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the start Hello, At East Coast College we don’t want standard students. We want students who want to change their world, we want students who want to challenge, who are radical in their mind-set with a critical and creative streak but don’t know where to Start.

Stuart Rimmer

Chief Executive & Principal Started at: Lancaster and Morecambe College

East Coast College will help you start. We understand that sometimes you learn more from failure than success. We understand the value in trying, failing and starting again. We also know the importance of opportunities to learn your subject in a dynamic setting which aligns to industries best practice. From our supportive tutorial programme to dedicated wellbeing co-coordinators we want to support and encourage you as people not just students. Every student’s start is different. Students have individual needs, wants and future career paths. We offer a large programme of courses, from Entry Level, to Higher Education courses in partnership with the University of Suffolk. We have a wide range of extra recreational activities from sports to volunteering and work closely with industry experts to ensure you get the best possible start.

Paul Padda Vice Principal

Urmila Rasan

Started at: Queen’s Mary Sixth Form

Rachel Bunn

Deputy CEO

Assistant Principal Started at: Lowestoft Sixth Form Consortium

Holly Chase

On behalf of my Leadership Team I look forward to you starting at East Coast College. Stuart Rimmer

Assistant Principal Started at: Curry College (Boston, USA)

Kerry Payne

Assistant Principal Started at: East Norfolk Sixth Form

Nikki Lane

Assistant Principal Started at: Fakenham College

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Student success! Hannah Tucke r

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Aflie Hall

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Harry Marjoram Course studied: VTCT Level 3 Makeup Artistry Destination: Harry is now a qualified makeup artist who has recent ly launched his own eyelash brand in Februa ry 2019. Harry works as a Tom Ford make-up consultant in Jarrolds Department Store. Achievements: Harry competed in the Warpaint Make-up Ch ampionships at Professional Beauty 201 9. Harry impressed the judges and secure d a well-deserved first place!

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This can be you!

Zara Graysmark Course studied: Extended Diploma Level 3 BTEC Sport, He alth and Exercise Science Destination: Za ra completed he r course and progressed onto FdSc Sport , Health and Exercise through University of Suffo lk at East Coast College. Za ra worked at East Coast College within the Sport departmen t whilst completeing her degree. Achievements: Zara was awarded ‘Most Successful Work Placement’ for he r dedication whilst volunteering at Ea st Coast Community Healt hcare. Zara exce lled within her work placeme nt and was offere d the opportunity to run her own exercise classes. Zara says: “I wo uld not have ac hieved everything I have today without th e help from my course tutors who have given me the confidence to achieve anyth ing I put my mind to. I am forever grateful!”


COURSES Animal Care

Art, design & photography

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beauty therapy

carpentry & bench joinery

childcare & education

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creative & digital media production & technology

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energy skills

engineering & Automotive engineering

foundation studies

hairdressing

health & social care

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hospitality & catering

make up artistry

painting & decorating and brickwork

performing arts

plumbing

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travel , tourism & air cabin crew

uniformed public services

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DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING YOU At East Coast College we offer more than just a course; our innovative study programmes include work experience, guest speakers, field/industry sector trips, project work and volunteering opportunities as standard. We are committed to helping you turn your passion into your profession; you will benefit from the knowledge of industry professionals and train in unique industry-standard workshops and facilities. Many of our curriculum areas offer realistic working environments, giving our students the opportunity to gain experience working for real customers. In addition, we have a unique wellbeing programme which ensures that you feel both happy and supported during your time at college.

Our team are always on hand to give advice, support and guidance, what next step to take and tell you more about apprenticeships and progression onto higher education or into employment.

Additional Learning Support When you apply to East Coast College you will be given an opportunity at your interview to discuss any support needs that you have. If you have a learning difficulty or disability talk to us about the support we can offer.

Information, Advice and Guidance Our Information, Advice and Guidance team offers confidential and expert advice on: • Courses, careers and progression. • Personal support. • Financial advice and support. • Housing. • Keeping safe. We hold the nationally recognised kite-mark for cross college high quality information, advice and guidance to students – The Matrix Accreditation. In addition the Sixth Form College are proud holders of the Quality in Careers Standard (Career Mark).

Start Today! Apply online at: www.eastcoast.ac.uk or by calling 0800 854 695 to book an appointment with an adviser at our Great Yarmouth or Lowestoft campus. Once you have applied, a member of our team will be in touch to arrange an interview with a tutor from your area of interest.

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finding your path East Coast College is committed to helping you achieve your goals, in terms of both your grade and also what makes you distinctive in your chosen field. We will help you to find your ‘niche’, ‘personal brand’, to further develop and explore in your next career step. You will develop your technical skills using state-of-theart facilities and expert tuition. You will test your talents and stretch your abilities in a safe yet exploratory environment.

The Information and Advice Centres

We have Information Centres at our campuses where staff are always happy to help with enquiries from existing and potential students and parents/carers.

Financial Advice If money is an issue at any time during your studies, we may be able to help. Our student finance team can talk you through support.

Financial Support Depending on your circumstances, the Learner Support Fund and the 16-18 bursary can be used to help with fees, travel, childcare, books and equipment/uniform, subject to meeting qualifying criteria.

Call us on 0800 854 695 or email myfuture@eastcoast.ac.uk

Careers Coach In Careers Coach you can search career ideas, find out about the employment market in that sector, collate your CV and consider your strengths and interests. You can find this interactive careers tool on the College’s website.

Wellbeing and Pastoral Support Our Happy Balance wellbeing programme is unique and focused on helping you achieve your ideal mental, social and physical state. Happy students are successful students and we make every effort to encourage you to nurture yourself. We run a host of wellbeing activities that you can take advantage of.

Transport All transport is dealt with by Norfolk County Council or Suffolk County Council, depending on where you live. Bus travel passes are available for those students aged 16-18 who live 3 miles or more from the college campus.

