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About the course:

The qualification is suited for those who have managerial, assistant managerial positions or work in the health and social care environment. It enables those that fall in the category to obtain a higher qualification level. The course provides students with the opportunity to further develop both their managerial and care skills whilst meeting the criteria needed to progress to become a manager in children’s homes, residential homes or domiciliary services.

Course Structure:

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. The programme pathways are tailored to the students work role and work setting

This course comprises of mandatory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 90 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria is as follows:

  1. All six units from mandatory group A totaling 30 credits;
  2. The core mandatory units (groups B1, C1, D1, E1, F1, G1) for the selected pathway;
  3. The remaining units to be chosen from the groups for the selected pathway.

Course Content: 

  1. Use and develop systems that promote communication
  2. Promote professional development
  3. Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  4. Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  5. Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  6. Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people

Entry Requirement:

Student must hold a level 3 qualifications and GCSE grade C or functional skills level 2 in English.

Assessment Method:

Portfolio of Evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by awarding body
For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course. Due to the nature of the course, you will be able to discuss and relate real experiences to your assessment.

Modes of assessment include:

  1. Verbal questioning
  2. Direct observation
  3. Assignments
  4. Case studies
  5. Projects

Qualification: Level 5 Leadership For Health & Social Care Services and Children’s & Young Peoples Services Adults

Course Mode: Part time

Start Date: Every September /April. For those studying Adult care through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto a managerial role and this qualification be accepted for registration and regulation. By taking the course, you will be able to show that you are consciously seeking professional development.

Course fees

The course fee is £4,670.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This course is for those currently working in an early year’s setting as a manager practitioner, senior practitioner or deputy manager. This qualification allows the development of both managerial and practitioner skills which are beneficial skills. It is a competence-based qualification assessed in the workplace.

Course Structure:

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma students must obtain a minimum of 65 QCF credits.

Course Content:

The mandatory units include the following titles:

  1. Professional Practice in Children’s Care
  2. Learning and Development Support Children’s Care
  3. Learning and Development in the Early Years
  4. Use and develop systems that promote communication
  5. Promote professional development
  6. Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  7. Develop health and safety, and risk management
  8. Policies procedures and practices
  9. Working in partnership
  10. Understand child and young person development
  11. Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for children’s development
  12. Develop and implement policies and procedures to support safeguarding

What are the entry requirements?

In order to complete the qualification, students must have a Level 3 Childcare qualification and be an experienced practitioner. Additionally, students must be currently working in a child care setting in a supervisory role for at least 16 hours per week. This qualification is not approved for those below the age of 19.

Assessment Method:

Candidates will partake in monthly tutorials which will equip them with fundamental knowledge and support in skills development. Candidates will be taught in a variety of methods which include: lectures, seminars and interactive workshop sessions. You will be given appropriate tutorial support which is centred on study skills. The assessor will come in regular intervals to observe as well as assist in portfolio building.

Qualification: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England).

Course Duration: The course lasts for approximately 12 – 14 months. This varies due to the level of support required for each learner and previous experience.

Course Mode: Part time

Start Dates: The Diploma course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Students may use this qualification to further progress onto Foundation degree and BA.

Course Costs: The course fee is £4,670.00, however, some students may be eligible for the 19+ loan which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the 19+ loan, feel free to contact us.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This qualification acts as a progression route for learners in a supervisory role directly supporting their manager e.g.  Deputy/Assistant Manager or Team Leader positions.  It is also aimed at learners who have achieved a Level 3 Diploma or Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care and, as a direct result, have acquired additional responsibilities that will support them to meet the requirements of this qualification successfully.

Course Structure:

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. The programme pathways are tailored to the students work role and work setting. learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits overall. 36 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group, a minimum of 6 credits from Optional Group A and a minimum of 28 credits from Optional Group B.  At least 55 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.

Course Content 

The 12 mandatory units consist of:

  1. Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  2. Advanced communication skills
  3. Personal development in health, social care setting
  4. Equality and diversity in health, social care setting
  5. Facilitate person centered assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
  6. Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well being
  7. Understand personalisation in care and support services
  8. Health and safety in health and social care settings
  9. Professional practice in health and social care for adults
  10. Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector
  11. Develop, maintain and use records and reports
  12. Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings

The optional units in group A and B you study will be specific to the area you work within and reflect your responsibilities, offering you the opportunity to tailor the qualification to you job role.

What are the entry requirements?

Subject to current job role.

Assessment Method:  Internally/Externally Assessed

Qualification: Adult Care Level 4 Diploma

Course Mode: Part time/ full time

Progression route? 

Where next: Learners may be able to progress to the Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) Leadership in Health and Social Care or apply to undertake nurse training or a number of other related health and social care professions

Where next: Job Opportunities

This course is a good basis for work in some areas of residential care, health care or community work. You can get a supervisory role directly supporting their manager e.g.  Deputy/Assistant Manager or Team Leader positions.

Are there any additional costs?

You may incur some costs for example textbooks required for the course.

Start Dates: The Diploma course can be studied at any time during the year, however it’s subject to student’s number.

Course Fees: £2880

Days: Weekday and Saturday

Location : CroydonSAM  Centre

About the course: 

This qualification is design to help learner to develop the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in adult care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and care procedures. It develops the knowledge and skills required for working in a senior role with adults in adult care environments

Course Structure:

Learners must achieve at least 58 credits to gain this qualification. These are made of 28 credits from the mandatory and a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units.

Course Content:

  1. Promote personal development in care settings
  2. Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  3. Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  4. Promote communication in care settings
  5. Responsibilities of a care worker
  6. Duty of care in care settings
  7. Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

Awarding Board: Innovate

Entry Requirement: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, Students wishing to join the course will have to be working or volunteering in a care environment.

