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Contents. Welcome Corrienne

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Welcome Rob

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How to apply

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How to find us

Academic Learning and Development

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ESOL Full-time Group A

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ESOL Full-time with Workskills Group B

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Foundation Learning Programme Area

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BTEC Level 1 in Art & Design

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BTEC Level 1 in Vocational Studies

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Transitions Access

12 to 13

BTEC Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure

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Progressions

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BTEC Level 1 in Health and Social Care

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Pathways General Enterprise

18 to 19

The BTEC Level 1 in Performing Arts

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Enterprise

20 to 23 Fresh Start

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Phoenix Purple

24 to 25 Phoenix Plus GCSE

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The Rugroom

26 to 27 28 to 47

Adult Learning and Development

66 to 77

Employment Development Programme Area

30 to 31

Part Time AQA GCSE English (4700)

68 to 69

Prince’s TRUST Team Programme

32 to 35

Part Time Edexel GCSE Mathematics A (Linear)

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Project SEARCH Marlies

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Mint

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AQA Part Time GCSE Science (Single Subject Award)

Customer Service Pre-employment

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Functional Skills Maths and English Part time City and Guilds

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Retail and other Pre-employment

44 to 45 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

76 to 77

Re-engagement Provision

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GAZELLE COLLEGES GROUP

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City College Norwich – Foundation Studies

Welcome to our college. Here at City College Norwich we pride ourselves on helping you to get to where you want to be, whatever your starting point, background and previous educational experience. We offer a wide range of courses that are designed to help you to progress on to the next stage in your learning, as well as giving you the skills and experiences that will really prepare you for the world of work. Our College has superb facilities to support your learning and our committed teaching staff are here to guide, help and support you to succeed, whatever your goals. We are proud to provide a supportive and genuinely inclusive environment, with a wide range of specialist support to meet all students’ individual learning needs.

As a Gazelle College, City College Norwich has a strong focus, within all of our courses, on developing the skills that employers are looking for – like confidence, communication skills, the ability to think creatively and solve problems and work effectively in teams. We have a large number of student-run enterprises which will give you opportunities to develop these skills, as well many exciting workshops, activities and challenges run through our unique StartUp Lounge. Another benefit of coming to City College Norwich is our excellent links with local employers. Many of our courses are designed with the active input and involvement of employers, so even whilst at college you will be developing the

skills that will help you to stand out and secure your future employment. As well as helping you to succeed on your course, and beyond, coming to City College Norwich is also about making friends, having fun and enjoying your time here. We have a diverse and friendly community here at the College, making it a great place to meet new people and have a great social life. We have an active Students’ Union and a large number of extracurricular activities and clubs that are open to all students to get involved in. We hope that you join us and come and take up the many opportunities for you here at your College. Corrienne Peasgood Principal

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Welcome to our college.

Whether that is achieving GCSE grades to progress to your chosen education pathway or completing different enterprise tasks to gain a progression into employment.

It may be that you have slipped out of education and now want a way back in or you have a barrier to learning, study or employment and need to set yourself smaller targets to achieve your main ambition. We have a wide range of provision and I hope looking through this course guide you will ďŹ nd something that ďŹ ts your need.

It could be learning to speak English or completing a Level 1 BTEC. We offer GCSEs and Functional Skills for Adults and programmes of study for 16 to 18s.

The variety of programmes within the school is vast and support for students to achieve their goal is a fundamental part of our promise to help you with your journey.

Our aim within the school is to support all our students in achieving their own personal success story.

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Remember this, education can start or continue at any point of your life, we offer something different at City College Norwich and hope that your next step is our opportunity to support you in bringing about your own personal success story.

Yours faithfully, Rob Bates Head of School


How to apply.

NORFOLK SCHOOL LEAVERS

ALL OTHER APPLICANTS

If you are a pupil in a Norfolk school you should apply on the standard Norfolk form or through the ‘Help You Choose’ website as advised by your Careers Adviser at school. Your teachers will tell you what to do, and many schools like to add a reference before sending the form to us.

Please complete the standard college form, available to download from our website www.ccn.ac.uk or from The Advice Shop on request.

We would recommend that you get your application in by 31st January for us to process.

Please return it as soon as possible to: Admissions City College Norwich Ipswich Road Norwich NR2 2LJ If you are not sure which course is right for you, do not worry. You will receive further guidance when you meet the team at interview.

If you cannot find what you are looking for in this guide, contact our Advisers in The Advice Shop on 01603 773 773 or by email: information@ccn.ac.uk. The Adviser will then direct you to an appropriate member of staff. Remember: Even if you think you have made a decision about your future, it is worth keeping your options open. It is possible to apply to more than one college or school and City College Norwich accepts enrolments right into September.

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

BURSARY SCHEME

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

Once you have applied, we will usually offer you an interview if appropriate and then let you know whether we can offer you a place on your chosen course. The interview is a good chance for us to meet you and for you to find out a bit more about the course. If you have any questions it is a good time to ask them.

If you are studying on a further education course at City College Norwich, you could be eligible for help from a discretionary fund to help those on low incomes with costs such as transport, equipment and study trips.

For more details, please contact the Passenger Transport Unit, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2SG

TASTER DAYS Once you have been offered a place on your course you may be invited in for some taster days. These will help you get used to being at college. You will be able to meet your teachers and some of the students on your course.

There is also a Bursary Scheme worth up to £1,200 a year. To be eligible for the bursary you need to be in one of the following groups: • You are disabled and in receipt of employment support allowance and disability living allowance • You are a looked after young person in the care of Norfolk County Council • You are a care leaver • You receive Income Support in your own name. For more information or an application form please contact The Advice Shop on 01603 773 773 or email financialadvice@ccn.ac.uk

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or call the Student Transport Hotline on 0344 800 8003 or visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/ post16transport for further information. Special needs transport is available with support from County Hall.


How to find us. NORSE – Project SEARCH

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Vauxhall Centre NNUH – Project SEARCH

City College Norwich is a few minutes walk from the City Centre on Ipswich Road. From the St Stephens Street roundabout (near the bus station), follow signs to Ipswich.

City College Norwich

A few hundred metres south of the roundabout the A11 and A140 divide: take the left fork and the College is about 300 metres further along on the left.

There is limited pay and display parking on campus, but we also offer a subsidised park and ride scheme from the County Council site on Harford roundabout (near Tesco on the A140/A47 junction).

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Foundation Lear Programme Are

Coming to City College Norwich represents a big step in a young person’s life. This is a time of transition from statutory schooling to further education and, in many respects, from childhood into adult life. It includes many new changes, new freedoms and, with that, new responsibilities. This will involve making more decisions for themselves and gaining greater independence in their learning.

