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FULL-TIME COURSE GUIDE FOR 16-19 YRS

No.1 College in Sussex

www.ccb.ac.uk


City College in numbers An insight into Sussex’s best college Courses Available Full-time

Level 1

Part-time

Level 2

HE Short

826

Qualifications Available

Courses running in 2012/13

Classrooms & Workshops

40,000

Computers in the College

5,500

Meals & Sandwiches served in our Refectories each week

2,500

Cups of Tea and Coffee served each week

35 463

FE College in Sussex for 16-18 Courses* *National Data Service 2011/12

6,013 Refreshments

180

#1

185

2,120

401

Leisure

College Resources

Books in our Library

318

Level 3 Level 4

2,971 7,076 Under 19

Over 19

Weekly communications

8,000

incoming phone calls

115,000

emails sent & received

13,000

unique web visitors

students graduated in 2013 with an industry recognised qualification

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Student run enterprises open to the public

City Revival City Travel Gallery Restaurant Hair & Beauty Holiday Salons

Number of Students

and Flight booking

Fine dining experience

604 Apprentices placed within local businesses in 2012


welcome

Welcome to City College’s new full-time course guide for 2014/15. With success rates confirming us as the top-achieving Further Education College in Sussex, we

contents Why Choose City College

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Two Locations

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College Life

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Supporting You to Achieve

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City Plus

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BTEC Advanced Vocational Studies 14 Our Courses Acting

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Applied Science

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Apprenticeships

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promise you an excellent learning experience

Art & Design

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in a friendly, supportive college with a great

Art & Design Foundation Studies

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community spirit and superb facilities.

Beauty Therapy

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Business & Enterprise

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The College has fantastic links with hundreds of local employers and we provide vocational courses which train you for a wide variety of rewarding careers, whether it’s catering, games design, hairdressing, music technology, carpentry, motor mechanics or photography. While you are studying at City College, we ensure that achieving good standards of English and Maths are embedded in your learning. Encouraging enterprise skills is also a major focus at the College and you will have the opportunity to work with an Entrepreneur-inResidence to develop business ideas of your own.

Carpentry & Joinery

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Catering & Hospitality

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If you are struggling to achieve the GCSEs you need to progress, then the flexible Pathways programme is an ideal way to gain some qualifications. The College also offers Apprenticeships in many different careers from Catering and Carpentry to Computing and Digital Media.

Health & Social Care

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Journalism

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If you decide to be part of our vibrant and welcoming community, I’m very much looking forward to meeting you when you join us in September.

Painting & Decorating

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Pathways

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Lynn Thackway Principal and Chief Executive

Open events at City College We welcome you to come along to the College, meet our tutors and view our course facilities: 16th October 2013 5pm-8pm at both Central and East Campus 19th November 2013 5pm-8pm at both Central and East Campus For further details visit our website: ccb.ac.uk /openevents Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

Childcare

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Computing & IT Services

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Dance - Street & Commercial

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Digital Arts

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Electrical

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Filmmaking

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Foundation Learning

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Hairdressing & Barbering

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Motor Vehicle

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Multi-Trades

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Music & Music Technology

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Photography

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Plumbing

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The Prince’s Trust

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Public Services

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Sports & Sport Science

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Sports Academies

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Travel & Tourism 78 Access & Higher Education Access to Higher Education

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Higher Education Courses Support & How to Apply

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Support

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Bursaries

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How to Apply

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Campus Locations

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WHY CHOOSE CITY COLLEGE?

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Sussex’s Number 1 college in the heart of Brighton We think that there are many reasons to come and study here - we have great students, enthusiastic and experienced tutors from industry and a wide range of excellent, professional facilities. Brighton is one of the most creative, funky, fun and cultural cities in the country - and City College is located right in the heart of it. We are a vocational college, which means that we provide training and qualifications that are designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience that will prepare you for your chosen career or university. Let us be part of your success story.

Real life experience for work Employers tell us they value skills and experience as well as a qualification. Therefore, our courses are designed to give you real-life experience and our facilities reflect that - from our industry standard training kitchens to specialist electrical facilities, theatre, training restaurant and hair and beauty salons.

New areas to study in With over 90 courses, across 25 subject areas, you’ll have many new choices available to you than ever before. City College has lots of different courses that you might never have seen before or are different from what your school has been offering. From Beauty Therapy to Motor Vehicle, we have a wide range of options for you to explore.

Moving on up - further courses Each department offers a clear progression route for you to get onto the next rung of the ladder in your studies. We are confident that you will enjoy your college experience and when you leave us you will be full of the confidence and knowledge required to take that next step.

Progressing to a Degree at university We are a leading provider of vocational courses in the South-East and in most cases course department’s pass rates are way above national averages. City College enjoys a great reputation with local employers and universities because of the success of our students who have gone before you. Students who apply to Higher Education gain places on their chosen specialist courses at top universities and art colleges.

Have fun! Your education and training is very important, but that is not all that coming to college is about. City College is more of an adult environment than school and we will treat you as such. You will have freedom to pursue a wide range of activities and we run events and activities throughout the year, such as sports teams, fitness classes, business competitions, charity events, art, fashion and hair shows and much more.

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two locations: Central Campus cation Lo Where? Pelham Street, Brighton BN1 4FA Located right in the heart of Brighton, you’ll be just minutes away from the vibrant mix of shops, cafes, theatres, festivals and entertainment. You’ll be right at the centre of everything that makes Brighton such a special city.

urses Co Who? A wide range of courses are primarily based at our Central Campus, including: Art and Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Catering, Computing, Digital Arts, English and Maths, Hairdressing, Photography, Science, Travel and Tourism and our degree level courses. Some classes will be occasionally held at our East Campus and some courses will be occasionally taught off-site - this is all a part of us giving you a realistic training environment.

Free Bus Service We have a free bus service for students and staff that runs throughout the day between Central Campus and East Campus. 4


Facilities What? Read, learn and watch

Holidays, travel, concerts and lots more

Fantastic Learning Resource Centre • Open to all students • 40,000 books, 300 periodicals, 2,000 DVDs • Over 50 computer stations and equipped with electronic resources, e-books and access to online learning resources

City Travel • A working, training travel agency open to the public • Training in a realistic environment on professional booking systems and with real holiday companies • The opportunity to practice what you have learnt and show to employers you have real experience

Get creative

Experiments and research

Art and Photography studios • Well equipped, spacious and specialist art studios • Video and photographic studios • Top of the range digital facilities and traditional dark-rooms • A great value art shop on site - the cheapest supplier in Brighton

The Gallery and its commercial kitchens • Working restaurant open to the public and specialising in catering for bespoke events and bistro style lunches • Run by students with a strong reputation in the community • Supported by four industry standard training kitchens

Relax and unwind City Revival • Three professionally equipped salons that are open to the public • Equipment and treatments that you would find in any salon • Customer reception area and sophisticated booking system replicating the workplace • Fantastic hair and nail bars offer great discounts

Top Science labs • A full science lab suite which is one of the best in the South-East • Specialist facilities for forensic science

Relax and refuel Food and Drink • The Student Refectory offers fantastic value, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners • Guest chefs from around Brighton visit to cook specialist cuisines • Coffee shop serving speciality teas and coffees • Vending machines offer drinks and confectionary

Getting here Central Campus is conveniently located at the top of the North Laine area of Brighton city centre. Less than 5 minutes from Brighton Station. Bus routes via London Road: 5, 5B, 21, 22, 24, 26, 37, 46, 46A, 49, 49A, 49B, 50, 81 Bus routes via Brighton Station: 6, 7, 12, 14, 21, 22, 27, 37

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two locations: East Campus Location Wilson Avenue, Brighton, BN2 5PB East Campus is surrounded by beautiful Brighton countryside and just minutes from the bustling and cosmopolitan marina, with all its shops, restaurants, galleries, cinema, bowling alley and much more. East Campus is connected by a FREE shuttle bus service that takes you directly into Brighton centre and runs throughout the day.

Courses East Campus has benefited from lots of investment recently and houses the following courses in top of the range facilities: Acting, Carpentry, Childcare, Electrical, Filmmaking, Health & Social Care, Motor Vehicle, Multi-Trades, Music, Painting & Decorating, Public Services, Sports and Street Dance.

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Facilities Making music Fully equipped music studios • State of the art equipment, performing spaces and soundproof rooms • 48 channel Audient mixing desk previously used by U2 and Brian Eno • 2 x 36 channel Audient desks, Dbx Compressors, Marshal, Fender and Trace Elliot guitar and bass amps - a musician’s dream

Keeping fit Great sports facilities for all • Full-size all-weather and grass pitches • Indoor sports hall • Sports teams include football, netball, basketball, rugby, boxing and many more • Fully equipped gym which is free for students • Full-size boxing ring

Motor vehicle workshop • State-of-the-art £800,000 facility • MOT standard equipment • Brake roller tester, rolling road dynamometer, tyre and engine bays, five ramps, modern IT facilities and an external valeting area

Read, learn and watch Fantastic Learning Resource Centre • Open to all students

Relax and refuel • The Student Refectory offers fantastic value, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners • Wide range of restaurants at Brighton Marina • Set within acres of countryside where students can enjoy outside space and wonderful sea views

Getting here Bus routes via Wilson Avenue: 1, 7, 21 A FREE shuttle bus connects East Campus and Central Campus and leaves throughout the day.

Performance space • Including a theatre, dance studio and music rooms • Pelham Theatre is located at Central Campus

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College life City College is a world away from being at school. Here you will find you will have more freedom, make your own decisions and take more responsibility for your future. We’ll work closely with you and provide you with all the opportunities and support to help you succeed. Being a student at City College means much more than gaining a great qualification. We want you to come here and enjoy all aspects of college life and feel prepared for your next step at the end of your course, whether that is into employment or onto further study here or at university. We’re very proud of our students and the confidence, independence and skills they gain with us and we love to hear about what they go on to do once they have left us. There are a small selection of our graduates highlighted in this prospectus, but thousands every year have gone on to top universities (including Brighton and Sussex), art colleges and straight into industry. As well as your course, we will also provide you with plenty of opportunities to make an active contribution to both the College and its communities. Getting involved gives you the chance to show future employers and universities that you have more to offer than a qualification - and you can prove it by enjoying yourself!

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Here are some ways that you can get involved in college life: • Sports teams - we have lots of sports teams and clubs for you to join when you get here. • Your Student Voice - take responsibility for voicing the opinions of your fellow students as a course or college rep. • Recognising success and achievements - City Achievers is a glitzy award ceremony held every year to recognise vocational excellence and achievement. • Brighton events - as a college we get involved in some of the biggest events that Brighton has to offer: Brighton Marathon, Pride and Brighton Fringe Festival. • College events - hair shows, beauty shows, fashion shows, performances, gigs, gala dinners, award ceremonies - it all goes on here. • Charity drives - join in all kinds of charity events, raising funds for projects in Africa, the Rocking Horse Appeal, Cancer Research and much more. • Foreign and domestic adventures - enjoy educational trips to places like: New York, Amsterdam, Disneyland Paris, London and many other great places.

Keep up-to-date To keep up-to-date with all the news and events at City College: Like us on Facebook - facebook.com/citycollegebrightonandhove or follow us on Twitter - twitter.com/citycoll

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supporting you to achieve City College provides you with a unique

At City College you will:

educational experience. Our courses have

• make important links with industry and local businesses through our extensive employer partnerships, work placements and job hunting support.

a practical focus that enables our students to learn practical skills and experience and work in their field of study. Our latest Ofsted inspection commented highly on how we prepare our students fully for further study or entering the world of work: ‘The college’s development and use of partnerships are outstanding. Within the curriculum, the highly effective and sustained use of employer links add value to student’s experiences’, Ofsted June 2011.

