University And Degree Level

Media students shortlisted for prestigious award

Media students at The Manchester College's Shena Simon Campus have been shortlisted for a prestigious award for their viral video campaign for the Mind charity.

The Level 3 Media Production students created a series of viral ...
Media Production students from The Manchester College

 

Emmerdale star visits garden festival

Soap actor Mark Charnock took time out of his busy schedule to visit The Manchester College’s Forum Learning Campus in Wythenshawe.

The Emmerdale actor, who plays popular character Marlon Dingle in the ITV soap, was a guest at ...
Emmerdale actor Mark Charnock gets a hand massage

 

Skills on show in the heart of the city

The Manchester College Skills Show had the ambitious task of showcasing the breadth of courses and opportunities available at the College, but it was so much more.

Held over two days in the heart of the city at Manchester Central, ...
Brooke Vincent admires her work at The Manchester Skills Show

 

The Manchester College appoints Lisa O’Loughlin as its new Principal

The Manchester College today announced that Lisa O’Loughlin has been appointed as its new Principal. Lisa will take up her new role on 1 November from Jack Carney, who is retiring later this year.

Lisa joined The Manchester ...
Lisa O’Loughlin is the new Principal of The Manchester College

 

Snowdrops mark soldiers’ sacrifice

Staff and learners at Shena Simon Campus have marked the sacrifice of soldiers in World War One with an enduring tribute, planting snowdrop bulbs in Sackville Gardens.

The Sackville Gardens planting, part of the National Trust’s ...
Staff and learners from Shena Simon Campus took part in Snowdrop City Week

 
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 addition 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. Other 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 should 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 University of Huddersfield via the 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.