Support and Facilities

Careers Advice

We aim to improve the employability of our students providing the key skills and knowledge which they will need to succeed.

Our team help students to understand, formulate and implement well-informed choices about their careers.

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Student Support

Our Student Support team is the first point of contact for all students. They deal with personal and study issues and do all they can to ensure that students are able to concentrate on their studies.

If students have a physical, mental or social disability and require help, the staff will offer their support. They are also able to advise on financial concerns, issues with dependants or just how to study.

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Library

Our professional librarians constantly review the collections and facilities to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information and to provide our students with a high quality learning environment.

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Learning Centre

The Learning Centre exists to encourage independent learning and develop research capability, equipped with multimedia learning resources and print facilities.

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Physical Disabilities and Learning Difficulties

Here at LSST, we are well-equipped to support individuals with learning difficulties in numerous ways. Some of our facilities include dyslexia support via specialist equipment; ergonomically designed chairs for students with back aches and other physical disabilities; and dictaphones for individuals with eye impairments. In addition, our Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) partnership enables funding to individuals that are specifically tailor-made to their needs.

Personal Tutors

Personal tutors act as the main point of contact and reference in the college for a small group of students that has been allocated to individual tutors and are promoting student engagement. They proactively deal with students and ensure engagement, attendance and participation in the college’s diverse activities, including the monitoring of student progression with the aim of providing further help to lagging students.

Course Duration:
12 MONTHS FULL TIME

START DATES:
September,
January,
April

AWARDING BODY: Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE)

COURSE LEVEL: LEVEL 4

AGE:
The qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 19 and above.

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London, Luton, Birmingham
Course Code: N/A
Level: 4
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL
UCAS Code: 001N

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

A BTEC National Diploma in Business
Relevant work experience
At least one GCE A level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
Access to Higher Education certificate
Other equivalent level 3 qualifications
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 3 qualifications, but who have related experience, will be offered an interview to ensure they can cope with this level 4 course. In some cases, they may be offered a set of modules in the first year of the course to provide further development to higher education


English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London
Course Code: EBMGMT
Level: 5
Award: ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma
Awarding Body: ATHE - Awards for Training and Higher Education
UCAS Code: N/A

Awards For Training and Higher Education

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

Prior study in business, management or related subjects at level 4 or above a level 4 qualification for example an ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management (QCF) or an ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management (QCF)
Other equivalent international qualifications
Learners may also have relevant work experience.
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include:

Relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility
Participation and/or achievement of relevant professional qualifications. This may be used for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

ATHE LEVEL 7 Diploma in Strategic Management (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London
Course Code: SMGMT
Level: 7
Award: ATHE Level 7 Diploma
Awarding Body: ATHE - Awards for Training and Higher Education
UCAS Code: N/A

Awards For Training and Higher Education

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

A first degree in Business, Management or related subjects or a level 6 qualification for example an ATHE Diploma in Management (QCF)
Other equivalent international qualifications
Learners may also have relevant work experience.
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include:

Relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility, participation and/or
Achievement of relevant professional qualifications, this may be used for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5 Brands (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London
Course Code: BMGMT
Level: 6
Award: ATHE Level 6 Diploma
Awarding Body: ATHE - Awards for Training and Higher Education
UCAS Code: N/A

Awards For Training and Higher Education

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

One or two years study of Business, Management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution
A level 5 qualification in Business, Management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management (QCF)
Other equivalent international qualifications
Learners may also have relevant work experience.
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include:

Relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility, participation and/or
Achievement of relevant professional qualifications, this may be used for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London
Course Code: BMGMT
Level: 7
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL
UCAS Code: N/A

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Entry is likely to include following:

A UK bachelor’s degree or equivalent level 6 qualification
Appropriate work and professional experience.
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.


English Language Proficiency

IELTS 6.5 Brands (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

BA (Hons) Business Studies (Top-up)

Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, September
Study Location: London
Course Code: BABS01
Level: 6
Award: BA (Hons) Degree
Awarding Body: University of West London
UCAS Code: N100

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

Foundation Degree (FdA) in business studies
Diploma in Higher Education (DipHe) in business studies, or
Higher National Diploma – HND Certificate in business studies with a Merit profile

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 6.5 Brands (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London
Course Code: EDMGMT
Level: 4
Award: ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma
Awarding Body: ATHE - Awards for Training and Higher Education
UCAS Code: N/A

Awards For Training and Higher Education

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
Other related level 3 subjects
An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
Other equivalent international qualifications
Learners may also have relevant work experience.
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include:

Relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility
Participation and/or achievement of relevant professional qualifications. This may be used for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Marketing) (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 2 Years
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London, Luton, Birmingham
Course Code: HNDBUS001
Level: 5
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL
UCAS Code: 005N

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Entry Point - Year 1

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

A BTEC National Diploma in business
At least one GCE A level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
Access to Higher Education certificate
Other equivalent level 3 qualifications
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 3 qualifications, but who have related experience, will be offered an interview to ensure they can cope with this level 5 course. In some cases, they may be offered a set of modules in the first year of the course to provide further development to higher education

Entry Point - Year 2

A BTEC Higher National Diploma HNC Level 4 in business
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Business

Computing and IT

Managment (no pathways)

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 2 Years
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London, Luton, Birmingham
Course Code: HNDCSD01
Level: 5
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL
UCAS Code: 104G

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Entry Point - Year 1

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

A BTEC National Diploma in IT
At least one GCE A level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
Access to Higher Education certificate
Other equivalent level 3 qualifications
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 3 qualifications, but who have related experience, will be offered an interview to ensure they can cope with this level 5 course. In some cases, they may be offered a set of modules in the first year of the course to provide further development to Higher Education.

