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Students at the Graduation & Awards Ceremony 2011

Please Note The description of the Colleges courses in our prospectus and on our website represents the Colleges aspirations as to what will be delivered. However, for various reasons, the courses actually delivered may be different. For example: funding for a course (whether from the Government or from the Colleges charitable donations or other sources of income) may be reduced or withdrawn; there may be insufficient interest in a course which means that it is uneconomic or unviable to deliver; there may be a change to the Colleges other resources, such as staff or accommodation, which affect the delivery of a course. A change could involve the replacement of a course with a new course, variations to course content or structure, the merger of courses, or the withdrawal of a course. The College may make a change to a course for the reasons set out above, or for other reasons where it is reasonable for the College to do so. If there is a change to a course about which you have expressed an interest, the College will let you know as soon as possible. By expressing an interest about a course to the College, you agree to these rules about changes to courses.

College term dates and holidays 2012/13


Induction: First term starts: Autumn holiday: Week beginning Monday 20 August 2012 Monday 27 August 2012 Monday 8 - Friday 12 October 2012

First term re-starts: Monday 15 October 2012 First term ends: Friday 21 December 2012

Christmas holiday: Monday 24 December - Friday 4 January 2013 Second term starts: Monday 7 January 2013 Mid term weekend: Thursday 14, Friday 15 & Monday 18 February 2013 Second term ends: Friday 29 March 2013 Easter holiday: Third term starts: May Day holiday: Third term ends: Monday 1 - Friday 12 April 2013 Monday 15 April 2013 Monday 6 May 2013 Friday 8 June 2013

Dates subject to change

a word from

the principal

In what are quite challenging times across Scotland and the UK, Angus College has proven itself to be an inspiring and resilient College in more ways than one. Academic year 10/11 proved to be one of the most successful in the College's history. There are many notable examples of this, such as record levels of student activity, the best educational participation rates in mainland Scotland, student performance rates were above national average and a record number of National Awards. The College continues to receive glowing reviews from Education Scotland inspectors, so when you come to Angus College, you can be sure that the educational experience you receive with us will be first-class in every way. Angus College really meets the needs of the diverse communities it serves, and in session 11/12 almost 10,000 people from across Angus and surrounding areas took the chance to learn something new at one of our five Learning Centres. One area often commented on by our students is that we listen to what they have to say, and we do our best to try and improve things on an ongoing basis. It is our students who form the heart of our organisation and we really do want to hear your views. Another aspect of College life which is particularly valued by students is the opportunity for many to be involved in international student exchanges or international fundraising and volunteering. The College's strong links with Don Bosco College in Malawi is a real focus for student fundraising where we are contributing to the building of a new girls hostel. Life as a student here at Angus is one which I know you will enjoy and also one which I'm sure will give you the stepping stone required whether your goal is to find employment or progress to university. We want you to look back on your time with us as a real milestone in your life when you realised that for you - anything was possible. I look forward to personally welcoming you to our College in August 2012.
Principal John C Burt, OBE

Principal John Burt with the two student members of the Board of Governors Tatiana Zorina and Gary Paterson

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a word from the principal student representative council (src) volunteering opportunities angus centre for enterprise college facilities access to university and highers administration, business, management and accounting animal care and landbased industries art & design arts & social science care computing & information technology construction engineering english for speakers of other languages (esol) hairdressing and beauty hospitality skillzone sport & fitness supported education work-focused training numeracy and communication units student services campus map understanding the qualifications your application funding information index + notes application form 2

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(student representative council)

Student Engagement - be all you can be!


Did you know that College can be SO much more than just being a student! From Class Reps to Web Designers to Party Organisers, the list of extra curricular activity can be endless... as is the list of extra skills that you can gain for your C.V. to impress future employers! (In this current climate the job market is fierce. We can help build your knowledge, skills and experiencesand make sure you shine bright!) Getting involved in your SRC (Student Representative Council) can open up fantastic opportunities for you. Not only will you meet like-minded people and form friendships, but you will have opportunities to improve the College for current and future students, visit other colleges and attend meetings and conferences throughout the UK. As an added bonus, you can be rewarded with a nationally recognised volunteering certificate. There are two ways to become actively involved with the SRC: This is the direct approach: you get involved in the work and life of the SRC; you take on a role that suits you- in the public eye- or working behind the scenes; you attend monthly meetings with the other members; you interact with College staff at all levels; you play an important role in enhancing the college experience for your fellow students. You can become a Class Rep: you represent your classmates. It is vital that students get a say in how their education is delivered and supported; and it is vital that their voices are heard! As Class Rep, you will work in partnership with your lecturers to ensure that your classmates are receiving the best learning experience possible. You will also attend the occasional meeting with the SRC to ensure that all student issues and developments are being recognised.

The opportunities to get you engaged really are endless - we'll provide those opportunities and the support you need to get involved you just have to take the step! And if you don't fancy taking on an official role, but want to talk about your learning or your College experience, you can pop down to the Learner Engagement Office for a cuppy and blether the door's always open.

College is brilliant I have really enjoyed my time here.

volunteering opportunities

Get ahead of the game and become a student volunteer!


There are hundreds of different ways to volunteer all over the Angus. No matter who you are, how much time you have to give or what your reasons for volunteering are, Angus College can support you in identifying a suitable volunteering opportunity that will support your learning, gain formal accreditation, build your CV and best of all get the feel good factor! You could volunteer in our very successful student representative council, sports coaching, teaching, volunteering with alcohol or homelessness organisations, organising fundraising events, putting your culinary skills to good use or help preserve the environment. All of these opportunities are available to you and many, many more.

Ive learned how to organise and lead a project I couldnt even organise myself before!
Student Volunteer

Being involved has taught me very useful life and working skills like organisational skills, team work and how to process ideas into reality.
Student Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a student volunteer or would like to find out more about volunteering and the accreditation routes we offer, then please visit the Advice Centre or speak to your lecturer.

enterprise.angus.ac.uk

If you ever dream about having your own business or want to be an entrepreneur, we have a new facility on campus made for you in mind. An ongoing programme of workshops, masterclasses and events can be found at: enterprise.angus.ac.uk

Dont just dream it - do it!

Supporting new business start-up and business development across Angus.

enterprise

angus centre for

college facilities

Angus College Library


The College Library is here to help and support you with your studies. Here, youll find a place for work and study and our facilities include an area for quiet, individual study, tables for small group work and PC access. We have a wide selection of books and magazines covering the subject areas taught in the College and our Virtual Library is the place to access our e-books, helpsheets and online materials. The Library is also the place to buy stationery, top-up your printing account or browse through a selection of daily newspapers. Library staff are always on hand to help with any questions or problems you have finding information or using our IT facilities. You will find us on ground floor of the CALC building. We are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm and can be contacted by phone on 01241 432717 or email: library@angus.ac.uk

Library Opening Hours: Monday - Friday . 8.30am - 5pm

Learning Technology Suite (LTS)


The Learning Technology Suite (LTS) is an area in the College where as a student you can relax, meet friends, study, access the internet, e-mail and access social network sites in a friendly and flexible learning environment. Staff are always on hand to support, help and advise whenever necessary. The LTS has a total of 49 PCs and 50 laptops, installed with the latest software you need for producing essays, reports, databases, spreadsheets and much more. Both PCs and laptops can be booked out in advance and wireless access throughout means that you can study anywhere in this area. We also have study areas which are spaced throughout the Suite for individual, group and class study. The LTS also houses our 'Flex IT' where you can study a variety of IT courses from beginner to advanced level. From fun classes making cards and calendars to certified courses such as ECDL, Drop-In runs throughout the year and is a truly flexible programme with classes to suit all. The caf style tables and soft leather seating area located close to vending machines means you can relax with refreshments throughout the day and catch up with the latest news and College announcements on the plasma screen. Contact the Learning Technology Suite Officer, Amanda Craig for further information on 01241 432627 or email: amanda.craig@angus.ac.uk

LTS Opening Hours: Monday - Friday . 8.45am - 5pm

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Helping Hands Nursery


Our on-campus nursery provides childcare for children aged two and a half to five years old. The purpose-built nursery offers: Friendly, qualified and experienced staff From one to ten sessions per week Secure outdoor play area

award-winning!

The ability to combine College childcare funding with the Council pre-school funding The national Curriculum for Excellence If you would like to discuss your childcare needs or arrange a visit, call Steph:

Helping Hands Nursery 01241 432726


For information on availability and prices, call Brenda:

Student Services 01241 432604


For information on funding your nursery place, call our Student Funding Advisors:

Student Funding 01241 432743

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a place to meet, eat, relax...


The Pods
Two social pods around the Arbroath campus with leather sofas, internet access and plasma TVs to let you relax and meet up with friends.

Meet to Eat
Theres plenty of choice when it comes to eating at Angus College. Two Pitstop Cafes offer real value for money - homecooked meals, a fresh sandwich & salad bar and snacks throughout the day. A coffee shop in the Clova Pod allows for a relaxing seat with refreshments and popular food choices. The hospitality students are the hosts at Restaurant 56 - their training restaurant in the Esk Building. Here you will find something a bit special, all prepared, cooked and served by the students in the new-look restaurant. Open for lunch throughout the year and from December to May for dinner, theres lots of opportunity to enjoy this fabulous place. The students also opened and operate Cafe 56 located in the Angus Centre for Enterprise, also in the Esk Building. This facility offers speciality coffees, freshly baked treats and takeaway food.

To book a table at Restaurant 56, call Rhoda on 01241 432612

Relax & Revitalise


At Inspire, the calming environment of the beauty suite and energy within the hair salon, combine to offer a range of pampering treatments and styling options. Prices are extremely affordable and your visits allow our trainees to practice and improve their skills to become successful therapists and stylists.

To book an appointment call 01241 432652

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access to university and highers

This course has been fantastic, inspiring and rewarding! The tutors, staff and classmates have been amazing which has made this a great experience for me. Highers are a great opportunity to 'pick and mix' the education you want while also providing you with essential skills and qualifications for life and education or employment progression.
Gary Paterson

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Access to University Study (SWAP)


SCQF Level 5-6
Who is this course aimed at? Have you been out of full-time, formal education for three years? Do you want to undertake a course which offers progression for mature learners to study at university level? If yes to both, this course is designed to meet your needs. The Access to University Study is aimed at individuals who have had a break in their formal education but are seeking a route to return to education at university level to undertake a wide range of degrees. What entry requirements will I need? A personal interview will be carried out to determine if the above SWAP criteria are met. A diagnostic test will also be undertaken to determine whether you have the required level of communication and literacy skills. How and where will I study? As well as a good choice of subject areas, you will also be given guidance on progression to Higher Education and will learn the essentials of study skills which will be crucial to you throughout your learning period. Areas such as investigation skills, problem solving, Numeracy, IT and working with others will also form part of your programme. What will I study on this course? This course offers a choice in the units undertaken by you. Subjects that can be chosen from include Sociology, Psychology, History, Higher English, Communications 4, Literature 1, Modern Studies, Maths at Higher and Intermediate 2 level. Other units are also available. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of the course will lead to a range of possible progression routes into a wide variety of degrees at universities throughout the South East of Scotland.

Certificate in Highers
SCQF Level 5-6
Who is this course aimed at? If you are looking to enter higher education you can study a range of Highers in this programme. This may be a way to get a step up on the employment ladder; enter the employment market or your first step towards entering careers where HNCs, HNDs or degrees are required. What entry requirements will I need? Completion of a relevant National Certificate at Intermediate 2/SCQF level 5 and/or entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and a diagnostic test. School leavers must have an English Standard Grade at credit level. To undertake Higher Maths school leavers must hold a Maths Standard Grade at credit level. To undertake Intermediate 2 Maths school leavers must hold a Maths Standard Grade at general level or Intermediate 1 at A or B pass. Adult returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at Higher level. How and where will I study? As well as a good choice of subject areas, you will also be given guidance on progression to Higher Education and will learn the essentials of study skills which will be crucial to you throughout your learning period. Areas such as investigation skills, problem solving, Numeracy, IT and working with others will also form part of your programme. What will I study on this course? Throughout the course you will choose from Highers in English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Modern Studies, Maths and/or study Communications 4, Literature 1 and Intermediate 2 Maths as well as undertaking core skills of Numeracy and Information Technology. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of the course will lead to a range of possible progression routes into a wide variety of degrees at universities throughout Scotland.

In addition to the full-time Access to University Study and Certificate in Highers courses there is opportunity to choose selected Highers and units with some subjects offering the option to study by Distance Learning. These options are part-time and more information and an application form can be found at: www.angus.ac.uk

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administration, business, management and accounting

I left school at 16 years old and never had the opportunity to go to university; this was something I always wanted to do. Id spent 30 years on the practical, hands-on side of my career and wanted an educational qualification to back this up. When the opportunity came along it was an offer I knew I could not refuse. Having a degree has given me the confidence to develop myself within the company and has confirmed that I am more capable than I thought. The course is very enjoyable and broken into manageable modules. Time passes very quickly, so enjoy it.
Bob Durnan

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National Certificate Administration


SCQF Level 4-6
Who is this course aimed at? Administration plays an integral role in all organisations and provides a wide range of employment opportunities. This highly practical course will develop the administrative and IT skills which are essential requirements of todays modern workplace. It provides an ideal opportunity to build your confidence and will appeal to those wishing to return after a career break or those looking to enter the job market for the first time. What entry requirements will I need? There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However all applicants will be asked to attend an interview. How and where will I study? This course can be undertaken in Arbroath, Forfar or Montrose (subject to satisfactory numbers). What will I study on this course? This course covers the main subject areas of office related information technology and word processing, administration, business communications, telephone communication and customer service skills. Students may be given the opportunity to undertake the full NC Administration Group Award. Job and progression routes? Typical career paths from this course may be to employment as administrative assistants and receptionists, etc. Successful completion of the course will allow entry into HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology or other HN courses, or alternatively, to SVQ Level 2 in Administration.
The course can also be undertaken in Arbroath with options in Finance see Page 16.

HNC Administration & Information Technology


SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? This comprehensive course equips students with the relevant up-to-date knowledge and skills needed to succeed within todays contemporary business environment. What entry requirements will I need? Two Highers (including English), or NC Administration & Information Technology including Communications & IT at Intermediate 2 level. It may also be possible to obtain entry to the course on achievement of an SVQ Level 2 or 3 in Administration. Life skills and relevant business or industrial experience may also allow entry to the course, subject to availability. References may be followed up and all applicants will be invited to attend an interview. How and where will I study? Course can be undertaken in Arbroath, Forfar or Montrose (subject to satisfactory numbers). What will I study on this course? Students are introduced to Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database and PowerPoint. The Office Administration module encourages active evaluation of business communications and an insight in to underpinning legal aspects of the office/business environment. To assist report writing skills there is a Communication unit and a Personal Development Planning unit to prepare students for academic/employment progression. Optional units may include (subject to numbers) Creating a Culture of Customer Care, SAGE, Payroll, Business Culture & Strategy and Economics, Medical Terminology for Administration Staff, Hospital Patient Administration. These options are by no means exhaustive and are available to Year 1 & Year 2 students maximising the range of options you can study over 1/2 years. Job and progression routes? A range of administrative jobs will be open to you with this qualification. Progression to HND Administration & Information Technology, if available. It may be possible to progress to Year 2/3 at university through the articulation arrangements which are in place with several Scottish universities.

Part-time options may be available for some courses - call 01241 432725 for information

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HND Administration & Information Technology


SCQF Level 8
Who is this course aimed at? Students who have successfully completed the HNC Administration & Information Technology. The HND Administration & Information Technology is again a highly successful qualification with successful students either progressing on to Higher Education or into employment. What entry requirements will I need? HNC Administration & Information Technology with the preferred 15 credits. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview. How and where will I study? The course will be delivered at the main College campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? The HND extends the knowledge and understanding from the HNC with students studying core units in Advanced Word Processing, Advanced Spreadsheets, and Advanced Databases. Individual presentation skills will be further enhanced and developed in the Presentation Skills module. The Office Management unit equips students with important knowledge pertaining to contemporary business concepts such as Change Management, Recruitment and Selection and Training and Development. Other core modules include Business information Management, Project Management and Developing the Individual within a Team. Optional units may include (numbers dependent) Creating a Culture of Customer Care, SAGE, Payroll, Leadership at Work, Introduction to Law, Medical Terminology for Administration Staff, Hospital Patient Administration. A total of 30 credits (from HNC and HND year) are required to achieve the Group Award. Job and progression routes? It may be possible to progress to Year 2/3 at university through the articulation arrangements which are in place with several Scottish universities or apply for a range of administrative jobs.

