You are here

Higher Education

Study university level courses at college, with the option to top up to a full honours degrees after you finish and prepare yourself for a career in a range of industries. Know you're in safe hands, as 100% of our higher education students progress into employment or further training.

All HE Courses

Animal Management Higher National Diploma

The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Animal Management is a challenging course which aims to produce students who will quickly aspire to managerial positions within the animal management industry. This course takes advantage of small class sizes to offer excellent practical opportunities with a variety of species in our new animal centre. You will learn the skills you need to enter competitive areas such as zoo keeping or to specialise further on a related top up degree. The options for top up include Animal Management, Animal Behaviour or Animal Welfare. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The qualification prepares learners for employment in the animal management and welfare sector. Employment opportunities exist within industries such as zoological parks, animal charity organisations, government agencies and regulatory bodies.

Reason: 
Good university links and advice on progression
Reason 2: 
Small class sizes to allow individualised learning
Reason 3: 
Support and guidance from highly qualified staff
Reason 4: 
Regular tutorial support to enhance your learning experience
Reason 5: 
Diverse range of animal species to study
What will I Study: 

This challenging course aims to produce students who will quickly aspire to managerial positions within the animal management industry. Modules studied include animal collections, human-animal interactions, natural history of exotic animals, nutrition and behaviour.

How will I be taught: 

You will be taught both in a classroom setting and in the animal centre. You will also be expected to undertake self-directed research. Learners will complete fieldwork and enjoy participating in a number of trips and visits.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessment is all coursework, e.g. reports, presentations, practical assessments, research projects.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
BTEC HND Diploma in Animal Management (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ANC070
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
ANC070
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-land-green
Course Options: 
ANC070BF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:14

Applied Biosciences Higher National Diploma

The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Applied Biosciences develops a wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding needed to succeed in employment in biologically based industries. The course gives students the opportunity to take advantage of excellent science facilities situated in a purpose built environment. Students benefit from a large amount of tutor led class time (up to 14 hours a week) from our professional, friendly, and approachable staff. As a practically based course delivered through supported workshops, it’s a ‘doing’ experience in preference to a ‘listening’ one. Each module is assessed by individual or group coursework assignments. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma will enable learners to progress on to further study such as a full honours degree or go straight into employment in the Science Industry.

Reason: 
Small Class Sizes
Reason 2: 
Professional support from experienced Lecturers
Reason 3: 
Affordable Tuition Fees with access to Student Loans
Reason 4: 
Opportunities in industry and higher learning for Graduates
Reason 5: 
QAA approved
What will I Study: 

HNC (Year 1) Modules: Cell Biology • Physiology of Cellular Systems • Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology • Chemistry for Applied Biologists • Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways • Pharmacological Principles of Drug Actions • Ecological Principles and their Applications • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information HND (Year 2) Modules: Project for Applied Science • Human Health and Nutrition • Food Molecules, Additives and their Roles • Environmental Monitoring and Analysis • Environmental Management and Conservation • Biodiversity, Conservation and Threats • Personal and Professional Development • Employability Skills

How will I be taught: 

Group and individual work, lectures, project work, practical classes, self study, study trips, and guest speakers. Students joining the HND in Applied Biosciences are provided with a Course Handbook (each year) detailing the course structure, key course dates and what is expected of students. It is the intention that students can confidently rely on their course handbook for semester dates, module delivery dates, timetabling information and assignment hand-in dates.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment, examinations and written assignments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Higher National Certificate/Higher National Diploma in Applied Biosciences
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=SCI058
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
SCI058
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
SCI058CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:28

Art & Design Level 3 Foundation Diploma (UAL)

This course is ideal for those with creative qualifications who want to progress to university or a job within the creative sector. This foundation course has been designed by the University of the Arts, London to help maximise your potential and is the most widely recognised route to all art and design courses at university, giving you the tools to kick-start your career.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

We pride ourselves on our history of getting students on to a range of cutting edge university courses and employment, including: fine art, design, architecture, fashion, graphics, video, animation, costume design and photography.

Reason: 
Most student get their 1st or 2nd choice at a range of top Universities
Reason 2: 
Share, learn, discuss and bounce ideas off in an environment
Reason 3: 
Create a solid portfolio and build the confidence to back it up
Reason 4: 
Engage in an intense and exciting course
Reason 5: 
Develop skills in all art and design areas
What will I Study: 

You will work through essential workshops during the first term and the course covers the following areas: core visual studies, painting, drawing, critical studies, life drawing, professional development, video, installation, graphics, print, sculpture, book-arts, textiles, fashion and illustration. This allows risk taking and experimentation, which supports specialisation. During spring and summer terms, you will work independently in the studio with tutorials and present your work in a final show.

How will I be taught: 

Starting with a series of workshops that cover the core art and design areas, you will move on to a self-directed project with support from tutors and mentors. You will complete the course by working on a final project that ends in a show for the public, this process supports the growth of independence. There is a focus on contemporary and experimental art and design practice.

How will I be assessed: 

You will continually get personal feedback about your progress and how to best achieve the course and your progression aims. Assessments are portfolio based and all work is considered, except for the final assessment, which is exhibition based.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ART153
Entry requirements: 
This can vary according to the individual, but you will need to have the one A-level (grade A-C) in a creative subject and one other A-level pass supporting the application. Alternatively, a BTEC National Diploma in a creative subject (M, P, P). A portfolio and an interview will also be required.
Course Code: 
ART153
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
ART153CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:14

Business & Management Foundation Degree (University of Portsmouth)

This nationally recognised qualification, franchised by the Uni of Portsmouth, offers a broad-based education in business. A foundation degree is the equivalent of two thirds of an honours degree. Offered on a part time basis (3 hours per week, 3 years), this qualification causes you little disruption to your employment or other commitments. After you apply, you will also need to register with the Uni or Portsmouth: www.port.ac.uk/courses/business-and-management/fda-business-and-management/

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The next step is to progress to the BA (Hon's) in Leadership, Business & Management at University of Portsmouth. Many of our students have accepted promotion or transfers to a more specialist area of business.

Reason: 
Ofsted Outstanding College - March 2014
Reason 2: 
Develop the leadership competences needed in business
Reason 3: 
Our teaching staff are experienced managers & qualified teachers.
Reason 4: 
Classroom & work-based learning supporting your professional development
Reason 5: 
Diversity of students on course bring a wealth of knowledge & experience
What will I Study: 

Covering 12 units, this higher education qualification offers a broad-based education in business allowing you to progress onto a BA Honours Degree in Business and Management or a professional qualification in a specialised business area. The course offers benefits to you and your employer, as you apply your learning to your workplace through work-based learning & assignments. Overall, it will help you to make a more effective contribution to your organisation and improve your career prospects.

How will I be taught: 

Active lessons and collaborative working are the cornerstones of the teaching style at Chichester College. You will be encouraged to maximise self-study opportunities and will benefit from sessions in academic & study skills at the early stages of the course. Attendance is a regular three-hour session one evening per week, with some additional tutorials & an annual business conference. Develop the competences needed in business, including the ability to diagnose problems & implement & evaluate.

How will I be assessed: 

A variety of assessment is included in this course including reports, assignments, in-class assessments, exams & academic posters. Our integrated approach of classroom & work-based learning will support your development & progression both personally & professionally.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Foundation Degree in Business & Management
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BUS180
Entry requirements: 
Students are expected to be in part or full time, paid or voluntary employment to allow access to appropriate work-based learning activities. We welcome applicants whose work experience & current employment prepares them to succeed in this degree.
Course Code: 
BUS180
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-computing-green
Course Options: 
BUS180CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:16

Business Higher National Diploma

This course is designed for those wishing to prepare for a career at professional / management level in business. Learning is accomplished by: lectures, guest speakers, seminars, application of theory and models to real and fictional case studies, individual and group work, role play and experiential learning. The course comprises eight core and eight optional units. Students may be able to select their optional units and so design a study pathway towards their particular career interests. It is practically based and provides students with skills and expertise which are both current and highly marketable. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. This qualification has been approved by ACCA, CIMA and CIPS and may also offer exemptions in professional body exams such as CIMA, CIPD, ACCA and CIPS (units dependent). Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Students may wish to convert the BTEC HND into a full BA (Hons) Degree by completing the top up year which is available at Chichester College or other UK universities. Alternatively, excellent long-term career routes for HND Business Diploma holders

Reason: 
Experienced and professional tutors
Reason 2: 
Option to top up to a full degree
Reason 3: 
Diversity of students on course bring a wealth of knowledge & experience
Reason 4: 
Excellent success rates and high grades of achievement
Reason 5: 
QAA approved college
What will I Study: 

The HND in Business is run as a modular course over 2 years, divided into semesters. Students are required to complete and pass 16 units: 4 per semester. There are 8 business core units and 8 specialist units. YEAR 1 core subjects: Business and the Business Environment Marketing Essentials Human Resource Management Management and Operations Management Accounting Managing a Successful Business Project YEAR 2 core subjects: Research Project Organisational Behaviour

How will I be taught: 

The course has a broad business base, such that each unit will be distinct. Teaching and Learning therefore follows a varied pattern. Learning is accomplished by: · Lectures & Seminars · Speakers & visits · Application of theory and models to real and fictional case studies to analyse problems and make recommendations · Individual, Paired and Group work · Design, Role Play and Experiential Learning · Presentations to Business Clients who feedback on students’ plans and recommendations.

How will I be assessed: 

The course is assessed by a mixture of in-course assignment work and end of unit examination assignments.Course work assignments can take the form of Business Reports, Business Briefings, individual or group Presentations, Time Constrained Assessments, through to Presentations of Individual Research

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BUS395
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
BUS395
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-business-blue
Course Options: 
BUS395CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:16

Business Top Up BA (Hons) Degree

Chichester College’s new BA (Hons) Business Top-up Degree provides the opportunity for Higher National Diploma and Foundation degree students to achieve their full degree at Chichester College whilst working and/or balancing other commitments. This qualification has been designed with employers and based on current and future industry requirements to ensure that graduates are well-rounded, have good business acumen and can apply learning to the rapidly changing business environment. As a result, the qualification focuses on developing student’s practical application of theory to real business scenarios and build resilience within the business environment. This qualification has been designed with students to achieve maximum flexibility and varied teaching methods through a ‘blended learning’ approach. There are no lectures on the programme, instead there are interactive sessions, online resources/tasks, work placement, independent research and 1:1 support. Our focus is to help you develop a real understanding of business in context and provide you with a supportive ‘practice ground’ before progressing your career.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Business graduate students have excellent long-term career potential and pathways to choose from. Students may decide to follow their specialism chosen within the optional modules of - project manager, event manager, HR professional or international trade at post-graduate level.

Reason: 
Designed with students and employers to meet industry needs
Reason 2: 
Evening course delivery and online resources provided
Reason 3: 
Strong supportive environment to prepare you for the workplace
Reason 4: 
Ofsted Outstanding College: Inspirational teaching and learning
Reason 5: 
Qualification accredited by the University of Chichester
What will I Study: 

The Business Top-up Degree is run as a modular programme over 1 year, divided by terms. Students are required to complete and pass four modules – three compulsory modules of 1) business research 2) entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship 3) strategic management and 4) managing operations. Plus, one optional modules of a) contemporary human resource management b) project implement, or c) global environment. The course focuses on developing your business knowledge in areas of current and future employer demand in graduates and aims to develop your ability to apply theory in practice. There are additional Higher Education workshops provided by the Higher Education department to supplement this course and provide academic support for your learning at level 6. The course offers blended learning, which includes online tasks and support resources for each module outside the classroom. There are also Wednesday tutorials from 5pm to 6pm with the Programme Leader to address common areas of study, 1:1 support and any other issues.