• get involved by providing feedback to your course representatives or by becoming a Course Representative yourself and representing the views of your group on the Student Council and to college managers. You can also be elected on the College’s Board of Governors and contribute to key decisions affecting both staff and students. • gain support through our City Plus programme to know more about the world of work, career opportunities and what employers expect so that you are ready to move on work or higher education. • join a diverse community of people from different backgrounds, cultures and ages and a place where difference is celebrated. • learn how to keep yourself safe and healthy. • continue to develop your skills in reading, writing, numeracy and the use of IT to the standard that employers are looking for in their staff. • access a wide range of additional support and financial services (see the Student Services section for more detail on page 88). • meet regularly with your Personal Tutor so that you can talk about your course and any personal issues or concerns.

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98% of our students think the College respects individuals and celebrates diversity.

The best thing about City College is the location. It’s in the heart of Brighton in the North Laine area, easily accessible with the train station just up the road.�

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city plus As a student at City College, one of our main objectives is to prepare you for the world of work or higher level study. When you enrol with us, you will be joining a Programme of Study. As well as working towards achieving your main subject qualification, we aim to provide you with the skills that are essential for employment and for University. These skills are about being able to: • work in a team • solve problems • communicate effectively • understand how businesses work • manage your time effectively Your Programme of Study will be made up of: • Your main subject qualification or qualifications • City Plus which will develop your wider skills of employability, citizenship and intellectual and social development • Functional Skills or GCSE English or Maths if you have not yet achieved a Grade C in both subjects. Underpinning everything you do in your adult life are the skills involved in English and Maths. Employers and Universities recognise that having a GCSE Grade C or higher in English Language and Maths provides them with a strong indication of a basic level of ability that they are looking for. If you do not achieve a Grade C in Maths and English Language at school then at least half a day per week of your course will consist of an English or Maths class. If you are on a Level 1 course you will work towards a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in both English and in Maths. Level 1 students that have a D in either English Language or Maths will be given the opportunity to gain a Grade C. If you are on a Level 2/3 course you will work towards either a GCSE Maths or a GCSE English language qualification. 12

The English and Maths team offer Functional Skills qualifications as a ‘stepping stone’ towards GCSE in both English and Maths for those students with a GCSE grade E or below. Studying English and Maths is an integral part of your programme of study at the College. Our specialist English or Maths lecturers will work with you to identify which is the best qualification, subject and level for you, based on your previous study and the relevance to your vocational course. We will also provide specialist additional support, both in and outside the lesson, to those of you who need some extra help. If you are exempt from this part of the programme of study you will be required to be involved in the other ‘Getting Involved’ activities outlined below. You will need to provide evidence of all GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications attained prior to starting at City College, no matter what the grade or level.


City Plus

This programme is about making sure you get the most out of your time at City College and that you have the best opportunities for future employment or study. Getting Involved: Student Voice - represent your fellow student’s views on College and course matters at Student Council meetings. There are also opportunities for you to meet with the Principal on a monthly basis as well as attend College Corporation meetings. By doing this you will be influencing College decisions at the highest levels. Citizenship - are you interested in fund raising or getting involved with supporting your local community? We will help you to find and participate in local, national or international projects.

Progression Support: UCAS Support: If you are thinking about going to university, this programme will make sure you have the information you need to choose the right place to study, successfully apply and be prepared for interviews. We will also provide you will information and advice about Higher Education funding applications. Employment Support: We want to make sure you have the best chances of finding your dream job when you leave us. This programme will help you create a first class CV, research the careers you are interested in, apply for jobs and help you prepare for interviews. Our great links with local employers will ensure we provide you with the latest advice about what skills they are looking for and what jobs are available.

Entrepreneur - are you a budding Entrepreneur? Why not get involved in our Young Start Up Talent programme. We will support you to find and develop your ideas, seek investment and will give you opportunities to sell. You will have access to a wealth of advice from experienced professionals, including our Entrepreneur in Residence - a successful local Entrepreneur who is in College at least once a week to support our students. Sports & Fitness - Our students successfully play in football, netball, mixed and mens hockey and girls football leagues. We also offer our students many other sports and fitness activities such as badminton, keep fit and aerobics classes. Activities - You can also get involved in a range of fun activities such as Paintballing, Lazer Quest, trips to theme parks, theatres and shows.

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btec advanced vocational studies A 2-year programme equivalent to 3 A-levels Explore 3 subjects over 2 years For those of you who are looking to study at Level 3 and would rather generalise than specialise at this stage then we have a fantastic provision that will do just that. In this programme you will be able to select three subjects from the 14 on offer - finishing the first year with three BTEC Level 3 National Certificates (equivalent to three AS Levels) and the second year with three BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas (equivalent to 3 A-levels). These qualifications will give you a wide variety of skills and experiences that will really impress both employers and Universities - the perfect vocational solution. Students who gain a BTEC Level 3 National qualification will earn UCAS points at the same time. UCAS points count towards entry on to a higher education / degree course in the UK. Entry requirements Minimum of 5 GCSEs Grades A* to B or equivalent to include English and Maths. Maths and Science at Grades A* to B are required if you choose Applied Science or Health & Social Care. Art and Design at Grades A* to B is required if you choose Art and Design or Photography.

BTEC / A-level UCAS Point Comparison

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

A-Level

Pass

= 40pts

Grade E

= 40pts

Merit

= 80pts

Grade C

= 80pts

Distinction

= 120pts

Grade A

= 120 pts

D*

= 140pts

Grade A* = 140pts

Subject combinations will be discussed with you at interview.

62% of large companies have recruited employees with BTEC qualifications

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find out more If you would like to find out more information regarding the BTEC Advanced Vocational Studies route please contact our: Course Advice Team T: 01273 667759 E: info@ccb.ac.uk


To make your subject choice select three titles from different blocks

BLOCK ONE

BLOCK THREE

Applied Science

Acting

You will study science applied to the Forensic Investigations industry in our fantastic university standard facilities.

Develop your skills and wider understanding of performance as an art in a creative area rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Art & Design

Business & Enterprise

This course will introduce a range of new approaches to your creative practice and learning, helping you realise your potential.

Gain a broad understanding of enterprise and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in commerce today.

Business & Enterprise

Music Technology

Gain a broad understanding of enterprise and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in commerce today.

Using state-of-the-art production facilities and rehearsal space, you will have the opportunity to work on recordings that are released on a compilation album on the department’s own label, ‘Brighton Records’.

Photography Impressive studio facilities, access to fantastic equipment, experienced and supportive tutors in one of the most creative and dynamic photography departments in the country - it’s no wonder Ofsted rated us Outstanding.

BLOCK TWO Film & TV A practical course studying the art of filmmaking using top industry standard facilities and through the study of filmmaker’s work.

Public Services You will enjoy the specialist units such as outdoor and adventurous expeditions, fitness training, expedition skills and water based activities.

Sport A fantastic opportunity for you to train across a wide range of the sporting disciplines, developing your abilities within sports and games while studying the science and training principles behind the practical.

BLOCK Four Health & Social Care Increase your skills and confidence in communication, cultural diversity, the impact of diet, anatomy and physiology, therapeutic activities, development of life stages and sociological and physiological perspectives.

IT & Computing Our computing qualification will prepare you for the possibilities involved from new technological advancements that await you in the next generation of computing devices.

Music Performance If you play an instrument or sing you will have the opportunity to develop your performance skills in a band and work with other students to record and produce your own songs.

Travel & Tourism Travel and Tourism is one of the most exciting and vibrant industries in the world. You’ll study the business side, travel markets and enjoy residential European trips.

Street Dance Our dance students combine study with physical dance tuition in areas such as breakdance, streetfunk, hip-hop, jazz dance and all forms of urban dance.

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our courses

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Through Brighton Live Productions our students are learning how to promote themselves in this vibrant and growing industry.�

acting Courses Level 2

Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Acting

Subsidiary Diploma in Acting (Year 1) Extended Diploma in Acting (Year 2)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade D-E with a Grade D in English. At interview you will be asked to explain your commitment to acting and performing. You will take part in a practical drama workshop at interview.

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Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade C with a Grade C in English. A proven commitment to Performing Arts: membership of after school or weekend Drama Club or Workshop, involvement in amateur performances and/or GCSE Drama. You will take part in a practical drama workshop at interview. Advanced BTEC option available - See page 14


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Acting courses at City College provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and wider understanding of Acting as an art form in a dynamic and friendly environment where you will be taught by professional performers with strong industry links. These courses, which have been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted, are taught in the Drama Studios at our East Campus.

What’s Next

You will study areas such as Acting Technique, Contemporary Theatre, Classical Theatre, and Acting for Film & Television and you will build skills that you will showcase in regular live performances, culminating in a large scale end-of-year show. You will also learn enterprise skills by being involved in the running of Brighton Live Productions - our own student-led production company.

Our Acting department is highly successful in progressing students to University and Drama School whose representatives regularly come to the College and offer students personal advice and guidance on their interviews and auditions.

While gaining acting-to-camera skills using industry-standard equipment, you will have the opportunity to work with film students to create professional standard short films, showcased to the industry through our internet channel.

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UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry The Performing Arts industry offers many exciting opportunities including: acting, dancing, direction, choreography, stage management, lighting, sound and arts administration.

Employability

The College’s links with industry gives you experience and contact with professional theatre companies such as dreamthinkspeak, Hydrocracker, Generick Vapeur, Red Earth, Zap Productions and Ragroof Theatre. Agents also attend our end-of-year shows.

our end of year shows are part of the Brighton fringe Festival which is the largest arts festival in England Find out lots more about our Acting courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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I liked the variety of subjects and really enjoyed the practical crime scene days.�

applied science Courses Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Year 1) BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Year 2) Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade C which must include Maths and Science. 20

Advanced BTEC option available - See page 14


applied science Do you want to gain the skills and knowledge to work within the Science sector? This course, taught by industry experienced tutors at our Central campus, will provide you with an overview of the science industry, especially the work of the forensic analyst. The course is traditionally weighted towards science but also includes police investigations and psychology, providing the academic and practical skills for a role in the science and forensic science industry. You will study areas including forensic photography, evidence collection, criminal investigation procedures, forensic psychology, genetics and physiology of the human body. The College has excellent laboratories including access to category II containment facility and state-of-the-art industry equipment including a gas chromatography unit. The course also provides you with opportunities to hear from guest industry speakers and visit a micro brewery and pathology laboratory.

What’s Next

Continue studying This course enables you to progress to Higher Education to study Foundation degree in Biological Sciences, BSc Biomedical Sciences, BSc Biological Sciences or BSc Chemistry. Further study can lead to a range of sciencebased careers such as forensic science and crime scene investigation. UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry Upon successful completion, you could consider a career or further study as a Biomedical Scientist, Research and Development Officer or a Laboratory technician.

prospects

With experience, you could progress to become a forensics manager or casework examiner with responsibility for co-ordinating forensic work within you area of expertise. There may also be opportunities to work as a reporting scientist, acting as an expert witness in court.

