Preston College Further Education Prospectus FURTHER EDUCATION PROSPECTUS 2024/25 OPEN EVENTS Wednesday 4 October 2023 4 - 7pm | Saturday 18 November 2023 10am - 2pm Thursday 7 March 2024 4 - 7pm CELEBRATING 50 YEARS INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS WELCOME At Preston College we take great pride in supporting our learners to achieve the qualifications, technical skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers and universities are looking for. I am delighted that you are considering joining Preston College after school. Our expert team of careers advisors and tutors will be available to provide you with advice and guidance relating to your career aspirations, ensuring that you are able to make informed decisions about the courses that we offer. Preston College provides an extensive technical and professional offer at all levels. Our strength and expertise in providing technical and vocational qualifications will enable you to achieve your goals and progress to university, an apprenticeship or employment. Alongside our traditional qualifications such as BTECs, the college provides a growing number of new T-Levels; these have been introduced by the Government to support employers in developing the workforce of the future. T-Level qualifications provide a route to higher level study or employment and are the equivalent to three A-Levels in terms of UCAS points. They have been developed alongside industry experts in ensuring that young people are provided with the right skills and knowledge to succeed in employment. You can find a list of the subjects that we offer and more information about T-Levels on pages 12-15. Our established partnerships with local employers ensure that our programme delivery and Industry Placement is both relevant and of high quality. Our sector specialist, experienced staff and industry standard facilities make the college an exciting and enjoyable place to be, all delivered in a supportive and caring environment. On the campus, you will find a host of purpose-built facilities including a TV studio, functional science laboratories, performance studios, hair and beauty salons, and industry supported construction and engineering workshops. All our facilities have been designed to allow you to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed for success in the workplace. Come and see for yourself all that we have to offer at one of our Year 10 & 11 Open Events (see page 69 for details). We look forward to welcoming you to Preston College. Simon Nixon Principal & Chief Executive Our mission is to inspire, educate and support our diverse community to reach its potential. Our vision is to transform lives through education. ENTRY CRITERIA Browse through our study areas to see all the fantastic, innovative courses on offer, and take a look at our support information to see how we can help you get the most out of your time at Preston College. CONTENTS COURSE OPTIONS T-Levels 12-15 Accounting & Business 20-21 Automotive Technology 22-23 Construction & the Built Environment 24-25 Creative Arts (Art & Design, Games & Graphics) 26-27 Education & Childcare 28-29 Engineering 30-31 Events, Hospitality & Tourism Enterprise 32-33 Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty Therapy 34-35 Health & Social Care 36-37 Media & IT 38-39 Performing Arts and Creative Make-up Training Academies 40-43 Professional Dance 44-45 Public Services 46-47 Science 48-49 Sport 50-51 Apprenticeships 52-55 SUPPORT Getting to know Preston College 4-9 Scholarships 10-11 Industry Placements 16 Entry Criteria 17 Learner Support (SEND) and Foundation Learning 56-57 English & Maths 58 English for Speakers of Other Languages 59 Enrichment 60 Student Services 61 Pastoral Support 62 Bursary Information 63 Progression 64 Facilities 65 Travel Guide 66-67 How to Apply 68 Additional Information 70

4 INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS PREPARING YOU FOR YOUR FUTURE Your college experience is designed to prepare you for your future, whether this is university, an apprenticeship or full-time employment. To help keep you on track you will have a Student Manager who will monitor your progress and support you to achieve your goals. All our courses are designed to prepare you for the world of work and university with industry placement opportunities and a range of on-campus activities such as guest speakers, careers events and workshops. Alongside achieving your qualification, you will also gain the technical skills, knowledge and experience that employers are looking for. Preston College has strong employer links and we have worked closely with them to shape the curriculum to ensure you have the right skills to help you achieve your career goals. DEVELOPING THE RIGHT TECHNICAL SKILLS On some of our courses, you will need to start at Level 1 or 2 to gain a solid foundation of skills before you move onto a Level 3 qualification. On other courses, you may be able to begin at Level 3 depending on your qualifications. T-Levels and our Level 3 Extended Diploma programmes are the equivalent to A-Level study and can provide you with enough UCAS points to progress onto university. See page 17 for more information. FACILITIES & LEARNING At Preston College there is a wide range of learning facilities and resources which allow you to put the technical skills you learn into practice. Facilities include industry-standard studios, theatres, libraries, science labs, workshops, hair and beauty salons, PC suites, digital technology and software. See page 65 for a selection of our facilities or visit us at our next open event for a tour. MATHS & ENGLISH Maths and English skills are an important part of everyday life and employers are looking for people with these skills. That’s why it is a Government requirement that if you leave school without a grade 4 (or above) you will have to study it as part of your course at college. MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION When making the important decision about what to study at college, it’s worth taking the time to research what qualifications are needed for your future career. Some professions do require higher level qualifications, but university is not always the only way to get them. You can study Higher Level qualifications at Preston College in a range of subjects either in the classroom or in the workplace. Alternatively, you could gain your higher-level qualifications through a degree or higher apprenticeship. GETTING TO KNOW PRESTON COLLEGE Remember, if you’re unsure on which route to take, speak to one of our careers advisors who will be able to talk you through your options. You can contact our Recruitment and Careers Team on 01772 225774 and ask to speak with one of our dedicated Careers Advisors.

