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Information for Pupils and Parents

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S3-S4 courses Intermediate 1 (SCQF Level 4) Construction Skills Early Education & Childcare Engineering Skills Hairdressing Health Sector Hospitality Introduction to Cosmetology (yr 1) Psychology Rural Skills

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S5-S6 courses Intermediate 2 (SCQF Level 5 Construction Early Education & Childcare Energy Engineering Skills Hairdressing Introduction to Cosmetology (yr 2) Hospitality Psychology

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Highers (SCQF Level 6) Care Early Education & Childcare Health & Social Care Human Biology Psychology

The Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework Application Form

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Information for Pupils and Parents

The schools and college work together to enhance learning opportunities for pupils by allowing them to undertake college courses as part of the school-based curriculum. These courses are awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and have been designed around young people to give them an opportunity to experience a college-based programme in an area that interests them and that will serve them well in later life. These courses are intended to provide pathways to employment, training or further education with many offering vocational routes which develop knowledge and skills in particular industries. Colleges work closely with employers to agree what employees need to know to be able to do a particular job and the standards they need to achieve. By taking these courses, young people will acquire not only the practical skills valued by employers, but also the general employability skills and attitudes which are needed in order to be successful in the workplace. These courses enable progression to many full time courses available at The North Highland College. National Certificates are group awards made up of a number of different subjects. Each subject is continually assessed throughout the year and at the end of the year there is an exam set by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) which tests knowledge and understanding. As part of the UHI Millennium Institute, aiming to create the University of the Highlands and Islands we are able to offer higher education. Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Diplomas (HND’s) are awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Again, each subject is continually assessed throughout the year and at the end of the year there is an exam (graded unit) set by SQA which tests knowledge and understanding. Entry to this advanced level will vary depending on course. Students who successfully complete an HND can progress onto degree level provision. Following this a student may also have the opportunity to complete an honours year. To become an apprentice you must be in employment. The employer then arranges training through the college. Interested applicants are advised to approach employers directly to seek apprenticeship vacancies or contact Construction Skills. www.cskills.org (for Joinery, Building and Roofing) www.sectt.org.uk (for Electrical) We appreciate that there is a lot to consider when making subject choices. Staff from The North Highland College attend Parents’ Evenings at the schools and are happy to answer any questions about Skills for Work courses. This booklet sets out to provide you with answers to some of the questions you may have and outline the course content and progression routes for the courses that are available. Further useful information can be found at www.skills4.net.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is meant by employability? Employability is a term used to refer to the general skills and attitudes which employers value in an employee. Developing these skills and attitudes is an important feature of these courses. Examples of skills and attitudes include:- Understanding the workplace and employees’ responsibilities, eg timekeeping, appearance and customer care. - Self-evaluation skills. - Positive attitude to learning. - Flexible approaches to solving problems. - Adaptability and positive attitude to change confidence to set goals, reflect and learn from experience.

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How can I join? By completing the Application Form on the back of this booklet and handing it to your Guidance Teacher. Pupils will be invited into College to discuss their application with a member of staff. This is an opportunity to find out more about what coming to college involves and ask questions about your chosen course. When do I attend? This depends on the stage of the programme. S3 pupils attend College for half a day and S4, 5 & 6 attend College for a full day. Highers only require a half day attendance. What will I study? For each subject, there are details of what the programme is about and the topics. How will I be assessed? Courses are designed to ensure pupils acquire knowledge and skills from each area covered by the course. A variety of approaches will be used dependent on the subject area including gathering portfolios of evidence, personal records, activity checklists and short tests.


Locations Thurso and Wick. Purpose Young people will learn a variety of skills in the trades’ specific units. In addition, it will enable pupils to develop skills and attitudes that enhance employability. These crafts-specific units are in trades with high levels of identified skill shortages. Course Content Core Units which must be done (each one is 0.5 Unit Credit) Employability Skills Half Brick Walling Decorative Painting Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery Plumbing Optional units (each one is 0.5 Unit Credit) Brickwork Techniques Carpentry and Joinery Techniques Electrical Installation Roof Tiling To achieve the course award candidates must achieve all core units and three of the optional units.

EARLY EDUCATION & CHILDCARE Locations Thurso and Wick Purpose This course is designed to help pupils to develop skills and knowledge in childcare and early education. It provides an understanding of the workplace and develops skills and attitudes for employability. Course Content Child Development Play in Early Education and Childcare Working in Early Education and Childcare Maintenance of a Safe Environment for Children

Intermediate 1

CONSTRUCTION

To achieve the Course award candidates must successfully complete all four Units Next Steps Pupils may wish to combine this by going out on a work experience programme organised by the school.

