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Bath Spa University Foundation Degrees with our partners in education Fashion and Textile Design SkillsCourse located at: City of Bath CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA) Graphic DesignCourse located at: Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA)A skills-based course with strong commercial links to the creative industries, focusing on professional and practical skills development and design studio work. Why choose this course? This two-year full-time course is taught at our FE partner college, Weston College. It aims to equip you with a relevant, thorough Media Suites at Weston College's University Campus. Work-based learning is central to the course, allowing you to develop a portfolio of work and skills for your future career development. You will be allocated a mentor to support your work-based learning. In each of the two years of the course you will study six modules, ranging from practical design skills in print and screen, to design in context, and business and enterprise skills. You will attend scheduled teaching over four days per 15 week semester. Throughout the course the emphasis will be on developing the skills necessary to work in the design and media industry. You'll be taught by enthusiastic lecturers who have extensive experience in the design industry. Careers Graduates from this course will be prepared to work in the graphic design and digital media industries. Possible career areas include: graphic designer; art director; web designer; interactive designer; studio assistant; production designer. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you can also apply to Education Studies for Teaching AssistantsCourses located at: Norton Radstock College; New College Swindon; Wiltshire College Salisbury Foundation Degree (FdA)A course for people currently employed as teaching assistants who want to improve their qualifications and their knowledge and understanding of the role. Why choose this course? The role of the teaching assistant is recognised as being a crucial factor in successful learning for children and young learners. This course is designed for teaching assistants in all levels of teaching: Foundation Stage, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and post-16 teaching. The course covers all aspects of the work of the teaching assistant: the ways people develop and learn; teaching methods; learners with special needs; social and emotional issues; legal and policy matters; working in teams and partnerships; the social context of learning. The course is ideal if you are already working in an appropriate setting. This innovative course has been running successfully for seven years with most students progressing further in their academic study after their FdA.About the course Although you will be classed as a full-time student, you will only attend college for one day per week. Our partner colleges for delivering the FD Education Studies for Teaching Assistants are Norton Radstock College, Wiltshire College, Salisbury and New College Swindon, so this is where you will be based for your taught modules. You will be a Bath Spa University student, and as such will have access to all the facilities of the Newton Park campus. The majority of your learning will be work-based, and you will be supported in this by a mentor and tutor who will visit you in your workplace to monitor your progress and development. In each of the two years you will study four modules, some of which are based in your workplace, and some taught in college. Modules include topics such as the curriculum from foundation stage to the end of secondary, inclusion, learning-theory and practice, the inclusive learning environment, working in partnership, the curriculum in action, supporting individuals and groups, and your own action research. Careers The role of the Teaching Assistant is expanding, and there are good opportunities for trained staff in this field. In your second year, you will be able to apply to the third year of the BA (Hons) Education Studies at Bath Spa. The BA (Hons) degree allows you to apply to progress onto our teacher training course to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Alternatively, if you have appropriate early years experience, you may want to apply for Early Years Professional Status which is also run at Bath Spa University. If you wish to apply for EYPS you will need English and Maths GCSE at C grade or above. UCAS CodeEducation Studies for Teaching AssistantsX900Entry CriteriaTypical offersAppropriate accredited Level 3 qualifications (For example A-levels or vocational qualifications) PLUS, Working as a teaching assistant. Candidates will be assessed on an individual basis. Please be aware that you will be required to complete a new Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Application through Bath Spa University as part of the admissions process for this course. See page 20 Course InformationCourse locationNorton Radstock College (UCAS Campus code N); Wiltshire College Salisbury (UCAS Campus code W); New College Swindon (UCAS Campus code L)Course length2 years full-timeMore CodeFashion and Textile Design SkillsW232Entry CriteriaTypical offers180-220 UCAS Tariff points (eg BB; CDD) with minimum 80 points from Art or Design, Textiles or related subject.OR Art Foundation course.All applicants will be interviewed. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationCity of Bath College(UCAS Campus code E)Course length2 years full-time;4 years part-timeMore InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare (UCAS Campus code C)Course length2 years full-timeMore CodeGraphic Design W210Entry CriteriaTypical offersTwo subjects at A-level with one in Art or a design-related subject. OR BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design or other design-based subject. OR Art Foundation course. See page 20The course covers both fashion and textiles in equal measure, providing the opportunity to follow your chosen path in the fashion and textile industry.Why choose this course?The course aims to train students primarily through experience of practice in designing and making, giving a sound practical skills base. You'll be based at City of Bath College, but you are able to use Bath Spa University's facilities such as the specialist Art and Design library and attend the visiting speaker programme. On successful completion of your Foundation Degree you can apply to progress to Year 3 of an associated Honours Degree course at this, or another, university. At Bath Spa you would apply to the