5 TYPES OF QUALIFICATIONS AVAILABLE INCLUDE: • T-Levels • Apprenticeships • BTECs At Preston College, you can choose to study vocational technical courses that lead to university or employment, or an Apprenticeship which develops your skills in the workplace and can lead to Degree and Higher Level Apprenticeships. Our courses are developed alongside employers and are designed to give you flexibility and options for your education and journey to employment. For example, you could start your studies on a full-time college course and transfer onto an Apprenticeship to earn while you learn whilst still gaining the same qualification. Alternatively, you may continue on your full-time course and progress directly to higher level study either at Preston College or university. See page 64 for more information on progression routes. CAREERS GUIDANCE & INFORMATION Leaving high school is an exciting time, especially if you know what career you want to follow and how to get there - but if you don’t, it can be a little daunting. That’s where we can help. Whatever stage you’re at on your career journey (or even if you haven’t started yet) our experienced Careers & Progression Team will support you in making the right choices about your future. Our advisors are trained in providing high quality careers information, advice and guidance to all learners and you can chat with them any time during college hours in the Career Zone located on the College High Street. We also have Career Coach, an online platform which can help you find a career path that suits you, build an impressive CV and find local job vacancies. Give it a go now at WHAT'S AVAILABLE AT PRESTON COLLEGE?

6 PRESTONCOLLEGENEWS A lot goes on at Preston College over the academic year and while we can’t share all of our fantastic news stories here, you can visit our website or social media pages to keep yourself up-to-date. In January 2023 Ofsted concluded that Preston College is ‘Good’ in all areas. The College also scored the top assessment of ‘Strong’ for its contribution to meeting Local Skills needs, making Preston College the first in Lancashire to achieve the highest skills judgement within Ofsted’s newly enhanced inspection framework. Simon Nixon, Preston College Principal and Chief Executive said: “Ofsted has recognised the strength and quality of the provision that we deliver, particularly in ensuring that our learners not only achieve the qualifications that they undertake, but that they effectively progress into higher level study, apprenticeships or employment when they complete their college programme.” OFSTED: PRESTON COLLEGE AWARDED GOOD IN ALL AREAS PRESTON COLLEGE WINS BEACON AWARD FOR COLLEGE ENGAGEMENT WITH EMPLOYERS The Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. The award seeks to recognise examples of practical teaching and learning that equips people with the skills that today’s global and digital economy demands, through a broad and balanced curriculum, high quality training, engaging real world learning and rich relationships between education and employers. Simon Nixon, Principal and Chief Executive says: “We are absolutely thrilled to win this prestigious award. To be recognised for the work, dedication and commitment that our college team continues to demonstrate for the good of our community, our learners, and our partner employers, is extremely rewarding.” VICTORIOUS 4-AWARD WIN AT NODA AWARDS In February, our Visual Performing Art staff and learners attended the National Operatic and Dramatic Association North West Region 2 Awards Dinner at the Imperial Hotel Blackpool and won not one but four awards for: Best Staging of a Youth Musical, Best Youth Ensemble, Best Choreographer of a Youth Production and Best Concert / Review overall. Jane Tudor, Head of School for Visual Performing Arts and Digital says: “To be recognised enough to be shortlisted is a huge achievement, but to win four of the awards is incredible. Things like this don’t just happen by chance, but by the amount of work that goes into each performance, rehearsal and show. I am extremely proud of everyone involved.”

7 To get the very latest college news and events visit or visit our social pages PRESTONCOLLEGENEWS Preston College learners are taking the WorldSkills UK competition by storm after reaching the semi-finals in four categories. From the School of Service Industries, two Level 2 hairdressing learners, Amy Banks and Jasmine Youles, have made it through to the regional heats in the Hairdressing category, whilst from the School of Visual and Performing Arts there are semi-finalists in three categories: Creative Media Make-Up, IT Software Solutions for Business and IT Software Solutions for Business: Foundation Skills. Head of School for Visual Performing Arts and Digital, Jane Tudor added: “It is absolutely fantastic that our students have made it through to the semi-finals. This is a testament to their talent and hard work and our dedicated and passionate staff, who want nothing more than to see them succeed.” PRESTON COLLEGE TAKES WORLDSKILLS UK BY STORM DOUBLE WIN AT THE EDUCATE NORTH AWARDS! Preston College has won two awards in this year’s Educate North Awards for Music and Performing Arts and Business Collaboration & Partnerships – HE/FE Sector. Simon Nixon, Principal and Chief Executive at Preston College says: “I am delighted to announce that Preston College has won these awards. Both awards show the diversity of what we do as a college, with music and performing arts being a particular area of great success. In addition, the strong employer partnerships we have developed really help us to ensure that our curriculum is impactful in meeting Local Skills needs.” AVA MAKES FASHION BREAKTHROUGH WITH GEORGE AT ASDA Preston College student Ava has been working with supermarket fashion brand George at ASDA to help launch its adapted clothing range, designed specifically to support self-dressing for young people and children with disabilities. Laura Fenton, Quality Practitioner at Preston College for Visual Performing Arts and Digital says: “The level of detail that Ava has developed for this collection is admirable. Well Done Ava – we are all super proud of you.”



