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COURSE GUIDE 2011-2012

CONTENTS

PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME WHICH LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU? QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED INTRODUCTION TO SCOTTISH CREDIT AND QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK (SCQF) AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORT BEAUTY, SPA AND HOLISTIC THERAPIES BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT COMPUTING AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL STUDIES EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE HAIRDRESSING AND MAKE-UP ARTISTRY HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PERFORMING ARTS SCIENCE THE SCHOOL OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT FOR LEARNING HOW TO APPLY INFORMATION DAYS MONEY MATTERS LEARNER SUPPORT CORE SKILLS STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION NURSERY STUDENT LIFE GRADUATION SCHOOL-COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP COLLEGE CALENDAR 2011/2012 INDEX HOW TO FIND US 2 3 4 5 6 10 18 26 32 40 46 54 62 70 76 82 88 89 90 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 100 101 104

MISSION STATEMENT "To place learners at the heart of everything we do."

VISION STATEMENT "To be a vibrant and responsible organisation acknowledged for its outstanding education and training."

PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME

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WHICH LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

The qualification you choose to study will open up an exciting learning progression route for you to pursue. You can join the path at various stages, depending upon your ability and previous qualifications. The aim is to follow the study route that's right for you which will ultimately lead you to a new career, a better job or a promotion.

PRINCIPAL, COATBRIDGE COLLEGE

Welcome to our 2011­2012 Course Guide. I hope you find it to be an informative and useful aid to determining your next steps. This year's guide is informed and influenced by student comments, views and suggestions so it reflects the College Mission `to place learners at the heart of everything we do'. As Scotland's oldest College, we understand very well the difference education makes ­ not only to individuals but also to families and the communities where they live. Our aim is to provide all our learners with an outstanding learning experience. We are very much aware that our students come from wide ranging and diverse backgrounds; people who have been away from education for many years, those who are employed and looking to develop or change their career, people with additional support needs, school leavers and people who are unemployed ­ all wanting to enhance their employment opportunities, their confidence or just develop new interests. Coming to College is all about developing your independence, making new friends, taking advantage of new opportunities and learning new skills for your future career. Just like life, the more you put in, the more you will get out of your time at College. We are a friendly, welcoming College focused on your learning experience. Those of you who are returning to continue their studies will, I am sure, be delighted by the progress of our campus development strategy. Modern, accessible learning spaces with excellent support and social spaces will make your experience so much more fulfilling and enjoyable. Where required you will receive `hands on' training in real work environments and work with up to date industry standard equipment. There are opportunities for work placements on some courses and we have excellent links with industry. I look forward to welcoming you to Coatbridge College, to a new beginning and a bright future.

GETTING STARTED

You can start your studies at Coatbridge College at any level. Whatever your age, experience and learning to date, we can help you choose the course that suits you best. If you have been away from study for a while or are leaving school with Standard Grades/Intermediate 1 or 2 qualifications, you're likely to join our Access or National Qualification (NQ) programmes. If you are leaving school with Highers or Advanced Higher qualifications, or if you are a mature student and have relevant experience, you may join one of our Higher National (HN) programmes.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 5.5 or equivalent is required for all of our courses.

Principal, Coatbridge College

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QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED

PROGRESSING TO UNIVERSITY OR EMPLOYMENT

Our courses are designed to enable you to progress to University. Our Access courses (SWAP) allow direct entry to year 1 of a variety of University courses. HNC courses usually allow you to progress to year 1 of University. Certain HNC courses allow you to enter directly into year 2. HND courses usually allow you to enter into year 2 of University and, in certain cases, year 3. Our links with employers and industrial training bodies make sure that the courses are relevant to current employment opportunities.

INTRODUCTION TO SCOTTISH CREDIT AND QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK (SCQF)

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (NQ)

National Qualifications are non-advanced qualifications which include National Units, National Courses and Scottish Group Awards. They can be achieved at five levels: ACCESS Broadly equivalent to Standard Grades at Foundation Level INTERMEDIATE 1 Broadly equivalent to Standard Grade at General Level INTERMEDIATE 2 Broadly equivalent to Standard Grade at Credit Level HIGHER Has replaced previous Higher Grade ADVANCED HIGHER To replace current Certificate of Sixth Year Studies On successful completion of a Scottish Group Award or programme of National Units you should be qualified to gain employment. Alternatively, you can continue your education at a more advanced level using your National Qualification as a stepping stone.

WHAT IS THE SCQF?

The SCQF is a way of comparing the wide range of Scottish qualifications. It covers achievements such as those from school, college, university and many work based qualifications. It does this by giving each qualification a level and a number of credit points. The level of a qualification shows how difficult the learning is. The credit points show how much learning is involved in achieving that qualification. Each credit point represents an average of 10 hours of learning.

THE SCQF CAN:

·help you decide how you progress in your learning; ·help you understand qualifications you are not familiar with; ·help employers understand different types of qualifications and help with the development of your skills; ·help colleges and universities identify the level that has been studied in a particular subject and make it easier to transfer credit points between different learning programmes; and ·provide recognition of other areas of your learning that may contribute to your personal development and your goals for the future. For more information on The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit www.scqf.org.uk

BACHELORS DEGREES

Degrees are Higher Education qualifications that help you develop a thorough understanding of a subject. There are several different types and a vast number of subjects to choose from. A bachelors degree (sometimes known as an `ordinary' or `first' degree) can lead to a qualification such as a bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BSc), or a bachelor of medicine (MB). Depending on the subject you choose, a bachelors degree normally takes 3 to 4 years to complete full time.

SCQF Levels 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Advanced Higher Higher

SQA Qualifications

Qualifications of Higher Education Institutions Doctoral Degree Integrated Masters Degree / Masters Degree Post Graduate Diploma Post Graduate Certificate Honours Degree Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Professional Development Award Bachelors / Ordinary Degree Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Diploma of Higher Education Certificate of Higher Education

Scottish Vocational Qualifications

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD (PDA)

PDA's are customised qualifications designed to meet the needs of individuals and employers who wish to develop their professional skills in a specific area.

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HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (HNC) / DIPLOMA (HND)

The HNC and HND qualifications offer huge opportunities if you are serious about your career prospects and your future. Not only are they recognised by employers for their vocational value, many offer the opportunity for you to progress directly onto University as they are equivalent to the first and second year of a degree. They are also highly regarded by many professional/technical bodies. So, whether you want to go straight into a job or continue your studies, getting a Higher National Qualification is a good place to start.

SCOTTISH VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (SVQ's)

Study is vocationally orientated and covers training related to employment. SVQ's are available to people of all ages and at all stages of their careers. This is an ideal route to follow if you are looking for a work based route to career development. SVQ's are available in a wide range of subject areas at five different levels; from junior positions right up to senior management posts. As a result, they are a guarantee of ability to do a job of work to a high standard.

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Higher National Diploma Higher National Certificate

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NATIONAL CERTIFICATES (NC)

National Certificates are normally one year, full time courses at non-advanced level, with many requiring no or few qualifications. Many students studying NC courses go onto employment or alternatively progress further to non-advanced, Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma level.

Intermediate 2 Credit Standard Grade Intermediate 1 General Standard Grade Access 3 Foundation Standard Grade Access 2 Access 1 National National Certificate Progression Award

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AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORT

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

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IMI LEVEL 1 AWARD IN VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR (LIGHT VEHICLE) Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 4/5 (1 year full time)

This Level 1 qualification consists of six practical based units which cover the basic technical needs for today's motor vehicle repair industry. It provides essential knowledge and involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of working with light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots and provides a good introduction to the automotive industry. Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. What does it involve? ·Light Vehicle Construction and Routine Maintenance ·Operating Principles of Light Vehicle Engines, Tyres and Brakes ·Steering and Suspension Systems ·Maintenance of Light Vehicle Transmission Systems ·Electrical and Electronic Systems Are there any exams? Your knowledge is assessed by IMI set practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment. There are also IMI online multiple choice tests. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 4 or above. ·A keen interest in the motor vehicle industry and the drive to succeed are essential. What can I do afterwards? This course will teach you the skills that are required to apply for apprenticeships in the motor vehicle industry. It can also provide a progression route to IMI Level 2 courses in Light Vehicle or Auto Electrical, or City and Guilds Level 2 courses in a variety of automotive areas.

CURRICULUM LEADER

IMI LEVEL 1 AWARD IN VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

I first studied mechanics at the College while I was in my 4th year of high school and really enjoyed it. When I left school I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but I thought about my experience at Coatbridge College and decided I wanted to come back to study for my IMI Level 1 Award. I love working with cars and learning about how they work. You get hands on experience and the lecturers are really helpful. I'm learning about so many different parts of a car from the wheels to braking systems, steering and engine technology. This qualification gives me a good introduction to the world of mechanics and will set me up to find a job in a garage when I complete my course.

In the Automotive and Transport section, our courses have been developed with you in mind, to support you and offer progression to advanced courses or careers based on your chosen path of development in various sectors of the Automotive and Transport Industry. The courses will give you the opportunity to learn valuable skills and knowledge that employers look for in potential employees. Our staff are highly qualified, dedicated and friendly and will support and help you to achieve your goals throughout your time with us. We look forward to meeting you.

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Therapists make the effort to be educated to give their client the best results they can.

Dr Des Fernandes, Founder of Environ Skincare

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BEAUTY, SPA AND HOLISTIC THERAPIES

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SVQ LEVEL I BEAUTY THERAPY SCQF LEVEL 4 (1 year full time)

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CURRICULUM LEADER

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Beauty Therapy to Assistant Beauty Therapist level. This course includes certification of Core Skills. Treatments you will learn include manicure, facial cleansing, face painting, nail art and make-up. You will be introduced to complementary therapies and massage. You will learn basic anatomy and physiology. You will learn to assist in a realistic salon environment with paying clients and have the opportunity to take part in Citizenship activities. Assessments will include working with paying clients in a realistic salon environment. What does it involve? ·Prepare and Maintain the Beauty Therapy Work Area ·Assist with Facial Treatments ·Assist with Nail Treatments on the Hands ·Human Biology ·Ensure your Own Actions Reduce the Risks of Health and Safety ·Assist with Reception Duties ·Commercial Salon ·Nail Art ·Core Skills in IT, Communication, Numeracy and Working with Others Are there any exams? Your course involves a combination of continual assessment with independent assessment. At the beginning of each unit, your lecturer will indicate what evidence is required to achieve the unit. Practical skills competencies are assessed by summative assessments, which are completed by assisting/providing treatments in a commercial beauty salon.

Our partnership agreement with Napier University means that all HND students are able to apply for the Complementary Therapy degree course there! Our students are able to gain a variety of employment opportunities such as employment in a Spa or Beauty Salon, self employment, cruise ships, health, fitness and medical centres even lecturing opportunities. Some of our current lecturing staff were former students! We encourage and support all our students to reach their full potential. Our students are continually successful when nominated for national awards including Enterprising Student of the Year, World Skills Champion at regional and national levels and Vocational Learner of the Year Award. One of our students was even awarded the College's most prestigious accolade, the Chairs Award! Your learning experience with us will be outstanding and I very much look forward to discussing your learning options with you.

What do I need to start? ·Two Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 4. ·You will be expected to have an interest in working with people and have a high standard of personal presentation. ·You will be required to wear a regulation uniform for all practical classes. ·You may need to purchase some stationary and a data stick. What can I do afterwards? NC Beauty Care and Make-up. Alternatively employment as a Beauty Therapy Assistant within a salon or department store may be secured.

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The Beauty Therapy section is able to offer qualifications ranging from Level 4 Access programmes through to Level 8 Higher National courses. Our programmes cover a range of topics including Beauty Care, Make-up and advanced Beauty Therapy techniques. Our advanced courses also include Spa and Complementary Therapy units.

BEAUTY, SPA AND HOLISTIC THERAPIES

NC BEAUTY CARE AND MAKE-UP SCQF LEVEL 5 (1 year full time)

This course will enable you to develop Beauty Skills and Make-up techniques. You will learn facial and body treatments that include facial cleansing, mask therapies, back massage, hand treatments, eyelash and eyebrow tinting and waxing of the body and face. You will be trained to use fabulous facial and body products and gain retail and product knowledge to industry standard. You will develop nail enhancement techniques, including artificial nail applications. You will build a portfolio of images to include photographic evidence of make-up and face painting applications you have applied. This course includes certification of Core Skills. You will be required to purchase some stationary and a data stick. You will need to provide photographs for assessment purposes. Regulation uniform will need to be worn for all practical classes. Assessments will include working with paying clients in a realistic salon environment. What does it involve? ·Facial Skin Care ·Waxing Skills ·Manicure ·Bridal Make-up ·Day and Corrective Make-up ·Competition Skills ·Face Painting ·Portfolio Presentation Skills ·Reception and Selling Skills ·Artificial Nails ·Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage ·Core Skills in IT, Communications and Working with Others Are there any exams? This course combines practical and written assessments. What do I need to start? ·Two Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3, or ·SVQ Level 1 Beauty Care, or ·NPA Cosmetology. ·Mature students with relative work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor. What can I do afterwards? This course offers direct access to HND Beauty Therapy or HND Complementary Therapies. Alternatively, employment as a self employed mobile therapist or employment within a salon environment is also possible.

