The Manchester College students celebrate A level success

The Manchester College is celebrating A level success with its students today. The College’s pass rate is up 1% compared with last year to 95.9%, with 100% of students passing in 21 subjects of the 29 on offer. A record number are heading to ...
A Level students Rachel and Leanne celebrate achieving grades for university.

 
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16225 Course Code: CR22875-01
Awarding body: HE
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Applied Science 90 Credit

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16225
Course instance ID: 
1165977
Course code: 
CR22875-01
Learning AIM code: 
60058493
Awarding body: 
HE
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
3
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This is a one year Applied Science course at level 3, broadly equivalent to 1.5 A levels. Nine units are studied during the year, these comprise of a variety of units covering each of the three sciences

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five A*-C grades at GCSE which must include Maths, English and either GCSE Science or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science at a Merit grade or higher

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed using coursework for each unit. The course work comprises of a set of assignments covering Pass, Merit and Distinction level criteria.

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

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded an EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science

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

Progression onto a second year of study, to gain the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, is available for all students on successful completion of this award.

In the past, students completing the Extended Diploma have progressed onto university courses in eg; Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Healthcare Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Environmental Science and Forensic Science

What are the career opportunities?

Completion of your university course can lead to careers in a related field eg Nursing, Podiatry, Environmental, Forensic or other Science field, Successful completion of the BTEC course can also lead directly to an careers in Healthcare or apprenticeships in the Science or Healthcare industries

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 05/09/2016

Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date.

The Manchester College considers changes to courses very carefully and The Manchester College hopes to keep any changes to a minimum. Unfortunately changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regularity and academic reasons. Where changes are made to material information contained on this website or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admission and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and we will outline the various options available to the applicant. If a change to a course is required, The Manchester College will take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption to students and will keep students appropriately informed.

Any offer of a place on a course at The Manchester College is made on the basis of the The Manchester College’s terms and conditions applicable at the time you accept your offer, and those terms and conditions are located at http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/sites/default/files/learner-agreement/learning-agreement.pdf . It is important that you have the opportunity to read and understand these terms before accepting your offer. If you are unclear about any of the terms or conditions, you should ask Guidance and Welfare at The Manchester College for clarification before you confirm your acceptance. By accepting a place at The Manchester College you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the The Manchester College as set out in the terms and conditions.

No liability to parents, sponsors or other third parties

The Manchester College’s dealings and contracts with students and prospective students do not create a contract or other legally binding relationship between The Manchester College and anyone else, for example parents, guardians or sponsors.

The Manchester College celebrates an amazing year

More 16-18 year old students at The Manchester College have achieved an A*-C grade in their English and maths GCSEs than ever before.

Staff and students at the college are celebrating their GCSE results, which have seen a 25.8% ...

 
Qualification type: HND Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6876 Course Code: CR25913-01
Validated by: HE UCAS Code: WW43
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at www.ucas.com.

Institution code is M10 and course code is WW43.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.


Fashion and Textiles

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6876
Course instance ID: 
1163125
Course code: 
CR25913-01
UCAS course code: 
WW43
Awarding body: 
HE
Qualification type: 
HND
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Fashion and Textiles course about?

This course has been designed and developed in partnership with industry practitioners to give you the practical skills and knowledge you need for a range of professional careers in fashion, textiles or costume design and realisation. It places particular emphasis on garment production and finishing, skills which are highly sort after in industry. The fashion/textiles options will develop your knowledge, design and practical production skills within a commercial fashion/textiles context. Similarly, the costume design option will focus on theatre, television and film production outcomes.The course will enable the individual to either pursue a career in the creative industries, progress onto a 3rd year top to achieve a BA honours in Creative Media at the Manchester College or apply to second or third of a degree programme at a University.

The HND Diploma provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Learners have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience.

Subjects covered include;
- Work related experience
- Practical skills & knowledge relevant to the Fashion/Textile/Costume Industries
- Exhibiting your work
- Live Briefs
- Curating skills
- Portfolio Development

5 core unit across Year 1 and Year 2

- Visual Communication in Art and Design
In this unit Learners will research and use a range of drawing and other visual communication techniques and approaches, and critically examine and develop techniques used in their own work

- Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
In this unit learners should develop their knowledge of visual language through the evaluation of the work of other designers. Learners should experiment with a range of traditional and contemporary materials and processes.

- Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
- In this unit learners will study cultural history that informs current thought and debate within art, craft and design. The emphasis should be on research and study skills and on learners acquiring source material and knowledge. Learners will be provided with the knowledge, skill and understanding necessary to define and research an historical context and relate it to the present.