Assessment Method: Portfolio of Evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by awarding body.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Progression Route: Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment in a senior role in the adult care sector. Learner could also progress to further qualifications in management and leadership, either in a generic context or specific to the adult care sector.

Course Mode: Part-time/ Full Time

Duration: Up to 12 Months

Start Dates: Every September /April. For those studying Adult care through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Course Costs: The course fee is £2,880.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students

About the course: This qualification is suitable for those who work, or who are looking to work within the adult care sector. It provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of job role. The Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care is designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the adult care workforce. You will learn practical skills such as completing records for individuals, communications, as well as supporting the care, well-being and protection of individuals.

Course Structure:

Learners must achieve at least 46 credits to gain this qualification. These are made of 24 credits from the mandatory and a maximum of 22 credits from the optional units.

Course Content:

  1. Communication in care settings
  2. Handle information in care settings
  3. Personal development in care settings
  4. Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
  5. Equality and inclusion in care settings
  6. Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  7. Responsibilities of a care worker
  8. Duty of care
  9. Safeguarding and protection in care settings

Awarding Board: Innovate

Entry Requirement: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, Students wishing to join the course will have to be working or volunteering in a care environment.

Assessment Method: Portfolio of Evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by awarding body.

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care

Course Mode: Part-time/ Full-time

Duration: Up to 12 months

Progression: Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment within an adult care setting, or to further qualifications such as Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Start Dates: Every September /April. For those studying EYE through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Course Costs: The course fee is £1,197.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students

About the course:

This qualification is designed for those who have experience and understanding of working in a customer service sector and wish to improve their knowledge, skills and performance. This is useful when the student is in search of career progression within this sector.

Course Structure:

This course comprises of compulsory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 55 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria are as follows:

  1. 31 credits from Mandatory Group A
  2. A minimum of 15 credits from Optional Group B
  3. A maximum of 9 credits can come from Optional Group

Course Content: 

  1. Organise and Deliver Customer Service
  2. Understand the Customer Service Environment
  3. Resolve Customer’s Problems
  4. Principles of Business
  5. Understand Customers and Customer Retention
  6. Manage Personal and Professional Development

Optional units:

The optional units cover a wide variety of roles within customer service including:

  1. Resolve Customers Complaints
  2. Communicate Verbally with Customers
  3. Gather, Analyse and Interpret Customer Feedback

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements needed in order to join this programme, however, if an A*/9 – C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill has not be obtained by the candidate then an additional qualification in Level 2 Functional Skills English and/or Maths will be undertaken to ensure there is a smooth progression throughout the course. Experience in an appropriate customer service role is essential for the qualification. Preceding enrolment, an assessor will meet with you to discuss your work experience to ensure it is sufficient in providing the evidence required.

Placements/Work Placements

As this qualification is competence based, it is essential that the student is currently working in a customer service setting. This ensures the student has a vast learning experience which may be used to provide evidence and for specific competencies.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Assessment Method: For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course.

Modes of assessment include:

  1. Observation,
  2. Questioning,
  3. Professional discussions,
  4. Witness testimonials
  5. Candidate work products
  6. Statements.

Qualification: Diploma in Customer Service Level 3

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: Up to 12 Months

Start Dates: The Diploma course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Students may use this qualification to further progress to employment.

What are the training costs?

The course fee is £2,573.00, however, some students may be eligible for the 19+ loan which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the 19+ loan, feel free to contact us.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This Customer Service programme involves being at the forefront of employers business and dealing with customers. It is your responsibility that customers receive top quality services and that cases involving customers are dealt with in a professional and positive manner. Students are expected to attend Croydon SAM once a week and spend the remaining time working for your employer. The assessments will occur at the workplace.

Course Structure:

This course comprises of compulsory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 45 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria are as follows:

  1. 19 credits from Mandatory Group A
  2. A minimum of 3 credits from Optional Group B
  3. A minimum of 16 credits from Optional Group C
  4. A maximum of 7 credits can come from Optional Group D

Course Content: 

  1. Deliver customer service
  2. Understand customers
  3. Principles of customer service
  4. Understand employer organisations
  5. Manage personal performance and development

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements needed in order to join this programme, however, if an A*/9 – C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill has not be obtained by the candidate then an additional qualification in Level 2 Functional Skill English and/or Maths will be undertaken to ensure there is a smooth progression throughout the course. You must be employed in a customer service role.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Assessment Method: For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course.

Modes of assessment include:

  1. Observation
  2. Questioning
  3. Professional discussions
  4. Witness testimonials
  5. Candidate work products
  6. Statements

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service

Course Mode: Part Time 

Duration: Up to 12 Months

Start Dates: The course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Students may use this qualification to further progress Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).

What are the training costs?

The course fee is £1,987.00, however, some students may be eligible for the 19+ loan which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the 19+ loan, feel free to contact us.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This qualification is suited for those currently working in an administrative role and wish to further develop their skills. It is preferable and highly desirable that students who would like to join this course have experience in a Business environment managing and supervising others. Job roles which are suitable include: Administration Officer/Executive, Administration Team Leader, Office Supervisor, Personal Assistant and Secretary.

Course Structure:

This course comprises of compulsory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 58 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria are as follows:

  1. 27 credits from the compulsory units in Group A
  2. A minimum of 13 credits must be achieved from Group B
  3. A maximum of 10 credits must be achieved from Group C
  4. A maximum of 8 credits must be achieved from Group D

Course Content: 

  1. Communicate in a business environment
  2. Manage personal and professional development
  3. Principles of business communication and information
  4. Principles of administration
  5. Principles of business

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements needed in order to join this programme, however, if an A*/9 – C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill has not be obtained by the candidate then an additional qualification in Level 2 Functional Skill English and/or Maths will be undertaken to ensure there is a smooth progression throughout the course.