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We recognise the challenges this presents and endeavour to put in place the right level of encouragement and support. In the Foundation Learning Programme Area, a team of dedicated staff offer teaching, learning and support to meet the individual needs of its students. In addition, new students will find high quality resources and facilities to support them as they enter the world of

adulthood, further learning and employment. These include workshop areas where they can practice art, craft, dance, drama and sport. We have an industry scale greenhouse, a shop that services the needs of the college community, a kitchen, in addition to well-equipped classrooms for developing functional skills in English, Maths and IT and personal and social skills. For students with profound and multiple learning difficulties we offer a discrete environment equipped with


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resources and materials for the TEACCH approach to learning, a sensory room and an independent living skills development area. Foundation Learning is situated within the Norwich building on the main campus ensuring students feel a part of the wider community of the college. However, the majority of teaching and learning areas are contained within a certain area deďŹ ned as School 1 which means they can feel safe and secure within their own environment until they

feel conďŹ dent enough to venture further. College is about working hard and progressing and Foundation Learning staff attempt to encourage and inspire all students to aim to become valuable members of society and, potentially, the workforce. However, it is also recognised that coming to college is about making friends and developing a good social life. We have an excellent pastoral support team who can

offer friendly guidance and advice in the area of personal and social skills. College is a great place to get to know people and to feel a part of the community of Norwich. With the support of excellent staff I know it will be an enjoyable and productive learning experience.

Richard Turner Curriculum Programme Manager

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Transitions. A WELCOMING TRANSITIONAL COURSE FOR ENTRY LEVEL STUDENTS

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Who is it for? Young people (typically aged between 16 and 19) for whom transferring to a college course is felt to be too big an initial step.

Course outline. Offering transition for those students who need an extended period of adjustment and confidence-building prior to accessing further courses within college. The course is based in the Thetford Building on the southern edge of the Ipswich Road campus, where we have a large open-plan classroom, a separate IT suite and a small teaching kitchen. Originally a Victorian house, it has been completely refurbished during summer 2012. Students are supervised on arrival and departure, during breaks and at lunch times. There are high levels of support throughout the day, which may be on a 1:1 basis or shared depending on individual need.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • English, Maths and ICT • Confidence building • Cooking • Art • Dance • Gardening • Out and about/sport • Personal and social development

PROGRESSION

DURATION

During their time on the Transitions course, students will have the opportunity to try out other provision within City College Norwich, with a view to progression, which will be planned individually as students become ready for their next steps.

Up to 2 years. 3 days a week from 9am to 4pm

SIZE OF GROUP 8 to 10 students

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Access.

SPECIALIST COLLEGE PROVISION FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS

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Course outline. Based within the main City College Norwich campus the Access course enables students to feel safe and secure in a busy mainstream environment. Students receive high levels of support throughout their day from the moment they arrive on campus. We have sole use of our base classroom, one-to-one room, life skills bedsit and sensory room. We use the TEACCH approach, a holistic method for supporting autistic people. We have found that this works well with all our students as it provides structure, reducing anxiety and allowing flexibility and change to be built in. We continuously conduct informal assessments and challenge our students by offering them new experiences and guiding them towards independence wherever possible.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS Our curriculum has been designed around the student group and focuses on: • Communication and English • Number and problem solving • Life skills • Employability skills • Community and citizenship • Social and leisure

PROGRESSION

SIZE OF GROUP

We aim to prepare students for their lives in the future. We support them to progress onto further Foundation Learning college courses, transition in to supported living or to other services.

Up to 8 students

DURATION Up to 2 years. Students attend up to 4 days a week from 9am to 3pm. Each student’s timetable is agreed individually from ½ day to 4 full days.

WHO IS IT FOR? Young people aged 16 – 25 who may have: • Profound and multiple learning difficulties • Communication difficulties • Autistic Spectrum Disorders • A history of behaviours that may challenge • Physical disabilities • Visual/hearing impairments

Additional information We like to identify students who will be joining us as soon as possible as we feel the best way to prepare them for college is to have an extended transition period. We offer taster sessions, transition weeks and outreach visits as appropriate and can work with potential students for up to 2 years prior to their college start.

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Progressions. AN ADAPTABLE, UP TO DATE COURSE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE LEAVING COMPLEX NEEDS SCHOOLS

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Who is it for? Young adults with severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities

Course outline. The course offers an introduction to further education and college life for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. The aim of the course is to build confidence and encourage independent behaviour in a new learning environment. This will be achieved through a range of activities that focus on developing communication and social skills both in college and in the wider community. During the year students will be provided with opportunities to explore possibilities for progression onto other courses within the programme area. High quality teaching and support will ensure that individual interests and needs are catered for and students will be encouraged to involve themselves in decision making that will shape the design and development of the curriculum.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • English, Maths and ICT • Independence and life skills • Community activities • Out and about • Titan travel training • Horticulture • Dance and Drama

PROGRESSION Onto other courses within Foundation Learning.

DURATION Up to 2 years. 3 days a week from 9am to 4pm.

SIZE OF GROUP Up to 8

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Pathways. THIS EXCITING MODULAR COURSE HAS BEEN DESIGNED IN RESPONSE TO STUDENT NEED AND AIMS TO DEVELOP CONFIDENCE, PERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS

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Course outline. Through participation in the inspirational activities students go on a process of discovery within a community where they will be able to take the initiative, take responsibility and develop organisational skills to be prepared for further challenges. Students work towards personal and team targets in a supported environment where all contributions are valued. Students are enabled to develop their strengths in order to pursue their own interests and to meet their needs.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS Subject areas to include: • Arts and crafts • Community actions/ volunteering • Dance and drama • Titan travel training • Conservation work Students will work towards at least one of the following qualifications: • ASDAN award/certificate in Personal Social Development • Duke of Edinburgh’s award (Skill, Physical Recreation, Expedition and Volunteering) • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT

PROGRESSION This course could lead on to the Enterprise provision offered within Foundation Learning. Another pathway could be into Project SEARCH. All progression will be supported and advice offered throughout.

DURATION 1 year. 3 days a week from 9am to 4pm.

SIZE OF GROUP Up to 10.

WHO IS IT FOR? Young people aged 16 to 25 who may have: • Moderate Learning Difficulties/Disabilities • Autistic Spectrum Disorders • Emotional Behavioural Social Difficulties.

Additional information We like to identify students who will be joining us as soon as possible as we feel the best way to prepare them for college is to have an extended transition period. We offer taster sessions, transition weeks and outreach visits as appropriate and can work with potential students for up to 2 years prior to their college start.

