 14/15

Art and Design

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16110
Course instance ID: 
543177543185
Course code: 
CR6619-04
Learning AIM code: 
50066079
Qualification type: 
BTEC Diploma
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This course is designed to provide you with a range of knowledge and skills in art, design and media to enable progression into a wide choice of disciplines. During the course you will explore different materials, techniques and processes and learn how to develop your creative ideas.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course includes the study of the following core units:
- Exploring visual language in art, design and media
- Exploring materials, techniques and processes in art, design and media
- Exploring and developing art, design and media ideas
- Personal project in art, design or media

Plus two additional units that you can choose from a wide range of options.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

No formal qualifications are required, however, you will need a positive attitude, commitment, self-motivation and an enthusiasm for art, design and media. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level that is equivalent to GCSE grades D-F. Entry level courses are also available for those who want to progress to a level 1 qualification but do not yet meet these requirements.

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed by coursework.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design. You will have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course can lead directly to BTEC Level 2 courses in art and design, media and fashion. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

After progressing onto higher level courses, students can seek employment in industry in a wide variety of career areas, including architecture, design (graphic, textile, fashion, furniture, 3D etc), advertising and teaching. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: GCE A Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16015 Course Code: CR7625-02
Academic year: 14/15

Law

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16015
Course instance ID: 
543014543015
Course code: 
CR7625-02
Learning AIM code: 
5002324X
Qualification type: 
GCE A Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
A Levels
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This course provides an excellent introduction to the study of law and is designed to assist you in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for entrance to university. You will undertake a study of the machinery of the legal system, examining in detail the courts, the legal profession and the policy and sources of law in this country. You will develop an awareness of contemporary problems and reform proposals.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course includes the study of the following:
- Law making and the legal system
- The concept of liability
- Criminal law (offences against the person)
- Criminal law (property offences and concepts of law)

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade C including Maths and English.

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed by written examinations.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded an AS level in Law and an A level in Law. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course, in combination with other AS or A levels, can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

AS/A level Law can be used in a wide variety of career areas, including the legal profession (legal executives, solicitors and barristers), police work, the probation service, social work and many different business-related areas. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: BTEC Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16158 Course Code: CR6415-05
Academic year: 14/15

Performing Arts (Dance)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16158
Course instance ID: 
547620547259
Course code: 
CR6415-05
Learning AIM code: 
50068726
Qualification type: 
BTEC Extended Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Performing Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This work-related qualification is ideal for those who are interested in performing arts generally and dance in particular. It covers jazz, ballet and tap technique as well as choreography and improvisation. You will learn and perform choreographed pieces and devise exciting new work of your own, giving you the opportunity to develop skills in creativity and performance. Once qualified you will have the knowledge, skills and experience needed to enter employment in the entertainment industry or to progress onto a higher level course. During the course there will be performing opportunities and the chance to watch others perform live.

What are the areas covered by this course?

Areas studied include:
- Performance
- The performing arts business
- Performing arts in context
- Rehearsing and performing
- Choreography
- Jazz dance
- Tap
- Ballet
- Improvisation

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths and English, or a BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) with a Merit grade.

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including assignments and practical tasks.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance). You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses, such as HNDs, foundation degrees and degrees. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) allows progression into a wide range of careers in the entertainment industry, both on stage and screen, and also behind the scenes. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

45 Week(s)
Qualification type: GCE A Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16004 Course Code: M5061-002
Academic year: 14/15

Business Studies

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16004
Course instance ID: 
543003543004
Course code: 
M5061-002
Learning AIM code: 
50022660
Qualification type: 
GCE A Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
A Levels
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This course offers a practical approach to learning and one through which and you will be encouraged to develop your initiative. You will find business studies to be a relevant and rewarding subject, which will teach you the day-to-day practices of businesses, along with the study of the strategies business managers and owners use to succeed in an increasingly competitive market. Business studies is a problem solving subject so the focus of the course revolves around solving business problems and making business decisions.

What are the areas covered by this course?

On the AS level (Year 1) you will study:
- Planning and financing a business
- Managing a business
On the A level (Year 2) you will study:
- Strategies for success
- The business environment and managing change

Year 2 includes a self research theme partly completed outside of class in students own time.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade C or four at grade B, including Maths and English.

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed by written examinations.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded an AS level in Business Studies and an A level in Business Studies. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course, in combination with other AS or A levels, can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

AS/A level in Business Studies can be used in a wide variety of career areas, including business, industry and commerce, banking, insurance, public services, accountancy and finance, marketing, sales and human resource management. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: BTEC Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16036 Course Code: CR6976-01
Academic year: 14/15

Music Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16036
Course instance ID: 
543053543054
Course code: 
CR6976-01
Learning AIM code: 
50077168
Qualification type: 
BTEC Extended Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This work-related qualification is ideal for those who are interested in the technical and creative side of music. It provides the knowledge, skills and experience needed to become a professional in the music, media and entertainment industry or to progress onto a higher education course. The course is delivered by practical and theory sessions in purpose built recording studios, computer music suites, venues and classrooms.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course includes the study of the following:
- Recording studio equipment eg mixing desks, microphones and effects units
- Live sound and PA system engineering techniques
- Industry standard music creation software eg Logic Pro
- How the music industry works, including different job roles and royalty payments
- Record production projects in the studio
- Composing music and creating music videos
- Keyboard and listening skills
- Plus options for DJ skills, acoustics or performance

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths and English, or a BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) with a Merit grade. An aptitude for technology will also be an advantage.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through a combination of written and practical assignments, of which some will involve working in small groups. You will receive ongoing feedback from your personal tutor on your progress.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses, such as HNDs, foundation degrees and degrees in music technology and sound recording. Previous students have gone on to the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (LIPA), Salford University and Bretton Hall. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

There are many opportunities to work in the music business as a studio engineer, producer, artist, live sound engineer, DJ, media/TV composer. Specialist careers advice will be available from your personal tutor or our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: Entry
Leaflet Number: 16575 Course Code: P166
Academic year: 14/15

Foundation Learning Programme ESOL and EAL 16-18

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16575
Course instance ID: 
549585545779
Course code: 
P166
Level: 
Entry
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

These programmes provide a progression pathway for learners who need to improve their English language to progress to study further qualifications or develop their employment opportunities

What are the areas covered by this course?

This course is a foundation programme, made up of a number of subjects including:
- English
- ICT
- Personal and Social Development
- Vocational Studies
- Optional qualifications in Mathematics / Numeracy

All these subjects will allow you to gain accredited qualifications.

This course is delivered through a combination of classroom delivery and additional learning opportunities, using a range of Information learning technology and events. Learners are encouraged to develop independent and project based learning.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course. All learners will be initially assessed as a part of the enrolment procedure to make sure they are placed in the right group.

How is the course assessed?

Learners progress is assessed regularly through Tutorial, Homework, Progress Tests and Mock exams.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

Qualifications awarded cover a range of subjects including English, ICT, Maths, Employability and Personal Development.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

After completing this course learners can progress onto academic or vocational courses in Further Education or employment. Alternatively this course can allow you to enter general employment. Learners are helped to improve their essential skills which will in turn enhance their employment prospects.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)