How will I be taught: 

The course is designed to be as flexible as possible to fit around your work and personal commitments. Taught interactive sessions will mostly take place on Tuesday (6pm-9pm) and Wednesday evenings from 5pm-9pm. There are some flexibilities within the timetable to choose an option that is of most interest, or perhaps better fit your other commitments. Term 2 and 3 are focused on work placement, or setting up your own business and independent research.

How will I be assessed: 

The course uses a variety of assessment methods (report, professional discussion, presentation, portfolio and timed assessment) to ensure you graduate with well-rounded business skills and can apply theory in practice. Each module sets out the required assessment which usually consists of one to two assessment methods

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
BA (Hons) Business Top-Up
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BUS681
Entry requirements: 
You would typically have a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in Business with 240 credits. We recognise that learning can be achieved in many ways and it may be possible to enter the programme with evidence of relevant prior learning at level 5/6.
Course Code: 
BUS681
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-business-blue
Course Options: 
BUS681CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:18

Computing and Systems Development Higher National Diploma

The HND in Computing and Systems Development develops a wide range of skills related to modern computing and technology. The course includes a full range of computing skills and technologies split over two years of study. Year 1 will be: Programming, Networking, Security, Professional Practice, Database Design & Development, Website Design, Managing a Project. Year 2 will be: Research Project, Business Intelligence, Network Management, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Forensics, Advanced Programming, Prototyping. The course maps these skills and technologies against current industry trends and employer demand. We take pride in offering an HND in Computing which includes the latest, most relevant and employable skills possible. The languages, techniques and systems we deliver are under constant review to reflect what is happening in the workplace. This is a newly designed course and ready for first delivery from Sept 2017 onwards. Students who have successfully completed the HND can then apply for the Level 6 top-up degree for the final year of a full degree program.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The HND in Computing allows progression into employment within the computer industry in a variety of roles or follow further study to Level 6 for the full degree. This is also on offer at Chichester College.

Reason: 
Good value Higher Education experience with generous contact hours.
Reason 2: 
An enthusiastic focus on employability led teaching and learning.
Reason 3: 
Current trends and technologies, constantly under review.
Reason 4: 
Computer 'lab' environment with relevant software & small group size
Reason 5: 
Experienced teaching staff dedicated to developing each individual.
What will I Study: 

We take pride in offering an HND in Computing which includes the latest, most relevant and employable skills possible. This means focusing on developing software programs, network solutions, websites, implementation of security methods, designing databases, investigating the expanding role of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in all sectors in addition to the demand and use of Cloud Computing and the field of Forensics in Cyber Crime and Security. The modules will be taught over two years of study and include practical as well as theory based delivery and assessment.

How will I be taught: 

Effective teaching and learning is at the heart of all that we do at Chichester College. As a Higher Education student you will attend up to 15 hours of timetabled sessions per week over 2, 14-week semseters in each year. You will experience a variety of learning opportunities and styles, including group work and invidual research, although the emphasis is on practical, workshop based learning intended to stretch and challenge each individual. At the end of year 1 students will achieve an BTEC

How will I be assessed: 

Student assessment will be a mix of methods including; presentations, individual projects, written work, practicals and team work. The assessment will vary depending on the modules. These assessments are set with a focus on real-world employability.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing and Systems Development
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=CIT532
Entry requirements: 
Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications with overall Merit Grade with GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applications are made to UCAS, further details are available: www.ucas.com
Course Code: 
CIT532
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-computing-green
Course Options: 
CIT532CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:18

Computing BSc (Hons) Top-up Degree

This computing degree is in partnership with Southampton Solent University. It will be delivered by Chichester College and awarded by Southampton Solent University. It provides the diverse skills and knowledge you’ll need for a career in a wide range of computing roles. The course includes units on Data Science, Human Computer Interaction, Network Management, Engineering Mobile Applications and a Project. A range of assessments will help you build practical experience in developing mobile applications, databases and managing networks, culminating in a final project. The top-up degree is a perfect complement to the HND programme of study. With only one academic year of study you can achieve a BSc (Hons) Computing that is highly desirable to any employer in the computing industry. You will study under the guidance of experienced lecturers who provide technical tuition alongside vital industry context.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

This course provides the advanced skills and technical knowledge that could allow for career progression into roles such as business analyst, database manager, software developer, web developer and network management/technical support.

Reason: 
Good value Higher Education experience with generous contact hours.
Reason 2: 
An enthusiastic focus on employability led teaching and learning.
Reason 3: 
Current techniques and technologies, constantly under review.
Reason 4: 
Access to the latest industry standard software & small group size
Reason 5: 
Experienced teaching staff dedicated to developing each individual.
What will I Study: 

You will be expected to study and complete 5 modules; 3 in semester one and 2 in semester 2. These comprise: Network Management, Engineering Mobile Applications, Data Science, Human Computer Interaction and a final Project. This project is a core unit offered in the second semester and is a double unit worth 40 CATS. This unit is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to conduct a self-managed project of significant scale and complexity. The project should reflect theory and practice drawn from the named award being undertaken by the student and be related to real world applications.

How will I be taught: 

The course is taught with a small group size to maximise individual tuition. There will be a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, with the added expectation of self-directed study. Students will be expected to work as part of a team and autonomously in order to complete scheduled work.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment and written assignments in the form of reports. The reports will have specific word counts and will have different grade weightings depending on the module and number of assessments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
BSc (Hons) Computing (top-up)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=CIT637
Entry requirements: 
A relevant HND/ Foundation Degree with a minimum PASS grade or equivalent industry qualifications. Also, applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. IELTS minimum 6.0 overall.
Course Code: 
CIT637
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-computing-green
Course Options: 
CIT637CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:20

Creative Multimedia and Journalism Higher National Diploma

This course has a broad media base that reflects a professional working environment, standards and experience. The HND in Creative Multimedia and Journalism offers students a vocational progression route in to higher level study offering an exciting variety of units that focus on film, animation, radio, journalism and television. You will have the opportunity to combine theory and practice in an exciting and stimulating way, developing yourself as an individual media producer as well as gaining a sound understanding of professional practice in the ever growing media industry. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Many students will choose to move directly into professional practice. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to professional development through portfolio production, networking and work experience. Students will have worked with many loca

Reason: 
Excellent Facilities and Studio Suites
Reason 2: 
Experienced Teaching Staff
Reason 3: 
Opportunities for work experience
Reason 4: 
Opportunities to work with experienced Artists
Reason 5: 
Visits to industry and Galleries
What will I Study: 

Year 1 Units: Interview and Presentation Techniques for Television, Television News, Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production, Radio Magazine Programme Production, Research Techniques for Creative Media Production, Page Design & Layout for Newspapers and Magazines, Politics for Journalists and News Journalism for Print Year 2 Units: Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation, Animation Techniques, Director for Moving Image Production, Sound Design for Moving Image Production, Special Subject Investigation, Radio Documentary Production, Moving Image Documentary Production, Work Experience in the Creative Media Sector

How will I be taught: 

Courses are taught with a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, with the added expectation of self-directed study. Students will be expected to work as part of a team and autonomously in order to complete scheduled work.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment, examinations and written assignments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 4
Qualification gained: 
HNC/HND (Level 4/5) Creative Media and Journalism
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ART214
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
ART214
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
ART214CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:14

Creative Sound Design for Film & Gaming Higher National Diploma

The HND in Creative Sound Design for Film and Gaming develops a number of important skills, knowledge and understanding required to succeed in employment in the Creative Industries. The course gives students the opportunity to take advantage of specialist audio software to design and create sounds, as well as compose music to a variety of different situations. Students will also have access to our new hybrid recording studios where they will learn and develop their understanding of importance of good audio capture. There will be a large amount of tutor led class time (up to 14 per week) from our highly skilled, professional, friendly and approachable staff. The lecturing teams are all still active within the industry at various levels, meaning that students will benefit from their up to date knowledge of industry practices. The course is at its core designed to be a practical ‘hands-on’ course as this the most valuable way for students to gain experience. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma will enable learners to progress on to further study such as a degree or straight into employment in the creative sector. Creative Sound Design offers an incredibly diverse range of career paths including: music for film

Reason: 
An enthusiastic focus on employability led teaching and learning.
Reason 2: 
Current techniques and technologies, constantly under review.
Reason 3: 
Access to the latest industry standard software.
Reason 4: 
Experienced teaching staff dedicated to developing each individual.
Reason 5: 
QAA approved.
What will I Study: 

First Year Units: Creative Arts Research Skills • Music in Context • Aural Perception • Music Composition Techniques • Music Production Analysis • Principles of Musical Sound • Studio Recording and Engineering • Music Studio Production. Second Year Units: Critical Music Listening • Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts • Applied Music Production Techniques • Audio Post Production • Composing for Film and Television • Composing in Context • Computer Music Composition and Production • Sound Creation and Manipulation.

How will I be taught: 

Courses are taught with a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, with the added expectation of self-directed study. Students will be expected to work as part of a team and autonomously in order to complete scheduled work.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment, examinations and written assignments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
EDX L5 HND Creative Sound Design for Film & Gaming
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=MUS165
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
MUS165
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
MUS165CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:26

Pages

Animal Management Courses

Animal Management Higher National Diploma

The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Animal Management is a challenging course which aims to produce students who will quickly aspire to managerial positions within the animal management industry. This course takes advantage of small class sizes to offer excellent practical opportunities with a variety of species in our new animal centre. You will learn the skills you need to enter competitive areas such as zoo keeping or to specialise further on a related top up degree. The options for top up include Animal Management, Animal Behaviour or Animal Welfare. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The qualification prepares learners for employment in the animal management and welfare sector. Employment opportunities exist within industries such as zoological parks, animal charity organisations, government agencies and regulatory bodies.

Reason: 
Good university links and advice on progression
Reason 2: 
Small class sizes to allow individualised learning
Reason 3: 
Support and guidance from highly qualified staff
Reason 4: 
Regular tutorial support to enhance your learning experience
Reason 5: 
Diverse range of animal species to study
What will I Study: 

This challenging course aims to produce students who will quickly aspire to managerial positions within the animal management industry. Modules studied include animal collections, human-animal interactions, natural history of exotic animals, nutrition and behaviour.

How will I be taught: 

You will be taught both in a classroom setting and in the animal centre. You will also be expected to undertake self-directed research. Learners will complete fieldwork and enjoy participating in a number of trips and visits.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessment is all coursework, e.g. reports, presentations, practical assessments, research projects.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
BTEC HND Diploma in Animal Management (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ANC070
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
ANC070
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-land-green
Course Options: 
ANC070BF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:14

Equine Management Higher National Diploma

The Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) includes a unique range of modules chosen to give learners an unrivalled understanding of the equine sports and coaching industry together with the managerial skills necessary to succeed in business. With a substantial practical element, modules include equine exercise physiology, equine sports medicine, applied sports coaching, equine exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology and management of performance horses. Learners will benefit from high quality equine facilities including a fantastic range of horses, indoor stabling and arena with training mirrors and cameras, outdoor all weather arenas, BSJA jumps and cross-country schooling fences and will use a brand new £3.5 million Animal Management Centre. At the end of the course, students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The HND can be topped up with one year’s study at university. Options include BSc Equine Science, BSc Equine Management, BSc Performance Management, and BSc Equine Studies. Successful completion of the course also allows students to enter industr

Reason: 
A wide variety of horses to ride and work from the ground
Reason 2: 
Outstanding yard facilities
Reason 3: 
A range of learning environments
Reason 4: 
Excellent, supportive and knowledgeable staff
Reason 5: 
QAA approved
What will I Study: 

You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course and will work in a supervisory capacity on the equine yard. Year 1 units: Work based experience; Horse husbandry; Event management for land based industries; Human resource management; Anatomy and physiology; Animal nutrition; Develop and implement a training programme; Teaching a specialist subject. Year 2 units: Research project; Animal health and welfare; Work-based experience; Biological principles; Principles of animal health; Equine sports medicine; Management of the performance horse; Animal industry and trade.

