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From construction to cookery, music to management, our vocational courses cover a huge range of subjects and are designed to teach you the skills needed to get you ready for a bright future in your chosen area

Courses

Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Diploma (Year 2)

This is a two year course that will give you a huge range of experience in child care and education. It will extend both your knowledge and practical skills and in addition, will build your communication, teamwork and study skills. It provides you with knowledge of children from birth to 7 years and practical experience from birth to five years. The qualification enables you to work across a variety of childcare settings. In year 1 you will attend a nursery setting and then a school setting. In year 2 you will have nursery placement that has a baby room; you have a choice for your second placement which could be school or nursery. You will carry out at least 750 hours of placement at 4 different settings. You will be at college for 2 1/2 days and placement for 2 days a week for the whole course. To achieve the Diploma it is a 2 year course; to progress to second year you must be successful in the first year. Ofsted say "The standard of learners’ work is excellent, preparing learners extremely well for employment or to progress to higher education."

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Level 3 Award (Yr 1) may progress to the Level 3 Diploma (Yr 2) subject to recommendation. Access to Higher Education programmes e.g. teaching, early childhood studies, social work degrees. Employment: nurseries, primary schools, teaching assistant, family homes and holiday rep.

Reason: 
Graded "Outstanding" by Ofsted, so YOU will receive excellent delivery
Reason 2: 
YOU will enjoy placement where YOU link theory to practice
Reason 3: 
We are committed to YOUR success
Reason 4: 
YOU will be supported to gain the highest grade possible
Reason 5: 
Excellent progress for YOU to both university or work
What will I Study: 

You will study 15 units over the two years, which include: Child development from conception to 7 years; Children's health and well-being; Play and learning; Observation of children; Supporting emergent literacy and mathematics; Preparing for school readiness; International Perspectives; Reflective Practice; Professional Partnerships. Units 8 & 15 are Professional Practice units, which will require you to be observed in placement, collate practice evidence, plan and undertake a range of activities in which you are assessed. You will be planning and leading a range of activities in placement across the age ranges. Ofsted reported that "Learners enjoy their lessons, which are highly relevant and interesting. They often contribute examples of their own experiences from their well-organised work placements." Work placement is an essential part of your course, where you have the choice to choose to carry out extra hours or gain extra responsibilities to help your development.

How will I be taught: 

Ofsted say "Highly qualified and experienced teachers passionately promote the college’s ethos of changing lives through learning. They have very high expectations of their learners" Teaching and learning methods include, practical classes, group and individual work, lectures, project work, self-study, study trips. We actively use information and learning technology (ILT) to support your study, this includes chi-online, planet e-stream and facebook groups. Ofsted 2014: "Learners use ILT ve

How will I be assessed: 

You will be assessed by a variety of internal and external assessments, as well as in your placement setting. All units are graded A* to D; where internally you will have two chances to gain the grade you would like. Assessments include academic writing, presentations, activity planning and a creative portfolio of evidence. In placement you will be also be observed by an assessor, who will set work to develop your confidence in practice. You will complete 2 externally marked assignments (5000 words each); one in each year.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Diploma
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=HCR376
Entry requirements: 
Successful completion of the CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator); subject to satisfactory tutor reference and a clear DBS. 5 GCSE's grades 4-9 (or A*-C) including; GCSE English Language at 4 grade (grade C) and GCSE Mathematics at 4 (C grade) desirable.
Course Code: 
HCR376
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
HCR376CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 20:02

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

This is a course for those whom are looking to gain skills within the Patisserie industry and get a nationally recognized qualification. Please note that we adhere to occupational standards within our realistic working environment .Within the study programme, you will also work in out state of the art restaurant, preparing food, as well as visiting and working along side visiting chefs.

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A vast number of opportunities in full time employment such as restaurants, hotels and hospitality industry.

Reason: 
An outstanding college report from OFSTED'S recent inspection
Reason 2: 
Highly professional lecturers with many years experience
Reason 3: 
Realistic inductry enviroment
Reason 4: 
Chichester College is a warm and friendy place to learn
Reason 5: 
All students are treated with respect
What will I Study: 

The course is comprised of various units:The principles of food safety supervison for catering, supervisory skills in the hospitality industry, produce complex dough and batter products, produce complex petit fours, produce complex pastry products, produce hot, cold, and frozen desserts, produce biscuits, cake, and sponges, produce display pieces and decorative items and exploring gastronomy.

How will I be taught: 

There will be different types of lessons ie: Skills lessons, demonstration's and active participation. Students will also be kitchen based for practical's, and asked to produce patisseries for service. students will design Patisserie, items for service, and for special events on a rota system.