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HND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES SCQF LEVEL 8 (2 years full time*)

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You will gain the knowledge and skills required to be a Complementary Therapist by carrying out specific treatments on clients within the College salons. Successful students will be able to carry out holistic massage, aromatherapy massage and reflexology treatments. You will be ideally qualified to start your own business or work in the area of complementary therapy. You will be required to wear regulation uniform as well as purchase stationery and a data stick. What does it involve? Year 1 ·Anatomy and Physiology ·Professional Issues in Practice ·Health and Safety Legislation ·Research and Methodology ·Stress Management ·Stress Management for Clients ·Graded Unit 1 Optional Units ·Body Massage ·Aromatherapy ·Reflexology ·Indian Head Massage ·Hot Stone Massage ·Preparing and Presenting a Business Plan Year 2 ·Human Pathological Processes ·Lifestyle Advice for Clients ·Clinical Practice ·Integration in Health Care Services ·Graded Unit 2 Optional Units ·Reflexology Advanced ·Aromatherapy Advanced ·Aromatherapy Chemistry ·Chinese Elements ·Stone Therapy ·Seated Massage Therapy ·Remedial Massage You will also be required to attend one twilight class per week from 4.30pm ­ 7.00pm.

Are there any exams? Units are assessed through practical activities, written and integrated assignments. Study on this course will comprise of both theory and practical experience. What do I need to start? ·Level III Diploma in Holistic Therapies, or ·NC Beauty Care and Make-up Advanced at SCQF Level 6, or ·one Higher in English plus a Science subject, preferably Higher Human Biology. ·Mature students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor. ·References will be required. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion you can study for the BSc Complementary Therapies at Napier University at year three. This HND qualification can also enable access to various health related courses at a number of Universities. Alternatively, you may become a self employed Complementary Therapist or you may gain employment in the health sector or in a health clinic. *The first year of the HND is equivalent to an HNC at SCQF Level 7.

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HND BEAUTY THERAPY SCQF LEVEL 8 (2 years full time*)

You will learn advanced beauty therapy treatments to match industry requirements. These will include product knowledge and retail techniques. Advanced face and body techniques will be developed through training using state of the art equipment and products. You will study complementary therapy treatments to include aromatherapy and reflexology. This course aims to combine beauty therapy and management skills to produce multi-skilled personnel for the beauty industry, therefore, this course also includes a business unit. Your beauty knowledge and skills will be further enhanced through participation in employment experience and through being able to take part in advanced training opportunities. You will work closely with clients and manage client case studies as part of your assessment. What does it involve? Year 1 ·Management and Practice of Facial Therapies ·Management and Practice of Body Therapies ·Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body ·Employment Experience 1 Graded Unit 1 Optional Units** ·Indian Head Massage ·Make-up for Special Occasions ·Nail Extensions ·Facial Treatments ·Hand and Foot Therapy ·Depilation ·Face and Body Electrotherapy ·Body Massage ·Electrical Epilation Year 2 ·Contemporary Electrotherapy ·Product Knowledge ·Electro Cosmetic Therapy ·Lifestyle Advice for Clients ·Preparing and Presenting a Business Plan ·Employment Experience 2 Graded Unit 2 Optional Units** ·Spa Treatments 1 ·Electrical Epilation ·Electrical Epilation ­ Advanced ·Aromatherapy ·Reflexology ·Contemporary Aesthetic Treatments ** 11 HN credits are needed from optional units. You will also be required to attend one twilight class per week from 4.30pm ­ 7.00pm. Are there any exams? Units are assessed through practical activities, written and integrated assignments. Study on this course will comprise of both theory and practical experience. What do I need to start? ·Two Highers, English and a Science subject, preferably Higher Human Biology, and/or ·NQ Beauty Care Advanced, or ·SVQ Level III Beauty Therapy, or appropriate Beauty Therapy units at SCQF Level 6 (to be discussed with the Curriculum Leader). ·Mature students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor. ·References will be required. What can I do afterwards? Following successful completion you can study for the BSc Complementary Therapies at Napier University. An HND qualification can enable access to various health related degree courses at a number of Universities. Alternatively, employment within a health spa or beauty salon, on cruise ships, a sales representative or trainer for a beauty company may be sought. You may also become self employed. *The first year of the HND is equivalent to an HNC at SCQF Level 7.

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HNC COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

My lecturers played a large part in me winning the `Holistic Therapy ­ Reflexology' section of WorldSkills UK. This is something that has helped to improve my confidence in my own ability. During my course I learned numerous skills that have allowed me to progress to a BA Hons course entering at second year at Napier University. As well as this, I run my own clinic in Coatbridge using the skills that I have learned on my course.

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I loved my course here at Coatbridge College! I completed an HNC in Complementary Therapies. I was initially attracted to the College as I was told it is the best training you can get in the Beauty Therapy industry. The lecturers provide you with amazing support and are very passionate about what they are teaching which is really inspiring and encourages you to succeed.

It was challenges that took us from being cavemen to reaching for the stars.

Richard Branson

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BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

01236 436000 Welcome to the Business and Management section of the Course Guide. Over the past year we've experienced exciting changes in our section including state of the art learning and teaching classrooms and additions to the curriculum. We aim to continue this trend by including further courses this year and being ahead of the pack in terms of the facilities we offer to students. As our students will tell you, the Business and Management section has keen links with industry and, most importantly, a strong and committed lecturing team. The team continues to offer their experience and are approachable and friendly; taking an avid interest in each student to help them achieve their goals. We offer a wide variety of courses to suit all abilities and aspirations, and we are delighted that our students can start off at a basic level and stay with us right through to completion of a Degree in Business! For the last four years the Degree programme has been a great success. So much so that the majority of students successfully completing their HND last year are now in the process of completing their Degree in Business. We prepare students for careers within the business community including roles within Administration, Management, Information Technology, Accounts and many more, in all types of industries. If you're interested in starting your studies or a change of career, I am sure you'll find a course with us that suits you.

NQ ADMINISTRATION AND IT SCQF LEVEL 5/6 (1 year full time)

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NQ BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING SCQF LEVEL 5/6 (1 year full time)

This course will introduce you to the basic concepts of business and accounting. You will develop skills in financial and management accounting as well as core business subjects. There will be a focus on employability skills and the development of personal financial responsibility. What does it involve? ·Financial and Management Accounting ·Handling Wages and Salaries ·IT ·Law in Employment ·Introduction to Office Management ·Administrative Services ·Business Decisions Areas ·Personal Development ·Communication ·Numeracy ·Enterprise Are there any exams? There are no exams. All units are internally assessed through practical activities, written and integrated assignments, and are ongoing throughout the course. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above, one of which must be English or Communications. ·Students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor. What can I do afterwards? HNC Accounting, HNC/HND Administration and IT, HNC/ HND Business or employment in a junior position in an office.

CURRICULUM LEADER

This course provides the administrative and IT skills required for employment in a modern office environment. What does it involve? ·Administrative Services ·Business Decision Areas ·Handling Wages and Salaries ·IT for Administrators ·Law in Employment ·Introduction to Office Management ·Recording and Accounting for Cash Transactions ·Personal Development ·Communication ·Numeracy ·Enterprise Are there any exams? There are no exams. All units are internally assessed through practical activities, written and integrated assignments, and are ongoing throughout the course. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above, one of which must be English/Communications. ·Students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor. What can I do afterwards? HNC/HND Administration and IT, HNC/HND Business or employment in a junior position in an office.

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HNC ADMINISTRATION AND IT SCQF LEVEL 7 (1 year full time, 2 years day release)

This course will provide you with the administrative skills to succeed in a modern office environment. You will develop advanced skills in a broad range of IT applications as well as develop skills in the professional areas of office administration. What does it involve? ·Office Administration ·Office Technologies ·Business Law ·Recording Financial Transactions ·Marketing ·IT in Business: Spreadsheets ·IT in Business: Databases ·IT in Business: Word Processing and Presentations ·Communication Are there any exams? The course is assessed in a variety of ways ­ essays, reports, presentations and closed book assessments. In addition, there is a Graded Unit at the end of the course. What do I need to start? ·A National Qualification such as NQ Administration and IT or NQ Business and Accounting, with appropriate units including Numeracy and Communication, or ·two SQA Highers, one of which must be English, or ·three Intermediate 2's including Communication and IT. ·Students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor. What can I do afterwards? HND Administration and IT, progression to a BA in Business Studies, or you can apply for posts in various industries in a supervisory and/or business role.

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HNC BUSINESS SCQF LEVEL 7 (1 year full time) Subject to Approval

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills for a broad understanding of business organisations and the environment in which they operate. What does it involve? ·Business Accounting ·Economics ·Marketing ·Managing People and Organisations ·Business Law ·Statistics for Business ·ICT in Business ·Communication Are there any exams? The course is assessed in a variety of ways ­ essays, reports, presentations and closed book assessments. In addition, there is a Graded Unit at the end of the course. What do I need to start? ·A National Qualification such as NQ Administration and IT or NQ Business and Accounting, with appropriate units including Numeracy and Communication, or ·two SQA Highers, one of which must be English, or ·three Intermediate 2's including Communication and IT. ·Students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor. What can I do afterwards? HND Business or you can apply for posts in various industries in administration, supervisory and business roles.

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HNC ACCOUNTING SCQF LEVEL 7 (1 year full time, 2 years day release)

This course focuses on accounting skills, along with IT that is necessary for those wishing to meet the needs of today's demanding employer and job markets. What does it involve? ·Financial Accounting ·Management Accounting ·Economics ·IT ·Payroll ·Business Law ·Communication Are there any exams? The course is assessed on an ongoing basis with a graded assessment at the end of the year. What do I need to start? ·A National Qualification such as NQ Accounts or NQ Business and Accounting, with appropriate units including Numeracy and Communication, or ·two SQA Highers, one of which must be English, or ·three Intermediate 2's including Communication and Numeracy. ·Students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor. What can I do afterwards? This qualification will provide you with excellent preparation for a career in the Business/Accounting industry in roles such as Accounts Assistant, Trainee Accountant and Financial Administrator. There is also the opportunity to progress to HND level and then a Degree in Accounts.

HND ADMINISTRATION AND IT SCQF LEVEL 8 (2 years full time*)

A high level of administrative skill is a key element for the future of business. The skill demand of today's employee combines practical skills such as ICT, interpersonal skills and management support. This course will provide you with all the necessary skills required for the challenge. What does it involve? ·Business Information Management ·Office Management ·Managing People in an Organisation ·Economics ·Developing the Individual within the Team ·IT in Business: Advanced Word Processing ·IT in Business: Advanced Spreadsheets ·IT in Business: Advanced Databases Are there any exams? The course is assessed in a number of ways ­ essays, reports, presentations and closed book assessments. In addition, there are Graded Units which involve a closed book assessment and a project based assessment. What do I need to start? ·A National Qualification such as NQ Accounts or Administration, with appropriate units including Numeracy and Communication, or ·two SQA Highers, one of which must be English, or ·three Intermediate 2's including Communication. ·Students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor. If you have an HNC in Administration and Information Technology, you will progress directly to year two of the programme. What can I do afterwards? After successful completion of this two year course, there is the opportunity to progress to Degree level at University including Coatbridge College's 3rd year BA Business Studies delivered in collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland. This course is excellent preparation for working as an Administrator or Manager within a business environment. *The first year of the HND is equivalent to an HNC at SCQF Level 7.

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BA IN BUSINESS STUDIES SCQF LEVEL 9 ­ In conjunction with the University of the West of Scotland (1 year full time)

This course is the third year of the BA Business Studies programme which is delivered at Coatbridge College in collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland. What does it involve? ·Contemporary Issues in Business ·Business Policy and Strategy ·Business Research Methods ·Business Venturing ·Performance and Reward ·Administration Management Are there any exams? There are a variety of assessments such as projects, presentations, reports and exams. What do I need to start? ·HND Administration and Information Technology, or ·HND Administration and Information Management, or ·HND Business or HND Business Administration. What can I do afterwards? You can progress to the Honours year at the University of the West of Scotland or into employment in a relevant area.

