Welcome to Tameside College Access, HE and Professional Week.
The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of our Access, HE and Professional (CIPD/AAT) courses, which are designed to help support your academic journey into your new career. It is your opportunity to learn about the courses and facilities, before making an application to us.
You will find lots of useful information on this website such as:
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Tameside College has a reputation for providing the right skills for local, regional and national employers. This includes the delivery of degree courses to meet the demand of higher level skills that businesses require.
Degree level qualifications will make you more attractive to employers and more competitive in the job market. Working with institutes such as University of Huddersfield and University of Chester, Tameside College is proud of our provision and we can offer both technical and academic skills needed to progress into a career or onto further studies.
Access to Higher Education (HE) programmes at Tameside College prepare individuals without traditional qualifications for study at university.
These courses have opened the door to a university education for many adult learners across the UK.
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is the UK’s leading professional membership body for accounting staff.
Whether you are looking to progress in your current accounting role, or you are interested in starting a career in Accountancy and don’t have any previous experience, our AAT programmes could be for you.
A Degree Apprenticeship is a job combined with a university degree. You’ll spend the majority of your time working with your employer and 20% of your time studying towards your degree. You’ll get paid, your tuition fees will be covered by your employer and the government, so no student loans and great career prospects. At the end of it, you’ll get an undergraduate degree qualification as you would with a full-time degree.
If you don’t want to study at degree level, you can still do an apprenticeship to train for a particular job or career after leaving college. An intermediate or advanced apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career. Find out about apprenticeships at all levels in this section.
The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is an organisation that aims to improve working life for everyone in employment. Our CIPD courses are suitable for:
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