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BA Management Studies (Stage 3)


Who is this course aimed at? Those who are in a management role or those aspiring to a management role. What entry requirements will I need? Two years management experience and qualifications in a non-management discipline or Those in a non-management role with qualifications that meet the pre-entry requirements. How and where will I study? This degree is offered by Robert Gordon University and delivered in association with Angus College. The course comprises a blended form of delivery, primarily through innovative online technology with work- shops to enhance the learning experience. What will I study on this course? Module Content: Information Technology Management Environment Business and People Skills Managing Finance Business Law Business Projects Research Methods Job and progression routes? Possible progression to BA Management (Hons) at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Management positions in the workplace. For further information please contact: Mina Welsh, Curriculum Manager, Business, Administration & Technology, Angus College Tel: 01241 432662 Email: mina.welsh@angus.ac.uk
This course has been developed with the support of the European Social Fund.

The degree appealed to me as I was keen to study at this level in a flexible way while still holding down a full-time job. Increased confidence is by far the greatest benefit from undertaking the qualification, not only confidence in my abilities, but also increased confidence to undertake more complicated tasks and roles. I would encourage others to undertake this qualification, although I would advise people to ensure that they have time to dedicate to the course work as it is difficult to achieve while working full-time but it is highly rewarding and well worth the effort!
Iona Wyllie

award-winning!

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National Certificate Administration


(with Finance options) SCQF Level 4-6
Who is this course aimed at? Administration plays an integral role in all organisations and provides a wide range of employment opportunities. This highly practical course will develop administrative, IT and finance skills which are essential requirements of todays modern workplace. It provides an ideal opportunity to build your confidence and appeal to those wishing to return after a career break or those looking to enter the job market for the first time. What entry requirements will I need? No formal qualifications are required. How and where will I study? This course is available in Arbroath only. What will I study on this course? This course covers the main subject areas of office related information technology and word processing, administration, business communications, telephone communication and customer service skills. You can also undertake options in the finance area including book-keeping and payroll which will allow you to progress to employment in a variety of accounting areas. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of the course will allow entry into HNC Accounting, HNC/HND Administration and Information Technology, or alternatively, to SVQ Level 2 in Administration. Typical career paths may be to employment as accounts assistants dealing with purchase/sales ledgers, administrative posts in book-keeping, payroll or general administrative posts.
This course can also be undertaken with additional IT options see Administration section - page 13.

HNC Accounting
SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? This course is designed for those who are interested in the area of accounting. This practical course will introduce and develop your skills in supplying, interpreting and advising on financial information. It allows entry on to the career ladder and gives you the choice of which direction you wish to pursue. For those in the workplace, the course may be studied on day release over a period of two years if full-time numbers permit. What entry requirements will I need? Two Highers (including English) or relevant industrial experience or NQ Administration & Information Technology (with Finance Options) including Communications & IT at Intermediate 2 level. How and where will I study? One year full-time although a range of flexible part-time and distance learning options are also available. What will I study on this course? Subject areas covered include Accounting, Costing, Computerised Book-keeping and Payroll. Job and progression routes? The HNC can act as a springboard for those wishing to progress on to a professional accounting qualification. This includes exemption from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Level 1 examinations. Successful completion of the HNC may also give direct entry to a range of degree programmes at university. Successful students can find employment opportunities such as assistant accountant, payroll clerk, senior book-keepers or purchase/sales ledger supervisors in industry, business and commerce in the private and public sectors.

Not really knowing what I wanted to do I arrived at Angus College in 2010 to do NC Administration with Finance option. In the relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere of the college I learned and developed many new skills in both IT and finance. I met and made many new friends of all ages and enjoyed the learning experience so much that I decided to return this year and do HNC Accounting. Coming to Angus College has given me more confidence in myself and the chance of new opportunities in the future.
Caroline Simpson

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Modern Apprenticeships
The Business Administration Modern Apprenticeship (BAMA) consists of: SVQ Level 3 in Business & Administration Core Skills (communication, information technology, numeracy, problem solving and working with others) Enhancements (such as ECDL, First Aid certificate, relevant short courses and additional VQ units at level 2 or higher) Aimed at people aged 16+ the BAMA is based upon achievement which is work-based and vocationally relevant. It is not a time-served apprenticeship and so achievement timescales are flexible. The qualification is designed to broaden existing skills and build upon them to meet the needs of employers and apprentices. The Modern Apprenticeship in Management (MAM) consists of: SVQ Level 3 in Management Core skills (communication, information technology, numeracy, problem solving and working with others) Enhancements (such as two additional units from a job specific SVQ at the appropriate level or two additional units from a Management SVQ at a higher level than the complete SVQ gained in the apprenticeship).

The level at which you can qualify depends on your current job role. The SVQ in Business & Administration at levels 1 and 2 can be delivered as a full-time course within the College (subject to status) with the possibility of a work placement in industry being provided. Upon completion of the in-house course, full-time employment with the placement provider may be possible. We deliver VQs at: Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Business & Administration These take you from basic clerical tasks to dealing with managerial issues. This VQ has just been updated and focuses strongly on the skills required to make a person not just competent at their work, but an effective and responsible employee.. Levels 2 and 3 in Customer Service If you have regular contact with customers, this is the qualification route for you. Levels 2 and 3 in Advice and Guidance If your job involves a guidance role, this qualification supports and develops you within all areas of competence. Level 2 in Retail Skills; Level 3 in Retail (Sales Professional); Level 3 in Retail (Visual Merchandising) and Level 3 in Retail (Management) If you are working within the wholesale, warehousing or retail industry, one of these qualifications is right for you. Develop skills in customer care, stock management, working relationships, safe working practices etc. At level 3 you can choose the career pathway that is right for the job role you are in Level 2 in Team Leading This qualification is aimed at those in their first managerial role who are likely to have a limited span of control and responsibility for small teams of people. Levels 3 and 4 in Management Level 3 Management is aimed at junior managers/supervisors /first line managers likely to be managing a small Unit or a senior member of an operational team. Level 4 is for middle managers with a wide remit and span of control..

Vocational Qualifications
SVQs are work-based qualifications which consist of occupational compentencies in various careers. These occupational competencies (known as standards) are set down by industry-based Sector Skills Councils (SSC). Each SSC is responsible for developing national standards which define what employees, or potential employees, must be able to do, how well and in what circumstances. This shows that they are competent at their work. SVQs are specified at 5 levels which reflect the various skills, knowledge and experience that employees should have as they progress in their industry.

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animal care and landbased industries

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Introduction to Animal Care


SCQF Level 3-4
Who is this course aimed at? This exciting course is an excellent starting point for anyone hoping to lay the early foundations of a career in Animal Care. The course covers a wide range of animals, including most of the small mammals that we keep as pets, fish, birds, dogs and farm animals. If you enjoy the fun and excitement of being around animals and want to get more experience of working with them - come and join us on this route into Animal Care. What entry requirements will I need? Students entry onto the programme will be based on interview, your existing experience of working with animals and a demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills. Selection will be based on the tutors judgement of your suitability for the programme. How and where will I study? The course is both classroom-based and practical taught by well-qualified, experienced staff. One year full-time or there may be part-time opportunities to study individual subjects. What will I study on this course? A hands-on approach in our Animal Care Unit will give you the confidence to handle, feed, water and health check a range of small animals. In addition you will be introduced to larger animals at the Glebe, handling animals such as sheep, goats and ponies. These practicals will be backed up by classroom sessions to give you a greater understanding of health & safety issues, animal care and welfare. Personal development and team building skills form an important part of the course Job and progression routes? Successful students may be able to progress onto NC Animal Care.

NC Animal Care
SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at those wanting a solid foundation in Animal Care studies. The course aims to build a strong grounding of knowledge and understanding, supported by a range of practical activities in the Animal Care Unit. What entry requirements will I need? For Progressing Students: Candidates who have successfully completed all units on the Introduction to Animal Care programme and achieved all essential skills at Level 4 (Intermediate 1) or above, may apply but entry is not guaranteed. This will also be based upon your attendance, performance and enthusiasm on the introductory course. For New students: Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate previous experience or enthusiasm with animals. You should have achieved at least two General and one Credit level Standard Grades or equivalent. For all applicants: Entry on to the programme will be based on an interview including a written exercise, your existing qualifications and evidence of your own motivation and enthusiasm. Final selection will be based on the tutor's judgement of your suitability for the programme. How and where will I study? This highly popular course is taught in both a classroom and practical setting by well-qualified, experienced staff including a veterinary surgeon. You will study for one year full-time; however there may be opportunities to study individual subjects from the course. What will I study on this course? You will study topics such as Feeding, Accommodation & Handling, Breeding of Small Animals and Caring for Their Young and science-based subjects such as Anatomy & Physiology and Parasitology. In your practical classes, you will undertake routine health care and feeding & handling techniques for small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, aviary birds and reptiles. You will be expected to become proficient at handling the full range of animals in our Animal Care facility. Job and progression routes? Examples of possible employment opportunities may include Care Assistant working in boarding establishments, SSPCA, Guide Dogs or pet shops. Successful students showing a high degree of motivation may be able to progress on to the HNC Animal Care at Angus College (see separate entry requirements).

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HNC Animal Care


SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? This course aims to give you a deeper understanding of Animal Care and associated industries. It will take you to a level where there are many interesting job opportunities. The excellent level of training offered on this course means the HNC Animal Care is well respected amongst many employers as well as universities. If you are unable to attend on a full-time basis the College may be able to offer part-time study, over two years. For those who just wish to brush up on particular skills, it may be possible to undertake individual units. Entry on to the programme will be based on an interview, including a written exercise, your existing qualifications and evidence of your own motivation and enthusiasm for the course. Final selection will be based on the tutor's judgement of your suitability for the programme. What entry requirements will I need? For Progressing Students: Successful completion of all 16 NC Animal Care units including a high pass mark in the end of unit assessments and a pass in communications, numeracy and IT at SCQF Level 5 (Intermediate 2) or above. Students must have an excellent record of attendance. Additional requirements will be detailed on your college noticeboard. For New students: Due to the scientific nature of many of the course units, new students should ideally have two Highers or equivalent at Grade C or above (one of which should be in a science subject). Students without the required qualifications may wish to consider beginning at NC Level and working towards the HNC course. How and where will I study? The course is mainly College-based with field trips where appropriate. One year full-time or two years part-time. Opportunities to study individual subjects may also be available. What will I study on this course? Following on from skills learned at National Certificate level you will gain a deeper understanding of key issues such as Nutrition, Health & Disease, Animal Behaviour, Anatomy & Physiology, Handling, First Aid and Welfare.

Job and progression routes? Examples of possible employment opportunities may include SSPCA, Dog Wardens, Boarding Establishments, Veterinary Practices. Many students progress to HND year two at Angus College and, in the past, have progressed into Higher Education e.g studying for degrees in Zoology or Veterinary Nursing.

HND Animal Care


SCQF Level 8
Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at those who wish to enter an Animal Care employment area at an advanced level. Many previous students have chosen to progress to degree study and have entered higher education on year 2 or year 3 of specific programmes. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC Animal Care at Angus College or from other Scottish colleges. How and where will I study? The course will be mainly College-based. Infill onto individual subjects is also available, the course is currently delivered over two 18 week blocks. What will I study on this course? As such, in addition to studying the key animal care elements such as Avians, Reptiles, Behaviour and Drugs and Medicines at a higher level, the course will give the necessary supervisory, management and business skills to prepare you for the level of work appropriate to this qualification. Job and Progression routes? Self-Employment, Animal Care Technicians, management positions in Veterinary Practices. Degree programmes at university e.g. veterinary nursing, animal care and welfare, some students have progressed to Zoology or the Sciences.

Part-time options may be available for some courses - call 01241 432725 for information

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Countryside Skills: An Introduction (Int 1)


This course includes the qualification SVQ Level 1 Horticulture/Landscape Gardening SCQF Level 4
Who is this course aimed at? If you care about the environment in all sorts of ways and want to do your bit - from Landscape Gardening & Horticulture to Estates, Agriculture and Animal Care - then this is the course for you. This hands-on course will give you an understanding of all the issues of the day and is a great taster for the range of courses we offer. You will be working across a range of sites, in and around the College and around Angus, giving you a range of practical skills that you will be able to use in a range of employment options. What entry requirements will I need? There are no specific entry requirements for this course, but you should have competent reading, writing and numeracy skills and you should have a keen interest in this area. Entry onto the programme will be based on interview and adequate relevant information on the completed application form. How and where will I study? The course is hands-on and based on practical work with some classroom sessions to enhance understanding and knowledge of the issues involved. The course is one year full-time however there may be part-time options for those wishing to select parts of the programme. What will I study on this course? Basic skills in grounds and estate maintenance, landscaping and gardening techniques, tree and shrub planting, machinery operation, sustainability, agriculture and even some animal handling! These units will be taught mainly on site through involvement in practical day-to-day tasks. Job and progression routes? Practical-based careers with landscape gardening companies, local authorities or private estates. Career progression onto NC/SVQ Landbased courses. On completion of this course all successful students will be interviewed for the NC level.

Certificate in Landscape Gardening


This course includes the qualification SVQ Level 2 Horticulture/Landscape Gardening) SCQF Level 4-5
Who is this course aimed at? This course is designed for those who want to make a career in the Horticultural industry but it may also suit those who just want to take their interest one step further and develop their skills. What entry requirements will I need? There are no specific entry requirements for this course but as it is at Intermediate 1/2 (SCQF 4-5) level, students should have some good Standard Grades and competent reading, writing and numeracy skills. Entry onto the programme will be based on an interview and completed application form. Applications are also welcomed from those holding other appropriate qualifications and/or experience. How and where will I study? The full-time course is taught in both a classroom and practical setting by well-qualified, experienced staff. It will run on the College campus and at St Vigeans Glebe. There will also be a number of educational visits and excursions. It will also be possible to just do the SVQ part of the course on a part-time basis if you are unable to do all the course Units. One year full-time or it may be possible to study individual units part-time. What will I study on this course? Students will undertake theoretical and practical sessions in soft landscaping, design, machinery, horticulture, plant identification, hard landscaping and horticultural science. Job and progression routes? To SVQ Level 3 in Horticulture/Landscape Gardening. Alternatively, this qualification could lead you to working with a landscape construction firm, plant nurseries, plant retailers, local authorities and private estates or as a self-employed gardener.

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Certificate in Agriculture
SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? Agriculture forms an important part of the Angus economy and new, skilled employees are always sought after. This well established course gives you the chance to learn many different skills relating to various aspects of Agriculture including livestock and crops. What entry requirements will I need? Students should have competent reading, writing and numeracy skills and some appropriate Standard Grades. Entry on to the programme will be based on an interview and a short written exercise that relates to the course How and where will I study? The course has a strong practical base but classroom work will be an essential element of all units.The Colleges site at St Vigeans Glebe has a small sheep flock, and an excellent range of farming equipment including tractors and quad bikes. To supplement these facilities the College has strong links with many local farms specialising in different aspects of Agriculture. One year full-time or it may be possible to study individual units part-time. What will I study on this course? You will learn through the many hands-on activities laid on for you in areas such as Crop Production, Fence Construction, Tractor Operations, Livestock Feeding and ATV Operations. A number of theory sessions will involve a reasonable degree of classroom work. Job and progression routes? Working on a crop or livestock farm. HNC Agriculture at the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC).

SVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture (Part-time) and SVQ Level 3 Amenity Horticulture/Landscape Gardening (Part-time)
SCQF Level 4-5/6-7
Who is this course aimed at? These courses are aimed at employed gardeners/ landscapers and employees of local authorities. It may also be suitable for private gardeners and enthusiastic amateurs. What entry requirements will I need? Applicants should have a sound educational background consistent with the demands of the courses. Applicants for the Level 3 should also have already achieved SVQ Level 2 or Certificate in Landscape Gardening to include all the Core Skills at level 2 (and outside applicants should have a minimum of four relevant Standard Grades at level 3 or above). All applicants should be employed in a relevant industry but a place could be offered to enthusiastic amateurs depending on experience. Entry is subject to interview (and may include a written exercise for applicants to the Level 3 to determine suitability for the course) How and where will I study? The course is taught in both a classroom and practical setting by well-qualified, experienced staff. It will run on the College campus and at St.Vigeans Glebe and will include a number of educational visits where relevant. Attendance will be one day a week for 36 weeks. One year part-time or it may be possible to study individual units. What will I study on this course? Students will attend theoretical and practical sessions in soft landscaping, garden design, machinery, horticulture, plant identification, hard landscaping and estate skills. Job and progression routes? An SVQ Level 2 or 3 qualification can improve job prospects, increase opportunities for promotion and allow progression to other SVQ level qualifications or HNC/D Horticulture or Landscape Gardening.

