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  1. 1. City College PlymouthHigher Education Directory2012/13
  2. 2. Higher Education Directory 2012/13 Contents City College Plymouth Kings Road, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon PL1 5QG Telephone: 01752 305300 E-mail: info@cityplym.ac.uk Welcome p3 Introduction A Great Place to Study p4 The University of Plymouth p10 The City of Plymouth p12 Access to Higher Education Courses p17 International Foundation Course p20 Foundation Degrees p23 Higher National Certificates p53 Professional Qualifications p61 University Short Courses and CPD Awards p85 Information Entry Requirements p86 UCAS Tariff Points System p88If you would find it easier to How to Apply p90read this directory in larger Costs and Funding p91 Finding Somewhere to Live p93type or a different format, Encouragement and Support p94please call 01752 305300 Supporting Your Study p96 Make the Most of Your Free Time p97or e-mail info@cityplym.ac.uk. A-Z Course Index p100 1
  3. 3. Welcome 01752 305300Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk Welcome At City College Plymouth we are proud to offer a wide range of high quality higher education courses, many in partnership with the University Higher Education of Plymouth. Our friendly and supportive higher education community is dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential, whilst ensuring you enjoy the experience of learning during your time with us. Open Evening Our higher education courses are developed in association with employers so that you will be prepared to succeed in your chosen career. Whatever you want to achieve; we’ve got the courses, facilities Tuesday 7 June 2011, 4.30pm - 6.30pm and people to help you get there. Our well-established partnership with Kings Road, Devonport the University of Plymouth enables students on accredited courses to benefit from both University and College facilities and services. Come along to our Higher Education Open Evening where you can We highly value each individual student and our small class sizes allow find out about the wide range of university-level courses available at you to get to know your tutors better, as well as creating an atmosphere the College, including foundation degrees, higher national certificates where you and your fellow students can feel relaxed and comfortable. and professional qualifications. You can meet teaching staff, enjoy a tour of the facilities and listen to presentations on specific courses. Our higher education students come from diverse backgrounds and we work with each one as an individual - to help you all succeed. Whether you want to study full or part-time, we are confident that you will find the right higher education course at City College Plymouth. Register to attend If you want to find out more, come along to our Higher Education Open If you would like to attend this event please call us on Evening (details opposite) or call us on 01752 305300. 01752 305300, or visit our website at www.cityplym.ac.uk/events A warm welcome from the staff and students at the College awaits you. Julie Goering Head of Higher Education2 3
  4. 4. Welcome 01752 305300Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk Choosing the right course in the right place is an important decision and likely to have a huge effect on the rest of your life. Your choice will influence your thoughts, opinions, friends and City College Plymouth: future direction. A Great Place to Study You may have decided to consider the College for any one or a combination of reasons - to get a better education, to have a college experience or improve your career prospects. Whatever your decision, we want to make sure that you have chosen the best ‘fit’ for you, the education you have in mind and the active student community and adult atmosphere you are looking for. The following pages give you the information we think you’ll need to help confirm that City College Plymouth is the right choice for you.4 5
  5. 5. Welcome 01752 305300Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.ukA Great Place to Study Nationally recognised - Where we are our acclaimed College We have two main sites - at Kings Road City College Plymouth was one of the in Devonport and the Goschen Centre first further education colleges to be in Keyham - both sites are within easy awarded the Training Quality Standard reach of the city centre and the - a new national scheme that recognises University of Plymouth. There are regular and celebrates the best organisations free bus links between the centres, delivering employer-led training and the train station, the city centre, and development. the University. The College now has special Our College dates back to 1887 where it students. The centre, which was funded Going green by the Higher Education Learning recognition for excellence in construction, was a school of science and art. It Going green, reducing the College’s Partnerships Centre for Excellence in engineering, and hospitality, leisure, became a College of Further Education in carbon footprint and aiming to become Teaching and Learning at the University travel and tourism. In addition, we have 1969 and rebranded in 2007 to become more sustainable, are all part of the of Plymouth, features lecture theatres, been awarded Investor in Careers and City College Plymouth. College’s commitment to the environment. a computer suite, two seminar rooms the Matrix standard for the high quality The College works hard to