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CAREERS GUIDE FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS

2021/22

W W W . N E S C O T. A C . U K


Welcome I’m really proud to welcome you to our college. Our number one priority is getting you ready for your career. We work closely with employers to design our curriculum, and we plan assignments around what you’ll be doing in industry. We’ve invested £50 million into our estate to give you some of the best facilities there are.

COLLEGE OPEN EVENTS

We hold regular Open Events for prospective students and parents. Currently, these events are online. Find out more and sign up at nescot.ac.uk Dates: Saturday 17 October 2020 (online) Monday 23 - Thursday 26 November 2020 (online) From January 2021: please check our website for details of our regular live and virtual open events

You’ll have the opportunity to go on trips in the UK and abroad, to learn from visiting speakers, to do work experience, and to take part in national and international competitions. These experiences give you skills like teamwork, communication, time management and self-confidence. We will expect you to work hard and push yourself, and we’ll be there to help you every step of the way. Whatever your goals are, we’re confident that we have a qualification that suits you, tools to help you get the experience you need and the support to help you excel. Your future starts here. Frances Rutter, CEO and Principal

Covid-19

We are taking extensive measures to maintain faceto-face teaching in a safe environment at Nescot. Our measures to help protect students, staff and the community are updated regularly and published through our website.


Contents Why Nescot? Facilities at college Supporting you Working with employers Free careers advice Choosing your study programme Your level and options Apprenticeships

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Animal Studies Art and Design Business Catering and Hospitality Computing Construction Brickwork Carpentry and Joinery Electrical Plastering Plumbing Creative Media (Film and TV) Early Years Foundation Learning Games Design, Animation and VFX - NextGen

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Hair and Beauty Beauty Therapy Hairdressing Hair and Media Make-up Health and Social Care Motor Vehicle Music Technology Performing Arts Sport and Sport Science Public Services Travel and Tourism How to apply Where is Nescot?

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Why Nescot? Get career ready

Trips and enrichment activities

Plenty of facilities

Easy to get to

You’ll be taught in practical lessons by people with specialist industry knowledge.

We have a learning resources centre, Starbucks coffee lounge, hair and beauty salon, cafés, gym and much more, see page 4. We have invested over £50m in our campus in recent years.

We have clubs, societies, and activities, and many of our courses have trips in the UK and abroad.

Within 5 minute walk of Ewell East and 20 minutes of Ewell West stations. We have a very large free car park and secure bike storage.

International competitions

You can take part in national and international competitions, including WorldSkills.

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Plenty of support

We have plenty of people to help you with finance, learning support, advice and guidance, careers, counselling, mental health practitioner, progress coaches and wellbeing mentors.

Employer relations

We work closely with many employers so that you can be sure our teaching is up to speed with industry. We’re also ideally connected to get you work experience.

Progress your education

We offer higher level education at Nescot or, like many of our Level 3 students last year, you can be offered a place at a university.

Be treated like an adult

You’ll be in a college not a school, we’ll treat you accordingly. We support you to take responsibility for your learning.

Great reputation

We have had a great reputation for over 50 years and we were rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2016.

Our Mission

To be the college of choice for students, staff and employers nescot.ac.uk

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Facilities at College Another great thing about studying at Nescot is all the facilities you’ll have access to. You will find specialist facilities for every subject – including trade workshops, salons, theatres, studios, networking rooms and even a sensory room. But whatever you study you’ll be able to take advantage of: Learning Resources Centre The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) offers a wide range of printed books and journals, DVDs, e-books, e-journals and other online resources including video streaming, in bright, colourful and open surroundings. There are more than 100 PCs and laptops available, with access to printers and photocopiers. E-Learning Not all learning takes place in the classroom. Your teachers will provide you with an online course using our virtual learning environment, Weblearn. Your online area will contain course materials that you can access 24/7 from any computer, and discussion forums and quizzes to support what you learn in the classroom.

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• Our professional and training, hair and beauty salons • Our on-site gym, sports hall and playing fields • Our on-site Osteopathy clinic and Sports Therapy clinics • Our Starbucks, Undercroft café and refectory • Our on-site nursery, Nestots, rated Good by Ofsted in 2018 • Copying and printing services • Multi-faith room • Football academy - coached by Jack Johnson, Academy coach and scout at Fulham FC • Large free car park and bike storage   adviceteam@nescot.ac.uk


DID YOU KNOW?

You don’t have to stay on at school. Where and what you study is your choice. Our qualifications prepare you for your career, and university-level study. You’ll get practical experience, not just theory learnt in a classroom.

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All our students can access the following specialist teams: • Learning Support, who assist students with additional learning needs • Student Finance, who can give information about financial support such as grants and bursaries • Advice and Guidance, who can help with impartial careers information and advice • College nurse

Supporting You During your first few weeks as a student at Nescot, you and your tutor will agree challenging but achievable targets tailored to your career aspirations. We’ll monitor these targets carefully, and share your progress with your parents or carers. You will be expected to work hard and push yourself, but we have lots of specialist staff who can support you if needed.

What if I need extra help? If you have any additional needs then we encourage you to tell us when you apply. This will enable us to support you through the application process, and to put support in place ready for when you join Nescot. If you have any questions, call the Advice and Guidance team on 020 8394 3038 or email adviceteam@nescot.ac.uk, and they’ll be happy to help.

• Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team, who offer a range of support in order to help you achieve your full personal and academic potential. The team consists of: • Designated Safeguarding Leads • Student Wellbeing Mentors • Counsellors • Mental Health Practitioner • Progress Coaches

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Working with Employers At Nescot, we focus on getting you ready for your career, not just getting you through your exams. You can expect specialist knowledge from your subject team, as well as expert advice on applying to jobs or university. Specialist knowledge We work closely with employers on designing our courses and our facilities, so that you can be sure you leave Nescot ready for your next step. We design assignments and projects on what you’d be doing at work, and you’ll be taught by industry experts, who have already worked in the industry you’re aiming for, and they’ll be happy to help you learn from their experience. Ready for your career Our tutorial programme focuses on what you need for your next step. This includes workshops on getting your CV ready, preparing for interviews, help with work skills like time management and teamwork, and assistance applying to university. If you decide you want to progress to an apprenticeship then we can help you with that too.

Work Experience Work experience is a great opportunity for you to put your learning into practice while gaining knowledge about a job or area of work. Work placements can support you with deciding your future career choices or study options and might lead to an apprenticeship or full-time work. Work experience can also help demonstrate how you developed your employability and vocational skills on your CV, helping you to stand out from the crowd. A placement can be as little as one week (short work experience) or up to about 45 days (industry placements) depending on the course you are studying. You will be given more information about the dates and hours required for your course during your first weeks of study. For more detailed information visit our website nescot.ac.uk or contact the Work Experience and Industry Placement Team: 020 8394 3325 wex@nescot.ac.uk

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Free Careers Advice We understand that planning your career can be daunting. We have lots of different ways of helping you to work out which career would suit you best, and how to get the qualifications and experience you need. Whether you’re thinking about full-time courses, apprenticeships or university-level study, we can help. Advice and Guidance We have qualified careers advisors who can give you impartial advice on your options. For a free one-to-one session, just call the team on 020 8394 3038. Start We use the free online careers platform Start, which helps students and their parents or carers understand the options available. You can build your profile at startprofile.com National Careers Service We also work with the National Careers Service for adults, which gives advice on careers, skills and the labour market. You can book an appointment by calling NCS directly on 0800 100 900.