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With the skills I learned at College I was able to get a job on a local estate. My main job is to carry out a broad range of estate tasks which includes working with quad bikes. It also allows me to work outdoors which I really enjoy.
Kyle Forsyth

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art & design


This course is everything I thought it would be it allows a lot of freedom to do our work in our own style.
Jasmin Cheyne . Certificate in Portfolio Art

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Introduction to Art & Design


SCQF Level 3
Who is this course aimed at? An excellent introduction to all aspects of Art & Design for those of you who may not have had the chance to begin to build up a portfolio. Throughout the course, you can also take the opportunity to increase any academic qualifications which might enhance your chance of progression at a later stage. An ideal platform for those who are unsure which area of Art or Design you wish to focus on. What entry requirements will I need? As part of the application process you will be asked to submit a selection of your art/design work which can demonstrate to the tutors satisfaction that you have the ability and enthusiasm to complete the course successfully. How and where will I study? The Art and Design courses are delivered in three spacious studios enjoying natural daylight and adorned with still life objects. A computer suite, printmaking facilities, a darkroom for black and white photography development and ceramic and sculpture workshop add to the portfolio of accommodation available. The majority of student course work is practical, hands-on project based investigation, experimentation and realisation. What will I study on this course? Starting at a basic level, the course focuses on exploring visual images and developing personal ideas which can then be realised in a variety of media including Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography and Ceramics. Job and progression routes? Successful completion may give you access to NC Portfolio Art or a range of other National Certificate programmes.

Certificate in Portfolio Art


SCQF Level 4-5
Who is this course aimed at? This course has had considerable success in ensuring students achieve their goal of a first-class portfolio for progression on to higher education. Every effort is made to provide a comfortable and creative working environment where you can feel relaxed and expressive in your course of study. To ensure successful progression, you can also upgrade any necessary academic qualifications such as Highers. The College has excellent links with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art as well as many other significant further or higher educational establishments. What entry requirements will I need? As part of the application process to the Portfolio Art course you will be asked to submit a portfolio of art/design work which can demonstrate to the tutors satisfaction that you have the ability to complete the course successfully. How and where will I study? The courses are delivered in three spacious studios enjoying natural daylight and adorned with still life objects. A computer suite, printmaking facilities, a darkroom for black and white photography development and ceramic and sculpture workshop add to the portfolio of accommodation available. The majority of student course work is practical, hands-on project based investigation, experimentation and realisation. Students have experienced study trips to culturally significant locations including Barcelona, Prague and Liverpool. What will I study on this course? Talented and creative staff work closely with you to develop your creativity in the core areas of Life Drawing, Analytical Drawing, Painting and Design as well as other areas of interest such as Sculpture, Photography and Printmaking. Job and progression routes? The opportunity to progress onto HNC Fine Art or other HNC programmes or if academic qualifications are suitable, entry to a degree programme.

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HNC Contemporary Art Practice


SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? Students on this excellent course have had notable success in achieving Art College placements.The HNC Contemporary Art Practice is seen as an equivalent to the three Highers necessary for Art College entry. What entry requirements will I need? A substantial portfolio of relevant and recent art works which can demonstrate, to the tutors satisfaction, that you have the ability, enthusiasm and initiative to complete the course successfully. How and where will I study? The Art and Design courses are delivered in three spacious studios enjoying natural daylight and adorned with still life objects. A computer suite, printmaking facilities, a darkroom for black and white photography development and ceramic and sculpture workshop add to the portfolio of accommodation available. The majority of student course work is practical, hands-on project based investigation, experimentation and realisation. Study trips to culturally significant locations including Barcelona, Prague and Liverpool have been experienced by students. What will I study on this course? An advanced level course covering a broad range of art related areas with strong portfolio based subjects - Life Drawing & Painting, Observational Drawing & Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture. Job and progression routes? Any art and design related employment. Progression on to an HND or degree programme.

Its really great having your own personal space to work in throughout the course having your own stuff around you and on the walls. Inspirational!
Lily Beattie . HND Contemporary Art Practice

HND Contemporary Art Practice


SCQF Level 8
Who is this course aimed at? The HND in Contemporary Art Practice course has been designed for those students who have completed a 15 credit HNC in Contemporary Art Practice who wish to improve their portfolio of work and increase their technical skills. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of the HNC in Contemporary Art Practice. At interview, the student must demonstrate that they fill all of the programme criteria and have the necessary will to succeed. The presentation of a portfolio of work will also be required. How and where will I study? All students on this course have their own individual studio space where they can research and work throughout the length of their studies. A computer suite, printmaking facilities, a darkroom for black and white photography development and ceramic and sculpture workshop add to the portfolio of accommodation available. Assessment will be continuous throughout the year and all exercises will be practical. What will I study on this course? The course covers the following areas: Lens-Based Media Development & Production, Painting Development & Production, Professional Practice, Cultural Identity and Exhibition of Contemporary Art Form. Job and progression routes? Any art and design related employment. Successful students wishing to continue their study can progress onto a degree programme.

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Certificate in Arts & Social Science


SCQF Level 4-6
Who is this course aimed at? This course enjoys an excellent reputation due to its proven success in preparing students for Higher Education. Many university graduates began their academic career with this course at Angus College. What entry requirements will I need? Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course, it does require a reasonable level of communication and literacy skill in addition to motivation and commitment. All candidates will be asked to attend an interview and successful placement on this programme may also be subject to a satisfactory reference. A written test will determine whether you have the required level of communication and literacy skills. How and where will I study? The course will be based at the main College campus in Arbroath. Educational visits and excursions to places like the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh will further enhance your understanding of social issues and current affairs. What will I study on this course? The course focuses on the key skills you need to be a successful student - from study skills to information technology. A variety of subjects with a range of units at Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Higher provide for a stimulating and challenging mix. Literature, Politics, Modern History, Communication, Psychology and Sociology form the core elements of the course. Job and progression routes? This course forms an ideal progression route to HNC Social Sciences or Highers dependent upon Credits gained, attendance and overall performance. Progression to HNC Social Sciences is dependent on passing all units of the Certificate programme. With further study you can use your knowledge and skills to work in areas such as Social Services, Teaching and Guidance.

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HNC/HND Social Sciences


SCQF Level 7&8
Who is this course aimed at? Anyone wishing to pursue Social Sciences subjects (Psychology, Sociology, History, Research and Criminology) at an advanced level. What entry requirements will I need? Entry to Higher National Certificate requires a complete National Certificate course including Communication 4 or Core Skills Communication at Higher; or two relevant Highers (at grade C or above); or for mature students without qualifications, relevant work/life experience. All candidates will be asked to attend an interview and successful placement on this programme may also be subject to a satisfactory reference.

With further study or relevant experience, it is possible to consider careers in Social Work, Teaching, Personnel Management, Sales, the Police Service or virtually any job where an understanding of human behaviour is important.

How and where will I study? At the main Arbroath campus over 15 hours per week plus study time at home or in the College Learning and Technology Suite or Library. One year full-time for HNC and a further year for the HND. What will I study on this course? Social Science is a stimulating and challenging study area which will enable you to develop an understanding of society, self, the past and the present through the study of Sociology, Psychology, History, Research Methods and other subjects.The second year (HND) builds on the knowledge gained from year one (HNC) in all core subject areas, with the addition of Criminology. The Social Sciences course at Angus College is widely recognised by many universities. Previous students have successfully completed the HND and gone on to do one or two additional years at university to achieve their degree. Job and progression routes? The HNC course is designed to prepare students for a degree course in Social Sciences and Behavioural Science or for a career in any people-oriented area. Entry to the HND will depend on successful completion of the HNC. The HND may allow direct entry into year three of The University of Abertay, Dundee, Social Science degree, and year two of their Behavioural Sciences degree or year 3 of the Combined Studies degree at the University of Aberdeen. Successful completion may also allow direct entry into year 2 or 3 on particular courses at The University of Dundee and The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

I had an experience recently where a professor was giving a lecture to 2nd year Politics students on how to structure an essay and I can honestly say that there was not one suggestion that had not been made to me during my HND Social Sciences course at Angus College. This exemplifies perfectly the quality of the preparation for university life that this course provided. The structure of the course ensured that I am now able to work independently when necessary, research a topic thoroughly and effectively, understand how to reference my work properly and many other key skills for learning. The time spent at Angus College has proved invaluable and I am so grateful for all of the support and encouragement which I received from the staff on the Social Sciences team, as well as from the superb library staff. It was a life changing experience which I look back on with pride and a real sense of achievement.
Liz Addison . HND Social Sciences

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care
Holly had worked as a florist for six years before deciding to follow her ambitions to return to study and retrain to become a nurse. The thought of going straight to university and back into studying was daunting, so I decided to start off by completing both the NC Health Care at Higher Level and HNC Health Care courses at Angus College. These courses were great and my tutors were very supportive and inspirational. This knowledge and experience enabled me to progress to Year 2 of the BSc in Nursing at the University of Abertay. It has definitely been the right decision.
Holly Pringle . now in Year 3 at the University of Abertay, Dundee

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Certificate in Early Education & Childcare Intermediate1


SCQF Level 4-5
Who is this course aimed at? If you are interested in laying the foundations for a career working with children then this is the ideal starting place. Throughout this course we aim to make your experience informative and fun whilst developing your citizenship, employability and personal skills through teambuilding activities. This course actively encourages applications from both male and female candidates. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. How and where will I study? Study will take place at the Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Subjects include Child Development, Play, Parenting, Care of Children along with core skills in Communications, Numeracy and ICT. Through academic study in the classroom and a short placement, you will have the opportunity to learn about childrens development and needs, how to provide play activities and parenting skills. Job and progression routes? Playgroup assistant, crche worker and nanny. The majority of students progress to Early Education & Childcare Intermediate 2 or Early Education & Childcare at Higher Level.

Certificate in Early Education & Childcare Intermediate 2


SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? This course is for those who may be returning to education or who have just left school and wish to continue their studies. Applications are actively encouraged from both male and female candidates. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. How and where will I study? This excellent locally devised childcare course consists of a number of units aimed at developing skills, knowledge and understanding of children 0-12. Study will take place at the Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Subjects include Health, Development, Safety, Play and First Aid along with core skills in Numeracy, Communication and ICT. You will also be offered an opportunity to practise these skills in a placement with children. Job and progression routes? Childcare Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Playgroup Assistant, After School Club Assistant, Nanny. Students have the opportunity to progress to National Certificate Early Education & Childcare at Higher Level.

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National Certificate Early Education & Childcare at Higher Level


SCQF Level 6
Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at candidates who wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification at Higher level. This course actively encourages applications from both male and female students. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have Standard Grades at 1, 2 or 3 level or National 5. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at the Higher level. How and where will I study? Study will take place at the Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? This course allows candidates to study, in depth, the knowledge and skills required in the early education and childcare sector to work with children 0-12 years. To make your time on this course realistic you will be given the opportunity to undertake placements in local nurseries and schools where your confidence will grow in working alongside professionals in supporting childrens development and learning. It is also available to gain one academic Higher within the award based on Child Development, Theory and Health. Other topics covered include Play, Childrens Rights & Protection and Behaviour. Job and progression routes? Support for Learning Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Playgroup Assistant, Out of School Care Depute. Many students also progress on to the HNC Early Education & Child Care. This Group Award will allow you to register as a Support Worker with the Scottish Social Services Council.

HNC Early Education & Childcare


SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? This course is ideally suited for candidates who have an interest in working with children 0-12 years and wish to continue their studies in the child care area.This course actively encourages applications from both male and female candidates. What entry requirements will I need? National Certificate Early Education & Childcare Group Award at Higher, SVQ 2 Childrens Care Learning & Development or relevant experience in Early Education and Childcare plus knowledge of Child Development. Entry is subject to a selection/ recruitment process which consists of two interviews. An initial interview to assess suitability of course to candidate. The final part of the process will consist of an interview with College staff and a placement provider. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have achievements at Higher level as well as child care experience. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at this advanced level. How and where will I study? Study will take place at the Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Building on the Early Education and Childcare Higher you will study in depth the theory, policies and understanding of childrens development and learning which will enable you to be a confident and competent practitioner. A significant proportion of the course is learning within workplace settings such as Local Authority nurseries, private nurseries and primary schools where you will have the chance to put theory into practice as part of a professional team. Throughout the course you will see your confidence grow as you gain new skills in areas including research, observations, communication and team working. Job and progression routes? Early Years Practitioner, Playgroup Leader, Family Support worker, Classroom Assistant, After School Club Play Leader, Early Intervention Assistant. BA Childhood Practice, BSc Behavioural Sciences, University degree programmes in Social Work. The group award will allow you to register as a Practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council.

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Certificate in Health & Social Care Intermediate 1


SCQF Level 4
Who is this course aimed at? This is an ideal starting point for learners embarking on a career in care as it provides a basic knowledge and understanding of care skills and values required to work in either a Health or Social Care setting. This locally devised course is an ideal starting point for those who have had no previous experience. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. How and where will I study? You will study for 15 hours per week at the main College campus in Arbroath, a teambuilding activity may take place in the Saltire Centre. What will I study on this course? During the course you will be given the opportunity to study Skills for Work Health sector course which includes Health Awareness, Life Science, Working Safely, Health Sector: An Introduction and Roles & Responsibilities in Care. Other units include Values and Principles in Care, HIV & Hepatitis - An Introduction, Sociology & Psychology for Care and Prevention of Infection and Core Skills (communication, numeracy and IT). Job and progression routes? Employment in various care settings. Progression to Certificate in Health & Social Care at Intermediate 2 or the Certificate in Health, Social & Childcare at Intermediate 2 based in Montrose Learning Centre. This course runs 9.30am-1pm, five mornings a week.

Certificate in Health & Social Care Intermediate 2


SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? An excellent course covering a range of health and social care subjects. This course is ideal for those who may be returning to education or are unsure of the Care specialism they wish to pursue i.e. health or social care or who have successfully achieved Certificate in Health & Social Care at Intermediate 1 level. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. Successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. How and where will I study? You will study for 15 hours per week at the main College campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? During the course you will gain an understanding of health and social care which may be further enhanced by a care placement within a local care environment. This exciting and challenging course features continuous assessment throughout. Subjects covered are Sociology, Psychology for Care, Mental Health - An Introduction, Values and Principles in Care, HIV Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, First Aid and Prevention of Infection & Safety in a Care Setting and Core Skills (communication, numeracy and IT). Job and progression routes? Health/SocialCare Assistant, Home Carer. Progression to the Certificate in Health Care at Higher level or Certificate in Social Care at Higher level.

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Certificate in Health, Social & Childcare Intermediate 2


SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? This course sets down the foundations for people wishing to gain knowledge and understanding for either a career in a care setting or to further their studies in childcare, health care or social care. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. How and where will I study? Through academic study in the classroom you will have the opportunity to learn about various areas of care related issues. This highly successful course is offered in our Learning Centre in Montrose and runs mornings only. There may be the opportunity for a practical placement in a care setting. What will I study on this course? During the course you will gain an understanding of health & social care and childcare which may be further enhanced by a care placement within a local care environment. This exciting and challenging course features continuous assessment throughout. Subjects covered are Sociology & Psychology for Care, Mental Health - An Introduction, Child Care, Values and Principles in Care, HIV, Hepatitis B: An Introduction and Health Eating in a Care Setting. Job and progression routes? Nursery Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Home Carer. Possible progression to the Certificate in Health Care at Higher Level or the Certificate in Social Care at Higher Level or National Certificate Early Education & Childcare at Higher Level.

Certificate in Health Care at Higher Level


SCQF Level 6
Who is this course aimed at? This course will extend and develop your knowledge gained on the Certificate in Health & Social Care at Int 2 programme. It is also suitable for learners who can demonstrate the ability to produce academic work to Higher level. This course is useful preparation for learners who wish to undertake HNC Health Care or progress onto nurse education programmes. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of the Certificate in Health & Social Care at Int 2 and/or entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have Standard Grades at 1, 2 or 3 level. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at Higher level. How and where will I study? Full-time or part-time study at College with e-learning opportunities. What will I study on this course? This course covers a variety of higher level subjects which are relevant to careers in health care. Students gain work experience with placements within NHS Tayside and other local care providers. Students will learn about a variety of subjects such as First Aid, Biology, Care Values, Psychology, Sociology and Working in Health & Social Care. Job and progression routes? HNC Health Care or onto degree programmes in nursing at Dundee University, The University of Abertay, Dundee or Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Students may also seek employment within health care in support worker roles or with the ambulance service.

