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City & Guilds Millinery Design Level 2

Next Start Date: 24-09-2019
Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00

For those with a keen interest in fashion, this course covers a different area of millinery each term, such as felt hat making, working with straws and sinanay, trimmings etc. this is a mixed level group suitable for intermediate to advanced in millinery.

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 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.

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!

Improve Your Pronunciation – Stage 1

Next Start Date: 24-09-2019
Times: Tue 18:00 - 21:00

Improve Your Pronunciation Stage 1 is for Upper-Intermediate and Advanced level learners of English and it focuses mainly on vowel sounds but not exclusively.As with all the Pronunciation courses at KCC, we design our courses with your needs in mind, paying special attention to those aspects of English pronunciation that differ from those in your first language; We will identify and work on the areas of pronunciation you have most difficulty with and will provide you with solutions and strategies which will make a big difference when trying to sound English and communicate with others.

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 Midwifery Level 3

Next Start Date: 11-09-2019
Times: Wed/Fri 9:30 - 16:30

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.

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Fashion Promotion and Styling

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon-Wed 10:00 - 16:00

The exciting new course is designed to give students essential skills and knowledge to enter the world of fashion promotion, create a fashion portfolio and gain experience in areas such as: Styling, Fashion Forecasting & Trends, Visual Merchandising and Fashion Promotion. Students who successfully complete this course may progress to University courses in Fashion Marketing, Styling, Photography or Business or employment in the industry. The course includes enterprise activities to prepare them for work in the Fashion Industry. Trips include visits to the Tate Modern/Britain, Somerset House, Textile Museum and to meet fashion industry professionals at the Pure Fashion London event.

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.

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.

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 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Caring for Children

Next Start Date: 11-09-2019
Times: Wed/Thu 10:00 - 15:00

This one year level 1 course takes place at our Kensington Centre on Wednesday and Thursday AND OUR CHELSEA CENTRE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAYS . You will consider topics such as how we protect children, play, development and health and safety.
Work placement.
There is no work placement at level 1 although volunteering is always encouraged.
What background and qualifications do you need?
You need an interest in working with children.
What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a level 1 qualification which enables you to apply for the level 2 course.
Where will I study?
At EITHER our Kensington OR CHELSEA campus.
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 5 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 by short, interesting assignments and projects.
Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of moodle where you can assess materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.
What books and equipment do I need?
You will need to buy A lever arch folder, plastic wallets, paper and general stationery.

UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Fashion 2 Year

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon-Wed 10:00 - 16:00

Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, underpinned by good technical skills.

Working through an exciting series of fashion project briefs, students learn how diverse and individual concepts can be developed to inspire fashion and textile design ideas. Students who apply for this course are normally studying for GCSEs in textiles or art and have good drawing skills.

Applicants must have at least 5 GCSEs (including English and Maths grade 4, or equivalent, or ESOL Level 5). Applicants must also demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for fashion design and a commitment to study. With a strong emphasis on illustration and design development, this course also comprises historical and contextual studies, pattern cutting, garment construction, costume and textiles.

We have excellent links with leading universities, including UAL (University of Arts, London), London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster. At the end of the first year you will gain a Level 3 diploma, you will then progress onto the second year and complete the full Extended Diploma. Year on year 100% of our students are accepted onto BA courses at leading London universities.

To register your interest in this course and be notified of upcoming open days and exhibitions of student work, please contact:

Yvette Blundell Course Director y.blundell@kcc.ac.uk
Susan Bly First year tutor s.bly@kcc.ac.uk

Check out our dedicated fashion Instagram account @fashionkcc to see what this year’s students are getting up to

Digital Fashion

Next Start Date: 31-10-2019
Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most commonly used programs in the fashion industry. This course will introduce you to fashion using both computer aided design as well as traditional manual skills.
This short course will give you an overview of how CAD is used within fashion. You will discover the basics of the programme and then learn to create your own computer generated designs. You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to join this course.

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.

GCSE English

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon 10:00 - 13:00

This Level 2 qualification is essential for future employment and higher study in any subject.With options for day or evening , this course is designed for learners who prefer to study in an environment that is very different to previous school experiences and wish to achieve Grade C-A*. The course will improve your confidence and communication skills both verbally and in writing and will help you to become a more skilful reader. It includes a fascinating investigation into modern spoken English in the 21st Century and its impact on us and the way we write. Even though the main focus is on Language, the course does give you the opportunity to study some modern short story texts. Please bring evidence of any qualifications you already have to the initial assessment session where you will be asked to complete an assessment test. If you have not sat any exams before for personal reasons, come to be assessed and advised.Days and Times are subject to change.GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C