Free College Meals If you were entitled to free meals at school then you should be entitled to meals at college. Students must be between 16 and 18 years of age on 31st August 2019 to be eligible in the academic year 2019/20. 7


our campuses Lowestoft campus The Lowestoft campus is a welcome, well equipped, centrally located, modern facility. It has an internationally recognised Marine training centre with specialist equipment attracting employers and students from far and wide. The campus has its own facilities including; restaurant, hair and beauty salons and fitness centre. Lowestoft campus opens its brand new, £11m Energy Skills Centre in October 2019. This regional centre of excellence will specialise in training for the energy, engineering and maritime sectors.

great yarmouth campus Having recently undergone a £7m refurbishment the Great Yarmouth campus is cutting edge with modern facilities and equipment. It has a well-equipped Sport and Wellbeing Centre (free to staff and students), and hair and beauty salons plus excellent construction, engineering, arts and media centres. In 2019 the campus saw the launch of its International Educational Centre of Excellence. Great Yarmouth campus is also home to our East of England Offshore Wind Skills Centre which is a collaborative regional training and competence facility that provides support to local people wishing to reskill and gain sustainable employment in the offshore wind industry on the New Anglia Energy Coast.

lowestoft sixth form college Lowestoft Sixth Form College is a new, £25 million purpose-built college. Our science laboratories, art rooms, music and multi-media suites and performance spaces have all been specially designed to support your learning. Additionally, over £1.3 million has been invested in the IT infrastructure and equipment alone to provide an exceptional service. We are bigger than a school sixth form so can offer many courses and combinations whilst we are small enough to offer real, individual attention and support. With us you will gain vital qualifications and something extra too: the confidence and inspiration to excel. 8


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express, success, progress! There’s an exciting future ahead for the region as East Coast College develops its curriculum to maximise choice and opportunity for the community. September 2019 students will be combining A Level study such as Maths and Physics with vocational Engineering subjects. The new Energy Skills Centre and Offshore Wind Skills Centre focuses on developing skills for the region’s growing energy sector. We are also launching our brand new Sea Cadet programme and continue to grow our reputation as the region’s only Maritime College. Furthermore, just around the corner is the potential of a fourth campus specialising in Civil Engineering. There really has never been a better time to be a student at East Coast College!

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course guide ENTRY LEVEL

For those aged 16-18, not in employment and not yet ready for Level 1

LEVEL 1

For those with 4 GCSEs at grade 3-1/D-G

LEVEL 2

For those with at least 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including Maths & English

LEVEL 3

For those with at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A-C including Maths & English

LEVEL 4

For those that have a Level 3 qualification including 9-4/A-C in English & Maths

LEVEL 5

For those that have a Level 3 qualification including 9-4/A-C in English & Maths

LEVEL 6

For those that have a Level 3 or above qualification including 9-4/A-C in English & Maths

Note: Extended BTEC Level 3 Diploma courses are equivalent to 3 A Levels so you can progress on to university with a BTEC qualification if you wish!et ready 12

Guide to Levels

Use this guide to decide at which level you should start your studies. Please note this is a general guide. Requirements may vary for specific subject areas, particularly vocational areas where basic practical skills development is required. Please discuss with Student Support & Wellbeing the level best suited to your individual needs.

English & Maths

At East Coast College we make sure English and Maths is at the heart of everything that we do. If you do not achieve a GCSE grade of 4 or above in both English and Maths, you must continue to study these subjects at college as part of a study programme.

Higher Education Degrees

As a partner college of the University of Suffolk, students can study degrees on their doorstep at East Coast College. There are a wide range of subject areas on offer. Some of the benefits of staying local include: • • • • • •

Cutting edge campuses Smaller class sizes Easy access to tutors Sector experienced tutors Excellent links to employers and work prospects Excellent student satisfaction

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Start With an Apprenticeship East this Use Coast guide College to decide is theatlocal which leading level you provider should of apprenticeships, start your studies.working with hundreds of employers to place and deliver apprenticeships for over 700 learners. Please note this is a general guide. Requirements We offer apprenticeships may vary for in specific a wide range subject of areas, subjectparticularly areas with vocational levels ranging areas from where basic practical intermediate through skills to degree level. development is required. An apprenticeship is an alternative start to further education and gives you the opportunity to earn an income whilst studying towards a qualification.

Work Experience All students are supported to develop their skills and behaviours to prepare them for employment. The dedicated Placement Team will support students to undertake short work placements or extended industry placements alongside their chosen course.

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Why Study Animal Science at East Coast College • Success rates well above national average with exceptional high grade achievement • Excellent links with local employers leading to work placements • Unit specific trips to zoos, sanctuaries, UEA and more 14


ANIMAL CARE AND SCIENCE LEVEL 1

ANIMAL SCIENCE

Great Yarmouth Campus

ANIMAL CARE LEVEL 2 Great Yarmouth Campus

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 Great Yarmouth Campus Throughout this course you will study a range of fascinating subjects including animal behaviour and communication, feeding and accommodation, wildlife management and rehabilitation, animal biology and nutrition and pet store design. Units you will study include: Animal Biology, Animal Welfare and Ethics, Animal Exotics, Animal Behaviour, Practical Work Experience, Animal Health. Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Zoological Husbandry, Research Project, Animal and Human Interaction, Animal Nutrition, Aquatics, Animal Metabolism, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management. Some of our students went to Africa this year; they worked hard building an outpost for Rangers, helped clear roads and control erosion. They explored the beautiful reserve, tracking and patrolling, and were well rewarded with beautiful landscapes!

Careers Veterinary Nurse, Zookeeper, Animal Charity Worker/Manager, Kennel or Cattery Assistant/ Manager, Wildlife Park or Zoo Worker, Animal Sanctuary Worker, Pet Shop Assistant/Manager, Animal Welfare Worker, Dog Groomer and more.

Student Case Study Name: Tom West Course Studied: L3 Animal Management Destination: Tom completed Level 3 Animal Management. He then went on to study BSc. in Zoology at University of Reading. Achievements: Tom continued his studies and completed a MSc. in Species Identification and Survey Skills and now works as an Ecological Consultant for RSK Ecology.

Student Case Study Progression You can progress to the FdSc Wildlife Conservation and Animal Management through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College. You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment.