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General Enterprise. A PERSONALISED PROGRAMME AROUND ENTERPRISE BUT WITH A FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE BEYOND COLLEGE

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Who is it for? Mainly for individuals who have spent a year or more in college on other Foundation Learning courses but are also suitable for those are new to college and ready to progress forward into the world of work.

Course outline. The programme asks students to be involved in identifying real life skills they will need, skills they already have and opportunities and experiences they need to equip them for coping with the wider world whether that includes work or not. There is a focus on employability skills but these will be general; for example working with others, working to meet an agreed outcome and deadline, problem solving, decision making and above all communicating with others. All of these skills should be transferable to situations within the world of work. Students on the course currently take part in mini enterprises – preparing and delivering veg bags to college customers and bloom tubes (a service based in college for staff to have a small flower arrangement in their office each week).

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • English, Maths and ICT • Employability skills • Communication • Titan travel training

PROGRESSION Students may progress onto one of the vocational enterprise courses within Foundation Learning.

DURATION 1 year. 3 days a week from 9am to 4pm

SIZE OF GROUP Up to 8

Appropriate levels of support will be in place but progressively we will work throughout the year to enable students to be less dependent on support to achieve realistic tasks and targets.

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Enterprise. A RANGE OF COURSES DESIGNED TO ASSIST STUDENTS IN THE TRANSITION FROM COLLEGE TO EMPLOYMENT. THE AIM OF THESE COURSES IS TO GET LEARNERS JOB READY.

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Course outline. There is a choice of three different course routes to follow. Go to pages 22 to 23 to find out more.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • Embedded English, Maths and ICT • Titan travel training as appropriate • Employability

PROGRESSION MINT – offers support through job searching and coaching to allow students with a barrier to employment to progress into the world of work. Students should have completed a workplacement prior to being referred. See pages 38 to 41 for more information.

Project SEARCH – a CCN course based at NORSE or the N&NUH. Rotations allowing students to gain real work experience and skills with the support of their colleagues. See pages 32 to 35 for more information. Other options are available and would be discussed at the parents/carers meeting whilst on the course

DURATION Up to 2 years. Three college based days per week. 1 to 2 days work placement may be organised.

SIZE OF GROUP Up to 8

Who is it for? Mainly for individuals who have spent a year or more in college on other Foundation Learning courses but are also suitable for those are new to college and ready to progress forward into the world of work.

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Enterprise Horticulture. The programme is based around practical skills preparing individuals for employment in the horticulture vocational area.

The course aims to move students out of the classroom environment, in which they may have struggled, to give them a practical education which may lead into employment. This also helps them to appreciate their local surroundings and gives them a horticultural knowledge that they can use throughout their adult life. Over the last few years students from the

Horticulture course have been working closely with Norwich in Bloom and other members of the community to help improve the local environment. Learners grow plants at the glasshouse on the Ipswich Road campus for use in and around the city. Recent projects have included growing plants for Harry Perry Court and planting their flower tower, planting the flower bed at St Stephen’s church and

plantings at the Castle Mall, Castle gardens, Norwich Cathedral and the Norwich Assembly House. Students participate in all the activities that would take place in a nursery, which include; seed sowing, seedling transplanting, watering and general duties. This gives them a chance to function in a real work environment while being supported in their learning.

Additional information Students will have access to specialised Pastoral and SpLD teams at City College Norwich for diagnosis and support of a range of barriers to learning. The level of support during the year will be continually reviewed and appropriate for the student’s needs. Extra-curricular activities are often offered throughout the year.

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Enterprise Hospitality. The programme is based around practical skills preparing individuals for employment in the hospitality vocational area.

Students on the course take part in setting up a food service (hot food prepared and delivered by students), a tea service (cakes and drinks prepared and delivered by students) and coffee mornings (serving customers in the

college). These events take place to develop students’ skills in areas such as communication, confidence, team building and money management. The students raise money for charities and for end of year events for their group.

There are opportunities for the students to take part in running stalls and trolley services around the college and at times off site. A lot of the events are designed by the students giving them a sense of ownership of their curriculum.

Enterprise Retail. The programme is based around practical skills preparing individuals for employment in the retail vocational area.

Students on the Retail Enterprise course are responsible for the day to day running of Scribbles, the colleges’ stationery shop. Daily tasks include till work, stock replenishment and general cleaning.

Customer interaction takes place through the operation of a bi-weekly milk round – Amazing Crates – that enables students to improve their communication and customer service skills and generally boost self-esteem and confidence.

Working in Scribbles, gives students the experience of a real work environment and helps them become aware of the importance of preparation and planning, organisation, money management and personal presentation.

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Phoenix Purple. REGIONAL CENTRE FOR LEARNERS WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS

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Phoenix Purple is a transitional course designed especially to suit students on the Autistic Spectrum. It is for those who do not yet feel ready to access a mainstream course elsewhere within the college and require a specialist curriculum to meet their individual needs and prepare them for their next step. The course requires four days attendance. Monday, Tuesday and Friday are mandatory days and the student then has the choice of attending on either a Wednesday or Thursday. Each student’s timetable is based upon choices made from the basic Phoenix Purple timetable.

This covers a broad range of subjects such as: • Communication & Social Skills – Access to Speech and Language Therapist, Radio, Confidence and Independence Building, Individual and Group Tutorial • Life Skills – Catering, Practical Budgeting and Number skills and Travel training • Creative Subjects – Animation, Film Making, Art & Crafts, Music, Photography and Creative Writing • Optional Qualifications – Functional Skills English and Maths or BTEC/ GCSE qualifications alongside Phoenix Purple if needed as part of transition to further mainstream courses • Preparation for Life & Work – Citizenship, Study Skills, Fundraising, Enterprise, Project Teams In addition to this there is also opportunity for 1:1 teaching or support where required. Students are encouraged to be flexible and swap sessions throughout the year.

The course is designed to promote group working, decision making skills in order to develop a higher level of confidence, independence and self-esteem to better prepare them for either employment or further education. The course is designed to last one year, however there is the opportunity to continue for a second year if this is required. For more information about this course please contact the Course Leaders: Gemma Burton or Isobel Brewin on: 01603 773628 or by email: Gemma.Burton@ccn.ac.uk or ibrewin@ccn.ac.uk If you would like to apply for this course then please contact your Guidance Advisor who will direct you through the application process. When you apply you will be invited to attend one of a number of interview days that run throughout the year.