Starting salaries in this field can be around ÂŁ20,000 a year Find out lots more about our Applied Science courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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This Apprenticeship has given me a fantastic head start because I get the work experience at Caffyns and am able to come to City College.�

What will Traineeships provide? Traineeships will last a maximum of six months and they include a high quality work placement, work preparation training and some English and Maths. Do you want to develop the skills and real workplace experience that employers want so that you can successfully compete for an Apprenticeship? Who are Traineeships for? Traineeships are for young people aged 16-24 who want to work, but who need extra help to gain an Apprenticeship or a job. 22

A range of local employers including University of Brighton and Sussex County Cricket Ground are working with us to ensure you receive the skills, knowledge and experience you need to successfully gain employment with them. Find out more Please contact the Traineeship Trainer, Kyle Holman on 07912 387126 or text TRAIN and your name to this number.


apprenticeships Apprenticeships are ideal for you if you want

What areas does City College offer Apprenticeships in?

to learn through experience and receive your training in the workplace. It is also

Accountancy

very appealing for employers to work with

Beauty

apprentices as they get an opportunity to be

Business & Administration

a part of your development and can induct

Boxing

you seamlessly into their work culture. It’s a very rewarding experience for both parties! You may already be employed but want to gain a qualification to show you have the relevant skills in your job role or you may wish to progress within the company and an Apprenticeship qualification will demonstrate to your managers that you are ready for career progression. City College is a major provider of Apprenticeships in the South-East and we have extensive contacts in the industry. We work closely with employers and advertise their vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Vacancy Service and have a high street presence through our City Skills & Jobs Shop. Why should I take an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of learning on the job. While taking an Apprenticeship, you will be working for a real company in a real job. You will gain the skills, knowledge and experience of your chosen industry. You will also work towards either an NVQ or another nationally recognised qualification. Flexible training As an employee, you will be in active employment for most of your time as most training takes place on the job. The rest of your training will take place at City College - usually once or twice a week. There are many different Apprenticeships you can take not just the traditional routes that you might imagine. An Apprenticeship is a valued and recognised qualification for many industries.

Carpentry & Joinery Child Care Construction Customer Service Digital Media Electrical Hairdressing Health & Social Care Hospitality Information Technology Management Motor Vehicle Plumbing Retail Teaching Assistants Team Leading

Find out lots more about our Apprenticeships courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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I like that we get to experiment with all different mediums and medias.�

art & Design Courses Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Art & Design

BTEC Diploma in Art & Design

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Art & Design (Year 1) BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Year 2)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade E-G including a creative subject or equivalent Vocational entry level qualifications. All applicants must submit an Art & Design portfolio at interview which demonstrates skills at a suitable level for the course.

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Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade D-E including Art & Design or a Level 1 qualification in Art & Design. Applicants must submit an Art & Design portfolio at interview which demonstrates skills at a suitable level for the course.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade C including English and Art & Design. You will be expected to attend a portfolioreview interview where you will demonstrate your suitability for the course. In the interview you will present your portfolio and sketchbooks to the Course Team. Your work should demonstrate your ability to express and develop your ideas through drawing and design, as well as your technical skills.

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Art & Design Art and Design courses are taught in our vibrant Visual Arts department at the College’s Central Campus. The courses are fast-paced, exciting and varied and have been graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The assignments will allow you to develop skills and knowledge in a variety of 2D and 3D art and design contexts such as in drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D design and craft, graphics, textiles and fashion. You will develop visual and conceptual awareness while developing research and evaluation skills and strong critical judgement. The department stages spectacular fashion shows involving cross-course student collaboration. You will also have the opportunity to showcase your work at the prestigious end of year Visual Arts exhibition. You will be working in well-equipped workshops and art studios across the department. Your dedicated tutors have a wide range of professional expertise, skills and industry experience as practising artists/ designers. Your tutors will encourage a strong work ethic, enabling you to be self-motivated and well-prepared for working in the creative industries.

Our End of Year art Show attracts thousands of visitors every year

What’s Next

Continue studying After Level 1, you can progress to a creative Level 2 course such as Art & Design, Filmmaking or Creative Media. From Level 2, you can progress to a Level 3 course in Art & Design, Photography, Digital Media or Filmmaking. After Level 3 (Year 1), you will progress to Extended Diploma in Art & Design Year 2. From this course a high percentage of students progress to prestigious universities such as University of the Arts London, Brighton, Glasgow, Nottingham and Manchester. UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - 40-140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - 120-420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry These courses can lead to a career as a Designer (Fashion, Textiles, Graphics, Product, Spatial), Freelance Artist, Teacher or Curator.

Employability

A high level of professional standards are promoted and work ethic is embedded in all courses. Opportunity to showcase Art & Design work in professional contexts. Entrepreneurial skills are developed through live briefs. Progression Weeks focus on employment and higher education opportunities.

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My time at City College was invaluable. The foundation course was a real journey of discovery and experimentation.�

art foundation Courses Level 3/4 UAL Foundation Studies Art & Design Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade A*- C and at least one A-Level or a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in an art related subject or other related experience and a strong portfolio of art and design work. 26

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art & Design In a department graded Outstanding by Ofsted, City College’s Foundation Art & Design course is considered to be the best in the country. This Foundation course is the preferred progression

route

to

higher

education Art & Design specialised study and we have an excellent track record of placing students at the most prestigious universities and art colleges throughout the UK. Based at our Central Campus in the North Laine, the College’s Visual Arts department has cultivated a vibrant, exciting atmosphere that you would expect from being at an Art College. You will be taught by specialist teachers and practising artists and designers who are involved in Brighton’s buzzing art and design scene and you will also have your own studio space and access to studios, workshops and computer suites. Designed to provide you with an art and design experience that is rigorous and challenging, this course will assist you to work outside your comfort zone. With an emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking, you will be challenged to be inventive, exploring problems from new angles and developing your own creative solutions. The curriculum balances taught sessions with independent learning and development. At the start, projects and workshops will help you to find where your strengths and interests lie and decide on which specialist pathway to pursue: fine art, fashion, textiles, 3D design, graphics, and illustration.

Within your chosen pathway, you receive help and advice from experienced tutors with making a UCAS application and preparing a strong portfolio of work for degree course application.

What’s Next

Continue studying The Foundation course has an outstanding record of students progressing to first choice universities across the country, including Central St Martins, Goldsmiths, Kingston, Ravensbourne and Chelsea School of Art. UCAS A pass on the course is worth 165 points, a merit 225 points and a distinction 285 points. Careers and jobs in the industry Typical career paths include 3D Design & Crafts, Fine Arts & Lens-based media, Graphics, Illustration, Animation, Fashion and Textiles.

Find out lots more about our Art Foundation course at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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I enjoyed every moment at City College and had a brilliant relationship with the highly-devoted teaching staff.�

beauty therapy Courses Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSE Grade D-E to include Maths, English and Science

Entry Requirements: Min GCSE Grade C in English and Science. Must also have 3 other GCSEs.

Entry Requirements: Prerequisite is Level 2 Beauty Therapy VTCT or NVQ or equivalent.

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Beauty Therapy Studying

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City College’s Central campus is fun, exciting and will leave you with the skills, confidence and, most

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employment or further training. Ofsted said that teaching and learning in our Beauty department is outstanding. Previous students are World Skills winners for Nail Art, Aromatherapy and Reflexology and national winners for Electrolysis. The emphasis on our courses is practical experience and skills, taught by highly experienced and skilled tutors. By the time you leave us, you will be ready to work in a variety of settings and salons, applying treatments such as manicures and pedicures, waxing, make-up, aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage. If you progress onto our more advanced courses, you will develop your treatment knowledge and skills. We offer a unique and fun, practical learning experience. Our industry standard four salons are run as professional clinics and are open to the public, giving you real-life experience which will look fantastic on your CV. As well as our salons, we have excellent local employer links and all students get the opportunity to go on a work experience placement. All of our courses are taught by staff with a high level of expertise and salon experience. Due to the high level of training and technical skill involved in the Beauty industry, you will enter onto Level 2 and progress onto the higher Level 3 qualifications.

What’s Next

Continue studying After Level 1 you can progress to Beauty Therapy Level 2. After Level 2 you can progress to Beauty Therapy Level 3, Nail Technology, Photographic and Media Make-up or Complementary Therapies. After Level 3 you can progress to Level 3 Reflexology, Level 4 Media and Photographic Media Make-up or Sports Massage. Careers and jobs in the industry

prospects

City College Beauty students have recently achieved top awards in WorldSkills competitions for Nail Art, Aromatherapy and Reflexology as well as a Sterex National Award for electrolysis.

The Beauty Therapy industry is large and growing. You will have the skills and confidence to apply for a range of positions in salons, hotels, health and fitness spas, airlines, cruise liners and department stores around the world.

we have over 2500 paying clients who come in for a beauty treatment each year

Find out lots more about our Beauty Therapy courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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The college paid for us to attend an enterprise conference in London where we were able to meet some really inspirational people.�

business & enterprise Courses Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Business Administration & BTEC Level 1 Award in IT Users

BTEC Diploma in Business

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business (Year 1) BTEC Extended Diploma in Business (Year 2)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade F. If not GCSE Maths and English, Functional Skills at EL3 for both Maths and English. Other relevant qualifications at Entry Level will be considered.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade D-E, to include Maths and English.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade C. BTEC Business Level 2, overall Merit grade, with GCSE Maths and English grades as above, or Functional Skills at L2 for English and L1 for Maths.

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Business & Enterprise Our

Business

courses,

taught

by tutors with direct industry experience at our Central Campus, will help you to gain a broad understanding of enterprise and develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the business sector. A business qualification can lead to hundreds of varied careers and our courses run from Level 1 to Level 3, so no matter what stage you’re at, you can gain the skills and confidence to progress. You can expect to learn how to start work in business, retail and administration, explore business purposes, communications, marketing, accounting, business ethics and event/project management. Our Business department is one of the College’s most dynamic, providing trips, placements, practical experience and industry talks. The spirit of entrepreneurship is strong here and we have an ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ one of the top business people in the area - who is available to work with students to provide inspiration and guidance to help develop entrepreneurship. We also have an established Enterprise Society at the College.

City College Business courses are in the top 2% in the country

What’s Next

Continue studying After level 1 you can progress to level 2 Business or IT qualifications. After level 2 you can progress to level 3 Business or other courses at City College. After successfully completing the Level 3 qualification, you may wish to progress onto one of the many Business or Marketing courses offered at Universities around the country. City College also offers a Business Foundation Degree. We run a wide range of evening courses offering professional certificates such as ILEX and CIPD courses. UCAS

prospects

Business student Tom Lawson, named as one of the College’s ‘City Achievers’ awardwinners in 2013, used the knowledge he gained on his course to launch a successful t-shirt brand ‘Sick of Silence’ which is growing a strong reputation and has had much interest in the press.

Subsidiary Diploma - 40-140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - 120-420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry A business qualification can open the door to hundreds of careers and provide you with the skills and knowledge to start your own enterprise.

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My tutors at City College have been really supportive of me trying different things and I’ve never felt restricted in anything that I’ve wanted to learn.”

carpentry & joinery Courses Level 1

Level 2

Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

Diploma in Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSE D-F, including Maths and English.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade D, to include Maths and English.

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carpentry & joinery Carpentry is a rewarding, challenging and creative career. There is a great sense of satisfaction to be gained that you can create something that is long-lasting and is a testament of your skill and talent. The aim of Carpentry courses at City College is to provide you with the skills, underpinning knowledge and a broad understanding of the diversity of the Construction industry. You’ll explore the roles and responsibilities of the people who work in the industry and the possible career progression routes. These courses are designed to develop your practical skills, knowledge and understanding of Site Carpentry or Bench joinery and the construction industry in general. The courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently apply for work within the construction industry and you will also get the opportunity to get hands-on experience in real-life projects such as the Waste House project at Brighton University and the Stable Yard project at Brighton Racecourse. You will be taught by tutors who have worked in the Construction industry and you will have access to first class facilities with up to date tools, equipment and machinery. Our Carpentry team will also support you to develop your Entrepreneurial skills through a variety of enrichment and fundraising activities including the continuing Kenya project where our Carpentry students help to rebuild local communities in Kenya.