BA Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors course (see page 29) or BA Fashion Design course (see page 28), subject to interview and submission of a clear proposal of final study in Historical and Critical Studies.About the courseThe course is run at the City of Bath College in the centre of Bath and provides a lively and demanding introduction to the basics of fashion and textiles with the emphasis on innovation, skills and creativity. Throughout the course you will be given a wide range of skills and experiences, both technical and creative, supported by an understanding of cultural, social and business skills. In Year 1 you are introduced to technical and design processes in fashion and textile including: drawing, visual research, digital media, fashion Illustration, fashion design skills, pattern cutting, sewing/construction skills, stand modelling, knit, embroidery/fabric manipulation, print, plus historical and cultural understanding of fashion and textiles. There are also opportunities for study visits in the UK and overseas and a visiting lecturer series. In Year 2 the emphasis is to develop creatively and professionally, working more as independent learners. Further fashion and textile design skills are developed including digital design for fashion and textiles (both CAD and CAM), fashion illustration, flats and specs, sewing/construction skills, pattern cutting. The practice-based work is supported by historical and critical studies and professional practice. This year also provides opportunities for work placements and live industry projects. You will create a portfolio of work and create a final collection either as a fashion collection with textiles or a textiles collection for fashion. The final collection will be displayed as a static exhibition. CareersProfessional practice and entrepreneurial skills are embedded within the course to help you prepare for your future career. There is also the opportunity to design fabrics for exhibition at the international trade fair, Indigo, which is held each February in Paris. This course offers graduates a broad career route, which includes in-house designer, freelance fashion designer, freelance textile designer for fashion, embroiderer, pattern cutter, manufacturing/ production assistant, quality control assistant, buying and merchandising.and up-to-date knowledge of the design industry. The 'Design Studio' will be the central hub and ethos of the course, providing an introduction to the working studio culture and providing you with an insight into the day-to-day running of a commercial studio. You'll work on live projects, working to briefs set in collaboration with various industries, so that you gain a real understanding of commercial design. About the course You will work on projects from concept stage through to implementation, developing skills both for print and digital disciplines. You'll become expert in the use of industry-standard software, working in state-of-the-art Graphic Design Studios and Digital 010101 Working in the classroom01 Amy Gibbs, FD Graphic Design student, with her workprogress to the third year of the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication degree at Bath Spa University's Sion Hill campus. Alternatively you can apply to the BA (Hons) Creative Industries: Graphic Design (Work-based). This programme, which is based at Weston College, is available either full-time (one year) or part-time. It allows you to progress from the Foundation Degree to Honours level using the workplace as a learning environment, and you will develop research and project management skills by undertaking a work-based project.

Bath Spa University Foundation Degrees with our partners in education 58 / 59 Health and Social Care ManagementCourse located at: Norton Radstock CollegeFoundation Degree (FdSc) Heritage ManagementCourse located at: City of Bath CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA)A highly vocational course providing a thought-provoking experience in the study of heritage and its management. Why choose this course? The course aims to equip you with the skills you need for a professional career in heritage management. This will include preparing and developing exhibitions; conservation; preparing educational programmes for school and college visits; managing the visitor experience; organising events; conducting historical and archive research; managing museum shops and cafes; fundraising skills; PR skills and dealing with the media; budgeting skills and the ability to apply for external funds and grants; using popular culture to promote history and heritage. Bath (a World Heritage site) and its surrounding region provide an excellent setting for the study of heritage management, with a great range of museums, heritage properties, exhibitions and cultural settings. You'll be based at our partner college, City of Bath College, in the centre of Bath. About the course You can take the course either full-time over two years or part-time over three years. You'll build up your skills and knowledge in all aspects of heritage management through a series of modules and through work placements. Placements are an important feature of the course. You will work with your tutor to find a suitable placement - Bath Spa University enjoys an established relationship with many local heritage institutions. The type of work you do will depend on the placement but because of the nature of the Why choose this course? This course is offered in partnership with our partner college, Norton Radstock College in Peasedown St John, so this is where you would be based. You will undertake a period of work-based learning within your existing workplace. About the course The programme is organised around a series of modules, some are college-based while others allow you to learn within the workplace. The college-based learning includes formal lectures, seminars, group activities, case studies and online activities. This is a full-time course with formal teaching that tends to be on the same day each week to make it easier for students to combine work and study. The work-based learning is carefully structured to give you time to reflect on your experiences and develop your own career. You will also have the support of a personal tutor throughout your studies. In the first year you are introduced to the issues of management and leadership in a health or a social care setting. You will also consider the social context of health, care and welfare and will complete a work based, reflective practice portfolio. In the second year you will be able to develop your own