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Your Sixth Form Adventure Full Time Prospectus (16 – 18 Year Olds)

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Did you know that you could combine your passion for Sport and the Outdoors with a full-time education and development programme? At Rockley, you will benefit from a unique learning and teaching experience that will push you to achieve things you never thought were possible! Our courses will get you started in an exciting industry and help you develop a career doing something you love.

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WELCOME Thank you for considering Rockley Education for the next stage of your educational journey. We’re delighted you are thinking of us! We have a long established reputation for delivering excellent training and education and this really is the place where your sixth form adventure really starts! Based at Rockley Point in Poole, our sixth form courses are thriving with over 100 full time learners each year choosing to study with us. Our unique Outdoor Adventure courses at Level 2 and Level 3 offer students a truly vocational course, which embeds works experience and extra qualifications. These courses allow our learners to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to succeed not only at sixth form but in life, with direct skills and qualifications for a job and employment and also the entry requirements to progress on to university.

Contents Why Choose Rockley? Location Your Programme Sixth Form Options Optional Training Work Experience Trips Progression Work Opportunities The Teaching Team Partnerships Success Stories How to Apply

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With students working all over the world in watersports and the outdoors or studying at university, we are really proud of the courses we offer. Our experienced and dedicated staff are focused on helping each student progress in their future in Sport and Outdoor Adventure. Clare Hicks Head of Education “The people skills, life skills, the confidence to be gained, friends to be made and experiences to be had are all highly valuable and will make you a far more interesting and employable candidate in whatever career path you follow in the future”

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Why Choose Rockley? Working environment - our courses are based at Rockley Point Centre on the beach with excellent facilities, equipment and a beach as your playground! You’ve got two options - we’ll provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue your path to higher education and university or start your career in sport and the outdoors. Water based & land based qualifications - all our students have the opportunity to complete both water and land based governing body qualifications as part of their course. Real life scenarios - everything we do is based on real life work

and vocational learning.

We love trips - these include a yearly ski trip, days out such as

coasteering, waterpark and expeditions and a multi activity trip to France at the start of your first term.

Work experience - with a strong focus on employability and

developing skills, all students complete work experience with Rockley at one of our five centres across France and the UK.

Theory and practical- Sixth Form at Rockley isn’t about just

being in the classroom. There’s a balance between practical and theory, so you really do get the chance to explore everything fully.

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We are one of the UK’s leading watersports and outdoor adventure providers We live and breathe watersports and the outdoors We have been operating for over 40 years and have been delivering sixth form courses for 10 years

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Your Classroom All our sixth form courses are based at our Rockley Point centre in Poole. As a working watersports centre, sixth form with us feels different to a traditional school environment. With excellent facilities and equipment, your new college and playground is on the beach what’s not to love? 01202 677272

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Your Programme Course Options

Water Activities

Further Training

At Rockley you will complete an academic qualification in sport, participate in optional instructor training and activities, tutorials, work experience and, if applicable, English and Maths GCSE.

Sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, paddlesports, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding.

This part of the course allows you to participate in optional training in order to up-skill, enabling you to work towards a range of National Governing Body and in-house qualifications in the offer Football Tagactivities we Netball at Rockley. As part of all our courses, Rugby Volleyball Basketball studentsDodgeball have the opportunity Handball to complete both water and land based Rounders Table Benchball governing body qualifications. Tennis Boules

NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (Outdoors)

NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoors)

The qualification you study will be dependent on the GCSE grades you achieve.

Land Activities Hill Walking, mountain biking, orienteering / navigation, rock climbing, tomahawk throwing, archery, rifle shooting, abseiling, bushcraft, climbing, zip wire Jacob’s Ladder, leap of faith, tunnel trail.

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NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (Outdoors)

This is our flagship course and our most popular. With 18 units, it really covers the depth and breadth of the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in the Sports and Outdoor Adventure Industry. This two-year Advanced Level 3 Extended Diploma course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and carries UCAS points and is therefore suitable for progression to university.

Example Modules Year 1 – Skills Builder Year. You will cover topics including exercise, health and lifestyle, Principles & Practices in Outdoor Adventure, Practical Team Sports, Skills for Water-based Activities, Skills for Land-based Activities and Work Experience in Sport. Year 2 – Instructor Ready. We will focus on lots of practical skills like Alternative Pursuits, Sports Injuries, Equipment and Facilities, Sports Coaching, Expeditions and Leading Land Based Activities and Leading Water Based Activities.

Costs The cost of tuition is fully funded, however you will need to consider your costs for a textbook, travel and also an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet to support your studies.

Entry Criteria Four or more GCSEs, including English or Maths at grade 4 or above. You will need to be 16 years by 31st August and ready to start in September. If you do not pass English or Maths, you will be required to resit these exams alongside the course.