Assessment Method:

For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course.

Modes of assessment include:

  1. Observation
  2. Questioning
  3. Professional discussions
  4. Witness testimonials
  5. Candidate work products
  6. Statements

Qualification: Business Administration Level 3

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: Up to 12 Months

Start Date: The Diploma course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Through achieving this UK qualification, you will be able to progress onto a higher Management qualification.

Course Costs: The course fee is £2,573.00, however, some students may be eligible for the 19+ loan which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the 19+ loan, feel free to contact us.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

The Business Administration qualification is suited for those who would like to develop their skills in order to successfully work in a business environment.

Course Structure:

This course comprises of compulsory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 45 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria are as follows:

  1. 21 credits from the compulsory units in Group A
  2. A minimum of 14 credits must be achieved from Group B
  3. A maximum of 10 credits must be achieved from Group C

Course Content: 

  1. Communication in a business environment
  2. Principles of providing administrative services
  3. Principles of business document production and information management
  4. Understand employer organisations
  5. Manage personal performance and development
  6. Develop working relationships with colleagues

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements for this course is 3 GCSEs at grade A* – D; this includes Maths and English. Students wishing to join the course must currently work in a Business environment or have an employer that is willing to hire you in this area. You must be at least 16 years of age.

Qualification: Business Administration Level 2

Start Date: The Diploma course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Course Mode: Part time

Assessment Method:

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence or e-portfolio, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in the college and in your place of work.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business or may you apply for the following job roles:

  1. Administrator / Business Support Officer
  2. Office Junior
  3. Receptionist

 

Course Costs: The course fee is £1987.00,

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to work within an Early Years Setting. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and it is design to equips learners with the experience , knowledge, understanding and skills that a level 2 early years practitioner needs to demonstrate to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old.

This qualification meets the Early Years Practitioner (EYP) criteria, for the purposes of the staff: child ratios at level 2 in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Course Structure:

To achieve the Level 2 Diploma students must obtain a minimum of 38 credits QCF credits

Course Content: 

  1. Development of Children within an Early Years Setting
  2. Wellbeing of Children within an Early Years Setting
  3. Health and Safety for Children in an Early Years Setting
  4. Protection of Children in an Early Years Setting
  5. Support the Planning and Delivery of Activities, Purposeful Play Opportunities and Educational Programmes
  6. Partnership Working within an Early Years Setting

Entry requirement

There is no formal entry requirements needed to undertake this qualification. However, we advise that students must have a GCSE grade D and above in Maths and English. Students will be required to take initial assessments prior to their place on the course being confirmed.

Do You Need To Be Working To Take The Qualification?

Yes, in order to take the qualification, the student will need to either be working, volunteering or on practical placements to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills.

Assessment Method:

The assessor will come to the workplace of the students, which is where the observation will take place. Prior to the observation, the assessor will assist in portfolio building and observations.

Qualification: Level 2 diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)

Course Mode: Part time

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress into employment working with children from 0 to 5 years in roles such as Early Years Educator, Nursery Nurse, Child Minder, and Preschool Assistant.
Learners could progress to further study or training such as:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)

Course Duration: Up to 12 Months

Start Dates: Every September /April. For those studying EYE through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Course Costs: The course fee is £2,000.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to work in the Early Years sector. It provides the knowledge and skills required for Early Years Educators. It is suitable for those who work, or want to work within the Early Years sector in England and provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and competence to care for children from birth to five years.

Course Structure:

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma students must obtain a minimum of 67 QCF credits.

Course Content: 

  1. Applying the early education framework
  2. Assessment planning in early years settings
  3. Continuing professional development for early years practitioners
  4. Equality, diversity and inclusion for early years practitioners
  5. Health, safety and security procedures in early years settings
  6. Personal care and wellbeing for children in early years settings
  7. Plan and lead activities and educational programmes
  8. Providing children with additional support in early years
  9. Safeguarding children in early year’s settings

Entry requirement

In order to complete the qualification, students must have a GCSE grade C and above in Maths and English. Students will be required to take initial assessments prior to their place on the course being confirmed.

Do You Need To Be Working To Take The Qualification?

Yes, in order to take the qualification, the student will need to either be working, volunteering or on practical placements to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills.

Assessment Method:

The assessor will come to the workplace of the students, which is where the observation will take place. Prior to the observation, the assessor will assist in portfolio building and observations.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)

Course Mode: Part time

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress into employment working with children from 0 to 5 years in roles such as Early Years Educator, Nursery Nurse, Child Minder, and Preschool Assistant.

Learners could also progress to further study or training such as level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)

Course Duration: Up to 12 Months

Start Dates: Every September /April. For those studying EYE through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Course Costs: The course fee is £2,880.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

The qualification is suited for those who have managerial, assistant managerial positions or work in the health and social care environment. It enables those that fall in the category to obtain a higher qualification level. The course provides students with the opportunity to further develop both their managerial and care skills whilst meeting the criteria needed to progress to become a manager in children’s homes, residential homes or domiciliary services.

Course Structure:

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. The programme pathways are tailored to the students work role and work setting

This course comprises of mandatory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 90 credits in order to qualify for this award.
The criteria are as follows:

  1. All six units from mandatory group A totalling 30 credits;
  2. The core mandatory units (groups B1, C1, D1, E1, F1, G1) for the selected pathway;
  3. The remaining units to be chosen from the groups for the selected pathway

Course Content:

The mandatory units include the following titles:

  1. Professional Practice in Children’s Care
  2. Learning and Development Support Children’s Care
  3. Learning and Development in the Early Years
  4. Use and develop systems that promote communication
  5. Promote professional development
  6. Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  7. Develop health and safety, and risk management
  8. policies procedures and practices
  9. Working in partnership
  10. Understand child and young person development
  11. Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for children’s development
  12. Develop and implement policies and procedures to support safeguarding

What are the entry requirements?

