UAL Diploma in Art & Design

The KCC Art & Design L3 Extended Diploma is the progression pathway that offers motivated learners the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for successful entry to the Level 4 Foundation Course and other art courses at KCC or University.
The course is structured with units which cover: Characteristics and contexts in art and design; preparation for progression; engaging with an audience; and project proposal and realisation
The course is project based and students are given encouragement and support to develop their personal ideas. There is also a strong commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for the communication of ideas. The Extended Diploma builds on student’s knowledge, skills, understanding and the confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning. The course also provides opportunities for those who are intrigued and motivated by art and design to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structured programme. Our aim is to provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career opportunities within the sector.

CACHE QCF Level 2 Award /Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This one year Level 2 course takes place at both the Kensington Centre on Thursdays or the Chelsea Centre on Fridays.

The course is aimed at those who wish to become teaching assistants or learning support assistants in a school setting.

You will be introduced to all aspects of supporting teaching and learning practice including safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships with children, promoting positive behaviour and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Work Placement
You will be required to complete a minimum of 185 hours in placement in a school.

What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good spoken and written English to take the course and an interest in working with children in schools.

What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a Level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work as a teaching assistant.

Where will I study?
The course runs at both campuses.

What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre on both sites where you can work in silence or in small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 10 written assignments which are assessed by the course tutor. All pieces of work are at level 2.
You will also be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure that you are implementing the best practice which you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of Moodle where you can access materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?
The initi

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Health, Social Care and Childrens and Young Peoples Settings

What does the qualification cover?
This qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. They include the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

This qualification:

• is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them.
• allows learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors.
• allows learners to tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units.
• provides opportunities for the development of transferable skills .
• supports progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children’s settings.
• provides learners with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors. .

Who is the qualification suitable for?
Anyone considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be 18+ as this is a 1 day course not a study programme.

How many credits are required to complete the qualification?
The Award requires 10 credits.

How is the qualification assessed?
It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning
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Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
No, as these are knowledge only qualifications.

How long does the qualification take to complete?
You can usually complete it in a year or less.

What related qualifications can you progress to?
The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce .

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

What does this qualification cover?
This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker.

Who is it suitable for?
All those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.

What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old and those under 18 will be expected to be in college and placement full time, meeting the government requirements ( 2 full days a week in placement throughout the year plus English and maths if required)
Adults will be expected to complete 1 day a week voluntary or work placement

How is this qualification structured?
Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits for the Diploma, with 35 of these credits being at Level 3 or above. All learners will need to complete the 9 mandatory units, thereby achieving a total of 28 credits. Learners will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units.

How is it assessed?
The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

How many credits are required to complete it?
58

How long will it take to complete this qualification?
Learners can usually complete the qualification in 12/24 months.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care Programme

What does this qualification cover?
This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.

It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.

Who is it suitable for?
Learners who wish to work or are working in a variety of different settings within the NHS and private care facilities.

What work experience / placement is required
You will be expected to volunteer or work in a placement for one day a week over the year.

What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old and those under 19 will be expected to be in college and placement full time, meeting the government requirements ( 2 full days a week in placement throughout the year plus English and maths if required)
Adults will be expected to complete 1 day a week voluntary or work placement

How many credits are required to complete it?
Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification. Learners must achieve 24 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units.

How is it assessed?
All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

Access to Midwifery Level 3

There is a shortage of midwives in the NHS and there are plans to increase the numbers in the next few years. Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study midwifery this is the course for you.

Access to Radiography Level 3

There is far more to Radiography than taking X-rays, you can choose to specialise in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography. What ever route you choose you will be entering a rewarding and varied profession. Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study Radiography this is the course for you.

Access to Science Level 3

The Access to Science course is for students wishing to progress to university, to study on science-related courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Paramedic Science, Pharmacy, Food Science and Microbiology and some healthcare-related degree courses. This is an intensive study programme and you will need to be completely committed and prepared to undertake self-study. It is recommended that you gain some experience in a relevant setting by the time you begin your Access to Science course.

Access to Nursing Level 3

Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study nursing this is the course for you.

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)

This one year level 2 course takes place at Kensington Centre two days a week – Monday and Tuesday or our Chelsea Centre on Thursday and Fridays. You will be introduced to all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.

Work placement.

You will be required to complete 250 hours in placement or work (12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate a willingness and competence at assistant level in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need good English to take the course, and an interest in working with children.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work in early years but must be supervised at all times. You can then apply to attend the level 3 course (there is no automatic entry)

Where will I study?

This will depend on which course you enrol on – see Campus/Times details above.

What are the facilities and equipment like?

The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre where you can work in silence or small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How much should I study outside class?

You should be studying around 10 hours outside class contact time. Certain times of the year may mean you have to study for longer hours. Students who do best work many hours on assignments outside the classroom.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 12 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 2

You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are le