- Professional Practice in Art and Design
Learners should relate practical studies in Fashion/Textiles/Costume design to a professional context. They should present and promote their work to professional standard.

- Project Design Implementation and Evaluation
In this unit, learners will develop their skills of independent enquiry by undertaking a sustained investigation of direct relevance to their vocational, academic and professional development

Optional specialist routes through the qualification can be developed in the following contexts.
- Fashion
- Costume
- Textiles

Written and Practical assignments

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

Throughout the course you are encouraged to gain a wide range of experiences within the Creative Industries. The qualification can lead to a wide range of careers, e.g. fashion designers, pattern cutters, garment technologists, freelance or self-employment as fashion entrepreneurs. With further study, it could also lead to careers in textile design, fashion buying & marketing, merchandising, styling, retail management, costume design buying, fashion blogging/journalism.You will be encouraged to identify and direct your own career pathway. The individual will gain transferable skills that will enable them to gain employment in most industries.

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

Applicants should be 18 years or over, have a range of GCSE passes at Grade C and above and possess BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design or BTEC National Diploma (Merit or above) or other vocational Level 3 in an appropriate subject area. UCAS point's tariff is a minimum of 160. Appropriately experienced applicants will be considered. Admission requirements include presentation of a portfolio or other relevant evidence at interview.

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

On completion of Year 1 - HNC Art and Design, level 4
On completion of Year 2 - HND Art and Design, level 5
On completion of Years 1 and 2, all applicants will be able to progress to a Year 3 top-up qualification in Creative Media, achieving a full BA Honours in Creative Media from Manchester Metropolitan University, level 6

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 12/09/2016

Weeks per year

34

Hours per week

15

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.

Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date.

The Manchester College considers changes to courses very carefully and The Manchester College hopes to keep any changes to a minimum. Unfortunately changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regularity and academic reasons. Where changes are made to material information contained on this website or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admission and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and we will outline the various options available to the applicant. If a change to a course is required, The Manchester College will take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption to students and will keep students appropriately informed.

Any offer of a place on a course at The Manchester College is made on the basis of the The Manchester College’s terms and conditions applicable at the time you accept your offer, and those terms and conditions are located at http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/sites/default/files/learner-agreement/learning-agreement.pdf . It is important that you have the opportunity to read and understand these terms before accepting your offer. If you are unclear about any of the terms or conditions, you should ask Guidance and Welfare at The Manchester College for clarification before you confirm your acceptance. By accepting a place at The Manchester College you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the The Manchester College as set out in the terms and conditions.

No liability to parents, sponsors or other third parties

The Manchester College’s dealings and contracts with students and prospective students do not create a contract or other legally binding relationship between The Manchester College and anyone else, for example parents, guardians or sponsors.

Well done to our Class of 2016!

A level students at The Manchester College are celebrating today after receiving their results.

A red carpet welcomed the nervous students as they arrived the college’s Shena Simon campus where they were greeted by their tutors ...

 
Qualification type: HNC Location:
Subject area: Level: 4
Leaflet Number: 7042 Course Code: CR30100-01
Validated by: HE UCAS Code: WW38
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Dance Music Production and DJ Techniques

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
7042
Course instance ID: 
1183512
Course code: 
CR30100-01
Learning AIM code: 
50082073
UCAS course code: 
WW38
Awarding body: 
HE
Qualification type: 
HNC
Level: 
4
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Dance Music Production and DJ Techniques course about?

You will learn how to produce House, Hip-Hop, Techno, Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Grime and RNB to a professional level. You will develop your practical DJ skills learning a range of techniques and applications. You will organise and promote your own club nights in addition to studying dance music culture and history. The course aims to give you all the skills you need to survive and thrive in the modern world of music production and DJing.

MODULE/UNIT OVERVIEW - (Subject to Validation, modules liable to be updated and changed):

• Dance Music Production
• DJing and Events Promotion
• Dance Music History and Culture

• You will be assessed through a range of creative music production projects and practical performances as a DJ
• You will be assessed on a research project based on dance music history

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

• This course would prepare you for entry to a degree course in the area of Music Technology and Production
• The course also prepare you for entering the Music Production and DJing industry

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications / grades and personal qualities.
• Level 3 qualification in Music Technology at Merit or above
• Experience of music production and/or DJing
You will be interviewed before being offered a place on the course to determine your passion and experience of Music Technology

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Dance Music Production and DJ Techniques course?