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The Rugroom. REGIONAL CENTRE FOR LEARNERS WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS

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The RUGROOM has been developed to provide a specialist facility for students on the Autistic Spectrum. Any student who has a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder is entitled to have access to the RUGROOM whilst studying at college. It is a uniquely designed space that promotes social communication and interaction. Students from Phoenix Purple and a specialist team designed the room to suit the needs of students on the Autistic Spectrum and it was opened in 2008.

THE SPACE The seating areas have all been designed to encourage and facilitate social interaction and give students the opportunity to practice their social skills. There are two ‘Pods’ which provide a calm and safe space to relax, unwind and de-stress, if life at college becomes too much and anxiety is heightened. The ‘Den’ is designed to be used as either a games room or small classroom when needed. It houses a PlayStation and Wii which can be used by students in their free time. This space is also used for Speech and Language Therapy Sessions and Person Centred Review Meetings. There is computer access in the RUGROOM and these are available to use for Off-Course Support or in students’ free time. There is a kitchen which is used by staff and students and there is access to tea and coffee making facilities, a microwave and a fridge.

THE RUGROOM AND PHOENIX PURPLE As part of the Phoenix Purple course you have access to the RUGROOM and its associated activities. There are half term social events which are organised and run by Phoenix Purple students and that all users of the RUGROOM can access. In the past we have had themed events such as: Quiz & Bingo night, Fancy Dress (Space theme), a Halloween party and an old fashioned Fun Fair evening with games and prizes. On occasions we also go out to local venues and restaurants where there is the opportunity to eat, take part in activities and socialise. These extra curricular activities are designed to enhance your experience of college and provide alternative learning opportunities. Although they are not mandatory, students opinion is that they are very enjoyable and beneficial.

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Employment De Programme Are

Staff are here to work with you to develop your skills ready to move into Further Education, Apprenticeships/Training or Paid Employment. Our curriculum is led by what you need in order to progress. You’ll learn things you need to know and do things that will benefit you. Our delivery staff and job coaches play an important role in supporting you

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through various provision ensuring you achieve your best and progress to where you want to be.

This could be either in a real work setting, at an employer’s premises or in various learning settings.

We want you to gain suitable qualifications, along with real experiences that will set you up for your next steps.

We have excellent links with employers and aim for all of our provision to give you opportunities to work with some of these. Having real work experience will not only give you specific skills; it will open up new opportunities that you may have not thought of before.

Within this area you have opportunities to work across college sites. Full support and travel training will be offered.


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College is a great place to build on your skills you need to move on in your life. With the guidance and nurturing of outstanding staff, I know you will not only feel positive about your studies, you will develop skills you can use in your future.

Lee Robinson Curriculum Programme Manager

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Prince’s TRUST Team Programme. IF YOU’RE UNEMPLOYED AND LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PRINCE’S TRUST TEAM PROGRAMME

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Course outline. This is a chance to develop new interpersonal skills and improve long-term career prospects. What’s in it for me? • A better chance of moving into employment, education or training • An opportunity to use your skills and gain new ones • A nationally recognised qualification • Help with job-hunting and writing your CV • The chance to make a difference in your community • A big boost to your confidence and a real sense of achievement!

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS Level 1 Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills Units are: • Residential • Teamwork • Community Project • Work Experience • Team Challenge • Goal Setting • Employability Skills

PROGRESSION

WHO IS IT FOR?

• Further Education or Training • Apprenticeship • Paid Employment

Young people between the ages of 16 to 25 who are unemployed.

DURATION 5 days per week 12 weeks

Additional information

SIZE OF GROUP

This will include a residential week away (5 days). We can assist with travel expenses.

Up to 15

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Project SEARCH Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. A COURSE WHICH PREPARES STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND/OR DISABILITIES FOR PAID WORK

Course outline. Project SEARCH is an employment-focussed education programme, designed to give students with learning difďŹ culties and/disabilities the opportunity to learn more about the world of work, develop employability skills and to try out real jobs within the host business at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Project SEARCH offers a variety of work placements within the hospital including, ward catering, portering, domestic assistants and administration roles. Students undertake three different work placements during the year. We also have daily classroom sessions where the students learn employability skills, such as, interview preparation, creating a CV, customer service and job searching which will prepare them for the world of work.

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QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • Customer service • Communication • Health and safety • Healthy living • Job search skills • Interview skills • Creating a CV

PROGRESSION The aim of the course is to enable the students to gain employment. Students will be supported to find job vacancies, prepare and attend interviews and a job coach will provide ongoing support when the student is successful in finding the job that is right for them.

DURATION 1 year 5 days a week from 9am to 3.30pm

SIZE OF GROUP 10

Who is it for? Young people aged 18-25 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who are ready to learn the skills necessary to gain employment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The course is run completely within the host business; the students do not go into college. The students spend 5 hours each day in the work place, 9am to 2pm, 5 days a week. They are supported in the workplace by the natural mentors and a job coach is always on site. The students return to the dedicated Project SEARCH classroom for education sessions from 2pm to 3.30pm each day.

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Project SEARCH Norse Commercial Services. A COURSE WHICH PREPARES STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND/OR DISABILITIES FOR PAID WORK

Course outline. Project SEARCH is an employment-focussed education programme, designed to give students with learning difďŹ culties and/disabilities the opportunity to learn more about the world of work, develop employability skills and to try out real jobs within the host business at Norse Commercial Services. Project SEARCH offers a variety of work placements within Norse including: catering, housekeeping, fabrication, bus valeting and administration roles. Students undertake three different work placements during the year. We also have daily classroom sessions where the students learn employability skills, such as, interview preparation, creating a CV, customer service and job searching which will prepare them for the world of work.

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Nor se QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • Customer service • Communication • Health and safety • Healthy living • Job search skills • Interview skills • Creating a CV

DURATION 1 year. 5 days a week from 9am to 3.30pm.

SIZE OF GROUP 10

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The course is run completely within the host business; the students do not go into college. The students spend 5 hours each day in the work place, 10am to 3pm, 5 days a week.

PROGRESSION The aim of the course is to enable the students to gain employment. Students will be supported to find job vacancies, prepare and attend interviews and a job coach will provide ongoing support when the student is successful in finding the job that is right for them.

Who is it for? Young people aged 18-25 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who are ready to learn the skills necessary to gain employment.

They are supported in the workplace by the natural mentors and a job coach is always on site. The students have their education sessions in the dedicated Project SEARCH classroom from 9am to 10am each day.

