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What can I expect if I choose a NESCol course? Young people can study a range of both school and College qualifications at the same time. Choosing a School Link course may require pupils to attend a College Campus involving independent travelling.

When being taught by a College lecturer young people will be treated like a College student. College is an adult learning environment and we expect the same adult behaviour of school pupils as we do of our full time students. College courses will mean missing some school classes – so additional commitment to catching up on missed work is essential When attending a College course we expect pupils to behave as though they are arriving at work – on time and well prepared

Want more information? Full details of all courses included in this booklet are available on the Mackie Academy website under Senior Phase Pathways. Additional copies of this booklet are also available online: www.mackie.aberdeenshire.sch.uk

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MACKIE ACADEMY

SENIOR PHASE COLLEGE COURSE CHOICE 2017


What is NESCol?

FA ICT Hardware Aberdeen City Campus Tues and Thursday 2pm - 5pm

North East Scotland College is the single largest provider of vocational education and training in the North East of Scotland. We have a course to suit everyone; whether you’re fresh out of school, currently working, returning to education or simply want to try something new - whatever your educational or occupational background, an opportunity awaits at NESCol. We aim to deliver inspirational teaching alongside flexible and accessible courses from each of our modern and well-equipped campuses. Coming to College is a big step and although you are responsible for your own learning, we have a number of expert teams in place to provide support and guidance to help you along the way. Small classes, regular tuition and a range of learning support options are all part of the experience.

“As they move into the senior phase, young people of all abilities should have the opportunity to follow industry relevant vocational pathways alongside academic studies.”

Scotland is highly dependent on its IT & Telecoms workforce – it underpins the economy and is integral to information, business and consumer services, health and leisure and modern day social networking. Across all industries in Scotland, the combination of its highly skilled IT & Telecoms professionals, technology-savvy business leaders and competent IT users enable the organisations’ effective participation in the global digital economy.

FA Mechanical Engineering Aberdeen Campus Wednesdays 9.30am - 3:30pm or Mon&Wed 2pm –5pm

Engineering is a challenging, exciting and rewarding career that presents a wealth of opportunities for Scotland’s young people to enter a diverse and often unique field of work including research, design and development and manufacturing. In S5 you will complete a National Certificate at SCQF level 6 in Mechanical Engineering and the Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Level 2. In S6 you will undertake work based learning with a local employer.

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FA Creative and Digital Media Aberdeen City Campus Tuesday and Thursday 2pm - 5pm

Blend school and college with NESCol By choosing one of the many courses available for Mackie Academy students at NESCol you have the opportunity to develop new life skills, study a wider range of qualifications and find out what Further Education is really like. This gives you the chance to follow relevant vocational pathways alongside your academic studies in school. Whatever your career aspirations are, there is something for you in our Senior Phase at Mackie Academy.

Creative Digital media encompasses the range of creative roles where interactive media storytelling and commerce collide. The utilisation of creative digital content to enable either a product of another service such as marketing, advertising or information gathering, offers a vast array of job roles ranging from pure creative to more technical and data-driven responsibilities within film, TV, VFX, animation, games, radio, advertising and marketing communications, publishing, print and fashion and textiles.

Foundation Apprenticeships are SCQF Level 6 Qualifications—that’s the same as Highers


Considering a Foundation Apprenticeship? Get a qualification that employers recognise and the skills you need to start a career in that industry, opening up your options after school! FA Business Aberdeen City Campus Wednesday 9:30am - 3:30pm

This course will provide you with certificated evidence of your knowledge and the skills you have developed to prepare you for future work in a business setting. You will be well-equipped for progressing to a Modern Apprenticeship in Business, starting an HND course in Business at College, or progressing to University level studies.

FA Children and Young People Aberdeen City Campus Tue and Thursday 2pm - 5pm

Every child deserves the best start in life, and by enrolling on this course you can help to make sure this happens. If you enjoy working with young people, making sure they are healthy and happy and seeing them play, learn and develop confidence, this Foundation Apprenticeship could be for you. There’s a big demand for skilled people in the sector, meaning there are lots of job opportunities and great progression routes! FA Health and Social Care Aberdeen City Campus Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Over 400,000 people work in social services and healthcare in Scotland – caring for people when they need it most. Whether it’s helping an older person to get ready in the morning to providing nursing and medical care in a hospital setting, a career in the social services and healthcare sector is a as vital as it is rewarding. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services could set you on the right track. All Social Work degrees in Scotland accept a Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare for entry.

