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From human resource management and business qualifications, to construction and machinery skills, our courses can help you gain the skills you need.

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CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resources Practice

This program concentrates on a range of practical human resources and development skills together with the necessary underpinning knowledge. It is a self-standing programmes and a first step in obtaining the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) professional qualification. Students will undertake a mixture of written and practical assignments and produce a portfolio of their work.

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This course leads to the Intermediate Level Diploma in HR or L&D Practice, once Level 5 is completed, students can progress to the Advanced Level Post-Graduate Diploma in HR/L&D

Reason: 
Ofsted Outstanding College: Inspirational teaching and learning
Reason 2: 
The CIPD qualifications offer the perfect platform to develop 'you'
Reason 3: 
Our Tutors are HR qualified and experienced HR Professionals
Reason 4: 
The start of your HR/L&D career, earning potential £50K plus
Reason 5: 
Practical application of HR/L&D theories and models
What will I Study: 

Core Modules are: 1.Developing Yourself as an Effective Human Resources or Learning and Development Practitioner 2.Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources 3.Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resources Information Other Units may be: 1.Resourcing Talent 2.Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations 3.Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management 4.Contributing to the Process of Job Analysis 5.Supporting Change within Organisations

How will I be taught: 

Live lessons and collaborative working are the cornerstones of the teaching style at Chichester College. You will learn the principles of human resources practice through talks, group discussions, case studies, role-plays, and practical exercises. Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to relate theories and practice to your own organisation and experience both within class and written/practical assignments. You will be required to do study in your own time, 2-6 hours a week.

How will I be assessed: 

The completion of a programme of written and practical work will assimilate your understanding and test your application of the knowledge and skills you have learnt.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Certificate in Human Resources Practice (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=MGT111
Entry requirements: 
There are no formal entry requirements for these programmes although students must demonstrate that they have the capabilities to undertake their chosen course. All students are required to join the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as student members.
Course Code: 
MGT111
Qualification Type: 
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Course Options: 
MGT111CE1A
MGT111CE1B
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 06:04

Felling & Processing Small Trees Level 2 Award - CS31

This course is suitable for those working as a Chainsaw operator within their own industry. Our Chainsaw Courses are designed to give operatives the required qualification to operate a chainsaw safetly and legally in the work place. At Chichester College Brinsbury Campus we deliver specialist training for operatives based in West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, and Surrey who require training and assessments for any City and Guilds NPTC Chainsaw Unit.

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Students who are successful in completing their assessment will be awarded an NPTC certificate recognised by the Health & Safety Executive, which is valid for life.

Reason: 
Experienced trainers
Reason 2: 
Excellent resources and facilities
Reason 3: 
Skills needed to support your work
Reason 4: 
A strong pass rate
Reason 5: 
Competitive price
What will I Study: 

A mixture of theory and practical to support your training to become a competent operator. Course Contents: - Site specification - Site safety and PPE - Environmental and legal requirements - Felling, delimbing and snedding trees up to 15” diameter - Takedown of hung-up trees - Use of felling and timber handling tools

How will I be taught: 

Experienced trainers (NPTC accredited) will teach theory and practical and offer a wide range of real life examples drawn from their workplaces.

How will I be assessed: 

You will be independently assessed by one of our NPTC approved assessors. We are able to arrange training and assessment at your premises or another site.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 2
Qualification gained: 
City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Felling & Processing Small Trees - CS31
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=BCS109
Entry requirements: 
CS30
Course Code: 
BCS109
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
BCS109BD1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 06:01

Health and Fitness Active IQ Level 2 Certificate

The Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness will equip learners to prepare for employment in a specific occupational area. The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills required by those who wish to obtain a fast track to further studies at Active IQ level 3 and a career as a fitness instructor and/or Personal Trainer.

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Further Studies in Personal Fitness Training and Sports Massage.

Reason: 
Highly qualified professional and experienced teachers
Reason 2: 
Excellent careers advice and guidance
Reason 3: 
Real life fitness based training, with industry standard equipment
Reason 4: 
Good links with the local leisure industry
Reason 5: 
Pathway to further Active IQ Qualifications
What will I Study: 

L2 Gym Instructor; The units include: Anatomy and physiology for exercise, Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity, Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment, Principles of exercise, fitness and health, Instructing gym-based exercise. Students will be expected to do homework and revision throughout the intensive course.

