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Young Persons’ Course Guide 2013-14


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Contents... Principal’s Welcome.............................................. 3 Our Facilities.......................................................... 4 - 7 Classrooms and Beyond....................................... 8 - 9 Student Trips & Visits............................................. 10 - 11 Student Support..................................................... 12 - 13 Events & Tasters.................................................... 14 - 15 Qualification Guide............................................... 16 Courses A Level Studies................................................ 17 Apprenticeships.............................................. 18 Art & Design.................................................... 19 Beauty Therapy............................................... 20 Business Administration and IT...................... 21 Business & Finance.......................................... 22 Career Academies.......................................... 23 Catering & Hospitality.................................... 24 Children’s Care............................................... 25 Construction.................................................... 26

Electronics....................................................... 27 Foundation Studies.......................................... 28 Hairdressing.................................................... 29 Health & Social Care....................................... 30 Information Technology.................................. 31 Media............................................................... 32 Motor Vehicle Maintenance............................ 33 Music............................................................... 34 Public Services................................................ 35 Science............................................................ 36 Sport................................................................ 37 Supported Learning........................................ 38 Travel & Tourism............................................. 39 International Students..................................... 40 How to Apply......................................................... 41 Life after Bournville............................................... 42 Higher Education.................................................. 43 How to Find Us....................................................... 44


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Thank you for considering B ournville Colle ge for your ed ucation. We offer a wide choice of courses and some of the best training facilities in the country for school leavers. At our state-of-the-art £66 million campus in Longbridge we have custom-built motor vehicle workshops, industry standard training restaurant and hair and beauty salons, music studios with professional recording equipment, fantastic science labs and media suites and a modern gym to keep your fitness levels up, to list just a few. You will learn from our tutors who are industry experts and subject specialists so you can benefit from their knowledge and industry links. At Bournville College you will be treated as an individual and given opportunities to study subjects you may not have tried before as well as the chance to grow and develop so that you are prepared for your next step, whether this is university or starting out in the first stage of your career. We believe in giving you a learning experience that is as close to real life as possible so that you are properly prepared for your future. This guide has been designed to give you an idea of what Bournville College is all about and to guide you through the decision making processes involved in applying for a further education course. So do not worry if you have not already decided what you want to do when you leave school – these pages will help you explore your options. We look forward to welcoming you to Bournville College.

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Classrooms... We have over 150 classrooms at our new campus. These are equipped with the latest technology, including Smart boards and computers. For more specialised subjects, we have classrooms and workshops featuring industry standard equipment such as Mac computers in media suites, Pro Tools software in music studios, microscopes and other equipment to perform scientific experiments, art and photography studios for art students to name a few. We also have over 20 cars and a number of motorbikes in motor vehicle maintenance workshops, training salons for hair and beauty well placed within our commercial salons of Urban Elegance and Serenity as well as kitchens and Urban Flavours restaurant for those studying catering and hospitality.

Learning Zone... This state-of-the-art facility situated at the heart of the College was designed with students in mind. It’s divided into different areas to cater for individual student needs and various styles of study. Whether you need to discuss a group project, browse through books or online materials, quickly print your homework or find a quiet spot to write your assignments, there’s a dedicated space just for you. With over 300 computers and laptops as well as Wi-Fi access throughout, the Learning Zone offers complete flexibility whatever your needs.

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Cinema Room... This 40 seat 3D cinema room is a real hot spot amongst our students. They enjoy using this facility to watch films as part of the weekly College Film Club as well as to watch their own creative productions.

The Street... This is the place where our students get to meet their friends before their classes, during breaks and once their day has finished. Here they can access a wide variety of facilities including places to eat such as Zest, Go Sasa! and Urban Flavours restaurant. There’s also Starbucks selling light refreshments as well as a newsagent Urban News selling confectionery and other snacks. The Street is a popular space that has been designed for you.

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Urban Flavours is a training restaurant for our catering students. Open to the general public, it provides quality contemporary dining at an affordable price. It has the capacity for 70 people and serves food from around the world. You are welcome to eat here too and students also receive a 10% discount off the menu prices. Student award ceremonies and themed culinary events are regularly held in Urban Flavours. Call. 0121 477 1558 Email. urbanflavours@bournville.ac.uk

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In this modern salon you can enjoy having your hair styled in the latest fashion or if you choose to study hairdressing then learn the techniques of this creative industry. Open to the public, Urban Elegance offers a wide variety of services, including cutting, styling, colouring and conditioning treatments. Call. 0121 477 1555 Email. urbanelegancesalon@bournville.ac.uk

Urban Serenity is a tranquil beauty salon open to all, including students and general public. Here you can melt your worries away or treat a friend or a family member to a relaxing treatment. Our beauty therapy students benefit from this fantastic facility too as here they’re able to practice their beauty therapy and customer service skills on paying clients. Call. 0121 477 1444 Email. urbanserenitysalon@bournville.ac.uk

Our gym features over 70 work stations, steam room and sauna to keep your body in shape and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Open seven days per week throughout the year, from early morning hours till later in the evening, you can enjoy this fantastic facility before or after your lessons, during weekends and holidays too. Call. 0121 477 1441 Email. urbanfitness@bournville.ac.uk


20% off your meal

15% off a service

The Garage @ Bournville College is a brand new business specialising in car and motorbike servicing, repairs and MOTs. Experienced and friendly mechanics working at The Garage are able to provide expert service and advice, whatever the customer’s needs. The Garage also offers a unique opportunity for our students of motor vehicle maintenance to learn and practice their skills, under close supervision of staff working in The Garage.