How will I be taught: 

You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course, and will gain the opportunity to work with the horses on our equine yard. You will be taught by experienced tutors supported by a dedicated yard team. Learning is achieved through a mixture of group and individual work, lectures, presentations, project work, practical horse handling, dissections, laboratory experiments, study trips and guest speakers.

How will I be assessed: 

You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and reports, poster and oral presentations, practical assessments, discussions and debates.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Equine Management (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=EQU094
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
EQU094
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-land-green
Course Options: 
EQU094BF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:22

Art & Design Courses

Art & Design Level 3 Foundation Diploma (UAL)

This course is ideal for those with creative qualifications who want to progress to university or a job within the creative sector. This foundation course has been designed by the University of the Arts, London to help maximise your potential and is the most widely recognised route to all art and design courses at university, giving you the tools to kick-start your career.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

We pride ourselves on our history of getting students on to a range of cutting edge university courses and employment, including: fine art, design, architecture, fashion, graphics, video, animation, costume design and photography.

Reason: 
Most student get their 1st or 2nd choice at a range of top Universities
Reason 2: 
Share, learn, discuss and bounce ideas off in an environment
Reason 3: 
Create a solid portfolio and build the confidence to back it up
Reason 4: 
Engage in an intense and exciting course
Reason 5: 
Develop skills in all art and design areas
What will I Study: 

You will work through essential workshops during the first term and the course covers the following areas: core visual studies, painting, drawing, critical studies, life drawing, professional development, video, installation, graphics, print, sculpture, book-arts, textiles, fashion and illustration. This allows risk taking and experimentation, which supports specialisation. During spring and summer terms, you will work independently in the studio with tutorials and present your work in a final show.

How will I be taught: 

Starting with a series of workshops that cover the core art and design areas, you will move on to a self-directed project with support from tutors and mentors. You will complete the course by working on a final project that ends in a show for the public, this process supports the growth of independence. There is a focus on contemporary and experimental art and design practice.

How will I be assessed: 

You will continually get personal feedback about your progress and how to best achieve the course and your progression aims. Assessments are portfolio based and all work is considered, except for the final assessment, which is exhibition based.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
Yes
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ART153
Entry requirements: 
This can vary according to the individual, but you will need to have the one A-level (grade A-C) in a creative subject and one other A-level pass supporting the application. Alternatively, a BTEC National Diploma in a creative subject (M, P, P). A portfolio and an interview will also be required.
Course Code: 
ART153
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
ART153CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:14

Business & Management Courses

Business & Management Foundation Degree (University of Portsmouth)

This nationally recognised qualification, franchised by the Uni of Portsmouth, offers a broad-based education in business. A foundation degree is the equivalent of two thirds of an honours degree. Offered on a part time basis (3 hours per week, 3 years), this qualification causes you little disruption to your employment or other commitments. After you apply, you will also need to register with the Uni or Portsmouth: www.port.ac.uk/courses/business-and-management/fda-business-and-management/

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The next step is to progress to the BA (Hon's) in Leadership, Business & Management at University of Portsmouth. Many of our students have accepted promotion or transfers to a more specialist area of business.

Reason: 
Ofsted Outstanding College - March 2014
Reason 2: 
Develop the leadership competences needed in business
Reason 3: 
Our teaching staff are experienced managers & qualified teachers.
Reason 4: 
Classroom & work-based learning supporting your professional development
Reason 5: 
Diversity of students on course bring a wealth of knowledge & experience
What will I Study: 

Covering 12 units, this higher education qualification offers a broad-based education in business allowing you to progress onto a BA Honours Degree in Business and Management or a professional qualification in a specialised business area. The course offers benefits to you and your employer, as you apply your learning to your workplace through work-based learning & assignments. Overall, it will help you to make a more effective contribution to your organisation and improve your career prospects.

How will I be taught: 

Active lessons and collaborative working are the cornerstones of the teaching style at Chichester College. You will be encouraged to maximise self-study opportunities and will benefit from sessions in academic & study skills at the early stages of the course. Attendance is a regular three-hour session one evening per week, with some additional tutorials & an annual business conference. Develop the competences needed in business, including the ability to diagnose problems & implement & evaluate.

How will I be assessed: 

A variety of assessment is included in this course including reports, assignments, in-class assessments, exams & academic posters. Our integrated approach of classroom & work-based learning will support your development & progression both personally & professionally.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Foundation Degree in Business & Management
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BUS180
Entry requirements: 
Students are expected to be in part or full time, paid or voluntary employment to allow access to appropriate work-based learning activities. We welcome applicants whose work experience & current employment prepares them to succeed in this degree.
Course Code: 
BUS180
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-computing-green
Course Options: 
BUS180CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:16

Business Higher National Diploma

This course is designed for those wishing to prepare for a career at professional / management level in business. Learning is accomplished by: lectures, guest speakers, seminars, application of theory and models to real and fictional case studies, individual and group work, role play and experiential learning. The course comprises eight core and eight optional units. Students may be able to select their optional units and so design a study pathway towards their particular career interests. It is practically based and provides students with skills and expertise which are both current and highly marketable. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. This qualification has been approved by ACCA, CIMA and CIPS and may also offer exemptions in professional body exams such as CIMA, CIPD, ACCA and CIPS (units dependent). Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Students may wish to convert the BTEC HND into a full BA (Hons) Degree by completing the top up year which is available at Chichester College or other UK universities. Alternatively, excellent long-term career routes for HND Business Diploma holders

Reason: 
Experienced and professional tutors
Reason 2: 
Option to top up to a full degree
Reason 3: 
Diversity of students on course bring a wealth of knowledge & experience
Reason 4: 
Excellent success rates and high grades of achievement
Reason 5: 
QAA approved college
What will I Study: 

The HND in Business is run as a modular course over 2 years, divided into semesters. Students are required to complete and pass 16 units: 4 per semester. There are 8 business core units and 8 specialist units. YEAR 1 core subjects: Business and the Business Environment Marketing Essentials Human Resource Management Management and Operations Management Accounting Managing a Successful Business Project YEAR 2 core subjects: Research Project Organisational Behaviour

How will I be taught: 

The course has a broad business base, such that each unit will be distinct. Teaching and Learning therefore follows a varied pattern. Learning is accomplished by: · Lectures & Seminars · Speakers & visits · Application of theory and models to real and fictional case studies to analyse problems and make recommendations · Individual, Paired and Group work · Design, Role Play and Experiential Learning · Presentations to Business Clients who feedback on students’ plans and recommendations.

How will I be assessed: 

The course is assessed by a mixture of in-course assignment work and end of unit examination assignments.Course work assignments can take the form of Business Reports, Business Briefings, individual or group Presentations, Time Constrained Assessments, through to Presentations of Individual Research

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BUS395
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
BUS395
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-business-blue
Course Options: 
BUS395CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:16

Business Top Up BA (Hons) Degree

Chichester College’s new BA (Hons) Business Top-up Degree provides the opportunity for Higher National Diploma and Foundation degree students to achieve their full degree at Chichester College whilst working and/or balancing other commitments. This qualification has been designed with employers and based on current and future industry requirements to ensure that graduates are well-rounded, have good business acumen and can apply learning to the rapidly changing business environment. As a result, the qualification focuses on developing student’s practical application of theory to real business scenarios and build resilience within the business environment. This qualification has been designed with students to achieve maximum flexibility and varied teaching methods through a ‘blended learning’ approach. There are no lectures on the programme, instead there are interactive sessions, online resources/tasks, work placement, independent research and 1:1 support. Our focus is to help you develop a real understanding of business in context and provide you with a supportive ‘practice ground’ before progressing your career.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Business graduate students have excellent long-term career potential and pathways to choose from. Students may decide to follow their specialism chosen within the optional modules of - project manager, event manager, HR professional or international trade at post-graduate level.

Reason: 
Designed with students and employers to meet industry needs
Reason 2: 
Evening course delivery and online resources provided
Reason 3: 
Strong supportive environment to prepare you for the workplace
Reason 4: 
Ofsted Outstanding College: Inspirational teaching and learning
Reason 5: 
Qualification accredited by the University of Chichester
What will I Study: 

The Business Top-up Degree is run as a modular programme over 1 year, divided by terms. Students are required to complete and pass four modules – three compulsory modules of 1) business research 2) entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship 3) strategic management and 4) managing operations. Plus, one optional modules of a) contemporary human resource management b) project implement, or c) global environment. The course focuses on developing your business knowledge in areas of current and future employer demand in graduates and aims to develop your ability to apply theory in practice. There are additional Higher Education workshops provided by the Higher Education department to supplement this course and provide academic support for your learning at level 6. The course offers blended learning, which includes online tasks and support resources for each module outside the classroom. There are also Wednesday tutorials from 5pm to 6pm with the Programme Leader to address common areas of study, 1:1 support and any other issues.

How will I be taught: 

The course is designed to be as flexible as possible to fit around your work and personal commitments. Taught interactive sessions will mostly take place on Tuesday (6pm-9pm) and Wednesday evenings from 5pm-9pm. There are some flexibilities within the timetable to choose an option that is of most interest, or perhaps better fit your other commitments. Term 2 and 3 are focused on work placement, or setting up your own business and independent research.

How will I be assessed: 

The course uses a variety of assessment methods (report, professional discussion, presentation, portfolio and timed assessment) to ensure you graduate with well-rounded business skills and can apply theory in practice. Each module sets out the required assessment which usually consists of one to two assessment methods

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
BA (Hons) Business Top-Up
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BUS681
Entry requirements: 
You would typically have a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in Business with 240 credits. We recognise that learning can be achieved in many ways and it may be possible to enter the programme with evidence of relevant prior learning at level 5/6.
Course Code: 
BUS681
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-business-blue
Course Options: 
BUS681CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:18

Catering & Hospitality Courses

Hospitality Management Higher National Diploma

This is an excellent opportunity to both study and develop your employability skills for your chosen career. Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HNDs provide nationally recognised qualifications offering career progression and opportunities to progress into higher education. This course is designed for those wishing to prepare for a career at professional / management level in hospitality management. Enjoy varied learning through lectures, guest speakers, seminars, individual and group work, role play and experiential learning. The course comprises eight core and eight optional units. Students may be able to select their optional units and so design a study pathway towards their particular career interests. This course provides students with the skills and expertise sought after by industry professionals. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Students can progress straight into employment within the hospitality industry or complete a ‘top up’ year at university.

Reason: 
Experienced and professional tutors
Reason 2: 
Diversity of students on course bring a wealth of knowledge & experience
Reason 3: 
Excellent success rates & high grades of achievement
Reason 4: 
An enthusiastic focus on employability led teaching and learning
Reason 5: 
QAA compliant
What will I Study: 

Units will include: Marketing in Hospitality Customer Service Food and Beverage Operations Management Rooms Division Operations Management Finance in the Hospitality Industry The Contemporary Hospitality Industry The Developing Manager Human Resource Management for Service Industries.