ENGINEERING SKILLS Locations Thurso and Wick Purpose This course is designed to provide pupils with further knowledge, understanding and employability skills within an engineering sector. Specifically to gain transferable skills which can be applied within the engineering sector, allow pupils to select and utilise specialist facilities, tools, equipment and materials and learn safe working practices. Course Content Engineering Skills: Mechanical Engineering Skills: Electrical/Electronic Engineering Skills: Fabrication Engineering Skills: Manufacture and Assembly To achieve the course award candidates must successfully complete all units. Next Steps Successful achievement will provide gateway to a Scottish Progression Award in Engineering, Intermediate 2 Engineering and Intermediate 2 Energy.

HAIRDRESSING Locations Thurso and Wick Purpose This course provides an introduction to hairdressing, preparing pupils for work within the hairdressing industry. It develops good practice in maintaining a tidy and safe working environment and an awareness of relevant health & safety issues. Course Content Salon Awareness Working in the Salon Employability Skills Creativity To achieve the course award pupils must successfully complete all four Units.

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Next Steps If you are returning to school then you could continue to study at the next level Construction Skills at Intermediate 2 or apply to Construction Skills for a Modern Apprenticeship at the end of year of your fourth year at school.

Next Steps Pupils may wish to study Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Hairdressing.

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Intermediate 1

HEALTH SECTOR

PSYCHOLOGY

Locations Thurso/Wick—subject to viable numbers

Location Thurso and Wick

Purpose This course introduces pupils to the health sector and allows pupils to explore the various types of provision and services within the health sector.

Purpose This course provides an introduction to psychology and provides an understanding of issues relating to people and their environment and the effects of these. It covers a range of topics such as selfconcept, non-verbal communication, cognition and learning, group process and research.

Course content An Introduction Roles & Responsibilities Health Awareness Working Safely Working Life Sciences Industry To achieve the course award candidates must successfully complete all 5 units. Next Steps Successful completion of this course may allow progression onto NC Child Health & Social Care. HOSPITALITY

Course Content Investigating Behaviour The Individual in the Social Context Understanding the Individual External Exam To achieve the course award candidates must successfully complete all three units and the external examination. Next Steps Successful completion of this course may allow progression onto NC Child Health & Social Care.

Locations Thurso and Wick

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Purpose The course is designed to give pupils an introduction to hospitality professions through developing vocational skills and knowledge, learning about different roles and responsibilities and experiencing the kitchen and restaurant working environment.

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Course Content Working in the hospitality industry Working in the professional kitchen Working front of house Introduction to events

RURAL SKILLS

Next Steps Location Successful completion of this programme allows direct access onto SVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation & Cooking Thurso and Wick or SVQ Level 2 in Food Service. Purpose This course introduces basic practical skills necessary to work in a rural environment. Specifically INTRODUCTION TO developing basic knowledge of a selection of landCOSMETOLOGY (BEAUTY) Yr 1 based industries and related job roles. It allows Location- Thurso and Wick pupils to experience an outdoor working environment and develop an awareness of health and Purpose safety issues that are integral to a career in a landThis course prepares pupils for work within the beauty industry, to develop basic beauty therapy skills. It helps based industry. develop good practice in maintaining a tidy and safe Course Content working environment and an awareness of relevant Estate Maintenance: an Introduction health and safety issues. Land-based Industries: an Introduction Employability Skills for Land-based Industries Course Content Animal Husbandry: An Introduction Beauty Practical Skills Animal Handling: An Introduction Prepare and Assist in a Workplace Environment To achieve the course award pupils must successProduct Awareness fully complete all units. Next Steps Next Steps Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Hair or Scottish Vocational Qualifications in a Land-based Beauty Therapy. industry, further education, training or employment.


Purpose This course allows pupils to gain practical construction craft units in four of the main construction trades. Course Content Core Employability Skills One Brick Walling Bench Joinery Optional Plumbing of Sanitary Appliances Decorative Painting Techniques To achieve the course award pupils must successfully complete all core units and one optional unit. Next Steps Successful completion of this course will allow progression onto a Construction National Progression Award or an application to Construction Skills for a Modern Apprenticeship. EARLY EDUCATION & CHILDCARE Location Thurso and Wick Purpose For pupils interested in working in childcare, this course provides the skills, knowledge and understanding of the workplace and includes opportunities to develop core skills and employability skills. Course Content Child Development and Health Play in Early Education and Childcare Working in Early Education and Childcare Parenting To achieve the course award pupils must successfully complete all four units. Next Steps Pupils may wish to combine this by going out on a work experience programme organised by the school. On completion, pupils can progress directly onto Higher Early Education & Childcare or apply to study NC Child Health & Social Care. ENERGY Location Thurso and Wick Purpose This course provides a basis for progression into further education or for moving directly into training or employment within the energy sector. During the course pupils will explore a range of industries and career

Course content Energy: An Introduction Domestic Wind Turbine Systems Domestic Solar Hot Water Systems Employability and Careers Optional Energy and the Individual Energy: Oil/Gas Extraction Energy: Conventional Production Technologies and the Grid Next Steps Scottish Vocational Qualifications and Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering areas or further relevant training/employment.