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Choosing your study programme

Each full-time student will have their own study programme designed. We’ll start with your full-time course, and we’ll talk to you about what you’ve already achieved and what we think will help you progress towards your future career. If you don’t already have a grade 4 (grade C) or above at GCSE English and maths then these subjects or Functional Skills will

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be added to your study programme. Your study programme may also include a work experience placement, an extended project, and workshops to help you search and apply for jobs. Study programmes include at least 540 hours spread across the academic year. All parts of it are compulsory.

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Choosing your course The pages in this prospectus will give you an overview of the courses we offer. You can find out more online, but if you have any questions you’re very welcome to call our friendly Advice and Guidance team for a chat on 020 8394 3038. The team are Matrix-accredited, which means they give expert and impartial information on your career. They will also be happy to answer any questions you have about choosing the appropriate course level, and whether to study full-time or seek an apprenticeship.


Your level and options LEVEL

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ENTRY

YOUR OPTIONS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Higher Education - At university or Nescot • Higher Apprenticeship

• 80 UCAS points, for example (Merit, Pass, Pass). • Aged 18+.

• Further Education • Apprenticeship • School 6th Form • Employment with training • Further Education • Employment with training • Springboard • Apprenticeship

• Further Education

• 16-19 years old: 4 GCSEs at Grades 4-5, including one in maths and English, or Merit at Level 2 Diploma or equivalent.

• Some courses may require different grades.

• 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, although some courses may require different grades. Please see course web page for details.

• Construction: 2 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including maths and English. • Beauty, Hair and Catering: 3 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above and Initial Assessment (at interview)

• Other subjects: Two GCSEs at Grade 2 or above, or similar.

• Foundation Learning courses

• An advisory interview and an assessment

Individual course entry requirements may vary - please see the course web page for details

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Apprenticeships 12

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An apprenticeship is a great way to earn while you learn. You will work towards a nationallyrecognised vocational qualification. Employers recognise and value an apprenticeship, because it shows that you’ve been trained in the skills they need. Apprenticeships are designed by employers in the industry so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills needed to do a job well. Some of your training will be at college, gaining the essential knowledge and skills relevant to your job role.

Finding a Job To be an apprentice you will need to work in the industry that you want to complete the apprenticeship in. If you’re not in a job already, don’t worry: our Business Centre can help you to find an apprenticeship.

020 8394 8593 businesscentre@nescot.ac.uk

Check our current vacancies:

www.nescot.ac.uk/ apprenticeshipvacancies

Connor The teachers are really good. It definitely helps that they’re qualified plumbers themselves, because they have a lot of knowledge and experience. I’m enjoying my apprenticeship and I’d definitely recommend it. I like doing a practical course and learning by doing things myself rather than reading from a book. Plumbing Apprentice nescot.ac.uk

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Why Nescot? • We’ve been running apprenticeships for more than 60 years. • We have many apprenticeships for you to choose from, ranging from Business and Computing to Childcare, Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Construction. • Our specialist staff have knowledge spanning many different industries. • We have built many excellent working relationships with local employers. • Our fantastic teaching facilities include a fully-equipped construction centre, a professional motor vehicle workshop, new hospitality and catering kitchens, sports facilities and much more.

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Who is eligible for an apprenticeship? To become an apprentice with us you must: • Be 16 or older • Be legally allowed to work in the UK • Have lived in the UK for the last three years.

What are the entry requirements? Entry requirements vary between courses, but they are flexible. You will need to show that you are interested in and committed to the course you’ve chosen. Typically you will need a GCSE Grade 4 (C) in English and maths.

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How much will I earn? As an apprentice you’re guaranteed to earn at least the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. As of April 2020, this is £4.15 an hour for apprentices in their first year and/or aged under 19. There is no upper limit to what apprentices can be paid, and many are paid much more than the minimum wage.

How long do apprenticeships take? Apprenticeships are flexible. Your end date will be agreed at the start of your apprenticeship by you, your employer and your assessor. A Level 2 apprenticeship usually takes 12-24 months, a Level 3 is usually 12-36 months, and a Level 4 qualification takes 24 months on average.


How will I be taught? An apprentice would typically spend one day a week either in college or training in the workplace and the rest of the time would be spent working on the job. At college you’ll be taught in a variety of ways, including: • Practical and theory classes • One-to-one tutorials, guidance and support • Practical and written assessments, with feedback • Being observed at work by a qualified assessor.

What will I achieve? Apprenticeship standards provide nationally recognised evidence of achievement. Depending on the level and type of apprenticeship, upon successful completion you could receive a license to practice in your regulated profession or a professional certificate within your vocational area. Both provide evidence of the level of competence you have achieved within your profession.

What can I do after my apprenticeship? Depending on the level, you could progress to the next level apprenticeship or to Higher Education. You could look for a full-time job at your company or elsewhere. Apprentices tell us their reallife work experience helps them stand out, and improves their confidence too.

What support will Nescot give me? At Nescot we pride ourselves on making sure you have all the support you need to excel. We have a team of advisors available to support you through your time at Nescot and to answer any questions you have. You’ll be taught by highly-qualified tutors and assessors, who are experts in their profession. If you’re doing functional skills you’ll be taught by a team of English, ICT and maths tutors who are experienced not just in getting you through your exams but in teaching you the skills you’ll use every day in your career.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Level Level Level 2 3 5

Business Administrator Carpentry and Joinery

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Childcare (Early Years)

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Commis Chef

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Customer Service

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Digital Marketer

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Electrical

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Gas Engineer

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Health Play Specialist

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Hospitality Supervisor Hospitality Team Member

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Infrastructure Technician Motor Vehicle (Autocare Technician)

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Operations/Departmental Manager

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Plumbing and Gas

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Team Leader/Supervisor

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Animal Studies 16

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In the Animal Studies department we recognise that the transition to college can be exciting but daunting. We pride ourselves on providing our students with a warm, supportive but challenging environment in which anything is possible. We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods because we know that students are as diverse as the animal kingdom.

Leon My favourite part of the course is doing animal duties, where we feed the animals and check on their welfare. We care for a huge range of animals, from cats and dogs to chickens, pigs and exotics. Having regular practical experience with such a diverse range of species is a great way to prepare for our careers. Animal Studies, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to universities including: • Herpetology - Aberystwyth University • Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine - University of Surrey • Zoology - University of Roehampton

What You Can Expect... • Large animal care unit set in 12 acres of pleasant and attractive grounds, accommodating numerous species • Our lecturers are highly experienced in teaching, assessing and animal management. • Evolving curriculum to meet the changing requirements of the animal industry. • Our course provision spans from Level 1 through to Level 6. • All students complete a work placement with an animal organisation such

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• Animal Behaviour - University of Lincoln as Deen City Farm, London Zoo or Heathrow Animal Reception Centre. • While the courses are both physically and mentally challenging, this is a friendly, welcoming place to learn and you will find yourself growing in maturity and confidence throughout your time here. • The courses we teach attract people with many different career aims, from potential veterinary nurses and zoo keepers to stock managers and conservationists.

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or directly into employment in: • Veterinary surgeries • Zoo conservation projects • Animal behavioural training • and many other areas Some students have set up their own businesses, such as: • Dog walking • Dog grooming • Birds of prey education


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Landbased

LEVEL 1.5

Animal Studies Progression Diploma

LEVEL 2

Animal Care

LEVEL 3

Animal Management

UNIVERSITY-LEVEL PROGRESSION AT NESCOT LEVEL 5

Foundation Degree in Animal Management

LEVEL 6

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Top-Up)

See our website for entry requirements.