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HND ADMINISTRATION AND IT

The lecturers in Business are all really good and always helpful. Once I've completed my HND I'd like to study for my BA Business and because of the good relationship I already have with lecturers, I'd like to complete this at the College too. Coming to Coatbridge College has opened a lot of doors for me and given me the chance to continue my studies from NQ right through to Degree level.

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After leaving school I started at the College in the NQ Accounting course and decided to continue my studies to HND level. I'm now in my second year of HND Administration and IT and I'm really enjoying the course.

Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple

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ACCESS TO DIGITAL MEDIA COMPUTING SCQF LEVEL 4/5 (1 year full time)

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NQ DIGITAL MEDIA SCQF LEVEL 5/6 (1 year full time)

This course is for you if you want a career in the creation of websites, computer games or multimedia presentations. All subjects are taught using the latest technology and computer software. The course provides a broad range of skills in the creation of web pages, animations, digital video, images and audio. What does it involve? ·Website Design ·Digital Photography ·Digital Video ·Digital Audio ·Digital Game Design ·Animation ·Computer Hardware and Software ·Enterprise Project Are there any exams? There are no exams. All subjects are assessed continuously throughout the course. What do I need to start? ·You will need three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above, one of which should be English/Communications, or ·Access to Digital Media Computing. ·Previous employment or practical experience in the areas of digital media or computing may be considered in place of formal entry qualifications. What can I do afterwards? This qualification will provide you with the skills for a career in the digital media industry including jobs in digital photography, video editing and web page creation. It can also lead to an HND in Interactive Media.

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This course is for you if you want a foundation level course in the areas of IT or multimedia. All subjects are taught using the latest technology and computer software. What does it involve? ·Using the Internet ·Digital Photography ·Digital Video ·Digital Audio ·Digital Game Design ·Computer Hardware ·Using Computer Software Are there any exams? There are no exams. All subjects are assessed continuously throughout the course. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 4 or above. What can I do afterwards? This qualification can lead to NQ courses in Digital Media and Digital Media Computing at the College.

Welcome to the Computing and Creative Technologies section of the Course Guide ­ please come and join us for a trip through technology. Whether you are interested in sound, computing or digital media, we have an up to date course that is right for you. We are delighted to be the first Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education in Scotland and we are now able to offer Apple Certified Training within our HND courses. This is a great opportunity for you to gain skills that will really help you move on to further courses or gain employment. We also have well equipped labs full of all the latest equipment and are keen to show you how to get the best out of it! The staff are a friendly team and are always here to help ­ we enjoy using the kit as much as you do! This is a great chance for you to learn new skills and meet new friends. So, if you have an interest in the area and want to work with up to date technology, then please apply for one of our courses. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your needs.

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NQ SOUND PRODUCTION SCQF LEVEL 6 (1 year full time) Subject to Approval

This course is for you if you want a career in a recording studio or in the creation of music using the latest technology and computer software. It provides a broad range of skills in recording, mixing, computer-aided composition and the use of microphones. Although there are many opportunities for musicians to play and record their own music, the course is equally suited to non musicians with an interest in sound and music production. What does it involve? ·Sound Engineering and Production ·Studio Recording ·Digital Audio ·MIDI Sequencing ·Creative Project Are there any exams? There are no exams. All subjects are assessed continuously throughout the course. What do I need to start? ·You will need three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 2 or above, one of which should be English/Communications. ·Previous employment or practical experience in the area of sound production may be considered in place of formal entry qualifications. What can I do afterwards? This qualification will provide you with the skills for a career in the sound recording industry, including jobs in studio or live sound engineering. It can also lead to an HND in Sound Production.

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HND SOUND PRODUCTION SCQF LEVEL 8 (2 years full time*)

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HND INTERACTIVE MEDIA SCQF LEVEL 8 (2 years full time*)

This course is for you if you want a career in the creation of websites, computer games or multimedia presentations. All subjects are taught using the latest technology and computer software. The course provides a broad range of skills in the areas of web page design, graphics, animations, video and audio, along with the skills necessary to work in project teams. What does it involve? ·Web Development ·Bitmap and Vector Graphics ·Animation ·Digital Audio ·Digital Video ·Human Computer Interaction ·Working in a Project Team ·Project ·Creation of a Portfolio ·Includes Apple Certified Training in Final Cut Pro Are there any exams? There is one exam in the first year Graded Unit, however, all other subjects are assessed continuously throughout the course. What do I need to start? ·Two Highers, or ·NQ Digital Media, or ·NQ Digital Media Computing. ·Previous employment or practical experience in the areas of multimedia or digital media may be considered in place of formal entry qualifications. In this case you will also be required to submit a portfolio of work to gain entry. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion of this two year HND, students can apply for a place into the third year of the BSc Multimedia Technology or the third year of the BSc Interactive Media Creation at Glasgow Caledonian University. In addition, there are employment opportunities in the areas of multimedia creation, web page creation and e-commerce. * The first year of the HND is equivalent to an HNC at SCQF Level 7.

This course has been designed in conjunction with the creative industries and enables students to gain a broad range of skills leading to employment, self employment or further study. It is ideal if you want to develop skills in recording, mixing and the use of computers to create and edit sound. Although there are many opportunities for musicians to play and record their own music, the course is equally suited to non musicians with an interest in sound and music production. What does it involve? ·Sound Production Theory and Practice ·Digital Audio ·Advanced Studio Recording and Mixing ·Live Sound ·Digital Audio Workstations ·Management Skills ·Project Are there any exams? There are no exams. All subjects are assessed continuously throughout the course. What do I need to start? ·Two Higher passes, or ·NQ Sound Production. ·Previous employment or practical experience in the area of sound production may be considered in place of formal entry qualifications. In this case you will also be required to submit a portfolio of work to gain entry. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion of this two year HND, students can apply for entry into the third year of the BSc Audio Technology with Multimedia at Glasgow Caledonian University (if they achieve an A or a B within the Graded Unit) or the third year of the BA Creative Sound Production at Abertay University. In addition, there are employment opportunities in the areas of studio or live sound, digital editing, sound design, acoustics and studio design. * The first year of the HND is equivalent to an HNC at SCQF Level 7.

HND INTERACTIVE MEDIA

After high school I came to College to study Access Digital Media. I really enjoyed it so moved on to the NQ and I'm now in the first year of my HND Interactive Media. The College is great ­ I enjoy coming to learn here. The lecturers are brilliant, always there to help whenever you need it and you get to use the latest technology ­ my class even get to use the new Apple Mac computers which is great! Once I complete my HND I'd like to go to University to study image editing or web development.

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THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL STUDIES

When a great adventure is offered, you don't refuse it.

Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic

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INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL NURSING SCQF LEVEL 4 (1 year full time)

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This course will provide you with an insight and understanding of the role of a Dental Nurse working within a variety of clinical settings. What does it involve? ·The Role of the Dental Nurse ·Causes and Prevention of Oral Disease ·Decontamination and Cross Infection Control ·Conservative Dentistry ·Health and Safety ·First Aid ·Communication ·IT ·Working with Others ·Numeracy ·Personal Development Planning The theory and clinical skills requirement of this course will be delivered within the School of Dental Studies' state of the art clinical teaching facility based at Duart House, Strathclyde Business Park. Clinical skills will be developed to the highest standard via simulated learning, and theory will be taught using the resources within the School's teaching rooms. Are there any exams? There is continual assessment throughout the year which will include closed book assessments, portfolio development and observations. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 4 or above, and ·an interest in working with dental teams who deliver dental treatment to a range of patients. This course would suit learners who have just left school having completed 4th year. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion of the course, you can apply to study for Dental Nursing at SCQF level 5 delivered within the School.

As the Head of the Dental School, I am delighted to introduce you to the variety of learning and career opportunities available if you are considering a career within dentistry. The School is committed to developing the dental team and offers qualifications to those individuals considering a variety of dental career progression routes in Dental Nursing. In addition, the School supports individuals employed within dentistry by providing continual professional development training and post qualifications, including the Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy, Oral Health Education/Promotion, Dental Radiography, Dental Practice Management and Dental Administrators/Receptionist qualifications. All learning will be delivered within the School's state of the art teaching facility and phantom head training room, to ensure learning is maximised and effectively prepares all learners for a rewarding career within dentistry. I look forward to supporting you on a journey which will provide you with rewarding lifelong learning opportunities.

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THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL STUDIES

DENTAL NURSING SCQF LEVEL 5 (1 year full time)

This course will provide you with an insight and understanding of the role of a Dental Nurse working within a variety of clinical settings and will also involve a practical placement. What does the course involve? ·The Role of the Dental Team ·Conservative Dentistry ·Oral Health Promotion ·Decontamination and Cross Infection Control ·Health and Safety within a Clinical Environment ·Communication ·IT ·Working with Others ·Numeracy ·Personal Development Planning The theory and clinical skills requirement of this course will be delivered within the School of Dental Studies' state of the art clinical teaching facility based at Duart House, Strathclyde Business Park. Clinical skills will be developed to the highest standard via simulated learning within the School with this form of skills development being transferred via placement experience offered by dental practitioners. Knowledge will be developed via core subjects taught within the School's teaching rooms. Are there any exams? There is continual assessment throughout the year which will include closed book assessments, portfolio development and observations. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above, one of which should be English/Communications, or ·Introduction to Dental Nursing This course would suit learners who have left school after having completed Standard Grades. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion of the course, you can apply to study for Advanced Dental Nursing at SCQF level 6 offered by the School.

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NATIONAL EXAM BOARD FOR DENTAL NURSES CERTIFICATE IN DENTAL NURSING (1 year full time with part time options) Subject to Approval

The National Certificate is one of the qualifications approved by the General Dental Council (GDC) enabling professional registration as a Dental Nurse. The course provides you with the skills and knowledge to perform the role of a Dental Nurse working within a variety of clinical settings. Training will take place within the School's state of the art training rooms to develop clinical skills with learning being transferred into a clinical environment via a placement. This course can be accessed part time if you are currently employed in a dental practice as a Dental Nurse. What does the course involve? ·Health and Safety and Infection Control in the Workplace ·Emergencies in the Clinical Environment ·Legal and Ethical Issues in the Provision of Dental Care ·Anatomical Structures and Systems Relative to Dental Care ·Oral Disease and Pathology ·Patient Care and Management ·Assessing Patients' Oral Health Needs and Treatment Planning ·Oral Health Promotion and Preventive Dentistry ·Restorative Dentistry ·Oral Surgery ·Orthodontic Procedures ·Dental Drugs, Materials, Instruments and Equipment ·Pain and Anxiety Control in Dentistry ·Radiography ·Communication Are there any exams? The National Certificate external examination consists of five sections which comprise of two written papers, a spotter test, a practical and oral test. Candidates are required to pass all five sections. There is also continual assessment resulting in the completion of a five unit Record of Experience (ROE) which must be completed prior to entry to the external examination. You must also complete a case study of between 1000 and 1500 words focusing on the role of the Dental Nurse during a chairside procedure. What do I need to start? ·Communication at level 4, or ·Higher English at C grade or above, and ·an additional Higher at grade C or above, or ·Introduction to Dental Nursing at level 5. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion of this vocational qualification, you can register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse and work within a variety of clinical settings. Successful students may continue their studies and articulate towards the HND Dental Nursing (subject to approval). There are also specialist post qualifications, namely The National Exam Board of Dental Nurses qualifications in Dental Radiography, Oral Health Education and the Certificate in Orthodontic Dental Nursing.

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HND DENTAL NURSING SCQF Level 8 (2 years full time or part time equivalent) Subject to Approval

This course allows you to gain a qualification which will enable General Dental Council (GDC) registration as a qualified Dental Nurse as well as further enhancing your skills and knowledge to reflect working within a variety of dental settings. Training will take place within the School's state of the art training rooms to develop clinical skills, with learning being transferred into a clinical environment via a placement. This course can be accessed part time if applicants are currently employed in a dental practice as a Dental Nurse. What does the course involve? Year One In addition to a placement, the course includes a portfolio of 11 units which focus on the following ­ ·Prevention and Control of Oral Disease and the Protection of Oral Health ·Endodontics, Orthodontics and Minor Oral Surgery ·Basic Life Support ·Radiography ·Chairside Support and Maintaining the Clinical Environment ·Health and Safety ·Reflect on and Develop Your Practice Year Two Year two also includes a placement which will support the development of practical skills associated with ­ ·Dental Impressions ·Dental Radiography ·Oral Health Promotion You will also develop your knowledge and the practical application associated with ­ ·Practice Inspections ·Audit ·Data Protection ·Customer Care ·Developing the Individual Within the Team Are there any exams? Year One There is continual assessment resulting in the completion of an 11 unit portfolio. The assessment process involves closed book assessments, the completion of a reflective journal, work based observations, projects and presentations. In addition, there is a formal examination, a Professional Development Award in Dental Nursing and a Graded Unit. Year Two There is continual assessment associated with the units detailed in year two as well as a Graded Unit. What do I need to start? ·Two Highers at grade C or above, one of which should be English. ·Applications will also be considered on an individual basis for direct entry into the second year if you already have a Dental Nursing qualification and GDC registration. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion of the first year of this qualification, you can register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse and articulate onto the second year of the HND Dental Nursing. There are also specialist post qualifications, namely the National Exam Board of Dental Nurses qualifications in Dental Radiography, Oral Health Education Certificate in Orthodontic Dental Nursing and the Diploma in Orthodontic Dental Nursing.