Name: Jodie Osbourne Course Studied: L3 Animal Management Destination: Jodie completed Level 3 Animal Management and continued working at Wroxham Barns where she completed her work experience. Achievements: Jodie has started a Vetenary Nursing course at Haven Vets.

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Why Study Art, Design and Photography at East Coast College • Dedicated creative spaces with specialist equipment and facilities including print tables, sewing machines, painting and drawing spaces, computers with Adobe CC software, 3D studio, darkrooms, digital printers • Opportunity for work experience in local studios • You will visit local and national galleries and exhibitions and will be offered an international visit • Progression to Higher Education

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Art, DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY (UAL)

ART, DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY lEVEL 1

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

ART, DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

ART, DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL 3 Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus This two year University of the Arts London course will suit anyone who is passionate about art, design and/or photography. This course is relevant for an exciting and challenging job in the creative and digital skills industries. It will also provide you with a broad introduction to subjects within the creative sector including graphic design, printmaking and 3D design allowing you to develop and expand your knowledge. You will learn new techniques, materials and processes through a range of practical lessons and tutorials. You will create a portfolio of art and design work for University and work application interviews. You will have exhibitions and take part in real industry set project briefs. The units include visual language, research skills, materials, processes and technical skills, 2D and 3D art and design.

Careers

Advertising, Graphic Designer, 3D Designer, Furniture Designer, Concept Artist, Illustrator, Product Designer, Teacher, Picture Editor, Photographer, Animator, Filmmaker, Freelance Artist, Printing Industry Worker, Gallery Manager, Curator, Web Designer, Visual Merchandiser and more.

Student Case Study Name: Natalie Routledge Course Studied: Fine Art and Design Destination: Working as a Visual Merchandiser. Achievements: Natalie is responsible for designing and creating the store front for a local department store.

Progression

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You can progress to a foundation degree in either FdA Commercial Arts Practice, FdA Fashion and Textiles, FdA Therapeutic and Creative Arts Practice or FdA Visual Effects and Post Production. through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College. You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment.

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Why Study Beauty Therapy at East Coast College • • • • • • 18

Opportunity for work experience with local employers National trips available Opportunity to experience a realistic working environment with professional supervision Opportunity to enter competitions Work in our salons offering services to the public Gain high quality customer service skills


beauty therapy

INTRODUCTION TO THE HAIR AND BEAUTY SECTOR LEVEL 1 Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

beauty therapy LEVEL 3 Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus This course is for anyone wishing to follow a career in the health and beauty industry. It will equip you with the skills and qualifications to work in a variety of organisations. We have two hair and beauty training salons, ‘Images’ and ‘Visions’, where you will offer services to members of the public at competitive prices. Areas covered include: monitor procedures to safely control work operations, contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities, facial treatments, body massage treatments, electrical epilation treatments, eyelash extensions, Indian head massage, self-tanning services, waxing services, nail services and make-up techniques. You will undertake a salon-based work experience placement to help develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for further study or your working life. External companies come in to continually develop professional skills and this includes guest industry speakers, product training and retail skills. We have various offsite trips during the academic year which are at an additional cost. Some of our students have been on a trip to a beauty trade exhibition in London and spa industry based visits. Our beauty department takes part in the annual World Skills Awards for Beauty where the skills and determination of students are tested via a practical skill-based competition nationally and, if successful, internationally. There is also an opportunity to take part in SEBTA a national competition for facial electrotherapy.

Progression You can progress into employment within the beauty industry in salons, spas, the retail industry or wedding services. Alternatively you may seek further advanced training to specialise in make-up techniques (television, theatre, photographic), sports therapy, reflexology, remedial massage techniques or aromatherapy. You can also progress into an apprenticeship.

Student Case Study Former students have gone in various directions; the beauty industry as a career path is very diverse. We have a make-up artist working for the BBC, salon owners, salon chain owners, mobile therapists, cruise ship therapists, lecturers and people working in spas abroad.

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Why Study Carpentry and Joinery at East Coast College • • • • • •

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Excellent resources available Great chance of full time employment Opportunity for work experience Industry standard workshop All programmes include visits and guest speakers Take part in competitions, including the annual Norfolk and Waveney Building Apprentices’ Competition, to showcase the skills and determination of students.


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Carpentry and joinery level 1

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

site carpentry level 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

site carpentry level 3 Lowestoft Campus

bench joinery level 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

bench joinery level 3

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus Bench Joinery Using a range of practical and theoretical teaching methods, your skills will be developed in our extensive workshop area which simulates a construction site environment. In the classroom you will study health and safety, building methods and construction technology. In the workshop, you will learn how to set out, make and finish a variety of joinery products such as doors, frames, units, windows and stairs.

Carpentry Carpentry will prepare you for specialised work, such as traditional hand cut roofs and also provides you with an insight into site management. In practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks or projects to develop your hands-on skills. All of the tasks that you produce are set by the awarding body to demonstrate and verify your practical skills. The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge of the construction industry needed to apply your skills on site. Areas covered are: Complex structural work including hand cut roofs, dormer windows, double doors, raked and curved mouldings. Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work. Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery including band saws, morticers, thicknessers and circular saws.

All programmes include visits, guest speakers, training opportunities and work experience as standard. We take part in various competitions, including the annual Norfolk and Waveney Building Apprentices’ Competition, to showcase the skills and determination of students.

Progression Students can progress on to an apprenticeship in Construction and Trades or straight into employment.

Careers House Building Industry, Industrial and Commercial Building Projects, Boat Builder, Bespoke Hand-Made Kitchens and Bedrooms, Kitchen and Bedroom Fitter, Property Development, Self Employed and more.

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Why Study Childcare and Education at East Coast College • Progression routes available to Level 3 and then to higher education • Opportunities for trips and visits • Extensive work placements 22


childcare and education

introduction to childcare and health and social care level 1 Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Campus

Early years education & care level 2 Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

childcare level 3 (early years educator) Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

This course will give you an overview into working with young children in the early year’s sector covering interesting topics such as child development and the importance of play. The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to eight years. You will also have classroom sessions to help build your general knowledge including English and Maths skills. All students will be supported to complete a DBS check and to undertake a relevant childcare work experience placement.

