Abingdon Witney HE 2015/16 prospectus

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Abingdon Witney HE 2015/16 prospectus

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  • HONOURS DEGREESThe traditional university level qualification, typically offered full-time over 3 years and delivered locally with fantastic study support and facilitiesavailable to all students.

    FOUNDATION DEGREES/HNCSFull or part-time courses which are designed in conjunction with employersto support career progression. These qualifications are the equivalent to thefirst two years of an Honours Degree. In most cases you can progress to anHonours Degree after you have completed your Foundation Degree.

    ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION/FOUNDATION DIPLOMASIf you have not studied for a while or perhaps dont have formal qualificationsbut are interested in enrolling for a higher education course, then an accesscourse could be the ideal first step. You will learn study skills, including essaywriting and r esearch skills, and have the opportunity to top up yourknowledge in your chosen subject before committing to a degree course.

    PROFESSIONAL COURSESInternationally recognised, professional accredited courses in areas such asaccountancy or human resources that support application for membership ofprofessional bodies and help you to fast track your career.

    Success is closerthan you thinkAbingdon and Witney College provides local, high qualityhigher education teaching and training that will improveyour skills, qualifications and career opportunities

    You dont need to move awayto achieve your goals. Whetherit is a promotion at work, achange of career or growingyour knowledge around aspecific subject, a highereducation course will make adifference to you.

    Abingdon and Witney Collegecaters for a wide range of studyneeds, both full and part-time,and provides local, high qualityteaching and training that willimprove your skills,qualifications and careeropportunities whilst allowingyou to work and study at thesame time if you wish.

    What do we offer?


  • Our higher education programme

    offering degrees, HNCs and professional

    qualifications can provide you with a cost

    effective solution whilst maintaining the

    highest educational standards.

    All our Honours Degrees and FoundationDegrees are offered in partnership with OxfordBrookes University and our professional coursesare accredited by organisations such as theAssociation of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Institute of Leadership and Management(ILM) and the Chartered Institute of Personneland Development (CIPD).

    If you are not sure which option is right for

    you, please call a member of our careers

    team on 01235 555 585 to discuss the

    different options available to you.



    Animal Behaviour and Welfare

    Foundation Degree 9

    BSc (Hons) (Top Up) 10

    Business, Management and


    Foundation Degree 11

    BA (Hons) (Top Up) 12


    Foundation Degree 13

    Digital Arts

    Foundation Degree 14

    Early Years

    Foundation Degree 15

    Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Higher National Certificate 16

    Foundation Degree 17

    Equine Science and Management

    Foundation Degree 18

    Equine Science

    BSc (Hons) 19

    Equine and Thoroughbred Management

    BSc (Hons) 20

    Mechanical Engineering

    Higher National Certificate 21

    Foundation Degree 22


    Art and Design

    Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma 24

    Life Sciences

    Foundation 25

    Nursing and Health Care Professions

    Access to Higher Education 26

    Performing Arts

    Higher National Certificate 27

    Science Combined with Social Sciences

    Access to Higher Education 28


    Accounting and Bookkeeping

    AAT Certificate and Diploma in Accounting, Levels 1,2,3,4 30

    C&G Levels 1 and 2 31

    Sage Computerised Accountancy 32


    CISCO Certified Network Associate 33


    Level 3 ILM Certificate 34

    Education and Training

    Level 3 Award in Education and Training (Previously PTLLS) 35

    Level 5 Award in Education and Training (Previously DTLLS) 35

    Human Resource Practice

    Level 3 Diploma 36

    Human Resource Management

    Level 5 Certificate 37

    Level 5 Diploma 38

    Leadership and Management

    Level 3 ILM Certificate 39

    Level 5 ILM Certificate 40


    Money Matters 6

    Oxford Brookes University Partnership 8

    Information for Employers 41

    How to apply 42

    FAQs 43

  • There are many reasons why highereducation can be beneficial. Here are justa few of them:

    Excellent career development

    Enhanced employability skills

    Gain an internationally recognisedqualification

    Higher earning potential

    Increased job options within the employmentmarket

    Opportunity to gain a full degree, via a top up

    Higher education will be a commitment and investment in your future so it is important that you choose a course that is right for you.

