Shena Simon

Qualification type: BTEC Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16042 Course Code: CR23461-03
Academic year: 14/15

Art and Design UAL Diploma

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16042
Course instance ID: 
547575556008
Course code: 
CR23461-03
Learning AIM code: 
6003807X
Qualification type: 
BTEC Diploma
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

With its ever expanding creative industry, Manchester has significant skills gaps in several growth areas of the creative labour market. This innovative course has, therefore, been designed to equip you with the design skills needed to enable you to enter into employment in this exciting field. In addition to practical and theoretical skills, however, you will have the unique opportunity to learn about the industry you plan to work in and to prepare yourself for the world of work, focusing on your own career goals. In doing this, you will also develop useful business skills that will be of value to employers, such as enterprise and marketing skills.

What are the areas covered by this course?

Compulsory units:
- Developing two-dimensional visual language skills
- Developing three-dimensional visual language skills
- Finding out about the work of artists, craftspeople, designers and business practices
- Discovering opportunities for further study and employment
- Developing skills in working to briefs

In addition, you will take appropriate optional units to suit your individual needs.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Two GCSEs at grade C/D or above, plus a positive Record of Achievement/Progress File.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed by projects, assignments, coursework and written tests.

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

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Level 3 UAL Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design.

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

After completing the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design, the next step is the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design can lead to entry into a wide variety of career areas, including employment in industries such as fashion and graphics. In addition, it can lead to employment in more specialised art, craft and design-related areas. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 06/10/2014

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Certificate Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 6781 Course Code: CR3835-03
Awarding body: Awarding Body Consortium (ABC)
Academic year: 14/15

Pattern & garment construction skills for domestic & commercial use

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6781
Course instance ID: 
557150547669
Course code: 
CR3835-03
Learning AIM code: 
50051969
Awarding body: 
Awarding Body Consortium (ABC)
Qualification type: 
Certificate
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Pattern & garment construction skills for domestic & commercial use course about?

This course is designed to develop technical skills in pattern cutting and garment construction area. Learners will learn how to construct full scale blocks and engineer into final working patterns, then use specialised industrial machinery to manufacture final garments.

- Taking measurements and constructing basic blocks
- Producing full scale patterns and adaptations
- Relating fabrics to styles and planning lays
- Industrial garment construction methods

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

Progress onto a Higher level course or find employment working in the fashion industry

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Level 1 Qualification in this subject area or Level 2 English & Maths.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Pattern & garment construction skills for domestic & commercial use course?

ABC Fashion & Textiles Framework Level 2 Certificate

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

36

Hours per week

3

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.
Qualification type: Award Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 6777 Course Code: CR23547-01
Awarding body: Awarding Body Consortium (ABC)
Academic year: 14/15

Pattern & garment construction skills for domestic & commercial use

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6777
Course instance ID: 
557148551047
Course code: 
CR23547-01
Learning AIM code: 
50043080
Awarding body: 
Awarding Body Consortium (ABC)
Qualification type: 
Award
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Pattern & garment construction skills for domestic & commercial use course about?

This course is designed to develop basic skills in pattern and garment construction for domestic and commercial use in fashion and clothing manufacture. Learners will learn how to operate industrial sewing machinery by producing samples and manufacturing two simple pre-cut garments from a produced pattern.

- Technical knowledge in garment and pattern construction.
- Basic skills to draft flat patterns.
- Learn how to operate industrial & domestic machinery
- Awareness of design specifications and quality requirements.
- Machining faults and remedies.
- Importance of health & safety in a workroom.

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

Internally Progress at The Manchester College onto Level 2 Patterning & Garment construction course

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

No formal qualifications are required, just a passion to learn and commitment necessary to complete the course

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Pattern & garment construction skills for domestic & commercial use course?

ABC Fashion & Textiles Framework Level 1 award

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

From/to dates

Mon, 08/09/2014

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

30

Hours per week

3

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.

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Qualification type: GCE AS Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 6822 Course Code: CR7213-13
Awarding body: The Edexcel Foundation (EDEXCEL)
Academic year: 14/15

Maths

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6822
Course instance ID: 
558910555761
Course code: 
CR7213-13
Learning AIM code: 
10034110
Awarding body: 
The Edexcel Foundation (EDEXCEL)
Qualification type: 
GCE AS Level
Level: 
3
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Maths course about?