Careers

Nursery Worker, Nursery or Primary School Teacher, Teaching Assistant in Foundation Stage and Year 1, Nanny, Nurse, Childminder, Play Worker or Play Therapist, Youth Worker, Educational Welfare Officer, Special Educational Needs Officer, Social Worker, Midwife, Child Psychologist, Child Welfare Officer and more.

Student Case Study Name: Sol Crane Course Studied: Childcare and Education Destination: Sol started on Level 2 Childcare, he completed Level 2 and after a couple of weeks at Level 3 Sol was offered an apprenticeship at the House of Fun where he was completing his work experience. Achievements: Sol is now a keyworker and room leader at House of Fun.

Progression

You can progress to a foundation degree in either FdA Children’s Care, Learning and Development, FdA Children’s Health, Play and Wellbeing, FdA in Creative Arts for Health and Wellbeing, FdA Social Care Practice or FdA Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College. You can also progress on to an apprenticeship or go in to employment.

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Student Case Study Name: Richard Berry Course Studied: Creative Media Production Destination: Studying a degree at Southampton Solent University Achievements: Triple distinction grade and awarded with Student of the Year.

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Modern, up-to-date facilities including a High Definition television studio Visits to subject specific cities, home and abroad Work experience opportunities with local companies including the BBC Great links with the BBC, BFI and Sony


creative and digital media production and technology

Creative media production level 2 (ual) Great Yarmouth Campus

creative media production level 3 (UAL) Great Yarmouth Campus

DIGITAL MEDIA AND VISUAL EFFECTS LEVEL 3 Great Yarmouth Campus

DIGITAL DESIGN LEVEL 3 Lowestoft Campus

Creative Media Production You will produce film dramas, animations, advertisements, radio shows, music videos, visual FX, documentaries and studio based TV programmes. You will also gain an understanding of the planning alongside media theories and create links with your own production work. All of our software is industry standard, for example, we use Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Creative Suite etc.

Digital Media and Visual Effects You will be creating and producing for the world of TV, film and online media in this new exciting course looking at online digital content. You will produce social media blogs, Vlogs, online games, film visual FX, Motion graphic TV idents and film titles, green screen scenes for film, 3D CGI objects and characters. You will gain an understanding of the production and digital delivery of digital products and online material and create social media links for your own production work.

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Digital Design Digital design is a broad industry focused course which explores how visual ideas and concepts are communicated in diverse digital related fields of design. Students will complete a variety of projects exploring; branding, advertising, 3D modelling, games design, texturing, technical drawing, graphic design, photography and narrative image making.

Progression You can progress to a foundation degree in either FdA Visual Effects and Post-Production, FdA Commercial Arts Practice or FdA Therapeutic and Creative Arts through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College. You can also progress on to an apprenticeship or go into employment.

Careers Film Producer, CGI Designer, Film Editor, Script Writer, Radio Presenter, Website Designer, Editorial Assistant, Commissioning Editor, Lighting Technician, Location Manager, Press Photographer, Data Scientist, Database Administrator, Forensic Computer Analyst and more. 25


Why Study Electrical Installation at East Coast College • All programmes include visits, guest speakers, training opportunities and work experience as standard • Specialist electrical installation rooms where you can carry out your practical work • Our construction department takes part in the annual Norfolk and Waveney Building Apprentices’ competition and Skillbuild regional competitions which test the skills and determination of students 26


electrical installation

Electrical installation level 1 Great Yarmouth Campus

Electrical installation level 2 Great Yarmouth Campus

electrical installation level 3 Great Yarmouth Campus

Electrical installation comprises all the fixed electrical equipment that is supplied through the electricity meter. It includes the cables that are usually hidden in the walls and ceilings, accessories (such as sockets, switches and light fittings), and the consumer unit (fusebox) that contains all the fuses, circuit-breakers and, preferably residual current devices. During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks or projects to develop your hands-on skills. All of the tasks that you produce are set by the awarding body to demonstrate and verify your practical skills. Areas covered include: Health and safety in building services engineering, understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems, principles of electrical science, electrical installations including fault diagnosis, rectification inspection, testing and commissioning, electrical systems design and career awareness in building services engineering.

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Student Case Study Name: Oliver Bryenton Course Studied: Electrical Installation Destination: Since college, Oliver has opened up his own lighting store Achievements: Oliver is now a dynamic entreprenuer leading and lighting up the way of the electrical industry.

Progression You can also progress on to an apprenticeship or go in to employment. Most of our students have started up their own business and now have apprentices themselves.

Careers Offshore Electrical Technician, Fire & Security Alarm Engineer, CCTV Installer, Electrician (Domestic, Commercial, Industrial and Maintenance), Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Installer, Wind Turbine Technician and more.

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Why Study Energy Skills at East Coast College • • • • • 28

EEEGR (East of England Energy Group) endorsed course Only course of its kind locally Strong links to local employers Course built by companies in local area Internal progression to Level 3 available


energy skills

Energy skills level 2 Lowestoft Campus

energy skills level 3 Lowestoft Campus

If you’d like a career in the thriving energy sector, this programme is the perfect choice and will equip you with the skills you’ll need for an apprenticeship or employment. This course introduces students to a range of skills in areas such as welding and mechanical maintenance engineering, and arranges visits to sites such as Bacton gas terminal, Sizewell nuclear power station and local renewable energy industries. You will also have classroom sessions to help build your general advanced knowledge of Maths and Engineering.

Progression You can progress to Level 3 Engineering, on to an apprenticeship or go into employment.

Careers Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Process Engineer, Wind Turbine Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Operations Engineer, any Engineering Jobs in the Energy Industries and more.

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Student Case Study Name: Alfie Hall Course Studied: Engineering Maintenance Destination: Alfie’s goal is to develop himself to be a competent, resourceful and respected technician who is able to manufacture, maintain and navigate all engineering challenges Achievements: Whilst at college Alfie won an Outstanding Student award!