One college, many locations Aberdeen City Campus The Aberdeen City Campus is situated in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and cafes. It also has excellent access to local and national transportation links such as rail and bus services. The building is modern and dynamic, with state-ofthe-art learning facilities and a wide range of social areas available to all of our students. Recently the campus has undergone a change to its exterior, with a recladding project boosting the energy use efficiency of the campus – reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption and energy maintenance costs. The modern exterior now reflects the equally modern interior and state-of-the art facilities inside the building, offering a welcoming learning environment for all. Aberdeen City Campus boasts a range of exciting learning and teaching facilities including a TV studio, training salons, training restaurant, computing labs, science labs, a basement studio theatre, art workrooms and more!

Aberdeen Altens Campus The Aberdeen Altens Campus houses many of the engineering, construction and automotive courses on offer, and is perfectly situated at the beginning of a main transport route to Stonehaven and the South. The building has been designed and landscaped to provide lots of social areas, which are vital to the life of any modern educational campus. The Campus is home to construction and automotive workshops, engineering workrooms, a top floor restaurant offering views out to the sea, a state-of-the-art fitness suite and more! See below for more information on the study and leisure facilities, and the information and support facilities available at the Aberdeen Altens Campus. For information on other NESCol locations visit: www.nescol.ac.uk


What is available to study? Beauty Therapy C&G Level 1 Develop beauty therapy skills which will give you the opportunity to undertake further training and qualifications on leaving school, or enter suitable employment.

Built Environment NC SCQF Level 6 This course will introduce you to fundamental concepts such as domestic building services, building technology, sustainable design for architecture and health and safety. You will also develop important practical skills in technical drawing, CAD and construction calculations.

Computing Science Higher This course introduces learners to an advanced range of computational processes and thinking, teaching you how to apply a rigorous approach to the design and development process across a variety of contemporary contexts. You will also gain an awareness of the importance that computing professionals play in meeting the needs of society.

Progression A range of progression opportunities are available to young people completing the Foundation Apprenticeship programme. For some they may continue to the full Modern Apprenticeship and “earn while they learn”, having already completed some of the required learning elements. Others may wish to continue with

their education and depending on other Highers achieved would have the option of studying at HND level in a College, or going straight to University. They may even follow the articulation routes from HNC or HND studies at College onto University degree programmes – all the while with valuable industry recognised qualifications and experience under their belt ready to enter the workplace at any time suitable to them.

Construction Crafts What are the benefits?

SfW SCQF Level 5 Gaining valuable, hands on experience in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, and plumbing in custom made premises. This course will allow you to identify which subject areas you prefer and which career path you might want to follow.

Exercise & Fitness Leadership*

Gain industry experience while still at school

NPA SCQF Level 6 In this course you will be introduced to specific operational issues and rationale behind the use of circuit, cardiovascular and fixed weight training techniques and equipment, and will develop safe and effective practical skills in these areas.

Gain a qualification recognised by employers

Substantial work experience with local employers

Development of transferable work skills to increase employment opportunities

Step into an exciting and growing industry that needs skilled people

Early Education & Childcare SfW SCQF Level 5 This course will allow students to develop key knowledge and understanding relating to the early years’ sector.

Food Manufacture NPA SCQF Level 6 This course develops an understanding of the principles, structure, processes and procedures used in the food and drink manufacturing industry. The is handson, reflecting the practical nature of food manufacturing. Candidates will gain knowledge and experience in the various areas of food manufacture.


What is a Foundation Apprenticeship? Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs) are an exciting new addition to the range of opportunities available to school pupils mestic building services, building technology, sustainable design for architecture and health in the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence. Designed as a blend of College, School and Work Based Learning they give young people some hands-on practical experience of the world of work! Each Foundation Apprenticeship has been designed in partnership with industry to make sure that young people get the skills and knowledge they need. In the classroom they cover the theory behind each role – then they’ll get the opportunity to put it into practice in the workplace! The hands-on experiences will lead to an industry recognised qualification, set

Hairdressing C&G Level 1 Develop specific hairdressing skills which will give you the opportunity to undertake further training and qualifications on leaving school, or an opportunity to enter suitable employment.