• Agriculture • Catteries • City farms • Conservation • Dog groomer • Farm worker • Forestry worker

• Groundsperson • Horticulturist • Kennels • Pet shops • Quarantine work • Rescue centres • Stables

• Teaching • Uniformed services • Veterinary nurse • Wildlife rehabilitation • Zoos and veterinary practices

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Art and Design 20

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The Art and Design department at Nescot offers an interdisciplinary programme of study, which concludes in specialist or interdisciplinary pathways, as students develop and expand their knowledge and skill set.

Gererd The teachers all have different backgrounds and styles, so you get to learn different skills and perspectives. We’re taught to be critical, and how to research a brief and develop our work. That’s really useful for university and for our future careers. I’m going to the University of Hertfordshire next year to study Animation and Modelling. Art and Design, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have progressed to top creative universities: • London College of Fashion • UAL - Chelsea College of Arts

What You Can Expect... • Inspire - To prepare our students for a future in the creative industries we enlist the input from industry professionals from across a wide range of creative disciplines from RCA, Goldsmiths, The Guardian and Burberry. • Explore - Every term we visit some of the most inspiring galleries in London including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, V&A, Design Museum, The White Cube, Barbican, Saatchi Gallery and many more. • Create - Throughout the year you will be given the opportunity to explore and develop your skills in a variety of disciplines before specialising in your chosen area: Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, Sculpture, Digital Design, Illustration, Printmaking, Graphic Design,

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• UAL - Camberwell College of Arts • UAL - Wimbledon College of Arts Life Drawing, Photography and Stop Motion Animation. This prepares you for a future both at university and later in the creative industries.

• London College of Communication • University of Brighton • University for the Creative Arts

• Exhibit - As a key aspect of your creative development you will curate and present your work in a public exhibition at the end of the academic year. You will also develop a professional portfolio for progression into higher education and employment.

• Central Saint Martins

• Staff - Enthusiastic, highly-qualified and knowledgeable staff who have a wealth of experience. Our lecturers are well connected to the creative industries and have exhibited nationally and internationally. Their experience and expertise spans across contemporary art, fashion design, SFX and visual communication.

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Check out our

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Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Art, Design and Media

LEVEL 2

Art and Design Art and Design for Digital Design and Graphics Diploma

LEVEL 3

Art, Design and Communication Extended Diploma Digital Design Extended Diploma in Creative Practice and Communication Fashion, Marketing and Management Extended Diploma See our website for entry requirements.

• Animator • Graphic designer • Brand identity developer • Buyer • Curator

• Digital print designer • Fashion designer • Fine artist • Garment technologist • Illustrator • Photographer

• Set designer • Sculptor • Textiles designer • Trend forecaster • Visual merchandiser

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We are committed to teaching you more than just the theory of business. Our teachers will help prepare you for a successful career.

Resika The best part was the Young Enterprise project, where we set up a business and ran it ourselves. It was a great opportunity to put what we’d learnt into practice. I’m going to the University of East London next year to study Law, and then I’ll train as a solicitor specialising in equality in the workplace. Business, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to higher education to study: • AAT Accounting • Business Studies

What You Can Expect...

• Real Estate • Business Management week doing meaningful work experience in an area they find exciting and relevant.

• Nescot Level 3 Business students compete in the Young Enterprise Company Programme where they set up their own businesses. This includes raising funds, design and commission products, then sell these to the local community for a profit they share at the end of the academic year, when they liquidate their company.

• We treat our students as adults and encourage them to take responsibility and pride in their assignments, behaviour, professional conduct and appearance.

• You will not only learn the rules and skills you need for the business world, but will be given the tools to turn from a student into a business professional.

• The department has excellent teaching rooms and IT suites, where you will learn to use the latest software and presentation techniques.

• We regularly have guest speakers in to talk to students about their experiences in the business world.

• UK and international trips to look at reallife examples of business functions like sales and marketing. Previous trips have included visiting Barcelona, Milan, Thorpe Park, Fragrance Company, Westfield Shopping Centre and Mayfield Lavender.

• Every one of our students will research, target, apply for, and spend at least a

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• You will also take part in organising events for some of your units.

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• Finance • Business Law or into apprenticeships: • KPMG • Unilever (Marketing) • Estate Agency • Retail Management or full-time employment: • Office Team (Admin/Marketing) • Estate Agency Sacha Scott (Sales) • Wilsons Cars (Sales)


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 2

Business

LEVEL 3

Business

APPRENTICESHIPS

LEVEL 2

Customer Service Practitioner

LEVEL 3

Customer Service Specialist Team Leader/Supervisor Business Administrator Digital Marketer

LEVEL 5

Operations/Department Manager See our website for entry requirements.

• Accountancy • Administration • Banking • Business administration • Communication • Company secretary

• Consultancy • Customer service • E-commerce • Financial analyst • Financial management • Human resources • Law

• Leadership and Management • Marketing • Pension administration • Product promotion • Retail • Sales executive

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If you have a passion for cookery and excellent customer service, Hospitality and Catering could be the career for you. We have state-of-the-art facilities. The industry offers a variety of job opportunities and career pathways.

Ismail The tutors always talk about what it’s like to work in catering, like telling you the right etiquette in a kitchen, and how to present food so that it looks really special. I’m in college four days a week, and at the weekends I work at a restaurant in Westminster. It’s a great experience and I’m learning a lot. Catering, Level 1 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to employers such as: • The RAC Club - Pall Mall • Epsom College • The Eight Bells • Nescot

What You Can Expect... • Develop your skills in professional cookery in our modern training kitchens and also have the opportunity to gain experience in a realistic working environment.

• External visitors providing demos including Royal Navy, The Marriott Hotel Group, local butchers and fishmongers, and the RAC Club.

• Cover units such as food safety in catering, health and safety, food preparation.

• Work with fresh produce at all stages of the qualifications.

• Learn to prepare and cook a variety of different foods, using different methods including boiling, poaching, steaming, roasting, baking, grilling and frying.

• Trips which can include Borough Market, Food Expos and industry establishments.

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Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Introduction to Professional Cookery

LEVEL 2

Professional Cookery

APPRENTICESHIPS

LEVEL 2

Commis Chef Hospitality Team Member

LEVEL 3

Chef de Partie Hospitality Supervisor See our website for entry requirements.

• Baker • Bar person • Barista • Butcher • Butler • Cake decorator • Catering manager

• Chef • Consumer scientist • Counter service assistant • Food processing worker • Food scientist/food technologist

• Housekeeper • Kitchen porter • Mobile catering assistant • Publican/licensee • Restaurant manager • Waiting staff

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Nescot’s computing department is highly successful in WorldSkillsUK competitions and our students compete every year at a national and international level in IoT, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure. Tutors have excellent experience within the industry and have forged strong links with national and local IT Companies.

Sadie We’ve studied everything from website development to networking, programming, and cyber security. There are so many different potential career routes, and you get to explore them all to see what would suit you in your career or at university. In the future I’m planning to work for the police, specialising in cyber security. Computing, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to: • HND Computing - Nescot • Computing BSc (Hons) (Top-up) - Nescot

What You Can Expect... • On each course you will study a range of units covering hardware and software, with an emphasis on the practical skills you need to succeed in industry. • You’ll be taught by people with experience in the industry. Our tutors have worked in Network Administration and Security, Project Management, Web Applications Development, Software Development and Database Programming. We have close links and academy status with the leading organisations in Big Data, Cloud Solutions and Cyber security. The Department also has a 20-year relationship with Cisco and was one of the first institutions to be granted Cisco Academy status. • We run Cyber Security workshops in partnership with the NCC Group, Comptia, Sophos and BAE Systems, where

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• King’s College London • Birmingham City University students take part in the Cyber Security Challenge UK and have talks and practical demonstrations from industry experts. • We work closely with Kingston University and Open University, and our students get work experience and training with organisations including BAE Systems, Cisco, IBM and Bidatask. • You can expect to be able to shine at competitions like WorldSkills UK, in which the Department has won two bronze, five silver and six gold medals since 2010. Seven of our students have been selected for the TeamUK squad and three of our students have gone on to represent their country at the highest level. Most recently, one of our students gained second place in the Huawei ICT Global competition in China.   adviceteam@nescot.ac.uk

• University of Portsmouth • University of Brighton • University of Cambridge • University of Hull • University of Roehampton • Kingston University London • University of Westminster • University of Bristol


See our website for entry requirements.

Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

IT Users

LEVEL 2

Information and Creative Technology

LEVEL 3

Application Developer Digital Technician

APPRENTICESHIPS

LEVEL 3

Digital Marketer IT Infrastructure Technician

UNIVERSITY-LEVEL PROGRESSION AT NESCOT LEVEL 5

HND in Computing

LEVEL 6

BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)

• Artificial intelligence data specialist • Cyber security technician • Cyber intrusion analyst • Data analyst

• Digital support technician • Infrastructure technician • IT solutions technician

• IS business analyst • Network engineer • Software developer • Software tester

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Sitting in an office all day is not for everyone. You may prefer a more hands-on approach – and what’s more practical than building things? Working in the built environment industries can give you variety, job security and opportunities to develop your own business or work on large-scale projects. Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Construction Multi-Skills

LEVEL 2

Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair

LEVEL 3

Construction and The Build Environment

UNIVERSITY-LEVEL PROGRESSION AT NESCOT LEVEL 5

HND Construction and Built Environment

The Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) Quality Mark identifies and recognises high-quality construction skills training provision in London. At Nescot we are very proud that for the third year running we have been accredited with the prestigious MCA Quality Mark, in recognition of the quality of our construction provision.

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Many of our past students have come up through the ranks to become site supervisors, run their own businesses or lead big housing projects.

• Bricklayer • Builder • Building supplies • Start your own business • Stonemason • Work for a small or large construction business

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Our Qualifications

See our website for entry requirements.

FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Bricklaying

LEVEL 2

Bricklaying

LEVEL 3

Bricklaying

Billydean What You Can Expect...

• Bricklaying isn’t all just about bricks and mortar. Before you begin building something you’ll need to know the best way to go about it. At Nescot we develop your ability to analyse, problem solve and make the correct decisions to get the job done right first time. • Over 70,000 bricklayers employed in the UK. (Construction Skills Network)

The facilities at Nescot are great – they’ve made the construction area like a building site, to prepare you. The teachers have all worked in construction so they can give you tips from their own experience. Brickwork, Level 1 nescot.ac.uk

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Most construction projects need carpenters, so the job can take you anywhere from homes and commercial properties to building sites. Skilled carpentry is crucial to new builds, restoring and recreating historical buildings and providing timber elements of complex concrete supports.

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• Cabinet making • Finishing carpentry • Joinery shop • Maintenance carpentry • Roofing • Site carpentry • Start your own business • Timber yard worker • Work for a small or large construction business


Our Qualifications

See our website for entry requirements.

FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Carpentry and Joinery

LEVEL 2

Carpentry and Joinery

APPRENTICESHIPS

LEVEL 2

Carpentry and Joinery

Connor What You Can Expect... • At Nescot, you will learn from tutors with specialisms ranging from restoration work with organisations like the National Trust to working with architects on cutting-edge new builds. You will learn from experts in joinery, shuttering and moulding, and site supervisors on large refurbishments and new estates. • The UK construction industry will need a total of 260,000 wood trades and interior fit-out occupations by 2023 (Construction Skills Network research - LMI).

I enjoy doing a practical course, and working with my hands. I’m doing an apprenticeship at the moment, but one day I’ll set up my own business. The teachers are really helpful and they’re good at explaining new techniques. Bench Joinery apprenticeship, Level 2 nescot.ac.uk

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Electricians are among the most in-demand construction professionals. Hi-tech tasks include transporting data along fibre-optic cables and programming computercontrolled “intelligent” buildings and factories. Nescot will ensure you are fully-prepared to work to the high standards required in this industry.

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See our website for entry requirements.

Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Electrical

LEVEL 2

Electrical Installation

LEVEL 3

Electrotechnical Technology Electrical and Electronic Engineering

APPRENTICESHIPS

LEVEL 3

Electrical

Louie • Appliance servicing • Commercial installations • Control systems engineer • Data/ telecommunications engineer • Domestic electrical installations • Electrician or electrical fitter

• Energy efficiency • Lift engineer • Lighting technician • Maintenance electrician (aircraft/motor vehicle) • Security systems • Solar energy • Start your own business • Work for a small or large construction business

The best thing about electrical is the variety. The tutors talk a lot about what it’s like in industry and the different career routes, and I think the variety in class helps get us ready for being professional electricians. Electrical, Level 2 nescot.ac.uk

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Get the practical and creative skills you need to do repairs and restoration work on houses and on large commercial developments like schools, hospitals and hotels.

• Damp proofing technician • Decorative plastering • Dry liner • Fibrous plastering • Rendering • Start your own business • Work for a small or large construction business

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Our Qualifications

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FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Plastering

LEVEL 2

Plastering

Reece What You Can Expect...

• Career prospects are positive with around 50,000 plasterers employed in the UK. • The housing sector is predicted to grow by an annual average of 2.5% over the next three years. (Construction Skills Network)

We learn about different types of plastering, and the course is really practical. The teachers talk all the time about how we’d approach a task if we were at work, so we’re in the right mindset. Plastering, Level 1 nescot.ac.uk

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Precision counts in plumbing, so at Nescot we train you to work better than industry standard. Nescot plumbing students work to + or – 2mm. On site you’ll often find a 5mm variation, so you’ll have the edge from the start.

• Bathroom and kitchen installations • Gas engineer • Heating and ventilation engineer • Pipe fitter • Plumbing • Start your own business • Work for a small or large construction business

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Our Qualifications

See our website for entry requirements.

FULL-TIME LEVEL 2

Plumbing

LEVEL 3

Plumbing

APPRENTICESHIPS

LEVEL 3

Gas Engineer Plumbing and Heating Natural Gas Route

What You Can Expect... • Plumbers work in all kinds of industries. You could find a job designing plumbing systems for new buildings, deciding how to manage, repair, and expand water systems, or developing new plumbing technologies. Where there’s water and people there’s a need for plumbing, so our courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to help ensure you are never short of work. • 163,000 people employed in plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning with 2,000 new recruits every year (Construction Skills Network research).

Kevin The teachers here are all trained plumbers, so they can tell you about how things work on-site. I started studying full-time and I’m now doing an apprenticeship with a big commercial company, working on a large site in London. Plumbing, Level 3 Apprentice nescot.ac.uk

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Our courses are for aspiring filmmakers, producers, editors and cinematographers. If you want to work in the film or TV industries, this is the place for you. We have excellent facilities including a TV studio, screening room, Mac suites and industry-standard editing suites, with broadcast-standard software like Adobe Premiere, After Effects, NUKE and Maya.

Stefania We spent our first few weeks learning lots of new skills, like how to operate cameras and how to do sound and lighting, and then we started our film projects. The tutors have high expectations of us, but I know I can always ask for help if I need it. Creative Media, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to: • ILM Producer - Aladdin • Sound Recordist - The Crown • Production Runner - The X Factor • Music Videographer • Framestore • HND Moving Image - Nescot

What You Can Expect...

