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Barnet and Southgate College Information for Parents

Be who you want to be


Parent Power In September 2013 the education leaving age rose to 17 and in September 2015 it will rise again, to 18. However, post 16 education doesn’t just mean staying at school fulltime: your child can stay at school, go to college, or take up an apprenticeship or a part-time training course. They can earn money and learn new skills at the same time if they want to. Our A Level department is the second largest provider in the Barnet and Enfield areas, which provides those who wish to progress onto Higher Education a clear route. However, for many students academic routes are not the most appropriate option; with an increasing number of vocational and professional education programmes on offer there are now other exciting pathways which lead students to greater success and fulfilment in their working life. A recent Edge Foundation survey discovered that many young people are being actively discouraged from opting for vocational and professional education - with just a quarter of parents (27%) judging it to be worthwhile*. This is despite evidence that people who choose a practical, hands-on approach to learning are as fulfilled as people who took an academic route.** Additionally, research from the 2012 First Steps to Wealth Report, illustrates that the lifetime earnings of a graduate are comparable with the lifetime earnings of many former apprentices - for example construction apprentices earn a total of £1,504,000 over their life time compared with £1,612,000 for a graduate,*** dispelling the fear that university degrees lead to much higher life time incomes. The survey identified that many students (22%) are being advised by parents and schools that they are ‘too clever’ for vocational and professional education. Only half (51%) of parents encouraged their child’s choice to pursue vocational qualifications, compared to three quarters (74%) who were happy to support their child through an academic route.

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This highlights a growing problem: you as parents are not getting access to the most up to date career information to allow you to make informed choices about your children’s future. We understand that parents remain the biggest influence on their children’s education (44%), so we need to equip you with the knowledge and skills to be able to give sound, informed advice about the options available for your child. There continues to be a stigma attached to vocational and professional education which is unfounded. This country has a huge challenge ahead in ensuring that our children are equipped with the right skills to ensure a successful workforce of the future, and parents are part of that journey. It is essential that parents understand the future job market and therefore enable and encourage their children to train appropriately so they do not become another number in the endless list of university graduates that cannot secure employment. Barnet and Southgate College recognise parents as a valuable source of information to help us provide you with the detail to make an informed choice about your child’s future education and progress. We want to know what is it you want from us in terms of advice and guidance and how we can help you to better advice your children? With this in mind we have developed various communications channels for you to engage with us.

For the latest information please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


A parents’ webpage:

The Edge Foundation Survey

http://www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk/informationfor-parents

* Research conducted by OnePoll in January 2014, surveyed 2,230 people aged 18-35 in full time employment in the UK.

A parents’ Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ BarnetSouthgateParents

**Respondents were asked to score on a scale of 1-10 (where 10 = happiest) *** Research sourced from the First Steps to Wealth Report, published in 2012

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Career Coach Barnet and Southgate College now uses Career Coach, a powerful software tool to help you and your son or daughter to choose appropriate courses.

Now when you search for a course you will be given access to up-to-the-minute careers information, vital to help you plan your future. Career Coach offers learners and advisers the chance to delve deep into the labour market before deciding on courses of study. It connects them to careers and employers, even approximating the wages they can expect to earn and the job security they are likely to encounter.

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The software uses labour market data from developer EMSI’s unique dataset to observe market patterns and predict trends. These patterns are organised and compiled into a straightforward tool that any learner can use. Career Coach shows learners and advisers how to get wherever they want to go, puts critically important job information at everyone’s fingertips, and is now incorporated into all of our full time and part time online course listings.

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Features Careers Career Coach taps into the powerful labour market information for all 840 Standard Occupation Codes (SOCs).

Earnings Percentile earnings graphs help learners gain understanding of earnings potential for different careers

Job Postings Job Postings from all over the web are pulled into Career Coach and featured right next to each career

Employment Learners can see how many people are employed in a given career

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Employability and Enterprise The College has a dedicated Enterprise & Employment team with a focus on commercial development and employer engagement activity across the organisation. The team builds meaningful partnerships and collaboration with local employers, local government and key stakeholders in the region.

