Virtual Open Event - October 2020
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 course have been designed with you in mind.
Want to make an application? Find the perfect Access course for you here
Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Apprenticeships and traineeships 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. Interested in applying for an apprenticeship? Click here to register your details.
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.
Knowing what you want to do at college or life after education can be a minefield that's why we have a free, impartial, matrix accredited careers service available all students and apprentices across our campuses. Providing students with help and support with everything from CV writing to UCAS applications the team are on hand to offer advice, guidance and a helping hand with your next steps.
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 via our video or click here to view our courses
Computing & Digital Media
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, find out more via our video or click here to view our courses
Take a 360 degree virtual tour of Bromsgrove Games Design facilities here
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
Interested in applying? View our variety of courses 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.
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.
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.
Want to apply? View our courses here
ESOL & Functional Skills
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.)
Interested in applying? View our courses 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? View our Hair & Beauty courses here
HE, Management & Professional
Here at HoW College we offer students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge further with a variety of university level courses.
From HNCs to HNDs, Foundation Degrees to Bachelor's Degrees and a number of professional qualifications our HEI Worcestershire team pride themselves on supporting students to further their careers and employability prospects. Providing many benefits including; smaller class sizes and more contact time, to reduced fees and flexible study options to fit around your lifestyle our HE and Professional courses are a worthwhile investment for those looking to develop further.
Click here to view our Social Work video.
Take a look at the variety of courses we offer 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.
Ready to apply for your next step? View our Health and Social care & Early Years courses 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.
Ready to make an application? View our courses 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.
Interested in joining HoW College? Find the perfect course for you 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 student 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.
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, why not take a look here?
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.
Interesting in applying for our science course? Why not visit our course page here
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.
Ready to tackle your future career? Take a look at our Sports courses, from Level 1 to university level, 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.
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? Take a look at our courses here
T-Levels might be a term that you've not heard of before, but they're an exciting new qualification for 16 to 19 year old's that started in September 2020. Here at HoW College we'll be delivering T-Levels from September 2021 in Childcare and Digital.
The T stands for technical and they will be taken after GCSE and will be the equivalent of 3 A levels. They have been developed in conjunction with employers and business to address the potential skills shortages in the future and will take 2 years to complete.
The aim of the T Level is to provide the students with practical skills and knowledge in their chosen industry alongside core English, maths and digital skills with the addition of a minimum 315 hours (45 days) of meaningful industry placement with an employer.
Where 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.