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POST 16 PROSPECTUS 2014 / 2015

Welcome to Post 16 at BEC

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Thank you for showing an interest in our Centre. We are here for you and our key objective is to support students to gain qualifications in the subjects they enjoy in a stimulating and motivating environment. We have established a range of different courses that fit into the areas of work that are vital to the economy today: studying a selection of these will prepare you for employment or for continuing your studies at a higher level. Our courses are available at a number of levels dependent on how well you do at GCSE. We will advise you on the most suitable level and, if you work hard, you will be able to move up to the higher levels as you progress.

Welcome 2 Sports courses

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Information & Creative, IT and 4-6 Business Studies courses Art & Design course

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Health & Social Care courses

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Children’s Play, Learning and 9 Development course Hospitality and Home Cooking courses

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Public Services courses

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Travel & Tourism courses

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Maths & English resit, Employability and PSD

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Careers & Guidance

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Enrichment opportunities

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In addition to the academic and vocational courses, we have a tutorial programme and range of study support activities that will develop your independence and communication skills. If you have any queries about us, or would like to organise a visit, I would be delighted to help. Please contact me on shayes@because.org.uk or call 0117 377 2055 (ext. 2030). Sara Hayes Director of Post 16

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When I started at BEC I was still learning English. I feel that the teachers here have been really helpful and supportive and my English has really improved during my time at Post 16. - Dominika

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because it’s about the whole person

BTEC Level 2 First in Sport This is a coursework based course that studies various elements of sport. Units are focused on fitness, anatomy, sports injuries and practical sport. Students will be required to take part in practical and theory lessons, and sessions will be focused upon students gaining the knowledge required to help them fulfil the criteria for the unit of work. By the end of the course, students will receive the Level 2 extended certificate which is the equivalent to two GCSEs. Example of units covered: • Fitness and Fitness testing • Sports Injuries • Practical in Sport • Anatomy and Physiology Students will be assessed against specific criteria set out by the exam board via four units. Additional help with be provided in the form of sports clubs to support learning throughout the course. By studying this course it enables you to access Level 3 BTEC National in Sport in a further education establishment.

BTEC Level 3 National in Sport This is a Level 3 qualification which is coursework based. Students will be required to complete four units of study to achieve the certificate. Examples of units covered: • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport • The physiology of fitness • Assessing risk in sport • Fitness Testing for sport and exercise • Psychology of sports performance This qualification is the equivalent to one A Level. Students will be able to extend this qualification to the equivalent of three A Levels by completing a further four units. All work is assessed against the criteria set out by the exam board via four units of work.

For further details on both these courses, please contact Mr Hara on ahara@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

By completing this qualification, it can enable you to pursue further qualifications or give you access to a number of sporting careers. By completing the three A Level equivalent course, students can then start to gain access to University courses.

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BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in IT (Year 1)

BTEC Level 2 First Information and Creative Technology

The main units covered in the certificate are: • Communications and Employability Skills for IT • Computer Systems • Computer Networks

BTECs are qualifications which have been in existence for over 25 years. This qualification is known as a BTEC First Award Level 2 in Information and Creative Technology. This is a new qualification and is different from other ICT qualifications, as the “C” in the name stands for “creative” as opposed to “communication”, this means that this qualification will be looking more at how you create and use technology as opposed to how you communicate with technology.

Providing you decide to stay in College for two years, and providing you have achieved at least a merit overall in Year 1 of the course, you will be offered the chance to continue studying this qualification for a full two years. This means that, at the end of the two years, you will achieve a subsidiary diploma which is the equivalent of a full A Level.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in IT (Year 2) The main units covered in the extended certificate are: • E-Commerce • Organisational Systems Security • Database Design All of these units have been chosen in order to provide you with a skillset which will appeal to both employers and other educational institutes once you leave BEC. This BTEC is coursework based.

This qualification is equivalent to one whole GCSE and is delivered over a one year period. On this course you will study the following units of study: The main units covered in the certificate at Level 2 are: • The Online World • A Digital Portfolio • Creating Digital Video • Mobile Apps Development These units have been chosen in order to provide students with a skillset which will appeal to both employers and other educational institutes. For further details, please contact Mr Speight on aspeight@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

This is the highest qualification which the College currently offers and we’re proud of our 100% success rate in terms of students passing the course and moving onto either further education or into industry.

