HSDC Alton Adult/Part Time Courses Prospectus

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TO ALTON COLLEGE

Hello, and welcome to our courses for adults at Alton College. We are excited to be offering adult learning courses at this campus from September 2022. Whether you want to change career, develop new skills, climb the career ladder or just want to enhance your knowledge, we offer a range of courses to help you achieve your goals.

This guide offers an introduction to our adult provision, more information is available on the website, alternatively contact our Admissions team for further information, advice and guidance. We look forward to welcoming you to our learning community.

Mike Gaston Principal and CEO HSDC

KEY F - Free Courses NSF – National Skills Fund DL - Distance Learning course available £ - Advanced Learner Loans available

TBC/Various - Where it says TBC or Various, please contact the Adult Learning Team for the next available dates. These courses run throughout the year on various days and at various times. Our venues cover a wide area to make it easier to commute. The courses available can be used towards your CPD at work, and will help to give you the qualifications needed to change career or rogress onto Higher Education.

PART TIME COURSES AT ALTON

Part time courses are a great way to improve your career prospects, learn new skills and meet new people. Here at HSDC Alton we’re passionate about making learning accessible. That’s why our part time courses are flexible, helping you fit learning around your work and other commitments. We offer a range of subjects from English to Access courses, however if there is anything you would like to study but cannot see here, please get in touch with rachel. walker@hsdc.ac.uk. Our aim is to help our students realise their goals and achieve success with our wide range of part time courses.

Start Date

Funding Key

Course

Campus

Day Time

Duration

ENGLISH & MATHS

Alton

Day

Weds Sept, Jan, April Weds Sept, Jan, April Tues Sept, Jan, April Tues Sept, Jan, April Thurs Sept, Feb Thurs Sept, Feb Tues Sept, Feb Tues Sept, Feb

12 week F

English Functional Skills Entry Level

Alton

Day

12 week F

English Functional Skills Level 1/2

Alton

Day

12 week F

Maths Functional Skills Entry Level

Alton

Day

12 week F

Maths Functional Skills Level 1/2 English Functional Skills Entry Level English Functional Skills Level 1/2 Maths Functional Skills Entry Level Maths Functional Skills Level 1/2

Alton

Eve

18 week F

Alton

Eve

18 week F

Alton

Eve

18 week F

Alton

Eve

18 week F

Alton

Day

Fri

Sept

1 year

F

GCSE English

Alton

Day

Thurs Sept

1 year

F

GCSE Maths

ESOL

Alton

Day

Mon &Tues

Sept, Jan, Apil Sept, Jan, April Sept, Jan, April Sept, Jan, April Sept, Jan, April Sept

12 week F

ESOL Entry Levels

Alton

Day

Mon & Tues

12 week F

ESOL Level 1/2

VOCATIONAL/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration Alton Day tbc

12 week F

Alton

Day

tbc

12 week F

Level 2 Certficate in Customer Service

Alton

Day

tbc

12 week F

Level 2 Certificate in Digital & IT Skills Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Level 2 Book- keeping Foundation Certificate

Alton

Eve

tbc

1 year

F

Alton

Day

tbc

Sept, Jan, April Sept, Feb

12 week F

Alton

Day

tbc

12 week F

ACCESS TO HE

Alton

Day

Mon & Weds Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs

Sept, Feb Sept

18 week F

Pre-Access

Access to HE Diploma - Science Access to HE Diploma - Nursing & Health Care Professions Access to HE Diploma - Nursing & Health Care Professions

Alton

Eve

1 year

£

Alton

Eve

Sept

1 year

£

Online

-

-

Sept

1 year

£

Access to HE Diploma - Counselling & Psychology

Online/ Blended

-

-

Sept

1 year

£

DISTANCE/ONLINE LEARNING

Would you like to study something from home in your own time? Then online learning could be the answer. Online courses are a great way to improve your career prospects, learn new skills and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. You can arrange your study time to fit into your routine, in your own home.

All courses are fully certified by the awarding bodies and are designed to support your personal and professional development. Importantly, you’ll have access to a tutor who’ll support and mentor you throughout the duration of your course. As a result, you can continue your education at a time and place of your own choosing.