reduce the and a student common room equipped of our impartial information, advice amount of waste sent to landfill and with a plasma screen television. and guidance. closely monitors and manages theFriendly and welcoming - our approach amount of energy and water differentIf the thought of being one of a huge Our enthusiastic and hardworking sites consume. Students and staff arecrowd of university students doesn’t tutors enjoy their subjects and have encouraged to walk or cycle to workappeal to you, then you’ll be right at chosen to work here at the College and a free shuttle bus is provided byhome here at City College Plymouth. Our because of its close-knit, all-inclusive the College to help everyone commutefriendly and approachable style means and friendly approach. They are very Resources for study between sites. The College is proudyou’ll soon get to know everyone on keen to get to know you personally and The College has excellent resources for to be a ‘Fairtrade College’ andyour course, and you will feel settled and will take time to assess your abilities, learning with libraries at our Kings Road through its Fairtrade Policy, educatescomfortable very quickly. Our students interests and educational options so and Goschen centres, and computer people on the benefits as well asvary in age and are from a diverse range they can work with you to help you facilities at all sites. The Learning supporting the campaign by sellingof backgrounds and nationalities. achieve your very best. Our encouraging, Our College is also one of the largest Resources Service and its facilities are Fairtrade items in catering outlets.We welcome each student as an professional and caring community providers of students to the University of available to help you with your studies We use sustainability sourced ‘Forestindividual and will work with you to has been praised both by current and Plymouth. Between 65-70% of our at the College. Stewardship Council’ (FSC) certifiedhelp you achieve. past students. foundation degree students go on to paper and recycled paper products study their top-up honours degree at There is also a dedicated and fully for printing all of our publications - the University. equipped centre for higher education including this directory!6 7
  6. 6. Welcome 01752 305300Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.ukFantastic industry University facilitiesstandard facilities As the College is one of the UniversityStudying at City College Plymouth of Plymouth’s Partner Colleges and ismeans you have access to our situated just a mile away, our studentsindustry standard facilities. Join one of benefit from using their facilities, such asour hospitality and catering courses the Charles Seale-Hayne Library (seeand you will train in professionally picture, left) and the University ofequipped kitchens, and our fully Plymouth Students’ Union. A regularrefurbished modern restaurant and free shuttle bus runs between thebrasserié. As an engineering student The right job for you - College and the city centre, passingyou will get the chance to work in our courses for careers the University.fully equipped engineering workshop Coming to the College is all about yourand working garage. future career aims. Our courses are Employer links Study while living at designed to give you the skills and Through our excellent links with local Get qualified at your homeThe College has recently opened Pure qualifications that employers are looking employers, which have been recognised own pace Accessible higher education study atHair & Day Spa - a state-of-the-art salon for. Throughout this directory you will find through the Training Quality Standard, we Our university-level courses have been the College also means that you canoffering our students the highest quality comments from our past students which ensure that you have access to work designed to give you the precise opt to live at home. If you need to saveof teaching and learning alongside the will help you discover how City College placements and valuable vocational knowledge, skills and competencies money or you are supporting a familylatest treatments in hairdressing, beauty Plymouth can enhance your career. experiences. Local employers have you’ll need to achieve your qualification. and/or you are working, then this mayand spa therapy. an input into how our courses are As we offer full and part-time options, be the best option for you, especially developed and many of the companies you’ll be able to start your dream job, given our affordable fees. However, if we engage with recruit our students after achieve that next promotion at work, or you would like assistance with finding successful completion of their course. join the university course you want in somewhere to live, see page 93 for your own time and at your own pace. details on student accommodation. This collaborative approach is formalised Entry to access a better through our Employer Endorsement There are also a range of flexible education Scheme. You will notice that throughout opportunities through university short If you haven’t got any formal qualifications this directory there are quotes and case courses and certificate of professional or significant work experience and studies where local employers have given development (CPD) awards available you want to start a new career, then our courses their stamp of approval. They for employers and their employees. our higher education Access courses feel our courses provide them with future See page 84 or contact the Higher can help you get on the first rung of employees that are work-ready and Education team for more information the ladder to higher education. skilled in the areas required by the local on 01752 305786 or e-mail Details of our Access courses are on economy. he@cityplym.ac.uk. pages 17 - 19.8 9