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BTEC Level 2 First Business Studies The BTEC Firsts in Business have been designed to address the needs of Level 2 learners in key areas, including interpersonal skills and customer service. Learners have the opportunity to develop skills to support them as they build relationships with a wide variety of customers, both internal and external to a range of business environments. This qualification is equivalent to one whole GCSE and is delivered over a one year period. On this course you will study the following: The main units studied for the certificate are: • Business Purposes • Business Organisations • People in Organisations These units have been chosen in order to provide students with a skillset which will appeal to both employers and other educational institutes. For further details, please contact Miss Lomax on nlomax@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

Lessons are fun at BEC and the teachers are great. They listen to me and try to help me as much as they can. - Jordan

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BTEC Level 3 Business Studies BTECs are qualifications which have been in existence for over 25 years. This qualification is known as a BTEC Level 3 award. The first year of the course is the equivalent of studying a full AS Level. On this course you will study the following units:

years. This means that, at the end of the two years, you will achieve a subsidiary diploma which is the equivalent of a full A Level. In Year 2 of the course, you will study the following units:

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Business Studies (Year 1)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business Studies (Year 2)

The main units studied for the certificate are: • The Business Environment • Business Resources • Introduction into marketing

The main units studied for the extended certificate are: • Introduction into marketing • Market Research in Business • Recruitment and Selection in Business

If you decide to stay in College for two years, and have achieved at least a merit overall in Year 1 of the course, you will be offered the chance to continue studying this qualification for a full two years. This means that, at the end of the two years, you will achieve a subsidiary diploma which is the equivalent of a full A Level. In Year 2 of the course, you will study the following units:

All of these units have been chosen in order to provide you with a skillset which will appeal to both employers and other educational institutes once you leave BEC. This BTEC is coursework based.

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Business Studies (Year 1)

This is the highest qualification which the College currently offers and we’re proud of our 100% success rate in terms of students passing the course and moving onto either further education or into industry. For further details, please contact Miss Lomax on nlomax@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

The main units studied for the certificate are: • The Business Environment • Business Resources • Introduction into marketing If you decide to stay in College for two years, and have achieved at least a merit overall in Year 1 of the course, you will be offered the chance to continue studying this qualification for a full two

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because we welcome everybody

A/AS Level Art and Design This course provides you with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations and experiences in practical, critical and contextual forms. You will learn creative thinking skills and develop your knowledge of art practitioners through analysis and visits. You will increase your knowledge of, and confidence with, a range of art medias through workshops and masterclasses. The course involves the production of coursework portfolios and externally set assignments, and to complete a full A level you will need to continue for two years. For further details, please contact Mr Jones on vjones@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055. BTEC Level 2 Music and Photography may also be available. Please contact Post 16 at BEC if you are interested in learning more about, or applying for, these subjects.

I came to BEC because I thought it would be a bit different and more positive than other colleges. I much prefer the more structured teaching that I get here. I really enjoy my lessons as they are well planned and the teachers are really helpful. I find it much easier to talk to the teachers here than in my previous college. - Jack

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BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care

The BTEC First Certificate or extended certificate is a course suitable for all who are interested in, or considering a career involved in Health, Children’s or Social Care Services. You will develop your knowledge through practical activities, visits & work experiences and written assignments.

Health and Social Care is also available as a Level 3 BTEC National Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to one or two AS Levels). This course will encourage you to work at a higher level in preparation for Higher Education or employment.

Each unit is assessed on a ‘Pass Merit’ or ‘Distinction’ scale, and the qualification is worth the equivalent of one to two GCSEs at grades A*-C, depending on whether you follow the Certificate or Extended Certificate course. Gaining two distinctions is the equivalent to two Grade A GCSEs. Your work will be supported by a one week work experience which you will be helped to organise.

Your work will be supported by a one week work experience which you will be helped to organise.

Some of the units covered include: • Communication skills in Health and Social Care • The structure of the Health and Social Care sector • Equality, diversity and rights • Development through the life stages • Creative and therapeutic therapies • Nutrition in health and social care

Some of the units covered include: • Health and safety in Health and Social Care • Psychology and Sociology in Health and Social Care • Creative and therapeutic therapies • Nutrition in Health and Social Care Health and Social Care is one of the main providers of employment in Bristol in both the public and private sectors. For further details on both these courses, please contact Miss Capes on lcapes@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

Health and Social Care is one of the main providers of employment in Bristol in both the public and private sectors.