10 Preston College is delighted to o er a scholarship programme for gifted and talented learners. A limited number of prestigious scholarships are available to any new Year 11 applicants looking to study an eligible full-time Level 3 course starting in September 2024. WHAT CAN I GET FROM THE SCHOLARSHIP? • £1,000 over a two year Level 3 course • Free Travel Pass • Ambassador Hoodie • Free College Gym Membership • Support from our extensive range of employer links • Evidence to support your UCAS application HOW CAN I APPLY? You can apply for a scholarship online at All sections of the form must be completed in full. Applications should be submitted before Friday 26 April 2024 GIFTED & TALENTED SCHOLARSHIPS ” “ THEO SCHOLARSHIP Performing Arts Theo joined Preston College from Lytham High School and hopes to go to drama school after his studies. I enjoy coming to college, ready to give it my all and learn some new skills. I believe that my course will help me extend my skills and train me to the best of my ability. In the future, I would love to perform in the West End. LEARNER PROFILE

11 WHAT COURSES ARE ELIGIBLE? • Accountancy • Aeronautical Engineering • Applied Science • Business Studies • Digital (IT) / Media (Film & Photography) • Early Years • Engineering • Health & Social Care • Media (Film & Photography) • Performing Arts • Professional Construction • Professional Dance • Public Services • Sport • Travel & Tourism with Event Management Our sponsors: ” “ HANNAH SCHOLARSHIP Health & Social Care Hannah joined Preston College from Penwortham Girls’ High School and is studying the T-Level in Health. I chose to study at Preston College because of the excellent facilities they have in health. I love how much independence college gives you and the opportunities to meet new people. After college I hope to go to university and study paramedic science. LEARNER PROFILE INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS 12 AT PRESTON COLLEGE T-Levels have been co-created with leading employers to ensure that young people develop the right skills, knowledge, and experience to be successful in their future careers. T-Levels are an alternative to A-Levels and Apprenticeships courses. They combine academic study in the classroom with an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days, so students get experience in the workplace and their future industry. T-Levels are equivalent to three A-Levels, in terms of UCAS points, and you can progress to higher levels of study with them (see the table on page 13). They can also be used to secure employment or a higher or degree apprenticeship. Unlike A-Levels you choose one T-Level to study. Choose to study a T-Level at Preston College and you will benefit from our strong employer links, our industry placement team and industry experienced tutors. Learn more about T-Levels at • Accounting • Barbering • Beauty Therapy • Bricklaying (Onsite) • Building Services - Plumbing or Electrical • Carpentry & Joinery (Onsite) • Digital Production, Design & Development (IT) • Education & Childcare • Engineering (Design & Development) • Hairdressing • Health (Adult Nursing) • Health (Mental Health) • Management & Administration • Media, Broadcast & Production • Professional Construction • Science T-LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE IN THESE AREAS: 80% classroom 20% work ENTRY CRITERIA 13 ENTRY CRITERIA Learners require six GCSE passes at grades 9-4 and should have a strong passion for the T-Level subject. At least three of the passes should be at grade 5 or above, including maths and English Language. T-LEVEL FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY CRITERIA Learners require GCSE maths and English Language passes at grade 4, alongside at least two other passes at grade 3 or above. Some subjects will have additional entry requirements. UCAS POINTS T-LEVEL OVERALL GRADE BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA A-LEVEL GRADES 168 Distinction* D*D*D* A*A*A* 160 D*D*D A*A*A 152 D*DD A*AA 144 Distinction DDD AAA 128 DDM ABB 120 Merit BBB 112 DMM BBC D* = Distinction Star D = Distinction M = Merit T-LEVEL UCAS POINTS NOT READY FOR A T-LEVEL? Preston College is developing a number of transition courses called T-Level Foundation Year. These courses will develop your skills and knowledge alongside gaining the grades in maths and English for you to progress on to a T-Level programme. For more information please visit 96% T-Level pass rate in 2023 14 ” “ TOM STUDYING T-Level in Engineering (Design & Development) INDUSTRY PLACEMENT EMPLOYER Air Filtration Solutions Limited Air Filtration Solutions (AFS) Limited approached Preston College looking for a student to undertake a T-Level industry placement with them. Industry placements of 315 hours are integral to T-Levels and allow students and employers to connect on longer term projects that would not be possible on standard work experience placements. To make sure that AFS found the right student the College invited AFS to challenge our learners with a design project. After a project briefing from AFS our learners got to work on developing their ideas and response to the brief. A few weeks later the students presented their work to AFS and after follow up discussions, Tom was chosen to undertake the placement. Since Tom started at AFS he’s gone from strength to strength and become a T-Level ambassador for the Department for Education. Tom says: My confidence has grown since I started my industry placement at AFS. I’m working on designs using CAD and learning how to use different machines like laser cutters and 3D printers. I have developed greater subject knowledge and I can transfer this from college to work and from work to college. The T-Level has benefited me so much, I get the in-depth knowledge and the experience in the workplace which means I’m going to have the edge over someone else who has studied a BTEC or A-Levels. LEARNER PROFILE 15 INVESTING IN THE FUTURE Preston College has been developing its learning resources and facilities to support the new T-Level programmes. Investment has included the purchase of new equipment in our hospital ward, new text books in the library, new kit in Professional Construction, and in Engineering we have recently purchase a plasma cutter, two lathes, a press brake (for bending and folding sheet metal), three pillar drills, bench vices and a PC suite. We have also recently been awarded a grant to refurbish the ground foor of our Visual and Performing Arts centre. The refurbishment will include new facilities, kit and equipment for the T-Levels in Media and Digital Production. In September 2023, for the first time, Preston College learners received their T-Level results. T-Levels in Science, Health and Professional Construction achieved an overall pass rate of 96%. These three T-Levels were the first to be offered by Preston College, and learners completing their second year have a range of destinations including further study at university or college, degree apprenticeships and employment ahead of them. In Professional Construction there was an outstanding cohort of learners who all celebrated their achievements together at the end of term. Assistant Head of School for Construction, Zac Wilkinson says: “This was our first group of learners studying the new T-Level in Professional Construction and we are thrilled with their achievements. One of our students, Lily, achieved amazing results in her End Point Assessment and was awarded one of the highest marks in the country. Oliver, Adyan and Raphaela are all going to university to study architecture and Harry, Zach and Aasam are progressing to an apprenticeship. These are fantastic outcomes and we are so proud of our learners and their achievements.” Simon Nixon, Principal and Chief Executive added: “Preston College has had a fantastic year of results with our learners achieving 100% pass rates across a broad range of subjects. The College continues to work tirelessly in providing a curriculum which responds to the skills agenda, whilst supporting our learners to achieve and progress to their chosen destination. We are very proud of the achievements of our learners, and feel sure that they will thrive, whether that be in University study or employment.” T-LEVEL RESULTS SUCCESS Left to right: Zac Wilkinson, Assistant Head of Construction; Raphaela Antcliffe; Adyan Hussain; Zach Trenchard; Logan Clitheroe; Oliver Fullard; Aasam Ehsan; Harry Collison; and Ali Ahmed, Team Leader/Tutor: Professional Construction.