What’s Next

Continue studying Once you have progressed through the City College programme, you may wish to continue your studies at university or by training in another construction discipline. Careers and jobs in the industry After successfully completing these courses, you will have the skills and confidence to apply for a variety of jobs within the construction industry including Carpenter, Joiner, Builder or Designer.

prospects

We have strong partnerships with Mears and Brighton & Hove City Council. Mears have just given 5 students an Apprenticeship opportunity. Our students have helped to refurbish 5 social houses for the Council.

Currently 99% of our students who complete their course successfully achieve their qualification

Find out lots more about our Carpentry & Joinery courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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My tutors had all worked in the industry and were really up-front that you had to put the hours in. I also learnt loads from them and they were always there to help.�

catering & hospitality Courses Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery

Diploma in Professional Cookery

Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery

Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirements. All applicants will attend an interview and complete an aptitude test.

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Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service

Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade D-E, including English or an equivalent Level 1 qualification in the same vocational subject.

Entry Requirements: Min Level 2 qualification in the same vocational subject.

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catering & Hospitality Do you have a flair for cooking and

hospitality?

Our

Catering

department offers a range of practical catering courses that have been specially designed to prepare you for a successful career in this challenging but rewarding sector. Our Catering department, based at our Central Campus, benefits from modern facilities such as industry standard training kitchens and our training restaurant ‘The Gallery’. This is open to the public providing a top of the range dining experience. We also have excellent links with famous venues including The Gingerman, Seattle Hotel and Hotel du Vin, which accept a number of students on Apprenticeships and work experience every year. You will learn principles and then advanced techniques that will prepare you for your career. Depending on the path you choose, these can include safety and hygiene, table service, nutrition, cooking techniques, costing and creating a menu. If you progress with us through to Level 3, you will be able to develop your supervisory and management skills and can choose to focus on event management too if you wish. Catering - Foundation Level Offers the possibility of a 2 year catering programme at E3 and L1. Smaller classes with TSA support for those interested in catering but needing initial support with confidence and skills. Opportunities for an exciting and varied programme that may include a catering experience in France and the chance of a real work situation in the College cafe. All learners will be interviewed and assessed for suitability for this course.

What’s Next

Continue studying You can progress from Level 1 right up to Level 3. Once you’ve completed Level 3, you may wish to continue studying on our Foundation Degree courses. Careers and jobs in the industry Depending on which pathway you have chosen, you will have the skills and confidence to apply for a wide range of positions in the Catering and Events industries. Brighton has one of the busiest Catering, Events and Hospitality industries in the country with very healthy levels of recruitment and the College has excellent employer links.

last year our gallery restaurant served nearly 4,000 meals during term-time service

prospects

Having been given the chance to work with Fatboy Slim’s chef Dan Stockland at the Big Beach Bootique gigs at the Amex Stadium through his course at City College, Jake Drury now works with Dan as Assistant Manager at Fatboy’s Big Beach Cafe in Hove. Former students have been awarded with Young Chef of the Year, Roux Scholarship and Michelin Star accolades.

Find out lots more about our Catering & Hospitality courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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I have managed to get a part-time job already and I’m hoping to develop as a teacher, but I have lots of options.”

childcare Courses Level 2

Level 3

Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education

Cache Children’s and Young peoples Workforce Diploma (Year 1) Cache Children’s and Young peoples Workforce Extended Diploma (Year 2)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs - 1 Grade C and 4 Grade Ds, one of these should be English. Applicants who have a Level 1 qualification in Childcare can progress on to the Level 2 but need to be aware that we will be looking for a Level 1 Functional Skills in English or equivalent. 36

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs Grade A* - C, 1 of these must be English. Applicants who hold a level two must have achieved a Merit or Distinction and hold a level 2 functional skills English. Applicants should be aware that if they wish to progress on to Nursing or Teaching they must hold GCSE Grade C in Maths, English and Science. Apprenticeships available - See page 22


childcare Have you always wanted to work with children? Would you like a career where you can make a real difference to a child’s development? We can offer you courses that will help develop the skills and knowledge needed to work with children and their families in a variety of settings. This could include nurseries, children’s centres or pre-schools. Depending on the level you are studying, you will learn about food and nutrition, child development, caring for children, working with parents, communication skills and emotional and social development. Our high-quality, vocational, early years training will give you the skills to have a significant impact on the development of children and the Childcare department at our East Campus is highly respected within the industry. All our childcare lecturing team have worked in the industry so that they can also provide students will real life experience and training. 60% of the course is theory and class room based and 40% is practical in a nursery setting.

Brighton and Hove is accommodating 210,000 young people under the age of 16

What’s Next

Continue studying Students completing the Level 2 with a high grade can progress to the Level 3. Once you have qualified from our Level 3 Extended Diploma you may wish to continue your studies by applying for one of the many Childcare qualifications available at university level. UCAS The Extended Diploma is worth up to 420 UCAS points. Careers and jobs in the industry The opportunities within the childcare sector are a lot wider than you might realise. With a Level 2 Childcare qualification you can progress in to Nursery Assistant posts. Level 3 qualified students can progress into careers such as Nursery Practitioners, Nannies, Children’s Reps, pre-school nursery nurse or Creche Workers. Some students are even successful in becoming Health Visitor Assistants.

Employability

All students have access to a range of work placements and work experience opportunities. We work with over fifty local childcare providers, who offer various work experience placements while you are training, ensuring you receive the best, up-to-date, handson experience and giving you the best chance of gaining full-time employment as a result.

Find out lots more about our Childcare courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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It’s a great college with great opportunities and great tutors with a really good knowledge of industry.�

computing Courses Level 2

Level 3

BTEC First in Information and Creative Technology (I&CT) Diploma

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma for IT practitioners (Year 1)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade E including Maths and English.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade C including Maths and English. If progressing from Level 2 a minimum of merit grades in each unit at Level 2, success at any Functional Skills entered at Level 2.

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BTEC Extended Diploma for IT practitioners (Networking and System Support) (Year 2)

Advanced BTEC option available - See page 14


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College’s

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department at our Central Campus on

Pelham

Street

specialises

in delivering applied computing courses. We pride ourselves in keeping up-to-date with cutting edge industry practice and our courses provide a sound theoretical and applied perspective to modern computing and IT topics. The application of Computing and IT is taught through practical exercises in our wellequipped workshops. Our highly experienced tutors use a variety of methods including short lectures, practical work, research, group work and presentations. On these courses, you will learn about subjects such as System Support, Networking Technologies, Software Design, Programming, Web Design, Computing Technologies and Enterprise skills. Our computing department will also prepare you for the possibilities involved from new technological advancements that await you in the next generation of computing devices.

There are around 105,000 businesses in the UK offering IT and Telecoms products & services

What’s Next

Continue studying Once you have qualified from Level 3, you may wish to further your knowledge and training by applying for the City College Foundation Degree or an Honours Degree or to gain a professional qualification such as A+, Network+, Security+.

prospects

There is a total IT and Telecoms workforce of 1.5 million of which 890,000 people are in IT and Telecoms products and services.

UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry After successfully completing the course, you could consider a career or further study in; System Support, Network Administration, Systems Analysis, Database Administration, Database Architect, Software Configuration, Web programming, System Programming, Developing Rich Internet Applications or E-Commerce.

Find out lots more about our Computing courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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Studying dance at City College showed me how much I could achieve with hard work and with the support of my amazing tutors.�

Dance Courses Level 2

Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Dance

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Dance (Year 1) BETC Extended Diploma in Dance (Year 2)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade D-E with a Grade D in English. At interview you will be asked to explain your commitment to dance. You will take part in a practical dance workshop at interview.

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Develop your dance skills in the heart of the creative capital of the UK. Street and Commercial dancers work in music video, theatre, corporate entertainment and anywhere that modern, cutting edge entertainment is wanted. Everything is focused on producing innovative, original Street and Urban dance. You will study professional dance techniques including Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Ballet, Contemporary, Flamenco and Bollywood among others to ensure that you have the skills to progress as a commercial dancer. This is the start to your professional training in this vibrant discipline. You will build skills that you will showcase in regular live performances, culminating in a large scale end of year show. Our strong local and national links with the industry mean you will have the opportunity to create your own links and develop as a professional. This includes performing for professional clients, performing in events such as Kemp Town Carnival, Brighton People’s Day, the Spring Awards and the Take Part Festival. You will also take part in workshops with working dancers and meet agents and representatives from dance schools and specialist universities. Our teachers are all professional dancers so they understand what is needed to be successful in this industry. You will also learn enterprise skills by being involved in the running of Brighton Live Productions; our own, student-led production company.

What’s Next

Continue studying One of the most outstanding aspects of this department is its progression routes and many dance schools and universities, such as The Urdang Academy, welcome applications from City College as they recognise the value of our training environment.

prospects

100% of our 12/13 students have received offers for further study or work.

UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry The performing arts industry offers many exciting opportunities for innovative dancers, choreographers, workshop leaders, youth workers, teachers and even Red Coats.

our end of year shows are part of the Brighton fringe Festival which is the largest arts festival in England

Find out lots more about our Dance courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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There’s a really good support system here so you’re able to focus on something you’re passionate about.”

digital arts Courses Level 2

Level 3

BTEC Diploma Creative Media Design

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Games Development (Creative Media Production) (Year 1) BTEC Extended Diploma Games Development (Creative Media Production) (Year 2)

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Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade C including English. At interview you will be required to present work which demonstrates your ability to express and develop your ideas through drawing and design and that demonstrates your understanding and use of creative computer software applications. You will need to talk about your interest in and why you think you are suitable for a career in the computer games design industry. Apprenticeships available - See page 22


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digital arts Recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and located in the heart of Brighton’s creative and digital scene and with access to fantastic industry

standard

computer

facilities and great links with industry, City College is the place to come and study digital media and games design. Designed to develop skills in the processes of how interactive products and computer games are designed, developed and produced, our practical courses will provide you with both the theoretical and software skills you will need to progress in digital design. Whether you are looking to progress to university or other courses, or to improve your skills for jobs in industry, one of our popular courses will help you progress. You will use Mac or PC computers with industry standard software, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, 3D studio Max, Motionbuilder, Mudbox and After Effects.

100% of 2012/13 students who applied to university successfully gained an offer of a place

What’s Next

Continue studying Most Level 2 students progress onto Level 3 courses in Film, Games Design, Art or Music. The Extended Diploma is a qualification welcomed by universities. We also offer the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative Digital Media for students who prefer to have direct entry into an employment situation whilst they study. The department has an outstanding track record of students moving onto higher levels of study, employment or onto apprenticeship programmes. UCAS

Employability

Industry professionals will support you to follow design briefs and use industry standard software. The interactive media and computer games industries make up 11% of all creative industries employment in the South East

Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry Job opportunities can be found in areas such as Web Design, Games Design, Motion Graphics and Video & Animation. Our students are well placed to take an entry level job in some of the best digital companies in the country.

Find out lots more about our Digital Arts courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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The tutors here have a lot of industry experience, which helps you to learn and it obviously shows.�

ELECtrical Courses Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Plumbing & Electrical

Diploma in Electrical Installation

Diploma in Electrical Installation

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSE Grade E, including Maths, English and Science. There will be a aptitude test during the interview when the applicant will need to achieve 60% success.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade D-E including a D in Maths, English and Science. There will be a aptitude test during the interview when the applicant will need to achieve 75% success.

Entry Requirements: Requires successful completion of CG2365 Level 2 qualification.

