Subcategories

  • Art & Design

    Welcome to Stanmore College Art and Design! At Stanmore, we pride ourselves on providing an interesting array of provision which includes Photography, Art and Architecture, Graphic Design and Art and Design. Our enthusiastic and creative teachers are keen to encourage students to experiment with new techniques, materials, processes, creative software (where part of course content). They aim to assist you to develop your creative skills, knowledge, problem-solving (where required) and to see to it that you achieve the right qualification to enable you to progress either to university or into employment.

    Samples of our students’ impressive photography work are shown on this page and the College is pleased to display a fantastic selection of artwork in its buildings on the Main site. We host an annual Awards evening in conjunction with a Showcase of the students’ work which includes an Art & Design exhibition. This is held as a celebration of our students’ work and undoubted skills in their disciplines gained throughout the academic year. The high standards make it extremely difficult to choose the winners for each category. Interested in this area of study? Perhaps you will be a future winner!!

  • Beauty

    With a turnover of over £6.2 billion per year, the continuously expanding beauty industry employs in the region of 250,000 people in the UK alone, whether employed in salons, as freelance make-up artists, complimentary therapy practitioners or in innovative business setups.

  • Business and Accountancy

    Welcome to Stanmore College Business Studies!

    Business skills and qualifications are becoming more important in today’s challenging economic times. At Stanmore College, our teachers are highly qualified and many have industry experience, which ensures that their knowledge is up to date. Courses also have a strong employability focus, giving you an opportunity to learn new skills and share ideas.

    What kind of student does Business Studies appeal to?

    This subject is a very popular choice. Its appeal is partly related to its real-life relevance and future career prospects. Stanmore students have had considerable examination success over many years. Many students studying Business Studies either go on to university to study for degrees in Business Studies, Accountancy and Financial Management or other related subjects. Students starting a career straight after completing their examinations seek employment in the business world, particularly banking, finance, insurance, law, management and the civil service. At Stanmore, our students also have an opportunity to start their own profit-making company with our help getting invaluable experience while studying.

    Our priority is not only to ensure that you achieve your qualifications but also that our students can perform effectively in the workplace and add value to any organisation.

    If you would like a new challenge after five years of studying traditional subjects, why not consider Business Studies?

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering

    Welcome to Stanmore College Computing and ICT!

    Computing and ICT is at the heart of the technological world in which we live. These skills are now an essential aspect of many professions. The Computing and ICT department at Stanmore College is better equipped than ever with the inclusion of industry standard creative software. We have the expertise and resources to develop our students’ skills to the desired level, whether to gain a recognised qualification or as a tool to assist their studies. Exciting changes are underway in the IT industry with the government backing the country’s efforts to become world leaders in this field. Many of our students are even given the opportunity to build up a professional portfolio by developing a commercial website. We aim to develop the confidence and capability of all students and we do this by using ICT across the curriculum. Many of our teachers have industry experience and links with industry professionals who visit the College to speak to students and answer questions.

    We also have good links to universities and students can now even progress to Higher Education in this field right here at Stanmore.

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  • Health, Social Care and Early Years

    Welcome to Stanmore College Early Years and Care!

    Why study at Stanmore College?

    The College's department of Health, Social Care and Childcare was judged Outstanding by Ofsted…this area enjoys an excellent reputation and maintains strong links with the Local Authority, local nurseries, schools, care providers, NHS and children's centres in the area. The teaching staff are highly-qualified with extensive industrial experience. The team includes former primary school teachers, nursery nurses, health visitors, nurses, a social worker, radiographer and a nursery manager. Our achievement rates are consistently higher than the national average and large numbers of our students’ progress to universities and/or are successfully employed. Many of our students started at level 1 and continued right up to level 3. Several returned thereafter to complete a degree.

    What’s it like in Childcare?

    Working with children can be one of the most rewarding of all careers and staff will give you practical tips and advice to help you to be successful. You will learn combined theory with practical skills. Level 2 and 3 courses will provide you with the opportunity to experience work placements in settings such as day nurseries, children’s centres, private and statutory schools.

    What’s it like in Health & Social Care?

    Working within Health & Social care can provide you with so many excellent opportunities for going to university or employment. Staff will be able to give you practical tips and advice to help ensure that you are successful. The courses provide a real life experience of working in a variety of roles within this area. Theory is combined with practical work so students are prepared to go into the workplace with the right skills. Work placements are an important part of the course, offering the opportunity to put learning into practice in a variety of organisations, including social services, nursing homes and day centres.

