University And Degree Level

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Qualification type: PGCE (Prof Graduate Certificate in Ed.) Location:
Subject area: Level: Higher
Leaflet Number: 1012 Course Code: CR10000-05
Academic year: 15/16

Teacher Training - Lifelong Learning (In-service)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
1012
Course instance ID: 
564906564910
Course code: 
CR10000-05
Qualification type: 
PGCE (Prof Graduate Certificate in Ed.)
Level: 
Higher
Subject area: 
Teacher Education
Location: 
Fielden Campus

What's the Teacher Training - Lifelong Learning (In-service) course about?

This course is validated by The University of Huddersfield and is an ideal route for students wanting to gain the full professional status for teachers in Lifelong Learning (QTLS). The course can also lead to employment in secondary schools.

In additon to the learning hours that you spend in college you will be expected to undertake private study and work experience in a classroom of approximately 5 hours per week.

Year 1 Modules
-Teaching, Learning and Assessment
This module develops key ideas about teaching and learning in Lifelong Learning Sector. The module explores theories about learning, how people learn, differentiation and assessment.

-Professional Development Portfolio
This module will develop students practical teaching abilities and provides opportunities to enhance knowledge and personal skills of professional relevance. It also develops understanding of models of reflective practice and the ability to apply this over a sustained period to improve teaching.

Year 2 Modules
-Curriculum and Professional Issues
This module provides an opportunity to develop a critical understanding of curriculum concepts, policies and influences.

-Teaching a Specialist Subject
This module builds on the work from year 1 to support teachers in developing their specialist knowledge. As a part of this module all students have to attend a 2 day specialist conference at the University of Huddersfield and present a paper relating to teaching in their specialist area.

Examples of assessments include:

-Micro teach to peers
-Personal skills presentation
-Written assignments of between 1500-3000 words
-Personal Development Plan file identifying skills development and areas to improve
-Teaching observations and reflections
-Specialist conference paper supported by an online subject specialist tutor
-Self and peer assessment-

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

Having completed the course, students can choose to complete a year as a newly qualified tutor and then apply for QTLS through the Institute for Learning (IfL). To gain QTLS students will have to demonstrate continuing professional development as well as have a number of successful teaching observations and meet vocational standards. They will also need to have level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications

Past Cert Ed students have progressed to the BA in Education and Professional development offered by the Manchester College. Students have then progressed on to Masters and Doctorates in Education. Otehr students have gained employment.

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

The ideal candidate will have a passion for a career in teaching in the lifelong learning sector. They will want to pass on their vocational skills and knowledge and strive for continuous professional development. Applicants should be highly motivated, determined and have strong interests in education and related subjects and be able to work well both independently and as a member of a team. They will have good time management skills and will have to manage both the study and teaching elements of the course.

Applicants will normally be considered for entry to this course provided that they have a level 3 or higher qualification in their vocation or academic specialist area. Students must also have a subject specialist mentor and have 100 hours of teaching practice in place, to run across the duration of the course. Volunteer teachers are required to arrange their own teaching placements as this is an in-service course.

All applicants are expected to complete a literacy assessment and must have a level 2 qualification in literacy and/or assessment.

All successful applicants on this course are strongly advised to join the Institute for Learning (IfL)

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Part time (day)

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

32

Hours per week

4

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?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

Applications for part-time study should be made directly to Huddersfield University via this link (http://halo.hud.ac.uk/applicationform/). Applicants will need to select The Manchester College as the Centre at which they will be studying.

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.



 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 30003 Course Code: CR3174-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: G590
Academic year: 15/16

UCAS applications

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

Institution code is M10 and course code is G590.

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


Computing with Database Development Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
30003
Course instance ID: 
565694565695
Course code: 
CR3174-01
UCAS course code: 
G590
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Computing and IT
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Computing with Database Development Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford course about?

The course teaches students to develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of modern business. Students will
develop practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, developing web and multimedia applications and in the use of databases and relevant programming languages. Students will also have the opportunity to gain experience in products used by industry.