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electrical Are you interested in being part of the exciting and growing electrical industry? The UK construction industry is a major employer and if you enrol onto our courses you could be a part of it. You will gain technical skills and knowledge to secure employment within the electrical industry. Our courses will allow you to complete the theory units of the full diplomas you need to be fully qualified (employment within the electrical industry is essential to becoming fully qualified). You will be taught by qualified electricians who have a wealth of industry experience and you will have access to up to date workshop facilities. Depending on what level of training or education you are currently at, you will develop skills and experience in working safely in an engineering environment, forming and assembly of cable containment, wiring and testing electrical equipment, maintaining electrical systems and assembling electronic circuits. Usually, our students progress from our full-time courses onto apprenticeships in Electrical Installations.

To be employed as an electrician you will need to have industry-recognised training and qualifications

What’s Next

Continue studying After Level 1 you can choose between Level 2 Electrical or Plumbing or an Apprenticeship. After Level 2 you can progress to Level 3 or an Apprenticeship Under the JIB grading system, an electrician must hold Level 2 and 3 Technical Certificates and an NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent). City College offers these qualifications on a part-time basis: • Electrical Installation C&G Technical Certificate Level 2 (CG2330-01) • Electrical Installation C&G Technical Certificate Level 3 (CG2330-07) • Electrical Installation NVQ Level 3 (CG2356-31) In addition, City College offers a further range of part-time electrician qualifications. Careers and jobs in the industry Under the JIB grading system, an electrician must hold Level 2 and 3 Technical Certificates and an NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent). Once you have these qualifications you will be a qualified electrician and be able to confidently apply for a wide range of jobs within the industry.

Find out lots more about our Electrical courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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There is a good mixture of people on the course. We enjoy working together and using collective ideas for projects. I know I can use the skills and techniques I’ve learned to further my career.�

filmmaking Courses Level 2

Level 3

BTEC Diploma Creative Media

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Creative Media (Year 1) BTEC Extended Diploma Creative Media (Year 2)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade D-E including Grade D in English. You will be asked to explain your interest in Filmmaking at interview.

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The Film, TV and Video industry offers many exciting opportunities including

directing,

production,

camera operation, sound operation, editing and script writing. Gaining skills in filming, editing and screening films in the digital format, our Filmmaking courses at our East Campus prepare you for further training and employment in an expanding industry. We prepare our students so well that many move straight into the industry or towards the top university courses for film - for example Ravensbourne College, Bournemouth Institute and the University of Sussex. You will have the opportunity to work in all areas of a Production team and develop your understanding of the TV and film industries. You will also develop your creative filmmaking skills using the latest production equipment, including Sony NX5 HD cameras and Mac editing suites running industry standard Adobe Premiere (CS6). Throughout the course you will work with real-life clients, covering and broadcasting live events and creating promotional videos. We will also develop your filmmaking interests so you can build your portfolio and help you to develop enterprise skills by being involved in the running of Brighton Live Productions - our own student-led production company.

ÂŁ43 billion a year is spent worldwide on the film industry

What’s Next

Continue studying You may wish to continue and develop your skills at university or film school. Our students have chosen to continue their studies at some of the very best film schools in the country and the overwhelming majority of our students achieve their first choice university course. UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts

prospects

Filmmaking students have the opportunity to work with City College musicians, dancers, actors and boxers as well as gaining hands-on experience of streaming live events from the Brighton Dome.

Careers and jobs in the industry The skills developed through the course allow some graduates to access employment in the industry at technician level. Graduates can also carve out a career as a freelancer.

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This course allowed me to be myself, to make me more confident and know what I wanted to do.�

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Foundation Learning If you are unsure of what subject to study or need some support with college or study confidence, have been home educated or not gained qualifications, our Vocational Studies Level 1 and 2 courses can give you a stepping stone to progression. Vocational Studies offers the chance to study in smaller classes with specialist teaching staff and TSA support in every class. This gives you an opportunity to improve on your study skills and build confidence for the next step. We offer 1 day of Professional Skills alongside 3 Vocational days where you will have the option of choosing 3 subjects to study for the year. The options for 2013/14 were: art, media studies, childcare, catering, digital photography, construction, creative ICT, Enterprise, Leisure, Volunteering and Hair & Beauty. Functional Skills English and Maths are taught as part of the programme. Level 1 Vocational Studies Entry requirements: You must have at least an Entry Level 3 qualification. All applicants are interviewed and assessed on an individual basis for suitability for this course. Level 2 Vocational Studies Entry requirements: You must have at least a Level 1 qualification or equivalent. All applicants will be assessed for suitability for this course. Entry Level Courses Please see www.ccb.ac.uk/entry

To download a full version of our course prospectus please visit our website www.ccb.ac.uk /entry

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Continue studying Learners who achieve at Level 1 or Level 2 Vocational Studies may progress to a subject specific course, an Apprenticeship or to employment. Careers and jobs After completing your course, you’ll feel much more confident when applying for jobs and it can provide a stepping stone onto a range of qualifications that could lead to a variety of careers.

This course gave me a chance, I never thought I could do it but I have. I am so proud of what I have achieved.”

For further information please contact: Yvonne Elliott on 01273 667788 Ext. 497 alternatively email yre@ccb.ac.uk

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The College has a good reputation. I enjoy everything about the course, all the different techniques and getting to practice on paying clients.�

hairdressing & Barbering Courses Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Hairdressing VRQ

Hairdressing and Barbering VRQ

Hairdressing Diploma NVQ

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade G and above.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade E and above, including English and Maths.

Entry Requirements: Requires successful completion of Level 2 Hairdressing qualification.

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hairdressing & Barbering Hairdressing is an exciting and expanding

creative

industry

that offers diverse opportunities in

further

education,

training

and employment. One of the South-East’s major providers of hairdressing courses, City College is an exceptional place to train in Hairdressing with excellent links with local employers. You will have the chance to learn in a practical environment at our Central Campus that will prepare you for the world of work or further training. As well as the hands-on, creative lessons in well-equipped training salons, you will have the opportunity to work in our professional City Revival salons, which are open to the public. All of our courses are taught by staff with a high level of expertise and salon experience. Each year, our students dazzle the City with their creativity in the popular hair shows that showcase their skills and talents to major employers who look forward to receiving applications from our graduates.

we have nearly 3,000 paying clients who come in for a hair appointment each year

What’s Next

Continue studying After Level 1 you can progress to the Level 2 Hairdressing and Barbering course. After Level 2 you can progress to the Level 3 Hairdressing Diploma. After qualifying from Level 3 you will be in a position to apply for management and supervisory positions. Careers and jobs in the industry Most students will move into the industry once they have finished our programme, having the skills and confidence to apply for stylist jobs such as working in a salon, hotel, health and fitness spa, department store or cruise ship or perhaps running your own business. You may also wish to pursue a career in teaching or alternatively an A1 Assessor Award to become an NVQ Assessor in Hairdressing for either FE Colleges or the public sector.

prospects

City College has excellent links with top local salons such as The Point, Mooch, Cuttlefish and Peewees, frequently leading to apprenticeship and employment opportunities.

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The course has provided me with the opportunity to link the theories that I’ve learned in class to the practical aspects of health and social care.�

health & social care Courses Level 2

Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care (Yr 1) BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Yr 2)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs - 1 Grade C and 4 Grade D, one of these should be English. Applicants that have a Level 1 in Health and Social Care should be aware that they will be expected to have a Level 1 in English.

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Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C, one of these should be English. Applicants need to be aware that if they wish to progress in to Nursing or Teaching they will need A-C in English, Maths and Science. Applicants who hold a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care will need to have passed with a Merit or Distinction and hold a Level 2 Functional skills English or equivalent.

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Health & social care Would you like to have a satisfying and

rewarding

career

working

to support and care for people in Health and Social Care? We offer a range of Diplomas and qualifications at our East Campus that will prepare you for an exciting, challenging and stimulating career. A Health and Social Care qualification can open the door to many different careers including Care Worker, Youth Worker, Health Care Assistants or agency working with children and adults who have special needs as well as helping you to progress on to a University level qualification. Depending on what level you are on, you can expect to increase your skills and confidence in communication, cultural diversity, the impact of diet, anatomy and physiology, therapeutic activities, development of life stages and sociological and physiological perspectives. The Care industry is one that is rapidly changing, with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever. These developments mean that it is more important than ever that well qualified, experienced people enter the industry to meet this demand.

What’s Next

Continue studying After Level 2 you can progress to the Level 3 Health and Social Care courses. Once you have successfully completed the Level 3 course, you may wish to apply for one of the many Degree level courses on offer at university. There are also many industry specific training courses you can go on as well. The Extended Diploma is worth 360 UCAS points and students who have completed the Extended Diploma can follow pathways such as studying Mental Health Nursing, Adult Nursing , Criminology , Occupational Therapist or Social Work.

Employability

A dedicated work placement co-ordinator will support you to find work placements within the Health & Social industry. Currently over 60 employers provide our student with work placement opportunities.

UCAS

2.3 million adults use publicly funded social work and social care services in the UK

Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry There are lots of different jobs and careers that would value your qualification. Some include Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Youth Worker, Social Worker, Nurse or Teacher.

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City College’s NCTJ course taught me the basics of journalism, set me up perfectly for a career in the industry and it was a lot of fun too.�

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recognised

NCTJ

Multimedia qualification at our Central Campus in the heart of Brighton’s vibrant North Laine area. One of the highest-performing courses of its kind, this course will leave you with a wide range of journalistic skills, and is a qualification valued by employers within the media industry and beyond. Students have the option to qualify on our fast-track pathway through an intensive 18-week course, or alternatively there is a year long option more suited for those who have commitments away from College. Both pathways are designed to produce employable and skilled journalists for the next generation. You will gain important industry skills, including short-hand, law, magazine and news writing, and will also have the opportunity to benefit from industry guest speakers and a wealth of journalistic opportunities in one of the coolest cities in the country. The courses include online and video journalism, leaving you with a rounded training experience and the confidence to progress into a wide range of careers within Journalism and other industries that recognise the high-quality NCTJ brand.

What’s Next

Continue studying After qualifying you may wish to go on to sit the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination (NCE). Careers and jobs in the industry This is an exciting industry, with a wide range of employment opportunities in media outlets across Sussex and beyond. Graduates will be able to confidently apply for positions with newspapers, consumer magazines/websites, research posts, PR work and newspaper supplements. Brighton and Hove is a very busy news patch served by many online and offline news sources.

prospects

The South East employs around 25,000 people in the publishing sector. Much of this work is clustered around book publishing at 11,000 and newspapers at 9,000 (more than any other region).

City College Journalism students were winners of the national NCTJ awards and shortlisted for Press Gazette awards Find out lots more about our Journalism courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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It’s a good college to come to because you’ve got all the resources that you need and if you ever need any support, it’s available to you.”

motor vehicle Courses Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Light Vehicle Diagnostics and Rectification

Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirements. All applicants will attend an interview and complete an aptitude test.

Entry Requirements: Min 4 GCSEs at Grade C and 1 at Grad D, to include English or Maths or equivalent Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 Diploma or a minimum of 12 months Motor Vehicle industry experience.

Entry Requirements: Successful completion of Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 2 Diploma or a minimum of 18 months Motor Vehicle industry experience.

