University And Degree Level

Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6871 Course Code: CR25298-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: M6Y6
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 M6Y6.

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


Travel and Tourism Management

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6871
Course instance ID: 
569758569756
Course code: 
CR25298-01
UCAS course code: 
M6Y6
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Location: 
Fielden Campus

What's the Travel and Tourism Management course about?

The FD Travel and Tourism course is designed to give students a real insight into being a manager within the tourism industry, we place a strong focus on developing your managerial skills as well as increasing your knowledge of the industry and how it operates. The course explores all aspects of the industry including airline and airport operations, tour operations management, sustainable destination management, business tourism and other key management modules. Whether you are looking to move up the career ladder or expand your industry knowledge this is the course for you.

This is a full time course that is pre-dominantly classroom based, with the opportunity to participate in educational residential's that have direct links to learning, access to guest speakers from the industry and field trips ranging from outdoor adventure activities to behind the scenes in one of Europe's largest airports.

Year One

Airline and Airport Operations - The content for Airline and Airport Operations will focus on functions and procedures of departments and personnel, the roles of aviation organisations, airline operations models and leadership in the airline and airport industry. Visits linked to this unit involve airport environments.

Tourism Destinations and Global Sustainability- This unit aims to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the components and attributes of tourist destinations, the range of impacts of tourism and their management for future sustainability. The unit explores concepts of sustainable development and their links to tourism management. Tourism is an expanding and increasingly pervasive globalised industry, and must respond to the issues presented by the global sustainability agenda. Field visits revolve around assignment case studies and have previously taken us to Blackpool, Snowdonia, Cumbria and Chester.

Business Enterprise - This module covers two key areas of management within the tourism industry. Accounting - This part introduces financial techniques to enable students to plan effectively, organise, control and report on a business entity. Marketing - This part is an introduction to marketing concepts. Marketing is related to the dynamic service industry sector through the introduction and application of theory, using case study material of markets, companies and professional roles.
Academic Skills - This unit is designed to help students plan and develop improved strategies and techniques to support their studies. Students will develop essential academic and related learning skills needed for the course. In addition students will develop academic learning in relation to their professional practice and career development.

Year Two

Tour Operations Management - This unit will prepare students for progression into the tour operating environment and help them understand the skills necessary for management in this sector. Previous visits linked to this unit have been overseas residential trips providing an insight into the components and logistics of managing tour operations.

Human Resource Management - Managers in vocational areas of industry need skilled and competent employees to drive their business and the economy forward. This unit provides students with an appreciation of the key issues and activities that are involved in managing human resources effectively within a competitive vocational environment.

Business Tourism - This unit provides an insight into the concepts of business tourism, examines key factors influencing business tourism and the impacts of business events upon the sector. Students will learn the process that underpins the entrepreneurial journey from the identification, evaluation and shaping of a business idea right through to creation and running of a service industry based company. Previous visits and guest speakers have included hotels, exhibition and conference centres offering facilities that focus on business tourism.

Work Based Unit 2 - This unit provides learners with a real life opportunity to engage in work experience and develop knowledge of current working practices within a tourism organisation. Experience is linked to an academic piece of work where students undertake a research study within the chosen organisation.

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

Having completed this course, students can either progress into employment or on to complete their degree in one more year.
Most tourism students go on to a university to complete their third year and gain a degree, some of who also find jobs within the industry whilst studying too.
Past students have found employment with national tourist boards, tour operators, travel agents, airports and key tourism organisations

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

Applicants should ideally have prior knowledge of the industry either through employment or a level 3 qualification. Mature students who do not have a level 3 qualification must have experience or knowledge of the tourism industry.

Some applicants will be required to attend an interview.
Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with MMP or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content (minimum UCAS tariff points required: 200). You will also be expected to have a minimum of grade `C `at GCSE level (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics and English Language.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Travel and Tourism Management course?

On Successful of completion of this course you will be awarded FdA Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism Management

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

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


 

The Manchester College Skills Show

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 17:00 - Fri, 09/10/2015 - 10:00

Location

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill Street Manchester, M2 3GX
United Kingdom

At The Manchester College Skills Show you won’t just find out about the courses we
offer, you will get to EXPERIENCE them too.

More details to follow soon....

HE Open Day - 27 June 2015

Sat, 27/06/2015 - 10:00 - 15:00

Come and talk to us about our university level courses at one of our open days.

Find out more about our university and degree level courses, speak to our expert tutors and have a go at exciting subject activities at our next Higher Education Open Day.

Study with us and you’ll benefit from:
state-of-the-art facilities
experienced tutors who are industry professionals
smaller class size
real-life experience to get you ready for a career in your chosen industry
Experience student life in the heart of Manchester with The Manchester College

Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6868 Course Code: CR25148-01
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 .

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


Broadcast Media

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6868
Course instance ID: 
569464569468
Course code: 
CR25148-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Fielden Campus

What's the Broadcast Media course about?