This course is delivered in Montrose, hours are 9.30am-1pm, five mornings per week.

Part-time options may be available for some courses - call 01241 432725 for information

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Certificate in Social Care at Higher Level


SCQF Level 6
Who is this course aimed at? This course will extend and develop knowledge gained on the Certificate in Health & Social Care Intermediate 2 programme. It is also suitable for learners who can demonstrate the ability to produce academic work to Higher level. This course is useful preparation for learners who wish to undertake HNC Social Care in the future. What entry requirements will I need? Completion of Certificate in Health & Social Care at Int 2 and/or entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview, one satisfactory reference and a demonstration of written communication skills. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have Standard Grades at 1, 2 or 3 level. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at the Higher level. How and where will I study? Full-time at College with e-learning opportunities. What will I study on this course? A variety of higher level subjects which are relevant to a career in Social Care. Students gain work experience with placements provided by Angus Council Social Work & Health and other local care providers. Students will learn about a range of subjects including Care Principles & Practice, Supporting People in Care Settings, Working in Health & Social Care and Dementia. Job and progression routes? Students may seek employment within social care as social care officers/support worker roles. Progression to HNC Social Care or HNC Social Sciences may also be considered.

HNC Health Care


SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? This advanced course is designed to give learners a broad range of skills to begin their development as a health care professional ie registered nurse and other health care practitioners. This course is equivalent to the first year of the Adult and Mental Health nursing degree programmes. What entry requirements will I need? Completion of the Certificate in Health Care or Certificate in Social Care at Higher or applicants who have relevant health care experience. Entry is subject to a selection/recruitment process which consists of two interviews. An initial interview to assess suitability of the course to the candidate. The final part of the process will consist of an interview with College and university staff. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have achievements at Higher level. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at this advanced level. All candidates will be required to undertake a health check. How and where will I study? Full-time at College with e-learning opportunities. What will I study on this course? Students will develop nursing skills working alongside members of a health care team during a substantial placement. Students will study a variety of health related subjects such as Biology, Sociology, Psychology, Health Policy and Care Principles which will be invaluable to their progression in health care. Students will gain practical nursing skills at the University of Abertay, Dundee. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of the Group Award may enable you to enter second year of the degree programmes in Adult and Mental Health nursing at The Univeristy of Abertay, Dundee or Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

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HNC Social Care


SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? The main aim of this programme is to provide an integrated course of values, skills and knowledge to equip the learner in working effectively in a range of care settings. The programme design is based on collaboration with employers and universities enabling you, on successful completion, to enter employment or higher education. What entry requirements will I need? Formal/informal care experience is essential. Entry is subject to a selection/recruitment process which consists of two interviews. An initial interview to assess suitability of course to candidate. The final part of the process will consist of an interview with College staff and the placement provider. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have achievements at Higher level and relevant experience - eg volunteering Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at this advanced level. How and where will I study? One year full-time (two days at College, two days placement and one day online study) or part-time opportunities may be available if already working within the social care sector. What will I study on this course? Students will develop practical care skills working alongside a social care team in Angus. Learners undertake a substantial placement in order to assess the SVQ element of the course. The theoretical basis of this course entails subjects such as Sociology, Psychology, Social Care Theory and Social policy. A notable amount of delivery for this learning is online. Job and progression routes? Support worker, social care/community care officer. Working with older people, people with mental health issues, those with physical & learning disabilities and children and young people. Progression to a university degree programmes in Social Work.

I recently made the massive decision to take a voluntary redundancy package from an office job in order to follow a lifelong ambition to work in social care. Initially the thought of coming to College was quite scary, but the tutors were really helpful and encouraged me to take a distance learning module as a taster in preparation for full-time study. The HNC Social Care is the perfect course choice to enable my career change. I love the balance between classroom-based and practical hands-on experience and I am so glad I made the decision to follow this route!
Debra Middleton . HNC Social Care

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computing & information technology


Very good course.The content is more enjoyable and more useful than I thought it would be. Support at College is better than it was at university.
Colin Bennett . HNC Computing

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Introduction in Interactive Computing


SCQF Level 4-5
Who is the course aimed at? Computing & IT plays an integral role in all our lifes and provides a wide range of employment opportunities. This highly practical course is aimed at young people who want to have fun with computing. It provides an ideal starting point to build your confidence while experiencing different aspects of computing. What entry requirements will I need? You must demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for computing. Applicants will be invited to come for an interview where we will discuss the course with you and involve you in a core skills test where applicants will need to reach Access level 3 or above in Literacy, Numeracy and IT. How and where will I study? The majority of your course work is hands-on and is undertaken in various purpose build computer suits and technical labs. Although achievement is continually assessed, you will also sit a formal exam at the end of the year. This full-time course is based at the main College campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? You will be undertaking challenges that integrate various software applications, robotics and programming, build a computer, animation, audio/video production, Web design and the Internet. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of at least 15 credits, including core skills, exam and coursework, may allow entry into NC Computing & IS or NC Computer Graphics, Animation & Video (subject to interview). If you are progressing to an NC programme you must check to ensure you meet the needs of that subject area.

Certificate in Computing & Information Systems


SCQF Level 5-6
Who is this course aimed at? This is an ideal course for those wishing to develop a knowledge and understanding of computing concepts, practical skills in the use of computer hardware and software and an ability to use these to solve problems. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. The minimum academic qualifications are: Successful completion of a computing related Introduction course (at least 16 credits including Core Skills at Intermediate 1 level and pass of exam and coursework). For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of four Standard Grades at level 3-4. Mature applicants seeking a change in career are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis - you may be required to undertake an additional exercise. All applicants subject to an interview and Core Skills test which must be achieved at Intermediate 1 level. How and where will I study? Although achievement is continually assessed, you will also sit a formal exam at the end of the year. What will I study on this course? During this challenging course you will gain knowledge and skills of diagnosing, repairing, configuring and upgrading personal computers (hardware and operating systems). In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in network design, multimedia, web design, programming and database design. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of at least 15 credits, including core skills, exam and coursework, may allow entry into HNC Computing or HNC Information Systems Technology (subject to interview).

Part-time options may be available for some courses - call 01241 432725 for information

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Certificate in Computer Graphics, Animation & Video


SCQF Level 5-6
Who is the course aimed at? This course is aimed at the creative student with an interest in computing, graphics, digital game design, animation and video production. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. The minimum academic qualifications are: Successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits on the Introduction to Interactive Computing course; as well as achieving Core Skills units at Intermediate 1/SCQF Level 4. For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of four Standard Grades at level 3-4 including, one which should preferably be English. Mature applicants seeking a change in career are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and maybe required to undertake additional exercises. How and where will I study? Study for this full-time course will take place at the main College Campus in Arbroath. The College programme is delivered over one year, approximately 16 hours per week. Although achievement is continually assessed, you will also sit a formal exam at the end of the year. What will I study on this course? This exciting course is designed to provide you with the expertise required to work in the area of Digital Media through the use of computer and multimedia software packages. Subject areas include graphic design, video production, multimedia design, photography, 2D animation and games design. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of at least 15 credits as well as achieving Core Skills units at Int2/Higher level may allow for progression to HNC Interactive Media and Web Development (subject to a selection process).

HNC Computing
SCQF Level 7-8
Who is this course aimed at? The course is aimed at those wishing to be employed in roles such as computer technician, trainee software developer, trainee network technician or IT help-desk officer. This is a foundation course for access to HND Computing: Technical Support. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to an interview selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. The minimum academic qualifications are: Successful completion of an computing-related NC course (at least 15 credits including Core Skills at Intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5 or Higher level and pass of coursework and exam). For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of six relevant Standard Grades at level 1-2 and/or one relevant Higher Grade. Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises. All applicants subject to an interview and Core Skills test which must be achieved at Intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5 or above. How and where will I study? Study for this one year full-time course will take place at the main College Campus in Arbroath. Opportunities to study clusters of specialised units may be available e.g. software engineering, Desktop support and Computer Networking with Vendor qualifications. Some units could be undertaken on a distance learning basis on agreement with the Course Leader. What will I study on this course? There is a strong emphasis on gaining practical skills in the use of computers and software systems. Subjects cover computer hardware installation and maintenance, Java programming, computer architecture, multimedia development and local area networks. Job and progression routes? PC Support Technician, Trainee Software Analyst-Programmer, Trainee Network/IT Technician.

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Year Two HND Computing: Technical Support.

HND Computing: Technical Support


SCQF Level 7-9
Who is this course aimed at? Technical network support is critical across all areas of the computing industry. The course is designed to produce students with the necessary knowledge and skills to gain employment in these areas. Alongside this, students will gain skills in software development. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC Computing (15 credits). Entry is subject to interview were you will be assessed on attitude, motivation and determination to succeed. How and where will I study? One year full-time following successful completion of an appropriate HNC. What will I study on this course? The course is very hands-on with an emphasis on practical skills. Subjects cover installing, administering and maintaining local area networks, project scheduling and management, relational databases, Java programming, data communications and professional issues. Training towards the Vendor qualifications is embedded within the course. Job and progression routes? Network Technician/Engineer, junior IT/Network Administrator or junior programmer. Year Three Applications Development and Computing & Networking degree at the University of Abertay, Dundee. Links to degree courses at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and the University of Dundee are also available.

HNC Information Systems Technology


SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? This award is targeted at candidates who wish to follow a career in business applications development, PC first line support or become an advanced IT user. An exciting course that provides you with transferable skills sought by employers and in demand in the workplace, offering an up-to-date IT qualification that reflects recent developments. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to an interview selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. The minimum academic qualifications are: Successful completion of any computing-related Certificate course (at least 15 credits including core skills at Intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5 or Higher level). For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of six relevant Standard Grades at level 1-3 and/or one relevant Higher Grade. Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises. How and where will I study? One year full-time, two years part-time, infill to specific units or some flexibility undertaken through blended learning. What will I study on this course? Aimed at the requirements of an IT Specialist, this course covers a range of applications of general computing. You will gain knowledge and expertise in subjects such as First Line IT support, allowing you to assemble a PC and troubleshoot hardware and software problems, database design, applications development, introduction to e-commerce and website development. There is also an emphasis on application packages used in everyday business including spreadsheets and databases. Job and progression routes? Information Technology User/Support; Database Design; IT Management; and Technical Support roles. Successful completion may give entry to HND Information System Technology studied on a full-time basis.

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HND Information System Technology (Year 2)


SCQF Level 7-8
Who is this course aimed at? The course is for students who wish to gain employment, at a supervisory level in the area of Information Technology and Information Systems Development. The course is targeted at students who wish to follow a career in Business Applications using Relational Database Management Systems technology, and those who wish to become Database Administrators. This could also lead to employment in a supervisory capacity, tailoring and/or writing scripts to automate aspects of Information Technology Applications for users with less expertise, or work in a IT and Desktop Support Technician role. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC IT & System Support (15 credits). Entry is subject to interview where you will be assessed on attitude, motivation and determination to succeed. How and where will I study? One year full-time following successful completion of an appropriate HNC. What will I study on this course? This award allows you to select optional units in clusters to specialise in a specific area. For instance training towards the MCITP Desktop Support Technician Windows 7 Client can be embedded in this programme. Job and progression routes? Year Three BSc Information Technology at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Year Three BSc Web Design & Development at the University of Abertay, Dundee or Year Three BSc Internet Information at the University of Aberdeen. There is potential for employment in a wide variety of areas, ranging from Database Analyst to first line support.

My HNC Information System Technology course is very challenging and has made me realise just how important and helpful a tool itis in the workplace and the home. The lecturers are very professional and helpful making it a pleasant learning environment. This is my second year atAngus Collegeand I came here to retrain. What I like about Angus College is its lecturers, facilities and resources which are second to none.
John Staig . HNC Information Technology

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HNC Interactive Media and Web Development


SCQF Level 7-8
Who is this course aimed at? If you are interested in being on the cutting edge of technology, in a rapidly changing industry that responds to technological improvement and innovation, the Interactive Media and Web Development course could be perfect for you. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications, software knowledge and motivation. The minimum academic qualifications are: Successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits on the Certificate in Computer Graphics, Animation and Video course; as well as achieving Core Skills Units at Intermediate 2/Higher level. For direct entry you would normally be expected to have attained a minimum of six Standard Grades at level 1-3 and one relevant Higher Grade as well as achieve a minimum requirement of Intermediate 2/SCQF Level 5 Core Skills. Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview where we will discuss the course and its suitability for you, and involve you in a core skills test. How and where will I study? Study for this one year full-time course will take place at the main College campus in Arbroath. Assessments will be continuous through projects. There is also an end of year external exam. What will I study on this course? The course is designed to be practical, encourage creativity and provide the background knowledge of technology and design required to make a real impact. It explores the convergence of Computer, Video and Audio technology, covering many topics including Web Design & Development, Graphic Design, Animation, Audio/Video Techniques and CD Authoring. This course uses industry standard software, giving practical experience of developing applications and undertaking projects, to prepare you for work within Interactive Media Organisations or on a freelance basis. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of this course (all credits) may give entry to the HND Interactive Media and Web Development Course or a range of other higher level courses, or may well lead to employment as a Web Designer, 2D Animator and basic Multimedia Content Creator.

The HNC Interactive Media course really does give you an opportunity to experience different subjects that are involved in the multimedia industry. I am enjoying my time at Angus College and would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys and wants to be involved in multimedia.
Kayleigh Clark

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HND Interactive Media and Web Development


(Year 2)
SCQF Level 8
Who is this course aimed at? This course is designed to equip you with the advanced skills, knowledge and understanding required to gain employment in the exciting, dynamic and innovative field of Interactive Media. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC Interactive Media and Web Development (15 credits). Entry is subject to a selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. How and where will I study? Study for this one year full-time course (two years including the HNC Interactive Media and Web Development year) will take place at the main College Campus in Arbroath. Assessments will be continuous through projects, including a Graded Unit project that assesses all the skills you have gained throughout the two year programme. What will I study on this course? The course is designed to be practical, encourage creativity and build on the skills acquired in year 1 (HNC Interactive Media and Web Development course) and apply these to develop real commercial multimedia applications. In addition to the subject areas covered on the HNC programme, this course covers Interface Design & Development for a range of platforms including mobile devices and kiosks, Scripting for Web, Sound and Vision for Interactivity and Digital Portfolio Creation. Job and progression routes? Year two or three degree courses in Interactive Media or related subjects. This course equips you with the skills for employment in the Interactive Media Sector at junior level, potentially in the areas of Web Design/Development, 2D Animation and Multimedia Content Creator.

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construction

Chair by Certificate in General Maintenance students using a selection of materials.

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Introduction to Construction
SCQF Level 4-5
Who is this course aimed at? Individuals who wish to gain employment in the Construction industry at Craft/Apprenticeship level. Many students starting out on their construction training through this course have gone on to achieve recognition for their high standard of work gaining awards such as Best Young Painter & Decorator in Scotland, Best Advanced Craft Student and Gold Medal in the Skillbuild Competition to name but a few! What entry requirements will I need? There are no specific entry requirements for this course, although you must show a keen interest in the construction industry. Each applicant will have to attend an interview and selection will be based on successful completion of a graded test and the tutors judgement of your suitability for the programme. How and where will I study? The course is very hands-on operating in a site-like environment, within the College, where all the latest tools of the trade will be available to you. Core skills, essential to all of todays employers, will also be studied to ensure successful progression. What will I study on this course? The great thing about this course is that you get to try out the three trade areas of Painting & Decorating, Joinery and Brickwork before you decide which area to specialise in. You will study for, and work towards, a National Progression Award by the end of your course in your chosen subject area. You will also be offered the opportunity to take the Construction Skills selection exercise which is an essential part of working towards gaining an apprenticeship in the industry. Experience shows that employers are more likely to take on someone from the course rather than those with no practical experience of the Construction industry. Job and progression routes? Apprenticeship through Construction Skills to SVQ Level 3 or progression on to National Certificate in Building or Certificate in Building Maintenance. With further study, qualified tradesperson in Painting & Decorating, Brickwork, Roof, Slating & Tiling and Carpentry & Joinery.

An outstanding student that has progressed from the Introduction to Construction course, Craig is now in his third year of the HNC Construction Practice course and continues to show why he has gained several awards to date and was the worthy recipient of the Angus Construction Training Group Scholarship last year. He is currently working with Muirfield Contracts.