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Marlies. A CAFÉ/COFFEE SHOP BASED IN THE VAUXHALL CENTRE OFFERING TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE, IN A REAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT

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Course outline. A work experience opportunity to build on skills within a structured, supportive environment. Marlies provides a refreshment provision to customers including hot lunches and drinks. It has an open kitchen which can be viewed by all and prides itself by having professional image at all times. Young people have the opportunity to learn all aspects of working in a café and have the support of skilled and experienced staff.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • Food Safety Award L2 • Safe Practice & Health and Safety • Food Preparation • Customer Service Skills • Cleaning • Washing Up & Dishwashing

PROGRESSION • MINT • Further Education or Training • Apprenticeship • Paid Employment

DURATION Individualised to a young person’s need

Who is it for? 16 to 25 year olds. Young people seeking paid employment within a catering environment. Young people who require extra support.

SIZE OF GROUP 1:1 Small groups – up to 4

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Mint.

AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY THAT SUPPORTS YOUNG PEOPLE, WITH A PERSONAL BARRIER, INTO PAID EMPLOYMENT.

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Course outline. MINT believes everyone should have the opportunity to gain paid employment and through its work, aims to help make this happen. Priding itself on offering a unique and flexible service to all young people and employers. It ensures all requirements are met, through a tailor made support system that will be sustainable for as long as necessary. An Employment Job Coach will support the young person and ensure a smooth transition into paid work. This is done on a 1:1 basis which enables an individualised programme for all young people.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • CV Writing • Interview Skills • Personal Presentation Skills • Job Searching & Application Forms • Teamwork and Social Skills • Small Group Workshops • Work Experience • Customer Service Skills • Travel Training

PROGRESSION Apprenticeships Paid Employment

DURATION Various depending on need of young person

SIZE OF GROUP Mostly 1:1 Small group workshops – up to 10

WHO IS IT FOR? 16 to 25 year olds. Young people who have a barrier to employment and would need the support of an Employment Job Coach to progress into the world of work.

Additional information Based off site, in the Forum, Norwich city centre. To work with MINT you need to be referred by a professional organisation/person. Referral forms can be found on the website or by ringing the centre.

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Mint helps you get paid work.

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YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOW SECURED PAID WORK WITH MINT’S SUPPORT


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Customer Service Pre-employment. THIS COURSE PREPARES AND SUPPORTS YOUNG PEOPLE WHO REQUIRE A LITTLE EXTRA HELP PROGRESSING INTO PAID WORK.

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Course outline. We link with local employers to offer supportive work experience along with pre-employment training that will help you progress into sustainable paid employment. Current employers you could work with are The Range, Homebase, Sainsbury’s or Parcel Force. The course is based off site in MINT’s Training Suite opposite the Forum. Here you will have access to a modern training suite, equipped with resources to help you learn in an interactive way. All young people have a personalised timetable and have a high level of support from experienced members of staff both in the training suite and workplace. Young people are supported to actively seek employment throughout the course and have fortnightly 1:1 appointments with a Job Coach.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • Customer Service • First Aid Training • Contracts at work • Team building/work • Job searching skills • Confidence building • Budgeting and Finance • Health and Safety at Work • Interview preparation and tips • Employer and employee expectations • Mock interviews with an industry HR Manager

PROGRESSION Apprenticeships Paid Employment

Additional information

DURATION

There will be there start dates throughout the year.

3 days per week. 12 weeks in total.

SIZE OF GROUP 8 to 10

WHO IS IT FOR? 16 to 25 years olds. Young people who would benefit from extra support and guidance.

To access this course you need to be referred from MINT – see pages 38 to 41.

WORKING WITH:

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Retail and other Pre-employment. THESE COURSES PREPARE AND SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE WHO REQUIRE A LITTLE EXTRA HELP PROGRESSING INTO PAID WORK.

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Course outline. We link with local employers to offer supportive work experience along with pre-employment training that will help you progress into sustainable paid employment. Current employers you could work with are Jarrold, John Lewis or WHSmith. The course is based off site in the Retail Skills Academy Training Suite, based in Chapelfield Shopping Centre. Here you will have access to a modern training suite, equipped with resources to help you learn in an interactive way. All young people have a personalised timetable and have a high level of support from experienced members of staff both in the training suite and workplace. Young people are supported to actively seek employment throughout the course and have fortnightly 1:1 appointments with a Job Coach.

SUBJECT AREAS

PROGRESSION

• Customer Service • Contracts at work • Job searching skills • Confidence building • Health and Safety at Work • How to deal with complaints • Acknowledging the customer • Interview preparation and tips • Employer and employer expectations • How to display positive body language

Apprenticeships Paid Employment

Additional information

DURATION

There will be three start dates throughout the year.

3 days per week 12 weeks in total

SIZE OF GROUP 8 to 10

WHO IS IT FOR?

To access this course you need to be referred from MINT – see pages 38 to 41.

16 to 25 years olds. Young people who would benefit from extra support and guidance.

WORKING WITH:

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Re-engagement Provision. DO YOU NEED A HELPING HAND TO REFOCUS AND RE-ENGAGE BACK INTO EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING?

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Course outline. If you are unsure where you want to go, how to get there and need support in finding out, we have other courses that can help. Maybe you need to improve your confidence, get used to being in a group of people, explore what the wider college can offer you or improve your work skills. These occur throughout the year and you can enrol on them at various points.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • Optional Functional Skills in English and Maths E2 to L2 • Teamwork/confidence building • Work preparation/ employability • Work experience • Community Projects • Enterprise Skills • Independency skills/ Life skills • Career preparation/ planning

PROGRESSION

DURATION

• Other City College Norwich courses • Apprenticeships • Paid Employment

Various Individual specific

SIZE OF GROUP 10-12

Additional information Arrange an appointemt in the Advice Shop now to discuss your options further. Call the Advice Shop on 01603 773 773 or email information@ccn.ac.uk

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Academic Learn and Developme

We want to give you a chance to gain the right qualifications for you and your future. The focus of academic learning and development is to support students to achieve qualifications, personal, social development and employment skills

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alongside studying English and Maths within a variety of full time courses. The courses on offer include ESOL, BTEC and GCSEs. These courses are for you if: • You need to get some more GCSE’s • You missed out on the grades you hoped for

• You have never taken GCSE’s but now feel ready • You know what vocation you’re interested in, but want to build confidence first • You are not sure what you want to do, but you know that you need to need to improve your English and Maths


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• You are new to studying in the UK system and need help with English before moving onto more challenging qualiďŹ cations

Jo Brannen Curriculum Programme Manager

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ESOL Full-time Group A.

Course outline. The course covers a mix of reading, writing, speaking, listening, citizenship and life skills. Students also do activities which help their skills development and engage in off-campus activities which encourage them to interact with the community.