• Engaging with businesses across key sector areas to develop strategic partnerships and lead on bids for a wide range of external contracts

Enterprise & Employment is responsible for:

• Developing the volume and quality of Traineeships and Apprenticeships to ensure that the curriculum has a good balance of work based learning and that learners are provided with clear and consistent progression pathways in their chosen career

• Developing a coherent strategic employer engagement/commercialisation plan for the college to ensure that the curriculum is truly demand-led • Developing and growing full cost income opportunities for the college • Driving sales activity through the development of high quality CPD programmes for individuals and employers and a wider commercial offer that includes bespoke training solutions and consultancy services

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•C  reating new and innovative delivery models for employers including e-learning, distance and blended solutions to ensure that training fits in with working patterns

• Developing new curriculum models using labour market intelligence to ensure that learners can progress into the world of work in sector areas that have positive employment trends

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Earn While You Learn With Barnet and Southgate College Apprenticeships • Get paid holidays • Receive funded training • Achieve industry relevant recognised qualifications Send CV to: apprentice@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk View vacancies at: www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

YOU CAN STUDY APPRENTICESHIPS TO LEVELS EQUIVALENT TO THESE QUALIFICATIONS GCSES

A LEVELS

YEAR 2 OF A DEGREE COURSE

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

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Reed NCFE Students at Barnet and Southgate College are given a head start in their employment search thanks to an innovative collaboration with the Reed NCFE Partnership.

The College officially opened its ‘Employment Zone’ in November 2012, within the Wood St Campus in High Barnet. The ‘REED NCFE Employment Zone’ offers each student exclusive access to local vacancies and jobs that are rarely advertised, they also receive tailored training in the skills they will need specifically for these jobs, to help ensure maximum employability once they have completed their studies at College. Recent independent research commissioned by the Association of Colleges found that parents admit they are struggling to give the right advice to prepare young people for the world of work, the research* found: One fifth of parents (20%) feel out of their depth advising their children about careers, whilst 32% say they only feel comfortable talking about jobs with which they are familiar. Some parents readily admit their children are ill-prepared for work, with more than one in 10 (11%) confessing they wouldn’t even employ their own child. 82% of school teachers don’t feel they have the appropriate knowledge to advise pupils on careers; which is where coming to College can help.

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72% of parents think education should be more focused on preparing young people for employment and 94% of parents want their child to have more access to employers and businesses. * AoC Omnibus research of 777 parents of children aged 11-18 and 500 teachers of Key stages 3&4 in the UK. Research conducted online by ResearchBods from 10 to 22 October 2012. The Reed NCFE Employment Zone trains students to understand how the world of work operates and they will be taught how to think and behave in a work environment, improve their interview skills and be given careers advice and work experience. In a recent survey of 1,264 employers conducted by REED, 97% put the workplace ‘mind-set’ element ahead of skills, as something they look for when recruiting. In a further study of 30,000 CVs (comparing successful CVs against unsuccessful ones), REED found that demonstrating a workplace mind-set on a CV “tripled your chances of getting and keeping” the best jobs. Visit us in the Employment and Enterprise Zone (G Block at the front of Wood Street Campus) or call 020 8275 7674 for further information.

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Team Reed Kim manages the REED NCFE Team at Barnet and Southgate College. She will be your first point of call for enquires around employability coaching and teaching, as well as part time, full time and apprenticeship opportunities.

The Employability Brokers and Teachers at REED deliver 121 coaching, building CVs, assisting with job searches, finding appropriate vacancies, managing the recruitment process and preparing students for interviews.

Kim Diomidous

Adi Sheehan

Gulden Osman

Freddie Warner

Employment Team Leader

Employment Broker/Employability Teacher

Employment Broker/Employability Teacher

Employment Broker/Employability Teacher

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Curriculum Area Job Statistics *Data sources: Economic Modelling Specialists International (2015), unless otherwise stated. National Careers Service (2012). Women’s Engineering Society (2014). **The percentage of Barnet and Southgate students studying in this area that applied and went on to university, UCAS destinations (2014 ).

BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING IN NUMBERS*

MOTOR VEHICLE CAREERS IN NUMBERS*

GRAPHIC DESIGN IN NUMBERS*

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 9,922 TAXATION EXPERTS IN LONDON BY 2020

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 6,310 MECHANICAL ENGINEERS IN LONDON BY 2020

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 15,895 GRAPHIC DESIGN JOBS IN LONDON BY 2020

3.3%

P/A

2.1%

£44,324 P/A

4.9%

£29,075 P/A

OF BSC STUDENTS STUDYING IN THIS AREA WENT ON TO UNIVERSITY

THE UK NEEDS TO DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF RECRUITS INTO ENGINEERING TO MEET DEMAND

TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN NUMBERS*

BEAUTY & HAIRDRESSING IN NUMBERS*

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN NUMBERS*

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 6,755 AIRCRAFT PILOTS AND FLIGHT ENGINEERS IN LONDON BY 2020

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 10,163 BEAUTICIANS IN LONDON BY 2020

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 7,327 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS IN LONDON BY 2020

88% **

2.7% 73% ** 10

£50,076

£117,858 P/A

OF BSC STUDENTS STUDYING IN THIS AREA WENT ON TO UNIVERSITY

10.6% 34%

£17,784 P/A

of jobs in this sector are occupied by men

78% **

1.9% 85% **

OF BSC STUDENTS STUDYING IN THIS AREA WENT ON TO UNIVERSITY

£47,366 P/A

OF BSC STUDENTS STUDYING IN THIS AREA WENT ON TO UNIVERSITY

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TEACHING & CHILDCARE IN NUMBERS* THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 298,605 TEACHING & CHILDCARE JOBS IN LONDON BY 2020

THAT’S A RISE OF 8.7% LONDON NEEDS 4178 MORE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND 4357 MORE PRIMARY & NURSERY EDUCATIONAL TEACHING PROFESSIONALS BY 2020

BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING IN NUMBERS* THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 60,065 FINANCE AND INVESTMENT ANALYSTS IN LONDON BY 2020

4.9% 88% **

£47,210 P/A

OF BSC STUDENTS STUDYING IN THIS AREA WENT ON TO UNIVERSITY

LAW IN NUMBERS*

HEALTH CARE IN NUMBERS*

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 9,422 BARRISTERS IN LONDON BY 2020

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 38,970 MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS EMPLOYED BY 2020

£55,497

3.0% 85% **

P/A

OF BSC STUDENTS STUDYING IN THIS AREA WENT ON TO UNIVERSITY

3.4% 15%

£56,921 P/A

OF PEOPLE WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY ARE SELF EMPLOYED

ARCHITECTURE IN NUMBERS*

SPORT IN NUMBERS*

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 3,496 TOWN PLANNING OFFICERS IN LONDON BY 2020

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 6,904 FITNESS INSTRUCTORS IN LONDON BY 2020

4.2% 41%

£34,340 P/A

of jobs in this sector are occupied by women

8.0% 73% **

£27,534 P/A

OF BSC STUDENTS STUDYING IN THIS AREA WENT ON TO UNIVERSITY

HOSPITALITY IN NUMBERS*

CONSTRUCTION IN NUMBERS*

HEALTH CARE IN NUMBERS*

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 27,615 RESTAURANT & CATERING MANAGERS & PROPRIETORS IN LONDON BY 2020

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 10,139 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGERS IN LONDON BY 2020

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 3,751 MEDICAL AND DENTAL TECHNICIANS IN LONDON BY 2020

5.1% 29%

£22,055 P/A

OF PEOPLE WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY ARE SELF EMPLOYED

5.3% 30%

£35,256 P/A

of jobs in this sector are occupied by women

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2.4% 85% **

£28,100 P/A

OF BSC STUDENTS STUDYING IN THIS AREA WENT ON TO UNIVERSITY

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Parent Testimonials “Issa came to Barnet and Southgate College to study Travel and Tourism because his school were not offering the course so the decision to come to the College was easy for Issa. I would recommend the College to other parents who are helping to find the right place for their sons and daughters, the teaching and learning environment is amazing. The College is like Issa’s second home, he has gained skills but most importantly the College has helped Issa build confidence in himself.” Ghenwa Basma, Mill Hill Parent of Issa Basma, BTEC Travel and Tourism Issa Basma