16 INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS Preston College has industry placement and work experience opportunities on the majority of our courses which provides valuable experience in the workplace. Learners have the chance to work with employers, developing skills for the workplace through projects, guest lecturers and workshops, helping them to understand how the skills they have gained at college can be transferred into the workplace. Industry placements and work experience hours aren’t just about testing your skills in a work environment, it can open doors to employment opportunities – just like it has for Callum and Gabrielle! The Industry Placement Team and your tutors will support you in securing a suitable placement. BENEFITS OF INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS • Develop your employability skills. • Learn new technical skills. • Learn employment skills. • Improve your CV ready for work. • Gain employment opportunities (Jobs, Apprenticeships, Experience). • Develop your interview technique and confidence. • Learn to network and create your own network. • Prepare for the demands and expectations in the workplace. • Help you make an informed decision on your career. • Improve your maturity, confidence, and self-reliance. 92% of students believe that their placement(s) were valuable to their development ” “ CALLUM Automotive, Level 1 Alumni & Current Apprentice at Croston MOT Centre Preston College has really helped me to develop my skills and since joining I feel that I have really matured and grown up. I completed my work experience at Croston MOT Centre, it’s how I got my apprenticeship. LEARNER PROFILE ” “ GABRIELLE Construction: Wall & Floor Tiling, Plumbing “I started on the Wall and Floor Tiling course and completed work experience as part of my course. My placement helped me to realise that I could earn additional money by adding plumbing to my skillset. With the help of my tutors and student manager I’m progressing to the plumbing course next year.” LEARNER PROFILE T-Level learners need to complete an industry placement of 315 hours.

17 ENTRY CRITERIA PREPARING YOU FOR UNIVERSITY T-Levels and Level 3 Diplomas can provide you with the same amount of UCAS points as A-Levels - see the table below: UCAS POINTS T-LEVEL OVERALL GRADE BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA A-LEVEL GRADES 168 Distinction* D*D*D* A*A*A* 160 D*D*D A*A*A 152 D*DD A*AA 144 Distinction DDD AAA 128 DDM ABB 120 Merit BBB 112 DMM BBC Contact our Careers team to discuss your options if your results are not what you expected on GCSE results day. You’ll find entry criteria information on our website, but as a reference here is a short overview of what we are looking for at each level. If you do not meet these requirements, we may take into consideration your individual circumstances. LEVEL 1 Learners will need to attend an interview showing their interest in the subject and a willingness to learn. LEVEL 2 Learners need four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above including at least one of English Language or maths. The other subject should have a minimum grade of 2. E.g. if they have a grade 3 in maths, then they would need at least a grade 2 in English Language. They will also be required to attend an interview to discuss their suitability for the course. T-LEVEL FOUNDATION YEAR Learners require GCSE maths and English Language passes at grade 4, alongside at least two other passes at grade 3 or above. Some subjects will have additional entry requirements. LEVEL 3 Learners need five GCSEs at 9-4 (A*-C) grade including English Language or maths at grade 4. The other subject should have a minimum grade of 3. E.g. if they have a grade 4 in maths, then they would need at least a grade 3 in English Language. They will also be required to attend an interview to discuss their suitability for the course. T-LEVELS Learners require six GCSE passes at grades 9-4 and should have a strong passion for the T-Level subject. At least three of the passes should be at grade 5 or above, including maths and English Language. ADDITIONAL ENTRY CRITERIA Some courses have additional entry criteria and we advise that you check our website for the latest information. For example, in Performing Arts you will be required to audition, in Art & Design we’d like to see a portfolio of your work, and to study a Health & Social Care course or an Early Years course you will be required to have a Disclosure & Barring (DBS) check. Visit for course entry criteria. D* = Distinction Star D = Distinction M = Merit