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QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • City & Guilds cert. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at levels Entry 1 and Entry 2 • Functional Skills Maths from levels Entry 1 to Level 2

And possibly: • Phoenix Plus incl GCSEs. • Level 1 or 2 vocational courses at City College Norwich

DURATION 1 year

SIZE OF GROUP PROGRESSION Many students progress from ESOL to: • ESOL full-time Group B which includes Entry Level 2 and Entry 3 ESOL plus Workskills

One group of 16 students

WHO IS IT FOR? This course is designed for students who need to learn English before they are ready to choose a specific vocational or academic course in the college.


ESOL Full-time with Workskills Group B. Course outline. The course covers a mix of reading, writing, speaking, listening, life skills and work skills. Students do activities which help them to improve grammar and cover different topics to extend their vocabulary. Workskills is designed to help students understand managing money, applying for jobs and identifying skills.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • City & Guilds cert. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at levels Entry 2 & Entry 3 • BTEC Workskills at Entry Level 3 • Functional Skills Maths from levels Entry 2 to Level 2

PROGRESSION

DURATION 1 year

SIZE OF GROUP Two groups of 16 students

WHO IS IT FOR? This course is designed for students who need to learn English before they are ready to choose a specific vocational or academic course in the college.

Many students progress from ESOL to: • Level 1 or 2 vocational courses at City College Norwich • Phoenix Plus incl GCSEs

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BTEC Level 1 in Art & Design. BUILDS A PORTFOLIO OF ART WORK COVERING DRAWING, PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND A PERSONALLY CHOSEN PROJECT USING THE SKILLS LEARNED DURING THE YEAR.

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Who is it for? Students who are passionate about art and want to build their portfolio, but have not achieved in mainstream school, due to a variety of reasons.

Course outline. The structure of the course demands specific procedures and tasks, but once these have been covered within the course, students are encouraged to experiment with mediums and materials, to self-motivate and manage their time. The course is made up of four units: • Unit 4 – Explore Drawing • Unit 5 – Explore Painting • Unit 11 – Explore 3D Fine art • Unit 12 – A Personal Project

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • BTEC Level 1 in Art & Design • Functional Skills Maths E3 to L2 • Functional Skills English E3 to L2 • Functional Skills ICT E3 to L2 • Personal and Social Development

PROGRESSION On to BTEC Level 2 in Art and Design

DURATION 1 year. Full-time, 3 days a week

SIZE OF GROUP 15 – 20.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The group is well supported and within School 1 there are Pastoral workers who are available to talk to the students and help them with any problems or issues and offer them access to additional help if needed.

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BTEC Level 1 in Vocational Studies. THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO DEVELOP THEIR KNOWLEDGE IN A VOCATIONALLY RELATED CONTEXT.

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Who is it for? Learners who are unsure what they want to next.

Course outline. You can study a range of units and use them as tasters for further study or employment options. There are two compulsory units – Self-assessment and Career Progression which will help you improve your confidence and look at the skills you need to develop to improve your job prospects. We will be doing Forest school which includes conservation work and skills such as shelter building, making fires to cook food and whittling. We will also be doing basic cooking and practical skills such as carpentry, sports and multi-media. The course is available at entry Level 3 and Level 1. You will also have the opportunity to improve your Maths, English and ICT skills. If you’re not sure which direction you want to go in this may be the course for you.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • BTEC Level 1 in Vocational SKills • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT E2 to L2

PROGRESSION Learners can apply for specific Level 1 courses, for example, sports, catering and construction. You will need to have good attendance and have achieved the agreed qualifications. Please check entry requirements of courses. All applications will be subject to interview. If you don’t want an academic course, you may be interested in Project SEARCH which will provide you with valuable work experience at Norwich University Hospital and Norse among other projects. Please see pages 32 to 35 for more information.

DURATION 1 year. Full-time, 3 days per week

SIZE OF GROUP 16

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BTEC Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure.

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Additional information While studying on the course there will be opportunities to be part of a College Sports Teams and participate in matches/tournaments. Students will also plan a residential.

Course outline. BTEC Level 1 in Sports and Active Leisure is an exciting and challenging vocational programme which is designed for students who may have had a disrupted school career and offers extra support to progress into their chosen career pathway. As part of the course students will improve their ability to lead and participate in sports and leisure activities while developing their English, Maths and IT Functional skills. Also students will study ASDAN Personal and Social Development Level 1 and improve their confidence to plan for their next move.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • BTEC Level 1 in Sports and Active Leisure • English, Maths and IT Functional skills • ASDAN Personal and Social Development Level 1 Certificate

PROGRESSION • Level 2 Programmes • GCSEs • Employment

DURATION 1 year. Full time 3 days a week.

SIZE OF GROUP 16 to 20

WHO IS IT FOR? This course is designed for students who may have had a disrupted school career and offers extra support to progress into their chosen career pathway. Students who are currently working at Entry 3 – Level 1 will be suitable for this programme. Students who require extra support with learning/emotional/ behavioural difficulties.

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BTEC Level 1 in Health and Social Care

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Course outline. This Health and Social Care course is perfect for you if you are caring or interested in working with people. You will gain real life work experience with children, people with learning difficulties and the elderly. The course is delivered offsite mostly at the Vauxhall Centre and Aylsham Care Trust although you will spend 1 day a week on site. You will be in 3 days a week although you may have work placements on other days. This course also provides another chance to get your English and Maths back up so you can get a better job in life. If you are keen to go onto a level 2 course in Childcare or Health and Social Care, this course is for you!

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care • Level 1 PSD • Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT • First Aid • Food Hygiene • Health and Safety

PROGRESSION • Level 1 Childcare • Level 2 Health and Social Care (Level 3 Health and Social Care in some cases) • Employment/ Apprenticeship • Access to science • GCSEs • Project SEARCH

DURATION 1 year. Full-time, 3 days per week.

SIZE OF GROUP 16 x 2 groups

WHO IS IT FOR? People who are interested in looking after others, those with a caring attitude, keen to learn practically. School leavers or those who have little or no qualifications. Those who have had a break in their education.

Additional information Based off site at The Vauxhall Centre, learners can gain work experience all throughout the course. Students will attend sessions at City College Norwich as well to aid the transition from school/ home to college.

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BTEC Level 1 in Performing Arts

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Course outline. The BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Performing Arts offers training and experience for young people who would like to explore drama further or who may wish to pursue a career in the performing arts.

This is an ideal starting point and will give you an exciting mix of practical and theoretical skills and knowledge prior to BTEC Level 2 Diplomas and the Level 3 Extended Diplomas or GCSE’s or AS/A2 programmes.