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SVQ LEVEL 3 DENTAL NURSING

I came to Coatbridge College straight from school. I eventually want to go to Glasgow University and study to become a dentist but I thought this course would give me some experience and a basic knowledge first. I just need to go for it ­ I want to be a dentist because I think it would be more interesting than the usual office job. I'm on placement in a dental surgery every Tuesday where I take on the role of a dental nurse which I'm enjoying. The lecturing staff have been really supportive of my application to uni and they're helping me build my confidence.

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EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE

Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.

John F. Kennedy

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01236 436000 At Coatbridge College, we pride ourselves in providing a quality learning experience for all our students. In the Early Education and Child Care team, we will do our very best to ensure you achieve your chosen goals, supporting you all the way. We have a range of courses, tailor-made to suit your needs leading to a recognised qualification. Furthermore, with a team of well qualified, experienced professionals backing you all the way, Coatbridge College offers you so much more. From Intermediate 1 level through to an HNC in Early Education and Child Care which is a professionally recognised qualification, you can take the first step on your journey to a very satisfying career working with children. We also offer an opportunity to study to degree level with our part time BA in Childhood Practice, delivered in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland. The BA qualification is a requirement for all managers in an early years setting. Each course offers you the opportunity to acquire and develop a wide range of skills and qualities required in this exciting and rewarding area, as well as providing a clear progression route. We believe in a genuine child centred approach which will encourage you to work with children rather than for them, an important theme which runs through all our courses. By working together, we believe that listening to one another and sharing ideas are essential skills for those who want to work in a child care setting. Whatever direction you want to take in child care, whether you're thinking about working with children and are looking to start your learning journey, or if you're thinking about progressing to managing your own child care setting, we have a course for you. Successful candidates must be in receipt of a Disclosure Scotland certificate. We will assist and direct you through this process.

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INTERMEDIATE 2 EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE SCQF LEVEL 5 (1 year full time)

This course will give you an insight and understanding of working with children from birth to 12 years and includes a practical placement in a child care and education setting. What does it involve? ·First Aid ·Child Development ·Play ·Care and Feeding of Children ·Communication ·IT ·Early Years Curriculum ·Parenting ·Citizenship In semester 2 there will be an opportunity to go on placement in a child care setting. Are there any exams? The course is continually assessed throughout the year through closed book assessments, folio work and presentations. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above, or ·Intermediate 1 Early Education and Child Care. This course suits those who have just left school after having completed Standard Grades. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion of the course you can apply for the NQ (Higher) Early Education and Child Care course at the College or, alternatively, seek employment as a Nursery Assistant.

PDA EDUCATION SUPPORT ASSISTANCE SCQF LEVEL 6 (1 year full time)

The PDA Education Support Assistance is a new award which will prepare you to undertake roles which support children and young people in an educational setting. What does it involve? ·Supporting the Development of Children and Young People from Birth to 18 Years ·Supporting the Behaviour of Children and Young People ·Supporting Children and Young People in an Educational Setting ·Supporting Children and Young People who Require Additional Support for Learning ·Professional Practice in an Educational Setting ·The Rights and Entitlements of Children and Young People In addition to this, you will also be required to undertake a placement in a child care setting two days per week for the duration of the course. Are there any exams? The course is assessed in a variety of ways, for example, closed book assessments, short essays, reports and folio work. You will also have the opportunity to undertake the Early Education and Child Care Higher exam. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 2 or above, or ·Intermediate 2 Early Education and Child Care, or ·Child, Health and Social Care. What can I do afterwards? On completion of the course you will be qualified to work as an Education Support Assistant. If you undertake and pass the Higher in Early Education and Child Care and Communication at Higher level you can also apply for the HNC in Early Education and Child Care.

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EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE

NQ (HIGHER) EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE SCQF LEVEL 6 (1 year full time)

This course will give you an insight into the theory and practice of working with children. On completion of the course you will be eligible for registration as a Support Worker in an early education and child care setting. What does it involve? ·Developing an Understanding of Working with Children ·First Aid ·Child Development ·Holistic Approaches to Child Health ·Curriculum ·Developmental Theory ·Play in Practice ·HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Infections ·Communication ·IT You will be expected to attend placement two days per week from October to June. Are there any exams? The course is assessed in a variety of ways, for example, closed book assessments, short essays, reports and folio work. You will also have the opportunity to undertake the Early Education and Child Care Higher exam. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 2 or above, or ·Intermediate 2 Early Education and Child Care. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion of the course you can apply for the HNC Early Education and Child Care course. You will also be qualified to work in a private nursery as a Support Worker.

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HNC EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE SCQF LEVEL 7 (1 year full time)

This course is aimed at those who wish to gain employment as an Early Years Practitioner. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to put early years theory into practice in an early years setting. What does it involve? ·Working in Early Education and Child Care ·Developmental Theory ·Curriculum and Assessment ·Children's Behaviour ·Supporting Children with Additional Needs ·Graded Unit ·Children and Young People's Rights ·Team Working An essential part of the course involves a placement element from October to June. Are there any exams? The course is assessed in a variety of ways, for example, closed book assessments, short essays, reports and folio work. You will also have the opportunity to undertake the Early Education and Child Care Higher exam. What do I need to start? ·Two Highers, one of which should be English. What can I do afterwards? On successful completion of the HNC, you will be able to register as an Early Years Practitioner. You can also progress onto the PDA Childhood Practice (part time evening) before going on to the BA Childhood Practice (part time evening) at Coatbridge College.

HNC EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE

Coming to College is a big step to take ­ I worked in a bank for a number of years and wanted a change of career. Coatbridge College provided this opportunity for me. The lecturers at the College provided me with excellent and friendly support and are very easy to approach. I thoroughly enjoyed the placements that you complete on the course, as this really helps to build experience and confidence in yourself. I am now currently working with Barnardos as an Additional Needs Supporter, and this has allowed me to use what I have learned from College. In addition to this, the qualification has allowed me to apply for social work courses at University.

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The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vidal Sassoon

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HAIRDRESSING AND MAKE-UP ARTISTRY

01236 436000 A warm welcome is always on offer to everyone who enters the Hairdressing and Make-up Artistry section. We have excellent training accommodation consisting of a state of the art make-up studio and spacious hairdressing salons providing a wide range of services which are booked through our Hairdressing Reception. Our portfolio offers a broad range of courses to suit the needs of all students, whether you are just starting out or you have previous experience and want to develop yourself further. We have a highly motivated team of lecturers who will support and inspire you to develop the skills you require to become a confident and successful learner. The Hairdressing and Make-up Artistry section has a highly regarded reputation due to our outstanding level of student success in regional and national competitions. At the Scottish heats of the WorldSkills UK competitions one of our HND Make-up students won gold in Advanced Media Make-up and one of our hairdressing students won gold in Advanced Hairdressing and then progressed on to achieve a Highly Commended Award at the National finals in London. Our students also won a total of 18 medals and the trophy for the Best College in Scotland at the AHT Competitions. I hope you are successful in achieving a place on one of our courses and look forward to meeting you at the start of the session.

NC HAIRDRESSING SCQF LEVEL 5 (1 year full time)

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INTRODUCTION TO MAKE-UP ARTISTRY SCQF LEVEL 5 (1 year full time)

This course will introduce you to a range of appropriate skills if you are considering a career in the make-up industry. It will teach you the practical skills relating to different styles of makeup and how to create hairstyles to produce a total look. On successful completion of this course you will achieve the National Certificate Group Award in Beauty Care and Make-up. What does it involve? ·Day Make-up and Basic Corrective Make-up ·Bridal and Evening Make-up ·Portfolio Presentation ·Applying Practical Skills ·Selling Skills ·Facial Skin Care ·Manicure ·Face Painting ·Competition Technical Skills ·Blow Drying Techniques ·Setting and Styling Techniques for Media ·Current Techniques in Long Hair ·Postiche Application and Styling ·Work Experience ·Personal Development Planning ·Communication ·IT Are there any exams? There will be ongoing assessments which will include practical tasks, written and oral questions and project work. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above, and ·an interest in the fashion and make-up industry. What can I do afterwards? Employment opportunities will be available as a trainee in the make-up industry. Successful completion of this course will allow you to apply for the HND Make-up Artistry course.

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This course is designed to provide you with training in the skills required when starting a career in hairdressing. This includes learning practical hairdressing skills carried out on clients within a realistic salon environment and the essential theory related to hairdressing. A period of work experience within a commercial hairdressing salon will be included within the programme. On successful completion of this course you will achieve the National Certificate Group Award in Hairdressing. What does it involve? ·Customer Care ·Reception Duties ·Selling Skills ·Applying Practical Skills ·Shampooing and Conditioning ·Blow Drying ·Setting and Winding Hair ·Basic Ladies Haircutting ·Basic Hair Colouring ·Styling Long Hair ·Introduction to Postiche ·Competition Hairdressing ·Work Experience ·Personal Development Planning ·Communication ·IT Are there any exams? There will be ongoing assessments which will include practical tasks, written and oral questions and project work. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above. ·You should also have an interest in a career in hairdressing. ·Work experience or a period of employment in a hair salon is considered to be advantageous. What can I do afterwards? Employment opportunities will be available as a Trainee Hair Stylist. If you successfully complete this course, you can apply for the Advanced NC Hairdressing programme at the College.

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HNC HAIRDRESSING SCQF LEVEL 7 (1 year full time, 2 years part time)

This course aims to give experienced Hair Stylists an opportunity to further develop their skills as well as learning new skills, which will be relevant for a supervisory or managerial role within the hairdressing industry. What does it involve? ·Creative Design in Haircutting ·Innovative Design in Colouring/Colour Correction ·Selling Skills ·Employment Experience ·CAD: Graphic Design 1 ·Communication ·Hairdressing Graded Unit 1 Optional units: ·Long Hair Design ·Style Hair with Postiche ·Promotional Activity ·Training Skills ·Fashion/Photographic Make-up Are there any exams? There will be ongoing assessments which will include practical tasks, written and oral questions and creating portfolios. What do I need to start? ·SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing qualification and a period of salon experience, or ·successful completion of a two year NQ programme including a period of salon experience, or ·3-5 years relevant experience working as a Hair Stylist within the hairdressing industry. ·Employer references will be required. ·You will be required to purchase relevant hairdressing tools, uniform and stationery. What can I do afterwards? Employment opportunities will be available within the hairdressing industry as a Hair Stylist, Salon Supervisor/ Manager, Trainer/Lecturer, Manufacturer's Technician, Sales Representative or self employed Stylist. Alternatively you can apply for the HND Make-up Artistry at the College.

HNC HAIRDRESSING

I love my course ­ my skills are starting to develop and I feel like a hairdresser now. Long hair and session styling are definitely my thing! I have great relationships with my lecturers ­ they're really inspiring. It takes someone to believe in you when you don't have the confidence to start with. Winning the Hairdressing category of WorldSkills Scotland and being awarded a Highly Commended at the WorldSkills UK competition this year really increased my confidence and I've now been selected to be part of L'Oreal's Evolution Team!

This course aims to develop your existing hairdressing skills to an advanced level and introduce new skills which will enhance your employment opportunities. The programme will include practical training and researching up to date hairdressing fashion techniques to encourage a more creative approach to styling hair. A period of work experience within a commercial salon will be included within the programme. What does it involve? ·Creative Ladies Haircutting ·Creative Hair Colouring ·Styling for a Total Look ·Styling Long Hair ·Postiche ·Competition Hairdressing ·Make-up ·Word Processing ·Communication ·Work Experience Are there any exams? There will be ongoing assessments which will include practical tasks, written and oral questions and project work. What do I need to start? ·Successful completion of an NC Hairdressing programme which includes work experience in a ladies hair salon, or ·SVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing, or ·a period of employment within a commercial ladies hair salon working at the level of a Hair Stylist. ·Confidence and experience in the following skills are essential ­ ladies haircutting and colouring hair. What can I do afterwards? Employment as a Stylist within a hairdressing salon. Alternatively, you can apply for the HNC Hairdressing or HND Make-up Artistry courses at the College.