18 LEVEL 1 STUDIES We recommend that you try your best at school and work hard to achieve the grades that will help to get your career off to a fying start. Regardless of outcomes, don’t worry, at Preston College we have a range of Level 1 courses that can help you realise your career ambitions. Your Level 1 course will include your core subject and additional units to develop your skills including Maths, English, Personal Development, Employability Skills, and Working with Others. You will also have additional opportunities such as guest speakers, work experience and projects to enhance your learning experience. On GCSE results day if your results are not what you expect get in touch with our Careers Guidance Team and they can advise you on your options. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I COMPLETE MY COURSE? • During your programme, you will have regular meetings with your Student Manager to see if you are ready to progress to the next level of study. • At the end of your course you will choose which subject you’d like to study at Level 2. • You could also go on to study an Apprenticeship at Level 2. LEVEL 1 COURSES AVAILABLE IN: • Automotive Maintenance & Repair • Beauty Therapy • Bricklaying • Business and Travel & Tourism • Carpentry & Joinery • Childcare • Electrical Installation • Engineering • Hairdressing • Health & Social Care • ICT and Digital Media • Painting & Decorating • Plastering & Dry Lining • Plumbing • Public Services • Sport • Wall & Floor Tiling

19 ENTRY CRITERIA ALUMNI PROFILE ” “ JESSICA STUDIED Level 1 Vocational Studies PROGRESSING TO Level 2 Business Studies Jessica joined Preston College from Carr Hill High School on our Level 1 Vocational Studies programme. Jessica has chosen to continue her studies at Preston College on the Level 2 in Business course to keep her future career options open. The teachers and my student manager have helped me a lot. The college has supported me and helped me to manage my anxiety with timeouts for when I feel overwhelmed. It is a very supportive college and I’ve had some great achievements, like going through to the WorldSkills UK competition and winning a campus cohesion award. LEARNER PROFILE

20 ACCOUNTING & BUSINESS FULL-TIME COURSES LEVEL COURSE LENGTH Accounting T-Level 2 years Business Studies 3 2 years Business T-Level Foundation / Level 2 1 year Management & Administration T-Level 2 years Careers in accounting and business are wide ranging. A popular area of study is accounting, and at Preston College you can study T-Level Accounting. This new qualification is designed to give you industry experience alongside a Level 3 qualification that provides UCAS points for university degree programmes. Alternatively, you could use the T-Level to strengthen your CV for employment opportunities such as a degree apprenticeship. If you want to keep your options open, or if you want to explore other areas of business before deciding, then our business courses are ideal as they have a wide range of units covering all areas of business. *Course durations on Apprenticeships are given as a guide APPRENTICESHIPS LEVEL COURSE LENGTH* AAT Accounts Assistant 2 12 months AAT Assistant Accountant 3 15 months Business Administrator 3 12-15 months Customer Service 2 & 3 12-15 months HR Support Assistant 3 12-15 months Payroll Administrator 3 12-15 months T-LEVEL IN ACCOUNTING The T-Level in Accounting covers the fundamentals of financial accounting developing your understanding of financial principles, concepts, and practices and how these link to accounting, bookkeeping, and business requirements. You will also learn about professionalism and ethics and data driven analytics, thinking and decision-making.

21 ACCOUNTING & BUSINESS CHARTERED & CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS Chartered Accountants provide accounting, auditing services and financial advice by collecting and analysing financial information to improve business performance. To be successful in this industry you’ll have to have a head for numbers and an eye for detail. Organisation, problem solving and communication skills will also come in handy as you undertake financial investigations and liaise with management and other professionals. The T-Level in Accounting will help you to develop these crucial industry skills and prepare you for progression to university level study. To qualify for membership to the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW), you will need to complete ACA qualifications. To find out more visit the ICAEW website £39,558 AVERAGE SALARY 221,265 UK JOBS IN 2022 5,182 JOBS IN PRESTON “ ” ANTONIA-JAYE STUDIED Business DESTINATION Business Management at Newcastle University Joining Preston College from Ashton Community Science College, Antonia-Jaye has undertaken an industry placement at Royal Sanders. This allowed Antonia-Jaye to work in a range of departments and gain an insight into the career paths available to her after her studies. This course has confirmed to me that I want to work in this sector. My industry placement was great and I got experience of working in warehousing, health and safety, marketing, finance and purchasing. My college experience has prepared me for the next level of education at university. ALUMNI PROFILE CAREER SPOTLIGHT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES • Accounting • Business Administration • Human Resources • Marketing • Finance • Law • Retail • Management • Sales • Customer Service • Self Employed Entrepreneur

22 Careers in the automotive industry include automotive technicians, motorsports engineers, car designers and business owners. With a global focus on climate change and a growing demand for hybrid and electric vehicles, there are lots of opportunities for innovation and a real need for workers that can quickly adapt to new technologies. Preston College stays at the forefront of automotive advancements by offering training in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. With the rise of electric vehicles, the college focuses on training learners in the installation and maintenance of charging stations. This includes understanding charging protocols, electrical safety, and troubleshooting charging infrastructure. In our iSTEM Automotive Workshop you will find a range of learning resources including demonstration cars, diagnostics equipment, mechanic tool kits and hydro/pneumatic lifts. There is also a bespoke training rig for simulating electric vehicle charging points developed by Nissan. *Course durations on Apprenticeships are given as a guide FULL-TIME COURSES LEVEL COURSE LENGTH Automotive Maintenance & Repair 1, 2 and 3 1 year per level APPRENTICESHIPS LEVEL COURSE LENGTH* Autocare Technician 2 2 years Light Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician 3 3 years Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician 3 3 years EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES • Motor Vehicle Service Technician • Technician • Motorsports Engineer • Garage Owner • Dealership Manager AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