How will I be assessed: 

When students become more confident in producing items there will be planned assessments throughout there course in class time. Practical timed tests, will be assessed in the kitchen with underpinning test questions to be answered in theory in class time. Synoptic testing in exam conditions with a 5 hour exam at the end of the course.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
L3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=HOS361
Entry requirements: 
4 GCSES at 9-3 ( A-D ) with a C/4 grade in Math's or English and to have completed level 2 in Hospitality
Course Code: 
HOS361
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
HOS361CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 20:02

Computing - NCFE Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) Level 2

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Reason: 
The course is clearly structured to all students of all abilities & ages
Reason 2: 
The supportiveness of peers are encouraged and led by example.
Reason 3: 
A positive attitude displayed and encouraged by students and staff.
Reason 4: 
Students are always stretched and challenged throughout the course.
Reason 5: 
The course is designed around the students making it interesting.
What will I Study: 

If you are a full time student aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main course, enterprise and enrichment activities, English and maths as well work experience.

How will I be taught: 
How will I be assessed: 
Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 2
Qualification gained: 
IT User Skills (ITQ) NCFE Diploma in Level 2
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=CIT627
Entry requirements: 
Course Code: 
CIT627
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
CIT627CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 20:02

Computing - NCFE Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) Level 3

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Reason: 
The course is clearly structured to all students of all abilities & ages
Reason 2: 
The supportiveness of peers are encouraged and led by example.
Reason 3: 
A positive attitude displayed and encouraged by students and staff.
Reason 4: 
Students are always stretched and challenged throughout the course.
Reason 5: 
The course is designed around the students making it interesting.
What will I Study: 

If you are a full time student aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main course, enterprise and enrichment activities, English and maths as well work experience.

How will I be taught: 
How will I be assessed: 
Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
IT User Skills (ITQ) NCFE Diploma in Level 3
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=CIT628
Entry requirements: 
Course Code: 
CIT628
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
CIT628CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 20:02

Design and Verification of Electrical Installations Level 4 Award

This course is designed and delivered to be learner focused, as well as covering the knowledge required to complete the City and Guilds based assessment. The course will enable you to design electrical installations, taking into account external influences and customer specifications. You will gain a greater understating about how protective measure are applied in electrical installations.

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The qualification is often a requirement for Quality Supervisors in large companies. Gaining this qualification should lead to further business or progression opportunities.

Reason: 
Trade experienced lecturers.
Reason 2: 
Theoretical and real scinarios are used to help understanding.
Reason 3: 
Application of regulations, explained using scinarios.
Reason 4: 
City and Guilds recognised qualification.
Reason 5: 
Opportunity to network with others in the trade.
What will I Study: 

The application of theory and legal aspects of electrical design, verification of electrical installations. Selection of wiring systems to suit external influences. Cable calculations using information from BS7671. Required documentation for electrical installations. Applied protective measures.

How will I be taught: 

Simple clear PowerPoint presentations. Group discussions. Step by step calculations. Example exam scinarios. Videos.

How will I be assessed: 

Written exam set and dated by City and Guilds. Design project. To be completed in your own time (Some class time will be devoted to this) It is recomended that you allow at least 40 hours fro this project.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 4
Qualification gained: 
City and Guilds Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=EEL094
Entry requirements: 
It is highly recommended that you have an existing level 3 qualification, 2360 or 2330, BS7671, 2391 or 2394/2395, and experience from a variety of electrical installations from across the domestic and commercial sector.
Course Code: 
EEL094
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
EEL094CE1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 20:02

IMI Level 2 Extended Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

If you have a keen interest in motorsport, good practical skills and want to work at the forefront of engineering technology, then this course is for you. As a motorsport engineer you could be in working on designing, building and analysing/testing vehicles in a range of racing divisions. Whether it's working on single seaters, saloon cars, rally cars, drag racing or bike racing, this cutting edge programme is exciting and rewarding with a strong vocational focus.

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You could continue on to the Level 3 BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Motorsport Technology; an apprenticeship; employment in the automotive sector or for a motorsport team.

Reason: 
Chichester College has been graded outstanding by Ofsted.
Reason 2: 
We provide a wide range of specialist workshops and facilities.
Reason 3: 
Staff are trained to a high level with ongoing Professional Development.
Reason 4: 
Student support is a high priority at Chichester College.
Reason 5: 
The World Famous ‘Goodwood Motor Circuit’ is on our doorstep.
What will I Study: 

The diploma consists of a range of core and specialist units. Examples of units that are covered include: • Knowledge & Skills in Health & Safety in the Motorsport Environment • Knowledge & Skills in Materials, Fabrication, Tools & Measuring Devices Used in the Motorsport Environments • Knowledge of Motorsport Regulations • Knowledge & Skills in Motorsport Vehicle Chassis, Steering, Suspension & Braking System Technology, Service & Repair. • Knowledge & Skills in Motorsport Engine Principles, Operations, Service & Repair. • Applications of Motorsport Vehicle Science & Mathematics. • Knowledge of Motorsport Vehicle Transmission Systems. • Motorsport Workshop Practices, & Motorsport Preparation and Inspection. • Knowledge & Skills in Electrical & Electronic Principles for Motorsport Vehicle Technology. • Vehicle Project.

