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Childcare Computing and IT (Saturday Club)

Foundation Degree in Early Years (FdA) (Specialising in Playwork) Web design Beginners Powerpoint for Beginners

This is a two-year programme which Contributing to the protection of Optional units will focus on playwork. DAY Thursday This course will DAY Saturday Saturday This course will teach the user how DAY Saturday
helps develop knowledge, children from abuse, working with teach the user how to use the presentation package
Childcare

DATE 13/12/08 16/05/09 DATE 13/06/09

Computing and IT (Saturday Club)


understanding and skills for career other professionals, developing, To apply for this course you have to DATE 02/10/08 to design web sites Powerpoint.
advancement while working with implementing and evaluating specific hold a Level 3 qualification in Early and allow the user TIME 1000-1500 1000-1500
TIME 0930-1430 TIME 1000-1500
young children. It is aimed at plans and activities to meet the Years and Care and be in appropriate to publish their site
candidates who hold a Level 3 specific needs of children, managing employment. on the Internet. WEEKS 1 1
WEEKS 30 WEEKS 1
qualification and are working in an sessions with groups of children, FEE £50 £50
Early Years setting. It will enable you to working with parents to enhance their Assessment will be continuous but FEE £1,255 FEE £50
meet the changing circumstances in children's learning and development, varied in format. DISCOUNTED N/A N/A
DISCOUNTED N/A DISCOUNTED N/A
FEE
This course takes place at Main
employment practices and possibly providing information to support FEE FEE

Campus, Kingsway, Dunstable.


gain promotion to a management role. decision making, developing own CODE 21367 D08MA 21367 D08MB
resources, enabling children to CODE 23940 D18MA CODE 21368 D08MA
The course is composed of a number participate confidently and effectively
of modules covering areas such as: in activities. Please note: the fee shown is
per annum.
Internet for beginners DTP

Computing and IT (Saturday Club) This course will teach the user how
to use the Internet, using search
DAY Saturday This course will teach the user how
to use the Desk Top Publishing
DAY Saturday

Please see the website for the full range of courses for the Saturday Club.
engines and the variety of options DATE 08/02/09 package Publisher. You will design DATE 28/02/09
a newsletter using the facilities of
TIME 1000-1500 TIME 1000-1500
WEEKS 1 WEEKS 1
Introduction to Computing Access Database FEE £50 FEE £50

This course will teach DISCOUNTED N/A DISCOUNTED N/A


DAY Saturday Saturday This course will teach DAY Saturday Saturday FEE FEE
the learner how to the user how to
use a computer and DATE 04/10/08 17/01/09 create and use DATE 11/10/08 31/01/09 CODE 21369 D08MA CODE 21370 D08MA

The courses above take place at the Kingsland Skills Institute Campus, Houghton Regis.
the wide range of Microsoft Access.
TIME 1000-1500 1000-1500 TIME 1000-1500 1000-1500
applications that You will design and

Computing and IT
comes with the WEEKS 1 1 create databases for WEEKS 1 1
operating system. a range of
It also covers file FEE £50 £50 FEE £50 £50
applications.
management, basic DISCOUNTED N/A N/A DISCOUNTED N/A N/A
Computing and IT (Saturday Club)

maintanence and FEE FEE


security.
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ITQ
This course consists of a be as flexible as possible. You through the College Learning times throughout the year. Please
compendium of subjects which have an option of studying on a Shops situated in the town centres telephone for details. There is no
Word Beginners Excel Beginners spans the area of computing. You part-time day release basis or in of Dunstable and Leighton charge associated with this course
will cover word processing, the evening at the Kingsway Buzzard. but there will be a £35
This course will teach DAY Saturday Saturday This course will teach DAY Saturday Saturday databases, spreadsheets, the Campus. If you prefer, you have administration fee.
the user how to use the user how to use internet and e-mail. The delivery of the option of studying on a Courses are available on several For further details of our learning
the Word processing DATE 18/10/08 07/03/09 the Spreadsheet DATE 22/11/08 28/03/09 flexible delivery programme days of the week with flexible start shops see page 83.
the course has been designed to
package Word. It package Excel. You

Home Wireless Networking


TIME 1000-1500 1000-1500 TIME 1000-1500 1000-1500
covers a wide range will learn how use the