HNC in Music

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 19/09/2016

Weeks per year

30

Hours per week

15

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.

Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date.

The Manchester College considers changes to courses very carefully and The Manchester College hopes to keep any changes to a minimum. Unfortunately changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regularity and academic reasons. Where changes are made to material information contained on this website or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admission and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and we will outline the various options available to the applicant. If a change to a course is required, The Manchester College will take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption to students and will keep students appropriately informed.

Any offer of a place on a course at The Manchester College is made on the basis of the The Manchester College’s terms and conditions applicable at the time you accept your offer, and those terms and conditions are located at http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/sites/default/files/learner-agreement/learning-agreement.pdf . It is important that you have the opportunity to read and understand these terms before accepting your offer. If you are unclear about any of the terms or conditions, you should ask Guidance and Welfare at The Manchester College for clarification before you confirm your acceptance. By accepting a place at The Manchester College you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the The Manchester College as set out in the terms and conditions.

No liability to parents, sponsors or other third parties

The Manchester College’s dealings and contracts with students and prospective students do not create a contract or other legally binding relationship between The Manchester College and anyone else, for example parents, guardians or sponsors.

Qualification type: GCE A Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16095 Course Code: M5053-001
Awarding body: HE
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Film Studies

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16095
Course instance ID: 
1162099
Course code: 
M5053-001
Learning AIM code: 
50030188
Awarding body: 
HE
Qualification type: 
GCE A Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
A Levels
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

Though not a practical film making course, you will examine the way in which cinema operates as an art form and as an industry. You will learn how to think historically, theoretically and analytically about a wide variety of images and these skills can enable progression to a range of degree level courses, work in media or film, or creative work in writing. Additionally, you will require extensive home use of a DVD player.

What are the areas covered by this course?

On the AS level (Year 1) you will study:
- Film analysis
- Writing a screenplay
- Creating a storyboard
- British cinema
- American cinema
- Producers and audiences
On the A level (Year 2) you will study:
- Writing a screenplay
- Research project
- Urban cinema
- Emotional response
- World cinema

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 and coursework.

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 Film Studies and an A level in Film 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 Film Studies will enable you to develop a range of critical and analytical skills which can be used in a wide variety of career areas, including business and industry, teaching, media, the arts and film 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, 05/09/2016

Course length

2 Year(s)

Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date.

The Manchester College considers changes to courses very carefully and The Manchester College hopes to keep any changes to a minimum. Unfortunately changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regularity and academic reasons. Where changes are made to material information contained on this website or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admission and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and we will outline the various options available to the applicant. If a change to a course is required, The Manchester College will take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption to students and will keep students appropriately informed.

Any offer of a place on a course at The Manchester College is made on the basis of the The Manchester College’s terms and conditions applicable at the time you accept your offer, and those terms and conditions are located at http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/sites/default/files/learner-agreement/learning-agreement.pdf . It is important that you have the opportunity to read and understand these terms before accepting your offer. If you are unclear about any of the terms or conditions, you should ask Guidance and Welfare at The Manchester College for clarification before you confirm your acceptance. By accepting a place at The Manchester College you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the The Manchester College as set out in the terms and conditions.

No liability to parents, sponsors or other third parties

The Manchester College’s dealings and contracts with students and prospective students do not create a contract or other legally binding relationship between The Manchester College and anyone else, for example parents, guardians or sponsors.

Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16659 Course Code: CR25437-01
Awarding body: HE
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Creative Media Production and Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16659
Course instance ID: 
1167056
Course code: 
CR25437-01
Learning AIM code: 
60139274
Awarding body: 
HE
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

The course is designed to increase your creative media production and technology skills including the use of industry-standard software and equipment. On completion of the course you will have a comprehensive understanding of Adobe Creative and InDesign software used in the industry. You will also have a good understanding of the design and production skills demanded by this growing industry. The course encourages learners to experiment with creativity. It also prepares you for the workplace or progression to level 3 studies.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Four GCSE at grade A-D, including English and Math. Equivalent qualifications will be accepted however where a GCSE at grade C is not held in either English or Math, learners will be enrolled on to the GCSE and will be expected to attend alongside their course.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including practical assessments, written assignments, research projects and presentation work. There are no exams for this course.

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

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology .

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

Successful completion of this course at Merit or above will allow learners to apply for the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology. The level 3 course will allow you to expand your knowledge and skills in an area of your choosing. Please note that Math & English at grade C or equivalent will also be required to access this course.