• TV Production - Bournemouth University

• Enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, who are experienced television producers, editors, film makers and journalists.

• Hone your abilities while building a showreel or portfolio to really sell your work.

• Staff design assignments to mirror industry tasks - you will be sent out in teams recreating jobs and roles and using kit you will find in the media industry.

• Latest innovations in lighting, tracking and sound hardware, and more than 100 Adobe-equipped networked Macs.

• Your projects could include: music videos, short films, documentaries, TV news, film club, podcasts, film studies, showreels, VFX and sound design. • Excellent equipment, including lights and HD cameras, and industry-standard editing suites, with broadcast-standard software like Adobe Premiere, After Effects.

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• Constantly-developing programme of trips, speakers and workshops. We’ve been to places including New York, Berlin and Barcelona, and visited film sets and TV studios as well as trade shows like Eurogamer, Comic-Con and the Harry Potter studios. • You will plan and produce a film on location around the UK.   adviceteam@nescot.ac.uk

• Cinematography - Bournemouth University • Journalism - UAL • Events Management - University of Gloucestershire • Digital Film Production Ravensbourne


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Media and Music Technology

LEVEL 2

Media

LEVEL 3

Creative Media, Film and TV Digital Design

UNIVERSITY-LEVEL PROGRESSION AT NESCOT LEVEL 4

Creative Enterprises Professional Diploma

LEVEL 5

HND in Creative Media Production (Moving Image) See our website for entry requirements.

• Advertising and marketing • Animation • Broadcast • Cinematographer • Compositor • Events

• Events management • Designer • Film editor • Film or TV producer • Journalism/publishing • Lighting engineer • Media producer

• Product designer • Production runner • Radio • Sound engineer • Sound recordist • Videographer • Visual effects

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Early Years at Nescot provides students with a strong foundation for their journey as an early years practitioner. With a strong focus on innovative practice, all students use their skills in a work placement, which allows them to nurture links with employers and prepare for employment.

Mia We’ve learnt a lot, from how children grow and develop to how to give them a healthy diet. My work experience as a learning support assistant has given me the chance to use what I’ve learnt, and it’s helped me to become more confident too. Childcare, Level 2 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to: • St Mary’s University • University of Roehampton • University of Greenwich

What You Can Expect... • Targeted work experience in an organisation relevant to your area of study, so that you can see for yourself how your skills could fit in different sectors. We even run our own careers fair where you can meet employers. • Childcare employers frequently send us their vacancies because they want someone who is ‘Nescot qualified’. • Tutors are excellent teachers and mentors with a wide breadth of industry experience, including nursery managers, special needs practitioners, primary school learning support and nannying. • The quality of teaching in the department has consistently been recognised as good or above.

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• Kingston University • The opportunity to do work experience at our on-site nursery, Nestots. • Level 3 students get additional qualifications in cooking and paediatric first aid, to increase their employability even further. • Students go on a range of trips throughout the year, including to Thorpe Park and Brighton, to give them an opportunity to practice planning an effective trip. • Childcare students from Nescot have gone on to study at universities such as King’s College London, the University of Roehampton and St Mary’s, as well as finding work straight after finishing at Nescot.   adviceteam@nescot.ac.uk

• Students benefit from an annual careers fair, where a range of local employers network with our students, which leads to real job opportunities within the industry.


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings

LEVEL 2

Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

LEVEL 3

Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

APPRENTICESHIPS

LEVEL 3

Early Years Educator See our website for entry requirements.

• Childminder • Children’s nurse • Crèche assistant • Early years teacher • Holiday childcare representative

• Hospital play specialist • Nanny • Nursery assistant • Nursery manager • Playworker • Primary school teacher

• Special care baby unit assistant • Special needs teaching assistant • Teaching assistant

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Foundation Learning 56

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Nescot’s Foundation Learning department offers a wide range of qualifications aimed at supporting students to achieve their full potential. Some of our programmes are aimed at students with learning difficulties and disabilities, and others have been developed for young people who left school with few or no formal qualifications.

Sa muel I’ve learnt lots of different things this year. We’ve learnt a lot about communication, how to travel independently and mindfulness, which is when you stay calm and relaxed. I really like Seasons Hub, which is where we can eat our lunch and talk to our friends. Foundations nescot.ac.uk

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What You Can Expect... • Courses for students who have mild to moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Our Qualifications

• Excellent transition arrangements with many local schools, which helps to reduce any anxiety caused by moving and starting college.

ENTRY LEVEL 1

• Work experience individually with one of our local employers or as a group in one of our social enterprises. This includes the student-run café and shop at Nescot, weekly cafés organised by students in St John’s and St Mary’s church halls in Ewell, and our partnership with National Trust property Polesden Lacey. • Every programme leads to an externallyaccredited qualification - real evidence of your success that you can take to any employer or college in the country.

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Foundations This qualification is aimed at students who are transitioning into college from a specialist learning environment and require high levels of support. Students will have the opportunity to experience a range of vocational tasters, while identifying employability skills and improving independence as well as encouraging physical fitness, wellbeing and creative expression.

Supported Living Pathway ENTRY LEVELS 2 AND 3

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care, household skills, communication, travelling independently, accessing external services and becoming a valued member of the community.

Further Education Pathway ENTRY LEVELS 2 AND 3, LEVEL 1

This pathway has been designed for students who are planning to go on to Further Education. Students take part in sessions on personal development whilst experiencing vocational tasters at Level 1. The aim is to build confidence and independence as well as helping students to decide which vocational pathway would suit them best.


Employment Pathway

ENTRY LEVELS 2 AND 3, LEVEL 1

This pathway is designed to give students the competencies they need for employment. Students develop skills to help them find employment, such as CV writing and performing well at interview, and take part in work experience placements, building confidence and independence.

Achieve

This is a full-time introductory programme for young people who left school without formal qualifications but who want to go on to study a Level 1 course. Students study the Prince’s Trust qualifications in Personal Development and Employability Skills alongside vocational tasters.

Supported Internship

This study programme is aimed at young people who have travelled along our employment pathway, have a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan, and continue to need support to move into employment.

• Animal care • Catering • Grounds work

• Horticulture • Hospitality • Office work

• Retail • Vehicle industry

Some students may move on to supported employment initiatives or independent living.

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If you love games, animation and VFX and enjoy using your imagination, this could be the course for you. This qualification is designed by industry to ensure that you get the skills you need to get a job. We have extensive links with leading companies including Blue Zoo, ILM, Framestore, DNEG, Sony and Creative Assembly.

Charlie The teachers know so much about the industry, and they’re really good at explaining complicated things. I did work experience at Reef Entertainment, testing a computer game, and I got to work with professional developers using skills we’d learnt at college. That really inspired me to keep doing the best I can. Games Design, Animation and VFX, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to apprenticeships with companies including: • ILM • DNEG • Digital Film Production Ravensbourne

What You Can Expect... • A course for designers, artists and animators looking to develop skills in the competitive field of computer games, visual effects and animation. • Industry-experienced and knowledgeable staff on-hand to teach development using industry-standard software such as Maya, Unity, Unreal, Photoshop, NUKE, Substance Painter and ZBrush. • The highest-specification networked PCs and Macs in the college. • Students develop an assessment portfolio of design including concept art, 3D Modelling, 2D and 3D animation, level design and texture design and game development, which is essential for

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or to universities including: progression into Higher Education or the games industry. • Assignments designed to mirror industry tasks, including pitching ideas, creating and testing game levels, building 3D models, animation and sound design, and working alone and as part of a team. • Annual trips to a range of subjectspecific events such as Eurogamer at Birmingham NEC, and visits, talks and workshops from industry figures. • State-of-the-art resources, including a games hub, screening room and art space. • Work experience with Reef Entertainment, game testing.   adviceteam@nescot.ac.uk

• Sheffield Hallam University • Teesside University • De Montford University and have worked on films such as: • Aladdin • Pacific Rim • Star Wars - The Last Jedi • Avengers - End Game • Avengers - Infinity War


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 3

Games Design, Animation and VFX

LEVEL 3

Digital Design

UNIVERSITY-LEVEL PROGRESSION AT NESCOT LEVEL 5

HND in Creative Media Production (Games Design) See our website for entry requirements.