Funding Key

Course

F

Adverse Childhood Experiences - Level 2

F

Awareness of Substance Misuse - Level 1

F

Awareness of Mental Health Problems - Level 2

F

Behaviour that Challenges - Level 2

F

Business Improvement Techniques - Level 2

F

Business & Administration- Level 2

F

Cancer Support - Level 2

F

Care & Management of Diabetes - Level 2

F

Children & Young People's Mental Health - Level 2

F

Climate Change & Environmental Awareness - Level 2

F

Common Childhood Illnesses - Level 2

F

Common Health Conditions - Level 2

F

Counselling Skills - Level 2

NSF/£

Counselling Skills - Level 3

F

Creating a Business Start Up - Level 2

F

Customer Service - Level 2

£

Customer Service - Level 3

F

Cyber Security - Level 2

F

Data Protection & Data Security - Level 2

Funding Key

Course

F

Dementia Care - Level 2

NSF/£

Dementia Care - Level 3

F

Digital Skills for Work - Level 2

F

Dignity & Safeguarding - Level 2

F

End of Life Care - Level 2

NSF/£

End of Life Care - Level 3

F

Equality & Diversity - Level 2

F

Falls Prevention Awareness - Level 2

F

Infection Control - Level 2 Certificate & Award

F

Information, Advice & Guidance - Level 2

F

Introducing Caring for Children & Young People - Level 2

£

Leadership and Management - Level 3

F

Lean Organisation Management Techniques - Level 2

NSF/£

Mental Health - Level 3

Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the workplace - Level 2 F Nutrition & Health - Level 2 F Personal Care Needs - Level 2 F Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 2 F Retail Operations - Level 2 F Safeguarding & Prevent - Level 2 F Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care - Level 2 F Specific Learning Difficulties - Level 2 F Team Leading - Level 2 F Understanding Autism - Level 2 F Understanding Autism - Level 3 NSF/£ Understanding Coding - Level 2 F Understanding Domestic Abuse - Level 2 F Warehousing & Storage - Level 2 F Sucide Awareness - Level 2 F

CAREERS ADVICE SERVICE

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

We have a professional qualified Adult Careers Adviser who visits HSDC to provide information, advice and guidance to help you make informed and realistic choices about your education, training and employment choices. To book an appointment either drop into the Student Hub, call us on 023 9387 9999 or email us at careers@hsdc.ac.uk

FREE COURSES You may be eligible to have your course fully funded if you are: • Over 19 years of age as of 31 August 2022 • A resident in the UK for the last three years • In receipt of Jobseeker’s HSDC is able to offer financial support to aid vulnerable and disadvantaged students. Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit (in some instances) or earning less than £18,525.00 per year However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to receive full or part funding for a course. Please contact us and we will be happy to advise you – 023 9387 9999 and ask for the Adult Learning Team or email adultlearning@hsdc.ac.uk

ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN The government introduced

qualification fee (where relevant) is combined into an overall fee. TUITION AND QUALIFICATION FEE The tuition fee covers the cost of delivering the course. The qualification fee is collected by the College and passed on to the awarding body for your qualification. It covers examination, assessment and certification costs. PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP Courses leading to a professional qualification require students to register with the professional body. Any costs, including annual subscriptions, are payable directly to the professional body by the student and will be discussed at the start of the course.

Advanced Learner Loans to help adult learners manage the costs of Further Education and training in England. These loans cover tuition fees for a range of Level 3 to Level 6 courses. Find out more at gov.uk/ advanced-learner-loan We suggest that you consider your own circumstances and investigate all options for paying for your course before choosing to take out a loan. You can get independent financial advice from the Money Advice Service at moneyadviceservice.org.

uk/en FEES

For most courses in this guide all fees are payable at the time of enrolment. The tuition fee and

ENROL TODAY DON’T LEAVE IT TOO LATE!

We hate letting anyone down but some of our courses need minimum numbers to run, so if you want to enrol on anything, do it as soon as you can.

FULL DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 47

FEES PAID BY AN EMPLOYER OR OTHER ORGANISATIONS A learner may have made an agreement for course and other fees to be paid by their employer. This is an agreement made between those two parties. Where it has been confirmed as part of the enrolment process that the fees for the learner are to be paid by a sponsor or an employer, then formal and written confirmation of this must be submitted to the College. If you require the fee authorisation form, email admissions@hsdc.ac.uk to request a copy. The College must receive the signed fee authorisation form or a purchase order at the point of enrolment, otherwise the learner will be asked to pay the full fees due. It is also important to note that if you (as the student) withdraw from the course, the employer will still be responsible

for payment of the course fees due. OVERSEAS Have you lived outside of the UK at any time during the last three years? If so, please contact our International Team: international@hsdc.ac.uk Mobile WhatsApp: +44 7702 88 5211 / 023 9387 9999 ext. 4084 for

further details. INSTALMENTS

Courses with a fee in excess of £600 can be paid in instalments. For more information please contact Finance - finance@hsdc.ac.uk or 023 9279 7991

GET THE ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN!* LOOK OUT FOR COURSES MARKED WITH: PAY NOTHING BACK UNTIL EARNING MORE THAN £26,575 AGED 19+ & NEED A QUALIFICATION? DON’T LET COURSE FEES HOLD YOU BACK.