  7. 7. Welcome 01752 305300Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.ukThe University of Plymouth University of engagement with employers. The The majority of City College Plymouth’s Most UPC foundation degrees have an Plymouth University is one of the largest in the higher education courses are approved articulated progression route to one Colleges (UPC) country, with around 30,000 students, by the University of Plymouth and, or more honours degrees. These are City College Plymouth of which a third are studying at its therefore, students graduate with a often one-year ‘top-up’ courses is one of the largest Partner Colleges via UPC. University of Plymouth award. available at the University of Plymouth,Partner Colleges within the University of or in some cases, another PartnerPlymouth Colleges (UPC) - a Faculty of UPC is nationally recognised as one of College or university. Please notethe University of Plymouth. Consistently the largest, longest established and there is a deadline for progressionranked one of the top modern universities best-developed Partner College applications and places may bein the UK, the University of Plymouth networks in the country and brings subject to availability.has a strong record of excellence, university-level education to studentsenterprise and innovation across its across the South West peninsula and In terms of academic study, all UPCteaching and research activities, and the Channel Islands, via a network of students have the same rights andis distinguished by its long-term 18 partner institutions. status as other University of Plymouth students. You will benefit from the services that the College can provide as well as the additional support and resources provided by the University. All UPC students are entitled to use the University’s Charles Seale-Hayne Library, access electronic resources and learning support materials (via the web-based student portal), take advantage of automatic membership to the University of Plymouth Students’ Union, join its gym, clubs and societies, and through the College gain assistance from the University’s support and advice resources (such as its Careers and Employability Service, Disability ASSIST Services and the International Student Advisory Service).10 11
  8. 8. Welcome 01752 305300Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk Whether this is your first visit to Plymouth or your hundredth, you will find something exciting. Plymouth is lucky to enjoy a spectacular setting that looks out over a large natural harbour, while only being minutes from Dartmoor National Park. The City of Plymouth Plymouth’s renaissance An historic city of international proportions, Plymouth has been at the forefront of world maritime exploration for many hundreds of years. The vibrant waterfront city is where a spirited maritime heritage meets a lively cultural scene.12 13
  9. 9. Welcome 01752 305300Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.ukThe City of PlymouthPlymouth has the largest regional • Has many facilities for young people • Is famous for its maritime history andshopping centre at its heart with a wide and students in the city including bars, has one of the most beautiful naturalrange of independent and branded nightclubs, cafés, restaurants, art harbours in the world. Sir Francisshops for all tastes. A well laid out series galleries and cinemas. The Theatre Drake sailed into battle against theof shopping districts, department stores, Royal is one of the best regional Spanish Armada in 1588 and inindoor malls and markets are well theatres in the country with a varied 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers set sail toserved by transport and car parks. programme of drama, opera, ballet the New World of America.Those familiar with the centre will have and musicals and premiering many • Has an historic harbour area calledalready seen its vast central shopping new performances before they open The Barbican which has 16th centuryarea transformed with a prestigious in the West End. Plymouth Pavilions buildings, craft shops, outdoor cafésglass-fronted shopping mall - houses a 4,000-seat arena hosting and bars. Plymouth Hoe is the city’sDrake Circus. music concerts, nationally known waterfront where you can enjoy comedians and major sporting events. amazing views across the naturalFor you, as a student, Plymouth offers a harbour (Plymouth Sound), walk, ride If you are interested in sport, Plymouthblend of a vibrant modern city and a bikes, or simply sit and enjoy the has much to offer, especially watersportshistoric seafaring port. magnificent views! including sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, gig rowing, water skiing, kayaking,Plymouth … surfing and jet skiing. For those who• Has a population of 275,000 and is prefer land-based sports there are many located in the beautiful South West clubs you can join - swimming, tennis, of England. netball, hockey, football, rugby, volleyball,• Is a coastal city, surrounded by many cricket and much more. Plymouth is miles of dramatic coastline and home to Plymouth Argyle Football Club, beaches. Dartmoor National Park is Plymouth Albion Rugby Club and the only 20 minutes from the city, offering Plymouth Raiders basketball team. opportunities for hiking, horse riding, climbing and picnics with friends in For further information on Plymouth visit the beautiful countryside. www.visitplymouth.co.uk.• Has a modern shopping centre with a fantastic shopping mall offering an exciting and different shopping experience.14 15