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.

You will take modules in two different areas of mathematics to make up the AS level.
- Core mathematics: arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and geometry
- An applied module

You will be assessed by modular examinations taken externally at the end of the year.

What will I be able 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 qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

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

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

AS level in Mathematics.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

From/to dates

Mon, 15/09/2014

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

30

Hours per week

3

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.
Qualification type: GCE AS Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16591 Course Code: CR24631-01
Academic year: 14/15

Environmental Studies

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16591
Course instance ID: 
558908559279
Course code: 
CR24631-01
Learning AIM code: 
50025211
Qualification type: 
GCE AS Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
A Levels
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This popular course involves the scientific study of how the environment supports us, how we threaten these support systems, and strategies for a more sustainable lifestyle. The subject draws on many study areas including geology, geography, economics, politics and sociology. It is strongly recommended that this course be taken in conjunction with biology.

What are the areas covered by this course?

During the AS year you will study The Living Environment, which covers:
- Reasons why the conservation of life on Earth is important
- Methods which may be used to achieve effective conservation Conservation in the UK
- Coral reefs
- Antarctica and tropical rainforests
- Ecological relationships between organisms and their abiotic and biotic environment

You will also study The Physical Environment, which includes: Atmospheric gases
- Water and mineral nutrients
- Human exploitation and management of physical resources to provide higher material living standards
- Unsustainable natural resources

There are opportunities to gain practical skills in outdoor settings.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five A-C grades at GCSE including maths and including BB grades in GCSE science. GCSE environmental studies is not essential for the course, but if taken should be at grade C or higher.

How is the course assessed?

The AS year and the A level year both have two units, which are examined by written papers. - Unit 1 - The Living Environment is a one hour paper worth 40% of your marks - Unit 2 - The Physical Environment is a 90 minute paper worth 60% of your marks. The papers include short answer and structured questions in your first year with the addition of comprehension questions and essays in your second year.

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

AQA AS Environmental Studies.

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

Successful completion with D grade on the first year allows progression onto year two of the course. On completion of the course you may progress to higher education, including degrees such as geography, wildlife conservation, science, environmental science, and related areas.

What are the career opportunities?

Environmental studies will equip you with a range of skills that could lead into careers in biology, wildlife conservation, environmental consultant, town planner, or water quality scientist. Paid or voluntary opportunities in conservation organisations could include employers such as the Wildlife Trust, the Environment Agency, Defra, charitable trusts (for example, the national trust), or environmental monitoring organisations and consultancies.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 01/09/2014

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: GCSE Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16590 Course Code: P456
Academic year: 14/15

Pre A-Level

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16590
Course instance ID: 
558904558280
Course code: 
P456
Qualification type: 
GCSE
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
A Levels
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

Fresh start for students who want to take a suite of five GCSEs.

What are the areas covered by this course?

- English
- Mathematics
- Core science
- Additional science
- Psychology

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Qualifications will be evaluated on application

How is the course assessed?

Through a combination of written and practical examinations. All examinations are externally marked and will be taken at the end of the year.

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

GCSE in English
GCSE in Mathematics
GCSE in Core Science
GCSE in Additional Science
GCSE in Psychology

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

If five GCSEs at grade C are obtained, then progress to Level 3 courses at The Manchester College is possible.

What are the career opportunities?

Apprenticeships or other employment.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 01/09/2014

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: GCE AS Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 6823 Course Code: CR7203-8
Awarding body: Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Academic year: 14/15

Chemistry

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6823
Course instance ID: 
558912555766
Course code: 
CR7203-8
Learning AIM code: 
50026574
Awarding body: 
Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Qualification type: 
GCE AS Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Automotive and Engineering
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Chemistry course about?

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. This course focuses on the properties of substances and the interactions between different types of matter, building on the foundations learned at GCSE.

The course includes the study of:
Foundation chemistry
Chemistry In action
Investigative and practical skills

Through an assessed practical and external exams at the end of the year.

What will I be able 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 qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Five GCSE A*- C, and at least a B grade in chemistry, or BB grades in dual award science.

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

AS level in Chemistry.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

From/to dates

Mon, 15/09/2014

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

30

Hours per week

3

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.