How will I be taught: 

Sessions will be practically taught as well as classroom based theory lessons. Sessions will be in the Gym, Multi-use room and Sports Hall, along with theory in Classrooms. There will be peer assessment. You will be supported and guided through this, then expected to lead a group session.

How will I be assessed: 

* Coursework * Multiple Choice Examination * Practical assessments * Portfolio of Evidence * Practical Demonstration / Assignment

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 2
Qualification gained: 
Active IQ Ceritificate in Health and Fitness L2
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=SPO210
Entry requirements: 
This qualification is open to all, no previous experience is required, however the course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness.
Course Code: 
SPO210
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
SPO210CD1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 06:05

Practical Horticulture Level 2 Certificate

This course will provide you with the practical skills for the following aspects of gardening; soil testing, plant propagation, ground preparation, planting and sowing, pruning and plant care and growing vegetables. You will aslo learn to identify a broad range of garden plants, weeds pests and diseases. The majority of the course is practically based with only a relatively small poprtion of classroom work. There is a high demand for this course, and we will be offering delivery on Thursday afternoon, Friday morning and possibly Friday afternoon in the academic year of 18-19

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RHS level 3, further education or employment

Reason: 
The opportunity to learn the "RHS way" to perform horticulture
Reason 2: 
The chance to develop new applicable skills
Reason 3: 
A great way to get ideas from like-minded people
Reason 4: 
Excellent realistic working environments
Reason 5: 
The colleges great reputation for horticulture
What will I Study: 

Soil testing (1 credit) Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques (2 credits) Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting (2 credits) Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil (2 credits) Care and pruning of plants (3 credits) Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms (3 credits).

How will I be taught: 

Theory will be taught in classrooms and practicals (which form the bulk of the course) in the glasshouses, potting shed and grounds.

How will I be assessed: 

There are no exams, but practical assessments of each unit are regularly made.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 2
Qualification gained: 
Certificate in Practical Horticulture (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=HOR131
Entry requirements: 
No previous qualifications are require, just an enthusiasm for learning and the capability to do practical gardening tasks.
Course Code: 
HOR131
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
HOR131BD1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 06:03

Principles of Horticulture Level 2 Certificate

This RHS certificated course in the Principles of Gardening and Horticulture covers the theory relating to all aspects of gardening, including horticultural science, propagation, pests and diseases, crop production, ornamental gardening and garden planning. The course involves lectures and discussions on the various topics, as well as demonstrations of plants and gardening tasks.

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Where Next Content: 

You can progress into work or onto the RHS Level 3 course in Principles and/or Practical Horticulture

Reason: 
The excellent reputation of the RHS courses
Reason 2: 
Outstanding teaching and learning
Reason 3: 
Interaction with a wide range of relevant courses.
Reason 4: 
The opportunity to meet and work with fellow enthusiasts
Reason 5: 
The chance to develop your skills to a high level
What will I Study: 

Units taught include: plant classification, structure, and function, plant nutrition and the root environment, maintaining plant health, understanding plant propagation, understanding garden features, plant selection and planning, understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns, understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit and understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation. Please refer to the RHS website www.rhs.org.uk for full details.

How will I be taught: 

Using both our well-equipped classrooms and practical areas. Course material will also be available online.

How will I be assessed: 

There are 8 short exams on this course, four in February and four in June. You can build up your units to obtain the RHS diploma.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 2
Qualification gained: 
Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=HOR119
Entry requirements: 
No previous qualifications are required, just an enthusiasm and ability to learn about principles of horticulture.
Course Code: 
HOR119
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
HOR119BD1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 06:03

Grow your business

Develop your business and your team's skills with full NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) training in a wide range of areas.

If you have existing staff who want to develop or refresh their skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications, we offer a range of courses that could help them. Whether you own a hair salon or engineering company, a plumbing business or a marketing firm, you can make sure that your team has the skills to let your business grow. We offer courses in areas such as:

  • Team leading
  • Management
  • Business admin
  • Customer services
  • Health & social care
  • Hospitality
  • Horticulture
  • Barbering

How much will it cost?