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Motor vehicle Have you always wanted to work in the motor vehicle industry? City College is the only college in East Sussex offering a full range of courses in Light Vehicle Repair and our achievement rates are in the top 4% in the country making us a top choice destination for aspiring mechanics. Our full-time courses, held at our East Campus in an £800,000 state-of-the-art training garage, are certified and recognised by the Institute of the Motor Vehicle Industry. All levels cover the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry. You can expect to learn about diagnosis of complex systems faults and advanced systems operations. Your training will provide you with essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

What’s Next

Continue studying After completing the Level 1 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair you can progress on to Level 2 or into an Apprenticeship. From here you can progress to Level 3 or into an Apprenticeship. Careers and jobs in the industry After successfully completing the Level 3 you will have the skills and confidence to work within the light vehicle automotive sector, armed forces, emergency services or motor sport.

50% of our current Level 3 students are already working within the automotive industry

employability

We have excellent industry links so we can advise you on employment opportunities and we are very proud that so many of our students go onto develop successful careers in the automotive industry. We have current Level 3 students working successfully as mechanics and former students working as Service Technicians in Caffyns.

we have invested £800,000 in a state-of-the-art 466 square metre Motor Vehicle workshop Find out lots more about our Motor Vehicle courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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Working with the company Mears was a good opportunity - I got to lay blocks, foundations and concrete floors.�

multi-trades Courses Level 1

Level 2

Building Crafts

Maintenance Operations

Entry Requirements: All applicants must attend an interview and complete an aptitude test.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs to include Grade C at either English or Maths or a Level 1 qualification in the same vocational area. All applicants will attend an interview and complete an aptitude test.

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multi-trades Someone skilled in multi-trades will have lots of different opportunities within the construction industry. You will train across brickwork, painting and decorating, plastering and tiling. With job opportunities and apprenticeships open to City College leavers, a Multi-Trades Diploma will provide you with an excellent chance of entering employment after college. Multi-trades students are based at our East Campus in a specialist construction centre where you will find industry standard facilities. You’ll gain practical skills and technical knowledge which will enable you to build and make things you’ll be proud of while working alongside other student groups training in related fields for a multi-discipled approach - replicating a construction site. You will train in safe working practices, building methods and construction technology, masonry repairs, decorative and plastering repairs, plumbing and wood amongst much more. Assessment will be through a mixture of practical assignments and an online examination. You will be taught by qualified tutors with many years of experience in the Construction industry.

7.6% of people in Brighton and Hove work in Construction

What’s Next

Continue studying After Level 1 you can progress onto Level 2 Maintenance Operations and after Level 2 you can progress onto a Level 2 construction course in a specialist trade or move into an Apprenticeship Programme, employment or freelance work. Careers and jobs in the industry The construction and building maintenance industry is varied and a wide range of training and jobs are available with both large national organisations and small local companies. City College has a strong reputation with local employers, many of whom have our former students working for them. Some jobs focus on the construction of new buildings and others with the renovation, repair and maintenance of existing buildings - our past students are currently working with national companies such as Mears and local general builders.

prospects

In Brighton & Hove there are approximately 1,000 construction business units with around 3,300 employees. There are also another 1,300 people in the sector who are self-employed. Across Sussex as a whole there are more than 26,000 construction jobs.

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my band and playing gigs at the college.

Equipment

I enjoy getting to rehearse with Brighton is great for gigs too.”

The College’s music studios are stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, this includes: • 48-channel Audient mixing desk

(previously used by U2 & Brian Eno) • 2 x 36-channel Audient desks • Focusrite and Joe Meek pre-amps & EQs • Dbx compressors & gates • Pro Tools H/D • POD guitar & bass emulators • Studios include Marshall, Fender & Trace • Elliot guitar and bass amps, Neumann • U187 and Shure SM57 / 58 microphones • Macs running Logic Pro 8, Pro-Tools, Reason & Ableton

music Courses Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Music or Music Technology (Year 1) BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music or Music Technology (Year 2) Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade C, to include English. You will be asked to bring evidence of music you have composed and/or produced either on CD or a link showing a portfolio of work. 60

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Music

Performance

and Music Production courses at our East Campus will give you a thorough understanding of all areas associated with music technology including studio recording, mixing, post

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What’s Next

You will also get the chance to develop entrepreneurial and self-employment skills to enable you to freelance within the music industry. Our music department is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and students really enjoy the friendly, buzzy atmosphere. There are excellent industry links, with guest speakers such as Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) coming to the College to offer inspiring advice and insights as well as links with key promoters and venues.

Many of our students decide to progress onto our Foundation Degree in Music Production.

You will have the opportunity to perform at events and gigs with fellow-students and receive encouragement and support from tutors who have in-depth experience and knowledge of the music industry. Using stateof-the-art production facilities and rehearsal space, you will have the opportunity to work on recordings that are put on a compilation album released on the department’s own label, ‘Brighton Records’.

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UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts

employability

You will be able to gain valuable work experience at The Great Escape and Playgroup festivals as well as at local recording studios.

Careers and jobs in the industry Music is a creative field where age or experience is no barrier for success. You will have developed your skills and confidence with us to apply for any number of jobs within the music industry, including Music Producer, Performer, Songwriter, Publisher, Session Musician and Live Sound Engineer. Don’t forget us at your next sell out gig!

There are 102,220 people working in the music industry within the wider creative & cultural sector

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What I enjoy most are the different challenges every day, getting training for the future. It’s enjoyable!�

painting & decorating Courses Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Painting & Decorating

Painting & Decorating

Painting & Decorating

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade E, including English and Maths. All applicants must attend an interview and complete an aptitude test.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs including at Grade C at either English or Maths or a Level 1 qualification in the same vocational area. All applicants must attend an interview and complete an aptitude test.

Entry Requirements: Level 2 qualification in Painting & Decorating. All applicants must attend an interview and complete an aptitude test.

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Painting & Decorating Are you hands-on and practical? A career in the Painting and Decorating industries can be a rewarding career choice. With job opportunities and apprenticeships open to City College leavers, a

Painting

and

Decorating

qualification will provide you with an excellent chance of entering employment. At our East Campus, specialist construction centre we provide industry standard facilities. You’ll gain practical skills and technical knowledge which will enable you to build and make things you’ll be proud of while working alongside other student groups training in related fields - replicating a construction site. No two days will be the same - you will be trained in a fun but hard working environment and train in specialist decorative techniques, apply paint systems by brush and roller, applying foundation and plain papers and much more. As well as your training, you will get involved in some great community projects which will look fantastic on your CV. You will be taught by qualified staff with years of experience in the construction industry. You will also have many opportunities to work with local employers and on community projects which will assist you to gain wider business and self employment skills.

What’s Next

Continue studying After Level 1 Painting & Decorating you can progress onto Level 2 and after Level 2 you can progress onto Level 3 or an Apprenticeship. Depending on the entrance criteria it might also be possible to move into a different Level 2 trade area. After Level 3 you will be qualified to progress into employment or be able to work freelance.

prospects

City College has a strong reputation with local employers, many of whom have our former students working for them.

Careers and jobs in the industry The construction and building maintenance industry is varied and a wide range of training and jobs are available with both large national organisations and small local companies. Some jobs focus on the construction of new buildings and others with the renovation, repair and maintenance of existing buildings - few jobs will be the same!

There are currently 360 painters & decorators in Brighton & Hove Find out lots more about our Painting & Decorating courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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pathways In small, supported and friendly groups, PATHWAYS is a fun, practical way to enter education and training. We’ll work with you to find out what it is you like and what you might want to do in the future and come up with a programme just for you. You might like to choose sessions in childcare, construction, hairdressing, beauty therapy, motor vehicle, sport or public services - depending on what suits you best. With the support and help of our friendly tutors, we will work with you to develop your skills, boost your confidence and provide you with lots of advice and guidance along the way. The best bit is, that at the end of the programme - you will have a much better idea of what you might want to do, realise you love coming to City College and have gained a certificate from us that will allow you to enrol on your chosen Level 1 course so that you can start your journey towards your dream job. If you have any questions please call our Course Advice team on 01273 667759 and speak to us.

What’s Next

Continue studying Completing a Pathways course provides you with the opportunity to progress onto Level 1 or 2 Vocational courses, Level 2 Apprenticeships, Prince’s Trust courses and possibly employment. Careers and jobs in the industry After completing a Pathways course, you’ll feel much more confident when applying for jobs and it can provide a stepping stone onto a range of courses and qualifications that will open up many career opportunities for you.

Start Dates There are three possible start dates - September, January or April. You will remain on the programme until the end of the academic year.

total support is given to each student to make sure they achieve all aspects of this programme

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City College helped me to hone in on areas of study that I was not up to scratch on, like the technical side of photography. My tutors were supportive

facilities and Equipment

and there are great facilities.” The College has three professional photography studios stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, this includes: • Canon 5D MkII and Hasselblad Digital cameras • Extensive range of lenses • Bowens lighting • Large Black and White darkroom • Colour Darkroom with Large format 4x5 enlargers • 3 large format Epson printer capable of printing up to A1+ • Flextight large format and Nikon medium format scanners • Print finishing area with A0 Hotpress

Students also have access to three designated Mac suites, containing over 50 iMacs running Lightroom 3 and Adobe Creative Suite CS5.

photography Courses Level 3 BETC Subsidiary Diploma in Photography (Year 1) BTEC Extended Diploma in Photography (Year 2)

BTEC Diploma in Photography (1 Year Post A-level course)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade C, including English. You will be expected to attend a portfolio review interview where you will need to demonstrate your suitability for the course.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at A*-C to include English. At Least 1 A-Level or a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma. You will be expected to attend a portfolio review interview where you will need to demonstrate your suitability for the course.

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Photography

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are

taught in our vibrant Visual Arts department at the College’s Central Campus in the North Laines. The Photography courses provide you with a broad and challenging programme of study and have been graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. You will develop technical skills and ability to create an exciting photographic portfolio. Using fast past live industry standard briefs, you will also develop visual and conceptual awareness, skills of investigation and idea generation, research analysis, evaluation and critical judgement. You will be working in well-equipped photographic studios, editing suites and darkrooms with a dedicated teaching team that have a wide range of professional expertise, skills and industry experience as practising photographers. Your tutors will encourage a strong work ethic, enabling you to be self-motivated and well-prepared for working in the creative industries.

There are nearly 14,000 companies in the UK industry of which: 58% are photography companies 34% are retail, laboratories or image production 5% are picture libraries and agencies 3% are manufacturers or support services

What’s Next

Continue studying After finishing the Extended Diploma many students progress to university. You may wish to continue at City College and study the Foundation degree, or students have consistently achieved places at prestigious universities such as Westminster, Newport, Falmouth, Bournemouth or University of the Arts London. UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - 40-140 UCAS pts 90 Credit Diploma - 80-280 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - 120-420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry You can progress directly into employment and expect to find work as an assistant photographer or undertake freelance work. Students are given the skills to develop a diverse portfolio that will allow them to apply for many positions which could include: Studio portraiture, editorial work, sports or product photography as well as work within creative industries such as galleries, museums or stock libraries.

employability

A high level of professional standards are promoted and work ethic is embedded in all courses. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their photographic work in professional contexts. Entrepreneurial skills are developed through live briefs. Progression Weeks focus on employment and higher education opportunities.

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The tutors know what they’re talking about and it’s always relevant.”

plumbing Courses Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Plumbing & Electrical

Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Diploma in Plumbing Studies

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSE Grade E, including Maths, English and Science. There will be a aptitude test during the interview when the applicant will need to achieve 60% success.

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade D-E, including Maths. Direct entry learners will also need to pass the aptitude test at interview with 75%.

Entry Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies.