“I would recommend this College compared to most other colleges because here you are given the opportunity to start a new life with so many open doors like my son, Atef, was. At this College you are given all the chances you need in life to make something out of your studies and abilities. The staff go the extra mile by supporting with the funding, childcare, jobs and other problems. They also helped massively in helping Atef’s transition and settle into College life. Just the way it has changed Atef’s life, this College has changed the lives of many others. It is a great place to go to if you’re serious about your education.” Nasrin Ebrhimgeel, Edgware Parent of Atef Ebrhimgeel, BTEC Business Atef Ebrhimgeel

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TECH BACC Be who you want to be A Tech Bacc may help you to get there There is a lack of high skilled workers in the UK, this is because not enough people are learning high level technical skills alongside academic skills. The Tech Bacc may be the solution. The Tech Bacc (Technical Baccalaureate) is a new, professional and different way to learn, ensuring your child gains the right combination of skills to get you into employment. It contains: • BTEC Level 3 in either: Engineering, Computing, Digital, Sports Sciences, Business or Motorsports Technology • AS/2 Extended Project • AS/2 Core maths • Internship This is a challenging study programme, so only those with the right attitude and career ambitions will be invited to join this unique and specialised pathway Don’t be pushed into something that isn’t right for your child, A Levels are not the only academic route for your child’s chosen university and/or career. Upon gaining the Tech Bacc suite of qualifications and experience students will be able to progress onto University, into employment or into a Higher Level Apprenticeship.

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Student Testimonials “I went to Q.E. Girls school and all my teachers and friends there and even my own parents thought I was mad to leave such a good school and sixth form to come to Barnet and Southgate College. But the atmosphere there wasn’t for me at all – College life is totally different and suited me much more. College really made me think about my options whereas at school it was all about going to University. I didn’t do very well in my GCSE’s so I needed a change for my A Levels. I’ve worked really hard for my A-levels and managed to secure myself a place at University. I was a bit spoilt at school, and I’ve really grown up at College, it has been great meeting people from all walks of life.” Lillian Kentish A levels in Mathematics, Psychology and Sociology

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“Barnet and Southgate College offered the courses I wanted to study and offered me much more independence than at school. My mum wanted me to stay on at school as she thought I wasn’t capable of pushing myself but I did! I’m in control of my own success now; the independent atmosphere has inspired me to push myself. My mum realises now that College was the right choice for me, as I feel more mature. One day I hope to be an investment banker or stock broker in the City.” Rico Craigie A Levels in English and AS Levels in Film studies and Sociology

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Barnet Collaborative Sixth Form The Barnet Collaborative Sixth form offers the chance for a young person to move into their school sixth form whilst attending college 2-3 days a week. It’s a one-year course and a chance to get the best of both worlds: • Move into your school Year 12, become a sixth former • Study a vocational course at the College 2-3 days a week Students can select from the courses on the list at the base of the page. You will spend the other 2-3 days at school studying the rest of your sixth form programme. This includes taking English and Maths GCSE or functional skills if you haven’t already achieved a grade C or above; getting those qualifications will really help you when applying for a job. Back at school your tutors who know you and have always supported you will be available to you as well. At College the tutors will help you in your new course, and you will have a gentle introduction to College life! You will have a chance to try out College life and take a course not available at school. It’s all planned in advance so the days at school/college are all in the school timetable. In your programme you will have: • A vocational course here at the College

• A tutor on your college course who can support your studies there • Maths and English at school and other GCSE’s too, depending on what your school has on offer • An employability programme to help you apply for jobs, and a short work placement if available • Careers guidance to help you choose your next step After that one-year course you will have a lot more choices. If you enjoy the vocational study at college, and pass the course, you will be able to apply to study at the next level, or you might want to move into an Apprenticeship. Or, if you have academic skills you might want to apply to stay at school and take a L3 course. Tutors will help you decide what is best for you. How to apply: 1. A  pply to your school sixth form for a place by filling in a from at school. 2. The college will then an interview to find out which courses you are interested in. 3. If you meet the criteria you will be given a place.