I have learned so much already studying here at Angus College and am able to transfer my skills easily into my work. The tutors have really encouraged me throughout my course and this inspires me to be successful. Recent projects I have been involved in are the restoration of a local museum and hard landscaping for a residential home in Perthshire.
Craig Dickinson

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Certificate in General Maintenance


SCQF Level 5-6
Who is this course aimed at? NC General Maintenance is an exciting new full-time course specifically designed to suit employers requirements for a more rounded individual who can carry out general craft maintenance and repair work in various disciplines. What entry requirements will I need? At interview the applicant must demonstrate they fill the programme criteria and have the necessary will to succeed, (possession of Standard Grades or other relevant qualifications and experience). A good level of numeracy and communication is essential. How and where will I study? You will be based at the main College campus in Arbroath. Course attendance will be over 3 days, Wednesday to Friday each week apart from College holidays. What will I study on this course? The content is a mixture of hands-on crafts (Health and Safety, Paint Spraying, Appreciation of Access Platforms, Woodworking Power Tools, Craft Drawing, Working with Concrete, Modern Methods of Construction, Sustainability, Numeracy and Employability Skills) which will be integrated into project work along with Essential skills such as Information Technology, Communications, Numeracy and Employability Skills. The course will also allow the students to undertake Manual Handling, Basic First Aid and IOSH Working Safely, all of which are certificated and contribute to making a more employable candidate for the Industry. Job and progression routes? Successful completion may lead to an interview for employment within the construction industry. Progression to National Certificate in Building or HNC Construction may be possible.

National Certificate in Building


SCQF Level 6
Who is this course aimed at? This National Award is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career within the Construction Industry. The course is theoretical in its content and is suited for those intending to progress into the Technician side of the industry. What entry requirements will I need? Students should normally have 3 or 4 Standard Grades, Maths (Intermediate 2 or credit level) and a good standard of communication skills. Entry is subject to an interview. How and where will I study? You will be based at the main College campus in Arbroath. Most of the delivery is classroom-based. What will I study on this course? The course is made up of SQA units that are individually assessed. Areas covered within the course include CAD (Computer Aided Drawing), Health & Safety, Building Design, Sustainability, Modern Methods of Construction along with Site Surveying, Materials and various other aspects of the industry. Job and progression routes? Progression on to HNC Construction may be possible, further training or employment.

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HNC Construction
SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? Individuals who wish to gain employment in the Construction Industry at Technician level, employees currently working in the industry as Technicians or similar who wish to attend College on a part-time basis to improve their skills and knowledge to enhance their career prospects. It is also suitable for candidates currently on an NC or equivalent award looking for progression. What entry requirements will I need? An HNC, SVQ or NC in a related discipline or one Higher level pass with passes at Standard Grade in relevant science/technology subjects or a craft qualification with appropriate further study. Mature candidates with relevant work experience are also invited to apply. How and where will I study? Study will be at the main Arbroath Campus combined with relevant visits to local Construction Sites and Merchants/Suppliers. What will I study on this course? The course consists of SQA units which include: Construction Technology, Substructure & Domestic Construction, Health & Safety in Construction, Site Surveying, Materials & Specification, Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), Measurement & Cost Studies to name a few along with a Graded Unit which is designed to assess your ability to retain and integrate knowledge gained in the course in the form of a project. Job and progression routes? Industry Technician or Senior Technician. Progression to Year 2 of an HND at other colleges across Scotland.

Vocational Qualifications
SVQ Level 3 Brickwork SVQ Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery SVQ Level 3 Painting & Decorating SVQ Level 3 Roof Slating & Tiling Entry into all of the above courses is through registration with Construction Skills, successful completion of their Selection Learning Exercise plus, all individuals must be employed as Craft Apprentices and undertaking appropriate site experience in their relevant craft discipline, within the Construction Industry. Study will be at the main Arbroath Campus on a Block release basis over a two-year period at the end of which successful students will have achieved a Professional Development Award at SCQF Level 6, an IT Core Skills unit and a pass in the Industry recognised Health and Safety Test (except Painting & Decorating). All students will also be required to pass the integrative assessment (Skills Test) to complete the SVQ Level 3 and those undertaking an apprenticeship will also have to complete the appropriate time element to become fully qualified. Job and progression routes? Qualified craftsperson. PDA in the appropriate Craft Discipline or HNC Construction, both at SCQF Level 7.

Part-time options may be available for some courses - call 01241 432725 for information

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Steven first came to Angus College as part of the School Link programme not knowing what he wanted to do.

I chose to study painting & decorating and began to realise a keen interest in this subject. The support I received whilst studying was fantastic and alongside my day-to-day job as an apprentice painter and decorator I now help to teach 3rd and 4th year pupils on the Skills for Work programme at the College. This has allowed me to give back what the tutors gave to me.
He had far more potential within himself than he ever believed. Steven's hard work and commitment has been formally recognised through a string of national awards including the prestigious 2009 Dulux Decorators Young Painter of the Year 1st place award. A very unassuming individual Steven has now become a confident and professional tradesman who has portrayed the virtues of hard work and learning a skill through an SQA qualification. Steven has also been the recipient of the Angus Ambassador Youth Award at a glittering ceremony at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel.
Steven Barthorpe . HN Advanced Craft Painting & Decorating and Winner of the first ever Angus College Award for Outstanding Achievement

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engineering

I was thinking about a career in the off shore industry but wasnt sure about which area would suit me best so the Intro to Engineering course looked the best option as it gave me a chance to try out the different topics. I discovered that I preferred welding to the other areas of turning and fitting as a result I have now progressed to the Welding and Fabrication Pre-Apprentice course.
Lewis Ryan . Introduction to Engineering, now on Welding & Machining Pre-Apprentice course

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Introduction to Engineering
SCQF Level 4
Who is this course aimed at? If you are a school leaver thinking about a future in Engineering, but not sure which area is best for you, then this is the course for you. To help you make the correct decision, Introduction to Engineering is a first level course which gives you the chance to try out all the different areas before making that important career choice. What entry requirements will I need? To gain a place on this programme you must be 16 years of age or be under a School Link programme. Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and an exercise which demonstrates both your written and practical skills. Qualifications in Standard Grade Maths, Science or equivalent preferred with consideration also given on an individual basis to those with relevant experience. At interview you must demonstrate a keen interest in the engineering industry and the necessary will to succeed. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Here you will be able to try Motor Vehicle, Welding, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. In addition to the practical work you will also learn the supporting knowledge and life skills necessary to progress in a career in engineering. Job and progression routes? Further vocational qualifications at a higher level may be possible by progression to specific Pre-apprentice Engineering programmes in a variety of engineering disciplines. Progression to other engineering courses at Angus College.

SVQ Level 2 Pre-Apprentice Engineering


SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in Engineering. This qualification forms the foundation stage of a craft apprenticeship and covers key disciplines within the Engineering sector of Mechanical Manufacture, Mechanical fitting, Welding and Electrical Installation. What entry requirement will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and an exercise which demonstrates both your written and practical skills. Qualifications in Standard Grade Maths at credit or general, Science or equivalent preferred with consideration given on an individual basis to those with relevant experience. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? A very practical and hands-on course where you will cover various welding processes and techniques, Lathe work, Mechanical Fitting and basic Electrical Installation. In addition to the practical work, you will also learn the supporting theory including Health and Safety and the important core skills areas of Literacy, Numeracy, IT and Team working. Job and progression routes? This is a SVQ Level 2 qualification which forms the first step of the Modern Apprenticeship and can lead to progression to other engineering courses at Angus College or to complete an Engineering Apprenticeship within various industry sectors such as oil and gas, renewables and manufacture.

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Welding & Maintenance


SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? This course has been redesigned to meet the needs of the Engineering sector, including the emerging, renewable and decommissioning industries as well as the traditional maintenance and oil and gas industries. Time on this course will be split between the Motor Vehicle department and the Welding department, providing you with the necessary skills to follow a career either in Fabrication & Welding or as a Mechanic. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and an exercise which demonstrates both your written and practical skills. Qualifications in Standard Grade Maths at credit or general, Science or equivalent preferred with consideration given on an individual basis to those with relevant experience. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Working in well equipped workshops, you will gain real practical experience of the Automotive and Welding/Fabrication environments, including, engines, transmissions, arc welding and thermal cutting. In addition to the practical work, you will also learn the supporting theory including Health and Safety and the important core skills areas of Literacy, Numeracy, IT and Team working. Successful students will be awarded both the SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF Level 5) and the City & Guild Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1. Job and progression routes? Job opportunities within various industry sectors such as oil and gas, renewable, apprentice welder fabricator or Light Motor Vehicle Apprentice Mechanic or Higher level courses. This course may, if you are successful in gaining employment, be used as the foundation stage of the Modern Apprenticeship.

Engineering Services
SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? Time on this course will be split between the Motor Vehicle Workshop and the Manufacturing department, providing you with the necessary skills to follow a career either as a Multidisciplinary Engineer or Mechanic. What entry requirement will I need? Entry is subject to a selection process which consists of an interview and an exercise which demonstrates both your written and practical skills. Qualifications in Standard Grade Maths at credit or general, Science or equivalent preferred with consideration given on an individual basis to those with relevant experience. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Working in well-equipped workshops, you will gain real practical experience of the Automotive and Manufacturing environments, including, engines, wheels and tyres and Computer Aided Draughting (CAD). In addition to the practical work, you will also learn the supporting theory including Health and Safety and the important core skills areas of Literacy, Numeracy, IT and Team working. Successful students will be awarded both the SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF Level 5) and the City & Guild Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1. Job and progression routes? Job opportunities within various industry sectors such as oil and gas, renewable, apprentice Machine Operator, Mechanical Fitter, CNC Operator or Light Motor Vehicle Apprentice Mechanic or Higher level courses. This course may, if you are successful in gaining employment, be used as the foundation stage of the Modern Apprenticeship.

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National Certificate in Engineering Systems


SCQF Level 6
Who is this course aimed at? Aimed at those hoping to pursue a career in the Engineering sector or those wishing to advance to higher education (HNC and beyond). This course is theoretical in the majority of its content and is suited to those intending to progress into the Technician side of Engineering. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to an interview selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. Progressing Students: Successful completion of a relevant SVQ Level 2 Award. Direct Entry: Ideally four Standard Grades at Level 3 or above with one being Maths of Physics. Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? Comprehensive training will be given in all key areas such as Mechanical, Electrical and Systems Engineering through topics including: Maths, Communications, Computing, Combinational Logic, Engineering Systems, Electrical Measurement & Testing, Engineering Materials and Mechanical Principles. Job and progression routes? Successful completion may offer progression to apprenticeships or to HNC Engineering programmes (HNC Engineering Systems).

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HNC Engineering Systems


SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? It is aimed at those who wish to progress to employment as multi-skilled, electro-mechanical technicians. The course integrates the basic principles of Mechanical, Electrical and Systems Engineering which are vital to both the traditional Engineering industries and the emerging Renewable Energies sector. What entry requirements will I need? Entry is subject to an interview selection process which will assess your suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. Progressing Students: Successful completion of a relevant NC (NC Engineering Systems). Direct Entry: Ideally two Highers (one in Maths or Physics preferred). Mature applicants with relevant employment experience are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to undertake additional exercises. How and where will I study? The Engineering Department at the main Arbroath campus. What will I study on this course? The programme is based on a systems approach, and will provide you with a thorough understanding of the relevant electrical and mechanical principles required for a career in Engineering. The course includes topics such as Materials, CAD, Engineering Communication, Energy, Engineering Practical Skills, Pneumatics and Hydraulics. Job and progression routes? This course has been designed to equip you for employment in the Engineering industry in both mechanical and electrical disciplines. HND Year 2 or university degree at another institution.

Part-time options may be available for some courses - call 01241 432725 for information

I have an interest in renewable energy, thats why I started the NC Engineering Systems course knowing that the different areas the course covers would give me the basic skills and knowledge that would be required in this Engineering sector. This has let me progress onto HNC Engineering Systems, which has a smooth transition from course to course and now allows me to apply for higher level jobs.
Kaffe Hood . NC Engineering Systems, now HNC Engineering Systems

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esol
(english for speakers of other languages)

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Certificate in ESOL
(English For Speakers of Other Languages)

Beginners, Elementary and Pre-intermediate


SCQF Level 2-5
Who is this course aimed at? These courses are designed to improve your English language skills. You will further your English Language with reading, writing, listening and speaking practice. The courses are at different levels and have Cambridge PET and FCE materials embedded. Early applications are advised for these courses as they are very popular. What entry requirements will I need? To undertake the Cambridge Quick Placement Test, so that we can assess the most appropriate level for you. How and where will I study? Study takes place at the Angus College Arbroath Campus over 15 hours per week. The courses may also include cultural trips to Edinburgh or Glasgow and Dundee. What will I study on this course? You will have the chance to learn about the United Kingdom, Citizenship and Culture visiting lots of interesting places. Throughout the course you will see your confidence grow as your English improves. Job and progression routes? When you complete this course you can progress onto further ESOL courses or a wide range of College courses as appropriate.

ESOL courses are very important for all foreign people who wish to set up their life in Scotland. Through these courses we dont just learn the English language, we also learn how to integrate and about citizenship. From these courses we can progress onto further education, higher education or employment. The ESOL course gave me the opportunity to learn English and apply for the National Certificate Administration course. I want to study at a higher level and I wouldnt have been able to do this if it wasnt for the ESOL course. As well as studying I work as a volunteer helping other people with language skills and promoting multi-culturalism. Angus College and the amazing ESOL tutors have allowed me to better my life chances. I would like everyone to have this chance.
Tatiana Zorina . ESOL, now National Certificate Administration Winner of the Angus College and Volunteer Centre Angus Gold Medal Award for Volunteering & Citizenship 2011

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hairdressing & beauty

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Introduction to Hair & Beauty


SCQF Level 4
Who is this course aimed at? One year programme aimed at young school leavers or candidates not yet decided on which area to follow in - hairdressing or beauty. There are great opportunities after this programme for students who show determination and a real commitment to this creative profession. What entry requirements will I need? To gain a place on this programme you must be at least 16 years of age or be under a School Link programme. All applicants will be asked to attend a group selection event where they will be required to show a genuine interest in the hair and beauty industry and display good personal presentation. This is a very popular course and to be considered, applicants must demonstrate a real desire to succeed. How and where will I study? A combination of subject knowledge-based information is assessed with practical activities which are all entered in a personal portfolio to record all assessments successfully achieved. The course is based at the main College campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? Learners will work towards achieving an SVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing and an Angus College Certificate and Cosmetology units in Beauty Therapy. The course will also include core skills in Communication, Numeracy and IT. Learners will participate in the salon by assisting NQ students with members of the public, acting as salon receptionists and general work of a salon assistant e.g preparation of workstations, client preparation, shampooing, conditioning and blow drying in hairdressing and mini facials, make-up artistry, pedicures and manicures in beauty. Job and progression routes? Salon Assistant. NQ Hairdressing, NQ Beauty Therapy.

National Certificate Hairdressing


SCQF Level 5-6
Who is this course aimed at? Undoubtedly one of the most popular courses at Angus College. This course has an excellent success rate of students finding employment or progressing to study at SVQ Level 3. What entry requirements will I need? This course is based at Intermediate 2 and Higher standard. All applicants will be asked to attend a group selection event where you will be required to successfully pass two short assessments. This is a very popular course, and to be considered, applicants must demonstrate a real desire to succeed, good personal presentation and communication skills are also essential. School Leavers should be able to achieve Standard Grades at levels 1, 2 or 3. Adult Returners must demonstrate the potential to work at a similar level. English and a Science subject would be helpful. good communication skills commitment to study independently willingness to practice to ensure achievement good level of personal presentation demonstration of good client care skills reliability and commitment How and where will I study? At the main College campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? The course provides opportunity to practice skills in all aspects of the craft while encourage creative ideas for a career as a junior stylist. It includes basic aspects of hairdressing beginning with: Year 1: Shampooing, Hair, Scalp and Client Analysis, Setting, Blow drying, Long Hair and Cutting Year 2: Hair Colouring, Combination Hair Cutting, Colour Correction, Long hair Design, Work Experience, Expression Session You will have a work experience placement in a salon as part of your course, visit hair exhibitions gaining important industrial and product knowledge and have the chance to observe demonstrations by highly trained, experienced stylists. In addition, the College will provide you with opportunities to enter national competitions where previous Angus College Hairdressing students have done very well. Job and progression routes? Salon assistant, junior stylist, with experience - salon stylist, technical representative, educational trainer, cruise liner opportunities, theatre/film work, armed services.