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plumbing The Plumbing industry continues to grow and is very competitive. Therefore our courses have been designed to give you the skills and confidence to get out there and work for yourself, winning jobs and contracts. Depending on what level you are studying, you can expect to learn about the principles of health and safety, environmental awareness, plumbing theory, plumbing practice, cold and hot water processes, sanitation, central heating, and employment rights. Our Level 1 course will give you the basic knowledge and skills of plumbing and electrical, but if you want to gain employment you will need to progress onto our Level 2 course. You will gain technical skills and knowledge to secure employment within the plumbing industry. Our courses will allow you to complete the theory units of the full diplomas you need to be fully qualified (employment within the plumbing industry is essential to becoming fully qualified). You will also receive the wisdom of an excellent teaching team with a wealth of industry experience. We have an excellent record of students going on to be successful and this has been recognised in recent years by student success at the Sussex Spring Awards.

What’s Next

Continue studying After Level 1, you can choose between Electrical, Plumbing or Maintenance Operations or an apprenticeship and after Level 2, you can progress to Level 3 or an apprenticeship. You can also move into an apprenticeship after you have gained a Level 3 qualification.

prospects

You will get help to find employment and apprenticeships through our excellent links with employers in the local area.

Careers and jobs in the industry Many of our students progress directly to employment and we also work closely with the college’s City Apprenticeships team to place our students in top apprenticeships. The Plumbing industry is constantly evolving and you will need to keep your qualifications maintained and up-to-date.

our Specialist workshop facilities replicate a real working environment Find out lots more about our Plumbing courses at www.ccb.ac.uk Get involved in College life on Facebook and Twitter

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The Prince’s Trust TEAM Programme was a life-changing experience for me. It has boosted my confidence and given me new skills and opportunities.�

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team programme

The Prince’s trust If you feel that you need to develop confidence, motivation, communication and life skills, then joining the Prince’s Trust TEAM programme could be perfect for you. It’s a free, intensive 12-week personal development course for 16-25 year olds, offering exciting challenges and providing new skills and qualifications. The Prince’s Trust is a highly-respected charity that helps young people in the UK who are not in work, education or training. On the TEAM programme, you’ll work as part of a small team based at one of our sites in Brighton, Hove, Shoreham or Bognor. Our friendly and supportive Team Leaders will guide you through the projects and help you to learn new skills. The programme involves spending a week at a residential centre and taking part in a TEAM Challenge where you will be caring for others. You’ll also complete a work placement, work on a community-based project and plan and stage an end of Team presentation to celebrate your achievements. This is usually held at the world-famous Grand Hotel on Brighton seafront. The course lasts for a period of 12 weeks with Teams starting in September, January and May each year.

What’s Next

Continue studying Having gained a Level 1 City and Guilds Qualification and boosted your CV through the experience you’ve gained on the programme, you can progress onto a wide range of course options which you can see in this prospectus. This could include a full-time course or an Apprenticeship. You will also have access to the Prince’s Trust Mentoring programme. Careers and jobs After completing a Prince’s Trust Team programme, you’ll feel much more confident when applying for jobs and it can provide a stepping stone onto a range of courses and qualifications that will open up many career opportunities for you.

3 out of 4 young people progress into work or training within 3 months of completing the programme

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I loved the mountain biking, walking and expeditions and the college trip to Iceland. It’s a safe environment with great resources and free use of the gym.”

public services Courses Level 2

Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Public Services

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services (Year 1) BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services (Year 2)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade E. Merit in BTEC First Certificate (Level 2).

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade C, to include Maths and English. Or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 course.

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public services Would you like to learn the skills, discipline and knowledge required to equip you for a career in the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Army, Navy, or as a Teacher or Activities Instructor? Our exciting, active Public Services department provides you with all the support you need to get you qualified and employed, or ready for university. Depending on what level you are on, you can expect to study teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills through the Sports Leaders Award and Basic Expedition Leaders Award as well as citizenship, diversity and discipline. Based at our East Campus, you will have immediate access to fantastic sports facilities. You will also enjoy the specialist units such as outdoor and adventurous expeditions, fitness training, expedition skills and water based activities. Learning will be varied and creative with an emphasis on practical skills, teamwork and fitness. You will visit public service organisations and enjoy guest speakers talk to you about their real life Public Service experiences.

What’s Next

Continue studying After Level 2 you can progress to Level 3 (as long as you gain a merit grade at Level 2). After successfully completing the BTEC Extended Diploma, you may want to further your education by applying for a degree level course at university. During the course you may have identified a specialism and we will work with you to help you apply for the correct professional training for the next step in your career. UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts

employability

We have excellent links with employers. A good level of work experience and volunteering opportunities are available. You can develop your Leadership and Interpersonal Skills through the Sports Leaders and BEL Awards.

Careers and jobs in the industry

26.5% of people in Brighton and Hove work in Public Services

You will feel confident about applying to join the uniformed public services, such as the Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service, Army, and the Police.

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Perform and succeed

City College’s sports teams have successfully performed at county and national league level in a wide range of sports. Recent accolades include: Archie Hutchins (Boxing) - Junior ABAE Champion 2011 Luke Batstone & Harry Bambridge (Boxing) Southern Counties Champions Jordan Adekunle, Luke Donaldson and Doug Tuck (Football) have all received international honours representing England at Under 19 level In the past three seasons, our Football 1st team has won the National League, County League and County Cup, most recently in 2013 Our mixed Hockey Team made it through to the Mixed National Hockey Plate Finals

There is lots of variation in the course which I enjoy. I have gained a place at university and I’m looking to progress to management.”

sports courses Level 2

Level 3

BTEC Diploma in Sport

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Year 1) BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Year 2)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs at Grade E. Merit in BTEC First Certificate (Level 2).

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sports & sport science If you love sport and want to develop your skills and knowledge so that you can pursue a career in the sports industry, these courses based at out East Campus are for you. You will have access to fantastic facilities including a fully equipped gym, sports hall, boxing ring and a full-size 3G floodlit pitch and we have some of the best college sports teams in the country who regularly compete at both local and national level. By offering you a range of industry recognised qualifications our courses will help you to develop both your practical sports skills as well as giving you the best chances for employment within the sports industry. You will also develop additional skills in Leadership through the Sports Leaders Award and Interpersonal Skills through the CYQ Fitness Instructing course. Our highly skilled and motivated staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience in sport and have excellent links with local employers and sports clubs such as Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Sussex County Cricket Club. These links provide our students with amazing work experience and volunteering opportunities. If you are a talented sports person with genuine hopes to making a career as a professional, then please turn the page to find out about our nationally recognised sporting academies.

What’s Next

Continue studying There are multitudes of sports qualifications that you may wish to take. After your level 2 qualification you can progress to level 3 (you must achieve a merit grade at level 2 to do this) UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry The sports industry is currently booming, with many opportunities in Brighton and beyond. These might include Teaching, Sports Coaching, Fitness Instructing, Personal Trainer, Activities Instructor, Physiotherapist, Nutritionist and many others.

prospects A good level of work experience and volunteering opportunities are available.

You can develop your Leadership and Interpersonal Skills through the Sports Leaders Award and the CYQ Fitness Instructing course. The College has excellent links with employers, sports clubs and schools.

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The course offers a lot of different activities, like after college clubs, that can give you extra skills to help you get into university or a job.�

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Sports academies Promoting sporting excellence alongside education These unique one or two year programmes are designed for talented young people interested in football, boxing and other sports, to take advantage of the opportunity to develop their sporting skills, while continuing their education at the same time. These programmes provide a network of support, coaching, sporting excellence and competitive surroundings designed to get the very best out of you as you progress through a vital moment in your sporting development. We appreciate the level of time and sacrifice required from you and your families in order to reach the top of your sport and have developed these programmes to ensure that while you train to the very best of your abilities, you’ll also be getting vital sports and coaching qualifications. These programmes will ensure that you will get a solid understanding of the scientific and coaching principles behind your elite level performance, while giving you options should you not wish to pursue your career as a professional sportsperson in the future.

Past successes stories from former students include; Grant Hall - Former Brighton pro, now with Tottenham Hotspur (2010) Ollie Rowe - Captain at Eastbourne Borough FC (2011) Adam Mitchell - Scholarship in the USA (2011) Jordan Adekunle - England Colleges Under 19s International (2012) Doug Tuck - England Colleges Under 19s Internationals (2013) Luke Donaldson - England Schoolboy Under 18 International (2013) Jordan Adekunle - Professional contract at Crawley Town FC (2013)

Our programmes include:

Football Development Academy

Boxing Elite Academy

Students will receive specialist coaching from a UEFA Licensed Coach for a minimum of 6 hours each week and will play competitive matches in local and national league and cup competitions. You will gain qualifications and coaching badges such as:

Our nationally renowned boxing academy has already produced amateur boxers that have won national titles and call-ups to the Team GB Training Squads. Join the Academy and receive top coaching, nutrition and sports science advice and training from professional boxers and coaches.

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• Sport BTEC Diploma (Level 1-3) • Coaching FA Level 1 Certificate • Emergency Aid FA Certificate • Child protection module • Sports Leaders Awards • QYQ Level 2 Gym Instructing

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• Sport BTEC Diploma (Level 2-3) • Specialised units to compliment your progression through the amateur ranks The College also provides other opportunities for students to train regularly and play in competitive matches in rugby, netball and hockey.

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I had really helpful tutors who have first hand knowledge of the airline and other industries.�

travel & tourism Courses Level 2

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BTEC Take off into Travel

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism (Year 1)

Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs Grade E or above, including Maths and English. Relevant Level 1 qualifications may also be considered. City & Guilds Diploma in Air Cabin Crew Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs to include either a C or D in Maths and English and 3 grade E in other subjects. UK and Oversees Ground Operations

BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism (Year 2) Entry Requirements: Min 5 GCSEs, 1 to be English at Grade C or above. Minimum Maths Grade D or FS Level 1. Any BTEC Level 2 with Merit grade. Vocational Level 2 at Distinction grade in 75% of individual units or above.

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Travel & Tourism Travel and Tourism is one of the most exciting industries in the world. You could be helping someone find their dream holiday, travelling the world as a flight attendant, be a Travel Rep in sunny locations or progress through the ranks to become a top manager. Our courses, taught by staff with years of industry experience, also equip you with the skills and confidence to pursue a career in many other fields. Studying with us is fun. We go on study trips around the world, from New York to London, and practice using our Aviation Centre and our real-world travel bureau, City Travel which sells holidays and flights to staff, students and the general public. If you are training as cabin crew and air operations, you will wear professional uniform during your time with us. Our courses are practical in nature, so when you move into your career you will feel well prepared to meet challenges. The department has fantastic links with some of the largest travel companies in the world, including Thomas Cook, TUI, Servisair, GlobeGround and Virgin Atlantic.

What’s Next

Continue studying You can progress from Level 2 courses onto the BTEC Level 3 in Travel and Tourism course and. After successfully completing the programme at Level 3, you may wish to continue your studies onto our Foundation Degree programme or apply to one of the various degree level courses on offer around the country, or even abroad.

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Students gain valuable customer service experience at the College’s in-house travel agents, City Travel.

UCAS Subsidiary Diploma - Up to 140 UCAS pts Extended Diploma - Up to 420 UCAS pts Careers and jobs in the industry

Tourism is the UKs third highest export with tourists spending more than £16bn annually

We have former students who are currently working as Cabin Crew for British Airways, EasyJet, Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook and as Holiday Representatives for Thomas Cook and Tui.