• 3D artist • Animation programmer • Animation supervisor • Animator • Character/creature animator • Digital arts

• Game artist • Games designer • Games developer • Games programmer • Games tester • Motion capture technician • Motion graphics artist

• Production assistant • Technical artist • UI/UX artist • VFX technical assistant • Visual effects

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Whether you are thinking of a career as a hairdresser in a salon, a beauty therapist in a spa or a make-up artist in the theatre or in the world of TV and film, we have a course to enable you to take your first steps. Train in our modern and well-equipped salons where our highly trained staff will work with you to develop the highest levels of expertise.

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TONI&GUY

All Nescot Hairdressing staff have been trained by Toni&Guy in their cutting and colouring techniques and we use this approach within our hairdressing teaching here at the College. Toni&Guy provide: Two workshops/demonstrations on these techniques each year for our hairdressing students and these are held at their prestigious Academy in Central London. Motivational and success recognition opportunities to reward highly successful Nescot students, including the opportunity for backstage access at London Fashion Week. Give Nescot hairdressing students with salon work experience and details of job opportunities, subject to them demonstrating the right skills and attitudes necessary.

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All beauty therapy lecturers are experienced therapists and teachers with extensive training within the industry. Our students develop the highest standards enabling them to stand out from other applicants when applying for jobs.

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• Beauty therapist • Cosmetics retail • Cruise ship salons • Facial treatments • Fashion • Hair and beauty sales • Brand trainer • Image consultant • Make-up artist • Massages • Nail technician • Receptionist • Salon manager • Spa manager • Television, film and theatre


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 2

Beauty Therapy

LEVEL 3

Beauty Therapy See our website for entry requirements.

Ellie What You Can Expect... • Three training academy salons equipped with 20 couches in each. • The opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as spray tanning, eyelash extensions and ear piercing. • Train with high-end products such as NYX make-up and Eve Taylor face and body aromatherapy skincare.

The tutors have all worked in the industry, so as well as teaching us all the practical techniques they also talk about standards and behaviours. They have high standards and expect us to behave like professionals from the start. Beauty Therapy, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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All hairdressing lecturers are experienced hairdressers and teachers and are trained by Toni & Guy in the London Academy. Our lessons are delivered to the same high standards, preparing you for a successful career in the industry.

• Barber • Colour technician • Cruise ships • Fashion • Hair and beauty sales • Brand trainer • Hairdresser • Image consultant • Receptionist • Salon stylist • Salon manager • Spas stylist • Television, film and theatre

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Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Hairdressing

LEVEL 2

Hairdressing

LEVEL 3

Hairdressing

See our website for entry requirements.

Alicia What You Can Expect... • The hairdressing department is powered by the multi-award wining hairdressing brand Toni & Guy, including visits from the team and seminars in the London Academy. • Train with top hairdressing brands and products including L’Oreal and Label.m. • Vibrant lessons that are interactive and realistic to the hairdressing industry.

The best things about Nescot are the facilities and the teaching, because you get a lot of support. We’ve learnt a lot in our first year, and now I’m looking forward to having my own clients next year. Hairdressing, Level 1 nescot.ac.uk

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If make-up is your passion, then we have the course for you! Nescot have qualifications dedicated to aspiring make-up artists. You will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of makeup and hair styling at both Level 2 and 3.

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• Cosmetics Retail • Image consultant • Make-up artist - film, freelance, live music, photographic shoots, television or theatre • Make-up trainer • Special effects make-up artist


Our Qualifications

See our website for entry requirements.

FULL-TIME LEVEL 2

Hair and Media Make-up

LEVEL 3

Hair and Media Make-up

Trevelle What You Can Expect... • Opportunity to do work placements in local theatres as well as being supported in finding your own work in the make-up field. • Level 3 includes airbrushing, media effects, wig styling and much more. Perfect if you are looking for a career in TV and film. • Attend industry workshops with leading brands such as Kryolan and NYX. • Develop your skills by doing the make-up for our own performing arts productions.

The course is really practical, and our projects are really varied. We’ve done so many different things already, from special effects like bruises and missing fingers to special occasion looks, like for a wedding. Hair and Media Make-up, Level 2 nescot.ac.uk

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Whether it’s children, young people, older people or families, if you’re interested in working with people, the health and social care sector could be a good choice. It can be challenging, but hugely rewarding. We have excellent links for work placements with the public sector and private care providers.

Emma The course is really practical and varied, and we also do a lot of work experience, which is a great way to develop yourself and find out which career would suit you. I’m starting a Paramedic Science degree at St George’s University in September, and I couldn’t have done that without Nescot. Health and Social Care, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to: • King’s College London Midwifery • Kingston University Social Work

What You Can Expect... • Nescot’s Health and Social Care students are so well-regarded that employers send us their vacancies because they want someone ‘Nescot qualified’. • Tutors are excellent teachers and mentors, with industry experience ranging from social workers and nurses to health care managers and childcare professionals. • The quality of teaching in this department is consistently recognised as good or above.

• University of Roehampton Early Years • You will be given the opportunity to experience working in an organisation relevant to your area of study due to our excellent links with the public sector and private care. We understand that the subjects we teach attract students with a real desire to make a difference, and we are extremely active in the wider community. • Additional qualifications are offered to enhance employability.

• Become the care professional you want to be. You will gain a thorough understanding of the theory of your chosen area and we will provide you with innovative, exciting opportunities to put that understanding into practice.

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• University of Roehampton Teaching • University of Surrey Adult Nursing


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings

LEVEL 2

Health and Social Care

LEVEL 3

Health and Social Care See our website for entry requirements.

• Care assistant • Community project worker • Health care practice worker • Home carer • Key worker • Midwife

• Nutritionist • Nursing • Nursing home practitioner • Occupational therapist • Paramedic • Pharmacy assistant

• Probation officer • Public health • Rehabilitation officer • Residential warden • Social worker • Speech therapist • Teaching assistant • Youth worker

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If you have a passion for cars or engineering then our specialist training courses could provide you with an introduction to the industry, or build on existing skills developed in the industry and further your career opportunities.

Mathusigan The best thing this year has been getting to work on a real engine. We did the theory first and learnt about how they work, and then we got to have a go at taking them apart ourselves.

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What You Can Expect...

• The UK automotive industry is bucking trends across Europe by achieving record growth, creating thousands of jobs and attracting major inward investment. You will learn in our Motor Vehicle Centre on real vehicles to help you master the business side of the industry as well as your technical skills.

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• Gain practical experience and the technical knowledge needed to work as a Service Technician, carrying out maintenance/repairs on cars, vans and other light vehicles in garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. • All courses are accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry awarding body.   adviceteam@nescot.ac.uk


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance

LEVEL 2

Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance

APPRENTICESHIPS

LEVEL 2

Autocare Technician See our website for entry requirements.