Employers have an ongoing involvement in the design and delivery of the programme to ensure students graudate with the skills required by industry.

The course also helps students to develop other important skills such as communication, team work and problem solving skills.

Students will develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of an enterprise, preparing them for changes in technology.

Students also develop practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, and in the use of databases and appropriate programming languages, such as Java.

During the second stage of the course there is a greater emphasis on the development of practical skills which help to make graduates attractive to employers.

Assessment on the programme makes use of a range of activities, including reports, oral presentations, group work, practical assignments, multiple choice question tests, time-constrained tests and peer assessment. Several end-of-year examinations and a number of assignments must also be undertaken

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

Upon successful completion of the foundation degree students may progress onto a third year and 'TOP UP' their FdSC to a BSc(Hons) Business Computing with IT (Validated by the University of Salford). Alternatively, students may progress into numerous careers, including junior IT office mangers, junior software developers, network administration assistants and end user support analysts.

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

Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in an IT-related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

28

Hours per week

12

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?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.



 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6112 Course Code: CR3175-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: G420
Academic year: 15/16

UCAS applications

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

Institution code is M10 and course code is G420.

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


Computer Network Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6112
Course instance ID: 
565205565206
Course code: 
CR3175-01
UCAS course code: 
G420
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Computing and IT
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Computer Network Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford course about?

This course has been developed in partnership with Cisco and Microsoft to equip students with the skills and knowledge employers need for a range of professional IT careers related to networking. It is also designed to promote and develop a broad range of skills, personal qualities and approaches that will provide a platform for further study, successful career advancement and lifelong learning.

The course is suitable for people already working in networking, who want to develop their skills and gain a higher-level qualification, or those wanting to begin a career in this field. Students have the opportunity to gain vendor certifications in industry standard products, for example, Microsoft (Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional:Server Administration) and CISCO (CISCO Certified Network Associate). They develop practical skills in network administration within the infrastructure, implementation of Active directory and troubleshooting, and in the use of Windows 2008 Enterprise edition operating system and CISCO multilayer switches and routers. There are also units that develop personal effectiveness and employment skills and a key feature of the course is work-related learning.

Subjects studied include:
- Network fundamentals
- Network software
- Information systems for organisations

- Internet technology
- Network design and implementation
- Project management
- Network security

Assessment makes use of a range of activities, including reports, oral presentations, group work, practical assignments, time-constrained tests, peer assessment and live industry briefs.. Achievement is evidenced by the production of a portfolio of evidence.

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

This course has been designed with employers to prepare students for a variety of professional IT careers, such as network administrator, network designer; network professional, network technician and specialised network help desk administrator. Upon successful completion of the foundation degree students may progress onto a third year and 'TOP UP' their FdSc to a BSc(Hons) Business Computing with IT (Validated by Salford University).

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

Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in a computer-related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Computer Network Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford course?

You will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Computer Network Management.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

28

Hours per week

13

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?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.



 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 4
Leaflet Number: 465 Course Code: CR2266-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: W230
Academic year: 15/16

UCAS applications

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

Institution code is M10 and course code is W230.

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


Fashion Design

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
465
Course instance ID: 
565474565475
Course code: 
CR2266-01
UCAS course code: 
W230
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
4
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Fashion Design course about?

The fashion design and realisation course has been designed and developed in partnership with industry practitioners to ensure students are equipped students with the practical skills and knowledge employers need for a range of professional careers related to the fashion industries.

The programme is suitable for those already working in the industry and want to develop their skills and gain a higher-level qualification, or for those who want to begin a career in this area. The combination of academic and vocational skills gained on the course enable students to make an immediate contribution when they commence employment or to develop their own small business enterprise.

The Fashion and Clothing division has close links to industry and a work-based element is a crucial part of the course. Work-based learning is developed through supported industry placements for a minimum of six weeks, allowing students to gain practical, professional and business insights which prepare them for work in the fashion and textiles industries.