FOR MORE INFO VISIT: gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan *eligibility criteria applies

TRAVEL & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

There may be additional financial support available if you or your household is in receipt of an income based benefit. • You can apply for a refund of travel costs between your home and the course venue. • Financial assistance towards childcare costs, whilst studying your course. • Refund of compulsory uniform and equipment up to a specified amount. • Refund of Accountancy Technician (AAT) membership fees. • Refund of any essential books needed to study the course (including AAT books). • Financial assistance towards UCAS administration fees. • Compulsory/essential day trips or residentials as advised by the trip organiser.

For more information and how to apply please see our website for more details: hsdc.ac.uk/ travelandsupport or call the Student Travel & Support Team on 01420 592229 or email: travelandsupport@alton.hsdc.ac.uk

REFUNDS

Refunds will only be considered in the following circumstances: The College closes the course or changes the day, time or venue of a previously advertised course. • Serious illness or hospitalisation of the learner evidenced by medical certificates. Any refund granted will be based on the remaining classes of the course after a claim has been received. • Serious illness or hospitalisation of a partner, parent or child necessitating full time care by the learner, confirmed by a medical certificate. Any refund granted will be based on the remaining classes of the course after a claim has been received. • Other exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the College. In the first instance, an application in writing should be made to the Finance Manager. • No refunds are made if the learner leaves or is suspended or is excluded in accordance with the College Disciplinary Code.

Where the above exceptional circumstances do not apply the following refund terms apply: • Before a course starts - full refund (minus a £25 admin fee). • Refunds may be permitted for learners who withdraw within the first six weeks or before the middle of the course if the course is a full academic year (minus a £25 admin fee). • No course refunds are permitted after mid-point unless there are exceptional circumstances. For more information please contact: studentfinanceandtravel@hsdc. ac.uk

Please note: If the learner withdraws from the course they will still be liable for

the course fees unless there are exceptional circumstances, please check the terms and conditions for details.

HOW TO APPLY

It’s easy to apply for any of our courses. You can contact us in a variety of ways. WEBSITE For information about the College, or to apply using our online application form, visit www.hsdc.ac.uk TELEPHONE A member of the Admissions Team will be happy to advise and talk through the process with you. Call us on 023 9387 9999 ext. 5041. EMAIL If you would like more information or support with your application, email a member of the team on adultlearning@hsdc.ac.uk CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? Perhaps we offer this at one of our others campuses, take a look at our website www.hsdc.ac.uk/ study-with-us/adult-learning

WE’RE EASY TO FIND

Students travel to HSDC Alton from across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and West Sussex. There are a variety of easy ways to get here.

CAR There is plenty of parking available to the rear of the College off Edward Road, GU34 2HU, including visitor and disabled parking. Staff and students are advised to use this car park. TRAIN The station is a short walk from campus and tickets are available from southwesternrailway.com. BUS The brilliant annual UniRider ticket is available from Stagecoach, which can be used to travel to College during the week, at weekends and throughout the holidays. stagecoachbus.com

P

A31

Alton Station Waitrose

Farnham Aldershot Farnborough Guildford (A3)

Odiham Hook Fleet Hartley Wintney (M3 J5)

B3349

B3004

L O

Sainsbury’s

Bordon Headley Grayshott Liphook Haslemere

A31

Selborne Liss Petersfield Portsmouth

A339

Basingstoke

B3006

Fareham Portsmouth

A32

A31

Alresford Winchester (M3 J9/10) Southampton

WANT TO KEEP IN TOUCH? If you would like to receive relevant emails about adult courses and events, please sign up at: www.hsdc.ac.uk/part-time DIDN’T FIND THE COURSE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR OR A DATE AND TIME TO FIT? We can still help, give us a call on 023 9387 9999 Ext:4686

HSDC works in partnership with some high‑quality training providers to offer learning opportunities in Hampshire and neighbouring counties, for more information please email emma.thomson@hsdc.ac.uk

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