• A personal tutor at school who will monitor your progress and support you

Course Location Level

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Construction

Grahame Park Campus

Multi Skills (Level 1)

Media

Wood Street Campus

Creative Media (Level 2)

Motor Vehicle (SG)

Southgate Campus

IMI Diploma (Level 1/2)

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Our Partners and the people we work with

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We are all made of st rs One College, Many Stars 2014 Class of 2013/2014


An A Level Study Programme at BSC is a piece of cake

B B AA

CC

Your Study Programme will include a number of elements. Each study programme will be unique to your individual needs to support your career ambitions.

A B

THREE A LEVELS

LEARNERS FOLLOW A PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY LINKED TO TOP FIELDS OF EMPLOYMENT IN EITHER: BUSINESS AND FINANCE, SOCIAL SCIENCE, LAW, PURE SCIENCE, APPLIED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, MATHS & COMPUTING OR CREATIVE ARTS, HUMANITIES.

TUTORIALS

THESE WILL INCLUDE ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS, WELLBEING, EMPLOYABILITY AND PREPARATION FOR UNIVERSITY.

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DD

C

INTERNSHIPS

YOU WILL UNDERTAKE A MEANINGFUL INTERNSHIP LINKED TO YOUR CHOSEN PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY.

D

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

THESE WILL BE EXPLICITLY LINKED TO A LEVEL SUBJECT SPECIALISMS AND INCLUDE SOCIAL ACTION FOR UCAS

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A Vocational Study Programme at BSC is a piece of cake

B C

A

Your Study Programme will include a number of elements. Each study programme will be unique to your individual needs to support your career ambitions.

A B

D

MAIN QUALIFICATION

FOR MOST STUDENTS THIS WILL MAKE UP THE MAJORITY OF THEIR STUDY PROGRAMME. A MIX OF PRACTICAL AND THEORY, THE QUALIFICATION WILL STRETCH YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE SUBJECT.

ENGLISH AND MATHS

C

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY GAINED THESE QUALIFICATIONS, YOU WILL WORK TOWARDS ACHIEVING AN A*-C GRADE IN GCSE ENGLISH AND MATHS. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED THIS, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ON YOUR SKILLS IN THESE SUBJECTS.

WORK EXPERIENCE

YOU WILL UNDERTAKE MEANINGFUL WORK EXPERIENCE RELATED TO THE CORE AREA OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME, TO DEVELOP EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS AND APPLY YOUR LEARNING IN REAL LIFE SITUATIONS.

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D

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

THESE WILL HELP YOU DEVELOP THE JOB RELATED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND CONFIDENCE REQUIRED TO PROGRESS TO EMPLOYMENT OR HIGHER EDUCATION. THEY INCLUDE TUTORIALS, PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, VOLUNTEERING AND SPORT.

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Qualifications Unpicked A guide to qualifications and levels

What is a BTEC?

What are Vocational Courses?

BTEC courses... • Give you specialist, practical skills, knowledge and understanding of a specific job area • Include lots of theory and written work, but some practical, hands on tasks too

Vocational courses... • Give you skills and knowledge in a particular subject for a specific job/employment job/ employment sector •  Are more practical than A Levels or BTECs • Help you gain a recognised qualification for the industry you wish to work in

How long does a BTEC last? • Level 1 =  1 year • Level 2 =  1 year • Level 3* =  2 years * In the first year you will study 90 credits in some instances and if successful will progress onto the 2nd year completing an Extended Diploma.