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Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)

This course is designed as the entry level course for our students. This course is a Level 2 programme and is equivalent to GCSE level study. This one year course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs and covers all the elements required to get you started in the Sport and Outdoor Adventure industry. This is prefect for someone who prefers a more practical approach to learning.

Example Modules • • • • • • •

Participating in Sport Outdoor and adventurous activities Plan, deliver and evaluate an activity session Leading an outdoor activity session Expedition Experience Planning and running a Sports Event Work experience in the sports industry

Costs The cost of tuition is fully funded, however you will need to consider your costs for a textbook, travel and also an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet to support your studies.

Entry Criteria Four GCSEs at grade 3 and above ideally including English and Maths. You will need to be 16 years by 31st August and ready to start in September. If you do not pass English or Maths, you will be able to complete these alongside the course.

Bursaries These are available - you can apply for them at the start of your course.

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Level 3 Outdoor Instructor Traineeship

This course is ideal for students aged 18 who are keen to work in the industry and get fast tracked as an instructor, or, for someone considering a gap year with a desire to undertake further training. Students on this course often join us from other Sixth Form Colleges after completing A-Levels or another Level 3 programme. This course is largely practical based, and, as a traineeship, is designed to prepare you for work in the Outdoor Industry.

Areas of Assessment You will cover a diverse range of topics such as: First Aid, Health and Safety, Customer Care, Manual Handling, COSHH, Fire Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding. You will be fully trained in how to do your role as an Activity Instructor learning all our Operational Procedures. You will also learn how to take part in and hopefully work towards leading the following activities: Waterbased - Sailing, Windsurfing, Paddleboarding, Canoeing, Kayaking, Powerboating, Bell Boating, Raft Building. Land based - High / Low Ropes, Climbing, Abseiling, Mountain Biking, Walking, Orienteering, Rifle Shooting, Tunnelling, Tomahawk Throwing, Archery, Team Building, Expeditions, Bushcraft and many more. The course gives you the opportunity to develop and experience the lifestyle of working as an outdoor instructor in one of our centres in the UK or France. It’s like a structured Gap Year in a supportive environment, all on your doorstop, with little to no costs.

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Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship

This course is specifically designed to kick start your career as an Outdoor Activity Instructor and fast track you on to senior roles in our delivery team. You will be trained in all the activities we deliver including water-based and land-based activities and you will have the opportunity to work across all our three UK centres.

The Programme: You will have a full induction into the company and will cover elements such as First Aid, Health and Safety, Customer Care, Manual Handling, COSHH, Fire Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding. You will be fully trained in how to do your role as an Activity Instructor learning all operational procedures. As part of this training, you will complete a portfolio of evidence for the following units: • • • •

Preparing Sessions Delivering Sessions Completing Sessions Behaviours

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Meeting Session Outcomes Organisation Requirements Professional Practice

A desire to work with young people Sports Leadership, Coaching or Outdoor Instructor experience Be 18 years old by 31st August and ready to start in September

Entry Criteria • • •

English and Maths at Grade 4 A passion for the outdoors and sport Personal Skill Level in water and land-based activities

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NGB qualifications in the activities we deliver is not a necessity but would be a distinct advantage.

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Optional Instructor Training Programme Are you keen to start a career in the Outdoor Adventure Industry? If so, you will want to get signed up for our optional extras! All our course options allow you to take part in optional training to up-skill and enable you to work towards a range of National Governing Body and in-house qualifications. We offer training in both water and land based activities:

Land-based - High / Low Ropes, Climbing, Abseiling, Mountain Biking, Walking, Orienteering, Rifle Shooting, Tunnelling, Tomahawk Throwing, Archery, Team Building, Expeditions, Bushcraft and many more.

This part of the programme is free to all our learners and gives you the perfect opportunity to develop as an Instructor and prepare for a career in the outdoor industry.

Water-based - Sailing, Windsurfing, Paddleboarding, Canoeing, Kayaking, Powerboating, Bell Boating, Raft Building and many more.

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Work Experience Our courses are vocational in nature and as you would expect with this sort of course, work experience is fully included and embedded. With a strong focus on employability and developing skills for work, these experiences are important to us and our students.

Maths & English

All students complete work experience with Rockley in the summer term and placements are predominantly in France at one of our three centres. There’s not many courses where you get to complete a placement abroad and this has proven to be one of the highlights of a student’s time with us.

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Your Experience Your study programme provides you with the opportunity to complete assignments and activities based on realistic situations linked to working in a variety of outdoor adventure environments. Benefit from: • • • • •

Virtual learning platform with all resources available to help you A Personal Tutor and weekly tutorials Parent’s evenings and termly reports on progress Support with finance, transport and bursaries Relevant work experience

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Trips Our courses are structured very differently at Rockley as we can put what’s right for the learner at the heart of our decisions. The term normally starts with a multi-activity trip to France. This is a great ice-breaker and the perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow students and staff in a more relaxed, outdoor environment. Each year we also offer our students a ski trip and numerous other days out such as coasteering, water parks or expeditions.