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HND MAKE-UP ARTISTRY SCQF LEVEL 8 (2 years full time*)

This course will provide you with training in a wide range of make-up techniques, from basic to advanced levels as well as hair styling. You will learn a broad range of techniques for use in film, television and theatre, from creating hairstyles and dressing wigs to applying make-up for a photographic shoot and creating a professional portfolio. On successful completion of year 1 you will achieve the HNC Fashion Make-up qualification. What does it involve? Year 1 ·Basic Make-up ·Fashion and Photographic Make-up ·Selling Skills ·Customer Care ·Using Software Packages ·Fashion Make-up: Graded Unit 1 Optional Units: ·Advanced Fashion and Photographic Make-up ·Applied Hairdressing 1 ·Long Hair Design ·Style Hair with Postiche and Padding ·Personal Development Planning Year 2 ·Special Effects Make-up ·Character Make-up ·Period Make-up and Hairstyles ·Maintenance and Styling Postiche ·Continuity, Cutting and Colouring Techniques ·Production Study ·Employment Experience ·Make-up Artistry: Graded Unit 2 This award has a large input of work experience which you will be required to attend outwith College hours. This requires good organisational skills and flexibility as work experience requirement may involve evenings and/or weekends. Are there any exams? There will be ongoing assessments which will include practical tasks, written and oral questions and the creation of portfolios. What do I need to start? ·Work experience in the make-up or hairdressing industry, and ·NC Beauty Care or Make-up, or ·VTCT Theatrical and Media Make-up, or ·SVQ Level 2/3 Beauty or Hairdressing. ·You will be required to purchase a make-up kit, uniform and stationery. What can I do afterwards? Employment opportunities will be available as a Make-up Artist for theatre work, television or the fashion industry, a freelance Make-up Artist, a Trainer within the make-up industry or Lecturer within Further Education. *The first year of the HND is equivalent to an HNC at SCQF Level 7.

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HND MAKE-UP ARTISTRY

I currently work for Mac which is opening up so many doors for me and further learning opportunities. I also work as a freelance make-up artist, for which my College skills are invaluable. I love everything about make-up and being creative with it ­ Coatbridge College gave me the chance to do just that. I also had the opportunity to showcase my work in national competitions, winning several gold and silver medals in the AHT and WorldSkills competitions.

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I've always been very artistic so the HND Make-up Artistry was perfect for me to be creative. This course is great because it gives you the freedom to do that, as well as learning new skills too. For instance, during my course I was introduced to body painting, something I've never done before and since leaving College have used this part of my portfolio to become part of the body painting team for Mac cosmetics.

One person can make a difference and every person should try.

John F. Kennedy

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NQ INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (INTERMEDIATE 1) SCQF LEVEL 4/5 (1 year full time)

This course provides an introduction to work within health and social care with the possibility of continuing to a higher level of study. What does it involve? ·Communication ·Numeracy ·IT ·Practical Health Care Skills such as First Aid and Infection Control ·Introduction to Sociology and Psychology in Care ·Values and Principles of Care ·Citizenship and Enterprise Initiatives including a Volunteering Type Placement Are there any exams? The course is a combination of workbooks, practical activities, written and integrated assignments. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 4, or above. This course suits those who have just left school after having completed Standard Grades, returners to education who wish a career change or those who work within the health or social care sector. What can I do afterwards? Employment opportunities are available within the health and social care sector as Care Assistants or you can continue with your studies at Higher level ­ NQ Health Care or NQ Social Care.

SVQ LEVEL 2 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SCQF LEVEL 5 (1 year full time)

This Vocational Qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to pursue a career in social care. It has Core Skills embedded in the programme design as well as practice placement. What does it involve? One day in College to study Communications, Numeracy, IT and Underpinning Knowledge and Portfolio Building for the VQ units. Three days in placement working towards the four mandatory and two optional units. Are there any exams? The very nature of the award makes it competency based and this will be assessed in placement by an assessor. The Core Skills elements of the course will be continuously assessed in College. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above. ·Candidates will undergo a police check through Disclosure Scotland. What can I do afterwards? ·SVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care ·NQ Social Care ·NQ Health Care

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If you enjoy helping others, then a career in Health and Social Care could be for you. The industry offers a wide range of career paths from all branches of nursing and areas such as residential child care or adult care, as well as professions allied to medicine. There is always a demand for qualified staff in the health and social care sectors, and our practical courses will prepare you for a career in this field. Our lecturers have professional industry experience and courses feature excellent materials, practical activities and most courses have workplace experience. The courses are designed to take interested applicants from Intermediate 1 level through to HNC. Two vocational courses have been introduced this year for those applicants who wish to take this route to social care registration. Successful candidates must undertake a confidential criminal history check through Disclosure Scotland, and for HNC Health Care students, an immunisation programme for Hepatitis `B' will be organised. The College will assist and direct students in all requirements necessary. The team is committed to helping you achieve your potential and achieve your goals, and we look forward to having you join us in our newly completed, state of the art training facilities. So, check out our courses and find the one best suited to your requirements.

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ACCESS TO NURSING SCQF LEVEL 5/6 (1 year full time)

This course provides an opportunity for students who are returning to education to obtain the University entrance qualifications for Nursing. What does it involve? ·Communication ·Numeracy ·IT ·Promoting Health ·First Aid ·Psychology and Sociology ·Life Sciences ·Variety of subjects related to Health Care Issues Are there any exams? The course is a combination of workbooks, practical activities, written and integrated assignments. What do I need to start? Students who have been out of education for a time with no or few qualifications will be considered for this course. All applicants will attend a meeting with a member of the Curriculum Team. What can I do afterwards? On completion of the Access to Nursing at the College, you can gain the minimum registration requirements to articulate to higher education at University. Successful candidates will be guaranteed an interview with local Universities for adult, mental health and learning disability branches of nursing.

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ACCESS TO SOCIAL SCIENCES (SWAP) SCQF LEVEL 5/6 (1 year full time)

This course provides an opportunity for students who are returning to education to obtain the University entrance qualifications for a variety of Degree courses. What does it involve? ·Communication ·Numeracy ·IT ·Counselling Skills ·Psychology and Sociology ·Behavioural Sciences ·Values and Principles in Care ·Stress and Stress Management Are there any exams? The course is a combination of workbooks, practical activities, written and integrated assignments. What do I need to start? Students who have been out of education for a time with no or few qualifications will be considered for this course. All applicants will attend a meeting with a member of the Curriculum Team. Please note that those wishing to access social work should be either working or volunteering in a care environment prior to applying for this course. What can I do afterwards? On completion of Access to Social Sciences, you can gain the minimum registration requirements to articulate to higher education at University. A limited number will be guaranteed an interview for entry within local Universities.

NQ HEALTH CARE (INTERMEDIATE 2/HIGHER) SCQF LEVEL 5/6 (1 year full time)

This course provides an opportunity for you to broaden your range of skills within the care sector. It provides a route to entry to HNC Health Care or other care courses with a view to progressing to nurse training or other health or care related occupations. What does it involve? ·Communication ·Numeracy ·IT ·Promoting Health ·First Aid ·Life Sciences ·Practical Caring Skills ·Workplace Experience You will be required to undertake a moving and handling course to fulfil placement requirements. Are there any exams? The course is a combination of workbooks, practical activities, written and integrated assignments. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 2 or above, one of which must be English/Communications, or ·NQ Introduction to Health and Social Care, or ·SVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care. What can I do afterwards? Successful candidates can articulate onto HNC Health Care or obtain work within the health or social care sector as Care Assistants.

HNC HEALTH CARE

I've been at Coatbridge College for three years now and have progressed onto the HNC Health Care. I'm on placement at a care home just now ­ I'm learning a lot and really enjoying it. I'd like to go on to University to study Adult Nursing and my goal eventually is to be a midwife.

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NQ SOCIAL CARE (INTERMEDIATE 2/HIGHER) SCQF LEVEL 5/6 (1 year full time)

This course is designed for people who wish to commit themselves to a career in care. It also provides an entry point for adults returning to education who have been working in care. Upon completion you can apply to progress onto HNC Social Care. What does it involve? ·Understanding and Supporting People in Social Care Settings ·Care Principles and Practice ·Working in Social Care Settings ·Health, Safety and Protection Issues in Care Settings ·Psychology and Sociology of Care Are there any exams? The course is a combination of workbooks, practical activities, written and integrated assignments. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 2 or above, one of which must be English/Communications, or ·NQ Introduction to Health and Social Care, or ·SVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care. What can I do afterwards? Successful completion of this course provides either entry to the HNC Social Care or to a career within the social care sector as a Care Assistant.

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HNC HEALTH CARE SCQF LEVEL 7 (1 year full time)

This course provides you with a recognised entry qualification for nurse training and other professions allied to medicine. The course will enable you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the health care sector. You will be expected to attend a practical placement within the NHS and independent care environment in order to achieve the full HNC Health Care award. What does it involve? ·Principles and Practices in Health Care ·Psychology and Sociology ·Health Care Policy ·Human Physiology ·Positive Health Care Environments ·Workplace Practice Experience ·Graded Unit Are there any exams? The course is a combination of workbooks, projects, practical activities, written and integrated assignments as well as an assessed placement component. The Graded Unit is also externally marked. What do I need to start? ·Two Highers, one of which should be English, and ·Standard Grade Maths, or equivalent, at level 2 or above, or ·NQ Health, or ·NQ Social Care, or ·SVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care. What can I do afterwards? A degree programme in Nursing. A limited number will be guaranteed an interview for entry within two local Universities in adult, mental health and learning disability branches. Employment opportunities will be available within pre-registration nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant and other professions allied to medicine and social science. Articulation routes to degree programmes with The Open University are also available.

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HNC SOCIAL CARE SCQF LEVEL 7 (1 year full time)

This programme has been designed to challenge you to deepen your knowledge and learning through practising social care skills. It will provide the underpinning knowledge, values and skills relevant to social care to enable you to work effectively within the range of social care settings. What does it involve? ·Social Care Theory ·Sociology ·Psychology ·Prevention of Harm ·Health and Safety ·Communication ·Reflective Practice ·Work Place Experience Are there any exams? There are no formal end of year exams in this course. All units are internally assessed through written and integrated assignments which are ongoing throughout the course. However, the Graded Unit is also externally marked. What do I need to start? ·Two Highers, one of which must be English, or ·NQ Social or Health Care, or ·SVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care. What can I do afterwards? This course will prepare you for working within the social care sector. You can also progress onto the HND in Social Services Sector or a Degree in Social Work or Social Science at Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian or Stirling Universities. Successful completion entitles you to register as a carer with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Articulation routes to degree programmes with The Open University are also available.

NQ SOCIAL CARE

I've really enjoyed being at College especially the practical work we get to do like team building and role playing is fun. I'm doing a placement at the moment with the Support for Learning department at the College where I shadow lecturers and I love it. I'd eventually like to be a social worker. My lecturers have been really supportive during my course and there's always someone to offer help when you need it.

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All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

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NQ PERFORMING ARTS SCQF LEVEL 5 (1 year full time)

This course is highly practical and you will be introduced to all aspects of performance. You will develop transferable skills such as Communication and Information Technology. A creative, dynamic, yet disciplined approach is provided, helping you to develop these skills both in a workshop environment and in a range of public performances. Candidates will achieve dual qualification with both an NQ Performing Arts and NC Acting and Theatre Performance group award (SQA). What does it involve? Acting is the focus for study, however skills are built in dance and singing to ensure versatility and multiple options for further progression. Levels of study range from Intermediate 2 and Higher throughout the term. You will develop technique in acting skills, devising theatre, movement, dance and singing. Are there any exams? Assessment is formative and summative, written, practical and through evaluation. High value is placed on performance skills which are assessed through production and class participation. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above, or ·Intermediate 2 Drama, and ·experience in an amateur context, school productions or youth theatre will be considered. What can I do afterwards? Our past Performing Arts students have completed a pantomime tour of primary schools which they had devised as a class; a large scale high profile project, `Transform' with the National Theatre of Scotland; and many other productions, building skills for further study at HND level. Progression routes include HND Acting and Performance, self employment and undergraduate degrees with a range of UK specialist institutions including RSAMD and many London based stage schools.

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You want to perform? We understand the hard work, determination and passion that success in performing arts requires whether your a dancer, actor, singer, musician or all four! We offer a range of courses which will shape you into a professional with your dedication and commitment. This is a fiercely competitive career path and we equip every student for the challenge. All of our staff enjoy professional performance experience in every aspect of study offered ­ from acting on the professional stage, taking a role in a West End Musical, composing for film, dancing for TV or touring the world as a singer! We understand your aspirations and look forward to promoting and developing your talent. A full and intensive curriculum is provided to support and develop you as an individual and as part of a team, working towards performance and gaining valuable core technique as you study. Our performances offer the opportunity for every student to showcase their ability, to bring the arts to our community and allow students to experience professional life as they learn. We wish you every success at audition and look forward to seeing you shine!