Computing and IT
of features from page WEEKS 1 1 tools to automate the WEEKS 1 1
layout to mail calculations, create
merges. FEE £50 £50 graphs and a wide FEE £50 £50
range of functions. This course will focus on the printers, internet access etc. DAY Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday
DISCOUNTED N/A N/A DISCOUNTED N/A N/A
FEE FEE installation, operation and • Basic troubleshooting – keeping
troubleshooting of wireless home your new network running DATE 30/09/08 13/01/09 21/04/09
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TIME 1800-2100 1800-2100 1800-2100
covers an essential overview of • Relevant technologies including

The courses above take place at the Kingsland Skills Institute Campus, Houghton Regis.
available technologies, setting up and 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g WEEKS 5 5 5
securing various networking devices • Security essentials – keeping your
with an emphasis on providing network safe from hackers. FEE £100 £100 £100
hands-on experience in the following DISCOUNTED N/A N/A N/A
areas: This course will enable students to FEE
• Planning, installation and set up and configure wireless
configuration of wireless networks networks. A basic knowledge of CODE 21340 E08MA 21340 E08MB 21340 E08MC
– creating a network that meets computers would be helpful but not
your needs e.g. safely sharing essential to take this course.

This course takes place at Main


Campus, Kingsway, Dunstable.

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Computing and IT Computing and IT

PC Security – What every PC user should know CISCO-CCNA Cisco Networking Academy Programmes- CCNA

This introductory course is ideal for • Guard against the threat of virus DAY Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday You will learn the skills needed to The course is modular: MODULE 1 MODULE 2 MODULE 3 MODULE 4
individuals with a basic knowledge of infection by installing, configuring design, build and maintain small to • Networking fundamentals
Microsoft Windows, but no prior DATE 30/09/08 13/01/09 28/04/09 medium-size networks. You do not DAY Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday
and using common anti-virus • Routing protocols and
knowledge is required. software need any prior qualifications or concepts DATE 30/09/08 30/09/08 30/09/08 30/09/08
TIME 1800-2100 1800-2100 1800-2100
Over the ten weeks students will • Protect against the threat of experience, but a basic • LAN switching and
learn to: spyware infection using freely WEEKS 10 10 10 understanding of computers and wireless TIME 1800-2100 1800-2100 1800-2100 1800-2100
• Protect your system and available software binary maths would be an • Accessing the WAN.
FEE £195 £195 £195 WEEKS 30 30 30 30
information when using the • Save and recover valuable data advantage.
internet by installing and using using common utilities available DISCOUNTED N/A N/A N/A Remote access of the FEE £150 £200 £250 £250
common Firewall software with Windows. FEE curriculum is available.
DISCOUNTED N/A N/A N/A N/A
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Maintaining Your PC
BTEC National Certificate for IT Practitioners - Level 3
This introductory course is ideal for • Maintaining the operating system DAY Monday Monday Monday
those wishing to gain a basic using widely available utilities On this two-year day-release course On successful completion of the YEAR 1 OF 2 YEAR 2 OF 2
knowledge of computer hardware improving performance and DATE 29/09/08 12/01/09 27/04/09 you will cover a wide range of course, you can progress on to a
and software. This course is also an productivity modules including software Foundation Degree in Computing DAY Tuesday Thursday
TIME 1800-2100 1800-2100 1800-2100
ideal choice for those wishing to • Build a complete PC system from development, systems analysis, (see page 50) or progress to a DATE 30/09/08 TBA
progress to the more advanced its basic components WEEKS 10 10 10 communication technology, website computer-related career. You will
CompTia A+ qualification. • Basic troubleshooting – identifying management, operating systems and need an interview prior to TIME 0900-1800 0900-1800
See page ??. and fixing simple problems FEE £195 £195 £195
software applications. You will need a commencing the course.
WEEKS 30 30
You will learn how to: • Upgrade your PC system – adding DISCOUNTED N/A N/A N/A minimum of four GCSE passes at
• Clean and maintain your larger hard disks, DVD-RW drives FEE Grade C (including English and FEE £625 £525
Computing and IT

Computing and IT
hardware, helping to prolong the and RAM etc. Maths) or the First Diploma in IT.
life of your equipment CODE 21342 E08MA 21342 E08MB 21342 E08MC DISCOUNTED £250 £200
FEE