How is a BTEC assessed? • Most BTECs are assessed through coursework, although, on some subjects there are now some external assessment requirements

What are examples of vocational qualifications? • Diploma, NVQ, IMI, City & Guilds, AAT, CACHE Diploma How long does a course last? • 1 year for each level How is a vocational qualification assessed? • Vocational courses are assessed by a mixture of coursework and practical and written assessments and external assessments

Can I study anything else with a BTEC? • Possibly GCSEs in English/Maths or Functional Skills • Possibly A Level/s with a BTEC Level 3

Can I study anything else with a vocational course? • Possibly Functional Skills or GCSEs English/Maths

What can I do after a BTEC? • Further study (including Higher Education), training or employment

What can I do after a vocational course? • Further study, training or employment

Who might BTECs be suitable for? • Those who have an idea about their future career and the subject area they need to study • Those who are better at coursework than exams • Those who wish to keep Higher Education as an option (after Level 3)

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Who might a vocational course be suitable for? • Those who know exactly what job they wish to go into and want to develop some relevant skills for this • Those who are fairly practical • Those who are not particularly interested in Higher Education as an option

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What is a Technical Baccalaureate? Technical Baccalaureates... • Are Level 3 vocational programmes which include 3 important elements: • A high-quality level 3 vocational qualification recognised and endorsed by industry • A Level 3 `maths’ qualification • The extended project qualification, which develops and test students’ skills in extended writing, communication, research, and selfdiscipline and self-motivation This new vocational pathway provides young people aspiring to a vocational career a firstclass alternative to the more traditional A Level route, ensuring they leave college with both high level technical and employability skills needed for successful progression into the workplace.

What are Apprenticeships? Apprenticeships... • Provide on-the-job training where you undertake work with an employer and are released for a proportion of the time to undertake your studies. Apprentices are paid at least minimum wage What qualification would I get? • NVQ Level 2, 3 , 4 or 5 How long does an apprenticeship last? • Depends on you, your employer and the job area (3 months - 3 years)

How is an apprenticeship assessed? • A mixture of practical and written assessments which are used to slowly build up a portfolio of work Will I study anything else with an apprenticeship? • Functional Skills e.g. English, Maths, IT What can I do after and apprenticeship? • Employment or higher level apprenticeship Who might an apprenticeship be suitable for? • Those who want to work, earn and study at the same time • Those who know exactly what job they wish to go into • Those who want to develop work-related skills and experience through an employer whilst gaining a qualification • Those who are fairly practical

YOU CAN STUDY APPRENTICESHIPS TO LEVELS EQUIVALENT TO THESE QUALIFICATIONS GCSES

A LEVELS

YEAR 2 OF A DEGREE COURSE

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

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What are Traineeships?

What are Access Courses?

Traineeships... •  Are a pre-apprenticeship option for those who are not quite ready for an apprenticeship. Traineeships provide work preparation training, English and maths support (if required) and a work experience placement with an employer.

Access qualifications are... • Qualifications which prepare students for study at university • Qualifications for those who left school without qualifications such as A Levels, or those looking to gain promotion or change careers and require a Higher Education qualification to do so • For applicants who are 19 years or above

What are A Levels? A Levels... • Involve study of general academic subjects at Level 3 How long does an A Level course last? • 2 years: usually study 3 or 4 AS Levels in the 1st year and 3 A2 Levels in 2nd Year. How are A Levels assessed? • A Levels are assessed mainly by exams, but can include course work for some subjects. Can I study anything else whilst I’m studying A Levels? • Possibly GCSE English Language/Maths or Functional Skills • Possibly a BTEC at Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma) What can I do after A Levels? • The majority of students progress onto Higher Education either here at the College, or at university, however further training or employment is also an option

What are Higher National Diplomas? HNDs are... • For those students wanting a practical route to the workplace • Work related Higher Education qualifications • These are highly-valued by employers

What are Foundation Degrees? Foundation Degrees are... • An alternative to university with practical and industry related elements. They are equivalent to the first 2 years of a degree; and you would complete your final year at university • Designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge that businesses are looking for • An alternative route into Higher Education

Who might A Levels be suitable for? • Those who want to keep career options open • Those interested in careers where Higher Education qualifications are required, for which A levels are essential • Those interested in progressing to Higher Education • Those who are better at exams than course work

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What are Higher Education Certificates?

Entry Requirements for courses

Our Higher Education Certificates are... • Certificates designed to give you the skills and knowledge required by employers • Our HE Certificates are run in conjunction with Middlesex University and will enable you to progress into Higher Education with this institution.

To study at Level 1 you will need to have gained: • Good level of literacy and numeracy • Some GCSEs grades A* E for some courses or an Entry Level qualification

What are Professional Programmes?