Student must hold a level 3 qualifications and GCSE grade C or functional skills level 2 in English.

Assessment Method:

Portfolio of Evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by awarding body
For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course. Due to the nature of the course, you will be able to discuss and relate real experiences to your assessment.

    Modes of assessment include:
    1. Verbal questioning
    2. Direct observation
    3. Assignments
    4. Case studies
    5. Projects

Qualification:  Level 5 Leadership For Health & Social Care Services and Children’s & Young Peoples Services (England).

Course Duration: The course lasts for approximately 12 – 14 months. This varies due to the level of support required for each learner and previous experience.

Course Mode: Part time

Start Dates: Every September /April. For those studying Adult care through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto a managerial role and this qualification be accepted for registration and regulation. By taking the course, you will be able to show that you are consciously seeking professional development.

Course Costs:  The course fee is £4,670.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their Basic English skills for work, further study or personal development as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification in English. The course will be taught in small and friendly groups where you will be working as an individual and as part of a group. You are expected to sit an exam when you are ready.

Course Structure:

This course comprises of three elements:

  1. English Reading
  2. English Writing
  3. English Speaking, Listening and Communication (SLC)

Course Content: 

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Speaking and Listening
  4. Group discussions
  5. Presentation

What are the entry requirements?

No entry requirement

Assessment Method:

  1. Observation of the discussion
  2. Presentation for the Speaking & Listening unit
  3. Exams for the Reading and Writing units

Qualification: English Functional Skills Level 1

Course Mode: Day/evening

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: The Functional Skill course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto an English Functional Skills Level 2 course.

Course Costs: The course fee is £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

Functional Skills English level 2 is design for anyone who wants to progress their Basic English skills for work, further study or personal development as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification in English. The course will be taught in small and friendly group where you will be working as an individual and as part of a group. You are expected to sit an exam when you are ready.

Course Structure:

This course comprises of three elements:

  1. English Reading
  2. English Writing
  3. English Speaking, Listening and Communication (SLC)

Course Content: 

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Speaking and Listening
  4. Group discussions
  5. Presentation

What are the entry requirements?

No entry requirement but it is advisable for learner to have functional skills level 1 or equivalent.

Assessment Method:

Observation of the discussion and presentation for the Speaking & Listening unit, and exams for the Reading and Writing units

Qualification: English Functional Skills Level 2

Course Mode: Day / Evening

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: The functional Skills course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto a Higher Management qualification.

Course Costs: The course fee is £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

Math level 1 is an ideal course for those learners wishing to improve their skills, knowledge and confidence in Mathematics or to develop their existing skills while gaining a nationally recognised qualification. You will be taught in small and friendly groups where you will be working as an individual and as part of a group.

Course Content: 

  1. Add and subtract decimals up to two decimal places
  2. Shapes, Space and measures
  3. Solve problems requiring calculation with common measures, including money, time, length, weight, capacity and temperature.
  4. Extract and interpret information from tables, diagrams, charts and graphs

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal requirements but you will be asked to complete an initial assessment prior to starting the course.

Assessment Method: Exams

Qualification: Maths Functional Skills Level 1

Course Mode: Day/evening

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: The Functional Skill course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto a Maths Functional Skills Level 2.

Course Costs: The course fee is £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This course is suitable for those learners wishing to improve their skills, knowledge and confidence in mathematics or to develop their existing skills while gaining a nationally recognised qualification. You will be taught in small and friendly group where you will be working as an individual and as part of a group.

Course Content: 

  1. Learn or improve your basic number skills
  2. Solve problems requiring calculation with common measures, including money, time, length, weight, capacity and temperature.
  3. Extract and interpret information from tables, diagrams, charts and graphs
  4. Develop problem-solving skills
  5. Finding area, perimeter and volume of common shapes

What are the entry requirements?

No entry requirement but it is advisable for learners to have a Functional Skills Level 1 qualification or equivalent.

Assessment Method: Exams

Qualification: Maths Functional Skills Level 2

Course Mode: Day/evening

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: The Functional Skill course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto higher qualification.

Course Costs: The course fee is £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This course is suitable for those learners wishing to gain practical skills or improve their ICT knowledge and be able to apply the skills safely, confidently, effectively and independently within work environment. You will be taught in small and friendly groups where you will be working as an individual and as part of a group.

Course Content: 

  1. Using ICT
  2. Word
  3. Spreadsheet
  4. Email
  5. Internet
  6. Presenting and communicating information
  7. Finding and Selecting Information

What are the entry requirements?

No entry requirement

Assessment Method:

Computer based exam

Qualification: ICT Functional Skills Level 1

Course Mode: Day/evening

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: The Functional Skills course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Learners will be able to progress onto ICT Functional Skills Level 2.

Course Costs: The course fee is £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This course is suitable for learners who want to further build on the knowledge gained from Level 1. Functional Skills ICT requires learners to use the knowledge gained to improve their ICT knowledge and be able to apply the skills safely, confidently, effectively and independently within work environment.

Course Structure:

The course will consist of two lessons per week, with a controlled assessment at the end.

Course Content: 

  1. Using ICT
  2. Word
  3. Spreadsheet
  4. Email
  5. Internet
  6. Presenting and communicating information
  7. Finding and Selecting Information

What are the entry requirements?

ICT Level 1 or equivalent

Assessment Method:

Computer controlled assessment exam

Qualification: ICT Functional Skills Level 2

Course Mode: Day/evening

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: The Functional Skill course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Learners may wish to further study or gain employment .