This course is highly practical and you will be introduced to all aspects of dance. You will develop transferable skills such as Communication and Information Technology. A creative, dynamic, yet disciplined approach is provided, helping you to develop these skills both in a workshop environment and in a range of public performances. What does it involve? Dance is studied at Intermediate 2 level then progresses in Semester 2 to Higher level. You will develop technique in many forms of dance including jazz, contemporary, tap and ballet. Are there any exams? Appreciation of Dance, Anatomy and Physiology and Choreography require e-assessment and independent study skills which are developed through our Core Skills programme. Assessment is formative and summative, written, practical and through evaluation. There will also be an external element to the Higher Dance exam. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 or above, and ·a passion for dance! Students' prior learning can vary greatly from those who have received years of dance training, to candidates with natural ability and the facility to learn new dance techniques. Places are given by audition which includes a dance workshop and one to one interview. What can I do afterwards? Students from our 10/11 cohort have performed in a variety of high profile events and venues, appearing on TV adverts, stage, newspapers and feature films. Progression routes include HND Professional Stage Dance, HND Musical Theatre, self employment and undergraduate degree study with a range of UK specialist institutions including the RSAMD, Telford or Dundee Colleges and many London based dance schools.

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HND ACTING AND PERFORMANCE SCQF LEVEL 8 (2 years full time*)

This course provides you with an excellent introduction to a range of performance skills including acting, production, voice, scriptwriting, acting for camera and movement. A creative, dynamic, yet disciplined approach is provided, helping you to develop these skills both in a workshop environment and in a range of public performances. What does it involve? This course prepares you for professional life with the techniques developed including the use of improvisation, acting for camera, devising theatre, contemporary theatre, movement, singing for an actor, performance and production skills, voice for the actor and creating drama scripts. This intensive course of study will develop you to become a versatile performer. You will be equipped with the ability to self motivate and research roles and characters independently, work towards performance as both a solo and corporate performer, and prepare you for the multiple opportunities available in performance including film, TV, theatre and contemporary performance practice. Are there any exams? Assessment is formative and summative, written, practical and through evaluation. Performance skills are cross assessed with many other units through productions. The Graded Unit demands independent creation and is both internally and externally verified by SQA. What do I need to start? ·NQ Musical Theatre, or ·NQ Performing Arts, or ·NQ Dance, or ·Higher Drama, and ·experience of amateur theatre performance. Potential students must come to audition with a monologue no more than one minute in length from a published play which suits their playing range. A dance and singing workshop are also part of the process to establish a skills level for entry. What can I do afterwards? Many of our former students have achieved great success. Some through television dramas such as the BBC's `Gary Tank Commander' and `Hope Springs'. Others have enjoyed success in theatre including the National Theatre of Scotland's `Blackwatch' or in `Phantom of the Opera' in the West End. Progression routes include direct entry to the third year BA in Performance at the University of the West of Scotland, undergraduate/post-graduate study at a variety of institutions including RSAMD, RAM, Arts Ed, Mount View or Guilford and professional employment in the industry. *The first year of the HND is equivalent to an HNC at SCQF Level 7.

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HND PROFESSIONAL STAGE DANCE SCQF LEVEL 8 (2 years full time*) Subject to Approval

This course provides you with an excellent introduction to Dance as a performer including specialist lessons in jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap, choreography and workshop skills. This course also embeds the need to develop singing and acting skills as a dancer, ensuring greater employment prospects and articulation routes. A creative, dynamic, yet disciplined approach is provided, helping you to develop these skills both in a workshop environment and in a range of public performances. What does it involve? This course prepares you for professional life with the techniques developed including the use of choreography, workshop delivery, singing and acting. This intensive course of study will develop you to become a versatile performer. You will be equipped with the ability to self motivate and create and develop dance towards performance as both a solo and corporate performer. It will also prepare you for the multiple opportunities available in performance including film, TV, theatre, workshop delivery and contemporary dance. Are there any exams? Assessment is formative and summative, written, practical and through evaluation. Assessment is continuous through the programme and summative through dance workshops often led by professional performers and through large scale shows. Although great emphasis is placed on practical skills this sits alongside written and research skills evidenced through evaluation and Graded Unit. Performance skills are cross assessed with many other units through productions including singing, acting and production skills. What do I need to start? ·NQ Musical Theatre, or ·NQ Performing Arts, or ·NQ Dance, or ·Dance at either Higher level or private qualifications in dance (e.g. ISTD, BATD, RAD Jazz, Ballet etc), and ·experience of amateur dance. Potential students must come to audition with a prepared piece of their own choreography. A dance and singing workshop are also part of the process to establish a skills level for entry. What can I do afterwards? Progression routes include direct entry to the third year BA in Dance at Telford College, undergraduate/post-graduate study at a variety of institutions including RSAMD, Arts Ed and Rose Bruford and professional employment in the industry. *The first year of the HND is equivalent to an HNC at SCQF Level 7.

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HND MUSICAL THEATRE SCQF LEVEL 8 (2 years full time*)

You will find this vocational course demanding, physically challenging, stimulating, exciting and above all, fun! You will develop skills in acting, singing, jazz, tap, performance skills, voice, movement and physical theatre, professional development and repertoire. A creative, dynamic, yet disciplined approach is provided, helping you to develop these skills both in a workshop environment and in a range of public performances. What does it involve? This course prepares you for professional life. The three-fold techniques developed throughout the course include singing skills using Estill Method technique, acting skills using Stanislavski and a range of dance techniques relevant to the professional industry including jazz and tap. This intensive course of study will develop you to become a versatile performer. You will be equipped with the ability to self motivate and research roles and characters independently, work towards performance as both a solo and corporate performer, and prepare for the multiple opportunities available in performance including film, TV, theatre and contemporary performance practice. Are there any exams? Assessment is formative and summative, written, practical and through evaluation. Performance skills are cross assessed with many other units through productions. The Graded Unit demands independent creation and is both internally and externally verified by SQA. What do I need to start? ·NQ Musical Theatre, or ·NQ Performing Arts, or ·NQ Dance, or ·Higher Drama, and ·experience of amateur theatre performance. Potential students must come to audition with a monologue no more than one minute in length from a published play which suits their playing range. In addition, there will be a dance workshop and students should prepare 16 bars of a song from a musical to establish skills level for entry. What can I do afterwards? Many of our former students have achieved great success in Musical Theatre including the lead role in the West End Musical `Shout'. Progression routes include direct entry to the third year BA in Performance at the University of the West of Scotland, undergraduate/post-graduate study at a variety of institutions including Arts Ed, Mount View, Guilford, RSAMD and professional performance in the industry. *The first year of the HND is equivalent to an HNC at SCQF Level 7.

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My HND equipped me with the tools that the modern day actor needs ­ singing, movement and of course, acting classes. It prepared me for the next steps of my career, which for me was going on to The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to continue my studies. The lecturers' expertise and life experience at the College is second to none. They gave me all of the support I needed throughout my course and helped me improve and further my career. Life as an actor is a roller coaster, with its ups and downs, so you really have to want it ­ it takes hard work and determination. If you put in the hard work, it will happen, and based on my experience, I would say Coatbridge College is a must if you want to go further in this industry. It was even through the College that I was introduced to a Casting Director, resulting in my first big break on TV!

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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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CURRICULUM LEADER

Welcome to the Science Department's section of the Course Guide. As a former mature student, I understand that you may not be sure of where you want go, however, we can give you the chance to identify possible career opportunities including those in nursing, forensics, biomedical or biotechnology industries. Our courses have been developed with you in mind and offer an ideal path to gain the qualifications required for progression to either employment within the science industry or access to Higher Education for individuals who have a range of abilities and backgrounds. These courses are available on a full time, part time or day release basis. All staff within the Science Department are highly qualified, have many years of experience and offer a friendly, open door attitude which gives every student the opportunity to achieve both their academic and personal goals. We look forward to meeting you in our recently refurbished state of the art facilities and providing you with the opportunity to achieve your goals.

INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC INVESTIGATION SCQF LEVEL 4 (1 year full time)

This course provides an exciting and interesting introduction to forensic investigation. You will develop your practical skills and knowledge relating to different areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics through a wide variety of experiments and activities involved in forensic investigation. What does it involve? ·Biology ·Chemistry ·Physics ·Science Practical Skills ·Numeracy ·IT ·Communication Are there any exams? Each subject is internally assessed using practical experiments and end of unit assessments. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 4 or above, and ·an inquisitive mind and a willingness to learn. What can I do afterwards? Successful students can progress onto NC Applied Science or to a wide range of Further Education courses.

NC APPLIED SCIENCE SCQF LEVEL 5 (1 year full time)

This is a National Group Award for science and involves the study of different areas of science at Intermediate 2 level whilst developing your practical and investigation skills. What does it involve? ·Biology ·Chemistry ·Physics ·Science Practical Skills ·Science Investigation Skills ·Numeracy ·IT ·Science and Technology in Society Are there any exams? Each subject is internally assessed using assignments, practical experiments and end of unit assessments. What do I need to start? ·Four Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 3 from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and English. What can I do afterwards? Successful students can progress onto NQ Biomedical Sciences or to a wide range of Further Education courses.

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ACCESS TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SWAP) SCQF LEVEL 6 (1 year full time)

This course allows those with no formal qualifications to prepare in one year for entry to a Science or Technology Degree/HND/ HNC course at Colleges and Universities across Scotland. What does it involve? Your individual programme will be made up of a number of Higher or Intermediate 2 subjects such as ­ ·Chemistry ·Physics ·Maths ·IT ·Human Biology ·Communication Are there any exams? Each subject is internally assessed using practical experiments and an end of unit assessment. What do I need to start? As a mature student no formal entry qualifications are required. What can I do afterwards? Successful students are guaranteed a place on a wide variety of Science or Technology HNC/HND/Degree courses such as Physics, Chemical Engineering and Bioscience with Teaching.

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NQ BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SCQF LEVEL 6 (1 year full time)

This course gives you the relevant qualifications in Human Biology and Chemistry to pursue a career in Biomedical Sciences. It is a nationally recognised Group Award in Applied Sciences and involves the study of different areas of science at Higher level whilst developing your practical and investigation skills. What does it involve? ·Human Biology ·Chemistry ·Physics ·Experimental Procedures: Science ·Microbiology ·Maths for Scientists ·IT ·Science and Technology in Society Are there any exams? Each subject is internally assessed using assignments, practical experiments and end of unit assessments. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 2 or above (including English/Communications, Maths and any of the Sciences). ·Students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor and you will be placed at the appropriate level of study. What can I do afterwards? Successful students can progress onto HNC Applied Sciences or to a wide range of Further or Higher Education courses. It can also be used to apply for a career in a wide range of industries including nursing, radiography and paramedics.

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HNC APPLIED SCIENCES SCQF LEVEL 7 (1 year full time)

This course provides you with a qualification and practical knowledge to allow you to pursue a career within the biomedical science and health industries. What does it involve? ·Applied Sciences Graded Unit ·Fundamental Chemistry ·Presentation Skills in Science ·IT ·Quality, Health and Safety in Science Industries ·Cell Biology ·Statistics for Scientists ·Human Body Structure and Function ·Microbiology Are there any exams? Each subject is internally assessed using end of unit assessments, practical experiments, written assignments and laboratory reports. What do I need to start? ·One science Higher (preferably Chemistry), and ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 2 or above (from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or English/ Communications), or ·NC Applied Sciences at SCQF Level 6. ·Students with relevant work/life experience may be considered following discussion with the Course Tutor and you will be placed at the appropriate level of study. What can I do afterwards? This is a vocational Science qualification which allows you to apply for a career in a wide range of areas including nursing, paramedics and biomedical science. Successful students can progress onto HND Biomedical Sciences or to a wide range of Science Degree courses including Forensic Science, Food Science, Immunology and Microbiology. Articulation routes to degree programmes with The Open University are also available.

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I was in the NC class last year and I've come on to the NQ Biomedical course this year. It covers lots of different areas of science like chemistry, biology and microbiology. I like chemistry the best and I enjoy getting to do experiments. My lecturers are great and they've been really supportive. I'm looking at doing the HNC course next year or even going on to University to concentrate on the chemistry side of things.