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Call. 0121 477 1999 Email. thegarage@bournville.ac.uk

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This offer applies to food only. Pre-booking is highly recommended. This voucher must be redeemed by 1st September 2013.

Call. 0121 477 1558 Email. urbanflavours@bournville.ac.uk

All hair colour applications need a skin test 48 hours in advance. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and must be redeemed by 1st September 2013.

Call. 0121 477 1555 Email. urbanelegancesalon@bournville.ac.uk

This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and must be redeemed by 1st September 2013.

Call. 0121 477 1444 Email. urbanserenitysalon@bournville.ac.uk

This voucher must be redeemed by 1st September 2013.

Call. 0121 477 1999 Email. thegarage@bournville.ac.uk

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. . . d n beyo Our friendly student centre is the place where you can catch up with your friends, speak to our Student Activities Team, find out about volunteering opportunities, pick up a copy of our student magazine Buzz and book yourself on a college trip to places such as Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Warwick Castle, paintballing, ice skating, bowling and many more.

Student Union... When you join us, you automatically become a member of the Student Union. Elections, where all students are eligible to vote and decide the members of the Executive. The President then sits on the College Corporation which is the highest decision making body at the College.

Buzz... Student Welcome Fair and other themed events... The Student Welcome Fair is an annual event that takes place in September. It’s been set up to help students find out about a wide range of activities and services that the College and local organisations can offer you. You’ll be able to participate in a calendar of social events such as Be Safe Week, Volunteering Week, Health Awareness Week and many more.

This student magazine is always full of interesting material written by our students. If you have a creative flair, your contributions will always be welcome.

Film Club... Our students can watch a variety of interesting films in our very own cinema through the weekly Film Club. The club is open to all students and managed by Student Activities Team. Our cinema room (see page 5) is also compatible with 3D technology which makes watching films an even more exciting affair.


Sport Development Centres... Through any of our Sport Development Centres you can improve your health, increase fitness, make new friends and have fun. Whether you want to play recreationally or compete against other colleges, you’re in the right place. You don’t have to study sport in order to join one of our Sport Development Centres in football, badminton, basketball, cricket, running or netball. You will be trained by qualified coaches and be able to represent the College in the British College League, earn nationally recognised qualifications in your chosen sport and we can even help you coach abroad.

Getting Involved... To help enhance your CV and leave the College with plenty of accomplishments to be proud of, you’ll be able to get involved in a wide variety of activities, including volunteering, fundraising and other college events as part of our Student Ambassador Academy. Tasks may include meeting and greeting visitors during college events, conducting visitor tours or even participating in a photoshoot or press interview.

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Bruges and Brussels – Travel & Tourism students Dublin, Ireland – Career Academy students GMEX Centre in Manchester – Art & Design students Thorpe Park near London – Childcare students University of Birmingham and University of Warwick – English & Humanities students Natural History Museum in London and Sandwell Adventure Centre – Health & Social Care students Coventry Transport Museum – Motor Vehicle students Preston Montford Country House, Shropshire – Science, Maths & IT students

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National Space Centre, Leicester – Science, Maths & IT students Old Trafford Stadium – Sport students Ministry of Defence, Stafford – Sport students Hair and Make Up Show held at Bournville College - Hairdressing and Beauty students Golden Globe Style Awards - Travel & Tourism students Archers Adventure - Sports students Meeting Levi Roots - Catering students

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Advice Zone... Advice Zone is a customer centred front line service that provides students with impartial information, advice and guidance. The Advice Zone is located at main reception and our specialist team of staff deal with all types of enquiries including course information, admissions, enrolment, bus passes, funding, fees, first aid requests, lost property and appointments for Counselling, Funding & Welfare advice.

Careers team... The Careers team will work closely with you during your time at College, preparing you for your future. In addition to providing one-to-one support at our specialist Careers Centre, they organise regular events and activities to help you decide what you want to do after you leave College. These include visits to universities, talks by employers and the annual Higher Education Fair. Careers appointments are bookable within the Careers Centre with an Adviser

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Personal tutor... You will be assigned a personal tutor at the start of the course and during your time at the College this person will be your first port of call for any problems. They will provide you with one-to-one support and encouragement throughout your studies as well as point you in the right direction if you need further support and advice.

Counselling... We believe that it is important for you not to be distracted from your studies by problems and concerns occurring either in or outside college. Penny Brown and Sonia Herbert, the College Counsellors, provide a confidential counselling service to all students. You can talk to them about any issues which are troubling you.

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A Welfare Advice service is available to help students with any issues surrounding debt, housing, benefits, accommodation, immigration concerns or any other welfare related issues. Welfare appointments can be booked through the front reception of the Advice Zone or by telephone on 0121 477 1306.

Additional support...

• Extra support in one-to-one or small group sessions with a specialist support tutor or subject tutor • In-class support from student support assistants • Communicators • Specialist equipment/resources • Exam concessions • Pastoral/mentoring support • Personal care • Assistance at break/meal times • Regular monitoring and reviews

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The Student Funding Team is here to ensure you get the best advice and support. If you would like more information or speak to a member of staff, please contact Student Services where the team will be happy to assist. The Student Funding Team are located in the Advice Zone or can be contacted by telephone on 0121 477 1722 / 1723 or email studentfinance@bournville.ac.uk

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Finance is an important factor when deciding to go to college, however, you don’t have to let a lack of money prevent you from attending your course.

