Shena Simon

Media students shortlisted for prestigious award

Media students at The Manchester College's Shena Simon Campus have been shortlisted for a prestigious award for their viral video campaign for the Mind charity.

The Level 3 Media Production students created a series of viral ...
Media Production students from The Manchester College

 
Qualification type: BTEC Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16036 Course Code: CR6976-03
Academic year: 15/16

Music Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16036
Course instance ID: 
563129566707
Course code: 
CR6976-03
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

45 Week(s)

Snowdrops mark soldiers’ sacrifice

Staff and learners at Shena Simon Campus have marked the sacrifice of soldiers in World War One with an enduring tribute, planting snowdrop bulbs in Sackville Gardens.

The Sackville Gardens planting, part of the National Trust’s ...
Staff and learners from Shena Simon Campus took part in Snowdrop City Week

 
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: n/a
Leaflet Number: 6685 Course Code: CR4897-01
Academic year: 15/16

Spanish Intermediate

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6685
Course instance ID: 
565908565909
Course code: 
CR4897-01
Level: 
n/a
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Spanish Intermediate course about?

This course is ideal if you have a basic knowledge of a foreign language but you would like to develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills without the pressure of an examination at the end of the course. The emphasis is on communicating, understanding and making yourself understood.

Topics are based around everyday situations, such as ordering a meal, booking accommodation, the world of work and the environment.

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme by observation, discussion and questioning.

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

When you have successfully completed this course there are a number of opportunities for further study including GCSE or our advanced class which does not lead to a qualification.

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

You should have a basic knowledge of the foreign language you wish to study and ideally you will have completed our Beginners course.

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

This course is not accredited but all students will receive a certificate of attendance.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Short course

Course length

20 Week(s)

Weeks per year

20

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: Location:
Subject area: Level: Entry
Leaflet Number: 16575 Course Code: P163
Academic year: 15/16

Foundation Learning Programme ESOL and EAL

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16575
Course instance ID: 
565977565984
Course code: 
P163
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)
Qualification type: Short Course Location:
Subject area: Level: n/a
Leaflet Number: 705 Course Code: CR2776-01
Academic year: 15/16

Portuguese for Beginners

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
705
Course instance ID: 
565606565607
Course code: 
CR2776-01
Qualification type: 
Short Course
Level: 
n/a
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Portuguese for Beginners course about?

This two part course is ideal for any person that wants to learn basic Portuguese and is ideal for complete beginners and/or learners who have a very basic knowledge of Portuguese. This 15 week course will enable you to communicate in the chosen language and to read and write simple language structures for immediate social or professional use. The courses will be essentially topic based, and will deal with vocabulary for everyday situations. Please note, this course will run subject to demand.

Areas covered on the course include:
- Pronunciation
- Alphabet characters
- Numbers
- Days of the week
- Months of the year
- Simple linking of words
- Agreement /disagreement
- Asking and responding to simple questions
- Personal information

The course is assessed via continuous assessment.

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

On completion you can progress to Portuguese for Beginners (Part 2) which is the second stage in the beginners languages programme. The course is intended to bridge the gap between beginners and GCSE and prepare you with subject specific vocabulary and basic grammar needed for the GCSE level.

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

No previous qualifications are required, although you will need to demonstrate that you have the necessary ability and commitment to successfully complete the course.

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

This course does not lead to a formal qualification but candidates that complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

Course length

20 Week(s)

Weeks per year

20

Hours per week

2

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: Location:
Subject area: Level: n/a
Leaflet Number: 6684 Course Code: CR4896-01
Academic year: 15/16

Russian Intermediate

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6684
Course instance ID: 
565906565907
Course code: 
CR4896-01
Level: 
n/a
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Russian Intermediate course about?

This course is ideal if you have a basic knowledge of a foreign language but you would like to develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills without the pressure of an examination at the end of the course. The emphasis is on communicating, understanding and making yourself understood.

Topics are based around everyday situations, such as ordering a meal, booking accommodation, the world of work and the environment.

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme by observation, discussion and questioning.

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

When you have successfully completed this course there are a number of opportunities for further study including GCSE or our advanced class which does not lead to a qualification

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

You should have a basic knowledge of the foreign language you wish to study and ideally you will have completed our Beginners course.