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Progression to higher education here at East Coast College Fully equipped workshops Gain and develop a range of Engineering skills & techniques Sets up a wide range of industry career paths Industry standard workshops and a realistic working environment


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Engineering skills level 1 Lowestoft Campus

general engineering level 2 Lowestoft Campus

extended diploma in engineering level 3 Lowestoft Campus

maintenance engineering level 2 Great Yarmouth Campus

maintenance engineering level 3

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING LEVEL 3 Lowestoft Campus

Engineering Engineering at East Coast College provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and systems. This course involves practical and theory lessons in our onsite workshops. You will study units such as health and safety, engineering principals, engineering designs, fabrication processes, finishing techniques, mechanical principals, maintaining equipment, planning and engineering in business.

Careers Automotive Service Technician, Master Mechanics, Engineering Technicians. Sales Assistants, MOT Service tester, Car Sales Executive, Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer. Agricultural Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Computer Engineer, Drafting and Design Engineer, Offshore Engineer and more.

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Manufacturing Engineering This course involves both practical and classroom sessions. You will follow a work-related practical programme which will give you an understanding of the Engineering principles and the practical skills required by the modern tradesperson. You will also be involved in classroom study which will teach you about Engineering as a business and the theory that will underpin your practical knowledge.

Maintenance Engineering This exciting course will give you the chance to gain knowledge and experience of various aspects of the engineering industry. During the course there will be extensive contact with employers through guest speakers, site visits and college arranged employability events.

Progression

You can progress onto a HNC/D Engineering course with East Coast College or an apprenticeship. Most of our students have started up their own business and now have apprentices themselves. 31


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Progression to higher education here at East Coast College Fully equipped workshops Gain and develop a range of Engineering skills & techniques Sets up a wide range of industry career paths Industry standard workshops and a realistic working environment


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AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING LEVEL 1

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING LEVEL 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING LEVEL 3 Lowestoft Campus

Automotive Engineering (Motor Vehicle) Automotive Engineering covers the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex systems faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. Some of the areas covered are: Engine technology, cooling systems, ignition systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, servicing technology, materials and fabrication and the knowledge of automotive industry. We run a realistic working environment where students carry out a variety of workshop tasks on customers’ vehicles. You will study theory in a classroom, with modern rigs and resources. Practical lessons will be in our fully equipped workshop, with a full MOT test lane and modern diagnostic equipment.

Careers Automotive Service Technician, Master Mechanics, Engineering Technicians. Sales Assistants, MOT Service tester, Car Sales Executive, Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer. Agricultural Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Computer Engineer, Drafting and Design Engineer, Offshore Engineer and more.

Progression

You can progress onto a HNC/D Engineering course with East Coast College or an apprenticeship. Most of our students have started up their own business and now have apprentices themselves.

This course enhances your technical and academic knowledge of vehicle technology.

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Why Study Foundation Studies at East Coast College • • • • 34

Grow your confidence, learn new skills and have fun Move into supported internships and get a job Get involved and contribute to your community Develop your individual skills and talent


THE BROADS PROGRAMME

FOUNDATION STUDIES

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

certificate/diploma towards enabling progression entry and level 1 Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

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Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus Foundation Skills is designed to provide a more supported route towards vocational learning, independent living or supported work. Our Foundation Skills courses are suitable for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, or those who have had support at school. You will study a range of skills around gaining employment and independent living which will take place within core lessons. You will then have the opportunity to experience a vocational area which could be catering, ICT, Hair and Beauty, Horticulture, Construction, Motor Vehicle or Sport. You will also continue to study English and Maths and you will undertake work experience. On our programmes you will gain confidence and develop practical skills for life and for the workplace. All of our classes are small and friendly with lots of support whenever you need it. You can work at your own pace, and on some courses, have the chance to take extra certificates.

Student Case Study Name: Lewis Carter Course Studied: Towards Enabling Progression Level 1 Destination: Lewis gained the skills and confidence he needed to move to Creative Industries and our Level 2 Creative Media Production course Achievements: Lewis has gone on to study Creative Media Production Level 3 and upon completion of this course, he would like to progress to a School of Art

Progression This course is a great way for learners to progress in English and Maths while experiencing a vocational subject. This will then open up a larger choice of progression opportunities upon completion of this course. You can progress onto othervocational courses or apprenticeships with East Coast College.

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Why Study Hairdressing at East Coast College • • • • 36

Experience a realistic working environment with professional supervision Work experience with local salons Opportunity to enter competitions Gain high quality customer service skills


hairdressing

introduction to hair and beauty sector level 1 Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

hairdressing level 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

hairdressing level 3

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

We have two hair and beauty training salons, ‘Images’ and ‘Visions’, where you will offer services to members of the public at competitive prices. You will receive practical lessons to develop your hands-on skills and theory sessions that provide you with the underpinning knowledge needed to apply your skills in our salons and practice sessions. You will study a variety of topics including: style and finish hair, set and dress hair, cut hair using basic techniques, colour and lighten hair, shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp, develop and maintain your effectiveness at work, reception duties, perms, creatively style and dress, creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques, creatively colour and lighten hair and provide client consultation services.

Progression You can progress into an apprenticeship or into employment. We have former students who are assessors, senior stylists, salon managers, salon owners, working on cruise ships or continuing at college with a teaching qualification.

Careers Salon Stylist, Salon Owner, Self-Employed Mobile Hairdresser, Film/ Theatre Set Hair Specialist, Hairdresser on Cruise Ship/Luxury Holiday Resort, Hair Retail and more.

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Why Study Health and Social Care at East Coast College • Industry work placement • Progression routes to employment or higher education • Career progression support throughout the course 38


health and social care

introduction to childcare and health and social care level 1 Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

health and social care level 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

health and social care level 3

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus This course covers a wide range of key subject areas in health and social care. Students will be required to attend placement in a real work environment to support their learning. Examples of work placement settings: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Adult Residential Care Home Nursing Home Day Centre Health Centre Supported/Sheltered Accomodation Domiciliary/Community Care Respite Care Residential Care Residential Schools Assessment Centre Special Schools Hospital Specialised Voluntary Groups

Progression You can progress on to a foundation degree in either FdA Children’s Care, Learning and Development, FdA Children’s Health, Play and Wellbeing, FdA in Creative Arts for Health and Wellbeing, FdA Social Care Practice or FdA Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College. You can also progress onto an apprenticeship or into employment.

