Upcoming courses

Take a look at some of our courses we have coming up and apply now!

STARTING DATE: Friday 12th April - Sunday 23rd June 2024

Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems And Principles

The course is a level 3 certificate intended for people currently working, or looking to work, in the IT industry:

    1. The principles of ICT systems and data security

    1. Requirements analysis and systems specification

Unit 1 shows us the basic principles of ICT systems about how they run as well as data security measures they are able to implement.

Unit 2 helps us understand the hardware and software development lifecycle used in industry for projects.

Key learning within this course:

    • Planning for customer requirements

    • Creating design specifications
    • Implementing software lifecycle procedures

      Understanding the principles of ICT and data security methods and techniques used.

    • Implementing software lifecycle procedures

    • understanding the principles of ICT and data security methods and techniques used.

STARTING DATE: Friday 3rd May - Sunday 7th July 2024

Free Thinking - a course for new communities

This course is for people working at Entry-Level 2 and above.  For men and women from new communities who have lived experience of modern slavery, trafficking and trauma, Free Thinking can help them to relax, refresh, review their lives and progress.

This very popular course is a regular at the college and is one of the reasons we have College of Sanctuary status, given to us by City of Sanctuary in 2021.

The course includes:

    • Sharing stories in a safe and supportive environment

    • ESOL – taught separately and embedded in many of the lessons

    • Employability skills and advice

    • Your rights and responsibilities

    • Wellbeing and confidence building skills

    • IT and presentation skills development

    • Team building and problem solving skills

STARTING DATE: Monday 22nd April - Wednesday 15th May 2024

Digital Functional Skills - Entry-Level 3

Now, more than ever, products and services have moved online and it seems to be increasingly difficult to access them.  This qualification will give you an understanding of, and competency in, the essential digital skills you need for every day life and it will enable you to engage with those essential digital services and products that are often sold online only.  You will also be introduced to a range of websites and given the knowledge of how to engage with them confidently and safely.

You will cover the following digital skills:

    • Being safe and responsible online and on digital devices

    • Using digital devices and handling information

    • Creating and editing

    • Digital communication

    • Communicating with people digitally

STARTING DATE: Monday 20th May - Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Certificate in Enterprise and Creative Craft - Level 2

Explore your creative abilities and learn new craft techniques and skills.  This course is ideal if you are thinking of working in the creative industries or want to broaden your creative craft knowledge.

This qualification is a great opportunity for you to explore your creative abilities and is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their skills and knowledge in creative crafts. You will learn new techniques in creative crafts alongside developing your drawing skills and knowledge of the creative industries. The course will work through two design briefs which will involve developing your initial ideas and producing your final craft items within a sustainability agenda.

STARTING DATE: Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th May 2024

UK and Citizenship: Britain's Role From Imperialism To Colonialism

This course is ideal for you if you have a particular interest in history, social issues and current affairs. It is also a good taster course for you if you are applying for one of our Access to Higher Education diplomas starting in September.

The course explores:

    • What brought different communities to Britain and where communities have settled

    • The trends in immigration from 1945 to present day

    • Who has come to Britain, when did they arrive and why did they come?

    • How immigration has changed the population make-up of Britain today

You will also gain an understanding of:

    • The main trends in immigration from 1945 to present day

    • Some of the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors affecting immigration

    • Legislation which has helped to bring communities  to the UK

    • The changing make up of British society

STARTING DATE: Wednesday 12th - Friday 14th June 2024

UK and Citizenship: Immigration From 1945 To Present Day

This course is ideal for you if you have a particular interest in history, social issues and current affairs. It is also a good taster course for you if you are applying for one of our Access to Higher Education diplomas starting in September.

This course is part of the UK and citizenship course designed to raise awareness and understanding of immigration from 1945 up to present day

The course will look at:

  • What has brought different communities to Britain and where they have settled
  • The trends in immigration from 1945 to present day
  • Who has come to the UK, when and why?
  • How immigration has changed the population make up of Britain today
  • Understanding the main trends in immigration from 1945 to present day
  • Understanding some of the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors affecting immigration
  • Understanding legislation which has helped to bring communities to the UK
  • The changing make up of British society

STARTING DATE: Wednesday 3rd - Friday 5th July 2024

UK and Citizenship: Racism And Multiculturalism

This course is ideal if you have a particular interest in history and present day society and/or if you are thinking in the future of studying one of our Access to Higher Education diplomas.

We will explore:

    • What multiculturalism is and how it has changed British society today

    • The benefits of multi-culturalism

    • How immigration and multi-culturalism has helped build Britain following World War 2

Following this course you will understand:

    • The definition of multiculturalism

    • How multi-culturalism has benefited British society today

    • Some of the policies and acts passed around multi-culturalism

    • How immigration and multi-culturism helped re-build Britain following World War 2

STARTING DATE: Wednesday 12th - Friday 14th June 2024

UK and Citizenship: Racism

This course is ideal if you have a particular interest in history and present day society or if you are thinking in the future of applying for one of our Access to Higher Education diplomas.

We will look at:

    • What is racism?

    • What is institutionalised racism?

    • How does society look at, view and tackle racism in the past and present?

    • What acts and policies have been passed to tackle racism and how effective have these been?