CompTia A+ Training Course


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You will train towards an Due to the intricacy of this course it is Fees for this course do not include DAY Monday Microsoft Vista NEW
internationally accepted qualification, required that you have completed the the cost of the exams, which must be
which validates the knowledge of a 10 week Maintaining Your PC course arranged independently by the DATE 12/01/09
This course will introduce Microsoft DAY Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday
professional Support Technician with or equivalent Level 2 qualification. student.
TIME 1830-2130 Vista and familiarise the students with
6 months relevant experience. the Windows interface and allow the DATE 02/10/08 06/11/08 15/01/09 26/02/09 23/04/09
For a list of acceptable qualifications, WEEKS 20 customisation to suit your needs and
During the training you will cover please contact the Course Tutor. In TIME 1830-2130 1830-2130 1830-2130 1830-2130 1830-2130
FEE £250 preferences. It will show you how to
a wide range of Hardware and order to gain certification students will create separate user accounts for WEEKS 5 5 5 5 5
Software technologies, which will have to take 2 Multiple Choice Tests DISCOUNTED N/A your family or colleagues, set up
enable you to diagnose, repair, at an appropriate Testing Centre. FEE access controls and manage your FEE £195 £195 £195 £195 £195
configure, install, upgrade and files and software. Internet, email,
maintain PC Systems. CODE 21351 E08MA DISCOUNTED N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
digital imaging, music and video FEE
usage will be covered.

Web Design using Adobe Dreamweaver


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Adobe Dreamweaver is the industry • Uploading websites to a web DAY Monday


standard software for web design. server for viewing over the
This course will develop the skills internet. DATE 29/09/08
required to:
TIME 1800-2100
• Identify requirements and The students will be able to have thier
strategies for website design own site hosted on the College Web WEEKS 20
• Develop, implement, test and server for the duration of the course.
maintain websites FEE £300
• Using standard components to DISCOUNTED N/A
create Cascading Style Sheets, FEE
forms and other web page
components CODE 21344 E08MA

For AS and A Level Applied Information Communication Technology see page 13. All the courses on this page take place at Main Campus, Kingsway, Dunstable.
All the courses on this page take place at Main Campus, Kingsway, Dunstable.
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Computing and IT Construction

Foundation Degrees Joinery and Furniture Making DIY Electrical Wiring DIY

Foundation Degree Computing (FdSc) Networking Technologies This is essentially a hands-on course DAY Wednesday This is essentially a hands-on course DAY Wednesday
designed to develop joinery and designed to develop your electrical
cabinet-making skills. DATE 01/1008 wiring and testing skills. DATE 01/10/08
This course equips you with the skills You will incorporate the Cisco CCNA • At least one A Level pass with DAY w/c You will cover: You will cover:
and knowledge required to develop programme within your studies that GCSE passes at Grade C or above TIME 1800-2100 TIME 1800-2100
• Health and Safety • Wiring and testing electrical circuits
computer networks in a commercial will give you the opportunity to study in an appropriate maths or DATE 29/09/08 • Safe operating of power tools • Building and testing electrical
WEEKS 30 WEEKS 30
environment. It is a widely recognised for a professional Networking technology subject. • Woodworking and jointing circuits
TIME -
qualification for those wishing to qualification. techniques FEE £325 • Using and communicating FEE £325
become computer professionals. Mature students with appropriate WEEKS 30 • Jig constructional techniques technical information (using
DISCOUNTED £118 DISCOUNTED £118
The course provides a framework of The course prepares you for a career work experience will also be • Adhesive fixing and hardware. diagrams)
FEE £836 FEE FEE
sound technical and professional in computing or other related considered. • Working safely in an electrical
practices and an opportunity to employment. It also prepares you for DISCOUNTED N/A You will gain units towards a VRQ CODE 21240 E18KA environment. CODE 21241 E18KA
develop both independent and co- a range of technical and This course will be studied part-time FEE Level 1 City and Guilds accredited You will gain units towards a VRQ
operative work. management careers in computing. over three years. Exact days of the qualification (6217 C&G). Level 1 accredited qualification.
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This course takes place at the This course takes place at the
week and times of classes can be
It incorporates a 2-3 month period of On successful completion of the
Kingsland Skills Institute Kingsland Skills Institute Campus,
negotiated with the tutor at interview
work-based learning in the second course, you can progress to the final
Campus, Houghton Regis. Houghton Regis.
prior to starting the course. The Please note: the fee shown is
semester of Year 2. year of a computing or IT related course runs over two 15-week per annum.
Course modules include: degree course at university. semesters per annum. If you would
• Network and Web Design Applicants will need one of the like further information about this
Fundamentals following qualifications to take this course, which may also be studied
• Routing Protocols and Concepts course: on a full-time basis, please request The plumbing courses below are not designed to turn you into a plumber but to give you the confidence to undertake all of the plumbing jobs that you may be
Computing and IT (Foundation Degrees)