Students learn the full spectrum of skills and knowledge required for a career in the fashion industry and become multi-skilled in all disciplines.
All students have the opportunity to exhibit their work regularly at various events, such as the college's annual fashion show, the Clothes Show Live, and the end of year show for all creative students. Students may also have the opportunity to visit shops, museums, trade shows and exhibitions in the world's centres of fashion which could include Paris, London, New York or Milan.

Subjects covered include:

- digital communications and supporting technologies
- developing visual communication
- historical and contextual influences in design
- materials, construction technology and crafts
- practical design and realisation
- professional practice and design management
- engaging with industry/placement and competitions

Assessment is ongoing throughout the year via set and live briefs. Assessment methods include practical demonstration, portfolio work, written assignments and presentations. There are no written examinations.

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

The foundation degree can lead to a wide range of careers, including pattern and garment technology, pattern cutting, or self employment. With further study, it could also lead to careers in textile design, fashion design, buying, merchandising, retail management, garment development, styling, costume design and fashion marketing or journalism.

Our previous students have an excellent track record. 60% of students who graduated in the summer of 2012 had gained employment in the fashion industry within 4 weeks of graduation and the remaining 40% have places on BA (Hons) top up courses.

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

Applicants are required to have a BTEC level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in a creative-related subject area, or an equivalent Level 3 qualification with appropriate content. A good standard of literacy and numeracy is an essential requirement for entry to the course. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

32

Hours per week

18

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?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.



 
Qualification type: Bachelor of Arts Location:
Subject area: Level: 6
Leaflet Number: 1601 Course Code: CR2275-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: BA/ L231
Academic year: 15/16

UCAS applications

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

Institution code is M10 and course code is BA/ L231.

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


Public Service and Social Justice

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
1601
Course instance ID: 
564232564233
Course code: 
CR2275-01
UCAS course code: 
BA/ L231
Qualification type: 
Bachelor of Arts
Level: 
6
Subject area: 
Public Services
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Public Service and Social Justice course about?

The aim of the degree is to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience required for a broad range of careers within public sector organisations. The course concentrates on practical work based skills and knowledge as well as academic and professional competencies which were

The honours degree top up year provides an academic and theoretical understanding to a range of modules that are core knowledge requirements for future public sector workers. There is a concentration on the development of leadership and problem solving skills in each of the modules. The degree has close employer links and course content is regularly updated to keep abreast of current trends and changes in public sector organisations and delivery. The degree is staffed by tutors with recent relevant industry experience.

The course is made up of the following modules:
- Research skills,ethics and practice
- Independent research project or literature review
The research dissertation will equip students with in depth knowledge of modern research techniques. The dissertation could be a research project commissioned by a relevant organisation.
- Community cohesion
The module teaches this fundamental concept which is an essential requirement for modern public service employment.
- Equality, diversity, rights and social justice
This module focuses on gaining a thorough understanding of equalities legislation and current practice in public services provision and employment.

- New directions in public service
The module provides a wider and contextual understanding of existing and emerging forms of management and delivery of public services.

- Crime and criminal justice
Knowledge of crime and criminal Justice is an essential requirement for students wishing to work within the broad range of criminal justice organisations. These include police, probation, prison, border agency, intervention charities and employment organisations.

The Degree has a variety of different assessments. This includes: essays, pesentations, curse work, pobem solving case studies, self evaluation, peer Review and exams and research evaluation. Tutorial support is an important aspect of the degree structure.

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

The course provides a platform for public sector employment, further study, career development and lifelong learning.

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

Applicants should have a desire to work in one of the many Public Services. They should be academically competent and capable of developing the professional and social skills necessary for employment in modern public sector organisations.

Applicants are required to have a Foundation Degree in Public Service or HND Public Service or equivalent.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

30

Hours per week

12

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?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.



 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6752 Course Code: CR23707-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: W542
Academic year: 15/16

UCAS applications

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

Institution code is M10 and course code is W542.

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


Dance and Performance

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6752
Course instance ID: 
563905563906
Course code: 
CR23707-01
UCAS course code: 
W542
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Arden School of Theatre
Location: 
Nicholls Campus

What's the Dance and Performance course about?