  10. 10. Access to Higher Education Courses 01752 305300Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk A c c e ss to H igher E ducation C ourses Access to Higher “I thoroughly enjoyed my year at City College Plymouth. I not only gained the Access Education Courses course diploma that I needed to get into university, but I also learnt how to become an effective learner. I have If you don’t have any formal qualifications then consider our Access since become creative at finding new On completion courses. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a brilliant way to ways to learn and understand things - of their course help you get into university. The course, once completed, is valid for three 100% an invaluable skill to have whilst at years so you can either go right ahead and apply for a university course, or you can take a year out to gain relevant work experience to support university, when much more self-study your HE application. They can also be used for personal development or is required. of Access students to prepare you for work. They will help you to get to grips with the level of received offers for a study and motivation you will need to succeed in higher education. “The Access course provided a firm higher education course. Alternatively, we have a course that prepares you for entry to a range of understanding of key concepts and College courses, covering essential core skills such as academic studies, gave me a good foundation upon English, maths and IT. Our Return to Learn course will refresh your existing skills and teach you how to plan and manage your learning. The which to build my scientific knowledge. course includes two stages, and on successful completion of each stage My tutor was inspiring, motivating, of the course not only will you be better prepared to embark on a more and encouraging; she met with me demanding course, but you will also be awarded a nationally recognised qualification. regularly to discuss my achievements and goals. Thank you, If you already have some formal qualifications or credit accumulation and transfer scheme points, then take a look at our foundation degrees, City College Plymouth!” higher national certificates, professional qualifications and university short courses. Anna Warren For more information about our Return to Learn course please call 01752 305300.16 17
  11. 11. Access to Higher Education Courses 01752 305300 Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk Access to Higher Access to Higher Education Courses Education CoursesA c c e ss to H igher E ducation C ourses A c c e ss to H igher E ducation C ourses What do I need to get on an Access course? Combined Studies Science How will I be assessed? There are no formal entry qualifications required, although This course aims to give an insight into various Direct entry to degree programmes in biological or Assessment is via assignments and coursework, with an you will be interviewed and will need to undertake an initial subject disciplines. You can choose from psychology, environmental sciences, ecology, geology, and chemistry examination in some subjects. assessment to ensure that you have the underpinning sociology, history, English literature and human is usual with this qualification. It is also appropriate for skills to enable you to begin the course. Please check our biology. Study skills, maths and English will also entry into health professions such as physiotherapy, What next? website for the specific entry requirements for the subjects be covered. radiography, dietetics and podiatry. You will study biology, Successful completion of an Access to Higher Education you are interested in (www.cityplym.ac.uk). chemistry, mathematics, physics, laboratory skills, study course means you will be eligible to apply for a place at Course code: AAC skills and basic IT. university within the next three years, where you can study Nursing Professions Course code: IAH all sorts of different subjects or pursue a vocational course. This area of study aims to prepare you for application to degree-level nurse, midwifery or health-related education. Social Care Professions You will study health studies, sociology and human This course focuses on future training or employment biology, alongside GCSE equivalent maths and English, within the social care field. You will study sociology, and study skills. human biology, psychology, social care and key skills. Candidates are required to have previous experience of Course code: CAN working in a community or social care setting. Course code: BEL Duration: Full-time - one year Part-time - various days and times for one year Start: September Location: Kings Road and Goschen Codes: College course codes: AAC, CAN, IAH, BEL How to apply: Please call 01752 305300 for a copy of the College’s learning agreement form 18 19