Intermediate 2

Locations Thurso and Wick

opportunities which exist within the sector. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop practical skills by building a small scale solar hot water system and wind turbine.

ENGINEERING SKILLS Location Thurso and Wick Purpose This course is designed to provide a basis for progression into further education or for moving directly into training within the engineering sector. Pupils begin to develop generic and practical skills, knowledge and understanding, and employability skills needed within the engineering sector. Course content 2 credits from the following:Engineering Skills: Mechanical and Fabrication In this Unit pupils will learn to select and use the correct tools, equipment, and materials required to manufacture an artefact. Pupils will read simple engineering drawings, measure and mark, select appropriate materials, and work to specified tolerances. Engineering Skills: Electrical and Electronic In this Unit pupils will select the correct tools and components required to construct a basic functional extra low voltage electrical circuit and an electronic circuit. Engineering Skills: Maintenance In this Unit pupils will select the correct tools, materials and equipment required to test, disassemble, repair, and assemble an engineering part. Engineering Skills: Design and Manufacture In this Unit pupils will develop Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) skills and select and use the correct tools and materials required to design, manufacture/ construct, test, evaluate, and report their findings on the manufacture/construction of a project. Next Steps Scottish Vocational Qualifications and Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering areas or further relevant training/employment.

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CONSTRUCTION

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Intermediate 2

COSMETOLOGY (BEAUTY) Yr 2 Locations Thurso and Wick. Purpose This national award is designed to equip pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for employment, or for progression into further education.

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HAIRDRESSING

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Locations Thurso and Wick Purpose This course provides a broad introduction to hairdressing allowing pupils to experience the salon environment and develop their vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. Practical experience includes general salon duties, reception skills and customer care. Specific skills include shampooing, conditioning, basic scalp massage as well as drying, colouring and cutting hair. Course Content Hairdressing: Working in a Salon Environment Hairdressing: Salon Skills Hairdressing: Introduction to Colour Hairdressing: Creative Trends To achieve the Course award candidates must successfully complete all four Units. Pupils will also complete reviews of their employability skills and gather specified information in a portfolio. Next Steps Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Hairdressing.

Course Content To achieve the Course award candidates must successfully complete five mandatory units and one optional unit. Mandatory Working with Customers and Colleagues Career Options and Choices Health & Safety Options Make-up Artistry Next Steps Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Cosmetology, Hairdressing or Beauty.


Intermediate 2

HOSPITALITY Locations Thurso and Wick (Family Centre) Purpose This course helps develop vocational skills and knowledge of the hospitality sector. Pupils will learn about menu planning and practice preparing, cooking and presenting a range of food, undertake reception duties as well as planning, organising and running a small hospitality event. Course Content Developing Skills for Working in Hospitality Developing Skills for Working in the Professional Kitchen Front of House Operations Hospitality Events Pupils will be assessed on a range of practical activities. To achieve the course award candidates must successfully complete all four units.

PSYCHOLOGY Locations Thurso and Wick Purpose This course provides an introduction to psychology and an understanding of the issues relating to people, their environment and the effects of these. It covers a range of topics such as self-concept, non-verbal communication, cognition and learning, group process and research. Course Content Investigating Behaviour The Individual in the Social Context Understanding the Individual External Exam To achieve the course award candidates must successfully complete all three units and the external examination. Next Steps Successful completion of this course will allow pupils to progress onto Higher Psychology or to apply for NC Child Health & Social Care, Early Education & Childcare or Health & Social Care.

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Next Steps Successful completion of this programme allows direct access to SVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation & Cooking or SVQ Level 2 Food Service.

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Highers

EARLY EDUCATION & CHILDCARE

For pupils wishing to extend the range of Higher subjects that they may not have time to study in S5 or to study Higher subjects not available within the school.

CARE Location Thurso or Wick Purpose This course allows pupils to gain a knowledge and understanding of working with other people in a care setting. It also gives you the opportunity to explore your own beliefs and views of others within society.

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Course Content Values and Principles in Care Sociology for Care Psychology for Care External Exam To achieve the Course award candidates must successfully complete all three units and the external examination.