Equality & Diversity We aim to ensure that everyone is equally valued and treats one another with respect and dignity; seeking to provide a positive working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

If you feel that you may need support when you come to College, we encourage you to let us know as soon as possible. This will help us identify your learning and support needs in time for the start of your course. You can let us know by: • Contacting the Assessment and Support Team on 0121 477 1750 or email confidentially to additionalsupport@bournville.ac.uk • Completing the Additional Learning Support Sections on the Application and Enrolment forms • Informing the tutor or a member of staff at a Choice & Admissions event YPCG 2013-14

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Apprenticeship events...

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. . . s r e t s Ta • Receive advice and guidance about being an apprentice • Talk to employers offering apprenticeships

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• Obtain information on current apprenticeship vacancies and how to apply

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit our new campus and take a tour of the amazing facilities, receive advice and guidance about your future studies and meet our tutors and our current students.

OPEN EVENING OPEN DAYS Saturday 3rd November 2012 Saturday 23rd March 2013 Saturday 15th June 2013

Wednesday 23rd January 2013 5.30pm - 8pm

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DATES Tuesday 12th February 2013 Tuesday 21st May 2013 6pm - 8pm


15th – 17th November 2012 @ the NEC Your school may bring you to this show on Thursday 15th or Friday 16th November. Alternatively, you may like to bring your family on Saturday 17th November. Whatever you decide, don’t forget to visit our stand and participate in a range of exciting activities:

Thursday 15th November - Have a go

How to Design aN iphone App 10am – 4pm Friday 16th November - Showcases

The Lion Transformation 10-11am & 3-4pm

How to Decorate a Room 10am – 4pm Saturday 17th November

Family Day 10am – 4pm

Sampler Sessions in Motor vehicle ............................................................................ Wednesday 10th October 2012, 5-7pm ICT ............................................................................................... Wednesday 17th October 2012, 5-7 pm Science ...................................................................................... Wednesday 31st October 2012, 5-7pm Art & Design............................................................................... Wednesday 31st October 2012, 5-7pm Beauty & Theatrical Make-Up ............................................... Saturday 9th February 2013, 10am-12.30pm Catering ...................................................................................... Saturday 9th February 2013, 10am-12.30pm Construction (Brickwork, Plumbing, Painting & Decorating)........ Saturday 9th February 2013, 10am-12.30pm Hairdressing............................................................................... Saturday 9th February 2013, 10am-12.30pm Music........................................................................................... Saturday 9th February 2013, 10am-12.30pm Art & Design............................................................................... Wednesday 13th February 2013, 5-7pm Hair Show .................................................................................. Thursday 14th February 2013, 6pm PLEASE NOTE If you wish to attend a sampler session, you must arrive in plenty of time before the start time and you are expected to stay for the whole duration of the session.

To book a place Email marketing@bournville.ac.uk stating your full name and sample session details.

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Qualification Guide Employers and universities measure your qualifications in terms of levels. This qualification guide will help you understand what level you are at now and how to get to where you want to be.

Level

Qualification

Entry level

Pre-vocational Foundation Learning

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements

NVQ Level 1

Level 1

BTEC Level 1

GCSEs D - G

Foundation Learning

NVQ Level 2

Level 2

Intermediate Apprenticeship

GCSEs D or above

Intermediate LEVEL

BTEC Level 2 Diploma

BTEC Level 1 or equivalent

Higher Diploma

NVQ Level 3

Level 3 Advanced LEVEL

Advanced Apprenticeship BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma A Levels

Minimum 5 GCSEs A* - C BTEC Level 2 or equivalent

Advanced Diploma

Bachelor Degree

Levels 4 and above 16

Graduate Certificate Graduate Diploma MBA Higher National Diploma

Advanced level qualifications


Rochelle Erasmus Course: A2 Levels in Psychology, Biology and Chemistry

Business Studies

Mathematics

APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES AS & A2 LEVEL

MATHEMATICS AS & A2 LEVEL

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs Grade A* - C including English and Maths or • Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction plus 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English and Maths

English & Communication

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including a recent GCSE Grade B or above in Maths • To study mathematics at advanced level, you need an aptitude for Algebra and enjoy Maths

Media/ Photography FILM STUDIES AS & A2 LEVEL

MEDIA STUDIES AS & A2 LEVEL COMMUNICATION & CULTURE AS LEVEL Photography AS Level ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE Entry requirements: AS & A2 LEVEL • 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C ENGLISH LITERATURE AS & A2 LEVEL

Progression: After I left Bournville College, I chose to take a gap year to travel around the world. When I return home next year, I’d like to apply to a university to study Nutritional Science.

“I had a fantastic time at Bournville College. I was the President of the Student Union and worked closely with the Governing body of the College”.

including English Language

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English

• Level 2 BTEC Diploma at Merit or Distinction

Humanities

Science

LAW AS & A2 LEVEL

APPLIED SCIENCE AS LEVEL

PSYCHOLOGY AS & A2 LEVEL

BIOLOGY AS & A2 LEVEL

SOCIOLOGY AS & A2 LEVEL

CHEMISTRY AS & A2 LEVEL

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English and Maths (and Science for Psychology AS & A2 Level)

PHYSICS AS & A2 LEVEL

ICT/Computing

Functional skills

ICT AS LEVEL

Your course may include additional studies relevant to your programme.

Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including Maths and English

Previous school: Alderbrook School

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - B including Maths, English and Double Award Science

What you can go on to A University degree can lead to many professional careers in a wide range of sectors e.g. Author, Barrister, Statistician, Journalist, Doctor, Teacher

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Amy Pierce-Bennett Course: Levels 2 & 3 Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy Previous school: Shenley Academy Progression: To go to university and become a beauty lecturer

“I would recommend Bournville College as a place to study as I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I have been really well supported by my peers and all of the staff here. Bournville College has given me the confidence and experience to continue my career in beauty therapy”.

