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Learning Resouces Centre

The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) at Highlands College, incorporates a library with IT facilities, and provides access to a wide range of printed and electronic learning materials which can help you with your studies.

The LRC is located on the top floor of the Turner Building with wonderful panoramic views over St Helier, a lovely place to host library events. The area has comfy seating where you can discuss work or simply read the daily newspaper, along with a section of tables to write assignments or use personal laptops.

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Opening times

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 4.30pm

Contact us on 01534 608 590

Location

Top floor of Turner building.

Resources

Books, DVDs, Newspapers, Journals, Printing/photocopying, Silent room with PCs, HE quiet study room.

Help with

LRC staff can help with password changes, IT, printing, access to information.

Examinations Centre

The Examinations Centre is situated on the ground floor of the University Centre, the Examinations Office is also located here in room UC005. The majority of written and online examinations take place on this floor, this area is also accessible for wheelchair users.

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The College is a Pearson Vue Testing Centre. Anyone wishing to book examinations through these providers should book and pay via www.vue.com.

We also..

  • are an ECDL Testing Centre.
  • provide resits for some GCSE and GCE examinations.
  • provide the Citizenship Test.
  • organise examination facilities for candidates who need to take examinations and do not wish to travel to the UK.

Immigration Tests

English Language Assessments are only available during the Highlands College term times. Please be aware of this before you arrange your test especially during the long summer break.

Highlands College will be administering the Life Skills B1 English Language Assessment exam. However candidates need to book their own exam directly on the British Council website. For any queries please contact Jersey Immigration.

Citizenship Test

Advice to naturalisation applicants – questions and answers.

What do I need to do before sitting the Citizenship Test?
The test is based on the handbook “Life in the United Kingdom” 3rd Edition and on the Jersey Supplement (from 16th October 2014), both must be read fully. You should therefore prepare for the test by reading these publications (see question below ‘What does the test consist of?’). Copies of “Life in the United Kingdom” may be purchased from a bookshop or downloaded from here. The Jersey supplement is issued free of charge and is available from the Customs and Immigration Service and Highlands College.

I have read the test material, what do I do now?
You should contact Highlands College and ask for arrangements to be made for you to sit the Citizenship Test. The College runs exams on a frequent basis and will charge you a fee of £55 for the test.

What does the test consist of?
You will have 45 minutes in which to answer 24 questions selected at random from a large bank of questions. Eighteen questions will be based on the handbook “Life in the United Kingdom” and six on the Jersey supplement. Part One of the supplement is a short history of Jersey and Part Two is a profile of life in Jersey now and in more recent times. The questions are in a multiple choice or “true or false” format and therefore there is little writing to do.

What happens after I have taken the test?
The test will be marked by Highlands College and if you pass you will be awarded a certificate. You must then produce that certificate when you make your application for naturalisation to the Customs & Immigration Service.

What if I fail the test?
There is no restriction on the number of times you sit the test but you will have to pay the full fee on each occasion that you take it.

I’m not sure if my knowledge of English is good enough, what should I do?
If you are in doubt you may arrange with Highlands College to be assessed by an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) assessor.

My knowledge of English is not good enough to take the Citizenship Test. I still want to become a British citizen, what can I do?
You are advised to enrol on an ESOL language course with Highlands College and ask to do the citizenship module as an addition to the course.

Where can I get advice from about naturalisation?
You may contact the Passport Office of the Customs and Immigration Service at Maritime House, St Helier, Jersey JE1 1JD
Email enquiries: passports@gov.je
Telephone: 01534 448 033

Where do I apply to sit the Citizenship Test or for a language assessment?
Contact: Nigel Stokes, Highlands College, Highlands Lane, St. Saviour, Jersey JE1 1HL
Email: exams@highlands.ac.uk
Telephone: 01534 608 564

English Language Assessments

English Language Requirement for Spouses Fiancé(e)s and Unmarried Partners
Highlands College are able to undertake English language assessments for immigration purposes

Procedure
Applicants should apply to Nigel Stokes in the Examination Department at Highlands College (Tel: 01534 608564) to make an appointment for an ESOL language assessment.

Identification
Applicants will need to produce official photographic identification such as a passport or driving licence.

Cost to applicant
Please check with the Examinations Office regarding costs.

Timescale
Highlands College will aim to assess any applicant within a week of being asked to do so by Immigration. Ideally assessment will take place on Tuesday 13:00 – 14:00 – term time only.

Once the assessment has been undertaken the results of the assessment will be sent to the applicant within one week. The details of the assessment will be made clear to the applicant and suggestions made for improving ESOL skills. This information will also be passed onto Immigration.