  12. 12. International Foundation Course 01752 305300 Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk International Foundation CourseI nte r na tio nal Foundation C ourse I nte r na tio nal Foundation C ourse What’s it all about? This course aims to prepare overseas students for entry How will I be assessed? Your assessment will include coursework and end of year International Students to university in the United Kingdom. Two subject pathways examinations, moderated by external examiners. are available: business (if you are planning to study business-related courses at university) and technology What next? and computing (if you are planning to study engineering On successful completion of this course you will have a and IT-related courses at university). guaranteed place on a foundation degree at the College, If you are from outside the European Union and interested in studying or on an appropriate degree at the University of Plymouth. An Association of Colleges’ higher education in the UK, then we warmly welcome you to our What do I need to get on the course? Students can apply to other universities through the College. We understand that the distinction of having studied in a survey (from November 2009) You should be a foreign national and have gained school UCAS procedure. foreign country for a session, semester, or year can be invaluable to showed that the College is leaving qualifications equivalent to five GCSEs at grade C your future career in today’s competitive job market. We also appreciate or above including maths and English (or IELTS 5.0 This course is also suitable to prepare for in the top that you will bring a different perspective that will enrich the diversity of 10% instead of GCSE English). Mature students’ experience postgraduate study. experience for all our students and we hope that you will find studying can be considered. with us an equally rewarding experience. of colleges in the UK by numbers What does the course involve? of full-fee paying international To help you we have set up a dedicated International Office to answer Business pathway: students, being one of only seven all your queries. We can guide you through the application process, • understanding business colleges with more than 200 assist you with travel arrangements, help you find accommodation, • introduction to accounting and finance • business law. international students in 2009/10. assist you with your visa and generally ease your way into living and studying in the UK. Duration: Technology and computing pathway: Full-time - one year The College’s international • introduction to engineering technology students had an impressive To prepare you for studying in the UK we also run a one-year foundation • technological applications of science Start: success rate of course. This course specifically helps you prepare for entry into university September 89% • introduction to computer science. education, see opposite for details. Location: You will also study academic English, numeracy, study Kings Road For information and advice on any aspect of living and studying in skills and IT. The subjects are taught at A level standard. in 2009/10. Plymouth, please contact the International Office by telephone on Codes: +44 1752 305857 or e-mail us at international@cityplym.ac.uk. College course code: CIA City College Plymouth is a Highly Trusted Sponsor of How to apply: Please call 01752 305300 for a copy of the the UK Border Agency. College’s learning agreement form 20 21
  13. 13. Foundation Degrees 01752 305300Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk Fo und a tio n D egrees 30% of College students Foundation Degrees progressing from the Accounting and Finance Foundation Degree Foundation degrees are two-year degree-level courses (when studied to the final year of the “I have found working with the full-time) which are broadly equivalent to studying for the first two BA (Hons) Accounting College’s public services foundation years of an honours degree at university. They are carefully designed degree team a real pleasure. Their and developed in collaboration with employers, and offer you the and Finance degree at duel focus on the learning needs of opportunity to combine academic study with the skills and attributes the University of Plymouth the student and the business needs needed in the workplace. were awarded a first class of the employer makes them highly effective. I am a frequent visitor to the Many of our foundation degree courses are also offered on a part-time honours degree. basis. Studying for a foundation degree on a part-time basis can College and am always inspired by the quality of the students’ work. provide greater flexibility and the opportunity to carry on with work whilst you study. Some employers will fund the course fees and provide 40% “I believe that this course will quickly be seen as of national importance as the impact of the recession is felt time to study where the course is considered of relevance for their business. Many of our part-time foundation degrees are offered on an intensive two-year basis, while others are over three years. Achieved across the public sector. a second class upper When you complete one of our courses and graduate with a University “Innovation, entrepreneurship and division (2:1). of Plymouth award, you will have the appropriate training and skills quality are the design principles of needed for success in industry and business; many also include the course. They are also the qualities professional qualifications. Foundation degrees are a qualification in that I have experienced working with their own right. Most foundation degrees have articulated progression the team.” routes to honours degrees. These are often one-year ‘top-up’ courses Andy Bickley, Chief Superintendent, available at the University of Plymouth, or in some cases, another Devon and Cornwall Constabulary university or Partner College. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.22 23