Before you commence any apprenticeship, you need to be employed. Look for apprentice vacancies on the college website bournville.ac.uk/apprenticeship-vacancies

What you can do at Level 2

What you can do at Level 3

We offer the following Apprenticeships:

With skills and experience gained at Level 2, you can progress onto an Advanced apprenticeship in:

Accounting Beauty Therapy Business Administration Catering & Hospitality Children and Young People’s Workforce Cleaning & Environmental Services Construction Customer Service Electrical/Electronic Engineering Environmental Conservation Hairdressing Health & Social Care Housing IT Applications Legal Secretaries Marketing Medical Secretaries (AMSPAR) Motor Vehicle Plumbing Rail Transport Engineering

Beauty Therapy Business Administration Catering & Hospitality Children and Young People’s Workforce Construction Customer Service Digital Media Production Facilities Management Hairdressing Health & Social Care Housing Management Media Medical Secretaries (AMSPAR) Motor Vehicle Plumbing Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Visual Art and Contemporary Design

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Team Leading

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Tom Dovey What you can do at Level 2 BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN Entry requirements:

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• 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including GCSE Art & Design or equivalent, or • BTEC Level 1 in Art & Design or equivalent • Portfolio of artwork • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

What you can do at Level 3 BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including Art or Art & Design and English or • BTEC Level 2 in Art & Design at Merit or above plus English GCSE Grade C • Portfolio of Artwork • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

Functional skills

Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design Previous school: Turves Green Boys’ School Progression: To study at Glyndwr University, BA Hons in Graphic Communication (Book illustration & comic novels)

“Bournville College has helped me a lot since I started; the College has even given me the opportunity to design and create my own comic book which is what I have always wanted to do! Bournville College is a great place to be, the staff are helpful and friendly and the course has helped me gain more experience and many more skills”.

Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Animator Digital Post-Production Fashion Designer Film & TV Fine Artist Graphic Designer Interior Designer Jewellery Designer Photographer Product Designer Visual Merchandising Web Designer

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Laura Devine Course: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Previous school: Kings Norton Girls’ School Progression: After completion of Level 3, my ambition is to work as a beautician on a cruise ship

“I chose Bournville College as the facilities here are fantastic! Since joining I haven’t looked back – the tutors are extremely kind and supportive and it has an amazing atmosphere”.

What you can do at Level 2 DIPLOMA IN BEAUTY THERAPY DIPLOMA IN THEATRICAL HAIR AND MEDIA MAKE-UP Entry requirements: • 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and Maths • Good communication skills • An interview and assessment will assess your suitability in the subject • You will need to purchase a uniform and beauty kit at the beginning of your course

What you can do at Level 3 DIPLOMA IN BEAUTY THERAPY TECHNIQUES DIPLOMA IN THEATRICAL MEDIA Entry requirements: • Beauty Therapy Level 2 • Good communication skills • An interview and assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • Aromatherapist • Assessor • Beauty Consultant • Beauty Therapist • Beauty Therapy Technician • Make-up Artist

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• Salon Manager • Skin Specialist • Spa Therapist • Teacher

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Devan Smith What you can do at Level 2 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND IT Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs Grade D or above including English or a Level 1 qualification in Business Administration at Merit or Distinction • Applicants will have to complete an initial assessment

What you can do at Level 3 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND IT Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs Grade A*- C including English and Maths or • Level 2 qualification such as BTEC at Merit or Distinction • Applicants will have to complete an initial assessment

Functional skills

Course: Level 3 Business Administration and IT Previous school: Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School Progression: I hope to find employment as a Personal Assistant

“I chose Bournville because of the good things that I had heard from friends who had enjoyed their time here. The College has helped me achieve my goals and my tutors have helped me reach my full potential by giving me the knowledge that is crucial in the workplace”.

Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • Office Administrator • Senior Secretary • Personal Assistant • Receptionist • Medical Secretary • Medical Receptionist • Call Centre Manager • Self Employed

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Owayne Smith Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Previous school: George Dixon International School Progression: I’m planning to apply to University of Liverpool to study business and economics and one day gain employment working in the stock market.

“I’ve had a very fulfilling experience at Bournville College. The learning facilities at the new campus are of a high standard. Tutors couldn’t be more helpful; they’re always ready to lend a helping hand”.

What you can do at Level 2

What you can do at Level 3

BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English or Maths or • BTEC Introductory Diploma or equivalent plus English and Maths BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Retail Knowledge BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs Grade D or above including English or Maths • BTEC Introductory Diploma (Distinction) • BTEC Introductory Diploma (Merit) plus GCSE English or Maths at Grade D • BTEC Introductory Certificate (Merit or Distinction) plus at least 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English or Maths • All applicants must have a good reference

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Retail Knowledge BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs Grade A*- C including English or Maths or • Level 2 qualification such as BTEC at Merit or Distinction plus English GCSE at Grade D

A /AS Levels APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES AS & A2 LEVEL See page 17 for entry requirements

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • Bank Manager • Business Analyst • Event Organiser • HR Manager • Marketing Manager

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Patrick Mutombo Course: Career Academy in Media If you are looking to improve your employability or chance of getting a university place, the Career Academy programmes would be a great choice. They enable you to link your studies to the real world of work and gain valuable experience of the work place.