How will I be taught: 

Courses are taught with a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, with the added expectation of self-directed study. Students will be expected to work as part of a team and independently in order to complete scheduled work.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment, examinations, and written assignments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel Level 5 HND Dip Hospitality Management
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=HOS353
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
HOS353
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-catering-orange
Course Options: 
HOS353CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:24

Computing Courses

Computing and Systems Development Higher National Diploma

The HND in Computing and Systems Development develops a wide range of skills related to modern computing and technology. The course includes a full range of computing skills and technologies split over two years of study. Year 1 will be: Programming, Networking, Security, Professional Practice, Database Design & Development, Website Design, Managing a Project. Year 2 will be: Research Project, Business Intelligence, Network Management, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Forensics, Advanced Programming, Prototyping. The course maps these skills and technologies against current industry trends and employer demand. We take pride in offering an HND in Computing which includes the latest, most relevant and employable skills possible. The languages, techniques and systems we deliver are under constant review to reflect what is happening in the workplace. This is a newly designed course and ready for first delivery from Sept 2017 onwards. Students who have successfully completed the HND can then apply for the Level 6 top-up degree for the final year of a full degree program.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The HND in Computing allows progression into employment within the computer industry in a variety of roles or follow further study to Level 6 for the full degree. This is also on offer at Chichester College.

Reason: 
Good value Higher Education experience with generous contact hours.
Reason 2: 
An enthusiastic focus on employability led teaching and learning.
Reason 3: 
Current trends and technologies, constantly under review.
Reason 4: 
Computer 'lab' environment with relevant software & small group size
Reason 5: 
Experienced teaching staff dedicated to developing each individual.
What will I Study: 

We take pride in offering an HND in Computing which includes the latest, most relevant and employable skills possible. This means focusing on developing software programs, network solutions, websites, implementation of security methods, designing databases, investigating the expanding role of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in all sectors in addition to the demand and use of Cloud Computing and the field of Forensics in Cyber Crime and Security. The modules will be taught over two years of study and include practical as well as theory based delivery and assessment.

How will I be taught: 

Effective teaching and learning is at the heart of all that we do at Chichester College. As a Higher Education student you will attend up to 15 hours of timetabled sessions per week over 2, 14-week semseters in each year. You will experience a variety of learning opportunities and styles, including group work and invidual research, although the emphasis is on practical, workshop based learning intended to stretch and challenge each individual. At the end of year 1 students will achieve an BTEC

How will I be assessed: 

Student assessment will be a mix of methods including; presentations, individual projects, written work, practicals and team work. The assessment will vary depending on the modules. These assessments are set with a focus on real-world employability.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing and Systems Development
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=CIT532
Entry requirements: 
Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications with overall Merit Grade with GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applications are made to UCAS, further details are available: www.ucas.com
Course Code: 
CIT532
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-computing-green
Course Options: 
CIT532CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:18

Computing BSc (Hons) Top-up Degree

This computing degree is in partnership with Southampton Solent University. It will be delivered by Chichester College and awarded by Southampton Solent University. It provides the diverse skills and knowledge you’ll need for a career in a wide range of computing roles. The course includes units on Data Science, Human Computer Interaction, Network Management, Engineering Mobile Applications and a Project. A range of assessments will help you build practical experience in developing mobile applications, databases and managing networks, culminating in a final project. The top-up degree is a perfect complement to the HND programme of study. With only one academic year of study you can achieve a BSc (Hons) Computing that is highly desirable to any employer in the computing industry. You will study under the guidance of experienced lecturers who provide technical tuition alongside vital industry context.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

This course provides the advanced skills and technical knowledge that could allow for career progression into roles such as business analyst, database manager, software developer, web developer and network management/technical support.

Reason: 
Good value Higher Education experience with generous contact hours.
Reason 2: 
An enthusiastic focus on employability led teaching and learning.
Reason 3: 
Current techniques and technologies, constantly under review.
Reason 4: 
Access to the latest industry standard software & small group size
Reason 5: 
Experienced teaching staff dedicated to developing each individual.
What will I Study: 

You will be expected to study and complete 5 modules; 3 in semester one and 2 in semester 2. These comprise: Network Management, Engineering Mobile Applications, Data Science, Human Computer Interaction and a final Project. This project is a core unit offered in the second semester and is a double unit worth 40 CATS. This unit is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to conduct a self-managed project of significant scale and complexity. The project should reflect theory and practice drawn from the named award being undertaken by the student and be related to real world applications.

How will I be taught: 

The course is taught with a small group size to maximise individual tuition. There will be a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, with the added expectation of self-directed study. Students will be expected to work as part of a team and autonomously in order to complete scheduled work.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment and written assignments in the form of reports. The reports will have specific word counts and will have different grade weightings depending on the module and number of assessments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
BSc (Hons) Computing (top-up)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=CIT637
Entry requirements: 
A relevant HND/ Foundation Degree with a minimum PASS grade or equivalent industry qualifications. Also, applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. IELTS minimum 6.0 overall.
Course Code: 
CIT637
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-computing-green
Course Options: 
CIT637CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:20

Engineering Courses

Engineering Systems Higher National Certificate (Part Time)

The HNC in Engineering develops a wide range of skills related to modern engineering and technology preparing students for work in the engineering industry. The emphasis is on implementing engineering solutions for the modern engineering environment. The course gives students the opportunity to take advantage of excellent engineering facilities situated in a purpose built environment. As a practically based course delivered through supported workshops, it’s a ‘doing’ experience in preference to a ‘listening’ one. Each module is assessed by individual or group coursework assignments. The course includes a full range of engineering skills and technologies including Solid modeling, Design, CAD, Project Management, Electronics and Manufacturing. The course sets these skills and technologies in a context by including different concepts, a substantial work experience opportunity and a project based around the student’s own engineering interest. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Further Studies in Higher National Diploma (HND). The HND will lead to progression to university to complete a full degree or career opportunities in engineering and manufacturing industry.

Reason: 
Number one college in Sussex for three years
Reason 2: 
Wide range of workshops
Reason 3: 
Staff are trained to high level with on going professional development
Reason 4: 
Student support
Reason 5: 
QAA approved
What will I Study: 

Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project. SPECIALIST UNITS: Mechatronics, Materials, Properties and Testing, Automation, Robotics and PLC, Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, Research Project, Professional Engineering Management, Advanced Mechanical Principles, Further Mathematics, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Utilisation of Electrical Power.

How will I be taught: 

This is a mixture of workshops and distance learning assignments as the course is designed to be taught on a day release/part-time format.

How will I be assessed: 

Student assessment involves three assignments per module of which one may be a be a controlled assignment, all assigned work would need to be completed by assignment deadline dates.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
EDX HNC Engineering Systems
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=MNT243
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
MNT243
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-computing-green
Course Options: 
MNT243CD1A
MNT243CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:26

Engineering Systems Higher National Diploma

The HND in Engineering develops a wide range of skills related to modern engineering and technology preparing students for work in the engineering industry or for a top-up to a full engineering degree at university. The emphasis is on implementing engineering solutions for the modern engineering environment. The course gives students the opportunity to take advantage of excellent engineering facilities situated in a purpose built environment. The course includes a full range of engineering skills and technologies including Solid modeling, Design, CAD, Project Management, Electronics and Manufacturing. The course sets these skills and technologies in a context by including different concepts, a substantial work experience opportunity and a project based around the student’s own engineering interest. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma will enable learners to progress on to further study at university, or go straight into employment in the Engineering/Manufacturing Industry. Engineering offers a diverse range of careers such as: Engineering/Electron

Reason: 
Number one college in sussex for three years
Reason 2: 
Wide range of workshops
Reason 3: 
Staff are trained to high level with on going professional development
Reason 4: 
Strong links with Local Industries
Reason 5: 
QAA approved
What will I Study: 

All Chichester College modules map directly to Edexcel units, there are no locally devised units. MANDATORY CORE UNITS: Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project. SPECIALIST UNITS: Mechatronics, Materials, Properties and Testing, Automation, Robotics and PLC, Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, Research Project, Professional Engineering Management, Advanced Mechanical Principles, Further Mathematics, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Utilisation of Electrical Power. At the end of year 1 students achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma having studied 8 units totaling 120 credits. At the end of year 2 students achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma having studied 16 units totaling 245 credits.

How will I be taught: 

The programme will be delivered in a variety of learning environments which will help to support development of the learners self study skills. A variety of practical and theoretical applications will be used to reinforce the learning along with a strong emphasis on work related learning within the industry. The emphasis is on implementing engineering solutions for the modern engineering environment.

How will I be assessed: 

Student assessment involves three assignments per module, of which one may be a be a controlled assignment. All assigned work would need to be completed by assignment deadline dates. Each module is assessed by individual or group coursework assignments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
BTEC HND Diploma in General Engineering (QCF) Level 5
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=MNT214
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
MNT214
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-humanities-blue
Course Options: 
MNT214CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:26

Equine Courses

Equine Management Higher National Diploma

The Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) includes a unique range of modules chosen to give learners an unrivalled understanding of the equine sports and coaching industry together with the managerial skills necessary to succeed in business. With a substantial practical element, modules include equine exercise physiology, equine sports medicine, applied sports coaching, equine exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology and management of performance horses. Learners will benefit from high quality equine facilities including a fantastic range of horses, indoor stabling and arena with training mirrors and cameras, outdoor all weather arenas, BSJA jumps and cross-country schooling fences and will use a brand new £3.5 million Animal Management Centre. At the end of the course, students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The HND can be topped up with one year’s study at university. Options include BSc Equine Science, BSc Equine Management, BSc Performance Management, and BSc Equine Studies. Successful completion of the course also allows students to enter industr

Reason: 
A wide variety of horses to ride and work from the ground
Reason 2: 
Outstanding yard facilities
Reason 3: 
A range of learning environments
Reason 4: 
Excellent, supportive and knowledgeable staff
Reason 5: 
QAA approved
What will I Study: 

You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course and will work in a supervisory capacity on the equine yard. Year 1 units: Work based experience; Horse husbandry; Event management for land based industries; Human resource management; Anatomy and physiology; Animal nutrition; Develop and implement a training programme; Teaching a specialist subject. Year 2 units: Research project; Animal health and welfare; Work-based experience; Biological principles; Principles of animal health; Equine sports medicine; Management of the performance horse; Animal industry and trade.

How will I be taught: 

You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course, and will gain the opportunity to work with the horses on our equine yard. You will be taught by experienced tutors supported by a dedicated yard team. Learning is achieved through a mixture of group and individual work, lectures, presentations, project work, practical horse handling, dissections, laboratory experiments, study trips and guest speakers.

How will I be assessed: 

You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and reports, poster and oral presentations, practical assessments, discussions and debates.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Equine Management (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=EQU094
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
EQU094
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-land-green
Course Options: 
EQU094BF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:22

Hair & Beauty Courses

Hair, Beauty and Make-up Management Higher National Diploma

This course is aimed at dedicated learners who want to move into the creative industries or further training within the beauty industry, and are looking for practical training and a nationally-recognised qualification. You will gain advanced technical, management knowledge and skills relating to the hairdressing, beauty and make-up related industries. You will also undertake aspects such as health and fitness as well as small business enterprise. This course will give you the skills to work at management level within the industry or give you the skills to start your own business. This course will offer two routes. One being beauty therapy lead and the other one being hair, beauty, and media and theatrical make-up. The beauty route will provide you with the knowledge, practical experience and confidence to pursue a career in a range of disciplines, and will provide you with training in Aromatherapy, sports massage and Indian head massage. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The Higher National Diploma in Hair, Beauty and Make up will allow learners to progress on to industry related employment or qualifications, as well as higher level apprenticeships.