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Location Thurso and Wick Purpose This course provides pupils with the opportunity to study care, learning and development of children aged 0—12 yrs. It considers the holistic development of the child within early education and childcare. Course Content Child Development : Birth to 12 years Developmental Theory in Early Education & ChildcareHolistic Approaches to Child Health External Exam To achieve the Course award candidates must successfully complete all three units and the external examination. Next Steps Successful completion of this course provides an excellent foundation for further study such as NC Child Health & Social Care, Early Education & Childcare or HNC Early Education & Childcare dependent on qualifications.

Next Steps Successful completion of this course provides an excellent foundation for further study such as NC Child Health & Social Care, Early Education & Childcare, Health & Social Care, HNC Social Care or work within a HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE health/social care environment. Location Thurso or Wick Purpose This course introduces pupils to the nature of health and social care work. It includes investigating the types of health and social care establishments and the roles of care workers in these settings. Pupils will be able to develop their skills through work placements or simulation exercises, investigation and group work. Course Content Understanding and Supporting People in Health & Social Care Settings Care Principles and Practice Working in Health & Social Care Settings Health, Safety and Protection Issues in Care Settings Next Steps If you successfully complete this course it will provide you with an excellent foundation for further studies or work within a Healthcare, Social Care or educational environment. Progression is


Location Thurso (This may be delivered in the evening from 6-9 pm). Purpose This course is designed to enable pupils to develop an understanding of the way biological principles may be applied to many issues facing individuals and society today, such as healthcare and increasing population.

Highers

HUMAN BIOLOGY

Course Content Cell Function & Inheritance The Continuation of Life Behaviour, Populations and Environment External Exam To achieve the course award candidates must successfully complete all three units and the external examination. Next Steps Pupils who complete this course may then apply for an Advanced Higher course in Biology or an HNC/HND/Degree which requires a biological background. Career options include Childcare, Health & Medicine, Biomechanics, Biochemistry, Social & Caring Services, Sports & Leisure, Hairdressing & Beauty.

PSYCHOLOGY

Purpose This course covers a range of topics: memory, intelligence, attainment, stress, prejudice, conformity and obedience. Pupils will learn about the work of previous psychologists and how their theories shaped our present day lives. Course Content Understanding the Individual Investigating Behaviour The Individual in the Social Context External Exam To achieve the course award candidates must successfully complete all three units and the external examination. Next Steps Successful completion of this course will provide pupils with an excellent foundation for studying psychology, social sciences or childcare courses/subjects at HNC or degree level.

The Schools Prospectus has been designed to meet the needs of school pupils in S3-S6 but represents only a small part of the full range of FE and HE courses provided by the College. As an academic partner of UHI Millennium Institute, The North Highland College is able to offer a wide range of opportunities to infill into any of our higher national units/degree modules. HN units for example are available in subjects such as Engineering and Business and degree modules in History, Business, and Child & Youth Studies.

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Location Thurso and Wick.

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The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) helps everyone understand and compare qualifications in Scotland. The table below shows you the range and level of qualifications available in Scotland. The North Highland College offers courses from Access to level 12 (Doctorates).

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The North Highland College S3-S6 APPLICATION FORM School :

Year:

Forename (s)

Surname

Address Town Post Code

Telephone

Email address

Date of Birth

SQA Candidate Number (if known/applicable)

S3 & S4 Intermediate 1 Course Selection ~ Place a tick in the subject box of your choice Construction

Early Education & Childcare

Engineering

Hairdressing

Health Sector

Hospitality

Introduction to Hair & Beauty

Introduction to Cosmetology

Psychology

Rural Skills

S5 & S6 Intermediate 2 Course Selection ~ Place a tick in the subject box of your choice Construction

Early Education & Childcare

Energy

Cosmetology (yr2)

Hospitality

Psychology

Engineering Skills

Hairdressing

S5 & S6 Higher Course Selection ~ Place a tick in the subject box of your choice Higher Care

Higher Early Education & Childcare

Higher Health & Social Care

Higher Human Biology

Higher Psychology

Please use this space to tell us why you decided to choose this course and a little about yourself, your hobbies, work experience, and so on.

Subject

Level/ Grade

Year

Subject

Level/ Grade

Year

To help us plan student requirements, please use the space below to tell us if you think you may need additional services, even if only for a temporary period – such as help with number work or spelling, accessing the building or if you have a visual or hearing impairment. Please tick appropriate box. Dyslexia

Epilepsy

Physical disability

English as a second language

Other (please state)

Visual impairment

Hearing impairment

Please detach this form and ask your Guidance Teacher to return to:The Assistant Principal, The North Highland College Ormlie Road, Thurso KW14 7EE

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