We administer the following

GCSE/AS

AQA
Cambridge
Edexcel/Pearson
OCR
WJEC

ECDL Online Training

External Paper Exams

University re-sits
Professional Exams
Accountancy
City & Guilds
Vocational

Online Paper Exams

University re-sits
City & Guilds
Pearson Vue
CITB
I.O.D.
Pearson Functional Skills
Chartered Insurance Institute

Please contact us to discuss your needs on 01534 608 564 or email us.

Academy Restaurant

A fabulous dining experience awaits you at the Academy Restaurant at Highlands College. The Academy always strives to reflect the current industry trends where the students are professionally trained in our fully functional kitchen, restaurant and bar.

Here at the Academy Restaurant we endeavour to serve traditional dishes with a modern twist .We strive to create dishes that incorporate seasonal and local produce as much as possible. For those that want to experience the ultimate in modern dining, why not try our Tuesday / Wednesday Lunch and Thursday Evenings?
These are run by our students, preparing and serving meals under the supervision of industry experienced chefs and front of house manager.

If you require exclusive use of the Academy Restaurant, please contact the Restaurant Manager to arrange. A maximum of 50 guests can be accepted in the restaurant. A range of menus are available and also a full bar list at very competitive prices.

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Business Lunch
Why not experience a business lunch with us at the Academy Restaurant with the opportunity to continue the meeting at your leisure.

Private Functions
We can cater for groups of up to 50 people with a wide range of menus available.

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Reservations

Why not take the opportunity to sample the wonderful food cooked by Jersey’s up and coming talent!

Contact us on 01534 608 560 or use the enquiry form below.

Lunch
Tuesday and Wednesday, Term Time only, 12pm.

Dinner
Thursday, Term Time only, 6.30pm.

Reservation enquiry

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Contact no

How many people:

Date:

Any other details?

Hair & Beauty Salon

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Our hairdressing students are offering a wide range of hairdressing services in our newly refurbished salons. A warm welcome awaits from both students and our hairdressing tutors.

Shampoo & Finish

Includes conditioning hot towel treatment.

COMPLIMENTARY every
Monday: 11.30am — 3.00pm
Wednesday: 1pm — 3.00pm

Cut & Finish

£15 for a cut with a blow dry
£20 for a restyle and NEW LOOK!

Monday: 2.00pm — 8.00pm
Thursday: 2.00pm — 8:00pm

A full range of tints and foils also available

Call 01534 608 555 to book your appointment or email us.

Beauty treatments

Manicure £10
Pedicure £15 (+ £5 for paraffin wax)
Deep Cleanse Facial with dermalogica products £20
Waxing available £5 – £15
Lash and Brow treatments £5 – £10

Mondays: 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesdays: 12.45pm – 3.30pm

Call 01534 608 555 to book your appointment or email us at hairandbeauty@highlands.ac.uk

Café Connect

Café Connect is our new student relaxation area within the Nightingale building on the college campus. In order to augment the student experience, the college has created a new refractory and common room. This new facility will encourage students to spend more time on the campus in a safe and relaxing environment. Our new enrichment programme complements Café Connect in offering an improved student experience, developing them as people and learners. It comprises of a new canteen that is run by Highlands College, along with a modern common room. Highlands College is aiming to maximise opportunity for the Island’s students whilst providing them with a professional environment in which to interact.

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Opening Times

Term Time
Monday – Thursday 7:30am-6pm
Friday 7:30am-3pm

These times may differ and are subject to alteration during holiday periods, please see door signs for changes and details of evening opening.

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Philip Mourant Centre

The Philip Mourant Centre in Trinity is Highlands College’s satellite centre used specifically for Adult & Community Education. The PMC as it is affectionately known began life as the College’s horticultural and agricultural training centre. The site had been gifted to the Education Department in memory of Philip Mourant for the training of young men in horticulture and agriculture. In 1999, the College’s Adult & Community Education programme moved to the site with a view to increasing lifelong opportunities for Islanders. Over the next few years the programme grew significantly and was able to offer daytime and evening leisure courses at a venue that worked extremely well for adults.

Today the Centre boasts six classrooms, an art studio, a ceramics studio and two workshop spaces for practical courses such as upholstery and stained glass. Classes operate in the day and evening during the week and occasionally at weekends. On average 550 students use the Centre each term.

Parking

Cars

All cars parking at Highlands College will be required to obtain a permit or visitors permit from the reception desk when they arrive on the campus.
Visitors please follow parking signs when you enter the campus
Please note the car parks are monitored by a third party and if a permit is not displayed you may be liable to pay a fine (£60).

Motorbikes

All motorbikes are required to park in the designated motorbike parking area on the D’Hautree Site (entrance on St. Saviour’s Hill).

Please request your parking permit from Reception which is located in the Information Centre.

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