New Year New Career – Make 2016 your year to shine!

Get your year off to a great start by investing in your future. Join one of our new courses this January and develop your skills and knowledge to open new doors and opportunities.

Our courses are offered at many levels and are suitable for:

  • School leavers still deciding on their choice of career; or those who have started a course but want to change direction
  • Adults looking to get the qualifications to get into university or improve their career
  • Professionals who want to invest in the next level of their career
  • Those returning to work – who need to refresh their skills and knowledge
  • Or anyone who would like to learn a new skill just for fun.

Funding is available for many courses – so there has never been a better time to invest in your future.


 

Pick your Course:


Access courses

Access to HE in Nursing
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A pathway for anyone wishing to embark on a nursing / midwifery degree course.


Accounting and Bookkeeping

AAT Level 1
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The Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping offers an introductory qualification in manual bookkeeping skills, in particular providing essential skills in single entry bookkeeping.

AAT Level 2 Fast Track
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Whether you are planning a new career or changing direction, this course is a good introduction to the subject. It covers book- keeping, business and basic accountancy, including recording income and receipts, preparing ledger balances and initial trial balance. We regret that we can only offer this course to learners aged 19 years or older at the start of the course.

AAT Level 3 Fast Track
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This course will suit you if you have some accounting experience. The units include maintenance of financial records and preparing accounts, recording cost information and preparing reports and returns.

IAB Award in Manual Bookkeeping Level 2
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This course is suited to those who have little or no experience of finance, and who may be looking for a career change.


Apprenticeships

Earn while you learn
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We offer a huge range of Apprenticeships, across all industries from Hair and Beauty to travel, retail and business. This gives you the chance to ‘earn while you learn’ and gain essential experience in your chosen sector.


Business, Management & Law

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate for Legal Secretaries (Evening)
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This well-recognised qualification provides students with the secretarial skills and legal knowledge essential within legal organisations. These skills could be transferred to any office environment. The course will cover the areas of Probate, Conveyancing, Litigation, Family and Corporate law. Audio typing, proof reading and IT skills will also be covered.

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate Legal Secretaries (Evening)
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This is designed for those who either work in an HR support role and want to progress their career by developing their knowledge and skills at a higher level or aspire to work in HR and want to study a recognised undergraduate level qualification. Candidates are likely to have either a degree or a L3 CIPD qualification already

CILEX Level 6 Professional Higher Diplomas in Law & Practice
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This is designed for those who either work in an HR support role and want to progress their career by developing their knowledge and skills at a higher level or aspire to work in HR and want to study a recognised undergraduate level qualification. Candidates are likely to have either a degree or a L3 CIPD qualification already.

CMI Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management
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The aim of the Diploma in First Line Management is to develop management methodology and ethos in those who are, or are about to become supervisors or first time managers, building upon their knowledge and experience. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
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This qualification is intended for the senior manager who has the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. It is equally valuable for the person who aspires to such a role, by helping them gain the knowledge and understanding necessary. We regret that we can only offer this course to learners aged 19 years or older at the start of the course.

CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HR Management
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Set at undergraduate level, CIPD Intermediate qualifications are suitable for those looking to develop a career in HR management or development and want to study a recognised qualification

Counselling

Award Introduction to Counselling Skills
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This course will give you some insight into the nature of counselling work and help you to decide whether you want to proceed with further counselling skills training. All CPCAB’s qualifications enhance your emotional and social skills, and help you to understand yourself and your relationships more clearly.

 

Education & Teacher Training

Award in Education and Training
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Formerly PTLLS this course is an introductory teaching qualification.

NCFE Certificate Supporting Teaching & Learning in School level 3
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This course is great if you are planning to work or volunteer in an education setting and already have some experience.

NCFE Diploma Supporting Teaching & Learning in School Level 3
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This course is ideal for you if you are a member of a school’s workforce who directly supports teaching and learning of pupils in primary, secondary or special schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant
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This course prepares TAs for their assessment to gain Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.

Fitness Instruction


Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
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The YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing provides you with the knowledge and skills to be able to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor. This is the minimum qualification that fitness organisations tend to insist on before considering someone for employment. This qualification is ideal for those beginning their career in fitness and provides the underpinning knowledge and skills required to make the progression on to becoming a personal trainer –  please note to take this course you must be aged 19 or over

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
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The YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training provides you with the skills, knowledge and competence required to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client. You will learn a variety of subjects such as Anatomy and Physiology, advanced gym programming, principles of nutrition and how to deliver a personal training program effectively –  please note to take this course you must be aged 19 or over

 

Hairdressing & Barbering


City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Barbering Techniques
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This is a 20 week course and is ideal if you want a career in the barbering industry. You will develop and learn all the practical skills required for employment and/or career progression in this field. Progression from this course will be to a Level 3 Diploma in Barbering at Bromley College or to an Advanced Apprenticeship studying a Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Barbering.
Course content is highly practical and covers a broad range of basic barbering skills.

City & Guilds Hairdressing refresher
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This 6 week course is ideal if you are interested in refreshing and developing your existing skills in hairdressing, or if you are looking for career back in this field. Progression from this course will be to a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing at Bromley College or to an Advanced Apprenticeship studying a Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Hairdressing. Course content is highly practical and covers a broad range of basic hairdressing skills.

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing
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This is a 20 week course and is ideal of your are interested in a career in the hairdressing industry. You will learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in this field. Progression from this course will be to a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing at Bromley College or to an Advanced Apprenticeship studying a Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Hairdressing. Course content is highly practical and covers a broad range of basic hairdressing skills.

 

Hospitality & Catering


Level 2 Hospitality & Catering Fast-Track
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If you are 19 or over and considering a new career in hospitality and catering as a chef, love food, or want to work in the restaurant, hotel and catering sector, this course is ideal for you.



And apply today – it really is that easy!