Course Costs: The course fee is £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

IAB is a UK recognised qualification. The Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping is designed for those who have little or no experience of finance, and those who may be looking for a change in career. Candidates will learn the basics of Business routines and this will enable them to progress onto Level 2 with confidence.

Course Content: 

Introduction to bookkeeping:

  1. Understand the basics of double entry Bookkeeping
  2. Understand Bookkeeping terms
  3. Recognise source documents and understand their purpose
  4. Understand the purpose of the trial balance and petty cash and bank reconciliations

Keep double entry records and prepare a trial balance

  1. Use the journal
  2. Record transactions in a double entry Bookkeeping system
  3. Prepare a trial balance

Prepare reconciliations:

What are the entry requirements?

No formal qualifications, however, learners are advised to have basic Math and English skills.

Assessment Method:

Online Knowledge Test – these tests are a series of independent short answer questions made up of multiple choice, gap fill, and true or false type questions.

Online Assignments – these are taken in class or at home and are short case study type questions with several tasks for each case study.

Qualification: Certificate in Book Keeping Level 1

Exam Board: International Association of Book-keepers (IAB)

Course Mode: Part Time

Available Session: Day/evening

Duration: 8 weeks

Start Date: Every 2 months

Progression route?

Successful candidates can progress to Level 2 or can gain employment.

What are the training costs?

£280

Are there any additional costs?

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the IAB registration fee. Please check with the awarding body for up- to-date fee information or ask a member of our admission team.

About the course:

The IAB Level 2 Award in Manual Bookkeeping is aimed at individuals who are already working in a Finance office and who want to capitalise on their experience and gain a qualification. Candidates will gain an in-depth knowledge of Business routines and how all types of cash and credit transactions are recorded in manual accounts. You will also learn how to complete a basic VAT return.

Course Content: 

Principles of bookkeeping and VAT

  1. Understand the basics of bookkeeping and bookkeeping systems
  2. Understand terms used by bookkeepers
  3. Recognise source documents and understand their purpose
  4. Understand the use of a sub-divided bookkeeping system
  5. Understand the basics of the VAT system

Financial services and payment methods use the journal

  1. Understand the role of banks and building societies
  2. Understand how businesses use financial services

Record transactions in a sub-divided bookkeeping system

  1. Use day books
  2. Use a journal
  3. Use an analysed cash book
  4. Use a petty cash book

What are the entry requirements?

Learner will need to have basic Accounting knowledge.

Assessment Method:

Online Knowledge Test – These tests are a series of independent short answer questions made up of multiple choice, gap fill, and true or false type questions.

Online Assignments – These are assessed via IAB Online and are taken under examination conditions

Qualification: Certificate in Book Keeping Level 2

Exam Board: International Association of Book keepers(IAB)

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: 8 weeks

Available Session: Day/evening

Start Date: Every 2 months

Progression route?

Successful candidates can progress onto Level 3 or gain employment.

Course Costs: £300

Are there any additional costs?

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the IAB Registration fee. Please check with the awarding body for up-to-date fee information or contact a member of our admission team.

About the course:

The IAB Level 3 Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out a range of day-to- day bookkeeping routines and accounting activities using a manual bookkeeping system. These bookkeeping and accounting activities include preparing financial statements for a Sole Trader or Partnership from incomplete records.

Course Structure:

The qualification is made up of:

  1. Online Knowledge Test
  2. Online Assignments
  3. Examination

Course Content: 

Principles of accounting

  1. Understand the purpose of accounting concepts and standards, and recognise the qualitative characteristics of financial information
  2. Understand the process of accounting for a stock valuation
  3. Understand the process of accounting for fixed assets
  4. Understand the process of accounting for prepayments and accruals
  5. Understand the process of accounting for bad and doubtful debts

Make accounting adjustments

  1. Account for a stock valuation
  2. Account for fixed assets
  3. Account for prepayments and accruals
  4. Account for bad and doubtful debts

Prepare financial statements from double entry records for sole traders and partnerships

  1. Prepare a trial balance and correct errors
  2. Prepare financial statements for a sole trader
  3. Prepare an extended trial balance
  4. Prepare financial statements for a Partnership

Prepare financial statements from incomplete records for sole traders and not for profit organisations

  1. Calculate capital or accumulated funds from incomplete data
  2. Construct accounts and a trial balance from incomplete records
  3. Prepare financial statements from incomplete records

What are the entry requirements?

Completion of the IAB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or the IAB Level 2 Award in Manual Bookkeeping

Assessment Method:

Online Knowledge Test – Tests are a series of independent short answer questions made up of multiple choice, gap fill, and true or false type questions.

Online Assignments – These are assessed via IAB Online and  are also open book.

Qualification: Certificate in Book Keeping Level 3

Exam Board: international Association of book keeper (IAB)

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: 12 weeks

Available Session: Day/Evening

Start Date: Every 3 months

Progression route?

Many students progress onto AAT or Employment

What are the training costs?

The cost is £350

Are there any additional costs?

Please note that tuition fee does not include IAB Registration fee. Check with the awarding body for up to date fee or ask member of the admission team

About the course:

The IAB Level 1 award in Computerised Bookkeeping is designed for those who wish to begin their studies of Computerised Bookkeeping and gain level 1 qualification within the regulated qualification framework. The use of basic computerised software Sage 50 will be covered. The qualification has been designed to appeal to individuals within the following groups:

  1. Learners starting their studies in the subject of computerised accounting from a point of no previous knowledge or experience.
  2. Learners employed at a junior level with some limited basic accounting knowledge and skills who want to formalise their competence by gaining a recognised accredited qualification in Computerised Bookkeeping.
  3. Learners returning to study and/or work after a study or career break.
  4. Learners considering a change in career.
  5. Learners considering a career as a self-employed practitioner.
  6. Owners of small businesses wanting an introduction to the function of computerised accounting, so that they can personally keep computerised records for their business.