The core focus of the course is the exploration of acting, musical theatre, dance and production arts. You will work towards participating in public performances and becoming part of our theatre company Platform Productions. The company’s artistic policy is to provide theatre of the highest quality within the local community and beyond. Platform Productions embraces the talents of young people and provides a hub for learning, training and development. You will begin to gain the necessary skills and experiences within a working theatre.

Units studied include;

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Performing Arts • English, Maths and IT Functional skills

• Introduction to the Performing Arts • Taking Part in a Performance • Starting to Develop Performance Skills • Promoting a Performing Arts Events • Preparing Performing Arts Work • Presenting Performing Arts Work • Exploring Acting Skills • Exploring Musical Theatre Skills • Exploring Dance Skills • Exploring Technical Support for Stage Performance • Performing Arts Individual Repertoire and Showcase

there are two year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma programmes in one of the four pathways of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre or Production.

DURATION PROGRESSION After successfully completing this course you could progress onto the full time one year BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) or (Dance) or the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Production Arts. Following on from this

1 year. Full-time 3 days a week.

SIZE OF GROUP Up to 15

Who is it for?

Who is it for? This course is designed for students who may have had a disrupted school career and offers extra support to progress into their chosen career pathway. Students who are currently working at Entry 2 – Level 1 will be suitable for this programme. Students who require extra support with learning/ emotional/behavioural difficulties.

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Fresh Start.

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Course outline. This course is designed for students who need to retake their English and Maths GCSE’s in order to progress in their chosen area of study or those needing to gain vital work related skills to improve their chances of gaining full-time work.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS Alongside your GCSE choices you will be working on various important work skills and will gain a Btec level 2 Diploma in Work Skills. Students will cover units for the Diploma such as the following: • Marketing • Budgeting • Team skills • Leadership • Enterprise • Product design • Mock interview projects This course develops many skills that employers are demanding and there is a chance to do work experience one day a week.

PROGRESSION We assist students in either progressing onto further education (Level 3 courses) or full time employment.

DURATION 1 year

SIZE OF GROUP 16 to 18

WHO IS IT FOR? Students who have completed Level 1 or Level 2 courses but who require C grades in order to progress onto Level 3. It is also for those who have left school who need to improve their grades and gain work skills for potential employment.

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Phoenix Plus GCSE. A ONE YEAR COURSE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY UP TO FIVE GCSE’S. A GREAT WAY TO GAIN QUALIFICATIONS FOR ANY NUMBER OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES, OR PROGRESSION TO EMPLOYMENT.

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Who is it for?

Course outline. Phoenix Plus is a course designed to move students on to their next step in well-supported and engaging surroundings. Students are supported and encouraged by a small, dedicated team of lecturers, comprehensive student support in and out of sessions, alongside an effective pastoral team. We offer ten GCSE subjects designed to meet the academic requirements of further education and delivered in a professional and mature environment. Students who have English as a second language can access this provision and take a few GCSE’s alongside ESOL.

Phoenix Plus is for students who are aged 16 to 19 from wide and varying backgrounds. Students applying to Phoenix Plus may have interrupted secondary education or have specific learning differences which have formed barriers to achieving. Other students may simply like to re-take subjects in order to improve grades or obtain extra GCSEs to be able to access further courses.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS • English • Maths • Double Science • Single Science • Art • Photography • Media Studies • Psychology • Sociology • General Studies

PROGRESSION Phoenix Plus students have successfully accessed A-Levels and various further education courses before accessing higher education. A great number of students progress on to vocational courses across the college, either at level 2 or level 3. Gaining GCSEs has also allowed students to gain employment and apprenticeships.

DURATION Phoenix Plus is a full time course, running over one academic year. A timetable consisting of five GCSEs and a tutorial will be approximately 22 hours a week over five days.

SIZE OF GROUP One of the advantages with studying on Phoenix Plus is that wherever possible group sizes are between 12 and 18. Whatever size of the group is, Phoenix Plus offers a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for every student.

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Adult Learning and Developme

If you are thinking about new employment opportunities or you would like to progress in your current job Adult Learning and Development will be your stepping stone to a brighter future.

If you are unable to progress in your chosen field or would like to apply to University we can offer English, Maths and Science GCSE courses at a time to suit your busy lifestyle or fit around Access to Higher Education courses.

Enrolling on a course at City College Norwich can be a fun and informative experience but it also has the potential to have a hugely positive effect on your life and it may even change it forever!

If you would like to improve your English and Maths to increase your opportunities for employment or advancement then Functional Skills English and Maths may be for you.

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We offer five levels of ESOL classes with flexible day and evening provision to enable you to seek work, attend work or care for your family’s needs. We are able to offer support and guidance to all applicants and direct you to the courses which will be the most appropriate to meet your needs. Adult Learning and Development is situated within School 1 in the Norwich building on the main campus.


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City College Norwich is a great place to get to know people and feel a part of the wider community. With the support of excellent staff and resources and your hard work and determination we know you will be successful in reaching your personal goals.

Barbara Abrahams Curriculum Programme Manager

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Part Time AQA GCSE English (4700). A ONE YEAR COURSE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY UP TO FIVE GCSE’S. A GREAT WAY TO GAIN QUALIFICATIONS FOR ANY NUMBER OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES, OR PROGRESSION TO EMPLOYMENT.

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Who is it for? This part time GCSE is a bridge for students over 19 who require a qualification to progress further in their study or career choice. Some students are unable to progress in their careers without a Level 2 qualification. The flexibility of these qualifications ensure that they can be accessed by a wide range of students. It is necessary to complete an initial assessment and complete a piece of writing. Applicants should be working towards Level 2 to secure a place on this course. Those not currently working at this level will be offered an opportunity to achieve English Functional Skills in the first instance.

Course outline. This part time course will develop confidence and abilities with Functional English. It will also enable students to recognise the importance of English in their own lives and society. This qualification may also provide a stepping stone into Higher Education.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS The AQA specification for this course consists of four controlled assessments which are internally marked, a Speaking and Listening Assessment also marked internally and one end of year exam, externally marked. Students will cover a range of topics including Shakespeare, Modern Texts, Creative Writing and Poetry.

DURATION Classes are available during the day and evening to fit around work and/or family. Each class is 3 hours per week for an academic year. Students will be encouraged to complete homework to support their learning but no coursework is completed at home. All controlled assessments are under exam conditions.

SIZE OF GROUP This subject is extremely popular so group sizes of 16 students are usual.

