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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 College 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 range of outdoor adventure courses 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 Work Experience Timetable Trips Progression The Team Partnership 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. Over £2000 worth of FREE training - all our students have the

opportunity to sign up for optional extra training allowing them to further develop their skills on the water

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. As a working watersports centre, sixth form with us feels different to a school environment. With excellent facilities and equipment your new school is our watersports centre and your new playground is our beach! What’s not to love? 01202 677272

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Your Programme Course Options You will complete an academic qualification in sport, participate in optional RYA instructor training, tutorials, work experience and, if applicable, English and Maths GCSE. •

Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoors)

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Outdoors)

Fast Track Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Outdoors)

Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship

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

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

Land Activities Hill walking, mountain biking, orienteering / navigation, rock climbing.

Alternative Pursuits Surfing, coasteering, archery, bush craft, high ropes, skiing / snowboarding.

Instructor Training As part of all our courses, students have the opportunity to train to become an RYA Dinghy Instructor and RYA Windsurf Instructor. This is available to all of our sixth form students and runs alongside your main programme. This is free of Football Tag Netball charge to all students. Rugby Volleyball Basketball Dodgeball Handball Rounders Table Benchball “There are so many Tennis open to you and Boules opportunities Y activities Ball Flag Football so many to choose Ultimate from. My adviceFrisbee would be to get involved with everything - you may never get another chance”

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Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoor)

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. It’s great fun and covers all the elements you need to know to get you started in Sport and Outdoor Adventure. This is perfect for someone who likes practical learning and wants to get stuck in. This course is a one year course and equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

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 including Maths or English. You will need to be 16 years by 31st August and ready to start in September.

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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 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (Outdoor)

This is our flagship course and most popular. Covering 18 units, it really covers the depth and breadth of the skills, knowledge and understanding of the sport and outdoors industry. Advanced Level 3 Extended Diplomas are two year courses where you study one subject. These courses are equivalent to 3 A Levels and carry UCAS points so are suitable for progression to university.

Example Modules • • • • • • • • •

Exercise, Health and Lifestyle Principles & Practices in Outdoor Adventure Practical Team Sports Skills for Water-based & Land-based Activities Work Experience in Sport Alternative Pursuits Sports Injuries Sports Coaching, Expeditions Leading Land & 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

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Four or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English or 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 required to resit these exams alongside the course.

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Fast Track Level 3 Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (Outdoors)

This course is designed specifically for students that are aged 18 and are keen to work in the industry and get fast tracked to be an instructor. This is perfect for someone that may be considering a gap year and wanting to do further training and travel. Students that complete this are often joining us from other Sixth Forms or Colleges after completing A Levels or another Level 3 programme. This course is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and carries UCAS points so assists with progression to university.

Example Modules • • • • • • •

Exercise, health and lifestyle Preparing for a Career in Sport & Physical Activity Principles & Practices in Outdoor Adventure Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Leading Land Based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Personal and professional development Work Experience in Sport

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

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Four or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English or Maths. If you do not pass English or Maths, you will be able to complete these alongside the course

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Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship

This is our newest and most exciting addition to the courses at Rockley and one that is a lot of fun. If you love sport and the outdoors, want to earn while you learn, enjoy learning practically, gaining qualifications and being hands on, this course is for you. This is a very practical based course and as this is a job and therefore you would be an employee, you will need to hit the ground running and be ready to work! This course is equivalent to 2 A Levels.

Example Modules • • • • • • • • • • •

Preparing & Delivering Sessions Meeting Session Outcomes Completing Sessions Organisation Requirements Professional Practice Skills for Land-based Activities Skills for Water-based Activities Alternative Pursuits for Outdoor Adventure Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions Leading Land Based Activities 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.

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Entry Criteria Four or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English AND Maths. You will need to be 16 years by 31st August and ready to start in September.

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Instructor Training Alongside all of our sixth form courses, students are given the opportunity to develop as a watersports instructor. This unique training programme, valued at over £2000 is offered as an optional programme and is absolutely FREE! Your success depends on your willingness to get involved, to never give up and push yourself. Each year we see second year students leaving qualified as both RYA Dinghy and Windsurf Instructors. This sets them apart from others when applying for jobs in the outdoor industry. With so many of our students now working all over the world ‘living the dream,’ the world really is out there for you to explore and these qualifications give you the ticket to do just that.

The Instructor Programme Includes: • • • • •

RYA Sailing Level 1, 2, 3 RYA Seamanship Skills RYA Day Sailing RYA Sailing with Spinnakers RYA Performance Sailing

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RYA Start Windsurfing RYA Intermediate Windsurfing RYA Powerboat Level 2 RYA First Aid Certificate RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor RYA Dinghy Instructor

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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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Timetable What does a typical week look like at Rockley College?

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PLEASE NOTE: This is an example timetable. Timetables may vary depending on the programme you study.

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Trips Our courses are structured very differently at Rockley College as we can put what’s right for the learner at the heart of our decisions. As an example, we start the term off 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. We are able to do this as we’re not restricted by other departments or a school’s agenda of no trips in term time. Likewise, every year we 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 land-based, 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! 01202 677272

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The Team

PASSIONATE ABOUT TEACHING

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

The College Team is made up of a hugely talented, dynamic and experienced group of individuals who are passionate about sports, the outdoors and teaching. It is our job to inspire and motivate each student to exceed their own expectations. Whether you are using this course

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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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“The Level 3 course is good fun; 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 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 course really relates to what I plan to do at uni and obviously all the coaching to get my dinghy and windsurfing instructor qualifications helps massively which is 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 became Activity Manager at Rockley’s Poole Park centre.”

“It’s been great making new friends – I literally know everyone. Everyone just gets to know everyone in college - it’s lovely.”

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Jo Jo graduated from the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Outdoors) in 2019 with a triple distinction as well as her RYA Dinghy and Windsurf Instructor qualification. She then applied for the one-year Apprenticeship programme and was one of six successful candidates. ‘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 and doing your work, so 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’ve also learnt to 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 opportiunities. 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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