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

This course is not accredited but all students will receive a certificate of attendance.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Short course

Course length

20 Week(s)

Weeks per year

20

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: GCSE Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 711 Course Code: CR3708-02
Academic year: 15/16

Spanish

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
711
Course instance ID: 
565350565351
Course code: 
CR3708-02
Qualification type: 
GCSE
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Spanish course about?

This course is ideal if you have a basic knowledge of a foreign language but you would like to develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The emphasis is on communicating, understanding and making yourself understood. Topics are based around everyday situations, such as ordering a meal, booking accommodation, the world of work and the environment.

These courses are all classroom-based involving individual, pair and group activities. You can also take advantage of the Internet to access the many websites dedicated to language learning.

Please note, if you're not quite ready for GCSE level study we also offer beginner classes in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

You will be assessed continuously throughout the year and will be required to sit the GCSE examination (foundation and higher levels) in May/June. Classes will run subject to demand.

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

When you have successfully completed this course there are a number of opportunities for further study including GCE AS and A2 level or, for the very advanced students, A Level in one year. We also offer an advanced class which does not lead to a qualification.

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

You should have a basic knowledge of the foreign language you wish to study and ideally you will have completed our Beginners and/or Getting ready for GCSE course.

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

You will be awarded a GCSE qualification by AQA.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

28

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: Short Course Location:
Subject area: Level: n/a
Leaflet Number: 757 Course Code: CR7975-01
Academic year: 15/16

Getting Ready for GCSE French

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
757
Course instance ID: 
563610563611
Course code: 
CR7975-01
Qualification type: 
Short Course
Level: 
n/a
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Getting Ready for GCSE French course about?

This course is intended to bridge the gap between beginners and GCSE French. It will prepare you for subject specific vocabulary and basic grammar needed for the GCSE level. It will offer a well rounded language experience and allow you to improve your language skills in preparation for starting the GCSE curriculum.

Topics covered

Speaking
Learn how to talk about specific topics, as well as everyday activities and interests eg likes, dislikes and feelings.

Writing
Write a short paragraph in French that seeks and/or conveys information and opinions relating to specific topics, as well as to everyday activities eg likes, dislikes and feelings.

Listening
Understand extracts of spoken language in French relating to specific topics in the present tense.

Reading
Understand a range of texts in French relating to specific topics covering present events.

As the course does not lead to a formal qualification there will be no examinations, however assessment will be continuous throughout the programme to ensure learning is taking place.

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

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress onto a GCSE level French course.

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

There are no entry requirements for this course. However, it will be an advantage if you have already attended a beginners language course and/or have some experience in your chosen language.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Getting Ready for GCSE French course?

On successful completion you will receive a College certificate of attendance.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

Course length

10 Week(s)

Weeks per year

10

Hours per week

2

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: 779 Course Code: CR3802-02
Academic year: 15/16

French

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
779
Course instance ID: 
563991563992
Course code: 
CR3802-02
Qualification type: 
GCE AS Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the French course about?

The course builds on what you have studied at GCSE and develops your skills in using French, as well as giving you an insight into French speaking cultures and societies. The syllabus is based on contemporary topics which you will find useful for work, higher education and for personal use.

The AS Level will give you a solid grounding in the language skills and knowledge of contemporary society. Listening and speaking play a major role and a lot of work is done around vocabulary building and the acquisition of grammar.

The course covers a variety of topics which includes youth culture and concerns, lifestyle, health and fitness, the world around us, education and employment.

All courses are classroom-based, involving individual, pair and group activities. You can also take advantage of the Internet facilities to access the many websites dedicated to language learning.

Please note, if you're not quite ready for AS Level study, we also offer GCSE and beginner classes in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

You will be informally assessed continuously throughout the year and will be required to take the AS Level examinations in May/June.

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

When you have successfully completed the AS Level you can progress onto the second year of the A Level course (A2). The A2 Level is a continuation of the AS Level, allowing scope for a variety of approaches to learning and using the chosen language. It encourages learners to develop their linguistic and general study skills to a high level of competence and provides an access route to university.

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

You will need to have a GCSE in French at grade B or above, or have experience of speaking French at this level. In the latter case you will need to have an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

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

If you successfully complete the course you will gain a GCE AS Level in French by Edexcel. AS is the first half of an A Level, as well as being a stand-alone qualification.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

28

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.