PROGRESSION Students may complete additional GCSE’s whilst attending an Access to Higher Education course or select vocational options at a higher level based on achievement of good grade GCSE’s.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please contact the Advice Shop for details of costs and start dates. Call the Advice Shop on 01603 773 773 or email information@ccn.ac.uk

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Part Time Edexel GCSE Mathematics A (Linear).

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Additional information Please contact the Advice Shop for details of costs and start dates. Call the Advice Shop on 01603 773 773 or email information@ccn.ac.uk

Course outline. This part time course will develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards Maths. It will also enable students to recognise the importance of Maths in their own lives and society. They may also provide a stepping stone into Higher Education.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS The Edexel specification for this course consists of two exams completed at the end of the course. Students will cover a range of topics which will ensure an understanding of mathematical concepts and their application.

DURATION

WHO IS IT FOR?

Classes are available during the day and evening to fit around work and/ or family. Each class is 3 hours per week for an academic year. Students will be encouraged to complete homework to support their learning.

This part time GCSE is a bridge for students over 19 who require a qualification to progress further in their study or career choice. Some students are unable to make progress in their careers without a Level 2 qualification. The flexibility of these qualifications ensure that they can be accessed by a wide range of students. It is necessary to complete an initial assessment and students should be working towards Level 2 to secure a place on this course. Those not currently working at this level will be offered an opportunity to achieve Maths Functional Skills in the first instance.

SIZE OF GROUP PROGRESSION Students may complete additional GCSE’s whilst attending an Access to Higher Education course or select vocational options at a higher level based on achievement of good grade GCSE’s.

This subject is extremely popular so group sizes of 16 students are usual.

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AQA Part Time GCSE Science (Single Subject Award).

Course outline. This part time course is intensive and demanding and will require full attendance and self-directed study. It will enable students to think about “What is Science� and the importance of Science in their own lives and society.

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Additional information Please contact the Advice Shop for details of costs and start dates. Call the Advice Shop on 01603 773 773 or email information@ccn.ac.uk

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS The course consists of three components: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The 12 topics are chosen to give students an understanding of science and its application in their lives and work. These include The Environment, Genes, Controlling Energy, Space and its mysteries. There is significant practical work including self-managed and group experiments.

PROGRESSION

SIZE OF GROUP

Students may complete additional GCSE’s whilst attending an Access to Higher Education course or select vocational options at a higher level based on achievement of good grade GCSE’s. This qualification may also provide a stepping stone into Higher Education.

This subject is extremely popular so group sizes of 16 students are usual.

DURATION Classes are available in the early evening to fit around work and/or family. Each class is 2 hours per week for an academic year but will require an additional four hours per week of home study. Students will be encouraged to complete homework to support their learning.

WHO IS IT FOR? Part time GCSE is a bridge for students over 19 who require a qualification to progress further in their study or career choice. Some students are unable to make progress in their careers without a Level 2 qualification, the flexibility of these qualifications ensure that they can be accessed by a wide range of students. Applicants should be working towards Level 2 to secure a place on this course. You will require a mature approach to study and be highly self-motivated. You will need to be prepared to write, calculate, think and join in discussions to be successful on this part time science course.

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Functional Skills Maths and English Part time City and Guilds.

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Additional information Please contact the Advice Shop for details of costs and start dates. Call the Advice Shop on 01603 773 773 or email information@ccn.ac.uk

Course outline. These part time courses will develop and improve your abilities in English and Maths. They may provide a stepping stone into GCSE study or moving on into Higher Education. Functional Skills are an excellent starting point if you wish to develop your confidence with these subjects.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS Functional Skills English is available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. It consists of three components: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. Dependant on the level of study the assessment may be paper based or online. Functional Skills Maths is available online at Levels 1 and 2. This qualification is recognised by colleges, employers and some Universities will accept Functional Skills in place of GCSE’s.

PROGRESSION

SIZE OF GROUP

As you successfully achieve at each level and at your own pace we are able to offer progression either to a higher level of Functional Skills or you may progress onto GCSE Maths and English once you have achieved Level 2, if appropriate.

Group size of 12 to 16 students

DURATION Classes are available during the day and evening to fit around work and/or family. Each class is 2.5 hours and students remain on course until they have achieved.

WHO IS IT FOR? Part time Functional Skills is a great starting point for students over 19 who lack confidence and ability in these key subjects. Some students are unable to make progress in their careers without a Level 2 qualification. The flexibility of these qualifications ensure that they can be accessed by a wide range of students.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). CITY AND GUILDS 8984 ENTRY 1, ENTRY 2, ENTRY 3, LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2.

A ONE YEAR COURSE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY UP TO FIVE GCSE’S. A GREAT WAY TO GAIN QUALIFICATIONS FOR ANY NUMBER OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES, OR PROGRESSION TO EMPLOYMENT.

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Additional information Please contact the Advice Shop for details of costs and start dates. Call the Advice Shop on 01603 773 773 or email information@ccn.ac.uk

Course outline. To improve English by developing your skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing.

QUALIFICATIONS/ SUBJECTS The part time ESOL courses at City College Norwich are certificated by City and Guilds to help you achieve a National qualification. The qualification has three separate components Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. You will practice these skills in a range of different life situations and topics.

PROGRESSION You will have an opportunity to progress to the next level following successful achievement of each level and evidence of excellent class attendance. Progression from one level to a higher level takes place in February and/ or September. Your teacher will support you in planning your progression.

DURATION Part time courses are available during the day at various times to fit in with family and work. Courses are also available at every level in the evening. Daytime students attend two sessions per week for 18 weeks and have an opportunity to progress to the next level following successful completion of the qualification. Evening students attend one evening per week and would progress to the next level each September.

SIZE OF GROUP Class sizes vary depending on demand but most are usually 12 to 16 students.

WHO IS IT FOR? Students who are over 19 and wish to improve their English skills.

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The Gazelle Colleges Group is working towards the transformation of its colleges through enterprise and entrepreneurship. Gazelle is providing an opportunity to engage with established entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs and innovators and to bring that experience into the heart of Further Education.

www.gazellegroup.com

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• Access PMLD • Foundation Learning • Enterprise • Rug Room • Prince’s TRUST • Project SEARCH • MINT • Pre-Employment/ Pre-apprenticeships • ESOL – Full & Part Time • BTECs • GCSE’s – Full & Part Time • Functional Skills – Part Time

City College Norwich Ipswich Road, Norwich NR2 2LJ Telephone 01603 773 311 Textphone 01603 773 678 www.ccn.ac.uk

part of the


Foundation & Academic Learning and Employment Development Programme 2013/2014