To study at Level 2 you will need to have gained: • A minimum of 2 GCSEs grades at A*- D, or a Level 1 qualification These may need to include particular subjects and/or Level 1 literacy/numeracy

Professional Programmes are... • For those who know the profession they want to work within and need a certain qualification to do so, or are trying to progress within their job • For those who would like to change careers and need a qualification to help them do so

To study at Level 3 you will need to have gained: • 5-6 GCSEs grades at A*- C, or a Level 2 qualification These may need to include particular subjects such as English and Maths, and/or possibly B grades in some subjects

What are Teacher Training qualifications? Teacher Training qualifications are... • For students who want to teach in primary, secondary, further or Higher Education.

For study at Level 4 or 5: There are no clearly defined entry requirements as many different factors are taken into account, including work experience, life experience and previous study. This will all be discussed with you at your interview. If you are unsure about what Level you should be studying, our staff will help you at your interview or speak to one of our Customer Service Advisors who will be able to help you in setting up an appointment with our Careers Advisors.

For the latest information please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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Your journey to enrolment If your course requires an interview, this is what you should expect. However some part time courses do not require an interview so you can go straight to enrolment.

STEP 1 ENQUIRY ONLINE BY PHONE IN PERSON

WE WILL INVITE YOU TO ATTEND AN OPEN EVENT

ONLINE: ENQUIRY FORM

l Download application form and post to any campus.

BY SMS

l Download application form and drop in to nearest campus.

ONLINE: POST ON FACEBOOK ONLINE: ASK ON TWITTER PHONE: TEXT ‘1COL’ TO 88020

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ONLINE BY PHONE IN PERSON

WE WILL INVITE YOU TO A COURSE INTERVIEW IF REQUIRED

l Apply or enrol online via the apply button on our website.

PHONE: 020 8266 4000 IN PERSON: AT AN EVENT

STEP 2 APPLICATION

STEP 3 INTERVIEW IN PERSON l Bring proof of qualifications and portfolio of work if relevant.

BY SMS

l Let us know if you can’t attend and we will set you a new date. l Make us aware of any support requirements you may have.

BY EMAIL

BY EMAIL

BY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

BY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

BY POST

BY POST

For the latest information please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


*For sports courses your first step to join a course is to decide on your specialist sports pathway, register for and attend a sports taster day. The taster registration form and latest taster days are advertised at: www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk/delivering-careers/sports-science-andmanagement/sports-practical-days For sports taster day enquires email: sportstrials@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

STEP 4 OFFER

WE WILL INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A STUDENT ORIENTATION OR TASTER EVENT AND TO COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE INDUCTION ACTIVITY

BY SMS

BY EMAIL

CONDITIONAL UNCONDITIONAL REFERRAL

WE WILL REMIND YOU TO COME IN AND ENROL

Conditional means that you have to meet some conditions before you enrol. These could be a reference, exam results or a combination and will be explained at your interview.

l Referral means you will be refered to another department and have a new interview set up.

IN PERSON l Go in person to the campus where your course takes place.

l To secure your place you must bring in proof of results, reference or anything else you are asked for. l Unconditional means you can go straight to enrolment.

STEP 5 ENROLMENT

BY SMS

l You must bring proof of ID, qualifications, reference if appropriate,and anything else that you have been asked to provide.

BY EMAIL

l If you are an adult learner looking for fee discounts you must bring in up-to-date proof of benefits.

BY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

l If you are a paying learner enrolling on a course that doesn't need an interview you can enrol online or in person.