Alternatively you could apply for a job or apply for an Apprenticeship at the College.

What are the career opportunities?

You can pursue a range of careers depending on the modules you choose: - Games development - Filmmaking - Radio presenting and producing - Graphic design - Photography - Web design

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 05/09/2016

Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date.

The Manchester College considers changes to courses very carefully and The Manchester College hopes to keep any changes to a minimum. Unfortunately changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regularity and academic reasons. Where changes are made to material information contained on this website or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admission and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and we will outline the various options available to the applicant. If a change to a course is required, The Manchester College will take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption to students and will keep students appropriately informed.

Any offer of a place on a course at The Manchester College is made on the basis of the The Manchester College’s terms and conditions applicable at the time you accept your offer, and those terms and conditions are located at http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/sites/default/files/learner-agreement/learning-agreement.pdf . It is important that you have the opportunity to read and understand these terms before accepting your offer. If you are unclear about any of the terms or conditions, you should ask Guidance and Welfare at The Manchester College for clarification before you confirm your acceptance. By accepting a place at The Manchester College you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the The Manchester College as set out in the terms and conditions.

No liability to parents, sponsors or other third parties

The Manchester College’s dealings and contracts with students and prospective students do not create a contract or other legally binding relationship between The Manchester College and anyone else, for example parents, guardians or sponsors.

Qualification type: Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16707 Course Code: CR40013-01
Awarding body: HE
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Creative Media Production and Technology - Games Development

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16707
Course instance ID: 
1177998
Course code: 
CR40013-01
Learning AIM code: 
60139870
Awarding body: 
HE
Qualification type: 
Extended Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

On the course students will develop an in depth understanding of the computer games industry and the skills required to produce and develop a portfolio of industry relevant advanced designs and game assets. Alongside designing and creating 2D and 3D assets and game levels, students will learn key skills in design and concept development using industry standard software and resources. Students will produce a portfolio that includes concept development through sketching, observational drawing and digital painting, and products created using a variety of 2D & 3D software and professional games engines. Students will also produce animations and have experimented with contemporary games technology. Students will also develop teamwork, idea development and design skills which are key to the games industry.

What are the areas covered by this course?

3D Modelling
3D Environments, Texturing and Lighting
3D Animation
3D Sculpting & Painting
Sound Design for Games
2D Graphics
Digital Painting
2D Animation
Compositing
Game Texture

Asset Design and Creation
Virtual Environment Design and Creation
Character Design and Creation
Level Design and Development
Project Development
Communicating and Pitching
Critical and Contextual Studies
Industry and Professional Practice

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade A-C, including English or a BTEC Level 2 graded at Merit level or above. Learners who do not have a Maths GCSE at grade C or above will need resit the Maths GCSES in addition to their course.

How is the course assessed?

The course is continually assessed through a variety of methods includING written reports, blogs and diaries, sketchbook and portfolio development, audiovisual recordings, screen captures, 1 to 1 feedback and interviews.

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

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

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

Successful completion of this course can lead you to a wide range of degree courses. You may also be able to enter employment or join an apprenticeship scheme.

What are the career opportunities?

Typical students will progress onto Higher Education degree courses in Games Art, Games Design or Games Development. Opportunities for employment and specialist Higher Apprenticeships will be available in the Ganes Design industry or related fields such as 3D modelling and animation, art and design.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 05/09/2016

Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date.

The Manchester College considers changes to courses very carefully and The Manchester College hopes to keep any changes to a minimum. Unfortunately changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regularity and academic reasons. Where changes are made to material information contained on this website or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admission and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and we will outline the various options available to the applicant. If a change to a course is required, The Manchester College will take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption to students and will keep students appropriately informed.

Any offer of a place on a course at The Manchester College is made on the basis of the The Manchester College’s terms and conditions applicable at the time you accept your offer, and those terms and conditions are located at http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/sites/default/files/learner-agreement/learning-agreement.pdf . It is important that you have the opportunity to read and understand these terms before accepting your offer. If you are unclear about any of the terms or conditions, you should ask Guidance and Welfare at The Manchester College for clarification before you confirm your acceptance. By accepting a place at The Manchester College you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the The Manchester College as set out in the terms and conditions.

No liability to parents, sponsors or other third parties

The Manchester College’s dealings and contracts with students and prospective students do not create a contract or other legally binding relationship between The Manchester College and anyone else, for example parents, guardians or sponsors.