Hospitality—Skills for Work* SfW SCQF Level 5 This course will provide you with skills and knowledge required to work in the kitchen and in front of house operations within catering/ hospitality establishments.

Introduction to Working in the Community SQA Units SCQF Level 5 This course aims to prepare you for entering community-based employment, or for progressing to related study at a higher level. Throughout this course you will be introduced to subjects that will provide you with an understanding of your place in your community and what positive contributions you can make.

Intro to Vehicle Technology SCQF Level 4 You will be introduced to workshop safety, and the tools and equipment used in the industry. You will then progress to developing skills in the repair and maintenance of vehicles through learning about the principles of engine components and operation for steering, breaking and suspension systems.

at SCQF Level 6 (the same level of learning as a Higher).

Psychology*

Who can enrol?

Higher SCQF Level 6 Higher Psychology introduces pupils to the study of human behaviour. You will develop a number of skills such as analysis, interpretation and evaluation. You will study three areas of Psychology, namely Research, Individual Behaviour and Social Behaviour.

The 2 year Foundation Apprenticeship is for pupils about to start S5 who will be staying on at school until the end of S6 and are interested in progressing to future employment or Further or Higher Education in the subject area. Pupils will stay on at school whilst completing the Foundation Appren-

Preparation for work This course allows you to try out different options at College, which will help you to plan your future and help you to decide whether or not you might like to attend College full-time after leaving school.

ticeship, so willThis be able to continue studying for national qualifications at structure, course develops an understanding of the principles, National 5 or Higher level.

*These courses will be delivered by NESCol at Mackie Academy


MACKIE ACADEMY SENIOR PHASE COLLEGE COURSE CHOICE 2017 SCQF Level

When?

Where?

Children and Young People - FA

6

Tues & Thurs 2pm - 5pm

Aberdeen City Campus

EE & Childcare - SfW N5

5

Wed 0930 - 1530

Aberdeen City Campus

Social Care and Healthcare - FA

6

Mon & Wed 2pm - 5pm

Food Manufacture - NPA

6

Intro to Working in the Community - SQA Units

What?

Who? S5

S6

Aberdeen City Campus

Mon & Wed 2pm - 4.30pm

Aberdeen City Campus

5

Wed 0930 - 1530

Aberdeen City Campus

Psychology - Higher

6

Wednesday 1330 - 1630

Mackie Academy

SfW N5 Hospitality

5

Mon & Wed 1330 - 1600

Mackie Academy

Business - FA

6

Tues & Thurs 2pm - 5pm

Aberdeen City Campus

Computing Science - Higher

6

Tues & Thurs 2pm - 4.30pm

Aberdeen City Campus

Creative and Digital Media - FA

6

Mon & Wed 2pm - 5pm

Aberdeen City Campus

ICT - FA

6

Mon & Wed 2pm - 5pm

Aberdeen City Campus

Built Environment - NC Units

6

Tues & Thurs 2pm - 4.30pm

Aberdeen City Campus/Altens

Mechanical Engineering - FA

6

Wed 0930 - 1530

Aberdeen City Campus/Altens

Mechanical Engineering - FA

6

Mon & Wed 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Aberdeen City Campus/Altens

Beauty Therapy - C&G Lv 1

4

Wed 0930 - 1530

Aberdeen City Campus

Hairdressing - C&G Lv 1

4

Wed 0930 - 1530

Aberdeen City Campus

Exercise and Fitness Leadership - NPA

6

Wed 0930 - 1530

Aberdeen City Campus

Exercise and Fitness Leadership - NPA

6

Mon & Wed 1330 - 1600

Mackie Academy

IMI Intro to Vehicle Technology

4

Wed 0930 - 1530

Altens

SfW Construction Crafts

5

Wed 0930 - 1530

Altens

Preparation for Work Supported Learning School Link

3

Fri 0930 - 1530

Aberdeen City Campus

C&G = City and Guilds FA = Foundation Apprenticeship NPA = National Progression Award SfW = Skills for Work SCQF = Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework

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