Vocational Diploma Programmes

Professional and Technical Skills for the workplace

The Bournemouth and Poole College offers a wide range of two-year vocational courses at NQF Level 3.

These courses develop the professional and technical skills required for middle management positions. They are very popular with International students who want to be fully integrated with UK and EU / EEA students so that they can develop their language skills while they study their chosen subject. These courses are also recognised as entry qualifications for studying degrees at UK universities.

Entry requirements: Good High School passes and UKVI IELTS 5.5 in English Language.

The most popular curriculum areas for International students are:
Art and Design

This is a practical Level 3 course for students with a real enthusiasm for art and design who are seeking a career in this growing and exciting industry. This course is ideal if you wish to experience a wide range of art and design disciplines before specialising in a subject pathway. Students can specialise in the following: Graphic Design and Digital Design, Photography and Lens Based Media, Fashion and Textiles, Drawing / Digital Illustration / Printmaking and Visual Arts.

Course details can be found at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/btec-level-3-extended-diploma-art-and-design

Beauty Therapy

This advanced course is an excellent progression from a Level 2 or equivalent beauty therapy qualification. You will improve your beauty therapy skills on both a practical and academic level during this course, as well as expanding and developing your business awareness. This is a full time programme and covers the following subject areas: Anatomy and Physiology, Working with colleagues within the beauty industry, Health and Safety Practice in the Salon, Client Care and Communication, Promote and Sell Products and Services to Clients, Body electrical treatments, Facial electrical treatments, Body massage, Microdermabrasion, Indian head massage, Hot stone therapy massage and Treatment theory.

Course details can be found at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/level-3-diploma-beauty-therapy

Business

This well recognised qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels for the two-year Extended Diploma and 1 A level for the one-year Subsidiary Diploma. It is suitable if you have an interest in Business and Management and would welcome the opportunity to study a broad based, vocational programme. Units covered are in the first year (Subsidiary Diploma) are The Business Environment (core unit), Business Resources (core unit), Introduction to Marketing (core unit), Business Communications (core unit), Creative Product Promotion and Starting a Small Business. The Extended Diploma units include: The Impact of Communications Technology, Managing a Business Event, Project Management, Relationship Marketing, Business Ethics, Development Planning for a Career in Business, Recruitment and Selection in Business, Human Resource Management in Business, Understanding Retailing, Aspects of Civil Liability for Business, Managing a Business Event, Developing Teams in Business, Market Research in Business, Training in Business Workplace. Units are subject to change.

Further details at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/btec-level-3-subsidiaryextended-diploma-business-september-start

Electrical / Electronic Engineering

Two-year full-time course covering the skills and knowledge required for learners to progress to employment within the engineering sector and which also meets entry requirements in its own right for learners wanting to progress to higher education in engineering and related degrees. Mandatory units include Health and Safety, Electrical and Electronic Principles. Other Year 1 units: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Microprocessor Systems and Applications, Programmable Logic Controllers, Electronic Circuit Design & Manufacture, Engineering Design and Electrical Technology.

Full course details at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/btec-level-3-extended-diploma-electricalelectronic

Ladies Hairdressing

This course is designed to provide the practical expertise and underpinning knowledge necessary at Level 3. You will develop your artistic flair and creativity enabling you to work in the industry using your individual style and finesse. This is a full time programme. Your hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at enrolment. Level 3 Hairdressing is the national qualification to enable you to become a Stylist in the Industry. You will develop your artistic flair and creativity through 7 mandatory and technical study units including Consult and advise the client on hairdressing services, Colour hair to create a variety of looks, Cut hair to create a variety of looks, Monitor and maintain Health and Safety in the salon, Promote products and services to clients in the salon, Style hair using a variety of techniques and Working in Hairdressing. You will also study 2 optional units chosen from Contribute to the effective running of the business, Creative hairdressing design skills, Perming hair to create a variety of looks, and Hair extensions.