Reason: 
Teaching by experienced professionals and industry experts
Reason 2: 
A strong emphasis on developing industry-ready graduates
Reason 3: 
Exciting programmes of guest lectures and high-profile guest speakers
Reason 4: 
Opportunities to apply for work placements to gain hands-on experience
Reason 5: 
Tailored, professional suppor to help your business
What will I Study: 

Core Units: Management of health, safety and security in the salon/ workshop; Salon/ workshop management; Sales management in the hair, make-up and beauty sector; Quality management of client care in the hair, make-up and beauty sector. Optional Units: Beauty Therapy Route: Provide Indian Head Massage Public relations in the hair and beauty sector Small business enterprise Physiology of ageing Provide Aromatherapy Human Health and Nutrition Sport Exercise and massage   Hair and Make-up Route: Manage the creation of a hair style collection Human health and nutrition Provide Indian Head Massage Public relations in the hair and beauty sector Small business enterprise Current trends in hair and Make-up Design Techniques and Applications for the Performer.

How will I be taught: 

The course is delivered by experienced professionals who are experts in the industry and have extensive industry and teaching profiles. The course places a strong emphasis on developing industry-ready graduates and students are encouraged to apply for work placements to gain hands-on experience. Learning is aided by a programme of guest lectures and a number of high-profile guest speakers have presented to students. Students will study the different disciplines for the variety of excitin

How will I be assessed: 

The units will be assessed using a variety of methods including direct observation, research and essay writing.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
EDX L5 HND Dip in Hair & Beauty Management
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BET159
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
BET159
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-adult-purple
Course Options: 
BET159CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:16

Horticulture Courses

Horticulture and Management Higher National Certificate

The Higher National Certificate in Horticulture is a challenging course which has been designed to provide students with both the knowledge and technical skills to enter the industry at a managerial level. Horticulture is a vibrant and exciting industry with excellent opportunities in a range of careers such as plant science, garden design and crop production. There is a recognised skills gap for people with higher level qualifications in this subject. Our Brinsbury campus is placed in the heart of West Sussex which is the country’s leading area for glasshouse and production horticulture. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

West Sussex is the UK’s leading area for horticulture with an extensive glasshouse, fruit and vegetable and amenity horticulture sector which provides great opportunities for career development and business start-up. There are several opportunities for progression onto Degree level course in Horticu

Reason: 
Great links with local industries
Reason 2: 
Specialist staff
Reason 3: 
Brinsbury has extensive grounds and resources for teaching
Reason 4: 
Small class sizes to allow individualised learning
Reason 5: 
Regular tutorial support to enhance your learning experience
What will I Study: 

Principles of plant and soil science. Plant selection and establishment, growing media. Manage the identification and classification of plants, fruit and vegetable production management. Project management for land-based industries. Enterprise and financial management for land-based industries. Build and maintain effective customer relations.

How will I be taught: 

Courses are taught with a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, with the added expectation of self-directed study. Students will be expected to work as part of a team and autonomously in order to complete scheduled work.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment, examinations and written assignments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 4
Qualification gained: 
HNC Horticulture
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=HOR150
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
HOR150
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-land-green
Course Options: 
HOR150BF1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:22

Maths & Science Courses

Applied Biosciences Higher National Diploma

The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Applied Biosciences develops a wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding needed to succeed in employment in biologically based industries. The course gives students the opportunity to take advantage of excellent science facilities situated in a purpose built environment. Students benefit from a large amount of tutor led class time (up to 14 hours a week) from our professional, friendly, and approachable staff. As a practically based course delivered through supported workshops, it’s a ‘doing’ experience in preference to a ‘listening’ one. Each module is assessed by individual or group coursework assignments. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma will enable learners to progress on to further study such as a full honours degree or go straight into employment in the Science Industry.

Reason: 
Small Class Sizes
Reason 2: 
Professional support from experienced Lecturers
Reason 3: 
Affordable Tuition Fees with access to Student Loans
Reason 4: 
Opportunities in industry and higher learning for Graduates
Reason 5: 
QAA approved
What will I Study: 

HNC (Year 1) Modules: Cell Biology • Physiology of Cellular Systems • Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology • Chemistry for Applied Biologists • Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways • Pharmacological Principles of Drug Actions • Ecological Principles and their Applications • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information HND (Year 2) Modules: Project for Applied Science • Human Health and Nutrition • Food Molecules, Additives and their Roles • Environmental Monitoring and Analysis • Environmental Management and Conservation • Biodiversity, Conservation and Threats • Personal and Professional Development • Employability Skills

How will I be taught: 

Group and individual work, lectures, project work, practical classes, self study, study trips, and guest speakers. Students joining the HND in Applied Biosciences are provided with a Course Handbook (each year) detailing the course structure, key course dates and what is expected of students. It is the intention that students can confidently rely on their course handbook for semester dates, module delivery dates, timetabling information and assignment hand-in dates.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment, examinations and written assignments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Higher National Certificate/Higher National Diploma in Applied Biosciences
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=SCI058
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
SCI058
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
SCI058CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:28

Media & Film Courses

Creative Multimedia and Journalism Higher National Diploma

This course has a broad media base that reflects a professional working environment, standards and experience. The HND in Creative Multimedia and Journalism offers students a vocational progression route in to higher level study offering an exciting variety of units that focus on film, animation, radio, journalism and television. You will have the opportunity to combine theory and practice in an exciting and stimulating way, developing yourself as an individual media producer as well as gaining a sound understanding of professional practice in the ever growing media industry. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Many students will choose to move directly into professional practice. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to professional development through portfolio production, networking and work experience. Students will have worked with many loca

Reason: 
Excellent Facilities and Studio Suites
Reason 2: 
Experienced Teaching Staff
Reason 3: 
Opportunities for work experience
Reason 4: 
Opportunities to work with experienced Artists
Reason 5: 
Visits to industry and Galleries
What will I Study: 

Year 1 Units: Interview and Presentation Techniques for Television, Television News, Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production, Radio Magazine Programme Production, Research Techniques for Creative Media Production, Page Design & Layout for Newspapers and Magazines, Politics for Journalists and News Journalism for Print Year 2 Units: Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation, Animation Techniques, Director for Moving Image Production, Sound Design for Moving Image Production, Special Subject Investigation, Radio Documentary Production, Moving Image Documentary Production, Work Experience in the Creative Media Sector

How will I be taught: 

Courses are taught with a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, with the added expectation of self-directed study. Students will be expected to work as part of a team and autonomously in order to complete scheduled work.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment, examinations and written assignments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 4
Qualification gained: 
HNC/HND (Level 4/5) Creative Media and Journalism
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ART214
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
ART214
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
ART214CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:14

Music Courses

Creative Sound Design for Film & Gaming Higher National Diploma

The HND in Creative Sound Design for Film and Gaming develops a number of important skills, knowledge and understanding required to succeed in employment in the Creative Industries. The course gives students the opportunity to take advantage of specialist audio software to design and create sounds, as well as compose music to a variety of different situations. Students will also have access to our new hybrid recording studios where they will learn and develop their understanding of importance of good audio capture. There will be a large amount of tutor led class time (up to 14 per week) from our highly skilled, professional, friendly and approachable staff. The lecturing teams are all still active within the industry at various levels, meaning that students will benefit from their up to date knowledge of industry practices. The course is at its core designed to be a practical ‘hands-on’ course as this the most valuable way for students to gain experience. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma will enable learners to progress on to further study such as a degree or straight into employment in the creative sector. Creative Sound Design offers an incredibly diverse range of career paths including: music for film

Reason: 
An enthusiastic focus on employability led teaching and learning.
Reason 2: 
Current techniques and technologies, constantly under review.
Reason 3: 
Access to the latest industry standard software.
Reason 4: 
Experienced teaching staff dedicated to developing each individual.
Reason 5: 
QAA approved.
What will I Study: 

First Year Units: Creative Arts Research Skills • Music in Context • Aural Perception • Music Composition Techniques • Music Production Analysis • Principles of Musical Sound • Studio Recording and Engineering • Music Studio Production. Second Year Units: Critical Music Listening • Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts • Applied Music Production Techniques • Audio Post Production • Composing for Film and Television • Composing in Context • Computer Music Composition and Production • Sound Creation and Manipulation.

How will I be taught: 

Courses are taught with a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, with the added expectation of self-directed study. Students will be expected to work as part of a team and autonomously in order to complete scheduled work.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment, examinations and written assignments.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
EDX L5 HND Creative Sound Design for Film & Gaming
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=MUS165
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
MUS165
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
MUS165CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:26

Professional Session Musician Higher National Diploma

The next step for Level 3 students looking for a sustainable career pathway and broader engagement with the ‘standup’ skills of performance in commercial music, song-writing and production. From song-writing, arranging, improvising and performing, to recording, marketing, planning and logistical issues, every great artist can adapt to different musical styles and integrate across a range of professional roles. Whether you are working towards a career in musical theatre, music for film and television, live performance, recording studio skills, jazz and improvisation, or writing and arranging or producing for other artists, you will benefit from the foundation program. The materials cover most contemporary commercial genres in the great tradition from jazz and the Great American Songbook, to soul, funk, r’n’b, hip-hop, to film and television sound scores and arrangements. Working with our team of industry professionals you will improve your skills and heighten your awareness and understanding of music. They will challenge and expand your talent and insight to set you on a path to becoming the complete musician within a vibrant industry sector.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

This course provides opportunities for graduates to enter employment within a range of musical and production industries, or progress on to a degree course at university.

Reason: 
We have seen students ‘go pro’ whilst on the course, or shortly after…
Reason 2: 
We have advanced previous year groups into prestigious universities
Reason 3: 
Staff are industry professionals as well as experienced teachers
Reason 4: 
New design of course that has been running successfully over 30 years
Reason 5: 
Workshops and Masterclasess led by the UK's finest musicians
What will I Study: 

• 15 hours of 1-2-1 individual lessons on your instrument. • Practical band sessions, with in-depth work on all parts, comprise a large part of the course. • Aural recognition, transcription, notation and improvisation all have tasks and seminars. • Arrangements and compositions are all developed within the context of rehearsals and played in public performances. • Keyboard skills are related to harmony, theory and arranging knowledge. • Logic, Sibelius and Pro-Tools are incorporated as tools for creating arrangements, composing, and recording and mixing in the department’s recording studio. • Contextual studies provide guidance for historical and contemporary research projects. • Regular public performances and students organise a regional tour. • The materials cover most commercial genres from the great tradition of jazz and the Great American Songbook, to soul, funk, fusion, world music, R’n’B, reggae and hip-hop, to film and television sound scores and arrangements.

How will I be taught: 

The course prides itself on treating all members of the cohort as individuals. We have a team of professional practitioners who will support your learning in a range of contexts from the Mac Sequencing Suite, to the recording studio in a small group, to seminar rooms in ensembles. The modules focus upon an area of research and exploration that will generate material for performance, models for composition and arranging, and genre-specific techniques.

