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Learners shine at Student Excellence Awards

The Manchester College's students were rewarded for their hard work last night when the Student Excellence Awards were held at the Renaissance Hotel in the city centre.

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Student Excellence Awards host waxes lyrical ahead of inaugural event

Ahead of our first ever Student Excellence Awards on Thursday the 18th of June we sat down with host David Hindley to find out a little bit more about him and his expectations for the event. Read our Q&A with the man himself ...

David Hindley (JSD) is hosting the first ever Student Excellence Awards

 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6861 Course Code: CR25028-02
Validated by: UCAS Code: GH46
Academic year: 15/16

Computer Systems Engineering

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6861
Course instance ID: 
578339578341
Course code: 
CR25028-02
UCAS course code: 
GH46
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Computing and IT
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Computer Systems Engineering course about?

"Subject to Validation MMU"

This foundation degree is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to maintain and repair computer equipment and systems. The course is ideal for repair and maintenance professionals (IT technicians/IT service managers), currently in employment, who would like to develop their skills and obtain a higher level qualification, or for anyone who would like to begin a career in repair and maintenance.

Students develop highly technical and specialist skills, in addition to business awareness skills, which are taught at the request of employers involved in the design of the programme.

Subjects studied include:
- Operating systems and system software
- Computer architecture
- Computing Electronics
- end user support
- A+ essentials (CompTIA)
- Network+ (CompTIA)
- ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library V3

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.

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

The foundation degree prepares graduates for a wide range of careers, including corporate help desk technician, PC repair and maintenance bench technician, PC repair and maintenance field technician and IT services manager.

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 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

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 (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6861 Course Code: CR25028-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: GH46
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 GH46.

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


Computer Systems Engineering

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6861
Course instance ID: 
578339578340
Course code: 
CR25028-01
UCAS course code: 
GH46
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Computing and IT
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Computer Systems Engineering course about?

"Subject to Validation MMU"

This foundation degree is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to maintain and repair computer equipment and systems. The course is ideal for repair and maintenance professionals (IT technicians/IT service managers), currently in employment, who would like to develop their skills and obtain a higher level qualification, or for anyone who would like to begin a career in repair and maintenance.

Students develop highly technical and specialist skills, in addition to business awareness skills, which are taught at the request of employers involved in the design of the programme.

Subjects studied include:
- Operating systems and system software
- Computer architecture
- Computing Electronics
- end user support
- A+ essentials (CompTIA)
- Network+ (CompTIA)
- ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library V3

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.

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

The foundation degree prepares graduates for a wide range of careers, including corporate help desk technician, PC repair and maintenance bench technician, PC repair and maintenance field technician and IT services manager.

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 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)

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: Bachelor of Science Location:
Subject area: Level: 6
Leaflet Number: 6857 Course Code: CR25023-02
Validated by: UCAS Code: N2S5
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 N2S5.

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


Network Security with Penetration Testing (Top Up)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6857
Course instance ID: 
578330578331
Course code: 
CR25023-02
UCAS course code: 
N2S5
Qualification type: 
Bachelor of Science
Level: 
6
Subject area: 
Computing and IT
Location: 
Openshaw Campus

What's the Network Security with Penetration Testing (Top Up) course about?

"Subject to Validation MMU"

To gain an honours degree in Network Security with Penetration Testing, students will undertake 120 credits. This will be made up of a variety of research, management and specialist modules.

The specialist project allows you to consolidate your previous learning and to develop those ideas and materials in a critical and analytical way. The specialist project will demonstrate your ability to undertake a substantial piece of work. It will also be valuable as a showcase for your abilities and professional skills, and provide a solid preparation for postgraduate study.

A variety of assessment methods are used, some modules may use coursework only or others may use a mix of coursework and exams, group and individual projects.

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

This course provides an ideal pathway for anyone who wants to pursue a career in Computing, Information Technology and related fields. It also provides students the grounding to apply for an MSc at a University of your choice.

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

Before registering on this top-up degree, you will ideally have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in either Computer Network Management, Computer Network Security or Computer System Support (or equivalent approved study, such as a relevant foundation degree from another institution, or an HND together with vocational experience).

Consideration will be made to the following students, subject to course relevance and vocational experience:

-Students with Computing foundation degrees and HNDs
-Students who have completed the first two years of a three-year Computing degree at another institution
-Students with two-year diplomas or other qualifications from outside the UK.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

28

Hours per week

7

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.


 
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 Production

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6868
Course instance ID: 
578345578346
Course code: 
CR25148-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Fielden Campus

What's the Broadcast Production 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 (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6862 Course Code: CR25029-01
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.


Software Development

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6862
Course instance ID: 
578342578343
Course code: 
CR25029-01
UCAS course code: 
G590
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 MMU"

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

Full time

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 (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6869 Course Code: CR25149-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: WW42
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 WW42.

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


Fashion and Costume Design

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6869
Course instance ID: 
578347578348
Course code: 
CR25149-01
UCAS course code: 
WW42
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 MMU "

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.


 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6870 Course Code: CR25150-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: WW3J
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 WW3J.

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


Professional Music Production/Performance

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6870
Course instance ID: 
578349578350
Course code: 
CR25150-01
UCAS course code: 
WW3J
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Openshaw Campus

What's the Professional Music Production/Performance course about?

"Subject to validation MMU "

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.