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SVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing


This course is for those already working as a salon stylist who wishes to gain a recognised qualification to enhance their career prospects. SVQ level 3 will cover all aspects of salon work taught in a part-time provision providing the opportunity to progress into future careers such as Senior Stylist, salon supervisor, salon owner, trainer/educator or specialised product technician. The course will allow candidate to take part in a photo shoot and participate in the organisation of a promotional activity.

Part-time options may be available for some courses - call 01241 432725 for information All successful students will be required to provide a tool kit as specified by the College.

Rachel studied the NC Hairdressing after NC Art where she had gained an understanding of colour and awareness of shape and design. A committed student she was successful in several competitions and achieved a silver medal at the World Skills Challenge this year.

Since choosing Hairdressing as a career I have strived to be the best I can be. Being determined and getting involved at College is paying off for me with the results I have achieved, especially the World Skills. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at College and would recommend it to anyone - its worth the hard work.
Rachel works at Dream Salon in Arbroath which is owned by another ex-student of Angus College.
Rachel Manzie

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National Certificate Beauty Therapy


SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? A good introduction to the treatments carried out in the Beauty Therapy industry. This programme is both practical and theoretical, with assessments covering both areas. You will have the opportunity to carry out the practical elements on fellow class mates and members of the public. The course will be carried out in the colleges two beauty therapy salons, using professional ranges of products. You will learn the essentials in Beauty Therapy, where you will gain the basic skills for employment and progression to higher courses. This course will take considerable commitment to study and practice to ensure achievement. You will be required to meet the high levels to personal presentation standards of the department and must be able to demonstrate strong client care skills to progress successfully. What entry requirements will I need? The course is based at SCQF level 5, to achieve this you will be educated to credit/ standard grade level with passes in English and a Science subject at grade 4 and above. If not a recent school leaver previous experience may also be considered. You must meet the high standards of personal presentation required of the beauty industry. How and where will I study? The course is based at the main College campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? Units will include: Facial Skin Care, Manicure Waxing treatments, Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, Reception Duties and Skills. Make-up Information Technology (core skills), Communications (core skills), Human Anatomy. Job and progression routes? After successful completion of NC Beauty Therapy Level 5 you could progress to NC Beauty Therapy Level 6. Be a beauty consultant, junior therapist , or move into self-employment.

National Certificate Beauty Therapy


SCQF Level 6
Who is this course aimed at? A progression from Level 5, this course develops and promotes further skills in Beauty Therapy. The programme is both practical and theoretical, with assessments covering both areas. Written assessments are knowledge based, so time and study will be a priority to your success and achievement. You will have the opportunity to carry out the practical elements on fellow class mates and members of the public. The course will be carried out in the colleges two beauty therapy salons, using professional ranges of products. You will learn the essentials in Beauty Therapy, where you will gain the basic skills for employment and progression to higher courses. This course will take considerable commitment to study and practice to ensure achievement. You will be required to meet the high levels to personal presentation standards of the department and must be able to demonstrate strong client care skills to progress successfully. What entry requirements will I need? The course is based at SCQF level 6, to achieve this you will have already achieved NC Beauty Therapy at level 5, be educated Higher Grade level with passes in English and a Science subject at grade C and above or have relevant previous experience in a related area. You must meet the high standards of personal presentation required of the beauty industry. How and where will I study? The course is based at the main College campus in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? Facial Techniques, Nail Finishes, Manicure and Pedicure, Body Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Face and Body Electrotherapy, Eye Enhancements, Depilation, Commercial Experience, Creative Make-up Trends, Scalp, Neck and Shoulder Massage, Communications (Higher). Job and progression routes? After successful completion of NC Beauty Therapy Level 6 you could progress to HNC/HND Beauty Therapy at another college. Gain employment in a salon as a beauty consultant or therapist, on a cruise liner or move into self-employment.

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hospitality
Gordon successfully completed three years of study to achieve the Angus College Certificate in Professional Cookery followed by the Angus College Diploma in Culinary Arts.

I have always had a keen interest in becoming a chef and couldnt imagine doing anything else. My experience at College was a good one and my tutors taught me so much and were a real inspiration - strict but fair! My current job at Forbes of Kingennie is challenging and rewarding especially when involved in catering for weddings. In the future I would love to to move to London and specialise in patisserie.
Gordon Smith

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Angus College Certificate in Hospitality & Catering


SCQF Level 5
Who is this course aimed at? This Certificate is designed to give a good induction to those pursuing a career in the Hospitality Industry. The course will incorporate a range of national qualifications. What entry requirements will I need? You must demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for cooking and you will be required to meet the high personal presentation and hygiene standards of the industry. Applicants will be asked to attend a two-stage interview. How and where will I study? In our kitchens and restaurant you will experience advanced modern cookery techniques, menu planning, presentation skills and patisserie as well as high level customer service techniques. There may also be an opportunity to study on a European placement. What will I study on this course? This is a highly practical course with the following key areas being highlighted: practical cookery, bakery, customer care, personal presentation, food service, food hygiene and organisational skills. Job and progression routes? Successful candidates progress onto an Angus College Diploma. Employment within the local industry such as Commis Chef or Front of House personnel.

Angus College Diploma in Culinary Arts


SCQF Level 5-6 (Year 1) SCQF Level 6-7 (Year 2)
Who is this course aimed at? The Diploma in Culinary Arts is a unique experience that attracts both young and mature students and is designed to allow students to develop their skills from industry or the Certificate in Professional Cookery. What entry requirements will I need? A pre-selected range of qualifications from NC Professional Cookery or a minimum of two years appropriate industrial experience plus a relevant hygiene certificate. How and where will I study? You will have the opportunity to learn in our industry standard kitchens and be part of operating our well-known training restaurant - 56. Learning styles are varied with a strong emphasis on professionalism and teamwork. There may also be an opportunity to study on a European placement. What will I study on this course? In our kitchens you will experience advanced modern cookery techniques, menu planning, presentation skills and Patisserie as well as high level customer service techniques. Job and progression routes? Commis Chef, Chef De Partie, Front of House personnel. Successful completion of Year 1 is required to progress to Year 2 and will include an interview.

HIT is a Scotland-based charity which raises funds to support & encourage excellence in the hospitality Industry. This is achieved through practical support, including bursaries, work placement programmes and industry conferences.

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SVQ Level 2 Food & Drink Service


The qualification consists of eight units, four of which are mandatory and the other four are selected by the individual candidates. It has specialist units relevant to all aspects of food and drink service, including: Contribute to effective team work Give customers a positive impression Serve alcoholic and soft drinks Prepare and clear areas for table service Receive, store and issue drinks stock Prepare and serve cocktails Serve food at the table Maintain and deal with payments Prepare and serve wines The majority of the evidence for the qualification will be provided through visual observations carried out in the Training Restaurant - 56. The candidates will also have to show that they have appropriate knowledge and understanding of food and drink service. Course can be completed in one year and may involve evening work.

Students will be assessed throughout the course with a mixture of practical and online theory tests. No specific entry requirements, although students must currently be employed in the industry. Students will be interviewed as part of the application process and they should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for food and the industry.

SVQ Level 3 Professional Cookery


This advanced SVQ is aimed at those already in employment in a professional kitchen, or who have achieved the entrance requirements and wish to reinforce and develop their knowledge and skills. The aim of the course is: To provide students with necessary modern practical skills to meet the demands of employers within the Hospitality Industry. Students will complete a range of units, according to their interests, career ambitions and any previous studies/experience. Units may include: Establish and develop positive working relationships in hospitality Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food Preparing, cooking and finishing complex fish, meat, poultry, game and vegetable dishes, sauces, hot and cold desserts and complex bread and dough products. Relevant SVQ Level 2. Mature students with appropriate industrial experience will also be considered. This SVQ is studied part-time up to two years and can be studied on a day-release basis which will allow students to join the course at the beginning of September or January.

SVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery


This is a hands-on practical course that will develop students' skills, allowing them to carry out and maintain good safe working practices and achieve REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene. Students can expect the course to focus on: Food Preparation at Level 2 Hot and Cold Desserts at Level 2 Food Production at Level 2 Practical Food Hygiene Students will work in Restaurant 56 production kitchen, producing food for tomorrow's restaurant customer. By the end of the course they will be able to select and carry out a variety of cooking techniques appropriate to the food being prepared and to be able to carry out prep and plan working methods effectively.

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I realised at school that I wanted to be a chef, but it was the enthusiasm and encouragement of the lecturers at Angus College that spurred me on to take the challenge and succeed. They gave me a real passion for food.
Alexandria began by taking an NC in Professional Cookery, followed this with an NC Culinary Arts and advanced to an HNC Professional Cookery. Alexandria is currently working as Sous Chef with the Raemoir House Hotel in Banchory and recently won Grampian Chef of the Year.
Alexandria Hay

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skillzone
I joined SkillZone as a full-time School Link student when I had very low self-esteem and confidence. I was bullied at school and felt quite isolated, making the whole experience very negative. SkillZone helped develop my confidence and gave me a sense of direction. I received lots of support and was encouraged to explore different opportunities whilst at the same time developing my employability skills. I achieved a range of qualifications which prepared me very well for my current course on the NC Administration programme.
Rachel Jarvis . SkillZone student 2010/11

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SkillZone
SCQF Level 3-5

Leaving or left school? Thinking of coming to College but still not sure what you want to do as a career?
Let Angus College's SkillZone course help you. What entry requirements will I need? There are no formal entry requirements for this course. How and where will I study? This course is held in a specially designated area where you can study on an individual timetable at a pace to suit your own abilities. With support and guidance from staff, we will ensure you meet your potential. What will I study on this course? 1) The SkillZone will help you to focus on or improve knowledge about the world of work and an employer's expectations through a City & Guilds qualification which helps you to: Find out about different career or learning opportunities available to you. Learn about and focus on soft skills and employer expectations. In addition, you will choose up to three units to study from the following range: Develop the skills to apply for jobs and succeed at interviews Find out about your rights and responsibilities at work Improve on your ICT skills to help you process & present information Develop an understanding of how to manage your money Learn how to support others Participate in an enterprise activity (producing goods or services) Participate in a work placement Work on a community project Develop skills in team working Understand and respect people's differences Undertake a project of your own design This qualification is achieved through building a portfolio of samples of the work you produce. 2) Core skills of numeracy and communications will be studied to as high a level as you are able to achieve. In addition to the main qualifications outlined above, you may have the opportunity to have tasters within different vocational areas of the College and also to undertake a Vocational Qualification in a relevant discipline which will help you to develop the technical skills required to succeed in your chosen career. Job and progression routes? Further vocational qualifications at a higher level may be possible or progression to NC Administration & Information Technology or other related NQ programmes. Should you have undertaken a work experience placement during the course, employment by the placement provider may be a possibility. Available flexi attendance, duration & start dates. Available in Arbroath only.

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sport & fitness


After College I worked for Scottish Football Association through Angus Council before heading to the USA to work with Major League Soccer Camps. It has taken me all over the United States from Boston Massachusetts to Chicago Illinois. As the Technical Director of the New England Revolution I must develop and create curriculums for their youth academies and clinics. We currently run Regional Development Schools (RDS), summer academies, residential academies, winter futsal leagues plus our U16 and U18 squads. I studied my NC, HNC and my HND at Angus College and found the courses challenging yet very rewarding, giving me the knowledge and understanding to progress in the industry. Angus College allowed me to develop a terrific understanding of how to coach, lead, mentor, organise and develop. I am very thankful for the education and mentoring I received from all the staff and recommend this course if you are interested in becoming an educator in the sports industry. It provides a realistic and professional insight into the world of sports coaching.
Ross Duncan . Technical Director, New England Revolution professional football team

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Introduction to Sport
SCQF Level 4
Who is this course aimed at? This is a highly enjoyable and practical course for those of you wishing to take your first step into the exciting world of Sport and Fitness. If you want to participate in a range of sports, increase your fitness level and gain an insight into the sports industry, then this course is ideal for you. A reasonable standard of educational achievement is desired, you must be at least 16 years of age or a School Link and must have the will to improve your understanding and ability across all the activities on the course. What entry requirements will I need? At interview stage 1 you must demonstrate that you fit the programme criteria (Standard Grades or equivalent). Successful applicants will then be invited to a stage 2 interview to demonstrate their sporting aptitude in a variety of sports activities. The offer of a full-time, unconditional place will be dependant on successful completion of the stage 2 interview. How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? This programme of SQA NQ Units covers ball games, racket sports and a variety of outdoor pursuits. Activities include - Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Athletics, Football, Gorge Walking, Mountain Biking, Skiing and Swimming. The programme also develops core skills such as Communication, Numeracy and IT, Working with Others, Problem Solving, Citizenship and Employability. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of this course could lead to NC Sport. Successful completion may lead to employment in the sport and fitness industry.

Certificate in Sport
SCQF Level 5-6
Who is this course aimed at? The whole area of sport and fitness is growing with many private facilities opening and greater use of all public facilities. If you have a good standard grade PE result or have relevant experience and are a competent sportsperson this course is ideal for you. Over the year you will see your fitness level increase significantly with additional knowledge gained in a wide and varied range of sports activities. What entry requirements will I need? At interview stage 1 you must demonstrate that you fit the programme criteria (Standard Grades or equivalent). Successful applicants will then be invited to a stage 2 interview to demonstrate their sporting aptitude in a variety of sports activities. The offer of a full-time, unconditional place will be dependant on successful completion of the stage 2 interview. How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? This programme of SQA NQ units and governing body awards relating to ball games, racket sports, fitness development and a variety of outdoor pursuits. Activities include - Badminton, Athletics, Coasteering,, Swimming, Hillwalking and Resistance Training. The programme also develops core skills such as Communication, Numeracy, IT, Working with Others, Problem Solving, Citizenship and Employability. Students have the opportunity to gain the following awards: NPLQ, First Aid Certificate and SCUK/NGB Awards, SVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor. Job and progression routes? Successful completion of this course could lead to HNC Sports Coaching & Development or Skillseekers programme. Successful completion may lead to employment in the sport and fitness industry.

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HNC Sports Coaching & Development


SCQF Level 7
Who is this course aimed at? This highly popular course is for the real sports enthusiast who has completed either the NC programme, has Higher Grade PE or relevant coaching experience. What entry requirements will I need? At interview (Stage 1) you must fit the programme criteria (possession of Highers or equivalent) and have the commitment to succeed. Successful applicants will be invited to a Stage 2 interview to plan, deliver and evaluate a 10 minute coaching session. On application, you will be assessed by College tutors to determine your experience and practical coaching level. Entry will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. Applications are also welcome from those holding other qualifications and/or experience. How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre. What will I study on this course? As well as practical experience of different sporting areas and hands-on experience of coaching, you will also study Sports Coaching Theory and Practice, Conduct and Ethics, Principles of Fitness, Anatomy & Physiology, Coaching of Sports, Sports Development, Working with Children, Sports Injuries and Sports Psychology. You will also have the opportunity to visit and participate in a variety of regional sporting events and festivals and gain additional sports and fitness qualifications such as SCUK/ NGB awards, SVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor, NPLQ, SVQ Level 3 Personal Training and First Aid. Job and progression routes? The key coaching skills learned give career opportunities within private or Local Authority sports centres as a Sports Coach, Sports Development Officer or Fitness Instructor. HND in Sports Coaching & Development or a degree programme at university.

HND Sports Coaching & Development


SCQF Level 8
Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed at people who have success- fully completed the HNC programme and who wish to further develop their knowledge and understanding of coaching. What entry requirements will I need? Successful completion of HNC Sports Coaching & Development (15 credits) and have the commit- ment to succeed. Entry will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre in Arbroath. What will I study on this course? The course provides students with the opportunity to study areas such as Improving Coaching in Sport, Sports Mechanics, Fitness Conditioning, Psychology of Sports Performance, and Assisting Sports for Disability. An integral part of the course will focus on students developing and refining their coaching abilities. Throughout the course there will be opportunities to gain additional qualifications such as National Governing Body and Sports Coach UK awards, SVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor, NPLQ, SVQ Level 3 Personal Training and First Aid. Job and progression routes? The developed coaching skills and experience gained from this programme will provide you with genuine employment opportunities within private and/or public sports centres as Sports Coaches, Sports Development Officers, Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers. Degree programme at university - formal articulation links are in place with Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and The University of Abertay, Dundee. Other students have progressed onto degree programmes at the University of Stirling and Edinburgh Napier University.