  14. 14. Foundation Degrees 01752 305300 Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk Accounting and Finance Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by the University of Plymouth)Fo und a tio n D egrees Fo und a tio n D egrees “I was awarded a distinction for my foundation degree which took two What’s it all about? What next? Knowledge of accounting and finance is an essential and On successful completion you may be eligible to progress to: years to complete at the College; useful business skill, both for those wishing to merely • the final year of the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, I then topped it up to a BA (Hons) understand the function, and those wishing to progress the BA (Hons) Business Administration or the BA (Hons) to professional status. On this foundation degree you will Business Management with Business English (subject degree at the University of Plymouth. have the opportunity to learn how to prepare and analyse to approval) degrees at the University of Plymouth I think this is a fantastic way of getting financial information, in order to make effective business • the second year of other business related degrees at decisions in areas such as performance evaluation, the University of Plymouth a degree without having to go directly capital expenditure and raising finance. You will also • the second or final year of business degrees at through the university process. I’m really consider these issues and how they sit within the other universities workings of the stock market and the legal constraints of • a wide range of careers in business, management, glad this is the way in which I got the professional accounting system. personnel, marketing, finance, accounting and public my degree - I preferred the intimate administration. What do I need to get on the course? classroom environment and teaching See pages 86 - 89. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications methods of the initial two years at the and places may be subject to availability. What does the course involve? College compared to the busy lecture The course includes the following modules: theatres at university.” • managing financial information • professional accounting Duration: Jennifer Flaherty • business environment Full-time - two years • marketing Part-time - one full day, one afternoon and evening or two evenings per week for two years • organisational behaviour • English business law Start: • financial accounting September • management accounting for decision making • financial planning Location: Kings Road • business strategy • business economics Codes: • statistics for accounting. UCAS code: P60 - N401 College course codes: UF2476/UX2476 How will I be assessed? How to apply: Full-time: please apply through UCAS (see page 90) Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, Part-time: please call 01752 305300 for a copy of in-class tests and examinations. the College’s learning agreement form 24 25
  15. 15. Foundation Degrees 01752 305300 Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk Administrative Management Audio and Music Production Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by the University of Plymouth) Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by the University of Plymouth)Fo und a tio n D egrees Fo und a tio n D egrees What’s it all about? How will I be assessed? What’s it all about? How will I be assessed? In today’s competitive business world, managers must Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, Based at Deep Blue Sound’s multi-million pound recording Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, make decisions that deliver results on time and within in-class tests and examinations. complex in the city centre of Plymouth, this course in-class assessments, presentations, examinations, class budget. Our foundation degree will teach you to become focuses on the technical and creative skills required to tests and projects. accomplished in the key business fundamentals of What next? become a successful music producer and sound managing the administration of systems and processes On successful completion you may be eligible to engineer. Alongside the main qualification, you will also What next? vital to supporting these business decisions. On progress to: work towards gaining industry recognised Pro-Tools On successful completion you may be eligible to successful completion of the first year you will be eligible to • the final year of the University of Plymouth’s BA (Hons) certification giving you a competitive edge in the progress to: gain the Institute of Administrative Management diploma, Business Administration degree and/or further employment market. • the BA (Hons) Sound and Music Production degree at progressing to the advanced diploma in year two. professional qualifications in administrative management the University of Plymouth • enter directly into employment. What do I need to get on the course? • the second or final year of an honours degree in a What do I need to get on the course? See pages 86 - 89. related subject at a range of universities See pages 86 - 89. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications • work at entry level as a member of an audio and places may be subject to availability. What does the course involve? production team. What does the course involve? The course includes the following modules: The course includes the following modules: • critical listening Please note there is a deadline for progression applications • administrative systems and processes • principles of sound and places may be subject to availability. • professional administration • music and the entrepreneur • business environment • audio recording techniques • business finance • creative music production • administrative management of resources Duration: • acoustics and the recording environment Duration: • strategic issues in administration Part-time - one full day, one afternoon and evening • analogue recording methods Full-time - two years or two evenings per week for two years • marketing • sampling and sound synthesis • accounting for administrators. Start: • audio and music production. Start: September September Location: Location: Kings Road Deep Blue Sound Codes: Codes: College course codes: UF3554/UX3554 UCAS code: P60 - J935 College course code: MPF How to apply: How to apply: Please call 01752 305300 for a copy Please apply through UCAS (see page 90) of the College’s learning agreement form 26 27
  16. 16. Foundation Degrees 01752 305300 Higher Education Directory 2012/13 www.cityplym.ac.uk Business Civil Engineering Foundation Degree, FdA (Awarded by the University of Plymouth) Foundation Degree, FdSc (Awarded by the University of Plymouth)Fo und a tio n D egrees Fo und a tio n D egrees What’s it all about? How will I be assessed? What’s it all about? How will I be assessed? If you know you want a career in business but are Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and Civil engineers help to create the structures and systems Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, undecided about which route to follow then this in-class tests. that sustain society. They are responsible for designing, in-class assessments, presentations and examinations. foundation degree is the best choice for you. While you building, maintaining and improving bridges, roads, decide your final specialism, we can teach you to become What next? canals, docks, office buildings, hospitals, schools, What next? flexible, financially astute, adept at communicating with On successful completion you may be eligible to airports, power stations, railways, flood defences and On successful completion you may be eligible to both customers and staff, and someone whose talents progress to: water-treatment facilities everywhere. This course is progress to: will be highly sought after in the private, public and • the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Administration designed for those who are already working in the civil • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (non voluntary sectors. Depending on your module choice degree at the University of Plymouth engineering industry, in a range of roles including trainee accredited) degree at the University of Plymouth. you may take the route to achieve a Foundation Degree • the second year of other business related honours site engineers, quantity surveyors and computer-aided • the second or final year of civil engineering degrees at in Business, Business (Management) or Business degrees at the University of Plymouth design (CAD) technicians. Completion of this course may a range of universities (Marketing). • the second or final year of business honours degrees lead to membership of professional institutions such as • enter directly into employment. at a range of universities the Institution of Civil Engineers. What do I need to get on the course? • a wide range of careers in business, management, Please note there is a deadline for progression applications See pages 86 - 89. personnel, marketing, finance, accounting and public What do I need to get on the course? and places may be subject to availability. administration. In addition to the entry requirements on pages 86 - 89, What does the course involve? it will be an advantage if you have experience of employment The course includes the following modules: Please note there is a deadline for progression applications within the civil engineering industry. • business finance and places may be subject to availability. • business environment What does the course involve? • English business law Duration: The course includes the following modules: Duration: • organisational behaviour Full-time - two years • mathematics Full-time - two years Part-time - one day per week for three years Part-time - one day per week for three years • marketing. • construction materials Start: • introduction to computer-aided design (CAD) and Start: September September information and communications technology (ICT) • health, safety and the law Location: Location: Kings Road • civil engineering Kings Road • site surveying Codes: • civil engineering management and applications Codes: UCAS code: P60 - N201 • fluid technology UCAS code: P60 - H204 College course codes: UF2473/UX2473 College course codes: UX4194/UF4194 • civil engineering surveying procedures How to apply: • structural analysis and design for construction How to apply: Full-time: please apply through UCAS (see page 90) Full-time: please apply through UCAS (see page 90) Part-time: please call 01752 305300 for a copy of • geotechnics. Part-time: please call 01752 305300 for a copy of the College’s learning agreement form the College’s learning agreement form 28 29

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