Career Academies are available in • Art & Design NEW

• Business & Finance

• Hospitality

• ICT NEW

• Media

• Science

• Sport

• Travel & Tourism

In addition to studying a Level 3 qualification in your chosen subject, you will benefit from various curriculum enhancements, including: • Internships with local companies • ‘Guru’ style lectures from industry professionals • Regular visits to organisations • One-to-one mentoring by a business professional • Employability Skills course, supported by Deloitte, designed to improve performance in job applications and interviews. Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English and Maths

Previous school: St John’s Wall R.C. School Progression: Studying film production and technology at University of Birmingham

“I would recommend Bournville College to any student who is thinking of developing their potential. Through the Career Academy programme I have been fortunate enough to undertake an internship at BBC WM where I was given a special project on creating a new show as well as editing existing shows. I loved the placement & enjoyed the opportunity as well as making excellent contacts for the future! Thank you Bournville College!”.

• Application subject to interview, places are limited so there is a competitive selection process

Functional Skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Degrees in: • Art & Design • Business and Finance • Hospitality • IT/Computing • Media • Science • Sport • Travel & Tourism

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Cherise Stirling Course: Certificate in Food and Beverage Service Level 1 Previous school: Kings Norton High School Progression: To complete levels 2 and 3 in professional cookery and become a chef or baker

“I have really enjoyed my time at Bournville; the tutors are great and the Urban Flavours restaurant has amazing facilities for our practical work. We are also given the opportunity to take part in external events such as conference bookings and open evenings – giving me more experience during the catering course”.

What you can do at Level 3

DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

Entry requirements:

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITY

• GCSE at Grades D - G

Entry requirements:

• Entry Level 3 in Numeracy & Literacy • An interview and assessment will assess your enthusiasm, suitability and interest in the catering and hospitality industry

• 5 GCSEs Grade A* - C

What you can do at Level 2

• An interview and assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the industry

• Level 2 qualification in Professional Cookery or Food and Beverage Service

Functional skills

DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY & CERTIFICATE IN FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE

Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to

• 3 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English

Career as:

• Level 1 qualification in Catering & Hospitality or

• Chef

• Experience within the Catering & Hospitality sector and a genuine interest in the industry

• Hotel Manager

BTEC DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITY

• Kitchen Porter

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English

• Waiter • Bar Manager • Restaurant Manager

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What you can do at Level 1

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Jadene Hunt What you can do at Level 1 BTEC LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA CARING FOR CHILDREN

Course: BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development Previous school: Turves Green Girls’ School Progression: To study at university with the long-term aim of a career as a social worker

Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements but students must have commitment to complete this course.

What you can do at Level 2 BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT You will spend 2 days each week at a work placement and 3 days per week at college Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English • Relevant Level 1 qualification at Merit or Distinction • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

What you can do at Level 3 BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

“I would recommend studying at Bournville College as the tutors are positive and encourage you to achieve your best and the facilities are just brilliant! I really enjoy my course and find it very interesting – not only do we study at College but we also have the chance to go on different placements and interact with children”.

Entry requirements: • 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English or • Relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit or Distinction

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • Childminder

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• Children’s Travel Representative

• Social Worker

• Family Support Worker

• Teaching Assistant

• Learning Support Mentor

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Course: Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2 Previous school: Colmers Sixth Form College Progression: I’m already working part time with a local bricklaying firm. When I leave Bournville College I’d like to continue my employment in the industry that I love.

“I chose to study bricklaying because it allows me to apply myself practically as well as creatively. Facilities at the new Bournville College are amazing which means that I was able to learn and excel my skills in an industry standard environment. Thanks to the skills i’ve learnt here, I was able to claim victory at the regional heat of the Guild of Bricklayers competition at junior level which I’m very proud of”.

What you can do at Level 1

What you can do at Level 3

DIPLOMA IN BRICKLAYING

DIPLOMA IN PAINTING & DECORATING

DIPLOMA IN PAINTING & DECORATING

DIPLOMA IN BRICKLAYING

DIPLOMA IN BASIC CONSTRUCTION SKILLS

CERTIFICATE IN PLUMBING

Entry requirements:

• Level 2 Diploma

• Students should have a reasonable level of English and Maths

• All applicants must successfully pass an aptitude test

• All applicants must successfully pass an aptitude test

• An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

• An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

Functional skills

• You will need to purchase overalls and safety boots

What you can do at Level 2 DIPLOMA IN BRICKLAYING DIPLOMA IN PAINTING & DECORATING Entry requirements: • A relevant qualification at Level 1 • All applicants must successfully pass an aptitude test • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject DIPLOMA IN CONSTRUCTION

Entry requirements:

Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • Architect • Bricklayer • Carpenter • Civil Engineer • Electrician • Estates Manager • Plumber • Plasterer

DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS (BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES) DIPLOMA IN PLUMBING SKILLS Entry requirements: • 2 GCSEs at Grade A* - C in English and Maths

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Dalmar Sheikh Course: BTEC Level 2 Electronics

What you can do at Level 1

Previous school: Alyssa School

BTEC LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

Progression: Seeking employment in the manufacturing industry

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade E – G • All students must have GCSE English at Grade E and a Maths qualification at Entry 3 or above (or equivalent) • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

What you can do at Level 2 BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS) Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above or • BTEC Foundation Certificate in a related subject • GCSE Maths & English at Grade D or above or functional skills at Level 2 • Related work experience

What you can do at Level 3 BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

“I decided to enrol with Bournville College as I had heard from family members how good the college was. With the electronics industry growing, Bournville have given me the opportunity to move forward with the practical and theoretical knowledge required to work in this environment. The college has great resources and the electronics lab is great for my practical lectures”.