How will I be assessed: 

Assessment will be by practical tasks and larger scale projects, and by producing written evaluations and explanations. The majority of the assessment will be done internally by Chichester College. The work is practical where possible, and assessed as such, in an on-going way, so as not to become obtrusive upon the learning.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 5
Qualification gained: 
HND Diploma in Music (Production Pathway)- Two Year Programme
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=MUS164
Entry requirements: 
Successful audition to demonstrate appropriate experience and a commitment to pursue music. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
MUS164
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-travel-purple
Course Options: 
MUS164CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 09:45

PGCE & Teacher Training Courses

Learning Support Foundation Degree with the University of Portsmouth

Would you like to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of your education support role? If you have at least a year's experience in a learning support context, paid or voluntary, and the ability to study at this level you could work towards a nationally recognised qualification in your field. This course provides students with the knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles required for supporting learning across the curriculum and across education phases. In doing so, it enables students to develop the professional and practical skills required to work in classrooms and other educational settings, and provides the opportunity to undertake further training, develop existing skills, and acquire new competences to empower its graduates to assume crucial responsibilities within a variety of educational organisations.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

On successful completion of the FdA Learning Support, all students will have the opportunity to progress to an appropriate BA degree such as the BA (Hons) Education and Training Studies and then use their qualification to.

Reason: 
Classroom & work-based learning supporting your professional development
Reason 2: 
Experienced teaching staff dedicated to developing each individual.
Reason 3: 
Diversity of students on course bring a wealth of knowledge & experience
Reason 4: 
Small class sizes to allow individualised learning
Reason 5: 
QAA approved
What will I Study: 

The course comprises a range of units that will cover: supporting learners with diverse needs learning theory assessment supporting learning with social and emotional needs literacy and numeracy own choice research and enquiry projects personal professional development including key skills Students are encouraged to relate the units to their professional roles. Understanding of the learning support role is further enhanced by the use of study groups where practitioners from different backgrounds can offer support and share experiences.

How will I be taught: 

We have a well-established reputation for providing stimulating and academically rewarding courses and our tutors are committed practitioners who will guide you through your study. Teaching will be in small groups and will include group activities and seminars as well as more formal lectures. Each unit will incorporate a work-based element that you will complete in the context of your work environment. You will be required to identify a mentor in your workplace who will be able to support

How will I be assessed: 

There are no final exams. Instead, each unit has its own assessment focus, which will be one of the following: essays case studies reflective reports research projects You will be given clear guidance for all assignments. Key skills will be assessed through the units.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=HCR472
Entry requirements: 
Entrants under 21 would ideally have an appropriate full A Level or vocational A Level, or Level 3 qualification. Entrants over 21 need to demonstrate that they can succeed within the course's academic requirements. All applicants need to be working in a learning support setting for 12 hours a week.
Course Code: 
HCR472
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-travel-purple
Course Options: 
HCR472CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:22

PGCE & Cert Ed in Further Education & Training (University of Portsmouth)

This course offers the recognised teaching qualification that will enable you to pursue a career as a teacher in the further education and training sector. You can train on a part-time alongside your teaching position and is designed for teachers who currently work in further education and training. This Uni of Portsmouth qualification is delivered at Chichester College. After you apply, you will need to register with the Uni of Portsmouth: www.port.ac.uk

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

This course provides the skills and knowledge to take up teaching roles in further education environments, including: • Further education colleges • Sixth-form colleges • Private training providers • Public services • Voluntary organisations

Reason: 
You will experience outstanding teaching & learning on the course
Reason 2: 
Gain a nationally recognised University of Portsmouth qualification
Reason 3: 
You will be given outstanding support on your teaching practice
Reason 4: 
An ‘Outstanding’ college, which provides learning to meet your needs
Reason 5: 
Provision enables you to share experience across disciplines
What will I Study: 

The course is split into four units that are studied over two years. Year 1 focuses on developing you as a teaching practitioner. This involves learning about teaching concepts and developing practical skills in planning and delivering lessons to a high standard, as well as assessing students. This will be delivered and assessed via the following two units: • Unit 1.1 Planning, Assessing and Evaluating Teaching and Learning Programmes. • Unit 1.2 Theories and Principles for Planning and Enabling Learning in a Specialist Subject Area. Year 2 is designed to enable you to establish a wider knowledge of the further education sector. You will research contemporary issues which are affecting further education as well as continuing to hone your teaching practice. This will be delivered and assessed via the following two units: • Unit 2.1 Professional Practice • Unit 2.2 Curriculum Design in a Specialist Subject Area

How will I be taught: 

Teaching aims to demonstrate good practice and therefore employs a range of styles which include seminars, workshops, lectures and active group participation. Your time in class will develop your skills and knowledge to inform your own teaching practice and help to develop your own teaching style. The emphasis throughout the course is on inclusive learning and teaching combined with reflective practice within a teacher’s own specialist subject area.

How will I be assessed: 

Each year you will complete two units of study, with each unit comprising between 2 – 3 assignments. Each unit has varying approaches to assessment. Examples include research-based essays, teaching practice files, lesson observations and logging personal development.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Cert Ed & PGCE in Further Education & Training
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=TET009
Entry requirements: 
Level 3 qualification within subject area & experience for Cert Ed, or honours degree for PGCE. GCSE maths and English language at grade C or above. 50 hours teaching per year. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and occupational health clearance.
Course Code: 
TET009
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-travel-purple
Course Options: 
TET009CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:28

Performing Arts Courses

Performing Arts (Acting) Higher National Certificate

Our HNC course is a strong foundation year in developing performance techniques, independent discipline and professional practices for entry into further full-time study in accredited drama schools or work in the profession. Emphasis will be given in the first term to preparation for auditions at drama schools, ensemble performance and personal development. Performance projects are the underlying foundation of the course. As members of our ‘IntAct’ Theatre Company students will work within a schedule that emulates that of a professional company, taking daily technique classes and rehearsals. Recent productions have performed during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and local theatres. Students will also undertake research into performance practices and virtuosity, which will produce work within the scholarly conventions appropriate to an undergraduate level of study. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Progress from this course can lead to places at an accredited drama School, University or directly into the profession. Recent graduates have attained places at Guildhall, Guildford, E15 and Rose Bruford. As students will be performing as part of a r

Reason: 
Emphasis on Performance Opportunities
Reason 2: 
Small class sizes
Reason 3: 
Lower tuition fees than university
Reason 4: 
Excellent support from subject lecturers
Reason 5: 
Experienced staff who have worked in the industry
What will I Study: 

Units and Projects will be selected from: Preparation for Drama/University Auditions; Children’s Theatre Production; Physical Theatre Production; Developing Acting Skills; Innovative Approaches to Acting; Physical Theatre Performance; Naturalistic Acting; Creative Arts Professional Practice; Voice and Speech; Movement for the Actor; Creative Arts Research Skills and Devising Performance. You will undertake rigourous practical research and academic exploration, which will produce work within the scholarly conventions appropriate to an undergraduate level of study.

How will I be taught: 

As members of our ‘IntAct’ Theatre Company, you will work within a schedule that emulates that of a professional company, taking daily technique classes and rehearsals. An independent approach to study and the generation of performing arts evidence is emphasised through all units.

How will I be assessed: 

You will be assessed on your ability to respond to stimuli in the rehearsal room and on the simulation of skills in performances. You will also create appropriate research to supplement any practical assignment; this will be through logbooks or research papers.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 4
Qualification gained: 
BTEC HNC Diploma in Performing Arts (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=PFA186
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
PFA186
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
PFA186CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:26

Performing Arts (Dance) Higher National Certificate

As members of the undergraduate dance company, Etch, students will work within a schedule that emulates that of a professional company, taking daily advanced level technique classes in contemporary, classical ballet and jazz. The students will use research to implement in a creative working environment, directing and developing work for the company. They will rehearse repertory pieces and actively engage with professional choreographers from the dance industry in the creation of new work. Throughout the year students will develop teaching skills and strategies and gain experience in leading dance workshops. The company will conduct a national tour providing students with the experience of performing with a diverse and challenging repertory. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

You can continue with your dance education at university or dance school. Some of you may embark on careers in arts administration and management; choreography; community arts; dance performance and teaching, film and television production.

Reason: 
To further develop skills in performance and production.
Reason 2: 
To create work with professional choreographers from the dance industry.
Reason 3: 
To develop teaching skills and gain teaching experience.
Reason 4: 
To actively engage in a national tour as part of Etch Dance Company.
Reason 5: 
To embark and develop creative projects within the local community.
What will I Study: 

A nationally recognised qualification equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The course has focus on independent learning and practical knowledge and skills. The whole course will run as an Undergraduate Dance Company, you will be assessed through the following units: Classical Ballet Background and Performance, Contemporary Dance Techniques, Jazz Dance Technique and Performance, Creative Arts Research, Creative Arts Professional Practice, Choreography for Solo/group Performance, Physical Theatre Performance and Dance for Musical Theatre. This level 4 programme allows you to gain knowledge, understanding and skills in dance preparing you for a variety of progression routes in performance, choreography and teaching.

How will I be taught: 

Study is informed by concepts and methods drawn from disciplines such as anthropology, art and design, cultural studies, ethnography, history, literature, media studies, music, philosophy, politics, social policy and sociology. Activities may be combined with video, film, TV, radio and multi-disciplinary performance and also with work which integrates a variety of modes of performance and creation, including other media and new technology, and interdisciplinary and inter-media performance.

How will I be assessed: 

You will be assessed continuously throughout the year using a mixture of practical assessment and written submissions. You should be able to demonstrate understanding and/or ability in a range of the following: histories, forms and traditions of performance, key practitioners and practices

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 4
Qualification gained: 
BTEC HNC Diploma in Performing Arts (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=PFA150
Entry requirements: 
GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.
Course Code: 
PFA150
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
PFA150CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:26

Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) Higher National Certificate

This is a challenging course designed for the student desiring to follow a career path in Musical Theatre. Emphasis will be given in the first term to preparation for entry to conservatoire/drama schools. Development of triple threat performance skills is the emphasis of the course. Performance opportunities will be made available. The year will culminate with a showcase. Classes will be delivered in all three performance disciplines – Singing, Dancing and Acting – providing the opportunity for students to become ‘triple threat’ performers. Within your musical theatre company you will work within a schedule that emulates that of a professional company taking daily technique classes and working towards performance opportunities. Along with your regular teaching staff you will also participate in workshops from visiting practitioners. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Progress from this course can lead to Drama School, University or into theatrical professions. Students will perform as part of a real theatre company, develop their portfolio and networking skills to prepare themselves for the "world of work".

Reason: 
Graduate with a Higher National Certificate
Reason 2: 
Be part of a Professional Performing Arts Company
Reason 3: 
Opens opportunities in the Profession
Reason 4: 
Excellent Studio facilities with an onsite Theatre
Reason 5: 
Teaching is dynamic and provides complete guidance in all areas
What will I Study: 

Units: Creative Arts Research Skill; Creative Arts Professional Practice; Development of Acting Skills; Physical Theatre Performance; Dance for Musical Theatre; Jazz Dance Technique and Performance; Tap Dance Technique and Performance; Musical Theatre Performance; Singing for Musical Theatre.

How will I be taught: 

As a trainee professional member you will produce three to four shows that includes a children’s theatre, naturalism, physical theatre and experimental theatre. Performance projects are the underlying foundation of the course. Students will work within a schedule that emulates that of a professional company.