Entry Point - Year 2

A BTEC Higher National Diploma HNC Level 4 in Computing and Systems Development
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Human Resources) (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 2 Years
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London, Luton, Birmingham
Course Code: HNDBUS004
Level: 5
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL
UCAS Code: 006N

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Entry Point - Year 1

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

A BTEC National Diploma in business
At least one GCE A level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
Access to Higher Education certificate
Other equivalent level 3 qualifications
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 3 qualifications, but who have related experience, will be offered an interview to ensure they can cope with this level 5 course. In some cases, they may be offered a set of modules in the first year of the course to provide further development to higher education

Entry Point - Year 2

A BTEC Higher National Diploma HNC Level 4 in business
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London, Luton, Birmingham
Course Code: N/A
Level: 4
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL
UCAS Code: 004G

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

A BTEC National Diploma in IT
Relevant work experience
At least one GCE A level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
Access to Higher Education certificate
Other equivalent level 3 qualifications
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 3 qualifications, but who have related experience, will be offered an interview to ensure they can cope with this level 4 course. In some cases, they may be offered a set of modules in the first year of the course to provide further development to Higher Education.


English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Management) (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 2 Years
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London, Luton, Birmingham
Course Code: HNDBUS002
Level: 5
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL
UCAS Code: 0P91

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Entry Point - Year 1

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

A BTEC National Diploma in business
At least one GCE A level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
Access to Higher Education certificate
Other equivalent level 3 qualifications
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 3 qualifications, but who have related experience, will be offered an interview to ensure they can cope with this level 5 course. In some cases, they may be offered a set of modules in the first year of the course to provide further development to higher education.

Entry Point - Year 2

A BTEC Higher National Diploma HNC Level 4 in business
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in IT

Key Information:

Course duration: 4 Months
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London, Luton, Birmingham
Course Code: SDT62
Level: 3
Award: BTEC Level 3 Certificate
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL

Entry requirements

Age: 18+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

A BTEC or related qualification at Level 2
Relevant work experience
A general level of education equivalent to at least four A+- to C-grade GCSEs.
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 2 qualification or more mature learners may have a more varied learning profile, which is likely to include either paid or unpaid employment.


English Language Proficiency

IELTS 4.5, with a minimum of 4.5 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Accounting) (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 2 Years
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London, Luton, Birmingham
Course Code: HNDBUS003
Level: 5
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL
UCAS Code: 003N

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Entry Point - Year 1

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

A BTEC National Diploma in business
At least one GCE A level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
Access to Higher Education certificate
Other equivalent level 3 qualifications
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 3 qualifications, but who have related experience, will be offered an interview to ensure they can cope with this level 5 course. In some cases, they may be offered a set of modules in the first year of the course to provide further development to higher education

Entry Point - Year 2

A BTEC Higher National Diploma HNC Level 4 in business
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business

Key Information:

Course duration: 4 Months
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London, Luton, Birmingham
Course Code: NLX 48
Level: 3
Award: BTEC Level 3 Certificate
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL

Entry requirements

Age: 18+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

A BTEC or related qualification at Level 2
Relevant work experience
A general level of education equivalent to at least four A+- to C-grade GCSEs.
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not have formal level 2 qualification or more mature learners may have a more varied learning profile, which is likely to include either paid or unpaid employment.


English Language Proficiency

IELTS 4.5, with a minimum of 4.5 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (Top-up)

Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, September
Study Location: London
Course Code: BSCOM01
Level: 6
Award: BSc (Hons) Degree
Awarding Body: University of West London
UCAS Code: I130

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include:

HND in Computing or HND Computing and Systems and Development (Merit)
Mathematics for Software Development as a pre-requisite for Year 3 entry

English Language Proficiency

IELTS 6.5 Brands (or equivalent) for all applicants whose first language is not English.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Hospitality Management (QCF)

Key Information:

Course duration: 2 Years
Study Mode: Full time
Start Dates: January, April, September
Study Location: London
Course Code: N/A
Level: 5
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma
Awarding Body: EDEXCEL
UCAS Code: N/A

Entry requirements

Age: 19+

Each applicant’s potential will be considered on individual bases in order to make a professional judgement about their ability to successfully complete the programme of study and achieve the qualification.

For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Hospitality
a GCE level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C
other related level 3 qualifications
Learners may also have relevant work experience.
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include:

Relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility
an Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved further education institution.
In addition, students will be required to attend an interview.

English Language Proficiency

All learners who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate with: IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections.

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