learning further by building on what you have already studied. Modules include: Year 1: Ethics, Leadership and Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care, Psychology and Evidence Based Practice, Work-based Learning 1- Reflective Practitioner UCAS CodeHealth and Social Care ManagementL510Entry CriteriaTypical offersAppropriate Level 3 qualifications (for example A-levels or vocational qualifications), typically 160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) PLUS Evidence of personal or professional experience of the health and social care sector.We welcome applications from mature students, before making an offer to you we would consider any prior learning (APL) and experiential learning (APEL). If you are studying an Access Course or an NVQ we will be pleased to consider your application.Please be aware that you will be required to complete a new Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure application through Bath Spa University as part of the admissions process for this course. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationPeasedown Adult Learning Centre, Norton Radstock College (UCAS Campus code N)Course length2 years full-time; 4 years part-timeMore 2: Managing Care; Risk, Rights and Practice, Management in Health and Social Care, Work-based Learning 2 - Reflective Practitioner. Careers Students on the Foundation Degree programme are already working in the health and social care sector. The degree is designed to enable you to pursue associate professional roles in the NHS and related organisations as well as supervisory and management roles in health and social care in the public, voluntary and private sectors. In addition, if you successfully complete the Foundation Degree you can apply to progress to an associated BSc (Hons) programme to 'top up' your qualification to honours degree level with a further year of study. heritage sector, it is likely to be extremely varied. You will be able to keep a diary of your experience to enable a critical and evaluative procedure of your placement. Sample modules include: Year 1: Exhibitions and Interpretation; Public History and Identity; and The Built Environment. Year 2: Economics of Heritage; Skills in Archive Research; and The Politics of Collecting. Careers The heritage sector in Britain is a multi-million pound industry, and is dynamic and changing in response to new development. The course will enhance your employability skills and your experience of heritage in practice in a tangible way. Typical careers in the culture and heritage industry include museums, historic visitor attractions, galleries, special collections, and bodies such as the National Trust and English Heritage. At the end of the Foundation degree you can apply to progress to the third year of an Honours Degree. UCAS CodeHeritage ManagementD445 Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c). Alternative qualifications welcome, particularly from mature students with a particular interest in, or already working in, heritage issues and settings. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationCity of Bath College, Bath (UCAS Campus code E)Course length2 years full-time;part-time availableMore This is a work-based and career orientated programme that is aimed at people working in, either full-time or part-time, the health and social care sector (including related charities and the voluntary sector). It is designed to help you identify and extend your skills in health and social care management.010101 College-based learning01 Historic buildings on the Newton Park campusWhy choose this course? This is a two year course with a focus on links with employers - work placements are an integral part of the course. The course is ideal if you're already in employment and want to gain a higher education qualification. If you are already employed your work-based learning will take place in your own workplace. If you are not already working, work placements will be arranged for you. You will gain work experience throughout your course with a major local employer so that you learn while in work. Some of your assignments will be linked to work experience. We will provide the necessary skills training to combine work-based experience with the more academic demands of your course. About the course The course is based at Norton Radstock College, although you will be a Bath Spa University student. You will be classed as a full-time student, but you will only attend college for one full day and one evening per week. You will study six modules each year, some of which are college-based while others are work-based. The course looks at the effect of key influences on the business world - political, economic, social and technological - and how business systems respond to these. How do organisations cope with the new demands placed on them in relation to cyber-security and cyber-criminal activities, for example? So you will look at information systems (with modules offered in computer forensics, computer programming, multi-media planning, and management information Management and Management SystemsCourse located at: Norton Radstock CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA)UCAS CodeManagement and Management SystemsNG25Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c) from appropriate Level 3 qualifications (for example A-levels or vocational qualifications). See page 20 Course InformationCourse locationNorton Radstock College (UCAS Campus code N)Course length2 years full-time; part-time available (on a day release basis from your employer) More distinctive course with a strong vocational element, concentrating on influences that affect the business and management but also at the core functions of business, such as management, accounting and financial management, and human resource management. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you can apply to progress to the third year of the BA (Hons) Business and Management course at Newton Park campus. Sample modules Year 1: Understanding the Business Environment; Fundamentals of Computer Programming; and Numbers in Business and Computing. Sample modules Year 2: Presenting, Understanding, and Managing Financial Information; Business Information Systems; and Multimedia Application Development.Careers The blend of practical work experience with knowledge and skills which is integral to the course will open access to a variety of middle managerial and operational roles, with either large businesses or small/medium-sized enterprises and the ICT industry. You may also progress to in-house trainee management programmes.