• LAN Switching • National Certificate or Diploma in a the relevant Higher Education Course likely to undertake around your own home. A practical based activity where you will be shown by our trained staff how to carry out repairs and replacement of

Plumbing DIY
• Wireless networking computing discipline or related Leaflet. plumbing fittings.
• Introduction to Programming and subject
Systems • Advanced GNVQ in Computer
• PPAD Personal, Professional and Studies or Information Technology
Academic Development This course takes place at the
Kingsland Skills Institute
This is essentially a hands-on course DAY Wednesday Thursday

Foundation Degree Web Design (FdSc)


Campus, Houghton Regis.
designed to develop your pipe-
working and plumbing skills. DATE 01/10/08 02/10/08

Construction
You will cover:
TIME 1800-2100 1800-2100
• Fitting techniques
The foundation degree at Dunstable year of a computing or IT related This course will be studied part-time • Plumbing techniques WEEKS 30 30
DAY w/c
College aims to provide students with degree course at university. over three years. Exact days of the • Soldering
• Pipe bending. FEE £325 £325
the necessary technical knowledge Alternatively, this qualification will help week and times of classes can be DATE 29/09/08
and hands-on skills in order for them you progress your career to a negotiated with the tutor at interview DISCOUNTED £118 £118
TIME - You will gain units towards a VRQ
to progress to a career (or further supervisory or management role prior to starting the course. The FEE
study) in the area of Web Design. within the computing industry. course runs over two 15-week WEEKS 30 Level 1 City and Guilds accredited
qualification. CODE 21242 E18KA 21242 E18KB
Entry Requirements
The course consists of a mixture of semesters per annum. If you would
general computing (e.g. like further information about this FEE £836

Plumbing Level 1 NEW Plumbing Level 2 NEW


programming), and more specific Applicants will need one of the course, which may also be studied on DISCOUNTED N/A

(Asset)
(creative skills, web design and following qualifications to take this a full-time basis, please request the

(City and Guilds)


FEE
multimedia) modules which provides course: relevant Higher Education Course
an ideal knowledge set that is • National Certificate or Diploma in a Leaflet. CODE 21942 D18MA
focused towards a web design computing discipline or related
career. subject Please note: the fee shown is
• Advanced GNVQ in Computer The initial professional plumbing DAY TBC Stage two of professional plumbing DAY TBC
per annum.
Course modules include: Studies or Information Technology qualification which covers both qualifications which again cover both
• Design of Dynamic Websites • At least one A Level pass with practical tasks and theoretical DATE w/c 29/09/08 the practical and theoretical elements. DATE w/c 29/09/08
• Integration of Website Designs and GCSE passes at Grade C or above concepts. The course is delivered The course is delivered over two
TIME 1800-2100 TIME 1800-2100
Server Technologies in an appropriate maths or over two evenings per week and will evenings per week and will be
• Commercial Website Design and technology subject. be assessed practically in the WEEKS 30 x 2 assessed practically in the workshop WEEKS 30 x 2
e-commerce workshop and through formal and through formal examinations.
FEE £495 FEE £495
This course takes place at the
• Using a variety of Web Design Mature students with appropriate examinations.

This course takes place at the Kingsland Skills Institute


Software work experience will also be DISCOUNTED £200 DISCOUNTED £200

Kingsland Skills Institute Campus, Houghton Regis.


• Introduction to Programming and considered. FEE FEE

Campus, Houghton Regis.


Systems
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• PPAD Personal, Professional and
Academic Development.
On successful completion of the
course, you can progress to the final

All the courses on this page take place at Main Campus, Kingsway, Dunstable.

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