May 2022 - Virtual Event Access

May 2022 - Virtual Event Access

Welcome to Heart of Worcestershire College's VIRTUAL May Open Event

Taking place on Wednesday 4th May 2022, from 5pm - 7pm, all of our departmental and support teams will be on hand and hosting their own individual talks and/or Q&As for the evening!

Don't worry if you haven't pre-registered just click on the link below to access our sessions and chat to our teams

 

The Help Hub

Much like our physical open events our team are always on hand to help with any queries you may have; from knowing which department talk to drop in to, to pointing you in the direction of our support services, our team are here to help.

Visit the Help Hub here

Access to Higher Education (HE)

Access to Higher Education (HE) courses are a fantastic stepping stone for those looking to return to education. Whether you're seeking a career change, or are thinking of applying to university but have been out of work for a while, fear not as these courses have been designed with you in mind. 

Speak to our Access to HE team here

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a dedicated pathway equipping you with the relevant industry knowledge, skills and behaviours whilst working alongside experienced staff. Apprentices get paid for their work as well as receiving training relating to their employment, whilst Traineeships are an ideal pre-apprenticeship programme designed to support learners to gain essential skills that appeal to employers. 

Speak to our Apprenticeships team here

Admissions & Student Finance

We know that learners have a lot to juggle and we understand that many will have questions and concerns regarding applications, enrolments and the financial commitment which comes with college life. Here at HoW College we have a fantastic Student Advice team that are on hand to put worries at ease. Whether you're applying for a bursary, in a tangle over travel arrangements or perplexed by the application process our team are here to help.

Speak to our team here to find out more

Business & Enterprise

What comes to mind when you think of working in business? Paperwork and meetings? Making big decisions? This may be true, but it is only part of what the business world has to offer. This is a fresh and modern industry, full of exciting ideas covering everything from marketing to finance, recruitment to sales.

From level 2 through to higher education we offer a number of exciting courses here at HoW College.

Find out more and speak to our team here

Computing, Digital Media & Esports

Do you dream of a career in a multibillion pound industry? Are you creative and a natural problem solver? In today’s society almost every job involves the use of a computer and as the world of computing and digital media continues to rapidly grow there’s no better time to become a part of this fast-paced and exciting industry.

From level 1 through to higher education we offer a number of exciting courses here at HoW College, take a 360 degree virtual tour of Bromsgrove Games Design facilities here.

Talk to our FE (post-16) Team here

Talk to our HE (post-18) Team here

Construction

Considering learning a skilled trade and gaining a career in the world of construction?

Our construction courses cover a multitude of job roles and areas including Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Plastering, Plumbing, Painting and Decorating. You will also gain hands-on experience in our workshops giving you the necessary skills to fulfill a successful future career.

Why not take a look at our Malvern Construction Centre via our virtual tour here.

Ready to start building your future career? Chat to our team here

Creative Arts & Media

Whether you want to be in front or behind the camera, take to the stage or be the next Banksy, our creative arts courses could be the perfect choice for you. Covering a multitude of job roles and areas including Art, Music, Performing Arts and Media Production for Film and TV our students gain hands-on experience in our art and music studios, commercial theatre, green screen and editing rooms.

Speak to our team here

Engineering & Automotive

Are you a natural problem solver who likes fixing things? If so, our engineering and automotive courses could be the perfect choice for you. Learning in state-of-the-art workshops and facilities our students develop key skills and knowledge to thrive in this industry. from level 1 through to university level courses we offer a wide variety of options to suit all interests and abilities.

Why not tour our facilities from the comfort of your home? Our 360 virtual tours are available here:
Automotive workshop
Engineering Workshop

Talk to our Engineering and Automotive team here

Chat to our Electrical Installation team here

English & Maths

If you didn’t get the qualifications you need at school, don’t let it hold you back. With the help of our experienced teachers and comprehensive GCSE courses, we’re confident that you’ll pass with flying colours.

Our English and maths courses are designed to help you build the practical skills that you need to live, study and work.

Our team of expert tutors provide a friendly environment in which to learn. The class sizes are small and welcoming, perfect for adult learners of all ages and abilities. 

Chat to our team here

ESOL, IT Skills and Adult Recreational Courses

Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes give you the skills you need to use English in your life in Britain. You will learn to use and understand how English is used in the UK.

Our English lessons will teach you about English grammar and vocabulary. You will also be able to really improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You can also gain qualifications that are internationally recognised, such as City & Guilds Skills for Life in ESOL, and the Cambridge ESOL suite of exams (First/FCE etc.).

Find out more and chat to our team here

Get creative and discover your passions! Whether you are looking to learn a new language, paint with watercolour, explore creative writing, or sharpen your photography, we have a variety of exciting leisure and hobby courses helping you to explore and widen your interests!

Our IT Skills courses are also perfect for those looking to develop a wide range of digital and IT skills for home and work including using devices, software applications such as Microsoft Office, navigating the internet, emails, and staying safe online.