Part-time options may be available for some courses - call 01241 432725 for information

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I studied at Angus College for 2 years completing my HNC and HND in Sports Coaching and Development. I left school after 6th year and went straight into the HN system and now after completing the HNC and HND I have gone into 3rd year at Abertay studying BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching. Studying at Angus College has provided me with a great stepping stone for moving onwards to university. I built up a great relationship with the lecturers in the department and also made some great friends in my class, some of which I am now studying with at Abertay. Angus College gave me some great opportunities through work experience modules; I am now into my third year working for active schools. There are also opportunities to gain different qualifications, I myself have gained a level 3 SFA coaching badge as well as a level 1 in Basketball but there are many more on offer. Angus College also helped me gain a place coaching overseas. Im recently back from a two-month trip to the West coast of America coaching football. I spent 7 of the 8 weeks coaching football in different areas of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle and also making time to visit LA. It was Angus College who opened my eyes to this and if it wasnt for them I would have missed out on what I consider to be the best experience of my life so far. Now that I am at Abertay Im looking forward to gaining my BSc Hons in Sports Coaching and then in turn moving onto a post graduate degree in teaching. Once this is completed I plan to become a P.E teacher. The HNC/D Sports Coaching and Development programme is a great course to further opportunities - not just of a better job but as it provided me, it is an excellent course to move onto university and gain further knowledge and qualifications.
Daniel Cargill . HNC/HND Sports Coaching & Development 2009-2011

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Certificate in Access to Uniformed Services


SCQF Level 4-6
Who is this course aimed at? This specialised course is unique in its format compared to other courses in the College and has been designed to help you develop the skills, qualities and attributes necessary to be able to apply for positions within the uniformed or emergency services. It has been carefully tailored to meet the rigorous standards required by these organisations and is supported throughout by service representatives who will be on hand to provide essential information and guidance. What entry requirements will I need? At interview stage 1 you must demonstrate that you fit the programme criteria and have the commitment to succeed in this specialised course. At stage 2 you will be assessed by College tutors to determine your fitness level. These will be gym-based fitness tests. How and where will I study? Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre in Arbroath. Residential visits to Barry Buddon Training Camp and HMS Caledonia Rosyth will be included in your study. There will also be time spent visiting the Emergency Services. What will I study on this course? The course has a strong emphasis on physical fitness, team building and personal development. Students will study first aid, team working and problem solving, literacy, numeracy, IT and Map reading. There are two residential courses - one is led by the Army youth team and the other by the Royal Marines Visibility team. A good level of fitness is required to gain access to this programme. Job and progression routes? Successful completion may lead to employment in areas such as Scottish Ambulance Service, Paramedics, Scottish Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Police Force, Royal Navy, RAF or Royal Marines.

I joined the AUS course to gather information and it gave me a good insight into all the forces and what they had to offer. Within the course I learned different skills from first aid to map reading and gained a high level of fitness which has helped me to progress through Royal Marines training. Upon finishing my training I have completed several training exercises in the UK.
Callum Connelly . Access to Uniformed Services 2009/10

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Sport & Fitness Pathways


Course Additional Qualifications
* Optional - Self-funded 3rd Year Degree Articulation Abertay/RGU/Aberdeen NPLQ* NGBs 2+3* Level 2 - Fitness Instructor* Level 3 - Advanced Instructor* NPLQ* NGBs Level 1+2* First Aid at Work Level 2 - Fitness Instructor* Level 3 - Advanced Instructor* Tops NPLQ* Indoor Sports Leaders NGBs @ Level 1 First Aid at Work Level 2 - Fitness Instructor* Indoor Sports Leaders Emergency First Aid

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supported education
Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at College, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. All achievements are recognised at the end of each academic year.

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Chair created by Supported Education students with recycled materials as part of the Comenius Project.

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Access - Step Forward Courses (Foundation)


SCQF Level 1-2
Who is this course aimed at? These are full-time courses for young people who have received support for learning in the past and who wish to continue their studies in a more supportive environment. Study is offered at a rate and pace suitable to the individual with achievements expected in a range of assessment opportunities. Courses are generally full-time for up to two years. What entry requirements will I need? Supported Education are committed to offering a wide range of provision across a range of subject areas. There are no pre-entry requirements other than a willingness to study and to participate fully as a student at College. Applicants will be invited to come and meet the staff team for an informal interview, where together we will discuss which course suits your needs and your educational aim. Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at College, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. What will I study on this course? The course enables young people to continue their education. Each student has a personal timetable. This is made up of key areas which all students will cover: Communication, Numeracy, IT, Employment/Enterprise Skills, Independent Living Skills, Health Studies and Personal Development. In addition to these key areas, students are encouraged to choose vocational tasters throughout the year which may include Painting & Decorating, Hair & Beauty, Catering, Joinery, Animal Care, Gardening, Construction and Sport. Students may also be able to develop their skills in Art & Craft, Leisure & Recreation, Sports Studies, Drama and Photography/Digital Media, Community Leisure, Volunteering. Progression Routes Further College courses, supported employment referrals volunteer agency referrals, wider community opportunities in life and work.

Access - Step Forward Courses (General)


SCQF Level 2-4
Who is this course aimed at? These are full-time courses for young people who wish to continue their studies in a more supportive environment. Study is offered at a rate and pace suitable to the individual with achievements expected in a range of assessment opportunities. Students will also be offered opportunities to attend work placements and enhance their employability skills. Courses are generally full-time for up to two years. What entry requirements will I need? Supported Education are committed to offering a wide range of provision across a range of subject areas. There are no pre-entry requirements other than a willingness to study and a motivation to participate fully as a student at College. Applicants will be invited to come and meet the staff team for an informal interview, where together, we will discuss which course suits your needs best. What will I study on this course? Each student has a personal timetable. This is made up of key areas which all students will cover: Communication, Numeracy, IT, Employment/ Enterprise Skills, Independent Living Skills, Health Studies and Personal Development. In addition to these key areas, students will be given guidance on vocational tasters throughout the year which may include Painting & Decorating, Hair & Beauty, Catering, Joinery, Animal Care, Gardening, Construction and Sport. Students may also be able to develop their skills in Art & Craft, Leisure & Recreation, Sports Studies, Drama and Photography/Digital Media, Community Leisure, Volunteering. Progression Routes Further College courses , Skillseekers, employment referrals, Careers Scotland referrals, volunteering opportunities, supported employment referrals and wider community opportunities in life and work.

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Access - Moving On
(Full-time or Part-time)
SCQF Level 2-4
Who is this course aimed at? This course is aimed toward students who wish to take the time to further explore their personal targets in relation to independence and employment in their community. Students will explore issues that will enhance their ability to develop citizenship skills and employment skills. In addition to this, students will choose from a variety of vocational options to further enhance their employability skills and knowledge. A work experience placement will be part of this course and student will keep a vocational log of this to add to their achievements. What entry requirements will I need? There are no pre-entry requirements other than a willingness to study and to participate fully as a student at College. Students will be invited for interview and have a chance to meet the staff team. Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at College, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. How and where will I study? The learning environment for this course is varied and makes full use of local community opportunities as well as the facilities available on the College campus. What will I study on this course? You will cover the areas of essential skills including communication, numeracy and citizenship. You will also develop and produce a current CV whilst studying this course. Vocational areas can include Animal Care, Sports and Leisure, Gardening, Construction, Photography, Hair &Beauty and Art and Design. You can discuss these choices at interview with the course tutor. Academic units covered will be designed to best meet your individual needs. Planning and review of this will be done in conjunction with your personal College tutor who will guide you through the process. Job and progression routes? Further College courses, fuller participation in local community, supported employment and volunteering.

Short Course Opportunities:


Designed by you, for you...
Supported Education are happy to respond to community needs and welcome enquiries from agencies, individuals and community groups to design and create short tailor-made courses to meet specific requirements.
(subject to funding)

For further information please contact: Supported Education Team tel: 01241 432647

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Community Opportunities Courses


SCQF Level 1-3
Who is these opportunities for? Supported Education Opportunities offers a variety of part-time classes covering a wide range of subjects. Classes are available at the main Arbroath campus and at the College Learning Centres in Montrose, Forfar and Kirriemuir and other community venues. What entry requirements will I need? Supported Education are committed to offering a wide range of provision across a range of subject areas. There are no pre-entry requirements other than a willingness to study and to participate fully as a student at College. Applicants will generally be invited to come and meet the staff team for an informal interview where we will discuss the classes that suit your needs best. Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at College, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. We offer a variety of courses and opportunities for students with profound and complex needs. This can be discussed on application. How will I study? Generally classes run for a whole morning or afternoon. Students will be encouraged to access classes that best suit their interests. Students can attend on a part-time basis - anything from 2 hours up to 15 hours per week. Students will be encouraged to take assessment opportunities to gain certification for their achievements. Classes are run over the full academic year. What will I study on this course? Subjects offered can include: Personal Social Education, Skills for Life, Art, Drama, Photography/ Digital Media, Sports Studies, Sports & Leisure, Community Recreation, Communication, Numeracy, ASDAN Modules, IT& Computing, Gardening, Hair & Beauty, Catering, Animal Care, Painting & Decorating, Joinery, Employment Skills, Sport for All and Expressive Arts. Courses offer accreditation at SQA Levels Access 1/2/3 and also via the modular ASDAN network. Further Progression Routes Personal development opportunities, wider community opportunities and vocational tasters.

School Links
SCQF Level 1-3
There are two strands of School Link Opportunities on offer through Supported Education. Opportunities are available for young people still in school to attend on a part-time basis throughout the year in preparation for leaving school. Referrals for all school links are made in conjunction with schools and other outside agencies. All enquiries are welcome. Our courses and resources are adapted to meet individuals educational needs, however, if you require personal support in order to be successful at College, this must be in place prior to you taking up your course. 1.School Link Opportunities During the school year Opportunities are available for young people still in school to attend on a part-time basis throughout the school year. This enables pupils/students to have a taster of College with the full support of their school. Additionally, students will be offered opportunities to explore work placements and participate in careers workshops. Subjects offered can include: Skills for Life, Art, Drama, Photography/Digital Media, Sports Studies, Sports & Leisure, Community Recreation, Communication, Numeracy, ASDAN Modules (including Going to College Module), IT& Computing, Gardening, Hair & Beauty, Catering, Animal Care, Painting & Decorating, Joinery, Employment Skills, Sport for All, Music & Movement and Street Dance. 2. School Leavers Link Programme Preparation for coming to College This usually occurs in the final College term. Students who are due to leave school in June are offered the opportunity to attend College with other potential 1st year students. The programme gives them a taster of all topics available and enables young people to gain confidence in a College setting. On completion of this course, students will have sufficient information to make choices about their future provision in College and start to prepare for full-time attendance on leaving school in the summer. Students get a chance to meet each other and find out more about College life. Generally referral is made from schools directly to Supported Education.

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I have been studying at Angus College for two years and it has been great. I have learned lots of new things being here. Ive had lots of laughs too! One of the best things for me was making friends and knowing we will still be friends when I finish. I want to work with animals when I leave my course and I just want to say, Thank-you, Angus College you have been really good for me.
Emma Wilson

Angus College is the best! I have learned more here than anywhere else. Over the past two years on the Moving on Course I have built up my confidence and learned many new things. I hope that I can use my remaining time here to learn much more. Next year I hope to get into a full time Art course.
Conar Hamilton

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work-focused training
Short, dedicated programmes helping you to access employment.

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Employability Team
This team of highly professional staff are focused on the design, development and delivery of programmes, which support individuals who may have complex issues, to access training and gain work experience. The team work closely with many key agencies across Scotland and have had real success in supporting people back into work. The team are very approachable, supportive and flexible and operate in all the five College Learning Centres.

If you are interested in joining programmes offered by the Employability Team, call Lynn now on 01241 432602

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numeracy and communication units

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Numeracy Qualifications
Study Options Day Eve D/L

Core Skill Numeracy Qualifications


Come along and improve your Numeracy Skills - you can enter at any level

SCQF Level 2 (Access 2) SCQF Level 3 (Access 3) SCQF Level 4 (Intermediate 1) SCQF Level 5 (Intermediate 2) Core Maths 3 (Equivalent to Standard Grade General)
Study topics such as percentages, algebra, equations and trigonometry to gain these SQA accredited units.

Core Maths 4 (Equivalent to Standard Grade Credit)


Study topics such as percentages, algebra, equations and trigonometry to gain these SQA accredited units.

Intermediate 2 Mathematics
A popular choice and can be used as an entrance requirement for teacher training.The course consists of three units each with an internal assessment combined with an external exam taking place every May.

Higher Maths
This course will help you further develop your analytical and mathematical skills which will be useful to you in later life. A wide range of topics are covered such as Calculus, Vectors, Trigonometry and Quadratic Functions.
D/L = Distance Learning

Please complete a part-time application form for the courses on this page. Apply online at: www.angus.ac.uk All classes will run subject to availability and sufficient numbers. All our Highers are based at our Arbroath campus unless otherwise stated.

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Communication Qualifications
Study Options Day Eve D/L

Core Skill Numeracy Qualifications


There are several levels as follows:

SCQF Level 2 (Access 2) SCQF Level 3 (Access 3) SCQF Level 4 (Intermediate 1) SCQF Level 5 (Intermediate 2) - equivalent to Standard Grade Credit Higher - not equivalent to SQA Higher English (see Communication 4)
You'll do formative work (practice pieces) to build your confidence and then when you're ready, undertake assessments to pass the unit. You will have opportunities to prepare for assessments by practising with your fellow students and tutor. The activities include: Reading and researching topics and texts Writing CVs, letters and reports Talking to a group, discussing, listening and asking questions. Making a solo presentation with PowerPoint Your tutor will mark your work and keep all final pieces in a folder. The assessment will mostly be carried out at College. Assessments should be unaided, but you are encouraged to word process them, use a dictionary, thesaurus and IT spell check.

Communication 4 together with Literature 1


Equivalent to Higher English 'C' pass As with Core Skill Communication, you will develop competence in reading, writing, talking and listening but with more complexity and in-depth attention to textual analysis. These combined units provide a solid background in understanding both fiction and non-fiction and are popular with students wishing to enter the teaching profession and other degree programmes.

Higher National Units: Complex Communication


A range of credit units are available for study as part of an HNC or HND or as individual units. It is possible to complete much of the study through distance learning but some learning outcomes eg. taking part in a formal meeting may require attendance on campus at either Arbroath or one of the Learning Centres. These units are relevant for anyone pursuing a degree programme or to gain an undertstanding of Business/Professional Communication and Media. Analysing and Presenting Complex Communication Developing a Communication Strategy for Vocational Purposes Practical Communication Skills for the Workplace Presenting Complex Communication for Vocational Purposes Selecting and Presenting Complex Information

D/L = Distance Learning

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student services
Our purpose-built Advice Centre is on the ground floor of the Isla Building and is open 8.45am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You can pop in, make an appointment at a time that suits you or call us on the telephone numbers below.

Advice Centre: 01241 432727 Student Services: 01241 432604 Student Funding: 01241 432624

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the advice centre


The aim of the Advice Centre is to support students in a range of ways that will enable you to enjoy and manage your time at College and to support you in making good choices for the next step into education or employment. Everyone can experience a blip that gets in the way of their studies and we are here to help you get over that difficulty so you make the most of your time at Angus College. Our purpose-built Advice Centre is on the ground floor of the Isla Building and is open 8.45am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You can pop in, make an appointment at a time that suits you or call us on the telephone numbers below.

What can we offer you?

Before you come to College...


As you are thinking about coming to College, we can help you make the right choices about the best course for your needs and aspirations. Our staff are available by appointment or at drop-in sessions to advise you about: Choosing the right course Course costs and available funding Support with study, disability or other support needs The different study methods available Practical arrangements for childcare and travel Dyslexia screening and support

While you are at College...


Our aim is to help you deal with any challenges or problems that may arise during your course, so that you can enjoy being at College and achieve success. Course Leaders support students in their studies, and the advice centre staff also provide a free, impartial and friendly service to help you deal with any concerns you might have about: Personal and emotional issues of every kind Maths, communications and IT study support Welfare and Benefits Course or study issues Additional support needs/assistive technology Health matters Childcare and College nursery Job vacancies board Exam/assessment arrangements College transport

Funding EMAs, bursaries, loans and all types of financial assistance

When you are thinking about your next move...


