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16-18 Course Guide 2020-21

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Contents

Contents

16 -18 Course Guide 2020-21

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Welcome New college development

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Open Events - come and see for yourself

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How to find us

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How to apply

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Interview and Enrolment

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Student Support and Enrichment Inclusive Learning Support n Financial Support n Safeguarding, Welfare and Counselling n Student Health n Student Voice, REAL Time and Enrichment n Information for Parents/Carers

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Careers, employment and higher education

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Qualifications explained

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Course Entry Requirements

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Average Point Score

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Who we are

Richmond upon Thames College is a college of general, further and higher education providing education and training, including apprenticeships, to 16-18 year olds and adults from across Richmond, London, Middlesex and Surrey. The college is one of London’s best colleges offering a wide range of technical, academic and professional qualifications. In 2017, Ofsted judged the college as GOOD in all areas.

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Sixth Form A Levels GCSE Pathway

Business and Enterprise

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Business - vocational/technical courses

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Business apprenticeships

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Creative Industries

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Performing Arts - vocational/technical courses

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Media, Visual Arts - vocational/technical courses

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Future Technologies and Low Carbon Industries: Construction, Engineering, IT and Science

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Construction: Brickwork/Carpentry/Plumbing - vocational/ technical courses

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Engineering - vocational/technical courses

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Construction: Brickwork/Carpentry/Plumbing apprenticeships

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Engineering apprenticeships

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IT - vocational/technical courses

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IT apprenticeships

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Science - vocational/technical courses

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Lifestyle and Wellbeing

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Catering - vocational/technical courses

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Catering and Hospitality apprenticeships

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Early Years (Childcare) - vocational/technical courses

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Early Years (Childcare) apprenticeships

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Health and Social Care - vocational/technical courses

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Supported Learning – vocational/technical courses

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Public Services - vocational/technical courses

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Sport - vocational/technical courses

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Sport apprenticeships

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Travel and Tourism - vocational/technical courses

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Useful information


Welcome

Welcome to Richmond upon Thames College

Congratulations on taking the first step towards your future. By choosing to study or train at Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC), you are starting your journey towards a fulfilling and successful career. As you will see in this guide, there are many exciting options available to you - a wide range of subjects and courses at different levels - probably more than you are likely to find at any other college or school that you may be considering. As well as the choice of courses we provide, RuTC has much more to offer. We have a strong support team and a wide range of facilities and enrichment activities, which allow you to fulfil your potential both in your studies and socially. If you would like to find out more about us and the courses we offer, please come along to one of our Open Events, where you will receive a warm welcome from all of my staff. I hope you enjoy what you read and that you choose to come and join us! Diane Dimond Principal and CEO

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Ofsted

GOOD in all areas (Nov 2017)

Come along to one of our OPEN EVENTS. See page 6 for details.

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New college development

New college campus opening in 2020

Our fantastic new campus will open its doors in February 2020 come and be part of Richmond upon Thames College’s future! Richmond upon Thames College is on a journey to a dynamic, successful and sustainable future. The college is evolving, with a focus on providing high-quality value for money programmes and services that meet the future demands of employers and equip individuals with the required skills to flourish in the workplace. Over the next few months, we are continuing our transformation to become a first-class further education college and a major technical and professional hub for West London with a reputation for academic excellence. To achieve our vision, we are currently undergoing a major redevelopment of our existing Egerton Road site. We have rationalised our existing college site including the refurbishment of many existing classrooms and facilities to ensure that our students’ education is not compromised during the redevelopment phase and that we continue to be one of London’s top colleges. This innovative new development will help establish Richmond upon Thames College as a college for careers, with an outstanding reputation for services to learners and employers and will be synonymous with being a great place to learn, to work and to do business with. It will bring together education, enterprise and the local community and will deliver innovative curricula that exploit the latest technologies. Alongside academic programmes, the campus specialisms will be creative arts and media, hospitality and leisure, digital technology, engineering, sciences, health, construction and sport. The specialisms will be delivered through a wide range and volume of technical diplomas and degrees, apprenticeships and through preparation for higher education where employers are looking to recruit at graduate level. In 2018 the college was awarded Microsoft Showcase College status as part of Microsoft’s education initiative involving a global network of institutions using technology to drive and improve teaching and learning. We are supported by Microsoft to focus on personalised learning through the use of one-to-one devices and Office 365 Education. With ever-changing technology, we recognise the importance of providing our students with the latest cutting-edge technology that will enhance their learning experiences and better prepare them for their future careers.

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New college development

Our facilities will include: • Dedicated Sixth Form Centre for A Levels • Fantastic new industry standard facilities for our wide range of vocational and technical courses • Higher Education Centre for Foundation Degrees, HNC/Ds, Access to HE courses • Sports Centre and pitches – all students are encouraged to participate in at least one of the sports and fitness activities on offer • Fitness Gym – available for students to use at selected times during weekdays • Theatre with seating for 160 people • Art Gallery • Training Restaurant – offering a unique dining experience with the highest level of service in contemporary surroundings with fantastic views across West and Central London • Learning Resource Centre – home to our library collection, open access computer rooms and designated areas for group and quiet study • Cafés – students can purchase hot or cold meals in a relaxed environment during lunch and break times

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Open Events - come and see for yourself

Open Events come and see for yourself

Open Events

College Experience Day

Throughout the year we offer prospective students and parents lots of opportunities to find out more about life at RuTC and the courses we offer. Come along to one of our Open Events where you will be able to talk to our specialist staff about all our subjects and discover for yourself what is great about Richmond upon Thames College. Parents and carers are more than welcome to attend. Please register your details online at www.rutc.ac.uk/openevents.

At the end of the summer term, we host a College Experience Day where you will be able to experience a few hours at the college and take part in activities based on your course options. The day gives you an opportunity to enjoy the Richmond upon Thames College experience before starting with us in September. You’ll also meet some of your future friends and classmates. All students who have applied for a place in September 2020 will be sent further details nearer the time.

Andrew’s Story Course: Business BTEC Level 3

For me, RuTC was the strongest choice within the local area and after visiting an Open Event, I was even more convinced to choose it for my education. The college has a nice learning environment, teachers have a genuine passion for students’ success and I feel like a team player in class. I really enjoy my Business course and am proud to have gained distinctions.

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Autumn Term 2019

Saturday 12 October 10am – 2pm (last entry 1.30pm) Wednesday 6 November 5pm – 8pm (last entry 7.30pm)

Spring Term 2020

(our spring and summer Open Events will be held in our new Richmond Building) Tuesday 10 March 5pm – 8pm (last entry 7.30pm) Saturday 21 March 10am – 2pm (last entry 1.30pm) Wednesday 25 March 5pm – 8pm (last entry 7.30pm)

Summer Term 2020

Wednesday 22 April 5pm – 8pm (last entry 7.30pm) Tuesday 23 June 5pm – 8pm (last entry 7.30pm)

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How to contact us: Richmond upon Thames College Egerton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7SJ

Richmond upon Thames College, Egerton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7SJ

Switchboard: 020 8607 8000 Admissions: 020 8607 8302/admissions@rutc.ac.uk

From February 2020 we will be moving into our new Richmond Building on our existing site - please check our website for full details nearer the date.

Website: www.rutc.ac.uk

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Car: Due to the campus redevelopment there is no onsite parking during the day. Parking is available on Egerton Road in parking bays (free after 6.30pm).

Buses: 33, 110, 267, 281, H22, R68 and R70 pass close to the college. Bus stops are located on Whitton Road and London Road.

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How to apply

How to apply

You can apply online at www.rutc.ac.uk and just follow the 4 easy steps below.

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Select the course(s) you are interested in studying with us. On the course page there will be an apply button, click ‘apply’.

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Enter your personal details and contact details for your parent/carer (including their email address).

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Enter your current school details – we may contact your school for a reference as part of the application process.

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When you have finished, click ‘Submit’, and we will send you an email to confirm we have received your application. Your application is complete and you are now on your way to joining one of London’s most successful colleges. Do not worry if you are unsure about what you want to study - you will have plenty of opportunity to change your mind before you start in September. If you would like to have a chat to discuss your options please contact the Admissions team on 020 8607 8302 or email admissions@rutc.ac.uk to arrange an advice interview.

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Michael’s Story Course: Sport Level 2

RuTC offers a safe and fun environment to learn and develop as a person. I met a lot of new people at college and made a number of friends. What I enjoy most about college life is the actual Sports classes which give me not only the theoretical knowledge but also practical skills. I am also proud to have scored two goals in my very first football match.

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Interview and Enrolment

Interview and Enrolment Your interview Once we receive your application, we will arrange an interview for you. We call it an interview, but it is more of an informal discussion to go through your application and make sure that you are on the right course(s). We will email and text you with a date and time for you to come in. At the end of your interview, you will be given a Welcome Pack which gives you loads more information about the college and what to expect when you get here. A few days after your interview, we will email you with confirmation of your conditional offer. We hope that you accept your offer and confirm this to our Admissions team by email. All details will be included in the email that we send you. If at a later stage you would like to change your course(s), please contact our Admissions team and they will be able to discuss this with you.

We are here to help you at all stages of your student journey – just contact us if you have any questions about your application, offer or enrolment

Once you have accepted your offer, we will be in regular contact with you to keep you up to date on student news and events at Richmond upon Thames College. We will also invite you to the College Experience Day at the end of the summer term. We will send you details about enrolment during August.

Closing date We do not have a closing date for applications but we advise that you apply as early as possible during the academic year.

Enrolment It is essential that you attend a final enrolment session prior to starting your course - details will be sent to you in August. Our enrolment period starts on GCSE results day and all students will need to enrol in person before their college induction.

Admissions Contact Details: Telephone: 020 8607 8302 Email: admissions@rutc.ac.uk

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Student Support and Enrichment

Student Support and Enrichment

Student Support is available to help you achieve your ambitions and overcome any barriers or problems at every stage of your student journey. There are different types of support available to you.

Bethannie’s Story Course: A Levels in English Literature, History and Photography

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When I received my great A Level results, I was amazed at how successful I was. My results mean that I can go to my first choice of university, Royal Holloway to study English and History, and also believe in myself more. The support of all of the academic, as well as pastoral staff within RuTC really helped me to push myself to achieve my potential.

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We have an experienced Student Services team led by the Head of Student Services who aim to support you with any financial, personal, safeguarding or welfare issues during your time at the college. Our support consists of the following: Financial Support We have Student Services Officers who will work with you to see if you are eligible for financial support whilst at college. Bursary The 16-19 Bursary Fund is available to eligible students who are facing genuine financial barriers and need help with the costs of continuing their education. Priority is given to supporting travel, course costs such as equipment and meals. The college determines the eligibility criteria for discretionary bursaries and the frequency of and conditions for payments for all awards. We offer two types of bursary: • Discretionary Bursary - if your family household income is below £25,000 per year

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• Enhanced Bursary - if you are in care or a care leaver or if you are in receipt of income support as a young person Care to Learn Care to Learn is a government scheme to help with childcare costs and is available to eligible students aged under 20. More information can be found by visiting www.gov.uk/care-to-learn.

Inclusive Learning Support Our team of experienced staff are available to support students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ASD, ADHD, medical needs, mental health disorders and other learning difficulties and disabilities. We are able to provide specialist teachers for students with physical, visual and hearing impairments. We also provide one-toone support, in-class support and examination access arrangements as appropriate and are able to arrange specialist assessments as required. Information for Parents/Carers Parents are seen as key partners in supporting students to achieve their goals at the college. Parents of students aged 16-18 will be sent information on how to access the Parent Portal in September and invited to Meet the Tutors in October. There will be a progress evening at the end of November when parents/carers are invited to meet the teachers, with a focus on how students are doing on their course. In February, we will send a report to parents/carers on progress at this stage. All students will have regular meetings with their tutor to review their progress and set relevant targets and parents/ carers receive regular updates through the Parent Portal. Key dates and more information can be found on the parent/carers page of our website at www.rutc.ac.uk/parents.

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Free College Meals Students enrolled on to a full-time funded course may be eligible for free college meals. More information about these schemes can be found on our website or can be obtained in person by visiting C15 (the college’s Advice Hub). Safeguarding, Welfare and Counselling Services Student welfare and safeguarding are a prime focus for the team. All our team wear orange lanyards to indicate they are part of the safeguarding team and you can approach them at any time if you have concerns. Our Safeguarding and Equalities Officer has special responsibility for students who are in care and care leavers and our Welfare and Engagement Advisers work with students who may be experiencing difficulties that are impacting their college life (more information is available on our website). We offer a confidential counselling service where any student can discuss anything that might be worrying them. This could include exam stress, relationship/family problems, feeling depressed or anxious and concerns about mental health. We offer advice and information on a wide range of practical issues including fees, financial hardship and benefits and will also try to help with any housing difficulties or homeless students. We also offer a one-to-one appointment service for students who would like information, advice and guidance about personal matters. This service aims to support students who are dealing with challenging emotional circumstances. Student Health In order to support student health we have a clinic run by a local GP practice at the college every Thursday from 12.45pm – 2pm (you can still remain registered at your own practice if you see them). Appointments can be made at the Advice Hub.

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Student Support and Enrichment

Course Representatives Course Representatives are part of an active process that involves the students’ views in how the college is run. Course Reps are the most important link that staff and managers have with the whole student body and represent the voice of their peers. Students’ Union The SU is comprised of nine students who are democratically elected by the student body. The President and Vice-President are elected in the Spring term of each academic year and the Student Voice Ambassadors in September, with each school being represented. Any student who has excellent attendance, behaviour and punctuality may stand for election. The SU manages a budget, liaises with college staff on behalf of students, represents students’ views at meetings, plans events and activities, supports enrichment activities and promotes Student Voice across college. SU officers work together and organise events and opportunities for students to have a great time at college. Last year this included promoting student initiatives eg Black History Month, LBGT+ Month, football tournaments and collaboration on projects with the environmental charity Friends of the Earth.

Richmond REAL Time

Student Voice, REAL Time and Enrichment We are committed to listening to our students and helping them become all-round, multi-skilled and highly employable citizens. The Student Engagement Team Leader supports the planning and delivery of REAL Time, cross college events such as Joint Enterprise, NCS The Challenge, Progression weeks and fundraising. Students have many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom, including through the Student Voice forums, and are able to take up positions of leadership in different clubs, run projects, enter competitions, invest in a hobby or skill and socialise within our college community. Below are a few examples of how students can make the most out of their time at RuTC.

Student Voice Your views and opinions matter to us and there are a number of ways to ensure that your voice is heard. Student Governors Student Governors are elected at the same time as the Students’ Union President and Vice-President (SU). The Student Governors work closely with the SU and sit on the Governing Board of the college. Their role ensures that Student Voice is consistent throughout all levels of the college structure.

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Every student has a tutor, who is usually a member of the curriculum team. They deliver weekly sessions aimed at getting you ‘Ready for Employment and Life’ and support students in reaching their potential. During your ‘Ready to Learn’ week at the start of your time at RuTC, your tutor will help you settle, guide you through the expectations of the college and ensure you know about your timetable. Following this your tutor monitors your attendance, punctuality and progress. You see your tutor weekly for the REAL Time sessions and you will also have a one-to-one tutorial with your tutor at least once a term to discuss your academic progress and Individual Learning Plan (ILP). During the REAL Time sessions your tutor will also help you consider all available options for when you leave RuTC, so that you can make the best informed decisions about your future. They will write you a reference when you apply for university or employment. Your tutor is also someone who will contact your parents/carers if there are concerns and speak to them about your general progress. Progression It is important that all students are aware of opportunities and the skills needed for progression onto the next level of further education, apprenticeships, Higher Education or employment. Progression topics are included in the REAL Time programme and RuTC also has dedicated weeks where sessions are organised for students with employers, universities, visiting speakers and college staff to prepare them for their future. Last year organisations involved included Facebook x SUPA, Alpha LSG, Certitude, WeFix, The Design Museum, FLYR, ACM, St Mary’s University, Royal Holloway University, University of Portsmouth, Open University Degree Apprenticeships and Pearsons. Some of our alumni students also gave talks to students about their career paths.

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Richmond Xtra is our enrichment programme which offers students opportunities to expand their horizons by participating in extra-curricular activities, including those relevant to employability and life skills. All students are expected to take part in Richmond Xtra activities to enhance or learn new skills whilst meeting with new people outside of their subject area. The Students’ Union are involved in the setting up of clubs and societies that students have requested. Our aim is to offer something for everyone so that you have a great time at RuTC. College Gym The college fitness gym is available for students to use at selected times during weekdays. For more information, please contact the Sports Centre directly 020 8607 8223 or email sport@rutc.ac.uk. Fund Raising The college’s partner charity is Shooting Star Children’s Hospices based in Hampton. Staff and students work together to raise money for the charity through various activities including bake sales, making and selling arts and crafts, and charity concerts. Last year we raised over £1,295 for the hospices. Other national days such as ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ are also supported by the College. These fundraising activities encourage students to develop their collaborative teamwork skills, build community spirit and take initiative. NCS The Challenge The National Citizen Service’s (NCS) The Challenge is a national programme for 15-17 year olds that gives young people the opportunity to develop new skills such as teamwork, social action and responsibility. The programme runs over several weeks outside of

term-time, and comprises of several parts including a residential and creating and delivering a community based social action project. RuTC works very closely with NCS The Challenge to give students the opportunity to take part in this brilliant programme. There are also opportunities for students who have previously participated in The Challenge to be a volunteer with the programme. Partnership Scheme This scheme offers college students the opportunity to carry out voluntary work in the Supported Learning department. Partners may assist during lunch clubs or in lessons. Richmond Sports Volunteer Programme We actively seek to develop volunteering opportunities across a range of areas and we have developed good links with: • • • • •

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Enrichment – Richmond Xtra

London Youth Games - Gamesforce London Sport Event Volunteering AoC Sport Youth Sport Trust - Step into Sport Enrichment Activator

Volunteering will help you develop confidence, leadership skills, and most importantly it will be good fun. All schemes offer training and awards depending on how many hours you volunteer. Opportunities include coaching, event management, publicity and officiating. You can choose to volunteer at a variety of events at local schools, in the community and at college, as well as some major London events. Volunteering can help you into paid work and will enhance your CV and university application. For more information, please email sport@rutc.ac.uk.

Melissa’s Story Course: A Levels in History, Politics and Philosophy, Ethics and Religion My Politics teacher is passionate about the subject and a great mentor. Lessons are based on debate which makes it a great intellectual challenge. I have been one of the student governors which was an enriching experience. RuTC is not just a college but a welcoming community where you can achieve your full potential.

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Student Support and Enrichment

SHOUT SHOUT, the college’s LGBTQ+ society, works with Achieving for Children’s Richmond and Kingston LGBTQ+ youth group and meets both at college and at a local youth project. This allows members to work within both the college and the wider community, and to take part in a variety of activities.

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We currently offer a number of sports which are available to all college students and are a good way to meet new people, keep fit and have fun! • • • • • • • • •

Badminton Short Tennis Basketball Wheelchair Basketball Cardiovascular training Cricket (Indoor) Female only fitness sessions Football Netball

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O2 touch rugby Rugby Table tennis Trampolining Volleyball Weight training Glow in the dark sports (Various) Participation Tournaments

Sports Academies

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Sports

Our Sports Academies are the perfect opportunity for those athletes looking to achieve high levels of performance alongside their studies. Students will receive expert coaching and sport science support within their training and match schedules. The Sports Academies are available to students who can demonstrate talent in one of the sports listed below. Students have access to top level competitions, video and performance analysis, tuition in tactics, nutritional advice, individual fitness assessments and tailor-made training programmes. Selection is normally by trials at the beginning of the year once you have enrolled on your course. More details can be found on our website at www.rutc.ac.uk/sport-academies or email sportsacademies@rutc.ac.uk. We run the following academies: • • • • •

Basketball (Men) Football Academy (Men) Football Development Squad (Women) Netball (Women) Rugby (Men)

Student Ambassadors Our Student Ambassador scheme is aimed at students who share a passion for college life. The Student Ambassadors work closely with the marketing department and curriculum teams, helping with Open Events, school visits, tours, college experience days and careers events. Students can sign up to join at the Freshers’ Fair. Xtra Activities Most students will have the opportunity to visit places of interest that are relevant to their studies, these trips could be during the day eg visits to the House of Commons, National Portrait Gallery, or sometimes in the evenings eg theatre visits. On certain courses, there may also be residential trips in the UK or Europe. In addition, students benefit from a number of guest speakers who come into the college during the year. Many of these speakers are recognised industry experts who enjoy sharing their work experiences with students and discussing their specific job roles and industries.

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Careers, employment and higher education

Careers, employment and higher education

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is central to what we do in preparing you for your next steps and is embedded in our curriculum and REAL Time sessions. Our Careers Centre is open to all students seeking information and advice on courses, careers, apprenticeships, work or training opportunities. The Careers Centre has a wide variety of resources including career guides, university prospectuses and Careers Advisers who are available for drop in enquiries and personal appointments. There is also a jobs board with part-time work opportunities on Moodle, our virtual learning environment.

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Hifza’s Story Course: A Levels in Business, English and Sociology

The A Level grades I achieved at RuTC are so important for me as they will help me stand out at St Mary’s University where I am going to study Law on an international scholarship. I firmly believe that my teachers at RuTC pushed me forward to work hard. All of them are so easy to approach and had the time to listen whenever I had any doubts.

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Careers, employment and higher education

Higher Education If you have a particular degree or career in mind, then it is important to consider your choice of subjects at college. Most universities require Level 3 qualifications and accept A Levels or technical vocational qualifications. Specific entry requirements vary considerably from course to course and between universities. GCSE results are also an indication to universities of your academic ability. A core entry requirement is for a minimum grade 5/C in GCSE English and Maths and grade 5/C in GCSE Science for some degrees. Students are supported with their UCAS application process through guest speakers, our REAL Time programme, tutors and the Careers Centre.

Higher Education and Careers Fair We hold an annual Higher Education and Careers Fair which is attended by a range of employers, including many well-known organisations such as IBM and the National Trust, as well as universities from all over the UK. This event gives students the opportunity to speak to employers and universities to find out more about employment, apprenticeship opportunities and to get advice about courses and university life. Curriculum areas may also plan their own visits to universities and employers.

Employability All students are encouraged through our REAL Time programme and the Careers Centre to help make informed decisions for their future. Finding and securing employment

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is increasingly competitive. It is very important that you are well prepared to enter the job market when you leave us. Our Careers Advisers will help you to prepare a CV and write covering letters to potential employers. They are also experienced in guiding students through the job application process. If you decide to pursue a career rather than go to university there are some excellent opportunities available to combine both work and training, the most well-known being apprenticeships. Our Careers Advisers will help you to source relevant vacancies using their specialist knowledge of industry sectors and apprenticeship providers. They also organise speakers from different industries so you can find out more about what it is like to work in a particular sector.

Work Experience and Industry Placements Work experience and industry placements give you a feel for the world of work and the different roles available, as well as developing valuable skills and experience to add to your CV. RuTC can support you with organising one or two week work experience placements. Depending on your course, you may be able to carry out an extended placement throughout the academic year where you will go into the workplace on any days you have free from classes during the week. Work experience and placements are unpaid but some employers will cover travel and lunch expenses. They provide an opportunity to gain real life onthe-job experience and you’ll be able to apply your studies to the workplace.

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Qualifications explained

Qualifications explained

All students in full or part-time education aged 16-18 will be expected to follow a study programme tailored to their individual needs, education and employment goals, including students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Apprenticeships An apprenticeship is a real job with training allowing you to gain recognised qualifications. You will be employed in a job role that is relevant to your apprenticeship and also undertake training and qualifications in the workplace and at college. This will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but typically includes: • Competence-based training • Knowledge-based qualifications • English, Maths and IT qualifications • Employment rights and responsibilities • Personal learning and thinking skills We offer apprenticeships in a broad range of sectors. You can find out more about our apprenticeships and current vacancies at www.rutc.ac.uk/apprenticeships or by telephoning Training Solutions on 020 8607 8306.

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Study programmes include: • Your chosen subject - at least one qualification of substantial size which offers progression either into higher levels of education or into skilled employment. • English and Maths - all students who have not achieved a grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths will need to continue these subjects. • Work Experience - every student will do some form of high quality work experience or internship related to their course. • Richmond Xtra (Enrichment) - students will be involved in non qualification activity including tutorial time, clubs and activities.

Level 3 - A Levels A Levels

A Level qualifications are completed over two years. A Levels are linear qualifications - this means that they will be assessed at the end of the course (end of second year). Most A Levels are assessed through exams only however, some subjects will be assessed with up to 20% coursework (only in subjects where there is recognition that certain skills cannot be assessed in an exam). A Levels are graded A* - E. All students will enrol on 3 linear A Levels and those students with an average GCSE points score of 6.5 and above will be able to study 4 A Levels.

Progression from 1st year A Level to 2nd year A Level

Progression will not be automatic - it will depend on several factors. You will need to have attended regularly and punctually and completed all your homework/ coursework during the year. You will need to have demonstrated that you are serious about your studies and you will need to have obtained an appropriate grade in the end of year exams.

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These courses are an excellent choice if you are sure of your career plans, prefer a more practical approach to studying and have found difficulty in demonstrating your true potential in traditional exams. They are geared towards particular career paths and attract the same UCAS points as traditional A Levels. These courses allow you to research, investigate and present your findings. The method of assessment is via internally assessed portfolios which could consist of reports, practical observations, drawings and production of objects. The method of assessment will reflect the subject being assessed.

Progression from 1st year to 2nd year

This will depend on your performance throughout the year. You will need to be up to date with all your coursework, attended your classes regularly and punctually and demonstrated that you are serious about your studies. You will also be required to have successfully achieved Maths and English qualifications at an appropriate level. Towards the end of the first year you will have your progress reviewed - generally, you will be required to achieve an overall Merit grade to proceed and have at least passed all your units.

English and Maths RuTC recognises that qualifications and skills in English and Maths are highly valued by employers, which make them a necessity for your future prospects. We actively support students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths with scheduled classes of a suitable level. Prior to starting your course, we will give you an initial assessment to evaluate your current skills so that we can give you the best support for your capabilities. After this assessment you will either be enrolled on to a GCSE or a Functional Skills programme. Your tutors will be available to help you every step of the way. Regardless of which course you are enrolled on or what career you have in mind it is important that you can demonstrate good levels of English and Maths. RuTC is dedicated to this cause and will continue to support your success in achieving these crucial qualifications.

Qualifications explained

Level 3 - vocational/technical qualifications

Levels 1 and 2 - vocational/ technical qualifications If you have not achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 there are several levels of vocational courses available to you, depending on the grades you have achieved. These one year courses are geared more towards a specific area of employment. They rely heavily on coursework and assignments, which will be set regularly throughout the year.

Progression to the next level

All vocational courses are designed for progression. You will need to have attended regularly and punctually and completed all your homework and coursework during the year and successfully achieved Maths and English qualifications at an appropriate level. If you meet college criteria you can progress from a Level 1 to a Level 2 and then on to a Level 3 course. At this stage, you may gain entry to university for a degree, foundation degree or HND course, or go into employment. Many of our students have followed this route, arriving at college with disappointing GCSE results but successfully completing all levels through to university entry.

Entry Level and Supported Learning Courses These courses are designed to give you the confidence and practical skills for work - or to move on to a higher level course in college. Entry Level students will also study the Functional Skills qualification in numeracy and literacy.

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Course entry requirements

Course entry requirements

Level

What can you study?

Entry requirements

What can it lead to?

4 A Levels

Point score of 6.5 or above - depends on subject with specific GCSE requirements.

3 A Levels

Point score of 5 to 6.5 depends on subject with specific GCSE requirements.

Level 3

Vocational/Technical Qualifications

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 OR Distinction/Merit/A*C/9-4 on Level 2 Diploma with specific GCSE requirements and a subject relevant to your chosen area of study.

Higher Education OR Employment

Level 2

Vocational/Technical Qualifications

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 OR Level 1 Diploma at Pass with GCSE English and Maths at grade 3.

Level 3 course OR Employment

Level 1

Vocational/Technical Qualifications

No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F

Level 2 course OR Employment

Entry Level 1, 2, 3

Various courses

Level 3

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These are general minimum entry requirements. Some courses require GCSEs in specific subjects and grades and many courses require English/Maths at specific grades.

Successful interview

Higher Education OR Employment

Dependent on progress

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The average point score for entry on to an A Level programme will be calculated from your best 8 GCSEs OR your best 6 GCSEs and a maximum of 1 vocational qualification. Each GCSE grade is allocated points. Points are totalled and divided by the relevant number of GCSEs - this gives your average point score.

GCSE grading structure Old grading structure

Points (for RuTC A Level calculation purposes)

8

A*

8

7

7

A

7

6

6

B

6

5

5

C

5

4

4

D

4

3

3

E

3

2

2

F

2

1

1

G

1

Current grading structure

Points (for RuTC A Level calculation purposes)

9

9

8

Course entry requirements

Average point score

1 x vocational qualification (equivalent to 2 x GCSEs) = 10 points

Please check individual course entries pages 23-65

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Sixth Form A Levels

A Levels

Sixth Form

Facilities

Our new Richmond Building houses a dedicated Sixth Form Centre which offers a wide range of A Level and A Level equivalent courses which are ideal for students wishing to follow an academic route and progressing to university, apprenticeships or the world of work.

Our classroom facilities offer the latest state of the art technology and all Sixth Form students will be able to enjoy the facilities and amenities available in the Richmond Building.

A Level and A Level equivalent courses We offer a choice of 26 different A Level and A Level equivalent courses: • A Levels are linear qualifications - this means that they will be assessed through exams at the end of the course (end of second year). • A Level equivalent qualifications are practical assessment based and attract the same UCAS points as A Levels. You will need the same minimum entry requirements as A Levels plus specific requirements listed under each course. Students can choose a combination of A Level and A Level equivalent courses and will enrol on 3 A Level/A Level equivalent courses. Students with an average GCSE points score of 6.5 and above will be able to study 4 A Level/A Level equivalent courses.

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Minimum entry requirements are detailed under each subject along with a brief description about the course and subject - the average point score can be determined on page 21.

GCSE Package The GCSE pathway is a one year complete programme of study based around five intensive GCSE courses in English, Maths, Citizenship, Sociology and Film Studies. It is an ideal option if you do not quite meet the minimum requirements for your intended A Level or applied A Level study but want to develop your skills and knowledge within humanities and social science based subjects.

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Sixth Form A Levels

Architecture

Business

A Level

A Level

Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.0 including GCSE English, Maths and Art at grade 5 and an enthusiasm for drawing.

Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.75 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 6. Business is a dynamic subject, which gives you the opportunity to learn about how businesses operate with strong links to the constantly changing world around us. The course covers key areas of business life in the 21st century through 4 key themes. In the first year you will develop an understanding of marketing and managing business activities including finance, business strategy and global business. You will learn about these areas through a combination of lectures, role plays, presentations, group work and trips to see real businesses in operation. Exam Board: Pearson

This course is about the design of buildings and landscape. It mainly involves study of existing architecture - both historical and modern - but you also have the opportunity to do some design work of your own. You will learn about the formal qualities of architecture - space, structure, style - and about the historical and cultural influences behind it. The work that you do will be partly written but mainly practical: drawing, model making, photography and there will be plenty of study trips. The course combines aspects of art, technology and history and complements study in virtually any other field. It will be an excellent choice if you are thinking of going on to study architecture at university and it will provide you with a useful portfolio of work. Architecture is offered as a specialist endorsed option and the syllabus title for this course is: Art and Design: Critical and Contextual Studies A Level. Please note that only one specialist endorsed option in Art and Design can be taken in an A Level study programme. Exam Board: OCR

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Business (Applied) Level 3 (A Level equivalent) Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 5. In the 21st century all organisations need to make sure that the people in them are busy organising resources, producing, selling, marketing, managing their staff and finances. For businesses to be successful, managers must organise these resources to provide goods and services to customers. This qualification helps develop skills, knowledge and the depth of understanding you will need to prepare you for employment or higher education. The course is a practical, work-related course and you will cover a range of business topics including business organisation, marketing, the business environment and finance. Exam Board: Pearson

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Sixth Form A Levels

Criminology (Applied) Level 3 (A Level equivalent) Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 5. Criminology is a branch of sociology. It is the study of criminality, law enforcement, the criminal justice system and criminological theories. As criminologists, you will be looking at types of crimes, location of crimes, causes of crime, social reactions to crime and governmental reactions to crime in contemporary society, which will develop your application and critical thinking. During the course you will study the topics such as: the changing awareness of crime which explores the media representations of crime by observing newspapers, magazines and films; criminological theories; crime scene to the courtroom and crime and punishment. Exam Board: WJEC

Drama and Theatre Studies A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Drama at grade 5.

Computer Science A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.5 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 6. Modern society simply could not function without computers but few of us really understand how they work. On this course, you will gain a deeper insight and understanding of how computers fit together and work. You will learn programming language such as VB.NET and understand the basics of hardware, software and communications, which together form the basis of computer systems. In the second year, you will carry out a project of your own choice. Exam Board: AQA

This is an exciting, dynamic and demanding course, covering a broad range of theatre styles and techniques. Over the two years, you will take part in both scripted and devised performances in a range of styles and genres, keeping a detailed log book of your journey to performance. You will also study at least three fantastic plays in depth and go and see lots of live theatre which you will analyse and write about. Drama and Theatre Studies is a challenging but fun A Level, requiring both individual research and a keen understanding of the importance of group work and effective communication to work towards a common performance goal. Exam Board: AQA

Economics A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.75 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 6. Looking at the world around us, we ask questions such as: Why is there climate change? Why did the financial crisis happen? Why is there inequality? Why did BREXIT happen? Are there alternatives to how societies organise themselves? Economists develop the key skills of investigation, evidence based analysis, use of models and ideas to try and answer them. Economics investigates how markets operate, alternatives to the current systems we have developed as well as the global interactions between countries in the modern era of international trade. We will aim to investigate the past to analyse the present to try to shape the future. Exam Board: Pearson

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Film Studies

A Level

A Level

Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.5 including GCSE English and English Literature at grade 5.

Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.5 including GCSE English at grade 5.

You will engage critically and creatively with a range of exciting texts and develop your knowledge of literary analysis. You will explore the connections and relationships between texts, the attitudes and values of writers and deepen your understanding of the changing traditions of English. You will study three components: drama, poetry and prose, as well as having the opportunity to create an original piece of coursework. Exam Board: Pearson

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (Applied) Level 3 (A Level equivalent) Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 5. Enterprise is the process of using creativity and innovation to meet customer’s needs. If you are interested in learning how to create and start a business, developing your critical thinking skills, showing your ability to provide creative solutions and to collaborate, negotiate, present and communicate effectively then this is the course for you. The course is designed for those who are interested in learning about enterprise and entrepreneurship alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses. Exam Board: Pearson

Sixth Form A Levels

English Literature

Film Studies is designed to deepen your understanding and appreciation of film, building on the knowledge you already have. You will study how films make meaning, both through theoretical analysis and practical work. You will also study how films are produced as well as the messages and values that different films convey. Using a range of examples, you will develop skills of observation, critical analysis and personal response. Exam Board: Eduqas

Fine Art A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Art at grade 5 plus a strong portfolio. Fine art is the expression of ideas and concepts through visual language. You will be able to develop your ideas and skills in a range of specialist techniques including access to our printmaking facilities, ceramics and 3D modelling workshops. You will be encouraged to express your own ideas through personal exploration of media. Our experienced staff will support your personal work with guidance on contextual research and understanding. Coursework is based on creative enquiry into themes that will extend into your own personal proposals. Students are expected to explain the development of their work through written reflection and evaluation in their fine art sketchbook. Fine Art is offered as a specialist endorsed option and the syllabus title for this course is: Art and Design - Fine Art A Level. Please note that only one specialist endorsed option in Art and Design can be taken in an A Level study programme. Exam Board: Eduqas

Jessica’s Story Course: A Levels in Drama & Theatre Studies, Film Studies and Politics

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Sixth Form A Levels

Government and Politics A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.5 including GCSE English at grade 6. Politics is about considering important questions such as: Why the voting age should be lowered to 16? Why aren’t there more women in British Politics? Why do so few people vote in UK elections? Politics is around us and influences our everyday lives. Politics looks at the way societies handle the competition for power, decide who may use that power and how it can be curbed to avoid abuse. Politics means different things to different people, it can solve problems, offer alternatives, stimulate anger and frustration or allow for people to live a better life. Exam Board: Pearson

Graphics and Illustration A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Art and Design subject at grade 5 plus a strong portfolio. This exciting course offers you the opportunity to develop your creative potential as a graphic designer or illustrator through a wide area of study ranging from children’s books, packaging and promotion to fashion magazines, animation, new media and branding. On this course you will be taught the design process through a series of tutorials, lectures and practical workshops in design, drawing, illustration and typography. We want you to be creative and try new ways of image making and experiment with a wide range of different materials. You will gain skills in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. Each year you will go on a number of trips to enhance critical and contextual studies along with research trips for inspiration. Students may progress to degrees in Art and Design via our full-time Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Graphics and Illustration is offered as a specialist endorsed option and the syllabus title for this course is: Art and Design - Graphic Communication A Level. Please note that only one specialist endorsed option in Art and Design can be taken in an A Level study programme.

History – Modern European (Nationalism, Dictatorship and Democracy in Twentieth Century Europe) A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.5 including GCSE English at grade 6 and History at grade 6. The central theme of this course is the development of nationalism, dictatorships and democracy throughout the 20th century. In the first year you will study Germany from 1918-1989. This covers the key periods of Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany and West Germany. You will also study the rise and fall of Italian fascism and Mussolini. In the second year your coursework will include the causes and origins of the Cold War. Finally, you will be studying 19th century British history. Exam Board: Pearson

Law A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.75 including GCSE English at grade 6. Questions of law affect all kinds of current issues ranging from whether Parliament must be able to vote on the BREXIT deal, to whether ISIS brides may be stripped of their UK citizenship, or whether social media companies should be held legally responsible when people commit suicide after viewing harmful content online. Studying law enables you to develop your communication and critical thinking skills and it helps you to develop an understanding of some of the issues in the justice system and in society. Many of our Law students go on to study Law or other degrees at university. Exam Board: OCR

Exam Board: Eduqas

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Media Studies

Level 3 (A Level equivalent)

A Level

Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 5.

Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.5 including GCSE English at grade 5.

Applied Law is an exciting course that allows you to explore the way the law works; how laws are made and the role of people involved in the legal system. You will also study several aspects of criminal law such as homicide, theft and negligence. You will study real cases and develop your ability to offer legal advice and guidance that will prepare you for further study or a career in law. There is no final written examination so if you enjoy coursework, this is the course for you. Applied Law is a suitable course for progression to university to study Law or other degrees. Success in law can lead to many fulfilling careers, such as a solicitor, barrister, criminologist, probation officer or one of the many roles connected to law.

This subject requires you to show ability in both academic and practical work. In the first year, you will learn to critically examine a range of media texts using appropriate terminology. You will look at how texts such as TV programmes, magazines, websites, computer games, films and advertisements - represent the world, construct specific meanings and communicate with their audiences. This involves understanding both genre (types of product) and narrative (how stories are told), and close technical analysis of specific media products including both written and visual elements. You will learn how to conduct independent research, structure written reports and learn practical skills to create your own media products. In the second year, the focus is on the industries that produce media products. You will need to show a lively interest in current affairs and social debates and during the course you will become familiar with certain theoretical approaches to the study of media.

Exam Board: Pearson

Mathematics A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.75 including GCSE Maths at grade 7 and English at grade 5.

Exam Board: Eduqas

This course develops the techniques studied at GCSE to enable you to solve mathematical problems and to deepen your interest in the subject. The course consists of pure mathematics (which extends your knowledge of algebra and trigonometry and introduces new concepts such as calculus), statistics (the analysis of data and the mathematics of probability) and mechanics (the mathematics of physical systems). Knowledge of advanced mathematics is essential for a wide range of careers including the sciences, economics, business and computing.

A Level

Exam Board: Pearson

Sixth Form A Levels

Law (Applied)

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.5 including GCSE English at grade 6 and Maths at grade 5. This course explores some of the deepest and oldest questions that people have asked. How should we live? What is reality? Is there a God? You will learn to look at these questions philosophically. You will study different ethical theories that try to spell out the difference between right and wrong. You will look at questions that will engage you with a world religion and debate the philosophical ideas that have interested humanity for millennia. You will develop your own understanding of ethics and discover the concepts behind the world’s major religions. Our Philosophy, Ethics and Religion programme opens up a world of discussion and is distinctly reflective in nature, encouraging students to think independently, engage respectfully in debate and form their own views. Syllabus title: Religious Studies. Exam Board: Pearson

Zarreen’s Story Course: A Levels in English Literature, History and Law (Applied)

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Sixth Form A Levels

Photography

Psychology

A Level

A Level

Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Art at grade 5 and a proven interest in photography.

Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.75 including GCSE English at grade 5 and Maths at grade 6. Science at grade 6 is also preferred.

This course will enable you to use your digital single lens reflex camera to produce exciting images. Your work will be based on different genres of photography but you will be encouraged and have plenty of opportunity to photograph things that interest you. The course is essentially practical, involving research to develop your ideas but mostly shooting, editing, printing, presenting and evaluating your photographs. Photography is offered as a specialist endorsed option and the syllabus title for this course is: Art and Design - Photography A Level. Please note that only one specialist endorsed option in Art and Design can be taken in an A Level study programme.

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and the way that individuals behave. Psychologists are interested in a number of topics including memory loss, gender identity, criminal profiling, addiction and the experience of mental health issues like depression, phobias, schizophrenia and OCD. Psychologists try to understand and explain human behaviour objectively but the extent to which humans can be treated scientifically is a source of great debate amongst those studying human behaviour. Through studying psychology you will be attempting to answer questions such as - why do we conform to the majority? Why do we obey authority figures? Can we trust our own memory? What influences us the most - nature or nurture? How important are biological mechanisms on our behaviour? People with a psychology qualification work in a variety of fields including counselling, nursing, sports, teaching, as well as occupational, clinical or educational psychology.

Exam Board: AQA

Professional Construction Practice (Applied) Level 3 (A Level equivalent) Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade 5. Developed by ISG, one of the world’s leading construction services companies, Professional Construction Practice (PCP) is an exciting qualification in construction taught at A Level standard. This course combines architecture, engineering, surveying and construction to develop your skills and knowledge in professional construction. You will study four modules which will bring together the three key themes of all construction and built environment projects; plan, construction and build. The course has been designed to provide real-world insight into the processes and technologies used in the modern construction industry. Students who take this course may have the opportunity to take part in a work experience activity called ‘WOWEX’ for young people interested in a career in construction. This comprises a week-long series of activities including a site visit, a series of presentations from business development, planning, surveying and project management professionals, and an introduction to the real-world tools and techniques used in the 21st century construction industry.

Exam Board: AQA

Psychology (Applied) Level 3 (A Level equivalent) Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 5. Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. It is an interesting subject that can help you understand why people think, feel and behave in the way that they do. This course provides an exciting opportunity to find out about different areas of psychology. You will learn how psychological theory and psychological research is applied to real world situations and problems to produce practical solutions. Exam Board: Pearson

Exam Board: WJEC

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Rufus’ Story

Level 3 (A Level equivalent) Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English at grade 5. This course is designed to give you an insight into a variety of disciplines within the public services sector, for example the armed forces, police, fire and ambulance services. You will have the opportunity to participate in team building activities alongside developing your theoretical knowledge of the public services industry. Exam Board: Pearson

Science (Applied) Level 3 (A Level equivalent) Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 5. This course contains a range of science units from biology, chemistry and physics and consists of studying 4 units in 2 years, looking at the application of science based on a mixture of practical experiments and theory activities. You will take part in laboratory-based practical assignments, presentations, group work and discussion supported by self-study. This course provides a basis for progression into higher education and degree courses such as biology, chemistry, biomedical sciences, computing, nursing, radiography, pharmacology, forensic science and many others. The course pathways can be aligned to medical, forensic or industrial career options. Exam Board: Pearson

Course: A Levels in English, Politics and Sociology The AAA* grades I achieved in my A Levels mean that I was accepted to study English Language and Linguistics at the University of Kent and I also was entitled to their Academic Excellence Scholarship. I would attribute much of my success to the incredible teaching staff across the Social Sciences, English and Humanities department who pushed me to my fullest but also offered unconditional support.

Sixth Form A Levels and GCSE Pathway

Public Services (Applied)

From 2020, we plan to offer individual science A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics further details will be available on our website www.rutc.ac.uk GCSE Pathway - Level 2 Minimum Requirements - English and Maths GCSE at grade 3.

Sociology A Level Minimum Requirements - average point score of 5.5 including GCSE English at grade 6. Sociology is the study of human society, social relationships and institutions within it. Unifying the study of these diverse subjects is sociology’s purpose - to understand how human action and thinking both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures. During this course you will look at topics such as families and households, education with research methods, the media and crime and deviance with theory and methods. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of contemporary views and examples which show how society is fragmenting and changing at an ever quicker speed. During the course you will draw upon scientific approaches to studying cause and effect within sociological research. This course develops skills in interpretation, application, evaluation, analysis, interpersonal, problem-solving and team work. Exam Board: AQA

Ideally, you will have further GCSE grades at 3 or 4 to indicate academic potential. If you do not have English and/or Maths at grade 3 then you will need to take a diagnostic assessment to ensure your current working level is at GCSE standard. The GCSE pathway is a one year complete programme of study based around five intensive GCSE courses in: • English

• Maths

• Sociology

• Film Studies

• Citizenship

This course is an ideal option if you do not quite meet the minimum requirements for your intended A Level/A Level equivalent study programme but want to develop your skills and knowledge within humanities and social science based subjects. A focus of the GCSE Pathway course will be building up your confidence and study skills across all of the individual subjects. This course is a great choice for students who clearly have the potential to go onto further study but need a bridge between school and college to enable them to achieve their goals. You will be taught by teachers working within our Sixth Form Centre and you will be part of a GCSE Pathway tutorial group. Exam Board: AQA - Maths, Sociology, Citizenship and Film Studies. Pearson - English Language  

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Business and Enterprise

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT RECEPTIONIST OFFICE MANAGER AUDITING CLERK BOOKKEEPER ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE BRANCH MANAGER BUSINESS MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL COORDINATOR ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BUSINESS ANALYST RISK MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OFFICE CLERK BUSINESS SALES EXECUTIVES ACCOUNT COLLECTOR ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MARKETING ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS TAXATION EXPERTS DATA ENTRY RECEPTIONIST OFFICE MANAGER AUDITING CLERK BOOKKEEPER ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE BRANCH MANAGER BUSINESS MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL COORDINATOR ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER CHIE EXECUTIVE OFFICER BUSINESS ANALYST RISK MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE ASSISTANT Business and Enterprise Facilities SECRETA If you are sure of your career plans and would prefer a more practical approach to studying, then the following technical and vocational courses are an excellent choice. These courses are geared towards particular career paths. Below is a brief description about the course and subject - full details about each course are on our website www.rutc.ac.uk/courses.

Skills for Vocational Studies Level 1 No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F. Our Skills for Vocational Studies provides an opportunity to achieve a Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Vocational Studies and is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to progress onto a Level 2 vocational qualification. The course is an ideal starting point and provides an introduction into the following three subjects - Business, Digital (IT) and Health and

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Social Care. You will study a different subject each term to understand more about each subject and to help you make any informed decision about progressing onto a Level 2 programme. The course has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to progress to vocational study, in any sector. It offers an opportunity to develop essential learning skills along with vocational units from Business, Digital and Health and Social Care subjects. You will also study English and Maths Functional Skills as part of your study programme. This will enable you to develop a firm foundation for successful progression to a Level 2 qualification in a range of vocational courses offered at Richmond upon Thames College. Exam Board: OCNLR

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Business

Level 2

Level 3

Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths at grade 3 OR Level 1 Diploma at Pass with GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or equivalent Functional Skills.

Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*- C/9‑4 including English and Maths and a subject relevant to your chosen area of study at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 4.

The course looks at the activities involved in working in and running your own business. You will investigate a lot of different businesses including football clubs and fast food restaurants. There will be visits to local businesses - examples include Twickenham Rugby Stadium, Thorpe Park and various retailers. You will learn about the way a business is organised and financed and how it deals with its employees and customers. The course will also enable you to use your IT skills such as searching the Internet to carry out research.

This course offers you the chance to study on a practical, work related course. You will complete coursework and projects based on realistic workplace situations and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge through written work, presentations, role play and trips to observe business in action. You will cover the basics that successful businesses need in the 21st century such as marketing, ecommerce, finance and the use of the Internet. All areas offer you the chance to investigate outside the classroom to discover the realities of business and see how your learning in the classroom transfers to the workplace.

Exam Board: OCR

Business and Enterprise

Business

Exam Board: Pearson

Business Apprenticeships During your apprenticeship you will learn many practical skills as well as necessary business processes including computer skills and customer service. You will be required to attend college on a regular basis. On completion of your apprenticeship you could then progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship (NVQ3), which would assist you in progressing on to a supervisory or managerial role.

Business Administration

Business & Professional Administration

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs including English and Maths preferably at grade 4 OR Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths. You will develop a basic understanding of business communications and gain experience working in a business environment. As a business administration apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. You will be able to understand communication in a business environment, develop working relationships, understand administrative principles and manage personal performance and development. On successful completion you can progress on to our Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Business Administration

Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade 4 OR Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths AND successfully completed a Level 3 Business qualification/relevant work experience. This apprenticeship builds on experience gained from your Level 3 qualification or apprenticeship and is suited for someone that wants to work in a large or small business at a supervisory or management level. This apprenticeship can be applied across a range of industries. Specific duties will depend on the employer, however it is recommended that apprentices have work experience in a supervisory role.

Digital Marketing

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs including English and Maths preferably at grade 4 OR Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths. On this Advanced Apprenticeship you will enhance a number of business and administrative skills. You will be able to apply the principles of business communication and information, understand the principles of administration and business and contribute to the improvement of business performance and to the development and implementation of an information system. You will also monitor information systems and negotiate in a business environment. You can work in a variety of roles including personal assistant, secretary or administration officer. Progression can lead to a role in business administration or higher education.

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Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs including English and Maths preferably at grade 4 OR Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths. On this apprenticeship you will learn how to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms to drive customer acquisition, customer engagement and customer retention. As a digital marketer, you will work as part of a team which will be responsible for some of the straightforward elements of the overall marketing plan or campaign. Progression can lead to a role in digital marketing, such as a marketing executive, campaign executive or social media executive, or higher education.

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ACTORS, ENTERTAINERS AND PRESENTERS ARTS OFFICERS, PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS PRODUCT, CLOTHING AND RELATED DESIGNERS PHOTOGRAPHERS, AUDIOVISUAL AND BROADCASTING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS TEACHING ASSISTANTS OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS MARKETING ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS CUSTOMER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS MUSICIANS ACTORS, ENTERTAINERS AND PRESENTERS ARTS OFFICERS, PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS PRODUCT, CLOTHING AND RELATED DESIGNERS PHOTOGRAPHERS, AUDIOVISUAL AND BROADCASTING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS TEACHING ASSISTANTS OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OCCUPATIONS MARKETING ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS CUSTOMER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS MUSICIANS ACTORS, ENTERTAINERS Performing Arts

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If you are sure of your career plans and would prefer a more practical approach to studying, then the following technical and vocational courses are an excellent choice. These courses are geared towards particular career paths. Below is a brief description about the course and subject - full details about each course are on our website www.rutc.ac.uk/courses.

We have extensive facilities to support the delivery of the performing arts curriculum and enrichment activities. Our well equipped 160 seat theatre features intelligent light fixtures and digital sound and lighting control. Dance students will train in our purpose-build, mirrored, sprung floored dance studio and our music courses are supported by a well equipped music centre, rehearsal rooms, a classroom for listening and composition, digital recording studio and a computer suite with state of the art, industry‑related software.

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Performing and Production Arts (Acting)

Level 3

Level 3

Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/94 including English and a subject relevant to your chosen area of sudy at grade 4 and experience of performing on a musical instrument or voice is preferred but not essential. You will be invited to attend an audition.

Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English and Drama at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English at grade 4. You will be invited to attend an audition.

This course will develop your skills in music across a wide range of disciplines in both performance and production; however, you will be able to specialise in one of these areas later in the course. Performance covers developing your skills as a solo and ensemble performer, including effective practice techniques. Production focuses on composing and producing music using software as well as studio recording, sound creation and live sound. All students will underpin their learning with a solid foundation of contextual research, ear training and general musical understanding.

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career or further study in drama or theatre. You will be engaged in projects throughout the two years which build and develop your skills and understanding of how drama and theatre operate in different contexts and for different audiences. The course includes aspects such as professional practices, arts in the community, acting techniques, vocal skills and physical theatre. The course will offer a range of performance projects that will be both devised and text based. You will explore several genres and styles of work, different influences and historical contexts as you work across a number of performance projects.

Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

Performing and Production Arts

Performing and Production Arts (Dance)

Level 2 Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English at grade 3 and Drama preferred OR Level 1 Diploma at Pass and GCSE English at grade 3. This practical one year course focuses on acting, dancing, singing and technical theatre and will help you develop the range of skills you need to progress towards employment in the theatre industry. The qualification provides you with a chance to develop your talents and knowledge in acting, dance, music and stage management in our well-equipped theatre and dance studios. Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

Ella’s Story Course: Performing and Production Arts (Dance) Level 3

Creative Industries Performing Arts

Music Performance and Production

Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English and Dance at grade 4 (GCSE Dance not essential, however, previous dance experience is required) OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English at grade 4. You will be invited to attend an audition. You will join an exciting practical based dance course that focuses on technique development, performance and choreography. It will prepare you for a career in the dance industry or progression to university/ dance school. You will study musical theatre, ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz and urban. You will have the opportunity to perform in three dance productions a year and participate in visiting workshops. You will watch live performances and have the opportunity to join extra-curricular activities such as the New York experience. You will also be involved in the RuTC dance platform IGNITE. If you have drive, passion and desire to develop your dance technique and want a course with outstanding results then this is the dance course for you! Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

Throughout my time studying Dance at RuTC I was taught the importance of hard work. As a result of my determination to achieve my goals I auditioned at Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, receiving an unconditional offer. I got the right amount of support from fantastic teaching staff on what was a stimulating course. Thank you Richmond!

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GRAPHIC DESIGNERS PRODUCT, CLOTHING AND RELATED DESIGNERS ARTISTS MARKETING ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS MERCHANDISERS AND WINDOW DRESSERS WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS BUYERS AND PROCUREMENT OFFICERS PHOTOGRAPHERS, AUDIO VISUAL AND BROADCASTING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS DRAUGHTSPERSONS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERS ARTS OFFICERS, PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS GRAPHIC DESIGNERS PRODUCT, CLOTHING AND RELATED DESIGNERS ARTISTS MARKETING ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS MERCHANDISERS AND WINDOW DRESSERS WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS BUYERS AND PROCUREMENT OFFICERS PHOTOGRAPHERS, AUDIO VISUAL AND BROADCASTING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS DRAUGHTSPERSONS DESIGN Media, Visual Arts

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If you are sure of your career plans and would prefer a more practical approach to studying, then the following technical and vocational courses are an excellent choice. These courses are geared towards particular career paths. Below is a brief description about the course and subject - full details about each course are on our website www.rutc.ac.uk/courses.

Our media courses are support by a fully operational TV studio, photographic studio, digital darkrooms, an i-media suite for animation and graphics and a shared film screening room. We have a number of art classrooms and studios and an art gallery where students artwork is displayed to the college community.

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Ian’s Story Course: Art and Design Level 3

I heard about the good reputation of RuTC’s Art and Design department, which is known for improving professional skills and enhancing creative thinking. I discussed projects with my teachers, which was really fun and helpful and I was able to participate in an exhibition which allowed me to present my work to the public. My biggest achievement is getting distinction grades.

Art, Design and Media Level 1 No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F. This course will give you skills and experience in a wide range of art, design and media techniques and software through lots of practical workshops and projects. You will try out graphic design and animation software, digital photography, printmaking, model making, drawing, film, editing and animated sequences. You will learn to research, go on trips to museums and galleries to look at the work of artists and designers. You will learn to follow a design brief and how to write about your work. After finishing this course you can apply to our Level 2 qualifications in Creative Media Production or Art and Design. Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

Art and Design Level 2 Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English at grade 3 and Art at grade 3 OR Level 1 Diploma at Pass with GCSE English at grade 3 AND a good portfolio of art and design work. This course is suitable for students who have artistic ability, who enjoy being creative and who are considering a future in art or design. It gives you the opportunity to develop your creative, analytical and practical skills. Your qualification portfolio will be built up over the year through varied projects and experimental work. You will also study relevant artists, designers and art movements. Project work over the year includes 2D work (drawing, painting, printmaking and digital media) and 3D work (ceramics, metal and woodwork). Several visits are planned throughout the year to a variety of galleries and exhibitions.

Art and Design Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/94 including English and Art at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English at grade 4. A proven interest and enthusiasm in any area of art and design. This course is specifically designed for students who would like to study a creative subject at university or would like to progress into a career in the creative industries. Throughout the programme you will explore a wide range of skills including practical experimentation, research and contextual understanding. You will be encouraged to work with different disciplines and develop specialist interests by working across a diverse range of stimulating and demanding assignments and activities. The course aims to ensure that students develop the knowledge, understanding, communication skills, making skills and confidence required to work independently and direct their own learning. Students will be encouraged to develop transferable skills relevant to both the immediate and future development of the creative industries by being innovative, experimental and curious about art and design. Students can progress to our full time Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Pre BA) or university. Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

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Media, Visual Arts

Art and Design (Pre BA) Level 3 Foundation Diploma Minimum Requirements - an A Level supported by 3 GCSE grades A*-C/9-5 with a reasonable standard of English and Maths must be in evidence OR BTEC National Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma in a creative subject OR combination of vocational qualifications and A Levels supported by appropriate previous accredited achievement. Students will need to present a portfolio at interview which demonstrates their visual experiences. The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is a pivotal qualification which provides a transition from general education to specialist art and design education. You will be encouraged to become more experimental and risk taking in your approach, develop your thinking and ideas and it will open you up to new ways of working with materials and techniques. The course introduces you to a wide range of areas within art and design. The first part of the course is structured so you experience a diverse range of approaches, media and materials related to the following pathways before choosing your specialist area.

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Art Pathway: fine art, photography, film. Communications Pathway: graphic design, illustration, animation, visual effects. Design Pathway: fashion, textiles, fashion styling, product design, 3D object design, 3D spatial design: architecture, interior and theatre/costume design. Once you have chosen your pathway, you will create personal art and design work in an experimental and investigatory way, using high levels of evaluation, research and contextualisation to underpin the development of your work. You will have access to specialist workshops in printmaking, ceramics and 3D to enable you to develop your practical skills and you will also take part in a number of exhibitions and presentation scenarios to help prepare you for higher education interviews or work. Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL) Fees: students aged 19-23 may need to pay fees. Fees for 2020 will be available in Spring 2020 - please see website for details.

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Creative Media Production (Moving Image)

Level 2

Level 3

Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths at grade 3 OR Level 1 Diploma at Pass in an appropriate subject with GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or Functional Skills equivalent AND a proven interest in media.

Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/94 including English and a subject relevant to your chosen area of study at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English at grade 4. A proven interest and commitment to film and television production. Please note this is not a course for students who wish to become presenters.

Do you have what it takes to work in the media industry? This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to progress on to a Level 3 course or employment. You will need to be imaginative, inquisitive and enthusiastic, with a genuine interest in media. This course is for individuals who are intrigued and inspired by the media and who wish to explore, develop and test their creativity. You will learn about audio, visual and interactive media production, as well as narrative storytelling, product/market research, audience, communication/presenting ideas, and career planning. You will be encouraged to experiment and develop, working both independently and in teams. Work is continually assessed. Finally, you will produce a selfdirected project which will be exhibited and marked as your final grade. Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

Creative Media Production and Technology (Visual Effects, Animation and Games)

Creative Industries Media, Visual Arts

Creative Media (Production and Technology)

This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in film and television production and would like to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the profession or study at a higher level. You will be involved in individual and group projects aimed at developing your understanding and the skills required to work in the television and film industries. The course includes theoretical and practical assignments. During the course, you will begin to understand the media, hone your research skills, edit videos and get involved in digital video production. You will also look at factual programmes. You will study aspects of moving image production from idea to finished product and at the same time develop an understanding of audiences, programme funding and commissioning. During your classes you will engage in discussions about film making techniques and film industry issues. You will require your own digital single lens reflex camera. Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/94 including English and Art at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English at grade 4. As the field of digital design is primarily visual, you must submit a portfolio of art and design work at interview. This course is designed to develop highly sought after design and production skills for the rapidly evolving visual effects (VFX) industry. While developing the practical skills needed for a career within the industry, you will also learn how the VFX industry operates and what drives it through visits to studios and practical study. The course will introduce you to the fundamentals of 3D modelling, animation and compositing as well as prepare you for the next step to university or employment. We have developed close links with Double Negative Visual Effects, The Foundry, Skillset, Bournemouth University and the Arts University Bournemouth. These industry and academic partners play an important role in the success of the UK industry and are keen to develop the experience of learners at this early stage of their careers. Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

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Guy’s Story Course: Creative Media (Production and Technology) Level 2 The support I get at RuTC is extraordinary and the learning methods that are used by staff and in workshops help me greatly. This enables me to concentrate on my Creative Media studies and not on my autism. I enjoy every aspect of the course as it is something I am passionate about. You will have a bright future ahead when joining RuTC!

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CIVIL ENGINEERS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGERS AND RELATED PROFESSIONALS MECHANICAL ENGINEERS ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONALS CARPENTERS AND JOINERS PLUMBERS AND HEATING AND VENTILATING ENGINEERS GLAZIERS, WINDOW FABRICATORS AND FITTERS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS QUALITY CONTROL AND PLANNING ENGINEERS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGERS AND RELATED PROFESSIONALS MECHANICAL ENGINEERS ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONALS PRODUCTION MANAGERS AND DIRECTORS IN CONSTRUCTION PAINTERS AND DECORATORS NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS ROOFERS, ROOF TILERS AND SLATERS FLOORERS AND WALL TILERS SCAFFOLDERS, STAGERS AND RIGGERS STEEL ERECTORS PIPE FITTERS CONSTRUCTION AND Construction, Engineering

Facilities

If you are sure of your career plans and would prefer a more practical approach to studying, then technical and vocational courses are an excellent choice. These courses are geared towards particular career paths. Below is a brief description about the course and subject - full details about each course are on our website www.rutc.ac.uk/courses.

All construction courses are delivered in well equipped workshops that provide a realistic working environment that meets latest industry standards. Our engineering students benefit from being able to learn and train in our CAD room, electrical/electronic/mechanical and instrumentation control laboratories and welding fabrication and heat treatment areas. In addition, there is a design technology area which includes a CAD suite and fully fitted workshop.

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Level 1 No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F.

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Construction, Engineering

Brickwork

During the course, you will learn how to select and use basic tools, handle and store resources, identify and select the correct materials for the job, set out and construct brick models to awarding body standards. You will also cover health and safety regulations. You will work on your own and in a group to produce models in the workshops as well as having lessons in classrooms. You will also complete units in English, Maths and IT. Theory will be carried out using worksheets, DVDs, question sheets and display boards to build up your units and portfolio evidence. Successful students will progress on to the Brickwork Level 2 Diploma. Exam Board: NOCN

Brickwork

Brickwork

Level 2

Level 3

Minimum Requirements - Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork AND GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or Level 1 Functional Skills.

Minimum Requirements - Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork AND GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills.

During the course you will be trained to carry out practical tasks before you are assessed on them. The units included in the course are:

The units included in the course are:

• Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries

• Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others

• Understanding information, quantities and communication with others

• Analysing the construction industry and built environment

• Understanding construction technology

• Repair and maintain masonry structures

• Set out masonry structures and construct solid walling, incorporating isolated and attached piers

• Construct chimney, fireplace and complex masonry structures and construct decorative features

• Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures, masonry cladding or thin joint walling

You will learn to work with different materials, using hand and power tools. All these activities will be carried out to working standards while complying to health and safety regulations.

You will learn to work with different materials, using hand and power tools. All these activities will be carried out to working standards while complying to health and safety regulations. Successful students will progress on to the Brickwork Level 3 Diploma.

• Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries

Exam Board: NOCN

Exam Board: NOCN

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Carpentry and Joinery - Bench Level 2

Construction, Engineering

Minimum Requirements - Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery AND GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or Level 1 Functional Skills. During the course you will be trained to carry out practical tasks before you are assessed on them. The units included in this course are: • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others • Knowledge of construction technology • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery power tools • Set up and operate cutting and shaping machinery • Produce setting out details for routine joinery products • Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products • Manufacture routine joinery products

Carpentry and Joinery

You will learn to work with different materials, using hand and power tools. All these activities will be carried out to working standards while complying to health and safety regulations. Successful students will progress on to the Level 3 Diploma.

Level 1

Exam Board: NOCN

No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F.

Carpentry and Joinery - Bench

You will be interviewed and need to be physically fit. During the course you will learn how to use basic hand tools, identify and select the correct materials for the job, construct basic joints, make and hang a small door and learn to use basic and portable powered hand tools. You will be taught about basic scaffolding and cover some of the health and safety regulations. You will also complete units in English, Maths and IT. You will work on your own and in a group to produce timber joints and a window frame in the workshops as well as having lessons in the classrooms. Successful students will progress on to the Bench Joinery Level 2 Diploma. Exam Board: NOCN

Level 3 Minimum Requirements - Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery AND GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills. During the course you will be trained to carry out practical tasks before you are assessed on them. The units included in this course are: • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries • Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others • Analysing the construction industry and built environment • Set up and operate woodworking machinery to create curved work • Set up and mark out for shaped joinery products • Manufacture shaped joinery products All these activities will be carried out to working standards while complying to health and safety regulations. Exam Board: NOCN

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No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F. On this course you will learn basic plumbing skills. You will also cover units in health and safety, environmental awareness, heating and ventilation, electronics, refrigeration and air conditioning. You will also complete units in English, Maths and IT. Successful students will progress on to the Plumbing Level 2 Diploma.

Level 3 Minimum Requirements - Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing AND GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 and Science at grade 3 or Level 2 Functional Skills. During the course you will be trained to carry out practical tasks before you are assessed on them. The units included in this course are: • Health and safety in building services engineering • Understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems • Complex cold water systems

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Level 1

Plumbing

Construction, Engineering

Plumbing - Access to Building Services Engineering (BSE 2000)

• Domestic hot water systems

Exam Board: City & Guilds

• Sanitation and drainage systems

Plumbing

• Domestic gas principles

• Central heating systems

Level 2

• Career awareness in building services engineering

Minimum Requirements - Level 1 Diploma in Access to Building Services Engineering (BSE 2000) OR Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing AND GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 and Science at grade 3 or Level 2 Functional Skills.

All activities will be carried out to working standards while complying to health and safety regulations. Exam Board: City & Guilds

During the course you will be trained to carry out practical tasks before you are assessed on them. The units included in this course include:

Jude’s Story

• Health and safety in building services engineering • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering

Course: Carpentry and Joinery - Bench Level 2

• Scientific principles in plumbing • Common plumbing processes • Cold water systems • Domestic hot water systems • Sanitation • Central heating systems • Drainage systems You will learn to work with different materials using hand and power tools. All activities will be carried out to working standards while complying to health and safety regulations. Successful students will progress on to the Level 3 Diploma.

RuTC’s Carpentry course stood out to me compared to other colleges because of the professional and practical workshops which allow me to independently work on improving my carpentry skills while still being able to have assistance when needed. Teachers are kind but also push students to get work done to a high standard and on time.

Exam Board: City & Guilds

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Construction, Engineering

Future Technologies and Low Carbon Industries

Construction, Engineering

Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English, Maths and Science at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 4. Construction and the Built Environment is an ideal course for students wishing to become an architect, building surveyor, construction manager, civil engineer, quantity surveyor or any other professional/technician in the construction and the built environment sector. You will study a range of subjects linked to these careers and more. You will also study modern day planning/building control requirements and the various surveying practices (quantity, building land surveying). You will use industry standard material testing equipment, automatic levels and theodolites, along with manual and AutoCAD computerised drawing packages. The course provides a recognised entry route to construction related apprenticeships, degrees and HNC/HNDs as well as providing a good grounding for direct entry into employment. Exam Board: Pearson

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No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F. If you want to learn about the basics of engineering, then this course could be the one! It enables you to work towards becoming a technician of the future in all sorts of new technologies and can lead on to Level 2 courses. Many of the subjects covered involve practical work that blends with the theory; however, it is not a craft course (such as motor vehicle maintenance). Exam Board: Pearson

Engineering Level 2 Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English, Maths and Double Science at grade 3 OR Level 1 Diploma at Pass and GCSE English and Maths at grade 3. This course will enable you to work towards becoming a technician of the future in all sorts of new technologies and can, if you do well, lead on to our Level 3 courses. Many of the subjects covered involve practical work which blends with the theory; however, it is not a craft course (such as motor vehicle maintenance) and there will be written internal and external assessments. Becoming a technician involves gaining a wide range of knowledge and some basic skills, then doing a job where these skills can be applied, such as installing and testing a computer controlled printing press or testing new products. Exam Board: Pearson

Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 Diploma Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade 3 including English, Maths and Double Science at grade 3 OR Level 1 qualification at Pass and GCSE English and Maths at grade 3. This qualification covers the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all engineering practices, including health and safety requirements and communication engineering information. It gives students the opportunity to demonstrate competence in a variety of engineering activities such as welding/machine workshops, MIG, TIG, MMA and lathes. Exam Board: EAL

Amy’s Story Course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 3

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Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English at grade 4 and Maths and Double Science at grade 5 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/ Merit plus GCSE English at grade 4 and Maths at grade 5. This course combines both mechanical and electrical and electronic engineering in year 1 and then specialises in year 2 in either Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering. You will learn about the electrical and electronic sector, manufacturing and mechanical engineering and gain practical and theoretical skills in a range of subjects including engineering product design and manufacture, engineering principles, and electronic devices and circuits. In the second year you will study more specialised units such as analogue electronics, microprocessor and three phase systems. In the project unit you will be required to develop an idea from initial stages to the final solution. You will use software to test the circuit that you have designed.

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Level 1

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Construction, Engineering

Engineering

Exam Board: Pearson

Mechanical Engineering Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*C/9-4 including English at grade 4 and Maths and Double Science at grade 5 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English at grade 4 and Maths at grade 5. This course combines both mechanical and electrical and electronic engineering in year 1 and then specialises in year 2 in either Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering. You will learn about the electrical and electronic sector, manufacturing and mechanical engineering and gain practical and theoretical skills in a range of subjects including engineering product design and manufacture, engineering principles, and electronic devices and circuits. In the second year you will study more specialised units such as mechanical principles in practice, manufacturing secondary machining processes and thermodynamics. You will use a CAD system for your drawing work and make engineering products using workshop equipment. In the project unit you will be required to develop an idea from initial stages to the final solution. Exam Board: Pearson

RuTC really cares about giving students the best education they can receive and looks after their needs. The college has provided me with amazing opportunities, including participating in engineering competitions, work experience and attending RuTC’s own HE and Careers Fair. The Engineering courses are very practical and we work with professional programmes like AutoCAD.

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Construction, Engineering

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Construction, Engineering

Daanyaal’s Story Course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 3

Construction and Engineering Apprenticeships During your apprenticeship you will learn many practical skills as well as necessary business processes such as estimating, invoicing and customer service. You will be required to attend college on a regular basis. On completion of your Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship you could then progress to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship which would assist you in progressing on to a supervisory or managerial role or alternatively the apprenticeship will give you the skills to become self-employed.

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After researching RuTC, I was impressed with the connections the college has with a wide range of universities. The college’s staff supports me to reach my future career goals, every department feels like a mini family and it is great to experience the different origins and cultures of my classmates - the bonds with them will stay with me for the rest of my life.

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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Minimum Requirements - Diploma Level 2 OR Technical Certificate Level 2 and GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills.

Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade 5.

Construction Crafts pathways include: • Bricklaying • Carpentry and Joinery • Dry Lining/Interior Systems • Shopfitting

Construction Crafts Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - as above plus NVQ 2 and Diploma Level 3. Construction Crafts pathways include: • Brickwork

This apprenticeship is 42 months in duration. In your first year you will study full time at college and the following two years will be spent in a place of employment. You will work towards an appropriate level of project control skills with training and experience which will provide you with opportunities to progress in the engineering industry. You will study a variety of engineering design applications along with practical workshop experience that will prepare you for a technician role within the industry. This course provides entry routes to university, HNC/HNDs or Higher Apprenticeships.

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Project Control Technician

Construction, Engineering

Construction Crafts

Manufacturing Engineering – Machinist Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

• Carpentry and Joinery • Electrotechnical: Electrical Installation • Shopfitting

Design and Draughtsperson Level 3 Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade 5. This apprenticeship is 42 months in duration. In your first year you will study full time at college and the following two years will be spent in a place of employment. You will work towards an appropriate level of design and draughting skills with training and experience which will provide you with opportunities to progress in the engineering industry. You will study a variety of engineering design applications along with practical workshop experience that will prepare you for a technician role within the industry. This course provides entry routes to university, HNC/HNDs or Higher Apprenticeships.

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Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade 5. This apprenticeship is for students working towards an Engineering Manufacturing Apprenticeship at Level 3. You will need to be a highly motivated student with a keen interest in mechanical manufacturing engineering. This apprenticeship is 42 months in duration and after a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development, all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications: • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge) After successfully completing these qualifications, you will move on to study the following qualifications: • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Machining (Foundation Competence) • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)

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PROGRAMMERS AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS IT BUSINESS ANALYSTS, ARCHITECTS AND SYSTEMS DESIGNERS IT SPECIALIST MANAGERS NURSES HEALTH PROFESSIONALS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS AND BIOCHEMISTS LABORATORY TECHNICIANS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS AND BIOCHEMISTS CHEMICAL SCIENTISTS PHARMACIST NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS IT BUSINESS ANALYSTS, ARCHITECTS AND SYSTEMS DESIGNERS IT SPECIALIST MANAGERS NURSES HEALTH PROFESSIONALS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS AND BIOCHEMISTS LABORATORY TECHNICIANS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS AND BIOCHEMISTS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IT, Science

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If you are sure of your career plans and would prefer a more practical approach to studying, then technical and vocational courses are an excellent choice. These courses are geared towards particular career paths. Below is a brief description about the course and subject - full details about each course are on our website www.rutc.ac.uk/courses.

Our IT and science courses are delivered in classrooms and labs benefiting from the latest technology and learning environments. Richmond upon Thames College was awarded status as a prestigious Microsoft Showcase College and is supported by Microsoft to focus on personalised learning for students through the use of one-to-one devices and Office 365 Education. RuTC is committed to innovation in technology for learning. Our science labs are well equipped for student experiments and teaching.

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Level 1 No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F. Our Skills for Vocational Studies provides an opportunity to achieve a Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Vocational Studies and is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to progress onto a Level 2 vocational qualification. The course is an ideal starting point and provides an introduction into the following three subjects - Business, Digital (IT) and Health and Social Care. You will study a different subject each term to understand more about each subject and to help you make any informed decision about progressing onto a Level 2 programme. The course has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to progress to vocational study, in any sector. It offers an opportunity to develop essential learning skills along with vocational units from Business, Digital and Health and Social Care subjects. You will also study English and Maths Functional Skills as part of your study programme. This will enable you to develop a firm foundation for successful progression to a Level 2 qualification in a range of vocational courses offered at Richmond upon Thames College. Exam Board: OCNLR

Information Technology Level 1 No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F. This course is designed to provide you with the variety of IT skills that are used for different purposes in a wide range of jobs. It will give you proficiency in using a wide range of Microsoft applications as well as knowledge of digital technology and the basics of how PCs work. If you have an enthusiasm for using computers - this course is for you. The course includes a bonus ‘Learning to Learn’ qualification that will make sure that your study skills are developed for higher level courses and allow you to prove you can keep up to date in today’s fast paced IT world. Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to one of our Gateway to IT courses. Exam Board: Pearson

Gateway to Creative IT Level 2 Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths at grade 3 or equivalent Functional Skills, and basic keyboard skills. This course offers the skills needed in today’s digital market. It will teach you about interactive media and

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web design as well as giving proficiency in business related applications. If you enjoy using IT and thinking creatively, this is for you! The course includes a bonus ‘Learning to Learn’ qualification that will make sure that your study skills are developed for higher level courses and prepare you for the ever changing world of IT. Successful completion will allow you to progress on to one of our Level 3 courses. Exam Board: OCR

Gateway to IT Support Level 2 Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths at grade 3 or equivalent Functional Skills, and basic keyboard skills.

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T D N S , T H D S S T S D S D S L Y D Y

This course offers much needed skills in IT support and is the entry point to a career as an IT technician. It explores PC hardware, software, networking and security, as well as looking at how IT support is provided. You will also develop your communication skills, adding to your employability. It will involve practical work in our build and networking rooms alongside theory lessons. The course includes a bonus ‘Learning to Learn’ qualification making sure your study skills are developed to prepare you for higher level courses and preparing you for the ever changing world of IT. Successful completion can lead to an apprenticeship in IT or one of our Level 3 courses. Exam Board: OCR

Information Technology Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English and Maths and a subject relevant to your chosen area of study at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 4. This course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding for progression to university or employment in the IT industry. A well-developed set of e-skills is fast becoming an essential requirement for a successful career but on this course you will develop all aspects of IT knowledge – hardware and software. The subjects include topics as varied as computer systems, Visual Basic programming, game design and database management systems. There is a practical component to the course as well as the acquisition of high level IT skills. You will be exposed to project management methodologies and will implement an important IT activity. The skills taught on this course are key to the IT industry but will transfer to any other business. The course is most suitable if you are aspiring to progress in an IT direction. Other than higher education, students can progress to IT apprenticeships, professional certification and specialist programmes. Exam Board: Pearson

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IT Apprenticeships During your apprenticeship you will learn many practical skills as well as necessary business processes including computer skills and customer service. You will be required to attend college on a regular basis. On completion of your apprenticeship you could then progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship (NVQ3), which would assist you in progressing on to a supervisory or managerial role or alternatively give you the skills to become self-employed.

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IT/Infrastructure Technician

IT/Network Engineer

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 including English and Maths at grade 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade C/5 including English and Maths at grade 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

College attendance is compulsory for one day per week. If you enjoy and find learning easier in a handson environment this may be the course for you. As an IT apprentice your main role will be that of a first line support technician. You will be required to carry out a variety of tasks ranging from solving technical problems to installations of hardware/software and configuring computer systems. Working with the latest technology in the workplace will give you the experience and skills required by the IT industry. The apprenticeship programme will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification. Upon completion, you would have the option of staying in the IT industry progressing on to a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or higher education.

A Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is also required, eg an Advanced Apprenticeship. This Higher Apprenticeship is targeted at those over 18 years of age who would like the opportunity to pursue a technical career as well as gaining a formal qualification. This programme recognises that employment in the IT sector involves a diverse range of functions, tasks and activities, such as communicating with customers in writing, dealing with problems or queries and ensuring that the service provided is consistent and to the highest standard. These functions, tasks and activities are constantly developing and changing and so the apprenticeship is suitable for candidates who have an interest in pursuing a career in an IT support role or who are already working in an IT support environment.

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Applied Science

Level 2

Level 3

Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs including English, Maths and Double Science at grade 3.

Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/94 including English, Maths and Double Science at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 4.

This course provides an exciting approach to the study of science. It offers you the opportunity to develop skills that are needed to start a career in a related field of science; such as a laboratory, industrial or medical technician. You can also progress to a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. The course includes a fusion of practical and theoretical topics from biology, chemistry and physics, providing you with enough depth to be successful in any pathway you choose. Our laboratories are well equipped to enable you to achieve your goal. Exam Board: Pearson

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This Applied Science course will give you the opportunity to explore various science pathways. It is a course suitable for those who wish to pursue a science related career such as radiography, biomedical science, nursing, dietetics and physiotherapy. The course is also ideal for those wishing to go straight into employment as it will also prepare you for work if you do not wish to go to university. This course provides a novel approach to the learning of science. You will acquire practical skills, knowledge and understanding of the basic scientific concepts. You will have the opportunity to explore laboratory techniques and diagnostic testing used in scientific research and industrial organisations. Exam Board: Pearson

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KITCHEN AND CATERING ASSISTANTS WAITERS AND WAITRESSES CHEFS RESTAURANT AND CATERING ESTABLISHMENT MANAGERS AND PROPRIETORS FRONT OF HOUSE CATERING AND BAR MANAGERS HOTEL AND ACCOMMODATION MANAGERS AND PROPRIETORS PUBLICANS AND MANAGERS OF LICENSED PREMISES BUTCHERS BAKERS AND FLOUR CONFECTIONERS FISHMONGERS BAR STAFF KITCHEN AND CATERING ASSISTANTS WAITERS AND WAITRESSES CHEFS RESTAURANT AND CATERING ESTABLISHMENT MANAGERS AND PROPRIETORS BAR STAFF CATERING AND BAR MANAGERS HOTEL AND ACCOMMODATION MANAGERS AND PROPRIETORS PUBLICANS AND MANAGERS OF LICENSED PREMISES BUTCHERS BAKERS AND FLOUR CONFECTIONERS COOKS BAR STAFF WAITERS AND WAITRESSES CHEFS RESTAURANT AND CATERING ESTABLISHMENT MANAGERS AND PROPRIETORS FRONT OF Catering

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If you are sure of your career plans and would prefer a more practical approach to studying, then the following technical and vocational courses are an excellent choice. These courses are geared towards particular career paths. Below is a brief description about the course and subject - full details about each course are on our website www.rutc.ac.uk/courses.

Our catering and hospitality students will learn and train in our Training Restaurant. This offers students a real life working environment where they will prepare, cook and serve meals to the public in contemporary surroundings. Students will also work in the college’s café, preparing and serving food and drink to students and staff.

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Professional Cookery

Professional Cookery

NVQ Level 1

NVQ Level 2

No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F.

Minimum Requirements - Professional Cookery VRQ/NVQ Level 1 Diploma at Merit and/or significant work experience in the industry.

You will learn all the basic skills of food preparation and cooking as well as the different aspects of the hospitality industry. You will also gain employability skills by working in our Training Restaurant, taking part in educational visits and work experience with industry partners. In the classroom you will learn about hygiene, health and safety, healthy eating, food preparation and cooking techniques. On successful completion of all parts of the course you will be able to progress to Level 2. Exam Board: City & Guilds

Food and Beverage Service NVQ Level 2 Minimum Requirements - There are no GCSE entry requirements for the Food and beverage course. However, a level 1 food and beverage service would be beneficial. This course covers a wide range of practical and theoretical modules Including customer service, restaurant service and set-up, working in a safe and secure working environment, handling payments and how to work effectively as part of a team. You will learn a wide range of skills to enable you to work in any customer service role and can take additional units such as barista and how to prepare alcoholic and soft beverages. You will learn across all our catering outlets and fine dining restaurant and develop practical skills to enable you to work in the food and beverage industry.

Professional Bartending Level 2 Minimum Requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification. However, you must be 18 years or older to study this course. This course will give you a great insight into the Professional Bartending industry. You will be taught by industry professionals in a professional environment. You will learn a range of skills needed to work in a bar such as cocktail-making techniques, the understanding of various beers, wines and spirits and how to serve them, how to follow cocktail recipes, responsibilities and the law on the serving of alcohol, the use and cleaning of equipment, how to clean beer lines, and how to prepare a bar so that it is ready for service. There will also be opportunities to develop your own cocktail recipes.

On successful completion of Level 1 you will be able to extend your culinary skills in the kitchen using a wide variety of foods, preparation and cooking methods. Alongside this you will be able to cook in our Training Restaurant, which is open to the general public. Work experience will also be part of your programme. On completion of this course we expect students to go into employment or continue their studies in culinary skills or hospitality management.

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Exam Board: City & Guilds

Advanced Professional Cookery NVQ Level 3 Minimum Requirements - Professional Cookery Diploma NVQ/VRQ Level 2. Whereas Level 2 provides you with the skills required for employment in the industry, Level 3 offers you the opportunity to progress and learn advanced culinary skills. You will be preparing an exciting range of complex dishes and will be involved with the management of the kitchens. You will be able to use your creative talents in designing menus for our Training Restaurant. On completion, you will be in a position to apply for higher education courses or, alternatively, apply for employment in restaurants, which offer a fine dining experience. Exam Board: City & Guilds

Young Chefs Academy College Certificate

Minimum Requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this course, however this Saturday school is for 13-16 year olds. You will learn to prepare and cook a range of modern and classical dishes whilst developing confidence in food preparation techniques and basic food safety. Recipe packs and a chef jacket are issued on the first Saturday of your class. You will get to take whatever you cook home, and will receive a College Certificate at our graduation presentation lunch in our college restaurant. You will learn to cook modern and classical dishes, knife skills and food preparation techniques in meat, poultry, vegetable, fish, pastry and desserts. Our Young Chefs Academy is designed to give you an understanding of the roles and responsibilities as a chef and is invaluable to those who are considering a career in the industry. Exam Board: College Certificate

Exam Board: City & Guilds

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Catering

Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeships During your apprenticeship you will learn many practical skills as well as necessary business processes including computer skills and customer service. You will be required to attend college on a regular basis. On completion of your apprenticeship you could then progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship (NVQ3), which would assist you in progressing on to a supervisory or managerial role or alternatively give you the skills to become selfemployed.

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Catering and Professional Chefs Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 and Professional Cookery VRQ/NVQ Level 1 Diploma at Merit and/or work experience in the industry. This Intermediate Apprenticeship covers a wide range of practical and theoretical modules which will improve your experience as a chef. The apprenticeship covers mandatory units such as maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment and how to work effectively as part of a hospitality team. The apprenticeship can be tailored with additional optional units eg how to prepare fish dishes and make basic stock, to suit the individual needs of you and your employer. Progression could lead to employment or a Level 3 catering qualification.

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Food and Beverage Services Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 and Professional Cookery VRQ/NVQ Level 1 Diploma at Merit and/or work experience in the industry. This Intermediate Apprenticeship covers a wide range of practical and theoretical modules including how to maintain a safe, hygienic, and secure working environment and how to work effectively as part of a hospitality team. You will learn how to maintain food safety when storing, holding and serving food and be able to take additional optional units such as how to prepare alcoholic and soft drinks and how to deal with customers with language barriers. Progression could lead to employment or a Level 3 catering qualification.

Hospitality Services Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 and Professional Cookery VRQ/NVQ Level 1 Diploma at Merit and/or work experience in the industry. As part of this Intermediate Apprenticeship you will gain both practical experience and theoretical knowledge to help aid your career in the hospitality industry. This apprenticeship can be tailored to suit the individual needs of you and your employer but typically includes modules like how to give customers a positive impression of yourself and the organisation with optional units such as how to fold linen and make beds, deal with customers issues and promote additional services or products to customers. Progression could lead to increased employment opportunities or a Level 3 catering qualification.

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Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Course: Professional Cookery NVQ Level 2

Minimum Requirements - GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 and Professional Cookery VRQ/NVQ Level 2 Diploma at Merit and/or work experience in the industry. This Advanced Apprenticeship is geared towards those working in a supervisory role within the hospitality sector. This apprenticeship will develop both your practical experience through units such as how to supervise food production and maintain health and safety standards, as well as developing your theoretical knowledge with mandatory units such as how to develop good working relationships and how to lead a team to provide good customer service. Progression could lead to increased employment opportunities within the hospitality sector.

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The knowledge and skills I have gained so far in my Catering course enabled me to win gold at the national catering competition, Salon Culinaire, in Birmingham. The college’s support is outstanding, as it helped me to secure a job in the gastro industry. When coming to RuTC, be prepared for a wide range of great opportunities.

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NURSES MIDWIVES NURSING AUXILIARIES AND ASSISTANTS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CARE WORKERS AND HOME CARERS TEACHING ASSISTANTS PRIMARY AND NURSERY EDUCATION TEACHING PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ASSISTANTS CHILD AND EARLY YEARS OFFICERS YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORKERS SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION TEACHING PROFESSIONALS WELFARE AND HOUSING ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS CHILDMINDERS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS SECONDARY EDUCATION TEACHING PROFESSIONALS MIDWIVES NURSING AUXILIARIES AND ASSISTANTS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CARE WORKERS AND HOME CARERS TEACHING ASSISTANTS PRIMARY AND NURSERY EDUCATION TEACHING PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT Early Years (Childcare), Health and Social Care, Supported Learning

If you are sure of your career plans and would prefer a more practical approach to studying, then the following technical and vocational courses are an excellent choice. These courses are geared towards particular career paths. Below is a brief description about the course and subject - full details about each course are on our website www.rutc.ac.uk/courses.

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Students will learn important skills for the work place in our state of the art classrooms and training areas using industry standard equipment. Work experience is an important part of these courses and will allow students to gain confidence and apply the skills they learn at college to the world of work.

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Level 1 No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F. This course provides an introduction to childcare for students who may wish to progress and gain a professional qualification at Level 2 in childcare or play work. It could also provide useful knowledge if you become a parent. There will be an opportunity for a period of work experience and to learn about children’s development and play. Exam Board: CACHE

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Caring for Children

Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Level 2 Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English at grade 3 OR CACHE Caring for Children Level 1 Diploma at Pass with GCSE English at grade 3. Some experience of caring for young children, such as babysitting, would be useful.

Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

This course has been specifically designed for students who have an interest in working with children or in the field of health and social care. This course covers practical activities, such as making papier-mâché and playdough, which will help you explore how children develop and the benefit that these and many other activities may have on them. Students start off with the Award in Babysitting and an Award in Parenting Skills and if successful they may progress onto the Level 2 Certificate. Also, you will attend a nursery placement for one day a week in the spring and summer term. This is a certificate, pathway course and, after successfully completing this course, you may be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Alternatively, if you wish to enter the workforce, you will need to complete a Level 2 Diploma (Early Years (Childcare) Level 2 Apprenticeship) in order to be fully and relevantly qualified.

Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A* – C/9-4 including English and Maths and a subject relevant to your chosen area of study at grade 4 OR recognised Level 2 Childcare qualification at Distinction/Merit/A*-C/9-4 as well as GCSE English and Maths at grade 4. This course comprises two parts: in your first year, you will work towards the technical Certificate in Childcare and Education and if successful progress on to the Diploma in year 2. Both courses are recognised nationally as a gold standard requested by employers. Following the Diploma course, you can continue higher study at degree level leading to careers in teaching, nursing or social work. Part of the course will require training in placements where you will develop your practical skills in caring for and teaching children. You will also gain a wide knowledge and understanding of children in the early years of their life.

Exam Board: CACHE

Exam Board: CACHE

Destiny’s Story Course: Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3

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I chose to study Childcare and Education at RuTC after coming to an Open Event. In class, I enjoy learning new things and teachers give me the opportunity to voice my own opinions. I also accepted learning support to get additional time in exams. During the year, we go on trips and I went to an exhibition with my class to learn about new methods, resources and products in the early years sector.

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Early Years (Childcare), Health and Social Care

Skills for Vocational Studies Level 1 No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F. Our Skills for Vocational Studies provides an opportunity to achieve a Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Vocational Studies and is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to progress onto a Level 2 vocational qualification. The course is an ideal starting point and provides an introduction into the following three subjects - Business, Digital (IT) and Health and Social Care. You will study a different subject each term to understand more about each subject and to help you make any informed decision about progressing onto a Level 2 programme. The course has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to progress to vocational study, in any sector. It offers an opportunity to develop essential learning skills along with vocational units from Business, Digital and Health and Social Care subjects. You will also study English and Maths Functional Skills as part of your study programme. This will enable you to develop a firm foundation for successful progression to a Level 2 qualification in a range of vocational courses offered at Richmond upon Thames College. Exam Board: OCNLR

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Level 3

Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths at grade 3.

Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English and Maths and a subject relevant to your chosen area of study at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 4.

This course is for students who wish to acquire skills and knowledge to prepare them for working in the health and social care sector. Within the course you will gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care, involving the elderly, people with additional needs and children. You will spend some of your time in a range of work related placements. Successful completion can lead to employment within the sector or progression to our Level 3 course. Exam Board: OCR

This course is for students who wish to acquire skills and knowledge to prepare them for working in the health and social care sector or for higher education. Within the course you will gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care, involving the elderly, people with additional needs and children. You will spend some of your time in a range of work related placements. Successful completion can lead to employment, such as social work, nursing and occupational therapy, within the sector or progression to higher education or other professional development programmes.

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Health and Social Care

Level 2

Early Years (Childcare), Health and Social Care, Supported Learning

Health and Social Care

Exam Board: Pearson

Early Years (Childcare) Apprenticeships During your apprenticeship you will learn many practical skills as well as necessary business processes and customer service. You will be required to attend college on a regular basis. On completion of the Level 2 apprenticeship, you could then progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship (NVQ3) and then into the workplace in a full time role.

Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years Educator Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (including English at grade 3 or above) and/or CACHE Caring for Children Level 1 Diploma and/or CACHE Level 2 Certificate. Some experience of caring for young children, such as babysitting, is also required. This is a full and relevant Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship that will support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to work within the Early Years workforce. Your duties may include observations and planning children’s activities, as well as ensuring they are well looked after, and that their developmental needs are met. Your role may also require you to help children to develop social and practical skills however exact duties will depend on your employer. Apprentices working in this industry will be working with children from the ages of birth to 5 years old.

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Children and Young People’s Workforce – Early Years Educator Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Minimum Requirements - GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 and a Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit is preferred. This Advanced Apprenticeship develops the skills and knowledge that will be required to work in the Early Years workforce. Your duties may include ensuring children are well looked after, kept active and nourished. Your role may also require you to help children to develop social and practical skills however exact duties will depend on your employer. Apprentices working in this industry will be working with children from the ages of birth to 5 years old.

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Supported Learning

Supported Learning Courses Richmond upon Thames College is passionate about supporting students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in a safe and inspiring learning environment. To do this we have built a dedicated team of skilled specialists who are responsible for ensuring that effective and appropriate support and reasonable adjustments are in place for students requiring assistance. The following courses are designed for young people leaving special schools or for young people and adults who need extra support in moving on to college. Work experience is a feature of all our courses.

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A two year practical based course for young adults with severe learning disabilities aged 19-21 years. Students are given opportunities to develop their social and work skills, as well as their literacy and numeracy in practical based subjects like cooking, shopping and gardening in the college’s Supported Learning garden. Students will be encouraged to develop their independence and personal safety skills by choosing trips and travelling in the local community. Assessment: Students can build up their skills for independent living and supported employment and social skills/communication. Exam Board: College Certificate

All students will do the following: • Functional Skills in English, ICT and Maths at the relevant level • Independent living skills including managing money, planning and going on trips, making a simple meal, sport, healthy eating •

Work experience – up to 2 weeks work experience. Work experience can be near to home and our past students have worked for Tesco, British Heart Foundation charity shops and Marks and Spencer food hall

• Working in the college’s Supported Learning shop ‘Serious Snacks’

Life Skills

• Working in the college’s Supported Learning vegetarian café, ‘Apple Tree Café’

Entry Level 2 Minimum Requirements - successful interview, satisfactory reference and completed Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).

• Working in the college’s Supported Learning garden

This one year course is for students progressing from special schools with moderate difficulties and disabilities. Students may progress to the Entry Level 3 course. Work experience is a compulsory element.

Award in Progression

All students will do the following: • Functional Skills in English, ICT and Maths at the relevant level • Independent living skills including managing money, planning and going on trips, making a simple meal, sport, healthy eating •

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Minimum Requirements - successful interview.

to become more independent away from familiar home areas. Students may be able to progress to an internship or mainstream education eg Skills for Vocational Studies (Level 1 certificate)

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Skillwise

Work experience – up to 2 weeks work experience. Work experience can be near to home and our past students have worked for Tesco, British Heart Foundation charity shops and Marks and Spencer food hall

• Working in the college’s Supported Learning shop • Working in the college’s Supported Learning vegetarian café, ‘Apple Tree Café’ • Working in the college’s Supported Learning garden Exam Board: OCNLR/City & Guilds

Exam Board: OCNLR/City & Guilds

Level 1 Minimum Requirements - successful interview and satisfactory reference. This one year course is for students aged 16-18 who are working at/or around Entry Level 3 and is intended to offer support in finding a job or guidance into more specialised vocational training. As part of the course students will undertake two or three different work experience placements. Most students will progress on to more specialised training before gaining a job. They will have the opportunity to gain an OCNLR Level 1 Award in Progression as well as certificates in Functional Skills English, Maths and IT. The course is designed to help students identify jobs that might suit them as well as looking at long term goals and how to achieve them. Students will study units in customer service and team working skills as well as extending their IT skills in a work environment. They will also study a unit focusing on preparing for interviews. Cooking and art also form part of the course. Assessment: Coursework

Life Skills

Exam Board: OCNLR

Entry Level 3 Minimum Requirements - successful interview, satisfactory reference and completed Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). This one year course is for students with moderate learning difficulties and disabilities who have a higher level of independence. Work experience is a compulsory element. Students will learn to travel around London in a fun and educational way. The course stretches students

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Early Years (Childcare), Health and Social Care, Supported Learning

Supported Learning

Pre-Supported Internship

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Minimum Requirements - successful interview, satisfactory reference, an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and be fully prepared to enter the workplace. This one year course focusses on preparing students for the world of work through volunteering and supported work opportunities. Students will carry out individually tailored one day a week work experience where they will learn appropriate behaviour and skills for the workplace. Examples of work experience include working as an assistant librarian or ICT technician’s assistant. Students may progress to the Volunteering in Placement course. All students will do the following: • Functional Skills in English, ICT and Maths at the relevant level • Independent living skills including managing money, planning and going on trips, making a simple meal, sport, healthy eating •

Course: Adult Independent Living Entry Level Award My biggest achievement at RuTC is winning a Jack Petchey Award. I came here for the Independent Living Skills course and I am really happy about the support I receive, especially from tutors. In addition to classes they organise enrichment activities, such as games clubs, and the college supported me in finding a work placement at The People Hive in Twickenham.

Work experience – up to 2 weeks work experience. Work experience can be near to home and our past students have worked for Tesco, British Heart Foundation charity shops and Marks and Spencer food hall

• Working in the college’s Supported Learning shop ‘Serious Snacks’ • Working in the college’s Supported Learning vegetarian café, ‘Apple Tree Café’ • Working in the college’s Supported Learning garden Exam Board: OCNLR/City & Guilds

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Adult Independent Living

Minimum Requirements - successful interview, satisfactory reference, an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and be fully prepared to enter the workplace.

Entry Level Award

During this one year course, students will carry out two days a week work experience/volunteering work, examples include working at homes for the elderly, Chiswick allotments or Crane Park. All students will do the following: • Functional Skills in English, ICT and Maths at the relevant level • Independent living skills including managing money, planning and going on trips, making a simple meal, sport and healthy eating •

Work experience – up to 2 weeks work experience. Work experience can be near to home and our past students have worked for Tesco, British Heart Foundation charity shops and Marks and Spencer food hall

• Working in the college’s Supported Learning shop ‘Serious Snacks’ • Working in the college’s Supported Learning vegetarian café, ‘Apple Tree Café’

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Early Years (Childcare), Health and Social Care, Supported Learning

Volunteering in Placement

Minimum Requirements - successful interview, satisfactory reference and a completed Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). This course is for young adults with learning disabilities aged 19-25. It gives them a chance to become more independent, gain work skills and meet new friends. Key features include: • Vocational training in retail, plus English and Maths • A period of work experience and voluntary conservation •

Personal and social development skills including preparation for work, managing money, dealing with everyday problems, travelling on public transport, making lunch and working towards goals

Students will gain credits by completing units and, depending on the number of credits achieved, they can work towards gaining an Entry Level Award. Clear progression will be identified for students in line with their own aspirations. Assessment: Completion of Coursework Exam Board: OCNLR

• Working in the college’s Supported Learning garden Exam Board: OCNLR/City & Guilds

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Sport, Travel and Tourism

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Facilities

If you are sure of your career plans and would prefer a more practical approach to studying, then the following technical and vocational courses are an excellent choice. These courses are geared towards particular career paths. Below is a brief description about the course and subject - full details about each course are on our website www.rutc.ac.uk/courses.

Students will learn important skills for the work place in our state of the art classrooms and training areas using industry standard equipment. Our sports centre and sports pitches provide excellent facilities for all public services and sport students. We also have a well equipped college gym which is available to all students at selected times during weekdays.

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Level 2

No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F.

Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English, Maths and Science at grade 3 OR Level 1 Diploma at Pass and GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or Functional Skills.

This course is for students who would like to find out more about the fast growing sport and leisure industry. If you are planning to work in this sector then there is plenty of choice, eg operation and management of sports facilities; health and fitness gyms; sports development. As a group, you will be expected to plan a leisure event and coach a particular sport. Individually you will be required to complete coursework on a range of topics including devising your own fitness and exercise programme. Successful completion of this course can lead on to the Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

This course offers you the opportunity to participate in practical sport alongside developing your theoretical knowledge of the sport and active leisure industry. This course is ideal if you are interested in using science to improve your own performance or that of others, or you are interested in becoming a coach, personal trainer or gym instructor. After successful completion, you may be considered for progression to a BTEC Level 3 in Sport or be able to progress to employment in the sport and leisure industry. Exam Board: OCR

Exam Board: Pearson

Sharna’s Story Course: Sports & Exercise Science BTEC Level 3

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Throughout my Sports course I could always monitor my grades which motivated me to stay on track and push myself further. Getting D*D*D* enabled me to go to the university of my choice. RuTC’s staff were very supportive; I could always ask for help and guidance and they consistently pushed me to achieve my very best.

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Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English, Maths and Science at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade 4. The sport and leisure industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. This course will prepare you for a career in any area of the sport and leisure industry. This might include leisure centres, health clubs, gyms, sports clubs, theme parks or outward-bound centres. You will study a combination of sports, coaching and fitness units. For example, you may be involved in planning and managing a sports and leisure project, such as a sports event, or get involved in voluntary work with local sports clubs. Alongside this course you may be offered the opportunity to study for a fitness instructor qualification or take some coaching and proficiency awards, which will enhance your prospects for employment or higher education.

Sports and Exercise Science Level 3 Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English, Maths and Science at grade 4 OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade 4. This course focuses on the application of scientific principles to sports performance and coaching. Individual, group and project type experiments are carried out as part of the course. Practical sports take place on site or at nearby specialist facilities. Residential visits are included to enhance both theoretical and practical work. Sports psychology, sports massage and research methods in sport are amongst the units delivered. This course is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in the field of sport, sport science, sports coaching or professional sports. This course may also offer students the opportunity to study for a fitness instructor qualification, which will enhance your prospects for employment or higher education. Exam Board: Pearson

Exam Board: Pearson

Sports and Recreation Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade C/5 including English and Maths at grade 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills. As the qualification is aimed at first line managers, you need supervisory/management experience. College attendance is compulsory as part of the course. This qualification includes an NVQ at Level 3, technical certificates at Level 3, Functional Skills and two industry recognised qualifications. You can choose from the following pathways: • Leisure Management This apprenticeship is aimed at leisure centre supervisors/managers, duty managers or facility managers. The NVQ can be achieved by working within organisations such as swimming pools, leisure centres, local authorities, private gyms or community sport facilities. • Sports Development

Sports Apprenticeships During your apprenticeship you will learn many practical skills as well as necessary business processes and customer service. You will be required to attend college on a regular basis. On completion of your apprenticeship you will be able to progress to a supervisory or managerial role or alternatively the apprenticeship gives you the skills to become self-employed.

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This apprenticeship is for those working in a range of sports development roles generally at supervisory or at first line management level. The NVQ can be achieved by staff working within organisations such as community outreach workers and voluntary groups, local authorities, leisure centres, private gyms and sports centres.

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Travel and Tourism

Level 1

Level 2

No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F.

Minimum Requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths at grade 3 OR Level 1 Diploma at Pass and GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or Functional Skills equivalent.

On this course, you will gain an insight into working in the travel and tourism industry. It provides you with the background knowledge of jobs and employment opportunities within the industry as well as learning about the operations of tour operators and travel agents. You will also study basic world and UK geography and learn how to prepare and present information about individual resorts, how to research and sell holidays to customers and how to meet customer service standards. This course is studied alongside the Certificate in Introduction to the Aviation Industry and on successful completion you will be able to progress to a Level 2 course in Travel and Tourism. Exam Board: City & Guilds

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Sport, Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Hard work, energy and desire go hand in hand with travel and tourism. This course needs all that and more but your reward is an introduction to the fastest growing industry in the world. You will look at holiday destinations, the impact of tourism, customer service and many other topics. The work set will need to be completed as an individual project, a group portfolio or class work – all supported by your teachers. During the course, you will have the opportunity to go on trips to Europe, such as Barcelona or Paris. If you want a career as a member of cabin crew, working at an airport, a holiday rep, a tour operator or travel agent then this is the place to start your exciting journey. Exam Board: City & Guilds

Travel and Tourism

Introduction to the Aviation Industry

Level 3

Level 1 No formal qualifications are required. You will need an assessment and interview and must be motivated, committed and have a positive attitude. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE grades 4-2/D-F. This course gives you an insight into working in the aviation industry. It provides you with the background knowledge of jobs and employment opportunities in the industry. You will learn about how airlines and airports operate, airline/airport codes, health and safety standards and locational geography. This qualification is studied alongside the Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism and on successful completion you will be able to progress to a Level 2 course in Travel and Tourism. Exam Board: City & Guilds

Minimum Requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English and Maths (one at grade 4 and one at grade 3) OR Level 2 Diploma at Distinction/Merit plus GCSE English at grade 4. This course will prepare you for a career with tour companies, airlines, airports, travel agents, holiday resorts or corporate travel. You will be looking at how the industry works as well as developing essential skills needed for the world of travel. You may, for example, plan a travel related event or conduct research on customer service in a local travel agent or visitor attraction. You will be expected to take part in a residential field trip to broaden your understanding of popular tourist destinations, and you will have the opportunity to visit European cities such as Barcelona or Paris. You will also be expected to take part in a two week travel and tourism related work experience placement which will help you become more employable at the end of the course. Exam Board: City & Guilds

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Useful information

British Values

Equality and Diversity

Richmond upon Thames College is dedicated to promoting our values of honesty, integrity, mutual respect and personal accountability to support our students in becoming fully rounded members of society with a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We prepare our students for life in modern Britain by developing an understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and this is reflected in our policies.

Richmond upon Thames College is committed to the active promotion of equality of opportunity for all and opposes discrimination of any kind. The college treats all students and employees with respect and dignity and provides a working and educational environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation. To this end, within the framework of the law and best educational and personnel practice, the college is committed to achieving and maintaining a student body and workforce which broadly reflects both the local community wherever possible and meets the needs of the wider catchment area from which students and staff are recruited.

Disability Statement Richmond upon Thames College is committed to being proactive in ensuring that disabled people are treated equally in all aspects of college life. We wish to provide anticipatory arrangements and reasonable adjustments for those requiring them.

Gervais’ Story Course: Information Technology Level 3

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At RuTC I became more mature and independent. I became a student representative for my IT course, improved my leadership skills and could make the voices of my classmates heard, which is my biggest achievement so far. In the IT courses, I explored various aspects of computer science which made me understand my true potential in this area.

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Fees and Charges Full or part-time students aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August of the academic year in which a course commences will not be asked to pay tuition or examination fees. For most subjects, students will be required to pay for personal tools/equipment, books and materials. There are also charges for individual and group music lessons and educational visits arranged as part of the course. Where possible we will advise you of such charges in advance of enrolment. UK and EU students aged 19 or over on 31st August 2020 and non – EU students may be required to pay tuition and examination fees. Advanced Learner Loans may be available for study at Level 3 or Level 4. Fee information is available on our website www.rutc.ac.uk.

Safeguarding – promoting the welfare of our students Richmond upon Thames College is committed to ensuring it provides a safe learning environment for all students. This includes raising awareness of issues relating to student welfare, identifying students who are suffering or likely to suffer harm and taking action to ensure students are kept safe. All staff are given appropriate training in order to ensure they are aware of safeguarding issues, including Prevent and the procedures to follow. We also have a specialist Safeguarding Team who are responsible for dealing with any concerns raised. The tutorial programme covers a variety of topics which are also designed to raise awareness and provide students with the opportunity to reflect and discuss concerns. If anyone has concerns about the safety of a student, the Safeguarding Team can be contacted during college hours by phone on 020 8607 8300 or by email safeguarding@rutc.ac.uk. The health of our students is also a focus and all students are asked to complete an additional form so we are aware of any issues that may impact on their time at the college. This enables us to carry out risk assessments and plan for any emergencies eg asthma attacks or allergic reactions. A local GP practice runs a clinic at the college once a week so students can see them about health concerns.

Smoking Policy We work hard to make sure that the college environment is as healthy as possible for all members of our community. Because of this, students and staff are not allowed to smoke in any part of the college site.

Student Responsibilities Student responsibilities set out what we expect from you as a college student. We require a strong commitment from you which includes regular attendance to all your classes, punctuality and dedication to your course of study.

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16-18 Course Guide 2020-2021  

The official Richmond upon Thames course guide for academic year 2020-2021. The course guide will provide more information about our courses...

16-18 Course Guide 2020-2021  

The official Richmond upon Thames course guide for academic year 2020-2021. The course guide will provide more information about our courses...

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