This is a heavily practical and creatively led course that equips dancers with a diverse skillset in order to be successful in an industry where portfolio careers are the norm. Through a series of industry focused modules the course develops students independent choreographic voices, strong dance and performance techniques, excellent written and communication skills and produces individuals with self-management skills and strong leadership qualities. The course is fast paced, exciting and ideal for those seeking a career in dance and its related performance industries.

Dance and Performance engages students and develops their skills in a range of performance styles and techniques across a number of varying disciplines including ballet, lyrical jazz, contemporary dance, acrobatics, commercial and aerial dance, and makes use of the professional facilities at the Arden School of Theatre, and the close working links with the professional community of Manchester and the North West, in order to make work fuelled by the interests and artistic intentions of the students. The course aims to prepare students for professional performance, theatre making and further academic study

Module overview:

1st Year
Audience and Performance
Contextualising Contemporary Dance
Choreographic Devices
Dance Techniques
Devised Performance
Partnering and Contact Improvisation

2nd Year
Aerial and Advanced Dance Techniques
Dance for Camera
Employability for Dance
Researching Contemporary Dance
Site-Specific Performance
Professional Showcase

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

Once completed students have the option to top-up the foundation degree to a full BA degree with one more year of study in their chosen specialism. Students who complete the top-up degree will be able to enter the professional industry practices in the area of dance.

Alternatively, the course can lead to employment in the industry, particularly performing, choreography and teachers in the dance theatre industry. Students will be equipped with a set of unique skills which make them attractive to many industries and dance companies.

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

Applicants must have two A levels at grade C or above and a third qualification or a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Merit or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Distinction, Distinction in a related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 240.

Where the student is a mature applicant, the college may choose to reduce the required UCAS tariff points if the applicant can demonstrate appropriate experience of their chosen specialism. However, this will be subject to the agreement of the head of department. For overseas applicants or for those for whom English is a second language, a proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is essential. The college requires such students to demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.0.

Candidates that meet the entry requirements will be invited for an audition, where there dance skills are assessed, the audition forms the basis of any offer onto the course

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

33

Hours per week

16

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?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.



 
Qualification type: HND Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6756 Course Code: CR23801-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: 8H16
Academic year: 15/16

UCAS applications

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

Institution code is M10 and course code is 8H16.

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


The Modern Professional Composer

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6756
Course instance ID: 
564573564574
Course code: 
CR23801-01
UCAS course code: 
8H16
Qualification type: 
HND
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Openshaw Campus

What's the The Modern Professional Composer course about?

The HND in the Modern Professional Composer is designed for creative individuals
to help them to develop their creative, musical technical and business skills. The course is ideal for musicians who want to focus on composition and is not necessarily from a performance background.

The modules studied are:

- Composing production/library music (Composition in Context)
- Music and sound for computer games
- Music studio production
- Working and writing in a creative team (Songwriting Techniques and Skills)
- Working and composing on a DAW (Computer Music Systems)
- Composing for film and Television
- Post Production for sound and media (Audio Post Production)
- Music genre analysis (Music in Context)
- Music structure and arrangement (Music Composition Techniques)
- Essential keyboard techniques (Keyboard Skills)
- The music business in the 21st Century
- Critical music listening
- Creative arts research skills
- Establishing an on-line identity (New Media Technology)
- Portfolio development (Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts)

The course is heavily practical and is assessed using a variety of practical/portfolio development work, project and evaluation/reflective reports

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

Successful students will be equipped with the skills to work in the modern music or entertainment industry. There is an opportunity for the highest performing/attending students to be offered work experience in the industry. We are currently in discussions with a number of production companies which will build on our already extensive network of industry connections.

Alternatively students can progress on to a top up year at The Manchester College so that they can gain a BA Honours degree

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

Applicants should possess a level 3 qualification in music production, technology or performance (UCAS tariff 260) with experience in composition that can be demonstrated through recordings/videos/performances.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or industry experience.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the The Modern Professional Composer course?