Course Structure:

The qualification is made up of:

  1. Online Knowledge Test
  2. Online Assignment

Course Content: 

Introduction to computerised accounting

  1. Understand the basics of computerised accounting
  2. Understand accounting terms
  3. Recognise source documents
  4. Understand the basics of the VAT system

Set up a computerised accounting system and process data

  1. Set up a computerised accounting system
  2. Process credit based transactions
  3. Process cash sales and sundry income
  4. Process receipts from credit customers
  5. Process payments to credit suppliers
  6. Process payments through the bank current account
  7. Process petty cash transactions
  8. Reconcile the balance on the bank current account
  9. Generate reports

What are the entry requirements?

No formal qualifications are required. However, learners are advised to have basic Mathematics and English skills.

Assessment Method:

Online Knowledge Test (tests are a series of independent short answer questions made up of multiple choice, gap fill, and true or false type questions.)

Online Assignments (These are taken in class or at home and are short case study type questions with several tasks for each case study)

Qualification: Computerised Book Keeping level 1

Exam Board: international Association of book keeper (IAB)

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: 8 weeks

Available Session: Day/Evening

Start Date: Every 2 months

Progression route?

Successful candidates can progress onto level 2 or gain employment

What are the training costs?

The cost is £260

Are there any additional costs?

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the IAB registration fee. Please check with the awarding body for up- to-date fee information or ask a member of our admission team.

About the course:

The IAB Level 2 award in Computerised Book Keeping is suitable for those who wish to further their studies of Computerised Bookkeeping and gain a qualification in Level 2. It could also be used by those candidates who have some practical knowledge and skills and wish to gain an accredited qualification in the subject.

Course Structure:

The qualification is made up of:

  1. Online Knowledge Test
  2. Examination

Course Content: 

Principles of computerised accounting and VAT

  1. Understand the basics of computerised accounting
  2. Understand terms used in accounting
  3. Recognise source documents and understand their purpose
  4. Understand the basics of the VAT system
  5. Understand HMRC VAT rules
  6. Understand the purpose of VAT accounts and the VAT return

Use a computerised accounting system

  1. Set up a computerised accounting system
  2. Generate and use source documents
  3. Account for cash sales and sundry income
  4. Process customer receipts and refunds
  5. Process supplier payments and refunds
  6. Process payments through the bank current account
  7. Process petty cash transactions
  8. Reconcile the balance on the bank current account
  9. Prepare and post journal entries
  10. Generate reports

 What are the entry requirements?

Learners will need to have a Level 1 qualification.

Assessment Method:

Online Knowledge Test – These tests are a series of independent short answer questions made up of multiple choice, gap fill, and true or false type questions.

Paper Examination  – These are assessed under examination conditions.

Qualification: Computerised Book Keeping level 2

Exam Board: International Association of Book keepers (IAB)

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: 8 weeks

Available Session: Day/evening

Start Date: Every 2 months

Progression route?

Successful candidates can progress onto level 3 or gain employment.

Course Costs: £340

Are there any additional costs?

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the IAB Registration fee. Please check with the awarding body for up-to-date fee information or contact a member of our admission team.

About the course:

The Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping and Accounting qualification is suitable for learners who already have a good working knowledge of the software, and wish to further their studies of Computerised Bookkeeping within a working business environment. It is also suitable for learners who like to gain a qualification at Level 3 of the regulated qualification framework, either from a point of no previous knowledge, or having already achieved the IAB Level 2 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping.

Course Structure:

The qualification is made up of:

  1. Online Knowledge Test
  2. Examination

Course Content: 

Principles of advanced computerised accounting

  1. Understand the purpose of accounting concepts and standards, and recognise the qualitative characteristics of financial information
  2. Understand the basics of computerised accounting
  3. Understand terms used in accounting
  4. Understand the purpose of VAT Accounts and the VAT return
  5. Understand the process of accounting for a stock valuation
  6. Understand the process of accounting for fixed assets
  7. Understand the process of accounting for prepayments and accruals
  8. Understand the process of accounting for bad and doubtful debts
  9. Understand the purpose of a trial balance and a suspense account
  10. Understand the purpose of financial statements
  11. Understand the principles of accounting for partnerships
  12. Understand the purposes of budgeting

Use a computerised accounting package 

  1. Set up a computerised accounting system
  2. Enter business transactions
  3. Prepare and post journal entries
  4. Account for a stock valuation
  5. Account for fixed assets
  6. Account for prepayments and accruals
  7. Account for bad and doubtful debts
  8. Make end of period adjustments
  9. Amend the chart of accounts and generate reports

 What are the entry requirements?

Learners will need to have a Level 2 qualification.

Assessment Method:

Paper Examination – these are assessed under examination conditions

Qualification: Computerised Book Keeping Level 3

Exam Board: International Association of Book keeper (IAB)

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: 10 weeks

Available Session: Day/evening

Start Date: Every 2 months

Progression route?

Successful candidates can gain employment.

Course Costs: £360

Are there any additional costs?

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the IAB registration fee. Please check with the awarding body for up- to-date fee information or ask a member of our admission team.

About the course:

The IAB Level 1 Certificate in Payroll is specially designed for those who want to gain an understanding of basic payroll procedures as well as those who wish to become professional payroll processors.

The Level 1 qualification is mainly designed for the following candidates:

  1. Those who are new to payroll
  2. Those who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge required of payroll clerks prior to employment.
  3. Those who wish to understand the PAYE system for their own interes.
  4. Those who wish to return to working and wish to add payroll to their skills.