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Progression

UNIVERSITY

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Continue your studies to Higher Education.

Having showcased your skills, knowledge and personality through work experience and direct engagement with employers, you will be perfectly positioned to secure meaningful employment upon completion of your programme.

Combine further study with employment.

This is your chance to take your sport that bit further.

Successful completion of your programme will provide you with the option to apply for university. As part of your weekly tutorials you will receive support and guidance with your application.

Upon completion of your programme you will be eligible to apply for an apprenticeship within the sports and leisure industry.

This could be a lifelong passion or if you want to begin competing. What about taking further qualifications as an instructor?

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Opportunities with Rockley - Be part of a great team! At Rockley we have so many opportunities for our Sixth Form students to further their career after they have graduated from their course. We have a range of landbased, instructor, senior and management roles available which will allow you to make use of the skills you have

learnt during your time with us. There are also plenty of opportunities to upskill and gain further qualifications. Start you career in the outdoor industry with Rockley and be part of a great team!

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The Team Clare

Mark

Pete

Megan

John

Sophie

Matt

Katie

“Our Job is to ensure each student reaches their full potential. We strive for excellence because YOU matter.”

The Rockley Team is made up of a hugely talented, dynamic and experienced group of individuals who are passionate about sports, the outdoors and teaching.

as an opportunity to kick start your career in the outdoor and leisure industry, or it is your route to university, we will go above and beyond to ensure you reach your full potential.

It is our job to inspire and motivate each student to exceed their own expectations. Whether you are using this course

Come and meet the team at our Open Events and see how inspiring we are. Check out our website for dates.

Our Partnerships - together we are stronger Through our partnerships with LeAF Studio School, SCL and Bournemouth and Poole College we are able to offer unique and quality vocational training programmes for students aged over 16 years which will develop a student’s practical skills in a variety of sporting and outdoor adventurous activities.

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Got what it takes? We’ll do our very best to ensure you succeed but we also require you to meet us half way. Together we’ll make a formidable team!

Determination - a positive

attitude and a will to succeed will make your journey with us plain sailing.

Dedication - you’re in it for the long haul and so are we. Stick with it, give 100% of your time and commitment and we will provide you with all the support you will need to succeed.

Desire - if you have the desire, we’ll give you the opportunities to excel.

Teamwork - working together as a team - with your fellow students and teachers will make the ride a whole lot more enjoyable!

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Success Stories

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Clarissa

Amelia

Alex

“It is totally different to normal college. I can get bored easily so really wanted a course with a practical element. I’m not sure I could have coped with A-Levels! Yes, there is a lot of coursework but with time management you can get on and do it. I also loved the very first week in France in year 1 where we all got to know each other.”

“My advice would be to take every opportunity you get. Your RYA windsurf and dinghy instructor qualifications are not just handed to you - you do have to work for them. Rockley will put on loads of free extra sessions so that you can work on your skills development but they also give you the time and the space to achieve this.”

“Elements of the Level 3 Diploma course really related to what I wanted to do at uni and all the coaching to get my dinghy and windsurfing instructor qualifications helped massively, which was amazing!

“After a school trip with Rockley I knew what I wanted to do when I left school so I joined Rockley College. It was a great course! I worked my way up and am now Centre Manager at Rockley’s Poole Park centre.

“After my first year at uni I came back to work the summer at Buddens - Rockley’s new centre which was amazing fun!”

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Jo Jo graduated from the NCFE Level 3 Sport in with a triple distinction as well as her RYA Dinghy and Windsurf Instructor qualification. She was then one of six successful candidates who applied for the one-year Apprenticeship programme following the course. After successfully completing the Apprenticeship Programme, she went on to work as a full-time employee with Rockley Watersports as a Lead Instructor.

“I’ve always loved being outdoors and A-Levels never really gave me the option for that - it was too much about sitting in a classroom. I’ve really enjoyed being able to come here and do all the practical elements alongside all the coursework. I’ve learnt so many life skills that will help me in the future. Having worked with, and taught different age groups, I can now relate to people of all ages. The course has also boosted my confidence massively. Yes, you have to work hard but there is so much support and there are so many opportunities. My advice for anyone wanting to do the course would be to just go for it!”

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What Next - How to Apply? Our main application window begins in September. You are able to apply for our courses all year however we do advise you to apply as early as possible due to the popularity of our courses.

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Come along to one of our Open Events where you can gain further information and advice from our Education Team, Teachers, Instructors and students

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It’s time to begin your sixth form adventure with us at Rockley.

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