23 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Automotive Technicians carry out routine maintenance, repairs, and services to vehicles to keep them in a roadworthy condition. You can choose to specialise in light vehicle, heavy vehicle, or motorcycles. You’ll need good dexterity to use the range of tools and equipment to repair and service vehicles, good communication skills to explain repairs to your customers and problem-solving skills to diagnose the faults. To be an Automotive Technician you’ll typically study up to Level 3, this can be in the classroom or in the workplace as an Apprentice. £27,280 AVERAGE SALARY 178,971 UK JOBS IN 2022 6,166 JOBS IN PRESTON CAREER SPOTLIGHT ALUMNI PROFILE ” “ DOVYDAS STUDIED Automotive Maintenance & Repair Level 1 & 2 DESTINATION Level 3 Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Service & Maintenance at Biffa, Preston. Joining Preston College from Lostock Hall Academy, Dovydas enrolled on the Level 1 in Automotive Maintenance and Repair to develop his skills. Dovydas has recently completed his Level 2 and has secured a Level 3 Apprenticeship with Biffa in Preston. When I joined Preston College my goal was to get my qualifications and gain employment, and this is exactly what I have done. My tutors and my work experience have been the biggest things to support my progression. My work experience was at Biffa, it’s how I got my Apprenticeship. LEARNER PROFILE

24 The Construction industry is booming in the UK and there are a lot of opportunities for tradespeople to work on building sites either as employed workers or as subcontractors. However, there’s more to the construction industry than house building. You can find opportunities in infrastructure, retail, civil engineering and construction management. Preston College also has strong partnerships with local employers who provide opportunities for progression into a wide range of Apprenticeships. *Course durations on Apprenticeships are given as a guide CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT T-LEVEL IN PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION The T-Level in Professional Construction covers a range of topics including: construction methods, building regulations and standards, the science behind design, surveying and planning, digital engineering techniques, sustainability, project management, budgeting, procurement and risk management. Our strong links with local employers mean you can be recruited straight from the workshop! APPRENTICESHIPS LEVEL COURSE LENGTH* Bricklaying 2 2 years Carpentry & Joinery 2 & 3 2 years per level Civil Engineering – Groundworker 2 2 years Civil Engineering – Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative 2 2 years Electrical Installation (JTL Partnership) 3 4 years Painting & Decorating 2 2 years Plastering & Dry Lining 2 2 years Plumbing & Gas (JTL Partnership) 3 4 years Property Maintenance Operative 2 2 years Roof Slater & Tiler 2 2 years Wall & Floor Tiling 2 2 years Wood Manufacturing Operative 2 2 years FULL-TIME COURSES LEVEL COURSE LENGTH Bricklaying 1 / 2 1 year per level Bricklaying (Onsite) T-Level 2 years Building Services - Plumbing or Electrical 1 / T-Level Foundation 1 year per level Carpentry & Joinery 1 / 2 1 year per level Carpentry & Joinery (Onsite) T-Level 2 years Electrical Installation T-Level 2 years Painting & Decorating 1 / 2 1 year per level Plastering & Dry Lining 1 &2 1 year per level Plumbing & Heating Engineer T-Level 2 years Professional Construction T-Level 2 years Wall & Floor Tiling 1 1 year

25 CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT “ ALUMNI PROFILE JOINER Joiners specialise in building the fittings of a house, furniture, doors, windows, stairs, tables and bookshelves just to name a few. To become a joiner, you’ll typically study to Level 2 in the classroom, or to Level 3 through an Apprenticeship. CAREER SPOTLIGHT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES • Bricklayer • Civil Engineer • Decorator • Electrician • Gas Engineer • Joiner • Plasterer • Plumber • Site Labourer • Trainee Quantity or Building Surveyor • Trainee Site or Project Manager • Trainee Architect UP TO £38,000 117,022 UK JOBS IN 2022 4,065 JOBS IN PRESTON ” OLIVER STUDIED T-Level Professional Construction DESTINATION Architecture at Liverpool John Moores University Joining Preston College from Holy Cross Catholic High School, Oliver enrolled on to the innovative T-Level in Professional Construction combining classroom study with industry placements. Oliver has completed his course gaining a distinction grade, which has enabled him to progress to study Architecture at Liverpool John Moores University. “I’ve always wanted to be an architect and this course has really helped me develop my confidence. My tutors have really helped me and pushed me to achieve my goals. I have completed two work placements, one at an architect’s firm and one at a quantity surveyors, these helped me gain an insight into the construction industry as a whole.”