Careers Care Assistant, Care Support Worker, Healthcare Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Home Manager, Community Based Support Worker, Social Worker, Nursing, Midwife, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Paramedic and more.

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Industry work experience Strong progression routes Links with local businesses Your study will be hands-on at the East restaurant and at functions on the campus Work experience is part of the study programme and previous students have worked for Tom Kerridge, Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc.


hospitality and catering

introduction to the hospitality industry level 1 Lowestoft Campus

food and beverage service level 1 Lowestoft Campus

food and beverage service level 2 Lowestoft Campus

professional cookery or kitchen services level 2 Lowestoft Campus

food preparatiion and cooking level 2 Lowestoft Campus

professional cookery level 3 Lowestoft Campus

Hospitality and Catering is an engaging, sociable working environment, with career opportunities everywhere – hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and bars are a few establishments that make up the exciting industry. This course is for anyone who wants to improve their skills and knowledge in professional cookery. This programme includes a variety of units including: • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues. • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment. • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food. • Prepare, cook and finish fish, meat and poultry for complex dishes. • Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces, soups and bread and dough products. • Prepare, finish and present canapes and cocktail products. • Prepare, cook and finish dressings, cold sauces and cold desserts. • Ensure food safety practices are followed in the preparation and serving of food and drink.

Progression You can progress onto an apprenticeship or into employment.

Careers

Chef (Professional Cookery, Larder/ Kitchen, Patisserie and Confectionary), Restaurant Management, Food and Beverage Service, Bar Worker, Bakery Owner, Self-Employed Hospitality Business and more.

Student Case Study Name: Lauren Ellis Course Studied: Catering Destination: Lauren is now a chef at a 2 Mitchelin star restaraunt Achievements: Lauren was offered a job as a chef and now works in Knightsbridge, London

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Why Study Make-up Artistry at East Coast College • • • • • 42

Work experience with local employers National trips Experience a realistic working environment with professional supervision Opportunity to enter competitions Work in our salons offering services to the public


make up artistry

make up artistry level 2 Lowestoft Campus

make up artistry level 3 Lowestoft Campus

Make-up Artistry is a qualification that has been specifically designed to enable you to learn all aspects of media make-up. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in media make-up to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services. You will develop a sound knowledge and understanding of each unit including health and safety for all services. The mandatory section of this qualification will provide you with all the skills and techniques to enable you to provide effective client care, the art of applying make-up or photographic make-up, character and period make-up and the unit that covers creating an image using both hairdressing and media make-up skills. You will be studying a variety of skill units related to hair and make-up techniques used for media. Our students from the programme are given opportunities to develop their skills further thanks to visits from industry experts who are keen share their knowledge and talk about this exciting and diverse industry. Our students have been able to put their creativity and skills to the test when they were invited to take part in Norwich Fashion Week. The group created a series of looks for models which were inspired by The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

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Careers Beauty Therapist, Beauty Salon/Spa Manager, Make-Up Artist, Nail Technician, Holistic Therapist, Masseuse, Beauty Therapist on a Cruise Liner/in Luxury Holiday Resorts, Cosmetics Company Representative, Cosmetic Surgery Clinics, Self-Employment, Theatre makeup, Special Effects Make-up Artist, Mobile Therapist, Salon Owner, Working in spas or a salon, Wedding makeup, Body artist, Fashion Stylist, Retail Cosmetic Consultant and more.

Student Case Study Name: Harry Marjoram Course Studied: VTCT Level 3 in Makeup Artistry Destination: Harry has recently completed his course and now works at Tom Ford as a make-up consultant. Achievements: Harry competed in the War Paint Make-up Championships at Professional Beauty 2019. Harry impressed the judges and secured first place.

Progression You can progress into employment within the beauty industry in salons, spas, the retail industry or wedding services. Alternatively you may seek further advanced training to specialise in make-up techniques (television, theatre, photographic), sports therapy, reflexology, remedial massage techniques or aromatherapy. You can also progress into an apprenticeship.

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Why Study Painting & Decorating at East Coast College • • • • 44

Benefit from the knowledge of industry professionals and their strong links to industry Train in dedicated workshops with fantastic equipment Opportunity to participate in national and local competitions Work experience opportunities


painting & decorating

painting and decorating level 1

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

painting and decorating level 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus Painting and Decorating During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks or projects to develop your hands-on skills. All of the tasks that you produce are set by the awarding body to demonstrate and verify your practical skills. Areas covered include: Safe working practices/communication/ building methods and construction technology, prepare surfaces for decoration, apply paint systems by brush and roller, apply standard papers to walls and ceilings, produce specialist decorative finishes, creating and applying colour, erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms. All programmes include visits, guest speakers, training opportunities and work experience as standard. We take part in various competitions, including the annual Norfolk and Waveney Building Apprentices’ competition, to showcase the skills and determination of our students.

Progression After completing this course you may choose to progress to another programme to develop your knowledge of the industry further or find work within the industry. Former students have gone on to work within the industry or have even set up their own businesses. Many are now helping to train the workforce of the future as they have also taken on apprentices of their own. You can also progress on to an apprenticeship through East Coast College in Construction and Trades or in to employment.

Careers

Interior Designer, Painter, Decorator, Self-employed, Tradesperson, Bricklayer, Paving, Restoration Heating Engineer, Home-building industry and more

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Why Study Brickwork at East Coast College • • • • • 46

Excellent, industry standard workshops. Professional, experienced tutors. Opportunities for work experience with local industry. Fantastic pass rates of achievement. Good progression to employment.


brickwork

Brickwork Level 1

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

Brickwork Level 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus Brickwork This course allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bricklaying. In practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks or projects to develop your hands-on skills. All of the tasks that you produce are set by the awarding body to demonstrate and verify your practical skills. The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge of the construction industry needed to apply your skills on site. You will learn areas such as: repair and maintain masonry structures, constructing radial and battered brickwork, carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork, constructing fireplaces and chimneys, principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work.