Course Content: 

To achieve this qualification the following mandatory units consisting of 13 credits must be achieved:

  1. Payroll preparation,
  2. Generating an employee record
  3. Making gross pay calculations
  4. Payroll processing
  5. Processing leavers
  6. Computerised payroll administration

What are the entry requirements?

No formal qualifications, However learners are advised to have basic math and English skills.

Exam Board: international Association of book keeper (IAB)

Assessment Method: Knowledge text, Assignment and Examination

Qualification: Certificate in Manual Payroll Level 1

Course Mode: Part time.

Duration: 8 weeks

Start Date: Every 2 months

Progression route?

Successful candidates can progress onto level 2

What are the training costs?

The course fee is £300.00

Are there any additional costs?

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the IAB registration fee. Please check with the awarding body for up- to-date fee information or ask a member of our admission team.

About the course:

The Level 2 Certificate in Payroll qualification is specifically aimed at learners who wish to further their studies of Payroll and gain a qualification at Level 2 of the regulated qualification framework, either from a point of no previous knowledge, or having already achieved the Level 1 Award in Payroll.

The qualification will appeal to those learners who already have some practical knowledge and skills and wish to gain an accredited qualification in the subject of Payroll.

Course Content: 

To achieve this qualification the following mandatory units consisting of 26 credits must be achieved:

  1. Fundamentals of employment legislation for payroll
  2. Composition of an employee payroll record
  3. Elements of gross pay
  4. Statutory and non-statutory payments
  5. Additions and Termination of employment

What are the entry requirements?

Level 1 payroll

Assessment Method:

Online Knowledge Test – Tests are a series of independent short answer questions made up of multiple choice, gap fill, and true or false type questions.

Online Assignments – These are taken in class or at home and are short case study type questions with several tasks for each case study.

Paper Examination – Paper Examinations these are assessed under examination conditions.

Qualification: Certificate in Manual Payroll Level 2

Exam Board: international Association of book keeper (IAB)

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: 10 weeks

Available Session: Day/Evening

Start Date: Every 3 months

Progression route?

Successful candidates can apply for employment.

What are the training costs?

The cost is £400

Are there any additional costs?

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the IAB registration fee. Please check with the awarding body for up- to-date fee information or ask a member of our admission team.

About the course:

This course is designed to suit Business and individual needs in order to make the learning experience relevant and fit for purpose. It is designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety, the safety of customers, contractors and the public. 

Course Content: 

  1. Understanding the principles of health and safety and accident prevention
  2. Ability to contribute to any health and safety management system
  3. Understand the importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
  4. Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees
  5. Understand the hazard, risk and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
  6. Understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules
  7. Understand how individual action can reduce risks to health and safety
  8. Appreciate how workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety

 What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirement but learners are expected to have basic Literacy and Numeracy skills. 

Assessment Method: Practical 

Qualification: College Certificate

Course Mode: One day

Available Session / Period: Day

Duration: 3 hours

Start Date: Every week (subject to availability)

Progression route?

Learners may wish to further study or gain employment.

Course Costs: £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to gain moving and handling skills as well as those who are involved in manual handling in their workplace. This course will prepare and give students the confidence and skills needed in order to move residents safely in the workplace.

Course Content: 

  1. Understanding the principles of health and safety and accident prevention
  2. Causes of back pain
  3. Manual Handling Legislation
  4. Safe and unsafe Moving & Handling techniques
  5. Principles of lifting including Ergonomics
  6. Unsafe systems of work
  7. Equipment demonstrations & practice
  8. Manual Handling Risk Assessment

 What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirement but learners are expected to have basic Literacy and Numeracy skills. 

Assessment Method: Practical 

Qualification: College Certificate

Course Mode: One day

Available Session / Period: Day

Duration: 4 hours

Start Date: Every week (subject to availability).

Progression route?

Learners may wish to further study or gain employment.

Course Costs: £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This course is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the relevant skills and knowledge about the concept of abuse and the legislative framework that underpins safeguarding children and adults as well as the steps to perform if you have a concern about an individual.

Course Content: 

  1. Understand what safeguarding means in the context of neglect, and physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  2. Understand the role of safeguarding adult, children and young people in England and Wales
  3. Understand the different types of abuse and how to recognise them
  4. Understand the key principles of legislation which protects adult, children and young people in England and Wales
  5. Understand the process for reporting suspected abuse

 What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirement but learners are expected to have basic Literacy and Numeracy skills. 

Assessment Method: Practical 

Qualification: College Certificate

Course Mode: One Day

Available Session / Period: Day

Duration: 3 hours

Start Date: Every week (subject to availability).

Progression route?

Learners may wish to further study or gain employment.

Course Costs: £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This IT course is suitable for those looking to gain basic understanding of computers and how they are used safely and productively. This course is aimed for beginners as it will equip learners with the skills and knowledge to carry out basic IT work. We run flexible tuition to suit the needs of our learners.

Course Structure:

This course consist of the following

  1. IT fundamentals
  2. Security for IT users
  3. Using email and the Internet

Course Content: 

IT User Fundamentals will cover the following:

  1. Manage and organise files and folders
  2. Maintain systems
  3. Manage print options
  4. Apply good practice regarding health and safety
  5. Understand security issues such as using passwords, backing up, virus protection
  6. Understand the laws that surround computer use such as copyright and data protection

Using the Internet and Email will cover the following: 

  1. Use the internet
  2. Use a web browser application
  3. Use the web to search for information and save or print a web page
  4. Understand electronic communication
  5. Send and receive emails
  6. Organise emails and add contact details to an address book

IT Security for Users will cover the following: 

  1. Know what “spam” is
  2. Understand how to maintain information and technological security
  3. Know where to find relevant guidelines and procedures
  4. Know ways to keep data secure

What are the entry requirements?

No formal qualifications, However learners are advised to have basic math and English skills.