• Accident repair • Fast-fit operations (tyres, exhausts, batteries, etc) • Heavy vehicle maintenance and repair • Light vehicle maintenance and repair

• Lift truck maintenance and repair • Motorcycle maintenance and repair • Motorsport maintenance and repair • Parts distribution and supply

• Roadside assistance and recovery • Vehicle body work • Vehicle rental and leasing (self-drive or with driver) • Vehicle sales

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Want to work in the music industry? Would you like to be a live performer, sound engineer, beats producer, superstar DJ or record label owner? Nescot has a selection of courses to help you achieve your dreams.

Tania In the future I’m going to BIMM Institute London, to study Songwriting. I’ve learnt so many skills on this course, from using software to live performance, and it’s made me a more confident musician. We’re taught by people who actually work in the industry, and it means a lot to have their experience to draw on. Music Technology, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to: • BIMM Institute • Ministry of Sound Performances • Bournemouth University - Music and Audio Technology

What You Can Expect... • Create - Learn how to produce, mix, sequence and capture live recordings, using our top-of-the range Macs with programmes including Reason, Logic Pro, Sibelius and Ableton Push. • Perform - You will organise and set up events such as band nights with live musicians or club nights with DJs, and will be able to perform at diverse venues. Recently, students had the opportunity to DJ and perform at Matthew’s Yard in Croydon. • Produce - We have a fully-equipped professional music studio with a live room, rehearsal space and dedicated vocal booth, with high-end synthesizers, drum machines and midi controllers, as well as acoustic and electric guitars, drum kits and keyboards.

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• Relevant Projects - All course projects are based on real-world scenarios, such as producing radio shows, engineering and recording live music, writing soundtracks for film, creating a professional four-track music promotional demo and sound engineering for live events. • Staff - Enthusiastic, highly-qualified and knowledgeable staff who have a wealth of experience. Many of our teachers are highly connected in the music industry and work or have worked as musicians, composers, DJs, recording artists and music producers. • Work Experience - including with Flex FM and Eastern Electrics.

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• Southampton Solent University Music Production; Popular Music Recording • Ravensbourne - Sound Design • Goldsmiths - Sound and Engineering • University of Hertfordshire Music Journalism • University of Chester Popular Music • University of Leeds Music Production • ACM - Music Business; Music Production


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Media and Music Technology

LEVEL 2

Music Technology

LEVEL 3

Music Technology See our website for entry requirements.

• Agent • Backstage crew • Box office staff • Composer • DJ • Entertainer • Licensing and royalty collection • Lighting designer • Music manager/ director

• Music teacher • Musician • Performer, recording artist • Producer (live events) • Producer-engineer (music) • Production manager • Record label manager • Recording industry producer

• Rigger • Singing coach • Songwriter • Sound engineer • Sound technician • Studio manager • Tour manager

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Nescot’s Epsom School of Theatre Arts combines training in contemporary, physical and musical theatre. It is made up of three companies: Forge Theatre, Nexus Ensemble and (e) Merge. The companies perform with the ethos of creating work which is physically daring, emotionally engaging and visually stunning.

Daniel The teachers treat us like we’re a professional theatre company. We’re expected to audition, learn lines, rehearse, and take constructive feedback to make the best possible show. The thing I’m most proud of this year is getting the lead in Grease. I learnt a lot, and I’ve definitely improved as a performer. Performing Arts, Level 2 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to:

What You Can Expect... • Based on the principles of a drama school, Forge Theatre and Nexus Ensemble give you the opportunity to experience a professional theatre environment. • Specialist workshop opportunities throughout the year including stage combat, script writing, Heel’s workshops, and Commedia dell’arte. • All assignments are industry-focused, with an emphasis on performance. • Industry-related careers week with talks and workshops from casting agencies, drama schools, equity, performers and producers.

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• Enrich your education with theatre visits, both to watch performances and to have back-stage tours. • You will work in state-of-the-art studios and workshops on the main campus. • Staff are experienced practitioners who still train and work within the industry. • Students practise as a company member and have the opportunity to perform in a number of different shows across the year in a variety of theatres. These have included Lyric Hammersmith, Soho Theatre and G Live in Guildford.

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• Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Acting • Nescot - HNC/HND Performing Arts • University of Chichester Theatre Performance • Fourth Monkey • Guildford School of Acting • Mountview • Brunel University • University of Lincoln • Aelfa Academy of Dramatic Arts • University of East London • De Montford University • University of Surrey • East 15


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 2

Performing Arts

LEVEL 3

Performing Arts - Acting Route

LEVEL 3

Performing Arts - Musical Theatre Route

UNIVERSITY-LEVEL PROGRESSION AT NESCOT LEVEL 5

HND in Performing Arts

LEVEL 6

BA (Hons) Collaborative Theatre (Top-Up) See our website for entry requirements.

• Actor • Arts administration • Box office and front of house in theatres • Choreographer • Classical theatre actor • Communications industry • Costume and props technician

• Dance performance • Entertainment at holiday camps • Event management • Film • Journalist (arts) • Marketing • Performance on cruise ships • Production

• Script writer • Stagehand • Stage and lighting technician • Stage combat specialist • Theatre • Vocal performance

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Our teaching team are sports industry professionals, having enjoyed successful careers in a variety of areas including sports coaching, personal training, strength and conditioning, sports therapy, osteopathy and sports centre management. That experience is used to bring learning to life!

Georgia My favourite unit this year is psychology, and learning how someone’s mentality can affect their physical performance. We also study anatomy, and that’s really useful for everyone who competes or trains because it helps you to improve. It was the best decision to come here, and I’d recommend it to anyone. Sport, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to: • Nescot - BSc Sports Therapy • Nescot - BOst Osteopathy • University of Bath

What You Can Expect...

• St Mary’s University • University of Wales

• You will be involved in sports coaching and fitness classes for all age groups and abilities in your community. • We actively encourage all our students to get involved in sport as athletes and coaches and we provide the support to ensure you fulfil your potential. • We make arrangements to work with your training and competition schedules. This means that you do not have to sacrifice your education for a promising sporting career.

• Our football academy coach, Jack Johnson, holds a UEFA A licence, which is the highest coaching badge. He is Academy Coach at Fulham FC.

• University of Chichester

• Some of our sport programmes include extra qualifications, such as Level 1 coaching qualifications, sport-specific first aid or YMCA Fitness Instructing Certificate.

• University of Bristol

• Many of our students have the opportunity to go on residential outdoor activities trips, such as Skern Lodge in Devon.

• The department runs a Football Development Squad, which plays in the higher-level college league and for a local non-league team.

• Our previous students have gone on to careers including sports coaching, teaching, and working at national health and fitness clubs.

• Nescot Sports students have free access to the Sports Injury Clinic.

• Our students organise and run local primary schools’ sports day events.

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• Kingston University • University of Exeter • Bournemouth University


See our website for entry requirements.

Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 1

Sport

LEVEL 2

Sport

LEVEL 3

Sport, Fitness and Personal Training (Diploma) Sport (Extended Diploma) Sport and Exercise Science (Extended Diploma)

UNIVERSITY-LEVEL PROGRESSION AT NESCOT LEVEL 5

Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy

LEVEL 6

BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy (Top-up) BOst (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine

LEVEL 7

MOst in Osteopathic Medicine

• Athlete • Fitness instructor • Leisure attendant/ duty manager • Lifeguard

• Outdoor activities instructor • Personal trainer • Sports coach • Sports player

• Sports psychologist • Sports therapist • Teaching • Youth worker

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Our staff have combined experience of Law and the Legal system, outdoor instruction, working in the Fire and Rescue Service, as well as many years of experience teaching Public Services programmes. Group expeditions, outdoor and adventurous activities will hone your problem-solving, leadership, teamwork and cohesion skills.