Many of our courses are part or even fully funded. There may even grants available of £1,500 per person​. Courses range from 1 to 2 years and can be delivered entirely in the workplace, with little or no college attendance. Courses will typically cost employers between £250 - £550 per person enrolled.

Looking for new staff?

No problem. We offer a recruitment service to help you find the ideal person.

Get in touch to find out more

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Choose from

  • a huge range of courses offered during the day, evening or at weekends
  • courses that can be studied at college or at work
  • short bespoke courses or professionally recognised qualifications

Our facilities

  • well-equipped classrooms, salons, workshops and specialist training areas
  • up to date Learning Resources and Open Access Centre
  • city centre Chichester campus, great public transport links with free evening and weekend parking
  • beautiful countryside Brinsbury campus, close to Pulborough, set in 570 acres of Sussex countryside
  • an Ofsted 'outstanding' college

Your next apprentice is your current employee

Give your current employees the opportunity to improve their skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications from an Ofsted Outstanding institution … without having to leave the workplace!


An apprentice doesn't have to be a new member of staff - they can already be working in your company. Help to upskill and improve the productivity of your workforce in a cost effective manner through our work based learning and apprenticeship programmes. Motivate your employees by providing them with this unique opportunity to update their expertise and gain nationally recognised qualifications in:

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Services
  • Project Management
  • Management
  • Team Leading
     

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of employers believe apprenticeships make them more competitive

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of companies who invest in apprentices have reported a significant increase in employee retention

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Electrical Professional Courses

Portable Appliance Testing (2377)

This course is for candidates who are required to undertake periodic inspection and testing of portable electrical appliances.

As this is a level three qualification, applicants for this course will need to prove competence before enrolling: This can be demonstrated either by sending in copies of electrical qualifications achieved or evidence of suitability to attend (Letter fromEmployer). Elements covered by this course include:
• Equipment Construction
• Inspection
• Combined Inspection and Testing
• Recording of actions/results
• Types of equipment
• Practical inspection and testing
• Exam preparation

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Electrical Installation Requirements (2382: 17th Edition)

This course is designed to qualify electricians to the current 17th Edition Wiring Regulations; this full version of the course is designed for all candidates.
 
This course will cover in depth, the complete 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, How to use the wiring regulations, Applying the wiring regulations and Examination practice

Final Assessment is by an externally set computer-based exam

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Inspection and Testing Certification (2391-52: Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing)

It is expected that candidates have a basic knowledge and understanding of the current BS 7671Regulations, electrical science and principles. It would also be expected that candidates have experience of electrical installation work either within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade.

Elements covered by this course include:
• Preparation for Initial Inspection and Testing
• Visual Inspection
• Testing
• Fault recognition
• Completing required certification
• Limitations and exclusions
• Preparation of reports

*Please note, part ‘P’ registration [Defined Scope] with a recognised ‘Competent Persons Scheme' may be required in addition to this qualification for certification of domestic premises.

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Furniture and Wood Professional Courses

Furniture Making (Furniture Summer School)

The summer school provides delegates with the opportunity to make a side/occasional table with veneered top and dovetailed drawer, using a variety of techniques. The Summer School runs for five consecutive days, information on accommodation is available.

This course will include:

  • To make a handmade side/occasional table with veneered top and dovetailed draw
  • Safe set up and use of hand tools
  • Including sharpening and honing chisels and planes by hand
  • Experience in using hardwoods (ash, beech, mahogany and sapele) 

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Furniture Restoration (Furniture Summer School)

The summer school provides delegates with the opportunity to practice restoration techniques, and the focus of the course is to restore a project piece, using skills gained.  The Summer School runs for five consecutive days, information on accommodation is available.

This course will include:
• Restore a project piece
• Safe set up and use of hand tools
• Timber source
• French polishing

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Trend Routing (Basic)

This one day course is suitable for beginners who want to get the most from their Router:

• To outline the components and capabilities of the router and how to maintain your cutters
• Basic operations of the router, such as Rebates, Grooves etc
• Demonstrate the use of a range Trend jigs.
• Explain Health and Safety procedures when using a router.

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Trend Routing (Advanced)

Building upon the skills and knowledge gained from working in industry, or by undertaking the Basic Trend Routing course, the following is covered, in one day, on this course in more detail:
• Demonstrate a range of Trend jig
• Demonstrating uses of router tables 
• Health and Safety procedures

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