How will I be taught: 

Sessions consist of a range of theoretical and practical activities structured to the engineering environment and with a strong emphasis on independent discovery learning and team building.

How will I be assessed: 

The programme is internally assessed through a series of practical assessments, written assignments & on-line exams. Assignment methods vary but include worked answers to questions, written reports, logbooks, video, project work and presentations.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
IMI Level 2 Extended Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=AUT152
Entry requirements: 
Applicants require either of the following; • 3 GCSEs or equivalent at grade A*-C including mathematics, English and science. • A level 1 vocational technical qualification. • Experience/employment in a technical background. •Successful interview and aptitude test is mandatory to all.
Course Code: 
AUT152
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
AUT152CF1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 20:00

Popular Music - Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

This course is aimed at people who wish to enter the music industry directly or who plan to study music at University. The course covers a wide range of areas within the music industry.This includes developing instrumental/vocal technique, performance and rehearsal skills, knowledge of the music industry, studio production and recording techniques, music technology and musical theory. Students learn to work together in bands, select and prepare material and give regular performances. Weekly lunchtime gigs also give students the opportunity to hear visiting professional bands and artists. All students perform in Chi-Fest, the college's very own Music Festival. Students completing the course normally progress onto a second year which leads to a National Extended Diploma which is the equivalent of 3 A levels.

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Degree courses in performance, composition, sound design, production, management etc. Work in the industry in a variety of fields including performer, composer, producer, studio engineer, manager, promoter, arranger etc.

Reason: 
The Department was rated OUTSTANDING by OFSTED in our last inspection
Reason 2: 
Regular visits from guest artists and industry professionals
Reason 3: 
Regular visits and trips to gigs, exhibitions and studios.
Reason 4: 
All staff are regularly performing musicians.
Reason 5: 
All students perform at our very own music festival - Chi-Fest!
What will I Study: 

You will learn how to; improve your instrumental/vocal technique; perform with confidence as a soloist and band member; perform in a variety of musical styles; use a recording studio effectively; use computer based technology to create, edit and notate music; read and write musical notation; write about music; create songs and compositions, market your skills as a musician; work with others to plan, rehearse for and promote performances. You will learn about; the history and social context of popular music; the structure and working of the music industry; jobs in the music industry.

How will I be taught: 

You will experience a wide variety of teaching methods. Instrumental and group performance skills will be taught through practical rehearsals and workshop sessions. Studio Recording and Music Technology will be taught through hands on experience of industry standard equipment and software. A more classroom based approach will be used in subjects such as The Music Industry and Music Theory.

How will I be assessed: 

A wide variety of assessment methods will be used. These will include; practical performances, continuous observation of work, written assignments, group presentations, timed practical tasks, portfolio building and classroom tests. Several units will be externally assessed

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Music (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=MUS150
Entry requirements: 
All students must achieve 5 GCSE grades A*-C. Students should be able to give a competent and musical performance (at audition) on an instrument or voice. Students should be reasonably confident when performing to others. Students do not need musical theory knowledge or GCSE music.
Course Code: 
MUS150
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
MUS150CF1A
Awarding Body: 
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 20:03

Professional Dog Stylists Level 3 Diploma

This professional course is designed for dog groomers working in the industry who wish to further improve their skills. You will thrive in the busy atmosphere of a commercial grooming parlour, Distinguished Dogs, which has an excellent reputation and produces award winning groomers. Outstanding support by staff leads to exceptionally high success and an unforgettable learning experience.

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Achievement of this qualification demonstrates that you have the necessary skills and professionalism to work within the dog grooming industry or to start your own business.

Reason: 
To further develop your skills and gain professional recognition
Reason 2: 
OFSTED Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment
Reason 3: 
Inspirational, well qualified tutors with current industry experience
Reason 4: 
Friendly and encouraging environment supporting all to achieve
Reason 5: 
Industry insights help you find employment or start your own business
What will I Study: 

You will learn everything there is to know about how to be a professional dog groomer, including clipping, hand-stripping, trimming and finishing a range of dog breeds with different coat types to an extremely high standard.

How will I be taught: 

All teaching takes place in the grooming parlour where you will work closely with a lecturer and grooming assistant - both of whom have proven track records within the industry. You will work on dogs provided by customers to a commercial parlour and will occasionally be able to work on your own dogs.

How will I be assessed: 

Students are continually assessed throughout the course by tutors and complete mock exam scenarios in preparation for formal assessment. When you have reached the required standard you will sit practical examinations by external examiners. Practical exams at present are held on weekends.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists (QCF)
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ANC083
Entry requirements: 
You should already have achieved the Dog Grooming Introductory Level 3 Certificate and be working in the dog grooming industry. Suitability will be assessed at interview, which includes a practical skills test (clipping, trimming and finishing a prepared dog to level 3 standards).
Course Code: 
ANC083
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
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Course Options: 
ANC083BD1B
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 20:00