  • Literacy & ESOL

    Welcome to Stanmore College School of English

    A huge emphasis is currently being placed on English at Stanmore College. We have an experienced and dedicated English team and, in addition to trips to the theatre, excursions to local landmarks, art galleries and museums that inform various pieces of writing produced in English classes, we have organised visits by renowned and up and coming poets, authors and experts. These have included Leigh Russell, author of Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End and Death Bed and performance poet and Hip Hop rap artist, Breis.

    Knowledge consultants were recently engaged to create the links and resource information on our virtual learning environment to ensure current and relevant resources are at hand for our students. We are proud to have a new Learning Resources Centre which opens at the beginning of 2012/13. In line with these developments, e-learning is developing well across the college and a specialist e-learning materials team is in place. New resources include e-books such as Kindles, a dedicated e-learning zone, study links, access to subject based communities and we plan to run subject showcase sessions.

    The College celebrates World Book day each year and runs a poetry competition and a “six book challenge”.Prizes include Amazon gift vouchers!

    In addition to the above, creative writing offers students the opportunity to develop their literary skills, explore new
    genres and consolidate their strengths. Students produce original pieces and share their writing in an informal,
    supportive atmosphere. Practical help is offered as well as opportunities for performance and publication.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

    Welcome to Stanmore College humanities and social sciences!

    The humanities and social sciences team is committed to meeting academic needs and helping to prepare students to progress into higher education and the workforce. We aim to help you to develop your abilities in a friendly and vibrant environment.

    Social science subjects are academic disciplines which study human aspects of the world. These disciplines tend to diverge from arts and humanities with regard to the use of scientific methods in the study of humanity, including quantitative and qualitative methods. These subjects can lead to HE studies in health and mental sciences such as psychology, criminal sciences, economics, history and political science degrees. Alternatively they can assist those who embark on work in sectors ranging from schools, government organisations, criminal justice, HR, culture and religions, health care facilities, research institutions and municipal (community) jobs. As such these subjects are becoming increasingly more popular.

    At Stanmore, we are proud to have a vibrant debating team which offers students a chance to learn the skills required for the effective development and presentation of arguments on a wide range of controversial topics; a great opportunity to acquire crucial social skills in public speaking and have fun at the same time!

  • Maths

    Welcome to Stanmore College - Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

    Stanmore College is well known for having delivered excellent tuition and support in mathematics for some years. Our teachers have years of experience and are abreast of modern day mathematical practices. They know exactly what to do to help a student that may be finding the course difficult and also how to make it challenging for those who excel in this area. Maths teachers held additional twilight classes in previous years to provide an opportunity for students who wanted just that bit of extra help to build their confidence in the subject.

    Maths combines well with a wide variety of advanced level courses but especially physics, business studies, psychology, biology and accounting. Further maths is necessary for engineering/actuarial maths.

    Maths is, of course, of great benefit for progression to higher education/university or employment.

  • Performing Arts

    The performing arts industry contributes over £5 billion to the UK economy yearly and this figure is growing every year. It is not just limited to a chosen few actors and performers, but a constantly growing and expanding industry employing over 150,000 people in London alone, of which over 34,000 are performers. However, career progression is not limited to the traditional wide range of backstage, administration, theatre, television, performance and production roles associated with the sector. The huge range of transferable skills developed in this area are essential in any job where creativity, initiative and excellent communication skills are considered mandatory.

  • Science/ Medical Science/ Environment

    Welcome to Stanmore College – Science and Engineering.

    Stanmore College excels at science and engineering – students enjoy a unique learning experience in our recently refurbished laboratories which hold the latest industry standard equipment.

    Our enthusiastic Science teachers hold numerous events each year including celebrations of National Science and Engineering week. In 2011/12 over one hundred and twenty Harrow Middle School students came along to the College during that week (we had to operate on a first come, first served basis). The children enjoyed participating in exciting science experiments. There were also top scientific speakers, biomedical and forensic scientists, delivering fascinating talks to students on how forensics are used in the war against computer crime and drugs and even a crime scene investigation where students and members of the public worked under the guidance of a real life forensic scientist to work out the cause of a mock crime! The College has had top medical practitioners/surgeons from the famous Mayo Clinic in the U.S.A. come along to tell students the ‘truth about medicine’. In addition to these great links and opportunities, there are many field trips available.

    Engineering has also taken off at Stanmore. Along with mathematics and physical sciences, the College brings together the excellent teaching and research of these complementary specialisms. The teachers are extremely experienced and they are constantly updating their knowledge with the latest developments.

  • Sport and Sport Science

    Welcome to Stanmore College – Sport, Leisure and Fitness. Stanmore College is well known for its involvement in Sport and it’s partnerships with Wealdstone FC and Barnet FC. Our offer includes the following:

    • Physical Education AS/A level
    • Football Scholarship Scheme / Football Preparation Course (in partnership with Wealdstone FC)
    • Girls Football Academy (in partnership with Barnet FC)
    • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport / Football Preparation Course
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
    • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport / Football Preparation Course
    • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport

    Progression opportunities include higher education/university or employment in professional sport or the leisure industry.

    Our sports teachers are enthusiastic and come from a variety of sporting and teaching backgrounds and many are still very involved with sport outside the College. We also have an enviable enrichment programme of extra-curricular activities.

    Our students enjoy a wide range of fantastic events and opportunities; to name just some of these that took place during the last academic year …

    • 14 sports students awarded with a scholarship to undertake a 3 week intensive programme this summer at leading specialist’s, Premier Fitness Training (this meant they only had to pay £200 each rather than the usual £2,500 and would be qualified coaches on completion of the programme.
    • Students involved in the 2012 Balfour Beatty London Youth Games - volleyball competition.
    • College Sports’ Day at Roger Bannister Stadium – prizes for winners a big hit!
    • Trips included white water rafting and trip to Middlesex University where they participated in a range of fitness tests and learned about sports’ psychology, disability, environmental impact and the Olympic Legacy.
    • Large number of students received tickets via the College to the Olympic Games.
    • Girls’ team rounded off the season in style with a cup win in the Middlesex FA Women’s Colleges five-a-side tournament at Wembley Powerleague crushing previously unbeaten New Vic College 7-0. Student, Victor Dos Santos Soares won the 400 metres at Loughborough International Games (U20) and was ranked 3 rd in the UK.
    • A number of Stanmore’s male footballers selected to play for Middlesex Schools U17s during the year.
    • Former student, Zack Evenden, having undertaken a BTEC National Diploma in Sport at Stanmore, won a full scholarship to university in America.
    • Sports’ department saw 47 students through to qualified student football coach status.
    • Two Stanmore girls won football scholarships to top American Universities.
  • Accountancy

    Welcome to Stanmore College Business Studies!

    Business skills and qualifications are becoming more important in today’s challenging economic times. At Stanmore College, our teachers are highly qualified and many have industry experience, which ensures that their knowledge is up to date. Courses also have a strong employability focus, giving you an opportunity to learn new skills and share ideas.

    What kind of student does Business Studies appeal to?

    This subject is a very popular choice. Its appeal is partly related to its real-life relevance and future career prospects. Stanmore students have had considerable examination success over many years. Many students studying Business Studies either go on to university to study for degrees in Business Studies, Accountancy and Financial Management or other related subjects. Students starting a career straight after completing their examinations seek employment in the business world, particularly banking, finance, insurance, law, management and the civil service. At Stanmore, our students also have an opportunity to start their own profit-making company with our help getting invaluable experience while studying.

    Our priority is not only to ensure that you achieve your qualifications but also that our students can perform effectively in the workplace and add value to any organisation.

    If you would like a new challenge after five years of studying traditional subjects, why not consider Business Studies?

  • Business

    Welcome to Stanmore College Business Studies!

    Business skills and qualifications are becoming more important in today’s challenging economic times. At Stanmore College, our teachers are highly qualified and many have industry experience, which ensures that their knowledge is up to date. Courses also have a strong employability focus, giving you an opportunity to learn new skills and share ideas.

    What kind of student does Business Studies appeal to?

    This subject is a very popular choice. Its appeal is partly related to its real-life relevance and future career prospects. Stanmore students have had considerable examination success over many years. Many students studying Business Studies either go on to university to study for degrees in Business Studies, Accountancy and Financial Management or other related subjects. Students starting a career straight after completing their examinations seek employment in the business world, particularly banking, finance, insurance, law, management and the civil service. At Stanmore, our students also have an opportunity to start their own profit-making company with our help getting invaluable experience while studying.

    Our priority is not only to ensure that you achieve your qualifications but also that our students can perform effectively in the workplace and add value to any organisation.

    If you would like a new challenge after five years of studying traditional subjects, why not consider Business Studies?

  • Creative Media

    The creative industries are a very successful element of the British economy and we offer a wide range of exciting courses in both general and specialist media areas.

    We have three specialist BTEC L3 Extended Diplomas in Creative Media Production with pathways in Games Development, TV and Film and Multi-media Production.