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths and English or a • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Merit or above) or equivalent

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Gemma Jones Course: Certificate in Further Education Public Services Level 1 Previous school: Smiths Wood Sports College Progression: I wish to further my studies and one day become a teaching assistant

“I would recommend the course to anyone who’s not sure about their next step as I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It has helped me develop my communication skills and work in a team. The overall course has helped boost my confidence and the tutors are with you every step of the way”.

These entry level courses prepare students for further education, life and work. The College provides specialist support that guides students onto different progression routes. There are many opportunities to develop skills in vocational areas.

What you can do 16-19 Pre apprenticeship and preparation for work programmes • NCFE Level 1 Award in Personal Development for the Outdoor Industry – Public Services, Health & Fitness • BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate in Vocational Studies – Childcare, Catering, Electrics, Hairdressing, Beauty, • City & Guilds Entry Certificate in Preparation for Work • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Preparation for Work • City & Guilds Level 2 Pre-Apprentice • City & Guilds Level 1 Extended Certificate Employability and Personal Development 16-19 Pre-vocational Studies • ESOL and Entry Level Personal Social Development • NOCN Entry Level Step Up • NOCN Progression Level 1 Diploma • NOCN Progression Level 2 Diploma • NOCN Progression Level 2 Certificates and GCSEs • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media Production • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Public Services • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Travel & Tourism • GCSE course – Maths, English & Citizenship combined with BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Science • GCSE Maths and English combined with NOCN Level 2 Progression Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements

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Deanna Hatch Course: NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

What you can do at Level 2

Previous school: Bournville School

VOCATIONALLY RELATED QUALIFICATION (VRQ) IN HAIRDRESSING

Progression: To run my own business as a mobile hairdresser

NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION (NVQ) IN BARBERING Entry requirements: • 3 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English • An interview and assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the subject • You will need to purchase a uniform and hairdressing kit at the beginning of your course

What you can do at Level 3 NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION (NVQ) IN HAIRDRESSING Entry requirements: • VRQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

“Bournville College was my first choice of College due to the excellent training facilities that we use and enjoy here! In my first year I have already learnt such a lot including colouring and cutting. I have really enjoyed my time at Bournville; the tutors are amazing and help you achieve your goals”.

• An interview and assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Hairstylist / Barber in: • • • • • •

Cruise Ships Film & TV Health Farm or Day Spa Hotels Mobile Hairdressing Salons

Career as: • • • • •

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Colour Technician Salon Manager Senior Stylist Teacher TV or Theatre Stylist

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Zoe Taylor Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Previous school: Bartley Green Technology College Progression: I’d like to go to university to get a degree and qualify to become a critical care nurse

“I found my course to be very interesting and rewarding at the same time. Whilst at Bournville, I was able to participate in a range of work placements which helped me with practicing my newly acquired skills as well as improving my confidence”.

What you can do at Level 1 BTEC LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade E - G, including GCSE English at Grade E or equivalent and Maths at entry Level 3 or above

What you can do at Level 2 BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE You will spend 1 day each week at a work placement and 3 days per week at college Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade A* - D including English or • Relevant Level 1 qualification at Merit • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

What you can do at Level 3 BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English or • Relevant Level 2 qualification with at least 50% achievement at Merit or Distinction • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as:

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• Care Worker

• Nurse

• Childhood Studies

• Social Worker

• Health Visitor

• Teacher

• Midwife

• Youth Worker


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What you can do at Level 1

AS/A2 Levels

BTEC LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA FOR IT USERS

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Entry requirements:

Functional skills

• 4 GCSEs at Grade E – G • All students must have GCSE English at Grade E and a Maths qualification at Entry 3 or above (or equivalent) • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

What you can do at Level 2 BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN IT BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN IT FOR COMPUTER TECHNICIANS Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English • Maths qualification at Level 1 or above (or equivalent) • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

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Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • Applications Developer • Computer Games Designer • Computer Technician • Database Administrator • IT Systems Manager • IT Consultant • Software Developer • Systems Analyst • Technical Support Assistant • Web Designer

Alwin Rajappan Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for IT Practitioners Previous school: St Augustine’s School Progression: Studying BSc in Computer Science at University of Wolverhampton

“Being part of Bournville College inspired me to do something great in my life. The support I’ve been given at Bournville gave me self-confidence and strength to believe that I have what it takes to excel on my course to ultimately reach my career goal”.

What you can do at Level 3 BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN IT BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN IT AND GAMES DEVELOPMENT Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including Maths and English • In addition a Level 2 IT qualification at Merit or above would be an advantage, alternatively you will be required to complete a test at enrolment • An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject

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Claire Elizabeth Whelan Course: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media Previous school: Turves Green Girls’ School

What you can do at Level 2

Progression: To study film and television at Westminster University with the aim of becoming a film director

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media

“I would recommend Bournville because of the excellent facilities available to the students and the incredible help that the tutors have given me to make sure that I reach my potential. The course is very hands on and gives you the chance to be as creative as you would like”.