"Subject To Validation "

This course focusses on live production contexts, developing the specialist skills you'll need to work in an industry where production and workflow are converging and multiplatform delivery is now the norm. You'll gain contextual understanding within a broad media production context, from multi-camera TV studio practice and outside broadcasting to radio, including internet platforms, news production and post-production processes. There are lots of opportunities to gain real-world experience through live projects with our partners Radio Regen - Manchester's only specialist radio training organisation ? and links to the BBC and ITV at Media City.

TV and radio studio operations
- Newsroom operations
- Live multi-camera or audio only outside broadcast
- Coverage of live drama/events
- Production management
- Directing
- Audio and moving image post production (editing, effects, grading and media formatting)
- Media analysis along with legal and ethical considerations
- Script and content development

The practical elements of the course are broken down into:

Pre-production stage featuring an in-depth look into developing projects, researching ways of exploring and developing initial ideas. Time management will play an integral part at this stage.

Production stage taking developed ideas and creating television or radio content, using specialist equipment and software to shoot and record material ready for editing into appropriate formats. You'll also explore the software used in conjunction with a computer environment to turn all content, visual or audio, into professional quality output for specific target audiences.

Post-production stage a unique chance to explore opportunities for publishing content in a media rich digital age.

Assessments include a production/post-production workshop, technical tasks, individual or group production projects, live client based work, reflective journals and production diaries, case study analysis and contextual essays.

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

If you want to study further, the College has strong relationships with local universities, which welcome applications from students of The Manchester College. Alternatively, you may want to enter employment or undertake freelance or agency work.

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

You?ll be 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 media 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)

How much will the course cost me?

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


 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6870 Course Code: CR25150-01
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 .

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


Popular Music Practice

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6870
Course instance ID: 
569474569472
Course code: 
CR25150-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Openshaw Campus

What's the Popular Music Practice course about?

This programme is designed for both music performers and music producers/technologists wishing to gain employment in the music industry. It?s unique as it allows you to tailor your studies in the second year to suit your own interests and ambitions. You can choose to study either the music performance pathway or the music production pathway. Whilst covering recording and live sound technologies, the music performance pathway focusses firmly on music performance and composition underpinned by music theory. The music production pathway places emphasis on recording studio and live sound technological solutions to high quality audio production, in an appropriate range of industry and challenging contexts. The synergy between both pathways offers a collaborative, flexible and peer driven professional environment.

Four recording studios (with the availability for 5.1 surround sound)
- ProTools HD with Apogee conversion
- Software including Logic Studio, Ableton, Universal Audio, Sonnox, Pultec, TC Electronic, and SSL
- Mics including Neumann, AKG, Soundfield, Audix, Shure, and SE Electronics
- Rehearsal rooms
- Live performance venues, including an outdoor amphitheatre

The delivery of both pathways is very practical with continuous assessment based on a range of challenging assignments, essays, projects, performances, presentations and portfolios.

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

Some of our music performance pathway students have taken employment relating to composition, live and recorded performance, production, promotion, teaching and a whole host of music related work.
There are also a variety of progression routes to final year top-up courses at Universities in Manchester, the northwest of England and beyond.

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

To study on this programme you?ll need to have a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or three A Levels - one in either Music Technology or Performance at grade C combining to a minimum 260 UCAS points).

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

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


 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6869 Course Code: CR25149-01
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 .

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


Fashion and Costume Design

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6869
Course instance ID: 
569466569470
Course code: 
CR25149-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Fashion and Costume Design course about?

"Subject To Validation "

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 or costume design and realisation. It places particular emphasis on garment production and finishing, skills which are highly sort after in industry. The fashion design option will develop your knowledge, design and practical production skills within a commercial fashion context. Similarly, the costume design option will focus on theatre, television and film production outcomes.

- Pattern cutting and garment technology for fashion and costume design
- Design communication and marketing
- Fashion and costume textile technology and craft
- Historical and contextual influences
- Fashion and costume design analysis
- The design development cycle
- Self direct design projects
- Personal and professional practice in design
- Research for design
- Engaging with industry/placement and competitions

Assessment is on-going during the year through set and live briefs and includes practical demonstrations, 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, 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.

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. Admission requirements include presentation of a portfolio at interview.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

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


 

Send Michael to Myrtle!

Staff and students at The Manchester College are working together to raise money to send student, Michael Weir, to a family retreat for people with Apert Syndrome.

Michael, 18, studies at our Openshaw Campus and was named a Child ...
Michael Weir

 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6862 Course Code: CR25029-02
Academic year: 15/16

Software Development

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6862
Course instance ID: 
568830569323
Course code: 
CR25029-02
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Computing and IT
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Software Development course about?

"Subject to Validation"

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 graduate 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 also progress onto a third year and 'TOP UP' their FdSc to a BSc(Hons) within their own specialised field (Validated by Salford University). 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

Part time (day)

Course length

1 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

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


 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6859 Course Code: CR25025-02
Academic year: 15/16

Network Engineering with Administration

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6859
Course instance ID: 
568814569321
Course code: 
CR25025-02
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Computing and IT
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Network Engineering with Administration course about?

"Subject to Validation"

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:
- Introduction to Networks
- Network software
- Introduction to security concepts
- Network environment management
- 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) within their own specialised field (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.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Part time (day)

Course length

2 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

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