    These are coursework based courses equivalent to 3 A levels and will equip creative students to go to university to study in a wide variety of areas from journalism, digital photography, web design, to film making, and 2D and 3D modelling and animation for games.

    For those wanting a wider range of subjects we offer A Level Media Studies which combines media production coursework with examination on subjects such as film language, media audiences and producers and global media. This would be taken along with three other AS courses.

    We offer an entry level BTEC L2 Diploma in Creative Media Production equivalent to four GCSE’s. This year long course would enable a student to progress onto one of the three specialist L3 Media Diploma pathways.

    For adults we offer Access to Higher Education in Media Studies. This one year course allows successful students to progress into Higher Education to study at degree level.

    We are pleased to be offering for the first time a new HNC/HND in Interactive Media. This course allows students to explore a range of digital practices in imaging, web design and layout and interests in a range of creative movements and ideas to achieve a Higher National Diploma with the option to progress onto a BA year at a number of universities.

  • Humanities

    Welcome to Stanmore College humanities and social sciences!

    The humanities and social sciences team is committed to meeting academic needs and helping to prepare students to progress into higher education and the workforce. We aim to help you to develop your abilities in a friendly and vibrant environment.

    Social science subjects are academic disciplines which study human aspects of the world. These disciplines tend to diverge from arts and humanities with regard to the use of scientific methods in the study of humanity, including quantitative and qualitative methods. These subjects can lead to HE studies in health and mental sciences such as psychology, criminal sciences, economics, history and political science degrees. Alternatively they can assist those who embark on work in sectors ranging from schools, government organisations, criminal justice, HR, culture and religions, health care facilities, research institutions and municipal (community) jobs. As such these subjects are becoming increasingly more popular.

    At Stanmore, we are proud to have a vibrant debating team which offers students a chance to learn the skills required for the effective development and presentation of arguments on a wide range of controversial topics; a great opportunity to acquire crucial social skills in public speaking and have fun at the same time!

  • English

    Welcome to Stanmore College School of English

    A huge emphasis is currently being placed on English at Stanmore College. We have an experienced and dedicated English team and, in addition to trips to the theatre, excursions to local landmarks, art galleries and museums that inform various pieces of writing produced in English classes, we have organised visits by renowned and up and coming poets, authors and experts. These have included Leigh Russell, author of Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End and Death Bed and performance poet and Hip Hop rap artist, Breis.

    Knowledge consultants were recently engaged to create the links and resource information on our virtual learning environment to ensure current and relevant resources are at hand for our students. We are proud to have a new Learning Resources Centre which opens at the beginning of 2012/13. In line with these developments, e-learning is developing well across the college and a specialist e-learning materials team is in place. New resources include e-books such as Kindles, a dedicated e-learning zone, study links, access to subject based communities and we plan to run subject showcase sessions.

    The College celebrates World Book day each year and runs a poetry competition and a “six book challenge”.Prizes include Amazon gift vouchers!

    In addition to the above, creative writing offers students the opportunity to develop their literary skills, explore new
    genres and consolidate their strengths. Students produce original pieces and share their writing in an informal,
    supportive atmosphere. Practical help is offered as well as opportunities for performance and publication.

  • Hospitality/ Event Management

    Welcome to Stanmore College Business Studies!

    Business skills and qualifications are becoming more important in today’s challenging economic times. At Stanmore College, our teachers are highly qualified and many have industry experience, which ensures that their knowledge is up to date. Courses also have a strong employability focus, giving you an opportunity to learn new skills and share ideas.

    What kind of student does Business Studies appeal to?

    This subject is a very popular choice. Its appeal is partly related to its real-life relevance and future career prospects. Stanmore students have had considerable examination success over many years. Many students studying Business Studies either go on to university to study for degrees in Business Studies, Accountancy and Financial Management or other related subjects. Students starting a career straight after completing their examinations seek employment in the business world, particularly banking, finance, insurance, law, management and the civil service. At Stanmore, our students also have an opportunity to start their own profit-making company with our help getting invaluable experience while studying.

    Our priority is not only to ensure that you achieve your qualifications but also that our students can perform effectively in the workplace and add value to any organisation.

    If you would like a new challenge after five years of studying traditional subjects, why not consider Business Studies?

  • Computing/ New Technologies/ Programming & Coding/ Networking

    Welcome to Stanmore College Computing and ICT!