• 4 GCSEs at Grade D and above including English or

Entry requirements: • Relevant Level 1 qualification at Merit or Distinction

What you can do at Level 3 BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media

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Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language or • Level 2 BTEC Diploma at Merit or Distinction

AS/A2 Levels FILM STUDIES AS & A2 LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES AS & A2 LEVEL See page 17 for entry requirements

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • • • • • • • • • • •

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Advertising Manager Animator Film Producer Journalist Media Researcher Photographer Presenter Publisher Technical Illustrator TV or Radio Producer TV Camera Operator

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What you can do at Entry and Level 1

What you can do at Level 3

ENTRY 3 DIPLOMA INTRODUCTION TO VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

DIPLOMA IN LIGHT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR PRINCIPLES

DIPLOMA IN VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (CAR)

Entry requirements:

DIPLOMA IN VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (MOTORCYCLE)

What you can do at Level 2 DIPLOMA IN LIGHT VEHICLE (CAR) MAINTENANCE & REPAIR PRINCIPLES

• 3 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including Maths and English or a Level 2 Diploma • Functional Skills English, Maths and a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle (Car) Maintenance & Repair Principles

Functional skills

DIPLOMA IN MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR PRINCIPLES

Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

Entry requirements:

What you can go on to

• Our learners arrive with a range of experiences and some of our courses do not have formal entry qualifications, however learners will sit an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy. In addition to this they will meet with our motor vehicle team for advice and guidance for the right course through a successful interview. • You will need to purchase safety boots, overalls and a tool kit at the beginning of your course

• • • • • • • • •

Sophie Glenn Course: Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Previous school: Turves Green Girls’ School Progression: My aim is to go to university and qualify as a teacher of motor vehicle maintenance

“Choosing Bournville College was an easy choice due to its welcoming atmosphere and excellent facilities. The workshops are amazing and provides an environment where we can learn and develop our skills to the highest standard”.

Auto Electrician Diagnostic Technician Fast Fit Route Master Technician Mobile Mechanic MOT Tester Service Technician at a Main Dealership Start your Own Business Workshop Manager

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James Dewsnap Course: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology Previous school: St George’s School Progression: To study audio and music production at New Buckinghamshire University

“I decided to enrol with Bournville as the College was recommended by a number of friends. The facilities here are amazing and some of the best I have seen; the course is well structured and you are able to gain experience in professional & high quality music studios”.

What you can do at Level 2 BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music Rock School certificate Sat 9 10am Feb 2013 -1 See pa 2.30pm ge

Entry requirements:

• 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English or • BTEC Introductory Diploma (Merit) plus GCSE English or Maths at Grade D • You must demonstrate an interest and competence in your chosen instrument or vocally

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What you can do at Level 3 BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade A*- C including English Language and Maths or • BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit or Distinction) together with Grade C in Maths and English BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN MUSIC Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English Language and Maths or • BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit or Distinction) together with Grade C in English • You must demonstrate an interest in the subject area and be able to play an instrument or sing to an intermediate level

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as:

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• Artist Repertoire

• Music Teacher

• Concert/Stage/Lighting Engineer

• Producer

• Music Licensing Co-ordinator

• Recording/Performing Artist

• Music Manager

• Recording Studio Manager

• Music Production Technician

• Session Musician

• Music Programmer

• Sound Engineer


Jodie Shingler Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

What you can do at Level 2 BTEC Level 2 Diploma in public services

Previous school: Colmers School and 6th Form College

Entry requirements:

Progression: To join the police service

• 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including GCSE English Language or • BTEC Introductory Diploma (Merit) plus GCSE English Language

“My career goal is to join the police and the course with Bournville looked the perfect opportunity to help me achieve this. Bournville College has fantastic equipment and facilities including extra curriculum sports and Urban Fitness gym”.

What you can do at Level 3 BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English Language or • BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Distinction or Merit) together with a Grade C in English Language

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career in: • Fire Service • Local Government • Police Service

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Sasha Brown Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science Previous school: George Dixon International School Progression: A career in dentistry or nursing

“I would certainly recommend Bournville College as a place to study as the tutors are a great support and offer great advice”.

What you can do at Level 1 LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grades E - G • GCSE English at Grade E and a Maths qualification at Entry Level 3 or above

What you can do at Level 2 BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including GCSE English at Grade C - D and Maths qualification at Level 2 or above • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Applied Science or an equivalent science qualification at Merit or above

What you can do at Level 3

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade A*- C including GCSE Maths and GCSE English at Grade A* - C or Level 2 functional skills or equivalent • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science at Merit or above or an equivalent Science qualification at Merit or above

A /AS Levels BIOLOGY AS AND A2 LEVEL CHEMISTRY AS AND A2 LEVEL PHYSICS AS AND A2 LEVEL Applied science AS See page 17 for entry requirements

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to

APPLIED SCIENCE AS (EXTENDED PROJECT)

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• 4 GCSEs at Grade A* - B including Maths, English and Double Award Science or • Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at Merit

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• Dentist

• Midwife • Nurse • Optician • Occupational Therapist • Pharmacist • Radiographer

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Norma Andrews Course: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

What you can do at Level 2

Previous school: Kings Norton High School

LEVEL 2 AWARD IN MULTI SPORTS COACHING

Progression: To study sports therapy at university

In addition to the above qualification, you will study for a National Governing Body Coaching Awards. Entry requirements: • 2 GCSEs at Grade A* - D including English • Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction • A passion for Coaching and Leading

What you can do at level 3 BTEC LEVEL 3 iN SKILLS AND ACTIVE LEISURE In addition to this course, you will study for a: LEVEL 3 award IN HIGHER SPORT LEADERSHIP

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“I decided to choose Bournville College as right from the start everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I am really enjoying my course – the tutors are more than happy to help at any time and the course is both fun and challenging. I have learnt so much already”.

Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs Grade A* - C including English Language or • BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit or Distinction) together with a grade C in English Language BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs Grade A* - C including English Language or • BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit or Distinction) together with a Grade C in English • A good reference

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • Fitness Instructor • Personal Trainer • Leisure Centre Manager

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• Sport Physiotherapist

• Sports Development Officer

• Sports Coach

• Sport and Exercise Scientist

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Jake Pritchett Course: Career and Personal Development Previous school: Bournville School Progression: My aim is to further develop my skills in the motor vehicle area and become a motor mechanic in the future

“Bournville College is a fun place to be with caring tutors who guide you through your course every step of the way”.