Progression After completing this course you may choose to progress to another programme to develop your knowledge of the industry further or find work within the industry. You can also progress on to an apprenticeship through East Coast College in Construction and Trades or in to employment.

Careers

Bricklayer, Restoration Worker, General Builder, Paving, Self-Employment, Industrial and Commercial Building Projects, Boat builder, Kitchen and bedroom fitter, Property Developer, Painter and Decorator, Domestic and industrial projects, Contract management, Restoration Heating Engineer, Energy Industry, Home-building industry and more.

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Why Study Performing Arts at East Coast College • Fantastic facilities with in-house theatre, recording studio, dance studio and gym as well as our own student theatre company and opportunities to be involved in film projects with our visual and creative media department. • Regular trips to professional productions both locally and in London’s West end • Workshops with top working professional practitioners from the West End and beyond

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performing arts

performing arts and musical theatre level 2 Great Yarmouth Campus

performing arts and musical theatre level 3 Great Yarmouth Campus

Our Performing Arts course offers specialist training in all aspects of acting, dance and singing. Although all areas of performing arts are covered in lesson time you will be encouraged to work to your strengths and career aspirations alongside developing new and existing skills. You will learn and develop acting, voice skills and techniques across a number of drama styles and genres from classical to contemporary texts including pantomime, plays and musical theatre performances throughout the course. You will also prepare and develop solo material for auditions for progression to stage schools and universities. You will learn and develop dance skills and techniques across a number of genres including jazz, contemporary, musical theatre and urban dance styles through workshops and performances. You will learn and develop singing skills and techniques through both ensemble and solo work in vocal workshops and performance opportunities. Some technical theatre training is included through performance projects for those interested in scenic design, lighting and sound.

Progression You can progress onto schools of acting, dance and performance or on to university or in to employment.

Careers Actor, Creative Arts Teacher, Choreographer, Director, Costume Designer, Dancer, Musician, Set Designer, Play Writer, Stage Manager, Producer, Professional Performer, Lighting Designer, Sound Technician, Dancer and more.

Student Case Study Name: Phoebe Birch Course Studied: Performing Arts & Musical Theatre Destination: Phoebe is now studying Musical Theatre at the University Centre Colchester Achievements: While studying this course Phoebe also retook her English and maths GCSE and passed these very quickly.

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Gain a hands on recognised qualification Become ready for work Modern high quality workshop Attend work experience with a local plumbing company Learn from professional staff that have many years trade experience All programmes include visits, guest speakers, training opportunities and work experience as standard


plumbing

plumbing level 1

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

plumbing level 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

plumbing level 3 Lowestoft Campus

During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks or projects to develop your hands-on skills. All of the tasks that you produce are set by the awarding body to demonstrate and verify your practical skills. The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge of the construction industry needed to apply your skills on site. Areas covered include: Health and safety in building services engineering, understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems, plumbing system installation planning, complex cold water systems, domestic hot water sanitation and drainage systems, central heating systems, domestic gas principles, career awareness in building services engineering and much more.

Progression You can also progress onto an apprenticeship or in to employment. Most of our students have started up their own business.

Careers Plumber, Dyno Plumbing Engineer, Heating Engineer, Self Employed, Parts Sales Assistant, Home Building Industry, Energy Industry, Estimator, Gas Engineer and more.

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Enthusiastic, expert tutors National and international trips Excellent equipment and facilities Opportunity for work experience in local clubs and leisure centres Links with local schools have helped to develop students’ experience of coaching pupils and they have also been able to organise a number of events at the schools with a sporting theme


sport, health and fitness

sport and public services level 1

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

sport level 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

sport level 3 extended diploma Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

sport and exercise science level 3 extended diploma

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus This course combines academic studies with developing your sport and exercise skills. You will develop your leadership, organisation and communication skills. Over the year you will study a variety of practical, theoretical and applied sport and fitness topics. Areas covered include: Anatomy and physiology for sport and effects of exercising on the body systems, psychology for sports performance, planning and leading sport activities, nutrition, coaching, team work, fitness testing, training and programming, sports injuries and massage.

Student Case Study Name: Zara Graysmark Course Studied: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, Health and Exercise Science Destination: Upon completion of Level 3, Zara progressed onto the FdSc Sport, Health and Exercise Achievements: Zara has recently completed the BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise

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Progression You can progress on to the FdSc/BSc (Hons) in Sport, Health and Exercise at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College. You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment.

Careers Fitness and Personal Trainer, Sports Masseur, Sports Psychologist, Coach, Play Worker, Outdoor Pursuits Specialist, Sports/Fitness Centre Manager, Holiday Centre/Resort Fitness Suite Worker/Manager, Sports Conditioning Trainer, Physical Activity Lead and more.

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Why Study Travel and Tourism and Air Cabin Crew at East Coast College • • • • 54

Exciting range of career opportunities available, both in the UK and overseas Great links to industry Facilities unique to the area High success rates for progression into employment


travel, tourism and Air cabin crew

Air cabin crew level 2 Lowestoft Campus

travel, tourism and air cabin crew level 2 Lowestoft Campus

travel, tourism and air cabin crew level 3 Lowestoft Campus

Whether you want to work as air cabin crew, a resort rep or a travel consultant, our courses can help you gain the skills to set you on track. With excellent links with industry specialists and facilities unique to the area, our courses will help you gain a realistic idea of what it’s like to work in this exciting industry. Successful completion of the course will place you in a strong position to gain employment as cabin crew or in other travel industry jobs; many of our past students are now working as cabin crew for a variety of airlines. Within your programme of study you will also develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for performance in further study or your working life. Many of our students are now enjoying successful careers with UK and International airlines flying to various destinations around the world and others have used the qualification to gain work in other sectors of the travel industry. Guest speakers from airlines will visit the college to talk to you about careers within the industry and there will be the opportunity to take part in visits to airline training centres, a visit to Norwich airport and an educational visit to a European destination by air.