    Computing and ICT is at the heart of the technological world in which we live. These skills are now an essential aspect of many professions. The Computing and ICT department at Stanmore College is better equipped than ever with the inclusion of industry standard creative software. We have the expertise and resources to develop our students’ skills to the desired level, whether to gain a recognised qualification or as a tool to assist their studies. Exciting changes are underway in the IT industry with the government backing the country’s efforts to become world leaders in this field. Many of our students are even given the opportunity to build up a professional portfolio by developing a commercial website. We aim to develop the confidence and capability of all students and we do this by using ICT across the curriculum. Many of our teachers have industry experience and links with industry professionals who visit the College to speak to students and answer questions.

    We also have good links to universities and students can now even progress to Higher Education in this field right here at Stanmore.

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  • Health and Social Care

    Welcome to Stanmore College Early Years and Care!

    Why study at Stanmore College?

    The College's department of Health, Social Care and Childcare was judged Outstanding by Ofsted…this area enjoys an excellent reputation and maintains strong links with the Local Authority, local nurseries, schools, care providers, NHS and children's centres in the area. The teaching staff are highly-qualified with extensive industrial experience. The team includes former primary school teachers, nursery nurses, health visitors, nurses, a social worker, radiographer and a nursery manager. Our achievement rates are consistently higher than the national average and large numbers of our students’ progress to universities and/or are successfully employed. Many of our students started at level 1 and continued right up to level 3. Several returned thereafter to complete a degree.

    What’s it like in Childcare?

    Working with children can be one of the most rewarding of all careers and staff will give you practical tips and advice to help you to be successful. You will learn combined theory with practical skills. Level 2 and 3 courses will provide you with the opportunity to experience work placements in settings such as day nurseries, children’s centres, private and statutory schools.

    What’s it like in Health & Social Care?

    Working within Health & Social care can provide you with so many excellent opportunities for going to university or employment. Staff will be able to give you practical tips and advice to help ensure that you are successful. The courses provide a real life experience of working in a variety of roles within this area. Theory is combined with practical work so students are prepared to go into the workplace with the right skills. Work placements are an important part of the course, offering the opportunity to put learning into practice in a variety of organisations, including social services, nursing homes and day centres.

  • Early Years

    Welcome to Stanmore College Early Years and Care!

    Why study at Stanmore College?

    The College's department of Health, Social Care and Childcare was judged Outstanding by Ofsted…this area enjoys an excellent reputation and maintains strong links with the Local Authority, local nurseries, schools, care providers, NHS and children's centres in the area. The teaching staff are highly-qualified with extensive industrial experience. The team includes former primary school teachers, nursery nurses, health visitors, nurses, a social worker, radiographer and a nursery manager. Our achievement rates are consistently higher than the national average and large numbers of our students’ progress to universities and/or are successfully employed. Many of our students started at level 1 and continued right up to level 3. Several returned thereafter to complete a degree.

    What’s it like in Childcare?

    Working with children can be one of the most rewarding of all careers and staff will give you practical tips and advice to help you to be successful. You will learn combined theory with practical skills. Level 2 and 3 courses will provide you with the opportunity to experience work placements in settings such as day nurseries, children’s centres, private and statutory schools.

    What’s it like in Health & Social Care?

    Working within Health & Social care can provide you with so many excellent opportunities for going to university or employment. Staff will be able to give you practical tips and advice to help ensure that you are successful. The courses provide a real life experience of working in a variety of roles within this area. Theory is combined with practical work so students are prepared to go into the workplace with the right skills. Work placements are an important part of the course, offering the opportunity to put learning into practice in a variety of organisations, including social services, nursing homes and day centres.

  • TV & Film

    The creative industries are a very successful element of the British economy and we offer a wide range of exciting courses in both general and specialist media areas.

    We have three specialist BTEC L3 Extended Diplomas in Creative Media Production with pathways in Games Development, TV and Film and Multi-media Production.

    These are coursework based courses equivalent to 3 A levels and will equip creative students to go to university to study in a wide variety of areas from journalism, digital photography, web design, to film making, and 2D and 3D modelling and animation for games.

    For those wanting a wider range of subjects we offer A Level Media Studies which combines media production coursework with examination on subjects such as film language, media audiences and producers and global media. This would be taken along with three other AS courses.

    We offer an entry level BTEC L2 Diploma in Creative Media Production equivalent to four GCSE’s. This year long course would enable a student to progress onto one of the three specialist L3 Media Diploma pathways.

    For adults we offer Access to Higher Education in Media Studies. This one year course allows successful students to progress into Higher Education to study at degree level.

    We are pleased to be offering for the first time a new HNC/HND in Interactive Media. This course allows students to explore a range of digital practices in imaging, web design and layout and interests in a range of creative movements and ideas to achieve a Higher National Diploma with the option to progress onto a BA year at a number of universities.