Career and Personal Development – Independence and Personal Development This course is designed to support students who may have learning difficulties/disabilities towards their future careers. The small teaching groups encourage development of confidence, self-esteem and social skills.

Areas of study • • • • •

Functional English Functional Maths Functional Information & Communication Technology BTEC Personal & Social Development Edexcel units in Personal Progress (age 16 – 25 Severe Learning Difficulties)

Vocational options • • • • • • • • • •

Business & Retail Catering & Hospitality Construction Hair & Beauty Health & Social Care Horticulture Independent Living Skills Motor Vehicle Sport & Leisure Other subjects include: ASDAN Short Course Awards and Independent Living Skills

Enrichment Opportunities • • • •

Possibilities for students to have residentials to Cumbria and abroad Extra IT Extra Sport 1 Hour a week for Speech and Language Therapy

All students have a Personal Tutor and a weekly tutorial to monitor progress and discuss career choices.

What you can go on to Students progress onto mainstream courses at Entry Level to Level 1 and 2, training or employment.

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Oliver Carney Course: BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

What you can do at Level 2

Previous school: Frankley Community High School

BTEC LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN TRAVEL & TOURISM Entry requirements: • 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English or • BTEC Introductory Diploma plus GCSE English at Grade D

What you can do at Level 3 BTEC LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN TRAVEL & TOURISM Entry requirements:

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• 4 GCSEs at Grade A* - C, including English Language or • BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit or Distinction) together with a Grade C in English Language

Functional skills Your course may include functional skills and additional studies relevant to your main programme.

What you can go on to Career as: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Progression: To go to Liverpool Hope University to study a combined honours degree in Geography and Tourism and then go on to complete a PGCE in teacher training to have a career as a teacher or lecturer

“I decided to enrol with Bournville College as the course sounded great and suited my needs. I would certainly recommend Bournville as the staff are very supportive, the College provides a very friendly environment to learn in and is an enjoyable place to study”.

Air Cabin Crew Airport Staff Cruise Staff Ferry Host Holiday Representative Hotel Receptionist Hotel Manager Passenger Services Supervisor Theme Park Manager Tourism Officer Tourist Guide Travel Agent Travel Writer

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Tong Yang Course: AS / A2 Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics Home Country: China

“I had a great learning and cultural experience at Bournville College. It is a modern college with state-of-the-art facilities and fantastic tutors. The College has helped me reach my goal of gaining A* results on my A Levels which means that I can now progress my studies to the Imperial College in London on a degree course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering”.

With over 60 years’ experience of working with international students, Bournville College offers a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications to students from over 35 countries. The International Office offers a wide range of support and help, including the arrangement of accommodation through the host family scheme, English language testing and language support. To apply to study at Bournville College as an international student, fill in the International Application Form available on our website. Alternatively, we can send you one with a prospectus by post. For more information visit bournville.ac.uk/international Telephone. +44 (0) 121 477 1600 Fax. +44 (0) 121 477 8935 Email. international@bournville.ac.uk

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Please see our website where you will have the option to apply directly online, download an application form or contact the Advice Zone for a paper copy

2. Receive an acknowledgment…

Upon receipt we will send you an acknowledgment of your application form, either by email or post

3. Attend a choice & admissions event…

This is where you can visit the college to look at what we have to offer and discuss your course choices with tutors and advice & guidance staff

4. Receive an offer of a place…

You will receive an offer of a place on the course(s) most suitable to you, subject to you meeting the entry criteria

5. Welcome days & taster activities…

Events and activities will be held to further develop your understanding of the course, the college and the tutors and staff who will be working with you

6. Appointment for enrolment…

Once you get your exam results, you will receive a letter with a specific appointment for enrolment, with a timetable and an induction date

If you have any queries regarding the admissions process please contact the Advice Zone where a member of our team will be happy to help you

You can contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300 or email info@bournville.ac.uk

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Life after Bournville College... Many of our students choose to go to study at a UK university, others choose to complete their higher education studies with us because of the high levels of support we provide, whilst some students go into employment.

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Adam Weaver Previously studied: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design Progression: BSc in Multimedia at Nottingham Trent University (Graduated with a first class degree)

“The effort and commitment of tutors at Bournville College helped me understand what I wanted from my education experience. They helped me love what I do to the point that there is no line or distinction between what I call spare and work time. I received excellent support from my tutors not only on my course but also with the UCAS application process where they helped me every step of the way�.

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Higher education at Bournville College... There are many reasons why Bournville College is an ideal choice for your Higher Education studies: • affordable fees and financial support • our state-of-the-art £66 million campus is equipped with outstanding learning facilities and Wi-Fi access throughout the campus • close personal support, regular one-to-one tutorials and smaller learning groups which are not always accessible at universities • specialist facilities for higher education students • discounted rates at the College’s fitness centre and access to other recreational facilities such as professional hair and beauty salons and a restaurant, also based on site • excellent location, with good transport links and parking

Our higher education courses include: • Foundation Degree in Media (Moving Image) • Foundation Degree in Business • Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies • Foundation Degree in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Salon Management • And many more

Rebecca Shuck Previously studied: NVQs Level 1 & 2 in Beauty Therapy Progression: 1 year employment as a Beauty Therapist on a Caribbean cruise ship, followed by higher education studies of the Foundation Degree in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Salon Management at Bournville College from September 2013.

“During my employment on a cruise ship I’ll get to apply the skills I learnt whilst at Bournville College. I am also looking forward to continuing to develop my skills on the Foundation Degree at Bournville College upon my return in 2013”.

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