Progression

You can progress on to university at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College. You can also progress onto an apprenticeship or in to employment.

Careers Air Cabin Crew, Airport Ground Staff, Cruise Ship Steward, Event Manager, Flight Attendant, Resort Representative, Restaurant Manager, Travel Agent, Tourist Information Centre and more.

Student Case Study Name: Hannah Tucker Course Studied: Travel and Tourism and Air Cabin Crew Destination: Lauren travels the world as part of the Air Cabin Crew for Thomson Airways Achievements: After a successful day at Thomson Airways, Hannah was offered a job to join their air cabin crew.

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Why Study Uniformed Public Services at East Coast College • • • • • •

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Work-related learning and experience Development days with Army, RAF and Royal Marines Trips and visits Guest speakers Opportunities to volunteer at sporting events around the local area A sports coaching trip to elite sports venues offers the chance to study the impact of elite sport on performance and potential employment routes into elite sport


uniformed public services

sport and public services level 1

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

sport and public services level 2 Lowestoft Campus

sport and public services level 3 Lowestoft Campus

A career in the uniformed public services can be physically, mentally and emotionally tough, but for the many thousands of people working in this sector, the challenges are definitely worth it. There are literally hundreds of different careers within the uniformed services and they aren’t just roles in the military, but also include the police force, ambulance service and fire service. This qualification will give you a good insight in to the knowledge and practical activities which the uniformed services require. Topics you will study include: Physical fitness, team working and problem solving, health and safety, health and hygiene, uniformed service routine, equality and diversity, map reading and navigation, adventurous activities, government, policies, citizenship and diversity, understanding discipline and fitness testing and training.

Progression You can progress on to higher education or into employment with the Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Police, Fire Service, NHS and Prison Service.

Careers Firefighter, Police officer, Armed Forces operational officer, Armed Forces logistics/support officer, Armed Forces technical officer, Armed Forces training and education officer, Paramedic, Prison officer, Probation officer, Forensic psychologist and more.

Student Case Study Name: Anthony Bridgland Course Studied: Uniform Public Services Destination: Anthony is now a Police Duty Inspector for East and West Suffolk Achievements: Anthony joined the police at the age of 19 and has been excelling in his career ever since

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Stamina for success!

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Why Study Welding and Fabrication at East Coast College • • • • • 58

Industry level equipment and facilities Industry experienced staff Strong links with local companies Gain knowledge and understanding of different welding processes Apprenticeship opportunities and project work


welding and fabrication

welding and fabrication level 1

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

welding and fabrication level 2

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus

welding and fabrication level 3

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus This is your chance to get the training and education you need for an interesting and worthwhile career in the fabrication and welding industries. The programme makes extensive use of our new and well-equipped fabrication and welding workshops with plenty of hands-on practical work as well as some theory. You will gain experience in MMA, MIG, TIG and fabrication. You will also have classroom session to help build your general knowledge and Maths & English skills. This programme includes a variety of modules including: Safe working practices, working effectively and efficiently in engineering, communication in engineering, sheet metal practices, welding practices, engineering drawing, destructive and non-destructive testing of welds, and much more. This course will build on your skills, taking you to a high level of competency in TIG, flux core, structural steel work and fabrication theory and practice.

Progression

You can progress onto a HNC/D Engineering course with East Coast College. You can also progress onto an apprenticeship or in to employment.

Careers Sheet Metal Fabricators, Pipe Fitter Welders, Coded Welders, Architectural Structure Welders, Thick Plate Fabrication Works, Structural Steel Works, MIG/TIG Welders and more.

Student Case Study Name: Joshua Peek Course Studied: Welding and Fabrication Destination: Joshua is now a welder at L&G Engineering in Norwich Achievements: Josh was entered for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award for the East of England region, and was named as a finalist in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016. Josh was also named ‘Overall Apprentice of the Year’ at the College Annual Apprenticeship Awards 2016, as well as being a finalist in the Worldskills Finals in Abu Dhabi!

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Spark your future!

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ESOL (english speakers of other languages)

esol (english speakers of other languages)

Great Yarmouth Campus and Lowestoft Campus This is a full time course for 16-19 year olds whose first language is not English. You will have the opportunity to improve your level of English and gain qualifications in English and Maths. You will also take part in work experience and learn important employability skills.

Progression You can progress to vocational courses, GCSE courses or prepare for Higher Education. You can also progress on to an apprenticeship or into employment.

Why Study ESOL at East Coast College • • • • •

Improve your English Language skills Gain qualifications in English, maths and ICT so you can progress onto other courses Gain confidence and employability skills Participate in work experience Take part in college life and the wider community

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Outstanding Facilities

Lowestoft Sixth Form College is a £25 million purpose-built college. Our science laboratories, art rooms, music and multi-media suites and performance spaces have all been specially designed to support your learning. Additionally, over £1.3 million has been invested in the IT infrastructure and equipment alone to provide an exceptional service.

Vast Choice

We offer over 50 different qualifications including A Levels, vocational BTECs and GCSEs, which allows many varied combinations of subjects to suit your talents and interests. Our mission is to enable our students to excel and progress beyond expectation in an outstanding learning environment in the heart of Lowestoft.

Student Feedback

We are very proud that our students rate their college experience very highly indeed and would advise others to complete their studies with us. In the most recent student satisfaction survey (Summer 2019) benchmarked nationally by the University of Durham, Lowestoft Sixth Form Collegestudent feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

Specialist Teachers

As a sixth form college we are specialists, educating 16-19 year olds only. This allows our teachers to truly focus on your needs. Our teachersunderstand young people; they are friendly, approachable, committed and qualified specialists in their subject area.

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Good grades create exciting futures. The Department for Education (DfE) recently published the national schools and college’s performance tables. We are extremely proud and pleased to say that Lowestoft Sixth Form College is one of the top 3 performing sixth form colleges in England for A Level and BTEC performance, and the top performing sixth form college in the East of England. With a progress score rated as “well above average” by the DfE, our college places in the top 5% of schools and colleges in England!

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