How will I be assessed: 

You will be assessed on your ability to respond to stimuli in the rehearsal room and on the simulation of skills in performances. You will also create appropriate research to supplement any practical assignment; this will be through logbooks or research papers.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
Yes
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 4
Qualification gained: 
HNC Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=PFA232
Entry requirements: 
All applicants are required to have a Successful Audition GCSE English Language at Grade A*-C And either GCE A level in two related subjects at grade C or above or BTEC Ext. Diploma in Performing Arts at grade: MMM Mature students with suitable work experience and GCSE/O'Level C+
Course Code: 
PFA232
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
PFA232CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:26

HNC, HND & Foundation Degrees

Our higher education (HE) courses will allow you to gain a qualification equivalent to the first 2 years of a traditional bachelor's honours degree. 

They offer an alternative and often cost effective way to study at university level. After completing your HE course, you can either choose to top up your qualification to a full honours degree at a partner university or go straight into work with this higher qualification on your CV.

If you’ve been out of education for some time and don’t have any A-levels or their equivalents, you can enrol for our Access to Higher Education diploma courses which gets you back into learning and prepares you for study at university level.
 

See our HE courses

 

HNCs and HNDs

HNCs and HNDs are university level courses that are equivalent to the first and second years, respectively, of an honours degree. We offer a range of vocational HNCs and HNDs that, once completed, you can then choose to top up to a full honours degree at certain universities.

Annual course fees for HNDs and HNCs are much lower than for a full degree. For more information, visit our course fees page or contact the Admissions Team on 01243 786321.

 

Foundation Degrees

Foundation Degrees are a relatively new type of university level qualification. They are innovative because they are work related and have been designed in consultation with employers to equip students with the relevant knowledge and skills for business.  If you're already in work, a foundation degree will give you the skills you need to develop your career further.  If you're moving on from full-time education, a foundation degree (which usually takes two years full-time) could be the perfect kick start to your career.

If you want to know more about foundation degrees visit the Learning at Work Information Service website.

 

Extended Degrees

Extended degrees are offered by universities, particularly in science related subjects, to enable those who don't have the appropriate qualifications to take a related honours degree, either because you didn't get the required grades in science or because you have been studying humanities and now want to transfer to science.  We work in partnership with universities to offer the first foundation year of their extended degrees. 

Contact the Admissions Team on 01243 786321 for more information.

 

How to apply

You will need to apply through UCAS for all our university level courses . To find out more about our university level courses and to talk through your individual situation call 01243 786321.
 

See our HE courses

Sub Title: 
HE courses explained
Thumbnail Image: 
Thumbnail Image: 
Forward: 
access

All About UCAS

Below you can find links to various HE policies and information.

 

View HE Academic Appeals Procedure
 

View HE Access Agreement
 

View HE Assessment Policy
 

View HE Complaints Procedure
 

View HE Course Handbook Policy
 

View HE Learning and Teaching Strategy

View HE Recruitment and Admission Policy
 

View HE Strategic Aims (KPIs)
 

View HE Student Loan Registration and Withdrawal Process
 

View HE Student Terms & Conditions
 

View HE Widening Participation and Outreach Policy
 

View HE Work Readiness Policy

Thumbnail Image: 

View our HE Access Agreement

Apply Now - Clearing places available

Simply complete the form below to submit your HE course application

Thumbnail Image: 
Webform: 
HE Application Form

It's not too late

If you’re planning to start studying on a full time university level course this year but you haven’t got the grades you were hoping for, haven’t applied yet or are worried about fees, you could still come and study with us thanks to HE Clearing!

The clearing process is the way in which colleges and universities, including ourselves, fill any places still available on their courses. You can apply to enter clearing from July to the end of September.

You don’t have to wait to ask about starting a course with us though. Get in touch today!

Call 01243 786321 ext 2112 or email Victoria.Sullivan@chichester.ac.uk

View HE Courses

 

Is clearing part of UCAS?

Yes. If you miss the UCAS application deadline at the end of June, haven’t had any offers, have turned down all your offers of if you don’t meet the conditions of your offers, then you can use Clearing.

Find out more on UCAS

 

When can I apply for Clearing?

As soon as you get your results. To know if you’re eligible for clearing, check your UCAS track status. If it says ‘Clearing has started’ or ‘you are in Clearing’ then get in touch with us.

Give us a call on 01243 786321 ext 2112 or email Victoria.Sullivan@chichester.ac.uk

Sub Title: 
It's not too late to study with us in 2017/18
Thumbnail Image: 

HE Graduation

We've been awarded TEF silver rating

Worried about the fees?

  • Student loans are much cheaper than many people think
  • Maintenance grants are available, which don't have to be paid back
  • The HE route can lead directly into work or a top-up to an Honours Degree
  • Typical university costs per year are £9,125...
  • ...HE courses at Chichester College cost from as little as £5,750 for full time and £2,500 for part time
  • Higher education at Chichester College means high quality learning and great value for money

Need financial help?

Financial Help for 19+ Years

Returning to education may not be as difficult as you think. You may be eligible to receive financial support to provide help with tuition fees, childcare and travel costs.
 

Student Finance for Higher Education (18+)

If you're planning on studying a university level course with us, there may be funding available to help you with course fees and living costs. Funding is administered by the government through Student Finance England. To apply, you will need to register online

 

The Chichester College Learning Support Grant for 19+

The Chichester College Learning Support Grant is the name we have given to our discretionary learner support scheme and is administered by the college.

This grant can provide you with:

  • Help with travel costs
  • Help with equipment, books or resources costs.
  • Contribution towards childcare costs.
  • Help to pay UCAS admin fees.
  • contribution towards enrichment activities linked to your course.


How do I apply for the Chichester College Learning Support Grant?

Application forms and guidance are available from the Student Finance team in the Student Centre at Chichester and the student tutor office at Brinsbury. To register your interest, call the Student Finance team on 01243 786321 ext 2325 or 2119. We have tried to make applying as simple as possible, but it will involve filling in forms, providing evidence and telling us about your financial situation. We will then make an assessment based on your personal circumstances.

The Chichester College Learning Support Grant may still be available to successful applicants of the 19+ Advanced Learning Loan (see below) if the total houshold income is below £32,000.
 

Download application form

 

Advanced Learner Loan

You can apply for a loan to help cover the costs of full or part-time courses for adults (aged 19 and over) covering an extensive range of subjects, all leading to a recognised level 3 to level 6 qualification. Call 01243 786321 for an informal chat with our admissions team to discuss all the options.


Am I eligible?

You are eligible to receive a Advanced Learner Loan if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Studying a recognised further education level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification
  • A resident in the UK


When can I apply?

You can start applying for your loan from the 1st of June of the year of your enrolment. For more information visit the Gov.UK website.


Professional and Career Development Loans

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information visit the Gov.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

 

Travel

Buses

Stagecoach is offering a 7 day student Megarider gold ticket to allow unlimited bus travel on their bus services within West Sussex including routes to Brighton, Hampshire and Surrey. For more information or to buy your ticket online visit Stagecoach.


Trains

If your journey to Chichester or Brinsbury campus begins at Billingshurst, Shoreham-by-sea or Chichester, or any of the stations inbetween, you can purchase a 7 day Unizone ticket. A Unizone ticket entitles you to 7 days unlimted travel (within the destinations described above).

To purchase the Unizone ticket you will need both a 16-25 Railcard and a student card. Your student card will be given to you when you enrol. You will need to apply online at www.16-25railcard.co.uk for your 16-25 railcard.

If you are over the age of 25 you can also apply for the 16-25 railcard. You will need to upload and complete the Mature Student Declaration available on the 16-25 railcard website.

 

If your journey to Chichester or Brinsbury campus begins at Horley or Ockley, or any of the stations inbetween, you will be entitled to a 34% discount. Tickets are purchased from Southern Railway's website www.southernrailway.com.

This will be subject to the following conditions:

- You must be a full time student

- You must have obtained a free 'Sussex Student Card' (visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/schooltransport )

- You must purchase your ticket for a minimum of one month

Your discount will only be valid for stations that are not covered by the Worthing and Billingshurst Unizone.

 

Childcare

We have a nursery called First Steps at both the Chichester and Brinsbury campuses, which offer great quality childcare to students.

If you are aged 19 or under and have children, you can apply for help with childcare costs from the Care to Learn scheme.  If you are aged over 20, you can apply for help through the Chichester College Learning Support Grant for 19+.

 

Residential Bursaries

We offer bursaries to full-time students taking landbased courses at our Brinsbury campus who live beyond a normal, daily traveling distance. The bursary is for accommodation costs or for travel costs, if the student wishes to stay at home.  The bursary can be up to £94 a week for students living away from home.  The bursary is means tested, so the amount you receive will depend on your family's income.  Applications for bursaries are made direct to the college, please speak to the Student Finance team for more information.

 

Thumbnail Image: 

Need somewhere to stay?

If you're on a full time course, are 18 years old or over at the time of admission and are unable to travel into college daily, you can choose to live in accommodation at our Chichester campus or nearby.

 

Westgate Hall of Residence

Westgate Halls provides accommodation for students who are 18 and over at time of admission. Westgate has superb self-catering and full board student accommodation for 160 residents. All rooms are single and en-suite with some having been specifically designed to meet the needs of disabled students.

Find out more

 

Homestay accommodation for 16 - 18 years old

Homestay

Homestay means that you will live in a house with the owner and family. This accommodation is available if you are on a full-time course and both self-catering and half-board are available. You will be able to choose whether you want to be in a smoking or non-smoking household and whether you want to stay in accommodation with or without pets or children.

Find out more

 

Prices & how to apply

Non-Refundable Accommodation Booking Fee 1-4 Weeks £50

Non-Refundable Accommodation Booking Fee 5 Weeks + £100

Allocation of accommodation depends on what is available when you apply. We advise that you apply early, stating both your first and second choices. If you have any specific requirements please add this to your application form.

The Brinsbury campus has no on-site accommodation, but students can apply for a homestay with host families close to the campus.

To apply, download the form below and send through to accommodation@chichester.ac.uk. If you need any help with your application, please call +44 (0)1243 812205.

 

Download  Accommodation application form (UK)

Download  Accommodation price list 2017/18

 

Under 18 years?

If you are under 18 at the time of admission, you can find out about our accommodation for 16-17 years.

 

Not a UK student?

If you are an international students, please visit our international pages for detailed information of our accommodation.

 

Want to come and see for yourself?

To arrange a tour of our accommodation, or if you have any questions, please email accommodation@chichester.ac.uk.

 

All our accommodation is quality assured. 

Find out more

Thumbnail Image: 

Getting back into higher education

If you’ve been out of education for some time and didn't take A-levels or their equivalents when you were at school and you now want to go to university, you can enrol for our Access to Higher Education courses which get you back into learning and prepare you for study at university level. 

An Access Diploma is recognised by universities as a good preparation for their degree courses.  It's taught over one year and provides crucial study skills required by universities, such as research, essay writing and presentations.  Over three terms, students cover theory and practical work equivalent to three A levels.
 

View access courses

Events

Autumn Open Morning at Brinsbury

Brinsbury is the countryside campus of Chichester College. Our open events give you the opportunity to have a look round the campus, as well as talking to our friendly staff to help you decide which course is right for you.

If you'd like to talk to us before the next event then our admissions team are here to help.  You can drop in to see them at either campus or ring 01243 786321.

Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
10:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Brinsbury Campus
Header Image: 
Agriculture
Thumbnail Image: 
Agriculture
Subjects: 
Access to HE
Adult Education
Higher Education
Agriculture
Animal/Veterinary Care & Dog Grooming
Animal Care
Dog Grooming
Veterinary Care
Blacksmithing & Farriery
Equine
Horticulture & Landscape Gardening
Forestry & Arboriculture

Autumn Open Evening at Chichester

Come in and look around, chat to staff and students, view our facilities, have a go at some of the activities and explore the many courses we have on offer.

If you can't make it into campus for our open events, we are open all year round so please do pop in and visit our Positive About Futures team and admissions staff in the Student Centre who can help you choose the best course for you. You can drop in to see them 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday or contact the admissions team on 01243 786321.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
16:30 to 19:00
Location: 
Chichester Campus
Header Image: 
Thumbnail Image: 
Subjects: 
Furniture
Higher & Degree Apprenticeships
Accounting Qualifications
A-Levels
Access to HE
Adult Education
Apprenticeships
Arts
Art, Design & Media
Art & Design
Fashion
Media & Film
Humanities & Social Science
Humanities
Languages
Music
Jazz
Music Technology
Popular Music
Performing Arts
Acting & Drama
Dance
Musical Theatre
Stage Management
Body
Hair & Beauty
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
Health, Care & Childhood Studies
Childcare
Health & Social Care
Sport & PE
Coaching & Instructing
Health & Fitness
Sport & Leisure
GCSE
Higher Education
Industry
Business & Management
Accounting & Finance
Business
Customer services
Human Resources
Law
Leadership & Management
Marketing
Project Management
Catering & Hospitality
Construction
Brickwork
Carpentry & Joinery
Electrical
Gas
Health, Safety & Security
Painting & Decorating
Plumbing
Furniture & Upholstery
Motor Industry
Motor Cycle
Motor Vehicle
Public Services
Travel & Tourism
Professional Courses
CIM, CIPD & ILM Courses
CIPD Courses
ILM courses
Science, Computing & Engineering
Computing & IT
Engineering
Maths & Science
SEND
Teacher Training & Education
Vocational

Autumn Open Morning at Chichester

Come in and look around, chat to staff and students, view our facilities, have a go at some of the activities and explore the many courses we have on offer.

If you can't make it into campus for our open events, we are open all year round so please do pop in and visit our Positive About Futures team and admissions staff in the Student Centre who can help you choose the best course for you. You can drop in to see them 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday or contact the admissions team on 01243 786321.

Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
10:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Chichester Campus
Header Image: 
Chichester College
Thumbnail Image: 
Chichester College
Subjects: 
Furniture
Higher & Degree Apprenticeships
Accounting Qualifications
A-Levels
Access to HE
Adult Education
Apprenticeships
Arts
Art, Design & Media
Art & Design
Fashion
Media & Film
Humanities & Social Science
Humanities
Languages
Music
Jazz
Music Technology
Popular Music
Performing Arts
Acting & Drama
Dance
Musical Theatre
Stage Management
Body
Hair & Beauty
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
Health, Care & Childhood Studies
Childcare
Health & Social Care
Sport & PE
Coaching & Instructing
Health & Fitness
Sport & Leisure
GCSE
Higher Education
Industry
Business & Management
Accounting & Finance
Business
Customer services
Human Resources
Law
Leadership & Management
Marketing
Project Management
Catering & Hospitality
Construction
Brickwork
Carpentry & Joinery
Electrical
Gas
Health, Safety & Security
Painting & Decorating
Plumbing
Furniture & Upholstery
Motor Industry
Motor Cycle
Motor Vehicle
Public Services
Travel & Tourism
HNC & HND (International)
Access to Higher Education (International)
Vocational (International)
Animal Management (International)
Art, Design & Media (International)
Beauty Therapy (International)
Professional Courses
CIM, CIPD & ILM Courses
CIPD Courses
ILM courses
Science, Computing & Engineering
Computing & IT
Engineering
Maths & Science
SEND
Teacher Training & Education
Vocational

Chichester College celebrates successes at graduation ceremony

The success of more than seventy Chichester College graduates was celebrated at Chichester Cathedral on Thursday 29 June.


The ceremony recognised the hard work and achievements of students who have completed higher national certificates (HNCs), higher national diplomas (HNDs) or foundation degrees in subjects ranging from animal management to performing arts.

The cathedral was packed with family members, college staff and governors, as well as local dignitaries including the Mayor of Chichester, Peter Evans.

And for the graduating class of 2017, it was an emotional occasion.

Ashlea Piper, graduating with a HNC in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre), said: “It’s exciting to graduate and it has been quite emotional. It’s the end of the road for us here and it’s come around so quickly!”

Emily Johnson, who was awarded with her HND in Music Performance (Jazz) and also received the award for Music Performance (Jazz) student of the year, added: “I’m very happy and overwhelmed! I wasn’t expecting it to be such a big event.

“I feel very happy and very privileged to have studied here.”

Friends Abigail Clue and Kayle Fairman were among the graduates paying tribute to their lecturers after collecting their HNDs in Equine Management – which they studied at the college’s Brinsbury campus.

Abigail said: “The support from everyone has been amazing over the past two years.”

Kayle added: “The lecturers were really, really helpful. They helped me every step of the way.”

This was also reflected across other areas of the college, with Lydia Mark – graduating with a foundation degree in Events & Hospitality Management - echoing their comment: “Lianne (Grogan) and Andy (Ward) were brilliant. If you had a really bad week, you’d come in to college and they’d just brighten up your day. They encouraged us and pushed us forward.”

Classmate Sarah Waddington-Azambuja agreed: “I would not have graduated without them. I think we all think that they are just the best people.”

Chichester College Principal Shelagh Legrave OBE led the ceremony, which started with a procession of college staff and dignitaries.

She said: “It is fantastic to be celebrating the achievements of our new graduates – a happy and emotional day for everyone.

“They have all worked tremendously hard to reach this point.

“They have overcome challenges and shown such dedication, commitment and passion for their chosen subjects. I know I speak for everyone at the college when I say how proud we are of them.

“We now look to their futures and the successes that I’m sure await them – I am very much looking forward to hearing their stories in the years to come.”

Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor at Southampton Solent University and a special guest for the ceremony, presented certificates to the graduates, while a number of special awards, sponsored by local organisations, were also handed out to those who had demonstrated a particular flare or ability during their course, had achieved outstanding grades or had made significant progress.

The following special awards were presented:
  • Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award for Business Student of the Year – Holly Moore
  • Hilton Avisford Park Award for Events and Hospitality Management Student of the Year – Lydia Marks
  • Business IT Plus Ltd Award for Computing & Systems Development Student of the Year – Samuel Kemp
  • TopSpec Equine Ltd Award for Equine Management Student of the Year – Paige Jones
  • Chichester College Award for Animal Management Student of the Year – Hollie Cooper
  • Chichester College Award for Performing Arts (Dance) Student of the Year – Chantelle Hammond
  • Chichester College Award for Performing Arts (Acting) Student of the Year – Naima Ozbek
  • Chichester College Award for Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) Student of the Year – Emily Hale
  • Chichester College Award for Music Performance (Jazz) Student of the Year – Emily Johnson
  • Chichester College Award for Creative Media Production Student of the Year – Charlie Paul
Subjects: 
Access to HE
Higher Education

Chichester College awarded Silver rating in higher education teaching review

Chichester College has been awarded a Silver rating in an important review of teaching and learning across the UK’s higher education sector.

 

 

 


The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by Government, monitors and assesses the quality of teaching at colleges and universities.

Chichester College is one of 116 higher education (HE) providers to be awarded a Silver rating, which is given for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for students.

The findings stated that the college’s submission indicated that ‘all students achieve excellent outcomes in relation to progression and retention’ and that the metrics showed ‘high levels of student satisfaction in teaching, academic support, and assessment and feedback’.

Shelagh Legrave OBE, Chichester College Principal, said: “To receive a Silver rating in the first TEF review is a great result for us. 

“It is a direct reflection of the efforts and dedication of our staff, who regularly go above and beyond their duty to ensure our students receive an outstanding education.

“It is the first review of its kind and will give students clear information about the quality of teaching available at colleges and universities.

“We cover a huge range of HE courses, from performing arts to animal management, business to engineering – and many more subjects. This versatility, coupled with our Silver rating, will give future students more reasons to consider choosing Chichester College.”

The TEF awards were decided by an independent panel of experts, including academics, students and employer representatives.

They draw on national data and evidence submitted by each university or college to measure excellence in three areas: teaching quality, the learning environment and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.

The results and the underlying evidence will help students thinking about which university or college to apply to for autumn 2018, and encourage teaching and learning excellence across the UK.

Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, said: “Students invest significant amounts of time and money in their higher education. They rightly expect a high-quality learning experience and outcomes that reflect their potential.

“The UK already has a high bar for quality and standards, which all universities and colleges must meet. But the TEF judges excellence above and beyond this, clearly showing the highest levels across the sector.

“The TEF measures the things that students themselves say they care about: high-quality, engaged teaching and a supportive, stimulating learning environment which equips them with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their potential, and then to progress to a good job or further study.”

To find out more about higher education at Chichester College, visit www.chichester.ac.uk/higher-education 

 

 

 

 

Subjects: 
Higher Education

Chi-Fest returns to rock Chichester

Chichester College is celebrating the return of its free music festival later this month.

Chi-Fest will see the college campus brought to life on Saturday 17 June, with nine hours of live music across three stages, as well as an acoustic tent.

More than 50 live bands are set to perform, showcasing the talents of students (past and present) as well as local groups, musicians and performers.

The festival promises to be a fantastic family day out, with lots to keep the kids entertained including dance workshops and sing-a-longs. 

There will also be performances by Theatre Inc. the college’s award-winning theatre company.


Chichester College Principal Shelagh Legrave OBE said: “Chi-Fest is great way to showcase what we do and the talent we have in our wider community.

“With more than 50 live acts, there will be a real mix of music – from rock to folk and everything in between, so there will be something to suit everyone’s musical tastes.”

Alongside the music, visitors will be able to take part in sports activities and refuel with a range of refreshments on offer.

Chi-Fest runs from midday until 9pm on Saturday 17 June. Admission is free.

Tags: 
Subjects: 
Accounting Qualifications
A-Levels
Access to HE
Adult Education
Apprenticeships
Arts
Art, Design & Media
Art & Design
Fashion
Media & Film
Humanities & Social Science
Humanities
Languages
Music
Jazz
Music Technology
Popular Music
Performing Arts
Acting & Drama
Dance
Musical Theatre
Stage Management
Body
Hair & Beauty
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
Health, Care & Childhood Studies
Childcare
Health & Social Care
Sport & PE
Coaching & Instructing
Health & Fitness
Sport & Leisure
GCSE
Higher Education
Industry
Business & Management
Accounting & Finance
Business
Customer services
Human Resources
Law
Leadership & Management
Marketing
Project Management
Catering & Hospitality
Construction
Brickwork
Carpentry & Joinery
Electrical
Gas
Health, Safety & Security
Painting & Decorating
Plumbing
Furniture & Upholstery
Motor Industry
Motor Cycle
Motor Vehicle
Public Services
Travel & Tourism
International
Land Based
Agriculture
Animal/Veterinary Care & Dog Grooming
Animal Care
Dog Grooming
Veterinary Care
Blacksmithing & Farriery
Equine
Horticulture & Landscape Gardening
Forestry & Arboriculture
Professional Courses
CIM, CIPD & ILM Courses
CIPD Courses
ILM courses
Science, Computing & Engineering
Computing & IT
Engineering
Maths & Science
SEND
Teacher Training & Education
Vocational