I came to Post 16 because I wanted to stay with my friends and I know lots of teachers. I like it here because I’m treated like a young adult. - Jade

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BTEC Level 2 Children’s Play, Learning and Development The BTEC First in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (CPLD) is a course suitable for those who wish to gain a general knowledge and understanding of working in the early years’ sector. It is designed for those with no previous experience in the subject, or for those that have already studied a Level 1 in Childcare, or Level 1 CPLD. You will have the opportunity to develop understanding of the needs and development of infants, toddlers and young children, as well as the importance of play and job roles within this sector. This qualification is equivalent to one whole GCSE if studied for one year, or if you choose to take the course over the two years, it is worth two GCSEs. Students do not need to have any previous knowledge or understanding of the subject, but they do need to have an interest in working with children. Some of the units studied are: • Patterns of Child Development • Promoting Children’s Development Through Play • The Principles of Early Years • Promoting Children’s Positive Behaviour For further details, please contact Miss Capes on lcapes@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

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Some of the units covered include: • Investigating the catering and hospitality industry • Providing customer service in hospitality • Contemporary world food • Planning and running a hospitality event • Preparing, cooking and finishing food There are considerable job prospects in this area and therefore you can be preparing yourself well for work or further education at Level 3. Students are involved in a wide range of activities and tasks, and become very much involved in the life of the College. For further details, please contact Miss Lee on rlee@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

BTEC Level 2 Hospitality The BTEC First Certificate is a course suitable for all those who are interested in learning the practical skills involved in catering, and the technical related knowledge required to offer hospitality to a range of customers. You do not need to have previous experience in the subject but it does lead on from GCSE food or hospitality courses well. This qualification is equivalent to one whole GCSE if studied for one year, or if you choose to take the course over two years, it is worth two GCSEs.

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BTEC Level 1/2 Home Cooking If you do not wish to complete a full hospitality course, you are welcome to participate in home cooking lessons where you can develop your cookery skills, join in with team building activities, plan healthy meals and also choose to gain a qualification by providing the evidence of this planning.

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because we care

BTEC Level 2 First in Public Services This course studies various aspects that relate to different Public Services. Students will study four units of work and produce portfolios of evidence for each. Example of units covered: • Public Service Skills • Health and Fitness • Sport and recreation • Employment in the Public Services • Career planning for the Public Services • Volunteering in the Public Services • ICT for the Public Services Students will take part in practical and classroom based lessons to support them in completing each unit of study. This course is the equivalent to two GCSEs.

BTEC Level 3 National Public Services

By completing this course, it will enable students access to the Level 3 course and move forward into a possible future in the public services.

This develops students’ knowledge and experience of the Public Services. Example of units covered: • Government Policies and the Public Services • Leadership and teamwork in the Public Services • Citizenship diversity and the Public Services • Physical preparation health and lifestyle for the Public Services • Volunteering in the Public Services • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions • Land navigation by map and compass

For further details on both these courses, please contact Miss Ryan on sryan@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

Students studying this course can complete seven units to achieve Level 3 equivalent qualifications. This can lead to further study at College or University, where further knowledge can be gained to apply to a career in the public services.

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BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism Award/Certificate

BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism Award/Certificate

Did you know that over two million people are employed in jobs connected with either travel or tourism throughout the UK? This course will give you an excellent introduction as to where and why people travel, and what it is like to work in the Travel and Tourism industry.

You may have finished the Level 2 qualification and want to continue your studies, or are simply interested in something new with career prospects. The Level 3 Travel and Tourism BTEC offers you a range of interesting and in-depth topics focusing on customers, businesses and destinations.

This qualification is 75% internally assessed by your teachers and 25% externally assessed by examination, therefore it is more suitable for those students who are reliable and hard working but find exams difficult.

This course is fully internally assessed by your teachers. Therefore it is very suitable for those students who are reliable and hard working but find exams a challenge.

Each unit is assessed on a ‘Pass Merit’ or ‘Distinction’ scale, and the qualification is worth the equivalent of one to two GCSEs at grades A*-C, depending on whether you follow the Certificate or Extended Certificate course. Gaining two distinctions is the equivalent to two Grade A GCSEs. The main units studied for the Award are: • The UK Travel and Tourism Sector • UK Travel and Tourism Destinations • International Travel and Tourism Destinations • The Travel and Tourism Customer experience

Each unit is assessed on a ‘Pass Merit’ or ‘Distinction’ scale, and the qualification is worth the equivalent of one to two A Levels at grades A-C, depending on whether you follow the Award or Certificate course. Gaining two distinctions is the equivalent to two Grade A Levels. The main units studied for the Award are: • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector • The UK as a destination • Work Experience in Travel and Tourism There will be an opportunity to carry out work experience and visit some important tourist destinations within the UK.