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Access and Higher Education

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Subjects available »» Pre-Access (Diploma for Progression)

»» Education Studies

»» Biomedical Sciences

»» Health and Health Sciences

»» Business and Enterprise

»» Humanities and Social Science

»» Business and Marketing or Management

»» Media, Literature and Culture

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Access to higher education If you want to prepare yourself for degree-level education in a supportive environment, an Access course is the ideal route. The courses last one year and involve approximately three days a week at College. A recent moderation report by LASER commented that “City College is clearly demonstrating best practice and offering a great service to Access students”. To succeed on an Access course, you’ll need to be 19 or over, motivated, enthusiastic, be able to manage your time effectively and be ready to study. You will be part of a group of adult students who are excited about learning and are willing to work hard with other members of the group and participate. We offer a wide range of Access courses, all of which provide an opportunity to learn more about a specific subject area as well as core skills, so they are excellent preparation for study at university. Forget school you will be learning in a friendly, community-spirited college environment. All of your classes will be highly engaging and enable you to be involved and assessed by a range of methods including presentations, essays, reports, case studies, short answer tasks, and for some courses, practical work. Entry requirements Access courses are designed for people without the appropriate skills and qualifications to prepare for higher education. If you do not already have a GCSE grade C in English and GCSE Maths grade D you will need to demonstrate literacy and numeracy at an appropriate level for the course by completing an initial assessment at interview. You will need to show a good level of motivation, be fully committed to the course and be able to spend a minimum of 8 hours per week studying at home. You will also need to submit a personal statement in support of your application.

What’s Next

Continue studying Access to Higher Education courses are specifically designed to pave your way on to a degree course and you will be supported to make your application to University as part of your course. City College is one of the main feeder colleges for Brighton University and the University of Sussex. If you take out a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of your Access to Higher Education Programme and you progress and complete Higher Education study, you can apply to have the loan written off. make it

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For further details visit www.ccb.ac.uk/24plusloans

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The tutors were really knowledgeable and enthusiastic and there was plenty of support.�

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higher education City College’s high quality, professionallyfocused

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students to succeed in a variety of industries. Our Foundation Degree and Higher National Diploma courses blend academic and workrelated learning and cover the key knowledge and skills employers are looking for. Our Foundation Degree courses are two year qualifications that combine academic and professional learning. They prepare students for employment through a variety of methods, including placements, industry-relate teaching and assessment and personal and career planning. At the end of a Foundation Degree, students can choose to either graduate and find employment, or progress to a one year top-up course leading to a full Bachelors degree with honours. City College’s Foundation Degrees are validated by the University of Brighton, a leading professional university. Foundation degree students can access some of the University’s services, including membership of the Students’ Union and libraries.

Subjects available »» Biological Sciences - Foundation Degree »» Computing - BTEC HND »» Business - Foundation Degree »» Event & Tourism Management - Foundation Degree »» Hospitality & Event Management - Foundation Degree »» Hospitality & Tourism Management - Foundation Degree »» Travel & Tourism Management - Foundation Degree »» Food & Culinary Arts - Foundation Degree & BA (Hons) »» Fine Art - Foundation Degree

The College’s part-time Higher National courses are validated by BTEC. These three year courses are ideal for those looking to combine study with existing employment or family commitments. The College also offers one year Access to Higher Education diplomas in a range of subjects. These courses are designed for students looking to go to University, but who have no formal qualifications.

»» Photography - Foundation Degree »» Visual Arts Practice - BA (Hons) »» Music Production - Foundation Degree »» Creative Music Production - BA (Hons) »» Sport - BTEC HND

Entry requirements Please visit our website for course specific requirements.

All City College Brighton and Hove degree courses are validated by the University of Brighton

What’s Next

Continue studying Higher Education at City College is focused on preparing students for careers in their chosen fields and your nationally-recognised qualification and the practical experience you’ve gained while on the course will mean that you’ll be well-placed and confident when applying for jobs as a graduate.

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Support The Student Centre

Disability Support

The Student Centres at the Central or East campuses are where you will find friendly staff available to help you with any questions you may have. The Student Centre staff can help you in all sorts of ways to ensure that you are able to enjoy your studies, succeed on your course and move on to further study or employment.

At City College we actively encourage and support students with disabilities or learning difficulties.

In the Student Centre you can:

• Use of specialist software and equipment • In-class support from a teaching support assistant or note-taker • One-to-one support with study skills or help with literacy, language or numeracy

• find out about: - courses and how to apply for them - course costs and how to pay - financial support • access careers, progression and UCAS advice • receive general information on travel, health and money • seek advice about how to access support services both inside and outside of college • make appointments to see one of our specialist support teams

Careers As soon as you arrive at college, we start to prepare for your next step, be that continuing at college, moving to work or an Apprenticeship or onto higher education. We have a team of specialist impartial Careers Advisers to support you and a wide range of resources and information.

Learning Support: Literacy, Numeracy or Language If you are a student who needs extra help with reading, writing or working with numbers we will identify your additional needs and provide you with support so that you are not disadvantaged. This might include: • Working with a teaching support assistant (TSA) in class • Receiving one-to-one classes for dyslexia • Working in small groups to support you in writing your assignments

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Please come and talk to us as soon as possible about your support needs so that we can discuss appropriate reasonable adjustments to help you study and achieve on your course. This might include:

Intensive Personal Advisers Sometimes things in your personal life can get in the way of you being able to study effectively at college. The Intensive Personal Adviser team offer you confidential and individual help around problems with relationships, organisation, substance misuse, sexual health, housing and other benefits.

Counselling Our Counselling Team provide a safe and confidential service for you to explore personal and emotional issues if things get a bit difficult to handle. Our counsellors are very experienced and will work with you to find ways to move forward in your life.

Safeguarding At City College we have the strongest commitment to making sure our students experience a secure, safe and welcoming environment. In our last Ofsted inspection this work was recognised as Outstanding. Through our Safeguarding work we help each individual student fulfil their potential by having robust policies and procedures in place to safeguard young people and vulnerable adults including antibullying, e-safety and health and safety. We have clear ways to recognise and refer any issues of concern, we take all reasonable steps to minimise risk and follow up with appropriate action to address any welfare concerns.


Equality and Diversity At City College we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our student population. We value and recognise differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, class and age. We actively oppose discrimination and work continuously to improve access to our courses. Our aim is to provide a learning environment that is inclusive and we are committed to remove conditions that put anyone at a disadvantage. We have set out our response to statutory obligations in a range of Equality and Diversity policy documents which are available on our website.

Financial Support All courses in this prospectus are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2014. The only fees you may have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment and the cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the College’s Learner Bursary Funds or you can arrange to loan essential items from the College. You should apply for financial support as soon as you receive your course offer letter. Please contact the Student Centre for more information - 01273 667709. Other student benefits There are a range of financial support packages for those students who would otherwise find it difficult to attend college. You can receive help with your transport costs and your course costs (see page 90). You can also benefit from cheap haircuts in the College Revival Salon, reduced priced meals and drinks in the college refectory and low priced stationery in the college shop. Our East Campus has a fully equipped gym that is also available to students outside of lesson times. All students aged 16+ can apply for an NUS Extra card. These cards give student discounts in a wide range of high street shops and some online retailers. Cards can be purchased online from www.nus.org.uk

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Bursaries City College may be able to offer you financial support if you meet certain criteria. The information below is for students who will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August 2014. Here is a summary of the funds that may be available to you:

The Guaranteed Bursary This is a payment of up to £1,200 per academic year if you are: • In care • A care leaver • In receipt of Income Support or Universal Credits in your own name • Disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) plus Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in your own name

Local Authority Travel Support Your Local Authority may offer travel support if you are aged between 16 and 18 on the 31st August 2014 and you or your family are in receipt of a means-tested benefit or Child Tax Credit, on a low income and you live more than 3 miles away from the College.

College Bursary for Travel If you do not qualify for Local Authority Travel Support, you live more than 2 miles away (as the crow flies) from the College and your family is on a low income then the College may be able to help you with this cost.

College Bursary for Kit and Uniform Some courses require a kit or a uniform. If you are studying a course with one of these costs and your family is on a low income then you can apply for help with these costs.

Care to Learn If you are a young parent aged 19 or under when you start your course then Care to Learn may be able to help pay for your childcare costs.

Residential Support Scheme If you are moving to Brighton to study because the course you want to do is not available closer to home, then you may be able to get financial help with the cost of your term-time accommodation.

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Please note the following very important information: • Funding is limited and we may not be able to support every applicant. Being eligible to submit an application does not guarantee an award. • If you are awarded funding for kit or equipment then the College will order and supply these items for you. You will not be given funds to purchase these items. • The application form asks for personal and financial information. You sign this application form to confirm that the information you have given us is correct. If you are awarded funding on the basis of false information then you may have your funding withdrawn and you may also be asked to return any funds you have received. • You will not receive an award from the College if: - You are under 16 years of age on 31st August 2013 - You have any outstanding debts to the College - You are planning to enrol on a course that does not receive government funding (you can check this with a Student Advisor at the College) - You are receiving funding for a Higher Education course - You are on a waged apprenticeship - You are on an Adult and Community Learning course - You are in prison or a young Offenders institution and are attending College on day release


Before starting my course, I applied for financial assistance. It really helped because it would have been difficult for me to pay for my course materials and travel in to college every day.�

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how to apply Before making an application to us, we offer all students the opportunity to come to the College and talk to our staff and tutors about coming to City College and the subject options available to you. Application Form Simply fill out your details using the enclosed application form or download a copy from our website (www.ccb.ac.uk). We will acknowledge receipt of your application with 7 working days. If you are in a Brighton and Hove Secondary School, you will be able to complete an application form with the support of your tutor.

Choosing your subject area Look up all our subject areas on our website at www.ccb.ac.uk where you will find in-depth information about the courses we will be running in 2014/15.

Visits to Schools We visit schools in the Autumn Term to talk to Year 11 students about vocational learning, our College and course options. If you are not sure whether we visit your school, just ask your Year Head or Careers Co-ordinator.

Open Events at City College We have a number of open evenings scheduled where we welcome you to come along to the College, meet our tutors and view our course facilities. For our latest events visit www.ccb.ac.uk/openevents

Course Advice You can contact our Course Advisor team to talk through your options. We have a friendly and experienced team of people whose job it is to help and guide you through your choices before and after you start. Telephone 01273 667759 or email info@ccb.ac.uk

Welcome Days If you are offered a place on a course you may be invited to our ‘Welcome Days’ during July. You will come to college to meet the other people on the course, prepare for your start in September and you’ll have fun too!

If English is not your first language There are minimum English language entry requirements for enrolment onto College courses. Your English language level (reading, writing, speaking and listening) will need to be one level lower than the course you are applying for. You may be required to attend an assessment prior to enrolment to ensure the level of your English is suitable for the course you wish to enrol on. If you require support to reach the required level, you may be referred to ESOL classes. Send your completed application form to: Admissions, City College Brighton and Hove FREEPOST BR1671, Pelham Street, Brighton, BN1 4FA If you wish to contact us regarding your application please call the Admissions Team on 01273 667704 or email admissions@ccb.ac.uk

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Acknowledgements

The information in this prospectus is correct at the time of publication, but it does not form any part of a contract between City College Brighton and Hove (CCBH) and the student. CCBH does not hold itself liable for any actions taken as a result of the information given in the prospectus. Courses may be subject to occasional changes. CCBH maintains the right to close any class which is not viable. Any fees shown are a guide only and are subject to change.

This prospectus was designed and produced by City College Brighton and Hove Marketing and Design Department. Thank you to all of the students who kindly volunteered to be part of this prospectus. © City College Brighton and Hove

CCTV cameras operate in the College for the protection of people & property. Information available from the Estates Dept.

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City College Brighton & Hove Full-Time Course Guide 2014  

Full-Time courses for 16-19 year olds in the heart of Brighton. Over 90 courses across 25 career-focussed subject areas.

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