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Qualification type: GCE AS Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 6822 Course Code: CR7213-13
Academic year: 14/15

Maths

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6822
Course instance ID: 
558910555761
Course code: 
CR7213-13
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
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 resit 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
Academic year: 14/15

Chemistry

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6823
Course instance ID: 
558912555766
Course code: 
CR7203-8
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.

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Students at The Manchester College’s Shena Simon Campus are helping to shape the future of the BBC by taking part in a research project to help the corporation connect with young adults.

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Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16253 Course Code: CR23461-03
Academic year: 14/15

Art & Design Diploma UAL

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16253
Course instance ID: 
558007556008
Course code: 
CR23461-03
Learning AIM code: 
6003807X
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

The course is designed to build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired from previous creative courses such as UAL Level 1 and GCSE. The qualification structure will enhance self-confidence as well as develop an understanding of the career demands and opportunities within the creative industries. Learners will explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure, and also within the real world by partaking in "live briefs" and art exhibitions to give each student real work experience when working with employers, either in partnerships or on commission based outcomes. Creating a stimulating yet relevant curriculum that will develop the skills needed to progress onto Level 3 or employment.

What are the areas covered by this course?

Areas of study include:
- Drawing
- Painting
- Sculpture
- Photography
- Graphics (digital based & traditional)
- Design
- Illustration
- Textiles
- Print
- Mixed media
- Research
- Presentation

Also personal, professional, theoretical, social and transferable skills will also be developed with the design of each brief, focussing on skills needed to be successful in the competitive and expanding market. Skills such as:

- Initiative
- Independent enquiry
- Creative thinking
- Team work
- Reflective thinking
- Self-management
- Effective participation
- Problem solving and communication

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Two GCSEs at Grade C/D or above.

How is the course assessed?

Through internal assessment, and internally and externally moderated against the criteria for each unit.

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

This course enables the learner to obtain Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

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

Completion of the qualification will help learners recognise the broader context within which the fashion and manufacturing industries operate and the growing need to develop practical and transferable skills to aid the future development and expansion of the creative industries both in the region and the UK.

What are the career opportunities?

Most students who complete the course often progress to a Level 3 course or employment. The creative and manufacturing industries are some of the UKs fastest growing industries, so there is a constant need to fill current vacancies and the future roles as these industries develop and expand. Jobs such as design (product and 3D) illustration, fine artists, painter, sculptor, surface designers, textile/fibre artists, bespoke gifts, art handler, agent, archives and library management, audience development, conservation, events management, finance, framing, gallery management, human resources, information technology, lecturer, legal and copyright services, marketing, photography, post-production, project management, public art commissioning, publishing, technician, teaching, touring management and web development.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 06/10/2014

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16251 Course Code: CR24115-02
Academic year: 14/15

Art and Design Diploma and Extended Diploma

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16251
Course instance ID: 
557999556001
Course code: 
CR24115-02
Learning AIM code: 
60028270
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to progress to degree level study in art and design, or into employment within the growing creative industries in the UK. The course will enable learners to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification framework, and also within the real world by partaking in "live briefs" to give each student experience when working with employers, either in partnerships or on commission-based outcomes. Creating a stimulating, demanding, yet relevant curriculum will develop transferable skills needed to succeed in HE and employment.

What are the areas covered by this course?

What are the areas covered by the course?
Areas of study include:
- Drawing
- Painting
- Design
- Graphics (digital based and traditional)
- Textiles
- Sculpture
- Print
- Photography
- Mixed Media
- Research
- Presentation

Also personal, professional, theoretical, social and transferable skills will also be developed with the design of each brief, focussing on skills needed to be successful in the competitive and expanding market.
Skills such as:

- Initiative
- Independent enquiry
- Creative thinking
- Team work
- Reflective thinking
- Self-management
- Effective participation
- Problem solving and communication

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including one in either maths or English

How is the course assessed?

Through internal assessment, and internally and externally moderated against the criteria for each unit.

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

The course offers an accredited and certified "jumping off point" at the end of year one should students choose not to progress into year two (Extended Diploma). Students who take this option will be awarded the UAL L3 Diploma. Attendance is 16-18 hours per week, dependant on whether a student needs to achieve a Level 2 in either maths or English.

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

Most students who complete the course often progress to HE and a specialist discipline they have chosen to help gain a position of employment in one of the many creative businesses or go self-employed.

What are the career opportunities?

The creative and manufacturing industries are some of the UKs fastest growing industries so there is a constant need to fill current vacancies and the future roles as these industries develop and expand. Jobs such as illustrators, graphic designer, architect, product designer, bespoke gifts, jewellery, design (product and 3D) illustration, fine artists, painter, sculptor, surface designers, textile/fibre artists, bespoke gifts, art handler, agent, archives and library management, audience development, conservation, events management, finance, framing, gallery management, human resources, information technology, lecturer, legal and copyright services, marketing, photography, post-production, project management, public art commissioning, publishing, technician, teaching, touring management and web development.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 01/09/2014

Course length

1 Year(s)

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The Manchester College's ESOL department has celebrated its outstanding achievement during the recent Ofsted inspection with a cultural event at the Shena Simon Campus.

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Staff and students at The Manchester College will end this academic year on a high after Ofsted ranked the College as ‘Good’ in the new report published today. The College’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department ...