You will be awarded a Pearson/Edexcel HND in Modern Professional Composer

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

32

Hours per week

16

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?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.



 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 4
Leaflet Number: 30002 Course Code: CR23012-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: I150
Academic year: 15/16

UCAS applications

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

Institution code is M10 and course code is I150 .

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


Web Design and Development

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
30002
Course instance ID: 
565686565687
Course code: 
CR23012-01
UCAS course code: 
I150
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
4
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Web Design and Development course about?

A company's website is the interface most accessible to both the public and the company's clients. Websites are an important tool in branding and customer service, therefore they have to be designed to reflect both the company's level of professionalism and commitment to its clients.
The web industry is characterised by creative and technical roles. The course specifically addresses the need to design as well as build websites. The web design industry values graduates who can use the software and have good teamwork and flexibility skills. The course combines creative modules in design, digital software skills and HCI with technical modules in XHTML, CSS and other relevant mark-up/scripting languages.
The creative and technical skills taught on the course are also repurposed for a print design further increasing your employability. Current web standards will be used throughout the course as well as information regarding backwards compatibility, and linking to back-end technologies such as databases. The web increasingly uses a range of techniques to engage, inform and entertain as part of the course you will be taught to blend good design with high functionality, quality standards and accessibility.
The course works closely with professionals including a range of SMEs and freelancers, to ensure there's a high degree of industrial relevance to the course, so that you're ready to make an immediate impact in the web design/graphic design industries. This web course is suited to those from a creative background who would like to know how to design effective and attractive websites from the ground up, emphasis is placed upon clean, structured and future proofed coding. The course has close working relationships with both industry forums locally such as `Geek-Up' and also creative digital organisations across the NW (Madlab; FACT).

In year one you will study the following modules:
- Introduction to HTML/CSS
The course starts with the foundations of web design and will equip students with the practical skills to be able to design and develop a basic website. Some of the technical skills covered in this module include Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks, CSS / HTML, validation and publication.

- Web design production
During this module students will learn how different methods can be used to prepare and plan website design and development. This process will enable you to create and implement user journeys, navigation, personas, wire-framing, prototypes, conduct usability testing and write professional client briefs.

- Contextual influences in interactive design
This module will provide an overview of the internet through historical and contextual analysis. This will include the development of the World Wide Web and the technologies that have contributed to its substantial growth and mass consumption around the globe.

- Interface design principles
During this module students will learn how to apply graphic design principles to page layouts. Key areas will include layout, typography, composition, information hierarchy, grids and colour theory.

- Animation and multimedia for the web
Key aspects of current multimedia authoring techniques will be studied and applied to develop technical and practical skills needed to fulfil users demands.

- Intermediate web creation
You will be introduced to the fundamental technical and aesthetic considerations in contemporary web design. Key areas of accessibility, usability, user experience and information architecture will be explored. This will use current best practices in web design using semantic HTML mark-up and cascading style sheets to separate content from presentation.

In year two you will study the following modules:
- Professional practice
In this module students will gain an overview of starting a business, self-employment (freelancing), marketing, business planning, cash flow, accounting and tax returns. All students will undertake a skills audit and complete a CV, relevant work placements documented in a personal development plan.

- Dynamic web design and development
The emphasis for this unit will be the use of dynamic and interactive technologies that will build on previous skills gained in interface design principles. Practical tasks will introduce students to client-side dynamic authoring such as JavaScript.

- HCI design for cross-platform applications
This module will introduce students to the theory and application of the principles of human computer interface design. Usability, accessibility and functionality across multiple platforms will be analysed with an emphasis on front-end design.

- Self-directed project
In this module students will propose, plan and implement their own projects leading to an end of year final show. The show is the ideal opportunity to showcase work to talent scouts from the industry. In many instances students have worked with a business or organisation through contacts made on the course to develop this module for a client.

- Engaging with industry/placement and competitions
In this module all students embark on work placements, work for live clients or enter national and local competitions such as Roses, YCN or D&AD.