Course details at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/level-3-diploma-ladies-hairdressing

Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up / Hair

The diploma is most suitable for those with a keen sense of colour and creative ability, also an interest in researching and developing make-up design ideas. It covers every aspect of make-up techniques to provide access for film and television work, stage, display and other media purposes. Subjects covered include Working with colleagues within beauty related industries, Monitor and maintain Health and Safety in the salon, Creative Hairdressing design skills, Design and apply face and body art, Fashion and photographic make-up, Apply airbrush make-up to the face, Media Make-up, Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps, Style and fit postiche, Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques.

Course details at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/theatrical-special-effects-and-media-make-uphair-level-3-diploma

Hospitality and Events

This full-time course is for ambitious students with a desire to pursue a career in supervision, management, events or are thinking of running their own hospitality business. Subjects covered in Year 1 (Subsidiary) include Customer care in hospitality, Personal and Professional development, European food, Financial control in hospitality, Food safety supervision, Front office operations, Industry related project, Marketing for hospitality and The hospitality industry. In Year 2 (Extended) units include Alcoholic beverage service operations, Asian food, Contemporary world food, Event management, Food service organisation, Hospitality business enterprise, Human resources, Team leadership and supervision. This course also includes the following qualifications: Level 2 Food Safety, Level 3 Supervising Food Safety and BIIAB Level 2 Award in Personal Licence Holders.

Course details at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/diploma-hospitality-events-btec

Everything IT

Come and study IT with the successful EVIT Team who have a range of courses to prepare you for a journey into the exciting and diverse world of IT careers. You’ll gain relevant skills and an IT industry-recognised qualification, giving you the chance to get a job in the sector, go on to Higher Education or do an Apprenticeship. A Diploma in IT User Skills covers Improving Productivity, Database Software, Multimedia Software, Imaging, Specialist Software, Presentation Software, Website Software and Setting up and IT system. A Diploma in Professional Competence covers Health and Safety in ICT, Remote Support, Develop Your Own Effectiveness and Professionalism, Security of ICT Systems, Software Installation and Upgrade, Networking Principles and Computer Games Development.

Further details at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/everything-it-level-3-full-time

Computing (previously Web and Games Development)

This course is suitable for learners wanting to progress to higher education in Computing, Computer Science or related degrees and also Apprenticeships. Mandatory units in Year 1: Communications and Employability, and Computer Systems. Optional units (to be confirmed) are likely to be chosen from Website Development, Client Side Customisation of Websites, Computer Games Development, Human Computer Interaction, IT Project, Digital Graphics and Computer Animation. Suitability for the full two-year Extended Diploma will be assessed upon successful completion of the first year.

Course details at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/btec-level-3-computing-previously-web-games

Creative Media Production

You will explore the creative digital world and be live on our own Internet Radio Station. At the end of the first year you will achieve a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and an AS Level in Film or Photography. Subject studies include Film and video editing techniques, Single and multi camera techniques, Stop motion 2D animation production, News production for radio, radio drama and music-based programming, Page layout and design, Graphic narrative production, Photography and photographic practice, Pre-production techniques for the creative media industries, Communication skills through creative media production, Research techniques for the creative media industry, Creative media production management project, 3D modelling and animation.

Course details at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/btec-l3-extended-diploma-creative-media-production

Travel and Tourism

This is an ideal choice if you want to develop your understanding of the tourism industry, together with gaining the practical skills required to prepare you for a career in the tourism industry. This qualification is equivalent to an A Level and is widely recognised by industry and universities. It is taught within a grade 1, award winning department, and has been developed in consultation with employers in the travel and tourism industry so you can be sure of developing relevant skills and knowledge. Units studied include Investigating the Cruising industry, Developing People in Travel and Tourism, Holiday Park host, Overseas Resort representative, Special Interest Holidays, Sales and Promotions in Travel and Tourism, Worldwide Travel and Tourism destinations.

Course details at www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/city-and-guilds-level-3-diploma-travel-and-tourism