Kayleigh I’ve really enjoyed doing units like Police Powers, and all the trips and visits we’ve done. The course has given me so much direction and self-confidence. When I started I had no qualifications and didn’t know what to do with my life, but I’m finishing with 3 Distinction stars, and I’m starting a law degree at the University of Law in September. Uniformed Public Services, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to: • Loughborough University • University of Law • Bournemouth University

What You Can Expect... • Practical sessions to improve your teamwork and leadership to bring learning to life. • Hone your problem solving, teamwork and navigational skills. • Expert training for the uniformed services entrance tests. • Practical team sports, leadership training and targeted fitness training to prepare you for a career in the uniformed public services. • Visits to parliamentary buildings, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Law Courts in Guildford, to demystify the workings of government, law and order.

• Farnborough College of Technology • Develop skills in bushcraft, wild camping and raft building, as well as a thorough grounding in cultural awareness and diversity to equip you to serve today’s multicultural society. • Learn from numerous guest speakers from the industry. • Opportunity to attend a ‘firefighter for a day’ course and ‘Look at Life day’, with the British Army. • Students meet monthly guest speakers from uniformed public services, including a police dog handler and firefighters, discussing their careers and job roles.

• In recent years, Nescot students have won three categories in the Public Services National Competition.

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• University of Exeter • University of Portsmouth • University of Surrey


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 2

Public Services

LEVEL 3

Public Services See our website for entry requirements.

• Ambulance service

• Fire brigade

• Royal Navy

• Army

• Fitness industry

• Security

• Community leadership

• Police force

• Territorial Army

• Emergency services

• Prison services

• UK Border Force

• Royal Air Force

• Uniformed services

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Teaching staff have industry experience with companies including Virgin Atlantic, TUI, First Choice, Duxton Hotel Melbourne, Bridge the World Travel, Travelmood, Australian Outback Tours, Austravel and Educational Tours. In addition staff have worked in destinations from Australia to Egypt and Venezuela.

Nadeem I want to work in the travel industry in the future, and the course has given me a lot of the skills and experience I need. I got to do an extra qualification in cabin crew, which will look great on my CV, and we even have a cabin crew room in the college. Travel and Tourism, Level 3 nescot.ac.uk

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Our Students’ Success Our students have gone on to universities including: • University of Surrey • University of Southampton

What You Can Expect...

• University of Chester • University of Brighton • Bournemouth University

• Teaching and assessment on our Resort Reps, Aviation and Cabin Crew courses have been awarded a grade 1 by the awarding body. • A newly-refurbished fully-equipped cabin service room, which is set up like an aircraft so you can carry out cabin crew role-plays such as delivering services, dealing with emergencies and customer service scenarios. • Industry-standard IT facilities and wellequipped classrooms. • Field visits to develop your professional practice, including visits to British Airways or Virgin Atlantic, where you get the chance to take part in simulated safety and emergency procedures.

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• Guest speakers who work in the industry. Past speakers have included representatives from Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, STA Travel and independent tour operators. • Work experience placements. In the last few years students have secured placements at The Ritz, easyJet, British Airways, Jersey Airport and The London Aquarium, with many offered permanent jobs. • Travel students can take additional qualifications in NCFE Resort Reps, Cabin Crew and Aviation Operations on the Ground, which employers value highly.

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• University of Roehampton • University of Greenwich or directly into employment with: • British Airways • Emirates Holidays • Newmarket Holidays • EasyJet • Gatwick Airport


Our Qualifications FULL-TIME LEVEL 2

Travel and Tourism

LEVEL 3

Travel and Tourism See our website for entry requirements.

• Accommodation concierge, events planning executive, receptionist, reservations assistant • Cabin crew • Aviation - flight dispatcher, ground handling agent, passenger service agent, security officer

• Cruise entertainment host, shore excursion manager • Holiday company head office roles contractiing and procurement, customer service, finance, human resources, marketing, retail travel agent

• Tour operations (Overseas) children’s representative, resort reservations • Visitor attractions host for events, entertainment, food, beverages, games or arcade, rides and attractions operator

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How to Apply 1. Explore your options Find out more about our courses on our website. Come to a virtual or live Open Event and chat to staff and current students. 2. Apply online Search for your course on our website and click ‘apply online’. 3. Next step We’ll check your application to make sure the course is suitable for you and meets your needs. We may arrange an interview (by telephone, online or in person, depending on circumstances). Some courses may ask to see evidence of your work in the subject area (for example a portfolio for arts courses). 4. The offer We’ll consider your application carefully and hope to be able to offer you a place. Your offer may be conditional on you achieving particular GCSE grades. If we think your first choice of course is not the

right option for you, we will offer you an alternative and/or contact you to discuss your options.

5. Accepting the offer The Advice and Guidance team will ask you to accept your offer through your applicant portal. You need to do this within three weeks. 6. Welcome and induction event We will invite you to a Welcome and Induction Event, usually in late June. This will give you an opportunity to get a head start with your new course. 7. Enrol We will contact you in July to invite you to enrol. This will finalise your place at Nescot. If your GCSE grades aren’t what you hope for, we will offer you a place at an alternative level or help you find a different course. 8. Join Nescot! Term starts in early September. From your first day at the college we will support you to succeed and fulfil your ambitions in education.

You can get help with choosing your course at any time – Contact our Advice and 020 8394 3038 adviceteam@nescot.ac.uk Guidance team:

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AUTUMN – PRIORITY BOARDING Every year we get more applications than we have places available, so we advise you to apply early. If you apply by January we will guarantee an offer on your course or refer you to a suitable alternative. SPRING – LAST CALL Applications after the January deadline will still be accepted but we cannot guarantee an offer if your chosen course is full. SUMMER – GATE CLOSING Even after all the places on a course have been accepted we may still be able to offer you a place on a waiting list. If you accept a place on a waiting list it is important that you have an alternative backup plan as well, because we cannot guarantee that everyone on the list will get a place.


Where is Nescot? The college is in north-east Surrey, in Transport for London’s Zone 6 and served by Southern and South Western Railway. We’re a five-minute walk from Ewell East Station, and we have free secure bicycle storage and a large free car park. Trains Ewell West Rail Station To Waterloo via Raynes Park and Clapham Junction Ewell East Rail Station To Victoria and London Bridge via Sutton and Croydon Buses Bus Route 408 Serving Epsom, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Oxshott, Stoke D’Abernon and Cobham Bus Route 166 Serving Epsom, Banstead, Chipstead Valley, Purley and Croydon Bus Route 470 Serving Epsom, Ewell, Cheam and Colliers Wood Bus Routes E16, 406, 418 and 213 Serving Worcester Park, Tolworth, Surbiton and Kingston

Disclaimer This prospectus describes our courses, services and facilities. It was compiled in August 2020 and relates to the programmes we intend to offer for the year starting in September 2021. Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained is accurate at the time of printing, but the course programme is subject to continuing development and changing circumstances that may necessitate the cancellation of courses or alterations to the course content, or other related matters. Some courses described are still subject to external validation before they can be run. The college reserves the right to make any such changes with as much notice as possible. These rights shall be incorporated in any contract between the college and a student, safeguarding the college from any liability whatsoever in respect of any such changes. Please note the tuition fees quoted are for a single year of tuition. Some courses attract additional costs, including materials and protective clothing.


Full-time courses, apprenticeships and university-level progression Main Switchboard: 020 8394 1731 Advice & Guidance: 020 8394 3038 Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS This document can be made available in alternative formats on request. Please contact Advice & Guidance.

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