There will be number of visits throughout the year to support your learning. These include Westonsuper-Mare, Bristol Zoo and Bath. For further details on both these courses, please contact Mr Savory on dsavory@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

I wanted to come to BEC because I get on really well with the teachers and because I really wanted to carry on with Travel and Tourism. I really like that the groups in class are small and that we are all very friendly and close knit. - Shannen

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Employability and PSD Employability is a non exam based course available at Level 1 and 2 The qualification is achieved by completing a number of ‘core’ and ‘additional’ units. Each unit has a credit value; 15 credits are required to gain a Certificate in Employability. You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates that you have successfully completed a range of work related activities. Your portfolio will be assessed and internally moderated before being moderated by ASDAN. You will also complete a period of work experience which will provide you with evidence to help you build your portfolio. The Employability course will help you develop the skills required to be effective in the workplace. PSD is a non exam based course available at Level 1 and 2

Maths and English Resit Good English and Maths grades are fundamental to the employment and education prospects of young people. Learners who do not achieve these GCSEs at A*-C in Key Stage 4 will be required to continue them in Post-16 learning. We offer Maths and English as a GCSE or as a functional skills course that focuses more on real life use of Maths. Students are taught in small groups and are supported to obtain the qualification at a pace that suits them.

The qualification is achieved by completing various challenges. Each challenge has a credit value; 8 credits are required to achieve the Award, 13 credits to achieve the Certificate. You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates that you have successfully completed challenges and earned the appropriate number of credits. Your portfolio will be assessed and internally moderated before being moderated by ASDAN. The PSD course will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of personal and social issues. It will also help build essential skills and confidence.

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Careers and Guidance at Post 16 Tutorial Programme

Careers

As well as the main courses already outlined, all students are expected to supplement these with a variety of other activities, many of which lead to further qualifications.

Sue is part of the team here in Post 16, and helps students explore all the options available to them once they finish their qualifications. She organises speakers from the industry, Colleges, Higher Education and apprenticeship training providers for tutorial sessions, as well as being available for individual one-to-one advice regarding students’ future options.

All Post 16 students follow a tutorial programme which is designed to improve study skills, give sound Careers Advice, prepare for Employment, Apprenticeship or Higher Education, update CVs and to broaden ideas on other issues. There are many visiting speakers as part of this process and students are encouraged to contribute their own thoughts and ideas to the programme.

Sue helps students to organise work experience and voluntary work, plus visits to Universities, Colleges and careers events across the city. In addition, Sue provides help and advice for students regarding job applications, CVs and interview skills.

I like it here because the teachers and support staff know you and how best to work with you. - Sumeyye

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because employers value experience

Enrichment opportunities Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award Why not take part in this highly recognised national award, and give yourself a chance to further develop your skills for work and life? The award comprises four sections: • Skills • Physical • Voluntary • Expedition Skills - You will need to take up a new skill and complete a minimum of one hour per week for six months. Physical - You will need to participate in any sport, dance or fitness activity and complete a minimum of one hour per week for six months. Volunteering - For a minimum time of one hour per week over a six month period, you will offer your time freely to try and make a difference in someone else’s life. This could be done through helping to run/coach a younger sports team within the College, or by helping out at an elderly person’s lunch club at a weekend. More ideas can be found on the Duke of Edinburgh website: www.dofe.org. Expedition - In groups of between four and seven you will take part in a three day expedition, ultimately spending two nights under canvas where you will use the skills acquired to be self sufficient.

Envison The ‘Community-Apprentice’ programme from national educational charity Envision, offers young people a structured, extra-curricular nine month, voluntary programme which enables them to develop their employability skills whilst tackling real problems in the community. Community volunteers (many of whom are from local companies) invest their time in supporting young people, whilst the young people volunteer their time to giving back to the community. So while we’re enhancing young people’s employability, we’re also building a culture of social participation and equipping the next generation to build a better society for everyone. All Post 16 students at BEC have the opportunity to take part in this programme as part of their timetabled course.

Young enterprise All Post 16 students at BEC have the opportunity to participate in this programme as part of their timetabled course. Young Enterprise’s mission statement is “to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.” Its guiding principle is to do this through “learning by doing”. Through working with students and local businesses, the team will run an individual project through which they gain a vast array of experiences.

For further details, please contact Miss Ryan on sryan@because.org.uk or 0117 377 2055.

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