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Getting into Maths

Come and face your maths worries and fears or even your maths passions!!! This course is an introduction to maths functional skills and is designed specifically to improve your confidence in numeracy to prepare you for enrolling onto a maths course starting in September at KCC.

Performance Art: Learning through doing

This course is a participatory introduction to Performance Art. Through three primary elements of performance: repetition, inconsistency and clothing* each student will gain an understanding of the history of Performance Art and will experiment with tailored exercises. In the second part of each class students will be invited to present a short performative work. Every practical exercise will be planned and guided by personal tutorials and followed by group feedbacks.

*Howell, Anthony. The Analysis of Performance Art: A Guide to Its Theory and Practice. 1999.

Specialist Millinery: Felt Hand-shaping for Millinery

This course will introduce students to the some intermediate level felt handling techniques. Millinery felt is a very versatile material which, in addition to traditional blocking, can be shaped by hand to create sculptural headpieces and a wide range of trimmings.

Specialist Millinery: Leather Techniques

This course will introduce students to a wide range of techniques for working with leather. Students will learn about different kinds of leather, how to create hat and headpiece shapes in leather, and how to shape leather into a variety of trimmings.

Specialist Millinery: Styrofoam Block Making

This 2-day course will introduce students to the techniques used to make styrofoam (polystyrene) blocks. Hand carving blocks from styrofoam is an indispensable skill for many milliners – as an inexpensive alternative to a wood block; as a way to develop a shape and test it before having it carved in wood; and as a way of developing individual personalized block shapes. The course will cover using a range of tools to carve, refine, smooth, and seal the styrofoam into a unique hat block shape.

BTEC Higher National Certificate in 3D Design Level 4 – Interior Architecture

This Higher Education course is designed to expand students’ creative, analytical and technical skills and to prepare them for employment or self-employment in the profession of Interior Design. The course equips students to meet the increasing demand for well trained designers with strong design flair and sound technical and managerial knowledge. Design projects are exploratory, experimental and large in scale and students are expected to work independently on own projects while being provided with on going design support through regular tutorials. There is the opportunity for students to gain a genuine understanding of both design and management principles. A group exhibition will take place during the summer term. At interview students will need to show a strong portfolio of work in their specialist area. This course is equivalent to a first year BA course and leads to a BTEC Higher National Certificate qualification.

ESOL Level 2 (Advanced) – Kensington

This advanced course is for for people who can communicate effectively and fluently in a wide range of everyday situations, such as taking part in a discussion and writing a formal letter. This course will help you develop your language awareness and skills to a higher standard for work and further study.

ESOL Entry 3 (Intermediate) – Kensington

This Intermediate course is for people who are not fluent speakers of English and who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with a degree of accuracy and fluency. You will practise listening, speaking reading and writing.

ESOL For Childcare – Kensington

This course is for beginners who will work towards producing a portfolio of evidence in order to achieve a nationally recognised award in English Skills. Term 1 concentrates on developing speaking and listening skills and students can progress in further terms to develop all four language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing and achieve a full certificate.
Enrolment on this course is by interview only.

Access to Sports Science Level 3

This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules. Students select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes. Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include Anatomy Physiology, Health & Fitness, Sports Injuries, First Aid, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Diet and Nutrition, Coaching Skills and Sociology. These are applied to sport and exercise through classroom study, discussion and practical workshops.Acceptance on all courses is by interview only. You will need to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for the subject, along with a good level of both written and spoken English. Help and assistance can be given to students who have difficulty with language, numeric and IT skills.Successful completion of the course can lead directly into employment in the community, Higher Education or other vocational awards.