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Vectorworks for Interior Design – 2D Advance Drawing Skills

Next Start Date: 23-09-2019
Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00

This course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following:
– Create a floor plan drawing of a contemporary apartment using the tools explored in Vectorworks for Interior Design – 2D Basic Drawing Skills course.
– Create interior elevations. Add colour and silhouette figures.
– Use the graphic attributes tool to add texture and patterns to your drawings.
– Use furniture symbols from Vectorworks library and create your own.
– Prepare drawings for presentation using Viewports.

ESOL Level 2 (Advanced) – Kensington

Next Start Date: 17-09-2019
Times: Tue/Wed 9:00 - 12:30

ESOL Level 2 Speaking and Listening is the course for you if you are already at higher intermediate level and want to develop your speaking and listening skills to an advanced level. You will take a C&G ESOL Level 2 assessment, which will qualify you to continue with Level 2 Reading and Writing skills, or enable you to progress onto the Preparation for EFL courses.

Access to Nursing Level 3

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon/Thu 9:30 - 16:30

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.

Darkroom: Black and White Printing Workshop

Next Start Date: 05-11-2019
Times: Tue 18:00 - 21:20

This workshop will take place in our well-equipped b/w wet darkroom. It will introduce students, that have never printed in the darkroom before, to the basic fundamentals of black and white printing, while it will allow others, that have already have some experience with black and white printing, to learn more advanced techniques. Whether you are a beginner or already have some experience in the darkroom, you will be able to work at your own pace and build on the printing skills according to your level.

The course will include topics such as photograms, contact sheets, printing on multi contrast resin-coated paper using filters (and fibre based paper for advanced users), as well as dodging and burning. As the course mainly covers printing images from already processed film, participants should bring b/w negatives that they can use.

We are able to sell you small quantities of paper, so you do not need to buy any ahead of the course. Watching your print appear under a red light is magic you will never forget!

Photography – Level 2 Certificate

Next Start Date: 01-11-2019
Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00

Have you ever been intrigued by the many buttons on your camera and baffled by the jargon in the instruction manual? If this is the case our level 2 photography programme is just right for you.
As well as learning about how to take control of your camera, you will be introduced to many other aspects of photography such as lighting, composition, traditional darkroom and digital editing. You will also be able to use our great resources and facilities in the process.
You will receive introductions to past and contemporary practices in photography to help you on the way to becoming a serious amateur or perhaps even a professional. In this respect you may be able to progress onto our more advanced programmes such as the National Diploma or the HNC.
Following your application you will be invited for an interview where you can get more detailed information and discuss your own requirements. You do not need to have a lot of previous experience in photography but it will be useful for you to discuss and demonstrate your interest in photography
Please note that in order to be considered for a place you need to have access to a DSLR camera and to have a good level of English & Maths. As this course leads to a qualification you will also need to dedicate an extra day per week for the completion of research and homework.

Level 4 Extended Diploma Creative Practitioner Daytime

Next Start Date: 21-09-2019
Times: Various -

A different type of music education. The Notting Hill Academy of Music doesn’t offer the standard outdated 2-3 year courses as the music industry changes far quicker than that. We offer the opportunity to learn from people at the frontline of the music industry over just 9 months to enable you to launch your career into the music industry within the year.

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
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 .

Access to Science Level 3

Next Start Date: 10-09-2019
Times: Tue/Thu 9:30 - 16:30

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 Paramedic Studies Level 3

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue -

You’ve seen the blue lights flashing on the way to an accident, but this is only a small part of the work of Paramedics, which offers a variety of experiences on a day to day basis. 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 Paramedic Studies this is the course for you.

Introduction to Digital Photography

Next Start Date: 16-11-2019
Times: Sat 10:30 - 15:30

Learn how to use your DSLR camera and get to understand the different modes and functions. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, our Introduction to Digital Photography course will put you in control of your camera and open up new horizons for you. The course will cover the basics of photography in terms of shutter speed, aperture and ISO. The aim is to get you familiar with your camera’s functions, while photographing different situations and subjects. The course tutor will set you a task to complete between sessions, so as to practice the learnt skills. At the end of the course you will be familiar using your camera’s manual mode.
Students will need to bring their own DSLR camera allowing access to manual controls.

Introduction to Drawing from the Life Model

Next Start Date: 28-10-2019
Times: Mon 14:00 - 16:00

Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing with the life model as subject. The formal concerns of line, tone, shape, form and rhythm are explored.

Higher National Certificate in Photography

Next Start Date: 25-09-2019
Times: Wed/Thu 9:30 - 16:30

Higher National Certificate Photography

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Photography provides a broad introduction to a wide range of photographic practices. The course is intensive and offers an overview into professional practice, editorial and fine art photography. The HNC can be used as a stepping stone to place you in a very strong position when applying for undergraduate or even post graduate studies at a later date.

Commitment to study at the college is for two days a week for 30 weeks in the academic year. Over the year you will build on your knowledge by studying a number of different course units. Some units are more theoretical and will contextualise different photographic approaches against a background of historical and political relevance. Other units explore more practical aspects of photography such as studio lighting, digital postproduction and analogue photography. The broad variety of units will allow you to discover and explore the area of photography you are particularly passionate about. The HNC team will provide the support and career guidance to enable you to pursue that passion professionally.

To do this course you will need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to our level 3 BTEC Diploma in Photography. The HNC requires a lot of self-motivation as you will need the determination to work independently. The course is supported by a well-equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities. It is taught by a strong team of experienced tutors and professional photographers who will offer a creative environment for you to develop your photographic futures.

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

Next Start Date: 12-09-2019
Times: Thu/Fri 9:30 - 15:30

This one year advanced level course takes place at Chelsea Centre two days a week – Thursday and Friday. You will study all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.

Work placement

You will be required to complete 350 hours in placement or work ( 12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate competence in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this. You will also undertake a longitudinal study of two children from 2 different age ranges.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need good English to take the course, and a level 2 in early years or its equivalent.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a ‘license to practice’ which means you can work unsupervised and manage or lead a room or setting. After one year of practice you can apply for the Advanced practitioner level 4 or the Foundation Degree in early years.

Where will I study?

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 15 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 20 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 3.

You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are learning in college. You will have 4 asse

Access to Radiography Level 3

Next Start Date: 10-09-2019
Times: Tue/Wed 9:30 - 16:30

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.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care Programme

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue -

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.

Pattern Cut and Make a Skirt

Next Start Date: 29-10-2019
Times: Tue 18:15 - 21:15

This course is designed for learners new to pattern cutting and garment making. It will introduce you to many of the important skills needed to adapt a basic block and create a unique design. After experimenting with a range of pattern cutting and garment making skills, you will be asked to design and make your own skirt. With assistance and guidance from an experienced lecturer, you will explore the processes of designing and creating a full garment.