If you would like support to consider what to do after College we will happily help you access further careers information and can put you in touch with Skills Development Scotland. If you are interested in applying for a university place please contact Brenda Flynn in the Advice Centre and she will help you complete your UCAS application.

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What if I might need additional support at College?


As a College we are committed to providing high quality support for students who may require additional support while at College. If you feel any of the following may affect you at College then please let us know as early as possible so we can arrange for the most appropriate support to be in place for you starting College. Dyslexia Mobility Difficulties Aspergers/Autism Blind/Partially Sighted Personal Care Support Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy etc Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mental Health Difficulties Reading/Writing/Numbers

Contact the Advice Centre to discuss the needs you might have while studying. You can contact us before you start or during your course at any time.

DSA Assessments
If you are studying at an HNC/D level and you have an additional support need you may be eligible to receive a Disabled Student Award. We have three assessors in the college who will meet with you individually to complete a needs assessment to ensure that the support you require is suited to you and your course. This award is to help students who have a health or support need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health difficulties, physical disability, Autism or Sensory difficulties. If you would like to find out more about DSA please contact Richard Costella in the Advice centre or you can call him on 01241 432706.

Since coming to College on an introductory course in 2008 I have received brilliant support for my dyslexia and to build my personal confidence and skills. I feel that without the support from a range of student services staff and my tutors I would not have been able to progress with my studies. I liked the fact that the support I received was tailored around me and what I needed and this has worked really well.
Julia Ann Smith . HNC Interactive Media and Web Development

Equality and Diversity

At Angus College we believe all individuals and groups should be treated in an inclusive, positive and non-discriminatory way. The College welcomes the positive ethos and culture created by the involvement of different social, ethnic, racial and cultural groups within College life and actively promotes the value of diversity amongst students and staff. The College is committed to taking all reasonable steps to anticipate and meet the needs of staff, students, visitors and others with disabilities using College facilities and/or services. The College will ensure - so far as practicable - that all necessary adjustments are made to ensure that all sections of our community can benefit from the full range of services we provide.

Full details of the College Equality and Diversity Policy are available upon request.

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Construction Engineering Clova Learning Technology Suite

clova building csw building

arbroath campus map


Animal Care Landbased Painting & Decorating

Pitstop Cafe The Pod

Business Computing Core Skills and Highers Management Social Science

calc building

Keptie Pond
Keptie Road

Train Station/Bus Station

Lochlands Street

Learning Technology Suite Library

saltire centre
Addison Place

Montrose Road . Arbroath


Sport & Fitness

Art Care ESOL Hairdressing & Beauty Hospitality Supported Education

esk building

Angus Centre for Enterprise Inspire Hair & Beauty Cafe 56 Restaurant 56 The Pod

isla building
P

Admissions Student Representative Council Student Services Pitstop Cafe

To Dundee

Helping Hands Nursery

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learning centres
Although the College provides transport from most rural Angus areas to our main Arbroath campus, we also understand that it is not always possible or convenient for everyone to study in Arbroath. In recognition of this, the College has established flagship Learning Centres in Forfar, Montrose, Kirriemuir and Brechin where there are a wide range of training options from full-time to part-time or even flexible drop-in classes. If you are looking to find out more about our Learning Centres please call the relevant number, where our Centre Administrators will be delighted to help you. Students range from the school leaver, people wishing to return to work, those updating skills to retired people still eager to learn new skills. All students however, have one thing in common - they are keen to learn and gain great satisfaction from their achievements. So regardless of your age, why not come along to one of our Centres for a chat to find out a little more about what Angus College can offer you.

Our Brechin Learning Centre located directly beside Brechin High School is a smart, modern
facility with a state-of-the art computer suite, two multi-purpose rooms and relaxed social space. The Centre offers full and part-time courses as well as a wide range of leisure classes. With disabled access and parking this Centre offers an inviting environment and enjoyable learning experience.

Duke Street . Brechin DD9 6EE . t/f. 01356 624779


The Forfar Learning Centre provides the people of Forfar with a relaxed and comfortable
environment for learning. The Centre offers full and part-time courses as well as a wide range of leisure classes. Along with two state-of-the-art IT suites, the Centre also houses two boardroom/ meeting rooms fully equipped with presentation equipment which are available to let by the local business community. The Centre has full disabled access ensuring that everyone, regardless of their disability has equal right to the facilities. A private car park is also available at the rear of the building.

West High Street . Forfar . DD8 1BA t/f. 01307 461828


The Kirriemuir Learning Centre, situated close to the town centre, provides a bright and
relaxed atmosphere, catering for a range of learning opportunities from full-time programmes to art and other leisure classes. Drop-in computing is also available whether you want to gain a qualification of just learn how to communicate with friends in far flung places.

Fairlie House . Kirktonhill . Kirriemuir . DD8 4HU . t/f. 01575 575564


The Montrose Learning Centre is a flourishing Centre, well used by the local people of
Montrose. It was also one of the first Centres in Scotland to be awarded the Learn Direct Flagship Centre status by the Scottish University for Industry - the Government flagship organisation for lifelong learning. The Centre is spread over three floors and provides spacious accommodation with a full range of facilities. There are two general classrooms, two IT suites, a training flat, a social area and a meeting room for counselling and interviews. The largest of the four Centres, students pass through its doors each year to study everything from full-time National and Higher National programmes to computing and art.

North Esk Road . Montrose . DD10 8TG . t/f. 01674 671686

college transport
The College provides a bus service to and from the main campus in Arbroath with pick up and drop off points throughout Angus. Bus passes for bursary students and those students under 18 are issued on your induction day.

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understanding the qualifications


Introduction to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) - see table following
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. All Scottish universities and colleges are now using SCQF levels and credit points to describe their courses, if these are included in the Framework. A wide range of other learning is also being recognised using SCQF levels and credits. Some employers are also using SCQF levels instead of, or as well as, types of qualification when they advertise jobs. The SCQF also helps to illustrate the relationships between Scottish qualifications and those in the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond, which can clarify opportunities for international progression routes and credit transfer. The SCQF has recently been referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), meaning that there is now an easy way to compare the level of qualifications of the countries in Europe who have developed a National Qualifications Framework. For more information on The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit www.scqf.org.uk.

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National Progression Awards


NPAs are designed to help people reach their goals. NPAs are available in a variety of areas, including things like Construction and Childcare, to new areas such as digital Literacy. Theyre aimed at assessing a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas. They also link to National Occupational Standards, which are the basis of SVQs. NPAs are at SCQF Levels 2-6, and are mainly used by colleges for short study programes, such as return-to-work courses or part-time learning for those already in work.

Professional Development Awards


These courses are a collection of Higher National Units generally 3, in a particular subject area and are equivalent to SCQF levels 6-12.

Other Qualifications
We offer a vast range of qualifications including professional qualifications not included in this guide, the contents for these will be explained to you at interview or by calling our Student Services staff. These qualifications include City & Guilds, Microsoft, CompTIA and other professional body awards.

Certificate Courses
These are designed to prepare people for employment in specific subject areas and a collection of units are undertaken that do not lead to an overall certificate in, but do award for each unit. These courses are designed to met the needs of local employers and learners. The courses are set at levels which include Access and Introduction to courses.

Degree in Management offered by Angus College


Angus College in partnership with Robert Gordon University are offering a part-time degree programme starting in September 2011. For further information contact Mina Welsh on 01241 432662 or email: mina.welsh@angus.ac.uk

Higher National Courses


You can gain an Higher National Certificate (HNC)in a wide range of subject areas by achieving 12 credits. This will give you progression to the Higher National Diploma (HND) which is gained by achieving 30 credits. Generally the HNC can be achieved in one year on a full-time basis and the HND in two years with the HNC as your first year. In some courses the HNC/HND will give you access to second or third year degree programmes. HNC is equivalent to SCQF level 7 and HND level 8.

Aiming for University


Every year, Angus College helps many students gain qualifications which enable them to progress to university courses. After you complete a HNC or HND you can normally access year 2 or 3 of a degree course at a university. The College has established formal arrangements, called articulation agreements for over twenty different programmes, with partner Universities.

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ)


Scottish Vocational Qualifications are available at a level that reflects your job role and are nationally designed and recognised qualifications which are usually gained in the workplace, but can be undertaken as part of a course in college. SVQs assure an employer that an individual holding this qualification is competent to carry out a particular role and have the underpinning skills and knowledge in that area of work. SVQ courses range in equivalence to SCQF level 4-11.

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THE SCOTTISH CREDIT AND QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK


SQA Qualifications
DOCTORAL DEGREE

SCQF Levels

Qualifications of Higher Education Institutions

Scottish Vocational Qualifications

12

11

SVQ5

10
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE

INTEGRATED MASTERS DEGREE / MASTERS DEGREE POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE HONOURS DEGREE GRADUATE DIPLOMA GRADUATE CERTIFICATE BACHELORS / ORDINARY DEGREE GRADUATE DIPLOMA GRADUATE CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

SVQ4

ADVANCED HIGHER SCOTTISH BACCALAUREATE

SVQ3

HIGHER

5
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE

INTERMEDIATE 2 CREDIT STANDARD GRADE NATIONAL PROGRESSION AWARD

SVQ2 SVQ1

INTERMEDIATE 1 GENERAL STANDARD GRADE

ACCESS 3 FOUNDATION STANDARD GRADE

ACCESS 2

ACCESS 1

This Framework diagram has been produced to show the mainstream Scottish qualifications already credit rated by SQA and Higher Education Institutions, however, there are a diverse number of learning programmes on the Framework, which, due to the limitations of this format, cannot be represented here. For more information on other credit rated provision, please visit the SCQF website at www.scqf.org.uk to view the interactive version of the Framework or search the database.

scqf | SCOTLAND S LIFELONG LEARNING FRAMEWORK

www.scqf.org.uk

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your application
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Information or Enquiry
There are many courses to choose from at Angus College and you may often require more information than is given in this directory. In that case, call our Student Services Team on 01241 432604, who can discuss with you all your options. Also available to support you are our student funding specialists who can advise you on all aspects of funding your study.

Making an Application
You can apply online for all full-time courses at Angus College at www.angus.ac.uk There is also an application form at the back of this prospectus. Please remove it, complete all the relevant sections and send it off to the address shown.

What Happens Next? Interview and Selection


When the application is received by the College you will be sent an acknowledgement (normally by text message to your mobile phone or email). Following on from that, you will be sent a letter asking you to attend a short, informal interview. The interview will be individual or in groups depending on your chosen course. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions about the course or College. The reason for this is to ensure that the course is the right one for you and that you meet the entry criteria. Where possible, tutors will advise you there and then if they are in a position to offer you a place. This will then be confirmed by letter. You must then decide if you are going to accept the offer and complete the return slip within the given time period.

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Funding Applications
Prior to you starting your full-time course, you will receive Bursary forms if you are studying a non-advanced programme or a Grant/Loan application if you are studying HNC or HND. It is important that you follow the instructions on these application forms carefully and in time, or your funding support may be affected.

Induction
Prior to the start of your course you will be sent an induction pack highlighting your induction day and will contain lots of useful information about starting College. If you have any concerns at this point, we advise you to contact Central Admissions on 01241 432622/432777/432810.

Criminal Convictions
Angus College actively promotes equality of opportunity and we are keen to encourage a diverse student population with a wide range of talents, backgrounds and experiences. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from gaining a place at the College, but this is important information for us to consider as part of the admissions process. As part of the interview process for your course you will be asked to declare if you have any relevant criminal convictions. A relevant conviction is defined as: Those convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature, and convictions for offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking. Unless the nature of the course requires us to ask questions about your entire criminal record (such as Care courses), you are not required to tell us about 'spent' convictions as defined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you have a relevant conviction, you will not be automatically excluded from the application process. However we may want to consider your application further or ask for more information before we make a decision.

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full-time funding information


The information included here is intended as a guide only and you should always remember that everyones circumstances are different, therefore we advise that you contact Student Funding on 01241 432743 for more detailed information.

National Certificate Programmes EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowances)


An EMA is a weekly allowance for students who are under 18 at the start date of their course and studying at National Certificate level. The EMA consists of a maintenance allowance, course expenses and travel costs (if applicable). The maintenance allowance is assessed against household income. For further information please contact the Student Funding Team on 01241 432624.

FE Bursaries
If you undertake a full-time National Certificate course you may be eligible for a bursary to help you finance your study. The Bursary may consist of a maintenance award, course expenses and travel costs (if applicable). Most students may receive a bursary for a full-time National Certificate course provided they meet the residency requirements. Once you have been accepted on to a full-time National Certificate programme, all the necessary funding application documents will be sent to you.

We strongly advise that these are returned to the College at the earliest opportunity to ensure there is no hold up in the processing of your application prior to the start of the course.

Higher National Programmes


Scotland now has a funding system separate from other parts of the United Kingdom. Students who are normally resident in Scotland, undertaking Higher National Certificate or Diploma courses at Scottish Institutions, will not have to pay tuition fees. However, those students who have previously received funding will not be funded again unless they are progressing to a higher level course. Students on HNC or HND programmes are entitled to apply for a Student Loan through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). The amount you receive is based on your personal circumstances. From Session 2009/10 SAAS will be accepting online applications only. If there are special circumstances which mean you cannot complete an online application please contact SAAS directly on the phone number below. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Applications should be made online: www.saas.gov.uk

SAAS Phone Number: 0300 555 0505


We would strongly urge you to apply as soon as possible, sending your application by recorded delivery. Staff in the Advice Centre would be happy to help you complete your application and photocopy the necessary documentation. There are some non-repayable grants available primarily for lone parents and other adult dependants who have no income.

Information correct at the time of printing. Funding policy is reviewed annually and students should be aware this may change.

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a word from the principal student representative council (src) volunteering opportunities angus centre for enterprise college facilities access to university and highers
Access to University Study . Certificate in Highers

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administration, business, management and accounting


National Certificate Administration . HNC/HND Administration & IT HNC Management . BA Management Studies National Certificate Administration with Finance options . HNC Accounting Modern Apprenticeships . Vocational Qualifications

animal care and landbased industries


Introduction in Animal Care . NC Animal Care Countryside Skills: An Introduction . Certificate in Agriculture Certificate in Landscape Gardening . SVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture SVQ Level 3 Amenity Horticulture/Landscape Gardening . HNC/HND Animal Care

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art & design


Introduction in Art & Design . Certificate in Portfolio Art . HNC Contemporary Art Practice HND Contemporary Art Practice

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arts & social science


Certificate in Arts & Social Sciences . HNC/HND Social Sciences

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care
Certificate in Early Education & ChildCare - Intermediate 1/2 National Certificate Early Education & ChildCare at Higher Level HNC Early Education & ChildCare Certificate in Health & Social Care - Intermediate 1/2 Certificate in Health, Social & ChildCare - Intermediate 2 Certificate in Health Care at Higher Level Certificate in Social Care at Higher Level . HNC Health Care . HNC Social Care

computing & information technology


Introduction to Interactive Computing . Certificate in Computing & Information Systems Certificate in Computer Graphics, Animation & Video . HNC Computing HND Computing: Technical Support . HNC/HND Information System Technology HNC Interactive Media and Web Development . HND Interactive Multimedia Creation

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construction
Certificate in General Maintenance . National Certificate in Construction Certificate in Building . HNC Construction . Vocational Qualifications

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engineering
Introduction to Engineering . SVQ Level 2 Pre-Apprentice Engineering Welding & Maintenance . Engineering Services SVQ Mechanical Engineering Practice Level 2 National Certificate in Engineering Systems . HNC Engineering Systems

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esol (english for speakers of other languages)


Certificate in ESOL - Beginners, Elementary and Pre-Intermediate

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hairdressing and beauty


Introduction to Hair & Beauty . National Certificate Hairdressing National Certificate Beauty Therapy . SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing

hospitality
Certificate in Professional Cookery . Diploma in Culinary Arts SVQ Level 2 Food and Drink Service . SVQ Level 2/3 Professional Cookery

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skillzone
SkillZone course

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sport & fitness


Introduction in Sport . Certificate in Sport . HNC/HND Sports Coaching & Development Certificate in Access to Uniformed Services

supported education
Access - Step Forward (General and Foundation) Access - Moving On Supported Education Opportunities School Links

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work-focused training numeracy and communication units


Individual Units - Criminology . Numeracy . Core Maths 3/4 . Intermediate 2 Maths Core Skill Communication . Communication 4 with Literature 1 Units in Complex Communication

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student services
Student Services . Arbroath campus map . College Locations . College Buses Entry Requirements . Qualifications Explained . Application Process Student Funding - Full-time students + application form

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