26 CREATIVE ARTS The Creative Arts sector in the UK contributes over £90 billion to the economy. It’s a diverse sector with lots of opportunities for those with creative fair. You can find opportunities in traditional art forms such as painting, illustration, graphic design and publishing, alongside the digital world such as games design and animation. All of our creative courses include 'live briefs' and projects to enable you to develop industry skills and build a professional portfolio to showcase your abilities to employers or universities. Your portfolio is particularly important if you wish to progress to university after achieving your Level 3 qualification, as it can be used to support your UCAS application. Our qualifications are awarded by the University of Arts London, a top two world ranking university for art and design. FULL-TIME COURSES LEVEL COURSE LENGTH Art, Design & Media Foundation Learning Entry Levels 1, 2 & 3 1 year per level Art & Design 2 & 3 Level 2 (1 year) Level 3 (2 years) Games & Graphics 3 2 years EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES • Artist • Concept Artist • Graphic Designer • Games Designer • Illustrator • Interior Designer • Photographer • Product Designer • Architect END OF YEAR EXHIBITION Every year our Art, Digital and Media learners create an amazing exhibition of their work. The exhibition is a collection of final project work and showcases the skills they’ve developed in a wide range of artistic and design processes. The exhibition is open to the public as well as friends and family members. GRAPHIC DESIGNER Graphic Designers use their creative fair and digital skills to create a range of designs for multiple platforms, including anything from books, posters and fyers to adverts and product packaging. Graphic Designers need to use their knowledge of printing processes and media platforms to respond to their client’s project briefs. To be successful in this industry you’ll need to keep up-to-date with the latest design trends, have excellent communication skills and be able to refect on your work, taking direction and feedback from your clients and advising them on the best solutions. You’ll typically be qualified to degree level and you’ll need work experience before progressing into more senior roles. CAREER SPOTLIGHT £24,390 AVERAGE SALARY 73,504 UK JOBS IN 2022 2,006 JOBS IN PRESTON

27 CREATIVE ARTS ALUMNI PROFILE ” “ JORGE STUDIED Level 3 Games & Graphics DESTINATION BSc (Hons) Games Design at Manchester Metropolitan University Jorge joined Preston College from Blackburn Central High School and was one of the College’s scholarship students. Studying the Level 3 in Games and Graphics, Jorge has had many opportunities to develop his skills on employer set projects and is ready to continue developing his skills and knowledge at university. My tutors have given their absolute all to ensure that not only me but my peers progress. Coming to Preston College is the best decision I have made. I would never have guessed I would gain so much experience from my course. I am so grateful to my tutors for their support. ALUMNI PROFILE FOLLOW US TO SEE WORK FROM OUR LEARNERS! @creativeartspreston @creativeartspreston

28 EDUCATION & CHILDCARE FULL-TIME COURSES LEVEL COURSE LENGTH Childcare 1 1 year Education & Early Years T-Level Foundation 1 year Education & Early Years T-Level 2 years Working with children and young people is both rewarding and fulfilling. It’s not simply nursery and childcare providers that offer a range of job roles, there are also opportunities in social care, education, mental health, family support and young offending teams. At Preston College we offer the T-Level in Education and Early Years which combines classroom learning with an extended industry placement which provides invaluable experience in the workplace. The T-Level in Education and Early Years not only shows employers that you are ready to work but also earns UCAS points, so you can progress to university to study degree programmes. If you are not quite ready for T-Level study we offer a Foundation course that can help you prepare for your next steps. T-LEVEL IN EDUCATION & EARLY YEARS The T Level in Education and Childcare offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the sector and the holistic needs of children and young people from 0-19 years of age. You will cover child development, how to support children and young people’s education, safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing, understanding and managing behaviour, observing and assessing children and young people, special educational needs and disability, working with parents, carers and wider families and working with agencies and services that support children, families and carers.

29 EDUCATION & CHILDCARE CHILD & EARLY YEARS OFFICER Working alongside other professionals, such as Social Workers and Educational Psychologists, Child and Early Years Officers identify, plan and deliver appropriate support to families facing a variety of difficulties. They attend meetings, write up case notes, prepare reports and advise clients and their families on available support and resources. To be successful in this career you’ll need excellent communication skills and empathy to help families through difficult times. You’ll typically be qualified to degree level, however, there are opportunities to develop your career in the workplace. The T-Level in Education and Early Years will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the early years sector including the employment opportunities within it. During your industry placement you will apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios and see for yourself the difference you can make. £25,696 AVERAGE SALARY 34,215 UK JOBS IN 2022 1,512 JOBS IN PRESTON “ ” ROGAN STUDIED Level 3 Childcare & Education DESTINATION BA (Hons) in Education at Edge Hill University Rogan joined Preston College from Carr Hill High School and enrolled on a Level 2 Diploma in Early Years. Since joining Rogan has successfully completed her Level 2 diploma and a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Early Years. Rogan is progressing to Edge Hill University to study a BA (hons) in Education. I have always wanted to be a primary school teacher. The tutors have been so supportive and it has been a pleasure to be taught by them. I completed work experience at Ribby Hall Nursery and gained a job over the summer. It’s great to see the children progressing and the difference you make in supporting them. ALUMNI PROFILE CAREER SPOTLIGHT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES • Childminder • Early Years Practitioner • Early Years Officer • Learning Support Assistant • Learning Mentor • Nursery Worker • Playworker • Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant • Teaching Assistant • Teacher