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES SCQF LEVEL 3/4 (1 year full time)

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NC WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES SCQF LEVEL 6 (1 year full time)

This course is aimed at those who are already working in the community in a paid or voluntary capacity and those who wish to commit to a career in youth and community work. It will give you the opportunity to learn about the different areas of community work, gain further experience and acquire the skills and knowledge required for work or study in this area. The course is delivered on an outreach basis in Coatbridge Community Centre. What does it involve? ·Workplace Experience ·Working with Community Groups: An Introduction ·Sociological Perspectives ·Understanding Equality and Diversity ·Local Community Investigations ·Adult Learning ·Youth Work ·Community Capacity Building ·Community Drama ·Communication ·Numeracy ·ICT Are there any exams? The course is assessed using class assessments, projects and practical work. What do I need to start? ·Three Standard Grades, or equivalent, at level 2 or above, one of which must be English/Communications, or ·an NQ at Intermediate 2. ·Students with relevant work/life experience and little or no qualifications may be considered after discussion with the Course Tutor. You should have some experience or a real interest in community work. What can I do afterwards? Successful completion of this course provides entry to the HNC Working with Communities or to a career within the youth and community work sector.

HEAD OF SCHOOL

A warm welcome to the School of Skills Development! Within our section of the Course Guide I'm sure you'll find a range of opportunities and courses to match your ambitions, whatever they may be. As the name suggests, our focus is on developing the skills you need to take you where you want to go. For some, that destination is University through our excellent Highers programme; for others it is to a future working with community groups having studied at our base in Coatbridge Community Centre. We help our students communicate effectively and start new careers and our vibrant New Opportunities team provides the stepping stone for those eager to sample College life and the many wonderful courses on offer. All of the staff are well qualified, experienced in their field and committed to supporting you throughout your time with us ­ and frequently beyond! Ours is a School of new beginnings and we look forward to helping you start yours.

Would you like to begin a course at College but are unsure which area is best suited to you? Perhaps you feel you need to improve some essential skills before you decide what the future has in store? Whatever the case, the New Opportunities course is likely to be just what you are looking for. What does it involve? The New Opportunities course is designed to improve a range of skills as well as giving you a chance to sample the different courses on offer at the College. The subjects covered include ­ ·Core Skills subjects including ­ Communication ICT Numeracy Problem Solving Working with Others ·Employability ·Youth Achievement Awards/Duke of Edinburgh Awards ·Enterprise ·Work Experience ·Personal Development Planning ·Short `taster' sessions from across the College to give students the chance to sample several different courses in a single year. Are there any exams? No. You will have the chance to gain certification in Core Skills, PDP and Enterprise all of which will have assessments throughout the year but no final exam. What do I need to start? There are no entry qualifications needed to join the course and we will help provide you with the support you need to get started. You just need enthusiasm and a willingness to sample each of the exciting areas the College has to offer. What can I do afterwards? Learners who achieve the course will have direct entry on to a course of their choosing at an appropriate level. In addition, you will also have improved your prospects of gaining employment.

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SQA HIGHER AND INTERMEDIATE STUDY SCQF LEVEL 5/6 (1 year full time/part time)

Do you want to enter Higher Education? Perhaps you want the satisfaction of achieving qualifications in subjects that have always interested you. Whatever your goals, we can help make them a reality. You can choose to study on a full time or part time basis, comprising a range of subjects covering areas such as science, humanities and social science. There are four options available, subject to demand, which allow you to choose the subjects that you feel you would like to take further for your future career aspirations. Subjects can be taken at Higher or Intermediate 2 level depending on your current qualifications and ability. What does it involve? Each option includes three subjects at Higher (or Intermediate 2 where appropriate), an ICT unit, a Personal Development Planning unit and a guided learning unit. Study options available at Higher include ­ Option 1 ­ English, Psychology and Sociology Option 2 ­ English, Modern Studies and History Option 3 ­ Maths, Chemistry and Physics Option 4 ­ Maths, Human Biology/Biology and Chemistry There is limited flexibility within the groups depending on student numbers. Are there any exams? Yes. You will be entered for final exams providing you have achieved unit passes, satisfactory prelim results and satisfactory attendance. What do I need to start? You will be invited to attend a one to one interview to discuss your options which will take into account your current level of qualifications. Staff will help you match subject clusters with your career aspirations to ensure you are on the right course for success. What can I do afterwards? There are a number of progression routes open to you including Higher Education, either in College studying at HNC/HND level or at University studying a Degree. Alternatively, you could use your qualifications to gain employment.

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HNC WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES SCQF LEVEL 7 (1 year full time, 2 years part time)

This course is aimed at those who are actively working in the community in a paid or voluntary capacity. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain credit and recognition for skills, qualities and learning gained through your experience. What does it involve? ·Working with Community Groups ·Working with Young People ·Adult Education ·Sociology ·Approaches to Learning ·Capacity Building ·Principles and Practice of Community Learning and Development ·Managing Resources Are there any exams? The course is assessed through unit assessments, extended project work and a work placement. What do I need to start? ·Two Highers, preferably one of which is English, or ·an appropriate group of SQA units at Intermediate 2 level, and ·actively working or volunteering in the community. ·Mature students without these qualifications, but with relevant work/life experience, may be considered after discussion with the Course Tutor. What can I do afterwards? Upon successful completion of this course you may wish to progress to Degree level study. Alternatively, you may be employed to work with a wide range of groups in a community setting within the public or voluntary sector.

HIGHERS

I left school after completing my fifth year to do my Highers at College. I didn't like the school learning environment and felt I wasn't ready for University so Coatbridge College provided me with the stepping stone I needed. I feel more comfortable at College than I ever have. I get on really well with everyone and the lecturers are great too. I like that you can speak to them and get advice anytime you need it. It's a better learning environment when your class mates have chosen to be there to learn, you don't always have that at school. One of the Highers I'm taking is Psychology. I'm finding it really interesting and have decided to study it further at University ­ an interest sparked by coming to College.

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts.

Benjamin Disraeli

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SKILLS FOR LIFE SCQF LEVEL 2 (2 years full time)

This two year course is aimed at developing independence and self confidence in an educational setting. In the second year of the course students may have the opportunity to experience a work placement which is the first step on the road to employment. What does it involve? Subjects studied include: ·Enterprise ·Skills for Social Interaction ·Healthy Basic Cookery ·Investigating the Workplace ·Drama ·Art Are there any exams? All units are continually assessed. What do I need to start? You will be invited for an interview where we can determine whether this course meets your needs and educational aims. There are no pre-course requirements other than a willingness to learn and participate fully in College activities. What can I do afterwards? This course could lead to supported employment, fuller participation in local community activities or a desire to be involved more in College courses.

CURRICULUM LEADER

This course is aimed at students who wish to further develop their independent living skills and to provide opportunities to explore issues which arise in everyday life. What does it involve? Subjects studied include: ·Simple Cookery ·Advocacy ·Enterprise ·Citizenship What do I need to start? You will be invited for an interview where we can determine whether this course meets your needs and educational aims. There are no pre-course requirements other than a willingness to learn and participate fully in College activities. What can I do afterwards? This course could lead to supported employment, fuller participation in local community activities or a desire to be involved more in College courses.

Our section provides an exciting range of full time programmes to prepare you for life and the world of work. Our curriculum is balanced and programmed to enhance a wide range of skills from those aimed at employment (IT, numeracy and communication) to the softer skills which enhance your quality of life including boosting your confidence, your self image and your ability to socialise. We tailor our programmes to suit your needs, from our first meeting with you at your interview to your ongoing Personal Development Plan in which you maintain and record your success throughout the academic year. We also work closely with employers to provide work placements and ensure that our programmes are relevant to today's industry.

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SUPPORT FOR LEARNING

SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT SCQF LEVEL 3 (1 year full time)

This course is designed to support students who may have additional support needs or those who wish to return to the workplace and have the potential and the willingness for employment. The course focuses on vocational skills and includes a two day work placement each week. The aim of the course is to build self confidence and further enhance those skills which can be transferred to employment, voluntary work or further learning with confidence. What does it involve? ·Job Seeking Skills ·IT ·Personal Development Planning ·Citizenship ·Advocacy ·First Aid ·Employability Skills Are there any exams? All units are continually assessed. What do I need to start? An aspiration and desire to improve your employability skills. You will be invited for an interview. What can I do afterwards? You will have the opportunity to apply internally for further study and be made aware of additional opportunities provided by our Community Planning partners.

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FOUNDATION COURSE

I am in my second year at the College doing the Foundation Course. This course is really good because there are lots of different classes to learn new skills. My favourite parts of the course are drama and community skills. In drama I have built up my confidence in acting and enjoy dressing up and playing different characters. We also visit different places in the community to learn about community and vocational skills to develop our independence and learn about different jobs. After my course I would maybe like to do another course at the College.

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HOW TO APPLY

KAREN

STUDENT SERVICES MANAGER

INFORMATION DAYS

STEP 1 Submit an application by: ·applying online at www.coatbridge.ac.uk ·downloading an application form at www.coatbridge.ac.uk Our doors are always open to anyone looking for guidance and information on what we have to offer. We have a wide range of courses and excellent facilities, so before you make your decision, why not come along to an Information Day and talk to us about what you're looking for? Staff from all departments in the College will be on hand to answer any of your questions and help you make your decision.

The Student Services team provide information on course choices, finance and progression routes to employment and Higher Education. We offer support and advice from your first enquiry and at every stage throughout your studies. Applications are welcome at any time of the year, however the earlier you apply, the better your chance of being placed on the course of your choice. If you have any questions about the College or our courses of study, please do not hesitate to give the Student Services team a call. Or, if you have found the course that is right for you, here's how to apply:

·completing an application form available from Student Services If you are unsure about what course to do, help and support is available by contacting Student Services on 01236 436000. You can post your application to our freepost address below (please note, there is no postage stamp required). Freepost RRAL-LSBC-BKUR Coatbridge College Kildonan Street Coatbridge ML5 3LS STEP 2 When your application has been received we will acknowledge it within five working days. All applicants are required to attend a one to one appointment with a member of staff to make sure you are placed on the correct course and level that suits you. An Unconditional Offer means that you have fulfilled our course entry requirements and have been allocated a College place. A Conditional Offer means that you must obtain the relevant qualifications or examination grades and meet the criteria discussed at your appointment, i.e. satisfactory Disclosure Scotland, before you are allocated an Unconditional Offer. STEP 3 We will keep in touch with you until it's time to start your course regarding your student finance details, child care applications, notifications of various workshops available and Induction arrangements over the summer break.

OUR INFORMATION DAYS FOR 2011 ARE ON: TUESDAY 29TH MARCH 2011 THURSDAY 2ND JUNE 2011 2:00PM ­ 7:00PM 2:00PM ­ 7:00PM

YOU'LL GET THE CHANCE TO: ·Meet our friendly lecturers and support staff. ·Chat to some of our students about College life. ·Get all the information you need about studying at Coatbridge College. For more information on our Information Days, call our Student Services team on 01236 436000 or visit our website at www.coatbridge.ac.uk

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DONNA

STUDENT FUNDING OFFICER

We have specialist staff who can give you advice and guidance on a range of money issues. We may be able to help you with travelling expenses, books and other equipment costs, so don't worry, we'll try our best to help you. The table opposite shows the type of funding and support available to you depending on the level of course and intended mode of study. If you have any questions or require further information call Student Services on 01236 436000.

OTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE Claiming Benefits While You Study Most full time students cannot claim benefit since they are no longer available to work. However, if you are disabled, a single parent or are not required to be actively seeking work, you will remain on your benefits while you study. It may also be possible to take a course under a Government funded education and training option (such as New Deal) while still claiming benefits. Ask for more details at your local jobcentre. It may also be possible to study part time and continue to claim benefits so long as your part time course is less than 16 hours per week and you continue to be available for work. Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) ILA Scotland could help you pay for the cost of your learning. If you are over 16 years old and living in Scotland, you may be eligible for up to £200 a year of ILA Scotland funding. If you are studying a part time HN course, you may be eligible for up to £500 a year of funding (ILA 500). To find out more, call the ILA Scotland helpline free on 0808 100 1090 or visit www.ilascotland.org.uk

All based on information received from the Scottish Funding Council and Students Award Agency for Scotland at the time of going to print and are subject to change.