BY POST

For the latest information please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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How to find us

M25

M25

M25

Crews Hill

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Turkey Street

Hadley Wood

Gordon Hill

Barnet

Enfield Town Enfield Chase New Barnet

Oakleigh Park M1

Mill Hill East

Burnt Oak

Hendon

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M1

Hendon Central

Southbury Bush Hill Park

Winchmore Hill

D Edmonton Green

Arnos Grove

Palmers Green

Silver Street

Bowes Park

West Finchley Finchley Central

Grange Park

C

Woodside Park

B

Colindale

Oakwood

Southgate

Totteridge & Whetstone

Mill Hill Broadway

Enfield

Cockfosters

High Barnet

F

Bounds Green

E East Finchley

Wood Green Alexandra Palace

Turnpike Lane

White Hart Lane

Bruce Grove

Hornsey

For the latest information please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


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Wood Street Campus Wood Street Barnet EN5 4AZ Tel: 020 8200 8300 Tube: High Barnet (Northern Line, Zone 5) Bus: 34, 84, 107, 184, 234, 263, 307, 326, 384, 389

Southgate Campus High Street Southgate London N14 6BS Tel: 020 8200 8300 Tube: Southgate (Piccadilly line, Zone 4). The Southgate Campus is approximately 200m/2 minutes walk from the station. Bus: W6, W9,121,125, 298, 299, 382

Hospitality House 11-59 High Road East Finchley London N2 8AB Reception@hospitalityhouse.co.uk Tel: 020 3074 1200 Car: Parking available for ÂŁ5 per day. Tube: East Finchley (Northern Line, Zone 3) Hospitality House is located directly opposite the station. Bus: H3, 102, 143, 234, 263, 603

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Grahame Park Campus Grahame Park Way London NW9 5RA Tel: 020 8200 8300 Car: On-site parking available. Tube & Train: Colindale (Northern Line, Zone 4) and Mill Hill Broadway (Thameslink) are just a 20 minute walk or a bus ride away. Bus: 113, 186, 204, 221, 302, 303, 382

Edmonton Green Campus 2nd Floor 23 St. George’s Chambers South Mall Edmonton Green London N9 0TS Tel: 020 8345 7209 Train: Edmonton Green (Greater Anglia) Bus: 102, 144, 149, 191, 192, 259, 279, 349, 491, W6, W8

SC Body & Paint Skills Unit 1 Baird Road Enfield EN1 1SJ Tel: 0208 443 3821 info@scbp.co.uk Car: On-site parking available Train: Southbury Station (Greater Anglia), SCBP is a 5 minute walk from the station Bus: 121, 191, 307, 313

For the latest information please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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Coming soon... new Colindale Campus for September 2016

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he new site will be a relocation of the existing Grahame Park Campus, on Grahame Park Way, to Lanacre Avenue and will be a short 5 minute walk from Colindale tube station. The accessible, urban location of the new campus and its close proximity to Underground and bus links will ensure an improved experience for college students and the local community. It forms part of a £550 million urban master plan to regenerate the wider Grahame Park area; including 22,000 new residential dwellings. Building works will begin in February 2015, with the aim to have the new campus completed and ready for the start of the academic year in September 2016.

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The new modern facility will bring education and training closer to the local community. A new college also brings with it better facilities, with a state-of-art learning environment. This will include the Construction Technology Centre for the College’s brickwork, carpentry & joinery, plastering, wall & floor tiling and plumbing courses. The Centre will offer access to cutting edge facilities in line with industry advancements and will support skills development and progression through to higher level qualifications. The Centre will also include ‘The Salon’, a training hair salon open to the public to feature the College’s hairdressing and barbering courses.

For the latest information please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000


The College is executing exciting plans to build a brand new campus as part of a major regeneration scheme in Colindale.

This is great news for our future students and good for the community as a whole. David Byrne

Additional community services at the new campus will include a new London Borough of Barnet Public Library and a new ‘hub’ for the Barnet Centre for Independent Living (B-CIL). B-CIL is a hub centre to provide support and advice for people with disabilities in respect of a range of matters such as, advocacy matters, life skills, computer skills and employment. It is a centre run largely by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.

“We are proud of securing an investment that will create an outstanding College asset in the heart of this major regeneration development. This is great news for our future students and good for the community as a whole. The move might only be about half a mile on the map, but it’s a world away in terms of the opportunities it offers for the future of the College. We have room to expand and can improve our facilities to deliver a real 21st Century learning experience.”

The new Colindale Campus will ensure contemporary educational facilities within a new flexible purpose-built building that showcases education and offers the College a new identity in the local area.

David Byrne Barnet and Southgate College Principal

For the latest information please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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