Speak to our team here

Hair & Beauty

Are you passionate about the hair and beauty industry? Can you see yourself working backstage at London Fashion Week? Or do you dream of running your own salon? Our hair, beauty and media makeup courses offer a mixture of theory and practical experience, where you will have the opportunity to work with real clients in our commercial salons.

Why not see our facilities yourself? View our 360 virtual tour of our Worcester commercial salon, Fountains, here.

Ready to become a cut above the rest? Speak to our team here

Health, Social Care & Early Years

Are you passionate about helping the vulnerable, young children, or those in need? Are you looking for a worthwhile and fulfilling career? If yes, then why not consider a health and social care or early years course.

Our courses have a mix of theory and practice to help you develop a thorough working knowledge of your subject, which you can then apply to a range of jobs in health care, social care and childcare.

Talk to our team here

Hospitality & Catering

Do you enjoy making new recipes? Do you work well in a fast-paced environment?

Take your passion for food and refine your cooking skills to achieve the professional level needed for this industry. You will learn to prep and cook complex dishes while managing working relationships within a kitchen environment.

Chat to our team here

Inclusive Learning (SEN)

Here at HoW College we're proud to have a wealth of dedicated Special Educational Needs facilities and courses.

From our mock-flat, sensory room and adapted classrooms to lessons promoting independent living, life skills and supported internships our SEN team are dedicated to giving our students the necessary skills for life after education.

Want to find out more? Click here to talk to our team

Do you have specific High Needs Support questions? Speak to our team here

Inclusive Learning (NEET)

Here at HoW College we offer a number of level 1 courses, designed to help students build a core foundation of skills and knowledge to succeed in their desired field.

These courses include:
CARE: Adult, Children and Young People: An ideal starting point for those considering a career in health and social care & early years. 
Prospects: Helping students to develop their confidence and abilities in different skills in order to successfully progress onto an apprenticeship, further education course or employment.
Sport and Services (SaS): Providing an insight into the world of public services and sports, an ideal option for those who would like some experience of the sector before committing to a level 2 course.
IT & Media: exploring many areas of technology with engaging and immersive sessions, where students can gain the relevant and specific skillset to start their journey into this fast-paced and exciting industry.

Want to find out more? Talk to our team here

Public Services

Do you have what it takes to join the uniformed services? Our range of public services courses focus on helping students understand and develop the skills required to follow a wide variety of career paths or Higher Education. From military services such as the army, RAF and royal navy, to the prison, police, fire and ambulance services; the possibilities are endless.

We offer courses from Level 1 through to university level. Chat to or team here

Science

Are you a science enthusiast? Are you interested in criminology and forensic science? Then our Applied Science course could be the perfect option for you.

In our well-equipped laboratories, including our CSI area, you will study a variety of science based modules designed to give you the chance of progressing to a career that is dynamic, exciting and full of opportunities.

Speak to our team here

Social Work

Would you like to make a real difference to the lives of individuals, families and communities? Would you like to prevent harm, neglect and abuse?

The College has a long standing history of delivering the social work degree dating back to the 1980’s. We have a small and friendly team with a great wealth of experience covering a range of areas of expertise.

Chat to our team here

Sports

Are you interested in the world of sport and fitness? Looking to learn more about anatomy and physiology, or maybe coaching is more your style? If so, why not take a look at our sports courses here at HoW College.

From Level 1 to Foundation Degree, we offer a wide range of sports courses suited to every interest. Learning in state-of-the-art gym and leisure facilities, our students gain relevant industry knowledge and experience to excel in this field.

Talk to our team here

Support for Success

The Support for Success department provides a system of support for students with learning disabilities and difficulties, to ensure that they are motivated and strive to achieve the very best academic results they can whilst on a vocational course at HoW College.

For some students this means providing support that will encourage them to stretch and challenge themselves to add value and achieve higher grades to open up additional progression opportunities; for others the support will focus on removing barriers to learning, through the development of more independent working skills, the use of assistive technology and an understanding of how their individual learning style can be used to best effect.

Talk to the team here

Travel & Tourism

What comes to mind when you think of working in travel and tourism? Busy airports, club reps and day trips? This is an industry that encourages you to travel, but it's not all sandy beaches and blue skies.

The travel industry is exciting and full of new discoveries and adventures. However, it is also hard work and you will need to be prepared to work as a team, organise your workload and deal with some tough customers.

Ready to fly high with a career in Travel and Tourism? Chat to our team here

Wellbeing

Here at HoW College we have a dedicated Wellbeing service available to all part-time and full-time students ; providing a confidential single point of access for any student experiencing difficulties or concerns relating to general health, well-being and mental health issues.

Located at each of our campuses the team are on hand to empower and equip learners with the skills needed to keep themselves safe and to achieve and reach their full potential. This includes education, advice and guidance on topics such as how to manage issues around bullying, staying safe on line, healthy relationships and how to recognise potential harm or threat to yourself or others.

Speak to our team here