The course is built around a series of practical assignments to enable and encourage you to investigate the tasks and process in web design and production. Tasks are based around industry scenarios and are practical in many of the modules.

Examples of assessments include:

- Research portfolios
- Essay
- Presentation
- Critiques
- Peer evaluation
- Websites

As you gain experience, you'll also undertake live work for external clients in order to contextualise your theoretical studies.
Progress is monitored in a variety of ways including workshops, personal critique and feedback sessions with tutors and peers and formal assessments at the end of each semester. Over the course you build a grade profile for each module that will determine your final level of award.

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

On successful completion of the course students can enter employment, many of our students have gained successful careers in related creative industries including, web design, web development, graphic design, interface design, content design, web animation as well as starting their own businesses. Alternatively, students can top up the foundation degree to a BA (Hons) by studying a 1 year top up course in Creative Media & Visual Communication.

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

Applicants are required to have a BTEC level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in a related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Related subject areas include graphics, art and design, creative media and technically oriented courses such as ICT or Computing.

Minimum UCAS tariff points required are 160. Qualifications should be accompanied by a portfolio of creative work. An english qualification is essential and a maths qualification is desirable. You will need strong IT and communication skills.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

Applicants should demonstrate an enthusiasm and curiosity about the potential of website design and the power of communication for digital design both online and offline.

You will be invited to attend an interview in order to assess your suitability for the course. A portfolio of your own creative and academic work is required. You will need to demonstrate strong IT, communication and literacy skills. This may from work or qualifications or personal development.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

33

Hours per week

16

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?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.



 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6221 Course Code: CR23010-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: WN2M
Academic year: 15/16

UCAS applications

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

Institution code is M10 and course code is WN2M.

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


Graphic Design and Advertising

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6221
Course instance ID: 
565225565226
Course code: 
CR23010-01
UCAS course code: 
WN2M
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Fielden Campus

What's the Graphic Design and Advertising course about?

This well-established and creative programme is aimed at individuals who would like to develop a detailed understanding of print in Graphic Design and Advertising through assignment-based projects. Well suited to students progressing from National Diplomas or A-Levels, strong emphasis is placed on typography and composition (within Graphics) and development of creative ideas (within Advertising) and the relationship between the two. The tutors have industry experience and contacts bringing live briefs and real clients for students to create work for. A series of guest lectures show current work and discuss their career paths in the industry.

Through practical projects, students develop specialist skills in conceptual thinking, critical analysis, idea generation and creative problem solving whilst studying the history of creativity to inform their own work. A grounding in design theory, creative problem solving and application skills is followed by a second year providing national Design and Advertising competition briefs such as D&AD, YCN, ISTD and MPA Roses allowing students to focus on design or advertising.

The college's strong links with industry gives students an opportunity to setup work placements upon graduation, students are also required to stage a final exhibition of their work at the End of Year show.

Subjects covered include:
- Typography
- Design theory
- Advertising techniques
- Branding principles
- Creative thinking & problem solving
- Idea Generation
- Press applications skills & artwork
- Contextual studies
- Commercial briefs pitching & client facing
- Presentation techniques
- Industry contact building
- Planning work

- Application of appropriate message
- Layout
- Composition
- Image use
- Typography

Assessment is a blend of practical work and written assignments. Students are also assessed through group assessment, ongoing formative feedback, class presentations and end product summative assessment.

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

Students will be equipped to work directly in the Graphic Design industry. Successful graduates will also be equipped to apply for a top-up BA (Hons) in Graphics or Advertising, both at The Manchester College or a University.

All students following a successful study period will be able to fulfil a placement / employed role of junior designer / advertiser within the industry. Students should be aware that many companies now ask for placement experience first, which may require time proving yourself before becoming a full time employee. Opportunities within the course give students the chance to set-up placements upon graduation to begin this process.

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

Applicants are required to have an A Level, a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in a art/design related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160. Qualifications should be accompanied by a portfolio of creative work.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

33

Hours per week

16

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?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.