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LEARNER SUPPORT

JULIE

LEARNER SUPPORT MANAGER

At Coatbridge College we are committed to supporting all of our students as they strive to achieve their individual potential. We make sure that all reasonable adjustments are made to promote inclusiveness and we will do everything we can to provide the support you need. If you have an additional support need or feel that you would like some help and advice with your course, we would like to hear from you. Learner Support is available to students who have: ·Specific learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia or Dyspraxia) ·Mobility or Dexterity Issues ·A Hearing Impairment ·A Visual Impairment ·Health or Medical Conditions ·Mental Health Issues ·Autistic Spectrum Disorders ·Social, Emotional or Behavioural Issues ·Any other issues that may affect your learning All students registering with Learner Support will agree a personal learning support plan and we will work with you to provide support during the course of your studies. Support can include: ·Course material in alternative formats/coloured overlays ·Referral to the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Workers ·Alternative assessments arrangements such as extra time, the use of a reader/scribe or ICT and adapted exam papers ·Equipment loan, where appropriate, such as adapted keyboards and mice, digital recorders, spell checkers and laptops ·Access to, and training in, assistive software ·One to one or group support ·Dyslexia workshops ·Study skills support such as essay planning, report writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation ·Note takers ·Interpreters ·Dyslexia screening If you are applying for an HNC/HND or Degree level course, students with a recognised disability or learning difficulty may be eligible to apply for Disabled Students Allowance. Please see a member of Learner Support for further details. Learner Support is available to all students and can be accessed in the Horizon Centre. If you think you may benefit from some additional support, please contact Learner Support on 01236 422316 or email [email protected]

CORE SKILLS LECTURER

CALUM

Every student leaving Coatbridge College to start a new job or to join a course at University has something in common ­ they have all worked hard to develop their Core Skills. Employers often want more from their staff than practical ability. They need people who can communicate well, plan ahead and work as part of a team. They need people who can perform calculations and are able to analyse and solve everyday problems. Increasingly, they are looking for employees who are able to use computers and technology to do their job. Here at Coatbridge College we'll help you develop the skills you'll need to succeed. SO WHAT ARE THEY? There are five Core Skills: ·Communication ·Numeracy ·Using Information Technology (IT) ·Working with Others ·Problem Solving Some of these skills may be part of your course. It is also possible to study Communication and Numeracy through flexible learning. All Core Skills units can be studied at SCQF Levels 2 - 6 (Access 2 to Higher). Your course will determine the appropriate level for you. HOW WILL THEY BE TAUGHT? All Core Skills are taught in line with your subject area. WHAT WILL I BE EXPECTED TO DO? Communication Communication involves reading, writing, talking and listening. Tasks can include summarising a piece of writing, taking part in group discussions or writing a report. Numeracy Numeracy has two main areas: understanding graphical information such as tables, charts or graphs and being able to solve problems by carrying out calculations. Using Information Technology (IT) You will learn how to use a computer safely as well as learning to use a range of software packages. For example, it could involve creating a poster or preparing a presentation, it could even mean recording a piece of music. You will also learn how to make the most of the Internet for research.

CORE SKILLS

Working with Others This subject is often taught as part of your course. It may be a project or a specific event where you and your classmates form your own team. You will learn how to plan and work effectively with other people as well as reviewing your own performance once the task is complete. Problem Solving Solving problems is part of everyday life. At College you will get the opportunity to learn how to analyse situations before planning a strategy for solving a problem. You can expect that the problems will be related to your course and may be activities you already take part in. Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure Core Skills will play an important part. We are here to help you improve them.

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DAWN

STUDENT PRESIDENT

It's a pleasure to be introducing myself to you as Coatbridge College's Student President. Every year we elect a new Students' Association which consists of a Student President, Vice President, Events Officer, Welfare Officer and Secretary. As well as the Students' Association, each class will be asked to nominate a class representative and a depute. Each month the Students' Association meet with all class reps to discuss any issues you may have, as well as any news the College would like to pass on to students. Through these class rep meetings, I gather your views and opinions so I can represent the student body at various committees such as the Board of Management, Academic Standards Committee and the Quality Standards Committee. This is our College and how we feel is important. Being part of the Students' Association gives you the opportunity to have an impact on your College experience. Together, we will celebrate our successes and address our concerns. There is more to College than work ­ every year we support local and national charities. Some of these include Children in Need, Breast Cancer Awareness and Comic Relief. I look forward to our year ahead and meeting you around the College. Good luck with your course choices!

NURSERY MANAGER

JANICE

If you have young children, you may be able to use the College's purpose built Nursery. This is where we look after your `Little Learners' and they are at the heart of everything we do. The Nursery provides a safe, stimulating environment for children aged 1 year up to 5 years. By using the documents `Curriculum for Excellence' and `Effective Early Development and Learning', we provide a wide variety of activities which promote your child's development as an individual. We actively promote healthy lifestyles and eco

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awareness and, as a parent, you are welcome to join our Health Promoting and ECO committees. Our team of highly dedicated and specialised child care staff will always ensure that your child's needs and interests are catered for in a fun and exciting way. If you would like to find out more about the Nursery, or arrange a visit, just call me on 01236 426 545. If you would like to apply for Child Care support, contact Student Services or speak to Donna, the College's Funding Officer.

ZAULIKHA

LITTLE LEARNER

My mummy learns hair and make-up things at College so I go to my Nursery. I like playing with the dinosaur and numbers jigsaws. Sometimes we go outside to play with the toys and I get to dance on the stage or play `What's the Time Mr Wolf' and we run around. I really like Nursery and next year I'm going to the Big School!

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GRADUATION SUCCESS Our 2010 Graduation was a resounding success with staff, students and their guests enjoying a beautiful evening in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Our talented Performing Arts students entertained guests with a medley of songs from the musical `Chess' and we were delighted to be joined by guest speaker, Fraser Doherty, CEO of SuperJam. Fraser shared the story of how he started his own company at the age of 14, with many students finding inspiration in his words for the future. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall provided an excellent venue for the showcase event and highlighted 145 Years of Achievement for the College.

GRADUATION

STUDENT INTRANET, WEB AND EMAIL SERVICES Free internet access is available to all of our students within the College premises. You can also use the wireless connection on Library laptops to surf the internet within designated areas. The student intranet provides information for you about College life. Here you can find advice on student support, check your student diary and access Library facilities. You can also check specific news, events and announcements. Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Blackboard, provides you with 24/7 access to your course materials ­ anytime, anywhere. This includes personal web blog during your study. Our website (www.coatbridge.ac.uk) includes valuable sources of College information relating to courses, contact information and general information relevant to student life. The College also provides a student email service that can be accessed from the World Wide Web. During the student induction week, you will be given access to these systems and trained in how they work and how they can benefit you. CAREERS ADVICE Making well informed career decisions can make a real difference to your future after College. Talking over your ideas with a careers adviser can assist you to look ahead and set career goals that are right for you. Use our knowledge and expertise wisely to help you to take the next step on your career path. The careers service is staffed by Careers Scotland advisers, contact them on 01236 424471 for information.

LEARNER RESOURCE CENTRE The College Library is located on the ground floor of the College Campus. The service provides a wide range of electronic and printed resources focused on supporting students and the curriculum. The Library is increasingly providing online material, balanced with a supply of printed books and journals, and has a dedicated support area on the College's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Blackboard. An online catalogue is accessible to provide information on items stocked by the Library. Computers are available along with laptops, which can be used for research and other activities such as word processing, creating spreadsheets and producing presentations. Library services include lending, essay binding, laminating, and photocopying. Students can also purchase books through the Library. Library staff are happy to assist with any of the services on offer and to provide appropriate support. EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Coatbridge College whole heartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities and strives to provide a non discriminatory environment for all sections of its community. This principle underpins the College mission statement of ­ "To place learners at the heart of everything we do." We acknowledge that Equal Opportunities are not only about equal access to education and employment but also about fairness, rights, access, participation and freedom from any form of discrimination.

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ARLENE

SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

An exciting School-College Partnership has been created which allows school pupils from S3 and S4 to access College courses that are specifically designed for them. This has become extremely popular with the pupils, who can choose courses in a variety of subjects not offered by their own school. The subjects being offered to S3/4 include: ·Beauty Therapy ·Hairdressing ·Motor Mechanics ·Early Education and Child Care Some schools have purpose built vocational classrooms and other schools have opted for pupils to use College facilities (in these cases the pupils will be escorted to College and transport will be provided). All school pupils will be supported by the College's Schools Team.

CHRISTINA

HND BEAUTY THERAPY

I began studying Beauty Therapy through the School-College Partnership in my 3rd year of high school and went on to complete my Higher Beauty. It was great having lecturers come from the College to work in the school salons ­ it really sparked my interest in Beauty Therapy and made me want to study it further. The experience I gained through the School-College Partnership meant I was able to progress straight to my HND Beauty Therapy at the College. I was nervous at first but as soon as I got started I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do. I'm really enjoying my course ­ I get to work with real clients and gain valuable experience that will help me after my studies. Once I've completed my course I'd like to become employed as a Beauty Therapist, possibly on a cruise ship.

MICHAEL

HEAD TEACHER AT ST ANDREW'S HIGH SCHOOL

I can't speak highly enough of the School-College Partnership between St Andrew's High and Coatbridge College. We have a very high standard of learning and teaching facilities at the school including an automotive workshop, beauty salon and crafts rooms so that lecturers from the College can visit the school to deliver such subjects to our pupils. Providing pupils with the opportunity to study various subjects enriches the curriculum and broadens their experience, preparing them for the future. The partnership provides a powerful illustration of the education continuum to colleagues, parents and carers. We have had a lot of success with the School-College Partnership, with many pupils continuing their studies at Coatbridge College. We hope to sustain the partnership into the future as it goes from strength to strength.

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COLLEGE CALENDAR

A Accounting ­ HNC Acting and Performance ­ HND Administration and IT ­ NQ Administration and IT ­ HNC Administration and IT ­ HND Applied Science ­ NC Applied Sciences ­ HNC Automotive and Transport Courses B Beauty Care and Make-up ­ NC Beauty, Spa and Holistic Therapies Courses Beauty Therapy ­ SVQ Level 1 Beauty Therapy ­ HND Biomedical Sciences ­ NQ Business ­ HNC Business ­ BA Business and Accounting ­ NQ Business and Management Courses C College Calendar Complementary Therapies ­ HND Computing and Creative Technologies Courses

DISCLAIMER

The information contained within this course guide was correct at the time of going to press ­ February 2011. All courses run subject to enrolment of minimum numbers. Maximum limits may also apply. Courses may become full before our main enrolment dates and therefore applying early is advised. Please note that on some courses there may be variable additional costs e.g. for residential courses or for personal equipment. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information given in this course guide, the College reserves the right to make modifications without prior notice, and any course or class may be withdrawn at the sole discretion of the College.

INDEX

D 23 66 21 22 23 73 75 6 Dance ­ NQ Dental Courses Dental Nursing Dental Nursing - Introduction to Dental Nursing ­ National Exam Board for Dental Nurses Certificate Dental Nursing ­ HND Digital Media ­ NQ Digital Media Computing ­ Access 14 10 13 16 74 22 24 21 18 E Early Education and Child Care ­ Intermediate 2 Early Education and Child Care ­ NQ (Higher) Early Education and Child Care ­ HNC Early Education and Child Care Courses Education Support Assistance ­ PDA F Forensic Investigation ­ Introduction G 100 15 26 93 Graduation 97 73 43 44 44 40 43 37 38 29 29 65 32 36 35

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H Hairdressing ­ NC Hairdressing ­ Advanced NC Hairdressing ­ HNC Hairdressing and Make-up Artistry Courses Health and Social Care ­ NQ Introduction Health and Social Care ­ SVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care Courses Health Care ­ NQ Health Care ­ HNC Higher and Intermediate Study ­ SQA How to Apply How to Find Us I Information Days Interactive Media ­ HND L Learner Support M Make-up Artistry ­ Introduction Make-up Artistry ­ HND Money Matters Moving On Musical Theatre ­ HND 49 52 90 85 68 92 89 30 49 51 51 46 57 57 54 59 60 80 88 104 Q Qualifications Explained S School-College Partnership School of Dental Studies Courses School of Skills Development Courses Science Courses Science and Technology ­ Access (SWAP) Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Skills Development Courses Skills for Employment Skills for Life Social Care ­ NQ Social Care ­ HNC Social Sciences ­ Access (SWAP) Sound Production ­ NQ Sound Production ­ HND Student Life Students' Association Support for Learning Needs Courses 98 32 76 70 74 5 76 86 85 60 61 59 30 31 96 94 82

The Board of Management of Coatbridge College is a charity registered in Scotland, No: SC021186

N New Opportunities Nursery Nursing ­ Access P Performing Arts Courses Performing Arts ­ NQ Principal's Welcome Professional Stage Dance 62 65 2 67 79 95 58

V Vehicle Maintenance and Repair ­ IMI Level 1 Award 9

W Which Level is Right for You? Working with Communities ­ NC Working with Communities ­ HNC 3 79 80

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Coatdyke, Coatbridge Sunnyside, Coatbridge Central & Whifflet Station. All within a short distance from the College. For information on train operators and times phone National Rail Enquiries on 0845 7484950. Glasgow Airport Approximately 40 minutes drive. Coatbridge College Kildonan Street Coatbridge ML5 3LS

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