30 Within the engineering industry there are hundreds of opportunities available. New developments in technologies mean that the world is constantly evolving and engineers are at the heart of it. Safer travel, drone deliveries, communication, product improvements, greener energy, advanced machines, robots - the list is endless and so are the opportunities. At Preston College you can study the T-Level in Engineering – Design and Development. This innovative new qualification combines classroom study with an industry placement, so you develop knowledge and skills. The T-Level has a range of core units that provides a strong foundation of knowledge that can be applied to all areas of engineering. It also has a choice of a specialist unit in either electrical and electronic engineering or mechanical engineering. In our fantastic iSTEM Centre you will benefit from outstanding teaching facilities and equipment including a small-scale wind tunnel, CNC machines, welding pods, plasma cutter, electronic labs, and computer suites. *Course durations on Apprenticeships are given as a guide APPRENTICESHIPS LEVEL COURSE LENGTH* Engineering Operative 2 1 year Engineering Fitter 3 3-4 years Engineering Technician 3 3-4 years Fabrication & Welding 2 1 year Metal Fabricator 3 3-4 years ENGINEERING FULL-TIME COURSES LEVEL COURSE LENGTH Engineering T-Level Foundation / Level 2 / Level 3 1 year per level Engineering – Design & Development T-Level 2 years T-LEVEL IN ENGINEERING - DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT To develop your knowledge of engineering and manufacturing design you will study a range of core units covering: how materials, conditions and context infuence design processes and products; essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing; material processing techniques and their effects on materials and material quality, the condition of materials, how these are managed, and materials testing methods and techniques. You will also develop your knowledge of basic commercial principles including commercial priorities and markets, and resource allocation. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES • Aerospace Engineer • Manufacturing Engineer • Aeronautical Engineer • Mechanical Engineer • Project & Quality Engineer • Sustainable Energy Systems Engineer • CAD Technician • CNC Machinist • Electrical & Electronic Engineer

31 ENGINEERING “ ALUMNI PROFILE ” SPENCER STUDIED Level 3 Aeronautical Engineering DESTINATION Degree Apprenticeship in Aerospace Engineering Spencer joined Preston College from Hutton Grammar School, Spencer has always wanted to work in the aeronautical industry and is now progressing to degree level study as an apprentice. I started this course hoping to gain the qualifications I needed to start an apprenticeship in aerospace engineering and I have achieved this. I have had to push myself and work hard. I have had some great help and advice from my tutors, who kept me on track. During my time at Preston College, I have completed an industry placement at UK aviation and learnt many skills. It has given me even more passion for aviation and aerospace. DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER As a design and development engineer, you’ll find opportunities in a range of areas including steam, aeronautical, turbine, marine, electrical, mechanical, vehicle and ship structures, plant, and machinery equipment, building systems and services, and telecommunications equipment. As the world continues to evolve and innovate, there will always be opportunities out there for you to use your problem-solving skills to design and improve technologies across a range of industries. The T-Level in Engineering will help you to develop the skills you need to be a successful engineer and prepare you for your next step. Engineers are typically educated to degree level, so you will need to complete further study after college. This could be through university or a degree or higher-level apprenticeship. £40,756 AVERAGE SALARY 66,492 UK JOBS IN 2022 1,984 JOBS IN PRESTON CAREER SPOTLIGHT

32 EVENTS, HOSPITALITY & TOURISM ENTERPRISE Events, hospitality, and tourism is an area with a lot of different job roles and opportunities. You can work anywhere in the world in a variety of settings including travel agencies, airports, hotels, holiday resorts and visitor attractions such as theme parks, zoos, and stately homes. In terms of events, you could be organising small scale fundraisers, parties in the park, festivals, or weddings. Both sectors are customer facing so you’ll need to be good with people and have great communication skills. At Preston College you will have opportunities to go on various trips and work experience placements. You will also hear from guest speakers working in the industry. These enrichment and extra-curricular activities are built into your Study Programme to enhance university applications and CVs. FULL-TIME COURSES LEVEL COURSE LENGTH Business and Travel & Tourism 1 1 year Travel & Tourism 2 1 year Travel & Tourism with Event Management 3 2 years EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES • Airport Personnel • Attractions Management • Cabin Crew • Cruise Ship Personnel • Event Management • Hotel Management • Resort Representatives • Travel Agencies

33 EVENTS, HOSPITALITY & TOURISM ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION MANAGER Conferences and exhibitions need careful management and planning to be a success. As a Conference Manager you’ll be expected to oversee all bookings, generate new business, and manage client expectations. Even with the best planning things can always change last minute, so you’ll need to be adaptable and think on your feet to ensure your customers are satisfied. Conference and exhibition managers are typically educated to degree level so you should consider further study after college. Your college course will prepare you for university and includes industry placements, helping you gain some invaluable experience in the workplace. “ ” ANISIA-CRISTINA STUDIED Level 3 in Travel & Tourism DESTINATION Employment as Cabin Crew Anisia-Cristina moved to England from Romania and has studied English for Speakers of Other Language before progressing on to travel and tourism. She now plans to find employment as a member of Cabin Crew for Emirates. I want a career in customer service and I have always wanted to be cabin crew. I have gained experience in the tourism industry through my work placement at Marriott Hotels. Since I started at Preston College I have grown in confidence and really enjoyed coming to college. ALUMNI PROFILE CAREER SPOTLIGHT £22,847 AVERAGE SALARY 72,684 UK JOBS IN 2022 1,542 JOBS IN PRESTON