    Carefully consider which course would suit you best. If in doubt pleasecontact us on 01235 216312 (Abingdon) or 01993 703464 (Witney) and we willbe pleased to help you.

    Once you have chosen your course, consider the entry requirements. These requirements may require work placements.

    Explore course content such as modules you will be studying and how thecourse will be assessed.

    Attend Open Days where you will get the chance to find out much more.

    Our careers team can help with your choices: Marija Murthwaite 01235 216308 Marija.Murthwaite@abingdon-witney.ac.uk (A)Euan McCall 01993 208104 Euan.Mccall@abingdon-witney.ac.uk (W)

    What to considerwhenchoosing courses

    Benefits of Higher Education

    Higher Education will be acommitment and investmentin your future

    If your course is run in

    partnership with Oxford Brookes

    you will benefit from access to

    their extensive University Library

    and other on-campus facilities.

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    Why chooseAbingdon and Witney College?

    Degree Level coursesCommended forenhancing learningopportunities. Quality Assurance Agency, March 2014.

    Turn to page 8 tofind out more about the advantages ofstudying for a degree locally

  • we have Five campuses providing our studentswith a broad range of facilities and courses.

    Abingdon Campus is the largest of our campuses, and enjoysgreat facilities including an e-learning zone, space for HE students to meet and socialise, a sports centre and multi-gym. Work isunderway on four exciting phases of development which include anew caf area and learning centre.

    Witney Campus is situated in the centre of Witney and recentlyfinished its redevelopment. It offers first-class facilities for learningand leisure, including a friendly, good value caf, well equippedlearning centre and hair and beauty salons.

    Common Leys Campus is our Rural Skills Centre at Hailey,two miles north of Witney. This 60 acre campus provides specialistfacilities for Equine and Animal Behaviour students.

    Avenue One is our state of the art dedicated construction centrewhich opened in 2011.

    Milton Park is our business premise at Milton Park BusinessCentre near Abingdon.

    Did you know?

    Abingdon and Witney Campuses redevelopment

    The Witney Campus is undergoing a 9m redevelopment to create newconstruction workshops and develop brand new classrooms and learningfacilities. The College has also been awarded 4m from the newOxfordshire Growth Deal announced through the Oxfordshire LocalEnterprise Partnership. The funding will result in the building of the newAdvanced Engineering and Technology Skills Centre at the AbingdonCampus that will help to address local and regional skills shortages inscience, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) subjectareas and will build on the existing strength of the college in providingtraining of this type.

    Learning Resource Centre

    The resource area provides a wide range of print and electronicresources, including books, e-books, newspapers, magazines, journalsand DVDs to support you with all your study needs. Your student ID cardis also your library card.

    The centre offers a suite of PCs for independent study, and you are alsowelcome to use your own laptops in this relaxed, fresh and modernenvironment. It is available to all students and there are staff on hand tohelp and offer support.

    Exceptional lecturer support

    At Abingdon and Witney College, our class sizes are small, meaningyou receive more individual attention and one-to-one support.Personal tutors meet regularly with their students to give feedbackon work and help with any problems.

    The college is a welcoming, friendly and inclusiveenvironment where staff and students work togetherwell. Ofsted, Jan 2014

    Outstanding Leadership and ManagementOfsted, Jan 2014

    Student support services

    A broad range of services are available to help you to succeed alongyour education journey. These range from careers advice,counselling, financial support and extra help for those students withphysical, mental health or medical conditions, as well as those withlearning difficulties and disabilities.


    Support beyond theclassroom

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    Abingdon and Witney College is proud of its proven track record with local businesses and the support it provides to its students.

    If your course is run in p