Assessment Method:

Case Study – There will be a scenario which will be worked through on a computer using different computer software.

Qualification: College Certificate

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: 5 weeks

Start Date: Every 2 months (Subject to availability)

Progression route?

Learners may wish to further study or gain employment

What are the training costs?

The cost is £300

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This IT course is suitable for those looking to build on the knowledge gained in level 1. Learners will be taught the core software applications required in the workplace. The course is made up of four modules which are: word processing software, spreadsheet software, presentation software and improving productivity using IT.

Course Structure:

This course consist of the following

  1. Word Processing
  2. Spread sheet Software
  3. Presentation Software

Course Content: 

Word Processing will cover how to:

  1. Use a word processing application such as Word to create documents
  2. Manipulate and format text
  3. Insert and manipulate images within a document
  4. Import objects and graphics
  5. Use mail merge tools
  6. Create, manipulate and format tables
  7. Preview and print documents

Spread sheets will cover how to:

  1. Understand the basic concepts of spread sheets
  2. Use a spread sheet application such as Excel to create a spread sheet
  3. Insert and format data
  4. Create, format and adjust charts
  5. Create formulae and functions and copy them to other cells
  6. Apply settings for printing

Presentations will cover how to:

  1. Create, format, modify and prepare presentations using different slide layouts using PowerPoint
  2. Duplicate and move text, images, charts
  3. Create and modify organisational charts
  4. Apply slide transitions and animation effects
  5. Apply slide designs using presentations and templates
  6. Apply various print options

What are the entry requirements?

Level 1 ITQ or equivalent 

Assessment Method:

Case Study (There will be a scenario which will be worked through on a computer using different computer software)

Qualification: College Certificate

Course Mode: Part Time

Duration: 8 weeks

Start Date: Every 2 months (Subject to availability)

Progression route?

Learners may wish to further study or gain employment

What are the training costs?

The cost is £350

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This qualification is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a senior role with adults in an adult care setting. The qualification prepares learners to manage complex situations found in Adult Care, and to give advice and guidance to customers and service users of different care services, and is recognised by employers as conferring occupational competence at this level.

Course Structure:

Learners must achieve at least 70 credits to gain this qualification. These are made of 36 credits from the mandatory and a maximum of 34 credits from the optional units.

Course Content 

The 12 mandatory units consist of:

  1. Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
  2. Advanced communication skills
  3. Personal development in health, social care setting
  4. Equality and diversity in health, social care setting
  5. Facilitate person centered assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
  6. Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well being
  7. Understand personalisation in care and support services
  8. Health and safety in health and social care settings
  9. Professional practice in health and social care for adults
  10. Safeguard children and young people who are present in the adult social care sector
  11. Develop, maintain and use records and reports
  12. Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings

The optional units in group A and B you study will be specific to the area you work within and reflect your responsibilities, offering you the opportunity to tailor the qualification to you job role.

Awarding Board: Innovate

Entry RequirementLevel 3 diploma or equivalent. Also, students wishing to join the course will have to be working or volunteering in a care environment.

Assessment Method:  Portfolio of Evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by awarding body.

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Course Mode: Part time/ full time

Progression:  Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.
Job Opportunities in more senior role such as supervisory role directly supporting the manager e.g. Deputy/Assistant Manager or Team Leader position.

Start Dates:  Every September /April. For those studying Adult care through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Course Fees: The course fee is £2,880.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students

Are there any additional costs? You may incur some costs for example textbooks required for the course.

About the course:

Access to nursing is a recognised course qualification that allow student that does not hold traditional level 3 qualifications to apply for a nursing degree to university.
The Nursing Diploma is a one-year programme suitable for those students wishing to pursue a career in nursing or related professions but do not hold a level 3 qualifications or those that took a break in learning and now decides to return back to full-time education with the aim of becoming a nurse.

Who is the Access to HE Diploma for?

  • It’s designed for adults (19+) who may have been out of full-time education for some time, want to apply to university, but don’t have the required qualifications.
  • Adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field.

Course Content: 

  1. Human Physiology
  2. Professional Healthcare Practice
  3. Study Skills
  4. IT

What are the entry requirements?

Universities require learners to have GCSEs/Functional Skills Mathematics and English at a level 2 to progress onto a degree in nursing and Croydon SAM can help you obtain these alongside your Access Course. If you need to achieve either your Functional Skills Mathematics or English qualifications, we will enroll you onto those when you join the Access Course and you will study for those courses as well as your chosen Access course.

There are no standard entry qualifications for Access courses: in order to succeed due to the intensive study nature of the course, learners must have good English and Mathematics skills, you must be fully committed to hard work as well as maintaining full attendance (100%) throughout the course

All applicants will be required to take an English and Mathematics initial assessment to assess their suitability for the course, regardless of previous qualifications. You must achieve a Level 2 in English and at least a Level 1 in Mathematics to be accepted on this course.

If successful, applicants will then be invited for an interview to ensure that the course is the right choice for them. If you are not quite ready for the Access course, we may offer you another course that will prepare you for the Access to Nursing course.

Qualification: Level 3 Access to Nursing

Start Date: 14/09/ 21

Course Mode:  Full time

Assessment Method:

Your development and progress during the course will be assessed on a regular basis both informally and formally. You will receive regular feedback from your tutors about your progress.
The assessment procedures vary from module to module and so will depend on what you are studying; there will be some set essays, coursework projects, presentations and tests throughout the course. All of the modules use continuous assessment processes, which means that there is no dependence on final examinations (except for Functional skills Mathematics and English.)

Progression route?

On completion of this course, you may progress to a degree programme in nursing.

Course Costs: The course fee is £3,000.00.

Offer price:  £1,500.00.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks and any other resourced that may be required during your time on the course.