This level 1 full-time pathway in Art, Design and Media course is ideal for anyone with little or no knowledge of these subjects who wishes to learn vocational skills in these exciting subject areas. Students will learn about graphic design, drawing, photography, glass production techniques and how to use a DSLR video camera, alongside a range of more traditional skills such as creating mood boards and developing a sketchbook. Whilst studying on the course students will also learn and explore the creative media sector and conduct research for media projects. Successful students will have the opportunity to progress to the UAL Level 2 Art & Design or Creative Media Production pathways.

Fee concessions may be available depending on your individual circumstances

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 .

Fee concessions may be available depending on your individual circumstances

This one year level 1 course takes place at our Kensington Centre on Wednesday and Thursday. 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 our North Kensington Centre
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.

Fee concessions may be available depending on your individual circumstances

The AAT Access award in Book keeping 1 offers the opportunity for students to study the fundamentals of book keeping. The qualification is aimed at people seeking a first qualification in book keeping and accounts. The skills developed by studying this qualification can lead to employment as an accounts assistant or progress to the next of level of learning.
The course covers:
• Understand the role of a book keeper
• Understand financial transactions
• Process customer and supplier transactions
• Process receipts and payments
How will I be assessed?
All AAT assessments are practical computer based and are scheduled by the training provider. Students’ results will simply state whether they are competent or not yet competent in the assessment.
Students will awarded the AAT level 1 award in Book keeping upon successful completion of the assessments at the end of the course.
AAT subscription fees of £43 to be paid to AAT and this covers a period of 12 months.
Entry requirements
There is no formal requirement to start the course however a good level of English, Maths and IT is required.

Fee concessions may be available depending on your individual circumstances

In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing.