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OPEN EVENTS 2017/18 Don’t miss your chance to find out why so many students choose to study at Sussex Downs College!

Friday 6th October, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

Saturday 7th October, 10am - 12:30pm

Friday 13th October, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday 14th November, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday 14th October, 10am - 12:30pm

Wednesday 24th January, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Thursday 9th November, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

LEWES CAMPUS

Wednesday 31st January, 4:30pm - 7:30pm


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CONTENTS

ON THE FLIP SIDE...

Introduction

Sixth Form Courses

Principal’s Welcome

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Art & Design

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Art & Design

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Your Future Starts With Us

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Business & Management

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Student Voice

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Business, Management & Law

Catering & Hospitality

60

Be The Best

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Childcare, Health & Social Care

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Alumni

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Childcare, Health & Social Care

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English & Modern Foreign Languages

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Construction & The Built Environment

Engineering

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English

80 Humanities

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Floristry

84 IT, ICT & Computing

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Foundation Learning

86 Mathematics

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Media, Film & Digital Media

96

College Life

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Sports Academies

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SDC in Numbers

Please note: course information is correct at time of going to press. Government changes to qualiďŹ cations and funding may mean that information in this guide is subject to alteration. For the latest information, please visit our website www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or contact Admissions on 030 300 39551.

Professional & Technical Courses

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The Pillars of Excellence

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Here to Help You Succeed

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Parent & Guardian Information

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Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

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Alternative Programmes of Study

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Humanities

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Performing Arts & Music

102

Classroom Expectations

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IT, ICT & Computing

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Progression to A Level

110

Digital Badges

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Public & Uniformed Services

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Tips for Getting Into Work

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Science

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Sport & Fitness

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Travel & Tourism `

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Mathematics

102

Media, Film & Digital Media

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Beyond the Classroom

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Motor Vehicle & Engineering 110

Which Programme is Right for Me?

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Performing Arts & Music

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Skill up Maths & English

120

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Public & Uniformed Services

Course Levels Explained

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Science

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Sport & Fitness

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Travel & Tourism

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Apprenticeships

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New GCSE Grading Structure 33 Countdown to College

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Campus Information

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Open for Business

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Course Index

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It’s an exciting time to be considering your Professional and Technical education options, and at Sussex Downs College we provide study programmes which ensure you develop the most up-to-date technical skills and qualifications to lead you into your chosen industry. In addition to this, our employability and work experience offer will ensure that you have the links and experience to be ready to take your next steps. To support, we will be incorporating work experience which will be embedded into your study programme.

HELLO AND WELCOME TO SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE We are delighted that you are considering Sussex Downs College for your Further Education.

Technical and Professional Education (TPE) will play a key role in increasing the UK’s productivity and bridging our skills gap. We currently lag behind our European neighbours and require more skilled workers in key upcoming specialist fields of employment. TPE has been reorganised into 15 clear routes or ‘T’ levels, including work experience, technical qualifications, and any additional requirements agreed by employers. Through the hard work and dedication of our staff and learners, we have created an inclusive environment where every learner is given the tools and assistance to achieve beyond their expectations. As a father of two girls, both of whom are now in successful careers, I know how important deciding on the right College is for you. If you choose to start your story with Sussex Downs College, we will do our very best to ensure a happy and rewarding experience. Mike Hopkins Principal and Chief Executive, Sussex Downs College

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What are Professional & Technical courses? Professional and Technical courses are ideal for learners who want a more hands-on approach to learning, which includes work experience and employability skills. Assessment is based on coursework and practical work, with some formal assessment. Sussex Down College has a fantastic vocational offer, with a purpose-built Brickwork centre, alongside a motor vehicle workshop and construction centre (Eastbourne campus). Also on site are the Evolve Hair & Beauty Salons (Eastbourne and Lewes), Floristry (Eastbourne) and Kings Restaurant & Bistro (Eastbourne). Open to the general public, these establishments give learners real experience in the industry they are working toward a qualification in. Vocational & Professional course grades (Pass, Merit or Distinction) can be transferred into UCAS points, just as A Level course grades.


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YOUR FUTURE STARTS WITH US Our learners are the stars of tomorrow

We are committed to your future Staff are fully trained in their subject area, often with years of experience in the relevant industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge and support for learners in their teaching, Staff have links to employer-led briefs, work experience and apprenticeship opportunities for learners. Extra study sessions and revision classes around exam time lets you take advantage of the additional support available.

Alumni are making waves in their chosen industries. Our previous learners regularly return to College to talk to current learners about their path into the workplace. These vary in industry and include accountants, managing directors, fashion designers, musicians and beauty therapists.

We get around

Our learners win awards

Learners have a voice The Students’ Union enables all learners to have a voice. We recognise that learner’s opinions and experiences must be heard at the highest level, which is why we employ a Sabbatical Officer from the SDC student body. Ideas and suggestions are listened to and taken on, promoting a happier environment across College. 4

Our learners succeed in local and national awards, including the popular WorldSkills and UK Skills competitions for vocational subject areas. Other previous award winners include subject areas including Law, Film, IT and Music. Former Beauty Therapy student Kaiya Swain was chosen to represent the UK in the WorldSkills Finals in Abu Dhabi, October 2017.

Learners are given the chance to participate in trips, both locally, and abroad, whether it’s through their course or the Students’ Union, providing memorable life experiences outside the classroom. In 2016/17, learners visited Bruges and Uganda to name just a few!


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STUDENT VOICE

WHAT OUR LEARNERS SAY….

"I m ' in my first year h ere and so far i t's been

a great experience! I 've met loads of new friends

and I m ' really enjoying my courses - I m ' studying

Law, English Li terature and History A L evels. In terms of learning, I feel I am treated like an adult and The Student Council is a forum designed to give all learners the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on student life at Sussex Downs College and as a College, improve the learning experience and environment for learners. All the feedback collated at The Student Council meetings are presented to the Principal and Senior Leadership Team in the form of our ‘You Said, We Did’ campaign, which is circulated to all curriculum areas and gives each department a better understanding of learner’s needs. As well as the Student Council there are lots of opportunities for learners to get involved in student activities! The Students’ Union offer a calendar of enrichments societies and social activities such as trips abroad, BBQ’s, live bands during lunch times, quiz nights and much more…. We are the only Students’ Union in the country to have achieved the NUS Quality Union kite mark, usually awarded to university Students’ Unions. This remarkable achievement is due to the commitment and hard work of our Students’ Union Team. As a result of this, we have been invited by the NUS to help develop a specific quality standard for other Colleges to follow.

encouraged to put as much in to my studies as I can!

I decided to join th e Studen ts' Union as an Officer this year to h elp organise and take part in even ts.

I enjoy being part of th e Union so much that I 've

decided to run for Vice Presiden t this September for th e coming year."”

- Olivia Godden, A Level Student Previous School: Cavendish School

"I was a bi t appreh ensi ve about starting College

as i t's a step up from school but I 've really enjoyed

my first year and getting to know new people.. Th e best

thing about th e College is defini tely th e sports facili ties and clubs on a Wednesday afternoon. I 've joined th e

Netball team and I m ' starting a girl 's football team in September!"

- Paige Whybrow, BTEC Sport and Physical Development Level 3 & Higher Sports Leadership Certificate. Previous School: St Catherine’s College

"Wh en I arri ved at th e College everyone was very

h elpful and I found my way around quickly. My target was to improve my English and I feel I 've achieved

that thanks to Sussex Downs College. All th e staff

and teach ers have been very kind and friendly and gi ve me th e moti vation I need to succeed. I 've met

lots of new friends by going on th e trips organised

by th e Studen ts' Union and becoming an Officer for In ternational L earners. This has been one of th e best years yet!"

- Aranu Prats, International student from Barcelona

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BE THE BEST At Sussex Downs College you will be encouraged to challenge yourself. Your time here can be rewarding in so many ways; alongside completing your qualifications, there are various activities to increase your success and help you enjoy your time with us.

Academic Enhancement Programme Our Gifted & Talented Scheme offers a tailored package of activities for high performing learners, providing real stretch and challenge. The Scheme will help you to achieve your best possible grades and we provide specialist support to help you apply to worldclass Higher Education institutions. You will be able to take advantage of great opportunities, including educational trips, guest lecturers, support with entering competitions, student governance, ambassadorial work and access challenging academic options.

Competitions & Awards At Sussex Downs College, there will be opportunities to achieve national awards, gain performance recognition and win medals in regional and national competitions. Here are just a few examples of some of our recent learners...

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FULL-TIME COURSE GUIDE 2018/19

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE DESIGN CHALLENGE 2017

STEVEN TATE Steven Tate, from Eastbourne, won gold in the SkillBuild Brickwork regional heat, which took place at East Kent College, Folkestone, in Spring 2017. In an impressive medal haul for the College, six other Construction learners from Sussex Downs won awards in the same competition:

The Creative Departments at SDC have evolved with the Royal Opera House Design Challenge from its inception, with learners winning awards in the Challenge for five years running. 2017 saw their greatest triumph to date, with SDC learners scooping three of the top five prizes, as well as a highly commended award.

Opposite page: Royal Opera House Design Challenge 2017- work by Rhiannon Field, winner of award for Hair, Wigs and Make-up Design

Pascal Bailey, from Polegate, won the award for Best Set Design prize. Rhiannon Field, from Eastbourne, won the award for Hair, Wigs and Make-up Design. Chase Hayden, from Rye, won the Director’s choice award. Anne-Marie Leadbetter, from Hurstpierpoint, was highly commended in the Set Design category.

ZOE GRIMES Level 3 Hairdressing student, Zoe Grimes, from Eastbourne, represented Sussex Downs College in the WorldSkills UK Hairdressing competition in London (July 2017), coming first in the live round. The talented hairstylist submitted a creative cut and colour for the WorldSkills judges in April. Her asymmetric ‘lob’ with a full fringe and on-trend dark peach hue impressed the judges and she advanced to the live rounds of the competition, ranking number one in her field out of all the competing colleges. She now advances to the next stages of the competition!

Zoe is currently studying a Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing and Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management at Sussex Downs College in Eastbourne. In Beauty Therapy, three learners from Lewes The Challenge is embedded in the teaching programme of Production received training from College Alumni Kaiya Swain in the summer Arts (year 1 BTEC Certificate), Art of 2017 (see ‘Alumni’ for Kaiya’s & Design Double Award (year 2) story). The hard work, attentiveness and the BTEC subsidiary diploma and the assistance from a in Digital Design (year 1). Phil Rose, WorldSkills finalist paid off, Head of Production Arts, and James DiBiase, Head of A Level Art as the learners advanced in the first live rounds of the competition held & Design Double Award, at Sussex in London. Danielle Grayson won Downs College coordinate the first place in Level 3, Polly project. Phil Rose comments: Wood won first place in Level 2, “The Royal Opera House Design Challenge is an incredible opportunity and Alexandra Pattenden was awarded second place for Level 2, for the learners to engage with a live a wonderful outcome for the brief, a real client and design for the most prestigious stage in the country. College and testament to the high quality of teaching learners receive. Our learners rise to the challenge year after year, setting the bar higher and higher.”

•  Kyle Harriott-Connolly - Gold in Junior Painting •  Jack Dixon - Silver in Junior Brickwork •  Oliver Collins - Bronze in Junior Carpentry •  Keelan Cunliffe - Silver in Senior Carpentry •  Tom Fox – Gold in Junior Joinery •  Chris Hill – Silver in Senior Joinery Annabelle Holford, Programme Manager for the Construction and Building Services at Sussex Downs College, says, “A massive congratulations to all the learners on a job well done in the regional Skillbuild competition. This is a fantastic result for the College, with seven wins across all disciplines. These vocational areas of study are extremely popular at the College, and competitions like Skillbuild raise the profile of the trades and prepare learners for the world of work after College.”

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ALUMNI

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BTEC Art & Design Extended Diploma student, Jade Earley, was the youngest competitor and finalist on The Great British Sewing Bee in 2016.

Many of our former learners keep in touch and tell us about how they have progressed in their chosen careers - their stories are amazing!


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MEET THE NEW APPRENTICES University isn’t the only route our learners are taking. Luke Emsley (pictured above), studied a BTEC in Sport Community & Higher Sports Leader award alongside an A Level in Business. He found out about apprenticeships through the College and decided to forgo university and pursue this route. He has just started an apprenticeship with Healthcare Management Ltd, who have a local office in Ringmer. Luke said: Uni versi ty isn't for e veryone. I wa sn't sure wha t subjects I wan t ed to study and didn't wan t th e studen t deb t .

Earning while I learn is fan ta stic and I can progress and train wi th a company while I study. Th ey ha ve big names a s clien ts including EE, Virgin and th e Home O ffice. This is an exci ting opportuni ty for me.

BTEC SUCCESS Grace Rolls-King (pictured above) received a Triple Distinction* in BTEC Health & Social Care Extended Diploma. She is now embarking on a mentor role before attending Roehampton University in 2018. She says: “The College helped me get a mentor role with Willingdon School, where I will be working with students, helping with their learning or any needs that they may have. I’m really excited about that. Then I’m going to study Primary education at Roehampton University. The College prepared me for my next step by arranging UCAS drop-ins where they could check over personal statements and things like that. That was really helpful to make sure they were as good as we could get them and give us the best chance of progressing. I’m really happy and really excited for the future! Going to University is something I’ve always wanted to do.” The class of 2017 includes BTEC Art & Design Extended Diploma student, Jade Earley (pictured on opposite page), who was the youngest competitor and finalist on The Great British Sewing Bee in 2016. Jade finished her time at SDC and is already working with a Brighton fashion house, alongside writing a monthly magazine column, creating her own fashion designs and being an ambassador for young adults suffering with Dyslexia. Jade says, “It was so exciting to get the certificate through. It means I can go on to University if I wanted to with the grades that I got, but I decided I’d rather go straight into work at a fashion house and work my way up. I actually work for a fashion company at the moment in Brighton. The College have helped amazingly; when I finished school I didn’t get the GCSEs that I needed to so I was worried that I couldn’t get onto my course, but they were really helpful and told me that I could go on to Level 2 first and then progress to Level 3, which I did. And here I am now!” Start your story with Sussex Downs College. Don’t forget to register to be part of the College Alumni programme! Details on how will be provided when you enrol.

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Kaiya Swain celebrates with her fellow WorldSkills team-mates and competitors. Credit (this image and top right): WorldSkills UK 10


KAIYA SWAIN The most headline dominated College stories of recent times is that of 22-year-old Kaiya Swain from Eastbourne, who is representing the UK in the WorldSkills finals in Abu Dhabi in October 2017. Kaiya says: “I started this journey by competing in the college heats, Regionals and National Finals, which culminated in competing for one of the top two places in the country.� Kaiya achieved her goal of reaching the final two in 2016, competing against a learner based in Glasgow. The competition has seen Kaiya win regional heats, a national final, European finals and, in spring 2017, jump the final hurdle, reaching the most testing international standards at a team selection showdown. Talking about the competition, Kaiya says:

This compe ti tion ha s be tt ered me a s a th era pist,

making me more employable and also se tting me a bar above th e standard th era pist . I belie ve tha t through

hard work and de t ermina tion th ere is no thing tha t you can't achie ve in th e beau ty industry.

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COLLEGE LIFE

College is very different to school in many ways – but the biggest difference is that you are entering a more adult environment, preparing for your next steps to university or employment.

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HAVE FUN

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD

FITNESS AND WELLBEING

Hard work is a given, but it’s not all about studying. Sussex Downs College has a wide range of activities and social events, so there’s something for everyone, whatever your interests and ability. College is a chance to try something new and you have the freedom to choose from so much at Sussex Downs College. Come to our Freshers’ Fair at the start of term to see what you can get involved with!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an exciting opportunity for learners to get involved in a self-development programme. Throughout the programme applicants commit to learning a new skill, taking up a new physical activity, volunteering in the community and undertaking expeditions in unfamiliar territory. The College is proud to be offering this programme to its learners, especially as it is so highly valued and sought after by universities and employers.

You can take part in loads of sporting activities, join the gym or use the sports park. We offer new sports and courses depending on learner interests, and have a dedicated Sports Maker who will listen to what you want to do and help make it happen. You can apply to join our sports academies in football, tennis, rugby or golf, in addition to your normal programme of study; or you may wish to opt into our enrichment offer as part of the cross-college healthy lifestyle initiative. STUDENTS’ UNION Run by the students for the students, The Students’ Union (SU) ensures the views of all learners are represented. It means you get everything you expect – and more – from your College. The SU also arranges a calendar of events for you to get involved in. See more on the Student Council, p. 5.

LIVE PERFORMANCE & SHOWS More than 40 spectacular shows a year are held in our studios and theatres and at a variety of professional venues. You can audition for our dance company, or why not sign up to our Audition Enrichment if you have drama school in mind? Or you might be happiest in the audience – come and watch your friends perform!

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SPORTS ACADEMIES The College seeks to identify elite sportsmen and women to offer additional training and fitness opportunities and to represent the College at British College’s Sports events. We encourage and support these athletes to compete regularly, with the prospect of competing in national competitions if successful in regional heats. Sussex Downs College has a number of high level sports performers who attend the College, some of whom are active within the College Academies and Sports Performance options. These include regional and national representation in sports such as football, taekwondo, sailing, mountain biking and karate. We also have a number of learners who have trained for and represented Great Britain in international competitions. The Sports Academy programme at Sussex Downs College aims to provide opportunities at the highest level of sporting performance for learners. The Academies enable talented athletes to receive high level coaching and competition alongside their academic and vocational studies. Our learners have access to the best facilities in the local area, including Eastbourne Sports Park, Eastbourne athletics tracks, College gyms, Lewes Leisure Centre and Southdown Private Sports Club. Each Academy trains three times a week with fixtures taking place on Wednesday afternoons. ACADEMIES FIVE FOCUSES 1. Development of individual and team skill 2. Enhancement and knowledge of personal fitness and nutrition 3. Understanding of strategies and tactics of the game 4. Competing and performing at the highest level possible, both individually and as a team 5. Understanding and practising the basic principles of coaching sport ACADEMY REQUIREMENTS All learners who join are expected to have high levels of attendance and performance in the classroom, attitude to learning and personal presentation. There is no additional fee for being a part of an academy, however training kit and academy apparel is available for purchase on the sport department kit website page: www.kukrisports.co.uk/teamshop/sussexdownscollege 14


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Eastbourne Campus Academies FOOTBALL ACADEMY The Football Academy comprises of a men’s U19 team competing in the Sussex County College League and English Schools and Colleges Cups. Each learner will receive four hours of skill and match development training per week, in addition to strength and conditioning training from a qualified personal trainer. EASTBOURNE BOROUGH SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL ACADEMY Eastbourne Borough Football Club (FC) offer opportunities for both men’s and women’s U19 football, competing in the Conference Youth Alliance League (the highest level of non-league football), and the Ryman Youth League. The primary goals for this Academy programme is to firstly provide its players with the opportunity to develop their footballing abilities through the Academy’s holistic, multidisciplinary approach, with a view to progressing the club’s young, homegrown players into the Eastbourne Borough FC 1st team squad. And secondly, on an educational level, to give learners the opportunity to study a broad choice of A Level subjects and/ or BTEC courses alongside their full-football programme to provide players with the academic qualifications required to follow the preferred future educational pathways. All Academy scholars will be coached by the club’s carefully selected coaching team and will train regularly alongside the Eastbourne Borough FC 1st team squad. TENNIS ACADEMY The Tennis Academy offers each learner four hours per week of skill and match development training, delivered by a Level 3 Lawn Tennis Association coach. They also

receive one and a half hours’ fitness training from a qualified personal trainer. They will take part in matches for the Aegon League and British Colleges Sports events.

academies here at Lewes as you can do it alongside your other courses and it is all done within the college timetable.” MEN’S FOOTBALL ACADEMY

GOLF ACADEMY This course has been specifically designed to give recognition to talented golfers, as part of the England Golf Partnerships vision of being “The Leading Golf Nation in the World by 2020.” It aims to support young male and female elite golfers (aged 16-18 at the start of the programme) who can demonstrate the necessary talent, commitment and skill to achieve excellence in golf and who possess a realistic chance of making a career from playing golf. The Golf Academy team runs an order of Merit for our players each week and the team for the national Intercollegiate Golf Tour is selected from this. Through this event, players get to play on different courses throughout the country.

Lewes Campus Academies MEN’S RUGBY UNION ACADEMY Over 50 learners make up the Men’s Rugby Academy at the Lewes campus. Each year, the academy enters competitions including the Natwest Cup, British Colleges Cup, British Colleges Elite League, Sussex League, Sussex Cup and various 10’s/7’s competitions. Ed Chrusciel studied A Levels in PE, Biology, Business & Psychology (2014-16) and was part of the Rugby Academy during his time at Sussex Downs College. He said, “I have really enjoyed being a part of the Rugby Academy this year. I feel my game has improved a lot since I started and I feel this is down to the highly competitive environment that has been established. I would highly recommend being a part of the

The Men’s Football Academy in Lewes takes around 30 learners and enters competitions including the British Colleges Cup, ESFA Cup, Sussex League, Sussex Cup and various 5-a-side competitions. Paul Woods studied BTEC Sport Diploma, A Level Human Biology, Community Sports Leader & Higher Sports Leader, 2014-16 and joined the Football Academy. He said, “The Men’s Football Academy has been great over the last year. I have been able to play football at a high level while still focusing on my academic studies. We enter many competitions which provide us with regular matches that are all highly competitive. If you play football you should definitely choose the men’s football academy whilst studying at SDC.” WOMEN’S NETBALL ACADEMY Around 20 learners join the Women’s Netball Academy at the Lewes campus. Learners are entered into competitions including British Colleges Cup, Sussex League, Sussex Cup and various mixed and Fastnet competitions. Elizabeth Noakes studied BTEC Sport Diploma, A Level English Language, Community Sports Leader & Higher Sports Leader (2014-16), and joined the Netball Academy in Lewes. She said, “I have loved being a part of the Netball Academy this year. I have made loads of new friends and have been able to continue playing netball at a high level inside and outside of College. The facilities we use and level of competition we face are really high and this has helped me improve as a player and the whole team as well.”

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SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE IN NUMBERS

12,148

over

900

learners in total.

staff members - making us one of the largest employers in East Sussex.

98.7%

7,043

learners 19+

5,105

learners 18 & under

5,000

1,187

applications per year.

Vocational pass rate (for 2016).

311

apprentices in training 2016/17.

71% 40

apprenticeship success rate.

apprenticeship courses on offer at the College.

job and apprenticeship vacancies advertised on behalf of local employers through Sussex Downs College

2,543 1,302 2,993 3,995

learners studying at entry level.

learners studying at level 1.

learners studying at level 2.

learners studying at level 3.

328

learners studying at level 4.

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THE PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE The world of post-16 education and training is changing rapidly. Sussex Downs College is amongst the best Colleges in the region and across the UK. That’s why I recently launched my vision for the future of the College in the form of ‘The Pillars of Excellence’.

The focus on these key areas will ensure that Sussex Downs College delivers excellence in all that it does. These areas are: •  Sixth form and applied general provision •  Professional and Technical Education and Training

SIXTH FORM ROUTE

* Where a learner does both, the traineeship will follow the transition year. Learners doing both the transition year and a traineeship may progress directly to employment. ** Some learners will move directly from A Levels and/or applied general qualifications to degree and higher apprenticeships.

GCSEs and Technical Awards

The College is on a journey. We are among the best in the country, giving the very best to our learners and communities. Mike Hopkins Principal & Chief Executive, Sussex Downs College

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL ROUTE

E HOW TH & ORM SIXTH F NAL SIO PROFES CAL I & TECHN RK WO ROUTES

A Levels and/or applied general qualifications**

GCSEs and Technical Awards

Traineeship (if appropriate)*

College-based technical education including placement in industry

OR

Higher Education (Levels 4/5 technical education)

OR

Bridging provision (where appropriate) Higher Education (Undergraduate Degree)

Employment-based technical education e.g. Apprenticeship with at least 20% College-based education Degree Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships

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HERE TO HELP YOU SUCCEED Here at Sussex Downs College we deliver high levels of support and guidance to every learner, ensuring your time with us is as successful as possible. LEARNER SUPPORT - Help when you need it As a learner at Sussex Downs College you will receive individual help and support. Our friendly staff can help with: • Financial information and support, including childcare • Admission to full and part-time courses • Information, advice and guidance – what courses are on offer and what’s right for you • Course advice and progression pathways • Careers, Higher Education, employment information and Apprenticeships

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FREE STUDY AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Tuition and exam fees are free of charge for home learners aged 16 to 18 and you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of your qualification. Please note, you may need to pay for equipment and materials relevant to your course. If you are aged 19 or over please contact us for further advice.If you are worried about the costs of studying at College, there are various sources of financial help which you may be eligible, such as: • Bursaries • Travel grants and discounts • Care to Learn grants • Discretionary Learner Support To discuss any of these options further, or for more information, contact us on 030 300 39551 or visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk STUDY PROGRAMME TUTORS Our Study Programme Tutors will give you the support you need to make your move into College life and beyond. You will have a Study Programme Tutor for the duration of your time at College,

helping you to become a confident, independent learner with high achievement and excellent progression prospects. Your Tutor will be ready to listen to you and offer individual support when you need it. They will work with you to set and review targets to support your progression as a learner at College and your future pathways, whether this is a rewarding university course or the career of your choice. WELLBEING ADVISORS Because your personal safety and wellbeing are more important than anything, our Wellbeing Team is specially trained to be able to support you through difficult situations you may encounter during your time at college. Our Advisors will be able to advise you on a range of welfare issues, and provide effective interventions to ensure your college experience is a safe, supported and happy one. Whatever the difficulty you may be experiencing, our commitment to support your learning is absolute and we will help you to get back on track.


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EXTRA SUPPORT For learners who need extra support to make the transition into college, for example due to high levels of anxiety, the College offers support from a member of the Wellbeing Team. This may include, for example, meeting an adviser before the first day of College to talk about any concerns and make a plan to provide extra support during the transition period. Additionally, the team is able to support learners throughout their time at College if problems emerge, e.g. due to homelessness, substance misuse or other welfare needs. LEARNING SUPPORT We know that each person’s learner journey is a different one. The Learning Support Team are here to help you throughout your time at Sussex Downs College. If you have a learning difficulty or disability our expert team will work with you to agree a learning support package that best suits you. Remember to take full advantage of the support you’re entitled to, as this will boost your achievement at College. For further details about the Learning Support available, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/als or call us on 030 300 39258 (Eastbourne) or 030 300 39562(Lewes). The text number for hearing impaired learners is 07584 684363 or (Minicom) 01323 637216 SUSSEX DOWNS AND BEYOND We have your future in mind, whether you plan to go straight into employment or on to university first. We have links with around 1,000 employers who tell us they value skills and experience as well as qualifications. The Hubs, based at both Eastbourne and Lewes, offer employability and progression advice to learners.

MY FUTURE My Future is a College service preparing you for the next steps, including: • UCAS application support • Impartial Careers Advice and Guidance, from professionally qualified staff • Advice on developing your CV • Support to improve your interview and presentation skills • Gain paid and voluntary work experience– we have an online jobs board where local employers post their vacancies • Help to find apprenticeship opportunities through Sussex Skills Solutions • Careers fairs and recruitment events for you to attend. SDC TALENT BANK – HELPING YOU TO FIND AN APPRENTICESHIP Our Recruitment team can work with you to make sure your applications, CV and interviews stand out from the crowd. By registering on our Talent Bank we will notify you of apprenticeship vacancies that match you and your aspirations. For further information on how Sussex Downs College can support you contact: 030 300 39474. For further information on the Apprenticeships we offer see pages 138 - 144.

PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION Throughout your progression to Higher Education (HE) we provide group and one-to-one sessions focused on completing UCAS applications. These sessions, along with our Progression Information Pack, will equip you with everything you need to know during the application process to University.

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WHAT IS FURTHER EDUCATION (FE)? FE encompasses a wide variety of provision, meeting the needs of the local community. This includes A Levels, BTECS and other applied general qualifications, apprenticeship and vocational provision and Foundation Learning. It also includes adult, international and HE provision. QUALIFICATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE There are lots of qualifications to choose from at Sussex Downs College and we can help your child with that choice. For more information: call 030 300 39551 email admissions@sussexdowns.ac.uk or drop in and see us. OPEN EVENTS Our Open Events can help you to find out what our College has to offer. You will have an opportunity to look around our campuses and meet our lecturers and tutors. You can also find out about the support available, from additional learning to financial help. And there will always be the chance to meet some of our current learners who can tell you more about College life. See our Countdown to College page for upcoming Open Event dates. APPLYING TO THE COLLEGE On receipt of your child’s application, an interview date is sent out. At interview, we make sure your child has chosen the right course for them and help them with details about the course or programme. We encourage parents to attend. Usually an offer is made with conditions such as GCSE grade requirements. Occasionally a referral will be made to consider alternative options. Your child will be invited to attend an Introductory Day at the end of the summer term. These days will enable your child to attend classes in the subjects they have chosen. Instructions, learner support and enrolment details will be sent to you during the summer holidays about what to do on and after GCSE results day. BEGINNING COLLEGE The induction period is an opportunity to make the transition from school to College as easy as possible, ensuring learners are on the right programme, settling into college life, and creating excellent relationships with their peers and teachers/tutors, For College term dates visit: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or contact us on 030 300 39551

SUPPORT Expert information and advice is offered as part of the support service. There are specialist Additional Learning Support teams and Study Programme Tutor teams, who work closely with learners. The Wellbeing Team supports learners who need extra help to make the transition into college, for example due to high levels of anxiety. For more information on this, please see p.18. Help with course costs and bursaries for travel, visits and equipment may be available for eligible learners. Please visit our website where you’ll find further information for parents and carers: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/parentsinformation STUDY PROGRAMME TUTORS Our Study Programme Tutors will give your child the support they need to make their move into College life and beyond. They will have a Study Programme Tutor for the duration of their time at College, helping them to become a confident, independent learner with high achievement and excellent progression prospects. Their Tutor will be ready to listen to them and offer individual support when they need it. They will sit and review targets with every learner to support learner’s progression at College and their future pathways, whether this is onto a rewarding university course or their chosen career.

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ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMES OF STUDY Options to help you progress in Further Education if you’re missing the required grades needed for your course.

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Aiming for a vocational course, but missing the grade profile you need for a Level 2 programme? You can still come to College to study a range of vocational courses at Level 1, to ensure you are prepared for the next steps. The Explorer programme offers units in a number of vocational areas which are combined to enable you to achieve a Diploma or Certificate in Vocational Studies, and provide you with a chance to try out a subject before applying for a full programme in that area. Units include sport, public services, health and social care, IT, administration, retail, music, art, carpentry, brickwork, motor vehicle, catering and hairdressing. You will also study Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT if you have not already achieved these at GCSE level, or you may complete GCSE retakes to help you achieve a ‘4’ in English and/ or Maths.

If you don’t think a full-time course is your immediate starting point, we offer a range of part-time and intensive programmes that might be. With various start dates throughout the year, these programmes support your next steps towards full-time learning or an Apprenticeship. Tailored around your needs, our Engagement programmes offer exciting and life-changing experiences that develop skills in confidence, self-esteem, leadership and personal resilience. Through team building, community projects and vocational skills training, alongside Maths and English skills our passionate and specialist staff will work with you to achieve your goals and aspirations. Popular examples of these programmes include The Prince’s Trust Programme, Re:Enterprise and Aspire. If you believe as we do that our Engagement programmes could give you the start you’re looking for contact us via: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/courses/ re-engagement-programmes


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THE PRINCE’S TRUST: TEAM PROGRAMME 2017/2018 Eastbourne Start dates: September, January, April Lewes Start dates: September, January, April Our unique 12-week programme is designed to support 16 to 25 year olds who are not in education or employment on a personal development journey. The programmes are based at both our Eastbourne and Lewes sites and give anyone the opportunity to improve confidence, uncover hidden talents, gain new skills through community involvement and achieve a qualification. The course is completely free and shouldn’t affect any JSA. Taster Day: Meet new people Don’t worry about turning up on your own – there will be about 12 people joining and everyone will be in the same situation. It’ll be informal and there will be plenty of activities so you’ll soon feel part of things. Week 1: Get settled Over this week, you will start planning for the weeks ahead – setting out what you want to achieve and finding out how to get your qualifications. Expect lots of icebreakers and interactive activities.

Week 7-8: Work placements This is the time to see how the skills you’ve developed so far can help you in the workplace for what you would like to do. It’s also a great chance to try out a type of work, or company, to see whether you like it. Week 9: Plan for the future You’ll get help to write a fantastic CV, practise your interview skills and make applications. Week 10-11: Meet the challenge You and your team will take on a challenge to help others in the community. This is when you get to test out all the skills you have worked on so far. Week 12: Have your say In your final week, you will deliver a presentation with your team to an invited audience. This is your chance to show off the talents you’ve discovered! This may sound scary now, but after 12 weeks on the team you will be surprised at how far you’ve come.

LEVEL 2 PROGRAMMES Level 2 Programmes are for learners to gain or improve GCSE and complete vocational Level 2 qualifications. For many of our learners, the Level 2 programme is a year to build a firm base from which to take further study or move into employment. The programme will support you in developing a wide range of skills and knowledge and in building your confidence. Learners will study a full-time vocational programme, while improving their skills and qualifications in Maths and English. The programme that you choose to follow will be discussed at interview and is tailored to your career aspirations and interests.Many learners progress to Level 3 courses or apprenticeships.

Get in touch today: Tel: 030 300 38212 Email: Community.Info@ sussexdowns.ac.uk Visit our website: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/courses/ re-engagement-programmes/ the-princes-trust/

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CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS MANAGE YOUR TIME At College, there is no bell to signal the start and end of class. You are independent and entrusted with managing your time effectively. This includes arriving to class on time, using gaps in your timetable wisely, and completing projects to deadlines. Most technical study areas have entire half days or days devoted to the subject, as opposed to A Level classes. This means time can be spent on your individual coursework or group activity as appropriate. KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE TIDY Be aware of the space you’re working in and sharing with other learners. Be respectful of each other’s work space and keep your station clean and tidy after each session. ATTEND ALL YOUR LESSONS If you are unable to make a class, report your absence using the College Absence Line. BE A COMMITTED AND DEDICATED LEARNER Get the most out of your learning by participating in lessons. There are lots of opportunities for discussion and creative input. Your time at College will be more rewarding if you have given it your all. Only use your mobile phone and other electronic devices as part of learning, and only when agreed by the teacher. KEEP SAFE Follow health and safety policies at all times. This includes wearing the correct uniform or protective clothing for your subject. For example, wear steel-toed boots in the construction department; keep long hair tied back in Beauty Therapy; keep your midriff covered in Catering. Also, be sure to wear your College lanyard at all times, so you can be easily identified around campus. RESPECT THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT Look after borrowed equipment and resources, correctly dispose of your rubbish and recycling and conduct yourself in a sensible and polite manner. 24


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DIGITAL BADGES SHARE YOUR SKILLS. ANYWHERE. At Sussex Downs College, we recognise that when recruiting, higher education academic institutions and employers are looking for much more than great qualifications. They’re looking to recruit talent that can solve problems, think critically, take initiative, be creative and adapt to changing situations. We know these so called ‘soft skills’ can be difficult to evidence, so we have worked with over 400 businesses and HE providers to build an Employability Passport and a Passport to HE. These represent the skills most valued by these organisations. Each skill is represented by a digital badge, which is earned by uploading documents, images and video as evidence. Each badge is then verified by our employability team and can be additionally endorsed by staff and employers. You will be given your own public online portfolio to link to from your CV, UCAS application or share with employers direct. You can use your portfolio to secure work experience opportunities or internships. All of our digital badges use Open Badge technology meaning you can share them anywhere online including on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. This all means that employers can see evidence of your skills from the moment you apply, making you stand out from the crowd and helping you to land your dream job. To find out more, go to http://bit.ly/digital-badges or email innovation@sussexdowns.ac.uk 25


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TIPS FOR GETTING INTO WORK OFFER YOUR TIME Take the time to contact employers in the industry you’re studying. Ask them for advice on progressing in the industry and, if your timetable allows for it, take on any work experience, as who knows what doors this may open for you? CONSIDER AN INTERNSHIP OR APPRENTICESHIP Studying a technical subject at College can lead to Higher Education (HE) at University, but it can also take you straight into the workplace via an internship or apprenticeship. During your course, you will be on the receiving end of training advice and seminars from industry professionals. Maximise the opportunities given by these introductions and seek out internships or work experience with these companies over the holidays. The workplace is competitive and any experience you can add to your CV puts you ahead of another candidate finishing College. 26

If you’re considering the apprenticeship route into the workplace following your studies, Sussex Downs College offers Advanced and Higher Level (degree equivalent) apprenticeships in many industries. Apprenticeships with Sussex Downs College are fulfilled by Sussex Skills Solutions. For more information visit the Apprenticeship section of this full-time guide. ATTEND PROGRESSION EVENTS Throughout your time with us, you will have the opportunity to attend progression events, whether you’re thinking of HE or the workplace after College. Take advantage of these opportunities, ask questions and you are a step closer to turning your ambitions into reality.


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WORK EXPERIENCE Work experience is an integral part of our learners’ study programme. It provides an insight into working for a local or national business and gives learners a glimpse of the real working industry outside of what is taught in the classroom. All subject areas at Sussex Downs College include a work experience placement from vocational subjects such as Brickwork and Hairdressing, to subjects such as Law and Business. Each year, our Business students have the chance to complete a work experience placement with Badische Anilin & Sodafabrik (BASF), the world’s largest chemical manufacturing company, based in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Sam Alvarez, Raising Standards Manager of Academic Studies at Sussex Downs College, says: “This exchange proved to be hugely beneficial on so many levels, from developing knowledge of different cultures in terms of business and every-day life to experiencing the duty and satisfaction of supporting the community you live in. I took an enormous amount of pleasure from watching the learners grow in confidence every day. They were quick to find their way around the local area and showed huge resilience and adaptability, especially in their work placements where many of them were working in challenging environments with limited knowledge of the German language. I can’t wait to run this trip again.”

Callum returned from the trip feeling stronger, wiser and uplifted. “It is certainly a trip I won’t forget for a long time to come,” he says. “I learned so much seeing BASF. I doubt anyone has ever seen a factory so big with so many employees [35,000] on one site.” Industry experience comes in many forms at Sussex Downs College. In 2016, Law students had the chance to compete in the Bar National Mock Trial Competition. “This was the first time that Sussex Downs College has entered the competition, and I am pleased that our learners have acquitted themselves in the very best manner possible,” says Fritha Watson, Law Course Coordinator at the College. “They were excellent barristers and witnesses, court clerks, ushers and members of the jury, and displayed a professional, respectful approach to the competition and their competitors.” The Sussex Downs College learners were presented with trophies and a cheque for £100, provided by the Senior Judge at Maidstone Crown Court. The Hubs, based at both the Eastbourne and Lewes campuses, provide information to learners on employability skills and work experience opportunities. Teaching staff also have industry contacts, creating work experience opportunities for a large number of our learners. On placement, the same classroom expectations apply. Learners are expected to arrive on time, dress appropriately for the work they will be doing and be polite and courteous at all times. You are representing the College and yourself, so make sure you are promoting your skills and knowledge in the best possible light. Who knows what future opportunities a work experience placement may lead to?

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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Partners in Business & more… Our relationship with a number or leading local and national employers gives our learners the edge when it comes to career progression.

ALUMNI Past learners, who have gone on to great things in their chosen industry, regularly return to College to speak to current learners about career progression. This motivates our current cohort, who may or may not already have a clear idea of what they want to do in the workplace. Alumni include Martyn Bowden, Managing Director of Select School Travel. Martyn gave a talk to Travel & Tourism students in summer 2017 and learners benefitted from an exciting work experience opportunity off the back of it. Learners Ellie Brigden and Holly

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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy students collaborated with luxury haircare brand Affinage for their annual show. The evening also included a Q&A with award-winning hairdresser and Affinage global ambassador Tracey Devine, who runs Angels Hair Salon in Scotland. Linda Collison, Programme Manager for Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies at Sussex Downs College, said:

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“Tracey’s extensive hair knowledge and experience combined with the learner’s enthusiasm rubbed off on the audience who were excited and inspired by the looks created on the evening. This has been a wonderful experience for our learners in learning how to create stand-out styles.”

Sue McKinney, of Chandlers Buildings Supplies, told the learners, “We know what it’s like starting out in your career and if we can help you – the next generation of builders – even in a small way, then we are delighted to do so.”

Accounting students at Sussex Downs College consistently achieve some of the best results in the local Similarly, Photography student Jim area. Because of this, we annually Kernott attended an exhibition have learners who progress into featuring Michael Putland and was the workplace with renowned given a work experience opportunity financial firm KPMG. Their training after chatting to the photographer programme is highly competitive at the show. “Definitely take every with just a number of places opportunity that comes your way,” available each year, but Sussex Jim said about the experience. Downs College has celebrated “Who knows where it might take having a learner accepted for you?” a number of years now – and counting! AFFINAGE Brickwork students benefit from training events and workshops run by the local company. The interactive training session teaches learners tricks of the trade. Learners also received goodie bags to promote apprenticeships within the construction industry as part of Chandlers’ #GettingStarted campaign.


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LEWES YOUTH THEATRE Sussex Downs College Production Arts Lecturer Phil Rose is also founder of Lewes Youth Theatre (LYT). This gives learners a wonderful link with community events outside the classroom, providing invaluable work experience and another string to their bow. Events include the annual Lewes Light Festival and The Battle of Lewes 750.

Sussex Downs College’s highly talented learners, working against stiff competition. It illustrates how Sussex Downs College is a driving creative force in further education.

and design for the most prestigious stage in the country. Our learners rise to the challenge year after year, setting the bar higher and higher.”

For more inspirational stories from Phil Rose comments: “The Royal our learners, staff and alumni, visit Opera House Design Challenge is an www.humansofsdc.com incredible opportunity for the learners to engage with a live brief, a real client

Digital Design students produced two installations for the Lewes Light Festival in 2015 and have been involved in the annual community project ever since. The event saw learners take over public areas and illuminating them with an artistic light projection accompanied by classical music. Phil Rose said, “This event has turned into the most amazing community project and would not have happened without the overwhelming support of College learners and staff, Lewes Youth Theatre and Lewes community. The support of lighting professionals and lighting designers from all walks of life was staggering and the learners liaised directly with them over all things design and all things production. They were like micro apprentices that worked way into the middle of many dark and damp nights. We toured approximately 600 people over the two nights.” ROYAL OPERA HOUSE DESIGN CHALLENGE The College’s links with the creative industries don’t end with Lewes Youth Theatre. For the past few years, our learners have been celebrating success in the Royal Opera House Design Challenge, which invites submissions from learners across the UK. Learners from Sussex Downs College scooped three of the top five prizes in 2017, as well as a highly commended award – a feat that no other college has achieved. This is a tremendous accolade for

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WHICH PROGRAMME IS RIGHT FOR ME? Useful information to help you make the right choice...

WHAT IS A STUDY PROGRAMME?

All 16-18 year olds in full-time study are on what is called a ‘Study Programme’. This comprises vocational and/or academic qualifications, Maths and English if needed, employability and work experience if appropriate, and tutorial support. The Study Programme package ensures that young people are effectively prepared for their next steps. WHAT IF I CAN’T AFFORD TO STAY IN EDUCATION? Raising the participation age also means changes in funding and an improved quality of education or training. Financial support may be available to those who need it through the 16-19 bursary fund. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO STUDY? Remember to think carefully about the choice you are making. We want you to achieve your goals and to be able to move on to the career or Higher Education course that’s right for you. Contact our Admissions team for more information on 030 300 38555 or email admissions@sussexdowns.ac.uk

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HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT AND WHAT YOU ENJOY DOING?

HAVE YOU DECIDED WHAT TYPE OF STUDY MIGHT SUIT YOU BEST?

If you have any career ideas, have you researched the subjects or courses you will need to study to achieve your goals? How do you prefer to learn? How do you learn best? Is it through taking exams, being assessed by coursework, or a combination of the two?

Qualifications can be very different in their assessment and content, and it is important that you understand and are happy with the practical and academic content. Different methods of assessment suit learners differently, so it is also important to consider whether coursework, continuous DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE assessment, and/or exams suit MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF your personal strengths. We offer COURSES YOU CAN TAKE? Study Programmes at Entry, Level These include academic, vocational, 1, 2 and 3, so it is also important to match your actual or predicted and even work-based courses. achievements to the entry criteria to ensure you apply to the right SHOULD I STUDY level programme. This will also be AN APPRENTICESHIP? discussed with you at interview. To become an apprentice you will need to find an employer prepared WHICH SUBJECTS? to employ you. We can also help you When you have chosen your with this process. Please refer to the Apprenticeships section of this preferred programme and the level you are aiming for using your Fulltime Guide for further details. predicted GCSE grades, please look through this prospectus for WHERE WOULD YOU PREFER a choice of courses. TO STUDY? The time and cost of travelling to College is an important consideration and studying locally can be more convenient. Our campuses in Eastbourne, Lewes and Newhaven have great public transport links and free parking, helping to make things easier for you. We also help learners with travel discounts and grants.

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SKILL UP, MATHS & ENGLISH

Whether you’re hoping to get a job after College or go on to further study, your Maths and English results determine the level at which you start studying at College. These are essential skills, highly sought after by employers and universities. It’s therefore vital that you achieve the best level of Maths and English you possibly can before you come to College. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4/C or above in Maths and/or English from school, then we will design a learning programme to support you in improving these skills. Exactly how much and what you study will depend on the level of your course, your previous experience and qualifications, as well as any support needs you might have.

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No formal qualifications.

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NEW GCSE GRADING STRUCTURE Reformed GCSEs have been introduced gradually over 3 years from September 2015. They are being graded from 9 to 1, instead of A* to G.

Learners awarded GCSEs in 2017 and 2018 will therefore receive a mixture of 9 to 1 and A* to G grades. Learners will not lose out as a result of the changes. Ofqual will use a statistical method (known as comparible outcomes) so that: •   broadly the same proportion of learners will achieve a grade 4 and above as currently achieve a grade C and above.

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COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE Our Eastbourne and Lewes Open Events take place in October, so visit us and check out what we have on offer! Lewes: 6th & 7th October

Need some more help? Don’t worry, visit us at our Spring Open Events:

Eastbourne: 13th & 14th October

Lewes: 24th January

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September Check out the Sussex Downs College prospectus online at sussexdowns.ac.uk or pick up a copy from your school. Find out about all of the courses on offer and how to apply for a place. Study academic courses such as A Levels, choose a vocational course or follow an apprenticeship.

Eastbourne: 31st January

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February/ March/April

Make sure you have completed your College application form online through UCAS Progress.

Decision and revision time! After your visit to College, you will receive your ‘offer’ letter from us for courses starting in September. This will include an acceptance form that you will need to fill in and return to us within three weeks to guarantee your place.

We’d really like to meet you! From November onwards, you’ll receive an email or letter inviting you to the College. This is your chance to find out all about us and discover what’s right for you. There are also additional open events in November: Eastbourne: 9th November Lewes: 24th November

Spring also means revision time. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize for some great exam tips. The preparation you put in now will definitely be worth it!


Keep an eye out for the post! This month you’ll receive details and a booking form for our upcoming Sussex Downs College Introductory Days. These take place at the College before you start your course and will prepare you for College life.

The next chapter of your life begins with Sussex Downs College!

And as you can’t have failed to notice, May is also the start of exam time! All of the hard work you’ve put in at school over the past few years will now be put to the test.

With your exams finished, your College place sorted and the excitement of what’s to come, it’s time to take a break for the summer holidays. Enjoy it – you’ve earned it!

Check your enrolment pack for your official start date, as some courses may differ. Remember, to guarantee your place at Sussex Downs College, you will need to enrol and attend an induction session. See your enrolment pack for full details.

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June

August

June and July are the months to attend your Introductory Days taking place at our Eastbourne and Lewes campuses. It’s a great time to sample your courses before your September start, hear from tutors and get a really good feel of the College. (Remember you need to have returned your form to us to confirm you will be attending!)

Make sure you are up-to-date with any assignment work or reading that you may have been set during your Introductory Days. Keep an eye on the post – this month you’ll receive your Sussex Downs College enrolment information which contains all you will need to confidently start your course with us in September. Enrolment starts this month. And the moment is here… August is exam results time! Fingers crossed your grades are as you expected but if not, don’t panic – Sussex Downs College can offer you guidance on your next steps if you are worried. Contact details will be in your enrolment information.


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LEARNING FACILITIES

ILEARN

Visit us online... www.sussexdowns.ac.uk Twitter: @sussexdowns facebook.com/sussexdowns

Facilities include realistic industrystandard vocational workshops, media suites, art and design studios, a custom-built sports hall, full use of a 400m athletics track and all weather sports pitches, well-equipped classrooms, a high spec laboratory with full disabled access and a Construction Centre. There is also an on-site restaurant and hair and beauty salons, all of which are open to the public and allow learners to gain first-hand experience with customers.

iLearn is the College’s online learning environment for learners, helping to support learning outside of lesson time. You will use iLearn throughout your time at College to access material, submit assignments and communicate with your peers.

Find us... Eastbourne Campus: Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UF

CATERING

Whether you’re looking for a quick cup of coffee or a hot meal, the Eastbourne campus offers a wide range of food and drink options to suit all tastes. As well as vending A LEVEL CENTRE machines, there are catering Sussex Downs College is proud outlets situated throughout the to introduce the new A Level Centre campus. at the Eastbourne Campus. As the new A Level reforms take place, CHILDCARE FACILITIES this centre provides a dedicated Sussex Downs College has two learning environment for A Level registered nurseries, one at the learners. It has been designed to Lewes campus and one at the provide easy access to independent Eastbourne campus. learning space through our new, fully equipped Independent For further information, Learning Hub. Furthermore, a new please contact: Tutorial Centre provides all of the Manager, Kittens support learners could ask for and Nursery Eastbourne: a new IT Centre means working at 030 300 39555 College is a breeze. Manager, Clocktower LEARNING CENTRES The College has Learning Centres in Lewes and Eastbourne to accommodate individual or group study outside of lessons. The Learning Centres feature a wide range of books, newspapers, magazines, e-books and searchable databases, PCs that can be used on a drop in or bookable basis, as well as an Information Technology Centre in Lewes.

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Facilities include a purpose-built Performing Arts Centre, visual art studios, media suites, a sports hall, well-equipped classrooms and a high-spec laboratory with full disabled access. There are also on-site hair and beauty salons, both of which are open to the public and allow learners to gain first-hand experience with customers.

Whether you’re just looking for a quick cup of coffee or a hot meal, the Lewes campus offers a wide range of food and drink options to suit all tastes. As well as vending machines, there are catering outlets situated throughout the campus.

Find us... Lewes Campus: 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH

LEARNING CENTRES As well as an Information Technology Centre, the campus has a well-resourced Learning Centre to accommodate individual or group study outside of lessons. The Learning Centre features a wide range of books, newspapers, magazines, e-books and searchable databases, as well as PCs that can be used on a drop in or bookable basis.

CHILDCARE FACILITIES Sussex Downs College has two registered nurseries, one at the Lewes campus and one at the Eastbourne campus. For further information, please contact: Manager, Kittens Nursery Eastbourne: 030 300 39555 Manager, Clocktower Nursery Lewes: 030 300 38299

ILEARN iLearn is the College’s online learning environment for learners, to help support learning outside of lesson time. You will use iLearn throughout your time at College to access material, submit assignments and communicate with your peers.

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SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE: OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Our staff and learners run a number of businesses which are open to the public including hair, beauty & treatment salons, a restaurant & bistro and high quality print & design services.

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Kings Restaurant & Bistro Our popular Kings Restaurant & Bistro at the Eastbourne campus is open for lunch and dinner, featuring a range of speciality events with the finest quality food and wine in intimate surroundings at the Eastbourne campus. Awardwinning learners prepare, cook and serve guests in the restaurant under professional supervision as part of their training. Kings is open to the public, staff and learners throughout term time. OPENING TIMES: SDCWay - Subs and salads in the A Level Centre, Eastbourne. Mondays & Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm Coffee Shop, Eastbourne Monday - Friday 8.30am – 1pm Kings Bistro, Eastbourne Open for lunch Wednesday & Friday 11.45am (last orders 12.45pm) Two Course Lunch - £6 per person Three Course Lunch - £8 per person No booking required. Tables of six or more can be reserved in advance. Kings Restaurant, Eastbourne Wednesday & Friday Lunch is served at 12 noon Three course lunch with coffee - £12 per person Booking required. Themed events at Kings Thursday evenings, £25 per person Booking required Please see website for more information: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/kingsbistro-restaurant

Floristry Services In our Floristry Studio, Eastbourne, we are pleased to be able to offer beautiful floral arrangements, wedding flowers, or just a thank you bouquet, all available to order. For prices and more information please call 030 300 39389

Evolve Hair & Beauty Salons

Reprographics Print & Design Service (Eastbourne and Lewes) The Reprographics teams at Sussex Downs College offer a high quality print and design service at highly competitive prices. We can provide a wide range of print and finishing services, including:

• Colour and black and white copying • Business stationery, NCR forms, (Eastbourne and Lewes) flyers & leaflets Our vibrant hairdressing and tranquil • Large format printing • Binding & laminating treatment rooms offer a variety of • Wedding invitations, order professional treatments with great of service etc. value for money. Choose from a wide range of services and treatments including: Haircuts - £5 Colouring from - £20 Facials - £15, Manicures - £6 Body massage - £13 Reflexology - £10 and much more. For more information or to book your appointment please call: Eastbourne (Hair & Beauty): 01323 637323 Lewes (Hair): 030 300 38500 Lewes (Beauty): 030 300 38600 www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/about/ open-for-business/evolve/

We are able to use your own artwork or create some for you to suit your requirements (charges may apply). Please feel free to give us a call or email us for further information and pricing: Reprographics Eastbourne: 030 300 38409 repro.eastbourne@sussexdowns. ac.uk Reprographics Lewes: 030 300 38550 repro.lewes@sussexdowns.ac.uk

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TECH/PROF

6TH FORM

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GCSE

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Art & Design Art & Design

52

52

Double Award in Art & Design

53

Fine Art

52 53

Graphics

53/54

Photography Textiles

54

Three Dimensional Design

55

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Business Management & Law 60

Accounting Accounting AAT

56

Accounting & Business AAT

56

Business

56

141

60 141

Business Administration Business Programme; NCFE Enterprise Skills

57

Business Programme; NCFE Retail Knowledge

57

Business Programme; NCFE Employability Skills

58

Business Studies

60

Economics

61

Law

61

Leadership

141

Management

141

Paralegal

141

Catering & Hospitality Food Preparation Cooking & Beverage

62

Food Preparation & Service

62

Hospitality Management

141

Hospitality Services

141

Hospitality, Supervision & Leadership

141 141

Kitchen Service Professional Cookery

62/63

141

Childcare, Health & Social Care 141

Childcare

44

Early Years and Childcare

66

66

Health & Social Care

67

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Construction & The Built Environment Carpentry & Joinery

72

Bench Joinery

72

Brickwork

73

Carpentry

73

Construction & The Built Environment

74

Construction Skills

74

Electrical Installation

141 141

74/75 141

Maintenance Operations Painting & Decorating

75

141 141

Plumbing Plumbing Studies

76

English & Modern Foreign Languages 82

English English Functional Skills

82

English Language

72

English Literature

72

English Language & Literature

73

French

73

German

73

Spanish

74

Floristry Floristry

85

Foundation Learning Exploring The Caring Sectors BTEC

88

Personal Progress

87

General Foundation

87

General Vehicle Maintenance

88

Skills For Employment in The Construction Industry

88

Vocational Studies (Explorer)

87

Hair Beauty & Complementary Therapies Beauty Therapy

92

Complementary Therapies Diploma

92

Hairdressing

92

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Humanities Classical Civilisation

82

Geography

82

History

82

Philosophy

83

Politics

83

Sociology

83

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IT, ICT & Computing Computer Science

88

Digital Design

88 141

Infrastructure Technician ICT Application & Web Development

98

88

IT: Data Analytics

98

89

IT: Digital Business Practitioner

99

Information & Creative Technology

99 89

IT: Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner IT: Software & Games Development

99

89 141

IT: Software, Web and Telecoms Professional IT Users

98

Mathematics Further Mathematics

92

Mathematics

92

103

Media Film & Digital Art, Design & Media

106

Creative Digital Media Production

106

96

Creative Media Production & Technology

107

96

Film Studies

97

Media Studies

97 141

Digital Marketer Motor Vehicle & Engineering Accident Repair MET Principles Engineering

112 112/113

79 141

Vehicle Body & Paint MET

141

Service & Maintenance Technician (Light) Vehicle Accident Body Repair

113

Vehicle Body Repair

113

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

114

141 141

Performing Arts & Music 102

Dance

102

Drama & Theatre Studies Music

118

104

Music Technology

105 105

Musical Theatre Performing Arts

118

105

Performing Arts (Acting)

105

Pre-Professional Music Performance

106

Production Arts

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Music Performance & Production

118

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Progression to A Level Higher Project

109

Progression Award

109

Public & Uniformed Services Entry to Uniformed Services

122

Public Services

122

111

Retail 141

Customer Service Science Applied Science

125

114

Biology

114

Chemistry

114

Combined Science

114

Physics

115

Psychology

115

125

141

Science Lab Technician Sport & Fitness Community Sports Leader Award

128

120

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award (DoFE)

128

120

Eastbourne Borough Football Academy

128

120

Football Academy

129

121

Golf Academy

129

121

Higher Sport Leadership

129

121 122

Physical Education Sport & Exercise Science

130

122

Sport & Physical Activity Development

130

122

Sport

130

Sport Academy Men's Football

131

123

Sport Academy Men's Rugby

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Sports Academy Women's Netball

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Travel & Tourism Travel & Tourism

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We see a... JOURNALIST MIDWIFE GRAPHIC DESIGNER BEAUTY THERAPIST ARCHITECT HAIRDRESSER ENGINEER EVENT MANAGER TRAVEL AGENT FLORIST FILM DIRECTOR MUSICIAN MOTOR MECHANIC SPORTS COACH ACCOUNTANT and so many other career paths...

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PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL COURSE LISTINGS

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage

£35,000 Average Mid Wage

£27,000

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£15,500

Annual vacancies within the region: 72

Number of jobs within the region: 1,473 Currently employed within the region: 1,401

2%

Predicted Growth by 2022

Creative Arts industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY ART & DESIGN? Careers in art and design are all about creating things which are appealing to the eye. Art is traditionally created purely for its aesthetic appeal, whilst design tends to revolve around a product. You might even say that design is art with a function. The two different areas may seem worlds apart in their purpose, but the people who work in art and design all tend to have an essential mix of practical skills and a talent for using colour, space, shape and form. In order to be successful you must have the ability to know what looks good, to come up with new ideas and to develop your own style. However, creative flair alone is not enough. Working independently as a freelancer is common, but many artists and designers don’t actually work entirely on their own. When working as part of an art collective or for a design agency, it is essential to develop excellent communication and teamwork skills.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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Foundation Studies Diploma

GCSE

Level 2

Level 3

Level 2

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

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Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

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LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

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EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

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Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 and an Art related GCSE subject grade C/4. You will also need at least one A2 (or equivalent).

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? The Level 2 Diploma is designed to provide learners with an interest in art and design an opportunity to explore some of the materials, methods and processes of many art and design activities. This qualification will also help learners begin to develop related technical skills and build a portfolio of art and design work. Learners will learn through practical activities and projects.

What will I study? This intensive course, for those considering careers in art and design, begins with diagnostic study where you develop your skills in research, drawing, making, thinking, problem solving, and working with new materials and processes. You will study and specialise in one of a range of art and design areas, including textiles, fashion, furniture, product, crafts (wood, metal, plastic, ceramics, glass, etc.), jewellery, architecture, theatre, costume, graphics, illustration, animation, photography, film, printmaking, painting, sculpture and fine art. Your studio practice will be supported by contextual studies, and the course will fully support you in your choice and application to further study.

What will I study? This is a practical course divided into two units. On this course you will undertake three practical projects where you will learn about different aspects of photography using both film based and digital technology. You will learn how to shoot, process and print photographic film as well as develop some picture editing skills in Photoshop. You will explore composition, visual communication and develop your ability to analyse what makes images effective.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway on to the Extended Diplomas in Art and Design or Creative Media, or other appropriate vocational programmes. Past learners have progressed successfully on to courses in photography, media and games design, illustration, furniture design, product design, graphic design, design crafts, textiles and fashion design.

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What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to universities and colleges throughout the UK, and in specialist subject areas across the spectrum of art and design practice.

What can I do after this course? If you have completed the course successfully and have achieved a range of five GCSEs at grade C or above you may apply for the AS Level Photography course or other AS Level courses. Alternatively you may wish to use your portfolio as evidence of your skills and experience when applying for jobs.


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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£51,500+ Average Mid Wage:

£39,000

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Average Entry Wage:

£19,000

Annual vacancies within the region: 5,629

Number of jobs within the region: 117,089

Currently employed within the region:

111,460

3%

Predicted Growth by 2022

Business & Accounting industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT? In order to operate effectively, every single company needs direction, organisation, strategy and innovation. Every company wants to grow, develop and contend with its competitors. Consequently, managers, administration staff and management consultants are all required to make sure things are done right. Careers in management consultancy, business and administration span every single area of work. These types of professionals are needed in all kinds of organisations, from hospitals and banks to television companies and toy manufacturers. Different approaches to management and administration are more effective in different situations. For instance, do you use ‘the carrot’ or ‘the stick’? Generally though, people who work in these fields will have an excellent mix of logic, strategic thinking, organisational skills and communication abilities.

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BUSINESS

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Diploma AAT

BTEC Extended First Certificate

Level 2

Level 3

Level 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

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LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5947/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? On this course you will develop skills in basic double entry bookkeeping and accounting, computerised accounting systems, basic costing techniques, and build an understanding of the accounting function within an organisation.

What will I study? This course follows on from AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2. This course introduces more complex financial accounting and costing techniques, cash management and the preparation of reports and return.

What will I study? You will study a range of business topics including marketing, finance and human resource management.

What can I do after this course? Successful completion of this qualification can lead on to: the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 followed by the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4, each of which can take one year to complete. This will allow you to become a fully qualified accounting technician and use the letters MAAT after your name.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 4.

What can I do after this course? This course can lead to the BTEC Business Level 3 Certificate.


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BUSINESS PROGRAMME: BUSINESS PROGRAMME: NCFE NCFE RETAIL ENTERPRISE SKILLS KNOWLEDGE

BTEC Foundation Diploma

Certificate

Certificate

Level 3

Level 2

Level 2

Eastbourne Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

6107/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4. What will I study? This qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that allow learners to gain business sector experience that will prepare them for further study or training. This includes the opportunity to choose two units from a selection of options to supplement the mandatory units which reflect the key topics in business. The learning programme covers the following mandatory content areas: business environments, finance, marketing, and event management. Optional pathways to specialise in either business law, business enterprise or general business are offered alongside these mandatory units. What can I do after this course? The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by Higher Education providers as contributing to the admission requirements for many relevant business foundation degrees and HNDs. You can also progress onto the second year if you pass and complete a further year to gain the Extended Diploma in Business.

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

5722/010 5880/011

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

4971/020 5880/011

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? The Level 2 Business Programme will prepare learners for employment or further study in their chosen field. The course includes a number of industry recognised vocational qualifications: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge and NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Developing Enterprise Skills.

What will I study? The Level 2 Business Programme will prepare learners for employment or further study in their chosen field. The course includes a number of industry recognized vocational qualifications: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge and NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Developing Enterprise Skills.

What can I do after this course? Some learners progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have Level 3 business courses available), some onto apprenticeships or employment and others may seek to establish their own start-up business.

What can I do after this course? Some learners progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have Level 3 business courses available), some onto apprenticeships or employment and others may seek to establish their own start-up business.

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BUSINESS/TRAVEL PROGRAMME: NCFE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS Certificate Level 2 Lewes Campus Course Code LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

5723/010 5880/011 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Level 2 Business and Travel Employability Skills Course will prepare learners for employment or further study in the relevant industry. What can I do after this course? Some learners progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have Level 3 business and Travel and Tourism Courses available), some onto apprenticeships and others go straight into employment in their chosen field.

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£21,000+

Average Mid Wage:

£17,500

£

Careers can vary greatly depending on the kind of establishment you work in. Depending on the size of the organisation and what services they provide, you will be able to explore many different career paths in catering & hospitality.

£12,000

Annual vacancies within the region: 1,988

Number of jobs within the region: 36,725

34,737

We encounter the people who work in catering & hospitality all the time: when we go out for a drink, when we grab a bite to eat, or when we travel and stay in hotels. Our social lives and free time just wouldn’t be the same without the hard-working people who dedicate their careers to this sector. Jobs in catering & hospitality are all about providing friendly, efficient and attentive customer service. Consequently, excellent communication skills, patience and a friendly nature are essential for you to thrive in these industries.

Average Entry Wage:

Currently employed within the region:

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY CATERING & HOSPITALITY?

5%

Predicted Growth by 2022

Catering & Hospitality industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

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FOOD PREPARATION, COOKING & BEVERAGE

FOOD PREPARATION & SERVICE

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

Certificate

Technical Certificate

Diploma

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

4526/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will learn preparation, cooking and presentation methods for a variety of dishes for food service. Develop the confidence to work in our professional kitchens and engage with customers. What can I do after this course? This course allows learners to progress on to work in catering and hospitality environments or to a Level 2 course or Apprenticeship.

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6159/010

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

2939/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully completed Food Preparation and Cooking Level 1.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade D/3.

What will I study? On this course you will learn culinary practical skills to prepare savoury and sweet products, prepare beverages, serve food and beverages to customers and work safely and hygienically. You will also acquire knowledge on how the hospitality industry is structured and how to plan functions.

What will I study? On this course you will learn culinary practical skills for preparation, cooking and presentation methods for a variety of dishes for the Bistro. Acquire and develop the confidence to work in our professional kitchens and engage with customers during service. Theory will include Food Safety, Health and Safety, Healthier Dishes, Teamwork, Customer Service, and Prepare for Table Service.

What can I do after this course? Successful completion of this course will give you the opportunity to progress to other Catering and Hospitality courses at Level 3, other courses within the college or apprenticeship schemes.

What can I do after this course? Successful completion of this course in addition to GCSE English Language and Maths (if these form part of your study programme), will give you the opportunity to progress to other Hospitality and Catering courses, other courses within the college or apprenticeship schemes.


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PROFESSIONAL COOKERY Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 Eastbourne Campus Course Code EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

6160/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully completed the Professional Cookery Level 2 Diploma. In addition you will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4. What will I study? This qualification provides learners with specialist skills and knowledge of a range of commodities. Learners will be introduced to the full range of products used within professional kitchens and will study products such as meat and offal, fish and shellfish, breads and chocolate items. You will also develop supervisory skills to include topics such as legal and social responsibilities and finance control. Included within the study programme, learners will gain barista skills and complete a timed assessment for preparing drinks such as cappuccino, latte, espresso and smoothies. What can I do after this course? The skills developed on this course could lead to a position within a kitchen brigade at high-end establishments and/or management training schemes.

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£39,000+ Average Mid Wage:

£31,500

£ Average Entry Wage:

£18,000

Annual vacancies within the region: 3,083

Number of jobs within the region: 61,191

Currently employed within the region:

58,108

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY CHILDCARE, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE? Health and social care is an especially broad career sector. Tons of different career paths are available for people from all different kinds of academic backgrounds. Careers in healthcare are much more likely to require a combination of further study and on-the-job medical training, whereas careers in social care are more likely to start with on-the-job training and allow people to work towards professional qualifications later on in their career. Careers in teaching and education are arguably the most important in the world. It’s all about helping people to learn, develop and acquire knowledge, information and skills. A popular choice for prospective educators is working in pre-school (a.k.a. early years) education. A child’s early educational experiences are extremely important in their development, as it can shape their personality, attitudes and behaviour in later life. This area of education can be an incredibly enjoyable career choice, as the learning techniques tend to incorporate ‘play’.

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Predicted Growth by 2022

Health & Care industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

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Extended Diploma

Advanced Technical Diploma

Certificate

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6097/010 6097/020 5998/010 5998/020 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? You will study a range of units which give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding required for the role of an Early Years Practitioner. There are nine units in Year 1 which include, Planning for Professional Development, Child Development, Effective use of Observation and Assessment, Safeguarding, Children’s Health and Safety, Promoting Children’s Health Theories which Underpin Early Years Practice, Positive Behaviour, Working in Partnership Speech, Language and Communication, and Supporting Children’s Activities and Play. You also need to undertake a minimum of 380 placement hours over the year, which will be linked to your class based studies. What can I do after this course? There are three possible routes to follow to completion: you could progress onto Year 2 which gives you license to practice, you could progress onto an apprenticeship at either Level 2 or Level 3, depending on your job role, or you could progress from Year 2 onto university (Higher Education).

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LEWES CAMPUS

5368/010 5368/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4 and a clear DBS check.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade D/3.

What will I study? You will study a range of units which give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding required for the role of an Early Years Practitioner. There are nine units in Year 1 which include, Planning for Professional Development, Child Development, Effective use of Observation and Assessment, Safeguarding, Children’s Health and Safety, Promoting Children’s Health Theories which Underpin Early Years Practice, Positive Behaviour, Working in Partnership Speech, Language and Communication, and Supporting Children’s Activities and Play. You also need to undertake a minimum of 380 placement hours over the year, which will be linked to your class based studies.

What will I study? On this course you will study approximately 16 units over the year. These will include Support Physical Care Routines for Children, Supporting Children’s Play, Support the Needs of the Child in Preparing for School, Supporting Children’s Development, Engage in Professional Development, and Support Creative Play. You will also need to undertake a minimum of 250 placement hours.

What can I do after this course? There are three possible routes to follow to completion: you could progress onto Year 2 which gives you license to practice, you could progress onto an apprenticeship at either Level 2 or Level 3, depending on your job role, or you could progress from Year 2 onto university (Higher Education).

What can I do after this course? This qualification allows progression onto the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to childcare. Job roles include Nursery Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Nanny and Pre-School Assistant.


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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Extended Diploma

First Certificate

Level 2

Level 2

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6253/010 6253/020 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This course includes five exciting, mandatory units, Working in Health and Social Care, Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care, Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health, Human Growth and Development, and Communication in Health and Social Care. In addition to these mandatory units, you will need two further units from a range of subjects including, Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care, Common Care Disorders, Creative Activities in Health and Social Care, and Dementia Awareness. What can I do after this course? You could progress onto a Level 3 programme and develop your knowledge and understating or you may choose to go into the workplace and undertake an apprenticeship.

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5441/010 5441/020 Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade D/3. What will I study? You will study a range of units including, Human Lifespan Development, External Health and Social Care Values, Internal Effective Communication in Health and Social Care, Healthy Living External, Social Influences on Health and Well-being, Promoting Health and Well-being, The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Well-being, Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care, Individual Rights in Health and Social Care, Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders, Services in Health and Social Care, Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or similar programme at Level 3. Alternatively, you would be eligible to work in health and social care settings at assistant level.

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WORK AS HARD AS YOU CAN TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TIME HERE. Simone Gallagher Health and Social Care A2 Previous school: Hove Park School

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£21,500+

Average Mid Wage:

£17,500

Average Entry Wage:

£13,000

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Currently employed within the region:

15,447

4%

It’s all about buildings. Well, it’s really all about the entire built environment. Without the essential work of architects, builders, painters, plasterers, surveyors, plumbers and electricians, we would have nowhere to live, nowhere to work, nowhere to watch sporting or music events, and no bridges to cross. Basically, civilisation would not have happened. It’s safe to say, then, that our lives wouldn’t be the same without the hard work of the people that work in construction, architecture and maintenance. In addition to major Construction industry recruiters, jobs can be found in architectural practices, construction consultancies and housing organisations. There are also opportunities with local authorities, infrastructure providers and organisations that own historic properties, such as English Heritage or the National Trust.

Annual vacancies within the region: 757

Number of jobs within the region: 16,204

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIROMENT?

Predicted Growth by 2022

Construction industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

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BENCH JOINERY

BENCH JOINERY

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

2892/030

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade E/2, or the equivalent Functional Skill. What will I study? This course combines theory and practical learning. You will learn how to use carpentry hand tools and how to produce basic woodworking joints, including mortise and tenon joints. You will later progress to using a range of portable power tools. The course also includes classroom-based learning, where you will develop your understanding of the technical knowledge which underpins your practical work. Learners who do not already have Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English Language will also study these courses as a compulsory part of their programme. What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course at Level 1, and with a good standard of English Language and Maths, you will be able to progress to Level 2 the following year in Carpentry or Bench Joinery. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the construction industry and continue your studies as an apprentice.

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5816/020

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5318/020

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4, plus Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1 or relevant industry experience with a suitable reference.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4, plus Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 2 or relevant industry experience with a suitable reference.

What will I study? This course combines theory and practical learning. You will learn how to use carpentry hand tools and how to produce complex woodworking joints used to create stairs, staircases and window frames. You will later progress to using a range of fixed machinery. The course also includes classroom-based learning, during which you will continue to develop your technical knowledge which underpins your practical work. This will include the study of construction building methods and the importance of communication at work. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE Maths and/or English Language grade C, these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme.

What will I study? This is an advanced course for those wanting to take their joinery skills to the level where they can produce finely crafted, fitted wooden features in buildings including decorative windows, frames and elaborate staircases.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course at Level 2, and with a positive reference from your tutor, you will be able to progress to Level 3 the following year. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the construction industry and continue your studies as an apprentice.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to study at technician level via the BTEC course in Construction and the Built Environment. Alternatively, you may wish to seek suitable employment.


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BRICKWORK

BRICKWORK

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

2893/030

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade E/2 or an equivalent Functional Skill, plus Carpentry Diploma Level 1 or relevant industry experience with a suitable reference. What will I study? On this course you will further develop your practical skills in carpentry or joinery, and improve your knowledge of the construction industry in general. You will learn how to carry out first and second fixings, how to build a timber frame structure, and how to erect structural carcasses. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate these skills by building a model in one of our large, modern workshop areas. You will also learn how to set up and operate a circular saw. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE Maths and/or English Language grade C, these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme. What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to Level 3 Carpentry or, if you obtain suitable employment, you could continue your studies to achieve an apprenticeship.

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

2892/020

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade E/2, or equivalent Functional Skill. What will I study? This course combines theory and practical learning. You will learn the basics of setting out measurements, building methods, constructing half brick walls, solid walls, block work, piers, mixing mortar, etc. You will practise constructing straightforward brick walls and the setting out and building of basic masonry structures up to damp-proof course level. Learners who do not possess Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English Language will also study these at an appropriate level. What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course at Level 1, and with a good standard of English Language and Maths, you will be able to progress to Level 2 the following year. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the construction industry and continue your studies as an apprentice.

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

2893/020

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade E/2, or the equivalent Functional Skill; plus Brickwork Diploma Level 1 or relevant industry experience with a suitable reference. What will I study? Following on from the Level 1 Diploma you will further develop your hand skills while improving your knowledge of the trade. On this course you will learn how to build cavity walling, form masonry structures such as arches, and how to construct solid and cavity walling, and isolated and attached piers. You will also learn how to interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures and carry out thin joint masonry and masonry cladding. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English Language, these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme. What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to Level 3 Brickwork or, if you obtain suitable employment, you could continue your studies to achieve an apprenticeship.

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CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

CONSTRUCTION SKILLS

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

BTEC National Foundation Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

6147/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science grade C/4. What will I study? On this course you will gain a good understanding of the many aspects involved in the construction industry, from drawing and design techniques to building science and understanding materials. You will study nine units: Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction, Sustainable Construction, Mathematics in Construction, Science and Materials in Construction, Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering, Building Technology in Construction, and Construction Design Procedures. These units are then carried forward into the second year to form part of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment in the second year, and increase the value of the overall qualification to three A Level equivalents. The extended diploma will give entry to university degree courses.

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5864/020

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

1546/030

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science grade D/3, plus one other GCSE grade D/3.

What will I study? This course is an ideal introduction into the Construction Industry, covering the essential skills used in brickwork, carpentry and joinery, and painting and decorating.

What will I study? This course will give you a basic knowledge of the underpinning principles, industry standards and requirements of electrical installation technology. It includes theoretical learning on scientific principles, and on health and safety requirements. You will learn the practical skills required to install wiring systems to recognised standards, and to be able to inspect and test wiring systems. It is good preparation for those intending to find an apprenticeship to complete their training.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course, and with a positive reference from the class tutor, you will be able to progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in your chosen single trade or into Maintenance Operations, a general building course aimed at training people for the building maintenance industry.

What can I do after this course? You can progress to Electrical Installation Level 3 if you successfully complete this course and show an aptitude for further study. This qualification can also be used directly as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation. We will discuss this option with you as your course progresses.


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PAINTING & DECORATING

PAINTING & DECORATING

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

2426/070

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

2892/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully completed Electrical Installation Level 2 diploma. In addition you will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? On this course you will advance your knowledge of all aspects of the electrical installation industry. You will develop your understanding of the principles of electrical science and learn about regulatory requirements related to renewable energy. You will develop skills in fault diagnosis of complex systems and know how to carry out inspection and testing procedures safely. The course also includes an understanding of electrical systems design. In addition, you will study 17th Edition Wiring Regulations to aid your progression within the industry assessed by online exam.

What will I study? On this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to eventually become qualified within the painting and decorating trade. You will learn how to prepare surfaces for decoration, apply paint by both brush and roller, produce specialist decorative finishes and hang foundation and plain wallpaper. You will also learn how to erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms. All of these tasks will be carried out in our specialist painting and decorating workshop under expert tuition of our skilled lecturers.

What can I do after this course? You can progress to the Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship if you successfully complete this course and show an aptitude for further study and obtaining employment. Learners who are over 24 years old can progress onto the Competent Person Scheme. Progression to HNC is also possible. We will discuss these options with you as your course progresses.

What can I do after this course? Learners may move on to Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating from City and Guilds.

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

6053/020

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to have completed the level 1 Painting and Decorating or have relevant trade experience. What will I study? On this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to eventually become qualified within the painting and decorating trade. You will further develop wallpapering skills and brushwork, learning how to work around window fittings, recesses and fireplaces. All of these tasks will be carried out in our specialist painting and decorating workshop under expert tuition of our skilled lecturers. What can I do after this course? Learners may move on to Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating from City and Guilds.

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PLUMBING STUDIES PLUMBING STUDIES PLUMBING STUDIES Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5982/020

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EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5115/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least 4 GCSEs grade D/3, which must include English Language, Maths and a Science.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4.

What will I study? This qualification provides an entry route to a career in plumbing. You will learn the basic skills required to work in the industry, including the study of the main plumbing systems such as cold water, domestic hot water, sanitation, central heating and drainage. You will also learn about the health and safety requirements of the industry, and develop your practical skills in our specialist workshops. This technical subject also includes a substantial theory element, so a great deal of the course will consist of classroom-based learning related to the underpinning knowledge of each unit of study. If you have not achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English Language, these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme.

What will I study? This qualification provides an entry route to a career in plumbing. You will learn the basic skills required to work in the industry, including the study of the main plumbing systems such as cold water, domestic hot water, sanitation, central heating and drainage. You will also learn about the health and safety requirements of the industry, and develop your practical skills in our specialist workshops. This technical subject also includes a substantial theory element so approximately half of your course will consist of classroom-based learning related to the underpinning knowledge of each unit of study. If you have not achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English Language, these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this Level 1 course, and with a positive reference from your tutor, you will be able to progress to Level 2 in the following year. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the construction industry and continue your studies as a Level 2 apprentice.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this Level 1 course, and with a positive reference from your tutor, you will be able to progress to Level 2 in the following year. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the construction industry and continue your studies as a Level 2 apprentice.

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5115/020

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 and successfully completed a Level 2 in plumbing What will I study? This qualification will provide you with advanced skills of the plumbing work in the industry. You will be studying how to design and install plumbing systems such as cold water, domestic hot water, sanitation, central heating and some small elements of gas. The level 3 is more about the technical (Theory:70% and Practical:30%) aspect of plumbing as level 2 is more about the hand skills. What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this Level 3 course, and with a positive reference from your tutor, you could progress onto a HNC/HND/university in the following year. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the construction industry and continue your studies as a Level 2 apprentice.


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HAVE CONFIDENCE IN WHAT YOU DO. I HOPE TO OWN A JOINERS WORKSHOP ONE DAY. Josh Higgs, Joinery Level 3 Previous school: Hailsham Community College

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£56,500+ Average Mid Wage:

£40,500

£

Average Entry Wage:

£21,500 (Author, Writer or Translator)

Average Upper Wage:

£62,500+

The skills you gain through studying English are marketable in most career areas. As English is a non-vocational course, the skills developed outside your study are also vital in developing a well-rounded CV. While at College many English students write for student newspapers and magazines, get involved with student radio or film societies, or volunteer in the community or local schools. Evidence of any skills gained from work experience and extracurricular activities, as well as through study, can help boost your job prospects. Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career. Some Modern Language graduates work on a self-employed basis as interpreters or translators. However, many others choose careers not directly related to their subject but where there is the opportunity to use their language skills, for example working for companies who trade or offer services internationally or to non-English speaking customers and suppliers. This means that language graduates work for a huge variety of employers and sectors.

Average Mid Wage:

£52,000

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY ENGLISH & MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES?

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£ Average Entry Wage:

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(Secondary Education Teaching Professional)

English industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

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Functional Skills

GCSE

Level 1

Level 2

Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

4121/290 5880/011 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will develop your ability to read and write clearly and competently in a range of everyday situations, such as writing a formal letter. You will learn to use information from documents to write for a specific audience, either to convey information or to persuade. What can I do after this course? The aim of this Year 1 course is to improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening so that you are ready to take GCSE English Language the following year.

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LEWES CAMPUS

5488/091 5488/111 Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade D/3. What will I study? On this course you will study the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to communicate confidently, effectively, precisely and appropriately. You will develop your understanding of the patterns, structures and conventions of written and spoken English. You will learn how to select and adapt speech and writing to different situations and audiences and improve your critical reading skills covering multi-modal texts. What can I do after this course? This course is a requirement for entry to most Advanced Level 3 courses. It is also a highly regarded qualification for entry to many jobs and professions.

AT COLLEGE YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE YOURSELF AND PURSUE THE COURSES THAT REALLY INTEREST YOU. Caleb Johnson, English Literature, English Language, Theatre Studies Previous school: Ratton School

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

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£25,500+ Average Mid Wage:

£21,000

£ Average Entry Wage:

(Florist)

£12,500

Average Upper Wage:

£21,000+ Average Mid Wage:

£17,000

£

Average Entry Wage:

£13,000

(Sales & Retail Assistant)

FLORISTRY

FLORISTRY

Diploma

Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

4788/010 1006/010 1006/010 1006/010 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? If you are looking for an exciting career in floristry then this is the course for you. On this course you will learn all the skills needed to become a cutting edge florist and will be working in a creative and lively atmosphere within our new floristry studio. You will learn how to identify flowers and plants and create beautiful hand-tied floral designs and the perfect wedding bouquets and buttonholes to complement the bridal theme. You will use colour and texture to create displays and promotions for other occasions and learn how to combine colours, mix seasonal flowers and use containers to give the most impact. You will also be working towards the standard of Maths and English Language to support employment.

What will I study? This enjoyable and fun course is based in the busy Floristry Studio within Kings Building, the hub of commercial enterprise. It is a full time programme which provides advanced training and skills ideal for those with suitable experience, motivation and commitment. What can I do after this course? Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a Florist including: working in a commercial shop, working independently (self-employed), and being home-based.

What can I do after this course? Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a Florist including: working in a commercial shop, working independently (self-employed), and being home-based.

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PERSONAL PROGRESS

GENERAL FOUNDATION

VOCATIONAL STUDIES

Certificate

Certificate

Certificate

Entry Level

Entry Level

Level 1

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

3793/060 3793/100

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

4540/010 4540/080 4416/030 4416/060

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? The Personal Progress programme focuses on developing independence, personal and social development, in addition to Maths and English Language skills. Learners benefit from a project based approach, developing skills through planning and taking part in events, Horticulture, Media, Arts and Crafts, and Catering and Hospitality projects. Learners gain independence through trips into their local community, using local facilitates such as public transport, leisure centres and supermarkets. Learners will work towards a destination which is agreed between them, college staff, and their parents/carers. This could be independent living, making a contribution to their local community, and/or supported or paid employment.

What will I study? The General Foundation programme focuses on developing independence, personal and social development, alongside preparing learners for employment and independent living. Programmes include: The certificate for work and independence, Personal and Social Development, Cooking, Sustainability and Work Skills. The units are based on life skills such as Healthy Living, Managing Own Money and Basic Cooking, underpinned with embedded literacy and numeracy, ensuring learners reach their full potential across the curriculum. Vocational experience and preparation for employment is taught through specialist subject areas by Industry Specialists in purpose- built teaching areas and workshops. Learners can try their hand at Horticulture, Art and Design, Floristry, Vehicle Maintenance, Catering or Hair and Beauty. Learners finish the course with an increased sense of self confidence and a greater awareness of some key employment sectors.

What will I study? In this programme you will choose to explore four vocational subjects from the following options: Sport, Public and Uniformed Services, Health and Social Care, Child Care, Business Administration, Retail, Art, Music, Carpentry, Brickwork, Catering and Hospitality, Hair and Beauty. You will study Functional Skills or GCSEs in Maths and English Language if you have not achieved GCSE C grade. Learners will also benefit from an independent learning programme which supports learners to develop their studentship skills, preparing them for further study.

What can I do after this course? You can remain on the Personal Progress programme for up to three years. Some learners progress to Entry 2 provision, which has an increased vocational and employability focus. During your exit year you will work towards building links and operating independently within your local community.

What can I do after this course? You may progress into the curriculum area of your choice, typically studying a full-time vocational programme at Level 1 or 2.

What can I do after this course? This course enables you to progress on to further study within Foundation Learning, or access to vocational study in the wider college. Supported employment pathways are also available.

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GENERAL VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

EXPLORING THE CARING SECTORS

Diploma

Diploma

BTEC Extended Certificate

Entry Level

Entry Level

Level 1

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

4111/010

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LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5987/010

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

5452/010 5452/030

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? This course will give you a taster of the skills needed for motor vehicle body repair and paint work, as well as some mechanical skills. You will be able to begin to develop skills in spot welding, metal fabrication, wheel changing, fitting and stripping of panels, etc. You will then use all your new skills to make yourself a tool box and develop some painting skills to give it a professional finish. Most of your work will be practical, however some classwork is also included in your qualifications. You will also study Maths and English Language alongside this course to help your progression into to work.

What will I study? The Ascentis Entry 3 Diploma in Skills for Employment in the Construction Industries provides learners with an excellent initiation into the world of construction. The qualification also promotes the development of the wider employment skills, emphasising the importance of appropriate conduct and dress within a work setting, customer service, customer care and safe working practices. This hands-on course will steer you through a series of training and assessment tasks, developing your skills and knowledge in the following trades: carpentry, painting and decorating, bricklaying, and Health and Safety.

What will I study? This Extended Certificate includes units such as Health and Social Care Needs, Personal Care in Health and Social Care, Communication with Adults and Children in Health and Social Care, Promoting Healthy Eating in Care, Creative Activities for Children, and Creative and Leisure Activities for Adults in Health and Social Care. Students spend two days a week studying towards this qualification. The rest of their programme includes Maths and English Language, as well as pastoral support and ‘Step Up’, which encourages studentship skills and prepares learners for further study.

What can I do after this course? Learners who successfully complete this course and reach a suitable level in Functional Skills can go on to the Level 1 courses in either Vehicle Maintenance or Vehicle Body Repair. You may also progress to other courses which prepare you to enter the working world.

What can I do after this course? This course allows you to progress to a Level 1 course in your chosen trade.

What can I do after this course? This course allows learners to progress to a Level 2 course in Health and Social Care or Childcare, or another Level 2 programme.


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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£43,000+ Average Mid Wage:

£34,500

£

Average Entry Wage:

£18,000

Annual vacancies within the region: 896

Number of jobs within the region: 20,973

Currently employed within the region:

20,077

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY HAIR, BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES? The hair and beauty sector is well established with a lot of people selfemployed, owning a salon, running their own freelance business, working overseas or on cruise ships. Recently, holistic therapists (like aromatherapists and reflexologists) have joined the business. Don’t forget there are support staff as well – jobs such as receptionists or bookkeepers. Many jobs in this sector require vocational qualifications or on the job training such as apprenticeships. It is also important to keep up with the latest trends, through further training. You will have to combine your creative flair with customer service skills and business knowledge. Selfemployment is quite normal in this sector and many people also learn how to run their own business. The industry also offers opportunites to travel, for example on cruise ships and in holiday resorts worldwide.

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Hair & Beauty industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

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BEAUTY THERAPY

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

HAIRDRESSING

Extended Diploma

Diploma

Extended Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Level 2

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

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LEWES CAMPUS

5034/020 5034/010

5036/020

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

5038/020 5038/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? This Level 2 Diploma is seen as the first step towards a career as a professional Beauty Therapist. On this course you will develop beauty therapy skills in areas such as basic manicure, pedicure, make-up application, nail art, face painting, salon reception, health and safety, and creating retail displays. You will also develop the right standard of English Language and Maths for the workplace. You will have an opportunity to carry out services on paying clients, and develop excellent customer service and teamwork skills through reception duty. You will also get the chance to visit the professional beauty exhibition in London.

What will I study? This Level 3 VRQ Diploma is both stimulating and challenging. It will provide the opportunity to explore and develop the well-established therapy treatments of reflexology, aromatherapy and remedial massage, with an aim to practise these skills within integrated healthcare settings. Units in anatomy, physiology and pathology, business practice, health and safety and hygiene will ensure a sound theoretical background for professional practice. Alongside this you will also develop your interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on reflection and reflective practice. This increased depth of knowledge will prepare you for work in a variety of settings including hospitals, hospices, health centres and community services for people with additional needs.

What will I study? This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing will provide you with the appropriate experience to enable you to pursue a career as a hair stylist. You will develop skills in advising and consulting with clients, shampoo, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp, change hair colour, style and finish hair, set and dress hair, cut hair using basic techniques, cut men’s hairstyles and develop and maintain your effectiveness at work and health and safety. You will also develop the right standard of English and Maths for the workplace. Your reception duty will include the use of the salon IT system. You will carry out services on paying clients so that you will enter the world of work with plenty of commercial experience. You will have the chance to visit Salon International Exhibition in London and attend a wide range of enrichment including specialist workshops. Opportunities to shine will include encouragement to take part in internal and external skills events. Successful completion of Hairdressing Level 2 will provide a progression route to Level 3 Hairdressing.

What can I do after this course? In order to carry out a wider range of professional treatments and increase your employment prospects it is advisable to progress to the Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma, Level 3 Complementary Therapy or Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry.

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What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course, and with a positive reference from your tutor, you will be able to progress to Level 4 in the following year. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the Spa, Beauty or Healthcare Industries.

What can I do after this course? You will be able to apply for the Level 3 Hairdressing diploma which will provide a pathway to more responsible positions in the industry, from stylist to salon manager, as well as to exciting careers in health spas and on cruise liners in the UK and overseas.


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THE STAFF ARE GREAT AND YOU MAKE SO MANY NEW FRIENDS. James Curram, Hairdressing and Barbering Previous school: Shoreham Academy

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Average Upper Wage:

£48,000+ Average Mid Wage:

£39,500

£

GCSE Level 2 Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Average Entry Wage:

£22,000

Average Upper Wage:

£57,500+

£47,000

£

Course Code EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

4495/010 4495/030 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

(Social/Humanities Scientist)

Average Upper Wage:

SOCIOLOGY

Average Upper Wage:

£26,000

What will I study? Sociology is a study of people, their lives and relationships. On this course you will reflect on your own experiences of the world in a variety of social settings. You will study sociological topics such as the mass media, inequality and power and develop the ability to look at evidence, judge whether it is correct and come to reasoned conclusions. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 courses or employment. The traditional occupation for Sociology students has been social work or some other form of public sector welfare work such as the probation service. However, in practice, Sociology students go into a much wider range of jobs, such as human resource management.

(Natural & Social Science Professionals)

Social Science industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career. 95


IT, ICT & COMPUTING 96


*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£65,000+ Average Mid Wage:

£53,000

£

Average Entry Wage:

£24,000

Annual vacancies within the region: 673

Number of jobs within the region: 17,980

Currently employed within the region:

17,307

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY IT, ICT & COMPUTING? I.T. and telecommunications products are absolutely everywhere. They’re in our homes, in our offices and in our pockets. Advances in computer and telecoms systems have improved opportunities for national and international communication, allowing businesses to start, grow and expand. The right I.T. solutions can revive a company, solve their problems and allow them to push on: bigger, better and stronger. Careers in I.T. and telecommunications can be incredibly challenging and rewarding. One of the most exciting things about these careers is that they offer employees continuous opportunities for learning. As technologies advance, there are always more things to learn and new skills to acquire. I.T. and telecommunications careers are flexible in how they can develop, but they are also flexible in terms of location. Many I.T. consultants get the opportunity to work remotely from home or in different locations across the world.

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Predicted Growth by 2022

Computing industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

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DIGITAL DESIGN

IT USERS

IT: APPLICATION & WEB DEVELOPMENT

Sub Dip - Linear 2 Year Programme

BTEC Diploma

Dip OCR Level 3

Level 3

Level 1

Level 3

Lewes Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

LEWES CAMPUS

5525/031

LEWES CAMPUS

5880/011

4083/010

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6063/020 6063/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? The Digital Design Subsidary Diploma is a two year course that is the equivalent of a full A Level. There is no exam and all work is assessed at this centre. You will develop skills in pre-production planning together with still and moving (animation and video projection) and graphic layout. This is a course for all creative elements of design work with digital platforms. We work with images in industry leading software. We make interactive documents and graphic novels for print, the web and tablets. We produce moving image and special effects in video and help you develop your creative style and identity. This course can be taken in combination with other courses, including the Double Award in Art and Design.

What will I study? This is a practical, hands-on course giving you a chance to learn and/or improve basic IT skills across a range of software packages in an interesting way. You will study design imaging, multimedia software, using the internet, using email as well as creating presentations for different work-based scenarios. Your course will also include use of database software, word processing and spreadsheets, showing you how to use these fully and correctly.

What will I study? We are very excited to offer a brand new range of courses designed to teach cutting edge skill sets to highly motivated learners looking to pursue a future in the fast moving Digital Technologies Sector. Application and Web Development focuses on the use and development of Apps and web-based technologies for application across a range of sectors, to include: mobile technology, digital marketing and the visualisation of Big Data.

What can I do after this course? If you gain a pass for this course you can progress to a Level 2 IT course such as the Extended Certificate in ICT. IT is a useful skill in many areas and successful completion could help you progress on to a wide range of courses such as Business, Art and Design, Media, Health and Social Care and Public Services.

What can I do after this course? This course can lead to employment, an apprenticeship scheme or Higher Education.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a wide range of media related courses on offer in Higher Education.

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IT: DIGITAL BUSINESS IT: DATA ANALYTICS PRACTITIONER

IT: EMERGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY PRACTITIONER

Diploma

Cambridge Technical Diploma

Diploma

Level 3

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6054/031 6054/021

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6065/010 5880/011

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6063/040 6063/030

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? We’ve designed refreshing and exciting content, suitable for the needs of our learners in the modern digital world. To do this we’ve consulted with employers and industry specialists to equip learners with the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills. Learners will gain an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT focus on the requirements that today’s universities and employers demand. Our Introductory Diploma has 2 mandatory units across all pathways. They are Fundamentals of IT and Global Information. There is one further mandatory unit and other optional units tailored specifically for the pathway chosen. Learners will acquire the skills in Digital Marketing Social Media in a business context and the knowledge required to use data analysis techniques and develop data design solutions to meet specific business requirements. Pathway Units: Social Media & Digital Marketing, Data analysis and design, Internet of Everything

What will I study? This programme focuses on preparing learners for a role as a Digital Business Practitioner through the research and discussion of IT applications which can be used to solve business problems. They will develop skills to identify the most suitable channel to communicate a business’s needs, create content, and use social media tools available to publish this content. Learners will also learn the skills required to support the needs of a business through data analysis and decision-making and learn about the design fundamentals, software and hardware required to create computer generated visual products to meet business needs.

What will I study? We are very excited to offer a brand new range of courses, designed to teach cutting edge skillsets to highly motivated students looking to pursue a future in the fast moving Digital Technologies Sector. Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner: this pathway focuses on the use and development of virtual and augmented reality and emerging technologies for application across a range of sectors, to include: mobile technology, digital marketing and the visualisation of Big Data.

What can I do after this course? Cambridge Technicals provide a strong base for progression to further study apprenticeships or employment. The Digital Business Practitioner Pathway could lead to specific job roles which include: Social Media Content Administrator, Social Media Marketer and Data Administrator.

What can I do after this course? This course could lead to employment, Higher Education or an apprenticeship scheme.

What can I do after this course? This course is specifically targeted at learners who want to pursue a future in Digital Business Applications through Higher Education or an Apprenticeship pathway.

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IT: INFORMATION & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY

IT: SOFTWARE & GAMES DEVELOPMENT

BTEC Extended Certificate

Dip BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

4085/030

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6064/020 6064/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade D/3, or an IT Users Diploma Level 1, with Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 1.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? This course is all about being creative through the use of IT and digital tools, teaching you how to make documents that are properly structured. Specifically, you will learn how to create a website that you build from the ground up. With these skills you will create your own website and launch it online. In addition to this, you will explore the online world and technology systems. You will also focus on working with software applications like databases, creating computer graphics, creating computer animation and sound. While a subsequent unit will teach you the fundamentals of creating and installing a computer network. For the last part of the qualification, you will create a digital portfolio where you can upload all of the excellent work you will have created during the year.

What will I study? We are very excited to offer a brand new range of courses, designed to teach cutting edge skill sets to highly motivated learners looking to pursue a future in the fast moving Digital Technologies Sector. As part of this course you will investigate the technologies used in the computer gaming industry and the implications they have for users, developers and organisations. You will analyse how user needs and preferences impact on game design and how target technologies affect the design and development of a computer game. Finally, you will design, create and review a computer game to meet requirements and reflect on the skills and understanding applied during the design and development process.

What can I do after this course? If you achieve an overall Merit grade, you can progress in the following year to the BTEC 90 credit Diploma in IT at Level 3, subject to interview. You may also consider an A Level programme, subject to GCSE grades. This qualification is recognised and valued by employers.

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What can I do after this course? This course could lead to employment, Higher Education or an apprenticeship scheme.


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MY COURSE IS SETTING ME UP TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY. Sacha Smith, IT Business Level 3 Previous school: Cavendish School

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MATHEMATICS GCSE Level 2 Eastbourne & Lewes Campus Course Code EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5769/021

LEWES CAMPUS

5769/031

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Maths grade D/3. What will I study? On this course you will study two units of core mathematics, one calculator and one non-calculator. Units include Algebra, Number, Shape and Space, and Statistics. You can choose to study for the higher level if you already have a grade C/4 in GCSE Maths, or you can take the foundation level if you need to get a grade C/4. You will improve your problem solving skills, develop your ability to generalise, and use symbolic notation to consider abstract ideas. What can I do after this course? GCSE Mathematics is essential for many courses at college or university and is required by many employers.

STAFF ARE FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE, AND THERE IS A GOOD VARIETY OF SUBJECTS TO CHOOSE FROM. Jonathan Perkins Maths GCSE, IT Computer Science BTEC Previous school: Grovelands/Home Educated 103


MEDIA, FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA 104


*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£64,500+ Average Mid Wage:

£48,500

£

Average Entry Wage:

£21,000

Annual vacancies within the region: 443

Number of jobs within the region: 9,436

Currently employed within the region:

8,993

4%

Predicted Growth by 2022

Creative Arts industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY MEDIA, FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA? Malcolm X famously once said that “the media is the most powerful entity on earth”. In many ways, he was right: from television, film and radio, to what we see on the internet, media is everywhere, and it can entertain as much as it can influence. Employers in media look for a wide range of people with different technical and personal skills. Generally, you’re going to need to be confident, enthusiastic and have the ability to build working relationships with people from all different industries and areas. So, whether you’re looking to get your face (or voice) out there, or you want to get involved in the technical, creative and production sides of things, or you fancy being in a more corporate position, there are very few limits to the amount of opportunities available in the media sector.

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CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION (FILM & TV PRODUCTION)

CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION (FILM & TV)

UAL Diploma

Diploma

Extended Certificate

Level 1

Level 3

Level 3

Eastbourne Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5718/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? You will work with tutors in specialist facilities in Eversley House on the Eastbourne Campus as you study Art, Design and Media. In addition, you will have a study programme tutor to assist you with all pastoral needs. What can I do after this course? This course will provide a pathway to a UAL Level 2 Diploma, either in Art and Design or Creative Media Production.

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6073/011 5880/011

LEWES CAMPUS

6092/011 5880/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4 and Maths grade D/3.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4 and Maths grade D/3.

What will I study? On this course you will be starting your journey towards becoming a creative film-maker. You will be introduced to the practical side of film-making by creating animations, using film and digital cameras, working with actors and editing your own film footage. Alongside learning to make films you will also get an insight into where film has come from and where you might take it next. This course is predominantly coursework based but with 30% of the content coverage being set externally by the awarding body (OCR) and completed under exam conditions.

What will I study? On this course you will be starting your journey towards becoming a creative film-maker. You will be introduced to the practical side of film-making by creating animations, using film and digital cameras, working with actors and editing your own film footage. Alongside learning to make films you will also get an insight into where film has come from and where you might take it next. Learners will also develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing film projects. This course is predominantly coursework based but with 60% of the content coverage being set externally by the awarding body (BTEC) and completed under controlled assessment conditions. In addition there is a two hour exam for one of the externally set units.

What can I do after this course? Learners who have followed this course have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious filmmaking colleges and universities in the UK. Many graduating learners are securing internships and work placements in the creative industries.

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What can I do after this course? Learners who have followed this course have gone on to study film and television at university. Many graduating learners are securing internships and work placements in the creative industries.


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CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY

UAL Diploma

UAL Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

4079/020 4079/030 5762/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade D/3.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4.

What will I study? This course is for learners considering progression into the creative industries, who are interested in the media and like working practically. On this course you will learn and develop a range of media production skills, such as video production, audio production and interactive print production. You will also learn about how media industries work and how to analyse professional media products. The course content is 70% practical and 30% theoretical study.

What will I study? This course will see you start your journey as a media professional. This course offers intensive professional production-based education and training across the four major media languages: film and TV, journalism, graphic design, and radio broadcasting. You will be taught by a team of professionals with extensive experience in the industry. You will also develop academic research and writing skills essential for progression to Higher Education and much of the workplace. You will gain good, work related experience based on practical production assignments, which involve considerable teamwork and specialist expertise, providing a unique opportunity to produce a professional portfolio of work that will give you the edge over other learners applying to university or the workplace.

What can I do after this course? If you achieve a Merit or Distinction in this qualification you can go on to advanced level courses, including the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to specialist degree courses in universities and colleges of Higher Education. Subject to appropriate grades you may be eligible to apply to Sussex Downs College’s Art and Design Foundation (media specialist pathway) or embark on a foundation degree in Digital Media Design.

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THIS COURSE WAS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. BE YOURSELF, TAKE RISKS AND STUDY HARD! Natasha Elsom, Creative Media Production and Technology Previous school: Hailsham Community College

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£57,000+

Average Mid Wage:

£44,500

£

Average Entry Wage:

£21,500

Annual vacancies within the region: 671

Number of jobs within the region: 17,631

Currently employed within the region:

17,427

1%

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY MOTOR VEHICLE & ENGINEERING? There are so many different areas of engineering to work in; however, most engineers choose to specialise in just one, such as chemical, automotive or robotics. Careers in engineering are constantly evolving and new processes and technologies are being developed all the time. This allows engineers to stay on the ball and react to new problems and challenges in their chosen field. Engineering careers are constantly varied in terms of their job responsibilities, but also in their working locations. As an engineer you could be working in an office, in a laboratory, on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean, in a factory, or even in outer space. Automotive engineering is concerned with the design and production of cars, motorbikes, busesand most other vehicles. Automotive engineers actually have their fingers in all kinds of engineering pies, with their jobs involving a combination of mechanical, electrical, electronic and software engineering.

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Motor Vehicle & Engineering industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

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ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING

Diploma

BTEC First Diploma

BTEC Extended Diploma

Level 3

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5282/010

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LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5766/010

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5013/020

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science grade D/3, plus one other GCSE grade D/3.

Entry Requirements You will have at least GCSE English Language grade C/4, Maths grade B/6, Science grade C and achieved Engineering BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma.

What will I study? This course develops your learning from Level 2 and teaches you the about striping a vehicle chassis, electrical, engine, transmission systems, body panels and trims ready for body repairs to commence. You will also learn the procedures and methods of rebuilding a vehicle once all body repairs have been completed. You will develop a more independent approach to learning. In these and other projects, you will build on your practical skills and extend your knowledge of the underpinning theory.

What will I study? This course has been designed to give new entrants to the engineering sector the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern engineering. On this course you will study a wide range of units, which will provide opportunities for your progression. Units include, Safe Working in Engineering, and Mathematics for Engineering Technicians. The course also includes units relating to computer design, electrical and electronic work, and machining.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment in the vehicle body repair sector. This will allow you to gain commercial experience and hone the skills you have developed. You will be well placed to take up further specialist training from manufacturers or work towards the highly valued technician status.

What can I do after this course? Learners who achieve an overall Merit grade can progress to an Engineering Apprenticeship or the Engineering Level 3 Diploma, subject to interview. Engineering employers recognise and value BTEC qualifications and this programme of study offers preparation for progression into a technician role.

What will I study? This qualification is the second year of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering and is equivalent to 3 A Levels. It follows on from the Engineering BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma. This wide-ranging qualification continues to develop substantial theoretical learning alongside an opportunity to develop practical work-related skills. It provides a challenging but enjoyable experience for those with an interest in science and maths and a satisfaction in practical applications and problem-solving. During the course you will be introduced to key engineering principles and study engineering mathematics, mechanical principles, electrical installation, engineering drawing, electronics, welding, and computer-aided design. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Higher Education: HNC (L4) and HND (L5), university degree or to employment which leads to further highly skilled, work-based training.


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ENGINEERING

VEHICLE ACCIDENT VEHICLE BODY BODY REPAIR REPAIR

BTEC National Foundation Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5765/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4, Maths grade B/6 and a Science grade C/4. If you have previously completed a First Diploma in Engineering, you should have achieved an overall grade of Merit. What will I study? This is a broad-base engineering course which covers many areas within the large umbrella of Engineering. Units covered are, Engineering Principles, Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team, Engineering Product Design and Manufacture, Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering, Welding Technology, Electronic Devices and Circuits, and Fabrication Manufacturing Processes. This qualification forms the first year of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. It combines substantial theoretical learning alongside an opportunity to develop practical work-related skills. It provides a challenging but enjoyable experience for those with an interest in science and maths and a satisfaction in practical applications and problem solving. What can I do after this course? This course leads on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering in the following year. This can provide a pathway to an Advanced Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship, or Higher Education (i.e. HNC/HND/ Foundation Degree).

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5010/010

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5009/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade E/2.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 and two other subjects at grade C/4.

What will I study? Much of your course will be workshop based, providing opportunities to develop your practical skills. This will include learning to identify and handle specialist body work tools. You will also be introduced to MAG/MIG and resistance welding, as well as developing skills in metal fabrication, which includes measuring, marking and shaping. Theory lessons are also included at all levels and you must be prepared to develop your knowledge in these lessons in order to progress.

What will I study? On this course you will combine workshop-based training with the necessary theory needed for modern vehicle body repair. Workshop practice will provide opportunities to develop your expertise. You will improve your welding skills including gaining an introduction to MIG brazing and make use of more advanced tools such the plasma cutter. You will also build your metal finishing skills including single-sided repairs. At Level 2, theory lessons also become increasingly important in developing your knowledge and understanding of the technical areas of your work. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English Language, these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to an apprenticeship or to Level 2 in the following year. You will need to have achieved good grades in the theoretical elements and the practical skills requirements at Level 1 to make sure you are ready for the next level of study. This will also include successful completion of the target grades, where required.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to an apprenticeship or to Level 2 in the following year. You will need to have achieved good grades in the theoretical elements and the practical skills requirements at Level 1 to make sure you are ready for the next level of study. This will also include successful completion of the target grades, where required.

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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5000/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade E/2. What will I study? Much of your course will be workshop based providing opportunities to develop your practical skills. On this course you will learn to identify and locate component parts such as pistons and crankshafts. You will also learn the basics of how these parts operate individually and how they work together to form the systems of the vehicle, including the braking and steering systems. Theory lessons are also important in this technical subject and you must be prepared to develop your knowledge in these lessons in order to progress. Most learners will also study Functional Skills in Maths and English Language as a compulsory part of their programme. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to an apprenticeship or to Level 2 in the following year. You will need to have achieved good grades in the theoretical elements and the practical skills requirements at Level 1 to make sure you are ready for the next level of study. This will also include successful completion of the target grades, where required.

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EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

1760/010

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5012/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 and two additional GCSEs grade C/4. GCSE ICT grade C/4 is an advantage. Learners are required to have achieved good grades for Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 1 Diploma.

Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma, achieved good grades in the theoretical elements and practical skills, and at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4.

What will I study? On this course you will combine workshop-based training with the necessary technological theory needed for modern vehicle maintenance and repair work. Workshop practise will provide opportunities to remove, dismantle, rebuild and replace many vehicle components. In particular, you will build your understanding of more complex operating systems such as charging systems (electrics) and fuel injection. Vehicle maintenance and repair is increasingly technical, and at Level 2 theory lessons will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject’s technical aspects. You must be ready to do independent guided study in order to succeed. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English Language, these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme.

What will I study? On this course you will combine workshop-based training with the necessary technological theory needed for modern vehicle maintenance and repair work. Workshop practise will provide opportunities to remove, dismantle, rebuild and replace many vehicle components. In particular, you will build your understanding of more complex operating systems such as charging systems (electrics) and fuel injection. Vehicle maintenance and repair is increasingly technical, and at Level 3 theory lessons will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject’s technical aspects. You must be ready to do independent guided study in order to succeed. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English Language, these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 if you have achieved good grades in the theoretical elements and the practical skills requirements at Level 2 to make sure you are ready for the next level of study. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the motor vehicle maintenance and repair industry and continue your studies as an apprentice.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment in the vehicle body repair sector. This will allow you to gain commercial experience and hone the skills you have developed. You will be well placed to take up further specialist training from manufacturers or work towards the highly valued technician status.


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I CHOSE A BTEC AS I PREFER PRACTICAL WORK. I’M NOW STARTING AN APPRENTICESHIP! Lizzie Garner Engineering Previous school: Moira House

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£60,000+ Average Mid Wage:

£43,500

£

Average Entry Wage:

£21,500

Annual vacancies within the region: 118

Number of jobs within the region: 1,507

Currently employed within the region:

1,389

3%

Predicted Growth by 2022

Performing Arts industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC? Performing arts and music graduates combine creative talent with practical aspects of self-promotion and arts management. This mix of disciplines is a good preparation for the world of artistic performance. Many different skills are needed for the many different kinds of culture, music and performing arts careers, but the one thing you really need is passion, either for music, theatre or anything which is cultural and gets you going! Performing artists generally supplement their training, generate opportunities and enhance their creative knowledge through work experience and by participating in voluntary projects. Contact your local community centre or search the internet for details of community projects in your area.

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MUSIC PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTION

MUSIC PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTION

MUSIC PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTION

UAL Diploma

UAL Diploma

UAL Extended Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5643/010

LEWES CAMPUS

5699/010

LEWES CAMPUS

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5909/020

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4 and BTEC Level 2 Music, receiving a merit (if taken).

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4 and BTEC Level 2 Music, receiving a merit (if taken).

What will I study? The one year Level 2 UAL Music Production Diploma is equivalent to taking four GCSEs. It is designed to prepare you for employment in the music industry, self-employment or for progression to our Level 3 UAL Music Production Diploma. You will undertake a wide range of practical project work to establish your interests and strengths, before progressing to either a performance based specialist pathway, or a production (recording, producing, engineering) based one. There are no examinations on this course. Practitioners in the industry need to be multi-skilled, with the ability to draw upon a wide range of different fields in order to have a long lasting and rewarding career in the industry. This course has been designed to help you accomplish this.

What will I study? The two-year UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production is equivalent in size and value to three full A Levels. It is designed to prepare you for employment in the music industry, selfemployment or for progression to higher education. Year 1 comprises the Diploma, and most learners progress to the Extended Diploma in Year 2. You will undertake a wide range of project work to establish your interests and strengths, before progressing to either a performance based specialist pathway, or a production (recording, producing, engineering) based one. Musicians will need to be multi-skilled with the ability to draw upon a wide range of different fields in order to have a long-lasting and rewarding career in the industry. This course has been designed to help you accomplish this.

What will I study? The two-year Level 3 UAL Music Production Diploma is equivalent to taking 3 full A Levels. It is designed to prepare you for employment in the music industry, self-employment or for progression to higher education. You will undertake a wide range of practical project work to establish your interests and strengths, before progressing to either a performance based specialist pathway, or a production (recording, producing, engineering) based one. There are no examinations on this course. Practitioners in the industry need to be multi-skilled with the ability to draw upon a wide range of different fields in order to have a long lasting and rewarding career in the industry. This course has been designed to help you accomplish this.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to both our Level 3 UAL Music Production Diploma and careers in the music industry and beyond, including with the BBC. After completing Level 3, learners may enter Higher Education, which includes our own foundation degree and degree in Music Production and Creative Recording, awarded by the University of Brighton.

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What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to both Higher Education and careers in the music industry and beyond, including with the BBC. Opportunities for higher level study in music technology and production include our own foundation degree and degree in Music Production, awarded by the University of Brighton.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to both Higher Education and careers in the music industry and beyond, including with the BBC. Opportunities for higher level study in music technology and production include our own foundation degree and degree in Music Production, awarded by the University of Brighton.


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PERFORMING ARTS PRODUCTION ARTS BTEC First Extended Certificate

BTEC

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

5153/010 5153/020

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6069/010 5880/011

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? The course is designed to be as practical as possible and is delivered through workshops, rehearsal and performance. On this course you will participate in acting, movement and voice workshops and must be willing to attempt all three skills to pass the course.

What will I study? On this course you will study the core aspects of Stage Management and Technical Theatre structured around the creation, production and support of specific projects and the development of your vocational skills. During the course you will explore and develop your creative production skills in stage management, mask and prop-making, stage design and construction, and lighting, sound and video.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 courses and provide excellent training for vocational progression in performing arts and other related industries. If you do not yet have GCSE Maths or English Language at grade C or above, you will be required to study these subjects alongside your main programme.

DANCE HAS A GREAT REPUTATION HERE. GREAT FACILITIES AND TRAINED TEACHERS MAKE IT AMAZING. Alex Henderson, Dance, Drama and Theatre Studies Previous school: Varndean High School

What can I do after this course? Learners studying Production Arts have gone to a range of technical courses at Drama Schools or universities such as Mountview, Guildhall, Rose Bruford, Bournemouth, UAL, as well as the workplace at the Komedia, Brighton Dome and a range of production companies.

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£39,000+ Average Mid Wage:

£33,000

£

£21,000

Currently employed within the region:

4,240

Annual vacancies within the region: 165

1%

All of the careers available in the police, fire and rescue services and armed forces are in the public sector, which is huge. The wider ‘public sector’ also includes the justice services, local authorities, the education sector and national government. This could involve careers working for the local council, the civil service, local schools or colleges, or even the courts! If you want to work in the uniformed services such as Police, Fire, Ambulance, Army, Navy or Air Force, a Public Services college course is a good start. It’s a good way of finding out whether that career is for you. The experience and skills you gain will also be useful in a range of other careers.

Average Entry Wage:

Number of jobs within the region: 4,405

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY PUBLIC & UNIFORMED SERVICES?

Predicted Growth by 2022

Public & Uniformed Services industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

If you want to work as an ambulance paramedic, you’re recommended to get some experience as a volunteer with the St John’s Ambulance.

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ENTRY TO THE UNIFORM SERVICES PUBLIC SERVICES NCFE Diploma

90 Credit BTEC Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6139/020 6139/010 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The course is a one year Level 2 course that develops the basic underpinning knowledge of the requirements for entry into Public Uniformed Services. You will study units incorporating both practical and theoretical elements including: Employment in the Uniformed Services, Physical Fitness for the Uniformed Services, Develop Team Working and Problem Solving Skills, Health and Hygiene in the Uniformed Services, Carry Out Map Reading and Navigation, Undertake Adventurous Activities, Participate in Competitive Sports, Explore the Use of Telecommunication in the Uniformed Services, Explore Volunteering and Volunteering Opportunities. What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course, learners may wish to progress on to the Level 3 90 Credit Public Service Diploma.

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4816/010 4756/010 Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4. What will I study? On this BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services course you will study a wide range of subjects, which will prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter a uniformed public service. You will study at least nine modules during the course including Politics, Leadership, Psychology, Citizenship, Physical Training and Outdoor Activities, Criminology and Employment. The theoretical units provide background knowledge and understanding of the public services. During the course you will be required to participate in visits to workplaces, and residentials and expedition training, which involve overnight stays. What can I do after this course? This course can lead to university, the police, the Armed Forces (including direct officer entry), emergency and rescue services, the Merchant Navy, offender management services and private and public security organisations.

COLLEGE IS FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE, WHICH ENCOURAGES YOU TO COME IN EVERY DAY WITH OPTIMISM AND A SMILE. Callum Arnold, Public Services BTEC Previous school: Ratton School


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COMBINED SCIENCE APPLIED SCIENCE GCSE

BTEC Foundation Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

2774/010 3259/020

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

6237/010 6237/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Core Science grade D/3 or BTEC Science Level 2 Distinction and GCSE English Language and Maths grade D/3.

Entry Requirements Entry requirements are normally: GCSE grade C/4 or above in Mathematics, English Language and Science (3 sciences or double award).

What will I study? This course is a one year course which leads to two GCSEs. It comprises of the three areas of science: biology, chemistry and physics. They are taught and examined by the Board in two separate sections: Life Science and The Environment, which covers biology and some chemistry topics and Physical Science, which covers physics and the other chemistry topics.

What will I study? The Foundation Diploma in Applied Science is the core qualification studied in the first year of a Level 3 Programme of Study in Applied Science. It is the perfect qualification for learners who want to continue their studies in science beyond Level 2 or GCSE and provides a solid foundation of learning across all science disciplines before an optional pathway is chosen in year two. The Foundation Diploma combines the key areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics to give you a well-rounded practical and theoretical understanding of the Applied Sciences. While on the Foundation Diploma, you will study Units covering a variety of topics: Principles and Applications of Science 1, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Laboratory Techniques and their Application, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways, Electrical Circuits and their Application.

What can I do after this course? Completion of this course will allow you access to some Level 3 science courses at the College.

Learners can also choose to study an Extended Diploma in BTEC Forensics - leaving with the equivalent of 3 A levels after 2 years. What can I do after this course? If you are successful and achieve the Extended Diploma you will have the equivalent of 3 A Levels and can apply to study University degrees such as Forensics, Biomedicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Midwifery, Radiography, Pharmacy, Paramedic Science.

ONE OF THE THINGS I LIKE MOST ARE THE INTERACTIVE LESSONS. Igraine Goddard, Psychology, Science, Production Arts Previous school: Chailey School

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2016)

Average Upper Wage:

£39,000+ Average Mid Wage:

£30,000

£

Average Entry Wage:

£15,000

Annual vacancies within the region: 673

Number of jobs within the region: 12,756

Currently employed within the region:

12,083

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY SPORT & FITNESS? For every sport in the world, there’s a vast array of relevant and essential careers available, from football, fencing and Formula 1 to dancing, dressage and downhill skiing. Sport really is big business! Since the London 2012 Olympics, the UK’s interest in sport has been rejuvenated and more job opportunities are becoming available. Many different skills are needed for the many different kinds of sport and recreation careers, but the one thing you really need is a true sporting passion. If you really want to work in this sector, you will need to be able to demonstrate your enthusiasm. Sport is also integral to a child’s education and can also be used as an important way to develop community involvement and regeneration; because of this, careers within sports development and teaching can make a huge difference to people’s lives across the UK and throughout the globe.

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Predicted Growth by 2022

Sports industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

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EASTBOURNE DUKE OF BOROUGH EDINBURGH SILVER FOOTBALL AWARD (DOFE) ACADEMY

Level 2

Level 2

N/A

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

4298/030 5523/010 Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This course is taught in a practical and theoretical context and is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable sports leadership experience. You will gain experience leading groups of people from a range of different backgrounds, ages and abilities. You are required to organise and complete a ten-hour minimum voluntary leadership placement in the community, as well as demonstrating a working knowledge of organisational skills, safety in sport and first aid. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the Higher Sports Leadership Certificate (HSLC) in your second year of study at the College. You will need to pass a formal assessment in order to progress on to the HSLC. This is good preparation for teaching/coaching jobs and general leadership.

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

5067/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements No previous qualifications or experience required. There is an expectation of commitment and motivation towards attending meetings, regular involvement in volunteering and keeping your log book up to date. What will I study? The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a varied programme of activities that can be undertaken by anyone aged 14 to 24 regardless of their ability. The DofE programme can take on average anywhere between 1 year and 3 years to complete depending upon the route taken and the level; Bronze, Silver (Gold currently not available) You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections - Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community. Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities. Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests. Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad. You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills and going on an expedition. These are held in high esteem by universities and employers, and being challenging and rewarding to complete, they support the development of transferable skills in young people. Awards are entirely voluntary, fun, and entirely non-competitive. What can I do after this course? After completing the course, learners can use this to supplement applications to employers of further/higher education such as University (UCAS) applications.

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EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

2705/020

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This two year educational and football development programme is for selected players aged between 16 and 18 years. The primary goal for the Borough Academy programme is firstly to provide its players with an opportunity to develop their footballing abilities through the Academy’s holistic, multidisciplinary approach with a view to progressing the club’s young, home-grown players into the Eastbourne Borough FC 1st team squad. And secondly, to give learners the opportunity to study a broad choice of A Level subjects and or BTEC courses alongside their individual football programme, providing players with the academic qualifications required to open up and make available the preferred future educational pathways. What can I do after this course? Successful completion leads to continuation into Year 2 of the course. This course gives opportunities to represent Sussex Schools and English colleges at a national level. You will also be eligible to study coaching at Level 2 and above if you are interested in a coaching career.


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FOOTBALL ACADEMY

GOLF ACADEMY

HIGHER SPORTS LEADERSHIP

N/A

N/A

Certificate

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Level 3

Course Code

Course Code

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

2705/010

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Sussex Downs Football Academy offers you the opportunity to undertake this course alongside their full programme of study. The course involves the following: UEFA B Level coaching (6 hours per week), participation in the English Colleges Football League, opportunities to represent Sussex schools, regular fitness testing and training, opportunities to become a Level 1 coach. What can I do after this course? Successful completion leads to continuation into Year 2 of the course. This course gives opportunities to represent Sussex schools and English colleges at a national level. You will also be eligible to study coaching at Level 2 and above if you are interested in a coaching career.

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

1286/030

LEWES CAMPUS

Entry Requirements Applications will be welcomed from individuals who have already demonstrated an ability to excel and/or possess the necessary commitment and potential (a club handicap is advantageous). What will I study? This course involves the following areas of study: development of the swing, match strategy, tactics, psychology of competition, physical and mental preparation, rules, and role of the club professional. What can I do after this course? Successful completion leads to continuation into Year 2 of the course. This course gives opportunities to represent Sussex schools and English colleges at a national level. You will also be eligible to study coaching at Level 2 and above if you are interested in a coaching career.

Course Code EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

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4547/010 4547/020 Entry Requirements You will need the Community Sports Leadership Award. What will I study? On this course you will study eight units including Sport Leadership and the Community, Introducing Children to Sport, Sport and Fitness, First Aid, National Governing Body Award and Organising and Running an Event. You will lead three different community groups including primary school children, disabled groups and secondary school children. You will need to complete a Level 1 National Governing Body Award and an eight-hour first aid course. You need to have a keen interest in working with others and leadership. This course does require large amounts of commitment outside of college. What can I do after this course? This course is beneficial for further education in teaching, coaching, sports development, sports administration, sports centre work and careers within the leisure industry. All fields of industry value leadership, which is developed by this nationally recognised qualification, and provides the learner with 30 UCAS points.

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SPORT

SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE

SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT

NCFE Level 2 Diploma

BTEC Foundation Diploma

Foundation Diploma

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne & Lewes Campus

Course Code

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EASTBOURNE CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

5746/010 5746/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and either Maths or a Science grade D/3.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4 and either Maths or Science grade C/4.

What will I study? The course forms part of the Level 2 programme. Within the qualification you will study seven units including: Understanding Business in Sport, Preparing to Work in the Sport and Leisure Industry, Participating in Sport, Sports Coaching, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, Plan and Set Up an Enterprising Sport Business, Plan Deliver and Evaluate an Activity Session. You will also have the option to study the Community Sports Leadership Award (CSLA) and have the opportunity to join a Sports Academy course. Where appropriate, you will also be able to study additional GCSEs. We will expect you to show a commitment to developing your knowledge associated with practical performance in sport.

What will I study? This qualification consists of seven units, four mandatory units and one specialist unit and has the academic equivalence of 1.5 A Levels. The course units for study are: Functional Anatomy - Examined (M), Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology - Externally Assessed Task (M), Field- and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing (M), Sports Injury and Assessment, Specialised Fitness Training, Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise, and Technology in Sport and Exercise. You will produce three or four assignments for each unit.

What will I study? This qualification consists of seven units, four mandatory units and one specialist unit and has the academic equivalence of 1.5 A Levels. The course units for study are: Anatomy and Physiology related to Fitness - Examined (M), Fitness Training and Programming - Externally Assessed Task (M), Professional Development in the Sports Industry (M), Sports Leadership (M), Practical Sports Performance, Coaching for Performance, and Sport Psychology. You will produce three or four assignments for each unit.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 courses if you achieve a minimum of a Merit grade. Your attendance, behaviour and attitude to work will also be considered for this progression.

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What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway into employment or Higher Education, including a Foundation Degree in Public Service Management.

What can I do after this course? Learners may wish to progress to Year 2 to complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma, which is an additional eight units. To do so, you must achieve the Foundation Diploma.


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SPORT ACADEMY MEN’S FOOTBALL

SPORT ACADEMY MEN’S RUGBY

SPORT ACADEMY WOMEN’S NETBALL

N/A

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Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

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LEWES CAMPUS

4962/010 5880/011

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

1288/010 5880/011

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

1293/010 5880/011

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? Sussex Downs College Lewes Sport Academy programmes include the following five focuses: development of individual and team skill, enhancement and knowledge of personal fitness and nutrition, understanding of strategies and tactics of the game, competing and performing at the highest level possible, both individually and as a team, and understanding and practice of the basic principles of coaching sport.

What will I study? Sussex Downs College Lewes Sport Academy programmes include the following five focuses: development of individual and team skill, enhancement and knowledge of personal fitness and nutrition, understanding of strategies and tactics of the game, competing and performing at the highest level possible, both individually and as a team, and understanding and practice of the basic principles of coaching sport.

What will I study? Sussex Downs College Lewes Sport Academy programmes include the following five focuses: development of individual and team skill, enhancement and knowledge of personal fitness and nutrition, understanding of strategies and tactics of the game, competing and performing at the highest level possible, both individually and as a team, and understanding and practice of the basic principles of coaching sport.

What can I do after this course? Many Sport Academy students have progressed into the higher levels of sport performance and education, with some progressing into professional sport. The majority progress into working in the sports industry or studying sport at a higher level whilst still playing football at a club or county level.

What can I do after this course? Many Sport Academy students have progressed into the higher levels of sport performance and education, with some progressing into professional sport. The majority progress into working in the sports industry or studying sport at a higher level whilst still playing football at a club or county level.

What can I do after this course? Many Sport Academy students have progressed into the higher levels of sport performance and education, with some progressing into professional sport. The majority progress into working in the sports industry or studying sport at a higher level whilst still playing football at a club or county level.

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COMPLETING A SPORTS COURSE HAS BEEN A GREAT JOURNEY! James Fiest , BTEC Diploma L3, Men’s football Academy, History A Level, HSL Previous school: UCTC

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*Figures based on data provided by Emsi (August 2017)

Average Upper Wage:

£34,000+ Average Mid Wage:

£26,000

Average Entry Wage:

£15,000

Currently employed within the region: 8,169

Jobs in this sector offer opportunities to those of you who like to work with the public, as almost all jobs involve meeting people. The saying ‘the customer is always right’ applies here, as it’s your job to ensure that people enjoy their holiday (whether it’s a day out in the UK or two weeks abroad). You could travel abroad on a daily basis, working internationally and meeting visitors from many different countries.

£ Annual vacancies within the region: 507

Number of jobs within the region: 8,676

WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY TRAVEL & TOURISM?

Around two million people work in tourism in Britain, making it one of this country’s most important industries. Tourism is flourishing and an increasing number of people are attracted to our historic towns and cities, countryside and seaside resorts. To thrive in this industry, you’ll need to look smart (a lot of jobs require a uniform), have a friendly personality, a positive attitude and good communication skills. Employers are also recognising how important it is to train their staff to improve their professionalism and meet the needs of their customers.

We see a...

4%

Predicted Growth by 2022

Travel & Tourism industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

TOUR MANAGER AIR CABIN CREW EVENTS MANAGER HOLIDAY REP TRAVEL AGENT CRUISE STEWARD TRAVEL WRITER TOUR GUIDE

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TRAVEL & TOURISM TRAVEL & TOURISM TRAVEL & TOURISM PROGRAMME PROGRAMME NCFE Travel Services Certificate

NCFE Resort Reps Award

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

Level 2

Level 2

Level 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

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5747/010

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5880/011

LEWES CAMPUS

LEWES CAMPUS

5724/010 5880/011

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.

What will I study? The Level 2 Travel Programme will give learners an overview of the worldwide travel and tourism industry. The full Level 2 Travel Programme at Lewes includes the following qualifications: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills, NCFE Level 2 Award for Resort Representatives, and NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Travel Services.

What will I study? The Level 2 Travel Programme will give learners an overview of the worldwide travel and tourism industry. The full Level 2 Travel Programme at Lewes includes the following qualifications: C&G Worldwide Destinations, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills, and NCFE Level 2 Award for Resort Representatives.

What can I do after this course? Some learners progress into a higher level of study at the College (we have Level 3 Travel and Tourism Courses available), some onto apprenticeships and others go straight into employment in a travel and tourism field.

What can I do after this course? Some learners progress into a higher level of study at the College (we have Level 3 Travel and Tourism Courses available), some onto apprenticeships and others go straight into employment in a travel and tourism field.

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4909/010 5880/011 Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4. What will I study? This course is ideal for those seeking a vocational travel and tourism qualification. On this course you will gain an extensive introduction to the travel and tourism industry. Subjects include investigating travel and tourism, customer service and long haul travel destinations. What can I do after this course? Most learners progress on to the Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism, after which there are a variety of employment opportunities learners can choose from. These include air cabin crew, tour operators and travel agents. Learners also progress to university.


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MY COURSE ENABLES ME TO PURSUE A CAREER AS A HOLIDAY REP. Ryan Amos, Travel and Tourism Previous school: Beacon Community College

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WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?

GET HIRED! By registering on our Talent Bank, we notify you of any apprenticeship vacancies that match your requirements, no general emails; just targeted notifications of opportunities to get your career off the ground. For further information on how we can support you visit: sussexskillssolutions.co.uk

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn, and pick up some nationally recognised qualifications as you go. There are two types of Apprenticeships that the college delivers: • Day Release • Work-Based Day release involves attendance at college for one day a week and on average four days in the workplace. Most Apprenticeships are however work-based which means that they are entirely delivered in the work place, and there is no college attendance. Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete, and cover around 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries. To gain all the support you need with creating a CV, filling out application forms, registering with our Employer and Recruitment Advisors and to receive updates in your chosen sector, visit: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk GET TARGETED! Our Recruitment Team works directly with local employers to give an insider’s perspective on what employers are looking for. We ensure your applications and CV stand out from the crowd, securing you the all-important interview. We will also work with you on interview techniques so that you can make a lasting impression.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP Option 1: Find an Employer You may decide to generate your own Apprenticeship, after researching the college offer. A full list of these Apprenticeships can be found opposite. To help you to generate a job offer we can send you a CV template, an example cover letter template, and tips on how to gain an Apprenticeship. If you already have a job contact, we can support you into turning this into an Apprenticeship. Option 2: Register with the Employer and Recruitment Advisor If you are interested in gaining an Apprenticeship from the age of 16 then you can register your details on the Apprenticeship Talent Bank. If a vacancy meets your designated sector, location and wage it will be sent to you via email along with a link to apply. Suggestions will be made if areas need to be improved. To register with our Employer and Recruitment Advisors, and to receive updates in your chosen sector, visit: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk Option 3: The National Apprenticeship Website The Find an Apprenticeship Website advertises all the live Apprenticeships across the country, however, support is only available for those Apprenticeships that the college offer. To view all the current live Apprenticeships visit: www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/ apprenticeships WANT TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD? It’s all about having the right attitude and employers will be looking for: • • • • • • •

Punctuality Reliability Communication Skills Presentation Motivation Attention to Detail Desire to do the job


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Sussex Downs College offers a broad range of Apprenticeships in variety of areas including:

ACCIDENT REPAIR BODY, LEVEL 2 & 3

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, LEVEL 5

ACCOUNTING, LEVEL 2

HOSPITALITY SUPERVISOR, LEVEL 3

ADULT CARE WORKER, LEVEL 2

HOSPITALITY TEAM MEMBER, LEVEL 2

ADULT HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKER, LEVEL 2 & 3

INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN, LEVEL 3 IT SOFTWARE WEB TELECOMS, LEVEL 2 & 3

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT, LEVEL 2 MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS, LEVEL 2 BEAUTY SPA THERAPY, LEVEL 2 & 3 MOTOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE, LEVEL 2 BENCH JOINERY, LEVEL 2 LEAD ADULT CARE WORKER, LEVEL 3 BRICKWORK, LEVEL 2 & 3 LEADERSHIP, LEVEL 5 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, LEVEL 2 CARPENTRY, LEVEL 3

OPERATIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL MANAGER, LEVEL 5

COMMIS CHEF, LEVEL 2

PARALEGAL, LEVEL 3

CUSTOMER SERVICE, LEVEL 3

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING TAXATION TECHNICIAN, LEVEL 4

CUSTOMER SERVICE PRACTITIONER, LEVEL 2

SCIENCE LAB TECHNICIAN (LEVEL TO BE CONFIRMED)

DECORATIVE FINISH AND PAINT, LEVEL 2 DIGITAL MARKETER, LEVEL 3

SENIOR CHEF PRODUCTION COOKING, LEVEL 3

DOMESTIC PLUMBING, LEVEL 3

TEAM LEADER/SUPERVISOR, LEVEL 3

EARLY YEARS CHILDCARE, LEVEL 2 & 3

VEHICLE BODY AND PAINT MET, LEVEL 3

HAIRDRESSING, LEVEL 3

VEHICLE SERVICE & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (LIGHT), LEVEL 3

HAIR PROFESSIONAL, LEVEL 2 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, LEVEL 2 & 3

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COMMON APPRENTICESHIP MYTHS APPRENTICESHIPS ARE ONLY FOR PEOPLE WITH BAD GRADES Apprenticeships are simply an alternative route into employment and offer the chance to learn and earn at the same time. As employees, apprentices need to be reliable, committed and motivated, and the best learners are picked. I WON’T BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT/I WON’T BE PAID Your employer will cover your wage and Apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage, which is currently £3.50 per hour, for the first year of the apprenticeship for those aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over in their first year. However, many companies across different sectors pay more than this. APPRENTICESHIPS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN CERTAIN SECTORS The days where apprenticeships were only available in certain industries are long gone. Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of industry sectors with employers from large, national companies to smaller, local companies. Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree Levels, covering more than 170 industries and 1,500 job roles.

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APPRENTICESHIPS WILL NEGATIVLY AFFECT MY FUTURE CAREER PROSPECTS Employers increasingly value consider apprenticeships as a viable career route as it means applicants will have experience of the workplace and a qualification.

I NEED EXPERIENCE TO GET AN APPRENTICESHIP Apprenticeships provide the opportunity for people to gain first-hand experience and to develop workplace skills. Employers recognise applicants won’t necessarily have previous work experience and are more often looking for motivation, reliability and a real desire to learn. BUSINESSES ARE NOT HIRING APPRENTICES Apprenticeships are a national government priority, and the number of apprentices that businesses are hiring has increased. In fact, we often find that good vacancies are not being filled due to lack of suitable applicants.

I WON’T GET A GOOD QUALIFICATION

ONCE I HAVE FINISHED MY APPRENTICESHIP I WILL BE OUT OF A JOB

There are many types of apprenticeships, providing different levels of qualifications – Intermediate, Advanced and Higher. The formal qualification that you undertake will go along-side the industry experience you will gain, which will prove to be invaluable.

You may be offered the chance to stay with your employer following your apprenticeship – in reality, 71% of apprentices do just that. If not you will have the increased work experience and confidence to progress in your career.

IF I DO AN APPRENTICESHIP I’LL GET STUCK IN THE SAME INDUSTRY Apprenticeships aren’t just available in a variety of industries but, different areas of the business too. Many offer transferable skills, and most importantly first-hand experience of day-to-day work life, which will stay with you throughout your career. APPRENTICESHIPS ARE ONLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. There is no upper age limit.


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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DOING AN APPRENTICESHIP? • You will earn money – you will receive a wage from day one of your apprenticeship • You won’t rack up debt – there are no tuition fees for apprentices to pay • You will receive practical and relevant experience, training and gain a recognised, relevant qualification • They will build your confidence – if you are already in a job, an apprenticeship cannot only provide you with a nationally recognised qualification, it can also improve your skills and build your confidence • This is the start of your career – 90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their apprenticeship (includes 2% self-employed) and 71% of apprentices stay with the same employer • 82% said their apprenticeship had improved their ability to do the job and 79% said that their career prospects had improved

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Sussex Downs College Full-Time Guide 2018/19 - Technical & Professional Courses  

Sussex Downs College Full-Time Guide 2018/19 - Technical & Professional Courses